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Hot Hits
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.
The 5x5 Project
Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The 5x5 Project is an ambitious District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators.
TICKETPLACE
District of Columbia
TICKETPLACE is your source for 1/2$ TIXS to theatre & the performing arts in Metro DC.
Highlights
Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare's England
Thru Sun, October 26
Folger Shakespeare Library
Concert: Alexander and Natalia Shonert
Sun, October 26
National Gallery of Art
Film Series: Viewing China: Sun Mingjing Shorts followed by A Great Master Recaptured
Sun, October 26
National Gallery of Art
Lecture: Hollywood Burn
Sun, October 26
National Gallery of Art
Music for Dance
Sun, October 26
Washington-Lee High School
Codebreaker (Film Screening)
Mon, October 27
National Archives
Lecture: Patrimony in Peril: Germanys Survey of Mural Paintings Threatened During World War II
Mon, October 27
National Gallery of Art
Gallery Talk: Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue, October 28
National Gallery of Art
Gallery Talk: Titians Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
Mon, October 27 thru Wed, October 29
National Gallery of Art
29th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards
Wed, October 29
GW Lisner Auditorium
Gallery Talk: Collection Selections
Wed, October 29
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Literary Event: THE BOOK OF SCENTED THINGS: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume
Wed, October 29
Arts Club of Washington
Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Cicely Parnas
Wed, October 29
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Gallery Talk: Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Tue, October 28 thru Thu, October 30
National Gallery of Art
Virtual Genealogy Fair
Tue, October 28 thru Thu, October 30
National Archives
Founder’s Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
Thu, October 30
National Archives
Gallery Talk: Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
Thu, October 30
National Gallery of Art
Gallery Underground October Members Exhibit
Thru Fri, October 31
Gallery Underground
“A World Aesthetic” National Juried Exhibit
Thru Fri, October 31
Gallery Underground
Chamber Music Recital
Fri, October 31
Calvary Baptist Church
Concert: Prague Philharmonic Choir
Fri, October 31
National Gallery of Art
Film Series: Viewing China: The Way of Taichi followed by Please Vote for Me
Fri, October 31
National Gallery of Art
FMMC Chamber Music Recital
Fri, October 31
Calvary Baptist Church
Gallery Talk: Dragons in Art
Fri, October 31
National Gallery of Art
Beware the Ides of March
Sat, November 1
Folger Theatre
Community Leaders Are Readers
Sat, November 1
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Film Series: American Originals Now: Jodie Mack: Fabriflicks
Sat, November 1
National Gallery of Art
Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: Fists in the Pocket
Sat, November 1
National Portrait 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
Family Day
Sun, November 2
Artisphere
Film Series: American Originals Now: Jodie Mack: Let Your Light Shine
Sun, November 2
National Gallery of Art
Free Community Day
Sun, November 2
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Lecture: El Greco in America: Critics, Collectors, and Connoisseurs
Sun, November 2
National Gallery of Art
SlingShot (Film Screening)
Sun, November 2
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (2014; 89 min)
Sun, November 2
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Art NOW
Thru Mon, November 3
The Art League Gallery
Leslie Nolan: Beyond the Edge
Thru Mon, November 3
The Art League Gallery
Angel Fuster: Form and Color: Opening Reception
Mon, November 3
IDB Staff Association Art Gallery (ISAAG)
Lecture: The Secret of the Gondola
Mon, November 3
National Gallery of Art
Open with Care
Tue, November 4
Arts Club of Washington
Rebel (Film Screening)
Tue, November 4
National Archives
Avanti Orchestral Concert
Wed, November 5
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Wed, November 5
National Archives
Gallery Talk: Collection Selections
Wed, November 5
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Let There Be Light (Film Screening)
Wed, November 5
National Archives
Making Their Mark Adult Education Workshop Series: Meet the Pen Doctor
Wed, November 5
National Archives
Civil War 360 (2014; 60 min)
Thu, November 6
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Election Results and Ramifications
Thu, November 6
National Archives
Jazz Master Class with Composer-Pianist Vijay Iyer
Thu, November 6
Strathmore
Lecture: Titians "Danaë" during World War II
Thu, November 6
National Gallery of Art
Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics: The Uninvited Guest followed by Every Young Man
Fri, November 7
American University, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
Opening Reception: Urban Bungalow
Fri, November 7
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Author Talk: Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Sat, November 8
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Before and After the Wall: Music & Art in East & West Germany
Sat, November 8
Goethe-Institut
Grace Hartigan: 1922–2008
Thru Sun, November 9
Strathmore
Heritage India: Works by Anujan Ezhikode and Shanthi Chandrasekar
Thru Sun, November 9
Strathmore
“The Man in the Bowler Hat” Silver Gelatin Prints by Michelle Rogers
Thru Sun, November 9
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
Concert: Francisco Bernier, guitarist
Sun, November 9
National Gallery of Art
Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics: A Report on the Party and the Guests preceded by The Mist
Sun, November 9
American University, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
Miss Navajo (2007; 60 min)
Sun, November 9
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture on Italian Art: Venice 1548: Titian Looking at Tintoretto´s "Miracle of the Slave"
Sun, November 9
National Gallery of Art
Generations of Service: Honoring Veterans
Tue, November 11
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Seniors in Motion
Tue, November 11
Joy of Motion Dance Center - Atlas
