WISH Newsletter: Things to Do in May
In Light of the Past: Twenty-Five Years of Photography at the National Gallery of Art, May 3 – July 26, M-S: 10am– 5pm., Sunday 11 a.m. – 6pm
Be on hand for the opening of In the Light of the Past: Twenty-Five Years of Photography at the National Gallery of Art. Roughly 175 exquisite images, dating from the late 1800s to the end of the 20th century, will be on display in this illuminating photography exhibit. Expect to see everything from early 1900s pictorialism and modernist images from the 1920s and ‘30s to conceptual art influenced by the cultural changes of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Pilates in the Park, May 14, (Tuesdays/Thursday through September), 5:30pm
Join the Golden Triangle BID every Tuesday and Thursday evening from May through September for FREE Pilates and Yogalates classes in Farragut Park. Instruction will be provided by certified Pilates and Yogalates instructors. Bring your own mat and enjoy fun and relaxation after work.
Farragut West Metro
Washington Performing Arts, May 16, 8pm
Student ticket offer for kamancheh (Persian fiddle) virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and Grammy-nominated tabla virtuoso performer Sandeep Das this Saturday, May 16 at 8pm. Order tickets by phone (202.785.9727) or online using the code STUDENT, youwill be able to purchase tickets for only $10. The deadline to use this offer is this Friday, May 15 at 10am.
Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro
Fiesta Asia Street Fair, May 16, 10-7pm
It all began here, right on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW of the Capitol Hill. The Asia Heritage has inexplicable warm feelings tied to Fiesta Asia Street Fair simply because it was our first baby. It was what inspired us to grow and branch out to more programs.. Now in its tenth year, we are still as giddy as the first, especially at the crack of dawn right before the sun rises above the Capitol Hill and bring the throngs of crowd every year that we eagerly anticipate. 5 STAGES; 1000 PERFORMERS; KIDDIZ COOL LOUNGE; INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
McPherson Square Metro
Opera in the Outfield at National’s Park, May 16, 5pm
Celebrate the eighth season of free live opera simulcasts at the ballpark by joining WNO for the family friendly opera, Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella on Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Navy Yard Metro
International Vegetarian Food Fair, May 17, 1- 4pm
Once a year CMC members, hailing from almost 50 countries, present an unlimited “sampling” of authentic international vegetarian cuisines. You can take a small serving of hundreds of items and come back for more! Try foods from Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, India, Latin America, and North America. All items are vegetarian; many vegan dishes are available too. Doors are open from 1-4pm, with food served until 4:30pm.
Van Ness- UDC Metro
FREE Art Museum Day, May 18, 10-5pm
The National Museum of Women in the Arts will offer FREE admission to the public. When you visit, we encourage you to use social media to share your Art Museum Day experiences on your social networks with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.
McPhearson Square Metro
DC Passport Launch Party, May 20, 5-8pm
We’ll be kicking things off at Suburbia (in the lot of Union Market) on Wednesday, May 20th from 5-8pm. You can purchase passports at the event or online for just $20. We’ll be giving free Passports to the first 50 people who check in with us! The Passport Program is a 2-1 field guide to the best bars and restaurants in town! We’re all about promoting local restaurants, bars, breweries, and distilleries. We are thrilled to be partnering with 40+ incredible spots! Valid from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, take your Passport to any of the participating venues and order their special listed in the book. They’ll make your fantastic drink, stamp your Passport and give a second one for free!
Free, $20 for passport book
NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro
William G. McGowan Theater & Boardwalk Empire: Behind the Scenes of the HBO Series, May 21, 7 pm
Inspired by Nelson Johnson’s New York Times best-selling book, HBO re-created the realism and texture of Prohibition-era Atlantic City in the hit series Boardwalk Empire. With video clips and behind-the-scenes stories, Terence Winter leads a discussion of the show’s creation. Panelists include Gretchen Mol, the actress who played Gillian Darmody; Edward McGinty, Jr., the actor who portrayed Ward Boss Boyd and research adviser for the show; Lesley Robson-Foster, visual effects supervisor; Nelson Johnson, author of Boardwalk Empire; and others. A book signing will follow the program. Presented in partnership with HBO.
Free with reservation
Reporting Vietnam, May 22-September 12, 2016
On Friday, May 22, the Newseum will open “Reporting Vietnam,” a provocative new exhibit that marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, America’s first televised war. The exhibit explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation.
Jazz in the Garden, May 22 – August 28, 5:30 pm
One of DC’s favorite summer traditions, Jazz in the Garden acts as a musical takeover of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Every Friday evening through August, local jazz musicians take to the stage to entertain summertime revelers with their individual takes on one of America’s oldest art forms. Admission is free, and you can grab the much-praised sangria (and other drinks and snacks) from the Pavilion Café.
Memorial Day Parade, May 25, 2-8pm
The National Memorial Day Parade will commence at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. It will proceed west down Constitution, past the White House, ending at 17th Street. Participants will pass by the nation’s monuments, museums, and hundreds of thousands of spectators waving their flags and cheering for our country’s heroes – the men and women who wear the uniform of our armed forces. This evening, the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol plays host to the National Memorial Day Concert, featuring a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra.
Federal Triangle Metro
‘Dirty Dancing’ on NoMa Summer Screen, May 27, 7-10pm
Watch “Dirty Dancing” al fresco as part of NoMa Summer Screen. Coolers, dogs on leashes and kids are welcome for the free screening. Storey Park 1st and L streets NE
Union Station Metro
Center Stage’ on NoMa Summer Screen, June 3, 7-10pm
Watch “Center Stage” al fresco as part of NoMa Summer Screen. Coolers, dogs on leashes and kids are welcome for the free screening at Storey Park, 1st and L streets NE.
Union Station Metro