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“Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s”

February 14 - February 28
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave and 7th St
Washington, DC 20560 United States

It slices! It dices! It uses the imagery of consumerism to offer sly commentary on Reagan-era popular culture! Yes, this exhibit collects some 150 works that play off the visual language of branding and everyday objects.

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“Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures From Southwest China”

February 21 - July 9
George Washington University Museum, 701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States

The traditions in question be-long to several Chinese minority groups, including the Miao and Dong people, whose distinct cultures this exhibit aims to spotlight and preserve. Highlights include intricate metal jewelry, handwoven baby carriers, and elaborate festival garb embroidered with images depicting centuries-old legends.

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Washington Harbour Ice Skating
$10/adult; $9/child/Sr/Military + skate rental

Washington Harbour Ice Skating

February 1 at 12:00 am - March 3 at 12:00 am

The Washington Harbour Ice Rink is open for public skating seven days a week, including all holidays, from mid-November until March, and special weekly events are scheduled all through the skating season. Located on the Georgetown waterfront, the rink is surrounded by beautiful views over the Potomac River - and restaurants! This is the largest […]

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The Trojan Women Project and Coriolanus in repertory

The Trojan Women Project and Coriolanus in repertory

February 1 at 12:00 am - February 26 at 12:00 am
The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA United States

Brave Spirits puts two plays in repertory to explore war and winning from opposite perspectives. Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, The Trojan Women Project will explore the timeless story of The Trojan Women to illuminate modern women’s relationships to violence, sexuality, and politics. A blurred mash-up of song, movement, feminist text, and poetics, […]

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“The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels” by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

February 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Politics and Prose at the Wharf, 70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Tony Kushner’s theatrical masterpiece, Angels in America, gets the book treatment with this detailed oral history, expanded from a 16,000-word piece that ran on Slate in 2016. When they stop by the Wharf, the authors—writer and theater director Isaac Butler and Slate staffer Dan Kois—will be well equipped to discuss the two-part play’s troubled beginning, […]

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$34 to $69

Becoming Dr. Ruth

February 21 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Theater J, 1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

No sex here, we’re sorry to report. Written by Mark St. Germain, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a one-woman show that focuses on the famed nookie enthusiast before she wrote a single article about orgasms. Fortunately, it’s quite a story. She lost both parents in the Holocaust but was herself saved by the Kindertransport. Later, she […]

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$56 to $101

“The Great Society”

February 21 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

What is it with Lyndon Johnson and epic biographies? In the tradition of Robert Caro’s multivolume series, playwright Robert Schenkkan has written ambitious separate works that together tell the 36th President’s tale. Part one, All the Way,was an Arena hit in 2016. Now most of that cast reunites for the local premiere of the conclusion, […]

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$40 to $95

Mitsuko Uchida

February 21 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda, MD 20852 United States

Uchida, who performs three Schubert sonatas during this solo appearance, is a stunning instrumentalist. Don’t believe us? In a recent book featuring conversations between conductor Seiji Ozawa and novelist Haruki Murakami, the pair gush about Uchida’s piano prowess. Ozawa: “Her sound is truly beautiful.” Murakami: “She plays with total mastery.” Ozawa: “What an ear she […]

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$20 to $84


February 21 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St., NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Playwright (and actor) Danai Gurira made headlines with her previous work, Eclipsed—the first Broadway production whose cast, writer, and director were all African-American women. Directed here by Theater J’s Adam Immerwahr, Familiar is an award-winning look at a Zimbabwean family living in Minnesota as they grapple with tensions between tradition and assimilation.

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