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

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November 21, 2019

The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston Exhibition
Through January 2020, weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Embassy of Canada Art Gallery
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston exhibition contains artefacts and drawings which show Lynn’s influences and early illustrations, and the surprising, real-life inspirations behind her beloved characters and storylines. The event is free of charge.

Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages
Through September 2020, Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building, First Floor
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540

The 120 Years of Panel and Pages exhibition at the Library of Congress features illustrations from some Canada’s most famous comic artists, notably Joe Shuster (Superman) and Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse). Their pieces will remain on display for a year and is free of charge.

Come From Away
Tuesday December 10th – Sunday January 5
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

The Canadian hit Broadway musical, Come From Away, will be at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts until early January. The Tony-nominated production tells the true story and series of events that occurred in the town of Gander in Newfoundland and Labrador following the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Tickets range between $49 and $169.

Porte Parole: The Assembly
Thursday December 5th – Saturday December 7th, 8:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
8270 Alumni Dr,
College Park, MD, 20742

Following the 2016 United-States Presidential election, the Montreal-based theater company, Porte Parole, created a new production in which four strangers discuss their different political views. This further inspired, The Assembly, which is the same concept, except with very-real participants instead of actors. The production will be returning for its third edition at The Kogod Theater, and will address the topic of liberalism and identity politics on university campuses. Regular tickets are $25, while student and other discounted tickets are $10.

I Take Your Hand in Mine
Monday, December 9th – Friday, December 13th, 8:00 PM
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003

Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for a production of “I Take Your Hand in Mine” from Toronto’s Chekhov Collective and Theatrus. The play tis based on the love letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper and traces the passionate relationship between the world famous dramatist and Russia’s leading actress. You can purchase tickets here.

Wine & An Inspirational Story: Author Book Talk & Signing with Kevin Tuerff

Wednesday, December 11th, 6:00 PM

Glen Echo Group

2001 L Street NW, Suite 901,

Washington, DC 20036

Author Kevin Tuerff will be sharing his book “Channel of Peace, Stranded on Gander on 9/11” at Glen Echo Group on December 11th. If you want to learn more about the “Come From Away” story of Gander, RSVP to [email protected]. RSVP is required to attend.

Canadian Brass
Thursday, December 19th, 7:30 PM
Museum of the Bible
400 4th St SW,
Washington, DC 20024

Canadian Brass is a brass quintet created in Toronto, ON, in 1970 by five original members. The only original member that remains today is the tubist, Charles Daellenbach. On December 19th, he will be joined by four other musicians: Chris Coletti, Jeff Nelsen, Achilles Liarmakopoulos, and Caleb Hudson. Tickets can be purchased through Soundkick or the Museum of the Bible for $60.