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European Month of Culture

EUMC

The fourth annual “European Month of Culture” takes place this year throughout the month of May at various venues in Washington, DC, including the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, The Library of Congress, The Phillips Collection, Catholic University of America, NYU Washington, EU Embassies, and EU Cultural Institutes. The diverse cultures of the 28 European Union Member States are highlighted through musical performances, art exhibits, dance, film screenings, book readings,  lectures, and workshops.

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Please click on the links below for an overview of the events per EU Member State Embassy.

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Download the European Month of Culture 2016 Leaflet

 

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Upcoming Events

Riis Little Katie
Riis Little Katie

Jacob Riis: Revealing “How the Other Half Lives”

The Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (Second Floor, South Gallery): 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Today Jacob Riis is considered one of photography’s great innovators. Riis was well aware of the power of photographs but did not consider himself a photographer. This exhibition repositions Riis as he saw himself—a highly,… Read more

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CIS:W.15-1936

Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse

National Building Museum: 401 F Street, NW Washington DC 20001

Small Stories reveals the fascinating tales behind some of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood’s best-loved dollhouses, taking you on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives, and changing family relationships…. Read more

Past Events

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zepna Language event_2

Workshop: Slovenian language class for beginners

Embassy of Slovenia - 2410 California Street N.W., Washington DC 20008

Do you want to learn a few simple Slovenian phrases and useful words that you can use in personal and business enviroment? Then join us at the Embassy a free interactive lecture that will leave… Read more

Beer and Cheese Tasting
Beer and Cheese Tasting

Beer and Cheese Tasting

2717 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

NOTE: Patrons must be at least 21 years old to attend. Please bring a valid photo ID to enter the Beer and Cheese Tasting in the South Opera Tier Lounge. This event is limited to… Read more

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Skylark (

Skylark

2719 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

With fiddle, flute, and guitar, Skylark’s songs conjure the enchantment of Celtic music. Alexander Mitchell, Elise Kress, and Zan McLeod are joined by dancers Joe Duffey and Erika Nielsen for driving rhythms, poignant songs, and… Read more

Brendans Voyage
Brendans Voyage

Brendan’s Voyage

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20571

Formed in the early 90s, Brendan’s Voyage (Brian Gaffeny, Fergus Kennedy, and Steve Morris) blend together classic rock, country, and traditional Irish music with a smooth mix of guitar, keyboard, a fiddle, and vocals.

This event… Read more

Celebrating the Past to Awaken the Future
Celebrating the Past to Awaken the Future

Celebrating the Past to Awaken the Future

2720 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

On the late President Kennedy’s 99th birthday, performances from artists across genres culminate with luminaries and young artists unveiling a special installation created by the Kennedy Center for the centennial celebration of its namesake.

 

More information… Read more

Swan Lake
Swan Lake

Artist talk with Mats Ek

House of Sweden: 2900 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20007

Very theatrical, pretty wild, with a robust, physical humor and a highly personal movement style – those are some landmarks of Swedish choreographer Mats Ek who is a profound figure in the European dance world…. Read more

Irish Breakfast Band
Irish Breakfast Band

Irish Breakfast Band

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20577

This group of local residents regularly meets to rehearse Celtic tunes over breakfast. With more than a dozen musicians playing fiddles, flutes, guitars, drums, and banjo–and at least one vocalist–the band is often joined by… Read more

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Lyuti Chuski2

Lyuti Chushki in concert

Rockville Hometown Holidays Music Festival; Hungerford Tavern Stage - 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville, MD 20850

Lyuti Chushki  are “hot peppers” and you can’t have a feast without them!  Traditional Bulgarian instruments in modes and rhythms of ancient provenance with vocal stylings now world renowned!

 

More information here.

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girlsbedroom

Installation: A Girl’s Bedroom

2707 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

U.S. premiere
A performance installation written and directed by Enda Walsh
Featuring the voice of Charlie Murphy
Design by Paul Fahy

At the age of six, a girl leaves her bedroom and family home and walks. She never stops…. Read more

Lilt
Lilt

Lilt

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20570

Since 2009, duo Tina Eck and Keith Carr have played the traditional dance music of Ireland–jigs, reels, and hornpipes–with Eck on flute and tin whistle and Carr on bouzouki and tenor banjo. Their concerts often… Read more

McGrath Academy of Irish Dance
McGrath Academy of Irish Dance

McGrath Academy of Irish Dance

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20576

Since 2004, McGrath Academy of Irish Dance has turned out dancers who qualify for National and World Irish Dancing Championships. Whether it’s competing or performing, all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in… Read more

The Mollyhawks
The Mollyhawks

The Mollyhawks

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20569

This local Celtic group performs an eclectic mix of historic and contemporary music from the Golden Age of Sailing to Irish immigration. Together they create a unique blend of vocals and instruments rarely heard in… Read more

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file-page1

The mapping of protected archaeological sites

Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitheaven St NW, Washington DC

The mapping of protected archaeological sites project: conference with professor Alessandro Bianchi (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism).

