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Hot Hits

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31, 2020
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford Marsalis

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 31
Ring in 2020 in style when our always popular A Jazz New Year’s Eve returns to the Terrace Theater.

Sinbad

Strathmore
Fri. Dec 13
Beloved comedian and actor Sinbad has been making audiences laugh for more than three decades.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Strathmore
Dec. 17 – 19
Join Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off for a magical adventure…in modern day New York City.

My Fair Lady

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 17, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
From Lincoln Center Theater comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly)

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24, 2020
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

NSO Pops: Game ON!

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 8, 2020
Mesmerizing celebration of symphonic video game music in its world premiere.

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 31, 2020
Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.

Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

Strathmore
Sun. Jan 12, 2020
Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap.

A Motown Christmas

Signature Theatre
Thru Dec. 21
The holidays get a smooth new groove when delivered motown style in a fun, upbeat and soulful yuletide treat.

Come From Away

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020
Takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

Spotlights

Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1, 2020

A Christmas Carol

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Thru Dec. 29

The Second City's Love, Factually

The Kennedy Center
Thru Dec. 29

Washington Performing Arts: Melissa Aldana

Sixth & I
Sat. Feb 15, 2020

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22

Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26, 2020

Native Art Market 2019

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 8

NSO: Handel's Messiah

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 19 – 22

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Thru Jan. 1, 2020
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