Around The World in One Day

Take a global tour without leaving town at this year’s Passport D.C. On Saturday, more than 40 embassies will welcome visitors at open-house celebrations to kick off a month of cultural goings-on across the city. We recommend the Cinco de Mayo festival at the Embassy of Mexico, free sausages at the Embassy of Serbia and the dance performance at the Embassy of Sri Lanka. And in case the events give you wanderlust, we’ve rounded up a few other multicultural events:

May 10: Israeli Hip-Hop Hadag Nahash (opening for the Washington Jewish Music Festival) is Israel’s Black Eyed Peas, blending hip-hop with Middle Eastern melodies. Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; 8 p.m., $20; 301-960-9999. (Silver Spring)

May 11 & 12: Iraqi Jazz Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir El-Saffar merges Western jazz improv with Iraqi classical music. Iraqi Cultural Center, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW; 7:30 p.m., $80; 202-625-2361. (Dupont Circle)

May 12: Grandma Tales Storyteller Sally Kathryn Mims recounts ghost, folk and cautionary tales from across the African diaspora. Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Road SE; 2 p.m., free; 202-715-7707.

May 19 & 20: Dragon Boat Festival Teams paddle Taiwanese dragon boats in the Potomac while dancers and musicians perform on shore. Thompson Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Ave. NW; 8:30 a.m., free. (Foggy Bottom)

Passport D.C., Massachusetts Ave. and P St. NW; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free.
Amanda Erickson is deputy editor of PostEverything.

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