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LE DRIP: The Uncontainable Sauce of Black Essence

Torpedo Factory Art Center 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA

Born and raised in the District, Brandy "Blu" Murphy celebrates Blackness in her art. In LE DRIP, the artist blends photography and graffiti to create eye-catching collages that pay homage to Black culture.

Free

Portraits of Resilience

Phillips Collection 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC

In this ongoing photo series by British photographer Jonathan Banks, survivors of torture who've fled their home countries as refugees are shown under the projection of an image that is meaningful to them. The resulting colorful and emotional portraits stop at the Phillips Collection this month. A panel discussion with Banks takes place at 6:30 […]

$16

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

American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams

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

For 50 years, Robert Adams has been capturing spacious, lonely American landscapes in a haunting black and white. American Silence features some 175 of the seminal photographer's images.

Free

American Silence

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

The spacious, black and white photos of Robert Adams have been telling the story of the American West for decades. See that story come to life in this massive retrospective, which features some 175 works.

Free

Shakespeare in Love

Keegan Theatre 1742 Church St. NW

A young William Shakespeare can't seem to write anything at the onset of this play. That's when he meets Viola, the beautiful and enamored young woman who inspires him to write his magnum opus.

$65

Framing Fatherhood

500 17th Street NW 500 17th Street NW, Washington,DC

June 19–July 31, 2022 On view Wednesday–Sunday, 1–6 pm Corcoran School of the Arts & Design 500 17th Street NW “Framing Fatherhood” is a photojournalism exhibit celebrating Black fatherhood, curated […]

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD

Puppets, penguins, music, and more to keep your little ones laughing!

$28

Six: The Musical

National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived. The opening lines of SIX list the fates of Henry the VIII’s half dozen wives, and despite setting a rather dire tone, the pronouncement has already become an iconic musical theater intro. Here's the concept: Katherine of Aragon, Anna of Cleaves and their fellow ladies-in-waiting-to-lose-their heads compete to prove […]

$65 – $150

Priyanka Champaneri: The City of Good Death

Politics and Prose 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC

Local author Priyanka Champaneri will discuss her debut novel, The City of Good Death, with Rion Amilcar Scott, author of the story collections The World Doesn’t Require You and Insurrections. Available to purchase, Champaneri's novel is lush with standout characters dealing with the complications of family, love, and honoring those dead and alive. It was […]

Free