Gallery Talk: The First Woman Graphic Novelist
Wed, November 12
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Heir to an Execution (Film Screening)
Wed, November 12
National Archives
Nixon Legacy Forum: The Opening of China
Wed, November 12
National Archives
McGowan Forum on Communications: White House Press Secretaries
Thu, November 13
National Archives
Second Thursday Art Night
Thu, November 13
Torpedo Factory Art Center
War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
Thu, November 13
National Archives
Hothouse Video: Saya Woolfalk
Thru Fri, November 14
Capitol Skyline Hotel
Angel Fuster: Form and Color
Mon, November 3 thru Fri, November 14
IDB Staff Association Art Gallery (ISAAG)
Art Receptive Time Coffee Hour
Fri, November 14
IDB Staff Association Art Gallery (ISAAG)
Facilitated Interactive Table for Teens
Fri, November 14
National Archives
Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics: Leaving
Fri, November 14
American University, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
The Accidental Admiral: A Sailor Takes Command at NATO
Fri, November 14
National Archives
Leslie Berns and Shelley Warren: Embodying the Ephemeral
Thru Sat, November 15
Flashpoint Gallery: CulturalDC
Film Event: International Festival of Films on Art
Fri, November 14 thru Sat, November 15
National Gallery of Art
Rhythm Cafe: Charlie Parker with Strings
Sat, November 15
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Jackson Art Center Fall Open Studios
Sat, November 15 thru Sun, November 16
Jackson Art Center
Lee Arts Center Show and Sale
Sat, November 15 thru Sun, November 16
Lee Arts Center
Concert: National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble
Sun, November 16
National Gallery of Art
Film Series: The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art and Politics: And the Beggar's Opera Again followed by The Heart Above the Castle
Sun, November 16
American University, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
Panel Discussion: Image of the Black in Western Art, Part IV
Sun, November 16
National Gallery of Art
Lecture: Expanding Art Around the Corner: Changes in the Gallerys Multiple-Visit School Program
Mon, November 17
National Gallery of Art
Open with Care
Tue, November 18
Theatre on the Run
Gallery Talk: Collection Selections
Wed, November 19
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indians
Thu, November 20
National Archives
Verbal Gymnastics with John Johnson
Thu, November 20
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Pinocchio!
Thu, November 20 thru Fri, November 21
McKinley Elementary School
Martine Workman: Dusk Woods
Fri, November 21
Flashpoint Gallery: CulturalDC
Curator and Artists' Talk | Urban Bungalow
Sat, November 22
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: China is Near preceded by Lets Discuss
Sat, November 22
National Portrait Gallery
Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: The Conviction
Sat, November 22
National Portrait Gallery
Man-made
Thru Sun, November 23
Gallery plan b
Artful Weekend at Ft. C.F. Smith
Fri, November 21 thru Sun, November 23
Hendry House
Ciné-Concert: The Epic of Everest
Sun, November 23
National Gallery of Art
Concert: Ciompi String Quartet
Sun, November 23
National Gallery of Art
Concert: Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC
Sun, November 23
National Gallery of Art
Lecture: Inside Look: Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
Sun, November 23
National Gallery of Art
Gallery Underground November Members Exhibit
Mon, November 10 thru Sat, November 29
Gallery Underground
Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: Sorelle Mai
Sat, November 29
National Portrait Gallery
Film Series: Morality and Beauty: Marco Bellocchio: Vacation in Val Trebbia
Sat, November 29
National Portrait Gallery
Andew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In
Thru Sun, November 30
National Gallery of Art
Mars Up Close
Thru Sun, November 30
National Geographic
Post-Photography: Beyond the Print
Thru Sun, November 30
Target Gallery
Concert: Carolyn Enger, pianist
Sun, November 30
National Gallery of Art
The Wall in Our Heads: An Exhibition of American Artists and Kai Wiedenhöfer
Thru Mon, December 15
Goethe-Institut
Out of Bounds
Thru Sat, December 20
Neptune Fine Art
Urban Bungalow
Fri, October 31 thru Sat, December 20
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Year-End Group Show
Fri, November 28 thru Wed, December 24
Gallery plan b
Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700 - 1830
Thru Wed, December 31
National Gallery of Art
Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860
Thru Sunday, January 4, 2015
National Gallery of Art
A Subtle Beauty: Platinum Photographs from the Collection
Thru Sunday, January 4, 2015
National Gallery of Art
81st Annual Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
Sat, November 22 thru Sunday, January 4, 2015
Strathmore
Time After Time
Sat, November 22 thru Sunday, January 4, 2015
Strathmore
Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures
Thru Monday, January 5, 2015
National Archives
Degas's Little Dancer
Thru Sunday, January 11, 2015
National Gallery of Art
From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800–1925
Thru Sunday, February 1, 2015
National Gallery of Art
Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
Thru Sunday, February 1, 2015
National Gallery of Art
Decoding the Renaissance
Tue, November 11 thru Sunday, March 1, 2015
Folger Shakespeare Library
Chamber Music Recital
Thu, November 6 thru Thursday, April 2, 2015
Strathmore
Chamber Music Recital
Thru Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Lyceum
FMMC Chamber Music Recital
Thru Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Lyceum
Chamber Music Recital
Fri, November 7 thru Friday, May 15, 2015
Calvary Baptist Church
Rachel Schimdt: Meandering Cities
Fri, June 5, 2015 thru Friday, July 3, 2015
Flashpoint Gallery: CulturalDC
Chamber Music Recital
Tue, November 18 thru Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Dumbarton House
FMMC Chamber Music Recital
Tue, November 18 thru Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Dumbarton House
New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Magdalena Abakanowicz
Thru Sunday, September 27, 2015
National Museum of Women in the Arts