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Dance
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.
$30–$125
World
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center -
51 Mannakee St., Rockville
Free
Folk
Wednesday, May 6 at 8 p.m.
$20–$23
Classical
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Freer Gallery of Art -
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW
Free
Vocal
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital -
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
$15–$20
Books
Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
The author sets his first novel, The Sympathizer, in the last days before the collapse of Saigon and follows a group of upper-class Vietnamese refugees as they begin new lives in the U.S.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Historian Davis discusses and reads from his new work, The Hidden History of America at War.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Rock
Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
9:30 Club -
815 V St. NW
Rock
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Cat -
1811 14th St. NW
$15
Rock
Wednesday, May 6 at 9 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$10–$12
Electronic
Wednesday, May 6 at 10 p.m.
U Street Music Hall -
1115 U St. NW
$12
Classical
Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m.
Free
Museums
March 30—May 31
National Portrait Gallery -
8th and F streets NW
Free
Museums
April 28—April 28
National Building Museum -
401 F St. NW
Museums
March 10—March 11
National Gallery of Art -
4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Free
Theater
Oct. 1—Dec. 31
$48
Museums
March 8—May 25
National Building Museum -
401 F St. NW
$5–$8
Museums
May 11—Aug. 2
National Building Museum -
401 F St. NW
$5–$8
Museums
Aug. 30—June 7
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Free
Museums
Nov. 22—May 31
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Free
Museums
Oct. 18—June 14
Freer Gallery of Art -
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW
Free
Museums
Nov. 22—May 31
Freer Gallery of Art -
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW
Free
Museums
Dec. 13—June 14
Freer Gallery of Art -
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW
Free
Museums
Dec. 20—Dec. 20
Freer Gallery of Art -
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW
Free
Museums
July 25—July 26
National Air and Space Museum -
700 Independence Ave. SE
Free
Museums
Nov. 8—June 14
National Building Museum -
401 F St. NW
Free
Museums
June 24—June 21
National Museum of Natural History -
1000 Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Museums
Nov. 17—May 8
National Museum of Women in the Arts -
1250 New York Ave. NW
$8–$10
Museums
Sept. 26—Aug. 9
National Portrait Gallery -
8th and F streets NW
Free
Museums
Sept. 26—July 5
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$13.95–$22.95
Theater
April 24—June 7
Arena Stage -
1101 6th St. SW
$45–$110
Theater
April 23—May 24
$20–$45
Theater
March 13—May 20
Ford's Theatre -
511 10th St. NW
$27–$69
Theater
April 16—May 10
GALA Hispanic Theatre -
3333 14th St. NW
$20–$50
Theater
May 5—May 17
No Rules Theatre Company at Signature Theatre -
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington
$15–$34
Theater
May 6—June 7
MetroStage -
1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria
$50–$55
Theater
April 15—May 10
Olney Theatre Center -
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
$18–$75
Theater
April 17—May 17
$15–$30
Theater
April 29—May 17
Rep Stage at Howard Community College -
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
$15–$40
Theater
April 15—May 10
Studio Theatre -
1501 14th St. NW
$20–$50
Theater
May 1—May 23
$15
Theater
May 6—May 31
Anacostia Playhouse -
2020 Shannon Place SE
$20–$35
Theater
May 6—May 31
$25–$45
Theater
April 23—May 17
$20–$50
Galleries
April 11—June 27
Adamson Gallery -
1515 14th St. NW, Suite 202
Free
Galleries
April 18—June 27
Arlington Arts Center -
3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Free
Galleries
March 7—July 26
Mosaic -
2910 District Ave., Fairfax
Free
Galleries
April 15—July 31
Artisphere -
1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Free
Galleries
April 16—May 31
Athenaeum -
201 Prince St., Alexandria
Free
Galleries
March 16—May 9
Brentwood Arts Exchange -
3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood
Free
Galleries
May 1—May 30
Cross Mackenzie Gallery -
2026 R St. NW
Free
Galleries
April 16—July 3
Greater Reston Arts Center -
12001 Market St., Ste. 103, Reston
Free
Galleries
April 16—July 3
Greater Reston Arts Center -
12001 Market St., Ste. 103, Reston
Free
Galleries
May 1—May 30
Hillyer Art Space -
9 Hillyer Court NW
Free
Galleries
May 1—May 21
Morton Fine Art -
1781 Florida Ave. NW
Free
Museums
Jan. 26—Oct. 25
National Museum of American History -
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Free
Museums
Feb. 2—Nov. 15
Anacostia Community Museum -
1901 Fort Place SE
Free
Museums
Feb. 19—July 7
Art Museum of the Americas -
201 18th St. NW
Free
Museums
Nov. 10—Sept. 30
Dumbarton House Museum -
2715 Q St. NW
$5
Museums
March 19—Aug. 23
Folger Shakespeare Library -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
