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Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Mar. 10, 2019
The show features works from the Portrait Gallery’s extensive collection of silhouettes.

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Harambee

Fri. Dec 28
ring the entire family for the museum’s annual Kwanzaa celebration program.

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

National Gallery of Art
Dec. 23 – 30
First documentary film on the life and work of this celebrated photographer, whose images of street life in New York and people in postwar America established him as one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth century.

First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas

Folger Shakespeare Library
Jan. 19 – Mar. 31, 2019
First Chefs tells the stories of the named and unnamed heroes of early modern food culture.

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru May. 19, 2019
The show relies on some thirty portraits to tell the story of 1968.

The Apartment

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Dec 30
Billy Wilder’s 1960 comedy of manners — set in a New York firm where the women are prey for the higher-ups and bosses borrow low-level Bud Baxter’s apartment for “nooners”.

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center

Washington ALL AGES: 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.


Baseball Americana

Library of Congress
Thru Jun. 29, 2019

Meet David and Mark Shannon!

Georgetown Library
Sat. Dec 15

Mount Vernon Virtuosi

Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Sun. Dec 30

Heure du Conte

Alliance Française of Washington, D.C.
Sat. Dec 15

Gallery Talk: Ambreen Butt

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Dec 19

La Lumiere DuBois VII

Reston Community Center
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

Free Community Day: January

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Jan 6, 2019

Let Freedom Ring! A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Mon. Jan 21, 2019

Portrait Story Days: Andy Warhol

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Dec. 22 – 23

Mujeres de Cine/Films Across Borders: Summer 1993

Former Spanish Ambassador's Residence
Sat. Dec 15

The Apartment

National Gallery of Art
Sun. Dec 30
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