 

   

Whiskey Tasting
Whiskey Tasting

Whiskey Tasting

The John F. Kennedy Center: 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

Hosted by Tullamore DEW Irish whiskey and Kerrygold cheese

Join Tullamore D.E.W. US Ambassador Tim Herlihy for an exploration of Irish whiskey. Born and raised in Ireland, Tim has travelled to numerous distilleries across Ireland, Scotland,… Read more

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derveni_papyrus_image_lecture_GR_embassy

The Oldest “Book” of Europe: Afterlife and the Birth of the Cosmos in the Derveni Papyrus

Embassy of Greece: 2217 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Featuring

Dr. Ioanna Papadopoulou

Associate in multi-disciplinary research, Information Technology and Publications at the Center for Hellenic Studies – Harvard University

Dr. Polyxeni Adam-Veleni

Director of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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Pic 1 exhibit Sinjska

300 Years of Sinjska Alka

Embassy of Croatia - 2343 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Exhibition at the Embassy of Croatia

Opening Reception (by invitation only) on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6.30 pm

         

The famous knight tournament “Sinjska Alka” has been celebrated annually since 1715. Deeply… Read more

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olwen

Olwen Fouéré’s riverrun

The Kennedy Center: 2705 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

The voice of the river in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Adapted, directed, and performed by Olwen Fouéré

“For true astonishment, originality, and a touch of genius” – London’s The Guardian

“…Soft morning, city! Lsp! I am leafy speafing…. Read more

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tiny plays

Ireland 100: Tiny Plays for Ireland and America

The John F. Kennedy Center: 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Fishamble is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theater company dedicated to the discovery, development, and production of new work. Fishamble is committed to touring throughout Ireland and internationally and typically presents… Read more

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VASLE PORTRETO 2

Concert by Juan Vasle (bass-baritone)

Embassy of Slovenia: 2410 California Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

Presented in cooperation with The Embassy Series

Program: Operatic arias, lieder, tangos, South American and Slovenian folksongs.

Slovenian bass baritone Juan Vasle, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received his diploma… Read more

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ghetto venezia2

La Città degli Ebrei / The City of the Jews

Kluge Center Meeting Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

La Città degli Ebrei/The City of the Jews: Segregated Space and the Admission of Strangers in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice, a Conference Marking the 500th Anniversary of the Ghetto’s Founding

The Law Library of Congress,… Read more

Conor Malone
Conor Malone

Conor Malone

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20575

The Ireland native plays locally in Irish pubs and festivals, and he also jams with the popular classic rock and Irish music band Smoke and Mirrors. In 2006, Conor recorded his first solo album, which… Read more

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camille

Camille O’Sullivan

Terrace Theater - 2712 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

Changeling

“When she sings, it’s as though her breath is soaked in paraffin–one spark, and the whole room would ignite.” – London’s Daily Telegraph

Camille O’Sullivan is a vocalist, actress, and musician. Born in London of a… Read more

Children Performance with Matt Heaton
Children Performance with Matt Heaton

Children’s Performance with Matt Heaton

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20568

Known as one half of an Irish music duo, Matt Heaton is also skilled entertainer for children, with a repertoire of kid-friendly folk, original, and reworked classics. His engaging sing-alongs make Heaton a favorite of… Read more

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ELF-2016-EU-612-336

ELF 2016 – European Family Day

Bradley Hills Elemantary School: 8701 Hartsdale Ave, Bethesda, MD 20817

Stay in touch with your culture and be part of your local European community!

Represent your language and country in friendly games!
Games are organized by age groups. Parents are encouraged to play as well.
Basketball, Soccer, Tennis,… Read more

The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance
The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20574

Founded in 1997, the school directed by Sean Culkin preserves the tradition of Irish music and dance and passes it on to new generations of dancers. Their goal is to share Irish music and dance… Read more

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redhead

Redhead – Family Day

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

Festivals gathering people with natural red hair have been held internationally in places like Cork in Ireland, Breda in the Netherlands, London, and Chicago. The Kennedy Center invites you to join us in… Read more

Out of Time
Out of Time

Out of Time by Colin Dunne

Terrace Theater - 2708 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

Created and performed by Colin Dunne
Directed by Sineád Rushe

“An unprecedented achievement: an Irish dance performance of emotional and intellectual complexity, about many things”- The New York Times

“An extraordinarily moving memoir in motion… It will delight… Read more

Uilleann Pipes with Gay McKeon, Emmitt Gill, and Amy Campbell, with Catherine McEvoy on Irish flute
Uilleann Pipes with Gay McKeon, Emmitt Gill, and Amy Campbell, with Catherine McEvoy on Irish flute

Uilleann Pipes with Gay McKeon, Emmitt Gill, and Amy Campbell, with Catherine McEvoy on Irish flute

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20573

Experienced uilleann pipers Gay McKeon and Emmett Gill will be joined by a talented teen piper–Amy Campbell, who is blind–along with Catherine McEvoy on Irish flute. The group will give performances and demonstrations of the… Read more

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Carniolinan Bee_Dunja.Wedam_2999_orig

Conversations in Culture: World Bee Day – To Bee or not to Bee

Delegation of the European Union to the United States: 2175 K St NW, Washington, DC 20037

A panel of experts will discuss the “World Bee Initiative”, European Union initiatives, why bees are disappearing, the effects of bee decline on agriculture and food sustainability, and defences mounted by bees and bee keepers… Read more

May 20; Botstiber Foundation
May 20; Botstiber Foundation

The Botstiber Foundation: “The Politics of Migration in America and Austria”

Austrian Cultural Forum - 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008, United States

The Botstiber Foundation is pleased to present a panel discussion on migration issues (including related issues of racism, nationalism and terrorism) confronting both Austria and the United States from the perspective of three leading academics… Read more

Capital Celtic
Capital Celtic

Capital Celtic

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

This trio of musicians plays traditional Irish jigs, pub songs, and ballads. The band features Steven Toole on guitar, banjitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Kaitlyn Likas on fiddle; and Jessica Balick on flute, tin whistle,… Read more

All That Fall (Pan Pan Theatre)
All That Fall (Pan Pan Theatre)

All That Fall (Pan Pan Theatre)

Terrace Gallery - 2706 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Gavin Quinn

All That Fall is a multi-layered composition of voices that can be experienced as a black comedy, a murder mystery, a cryptic literary riddle, or a quasi-musical score. Seated… Read more

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mendelssohns

American Musicological Society Lecture: “Revisiting Mendelssohn’s Octet, or the Maturing of Precocity”

Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building - 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

“Revisiting Mendelssohn’s Octet, or the Maturing of Precocity” R. Larry Rodd, PhD, Arts & Sciences Professor of Music, Duke University

Mendelssohn’s Octet (1825) is usually viewed as epitomizing the composer’s astonishing, early full maturity, and as… Read more

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jentleson_crop2

“Profiles in Statesmanship: 20th Century Breakthroughs for Global Peace and Security & 21st Century Challenges”

Room LJ-119, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building - 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

 Presentation by the Henry a. Kissinger Chair, Bruce Jentleson

 

Who were the 20th century world leaders who forged transformational breakthroughs in global peace and security? Why did they make the crucial choices that they… Read more

READING AND DISCUSSION WITH WRITER CVETKA LIPUŠ
READING AND DISCUSSION WITH WRITER CVETKA LIPUŠ

Poet Cvetka Lipuš at the Library of Congress

European Division Conference Room, LJ-250, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress - 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

The European Division, Library of Congress, in partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia, presents Slovenian poet Cvetka Lipuš. Award-winning poet Cvetka Lipuš, a member of Austria’s Slovenian minority, writes poetry in her first language, despite… Read more

May 19; Mozart in Vienna
May 19; Mozart in Vienna

Mozart In Vienna: Le Nozze di Figaro

Austrian Cultural Forum - 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008

Mozart In Vienna presents an opera from Mozart. Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) debuted in Vienna, Austria on May 1, 1786. Mozart’s comic masterpiece about love and marriage in the “upstairs downstairs”… Read more

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outdoor green space

Outdoor Green Space

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Throughout the festival, the Kennedy Center North Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor green space for picnicking, performances, food, drinks, workshops, and more. Activities and performances in this area will be free… Read more

The Wild Irish Roses
The Wild Irish Roses

The Wild Irish Roses

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20572

This vivacious and riveting duo, sisters Kaitlyn and Jessica, have a jam-packed routine full of everything from dueling fiddles to dancing on swords. They mostly play Celtic music, with a bluegrass and American style.

 

This event… Read more

The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre)
The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre)

The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre)

Eisenhower Theater - 2703 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

“Director Sean Holmes places Sean O’Casey’s anti-war polemical play in present day Dublin, bringing a sharp, contemporary resonance and relevance to this 1926 classic” – The Irish Independent

“Actors are [the] stars of a Plough recast… Read more

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romantic guitar

The Romantic Guitar from Naples to Barcelona

Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitheaven St NW, Washington DC

Pino Feola and Krishnasol Jimenez Moreno wil perform works from composers Ferdinando Carulli, Mauro Giuliani and Fernando Sor. Both musicians will perform on two original guitars built by French lute makers C. Roudholf in 1810… Read more

The Earth Harp
The Earth Harp

Installation: The Earth Harp

Hall of States - 2713 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

An installation by William Close

William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic stringed instrument The Earth Harp, the… Read more

The Ogham Wall
The Ogham Wall

Installation: The Ogham Wall

Hall of Nations - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

This large-scale installation was created by Stirling Prize nominee Grafton Architects and concrete experts Graphic Relief in response to the ID2015 theme “Liminal–Irish design at the threshold.” Inspired by the Irish Ogham alphabet, which dates… Read more

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ThePoachersDaughter Czech Republic

The Poacher’s Foster Daughter

Bistro Bohem - 600 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Bistro Bohem screens The Poacher’s Foster Daughter (Pytlákova Schovanka) about a young girl who runs away from home and falls for a millionaire on May 17, at 7 pm.

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opening

Festival Opening Performance

Concert Hall - 2701 F St NW, Washington, DC 20567

Fiona Shaw, one of the most acclaimed Irish actors and directors of our time, will be the festival’s Artist-in-Residence. The two-time Olivier Award® winner, Tony Award® nominee, and Honorary CBE recipient has worked extensively with… Read more

READING AND DISCUSSION WITH WRITER CVETKA LIPUŠ
READING AND DISCUSSION WITH WRITER CVETKA LIPUŠ

Reading and discussion with writer Cvetka Lipuš

Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Austria - 3524 International Court N.W., Washington, DC 20008

Cvetka Lipuš, member of the Slovenian minority in Austria’s province of Carinthia, is an award-winning author, who writes poetry in her first language despite having lived outside the Slovenian community for most of her adulthood…. Read more

Irish Inn Mates
Irish Inn Mates

Irish Inn Mates

North Plaza - 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

The Irish Inn Mates play Irish traditional music–jigs, reels, polkas, and songs from Ireland. Comprised of Mitch Fanning (fiddle), Jesse Winch (bodhran, guitar, bouzouki, harmonica), Tina Eck (flute, whistle, vocals), and Zan McLeod (guitar), the… Read more

friends of florence
friends of florence

Friends of Florence / Save Venice

Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitheaven St NW, Washington DC

Part of the Protecting our Heritage series. Friends of Florence and Save Venice will present their projects about the preservation of Italian cultural patrimony.

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poetical hour Hi Re

Poetical hour

Botev Academy Theater - 8120 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park MD 20912

Poetical palette from Aneta Zapryqnova translated into English. Grand piano accompaniment by Vlad Shvets.

 

Open invitation. No RSVP required

Chamber spectacle Duets
Chamber spectacle Duets

Chamber spectacle “Duets”

Botev Academy Theater - 8120 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park MD 20912

“Duets” by Peter Quilter is a modern classic British comedy in the style of dramatists like Neil Simon and Willy Russell; however, it is also influenced by earlier theatrical traditions.

Short and sharp, the episodes of… Read more

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hungary1

Embassy of Hungary – EU Open House

3910 Shoemaker St, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

Visit Hungary in a couple of hours!

