Mar
1
Fri
Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art @ The Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art @ The Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Art meets science in this new exhibit from the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian. Bloom features sketches and drawings of flowers from throughout the artistic process, revealing the beauty and inspiration artists draw from nature. The exhibit coincides with the Smithsonian Garden’s biannual orchid show, currently on display in the Garden’s Kogod Courtyard.

Mar
4
Mon
All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor @ National Museum of American History
Mar 4 2019 @ 10:00 am – Feb 1 2020 @ 5:30 pm
All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor @ National Museum of American History | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

A fascinating look at the history of unwaged labor in America, and what it has meant for women across the socioeconomic spectrum. The exhibit will feature artifacts from throughout American history that highlight the vast amount of unacknowledged labor women have undertaken.

The Queens of Egypt Exhibit @ The National Geographic Museum
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
The Queens of Egypt Exhibit @ The National Geographic Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

This exhibit highlights the celebrated queens of ancient Egypt, including Cleopatra, Nefertiti and Nefertari. It features ancient jewelry, sculptures, even sarcophagi, in addition to a 3-D tour of one of the most well-preserved tombs in Egypt’s Valley of Queens.

Mar
8
Fri
Rise Up: Stonewall and The LGBTQ Rights Movement @ The Newseum
Mar 8 – Dec 1 all-day
Rise Up: Stonewall and The LGBTQ Rights Movement @ The Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” an exhibit that will explore the modern gay rights movement in the United States, will mark the 50th anniversary of a June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The protests following the raid are considered to be the catalyst that inspired the modern gay liberation movement and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ civil rights. The mixed-media exhibit, which will travel nationally after its run at the Newseum, includes educational resources for students and teachers.

Mar
22
Fri
Ursula Von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling @ The National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Ursula Von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling @ The National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

In her first solo exhibit in the United States, sculptor Ursula Von Rydingsvard externalizes her ideas and emotions through a wide array of mediums including wood, paper pulp, leather and linen. The German sculptor will spend up to a year on a piece, many of which reflect her experiences as a German in the final years of World War II.

Mar
29
Fri
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence @ The National Portrait Gallery
Mar 29 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence @ The National Portrait Gallery | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the National Portrait Gallery is celebrating women and organizations oft overlooked in tales of the women’s suffrage movement. From the abolitionists of Antebellum America to the women of the Civil Rights movement, the exhibit will examine the contributions made by unshakable

May
24
Fri
SummerFest at Gaylord National @ Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
May 24 – Sep 2 all-day
SummerFest at Gaylord National @ Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center | Oxon Hill | Maryland | United States

The Capital Region’s premier waterfront resort, Gaylord National, comes alive with Summer FUN!  Overnight guests can enjoy resort entertainment and activities as part of their annual SummerFest. From outdoor events and great music to campfire stories, scavenger hunts, seasonal cocktails and more, there is something for everyone. Whether you are visiting the DC area to sightsee, a family looking for a getaway or a great night out with friends, you will find everything you need to make your summer getaway memorable. Various times.

Jul
9
Tue
Capital Fringe Festival @ The Logan Fringe Arts Space
Jul 9 – Jul 28 all-day
Capital Fringe Festival @ The Logan Fringe Arts Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Capital Fringe will showcase seven venues with 13 stages, all within walking distance of each other in Southwest DC, presenting more than 94 highly-ambitious productions with 60 percent of the participating artists residing in the DC Metro area. With countless performing groups, there’s bound to be something for everybody from theatre to dance, including risky art and nontraditional acts. Tickets are $72-$500 and go on sale June 17.

Jul
16
Tue
Twisted Melodies @ Signature Theatre
Jul 16 all-day
Twisted Melodies @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

This immersive one-man show performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr. takes a look at the life of 70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, best known for his duets with Roberta Flack like “The Closer I Get To You.” Twisted Melodies provides a glimpse into the musician’s last days, his inner struggle with mental illness and the muses that inspired him. Various dates and times. Tickets $35-$68. Atlas Performing Arts Center: 1333 H St. NE, DC; www.atlasarts.org

Yuna @ 9:30 Club
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm
Yuna @ 9:30 Club | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Malaysian singer and songwriter Yuna steadily rose to fame in the mid-2000s after uploading her songs on Myspace. It wasn’t until releasing her debut hit “Deeper Conversation” that she started to gain an international audience, leading to recorded tracks with Pharrell and a coinciding  performance with him at Lollapalooza in 2012. Her upcoming album, Rogue, which features tracks with G-Eazy and Tyler, The Creator will make its debut on July 12. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $25. 9:30 Club: 815 V St. NW, DC; www.930.com