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Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
District of Columbia
Free Performances every day at 6pm. As part of the Kennedy Center's "Performing Arts for Everyone" initiative, visitors can enjoy local, national, and international artists as they showcase their talents in music, dance, theater, and more.
National Gallery of Art - Jazz in the Garden: Now thru Aug 29, 2014
The Jazz in the Garden Series begins its 14th season in May. The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles.
TICKETPLACE
District of Columbia
TICKETPLACE is your source for 1/2$ TIXS to theatre & the performing arts in Metro DC.
Highlights
Children's Film: Degas and the Dancer
Wed, July 30
National Gallery of Art
Conversation Piece: Lacrimacorpus
Wed, July 30
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Free Summer Outdoor Concert: Chuck Brown All Star Band
Wed, July 30
Strathmore
Gallery Talk: "The Invisible Object (Hands Holding the Void)" by Alberto Giacometti
Wed, July 30
National Gallery of Art
Gallery Talk: The Dutch Portrait
Wed, July 30
National Gallery of Art
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Wed, July 30
National Geographic
EnviroNature
Thru Thu, July 31
Gallery plan b
Gallery Talk: Van Gogh's Late Works
Thu, July 31
National Gallery of Art
Film Event: The Great Confusion: 1913 Armory Show
Fri, August 1
National Gallery of Art
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns – Episode Ten: A Masterpiece at Midnight
Fri, August 1
National Archives
Move This World (for Youth)
Fri, August 1
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Musical Debut Camp Performance
Fri, August 1
McKinley Elementary School
Sonya Lawyer: A Peace (of the Dream)
Thru Sat, August 2
Flashpoint Gallery: CulturalDC
Camp Comedy Performance
Sat, August 2
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Community Leaders Are Readers: The South African Spoken Word Tradition
Sat, August 2
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Free Summer Saturdays: Family Workshop: Animal Maquettes
Sat, August 2
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
Coast to Coast
Thru Sun, August 3
Artisphere
Water
Thru Sun, August 3
Torpedo Factory Art Center
“Frozen Music,” New Works by Alan Sislen
Thru Sun, August 3
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Lecture: Behind the Smiles: Frans Hals and His Circle
Sat, August 2 thru Sun, August 3
National Gallery of Art
Film Event: In the Shadow of the Light
Sun, August 3
National Gallery of Art
Free Community Day: August 2014
Sun, August 3
National Museum of Women in the Arts
July All-Media Exhibit
Thru Mon, August 4
The Art League Gallery
David Alfuth: “The Adventure”
Thru Mon, August 4
The Art League Gallery
Conversation Piece: 89 Seconds at Alcázar
Wed, August 6
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Free Summer Outdoor Concert: Cathy Ponton King
Wed, August 6
Strathmore
George Washington Carver Trail
Wed, August 6
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Jane Austen Film Fest: Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Wed, August 6
Dumbarton House
Beading Workshop for Campers
Thu, August 7
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The General Public: Opening Reception
Thu, August 7
Gallery plan b
Creative Drama Sharings
Fri, August 1 thru Fri, August 8
Campbell Elementary School
The Nixon Tapes
Fri, August 8
National Archives
Cross-Pollinate Returns: Literary Art Tour: Altered Ego
Sat, August 9
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Film Series: From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 mm: Lost and Found: Stan Brakhage
Sat, August 9
National Gallery of Art
Free Summer Saturdays: Sketching Workshop and "Art + ___" Trivia Series
Sat, August 9
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
Fermata
Thru Sun, August 10
Artisphere
Lecture: Digital Dutch: The Evolution of NGA Online Editions' "Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century"
Sat, August 9 thru Sun, August 10
National Gallery of Art
City Farmers (1996; 31 min.)
Sun, August 10
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Film Series: Broadcast Culture: La Maison de la radio
Sun, August 10
National Gallery of Art
A Collections Conversation: Dolley Madison and the War of 1812
Wed, August 13
Dumbarton House
Conversation Piece: Ninna Nanna
Wed, August 13
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Handwriting Analysis Workshop
Wed, August 13
National Archives
'Scapes: Opening Reception
Thu, August 14
The Art League Gallery
Film Series: Master Class: Pina and Tanaquil: Pina
Thu, August 14
National Gallery of Art
Life Above All (2010; 100 min.)
Thu, August 14
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Pina (Film)
Thu, August 14
National Archives
Second Thursday Art Night
Thu, August 14
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Structures: Opening Reception
Thu, August 14
The Art League Gallery
Transient States: Public Reception and Artist Talk
Thu, August 14
Target Gallery
Film Event: Sol LeWitt
Tue, August 12 thru Fri, August 15
National Gallery of Art
Acting Out: Characters! Performance
Fri, August 15
Williamsburg Middle School
American Experience: The Panama Canal (2008; 81 min.)
Fri, August 15
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Community Forum: Sister Waterways
Fri, August 15
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Musical Revue Camp Performance
Fri, August 15
Kenmore Middle School
Mary Freedman: Outgrowths and Passages
Thru Sat, August 16
Washington Studio School
Film Series: From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 mm: A Minor Cinema
Sat, August 16
National Gallery of Art
Free Summer Saturdays: Kid Pan Alley Performance
Sat, August 16
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
SynchroSwim!
Sat, August 16
Capitol Skyline Hotel
Christine Sun Kim: Upside Down Noon
Thru Sun, August 17
Artisphere
Children's Film: Getting to Know Degas and Cassatt
Thru Sun, August 17
National Gallery of Art
Lecture: A Quiet Cult: The Continuing Allure of the Art of Vermeer
Sat, August 16 thru Sun, August 17
National Gallery of Art
Film Series: From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 mm: Art World Crossover
Sun, August 17
National Gallery of Art
Lobola (2013; 90 min.)