Visit the Embassy of Hungary and taste Hungarian cuisine, discover Hungarian music, watch and join Hungarian dances. Our tourism bureau will help you… Read more

portugal
portugal

Embassy of Portugal – EU Open House

2012 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20036

Discover the west coast of Europe during your visit to the Portugal Embassy with a variety of Portuguese products, gastronomy and a photo exhibition from Roy Sewall.

The embassy is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

 

Please… Read more

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latvia2

Embassy of Latvia – EU Open House

2306 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC 20008

Experience Latvia’s culture, history, food, folk songs and traditional dance in the fresh air in front of the Embassy. Dance and sing like Latvians do!

The embassy is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

 

Please go to… Read more

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Romania7-955×1024

Embassy of Romania – EU Open House

1607 23rd Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20008

By visiting the Romanian Embassy to the US, located in the impressive Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood, you will not only be delight to see one of the finest example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, but also… Read more

Cyprus
Cyprus

Embassy of Cyprus – EU Open House

2211 R Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20008

Follow @CyprusEmbassyUS on Twitter.

Come explore the Cyprus Embassy and meet its diplomats; enjoy short documentaries featuring ancient theaters, UNESCO-world heritage sites, traditional winemaking, mountain biking and a glimpse of some of Europe’s… Read more

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WINE TASTING1

Wine tasting at the Embassy of Slovenia

Embassy of Slovenia - 2410 California Street N.W, Washington, DC 20008

The International Club of DC with the cooperation of the Embassy of Slovenia cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of culture, art, music, cuisine, beer and wine from Slovenia, the… Read more

Publicity photo performers
Publicity photo performers

100 Years of Croatian Classical Music

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Millennium Stage - 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

As part of the European Month of Culture in May, the Croatian Embassy in the U.S. and Audeamus International Music Festival will present a concert surveying a hundred years of Croatian classical music.  The program… Read more

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lecture Morandi

Lecture on Giorgio Morandi

Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitheaven St NW, Washington DC

The Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. will host a conference with Laura Mattioli, Director and Founder of the Center for Italian Modern Art, about the installation on Giorgio Morandi that will be hosted by… Read more

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image002

Master and Tatyana

The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania - 2622 16 St. NW Washington, DC

By Giedrė Žičkytė

 

The Lithuanian photographer Vitus Luckus (1943-1987) is considered one the most influential artists of his time by his contemporaries, but he barely received any recognition during his lifetime. The Soviet authorities stood in… Read more

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1516-germanrenaissance

“The Place of Music in a German Renaissance Liberal Arts Education” Laura Yust

Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building - 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540

Laura Yust, Music Division

Cataloguing frequently involves solving a puzzle or two. In this case, a Music Division recent acquisition did not disappoint! A rare item from sixteenth-century Germany raised some questions, the answers to which… Read more

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Metropolis house 2 (1)

Metropolis Ensemble – Electro-Acoustic Music Experience

The Phillips Collection - 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

The Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble, led by conductor Andrew Cyr, “a prominent influence in the world of newly emerging music” (The Washington Post), presents its groundbreaking site-specific project Brownstone. This magical “concert-installation” features three electro-acoustic works… Read more

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LaraBoschkor-headshot-byFabianStuertz

Great Masters, Young Stars

ATLAS Performing Arts Center - 1333 H St NE Washington, DC 20002

Beethoven, Brahms, and Boschkor: 16-year-old rising German violinist Lara Boschkor stars with the Capital City Symphony to play works by the classical masters.

This program brings together two perennial favorites, Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven…. Read more

Vanessa McIntosh in Mats Ek´s Swan Lake
Vanessa McIntosh in Mats Ek´s Swan Lake

Mats EK – A Dance Rebel on the Move for Forty Years

House of Sweden - 2900 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20007

Very theatrical, pretty wild, with a robust, physical humor and a highly personal movement style – those are some landmarks of Swedish choreographer and director Mats Ek, a leading figure in the European dance world…. Read more

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beethoven

#DECLASSIFIED: Portrait of Beethoven

Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building - 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

Come for a closeup view of an iconographic treasure: the Library’s expressive 1815 painting by Johann Christoph Heckel. Tracing its provenance, with a look at letters and compositions from that time, this talk also offers… Read more

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Nordic Stars exhibit Illustration_Mads_Berg

Exhibition Nordic Stars

Hillyer Art Space - 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Colourful and vibrant! Come and see selected works of the best Nordic fashion illustrators from Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark at Hillyer Art Space!

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marlboro

Musicians from Marlboro

Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building - 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

Kaija Saariaho’s haunting Terra Memoria is featured in our second Musicians from Marlboro concert this season, a quartet arrangement of a work originally conceived for string orchestra. “I love the richness and sensitivity of the string sound,”… Read more

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Hellenic BoatsATh Invitation low

The Journey of the Hellenic Boats

Embassy of Greece - 2217 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

The history of Greece is deeply rooted in its sea, its islands and its ships which ply the oceans. Through the lens of his camera, Andreas Theologitis captures the details of these boats as they are born,… Read more

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The_Embassy_of_Austria_in_Washington,_D.C

Wolfgang Sagmeister

Embassy of Austria - 3524 International Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008

The works of the Vienna based artist show the aesthetics of imperfection, transitory and incomplete, beauty and unassumingly simple things.

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carillon

Netherlands Carillon

Arlington Ridge Park - 1800 26th St S, Arlington, VA 22206

Event to celebrate Dutch American ties. Famous Dutch carilloneur Boudewijn Zwart will play the carillon.

