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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
Fri. Dec 14Puddles Pity Party
Fri. Dec 14Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Quiana Lynell
Dec. 14 – 15NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown
Dec. 14 – 16Washington National Opera: Holiday Family Opera: The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me
Dec. 14 – 31The Second City's Love Factually
Dec. 14, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019Miss Saigon
Dec. 15 – 16How to Catch a Star
Dec. 16 & 22A Candlelight Christmas
Dec. 16 – 24Choral Arts: Songs of the Season
Dec. 18, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019The Play That Goes Wrong
Dec. 20 – 23National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah
Sun. Dec 23Messiah Sing-Along
Mon. Dec 24Choral Arts: A Family Christmas at the Kennedy Center
Wed. Dec 26Encore Chorale
Dec. 26 – 31NSO Music for Young Audiences: Timbalooloo Live
Mon. Dec 31A Jazz New Year's Eve:  Patti Austin's Be-Bop Hip Hop Ella featuring Trevor Lawrence Jr.
Jan. 11 – 13, 2019Cartography
Jan. 11 & 13, 2019Washington National Opera: Taking Up Serpents, a New Hour-Long Opera, part of the American Opera Initiative Festival
Sat. Jan 12, 2019Washington National Opera: Three New 20-Minute Operas, part of the American Opera Initiative Festival
Jan. 15 – 20, 2019Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Cinderella
Fri. Jan 18, 2019Bobby Sanabria MultiVerse Big Band: West Side Story Reimagined
Jan. 18 & 20, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Renée Fleming sings Schubert
Jan. 19 – Jun. 19, 2019Shear Madness
Mon. Jan 21, 2019Let Freedom Ring! A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 22 – 24, 2019NSO Pops: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Jan. 25 & 26, 2019NSO Pops: An Evening with Brandy Norwood
Sat. Jan 26, 2019David Sánchez: CARIB
Jan. 26 – 27, 2019NSO Music for Young Audiences: Banda Magda
Tue. Jan 29, 2019Open Working Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre
Jan. 29 – Feb. 3, 2019American Ballet Theatre: Harlequinade
Wed. Jan 30, 2019Fortas Chamber Music : Imani Winds
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Trifonov plays Beethoven's "Emperor"
Fri. Feb 1, 2019Bassem Youssef
Fri. Feb 1, 2019Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Camille Thurman with the Darrell Green Trio
Sat. Feb 2, 2019Steven Wright
Sat. Feb 2, 2019I AM A MAN featuring Ron Miles, Brian Blade, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, and Scott Colley
Sun. Feb 3, 2019The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works of Hindemith, Respighi, Lutos?awski & Schubert
Sun. Feb 3, 2019Family Dance Workshop: American Ballet Theatre
Feb. 5 – 10, 2019Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Wed. Feb 6, 2019Fortas Chamber Music: Juilliard String Quartet
Feb. 6 – 10, 2019Broadway Center Stage: The Music Man
Feb. 7 & 9, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Schumann & Liszt
Fri. Feb 8, 2019Renée Fleming VOICES: Nellie McKay
Sat. Feb 9, 2019Revelations Workshop with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Sat. Feb 9, 2019Leon Fleisher & Friends
Sun. Feb 10, 2019NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp's All-Star Tribute to John Coltrane featuring Jason Moran
Wed. Feb 13, 2019Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Feb. 13 – 16, 2019National Ballet of China: Raise the Red Lantern
Feb. 13 – 16, 2019WORLD STAGES: NeoArctic
Feb. 14 & 16, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Berlioz's Romeo & Juliet
Fri. Feb 15, 2019Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: James Francies
Feb. 15 – 17, 2019The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Feb. 15 – 24, 2019She A Gem
Sat. Feb 16, 2019KC Jazz Club: Pedrito Martinez and Alfredo Rodríguez
Sun. Feb 17, 2019Living the Dream…Singing the Dream
Sun. Feb 17, 2019Living the Dream, Singing the Dream
Feb. 19 – 24, 2019Tap Dogs
Feb. 21 – 23, 2019NSO Pops: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film with live orchestra)
Sun. Feb 24, 2019NSO Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!
