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

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December 27, 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
December 10th, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Eisenhower Theater
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.

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 January game:

Ottawa Senators vs Capitals
Tuesday January 7, 7:00 PM

Holocaust Remembrance Day Film Screening
January 27th, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20002

The Embassy is hosting a film screening of “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz” in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is partnering on this special event featuring a panel discussion with Canadian filmmaker Barry Avrich and Director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. Following the program will be a light reception. To RSVP: There are 20 seats available for friends of Connect2Canada so make sure to RSVP as soon as possible!

National Ballet of Canada
January 28th, 2020 – February 2nd, 2020
Opera House – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566

The National Ballet of Canada will be returning to Washington, D.C. with two productions for its 2019/2020 season. On January 28th and 29th, they will be performing the works of Forsythe, Kylián and Ratmansky. This will be followed with a ballet of The Sleeping Beauty between January 30th and February 2nd. Tickets for the ballet are between $29 and $149.

Canadian Performances at the Birchmere
The Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305

Cowboy Junkies Wednesday, January 29 at 7:30 pm
The Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country and folk rock band.Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael’s lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has sparkled over the course of 25 albums. With Cowboy Junkies’ new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. They perform two shows at the historic Birchmere Music Hall. Tickets are $55.00

Sarah Harmer Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 pm
The Musical Box Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm
Gordon Lightfoot Monday, June 8 at 7:30 pm