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after hitler photo 1

“After Hitler” film screening and discussion

Embassy of France: 4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

The Embassy of France in the United States, in partnership with France 2 and Cineteve, is proud to present the premiere screening of “After Hitler” to commemorate the Victory in Europe Day. Produced by Fabienne… Read more

Bulgaria photo for Bulgarian Voice event
Bulgaria photo for Bulgarian Voice event

The magic of the Bulgarian voices

National Audio-Visual Conservation Center Library of Congress - 19053 Mt Pony Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701

Event Time: 7:30 PM

Valya Balkanska is a famous Bulgarian folk music singer from the Rhodope Mountains. Her song “Izlel e Delyu Haydutin” became famous as it was selected in the Voyager Golden Record – a documentation of the sounds of… Read more

Photo for French film Mustang
Photo for French film Mustang

Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Embassy of France - 4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

The  Cultural services of the French Embassy presents the 2015 film Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven. Co-written with French director Alice Winocour, Mustang tells the story of five adolescent sisters coming of age in a… Read more

orologio
orologio

L’Orologio di Monaco

Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitheaven St NW, Washington DC

L’Orologio di Monaco (2014) by Mauro Caputo.
The movie is the result of the collection of short stories of the same name film director, writer and playwright Giorgio Pressburger.

May 4; Concerto-Beethoven Journey
May 4; Concerto-Beethoven Journey

Phil Grabsky: Concerto – A Beethoven Journey

Austrian Cultural Forum - 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008

British director and filmmaker Phil Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions are proud to present this new and extraordinary classical music film documentary, which already received great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The film follows… Read more

Terezin
Terezin

Remembering the Day of the Holocaust

Congregation Beth El - 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

In commemoration of יום השואה Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Rabbi Samuel Scolnic Adult Institute in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the lecture “The Holocaust in the Czech Lands: In Search of Victims… Read more

wagners
wagners

Wagner’s ‘Gleaming Sword’ Exploring the Helen Traubel Collection

Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building - 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

If Helen Traubel is not your favorite Brünnhilde, she will be after you see this fascinating array of annotated scores, never-before-shared photographs, and other goodies from her archive. When combined with other Wagnerian items from… Read more

Hip Hop meets Irish Music pic
Hip Hop meets Irish Music pic

Hip-Hop Meets the Music of Ireland

The Catholic University of America, Caldwell Auditorium - 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064

Grammy-nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, Christylez Bacon and Irish Sean-nós dancer and instrumentalist, Shannon Dunne will present an exploration into the connections of Irish Traditional music and Hip-Hop/Go-Go resulting in a performance and workshop that will… Read more

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EUMC

European Month of Culture

Several Locations throughout Washington, DC

The fourth annual “European Month of Culture” takes place this year throughout the month of May at various venues in Washington, DC, including the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, The Library… Read more

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European scholars at the Library of Congress

The John W. Kluge Center - 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

For the month of May, The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is profiling European scholars who have conducted research at the Library of Congress through the Kluge Center’s residential fellows programs…. Read more

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solasnua

Solas Nua

Solas Nua‘s 2016 arts program, Rising, is part of the Global & Diaspora strand of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Program to mark the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising. It offers an opportunity to… Read more

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room_for_children_library

Room for children – Library & Arts Studio

House of Sweden - 2900 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20007

Room for Children is a Swedish library and arts studio for the young designed to stimulate their desire for books, music, storytelling and self-expression. A child’s perspective is applied throughout, from the greeting to the… Read more

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75th Anniversary3

75th Anniversary Commission: Jennifer Koh, Ursula Oppens, Frederic Rzewski

The Phillips Collection - 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Continuing the vital practice of commissioning music from today’s composers, and in celebration of the anniversary seasons of both institutions, The Phillips Collection and the Library of Congress have joined forces and commissioned new works… Read more

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Bulgaria photo for Bulgarian Voice event

The magic of the Bulgarian voices

Botev Academy Theater - 8120 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park MD 20912

Valya Balkanska is a famous Bulgarian folk music singer from the Rhodope Mountains. Her song “Izlel e Delyu Haydutin” became famous as it was selected in the Voyager Golden Record – a documentation of the sounds of Earth flying with… Read more

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Louise-Bourgeoise

Louise Bourgeoise: The Spider, The Mistress, and The Tangerine, 2008

National Gallery of Art - 6th and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20565

Feature documentary on the French-American artist, currently having a retrospective at the National Gallery of Art. Filmmaker Amei Wallach is present for discussion. Louise Bourgeoise was born in Paris and grew up there, and was… Read more

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war and ar

War and Art: The preservation of Italian Treasures

European Union Delegation - 2175 K St NW, Washington, DC 20037

War and Art: The preservation of Italian Treasures is a photographic exhibition at the European Union Delegation, resulting from a joint effort by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., … Read more

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grande_v_spanish_illustrators

Spanish Illustrators: The Color of Optimism

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain - 2801 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009

An exhibition on a young generation of Spanish illustrators that represent a global reference for their creativity.

Drawing on a strong tradition, the art of Illustration is currently thriving in Spain. In the early 2000’s, a… Read more

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Arunas Baltenas_2011 Lithuanis EUMC2016jpg

Dialogue on Values

Embassy of Lithuania - 2622 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20009        

Photo exhibition by Arūnas Baltėnas (b. 1956) and Mindaugas Ažušilis (b. 1987).

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finnish flag

Finland | Annual Rings

Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Annual Rings, a wood architecture exhibition co-produced by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Aalto University Wood Program, tells the story of the renaissance of Finnish wood architecture over the past two decades. It… Read more

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month culture

Greece | THE FIRST LINE

Lohrfink Auditorium, Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057

You are cordially invited to an advanced screening of The First Line, a film about the return of the Parthenon Sculptures.

“A Magnificent and Extraordinary Piece of Work!”
-Stephen Fry

Two attorneys fight to… Read more

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Slovakian performers (2)

Exploring Slovakia’s Folkloric Traditions

KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE

Beata Begeniova-Fedoriouk and her band will take you on a folkloric journey from Eastern to Western Slovakia. Traditional folk instruments, songs and folk costumes will be introduced throughout this performance.

