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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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Christmas in St. Michaels Weekend

Christmas in St. Michaels Weekend

December 8
Town of St. Michaels, Marengo Street and Watkins Lane
St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States

Small-town holiday magic with the bustle of holiday shopping and the twinkle of Christmas lights! A holiday tour of homes will inspire. Our lovely, Old-fashioned Parade, Gingerbread House Contest, Breakfast with Santa, Santa's Wonderland, Holiday Music, and more will make everyone smile! Get festive in our romantic, award-winning restaurants and beautiful inns in the historic, […]

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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 8 at 11:00 am - 6:00 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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Adult advance $28($31door) Child/Student/Senior advance $24 ($27 door),group discounts available.

30th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

December 8 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances, which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with […]

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Adult advance $28($31door) Child/Student/Senior advance $24 ($27 door),group discounts available.

30th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

December 8 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances, which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with […]

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Winter’s Eve at the Art Glass Center

Winter’s Eve at the Art Glass Center

December 8 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Glass Center at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Shop for the holidays at the Art Glass Center’s studio and meet our talented glass artists during Glen Echo Park’s Winter’s Eve. Saturday, December 8, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. You’ll find beautiful art, unique jewelry and delightful decorations perfect for holiday gift giving.Refreshments will be served.

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TALLEY’S FOLLY
$39-$69

TALLEY’S FOLLY

December 8 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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The Holiday Show
$25 to $65

The Holiday Show

December 8 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s annual holiday extravaganza returns with an all-new show, featuring dancing elves, falling snowflakes, soaring vocals, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Come see what the Chorus has in store this year as they ring in the season with songs like "Jingle Bells," "Puttin' On the Holiday Drag," […]

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