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‘Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe’ @ Newseum
12:00 am
Newseum brings back one of its most popular exhibits in honor of JFK’s 100th birthday. More than 70 images from the Kennedys’ personal photographer, Jacques Lowe, will be on display. Lowe’s photos created the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot,” showcasing the public and private life of one of America’s most famous families in[...]
‘Death of a Salesman’ @ Ford’s Theatre
Oct 19 all-day
‘Death of a Salesman’ @ Ford’s Theatre
12:00 am
Arthur Miller’s classic is staged at the historic Ford’s Theatre. Get to know Willy Loman, whose pursuit of the American Dream is coming to an end. Across 24 hours, Willy looks back on fatherhood, his marriage and his career, filled with regret over a life that he feels failed to meet his own expectations. He looks[...]
Oct 19 all-day
‘Native Gardens’ @ Arena Stage
12:00 am
Neighbors clash in this cultural comedy that comes to Arena Stage, one of DC’s most reputable playhouses. When Tania and Pablo move next door to DC couple Virginia and Frank, an epic battle ensues, filled with racial and political tension. Prepare for laughs as well as searing commentary on how cultures clash…and come together. Tickets
‘Posing for the Camera – Gifts from Robert B. Menschel’ @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
More than 60 photographs from the collection of Robert B. Menschel will be on display at the National Gallery of Art for this exhibition. Inside, visitors will discover how posing for a portrait changed as the medium evolved. Works in the exhibit stretch from the 1840s to the 1990s, and include portraits of famous figures such as[...]
Oct 19 all-day
‘The Lover’ and ‘The Collection’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
12:00 am
Two plays from legendary playwright Harold Pinter will be performed at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Lansburgh Theatre. The Loverconcerns a couple planning infidelity, while The Collection finds a husband confronting a rival. Pinter’s work will make you ponder the differences between reality and what we choose to believe in our everyday lives. Tickets
An Act of God @ Signature Theatre
Oct 19 all-day
An Act of God @ Signature Theatre
12:00 am
David Javerbaum, winner of 13 Emmys (11 of which came during his time with The Daily Show), crafted this hilarious comedy about divine intervention. God returns to Earth, and he’s taken the form of DC actor Tom Story. With archangels in tow, God provides a new set of Ten Commandments to unsuspecting Earthlings, and plenty of[...]
Antony and Cleopatra @ Folger Theatre
Oct 19 all-day
Antony and Cleopatra @ Folger Theatre
12:00 am
Folger Theatre will present this epic Shakespeare production in-the-round this fall. Mark Antony is at the height of his powers, but unable to decide between his torrid love affair with Cleopatra in Egypt and his duty to the Roman Empire. Filled with politics, romance and war, Antony and Cleopatra promises to be one of the most intense[...]
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Oct 19 all-day
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
Responsible for one of modern art’s most famous paintings, Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter with strong ties to German Expressionism. The National Gallery of Art opens an exhibit containing 21 of his works on Sunday, Sept. 3, showcasing how Munch used color to invoke psychology and the spiritual world. Hours 
Mariinsky Ballet: ‘La Bayadère @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 19 all-day
Mariinsky Ballet: ‘La Bayadère @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
12:00 am
The Mariinsky Ballet, a legendary Russian ballet company, returns to the Kennedy Center to perform La Bayadère, one of their most famous renditions. The piece touches on forbidden love, betrayal and the afterlife through its gorgeous choreography, stunning sets and costumes and unforgettable characters. The “Shades” scene is its most famous, when maidens dressed in white seemingly float[...]
Spirit of Autumn @ ARTECHOUSE
Oct 19 all-day
Spirit of Autumn @ ARTECHOUSE
12:00 am
ARTECHOUSE unveils its newest interactive exhibit this weekend. Spirit of Autumnengages all the senses and every member of the family. The experience begins with you coloring in a leaf on a piece of paper, which then becomes a digital object on a 270-degree wall projection. You can then move through other galleries, all activated by your footsteps[...]
The Second City’s ‘When Life Gives You Clemens @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 19 all-day
The Second City’s ‘When Life Gives You Clemens @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
12:00 am
The Second City brings another laugh riot to the District this October. America’s most famous comedy troupe takes its queue from Mark Twain, one of history’s greatest humorists, in this performance. Expect searing takes on politics and human nature through the lens of satire in this show that will be at the Kennedy Center for two nights[...]
‘Fantasy in Japan Blue @ Hall of States at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
‘Fantasy in Japan Blue @ Hall of States at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
10:00 am
Reiko Sudo is a world leader in textile design and her incredible work will be on display in the Kennedy Center’s Hall of States for six weeks this fall. The exhibit displays fabric made from natural material, which is then hung on 115 open fans. Each fan is colored to correspond to 46 shades of Japanese[...]
‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
10:00 am
Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been an artistic duo for almost thirty years. The Hirshhorn Museum will display a range of their installations that date back to 1985, including monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures and outdoor works. Many of the pieces are inspired by the Kabakovs’ time in the Soviet Union, where they faced[...]
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘In the Library: Jost Amman and Sixteenth-Century Woodcut Illustration’ @ National Gallery of Art
10:00 am
Jost Amman was one of the popular printmakers and book illustrators of the late sixteenth century. This National Gallery of Art exhibit will examine Amman’s history and how his work stood apart from other artists who used similar techniques and methods during the time period. Visitors will be amazed by Amman’s precise and imaginative works.
