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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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“Japan Modern: Photography From the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection”

September 29, 2018 - January 21, 2019

A selection of some 70 images made by Japanese photographers throughout the 20th century, this exhibit captures a country grappling with extraordinary turmoil and change. Some of the pieces address things directly, such as Tomatsu Shomei’s haunting Nagasaki work. Others offer a different kind of emotional wallop, as in Eikoh Hosoe’s can’t-look-away portrait (above) of […]

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District Time

District Time

September 30 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Love watches? Then visit District Time, a one-day watch show featuring unique and affordable timepieces from around the world. Visitors will discover a wide variety of watches from both emerging micro-brands and established independent watchmakers, as well as a selection of vintage pieces. Most of the watches on display are usually only available online, so […]

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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

September 30 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 30 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Marie and Rosetta
$20-$68

Marie and Rosetta

September 30 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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$40 to $115

“Turn Me Loose”

September 30 at 6:00 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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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

September 30 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 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.

Find out more »
$20 to $69

“Gloria”

September 30 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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