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Events for October 9, 2018


“Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor”

September 28, 2018 - December 31, 2018

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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Kali Uchis

October 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:30 Club, United States

Hails from:Alexandria and Pereira, Colombia. Sounds like: Light, dreamy vocals paired with futuristic funk production and cutting lyrics about industry exploitation, poverty, and immigration. Latest work: Her debut album, Isolation, which came out in April, features guest turns by Tyler the Creator and Jorja Smith. Onstage: She’s known for augmenting her sultry sets with unexpected […]

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$40 to $124

“Turn Me Loose”

October 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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HRC Foundation’s Chefs for Equality

October 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

Chefs for Equality brings together the capital region's top chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists for an evening of food, cocktails and music to benefit the fight for full LGBTQ equality. The event features savory tasting and drink stations headed by renowned chefs and mixologists from the D.C.-area, as well as personal chef tables -- an […]

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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

October 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Theatre, 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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