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.

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
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

Oct
1
Tue
Pride and Prejudice @ Next Stop Theatre
Oct 1 – Oct 27 all-day
Pride and Prejudice @ Next Stop Theatre

Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice adaptation brings a fresh take to the beloved story of
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Mrs. Bennet wants her five daughters married, including the
headstrong Elizabeth. When rich, handsome, but standoffish Mr. Darcy moves in, Elizabeth and
the Bennet family are forever changed. In a time where class rules society, can Elizabeth and Mr.
Darcy ever see eye to eye? Various dates and times. Tickets $35-$50. Next Stop Theatre
Company: 269 Sunset Park Dr. Herndon, VA; www.nextstoptheatre.org

The Tempest @ Synetic Theatre
Oct 1 – Oct 20 all-day
The Tempest @ Synetic Theatre

Originally premiering in 2013, Synetic is bringing back its unique take on The Tempest. Join the
sorceress Prospera, played by Synetic co-founder Irina Tsikurishvili, as she creates a sea storm
that gets out of hand. As a part of their Wordless Shakespeare series, The Tempest is brought to
life through movement and a 1,200-square-foot pool flooding the stage. Water is a powerful
element in this magical play of enemies, deception and vengeance. Tickets are available in the
“splash zone” with ponchos provided. Various dates and times. Tickets $24-$65. Synthetic
Theater: 1800 S Bell St. Arlington VA; www.synetictheater.org

Oct
3
Thu
Escaped Alone @ Signature Theatre
Oct 3 – Nov 5 all-day
Escaped Alone @ Signature Theatre

Making her Signature Theatre debut, Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone is not what it seems. DC
actress Holly Twyford directs this tale of three old friends and a neighbor having afternoon tea in
the garden. Through their mundane conversation, it becomes clear there is a horror that lives in
each of these women. The frightening undertones allow for cutting humor as well as an eerie
sense of doom. Various dates and times. Tickets $40-$90. Signature Theatre: 4200 Campbell
Ave. Arlington,VA; www.sigtheatre.org

Oct
4
Fri
The Most Haunted Houses of Washington Tour @ Octagon House
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Most Haunted Houses of Washington Tour @ Octagon House

Chills, thrills and intriguing mysteries crowd the haunted and historic homes of DC’s Lafayette Park in this tour presented by Washington Walks. On this eerie tour, you’ll see the homes of Navy hero Stephen Decatur, as well as man of letters Henry Adams and his troubled wife Clover. The tour begins at what’s considered the most haunted house in the city: The Octagon. While this walk does not include interior visits to any of the buildings featured, the stories behind them will leave you happy to only view them from the outside. Fridays and Saturdays. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Octagon House: 1799 New York Ave. NW, DC; www.washingtonwalks.com

Oct
17
Thu
Little Shop of Horrors @ Constellation Theatre Company
Oct 17 – Nov 17 all-day
Little Shop of Horrors @ Constellation Theatre Company

In this musical comedy written by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken, Seymour
discovers a strange plant that soon becomes famous. He names the plant after his crush and
coworker, Audrey. Just when everything seems to be going right, Seymour discovers that Audrey
II can talk and is craving blood. Human blood. Come to Skid Row to see the six-foot plant
puppet that is Audrey II. Various dates and times. Tickets $19-$55. Constellation Theatre
Company: 1835 14th St. NW, DC; www.constellationtheatre.org

Oct
18
Fri
@ DC Armory
Oct 18 – Oct 27 all-day
 @ DC Armory

29Rooms is bringing an immersive experience to DC. Through mind-bending creativity and bold collaborations, the Expand Your Reality Experience Tour will connect you to your curiosity and unlock your sense of wonder. This one-of-a-kind creative world is the newest artistic wonderland of interactive installations and thought-provoking performances brought to you by the creators of Refinery29. Developed in collaboration with brands, visionaries and emerging creative voices, come and find yourself at this real-life wonderland from 29Rooms. Various dates and times. Tickets $10-$34. DC Armory: 2001 East Capitol St. SE, DC;

www.refinery29.com

Mystery Science Theater 3000 @ National Theatre
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
Mystery Science Theater 3000 @ National Theatre

Named as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME”; in 2007, Mystery Science
Theatre 3000 is coming live to a theater near you. Currently on the Great Cheesy Movie Circus
Tour, creator and original host Joel Hodgson and his robots will be riffing some of the best,
worst cheesy movies. This is Hodgson’s final tour, don’t miss the chance to see the hit Netflix
show in person. Various dates and times. Tickets $59-$99. National Theater: 1321
Pennsylvania Ave. DC; www.thenationaldc.com