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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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What Makes DC – Food Truck Event, Presented by Chase
Free

What Makes DC – Food Truck Event, Presented by Chase

October 12 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Various locations – Washington, DC, Washington, DC United States

Free lunch sound appetizing? Then this will be one food truck you’ll definitely want to track. Every Friday through 10/26, Chase is partnering with local DC-area restaurants to deliver delicious meals from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm out of their blue truck. Try Taqueria Del Barrio's tinga chimichanga tacos for free from 11:30 am - […]

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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

October 12 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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$40 to $127

“Turn Me Loose”

October 12 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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The Apollo Orchestra with Cho-Liang Lin, Violin

The Apollo Orchestra with Cho-Liang Lin, Violin

October 12 at 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Church of The Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave
Bethesda, MD 20816 United States

The Apollo Orchestra is thrilled to perform with internationally acclaimed violinist Cho-Liang Lin in a free performanceat the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland.The program will feature works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart and Brahms.

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Sleepy Hollow
$35 - $60

Sleepy Hollow

October 12 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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Sleepy Hollow
$35 - $60

Sleepy Hollow

October 12 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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Oktoberfest: Early Music of Germany
$42

Oktoberfest: Early Music of Germany

October 12 at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC United States

Autumn brings a flavorful array of festive music from the German-speaking lands, featuring colorful songs by 14th-century Tyrolean knight, adventurer, poet, and musician Oswald von Wolkenstein, along with quirky instrumental pieces from the 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch. Later music by Heinrich Isaac and Ludwig Senfl reflects the opulent court of the Emperor Maximilian I in early […]

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