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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.

Thru Jun. 19Shear Madness
Wed. Feb 20The Conservatory Project
Thu. Feb 21El Niño y la Verdad
Feb. 21 – 23NSO Pops: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film with live orchestra)
Feb. 21 – 24Tap Dogs
Fri. Feb 22The Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine Westphalia (YJO NRW)
Feb. 22 – 24She A Gem
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 1Jonathan Van Ness and Friends
Fri. Mar 1Saba Abraha
Sat. Mar 2Gaby Moreno
Sun. Mar 3The Boulanger Initiative
Mon. Mar 4Noreum Machi
Tue. Mar 5Swamp Romp
Tue. Mar 5Fortas Chamber Music: Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss
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 14Master Class: Sir James Galway
Thu. Mar 14Brent Birckhead
Mar. 14 – 16WORLD STAGES: The Last Supper
Mar. 14 – 16National Symphony Orchestra: Baroque & Beyond
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 23San Francisco Symphony
Sat. Mar 23Blacks in Wax
Sat. Mar 23Renée Fleming VOICES: Jamie Barton
Sun. Mar 24Hugar
Mon. Mar 25Elder Ones
Mon. Mar 25Direct Current: TU Dance + Bon Iver's Come Through
Mon. Mar 25Direct Current: Bon Iver & TU Dance's Come Through
Tue. Mar 26Tashera
Tue. Mar 26Fortas Chamber Music: Morgenstern Trio
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: KC Jazz Club: Tyshawn Sorey
Fri. Mar 29Direct Current: Amanda Gookin's Forward Music Project
Mar. 29 & 30Direct Current: Demo Ii
Mar. 29 – 31VOYAGERS: A Dance Among The Planets
Sat. Mar 30Direct Current: KC Jazz Club: Amir ElSaffar, Two Rivers Ensemble
Sat. Mar 30Arctica
Sat. Mar 30Hypercube Ensemble
Sun. Mar 31Direct Current: I'm With Her
Sun. Mar 31Direct Current: Where We Lost Our Shadows
Sun. Mar 31Yuka C Honda: Revert to Sea
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 4Direct Current: Renée Fleming VOICES: Theo Bleckmann
Thu. Apr 4Direct Current: Moon Medicin
Thu. Apr 4J Hoard
Apr. 4 & 5Direct Current: Phantom Limb Company: Falling Out
Fri. Apr 5Tanya Tagaq
Fri. Apr 5Direct Current: Henry Threadgill: Double Up Plays Double Up Plus
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 – 13The Me I Want to Sing
Apr. 11 – 13National Symphony Orchestra: Debussy's La mer
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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