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

Canada Day at O’Sullivan’s
July 1, 2019 11 am – 11pm
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
3207 Washington Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22201

As an Irish / Canadian bar, O’Sullivan’s is proud to host this event for friends and neighbors. Open at 11am, they will have poutine, maple bread pudding as well as a host of drink features.
Jason Perry will be live with music from 4pm – 8pm to take you through Happy Hour!

Operators performing at U Street Music Hall
Tuesday July 9, 9:30pm
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street
Washington, DC 20009

Operators, a Montreal based indie band, will be playing in DC as part of their North America tour. They released their new album Radiant Dawn in May 2019, which was written and recorded throughout 2018 and early 2019 in Montreal and Vancouver Island. Tickets are $15.

The Band’s Visit at the Kennedy Center
Tuesday July 9 – Sunday August 4
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. The musical stars Canadian actress and singer Chilina Kennedy, known best for her historic run as Carole King in Broadway’s Beautiful–The Carole King Musical. Tickets start at $45.

Reading of Chinoiserie
Thursday July 11, 7:30pm
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20001

The Embassy of Canada presents a reading of Chinoiserie, a new play by Canadian playwright Marjorie Chan. Set in America’s mid-west in the late 19th century, the play is about love and the stories one has to tell oneself in order to survive. The reading is organized thanks to a partnership between the National New Play Network (NNPN) and the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the reading will begin at 7:30pm. A reception will follow. Space is limited so please RSVP.

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.