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

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August 1, 2019

Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday August 1 – Saturday August 3, 7:05pm
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
333 W Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The Baltimore Orioles will host the Toronto Blue Jays for three regular season games starting August 1st at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tickets start at $15.

Lights performing at U Street Music Hall
Thursday August 1, 9:30pm
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street
Washington, DC 20009

Canadian singer, songwriter, author and illustrator Lights will be performing at U Street Music Hall as part of her Skin&Earth Acoustic Tour. Tickets are $51.

Sarah McLachlan performing at Wolf Trap
Saturday August 3, 8:00pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

One of the most celebrated female singer-songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, three Grammy Awards and 12 Juno Awards, Sarah Mclachlan will join the National Symphony Orchestra as part of her 2019 tour. In addition to crafting ballads such as “Angel” and “I Will Remember You,” the Canadian artist founded the Lilith Fair Tour and the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. In 2015, McLachlan was the recipient of Canada’s Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2017, she was inducted into Canada’s Music Hall of Fame.

The Band’s Visit at the Kennedy Center
Showing until 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.

Reignwolf performing at U Street Music Hall
Saturday August 10, 9:30pm
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street
Washington, DC 20009

Reignwolf, a Canadian rock and roll band, will be performing in DC as part of their summer 2019 tour after the release of their debut album Hear Me Out. Tickets are $20.

Shawn Mendes performing at Capitol One Arena
Tuesday August 13, 7:30pm
Capitol One Arena
601 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Born and raised in Pickering, Ontario, pop singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes became the youngest artist to land a debut single in Billboard Top 25. His second album “Illuminate” debuted at number one in the U.S. and Canada and quickly achieved platinum status. With almost 60,000,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, Shawn Mendes is one of the biggest pop stars in the world. On stage, he will be joined by fellow Canadian pop artist Alessia Cara. Tickets start at $47.

Rufus Wainwright performing at The Birchmere
Thursday August 22, 7:30pm
The Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305

The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K. Tickets for the performance are $89.50.

Between Friends, Entre Amis: A Snapshot of Canada-U.S. Relations
Through August 30, 2019
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.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
August 29 – October 6, 2019
Various theatres across the U.S.

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a feature documentary narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film, directed by Canadians Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky, follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch will be presented in theatres across the country beginning August 29 through October 6, 2019.

Kim Thúy – 2019 National Book Festival
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

Kim Thúy is back in Washington. Come hear award-winning Québécoise author at the Library of Congress 2019 National Book Festival. Events include a book signing (Line no. 21) from 4:30-5:30 pm and a discussion from 6:00-6:45 pm.

Cirque du Soleil: VOLTA
Showing until September 29, 2019
Under the Big Top, Tysons II
8025 Galleria Dr, Tysons, VA 22102, USA

Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is about finding yourself and unveiling your personal powers. Tickets starting at $49.