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February 26, 2020

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Pulse

Nov 1 through April 28 2019
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave and 7th St
Washington, DC

In the Hirshhorn’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date, three major installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series come together for the artist’s DC debut. A Mexican Canadian artist known for straddling the line between art, technology, and design, Lozano-Hemmer fills the Museum’s entire Second Level with immersive environments that use heart-rate sensors to create kinetic and audiovisual experiences from visitors’ own biometric data. Over the course of six months, Pulse will animate the vital signs of hundreds of thousands of participants.

Jeremy Dutcher

April 24, 2019
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  – Millennium Stage
2700 F St NW
6:00 pm

Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer, and activist, based in Toronto, Ontario. This classically trained operatic tenor takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq roots into the music he creates. He is most noted for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.

Roman Holiday

March 25 through May 18, 2019
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed on Sundays)

Canadian artist Jennifer R. A. Campbell’s compositions call attention to the chaotic world of humanity, while conversely investigating the various elements that inform the ways we interact.

A Sense of Community: Canadian and American Quilters

March 7 through May 24, 2019
Embassy of Canada Art Gallery
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, a group of textile artists got together and created quilts representing Canada’s history, geography, and culture. The Embassy is proud to display these works of art, paired with the American quilts they inspired.

YidLive!
Saturday May 11th, 8:00pm
George Washington University Black Box Theater – West Hall B2
2100 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007

Join Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, the creators and stars of the award-winning Yiddish-ish web series YidLife Crisis – in the fleisch! The boychiks from Montreal present an evening of comedy, film, and music reflecting their unique take on the modern Jewish experience.

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal 

Wednesday May 15th, 6:30pm
AFI Silver Theater
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The sharply intellectual and marvelously zany comedic duo behind the viral Yiddish-language web series YidLife Crisis return to their city of birth, Montreal, on a mission. On the verge of middle age, Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman have a hankering for the Jewish Montreal of their youth, not to mention its rich culinary heritage.They set out to eat their way through the city, along the way re-engaging and discovering the Le Metropole’s storied Jewish community, its mouth-watering eateries, and of course the scrumptious Jewish cooking that powers it all.

Gordon Lightfoot performing at The Birchmere
Monday May 13th, 7:30pm
The Birchmere
3701 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305

Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He is often referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend. He is performing as part of his “80 Years Strong Tour”.

88Glam performing at U Street Music Hall
Tuesday May 14th, 7:00pm
U Street Music Hall
1114A U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
88Glam is a Toronto hip hop duo, formed in 2017 by Derek Wise and 88 Camino. The show is part of their Twin Turbo Tour 2019.

PUP performing at the Black Cat
Friday May 17th, 8:00pm
The Black Cat
1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

PUP is a Canadian emo band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2010. They’re touring to promote their new album, MORBID STUFF.

Chromeo performing at the Lincoln Theater
Sunday May 19th, 6:30pm
The Lincoln Theater
1215 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Chromeo is a Canadian electro-funk duo from Montreal. Their sound draws from blue-eyed soul, dance music, rock, synth-pop, disco and funk. They are touring to promote their new album, “Head Over Heels.”

Melanie Fiona performing at The Howard Theater
Thursday May 23rd, 6:00pm
The Howard Theater
620 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Grammy Award Winning, Toronto-born, R&B Sensation. Just like the powerful music itself, Melanie Fiona exudes a soulful charm, wit and a genuine story-telling ability that expresses both vulnerability and strength. Her distinctive and powerful voice has captivated the hearts and minds of countless souls domestically and internationally.

Roman Holiday
March 25 through May 18, 2019
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed on Sundays)

Canadian artist Jennifer R. A. Campbell’s compositions call attention to the chaotic world of humanity, while conversely investigating the various elements that inform the ways we interact.

A Sense of Community: Canadian and American Quilters
March 7 through May 24, 2019
Embassy of Canada Art Gallery
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Looking to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, a group of textile artists got together and created quilts representing Canada’s history, geography, and culture. The Embassy is proud to display these works of art, paired with the American quilts they inspired.

