Jul
18
Thu
Sousa on the Rez: Native American Brass Bands and Beyond @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jul 18 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sousa on the Rez: Native American Brass Bands and Beyond

Thursday, July 18, 2 p.m.

Lecture

Rasmuson Theater

Native American jazz, classical and popular musicians have experienced artistic and commercial success since well before the turn of the 20th century. Many were first exposed to this music at boarding schools, where the regimented discipline of marching bands was a key component of the program of forced assimilation. Nevertheless, many Native Americans discovered a love of, and talent for, these genres of music and made them their own. Join us as Erin Fehr (Yup’ik), archivist at the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and John Troutman, curator of American Music at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, discuss the social, historical and artistic experiences of Native American musicians since the beginning of the 20th century. Additionally, there will be a screening of Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum, which celebrates the continuing popularity of marching bands in Native American communities. This program is funded as part of the Smithsonian Year of Music.

Jul
19
Fri
Lunch Bite – The 1786 Published Edition of the Marquis de Chastellux’s Account of His Travels @ American Revolution Institute
Jul 19 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:30-1 p.m.

Join Executive Director Jack Warren for a discussion of a treasure from our library — the 1786 published edition of the marquis de Chastellux’s account of his travels in America, which offers remarkable insights into how European intellectuals imagined the natural world at the end of the eighteenth century and how they related those ideas to the American Revolution. Chastellux was a major general in the French army and the liaison between George Washington and General Rochambeau.

Free

www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org

 

Made in Hong Kong Film Fest: Still Human @ Freer|Sackler
Jul 19 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Still Human, Friday, July 19; 7 p.m. -Veteran actor Anthony Wong and newcomer Crisel Consunji won Hong Kong Film Awards for performances in this moving dramedy about a grumpy wheelchair-bound pensioner (Wong) and the live-in maid (Consunji) hired to take care of him. Directed by Oliver Siu Kuen Chan, Hong Kong, 2019, 111 min., Digital Cinema Package, Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles. In person: Crisel Consunji, actress.

Jul
20
Sat
Vintage Evening – A French Encampment in Washington, D.C. @ American Revolution Institute
Jul 20 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening to mark the anniversary of the encampment of French troops in our neighborhood in 1782 on their march north after the Siege of Yorktown—the only time a foreign army has ever camped within the boundaries of the present District of Columbia. Enjoy a tasting of French wines, French-inspired foods, and activities inspired by this historic event, which happened here!

Reservations required. Participants be 21 years of age or older to attend. $25 general admission; $20 for Society members and Institute Associates.
www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org

 

Jul
21
Sun
Grand African Run @ Yards Park
Jul 21 @ 7:16 PM – 8:16 PM
The inaugural Grand Africa Run, a mass-participation road race organized by the nonprofit Nova Connections, under the auspices of the African Union and in partnership with the DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs, is set to take place on Saturday, July 21st during African Week celebrations in the nation’s capital.
The event is comprised of a main 5K race, as well as a 1K run for children 11 years of age and under. Organizers expect thousands of runners to take part, running along a scenic course by the Anacostia River, with the race starting and finishing at the Yards Park in D.C. Officials also expect a number of top African athletes to attend as guests and as participants in the event.
Jul
26
Fri
Kaypi Perú Festival @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Kaypi Perú Festival

Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

You are invited to the free three-day Kaypi Perú Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian. This event highlights the South American nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts. Kaypi Perú,which means “This is Peru” in the indigenous language of Quechua, includes an art market, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, a film screening, traditional plants, and Peruvian cuisine. The festival is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru.

Jul
27
Sat
Kaypi Perú Festival @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Kaypi Perú Festival

Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

You are invited to the free three-day Kaypi Perú Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian. This event highlights the South American nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts. Kaypi Perú,which means “This is Peru” in the indigenous language of Quechua, includes an art market, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, a film screening, traditional plants, and Peruvian cuisine. The festival is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru.

Tanabata: The Japanese Star Festival @ Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Celebrate Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, through storytelling, live music, crafts, and more.

www.HillwoodMuseum.org 

Jul
28
Sun
Kaypi Perú Festival @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Kaypi Perú Festival

Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

You are invited to the free three-day Kaypi Perú Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian. This event highlights the South American nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts. Kaypi Perú,which means “This is Peru” in the indigenous language of Quechua, includes an art market, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, a film screening, traditional plants, and Peruvian cuisine. The festival is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru.

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  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Celebrates “National Cookie Month” in Washington DC with “Sweet Rides” for Amtrak Passengers.

    DoubleTree by Hilton is teaming up with Amtrak to delight travelers by giving DC and Baltimore-area communters a “sweet” surprise for National Cookie Month. On Thursday, October 8, DoubleTree by Hilton and Amtrak tam members will give away the hotel brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie and walnut cookies along select Amtrak trains for Washington, DC Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station.

    Travelers and fans around the world are also invited to share a photo or story from the own “sweet” DoubleTree by Hilton experience using #CookieCare for the chance to win a variety of rewards, ranging from free cookies to hotel stays.

    The “sweet rides” are part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s Cookie Car program, which celebrates the brand’s global commitment to delivering the “little things” that enhance guests’ travel experiences.

    WHEN/WHERE:
    Amtrak Northeast Regional Routes from Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
    Thursday, October 8, 2015
    11:30 AM -6:00 PM

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