Free
Museums
March 7—Sept. 6
Freer Gallery of Art -
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW
Free
Museums
Feb. 15—June 7
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens -
4155 Linnean Ave. NW
$5–$15
Museums
March 13—May 15
Kreeger Museum -
2401 Foxhall Road NW
$10
Museums
Feb. 12—July 25
Library of Congress James Madison Building -
101 Independence Ave. SE
Free
Museums
March 6—Jan. 10
National Archives -
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Free
Museums
Jan. 24—Aug. 30
National Building Museum -
401 F St. NW
$5–$8
Museums
March 21—Dec. 27
National Building Museum -
401 F St. NW
$5–$8
Museums
March 2—June 12
National Gallery of Art -
4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Free
Museums
May 3—July 26
National Gallery of Art -
4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Free
Museums
March 25—Oct. 11
National Geographic Museum -
1145 17th St. NW
$7–$11
Museums
Jan. 14—Dec. 29
National Museum of the American Indian -
4th Street and Independence Avenue SW
Free
Museums
May 1—Aug. 16
National Museum of Women in the Arts -
1250 New York Ave. NW
$8–$10
Museums
March 13—Jan. 10
National Portrait Gallery -
8th and F streets NW
Free
Museums
Feb. 13—June 28
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$13.95–$22.95
Museums
Feb. 7—May 10
Phillips Collection -
1600 21st St. NW
$10–$12
Museums
Feb. 7—May 10
Phillips Collection -
1600 21st St. NW
$10–$12
Museums
Feb. 27—Aug. 2
Smithsonian American Art Museum -
8th and F streets NW
Free
Museums
April 3—Aug. 30
Smithsonian American Art Museum -
8th and F streets NW
Free
Museums
April 24—Sept. 7
Smithsonian American Art Museum -
8th and F streets NW
Free
Galleries
April 9—June 14
$50
Theater
Jan. 4—Dec. 27
American Poetry Museum -
716 Monroe St. #25
$15–$20
Museums
Oct. 4—Aug. 30
American Visionary Art Museum -
800 Key Highway, Baltimore
$9.95–$15.95
Theater
March 26—June 24
$19–$49
Galleries
April 20—June 12
Tate Gallery of Christ Congregational Church -
9525 Colesville Road, Silver Spring
Free
Theater
April 17—May 10
Anacostia Arts Center -
1231 Good Hope Road SE
$22
Galleries
April 18—June 11
Arlington Arts Center -
3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Free
Galleries
May 2—July 4
Brentwood Arts Exchange -
3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood
Free
Galleries
April 25—May 30
Civilian Art Projects -
1019 7th St. NW
Free
Galleries
April 24—June 14
DC Arts Center -
2438 18th St. NW
Free
Galleries
May 1—May 30
Flashpoint Gallery -
916 G St. NW
Free
Galleries
May 5—July 3
Goethe-Institut Washington -
812 7th St. NW
Free
Galleries
April 17—July 11
Old Print Gallery -
1220 31st St. NW
Free
Galleries
May 2—May 31
Pleasant Plains Workshop -
2608 Georgia Ave. NW
Free
Galleries
May 1—May 31
Touchstone Gallery -
901 New York Ave. NW
Free
Galleries
April 29—May 31
Washington Printmakers Gallery -
8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
Free
Museums
April 4—Sept. 7
Dumbarton House Museum -
2715 Q St. NW
$5
Film
May 4—May 27
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center -
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring
$5
Rock
Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hamilton -
600 14th St. NW
$15–$22
Folk
Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The Hamilton -
600 14th St. NW
$15–$22
Comedy
Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m., Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m., Friday, May 8 at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 p.m.
DC Improv -
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW.
$22
Country
Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Birchmere -
3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria
Books
Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
The author explores the reasons behind internment camps in his new chronicle Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Rock
Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
9:30 Club -
815 V St. NW
$20
Rock
Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Cat Backstage -
1811 14th St. NW
$12–$14
Rock
Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$8
Jazz
Thursday, May 7 at 9 p.m.
Dukem Bar and Restaurant -
1114 U St. NW
Free
Rock
Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
U Street Music Hall -
1115 U St. NW
$15
Electronic
Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 p.m.
U Street Music Hall -
1115 U St. NW
$15
Rock
Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel -
1353 H St. NE
$15
Rock
Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m.
IOTA Club & Café -
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
$10
Galleries
May 7—June 7
Long View Gallery -
1234 9th St. NW
Free
Theater
May 7—May 24
$15–$25
Galleries
May 7—June 21
Capitol Skyline Hotel -
10 I St. SW
Free
Galleries
May 7—June 20
Capitol Skyline Hotel -
10 I St. SW
Free
World
Thursday, May 7 at 9 p.m.
Madam's Organ -
2461 18th St. NW
Free
Jazz
Thursday, May 7 at 9:30 p.m.
Utopia Bar & Grill -
1418 U St. NW
Free
Jazz
Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
Montpelier Arts Center -
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel
$25
Blues
Friday, May 8 at 9 p.m.
