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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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$20

“Cartography”

January 13 at 1:30 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

An experimental theater piece that wants to make you think about refugees and migrants differently. One cool way it does that: through an interactive exercise in which audience members trace their families’ migration histories on their phones. The results are projected onto a screen for everyone to see.

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$20-$45

“From U Street to the Cotton Club”

January 13 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Source Theatre, 1835 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

DC’s jazz history gets its due with this musical ($45). Before each performance, local historian Tim Wright will lead a companion tour of U Street’s musical past.

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$35 to $45

“Taking Up Serpents”

January 13 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

An opera about snake-handling fundamentalist preachers? Sure, why not. Librettist Jerre Dye was inspired by his childhood growing up in an evangelical church in Mississippi, where parishioners would speak in tongues and writhe on the floor. We’re just hoping the reptile gets an aria. It ain’t over till the slithery creature sings.

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$20

“Cartography”

January 13 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

An experimental theater piece that wants to make you think about refugees and migrants differently. One cool way it does that: through an interactive exercise in which audience members trace their families’ migration histories on their phones. The results are projected onto a screen for everyone to see.

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