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“Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor”

September 28 - December 31
Smithsonian American Art Museum, F St NW & 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

With this exhibit, trailblazing African-American artist Bill Traylor (1853–1949) gets his first retrospective (free). Curator Leslie Umberger explains why his work endures. The Man Born enslaved in rural Alabama, Traylor wasn’t taught to read. “His perspective and formative years were influenced by being in a society where not many African-Americans were allowed tools like literacy,” […]

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$5 to $15

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair

September 28 - September 29

Take a break from your pile of Trump books and check out the eclectic offerings at this bibliophile bonanza, where more than 60 vendors serve up a wide variety of vintage books and other collectibles that might help take your mind off of contemporary events. A mere $20,000 will get you that rare early edition […]

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$35

Blood Orange

September 28 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

Devonté Hynes is a multitalented writer, producer, and musician who—when not collaborating with the likes of Solange, Haim, andCarly Rae Jepsen—makes fascinatingly brainy funk tracks under the moniker Blood Orange. On record, he explores complex subjects such as life as a British-born black man in the US. Onstage, he never stops dancing.

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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

September 28 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

If I Forget finds a Tenleytown family arguing over whether to sell a 14th Street property amid a rapidly changing city. Set in 2000, the play explores complex subjects such as family dynamics, Jewish-American identity, and gentrification.

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$20 to $69

“Gloria”

September 28 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gloria is a sharp satire that takes place among the cubicles of low-level employees at a highbrow magazine. Jacobs-Jenkins knows the turf, having once worked in a similar position at the New Yorker. But this isn’t just a send-up of office politics; the play takes a sudden dark turn that feels even more relevant now […]

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$40 to $112

“Turn Me Loose”

September 28 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arena Stage, United States

Comedian, activist, and local hero Dick Gregory died last year, two months before an eagerly awaited appearance at the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival. His much-missed voice returns to DC, in a fashion, with this staging of the off-Broadway hit Turn Me Loose, a play about his life. Gregory is portrayed by Edwin Lee Gibson, an […]

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$68 to $148

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends

September 28 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Strathmore, United States

What happens when a comedy superstar and a classical cellist strike up a conversation in an airport security line? If they’re Bill Murray and Jan Vogler, the result is a strange collaborative album that combines chamber music with literary readings. Even if you’re baffled by the notion of, say, a Maurice Ravel/James Thurber mash-up, it’s […]

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Marie and Rosetta
$20-$68

Marie and Rosetta

September 28 at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

This rousing play with songs chronicles the unlikely first rehearsal between Rosetta Tharpe (inducted into the Rock n’ Roll hall of Fame in Spring 2018) and the young Marie Knight, as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the greatest duos in musical history.

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