Cultural Tourism DC Calendar
The global population of Sooty Falcons is declining. One tenth of the total population of these migratory birds nest and brood amidst the island cliffs of the Sultanate of Oman. This documentary film follows these majestic flyers as they migrate across spectacular panorama views of Oman’s al-Hajar mountains andRub al-Khali desert. The intrepid birds continue to fly south along the African coast to Madagascar where they winter. It is a journey the Omani-appointed research team also endured as they raced to film and study this elusive falcon in order to learn ways to protect and preserve this special population of Sooty Falcons in Oman.
1100 16th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20036
DATE AND TIME
03/20/19 6:00pm – 03/20/19 7:00pm
The ACF Washington is excited to partner with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and present the Austrian documentary The Green Lie by filmmaker Werner Boote at this year’s festival, which will take place from March 14 to 24, 2019. The ACF Washington will present the film, followed by a panel discussion, on March 20, 2019.
“They tell me I can save the world… the orang-utans, the dolphins, the oceans, the rain forest, and even humankind – all I have to do is buy sustainable and fair products. But that’s a lie.” – Werner Boote, Director, The Green Lie
The documentary The Green Lie searches for the truth behind the omnipresent buzz word “sustainability”, looking critically at the business of and with “organic” food, so-called “green products”, and how this label is utilized by some big cooperation for their own profit. The film addresses questions like the profiteering with “organic” products, food security and globalization, which will be further discussed by award-winning filmmaker Werner Boote, the Austrian organic food pioneer in Washington, DC, Nora Pouillon, and food and water program director for Food & Water Watch, Patty Lovera. The discussion will be moderated by Julian Lampietti, Manager for Global Agriculture at the World Bank.
The debate will be followed by a Q&A session and a wine reception.
You are invited to the Spring Fling for an all-you-can-eat dinner, including New York strip steak, pasta bar, salad, and dessert. There will also be a silent auction with gifts from Dupont Circle restaurants, services, and shops to make for lively bidding. And live jazz all night!
The Spring Fling will be Thursday, March 21 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Ballroom of the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Tickets are $20 in advance; $30 at the door.
Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative and Dupont Underground present an evening of music and shopping, featuring some of Southeast D.C.’s finest performers, artists, and small businesses. VeVe & tha Rebels, fresh off their Kennedy Center debut, headline the evening with an eclectic and intimate set of Afro-folk music that interprets the contemporary African-American experience in Washington, D.C.
VeVe & tha Rebels is a Washington, D.C.-based Afro-folk band that uniquely “blends traditional folk with elements of Afro-beat, R&B and hip hop—crafting a sound that pays homage to roots rock but feels decidedly fresh and original” (The Deli). Led by singer-songwriter VeVe Marley, the band recently recorded songs that address issues of love, community, race, criminal justice, and much more. They have performed regularly throughout the DMV area, with recent appearances at the Library of Congress, Anacostia River Festival, and Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. During the 2018/19 season VeVe & tha Rebels appears at venues such as Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, The LINE DC, and Dupont Underground, as part of their Mars Urban Arts Initiative residency with Washington Performing Arts.
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the DAR Museum! Join us to recognize powerful American women who left their mark on history. Come learn about your favorite heroines and discover some new faces as well. Activities, crafts, games, and more with FREE admission!
Led by Robert Eisenstein, this lively seminar offers a sneak peek at the upcoming concert Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy. Wine reception included.
Benny’s hair is as red as the fur of her devout father’s treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny’s mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He is a figure of authority and a mentor for many people in their religious community in Jerusalem. Benny becomes increasingly critical of her father’s religious, utopian nationalism. Avigayil Koevary powerfully portrays the defiance and desire of a young woman in Tsivia Barkai Yacov’s debut feature film.
“Harmony-drenched” folk trio featuring Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath with Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (Pitchfork)
Join Before ‘Farm to Table’ Digital Research Fellow Elisa Tersigni in exploring rare materials related to the Folger Consort’s Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy. Enhance your Consort experience with this pre-show pop-up event and get a behind-the-scenes look at items from the Folger vault.
This program is in association with the Folger exhibition and the institution-wide project Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.
Join us for the evening’s performance of Tastes of the Mediterranean following the pop-up. Purchase tickets online or call the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077.
From the housing projects of Berlin, to the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, with foray through the streets of Bucharest, the 2019 edition of the annual Zeitgeist Literature Festival brings you the best in contemporary German-language literature. Please join the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, and the Embassy of Switzerland in welcoming three leading German-language novelists to the nation’s capital – where they will present their latest work in a reading and conversation with three prominent local writers.
This year’s overarching theme, “The New Nostalgia,“ highlights compelling new works by Stefanie de Velasco from Germany (Tigermilch / Tiger Milk), Daniela Emminger from Austria (Kafka mit Flügeln / Kafka with Wings), and Dana Grigorcea from Switzerland (Das primäre Gefühl der Schuldlosigkeit /An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence) that explore self-discovery, memory, multicultural identity and friendship, and the relationships between past and present. The writers will be joined on stage by prominent Washington, D.C. authors E. Ethelbert Miller, Melissa Scholes Young, and Josh Weiner for discussion and reading (in English).
Doors open at 5:30 at LaPop Cultural Salon in Adams Morgan, D.C. Guests are invited to enjoy beverage and food offerings (cash bar) at this unique underground space before the event, and will also have the opportunity to engage with the writers both before and after the reading. A reception will take place afterwards. The English-language conversation will be moderated by poet and translator Suzanne Zweizig.