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Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Thru Jun. 1 Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.
Gun & PowderSignature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23 Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.
The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping BeautyThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.
Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn BrooksStrathmore
Fri. Jan 24 Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.
Thu. Feb 13 Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.
Bowie Symphonic: BlackstarStrathmore
Sat. Feb 15 Tribute to the late David Bowie.
Drum TAO 2020Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7 Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists.
Easy Women Smoking Loose CigarettesSignature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29 Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.
The Merry Wives of WindsorFolger Theatre
Jan. 17 – Mar. 1 Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan LakeThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 21 – 26 Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.
Washington Performing Arts: Kian SoltaniThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22 He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.
Maz JobraniThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31 Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's TaleFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27
Not Just Another Day OffFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20
Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann FennellyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11
American Ballet Theatre: GiselleThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 11 – 16
Live DangerouslyNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20
Riffs and Relations: Terrance HayesThe Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23
Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie MutterThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1
Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9
Washington Performing Arts: Melissa AldanaSixth & I
Sat. Feb 15
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20
Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute ConcertThe Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26