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Performances

LACE, Elisa Monte Dance, DJ Twelve45

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Apr 21

Seoul to Soul

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Apr 21

The Mystery of Picasso

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Apr 21

Stamps on Film: Selena

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Apr 22

Storytime On Screen

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Mon. Apr 22

The United States Army Band Pershing's Own Chamber Players

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Apr 22

Young Portrait Explorers: Rachel Carson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Apr 22

Digital 21 Live

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Tue. Apr 23

Earthrise: the Photograph that Changed the World

Library of Congress
Tue. Apr 23

Free Landmark Lecture: A Remarkable Friendship

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. Apr 23

Women Making Waves: Julie Packard and Marcia McNutt

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Apr 23

After Hours: Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Wed. Apr 24

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Apr 24

Jeremy Dutcher

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. Apr 24

NGA: Cuba Compendium Film Series - I Am Cuba

National Gallery of Art
Wed. Apr 24

On the Finland Watch

Library of Congress
Wed. Apr 24

Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. Apr 25

Reach for Gold: Copyright and Sports

Library of Congress
Thu. Apr 25

REMIX: Can You Dig It?

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Apr 25

The Swindlers

Korean Cultural Center DC
Thu. Apr 25

Thursdays at Noon: Curator’s Choice

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thu. Apr 25

Todos están muertos (They are all dead)

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Thu. Apr 25

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Apr 26

Duo Sonidos Fourth Friday Sound Sketch

National Gallery of Art
Fri. Apr 26

Open Studio Fridays

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Apr 26

The Poetry Party: 130 Years of Poet Lore

The Writer's Center
Fri. Apr 26

Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Apr. 25 & 27

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Apr. 25 & 27

Carousel Day 2019

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Apr 27

Family Day at the American University Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Apr 27

FMMC: Greenspring Concert Series

Greenspring Retirement Community
Sat. Apr 27

Franz Liszt’s Sardanapalo

Library of Congress
Sat. Apr 27

Jeffrey Levine & Susan Sonde Poetry Reading

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 27

Kristina Penhoet : Indeterminate Identities

Waverly Street Gallery
Sat. Apr 27

National Philharmonic Singers Present Spring Concert

Christ Episcopal Church
Sat. Apr 27

NGA: Cuba Compendium Film Series - The Translator

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Apr 27

Shaw Pong Liu

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Apr 27

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Apr. 21 – 28

Portrait Story Days

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Apr. 21 – 28

Living Earth Festival 2019: Farm to Table

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Apr. 27 & 28

Artist/Curator Talk & Closing Reception: Then/Again

DC Arts Center (DCAC)
Sun. Apr 28

Concert: The Brandee Younger Trio

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Apr 28

Fourth Annual Earth Day Plant Sale & Picnic

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Apr 28

Ken Burns and the American Story

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Apr 28

Living Earth Festival 2019: Freddie Bitsoie and Sean Sherman

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Sun. Apr 28

Louder Than a Bomb

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Apr 28

Miraculous Icons and Dynastic Time

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Apr 28

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Apr 28

Women themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Apr. 22 – 29

Frances Benjamin Johnston at the Tuskegee Institute

National Gallery of Art
Mon. Apr 29

U.S. Army Blues

The Kennedy Center
Mon. Apr 29

Whittall Pavilion Open House

Library of Congress
Mon. Apr 29

Mahidol University School of Music

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Apr 30

The Lasting Effect of Lunar Exploration

Library of Congress
Tue. Apr 30

Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

Library of Congress
Wed. May 1

Gallery Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 1

NSO Prelude

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. May 1

Opening Reception: Organic

Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space
Wed. May 1

Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. May 2

FMMC: Strathmore Concert Series

The Mansion at Strathmore
Thu. May 2

Inside Signature: Kevin McAllister

Signature Theatre
Thu. May 2

Atlas Presents Silent Film: Sounds of Silence

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Fri. May 3

Chiara Izzi & Kevin Hays

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. May 3

Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today Opening Reception

Korean Cultural Center DC
Fri. May 3

Ciné-concert: Coeur fidèle

National Gallery of Art
Sat. May 4

Conversation with Bill James

Library of Congress
Sat. May 4

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat. May 4

LA TI DO: Where Spoken Word and Musical Theatre Collide

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. May 4

May Revels at National Cathedral Flower Mart

Washington National Cathedral
Sat. May 4

Opening Reception: Ben Tolman & David Nash: Drawings

gallery neptune & brown
Sat. May 4

Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio

Library of Congress
Sat. May 4

Turbulence Opening Reception & Gallery Talk

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. May 4

Art of Absence: Voices of the Leftover Subject

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 5

Contemporary Women Artists from Art21 (Part 2)

