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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

“Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green” Exhibit Opening

May 17 at 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave and 7th St
Washington, DC 20560 United States

Exhibit duration: May 17-July 24, 2019Installation artist Rirkrit Tiravanija aims to turn the idea of a gallery space upside down and explore relational connections using food—specifically, curry. In this exhibition, visitors will enter a room covered in images of Thailand’s recent political protests and then share a communal meal of the dish, casting the universally […]

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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Free, but donations are encouraged

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 17 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190 United States

The 28th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, one of the "top five" outdoor art festivals in the country, brings more than 200 fine artists to the unique outdoor environment of Reston Town Center to present original works in 16 categories of fine art and fine craft. Festival Friday includes special deals by select Town […]

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Freedom: Art as the Messenger
Art exhibition free and open to the public

Freedom: Art as the Messenger

May 17 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Freedom means something different to every person, yet its value is a common bond between Americans. In these polarized times, Freedom: Art as the Messenger aims to provide a unifying platform of civility and creativity. Artists from across the country–in a wide range of media–share innovative and thought-provoking perspectives on freedom and the enduring need […]

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Tickets start at $25 with discounts available on their website.

The Sleeping Beauty

May 17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 United States

The Sleeping Beauty is a timeless, fairy tale ballet with all the magical elements of a classic – a princess, prince, fairy godmothers, the evil fairy Carabosse, and a beautiful score by Tchaikovsky. All ages will delight in this performance featuring the popular storyline and accompaniment by Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. MBT offers discounts for: […]

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Love’s Labor’s Lost
$42 - $85

Love’s Labor’s Lost

May 17 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States

Mind vs. Matter. Game on. A young king and his three confidants renounce the company of women in favor of scholarly pursuits. Their pact is immediately jeopardized, however, when the Princess of France and her three fair companions arrive. Will the men stand resolute and keep their monastic vows—or surrender to the charms of the […]

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Sooner/Later
$20-65

Sooner/Later

May 17 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

When teenage daughter Lexie helps her reluctant single mother Nora re-enter the dating scene, an unlikely suitor emerges in Griff – the guy at the coffee shop who inadvertently witnesses Nora’s string of unsuccessful dates. As choices collide with coincidences and longing mixes with reality, each character must face the complications that always arise in […]

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Forest Treás
$32

Forest Treás

May 17 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dance Loft on 14, 4618 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States

World premiere of a newly commissioned work, inspired by the DC Sniper events. Forest Treás (pronounced ‘Triage’) examines the unforeseen effects of the Information Age on a community in violent crisis. October 2002. The ongoing Beltway Sniper crisis looms over the residents of Forest Treàs, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Washington, DC. As the […]

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