Zoo Bar -
3000 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Hip-Hop
Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
Tropicalia -
2001 14th St. NW
$10–$12
Books
Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
The former U.S. Senator from Maine and chair of the Walt Disney Company shares stories from his life in his new memoir, The Negotiator.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Jazz
Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
Mr. Henry's -
601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Free
Rock
Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
9:30 Club -
815 V St. NW
Rock
Friday, May 8 at 9 p.m.
Black Cat -
1811 14th St. NW
$10
Rock
Friday, May 8 at 9 p.m.
Black Cat Backstage -
1811 14th St. NW
$12
Rock
Friday, May 8 at 9 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel -
1353 H St. NE
$13–$15
Electronic
Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
U Street Music Hall -
1115 U St. NW
$15
Electronic
Friday, May 8 at 10:30 p.m.
U Street Music Hall -
1115 U St. NW
$15
Rock
Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$12–$14
DJ Nights
Friday, May 8 at 10:30 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$2–$5
Opera
Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m.
Free
Funk & R&B
Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Howard Theatre -
620 T St. NW
$22.50–$60
Funk & R&B
Friday, May 8 at 9 p.m.
Gypsy Sally's -
3401 K St. NW
$14–$19
Blues
Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Birchmere -
3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria
$45
Galleries
May 8—June 26
Vivid Solutions Gallery -
1231 Good Hope Road SE
Free
Galleries
May 8—June 26
Honfleur Gallery -
1241 Good Hope Road SE
Free
Museums
May 8—May 8
National Museum of American History -
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Free
Jazz
Friday, May 8 at 11 p.m.
Utopia Bar & Grill -
1418 U St. NW
Free
Classical
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center -
10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
$14–$20
Jazz
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center -
10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
$20–$29
World
Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m.
Publick Playhouse -
5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly,
$20
Rock
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Merriweather Post Pavilion -
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
$45–$75
Blues
Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m.
Zoo Bar -
3000 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Film
Saturday, May 9 at 6 p.m.
Montpelier Arts Center -
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel
$10–$30
Comedy
Saturday, May 9 at 10 p.m.
Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse -
2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington
$20
Film
Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m.
Artisphere -
1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
$18
Classical
Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m.
$35
Books
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Visiting poet Hoffman and former Northern Virginia Community College professor Herrington read from their recent work at this gathering.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m.
A variety of novelists, including Eliza Factor and Stacy Wakefield, who have shared their work with the Brooklyn-based publishing company read at this gathering.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m.
The acclaimed journalist and short-story writer reads from her first novel, Washing the Dead, which focuses on a Jewish woman's crisis of family and faith.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, May 9 at 6 p.m.
The author and French scholar explains the romantic allure of Paris in A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Jazz
Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m.
Mr. Henry's -
601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Free
DJ Nights
Saturday, May 9 at 9:30 p.m.
Black Cat -
1811 14th St. NW
$10
DJ Nights
Saturday, May 9 at 10 p.m.
Black Cat Backstage -
1811 14th St. NW
$5
Rock
Saturday, May 9 at 7:15 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel -
1353 H St. NE
$18–$20
Rock
Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m.
U Street Music Hall -
1115 U St. NW
Electronic
Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 p.m.
U Street Music Hall -
1115 U St. NW
$15
DJ Nights
Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$2–$5
Funk & R&B
Saturday, May 9 at 6 p.m.
Free
Funk & R&B
Saturday, May 9 at 9 p.m.
Gypsy Sally's -
3401 K St. NW
$20–$23
Galleries
May 9—May 31
The Fridge -
Rear Alley, 516 Eighth St. SE
Free
Galleries
May 9—June 6
Anacostia Arts Center -
1231 Good Hope Road SE
Free
Galleries
May 9—June 13
Transformer Gallery -
1404 P St. NW
Free
Jazz
Saturday, May 9 at 11 p.m.
Utopia Bar & Grill -
1418 U St. NW
Free
Jazz
Sunday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
Free
Classical
Sunday, May 10 at 4 p.m.
Phillips Collection -
1600 21st St. NW
$15–$30
Gospel
Sunday, May 10 at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 3 p.m.
The Hamilton -
600 14th St. NW
$45
Comedy
Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse -
2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington
$35
Vocal
Sunday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Saint Luke Catholic Church -
7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean
$20–$30
Books
Sunday, May 10 at 1 p.m.
The author, a military spouse and mother of four active duty military officers, offers her advice to others in similar situations in Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom's Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Homefront.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Rock
Sunday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
9:30 Club -
815 V St. NW
$20
Rock
Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Cat Backstage -
1811 14th St. NW
$12–$15
Rock
Sunday, May 10 at 8 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel -
1353 H St. NE
$15
Rock
Sunday, May 10 at 9 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$10
Jazz
Sunday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
Free
Funk & R&B
Sunday, May 10 at 1 p.m.
Howard Theatre -
620 T St. NW
Free–$50
Jazz
Sunday, May 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Utopia Bar & Grill -
1418 U St. NW
Free

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