Washington, DC

March 20 - April 16, 2017

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Classical Piano Recital by Rachel Kudo

Japanese-American pianist Rachel Kudo will share her passion in a richly varied program of classical masterpieces.

Japanese Jazz Series

Japanese Jazz series will focus on trumpet and saxophone while inviting a prominent Japanese Jazz artist, Tiger Ohkoshi, legend saxophonist as a special guest.

MEET NETSUKE! – Storytellers of Japan

Special spring exhibition of the Japanese artful miniature sculptures “Netsuke” from Edo period.

Dupont Underground and Commission on Fashion Arts and Events Present: Underneath It All

Time: 8 PM Location: Dupont Underground 1500 19th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20005 (Map) Cost: $50 for General Seating $125 for Front Row $150 for Front Row and Invite to After Party Dupont Underground and Commission on Fashion Arts and Events Present: Underneath it All A runway show that will promote the thriving fashion industry […]

Rosè Romp

The Willard hotel will partner with Chateau D”Esclans winery, France’s most prominent Rose wine house, to bring forth a daytime wine social.

Street Dance Workshop with EL Squad (for ages 16+)

World renowned Japanese street dance crew EL Squad will teach a hip hop workshop, open to the public before their weekend performances.

Moonlight Revelry: A Rakugo Performance

A traditional Japanese form of comic theater, marks the opening of the landmark exhibition Inventing Utamaro. Actor Katsura Sunshine will bring a masterwork by the 18th century artist Kitagawa Utamaro to life, revealing its hidden stories.

Inventing Utamaro: A Conversation with the Curators

Gain insight into the work of Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro through a public conversation with James Ulak and Julie Nelson Davis, curators of the exhibition Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered.

Inventing Utamaro After Hours Preview

Get up close and personal with the Newseum’s most popular exhibits while enjoying open beer and wine bars, food, curator-led gallery talks, exclusive activities and entertainment and so much more.

Film Screening: Yojimbo

The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa's visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.