Solas Nua Reading August 21 Featuring Award Winning Irish Playwrite

Abbie Spallen’s award-winning dark comedy draws a line in the mud for Northern Ireland. This political satire is, according to the playwright,  “about frustration and impotence at the hands of the powers that be.”  August 21st – 7pm at Kelly’s Irish Times 14 F St NW (near Union Station) Lally’s child is stuck down a well. But with…

The Hive Has Arrived at the National Building Museum

WHAT: The National Building Museum’s latest Summer Block Party installation – “Hive” – in Washington, DC is now open to the public! Designed by Studio Gang, Hive is built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes featuring a reflective silver exterior and a vivid magenta interior, and reaches a height of 60 feet. Work Zone…

An Octoroon Makes Its Triumphant Return to Woolly Mammoth July 18

Last year’s most talked-about, most unforgettable production is returning to Woolly for a limited three-week run: An Octoroon by new MacArthur “Genius Grant”-winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins!  Tickets are now on sale, so waste no time.  You won’t want to miss this play! A plantation on the brink of foreclosure. A young gentleman falling for the part-black…

Sackler Gallery To Temporarily Close for Updates and Revitalization July 10 

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Reopen Oct. 14 With Weekend Celebration The Freer Gallery of Art is undergoing renovations and upgrades to its galleries and infrastructure and has been closed for the past year. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will also temporarily close its doors starting Monday, July 10, to allow for reinstallation of the exhibition…

Art Installations at Alexandria’s Historic Gadsby’s Tavern Reflect City’s Past

  The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts partners with Baltimore-based artists Stewart Watson and Lauren Frances Adams for a series of site-specific, all-media installations inspired by the history of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Centennial of the Everyday features artistic interventions tucked in among the historic exhibits. It will be on view May 15 – September…

50/50 Screening and Conversation at National Museum of Women in the Arts

On Wednesday, May 10, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) joins thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes in a global conversation about what it will take to achieve a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home and more. 50/50 Day is presented in conjunction with…