Calendar of Events
Swiss artist Paul Klee had an immense influence on Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting in America in the mid-20th century, and this new exhibit at The Phillips Collection will fully explore this effect. Across more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, visitors will see how Klee’s art and philosophy was interpreted by seminal American artists such as Gene Davis (a DC native), Jackson Pollock and Adolph Gottlieb.
Hours & Admission
Interior designers and Hillwood curators will set sumptuous tables in the property’s dacha to display the wealth of china, furnishings and objects d’art in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s incredible collection. The Artistic Table will display elegance of the highest order, insp
The sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning All the Way, this Arena Stageproduction concludes the thrilling story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in the White House. In The Great Society, America is at war with itself, as civil rights and Vietnam War protests divide the country. All the while, LBJ strives to maintain a relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr. and faces mounting political pressure and social issues. Jack Willis will reprise his role as LBJ.
This Women’s Voices Theater Festival production will begin at Georgetown University (Jan. 25-27), then move to Spooky Action Theater for a four-weekend run. In The Lathe of Heaven, George Orr can alter reality with his dreams, and of course, there’s a doctor who wants to exploit his incredible skill. After the doctor messes with reality, dire consequences unfold. However, there is one final solution that George can execute that could save the world as we know it – and restore a lost love along the way.
Georgetown University Tickets | Spooky Action Theater Tickets
Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057
Spooky Action Theater, 1810 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
The infamous Tet Offensive is given in-depth treatment with this exhibit at the Newseum. The unexpected strike from the North Vietnamese forces on the Tet holiday altered the course of the Vietnam War. One of the more than 100 cities and villages struck was Huêˊ, where photographer John Olson captured the violence and its aftermath. His photographs are an essential feature of the exhibit, and 10 of them are displayed in tactile form so that blind and low-vision visitors can still engage with the photos, marking the first major tactile exhibit in the U.S. designed to include blind and low-vision visitors.
Hours & Admission
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.
Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE hosts the Intersections Festival annually, masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer, and do so at one of the city’s most prestigious venues located in one of its most vibrant neighborhoods.
Do date night right with Date Nights DC this February. Enjoy deals and discounts from attractions, hotels and restaurants, peruse more than 100 date ideas and read up on DC’s most romantic spots. Make sure to share your date night on social media using #MyDCcool and follow @visitwashingtondc on Instagram for a chance to win weekly prizes.
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.
Don’t miss your chance to practice the frugality our founding father approved of: George Washington was born in February, and we’re celebrating him all month through artifacts, furnishings, and stories, all for just one “Washington dollar!” Open every day but Monday, with tours beginning hourly. (The day’s final tour begins at 3 p.m.)
Tudor Place is DC’s only historic house museum with family ties to Martha and George Washington. Highlights of the Washington Collection will be on display as part of all regular house tours and calendar programs. In the Parlor, see the folding camp stool that accompanied General Washington to war. See the elegant dining table ready for an imagined dinner during President Washington’s administration, set with the rare Washington plateau, cut crystal and Sèvres china used in the first presidential house. Learn about the close kinship between the Peters of Tudor Place and Mrs. Peter’s grandparents at Mount Vernon, and savor the legacy that remains.
All for a dollar. Can’t beat that.