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Nollywood Portraits

National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Ave. SW

The elegant stars of Nollywood—Nigeria’s $3 billion film industry—are the subjects of Iké Udé's Nollywood Portraits. Udé juxtaposes his subjects against colorful backgrounds and dark shadows, making for mesmerizing, surreal photos.

Free

Baseball: America’s Home Run

Smithsonian National Postal Museum 2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., Washington, DC

America’s national pastime is the star of this exhibit, which showcases how baseball has been depicted in stamps and other memorabilia throughout history.

Free

American Portraiture Today

National Portrait Gallery 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC

The 42 finalists in this year’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition were selected from more than 2,700 entries. Their work challenges and democratizes portraiture, and will be on display at the Portrait Gallery before making rounds across the country.

Free

Much Ado About Nothing

Sidney Harman Hall 610 F St. NW, Washington, DC

This reimagining of William Shakespeare’s romcom takes place in a cable newsroom staffed by co-anchors Benedick and Beatrice. Directed by Simon Godwin, this version promises a satisfying blend of screwball comedy and revelatory romance.

$35 – $125

Just For Us

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company 641 D St. NW

A hilarious one man show from Alex Edelman that manages to get to the heart of antisemitism.  

$20 – $77

Between the Sky and the Earth

Middle East Institute Art Gallery 1763 N St. NW, Washington, DC

To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates, this exhibit spotlights the works of 12 artists currently residing in the UAE. Their work is surprising and unconventional, challenging UAE traditions and stereotypes.

Free

Jane Anger

Michael R. Klein Theatre 450 7th St. NW, Washington, DC

Plagued by writer’s block in 1606, Will Shakespeare (Michael Urie) is quarantining during the actual plague, when Jane Anger (Amelia Workman) shows up to help him write King Lear. Gags ensue. 

$35 – $125