The Kennedy Center

As one of the nation's busiest cultural institutions, the Kennedy Center is both a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and a world-class performing arts destination. Each year, the Center hosts more than 3,000 performances of music, dance, and theater across a multitude of stages – from grand venues like the Opera House, Eisenhower Theater, and Concert Hall – home of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Wasington National Opera – to more intimate spaces like the Family Theater, Terrace Theater, and KC Jazz Club.

Events
Mon. Dec 9Merry Tubachristmas!
Tue. Dec 10Strathmore Artist in Residence Calista Garcia
Dec. 10 – 29The Second City's Love, Factually
Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020Come From Away
Wed. Dec 11Lutoslawski Piano Duo
Thu. Dec 12WNO—Holidays with the Young Artists
Thu. Dec 12Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce
Fri. Dec 13Handel, Hamilton, and Holiday Songs
Dec. 13 – 14NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.
Sat. Dec 14Sweet Heaven Kings
Sat. Dec 14Art Ensemble of Chicago
50th Anniversary
Sun. Dec 15Levine First Music
Dec. 15 – 22The Washington Chorus: A Candlelight Christmas
Dec. 15 – 24Choral Arts Society of Washington: Songs of the Season
Mon. Dec 16The Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra Chamber Program
Tue. Dec 17The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School’s Shir Madness
Dec. 17, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020My Fair Lady
Wed. Dec 18Shayna Blass
Thu. Dec 199-Songwriter Series led by Justin Trawick
Dec. 19 – 22NSO: Handel's Messiah
Fri. Dec 20Nkula
Sat. Dec 21Holiday Go-Go
Sun. Dec 22Angelica Garcia
Mon. Dec 23Messiah Sing-Along
Tue. Dec 24The Beltway Brass
Tue. Dec 24Choral Arts Society of Washington: A Family Christmas
Wed. Dec 25All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam
Thu. Dec 26Encore Chorale
Fri. Dec 27DC Symphony and the Motown Sound
Sat. Dec 28Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington presents: Holiday Sing
Sun. Dec 29Joe Zimmerman
Mon. Dec 30The Legendary Ingramettes
Tue. Dec 31A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Tue. Dec 31New Year’s Eve Party
Tue. Dec 31A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford Marsalis
Jan. 4 – Mar. 7, 2020Dance Fitness
Wed. Jan 8, 2020NSO Pops: Game ON!
Fri. Jan 10, 2020WNO: American Opera Initiative: Three New 20-Minute Operas
Jan. 11 – 12, 2020Glimpse
Thu. Jan 16, 2020Martin Amini
Jan. 16 – 19, 2020NSO: Bronfman plays Beethoven / Holst's The Planets
Fri. Jan 17, 2020Stretch and Bobbito + the M19s Band: No Requests Album Release Concert
Sat. Jan 18, 2020Jazzmeia Horn
Jan. 18 – 26, 2020NSO Music for Young Audiences: Beauty and the Beat
Tue. Jan 21, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Jay Campbell
Jan. 21 – 26, 2020Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake
Wed. Jan 22, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani
Wed. Jan 22, 2020Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)
Thu. Jan 23, 2020Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet: The Karma Suite
Fri. Jan 24, 2020Hip Hop Karaoke
Jan. 24 & 25, 2020NSO: Eschenbach returns / Tetzlaff plays Dvořák
Jan. 24 & 25, 2020Gregory Maqoma's Vuyani Dance Theatre: Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Boléro
Sat. Jan 25, 2020Kassa Overall's Blue Swamini featuring Carmen Lundy
Sun. Jan 26, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Nelly’s Harpsichord: Music from Mount Vernon