The Fall of the American Empire
Tuesday June 4, 7:00pm
Regal Gallery Place
701 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

French Canadian filmmaker Denys Archand’s newest crime thriller The Fall of the American Empire will be released in select theaters in the DC area on June 7. An advance screening will be held June 4 at 7:00pm at Regal Gallery Place. To reserve a spot, RSVP to [email protected].

My Prairie Home
Thursday June 6, 6:00 pm
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20001

Non-binary musician Rae Spoon tells their queer and musical coming of age story growing up in Calgary, Alberta. To commemorate DC Pride Week, the Embassy of Canada will host a screening of My Prairie Home Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm. Space is limited so please RSVP.

Hero
Thursday June 6, 7:15pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Frances-Anne Solomon, a Caribbean-Canadian director and writer, will open the American Film Institute’s DC “Caribbean Film Festival” with her film Hero. Shot in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK, and Canada, Hero is the story of Ulric Cross, who in 1941, left his small island home to seek his fortune and became the British Royal Air Forces’ most decorated West Indian. A Q&A with the filmmaker and a reception will follow the screening.

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.

Yannick Rieu at DC Jazz Fest
Saturday June 15, 4:00 pm
District Pier
101 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

Recognized as one of Canada’s most talented saxophonists, composer and saxophonist, Yannick Rieu, has performed around the world, garnering prizes and acclaim for both his recordings and live performances.  This summer, he performs at 15th Annual DC Jazz Festival and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 40th Edition.  This is a free event.

D.C. United vs Toronto FC
June 29, 8:00pm
Audi Field
100 Potomac Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

D.C. United will host Toronto FC for a regular season Major League Soccer game at Audi Field. Tickets start at $35.

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.

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.

Antoni in the Kitchen
Tuesday September 10, 8:00pm
The Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Join Canadian culinary expert Antoni Porowski for a special evening to celebrate the publication of his first cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen. Born and raised in Montreal, Antoni is the Emmy Award-winning food and wine expert on the Netflix hit show Queer Eye. During this evening event, Antoni will demo recipes from his book, answer questions from the audience, and share why food, healthy living, and community are so important to him. Tickets start at $45 and come with a copy of Antoni in the Kitchen.

“For Better or Worse” Cartoonist Lynn Johnston [Lecture]
Fri, September 13, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building, First Floor
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540

Cartoonist Lynn Johnston, creator of the long-running syndicated comic strip For Better or Worse, will discuss her career and artistic process while illustrating the presentation in real time. Tickets are recommended but not required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Taste of the World International Food Festival
Saturday September 14, 4:05pm
Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

The fourth annual Taste of the World International Food Festival will be held at Nationals Park to celebrate DC’s international community. Before the baseball game, fans can enjoy a pregame street festival with food and beverage samples from participating embassies, including the Embassy of Canada. Tickets starting at $33.

Daniel Caesar
Tuesday September 24, 2019
Echostage
2135 Queens Chapel Road NE
Washington, DC 20018

Daniel Caesar is a Canadian R&B and soul singer-songwriter. After independently building an online following through the release of several popular EPs, Caesar released his debut album Freudian in August 2017. Tickets starting at $42.50.

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.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Through 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.

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.

Tunic
Saturday October 5, 8:30 PM
Vinyl Lounge at Songbyrd
2477 18th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20009

From their hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba, the indie rock band Tunic will be performing this early October. They will be performing with the DC-based noise punk rock band Taciturn. Donations are accepted.

Toxic Beauty Premier
Sunday October 6, 6:30 PM
Burke Theater at the Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20004

The CBC Documentary, Toxic Beauty, will have its American debut at Meet the Press Film Festival this October. In this film, the award-winning filmmaker, Phyllis Ellis, captures the reality behind the beauty, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industry. He primarily focuses on the lack of regulation in these three industries, and the problem that occur as a result. While the screening is currently sold out, guests can wait in a standby line at the theater. Any unoccupied seats prior to show time will be filled by these guests.

Avril Lavigne
Wednesday October 9, 8:00 pm
Theater at MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave,
National Harbor, MD 20745

The Bellville, Ontario singer will be bringing her “Head above Water” tour to the DMV area this October. Tickets start at $50.50 each.

