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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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Free

“Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”

October 31 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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$48-$178

Mean Girls

October 31 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2017

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until November 30, 2017

National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

The 2004 Tina Fey movie makes a leap to the stage with a Lorne Michaels-produced musical adaptation, which opens in Washington before heading to Broadway. With a book by Fey and music by her husband, composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock), it just might erase the lingering stench of Mean Girls 2, the […]

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