Thu. Feb 28, 2019Guided Rehearsal: Eugene Onegin
Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Shaham & Mozart
Fri. Mar 1, 2019Jonathan Van Ness and Friends
Tue. Mar 5, 2019Fortas Chamber Music: Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss
Wed. Mar 6, 2019Steven Isserlis, cello & Connie Shih, piano
Mar. 6 – 9, 2019WORLD STAGES: Cirkus Cirkör: Limits 
Mar. 7 & 9, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Eschenbach conducts Haydn & Bruckner
Fri. Mar 8, 2019Guided Rehearsal: Faust
Mar. 8 – 9, 2019NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves
Mar. 9 – 29, 2019Washington National Opera: Eugene Onegin
Tue. Mar 12, 2019Fortas Chamber Music: Takács Quartet with Garrick Ohlsson
Wed. Mar 13, 2019Renée Fleming VOICES: An Evening with Robert Fairchild
Thu. Mar 14, 2019Master Class: Sir James Galway
Mar. 14 – 16, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Baroque & Beyond
Mar. 14 – 16, 2019WORLD STAGES: The Last Supper
Fri. Mar 15, 2019Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
Mar. 15 – 24, 2019The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
Sat. Mar 16, 2019Crossroads Club: Nate Smith + KINFOLK with Van Hunt
Mar. 16 – 30, 2019Washington National Opera: Faust
Sun. Mar 17, 2019St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Tue. Mar 19, 2019Akiko Kitamura's Cross Transit
Mar. 20 & 21, 2019Sundance Institute—Theater from the Middle East and North Africa: Love, Bombs & Apples
Thu. Mar 21, 2019Fortas Chamber Music: Benjamin Beilman in Recital
Mar. 21 & 22, 2019Brian Regan
Fri. Mar 22, 2019NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron
Sat. Mar 23, 2019San Francisco Symphony
Sat. Mar 23, 2019Renée Fleming VOICES: Jamie Barton
Mon. Mar 25, 2019Direct Current: TU Dance + Bon Iver's Come Through
Tue. Mar 26, 2019Fortas Chamber Music: Morgenstern Trio
Wed. Mar 27, 2019Direct Current: Gabriel Kahane—Book of Travelers: 8980
Thu. Mar 28, 2019Direct Current: KC Jazz Club: Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
Mar. 28 & 30, 2019Direct Current: National Symphony Orchestra: Glass's Itaipu & Auerbach's ARCTICA
Mar. 28 – 30, 2019Direct Current: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy
Fri. Mar 29, 2019Direct Current: KC Jazz Club: Tyshawn Sorey
Mar. 29 & 30, 2019Direct Current: Demo Ii
Mar. 29 – 31, 2019VOYAGERS: A Dance Among The Planets
Sat. Mar 30, 2019Arctica
Sat. Mar 30, 2019Direct Current: KC Jazz Club: Amir ElSaffar, Two Rivers Ensemble
Sun. Mar 31, 2019Direct Current: I'm With Her
Sun. Mar 31, 2019Direct Current: Where We Lost Our Shadows
Mon. Apr 1, 2019Direct Current: Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Silent Voices: Lovestate
Tue. Apr 2, 2019Direct Current: Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer—Sirens
Apr. 2 – 7, 2019New York City Ballet: 2 PROGRAMS - Works by Reisen, Balanchine & Robbins (Apr. 2, 3, 7) / New Works & New Productions (Apr. 4, 5, 6)
Thu. Apr 4, 2019Direct Current: Moon Medicin
Thu. Apr 4, 2019Direct Current: Renée Fleming VOICES: Theo Bleckmann
Apr. 4 & 5, 2019Direct Current: Phantom Limb Company: Falling Out
Fri. Apr 5, 2019Direct Current: Du Yun with OK Miss
Fri. Apr 5, 2019Direct Current: Henry Threadgill: Double Up Plays Double Up Plus
Sat. Apr 6, 2019Direct Current: Vijay Iyer Sextet
Sat. Apr 6, 2019Ballet Beginner Class: Creative Movement with New York City Ballet
Sat. Apr 6, 2019Direct Current: Caroline Shaw and Friends
Sat. Apr 6, 2019Direct Current: Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
Sun. Apr 7, 2019NSO Family Concert: Symphonic Storytelling: TheTravels of Babar
Sun. Apr 7, 2019Direct Current: Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera
Tue. Apr 9, 2019Open Working Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet
Apr. 9 – 14, 2019Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire
Wed. Apr 10, 2019Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Venice Baroque Chamber Ensemble with Robin Johannsen
Apr. 11 – 13, 2019The Me I Want to Sing
Apr. 11 – 13, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Debussy's La mer
Fri. Apr 12, 2019Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Michael Mayo
Sun. Apr 14, 2019The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works of Loeffler, Shostakovich & Brahms
Sun. Apr 14, 2019Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran—Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration
Apr. 18 & 20, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Unexpected Italy (I): From Vivaldi to Rossini
Tue. Apr 23, 2019Yevgeny Kutik, violin & Anna Polonsky, piano
Apr. 25 – 27, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns's "Organ" Symphony
Apr. 25 – 28, 2019Broadway Center Stage: Tommy
Fri. Apr 26, 2019Jay Leno
Sat. Apr 27, 2019Renée Fleming VOICES: Patina Miller
Apr. 27 – 28, 2019NSO Music for Young Audiences: Break it Down!
Sun. Apr 28, 2019Itzhak Perlman, violin & Evgeny Kissin, piano
May. 1 – 3, 2019NSO Pops: An Evening with Leslie Odom Jr.
May. 2 – 4, 2019Lucky Plush: Rooming House
Sun. May 5, 2019Silkroad Ensemble: Heroes
Mon. May 6, 2019Guided Rehearsal: Tosca
Thu. May 9, 2019Transfigured Nights
May. 9 – 11, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique
May. 10 & 11, 2019Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival
May. 11 – 25, 2019Washington National Opera: Tosca
May. 16 – 18, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
May. 18 – 19, 2019Colors
Sun. May 19, 2019Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Tue. May 21, 2019Teatro Regio Torino: I vespri Siciliani, in Concert
Thu. May 23, 2019Fortas Chamber Music: Russian Renaissance
Fri. May 24, 2019Washington National Opera: Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program: A Concert of Comic Masterpieces
May. 28 – Jun. 2, 2019Ballet Across America
May. 30 & Jun. 1, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Unexpected Italy (II): Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Fri. May 31, 2019The Messengers Legacy
Sun. Jun 2, 2019The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works of Poulenc, Penderecki & Beethoven
Jun. 4 – Jul. 7, 2019Betty Buckley in Hello Dolly!
Jun. 6 – 9, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Dvo?ák's "New World" Symphony
Mon. Jun 10, 2019Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Jun. 11 – 23, 2019Falsettos
Jun. 11 – 30, 2019Byhalia, Mississippi
Jun. 14 & 15, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Forever I
Jun. 18 & 19, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Forever II
Jun. 21 & 22, 2019National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Forever III
Jun. 28 & 29, 2019NSO Pops: 50 Years Over the Rainbow
Jul. 9 – Aug. 4, 2019The Band's Visit
Jul. 18 – Sep. 7, 2019Disney's Aladdin
Aug. 6 – Sep. 8, 2019Dear Evan Hansen
Sun. Dec 8, 2019Ballet West: The Nutcracker

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