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“Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures From Southwest China”

February 21 - July 9
George Washington University Museum, 701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States

The traditions in question be-long to several Chinese minority groups, including the Miao and Dong people, whose distinct cultures this exhibit aims to spotlight and preserve. Highlights include intricate metal jewelry, handwoven baby carriers, and elaborate festival garb embroidered with images depicting centuries-old legends.

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Free

“Emilio Cavallini”

May 4 - May 27
IA&A at Hillyer, 9 Hillyer Court, NW,
Washington, DC 20008 United States

Cavallini is a fashion designer whose creations have been worn by Beyoncé and Madonna. In 2010, he shifted focus from clothing to art. The result is these fascinating objects, which he spins out of fabrics and thread.

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Artes de Cuba

May 8 - June 3
Kennedy Center, United States

This two-week extravaganza brings 400 Cuban and Cuban-American artists to town for a ridiculously broad array of events—from dance lessons to films to cocktail tastings (prices vary). Read about La Dame Blanche and four others we can’t wait to check out. Manuel Mendive May 8–20 The renowned Afro-Cuban visual artist is displaying an assortment of […]

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Free

“World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean”

May 9 - May 31
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States

If you’ve ever seen a gorgeously carved Swahili door, you understand why the wooden wonders are so renowned. If not, you’ll find several at this exhibit of more than 160 artifacts from the Swahili Coast of East Africa, which has a rich history as a center of global trade among Asia, Africa, and Europe. Also […]

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PANDAS 3D
7.50-9.00

PANDAS 3D

May 14 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Various locations – Washington, DC, 1828 L St NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036 United States

Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family. At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the […]

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Bedlam’s SAINT JOAN
30-70

Bedlam’s SAINT JOAN

May 14 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Folger Theater, 201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States

Joan of Arc defeated the English, was captured and taken prisoner in Burgundy, put on trial, and burned at the stake—all by the age of 19. Four actors perform over 25 roles in Bedlam’s riveting, stripped-down production of Shaw’s classic play, Saint Joan declared as “a production to be treasured” (New York Times). Directed by […]

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