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Events for October 10, 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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$40 to $125

“Turn Me Loose”

October 10, 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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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

October 10, 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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Sleepy Hollow
$35 - $60

Sleepy Hollow

October 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell Street
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

“The dominant spirit, that haunts this enchanted region…is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head.” Synetic Theater’s adaptation of Sleepy Hollow pulls together all the elements that made Synetic famous: Gothic horror, iconic characters and imagery, an emphasis on surreal, wordless storytelling that transcends spoken language and makes our productions something akin […]

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