Performers

Beata Begeniova-Fedoriouk : vocal
Alexander Fedoriouk: cimbalom
Branislav… Read more

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Italy | Francesco Attesti piano

Embassy of Italy – Auditorium, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Francesco Attesti is an Italian pianist of international acclaim. Among his generation of musicians, he is considered one of the finest interpreters of the Romantic and early Twentieth Century Repertoire.

Currently, Francesco Attesti performs regularly in… Read more

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1415-kohhochmankrattunen

Finland | Light and Matter

Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress

Jennifer Koh, violin  /  Anssi Karttunen, cello  /  Benjamin Hochman, piano

A special collection of artists combines forces to present a new piano trio by the masterful Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, commissioned in part by the… Read more

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Julian Schwarz, cellist

Austria | The Embassy Series: Julian Schwarz, Cello; Marika Bournaki, piano

Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008 United States

The program includes music of Schumann, Webern, Poulenc Bach, Boccherini, Bloch, Kreisler followed by a reception. $70/ hors-d’œuvres, wine, cheese, sweets reception

For more information visit: http://www.embassyseries.org/performances/julian-schwarz-cello-marika-bournaki-piano-embassy-of-austria/

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Italy | Feeding the Planet with Color

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008

A “chromatic” powerpoint presentation  on food and color by world renowned color consultant.

Prof Massimo Caiazzo (teacher of Chromatology )will talk on how to educate to the colour planning culture among young planners and designers, in… Read more

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Michal Urbaniak photo

POLAND | MICHAL URBANIAK JAZZ CONCERT

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

Join Michal Urbaniak (violin & sax) & Yaiyoi Ikawa (keyboards), Abdule Zhuri (guitar), Al MacDowell (bass), Mike Flythe (drums) for an evening full of jazz music!

Michal Urbaniak – jazz, internationally renowned violinist, saxophonist, composer, arranger,… Read more

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Sumner School 1951 (c) Historical Society of Washington D.C. Wymer Collection

Germany | Saving DC – The Post-Civil War Transformation of our Nation’s Capital

Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, 1201 17th St. NW

Everywhere You Look: German-American Sites in Washington, DC
Walking Tour

For nearly three-quarters of a century, Washington, DC was little more than a magnificent dream on paper and a sparsely populated, politically corrupt, pestilential cesspool on the… Read more

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picstitch

Before/After

GOETHE-INSTITUT | 812 7th Street NW | Washington DC

Before/After is a play about the transformation of East-Central Europe told by the people who made it happen. It starts with the early efforts at reform in the 1960s and ends with the export of… Read more

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Schmieding room

Germany | Breakin’ Around the Bloc

Library of Congress, Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building

Lecture on hip-hop in East Germany during the Cold War with Leonard Schmieding, Ph.D DAAD, Visiting Researcher, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University. Presented in association with the German Historical Institute.

 

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Germany & France | German Companies: Working Towards the Future

GoetheForum, Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Film and Discussion

Each year the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy presents the German Business Film Prize to films underscoring innovation in the economy and special business achievements. Five short films which received the 2013… Read more

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Vaclav_Brozik_-_Hus

Czech Republic | Lecture: Jan Hus

Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW Washington, DC 20008

In commemoration of the 600th anniversary of Jan Hus’ death, former Prorector Martin Prudký of Charles University in Prague will talk about the extraordinary legacy of the renowned Czech priest, philosopher, and first Church reformer…. Read more

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Veterans of WWII

Slovakia | Documentary screening „Veterans of the World War II“ and photo exhibition „Unknown heroes“

The Embassy of the Slovak Republic 3523 International Court, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008

On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the World War II ending the Embassy of the Slovak Republic organizes a documentary screening „Veterans of the World War II“ and a photo exhibition „Unknown heroes“ on May… Read more

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picstitch

Before / After

Before/After is a play about the transformation of East-Central Europe told by the people who made it happen. It starts with the early efforts at reform in the 1960s and ends with the export of… Read more

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Marko_Hatlak-slider1

Slovenia | Marko Hatlak, Solo Accordion

Avalon Theatre, 40 E Dover St, Easton, MD 21601

Slovenian accordionist Marko Hatlak explores the versatility of the accordion in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary and folk music.  Hatlak’s unique, original interpretation of each individual piece, regardless of the style, evokes an emotionally… Read more

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fairplay

Czech Republic | Fair Play

Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Called “a gripping tale of grace under pressure” by The Hollywood Reporter, the film explores just how far one would go to pursue one’s dreams. Meet director Andrea Sedláčková and delve into the film nominated… Read more

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Slovenia laibach

Slovenia | Laibach – Technophobia

Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Laibach is music and cross-media group from Slovenia. The name of the band is the historic German version of the name Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. From the start Laibach has developed a Gesamtkunstwerk – multi-disciplinary art… Read more

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EU Delegation | Redbrick Duo

RESIDENCE OF THE AMBASSADOR OF THE EU DELEGATION

REDBRICK DUO
JESSICA LIPSTONE, FLUTE
DAMIEN KELLY, GUITAR

RESIDENCE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE
IN HONOR OF EUROPEAN UNION CULTURE MONTH

Formed in New York City by Irish guitarist Damien Kelly and American flutist Jessica Lipstone, Redbrick Duo brings a fresh… Read more

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Heinz Emigholz courtesy Filmgalerie 451

Germany | Heinz Emigholz: Architectural Record: Loos Ornamental

Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Loos Ornamental documents twenty-seven structures (and their interiors) designed by architect Adolf Loos (1870 – 1933). A leading pioneer of European modernism whose theoretical writings have had a lasting influence, Loos was known for the… Read more

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produzioni1

Italy | KATAKLO * Energy for Life. Ballet!

