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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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$56 to $115

“Indecent”

November 23 at 12:00 am - December 30 at 12:00 am
Arena Stage, United States

When DC native Paula Vogel first read the Yiddish play God of Vengeance in school, she was particularly struck by a scene that, when it was performed there in 1923, marked Broadway’s first onstage kiss between two women. For Vogel, a gay Jewish woman herself, it seemed like a crucial moment of representation. So the […]

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Del Ray Artisans 23rd Annual Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Holiday Market

Del Ray Artisans 23rd Annual Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Holiday Market

December 7 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Del Ray Artisans Gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue VA 22301 United States

Join us the first three weekends in December as Del Ray Artisans 23rd Annual Holiday Market offers unique handcrafted fine arts and crafts from local artists. As always, the artists are presenting a variety of media, including botanical drawings, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, mosaics, painting, paper crafting, photography, pottery/ceramics, sculpture, watercolor, wood turning, and […]

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Holiday Pops
From $18

Holiday Pops

December 7 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852 United States

Experience the joy and magic of the holidays! Hear seasonal favorites including O Holy Night and sing along to well-loved classics such as White Christmas and Silver Bells. Come early to view the Polar Express Train; decorate a gingerbread ornament for your Christmas tree and enjoy the sound of young carolers! Featuring Helen Hayes Award-winning […]

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TALLEY’S FOLLY
$39-$69

TALLEY’S FOLLY

December 7 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States

This Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy is a poignant valentine to unlikely love. On a moonlit night in 1944 Missouri, middle-aged Jewish accountant Matt Freidman has only one chance to win the heart of Sally Talley, a 31-year-old ‘old maid’ from a bigoted Protestant family. After a lifetime of believing they’ll never truly belong in the […]

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