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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
$20

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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$16

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

February 24 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

DC’s motorcycle show (above) is presented by an insurance company, so you might find the vibe slightly less Steppenwolfy than the Timonium Show, but there will be insane aerial motorcycle stunts from Metal Mulisha Fitz Army, whom you might have seen on America’s Got Talent.

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$56 to $101

“The Great Society”

February 24 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arena Stage, 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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$20 to $84

Familiar

February 24 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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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$34 to $69

Becoming Dr. Ruth

February 24 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 24 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arena Stage, 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, […]

Find out more »
$20 to $84

Familiar

February 24 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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.

Find out more »
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