All Things Go Fall Classic
Saturday October 12 – Sunday October 13
Union Market
1309 5th St NE,
Washington, DC 20002

The Juno-award winning group from Hamilton, Ontario, Arkells, will help kick-off day 1 of the All Things Go Fall festival. They will be followed by another Canadian artist, Allie X, on the final day of the festival. General admission tickets start at $69 for one day, and $99 for the entire weekend.

Canadian Thanksgiving
Monday October 14, 2019
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
3207 Washington Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Monday October 14th is Canadian Thanksgiving, and O’Sullivan’s will be hosting an ‘All You Can Eat’ buffet from 11am – 3pm, featuring all your favorite foods and drinks, including Poutine Fries and Bloody Caesars! They will also be raising funds for the United Way of the National Capital Area.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Capitals
Wednesday October 16, 7:00 PM
Capitol One Arena
601 F Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

The Washington Capitals will be hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs for an early season game. Ticket prices begin at $40 each.

Jesse Cook
Wednesday October 23, 8:00 PM
Rams Head on Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Juno winning master guitarist Jesse Cook will be performing his modern sound this late October. The event is 21+, so identification will be required to enter. Tickets are $45 each.

Theory – A Play by Norman Yeung, Directed by Victoria Murray Baatin
October 23 – November 17, 2019
Mosaic Theatre
At Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Mosaic Theatre presents “Theory” – a play about testing the limits of free speech by Canadian playwright Norman Yeung. Mosaic is offering discounted tickets for friends of Connect 2 Canada for the October 31 8:00 pm performance. You can purchase tickets for $10.00 USD here and use the code: CANADA at checkout.

Rosier
Thursday, October 24, 6:30 PM
The Public Option
1601 Rhode Island Ave NE,
Washington, DC 20018

Rosier, a bilingual Montreal-based indie rock band, will be performing at the Hamlin St. Diner. Attendees should expect the band to play songs from their recently released self-titled EP, Rosier. Tickets range between $10 and $20.

Alessia Cara
Saturday October 26, 7:30 PM
The Anthem
901 Wharf St SW,
Washington, DC 20024

Shortly after touring the United-States as Shawn Mendes’ opening act, Alessia Cara will be returning to Washington, DC for her first headline tour. The Brampton, Ontario singer will be performing some of her greatest hits including “Scars to Your Beautiful”, “Here”, and “Stay”, as well as newer tunes from her recently released EP This Summer. Tickets begin at $40.

Daguerrotypes
Sunday October 27, 8:30 PM
Vinyl Lounge at Songbyrd
2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

CBC Galaxy Rising Star Award winner James Samimi Farr and the Daguerrotypes will be performing in the District of Columbia this October. The band will perform Samimi’s folkloric, musical compositions on spirituality and selfhood. Entry is free of charge.

Wine Lips
Tuesday October 29, 7:00 PM
The Camel
1621 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

From Toronto, Ontario, the garage/punk/psychedelic band Wine Lips will be performing late October, with their vocalist/lead guitarist Cameron Hilbom, bassist Richard Stewart, and drummer Aurora Evans. Tickets are $10 each.

 

Author, Marie-Célie Agnant
Wednesday October 30 – Friday November 1
Various locations

Haïtian-Québécois author and storyteller, Marie-Célie Agnant, will be visiting the DMV area at the end of October. She is recognized for her literary work, which includes poems, novels, novellas, as well as children literature. In 1998, her novel Silence Like Blood was nominated for the Governor General’s Award. While in the DMV, she will be presenting at:
The University of Maryland (College Park) – Wednesday October 30, 4:30 PM
Georgetown University – Thursday October 31, 2:oo PM
Howard University – Friday November 1

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:

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

Arc’teryx
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

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.

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: https://rsvp.theworldsbest.events/ddglr. 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

Upcoming:
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

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.

Huff
February 6th-8th 2020
Family theater
The Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, United States

A U.S. premiere! Nominated for Quebec’s 2016 Critic’s Awards, Huff is a daring solo show by award-winning Cree actor and playwright Cliff Cardinal, one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian theater. Tickets range from. $29.00-$45.00 25% off select seats in all performances using promo code: 385132.

