What:  A Tribute to Bosnia and Herzegovina – Celebrating Art and Culture

About: Please join us in celebrating Bosnia and Herzegovina through the artwork of Bosnian American painter Amir Cizmic and a musical performance by Dr. Asim Haracic and his band, ADA.

Date: Saturday, September 28. 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O St. NW

Link to Event: ACBH

:  Serbfest 2019

About:  Serbian food, live music & folklore performances. More details to follow…

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Saint Luke’s Serbian Orthodox Church, 10660 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Link to Event: St. Luke’s Serbian Orthodox Church

What:  Second Annual Balkan Chestnut Festival at Wyoming Farm, LLC

About: Celebrate the chestnut harvest with Balkan music, local wine, and your local community at “The Second Annual Balkan Chestnut Festival at Wyoming Farm in Clinton, Maryland”, which will be featuring Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band, Orchester Praževica and Szikra. Zlatne Uste is the only American band to play at the world famous Guca Trumpet Competition in Serbia. Local bands include Orchester Prazevica, known for their “Eastern Block Party” and Szikra who play traditional Hungarian dance music. Dance instruction by Jamie Platt of Dancing Planet Productions will precede the music so that everyone can join in the fun. Olney Winery will be serving local wine and From Scratch LC will be serving excellent Balkan cuisine. Activities for kids include lawn games and face painting, while farm tours of this nationally registered historic place and excellent views of the Piscataway Creek valley are available for all.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Wyoming Farm, LLC, 11530 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD 20735

Link to Event: Eventbrite

What: Film Screening: Milunka Savic, The Great War Heroine

About: Join us for a screening of a 2013 documentary about Milunka Savic, the most decorated woman of World War I, who fought on the front side-by-side with Serbian soldiers. The filming of the story was preceded by several months of research and shooting in Serbia and France, given that Milunka Savic had been awarded the highest decorations of the armies of both countries: the gold Karageorge Star with Swords, the Legion of Honor of Fifth Degree, the French War Cross, and the Oblich Medal for Bravery. The film is not only the testimony of an admirable female fighter, but also a story about the woman who raised three adopted girls together with her daughter, and who provided for the education of 30 more children. Milunka Savic’s quotations, photos from the family album, and the only preserved video recordings of her were used in the film. The documentary is supplemented with reconstructions of scenes from Milunka’s life.

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Alliance Française de Washington DC, 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Link to Event: Eventbrite