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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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$29.50 to $179.50

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

November 17, 2018
Capital One Arena, United States

The former First Lady has finally written a memoir, which she’s described as “the story of my humdrum plainness, my tiny victories, my lasting bruises, my ordinary hopes and worries.” Naturally, the freak-out meter is high for this interview—even though the “intimate” conversation, as it’s billed, will take place in a basketball arena.

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$40 to $80

Kings & Queens of Go Go

November 17, 2018
DAR Constitution Hall, United States

Cherie Mitchell-Agurs used to play in Chuck Brown’s band and has taught classes on the history of go-go. No surprise, then: Her own go-go band, the all-female Be’la Dona, is irresistibly funky. Here they’ll share a bill with three of DC’s most important groups—EU, Junkyard Band, and Backyard Band—making for a major conga-fueled party.

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$25

Mitski

November 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm - November 17, 2018 at 1:00 am
9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

The singer/songwriter named her latest album Be the Cow­boy, a joking self-reminder, she has said, to carry herself with more confidence. This new attitude, combined with the experience she gained opening Lorde’s most recent tour, should make for a powerful performance. It doesn’t hurt that the album is one of the most gorgeously intimate collections […]

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General Admission: $10. Patrons’ Preview Party: $55. Rise + Shine Breakfast: $30. Weekend Pass: $80

54th Annual Craft + Design Show, Presented by Altria Group

November 17, 2018 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main Street
Richmond, 23219 United States

Richmond’s Craft + Design Show has been wooing Washingtonians for 54 years. Take an Amtrak to Richmond, Virginia’s historic Main Street Station, where you’ll step off the train and directly into one of the nation’s most beautiful contemporary craft shows. This year’s show takes place November 16-18 and features the work of over 150 museum-quality […]

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Actually
$39-$69

Actually

November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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SOME’s Annual Harvest Gala
$400. Sponsorships available.

SOME’s Annual Harvest Gala

November 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Building Museum, United States

The SOME Harvest Gala celebrates our work with cocktails and dinner, a silent auction and the presentation of the McKenna Humanitarian of the Year at the National Building Museum. Proceeds benefit SOME’s programs, including job training, addiction treatment and affordable housing for homeless individuals and families in the District. Over the past 48 years, SOME […]

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$25

Mitski

November 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

The singer/songwriter named her latest album Be the Cow­boy, a joking self-reminder, she has said, to carry herself with more confidence. This new attitude, combined with the experience she gained opening Lorde’s most recent tour, should make for a powerful performance. It doesn’t hurt that the album is one of the most gorgeously intimate collections […]

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Actually
$39-$69

Actually

November 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 […]

Find out more »
The Agitators
$20-68

The Agitators

November 17, 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 […]

Find out more »
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