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September 2016
Free

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE Exhibition @ gallery neptune & brown

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Gallery Neptune & Brown,
1530 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Opening Reception: September 10th, 5 - 7pm On View: September 10th - October 22nd, 2016 Robert Brown Gallery has been exhibiting the work of William Kentridge in Washington, DC since 1999. Kentridge’s media include drawing, printmaking, object making, tapestry, and animated films - all of which are touched upon in this exhibition. William Kentridge: The Great Storyteller is a selective look at his printmaking between 1986 and 2016. Several drawings and objects have been included, as well as some of…

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$60 - $89

Signature Theatre’s The Gulf

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - November 6 @ 7:00 pm
Signature Theatre,
4200 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206 United States

Dive into a funny and fierce world premiere comedy that transforms the ARK Theatre into a steamy southern waterway. Betty and Kendra waste away a languid summer day fishing on the Alabama Delta. Suddenly, their lazy afternoon turns to chaos when the motor breaks, stranding the two, and their tumultuous relationship, in the Gulf. Director of New Works Joe Calarco (The Flick) helms this provocative contemporary comedy, starring Rachel Zampelli and Maria Rizzo, by the exciting DC playwright Audrey Cefaly…

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2016 Best of Gay DC Final Voting

September 19 @ 12:00 am - September 30 @ 11:55 pm

The 2016 Washington Blade Best of Gay DC Awards Presented by Whitman-Walker Health are here! Final voting on the Top 5 is from September 19th – 30th at www.bestofgaydc.com. Winners will be announced on Oct. 20 at the Best of Gay DC Party at Town Danceboutique.  Tickets will be available starting October 1st at www.BestofGayDC.com.

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Free

HISTORY AFTER HOURS Lecture and Book Signing: Buffalo Soldiers

September 29 @ 6:00 pm
National Postal Museum,
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE`
Washington, 20002 United States

The Buffalo Soldiers consisted of all-black army units that served with distinction from the post-Civil War era through the Korean War. Anthony L. Powell will discuss the significant role that Buffalo Soldiers, including his ancestor First Sergeant Samuel N. Waller, played in the development of the American West and the creation of the national parks. A book signing of his publication, Buffalo Soldiers: Photographs from the Collections of Anthony L. Powell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, follows. Complimentary bar opens at 6:00…

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Carmina Burana

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Music Center at Strathmore,
5301 TUCKERMAN LANE
North Bethesda, MD 20852 Select a Country:

Marin Alsop, conductor Anna Christy, soprano Matthew Plenk, tenor Elliot Madore, baritone Baltimore Choral Arts Society Tom Hall, director Peabody Children’s Chorus Doreen Falby, director STRAVINSKY: Symphony in Three Movements ORFF: Carmina Burana LORI LAITMAN: Unsung (World Premiere: BSO Centennial Celebration Commission)** Soaring and gorgeous, earthy and bawdy, the epic Carmina Burana celebrates the ephemeral nature of life, the joys of spring, drinking, gambling, gluttony and lust – and also their cost. Filled with driving rhythmic changes and harmonies, its…

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40th Anniversary Celebration

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate 40 years! The Washington Ballet was founded 72 years ago by legendary dance pioneer and visionary Mary Day, with her devotion to dance and commitment to creating a stellar institution of teaching, performance and enlightenment through dance. In 1976 she established the dance company and we celebrate its 40th anniversary and our remarkable contribution to the Nation’s Capital in providing exceptional performances, internationally recognized dance training and community engagement and education programs that enrich and entertain. We continue to…

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October 2016
Free

2016 Northern Virginia Pride Festival

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Northern Virginia Pride (NOVA Pride) invites the entire community to come out and celebrate that regardless of who or how you love, or how you identify, “Love is Love,”-- the theme for this year’s third annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival. The festival will be held at Bull Run Special Events Center on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 12-9pm. The event is family-friendly, with field games, picnic tables, a photo booth, karaoke, prizes and games for the whole family; and pet-friendly,…

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Free

History of the National Park Service and Buffalo Soldiers

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National Postal Museum,
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE`
Washington, 20002 United States

Before the National Park Service was created in 1916, many of the famous places we know today as national parks—such as Yosemite and Sequoia—were patrolled by U.S. Army units, including the Buffalo Soldiers. Anthony Powell presents a first-person, in-costume living history interpretation of a Buffalo Soldier in the National Parks circa 1904 and shares vivid background about the role these soldiers played in managing and protecting parklands.

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Free

Reporting from the Frontlines of the Global Refugee Crisis

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newseum,
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a free panel discussion at the Newseum in Washington, DC, where journalists, photojournalists, and Doctors Without Borders representatives will talk about telling the stories of people who’ve been forced from home in the largest displacement crisis the world has known since World War II. How do they convey the scope and scale of the current refugee crisis to the American public? How do they try to tell individual stories when the overall…

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$35

Empty Bowls – DC

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Empty Bowls events are returning to the Washington metro area this fall! No matter where you live or work, you can help fill the bowls of our neighbors who are hungry. Here’s how: The $35 donation to the Capital Area Food Bank from the sale of each ticket provides you with a handmade bowl of your choice, plus unlimited soup, bread and desserts. All proceeds will go to the Capital Area Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization serving the Washington…

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