Sun, August 17
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Beadazzling Beads!
Tue, August 19
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Community Forum: Women in Business, Pt 1
Wed, August 20
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Free Summer Outdoor Concert: DakhaBrakha
Wed, August 20
Strathmore
Gallery Talk: Meret Oppenheim
Wed, August 20
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Pressure Cooker (2008; 99 min.)
Thu, August 21
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Altered Ego
Thru Sat, August 23
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Melanie Kehoss: Glow Tableaux
Thru Sat, August 23
Artisphere
A Matter of Worth
Sat, August 23
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Ciné-Concert: The Big Parade
Sat, August 23
National Gallery of Art
Film Series: From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 mm: Archival Finds
Sat, August 23
National Gallery of Art
Free Summer Saturdays: Guided Tours
Sat, August 23
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
Metro Mambo Summer Edition: “The Revolution Was Televised”
Sat, August 23
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Fine Artists in Residence
Sat, August 2 thru Sun, August 24
Strathmore
The General Public
Wed, August 6 thru Sun, August 24
Gallery plan b
Lecture: Van Gogh's Late Works
Sat, August 23 thru Sun, August 24
National Gallery of Art
Art Material Market
Sun, August 24
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Film Series: Broadcast Culture: Late at Night—Voices of Ordinary Madness followed by Silence Radio
Sun, August 24
National Gallery of Art
New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism (2008; 83 min.)
Sun, August 24
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Music on the Mall
Tue, August 5 thru Tue, August 26
National Mall
Women’s History on the Horizon: the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in 2020
Tue, August 26
National Archives
Gallery Talk: Nineteenth-Century Realism
Mon, August 4 thru Wed, August 27
National Gallery of Art
Gallery Talk: "The Alchemist" by Cornelis Bega
Wed, August 6 thru Wed, August 27
National Gallery of Art
ApocalyptiCAT: Opening Reception
Wed, August 27
Goethe-Institut
Community Forum: Women in Business, Pt 2
Wed, August 27
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Conversation Piece: La Petite Mort
Wed, August 27
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Film Event: Watermark
Wed, August 27
National Gallery of Art
Gallery Talk: Picture This: Old Master Paintings for People with Visual Impairments
Wed, August 27
National Gallery of Art
Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil LeClercq (Film)
Thu, August 28
National Archives
Film Series: Master Class: Pina and Tanaquil: Afternooon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
Thu, August 28
National Gallery of Art
Lobby Project: Anthony Palliparambil Jr.
Thru Fri, August 29
1200 First St. NE
Gallery Talk: Degas/Cassatt
Thu, July 31 thru Fri, August 29
National Gallery of Art
Gallery Talk: Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
Fri, August 1 thru Fri, August 29
National Gallery of Art
Acting Out: Stories! Performance
Fri, August 29
Fairlington Community Center
Film Series: From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 mm: Revitalization
Sat, August 30
National Gallery of Art
Free Summer Saturdays: Guided Tours
Sat, August 30
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
In Our Gallery: Penelope Barringer’s FLORA{L}
Thru Sun, August 31
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Transient States
Thru Sun, August 31
Target Gallery
Aquatics
Thru Sun, August 31
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Dog Days of Summer
Tue, August 5 thru Sun, August 31
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Film Series: From Vault to Screen: Canyon Cinema 16 mm: Metamorphosis
Sun, August 31
National Gallery of Art
National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2014
Sun, August 31
West Lawn US Capital
The Monuments Men and the National Gallery of Art
Thru Mon, September 1
National Gallery of Art
Celebrating Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Art
Thru Sun, September 7
National Gallery of Art
Fire
Tue, August 5 thru Sun, September 7
Torpedo Factory Art Center
'Scapes
Wed, August 6 thru Mon, September 8
The Art League Gallery
Structures
Wed, August 6 thru Mon, September 8
The Art League Gallery
The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors
Thru Sun, September 14
National Gallery of Art
Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley
Thru Sun, September 21
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence
Thru Sun, September 21
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Gina Matchitt: Being There
Thru Sun, September 21
Artisphere
ApocalyptiCAT
Wed, August 27 thru Wed, October 1
Goethe-Institut
Degas/Cassatt
Thru Sun, October 5
National Gallery of Art
Contemporary Realism
Wed, September 3 thru Mon, October 6
The Art League Gallery
Homefront 1812: Friends, Family & Foe
Thru Sun, November 2
Dumbarton House
Five Generations of Nourse Family Artists
Thru Sun, November 2
Dumbarton House
Titian's Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
Thru Sun, November 2
National Gallery of Art
Art NOW
Wed, October 8 thru Mon, November 3
The Art League Gallery
Grace Hartigan: 1922–2008
Sat, September 6 thru Sun, November 9
Strathmore
Andew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
Thru Sun, November 30
National Gallery of Art
"Making Their Mark" Family Day
Tue, December 30
National Archives
Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700 - 1830
Thru Wed, December 31
National Gallery of Art
81st Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
Sat, November 22 thru Sunday, January 4, 2015
Strathmore
Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures
Thru Monday, January 5, 2015
National Archives
Gallery Talk: Meret Oppenheim
Thu, July 16, 2015
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Creative Crafts Council
Sat, June 6, 2015 thru Sunday, July 26, 2015
Strathmore