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Events for October 16, 2019

$15 to $105

Field of Screams

September 27 at 6:30 pm - November 2 at 10:00 pm
Field of Screams Maryland, 4501 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832 United States

If soiling yourself in fear sounds like the right way to celebrate Halloween, Olney’s Field of Screams is the place to go. Parental discretion is advised.

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“Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors”
Free

“Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors”

October 7 at 12:00 am - November 15 at 10:59 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

The most remarkable thing about these images of wounded warriors who served after 9/11 is the artist: George W. Bush, the very man who sent them into battle. Art connoisseurs on both sides of the aisle have lauded the works, which were compiled into a bestselling 2017 book and now serve as the inaugural art […]

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“Cuba Va!”
$10 to $12.

“Cuba Va!”

October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am - January 12, 2020 at 10:59 pm
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

The genre-bending Cuban political artist collective Los Carpinteros formally dissolved in 2018, but its impact continues. This show, the group’s first post-breakup museum exhibit, is a nuanced exploration of post-revolutionary Cuba using LED portraits (right) plus two wrenching videos—one about lightning-rod poet Heberto Padilla, the other a peek into the private lives of Cubans via […]

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Takács Quartet
$45

Takács Quartet

October 15 at 7:30 pm - October 16 at 11:59 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

Flawless execution of Béla Bartók’s quartets is the chamber-music equivalent of making a shot from half court or downing a 72-ounce steak in 60 minutes: often foolishly attempt­ed, rarely achieved. But no one is more pre­pared to take on the Hungarian composer’s complex masterpieces than the Takács Quartet. The Grammy-winning ensemble will show off their […]

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Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
$15 to $45

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

October 16 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sidwell Friends Meeting House, 3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Strout has finally heeded pleas to bring back everyone’s favorite Maine math teacher with this sequel to her beloved novel Olive Kitteridge. The new one is, like the original book, a poignant story told in 13 parts, this time tracing the next ten years of Olive’s life.

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Eudora Welty Lecture: Jesmyn Ward
$25

Eudora Welty Lecture: Jesmyn Ward

October 16 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW
Washington, DC United States

Jesmyn Ward is a two-time National Book Award winner. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award twice. Her writing encompasses fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. Ward’s Salvage the Bones was the winner of the 2011 National Book Award and is a troubling but ultimately empowering […]

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