Sun. Jan 26, 2020Choral Arts Society of Washington: Living the Dream…Singing the Dream
Sun. Jan 26, 2020Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert
Jan. 28 & 29, 2020The National Ballet of Canada: Forsythe, Kylián and Ratmansky
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 2020Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal
Thu. Jan 30, 2020Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Juan Atkins Techno
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2020WORLD STAGES—Sundance Institute: Grey Rock
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2020NSO: Lugansky plays Mozart / Honeck conducts Dvořák
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 2020The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty
Fri. Jan 31, 2020The Time Machine Roast
Fri. Jan 31, 2020Maz Jobrani
Sat. Feb 1, 2020Broccoli City Festival Preview
Sat. Feb 1, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Feb. 4 – 9, 2020Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Thu. Feb 6, 2020Linda May Han Oh, Aventurine
Feb. 6 – 8, 2020WORLD STAGES—Huff: featuring Cliff Cardinal
Feb. 6 & 9, 2020NSO: Dvořák's Cello Concerto
Fri. Feb 7, 2020ill Camille
Sat. Feb 8, 2020Ahmad Jamal
Sat. Feb 8, 2020Dulcé Sloan
Sat. Feb 8, 2020Revelations Celebration Workshop with Ailey Arts in Education Teaching Artists
 
Tue. Feb 11, 2020Working Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre
Feb. 11 – 16, 2020American Ballet Theatre: Giselle
Feb. 12 – 14, 2020WORLD STAGES—Heroine: one female soldier's story
Feb. 13 – 14, 2020Bilal: Valentine's Day Residency
Feb. 13 – 15, 2020NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson
Feb. 13 – 15, 2020WORLD STAGES—The Clemency of Titus (with Havana Lyceum Orchestra)
Sun. Feb 16, 2020NSO Family Concert: Girl Power! Celebrating Women in Music
Sun. Feb 16, 2020Family Dance Workshop: American Ballet Theatre
Tue. Feb 18, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Paul Lewis & Steven Osborne
Wed. Feb 19, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Trio Con Brio Copenhagen
Feb. 20 – 22, 2020NSO: Noseda conducts Mahler's Fifth and Schubert
Feb. 22 – 23, 2020NSO Music for Young Audiences: Mozart Mash-Up
Sun. Feb 23, 2020The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Winter Concert
Thu. Feb 27, 2020Washington Performing Arts: West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
Thu. Feb 27, 2020Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Ekhodom and Mason Bates
Feb. 27 – 29, 2020NSO: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Fri. Feb 28, 2020Jason Moran and The Bandwagon + Cassandra Wilson & Marvin Sewell
Fri. Feb 28, 2020Story District's Funnier Than Fiction
Sat. Feb 29, 2020Renée Fleming VOICES: Norm Lewis
Sat. Feb 29, 2020Jason Palmer, Upward
Feb. 29 – Mar. 1, 2020YAO YAO
Feb. 29 – Mar. 22, 2020WNO: Don Giovanni
Sun. Mar 1, 2020Washington Performing Arts: I Am a Man
Mar. 1 – 21, 2020WNO: Samson and Delilah
Mon. Mar 2, 2020DEMO by Damian Woetzel: NOW 2020
Tue. Mar 3, 2020Fruits borne out of rust by Tabaimo and Maki Morishita
Wed. Mar 4, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Daniil Trifonov
Thu. Mar 5, 2020The Apollo Orchestra with Peter Orth, piano
Mar. 5 – 7, 2020BGR!Fest Secret Shows
Mar. 5 – 7, 2020Martha Graham Dance Company: The EVE Project
Sat. Mar 7, 2020Let's Talk Dance: Panel Discussion: Martha Graham, Women in Dance, and Dance as Activism
Mar. 7 – 8, 2020NSO Music for Young Audiences: 1-2-3 Andrés
Sun. Mar 8, 2020Riot!