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. May 5

DC Concert Orchestra - Postcards

Church of the Epiphany
Sun. May 5

Fierce Women 2.0

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. May 5

FMMC: Riderwood Concert Series

Riderwood Village Chapel
Sun. May 5

Free Community Day: May

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. May 5

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 5

Jackson Arts Center: Open Studios

Jackson Art Center
Sun. May 5

JRA Distinguished Artist Lecture: Elizabeth Brim

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sun. May 5

Julie Polt: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. May 5

May Revels at BlackRock Center for the Arts

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sun. May 5

Vinicio Capposela

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. May 5

A History of Jews and Yale

Library of Congress
Mon. May 6

Capitol Cantata Series

St. Peters Catholic Church
Mon. May 6

Mary Pinchot Meyer: Artist

National Gallery of Art
Mon. May 6

Monday Matinees: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Old Greenbelt Theatre
Mon. May 6

Mouse in the House

Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Mon. May 6

The U.S. Navy Band Cruisers

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. May 6

Across a Hundred Mountains (Reyna Grande)

Solid State Books
Tue. May 7

Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. May 7

Downtown Cantata Series

Church of the Epiphany
Tue. May 7

Danish Clarinet Trio

National Gallery of Art
Wed. May 8

Džambo Aguševi Orchestra

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. May 8

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 8

Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Amaranth Quartet

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 8

After Hours: Evenings at the Edge

National Gallery of Art
Thu. May 9

Playing Baseball Across the Pacific

Library of Congress
Thu. May 9

Solving the Puzzles of Planet Formation

Library of Congress
Thu. May 9

The Moving Print: An Evening of Print & Performance

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thu. May 9

Cristian Ianculescu - Dialogues

Waverly Street Gallery
Fri. May 10

Free Folger Friday: Pop-Up Exhibition

Folger Shakespeare Library
Fri. May 10

Lee Narae: A cursed woman, Ong-nyeo

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. May 10

FMMC Chorale

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
May. 9 & 11

Alphabet Rockers

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. May 11

Janie Geiser Double Vision: Recent Shorts

National Gallery of Art
Sat. May 11

Janie Geiser: Artist’s Talk

National Gallery of Art
Sat. May 11

End as Beginning: Dynastic Time and Revolution

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 12

Paolo Angeli

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. May 12

The Canales Project: A Mother’s Day Celebration

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 12

A Western Bestiary

National Gallery of Art
Mon. May 13

Vladivojna La Chia & 4Trio

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. May 13

A Conversation with Ron Charles + Diane Seuss

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. May 14

All Souls Church Unitarian Choir

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. May 14

Dick Spottswood: A Discographer on the Record

Library of Congress
Tue. May 14

FMMC: Dumbarton House Series

Dumbarton House
Tue. May 14

Free Landmark Lecture: The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue. May 14

Gallery Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 15

Glyphs on Pots: History of Maya Ceramics

Library of Congress
Wed. May 15

Isabel Pfefferkorn and Hanna Bachmann

National Gallery of Art
Wed. May 15

The Bamms

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. May 15

EyeSoar

Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Thu. May 16

Jessye Norman

Library of Congress
Thu. May 16

Joe Barbieri

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. May 16

Gaithersburg Chorus

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church
Fri. May 17

Georgian Culture Center’s Pesvebi Ensemble

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. May 17

Jazz in the Garden: Rob Curto

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. May 17

Polaris Piano Trio

Potter Violins
Fri. May 17

Target Family Night: Sticks+Bars

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. May 18

Walt Whitman Bicentennial: Manhattan

National Gallery of Art
Sat. May 18

Walt Whitman Bicentennial: Street Scene

National Gallery of Art
Sat. May 18

Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
May. 18 & 19

Godard’s The Image Book

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 19

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. May 19

Two Writers on Art, Music, and Modality

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 19

Yumi Kurosawa, koto

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 19

D.C. Boys Choir

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. May 20

Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC)

