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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap thru August 3

At Wolf Trap's Theatre-in-the-Woods you and your children will enjoy fun, interactive, and educational performances of music, dance, puppetry, and storytelling. All shows are about an hour long and perfect for children ages 4 and up. Check here for the complete schedule of 34 performances including Culture Shock, The Okee Dokee Brothers, Red Yarn, and Madcap Puppets.

The Second City's America; It's Complicated!

The Kennedy Center
June 15 – August 11

Comedy legends The Second City return to the Kennedy Center with an all-new, all-hilarious show that reaches way, way across the aisle for non-stop equal opportunity laughs. From searing social satire to poking fun at pop culture, you won't want to miss Second City's hallmark mashup of sketch comedy, world famous improv, and original music. No two shows are ever the same!

Wytold / Christylez Bacon

Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Thu, Jun 20 from 5–8pm
Dance Place

Grammy nominated beat-boxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon and wildly original electric cellist / composer Wytold transform well-known songs into new compositions blending hip-hop, go-go, and classical music. Their original tunes blend modern rhythms with classical technique and electronics brought together in a natural and fluid way.

America Now: Celebration of Music

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sat, Jun 22 @ 6pm

Spend your night at SAAM and the National Portrait Gallery for an evening full of live music in the beautiful Kogod Courtyard with some of your favorite DC performers, art happenings, and more. DC native Christylez Bacon MC's the evening's opening performances from Rare Essence, DJ Beauty and the Beatz, and the Out of Town Blues Band. A special headline performance from Grammy-nominated rapper and DC's own Wale closes out the night! Cash bars close at 11:30 p.m., galleries open to midnight. Recommended for visitors 18 and older.
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Jun. 19 – Jul. 21 Mosaic Theater Company, Twisted Melodies
Jun. 19 – 29 The Puppet Co., Tiny Tots - Old MacDonald's Farm
Jun. 19 – 30 SPAIN arts & culture, Fair Water: The Water Office
Jun. 21 – Aug. 18 Adventure Theatre MTC, The Cat in the Hat
Jun. 21 – Aug. 16 Dumbarton Oaks, Written in Knots: Curator Tour
Jun. 21 – Jul. 21 Olney Theatre, Road Dahl's Matilda the Musical
Jun. 22 – Aug. 17 CHAW, Winners' Circle Exhibit
Jun. 22 – Jul. 23 gallery neptune & brown, Chinese Art Deco Posters: 1914-1935 & Dennis Lee Mitchell: Smoke Drawings
Jun. 22 – Jul. 27 The Kreeger Museum, Tour with the Curator
Jun. 22 – Aug. 25 Reston Community Center, Summerbration Fun Brunch: Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Juggler
Jun. 22 – 30 Wolf Trap, The World Turned Upside Down: Gluck's Merlin's Island & Ullmann's The Emperor Of Atlantis
Wolf Trap, The World Turned Upside Down: Merlin's Island and The Emperor of Atlantis
Jun. 25 – 27 Kennedy Center, Hannah Gadsby - Douglas
Jun. 25 – 30 Signature Theatre, Blowin' in the Wind: Folk-Rock in America
Jun. 25 – Oct. 22 Twilight & Tipple Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
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Thru Jun. 19 Shear Madness
Thru Jun. 23 Hill Center, Six new solo exhibitions
Thru Jun. 21 Korean Cultural Center DC, Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today
Thru Jun. 22 DC Arts Center (DCAC), The Black Overlay
Jun. 16 – 23 Arts on the Green, How the Other Half Loves
Kennedy Center, Falsettos
Jun. 16 – 20 Old Greenbelt Theatre, Meeting Gorbachev
Jun. 16 – 23 The Puppet Co., Cinderella
Signature Theatre, Spunk
Jun. 17 – 24 Postal Museum, LGBTQ+ themed Story Time
Jun. 18 – 19 NSO: Mozart Forever II
Wolf Trap, Rock Of Ages - Tenth Anniversary Tour
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap: David Engel: Willy Wonka's Wondershow!
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Jun. 21 – 22 NSO: Mozart Forever III
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap: Experiential Theater Company: Aesop's Fables
Jun. 22 – 23 Dance Place, Dance Exchange
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Wed. Jun 19 AMP, Simply Three
College Park Aviation Museum, Windsock Arms
Strathmore, Afternoon Tea
Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, Picnic Theatre Company Presents: The Great Gatsby
Thu. Jun 20 National Geographic, Nat Geo Nights: America's Last Wild Places
Wolf Trap, Trampled By Turtles & Deer Tick
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap: SaulPaul
Fri. Jun 21 Publick Playhouse, Platinum Series: Memphis Gold Blues Band
