In his work, not only for museums but as a writer, lecturer and broadcaster, Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford has sought to overcome the centuries-long assault on and denigration of African culture.
The DC Jazz Festival starts Friday, which happens to be the birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright. Saturday is all-pride, all-the-time; the parade steps off at 22nd and P Streets at 4:30 p.m.
June's about to bust out with festivals, including the Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk, Jazz ’n Families Fun Days at the Phillips Collection and DanceAfrica’s closing performances at Dance Place.
Memorial Day weekend observances include the annual concert on the Capitol’s West Lawn on Sunday and the Arlington National Cemetery wreath-laying, followed by the Memorial Day parade down Constitution Avenue, on Monday.
An exhibition of work created in the Lorton Art Program, founded in 1975 by Mia Choumenkovitch, will be on view through June 7 at Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
Among the outdoor activities this weekend are: Bike to Work Day, with a pit stop event at Georgetown Waterfront Park, on Friday; and a C&O Canal Pride Day at Fifteenmile Creek on Saturday.
This Saturday, May 12, the day before Mother's Day, the 90th Georgetown Garden Tour will feature eight exquisite gardens with varying styles, scale and intriguing histories.
This year, 50 embassies participated in the May 5 “Around the World Embassy Tour” with open houses, exhibits, food and entertainment.
Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford, the new director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will speak at the George Town Club as part of Georgetown Media Group's Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series, sponsored by Bonhams.
What will you celebrate this Saturday, May 5: the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at the Willard's Bonnets & Bow Ties party or Karl Marx's 200th birthday at the Goethe-Institut?