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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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St. Michaels Running Festival

St. Michaels Running Festival

May 18 at 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Michaels School Campus, 200 Seymour Ave. St
St. Michaels, MD 20812 United States

The flattest, fastest USATF half marathon in the region. Runners will be treated to gorgeous water views, a quick mile past charming main street shops, tranquil country lanes and a rockin’ after-party. Plus, we offer a scenic 5K and a 1k Kids Fun Run. Register for the race day today! Make it a weekend and […]

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Free

“Whistler in Watercolor” Exhibit Opening

May 18 at 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States

Exhibit duration: May 18-October 6, 2019 Although most famous for that painting of his mother, James McNeil Whistler is also highly regarded for his hypnotic water­colors. The Freer owns 52 of these, and many have never before been on display. Now you can immerse yourself in 40 of them, including “The Ocean Wave” (above), a […]

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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Free, but donations are encouraged

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 18 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 18 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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Love’s Labor’s Lost
$42 - $85

Love’s Labor’s Lost

May 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Forest Treás
$32

Forest Treás

May 18 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Tickets start at $25 with discounts available on their website.

The Sleeping Beauty

May 18 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Dirty Dinners at Calleva Farm
$150/person

Dirty Dinners at Calleva Farm

May 18 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Markoffs Haunted Forest, 19120 Martinsburg Road
Dickerson, 20842 United States

Join Calleva for a series of unique evenings at Calleva Farm in Dickerson, MD, featuring locally grown ingredients & wines served in a magical rural setting with live music and a relaxed pace. Guests enjoy a peaceful evening on the farm and are free to stroll the property, partake in a hay ride, tour the […]

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$29 to $45

Vir Das

May 18 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

A Bollywood star turned comedian, Vir Das fills stadiums in New Delhi. He’s now swinging by DC on his international tour, and despite the smaller venue, he isn’t likely to mute his big personality for American audiences. As he said in Abroad Understanding, one of his two Netflix specials, “Tonight, for the first time in […]

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

The Sleeping Beauty

May 18 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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Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Verdi
$10-$60

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Verdi

May 18 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 8270 Alumni Dr
College Park, MD 20742 United States

Maryland Lyric Opera presents an evening of excerpts from three of Verdi’s most celebrated operas; Il Trovatore, La traviata, & Rigoletto. 50 members of The MDLO Orchestra join the singers on stage for performances hosted by MDLO Music Director Louis Salemno. Join us as we take you inside these timeless dramas.

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Love’s Labor’s Lost
$42 - $85

Love’s Labor’s Lost

May 18 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 18 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 18 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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