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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
Thru Jun. 19Shear Madness
Fri. Feb 15Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: James Francies
Fri. Feb 15Tcheka
Feb. 15 & 16WORLD STAGES: NeoArctic
Feb. 15 – 16National Ballet of China: Raise the Red Lantern
Feb. 15 – 17The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Feb. 15 – 24She A Gem
Sat. Feb 16National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Berlioz's Romeo & Juliet
Sat. Feb 16Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts(CAAPA): Cotton Field to Concert Hall
Sat. Feb 16KC Jazz Club: Pedrito Martinez and Alfredo Rodríguez
Sun. Feb 17U.S. Army Band
Sun. Feb 17Living the Dream, Singing the Dream
Feb. 18 – 20The Conservatory Project
Feb. 19 – 24Tap Dogs
Thu. Feb 21El Niño y la Verdad
Feb. 21 – 23NSO Pops: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film with live orchestra)
Fri. Feb 22The Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine Westphalia (YJO NRW)
Sat. Feb 23Donvonte McCoy & CP Time
Sun. Feb 24NSO Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!
Sun. Feb 24Lena Hertzog: Last Whispers
Mon. Feb 25Jasna Popovic
Tue. Feb 26Indian Ragas on Piano by Utsav Lal
Wed. Feb 27Behind The Magic of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ – An Interactive Class
Thu. Feb 28Hometown Sounds
Thu. Feb 28Guided Rehearsal: Eugene Onegin
Feb. 28 – Mar. 2National Symphony Orchestra: Shaham & Mozart
Fri. Mar 1Saba Abraha
Fri. Mar 1Jonathan Van Ness and Friends
Sat. Mar 2Gaby Moreno
Sun. Mar 3The Boulanger Initiative
Mon. Mar 4Noreum Machi
Tue. Mar 5Fortas Chamber Music: Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss
Tue. Mar 5Swamp Romp
Wed. Mar 6Steven Isserlis, cello & Connie Shih, piano
Wed. Mar 6Washington National Opera: Faust / Eugene Onegin preview
Mar. 6 – 9WORLD STAGES: Cirkus Cirkör: Limits 
Mar. 7 & 9National Symphony Orchestra: Eschenbach conducts Haydn & Bruckner
Fri. Mar 8BLACK GIRLS ROCK! FEST™: Free Welcome Party featuring DJs Beverly Bond and MC Lyte
Fri. Mar 8Coldness & Lightness
Fri. Mar 8Guided Rehearsal: Faust
Mar. 8 – 9NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves
Sat. Mar 9Marta Pereira da Costa
Mar. 9 – 29Washington National Opera: Eugene Onegin
Sun. Mar 10BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ presents ROCK LIKE A GIRL!™ Featuring Jazmine Sullivan, Maimouna Youssef, and more
Mon. Mar 11Redhot & Blue
Tue. Mar 12NSO Youth Fellows
Tue. Mar 12Fortas Chamber Music: Takács Quartet with Garrick Ohlsson
Wed. Mar 13Cecily
Thu. Mar 14Brent Birckhead
Thu. Mar 14Master Class: Sir James Galway
Mar. 14 – 16National Symphony Orchestra: Baroque & Beyond
Mar. 14 – 16WORLD STAGES: The Last Supper
Fri. Mar 15Spacetime Dance
Fri. Mar 15Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
Mar. 15 – 24The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
Sat. Mar 16Crossroads Club: Nate Smith + KINFOLK with Van Hunt
Sat. Mar 16Reston Links - Youth Arts Showcase EXPLOSION
Mar. 16 – 30Washington National Opera: Faust
Sun. Mar 17St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Mon. Mar 18Washington Women in Jazz Festival
Tue. Mar 19Akiko Kitamura's Cross Transit
Tue. Mar 19Duke Ellington School of the Arts: From the Requiem to the Passion
Wed. Mar 20Lubana
Mar. 20 & 21Sundance Institute—Theater from the Middle East and North Africa: Love, Bombs & Apples
Thu. Mar 21Fortas Chamber Music: Benjamin Beilman in Recital
Thu. Mar 21La Francophone: Horizons
Mar. 21 & 22Brian Regan
Fri. Mar 22NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron
Fri. Mar 22B.B. King Tribute featuring Memphis Gold & Ms. Zeno
Sat. Mar 23Blacks in Wax
Sat. Mar 23San Francisco Symphony
Sat. Mar 23Renée Fleming VOICES: Jamie Barton
Sun. Mar 24Hugar
Mon. Mar 25Elder Ones
Mon. Mar 25Direct Current: Bon Iver & TU Dance's Come Through
Mon. Mar 25Direct Current: TU Dance + Bon Iver's Come Through
Tue. Mar 26Fortas Chamber Music: Morgenstern Trio
Tue. Mar 26Tashera
Wed. Mar 27Liberated Muse
Wed. Mar 27Direct Current: Gabriel Kahane—Book of Travelers: 8980
Thu. Mar 28Direct Current: KC Jazz Club: Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
Thu. Mar 28Philip Glass: Itaipu
Thu. Mar 28Roscoe Mitchell with Moor Mother
Mar. 28 & 30Direct Current: National Symphony Orchestra: Glass's Itaipu & Auerbach's ARCTICA
Mar. 28 – 30Direct Current: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy
Fri. Mar 29sjDANCEco
Fri. Mar 29Direct Current: Amanda Gookin's Forward Music Project