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. May 21

Gaithersburg Chorus

Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center
Tue. May 21

Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 22

Identify: Performance Art as Portraiture—Jeffrey Gibson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Wed. May 22

Maritime Voices at Friendship Heights

Friendship Heights Village Center
Wed. May 22

School Without Walls

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. May 22

Conversation with Helen Zughaib

Library of Congress
Thu. May 23

Whitman 200: Song of Myself Marathon Reading

Busboys and Poets @ 450 K St
Thu. May 23

Wilson Senior High School

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. May 23

Jazz in the Garden: Futurist

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. May 24

Whitman 200: Whitman, Neruda, Ginsberg

Politics and Prose
Fri. May 24

Roberto Rossellini: The War Trilogy - Rome, Open City

National Gallery of Art
Sat. May 25

The Arboretum Cycle of Nathaniel Dorsk

National Gallery of Art
Sat. May 25

Unleash Your Superpowers! An International PeerPositivePOWER Presentation

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. May 25

Whitman 200: Walt Whitman Meditation

Friends Meeting of Washington
Sat. May 25

Curator's Tour for Adults

The Mansion at Strathmore
Apr. 27 & May. 26

National Memorial Day Choral Festival

The Kennedy Center
Sun. May 26

The Baker’s Wife

National Gallery of Art
Sun. May 26

The Kennedy Center Youth Council

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. May 26

Whitman 200: Growth of Becoming

Dock 5 at Union Market
Sun. May 26

Whitman 200: Songs of Ourselves

All Souls Church Unitarian
Sun. May 26

National Memorial Day Concert

West Lawn US Capitol
Mon. May 27

Roberto Rossellini: The War Trilogy - Paisan

National Gallery of Art
Mon. May 27

National Memorial Day Parade

Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets
Tue. May 28

Whitman 200: Whitman Humanitini

Busboys & Poets @ 14th & V
Tue. May 28

Gallery Talk: Library and Research Center Special Exhibition

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. May 29

Paco de Lucía: La búsqueda (The Journey)

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Wed. May 29

Rhythm Project All-Stars

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. May 29

NSO Youth Fellows

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Apr. 23 – May. 30

Take a Break Concert Series - Origem

Lake Anne Plaza
Thu. May 30

Whitman 200: Civil War Medicine in Washington

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Thu. May 30

Whitman 200: Dearest Queerest Body Electric

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. May 30

Dance Institute of Washington: Magic Kente Cloth

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. May 31

Jazz in the Garden: Billy Price

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. May 31

Whitman 200: Poetry Films

Rhizome
Fri. May 31

Whitman 200: Walt Birthday Concert and Poetry Reading

Arts Club of Washington
Fri. May 31

Cristian Ianculescu - Dialogues

Waverly Street Gallery
Sat. Jun 1

FMMC: Avanti Orchestra

Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College
Sat. Jun 1

NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Alice T.

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 1

NSO Prelude

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Jun 1

Open Rehearsal: New York Opera Society

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 1

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Library of Congress
Sat. Jun 1

Whitman 200: A Bicentennial Celebration of Walt Whitman

Folger Shakespeare Library
Sat. Jun 1

Whitman 200: Introductory Lecture and Workshop on Walt Whitman

George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Sat. Jun 1

Whitman 200: Poetry Hike – Walt Whitman

Rock Creek Park
Sat. Jun 1

Whitman 200: Walt Whitman’s Birthday Party

Library of Congress
Sat. Jun 1

Apollo Orchestra with Elizabeth Bishop and Barry Banks

Church of the Little Flower
Sun. Jun 2

Cristian Ianculescu - Dialogues - Artist Talk

Waverly Street Gallery
Sun. Jun 2

Hellwana

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Jun 2

New York Opera Society

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 2

The Moon in the Age of Photography

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 2

Whitman 200: Growth of Becoming

Dock 5 at Union Market
Sun. Jun 2

Photography from the Sunny Side of the Alps

National Gallery of Art
Mon. Jun 3

SigWorks: Soldiers of the Cross

Signature Theatre
Mon. Jun 3

U.S. Army Band Mozart in Boots

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Jun 3

Whitman 200: Book Discussion of Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Jun 3

Whitman 200: Walt Whitman Open House

Library of Congress
Mon. Jun 3

Target Family Night: The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras (TCSYO)

