Presidents Day Weekend Events: Feb 15-18, 2019 in DC Metro

Looking for things to do on President's Day Weekend? Find 50+ theatre, dance and music performances - occurring throughout the DC Metro Region on this 3-day holiday.


Hot Hits

Lincoln's Contemporaries

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19
Who were Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries? They included many fascinating people beyond the politicians and military leaders of the Civil War.

Young Portrait Explorers: Barack Obama

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Feb 18
Explore the Portrait Gallery in a program that touched on art and history through storytelling. For toddlers up to age five and their adult companions.

George Washington Birthday Parade 2019

Mon. Feb 18 The GW Bday parade features bands, floats, wagons, horses, antique vehicles, historic reenactment units, youth groups, military units and drill teams, local organizations and special performances. Gibbon St. at S. Fairfax St., to Wilkes St. at S. Royal St. (Alexandria, Va)

Portrait Story Days: Barack Obama

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Feb 17
Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery's collection.

Washington Dollar Days: Tour for a Buck

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Feb. 17 – 28
Practice frugality our founding father would approve of: Pay just $1 per person for any regular tour in February, the month of George Washington's birth.

Tour: Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building

Library of Congress
Thru Feb. 1, 2020
Take a free one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson building to learn about its symbolic art and architecture.

Washington Monument

Washington The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the city's early attractions. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence and then became its first President

Jefferson Memorial

Washington edicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 13, 1943, the memorial stands in a straight line with the White House. Architect John Russell Pope, influenced by Jefferson's taste in classical architecture, echoed the style seen in Jefferson's two most famous buildings - Monticello and the University of Virginia Rotunda.

Lincoln Memorial

Washington The building stands at the far western end of the National Mall. The 19 foot tall statue of Lincoln gazes out from a solemn chamber in a building surrounded by 36 columns, each representing a state in the union at the time of the Lincoln's death.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Washington This presidential memorial is located along the western shore of the Tidal Basin, taking visitors on a walk through time as FDR's four terms in office are chronicled through quotes carved in stone and fascinating bronze artwork.


Shame ( With Comments from the Populace)

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Sun. Feb 17

The Gifts of Tony Podesta

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Mar. 17

Virginia Opera: The Elixir of Love

George Mason University Center for the Arts
Sun. Feb 17

Tap Dogs

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 19 – 24

She A Gem

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 17 – 24

Twelve Angry Men

Ford's Theatre
Sun. Feb 17

Masters of Hawaiian Music

The Barns at Wolf Trap
Sun. Feb 17

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thru Mar. 3

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940-1950

National Gallery of Art
Thru Feb. 18

Nell Gwynn

Folger Theatre
Feb. 17 – Mar. 10

Tour: Anderson House

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

Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Mar. 17

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Apr. 28


Arts Barn
Mon. Feb 18

Juggling the Middle Ages

Dumbarton Oaks
Thru Feb. 28

Shear Madness

The Kennedy Center
Thru Jun. 19

Lush: Reinvention Wayson R. Jones

DC Arts Center (DCAC)
Thru Apr. 7

First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Mar. 31


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

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 10

When You Read This Letter

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Feb 17

Urban Bush Women

Dance Place
Sun. Feb 17

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Aug. 18

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

National Gallery of Art
Thru Mar. 17

A Right to the City

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thru Apr. 20, 2020

Ain't Misbehavin': The Fats Waller Musical Show

Signature Theatre
Feb. 17 – Mar. 10

Man On Fire

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sun. Feb 17


Montpelier Arts Center
Wed. Feb 20
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