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Events for February 27, 2019


“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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“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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Exhibit Opening: “Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths”

February 27
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States

From a 17th-century Congolese figurine to a short-handled hoe made in Burkina Faso in 2010, this collection of some 225 metal objects adds up to a carefully forged look at the entire African continent.

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$44 to $102

Vanity Fair

February 27 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Adapted by playwright Kate Hamill, who previously reworked Sense & Sensibility for the stage, this take on William Thackeray’s novel features ideas—female agency, the defying of gender roles—that feel especially relevant in the era of #MeToo and Handmaid’s Taleprotests.

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$20 to $69


February 27 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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