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Events for December 17, 2019

“Cuba Va!”
$10 to $12.

“Cuba Va!”

October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am - January 12, 2020 at 11:59 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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$19.99 to $33.99.

Enchant Christmas

November 22, 2019 at 8:00 am - December 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC United States

After a Cinderella story of a baseball season, it’s only fitting that the Nats’ home would transform into a fairytale winter wonderland, complete with a giant ice rink and a 90,000-square-foot maze of lights.

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Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!)

November 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm - January 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical is the most exciting thing to happen to the DC toddler set in years.

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$35 to $120

Peter Pan

December 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm - January 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Playwright Lauren Gunderson’s take on Peter Pan retains all of the beloved tale’s magic but ditches the bits of the J.M. Barrie classic that she thinks haven’t aged well. The world premiere of her adaptation deemphasizes the antics of Peter and his Lost Boy bros, catapults Wendy Darling into the limelight as a young scientist […]

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AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights

AURORA: The Spirit of Northern Lights

December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am - January 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm
ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

This winter, discover the magic of aurora as you journey to the Northern Lights with ARTECHOUSE. An ice cavern, frosted forests and dancing skies await those that brave the winter. Step into an immersive and interactive world with art installations that allow you to shape frost and move light as you quest to discover your […]

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$49 to $169.

Come From Away

December 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm - January 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

The Broadway cast of the Tony-winning musical Come From Away stopped in DC this fall to perform a handful of tunes for one of NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts. Now you can check out the full-length musical (which had a successful pre-Broadway production at Ford’s Theatre in 2016). The show tells the true story of how […]

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Men’s World Team Squash Championship
$25 to $150

Men’s World Team Squash Championship

December 15, 2019 at 11:00 am - December 21, 2019 at 11:59 pm
Squash on Fire, 2233 M St, NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States

For the first time in its 52-year history, the Men’s World Team Squash Championship is coming to the States, and DC’s Squash on Fire—a former West End fire station converted into a facility for the racquetball-like sport—is hosting it.

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Breaking Bread
$30 to $35

Breaking Bread

December 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Sixth & I, 600 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

The Moth meets the broth when some of the area’s finest food stars—Kith and Kin chef Kwame Onwuachi, Top Chef’s Carla Hall, Pati’s Mexican Table host Pati Jinich—participate in a night of storytelling. They’ll be dishing about their lives, their careers, and their meals at this Story District event.

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Folger Consort: Music for Machiavelli

Folger Consort: Music for Machiavelli

December 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Mark’s Church on Capitol Hill, 301 A St., SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States

Celebrate the holidays as Folger Consort journeys to Venice with Vivaldi’s beloved Gloria in D, RV 589. Other seasonal music from the Italian High Baroque includes Scarlatti’s Christmas Cantata, Corelli’s magnificent Christmas Concerto, and more. With string orchestra, oboe, trumpet, and treble choir. This annual Folger favorite has been called “the best Christmas concert in […]

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$33 to $68

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

December 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm - December 19, 2019 at 11:59 pm
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852 United States

Tchaikovsky meets turntables in this retelling of the ballet classic, complete with an onstage DJ and electric violinist, an opening set from hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow, and a breakdancing Sugar Plum Fairy.

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