Calendar of Events
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 Lewis Carroll, Edward Weston, Man Ray and Robert Frank.
Hours | Free admission
Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, this Arena Stagedrama concerns a young Cherokee lawyer who learns, while fighting for her nation’s independence, why some wounds never heal. During her battle, Sarah Ridge Polson must face the tragedies of the Cherokee Nation, encountering historical figures like Andrew Jackson, as well as the ghosts of her own ancestors, along the way.
The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Play comes to the Kennedy Center for a limited run this January. The Humansconcerns Erik Blake and his Pennsylvania family, who journey to his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan for the first time to celebrate Thanksgiving. During the family dinner, scary sounds are overheard, eventually bringing family fears and foibles into focus. With a cast of stage and TV veterans and riveting dialogue, this award-winning play promises to be one of the highlights of the theater season in the District.
Adapted from a William Congreve play, this Folger Theatreproduction asks if true love can overcome the immense importance of wealth and status in a place like the Hamptons. Mae has inherited $600 million, but her boyfriend Henry’s dalliance with her aunt inspires her to withdraw from the community. However, Henry has a plan to win Mae back. Filled with physical comedy and witty commentary on the upper class, The Way of the World is satire you won’t want to miss.
Dive into the spellbinding world of winter indoor soccer in this new play from Studio Theatre. Meet the Wolves, a team of 16-year old girls who are undefeated on the field but deal with plenty of life’s pressures and conflicts off it. The struggles of adolescence, the importance of friendship and the fears of transitioning into adulthood are all central themes in this production penned by Sarah DeLappe, another can’t-miss play of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
Hilarious confusion reigns in this crime caper/comedy at The Keegan Theatre. Two cops have set up a sting operation on a crooked mayor, observing a cheap motel room where his female accountant awaits his arrival. However, a mix-up ensues, as no one is sure who’s in which room, who’s on videotape, where the money is, where that hit man came from and so on. Expect lots of laughs during this production, which is making its DC debut.
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.
On loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Jackson Pollock’s largest work will reside in the National Gallery of Art’s East Buildingthrough October of next year. Mural is nearly 20 feet long, a work originally commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York City home. The piece represents a dynamic shift in Pollock’s style, making it one of the most important compositions in the painter’s storied career.
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) curates two Restaurant Week promotions per year, and you’re in luck: one is right around the corner. More than 100 DC-area restaurants will participate, offering up multiple-course and prix fixe meals ($22 for lunch and brunch, $35 for dinner). Sign up for RAMW’s Restaurant Week mailing list to stay in-the-know on participants, deals, booking a table and chances to win special diner rewards.
Following the success of the inaugural festival in 2015, DC’s theater community comes together again to mount a citywide festival in celebration of female playwrights. This month-long festival will celebrate the incredible impact that women have on theater, from behind-the-scenes roles to starring on stage. More than 20 theaters in the metro area will stage a new play by a woman, including Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company. There are so many reasons to attend this great cultural event – so get your tickets today! And while you’re visiting DC, make sure to celebrate the contributions of women at these must-see museums, theaters and more.