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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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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Free, but donations are encouraged

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 19 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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Potomac Hunt Races
$250 for rail side parking (must be purchased online by 5/12) $100 for premium onsite parking (must be purchased online by 5/12) $10/person for shuttle passes (can be purchased online by 5/12 OR the day of the races)

Potomac Hunt Races

May 19 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kiplinger Estate, 14401B Partnership Road
Poolesville, MD 20837 United States

The Potomac Hunt Races is an annual steeplechase race – great for anyone who enjoys tailgating, horses and mingling with family and friends. In addition to racing horses, race day festivities include a car display, mounted police demonstrations, The RBC Kid Zone, and Vendor Village. For optimum tailgating, rail side or premium parking passes must […]

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Sunday Brunch Buffet at Fyve Restaurant Lounge
Starting at $55 per adult, $29 per child (ages 5-12)

Sunday Brunch Buffet at Fyve Restaurant Lounge

May 19 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

Discover Arlington’s ultimate brunch experience in fyve Restaurant Lounge, located on the lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Indulge in seafood & sushi stations, artisan meats & cheeses, signature favorites such as crab cake sliders, pain perdu, shrimp & grits, a build your own Bloody Mary bar and much more, every Sunday from 12 […]

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Love’s Labor’s Lost
$42 - $85

Love’s Labor’s Lost

May 19 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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Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Verdi
$10-$60

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Verdi

May 19 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Sooner/Later
$20-65

Sooner/Later

May 19 at 3:00 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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Tickets start at $25 with discounts available on their website.

The Sleeping Beauty

May 19 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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$15 to $69

Fauré’s Requiem

May 19 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

The Choral Arts Society of Washington, led by Scott Tucker, will grapple with Gabriel Fauré’s gloriously moving late-19th-century funeral Mass. Be sure to BYOT: Bring your own tissues.

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Gabriel Fauré: Requiem Florent Schmitt: Psalm 47
Tickets start at $15

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem Florent Schmitt: Psalm 47

May 19 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

The Program: Gabriel Fauré: Requiem Florent Schmitt: Psalm 47 Lili Boulanger: Psalm 24 “La Terre appartient à l’Éternel” Camille Saint-Saëns: Sarabande Op. 93 In early 20th century Paris, the lives and music of Fauré, Schmitt, and Boulanger were inextricably linked. Schmitt credited Fauré as his greatest influence and Boulanger knew Fauré as a family friend […]

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$30

Lizzo

May 19 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Body-pos warrior, classically trained flutist, gifted rapper/singer: What can’t Lizzo do? Although the “Good as Hell” artist’s self-love tunes haven’t changed much, her profile sure has—she recently served as a RuPaul’s Drag Race guest judge, graced the cover of New York magazine, and converted a slew of pop agnostics during one of the most celebrated […]

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Love’s Labor’s Lost
$42 - $85

Love’s Labor’s Lost

May 19 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 19 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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