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“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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$48

XIV Fuego Flamenco Festival

November 8, 2018 - November 18, 2018

The 14th iteration of this local tradition ($48) features two dance companies: Madrid’s José Barrios and New York’s Omayra Amaya. To get you in the mood, we asked fest curator Edwin Aparicio to give us a primer on some of flamenco’s various dances (modeled by Sara Jerez). Guajíra (left) “A very coquettish and playful dance,” […]

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The Agitators
$20-68

The Agitators

November 15, 2018 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

The tempestuous, yet enduring friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and […]

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“Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop” by Vikki Tobak

November 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From Salt-N-Pepa in Dapper Dan jackets to Kanye West in a bear suit for his College Dropout album cover, Tobak’s photo book takes vivid hip-hop photographs and pairs them with outtakes from the shoots, telling a deeper story than a single image can convey. At this event, Tobak will talk about rap’s visual impact with […]

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Actually
$39-$69

Actually

November 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Tom and Amber, first-year students at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX hearing in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this […]

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The Agitators
$20-68

The Agitators

November 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

The tempestuous, yet enduring friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and […]

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