Freer|Sackler Celebrates Reopening With Two-Day Festival Oct. 14-15 

IlluminAsia Festival Features Asian Art, Food and Cultures    An extraordinary nighttime video projection on the façade of the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, music by the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble and an outdoor Asian food market are a few highlights of the weekend that marks the opening of the Freer following an 18-month renovation….

Find Your Fabulous at the Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show

Smithsonian Craft2Wear: a curated show and sale of limited-edition wearable art, where you will discover stylish and fashion-forward clothing, jewelry and accessories. More than 60 acclaimed designers from all over the country are represented. Take this unique opportunity to enhance your fall wardrobe and to begin your holiday gift shopping. With a theme of Chic and…

Gourmet Symphony Focuses on Music During Oktoberfest at Shaw’s Tavern

Fall is for bratwurst, brews, and brass! Join Gourmet Symphony for its second annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring Bavarian-style street foods, a new seasonal beer, wine tastings, and festive music. The Saloon Concert Series: VOLKSFEST D.C. Thursday, October 19, 2017 6-8 pm Shaw’s Tavern Tickets: $39 GA, all-inclusive Costumes and festival attire are strongly encouraged. Ticket…

Nilo Cruz’s SOTTO VOCE Opens New Season at Theater J

At a time when our nation’s response to immigrants and refugees is hotly debated, Theater J opens its 2017-2018 season with the powerful and poetic Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz.  Sotto Voce, which is set in motion by the ill-fated 1939 trip of the S.S. St. Louis, runs October 3-29. Cruz’s lyrical and romantic play…

The 10th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival  Arts Festival Returns To Larger Site For Milestone Year

This year, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation and the Brewers Association of Maryland celebrate the tenth annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  In partnership with the City of Hyattsville and M-NCPPC, the largest yearly arts event in the Gateway Arts District marks its decade of existence with Eats, “Arts and Ales.” The festival will return to last year’s 3 block site in downtown Hyattsville on September 23,…

Home+Discordance=US: Show Examines Idea of Home

Solas Nua, in collaboration with New York University Washington, DC, is pleased to present Home + Discordance = US, an exhibition that explores the idea of the US as a place of “home”. Typically the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not…

Variety Show Raises Funds for Research, Pirate-Style

In the vein of old-timey radio dramas, prepare yourself for a new kind of variety show, featuring burlesque acts during commercial breaks, audience participation, and most of all–pirates! The Round World is excited to present Tales from the Round World:  The Log of the Salty Pearl, the second in their series of live radio plays…

National Museum of Women in the Arts Shows Off Fall Calendar

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to present a wide range of exhibitions and programs, including the much raved about and in demand “Fierce Women” tour and an opening party and gallery talks related to the exhibition Magnetic Fields. In addition, the third season of the museum’s Women, Arts and…