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Canadian Events in the Washington, D.C. Area – June

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May 23, 2019

The Fall of the American Empire
Tuesday June 4, 7:00pm
Regal Gallery Place
701 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

French Canadian filmmaker Denys Archand’s newest crime thriller The Fall of the American Empire will be released in select theaters in the DC area on June 7. An advance screening will be held June 4 at 7:00pm at Regal Gallery Place. To reserve a spot, RSVP to [email protected].

My Prairie Home
Thursday June 6, 6:00 pm
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20001

Non-binary musician Rae Spoon tells their queer and musical coming of age story growing up in Calgary, Alberta. To commemorate DC Pride Week, the Embassy of Canada will host a screening of My Prairie Home Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm. Space is limited so please RSVP.

Thursday June 6, 7:15pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Frances-Anne Solomon, a Caribbean-Canadian director and writer, will open the American Film Institute’s DC “Caribbean Film Festival” with her film Hero. Shot in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK, and Canada, Hero is the story of Ulric Cross, who in 1941, left his small island home to seek his fortune and became the British Royal Air Forces’ most decorated West Indian. A Q&A with the filmmaker and a reception will follow the screening.

Between Friends, Entre Amis: A Snapshot of Canada-U.S. Relations
opens Thursday, June 13
Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Embassy of Canada Art Gallery
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

For over 150 years, Canada has had no closer friend and ally than the United States. We work together to make our two countries safer and more prosperous so we can build a better future on both sides of the border. Between Friends, Entre Amis: A Snapshot of Canada-U.S. Relations was created by the Meridian International Center and was first displayed in 2017 at the U.S. Embassy in Canada with the title Northern Lights: 150 years of Canada-U.S. Relations. The Embassy of Canada has adapted the original exhibition to highlight several of the people and events that have brought the U.S. and Canada together throughout our interwoven histories. The exhibit also includes content celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Embassy’s opening at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Yannick Rieu at DC Jazz Fest
Saturday June 15, 4:00 pm
District Pier
101 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Recognized as one of Canada’s most talented saxophonists, composer and saxophonist, Yannick Rieu, has performed around the world, garnering prizes and acclaim for both his recordings and live performances.  This summer, he performs at 15th Annual DC Jazz Festival and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 40th Edition.  This is a free event.

D.C. United vs Toronto FC
June 29, 8:00pm
Audi Field
100 Potomac Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

D.C. United will host Toronto FC for a regular season Major League Soccer game at Audi Field. Tickets start at $35.