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10:00 am
In Inuit culture, the narwhal (a small Arctic whale with a distinct spiral tusk) is an intriguing and spiritual animal. The National Museum of Natural History will showcase the Inuit perspective on the animal, as well as the latest scientific information, to reveal the complex nature of the narwhal. The exhibit will include tusks and skulls from[...]
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
10:00 am
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular in the nation, and the dynamic locale features an exhibit like few others in its history this summer. Artist Soldiers shows how war art drastically changed during World War I, when depictions went from heroic and romanticized to first-person accounts by professional artists[...]
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
10:00 am
The National Museum of Women in the Arts has gathered work from 21 different black women artists for this new exhibit that showcases how abstract art can be used to communicate personal experiences. Pieces that use unconventional form and construction can be seen throughout the exhibit, including sculpture and large-scale paintings. Many of the artists on display[...]
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
10:00 am
This landmark exhibit will officially announce the development of the National Native American Veterans Memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native men and women inside Patriot Nations, which will feature rarely seen photographs and artifacts[...]
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party @ The Phillips Collection
10:00 am
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s most famous work, which permanently resides at America’s first museum of modern art, The Phillips Collection, is the focus of this new exhibit. Luncheon of the Boating Partyis an essential painting, and one with a fascinating story to boot. You will learn of artists, friends and other works that inspired Renoir’s painting in the first[...]
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
10:00 am
The creative ways that absence is expressed throughout numerous forms of art is the topic of this new exhibit at the Hirshhorn. More than 70 works across seven decades make up the display, which include small-scale pieces that use mirroring effects to large-scale ruminations using simple materials. Visitors will be able to observe how leading artists[...]
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
11:30 am
The National Portrait Gallery‘s new exhibit, The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, examines the cost of ongoing war through incredible portraits of soldiers. Several leading photographers and artists have contributed to the 56 works inside, which show the immense sacrifice and extraordinary experiences of common soldiers. The museum is free to enter.
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
11:30 am
Kara Walker daringly uses and reimagines 19th century portraits to confront observers with racial inequalities and injustices. In this exhibit, you can experience Walker’s thought-provoking interpretations, in which she overlays stenciled figures on original scenes depicted in Harper’s in an 1866 anthology of the Civil War. Walker’s images will be displayed next to the original prints, showing[...]
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
11:30 am
Thomas Wilfred is one of the most underappreciated artists of the 20th century, but he will get his due with this special retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Wilfred’s light installations, which used sculptures to project moving images, were way ahead of their time. The exhibit features 15 of the artist’s innovative compositions, the first[...]
‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
12:00 pm
The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Gallery will host a special traveling exhibit from The GRAMMY Museum that honors legendary artist Leonard Bernstein. The display honors Bernstein’s centennial with more than 150 photographs, as well as personal artifacts like papers, scores, letters and even furniture. Leonard Bernstein at 100 will also feature interactive elements, including a listening bar,[...]
PUB DREAD @ PUB Dread
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 12:15 am
PUB DREAD @ PUB Dread
5:00 pm
From the same group that brought you the Game of Thrones pop-up bar and Miracle on Seventh Street comes PUB Dread, a spooky way to savor drinks this Halloween season. Different themed rooms, including a haunted forest, a crypt, a parlor filled with creepy dolls and a “Spacebar,” will make up this lavish holiday creation from Derek[...]
Guns N’ Roses @ Capital One Arena
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Guns N’ Roses @ Capital One Arena
7:00 pm
Guns N’ Roses are rock and roll royalty. Thirty years have passed since the group unleashed Appetite for Destruction on the world, an album that continues to resonate in rock music to this day. Three decades is a long time, but don’t fret – Axl Rose, Slash and the boys can still rock the hell out. Their Not[...]
‘Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe’ @ Newseum
12:00 am
Newseum brings back one of its most popular exhibits in honor of JFK’s 100th birthday. More than 70 images from the Kennedys’ personal photographer, Jacques Lowe, will be on display. Lowe’s photos created the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot,” showcasing the public and private life of one of America’s most famous families in[...]
‘Death of a Salesman’ @ Ford’s Theatre
Oct 20 all-day
‘Death of a Salesman’ @ Ford’s Theatre
12:00 am
Arthur Miller’s classic is staged at the historic Ford’s Theatre. Get to know Willy Loman, whose pursuit of the American Dream is coming to an end. Across 24 hours, Willy looks back on fatherhood, his marriage and his career, filled with regret over a life that he feels failed to meet his own expectations. He looks[...]
Oct 20 all-day
‘Native Gardens’ @ Arena Stage
12:00 am
Neighbors clash in this cultural comedy that comes to Arena Stage, one of DC’s most reputable playhouses. When Tania and Pablo move next door to DC couple Virginia and Frank, an epic battle ensues, filled with racial and political tension. Prepare for laughs as well as searing commentary on how cultures clash…and come together. Tickets
‘Posing for the Camera – Gifts from Robert B. Menschel’ @ National Gallery of Art
12:00 am
More than 60 photographs from the collection of Robert B. Menschel will be on display at the National Gallery of Art for this exhibition. Inside, visitors will discover how posing for a portrait changed as the medium evolved. Works in the exhibit stretch from the 1840s to the 1990s, and include portraits of famous figures such as[...]