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

Apr
8
Mon
Torgus & Snow @ Signature Theatre
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Torgus & Snow @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

A talking vacuum cleaner, a child-turned-machine, and malevolent trolls interweave in a Nordic fever-dream inspired by Sweden’s “apathetic children”—young refugees who fall into coma-like states when faced with deportation.

Apr
13
Sat
Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival @ Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival @ Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

Billed as the biggest single-day celebration of Japanese culture in the country, this event features four stages and more than 30 hours of live entertainment, in addition to dozens of food and art vendors. Performers from all over the country and Japan come to the Sakura Matsuri to bring more than 30 hours of live musical and dance performances on four stages: ANA’s Capitol Stage, the Sakura Stage and the J-POP Stage. In addition, more than 200 martial artists will be demonstrating their skills all day on the Martial Arts Stage. 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets $10. Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival: Pennsylvania Avenue in NW between 3rd and 7th Streets in NW, DC; wwwsakuramatsuri.org

Jun
3
Mon
Soldiers of the Cross @ Signature Theatre
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm
Soldiers of the Cross @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

When black activist Asha Brown’s brothers marry outside of their race, she experiences the pain, compromises and joys of a new kind of family in a serio-comedy about intermarriage in Trump’s America.