The National Portrait Gallery exhibit, “Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze,” features paintings, portraits and videos of people who have made a significant contribution to history and culture, including Maxine Singer, Tony Hawk, Sandra Cisneros, Jhumpa Lahiri, Peter Dinklage, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Anne Tyler, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Darren Waterston made a dark-side version of James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room. The two pieces are now on display at the Freer and Sackler Galleries.
In Washington National Opera’s “Cinderella,” silent rodents comment on the action onstage through mime.
No more sweltering rides or lying about how your phone died while en route to brunch.
Maggie Kudirka, 24, had been rehearsing a new dance for nearly four months before she found out what it was about: her. “Blank Canvas,” which premieres at the American Dance Institute on Friday as part of “Air Mail Dances,” portrays the “emotional roller coaster” of Kudirka’s life since she was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer last summer, choreographer Runqiao Du says.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture won't open 'till 2016, but you can get a sneak peek at a new exhibit at the National Museum of American History.
The James Brown of Capital Bikeshare bikes logged 483 hours during 1,569 rides last year.
Flutist Lorna McGhee will play some of the flutes from the Library of Congress' collection, through probably not the one made out of the human shin bone.
Can you quantify funk? With more brass, more music venues and a longer parade route, the second annual Funk Parade looks to be even funkier than it was last year.
A new bench at the national zoo provides real-time information on ground-level-ozone and particulate matter.