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Hurricane Sandy Update: Museums, Theaters, Music Venues, and Cinemas Open Today

A list of which are back to business as usual and which are still shuttered.

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house today? Most museums are closed, but cinemas are opening later this afternoon. Here’s a brief list of which places are opening as scheduled today; we’ll update as we receive more information.



All Smithsonian museums are closed today.

The National Gallery is closed today.

The Phillips Collection is also closed today.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is closed today.

The National Geographic Museum is closed today.

The Crime Museum is open today and offering $10 discounted admission.



The Kennedy Center will open at noon today.

Warner Theatre: Nothing scheduled for tonight, but tomorrow’s Halloween Happy Hour is still on.

Arena Stage will open today at noon.

Studio Theatre is still closed until further notice.

Shakespeare Theatre: Open for today’s performances.

Folger Theatre and the Folger Library are closed today.

UPDATE Theater J: Tonight’s performance of Our Class is on; get $20 tickets when you mention the word “Sandy.”

Signature Theatre: Open for tonight’s performance of Dying City.

Round House Theatre: Tonight’s performance of I Love to Eat has been canceled.

Ford’s Theatre is closed today.

Atlas Arts Center is closed today.


9:30 Club: Tonight’s Grouplove show has been postponed. Wednesday night’s Freelance Whales show is on.

UPDATE Sixth and I: Tonight’s Xavier Rudd show has been postponed until Wednesday.

Fillmore Silver Spring: Wednesday’s Umphrey’s McGee show is on.

Black Cat: Tonight’s Heartless Bastards show is still on.

Rock & Roll Hotel: Closed tonight, but open tomorrow for Crooked Fingers and John Vanderslice.

UPDATE Howard Theatre: Tonight’s the Tubes show has been canceled; tickets will be refunded.

Birchmere: Tonight’s Banjo Summit has been postponed.

Blues Alley: Tonight’s Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet shows are on.

U Street Music Hall: Tonight’s Wallpaper & Neon Hitch has been canceled, as has the Grouplove deejay set.

The Hamilton: Nothing scheduled for tonight or tomorrow.

Hill Country: Human Country Jukebox is on tonight.

Strathmore is still closed for the rest of Tuesday.

IOTA: Open tonight for the songwriters’ showcase.



AMC Loews Georgetown is closed today until 4 but hopes to open this evening. West End Cinema is open today.

Landmark E Street and Landmark Bethesda Row are open today from 4.

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