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Events for March 12, 2019


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

February 13, 2019 - April 29, 2019

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, 2019 - May 19, 2019

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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“Queens of Egypt” Exhibit Opening

March 1, 2019 at 10:00 am - March 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm
National Georgraphic Museum, 1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

The concept: Cutting-edge research and imaging techniques have revealed new discoveries from the Valley of the Queens, resulting in a fresh look at the lady rulers of Egypt’s New Kingdom. Don’t miss: A quartet of imposing female goddesses with lions’ heads; the 18-foot-long “Harem Conspiracy Papyrus,” which tells the story of the attempt by Ramses […]

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$44 to $102

Vanity Fair

March 12, 2019 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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$92 to $115


March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Aaron Posner’s new work about John Quincy Adams ($92 to $115) is the latest entry in Arena Stage’s Power Plays series, an ongoing project in which playwrights—including big names like Eve Ensler and Lawrence Wright—tackle influential figures from throughout history, decade by decade. We talked to artistic director Molly Smith about how they pick their […]

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$20 to $85

Queen of Basel

March 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

Playwright Hilary Bettis (previously a writer on The Americans) reimagines a 130-year-old August Strindberg play, Miss Julie, in modern-day Miami. In the original—which was banned in Sweden for its frank sex talk—a count’s daughter hooks up with a servant. Here, the examination of class and privilege plays out around Art Basel and a South Beach […]

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$40 to $400

Travis Scott

March 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Capital One Arena, United States

With all the focus on Scott’s tabloid-fodder relationship with Kylie Jenner, it’s easy to forget that the auto-tuned Houstonian produced one of the best rap LPs of 2018. Titled Astroworld, it has an amusement-park theme—which explains why his current stage show finds him cruising out over the audience on a custom-built roller coaster.

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