Washington Revels, Carpe Diem-Revels Community Sing
Sat. Jun 22 Dupont Underground, SadBois Dance and Visual Exhibition
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Scout Program: Cadette Girl Scouts' Book Artist Badge Program
Publick Playhouse, Alex Bugnon
Wolf Trap, Classic Albums Live Performs: Pink Floyd's - The Wall 40th Anniversary
Sun. Jun 23 Signature Theatre, Blackbeard - Open Captioning
Wolf Trap, Buddy Guy with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Samantha Fish
Tue. Jun 25 Signature Theatre, Blackbeard - Discussion Night
Strathmore, Specialty Tea: Children's Authors Tea
Wolf Trap, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Melissa Etheridge and Liz Phair
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap: The Gottabees: Squirrel Stole My Underpants
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Wed. Jun 19 Millennium Stage, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington
National Gallery of Art, NGA Film Series: New Cinema from Romania - Pororoca
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gallery Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard
Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Equitable Development and Eminent Domain
Postal Museum, Juneteenth Pop-Up Story Time
Postal Museum, Mail Trains
Strathmore, AIR Workshop: Secrets for Success with Trey Sorrells
Washington Revels, Revels World Story Time
Thu. Jun 20 The Art League, Artist Talk with ceramicist Ryan Rakhshan
Dance Place, Wytold / Christylez Bacon
Glen Echo Park, Summer Concerts: U.S. Marine Latin Band
Millennium Stage, UNHCR, World Refugee Day
National Archives, Our Lost Declaration
Reston Community Center, Take a Break Concert Series-Bad Influence
SPAIN arts & culture, There is Water. Art and Sustainable Practices
Fri. Jun 21 Anderson House, Lunch Bite – Tarleton's Second Battle of Cowpens
Arlington Cultural Affairs, Full Power Blues Band at Lubber Run Amphitheater
Del Ray Artisans, Summer Solstice Reception: Art in Meditation – the Chakras Art Exhibit
Millennium Stage, La Marvela: Pura Verbena
National Gallery of Art, Archival Screening Afternoon
National Gallery of Art, Jazz in the Garden: Black Masala
Reston Community Center, Summerbration: Scott Kurt and Memphis 59
Reston Community Center, RCC Fun Around Town: Free Play
Sat. Jun 22 Arlington Arts Center, Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception and Community Day
Arlington Cultural Affairs, Sin Miedo at Lubber Run Amphitheater
CHAW, Opening Reception: Winners' Circle Exhibit
DC Arts Center (DCAC), Closing Reception: The Black Overlay
Millennium Stage, BlaqueStone
National Gallery of Art, 1900
National Gallery of Art, Air Force Strings
Reston Community Center, Family Fun Entertainment Series: The One-Woman Wheelie Witty Wacky Silly Suitcase Circus
Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Adams-Morgan Walking Tour with Hola Cultura
Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Urban Gardening Series: Sunlight, the Vitamin of Life
Solstice Saturday Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Portrait Story Days: Gertrude Elder
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, America Now: Celebration of Music
Sun. Jun 23 The Alden, Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards
Arlington Cultural Affairs, Grandsons Jr at Lubber Run Amphitheater
The Art League, Ice Cream Social & Volunteer Open House
BlackRock, Reception: Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
Millennium Stage, Sneaks
National Gallery of Art, Horse Beings
National Gallery of Art, Air Force Strings: The Latin American Spirit
National Gallery of Art, Augusta Savage: A Woman of Her Word
Reston Community Center, Summerbration Fun Brunch: Zig Zag Magician
Reston Community Center, Sunday Art in the Park: I Hear America Singing – A Program of Classic Songs from American Musical Theatre
Waverly Street Gallery, Artist Talk: Change/Transformation
Mon. Jun 24 Millennium Stage, Los Cenzontles
Old Greenbelt Theatre, Storytime on Screen
Tue. Jun 25 Anderson House, The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret: George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon
Library of Congress, Los Cenzontles
Millennium Stage, The Eurasia Festival
National Archives, The Apollo
Old Greenbelt Theatre, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Reston Community Center, RCC Fun Around Town: Family Fitness
Thru Jun. 28 Arlington Artists Alliance, The Light of Venice Art Exhibition
Thru Jun. 29 Glen Echo Park, The Sound of Colors: Carl Eugi Hall
Thru Jun. 30 Montpelier Arts Center, Lori Ulmer-Hanson
Reston Community Center, June Exhibit: Beaches, Canyons, Caves and Cows
The Art League, Tabletop: Ceramics, Textiles, Metalwork and Glasswares
