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‘A Little Night Music’ @ Signature Theatre
‘A Little Night Music’ @ Signature Theatre
Sep 17 all-day
‘A Little Night Music’ @ Signature Theatre
The Signature Theatre, located just outside of DC, stages a Stephen Sondheim musical masterpiece that concerns a tangled web of love in 1900 Sweden. Winner of four Tony Awards, you’ll be dazzled by this play that concerns a married virgin, an aging actress, an eager divinity student and a foolish count. Take in glorious renditions of[...]
‘Native Gardens’ @ Arena Stage
‘Native Gardens’ @ Arena Stage
Sep 17 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
Sep 17 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[...]
‘Skeleton Crew’ @ Studio Theatre
‘Skeleton Crew’ @ Studio Theatre
Sep 17 all-day
‘Skeleton Crew’ @ Studio Theatre
Playwright and Detroit native Dominique Morisseau wrote this heartfelt play that takes on issues in her own hometown. Three co-workers at Detroit auto-stamping plant – one pregnant, one planning for the future, one a long-time employee – worry about losing their jobs and a debt owed to them by their manager. Livelihoods are at stake[...]
‘The Arsonists’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
‘The Arsonists’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Sep 17 all-day
‘The Arsonists’ @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Max Frisch’s searing political drama comes to one of DC’s leading theaters for cutting-edge plays. Originally written as a take on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, this tale follows main character Biedermann and his attempt to deal with sweeping societal changes. Now more pertinent than ever, this play will be both thought-provoking and laugh-producing. Tickets
Art Exhibition by Stephane Koerwyn @ Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Art Exhibition by Stephane Koerwyn @ Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Sep 17 all-day
Art Exhibition by Stephane Koerwyn @ Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square will display wall art pieces painted on metal by French artist Stephane Koerwyn inside its iCi Urban Bistro for most of this September. The 17 pieces by Koerwyn will be influenced by New York Fashion Week, and in turn, the Bistro will offer a special prix fixe menu inspired by the[...]
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Edvard Munch: Color in Context @ National Gallery of Art
Sep 17 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 
Fiesta DC @ National Mall
Fiesta DC @ National Mall
Sep 17 all-day
Fiesta DC @ National Mall
This annual celebration of Latino culture includes a parade and a festival on back-to-back days, both held in the heart of the District. Saturday’s Parade of Nations features Native Latino dance troupes and other local groups. Sunday’s festival will gather thousands with a beauty pageant, live musical and dance performances, plenty of food and much,[...]
Walkingtown DC
Walkingtown DC
Sep 17 all-day
Walkingtown DC
Cultural Tourism DC showcases the incredible walkability of the nation’s capital during this week-long public tour program. More than 50 guided walking tours are held throughout the District, introducing attendees to the art, culture and history of the city. Tours come in many variations, from after-work “happy hour” soirees to long weekend tours. Historians, licensed tour[...]
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9:00 am Colonial Market & Fair @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Colonial Market & Fair @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Colonial Market & Fair @ George Washington’s Mount Vernon
You don’t need Doc Brown’s DeLorean to go back in time in the DC area this September. George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosts this annual colonial-style market and fair featuring everything you could possibly dream of at such an event. This includes 18th century music, a balloon launch, fire-eating, puppet and magic shows and chocolate-making. Artisans decked out[...]
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
Sep 17 @ 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 ‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
‘Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend’ @ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Sep 17 @ 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 Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Advertising War @ National Museum of American History
At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to inspire patriotism, enrollment in military forces, rationing and charity work. Visitors will be able to view what the America of[...]
10:00 am Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Artist Soldiers @ mithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Sep 17 @ 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 New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
New Painting by Mark Bradford @ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
In what will be Mark Bradford’s first exhibition in DC, expect to be blown away by the scope and detail of this piece at the Hirshhorn Museum. Bradford’s piece will take up almost 400 feet of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming what is called a “cyclorama” that will fully consume the viewer. Although specifics[...]
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
Sep 17 @ 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[...]
11:00 am Truckeroo @ The Bullpen
Truckeroo @ The Bullpen
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Truckeroo @ The Bullpen
Truckeroo brings local food trucks to the Fairgrounds at Yards Park in the bustling Capitol Riverfront neighborhood to dole out everything from cookies and milk to Vietnamese sandwiches. About two dozen wheeled food sellers show up, and there are picnic tables and shade to keep things cool.
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
Sep 17 @ 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.