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

Recognized and appreciated beyond national borders for its shows displaying an incredible physical proficiency and sophisticated inventiveness, Kataklò is a stable and independent company established in Milan in 1995 by Giulia Staccioli. It comes as… Read more

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IMG_5300

Slovenia | TASTE SLOVENIA WITH INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF DC: FEATURING INDEPENDANT ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION OPENING

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, 2410 California Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

The evening begins with a short presentation of Slovenia and the Slovenian culture, geography, trade, and tourism. Afterwards you will enjoy a musical performance by one of the best Slovenian musicians, who will explore baroque,… Read more

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Latvia | Life Stories and Liāna Langa’s recently-published poetry collection Deadly Nightshade

Embassy of Latvia, 2306 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington DC 20008

Featuring Latvian authors Liāna Langa and Nora Ikstena.

Please RSVP by May 5: rsvp.embassy.usa@mfa.gov.lv #NordicBalticLiteratureSeries

About the authors

Born in 1960 in Riga, poet Liāna Langa studied in Biruta Delles’ painting studio, and the Philology Department of… Read more

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14147147-STANDARD

Germany & France | Future Perfect Project – Photography Documentation

Language Department Foyer, Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. Future Perfect, an international and multilingual internet platform, tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses… Read more

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Chris_1960klein

Germany | This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

GoetheForum, Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records

Discussion follows with Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz and Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage curator and archivist Jeff Place.

Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz is a detective… Read more

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IMG_5300

SLOVENIA | INDEPENDENT ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION OPENING AT NYU

New York University Washington, 1307 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Independent Biennial, established in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2007, is a Creative platform that supports direct authorship, horizontal selection and the non-censorship of creative work.  In May 2015, as a part of the fifth Biennale… Read more

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After Winter Spring (c) Terra Productions LLC2 (2)

France & Germany | Film: After Winter, Spring

Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW

Discussion with filmmaker Judith Lit follows the screening.

Seen through the eyes of family farmers in southwest France, the internationally award-winning After Winter, Spring is an intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat… Read more

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201504151713vinodentro_web

Italy | Cineforum “Vinodentro”

Location: Embassy of Italy – Auditorium, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington (DC)

It all started with a sip of wine, a very special marzemino. After that first ruby drop hit his tongue, everything changed for shy bank clerk Giovanni Cuttin. With his senses feverishly awakened, Giovanni quits… Read more

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Nutzung ausschließlich für Plakate

Luxembourg | Embassy Series: Adrienne Haan- Cabaret Artist- Embassy of Luxembourg

Embassy of Luxembourg

“Adrienne Haan is an exceptional artist who can’t be described in merely a few words!” (Voice of Luxembourg) She had also been described as “one of the best kept secrets in the world of intellectual solo entertainment” and “an exceptional song interpreter with a grand voice” by the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. Since 2007 Ms. Haan has elated audiences with her magnificently concocted shows in Europe, the USA and Australia alike. Her passion belongs to the music of the 1920s and 30s, inspired by her fascination for the time between the two World Wars… The so-called dance on the volcano. Based on her interest for culture, history, politics, art and poetry, Adrienne is a time traveler who feeds upon the energy of the world surrounding her.

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European Month of Culture

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Ready, Set, Go…the Merry Month of May is Nearly Upon Us!

In May, we not only mark the EU’s birthday-May 9-but we also celebrate the European Month of Culture. On May 9, the Delegation of the EU to the U.S. and the 28 EU Member State Embassies open their doors to the public for a day-long celebration of the EU and its member countries. European-themed events and performances take place throughout the entire month of May.

http://www.euintheus.org/press-media/the-merry-month-of-may/

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United Kingdom | “On Approval”

Washington Stage Guild, Undercroft Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

“On Approval” is an amusing comedy of manners from the 1920s written by the English playwright Frederick Lonsdale.

Thurs. 7:30PM – $40
Fri. & Sat. at 8PM – $50
Sat. & Sun. at 2:30PM – $40

For more information… Read more

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Italy | War & Art

The President Woodrow Wilson House 2340 S Street, NW, Washington (DC)

The First World War broke upon the world without precedent. The tragedy involved not only human casualties but also the damage and destruction of cultural heritage, including works of art and architecture. This photographic exhibition… Read more

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Italy | BOTANIC GARDENS FROM OLD WORLD TO NEW WORLD

Washington (DC), US Botanic Gardens, 100 Maryland Avenue SW

Pompeii and Padua

Washington (DC), US Botanic Gardens, 100 Maryland Avenue SW
February 6, 2015 | Feb 20, 2015

Alain Touwaide, Scientific Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, and Research Associate at the Smithsonian… Read more

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Italy | Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

Location: National Gallery of Art West Building, Main Floor Galleries 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington (DC)

The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented on the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo’s paintings will premiere at the Gallery. Some 40 of the artist’s most compelling paintings will be on view, including… Read more

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reunification

Panel Discussion: “How the full EU membership helped our economies? What we did for Europe? Does it pay off being members of the Eurozone?”

Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York

Consulates General of the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Slovak Republic organize a panel discussion on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the EU enlargement of 2004.

Motto: “How the full EU membership helped our… Read more

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Exhibit: Ballads

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

The world explored and portrayed by the Italian photographer Marco Paoli.

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Stories to be told – Selma Lagerlöf & Fanteladda

Embassy of Sweden/House of Sweden

A Musical Saga from Värmland
‘Fanteladda’ is a timeless musical saga about a young girl whose only possession was a great love of dancing. The story of Fanteladda touches on the writings of Selma Lagerlöf, Värmland’s most… Read more

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Banaz a love story

Private screening: Banaz: A Love Story

British Embassy 3100 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20008

Join the Czech Republic, the European Union, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom for a private screening of the Emmy Award-Winning film

Banaz: A Love Story.

