WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS
Now-May 14: Over the course of her career, the artist has produced more than twenty distinct Infinity Mirror Rooms, and the Hirshhorn’s exhibition—the first to focus on this pioneering body of work—is presenting six of them, the most ever shown together. Check out their website to find out how to get your timed tickets.
Now-May 7: If you haven’t seen A Raisin in the Sun, get to it at the Arena theater-it’s in-the-round setup, meaning there’s not a bad seat in the house. Want to dig deep on the show’s connections to current events? Select performances feature post-show discussions with academics, including Soyica Colbert, production dramaturg and associate professor of African American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University.
Various summer dates: If the release of Hidden Figures, NASA’s recent discovery of Earth-size planets, and SpaceX’s forthcoming space tours have you jonesing for a trip to another world, check out the Goddard Space Flight Center. It has family-friendly exhibits and demonstrations, and on the first Sunday of every month they even help you set off your own model rockets.
Various summer dates: Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds next to Nats Stadium that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. Held April through October, Truckeroo is a family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more. Friday, May 5 is the First Truckeroo of 2017! More 2017 dates to be announced soon-keep checking back!
Apr 12: A few days after the release of his memoir Nevertheless, Baldwin speaks with , artistic director at Arena Stage, at Lisner Auditorium on the GWU campus, about his life and career.
Apr 20-30: The official program for this year’s Filmfest isn’t posted yet, but last year’s edition featured 75 movies from 45 countries in venues across DC. There’s usually a handful of premieres, buzzed-about indies, and a smattering of afterparties that might just feature an A-list actor or two.
Various April dates: The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has become a decisive catalyst for progress that ignites people throughout the watershed with community spirit. The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders and generates momentum for change.
May 5-6: If it's been going on for 78 years, you know it's fabulous! Come visit the National Cathedral for their spectacular fundraiser and much more! Photography classes, tower climbs, vendors, food, music, activities and a wonderful used book tent, just to name a few additional draws...
Month of May: Passport DC 2017 is a month-long journey around the world highlighting DC's thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture. Celebrated annually in May, which is International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington, Passport DC is 31 days of programming by 70 embassies and more than 40 of DC's very best cultural institutions. If you've never been, don't miss the opportunity.
All summer: Come on out for a night at the ballpark! If the Nats aren't your team, click here for the best team :)
Now-October: Get ready to paddle your way around the Tidal Basin and spend some time with Thomas Jefferson! Soak up the sun and make monumental memories on the water in a swan boat or paddle boat with leisurely peddling, picturesque views, and picnics in the park.
Year-round: Experience the beauty and awe of our country's most stirring monuments in a whole new way... by moonlight.
Year-round: A Segway tour is a fantastic way to see multiple monuments in a relatively short period of time. Along the way, you will have an up close and intimate view of the city on street level. Tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and informative. Tours are arranged to give you time to walk around the monuments privately and enjoy the experience. Segways are very easy to ride, and fun for all ages!
Kennedy Center Open House
May 27: In celebration of John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center opens its doors wider than ever with a free, transcultural festival showcasing street arts culture, Hip Hop, and skateboard culture, as well as classical and contemporary arts.