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.
“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.
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
One of the largest short film festivals in the world, DC Shorts International Film Festival will screen 156 films from 36 countries over ten days (Sept 19-28). From comedies and drama, to thrillers, animation and documentaries, DC Shorts entertains, challenges, shocks and delights with the very best short films! Plus, enjoy: fun parties where you’ll meet filmmakers who have traveled the globe to be in DC; attend fascinating Q&As; sign up for FREE filmmaking workshops; and experience the DC Shorts Screenplay Competition, and much more! DC Shorts keeps it Reel.
General Admission for Film Showcases: $15
General Admission for Parties: $15 – $25
Locations – Various
Film Screenings: Landmark’s E Street Cinema – 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Don’t miss an all-women production of Shakespeare’s Othello starring Danielle A. Drakes in the titular role and Lise Bruneau as Iago. The women of Taffety Punk Theatre Company began the Riot Grrrls theatre project as an activist reaction to the lack of gender parity on DC stages. Directed by Kelsey Mesa, this production includes all the tragedy and excitement of the Bard’s play including swords, daggers and murder, performed by some bad-ass actors.
Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum & BYT for its last museum after-hours of the year! This end-of-summer-camp event is an American myth and memory themed after-hours complete with exciting DJ sets. Come celebrate the last weekend of summer with an exclusive, tourist-free, open-bar camp party in one of the most beautiful museum spaces in the city. Ticket includes open bar and specialty cocktails and wine from some of the best bars in DC, including Smirnoff sno-cones!
We are celebrating Culture House DC’s 6th anniversary in Ward 6 and kicking off the first week of Map Glover’s “Save The Seed” Exhibit!
See the vibrant local arts & culture through the lens of visual and multimedia artists, music curators, musicians, media outlets, and other creatives.
Featuring Maps Glover, Domo, Mane Squeeze, The Mixxtress, GIRLAAA Collective and more!
GA tickets include access to the main event starting at 7:30 pm
-Artist conversation led by GIRLAAA Collective
-“Save The Seed” exhibit
-Cash bar access
-Food truck options
($15 early bird // $20 in advance // $25 on-site)
Join us early for the VIP experience beginning at 6:00 pm
Outspoken, opinionated and very New York, Michael Rapaport will make his first visit to DC Improv this fall, bringing a flair for the dramatic while comedically complaining. He’s worn various Hollywood hats with stints as an actor, podcaster and producer, but his true calling has always been on the stage, raising his voice and yelling jokes directly in your grill with the kind of apathetic humor only a lifelong Knicks fan could possess.