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“6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition”

June 13 - October 6
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, 1918 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
Free

6.13.89 will explore the highly politicized and publicized cancellation of the 1989 exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On June 13, 1989, the Corcoran Gallery of Art bowed to significant political pressure and canceled the retrospective less than three weeks before it was scheduled to open to the public.

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“A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989”

June 13 - October 5
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, 500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
Free

This companion exhibition to the Corcoran exhibition 6.13.89 will exhibit paintings, drawings, and prints from the GW Collection by artists who registered their protest of the volatile cancellation of the exhibition of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. Also included are selected reminiscences of artists who were in Washington, D.C. at the time experiencing the upheaval as […]

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“Best Laid Plans”

June 15 - December 22
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
$8

This exhibition examines unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and other structures around the city, through historical prints and paintings from the collection.

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“Songs of the Civil War”

June 15 - December 22
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
$8

This exhibition showcases historical sheet music that provided the soundtrack to a nation divided by war.

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Ongoing

Magnificent Obessesions

November 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
national Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
Washington D.C., 20560 United States
Free

The Smithsonian Libraries will be presenting the opening of the exhibition Magnificent Obsessions: Loving Books, Expanding Knowledge, on November 7th as a part of their 50th anniversary celebration at the National Museum of American History. The event is about the book collectors and their marvelous collections that helped to develop the Smithsonian libraries and expand […]

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NSLMOLOGY: Science of Sporting Art

April 12 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
$8 – $12

This Spring, NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, […]

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Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen

April 12 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117 United States
$8 – $12

Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen centers on a unique decorative object from the NSLM’s permanent collection. Recently conserved, the four-panel screen is comprised of paintings and prints showing 18th century racing portraits on one side and manège training (an early form of dressage) on the other. The exhibit will cast light on a captivating era […]

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Jane Franklin Dance: Summer Camps (Ages 5-12)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - August 23 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0
Arlington Cultural Affairs Building, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206 United States
$250

Jane Franklin Dance SUMMER Camp for ages 5 - 12 builds physical skill and creativity through movement, theatre, and visual art. The five-day camps includes dance technique and creative movement, visual art projects, outdoor trips to a nearby park, performance practice and a concluding performance at the end of the week. The typical camp consists […]

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Live! Concert Series on the Plaza

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - September 27 @ 1:00 pm UTC+0
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC United States
Free

Join us on July 29 to September 27 from noon to 1:00 PM for free lunchtime performances featuring the area’s most talented entertainers. Enjoy a variety of musical flavors, such as jazz, neo soul, bluegrass, reggae, country, pop rock and more. There is plenty of outdoor seating on #WilsonPlaza, so take the Metro, grab lunch […]

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8:00 am

I Do: A Georgetown Wedding Event

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
DC United States
Free

Calling all brides and grooms! Join Georgetown Main Street on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 11am - 3pm to enjoy a curated afternoon of events and discounts from Georgetown businesses along Wisconsin Avenue while planning for your big day! Event is free and open to the public! For years, the Georgetown area has been home […]

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2:00 pm

Concert: Indian Summer Showcase with Indian City

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20560 United States
Free

Indian City is a Native music group based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their style harmoniously draws from pop, acoustic and rock, bringing it all together in an entertaining live show. Their dynamic fusion of lyrics, music and personality creates the spirit and pulse of Indigenous story and voice. Vince Fontaine’s newest project, Indian City reflects his […]

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4:00 pm

Water Lantern Festival Washington DC

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
National Harbor, Intersection of Waterfront St. & St. George Blvd, National Harbor, MD
National Harbor, MD 20745 United States
$1 – $40

Water Lantern Festival was Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY. Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflect upon […]

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8:00 pm

SARAH MCLACHLAN with the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0
Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road
Vienna, Virgina 22182
$40 – $105

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, three Grammys, and 12 Juno Awards. In addition to crafting ballads such as “Angel” and “I Will Remember You,” McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair Tour and the Sarah McLachlan School of Music.

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Mary J. Blige

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0
Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road
Vienna, Virgina 22182
$45 – $145

Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist Mary J. Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation, and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of contemporary music. Experience her thrilling return to Wolf Trap!

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Edwardian Farce THE MOLLUSC

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St.
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States
$15 – $35

“You are guaranteed to leave The Molluscwith a smile on your face and warmth in your heart,” raved DC Theatre Scene about QTC’s “spot-on” 2008 production of Hubert Henry Davies’ Edwardian comedy of ill manners. A decade later, QTC restages one of its most popular productions about Dulcie Baxter, the “mollusc”, who has an unusual, […]

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