Introductory remarks will be offered by British… Read more

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Film: Lemonade Joe (Limonádový Joe)

Bistro Bohem - 600 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

A musical comedy satirizing the American Western genre.

Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol. Joe’s endorsement of Kolaloka (Crazy… Read more

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greece

Artist Demonstration: Athanasios

Hillyer Art Space: 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington DC 20008 • 202.338.0325 •

Athanasios was born in 1965 to a potter mother and a vase painter father. The ceramic tradition of his family can be traced back to Asia Minor, the land of Aeolia, in the beginning of… Read more

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Celebration of Hrabal’s 100th Birth Anniversary

Embassy of the Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Archipelago Books, presents a poetic evening of readings and music in celebration of Czech author Bohumil Hrabal’s 100th Birth Anniversary, with opening remarks by Pulitzer Prize-winning… Read more

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The-Passion-IFF-2012

Film: Passion

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

Honoring Italian Director Carlo Mazzacurati,  who died last January.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.

Autor Krum Krumov MA,LRPS www.krumkrumov.com 0034 605 353 646
Autor Krum Krumov MA,LRPS www.krumkrumov.com 0034 605 353 646

Musical Performance: Lara Bello plays flamenco, jazz and Mediterranean melodies

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

The Spanish singer and composer Lara Bello will be playing flamenco, jazz and mediterranean melodies at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. The singer from Granada captures the magic and poetry of Spain.

Listen to “Nana de… Read more

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Exhibit: Vintage Tour of Italy

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

An exhibit of historic Travel Posters  from the Italian Tourist Board.

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EUopenhouse-homepage-300×185

EU Embassies’ Open House 2014

On May 10 the European Union Embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States will open their doors to the public for the annual EU Embassies’ Open House: a day of family fun, food, culture and more. The event offers visitors a rare look inside the embassies and provides a unique opportunity for them to experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of the 28 member countries.

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Film: Dutch Influence about the Dutch Dance Scene

Embassy of the Netherlands

In “Dutch Influence” Dutch DJ’s tell how they experience success and what this success entails. They share the beautiful moments and experiences but also devote on the downsides of this (fast) success.

‘Dutch Influence’ follows a… Read more

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Lecture: Steven Beller “Modernism in 1914″

Austrian Cultural Forum 3524 International Court, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20008

The Austrian Cultural Forum proudly presents the lecture of Steven Beller titled “Modernism in 1914″.

For many the modern era began with the violent caesura of the First World War, which kick-started the changes… Read more

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Exhibit: An Archaeologist’s Eye

Combining art, history, and archaeology to powerful effect “An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab,” a new exhibition of drawings by Katherine A. Schwab, Ph. D., Fairfield University professor of art history, provides a glimpse into… Read more

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Exhibit: Luis Vidal: “Encounters”

District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

Spanish architecture firm luis vidal + architects (LVA) will bring its innovative architectural exhibition to the AIA Washington Chapter during the Architecture Week 2014.

Encounters represents an architectural installation created to discover, explore, and display the work… Read more

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Exhibit: UNANSWERED PRAYERS

Washington, Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW

A journey through new worlds in wonder

Unanswered Prayer is a photo exhibit by Anna Paola Pizzocaro, a New York-based artist. The fine art photography images of this series invite the viewer into a world between… Read more

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Facing_the_Climate_Exhibition

Exhibit: Facing the Climate

Embassy of Sweden

Sweden has a strong commitment to climate and environmental issues. After a successful exhibition tour across the globe, Swedish as well as international cartoonists and caricaturists offer amusing and alarming reflections on climate change.

Contributing artists… Read more

Cyprus: Kyrenia Opera performs “Cyprus in the heart of Europe”

A concert of arias and songs from the Mediterranean celebrating the European Month of Culture in the U.S. Capital.

A concert of arias and songs from the Mediterranean celebrating the European Month of Culture at the Kennedy Center in the US Capital.
Lyric soprano Rebecca Davis, New York based Greek Cypriot baritone Constantinos Yiannoudes, and… Read more

Lithuania and Poland: Gabrielius Alekna, pianist/ “Bacevicius vs. Bacewicz: One Family, Different Paths”

NGA, West Building Lecture Hall

Vytautas Bacevicius (Lithuanian) and Grazyna Bacewicz (Polish) are two siblings, separated by choice and fate, who are reunited as mid-20th C composers in this program. Works by Gabriel Fauré and Franz Liszt are also featured.

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Germany: “Stadtpfeifer, Waits, Ministriles, Piffar”

National Gallery of Art, East Building, Mezzanine

La Capella de la Torre performs Renaissance music heard during Albrecht Dürer’s lifetime on authentic instruments. Presented in honor of the German artist in the framework of the exhibition
“Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors and Prints from the Albertina”.

Austria: Austrian pianist and conductor Paul Badura-Skoda leads the National Gallery of Art Orchestra in an all-Mozart program.

NGA West Building, West Garden Court

As part of the European Month of Culture the National Gallery of Art presents Austria pianist conductor Paul Badura-Skoda. He leads the National Gallery of Art Orchestra in an all-Mozart program.

The European Month of Culture… Read more

Denmark: World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony

National Museum for Women in the Arts | 1250 New York Ave NW, at the corner of New York Ave and 13th St NW

A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony on view February 15–May 12, 2013.

A well-known and much-loved figure in Denmark, Anna Ancher is most admired for her paintings of interiors filled with light… Read more

France: “Angels, Demons & Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet”

 The Phillips Collection | 1600 21st St NW, Washington DC

 This exhibition reveals a cross-cultural artistic dialogue among three artists – American painter Jackson Pollock, American artist and patron of European and American postwar art, Alfonso Ossorio, and French painter Jean Dubu et.