Del Ray Artisans, Art in Meditation – the Chakras Art Exhibit
Glen Echo Park, Life Cycles: Water Media Abstracts
Glen Echo Park, Visions & Voices 2019
Jun. 16 – 30 Postal Museum, LGBTQ+ Pride Flag postcard workshop
Thru Jul. 1 Reston Community Center, June Exhibit: Reston Photographic Society Exhibit
Thru Jul. 6 Zenith Gallery, Navigating Eternity
Waverly Street Gallery, Change/Transformation - Women's Caucus for Art of Greater Washington
Thru Jul. 7 Postal Museum, John Lennon: The Green Album
Arlington Artists Alliance, Not so Far Away: Regional Landscapes Solo Show
Thru Jul. 9 National Gallery of Art, Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Thru Jul. 13 BlackRock, Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
Thru Jul. 14 Postal Museum, Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps
Thru Jul. 21 National Gallery of Art, The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists
Thru Jul. 27 Library of Congress, Baseball Americana
Thru Jul. 28 National Gallery of Art, The Life of Animals in Japanese Art
Montpelier Arts Center, Invitational Sculpture Exhibition
Montpelier Arts Center, Marcia Wolfson Ray: archiTERRA
Thru Jul. 31 Atlas, Art Connection in the Capital Region Presents: Moving Walls
Thru Aug. 3 Publick Playhouse, Color-Full
Jun. 17 – Aug. 3 Harmony Hall, Ursula Miller: Same, But Different. Boxes and Corners
Jun. 21 – Aug. 9 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Open Studio Fridays
Thru Aug. 10 Brentwood Arts Exchange, Mechanical Reproduction
CHAW, Drop-in Summer Saturdays (Free, all ages)
Thru Aug. 11 AU Museum at the Katzen, Squire Broel
AU Museum at the Katzen, Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking
AU Museum at the Katzen, Being Here as ME- New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan
AU Museum at the Katzen, Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking
AU Museum at the Katzen, Maia Cruz Palileo
AU Museum at the Katzen, Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019
AU Museum at the Katzen, Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County's Potomac River Valley
Thru Aug. 15 Library of Congress, Whitman 200: Whitman Bicentennial Display
Thru Aug. 17 Library of Congress, Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times
Zenith Gallery, Organic
Thru Aug. 18 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
Thru Aug. 25 Zenith Gallery, Play - Protection - Peril
Thru Aug. 31 Howard University, Whitman 200: Remembering Our Veterans: A Memorial Day Remembrance
Thru Sep. 15 National Gallery of Art, Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings
Thru Sep. 27 SPAIN arts & culture, La Cascada by Luzinterruptus
SPAIN arts & culture, Water: The Mirror of Life
Thru Sep. 29 Del Ray Artisans, Uncommon Alexandria Art Exhibit
Thru Oct. 27 Anderson House, Revolutionary Reflections: French Memories of the War for America
Thru Nov. 17 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition
Thru Dec. 31 Tour: Anderson House
Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Gallery Tours
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Story Time in our Explore! Family Space
Folger Shakespeare Library, Miniature Shakespeare Books from the Harner Collection
Thru Jan. 1, 2020 Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Section 14: The Other Palm Springs, California
Thru Jan. 5, 2020 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Feb. 1, 2020 Tour: Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building
Thru Mar. 29, 2020 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, In Mid-Sentence
Thru Apr. 20, 2020 Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Right to the City @Shaw Neighborhood Library
Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Right to the City @Mt Pleasant Library
Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Right to the City @Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Right to the City @Woodridge Neighborhood Library
Thru Jun. 1, 2020 Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
Thru Sep. 1, 2020 Library of Congress, Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote
Thru Sep. 20, 2020 National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Ave Sculpture Project
Thru Sep. 30, 2020 Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Thru Jan. 3, 2021 National Archives, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
Thru Dec. 31, 2021 Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Nation to Nation
Thru Jan. 1, 2022 Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake
Thru Dec. 31, 2022 Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Americans
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