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Jun 4

A Drag Salute to Divas and Devos

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. Jun 5

DC JazzFest: Stefon Harris & Blackout

Residence of the Denmark Ambassador
Thu. Jun 6

Inside Signature with the Cast of Spunk

Signature Theatre
Thu. Jun 6

Free Folger Friday: Paster Reading Room in Play

Folger Shakespeare Library
Fri. Jun 7

Jazz in the Garden: Shannon Gunn

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jun 7

Lori Ulmer-Hanson - Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Fri. Jun 7

Marcia Wolfson Ray: archiTERRA

Montpelier Arts Center
Fri. Jun 7

Sculpture Exhibition: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Fri. Jun 7

DC JazzFest: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Jun. 6 – 8

DC JazzFest: Nanny Assis

Mr. Henry's
Sat. Jun 8

Opening Reception: Mechanical Reproduction

Brentwood Arts Exchange
Sat. Jun 8

Chamber Music Concert

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Sun. Jun 9

DC JazzFest: DC Jazz Jam

The Brixton
Sun. Jun 9

DC JazzFest: Kelly Green Trio

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Jun 9

Krakauer-Tagg Duo

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 9

The Wildmans

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Jun 9

DC JazzFest: Amy K. Bormet

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Jun 10

DC JazzFest: Jordon Dixon

University of the District of Columbia
Mon. Jun 10

DC JazzFest: Future Band

Ivy City Smokehouse
Tue. Jun 11

DC JazzFest: Trent Cokley: Heal Our Hearts

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Jun 11

FMMC: Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House
Tue. Jun 11

DC JazzFest: The Noa Fort Quartet

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. Jun 12

Color-Full: Reception

Publick Playhouse
Thu. Jun 13

DC JazzFest: Dante Pope After Five Experience

Franklin Park at Greenbelt Station
Thu. Jun 13

DC JazzFest: The Barry Gurley Trio

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. Jun 13

Hurricane Hunting NASA Style

Library of Congress
Thu. Jun 13

DC JazzFest: Kevin Cordt Quartet

Mr. Henry's
Fri. Jun 14

DC JazzFest: The King and Mic featuring Micah Smith

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. Jun 14

Jazz in the Garden: Adwela & the Uprising

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jun 14

Raul Midón at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Fri. Jun 14

DC JazzFest: Alison Crockett

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Coniece Washington Trio

The Phillips Collection
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Jose Montaño Trio

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Joshua Redman Quartet

District Pier
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Michael Franks

District Pier
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: String Queens

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Yannick Rieu

District Pier
Sat. Jun 15

Justin Jones at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Jun 15

NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Charleston

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 15

The 11th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
Sat. Jun 15

Young Learners Tour: Color-Full Fun

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Jun 15

DC JazzFest: Cinema Italia

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: El Violin Latino

Pearl Street Warehouse
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Evan Harris

The Wharf
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Joey Alexander

The Wharf
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Nommo

Market Stage
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Oleg Butman and Natalia Smirnova

Pearl Street Warehouse
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Olli Soikkeli Trio

Transit Pier at The Wharf
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: The Cornerstore

District Pier
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: The Eric Byrd Trio and the Jazz Ambassadors

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Jun 16

DC JazzFest: Witness Matlou Trio

Pearl Street Warehouse
Sun. Jun 16

Inscape Chamber Orchestra

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 16

Mr Knick Knack at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sun. Jun 16

Gallery Talk: Women Abstractionists

National Gallery of Art
Mon. Jun 17

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Jun 17

NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Marita

National Gallery of Art
Tue. Jun 18

Yogev Shetrit

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Jun 18

AIR Workshop: Secrets for Success with Trey Sorrells

The Mansion at Strathmore
Wed. Jun 19

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. Jun 19

NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Pororoca

National Gallery of Art
Wed. Jun 19

UNHCR, World Refugee Day

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. Jun 20

Archival Screening Afternoon

National Gallery of Art
Fri. Jun 21

Full Power Blues Band at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Fri. Jun 21

