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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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Have You Seen Me? 5K
$35

Have You Seen Me? 5K

October 14 at 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fairfax Corner, VA, 4100 Monument Corner Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

October 14, 2018 for the inaugural “Have You Seen Me?” 5K in Fairfax Corner, Virginia!This will be a timed race, and the goal is to join hundreds – hopefully thousands – of walkers and runners together and raise both funds and awareness for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.The entry fee is $35 […]

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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

October 14 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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$40 to $130

“Turn Me Loose”

October 14 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Oktoberfest: Early Music of Germany
$42

Oktoberfest: Early Music of Germany

October 14 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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“Rush” by Stephen Fried

October 14 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

He’s hardly the most famous signer of the Declaration of Independence, but Benjamin Rush should be better known. Among other things, he was one of the first physicians to identify mental illness as a medical is-sue. Journalist and author Fried taps Rush’s private correspondence with Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin for a revealing bio.

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Oktoberfest: Early Music of Germany
$42

Oktoberfest: Early Music of Germany

October 14 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

October 14 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.

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$40 to $131

“Turn Me Loose”

October 14 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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$54 to $114

“Beetlejuice”

October 14 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
National Theatre, United States

After musicals based on Mean Girls and Dave premiered in DC, another random old movie is becoming a theatrical production. This promises to be a bit edgier: Though original visionary Tim Burton isn’t involved, the musical’s director, Alex Timbers, has said he wants to capture the film’s dark humor.

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