Sun. Mar 8, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Seong-Jin Cho
Wed. Mar 11, 2020Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die (part of DIRECT CURRENT)
Sat. Mar 14, 2020Direct Current: Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
Mar. 15 – 28, 2020WNO: Blue
Thu. Mar 19, 2020The Amours
Mar. 20 – 21, 2020Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Sat. Mar 21, 2020Immanuel Wilkins
Tue. Mar 24, 2020SHIFT Festival: Jacksonville Symphony
Wed. Mar 25, 2020SHIFT Festival: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Thu. Mar 26, 2020Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Jeremy Kittle's Whorls with Joshua Roman and the Verona Quartet
Fri. Mar 27, 2020SHIFT Festival: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Fri. Mar 27, 2020Mortified
Mar. 27 & 28, 2020Spring Performance
Sat. Mar 28, 2020SHIFT Festival : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Tue. Mar 31, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: A Far Cry
Mar. 31 – Apr. 5, 2020New York City Ballet: Balanchine, Wheeldon & a New Work
Apr. 2 & 3, 2020Made in Puerto Rico
Apr. 2 – 4, 2020New York City Ballet: Peck, Cunningham & Balanchine/Robbins
Apr. 2 – 4, 2020NSO: Kozhukhin plays Grieg's Piano Concerto
Sat. Apr 4, 2020Beginning Creative Movement for Adults with New York City Ballet
Sun. Apr 5, 2020Family Dance Workshop: New York City Ballet
Sun. Apr 5, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Jenny Lin
Thu. Apr 9, 2020Clarence Penn, Penn Station
Fri. Apr 10, 2020Cyrus Chestnut: The Saga of the Cross
Tue. Apr 14, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Argus Quartet
Apr. 14 – 26, 2020Jesus Christ Superstar
Wed. Apr 15, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Dover Quartet
Wed. Apr 15, 2020Washington Performing Arts: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Wed. Apr 15, 2020Laurin Talese
Apr. 16 & 18, 2020NSO: Langrée conducts Brahms's First / Hough plays Beethoven
Apr. 16 – 18, 2020The Second City & Kennedy Center's Jazz Comedy Experiment
Sat. Apr 18, 2020Renée Fleming VOICES: René Marie
Sat. Apr 18, 2020René Marie
Sun. Apr 19, 2020NSO Family Concert: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (a Symphonic Spectacular)
Tue. Apr 21, 2020Chineke! Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Tue. Apr 21, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Chineke! Orchestra
Thu. Apr 23, 2020Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Michael Abels and Rob Garza
Apr. 23 – 25, 2020NSO: Eschenbach conducts Ravel's Boléro / Carpenter plays Poulenc
Apr. 23 – 27, 2020Broadway Center Stage: Bye Bye Birdie
Fri. Apr 24, 2020Washington Improv Theater's iMusical
Apr. 24 – 26, 2020Pokon: An unstoppable game of growth
Sat. Apr 25, 2020Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party
Apr. 30 – May. 2, 2020The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus
May. 1 – 2, 2020NSO Pops: Disney•Pixar’s Up in Concert
May. 1 & 2, 2020Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M
Sat. May 2, 2020Unifying Uniquenness with A.I.M
Sun. May 3, 2020Choral Arts Society of Washington: Schumann: Requiem, Op. 148
Mon. May 4, 2020Renée Fleming VOICES: Mariza
May. 7 – 9, 2020NSO: Noseda conducts Mahler's Fourth / NSO stars play Haydn
May. 8 & 9, 202025th Anniversary: Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival
May. 9 – 10, 2020Havana Hop
May. 9 – 23, 2020WNO: Porgy and Bess
May. 9 – 24, 2020Dreamer: A South African Journey
Sun. May 10, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Maurizio Pollini in recital
Tue. May 12, 2020Beginning Ballet for Adults with Scottish Ballet
Tue. May 12, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Beatrice Rana
Tue. May 12, 2020Opera Master Class with Denyce Graves
May. 13 – 17, 2020Scottish Ballet: The Crucible
Thu. May 14, 2020Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet and Renée Fleming
May. 14 & 16, 2020NSO: Memory and Myth: Music by Sibelius and an NSO premiere
Fri. May 15, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Igor Levit
Sun. May 17, 2020The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Spring Concert
Thu. May 21, 2020Washington Performing Arts: Wynton Marsalis
Sat. May 23, 2020Lang Lang in Recital
May. 28 & 29, 2020NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
May. 30 & Jun. 3, 2020NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5
Jun. 2 – 7, 2020Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Jun. 2 – 28, 2020Tiny Beautiful Things
Jun. 5 & 6, 2020NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7
Jun. 9 & 10, 2020NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8
Jun. 12 – 14, 2020NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphony No. 9
Jun. 16 – Aug. 20, 2020Hamilton
Jun. 23 – Jul. 12, 2020Once on This Island
Jun. 25 – 28, 2020NSO Pops: Bernstein's On the Town in Concert
Jul. 21 – Aug. 9, 2020A Monster Calls
Aug. 25 – Sep. 27, 2020To Kill a Mockingbird

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