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Thank You for Your Service

October 27

Longtime Washington Post writer and editor David Finkel’s 2013 nonfiction book is a wrenching look at the struggles of a group of veterans who have recently returned from Iraq. In his directorial debut, American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall has turned it into a movie starring Miles Teller (Whiplash) as an Army sergeant wrestling with PTSD […]

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Doctor Faustus
$20

Doctor Faustus

October 27
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This event occurs every week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, until November 11, 2017.
The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA United States

Brave Spirits Theatre updates the classic tale of a man selling his soul to the devil to explore ambition and power from a woman’s point-of-view. In her quest to get everything she’s ever wanted, Joan pays the ultimate price; her soul. As she experiences the greatest pleasures one can be afforded, she must also confront […]

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Weekly NFL Flag Football for Boys and Girls
$99-$149

Weekly NFL Flag Football for Boys and Girls

September 10 at 10:00 am - October 29 at 2:00 am
Carter Barron Athletic Fields, 1698 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States

Non-contact flag football league for boys and girls ages 4-13 (sponsored by NFL Flag / USA Football). Kids will learn the essentials of flag football while having fun in a friendly and supportive environment. Players will love the opportunity to play in the jersey of one of the 32 NFL teams and all will receive […]

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Antony and Cleopatra
30-79

Antony and Cleopatra

October 10 at 7:30 pm - November 19 at 7:00 pm
Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC United States

Julius Caesar is no more, and Mark Antony, at the peak of his political power, is torn between his military duty toward Rome and his passionate love affair with Cleopatra in Egypt. Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy on politics and power, love and jealousy, is presented in-the-round at the historic Folger Theatre.

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“Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today”
$10

“Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today”

October 13 at 10:00 am - October 31 at 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2017

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

An effort to make nonrepresentational art more culturally representational, this exhibit takes its name from a vivid 1991 oil painting (above) by late American artist Mildred Thompson, one of 21 African-American women, born between 1891 and 1981, whose works are featured. Other notable pieces include Mary Lovelace O’Neal’s ominous lithograph “Racism Is Like Rain, Either It’s […]

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The Adventures of Peter Pan
35 and up

The Adventures of Peter Pan

October 18 at 8:00 pm - November 19 at 8:00 pm
Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell Street
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

Take flight to Neverland with Peter Pan, his Lost Boys and the Darling children! In this magical place filled with fairies, pirates, and mermaids, Peter Pan and crew will battle the delightfully sinister Captain Hook with acrobatics that will leave you on the edge of your seat! This production is recommended for ages 7+ for […]

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“Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”
Free

“Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”

October 20 at 10:00 am - October 31 at 7:00 pm
Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States

One of the fall’s strangest art offerings is this collection of 19 creepy crime-scene dioramas, which were built to help budding forensic scientists learn how to solve cases. What exactly are these things? And what are they doing in an art museum? We asked Nora Atkinson, the Renwick’s curator of craft, to guide us through […]

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Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival
Varies

Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival

October 26 at 12:00 am - October 29 at 12:00 am
Various Venues, United States

Beloved oddball comedian Tig Notaro curates this annual gathering of cerebral funny people, which, in addition to her set, this year includes a taping of the popular podcast How Did This Get Made? And a double bill of Senator Al Franken and This American Life host Ira Glass. Here Notaro gives a preview of the […]

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Free

“Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”

October 27 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2017

National Gallery of Art, 6th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565 United States

The last time the National Gallery presented a Vermeer show, in 1995, it was a blockbuster, with predawn lines, a visit from President Clinton, and public fury after a government shutdown closed the museum mid-exhibit. Twenty-two years later, some things are different: This year’s show doesn’t include “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” and it’s harder […]

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Rosslyn Harvest Fest
$0

Rosslyn Harvest Fest

October 27 at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 28, 2017

Central Place Plaza, Continental Beer Garden, Gateway Park, 1800 N Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209 United States

For the first time in Rosslyn, celebrate autumn in the streets of our neighborhood during Harvest Fest! Stop by the Arts & Crafts Market at Central Place Plaza with 25+ local vendors and grab a draft beer or a glass of wine while enjoying live music and seasonal activities. The fun continues at two other […]

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$12 to $15

Paperhaus

October 27 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A longtime anchor of DC’s indie-music world, Paperhaus marks the release of its second album, Are These the Questions That We Need to Ask?, with this gig. Though the band’s much-lamented Petworth group house/music venue/recording studio shuttered in 2015, its scene-boosting spirit lives on: The album’s first single, “Go Cozy,” is named after a fellow […]

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