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“Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms”

February 13 - April 29

In 1941, FDR made a speech to Congress laying out four basic American freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Norman Rockwell then used that idea as the basis for four paintings that depicted his Vermont neighbors tucking their children into bed, eating Thanksgiving dinner, and so forth. […]

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$12

“Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla”

February 16 - May 19

With a title that means “I am an island,” this is the first-ever museum show devoted to the work of Cuba-raised, Puerto Rico–based artist Zilia Sánchez. Born in Havana in the 1920s, she got her start designing sets for an anti-Batista theater group. But the pieces in this exhibit are less overtly political. Instead, they’re […]

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Free to $35

Intersections Festival

February 21 - March 3
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

Now celebrating its tenth year, this gathering of local performers will take over the Atlas for two weeks. There will be plenty of dancing, of course—ballet, tap, flamenco, and other styles—but also music, theater, and more. Audience interaction is a focus this year, so prepare to get involved.

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$20 to $69

BLKS

February 21 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This raw comedy opens with a sex scene, a genital mole, and an accusation of cheating . . . and only gets more boisterous from there. The play by poet Aziza Barnes chronicles one day in the lives of four millennial black women as they try to deal with their sorrows via clever banter, copious […]

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