Jazz in the Garden: Black Masala

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jun 21

La Marvela: Pura Verbena

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. Jun 21

1900

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 22

Air Force Strings

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 22

BlaqueStone

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Jun 22

Sin Miedo at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Jun 22

Air Force Strings: The Latin American Spirit

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 23

Augusta Savage: A Woman of Her Word

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 23

Grandsons Jr at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sun. Jun 23

Horse Beings

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 23

Sneaks

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Jun 23

Los Cenzontles

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Jun 24

The Eurasia Festival

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Jun 25

Astrid Kuljanic: Croatian Farewells

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Wed. Jun 26

Jazz in the Garden: Hendrik Meurkens Quartet

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jun 28

Tokyo Waka

National Gallery of Art
Jun. 13 – 29

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night

National Gallery of Art
Sat. Jun 29

Signature Theatre Cabaret at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Jun 29

Ran

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Jun 30

A Capital Fourth Fireworks

West Lawn US Capitol
Thu. Jul 4

Jazz in the Garden: The JoGo Project

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jul 5

U.S. Army Blues at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Fri. Jul 5

The Fuss at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Jul 6

Montpelier Instructors Showcase: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. Jul 7

Reptiles Alive at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sun. Jul 7

Jane Franklin Dance: Mouse in the House

Cherrydale Branch Library
Mon. Jul 8

Mouse in House at Glencarlyn Library

Glencarlyn Branch Library
Mon. Jul 8

Front Country

Strathmore
Wed. Jul 10

Tour: Italian Renaissance Collection

National Gallery of Art
Thu. Jul 11

Jazz in the Garden: Eleke

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jul 12

Vox Pop at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Fri. Jul 12

King Soul at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Jul 13

Rocknocerous at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sun. Jul 14

Artists in Fiction Book Club

The Mansion at Strathmore
May. 15 & Jul. 17

Band of Us

Strathmore
Wed. Jul 17

Complete Dogness

Westover Library
Wed. Jul 17

Gallery Talk: Suffragists and Suffragettes

Library of Congress
Wed. Jul 17

Dogo at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Fri. Jul 19

Jazz in the Garden: Miles Stiebel

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jul 19

Hot Lanes at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Jul 20

Rainbow Rock Band at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sun. Jul 21

Joe Falero Band

Strathmore
Wed. Jul 24

Jazz in the Garden: Incendio

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Jul 26

Mariachi Los Amigos at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Fri. Jul 26

Bootleg Shakespeare: Richard III

Folger Theatre
Sat. Jul 27

Shamans of Sound at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Jul 27

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Strathmore
Wed. Jul 31

Company Danzante at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Fri. Aug 2