Limits of Justice Panel Discussion
February 6th – 7 PM – 8:30 PM 2020
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul  Wellenberg PL SW
Washington DC 20024

A panel discussion will be held at the Holocaust Memorial Museum addressing the controversy surrounding the ongoing efforts to achieve justice for Holocaust crimes, and the significance of these endeavors in a world where hate continues to fuel mass violence.

New Light: Canadian Women Artists
February 7th, 2020 through April 2020
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The Embassy of Canada is proud to display over 170 art pieces by Canadian artists throughout its chancery. A New Light: Canadian Women Artists offers visitors a sneak preview of pieces by 27 renowned Canadian women artists which will afterwards be given a home in various prominent locations within the building. This event is free of charge.

Mother Tongue Film Festival
February 20, 2020 7 pm – Opening Night*
National Museum of the American Indian
Rasmuson Theater
Independence Ave SW,
Washington, DC 20560, United States

The Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world over four days of free screenings in Washington. Candian films include, Restless River, Blood Quantum, and One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Catholic University of America’s Chamber Orchestra: Alert
February 21st, 2020
Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The Catholic University of America’s Chamber Orchestra, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada, is proud to present the world premiere of Alert by Canadian composer Robert A. Baker.  In addition to Alert, the Chamber Orchestra will also perform Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C Major and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 Op. 93. We encourage you to join us for an hour of musical enchantment. This event is free. Please RSVP.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists
February 21, 2020 – May 17, 2020
Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is an innovative exhibition celebrating Indigenous art made by women from across North America. Its presentation at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery includes 82 artworks dating from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork, to sculpture, time-based media and photography. The presentation at the Renwick is the third stop on a four venue national tour.

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 February games are:

Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 7:00 PM

Winnipeg Jets at Washington Capitals
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 7:00 PM

An Evening with Slone
February 22, 2020, 8:00 PM
Union Stage
740 Water St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Sloan is four distinct song writing voices — guitarists Patrick Pentland and Jay Ferguson, bassist Chris Murphy and drummer Andrew Scott are performers who hail from Halifax home but are now based out of Toronto.

Celine Dion: Courage World Tour
February 24, 2020 – 7:30 pm
Royal Farms Arena
201 W Baltimore St,
Baltimore, MD 21201.

Celine Dion, originally from Montreal Quebec. Returns to America to bring us her Courage World tour. A night of musical excellence. Tickets range from 200$ – 500$.

Canadian Performances at the Birchmere
Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:30pm
The Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305

Sarah Hammer is a Canadian singer, songwriter and activist who hales form Burlington , Ontario. She and one musical guest will perform one shows at the historic Birchmere Music Hall. Tickets are $29.50 each.

Upcoming:
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

 

Architecture and Design Film Festival: D.C. Opening Night
March 26, 2020
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW

The Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C along with the National Building Museum and the Revada Foundation return for another year of film. Join fellow architects, designers, filmmakers and designers for the premiere of City Dreamers, a film about the strong and independent thinkers that shape the cities we live in.

Festival de la FrancophonieDC
March 4 – 27, 2020
Various locations

Once again, the Québec Government Office in Washington joins the Smithsonian Associates and the Alliance française de Washington for le festival de la FrancophonieDC, a month-long celebration of la langue de Molière with public events across the nation’s capital.

New Light: Canadian Women Artists
February 7, 2020 through April 2020
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The Embassy of Canada is proud to display over 170 art pieces by Canadian artists throughout its chancery. A New Light: Canadian Women Artists offers visitors a sneak preview of pieces by 27 renowned Canadian women artists which will afterwards be given a home in various prominent locations within the building. This event is free of charge.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists
February 21, 2020 – May 17, 2020
Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is an innovative exhibition celebrating Indigenous art made by women from across North America. Its presentation at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery includes 82 artworks dating from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork, to sculpture, time-based media and photography. The presentation at the Renwick is the third stop on a four venue national tour.

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 March games are:

Edmonton Oilers at Washington Capitals
Monday, March 16, 7:00 PM

Ottawa Senators at Washington Capitals
Friday, March 20, 7:00 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals
Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 PM

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

Upcoming:
The Musical Box Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, April 15 at 7:30 pm
Gordon Lightfoot, June 8 at 7:30 pm