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Dance
Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
Dance Place -
3225 8th St. NE
$15–$30
Funk & R&B
Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Howard Theatre -
620 T St. NW
$35–$100
Classical
Sunday, May 3 at 4 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center -
10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
$30–$50
Classical
Sunday, May 3 at 4 p.m.
Phillips Collection -
1600 21st St. NW
$15–$30
Folk
Sunday, May 3 at 6 p.m.
Gypsy Sally's -
3401 K St. NW
$15–$20
Dance
Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
Weinberg Center for the Arts -
20 West Patrick Street, Frederick
$12–$20
Jazz
Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 10 p.m.
Blues Alley -
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
$30
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
The poets discuss their new work; Ali reads from Trouble Sleeping and Dargan reads from Honest Engine.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 12 p.m.
The authors investigate the roles of African Americans in the early days of NASA in We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans In the Space Program.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
The author won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, which tells the story of Australian soldiers who were captured by the Japanese during World War II and forced to build the Thai-Burma Death Bridge.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 5 p.m.
In The Chapel, Downing tells the story of Elizabeth, a widower who travels to Italy and resists its charms until she encounters a stranger who helps change her priorities.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m.
The author and poet, known for her poem "Praise Song for the Day," which she read at President Obama's first inauguration, reads from The Light of the World, her new memoir about the sudden death of her husband and her new life as a single mother.
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
10 female authors read from their favorite pieces of crime fiction at this celebration of the noir genre.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Rock
Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
$30–$35
Rock
Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m. and Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
9:30 Club -
815 V St. NW
Rock
Sunday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Cat Backstage -
1811 14th St. NW
$12
Rock
Sunday, May 3 at 8:30 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$10
Rock
Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
U Street Music Hall -
1115 U St. NW
$15
Gospel
Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Howard Theatre -
620 T St. NW
$35–$100
Rock
Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel -
1353 H St. NE
$12
Classical
Sunday, May 3 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
Theater
April 23—May 17
$20–$50
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 10—May 3
1st Stage -
1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean
$15–$28
Theater
April 3—May 3
Arena Stage -
1101 6th St. SW
$55–$100
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
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 8—May 3
Round House Theatre Bethesda -
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda
$10–$50
Theater
April 15—May 10
Studio Theatre -
1501 14th St. NW
$20–$50
Theater
May 1—May 23
$15
Theater
April 10—May 3
The Hub Theatre at John Swayze Theatre -
9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax
$20–$30
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 4—May 3
The Fridge -
Rear Alley, 516 Eighth St. SE
Free
Galleries
March 25—May 3
Gallery plan b -
1530 14th 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
April 2—May 3
Long View Gallery -
1234 9th St. 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
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
Jazz
Sunday, May 3 & Sunday, May 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Utopia Bar & Grill -
1418 U St. NW
Free
Books
Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
Tolan reads from Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land, the story of a Palestinian musician who made a career as a member of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan orchestra and later returned to Palestine to open a music school.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The author investigates the origins of DNA in The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
Books
Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
Berry and DeJesus, who escaped after being kidnapped for more than 10 years, share their story of survival with Washington Post journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan in the memoir Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland.
Free
Books
Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The author discusses his latest novel, The Dig, with critic John Wilwol.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
The actress and activist reads from her new book, Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves.
$17–$38
Rock
Monday, May 4 at 9 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$10–$12
Rock
Monday, May 4 at 8 p.m.
Howard Theatre -
620 T St. NW
$40–$65
Rock
Monday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel -
1353 H St. NE
Jazz
Monday, May 4 at 6 p.m.
Free
Funk & R&B
Monday, May 4 at 9 p.m.
Madam's Organ -
2461 18th St. NW
Free
Classical
Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center -
51 Mannakee St., Rockville
Free
Rock
Tuesday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel -
1353 H St. NE
$15
Rock
Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m.
DAR Constitution Hall -
1776 D St. NW
$49
Rock
Tuesday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
Fillmore Silver Spring -
8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring
$58.50–$93.50
Books
Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m.
The longtime news commentator reads from her new book Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848–1868.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Authors who have published work with the local publishing company read from their short stories and novels at this annual showcase.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
Books
Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Tennesen postulates about what the Earth could look like after its next extinction event in The Next Species.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Rock
Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
9:30 Club -
815 V St. NW
Rock
Tuesday, May 5 at 9 p.m.
DC9 -
1940 9th St. NW
$10–$12
Rock
Tuesday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hotel -
1353 H St. NE
$15
Classical
Tuesday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
Free
Theater
May 5—May 17
No Rules Theatre Company at Signature Theatre -
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington
$15–$34
Galleries
May 5—July 3
Goethe-Institut Washington -
812 7th St. NW
Free
Funk & R&B
Tuesday, May 5 at 9 p.m.
Madam's Organ -
2461 18th St. NW
Free
Jazz
Tuesday, May 5 at 9:30 p.m.
Utopia Bar & Grill -
1418 U St. NW
Free
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 7:30 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
Theater
May 6—June 7
MetroStage -
1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria
$50–$55
Theater
May 6—May 31
Anacostia Playhouse -
2020 Shannon Place SE
$20–$35
Theater
May 6—May 31
$25–$45
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
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
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

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