Jazz in the Garden: Son del Caribe

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Aug 2

Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Aug 3

Irene Jalenti at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Aug 3

Mr Gabe and the Circle Time All Stars

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sun. Aug 4

Mouse in House at Columbia Pike Library

Columbia Pike Branch Library
Tue. Aug 6

Mouse in House at Shirlington Library

Shirlington Library
Tue. Aug 6

The Josanne Francis Septet

Strathmore
Wed. Aug 7

Cosmic Explosions and Cosmic Accelerators

Library of Congress
Thu. Aug 8

Open Studio Fridays

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Apr. 26 – Aug. 9

Carly Harvey at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Fri. Aug 9

Jazz in the Garden: The Bailsmen

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Aug 9

Veronneau at Lubber Run Amphitheater

Lubber Run Amphitheater
Sat. Aug 10

Rare Essence

Strathmore
Wed. Aug 14

Portrait Party for Young Learners

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sat. Aug 17

Jazz in the Garden: Dixie Power Trio

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Mon. Aug 19

UkeFest Finale

Strathmore
Wed. Aug 21

Jazz in the Garden: Funky Dawgz Brass Band

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fri. Aug 23

Aaron Abernathy

Strathmore
Wed. Aug 28

The Recent Discovery of Organic Matter on Mars

Library of Congress
Thu. Sep 12

Conversations with Artists: Oliver Lee Jackson

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Sep 15

Exiled, America's Deported Veterans

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Fri. Oct 4

The Moon in the Age of Photography

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Oct 20

Space Lasers and Satellite Measurements

Library of Congress
Thu. Dec 5

Ongoing Events

Painted in Light

Korean Cultural Center DC
Thru Apr. 22

Emerging Artists

Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm
Thru Apr. 22

Peripheral Visions

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Apr. 24

Out of Place Member Show

Gallery Underground
Thru Apr. 26

Breaking Boundaries

Korean Cultural Center DC
Thru Apr. 26

Women who Work, Care, and Create

Zenith Sculpture Space
Thru Apr. 27

Space Cowgirls: Ciara Barsotti

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Thru Apr. 27

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Apr. 28

Kentlands Flower Show

Kentlands Mansion
Thru Apr. 28

Then/Again

DC Arts Center (DCAC)
Thru Apr. 28

Hill Center Galleries

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thru Apr. 28

(No) Comfort Zone

Del Ray Artisans
Thru Apr. 28

All Nature Is But Art

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Thru Apr. 28

Patricia Bowden

Montpelier Arts Center
Thru Apr. 28

The Work of Susan Lyon

Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Thru Apr. 28

Kristina Penhoet : Indeterminate Identities

Waverly Street Gallery
Thru May. 4

VOGUE Solo Show by Courtney Kolker

Gallery Clarendon
Thru May. 5

Meaning Making Through Art Making

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV)
Thru May. 10

Crisis Mode: Endangered Earth

Zenith Gallery
Thru May. 11

Black and White

Arts Barn
Thru May. 12

(IN)Justice Systems

Brentwood Arts Exchange
Thru May. 18

Contemplating Our Waters: Nicole Salimbene

Harmony Hall Regional Center
Thru May. 18

Roman Holiday

Brentwood Arts Exchange
Thru May. 18

Lincoln's Contemporaries

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19

Champions

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19

Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice

National Gallery of Art
Thru May. 26

Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto

National Gallery of Art
Thru May. 26

Incommunicado

Montpelier Arts Center
Thru May. 26

Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru May. 26

Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru May. 26

Jill Tanenbaum and Cathy Abramson

Montpelier Arts Center
Thru May. 26

Turbulence

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
May. 4 – 26

Julie Polt

Montpelier Arts Center
May. 5 – 26

Postmen of the Skies

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
May. 1 – 27

Observe the Flag-In during Memorial Day Weekend

Arlington National Cemetery
May. 24 – 27

Still Life To Portraiture

Publick Playhouse
Thru Jun. 1

Daguerreotypes

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jun. 2

Sacred Feminine Art Exhibit

Del Ray Artisans
May. 3 – Jun. 2

Arlington Arts Center Spring SOLOS 2019 Exhibition

Arlington Arts Center
Thru Jun. 8

Ben Tolman & David Nash: Drawings

gallery neptune & brown
May. 4 – Jun. 14

Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today

Korean Cultural Center DC
May. 3 – Jun. 21

Art in Meditation – the Chakras Art Exhibit

Del Ray Artisans
Jun. 6 – 30

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jul. 9

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Jul. 14

The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists

National Gallery of Art
Thru Jul. 21

Baseball Americana

Library of Congress
Thru Jul. 27

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art

National Gallery of Art
May. 5 – Jul. 28

Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

Montpelier Arts Center
Jun. 7 – Jul. 28

Color-Full

Publick Playhouse
Jun. 6 – Aug. 3

Mechanical Reproduction

Brentwood Arts Exchange
Jun. 3 – Aug. 10

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11

Squire Broel

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Aug. 11

Whitman 200: Whitman Bicentennial Display

Library of Congress
May. 15 – Aug. 15

Organic

Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space
May. 1 – Aug. 17

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Aug. 18

Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings

National Gallery of Art
Thru Sep. 15

Revolutionary Reflections: French Memories of the War for America

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Thru Oct. 27

Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Nov. 17

Tour: Anderson House

Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
Thru Dec. 31

Gallery Tours

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Rightfully Hers

National Archives
May. 10, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

A Century of Lunar Photographs from the 1850s to Apollo 11

National Gallery of Art
Jul. 14, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Andrea del Verrocchio: Sculptor-Painter of Renaissance Florence

National Gallery of Art
Sep. 15, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020

Tour: Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building

Library of Congress
Thru Feb. 1, 2020

Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain

National Gallery of Art
Oct. 13, 2019 – Feb. 17, 2020

In Mid-Sentence

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
May. 3, 2019 – Mar. 29, 2020

One Life: Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jun. 28, 2019 – May. 17, 2020

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Jun. 1, 2020

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Library of Congress
Jun. 4, 2019 – Sep. 1, 2020

New York Ave Sculpture Project

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

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Sep. 30, 2020

Nation to Nation

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31, 2021

Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Jan. 1, 2022

Americans

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31, 2022
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