Fri. Mar 29Direct Current: KC Jazz Club: Tyshawn Sorey
Mar. 29 & 30Direct Current: Demo Ii
Mar. 29 – 31VOYAGERS: A Dance Among The Planets
Sat. Mar 30Hypercube Ensemble
Sat. Mar 30Direct Current: KC Jazz Club: Amir ElSaffar, Two Rivers Ensemble
Sat. Mar 30Arctica
Sun. Mar 31Yuka C Honda: Revert to Sea
Sun. Mar 31Direct Current: I'm With Her
Sun. Mar 31Direct Current: Where We Lost Our Shadows
Mon. Apr 1As One
Mon. Apr 1Direct Current: Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Silent Voices: Lovestate
Tue. Apr 2Gato Preto
Tue. Apr 2Direct Current: Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer—Sirens
Apr. 2 – 7New York City Ballet: 2 PROGRAMS - Works by Reisen, Balanchine & Robbins (Apr. 2, 3, 7) / New Works & New Productions (Apr. 4, 5, 6)
Wed. Apr 3Sister Nancy Live with DollarVan
Thu. Apr 4J Hoard
Thu. Apr 4Direct Current: Moon Medicin
Thu. Apr 4Direct Current: Renée Fleming VOICES: Theo Bleckmann
Apr. 4 & 5Direct Current: Phantom Limb Company: Falling Out
Fri. Apr 5Direct Current: Henry Threadgill: Double Up Plays Double Up Plus
Fri. Apr 5Tanya Tagaq
Fri. Apr 5Direct Current: Du Yun with OK Miss
Sat. Apr 6Direct Current: Caroline Shaw and Friends
Sat. Apr 6Laraaji
Sat. Apr 6Direct Current: Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
Sat. Apr 6Ballet Beginner Class: Creative Movement with New York City Ballet
Sat. Apr 6Direct Current: Vijay Iyer Sextet
Sun. Apr 7NSO Family Concert: Symphonic Storytelling: TheTravels of Babar
Sun. Apr 7Brownout - The Keepers Of Latin Funk
Sun. Apr 7Direct Current: Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera
Tue. Apr 9Open Working Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet
Apr. 9 – 14Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire
Apr. 11 – 13National Symphony Orchestra: Debussy's La mer
Apr. 11 – 13The Me I Want to Sing
Fri. Apr 12Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Michael Mayo
Sun. Apr 14Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran—Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration
Sun. Apr 14The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works of Loeffler, Shostakovich & Brahms
Apr. 18 & 20National Symphony Orchestra: Unexpected Italy (I): From Vivaldi to Rossini
Tue. Apr 23Yevgeny Kutik, violin & Anna Polonsky, piano
Apr. 25 – 27National Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns's Organ Symphony
Apr. 25 – 28Broadway Center Stage: Tommy
Fri. Apr 26Jay Leno
Sat. Apr 27Renée Fleming VOICES: Patina Miller
Apr. 27 – 28NSO Music for Young Audiences: Break it Down!
Sun. Apr 28Itzhak Perlman, violin & Evgeny Kissin, piano
May. 1 – 3NSO Pops: An Evening with Leslie Odom Jr.
May. 2 – 4Lucky Plush: Rooming House
Sun. May 5Silkroad Ensemble: Heroes
Mon. May 6Guided Rehearsal: Tosca
Thu. May 9Transfigured Nights
May. 9 – 11National Symphony Orchestra: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique
May. 10 & 11Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival
May. 11 – 25Washington National Opera: Tosca
May. 16 – 18National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
May. 18 – 19Colors
Sun. May 19Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Tue. May 21Teatro Regio Torino: I vespri Siciliani, in Concert
Thu. May 23Fortas Chamber Music: Russian Renaissance
Fri. May 24Washington National Opera: Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program: A Concert of Comic Masterpieces
Sun. May 26National Memorial Day Choral Festival
May. 28 – Jun. 2Ballet Across America
May. 30 & Jun. 1National Symphony Orchestra: Unexpected Italy (II): Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Fri. May 31The Messengers Legacy
Sun. Jun 2The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works of Poulenc, Penderecki & Beethoven
Jun. 4 – Jul. 7Betty Buckley in Hello Dolly!
Thu. Jun 6Amanda Seales presents Mo' Betta Wu: Jazz from the 36 Chambers
Jun. 6 – 9National Symphony Orchestra: Dvorák's New World Symphony
Mon. Jun 10Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Jun. 11 – 23Falsettos
Jun. 11 – 30Byhalia, Mississippi
Jun. 14 & 15National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Forever I
Jun. 18 & 19National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Forever II
Jun. 21 & 22National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Forever III
Jun. 28 & 29NSO Pops: 50 Years Over the Rainbow
Jul. 9 – Aug. 4The Band's Visit
Jul. 18 – Sep. 7Disney's Aladdin
Aug. 6 – Sep. 8Dear Evan Hansen

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