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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.


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.


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.



John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC

Love it or hate it, the musical that tackles culture, politics, and education, Hamilton is back in D.C. with its blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway.

$59 – $399

the color purple

Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA

Adapted from Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this musical version, directed by Timothy Douglas, has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards. Featuring a brilliant score of jazz, gospel, blues, and ragtime, the color purple follows the life of Celie for over 40 years from her youth when she's torn from her family and forced into […]

Theatre Week 2022

District Pier at The Wharf 101 District Square SW, Washington

Don't let the "week" in the name Theatre Week throw you off, Theatre Washington's 2022-2023 theater season celebration actually lasts for three full weeks. From Sept. 22 through Oct. 9, theater lovers (yes, we'll spell it the American way) will have access to our area's many local theaters and latest productions at discounted prices. The […]

$22 – $44

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall 450 7th St NW, Washington, DC

Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman, this play brings to life the writings of Leonardo da Vinci. Literally. Zimmerman's work relies solely on text from his surviving 15th-century notebooks in this ode to science, art, and the human spirit.

$35 – $125


National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

As in The Tina Turner Musical, tells the triumphant story of one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. This new musical aims to be a celebration of resilience, written by Hot Wing King playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.

$60 – $130

Light of Freedom

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

Standing at 13 feet tall, Abigail DeVille’s Light of Freedom should definitely be seen in person. She made the sculpture in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, and as a reflection on America's complicated relationship with liberty.


In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD

Adapted from the award-winning novel, this play tells the touching story of a young Chinese American girl and her family who relocated to the U.S. in 1947. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson makes the most of humor and modern staging abilities to tell a story of bravery, sacrifice, and what it […]

$12 – $39

Clouds, Ice, and Bounty

National Gallery of Art 4th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Landscapes and seascapes from Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th century make up this collection, which includes 27 paintings.


New Jack City

Set in metropolis-Harlem, this play mirrors the movie of the same name, about a drug kingpin who "takes over a housing project and transforms it into a fortress-like crack house," according to Broadway World. By four-time national championship playwright and NAACP Trailblazer Award recipient, Je’Caryous Johnson.

$29 – $89