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‘Crazy for You’ @ Signature Theatre
‘Crazy for You’ @ Signature Theatre
Nov 13 all-day
‘Crazy for You’ @ Signature Theatre
The music of the famous Gershwin brothers guides this Tony Award-winning holiday spectacular. When a banker heads to a small town to foreclose on its theater, his love of music causes him to revive it instead. This decision leads to mistaken identities, a love story and a whole lot of 1930s flair that audiences will[...]
‘Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe’ @ Newseum
‘Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe’ @ Newseum
Nov 13 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[...]
‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ @ Arena Stage
‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ @ Arena Stage
Nov 13 all-day
‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ @ Arena Stage
Nina Simone’s voice was a pillar of the Civil Rights Movement, and this production explores the profound effect that the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963 had on Simone, her work and the nation. Featuring some of the singer’s most powerful songs, audiences will be inspired by playwright Christina Ham’s journey into the psyche[...]
‘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
Nov 13 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[...]
‘Top Girls’ @ The Keegan Theatre
‘Top Girls’ @ The Keegan Theatre
Nov 13 all-day
‘Top Girls’ @ The Keegan Theatre
Winner of the 1983 Obie Award for Best Play, Top Girls addresses issues of feminism and family ties. Five women from the past are invited to a dinner party hosted by Marlene, the manager of the ‘Top Girls’ employment agency. The surreal scene includes an adventurer, a dedicated wife and even a transvestite Pope, as playwright Caryl[...]
An Act of God @ Signature Theatre
An Act of God @ Signature Theatre
Nov 13 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
Nov 13 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[...]
DC Cocktail Week
DC Cocktail Week
Nov 13 all-day
DC Cocktail Week
Dozens of DC restaurants will participate in this celebration of mixology curated by the Restaurant Assocation Metropolitan Washington. DC Cocktail Week will showcase innovative drinks, letting local bartenders put their creative brains to work. These tasty creations will be paired with dishes to inspire flavor explosions that you will not want to miss. Local distilleries like Green Hat are[...]
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Nov 13 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 
FotoWeekDC
FotoWeekDC
Nov 13 all-day
FotoWeekDC
Celebrating fine art photography, photojournalism, world-class artists and up-and-coming shutterbugs, FotoWeek DC returns to inspire all through powerful imagery, marking the 10th anniversary of the festival. Marvel at more than 150 programs, exhibits and events throughout the city, or submit your photos for competition. An opening party will be held at the FotoWeek’s central campus at 2801[...]
Mean Girls @ The National Theatre
Mean Girls @ The National Theatre
Nov 13 all-day
Mean Girls @ The National Theatre
The classic film from 2004 gets a musical adaptation this fall, with its pre-Broadway run launching in DC. Crafted by Tina Fey, with music written by her husband, Jeff Richmond, this production is sure to take the tale of Cady Heron and The Plastics to all-new heights. Tickets will be in very high demand, so[...]
The Book of Mormon @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Book of Mormon @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 13 all-day
The Book of Mormon @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
One of the most renowned musicals of the last decade, The Book of Mormon is a Tony Award-winning tale of two Mormon missionaries in Africa penned by the kings of irreverence, Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of South Park). Watch two knuckleheads stagger through misadventures and awkward situations as they attempt to spread the Word. Tickets
The Second City Presents ‘Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
The Second City Presents ‘Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Nov 13 all-day
The Second City Presents ‘Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Comedian Felonious Munk stars in this hilarious production that incorporates his own harrowing backstory. From the creators of last year’s Black Side of the Moon, which was a huge hit for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, comes this tale of an African-American man who went from six years in prison to a six-figure job to a career[...]
Washington National Opera: ‘Alcina’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington National Opera: ‘Alcina’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 13 all-day
Washington National Opera: ‘Alcina’ @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This tale of Alcina, a sorceress who, when tired of her subjects, turns them into stone or beasts, will bring all kinds of magic to the Kennedy Center this November. Handel’s baroque opera also concerns the knight Ruggiero, who has the power to overcome Alcina’s cruelty. Eisenhower Theater hosts this tale of enchantment, seduction and fantasy. Tickets
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10:00 am ‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps’ @ National Postal Museum
The National Postal Museum highlights the role of the flowering plant on U.S. postage stamps over the last 50 years in this new exhibit. See developmental and final artwork that shows how important design artwork is to the completion and production of a postage stamp. Common artistic themes, like the relationship between flowering plants and bees, will[...]
10:00 am ‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ @ Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ @ Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ @ Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Although cats are great for internet memes now, felines were spiritual beings in ancient Egyptian times. The newly redesigned Freer | Sackler Galleries bring you this exclusive exhibit that mines the importance of the cat in society from the Middle Kingdom to the Byzantine Period, including their status in religious and political life. You’ll be able to[...]
10:00 am ‘Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
‘Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
‘Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
More than two hundred pieces of Buddhist art comprise this new exhibit from the Freer | Sackler Galleries. Spread across two millennia, the works show Asia’s powerful Buddhist heritage. You’ll learn how the art is perceived to have sacred power, how Buddhists have engaged with the works, how the religious understanding of the pieces differs from[...]
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
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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 Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
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[...]
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
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Rick Araluce: The Final Stop @ Renwick Gallery
Rick Araluce: The Final Stop @ Renwick Gallery
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Rick Araluce: The Final Stop @ Renwick Gallery
Rick Araluce’s first large-scale installation on the East Coast of the U.S. will turn the Renwick Gallery into an underground subway platform. This immersive work will make you feel as if you’re situated in a creepy, subterranean environment. Expect flickering lights and distant sounds as you wait for a train that may never come.
10:00 am Subodh Gupta: ‘Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Subodh Gupta: ‘Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Subodh Gupta: 'Terminal’ @ Freer | Sackler Galleries
A new large-scale installation from internationally appreciated artist Subodh Gupta resides in the Sackler Pavilion. Terminal is made from towers of brass containers that are connected by thread, creating a glimmering landscape. The spires within the installation range from one to 15 feet tall, reminding one of architectural features found on churches, temples and mosques.
10:00 am Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry @ National Gallery of Art
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry @ National Gallery of Art
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry @ National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art hosts this landmark consideration of the artistic exchanges between Johannes Vermeer and his peers between 1650-1675. The exhibit features 65 works from Vermeer and fellow Dutch Golden Age painters, a group of artists that mastered depicting the domestic life of the time period through outstanding technique. Learn how these painters challenged and[...]
10:00 am What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
What Absence Is Made Of @ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
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[...]
11:30 am ‘Tamayo: The New York Years’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
‘Tamayo: The New York Years’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 13 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘Tamayo: The New York Years’ @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
This exhibit will examine the incredible influences between the work of Rufino Tamayo and the American art scene, a first for a major museum. Tamayo was a Mexican artist who lived in New York City off and on for almost three decades, composing Modernist paintings that incorporated Mexican subjects into urban and dreamlike settings, as well[...]
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
Nov 13 @ 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 ‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
Nov 13 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
‘The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers’ @ National Portrait Gallery
The work of famous artists like Winslow Homer and Dorothea Lange will be on display in this new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. The face of the American laborer has undergone radical change over time, and this development will be showcased across several genres of art. Roughly 75 pieces will be on display, depicting slaves,[...]
11:30 am Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nov 13 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
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[...]
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
Nov 13 @ 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[...]