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

May 9, 2019

YidLive!
Saturday May 11th, 8:00pm
George Washington University Black Box Theater – West Hall B2
2100 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007

Join Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, the creators and stars of the award-winning Yiddish-ish web series YidLife Crisis – in the fleisch! The boychiks from Montreal present an evening of comedy, film, and music reflecting their unique take on the modern Jewish experience.

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal 

Wednesday May 15th, 6:30pm
AFI Silver Theater
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The sharply intellectual and marvelously zany comedic duo behind the viral Yiddish-language web series YidLife Crisis return to their city of birth, Montreal, on a mission. On the verge of middle age, Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman have a hankering for the Jewish Montreal of their youth, not to mention its rich culinary heritage.They set out to eat their way through the city, along the way re-engaging and discovering the Le Metropole’s storied Jewish community, its mouth-watering eateries, and of course the scrumptious Jewish cooking that powers it all.

Gordon Lightfoot performing at The Birchmere
Monday May 13th, 7:30pm
The Birchmere
3701 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305

Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He is often referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend. He is performing as part of his “80 Years Strong Tour”.

88Glam performing at U Street Music Hall
Tuesday May 14th, 7:00pm
U Street Music Hall
1114A U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
88Glam is a Toronto hip hop duo, formed in 2017 by Derek Wise and 88 Camino. The show is part of their Twin Turbo Tour 2019.

PUP performing at the Black Cat
Friday May 17th, 8:00pm
The Black Cat
1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

PUP is a Canadian emo band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2010. They’re touring to promote their new album, MORBID STUFF.

Chromeo performing at the Lincoln Theater
Sunday May 19th, 6:30pm
The Lincoln Theater
1215 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Chromeo is a Canadian electro-funk duo from Montreal. Their sound draws from blue-eyed soul, dance music, rock, synth-pop, disco and funk. They are touring to promote their new album, “Head Over Heels.”

Melanie Fiona performing at The Howard Theater
Thursday May 23rd, 6:00pm
The Howard Theater
620 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Grammy Award Winning, Toronto-born, R&B Sensation. Just like the powerful music itself, Melanie Fiona exudes a soulful charm, wit and a genuine story-telling ability that expresses both vulnerability and strength. Her distinctive and powerful voice has captivated the hearts and minds of countless souls domestically and internationally.

Roman Holiday
March 25 through May 18, 2019
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed on Sundays)

Canadian artist Jennifer R. A. Campbell’s compositions call attention to the chaotic world of humanity, while conversely investigating the various elements that inform the ways we interact.

A Sense of Community: Canadian and American Quilters
March 7 through May 24, 2019
Embassy of Canada Art Gallery
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, a group of textile artists got together and created quilts representing Canada’s history, geography, and culture. The Embassy is proud to display these works of art, paired with the American quilts they inspired.