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‘Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe’ @ Newseum
‘Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe’ @ Newseum
Oct 12 all-day
‘Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe’ @ Newseum
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
‘Death of a Salesman’ @ Ford’s Theatre
Oct 12 all-day
‘Death of a Salesman’ @ Ford’s Theatre
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[...]
‘Native Gardens’ @ Arena Stage
‘Native Gardens’ @ Arena Stage
Oct 12 all-day
‘Native Gardens’ @ Arena Stage
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
‘Posing for the Camera – Gifts from Robert B. Menschel’ @ National Gallery of Art
Oct 12 all-day
‘Posing for the Camera – Gifts from Robert B. Menschel’ @ National Gallery of Art
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[...]
‘The Lover’ and ‘The Collection’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
‘The Lover’ and ‘The Collection’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
Oct 12 all-day
‘The Lover’ and ‘The Collection’ @ Lansburgh Theatre
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
An Act of God @ Signature Theatre
Oct 12 all-day
An Act of God @ Signature Theatre
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
Antony and Cleopatra @ Folger Theatre
Oct 12 all-day
Antony and Cleopatra @ Folger Theatre
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
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Oct 12 all-day
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
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 
Spirit of Autumn @ ARTECHOUSE
Spirit of Autumn @ ARTECHOUSE
Oct 12 all-day
Spirit of Autumn @ ARTECHOUSE
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 Wharf Kickoff Celebration @ The Wharf
The Wharf Kickoff Celebration @ The Wharf
Oct 12 all-day
The Wharf Kickoff Celebration @ The Wharf
The highly anticipated opening of The Wharf, which will single-handedly transform the Southwest Waterfront into a recreational mecca, comes this October. Across four days, you can take in daytime and sunset fireworks and live music/entertainment (including a performance from Kevin Bacon’s band, The Bacon Brothers, on Thursday) while checking out a slew of new shops and restaurants and[...]
Wilderness @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wilderness @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 12 all-day
Wilderness @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The real-life stories of six American families are the source material of this production that doubles as a multimedia documentary. En Garde Arts tackles issues of mental health, addiction, gender and sexual identity through projection design, video, choreography and a folk rock score. Altogether, Wilderness presents a searing portrait of what it’s like to come of age[...]
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12:00 am PUB DREAD @ PUB Dread
PUB DREAD @ PUB Dread
Oct 12 @ 12:00 am – 12:15 am
PUB DREAD @ PUB Dread
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[...]
10:00 am ‘Fantasy in Japan Blue @ Hall of States at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
‘Fantasy in Japan Blue @ Hall of States at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am
‘Fantasy in Japan Blue @ Hall of States at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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[...]
10:00 am ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects’ @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
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[...]
10:00 am ‘In the Library: Jost Amman and Sixteenth-Century Woodcut Illustration’ @ National Gallery of Art
‘In the Library: Jost Amman and Sixteenth-Century Woodcut Illustration’ @ National Gallery of Art
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
‘In the Library: Jost Amman and Sixteenth-Century Woodcut Illustration’ @ National Gallery of Art
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.
10:00 am ‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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[...]
10:00 am Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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[...]
10:00 am Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces @ National Museum of the American Indian
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[...]
10:00 am Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party @ The Phillips Collection
Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party @ The Phillips Collection
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am
Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party @ The Phillips Collection
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[...]
11:30 am ‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
Oct 12 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Faces of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now @ National Portrait Gallery
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.
11:30 am Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct 12 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
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[...]
12:00 pm ‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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,[...]
5:00 pm PUB DREAD @ PUB Dread
PUB DREAD @ PUB Dread
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 12:00 am
PUB DREAD @ PUB Dread
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[...]