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

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November 1, 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.

Author, Marie-Célie Agnant
Friday November 1
Blackburn Center – Howard University
2397 6th St NW,
Washington, DC 20001, USA

Haitian-Quebecois author and storyteller, Marie-Célie Agnant, will be participating in Howard University’s International Conference on African/Diaspora Migrations, Displacements and Movements: Histories, Politics and Poetics. She is recognized for her literary work, which includes poems, novels, novellas, as well as children literature. In 1998, her book Silence Like Blood was nominated for the Governor General’s award. Admission to this event is free.

Connect2Canada Nights
Capital One Arena
601 F Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

Special offer for Capitals tickets against visiting teams from Canada. All tickets include a Washington Capitals t-shirt courtesy of CustomInk. If you have any questions regarding the Connect2Canada nights or would like information on Capitals Season Tickets, Partial Plans, Suite or Group Tickets, contact Tim Bronaugh @ 202-266-2341 or [email protected]. The following November games are:

Calgary Flames vs Capitals
Sunday November 3, 7:00 PM

Montreal Canadiens vs Capitals
Friday November 15, 7:00 PM

Vancouver Canucks vs Capitals
Saturday November 23, 12:30 PM

Gordon Lightfoot
Tuesday November 5, 8:00 PM
Rams Head on Stage
33 West St,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Gordon Lightfoot, from Orillia, ON, will be taking his 2019 tour to the DMV area where he will perform some of his most successful tunes, including “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Sundown”, and “Carefree Highway”. The show is currently sold out; however resale tickets are available, starting at $345 on Ticketmaster

The Wailin’ Jennys
Wednesday November 6, 7:30 PM
The Birchmere
3701 Mt Vernon Ave,
Alexandria, VA 22305

The Canadian folk trio, Wailin’ Jennys, founded by Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse, will be kicking off their 2019-2020 tour in Alexandria, VA, in early November. The group first performed together in Winnipeg, Manitoba and have since performed across Canada and the United States. Tickets for their Virginia show are $49.50 each.

Anton: Movie Screening
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 PM
Cafritz Hall – Edlavitch Jewish Community Centre
1529 16th St NW,
Washington, DC 20036

The American-Ukrainian film, Anton, will play at the Jewish Film Festival near Dupont Circle, early this month. The film, which is based on the novel from the former Canadian Consular General to Denver, Dale Eisler, tells the story of the violence and persecution experienced in Ukraine in 1919. American Award and Golden Globe nominated director, Zaza Urushadze, shares this story with his audience through the friendship of two boys coming from different cultural backgrounds. Entry to the screening is $13.00.

Cirque du Soleil presents Axel
Thursday November 14 to Sunday November 17
Berglund Center Coliseum
710 Williamson Rd NE,
Roanoke, VA 24016

Cirque du Soleil will be coming back to the DMV area with a new production – AXEL. This on-ice experience will illustrate the adventures of a young artist as he navigates life alongside his friends and discovers love at first sight. Be prepared for six amazing performances, complete with spectacular light projections, great music, and jaw-dropping acrobatic skating. Tickets start at $44 for adult admission, and $33 for child admission. Military, student, and senior discount are also offered to the public.

FEEL THE WILD Book Tour by Canadian Artist Daniel Fox
Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17
Various locations

Artist/author (A), photographer/philosopher (P), and explorer/entrepreneur (E), Canadian Daniel Fox is releasing his book “Feel the Wild.” Born in Levis, QC, Daniel Fox is releasing his book of compelling and intimate stories on the journey of life, challenges and resilience, along with striking photography. Pre-ordered signed books are $40 each and 10% of proceeds will fund the non-profit organization WILD.ECO. His book tour will be stopping at the following locations in the DC area:

Saturday, November 16 – 11:00 AM
201 M St NE, Washington, DC

Saturday, November 16 – 7:30 PM
1099 H St NW, Washington, DC

Rosewood Hotel
Sunday, November 17 – 11:00 AM
1050 31st St NW, Washington, DC