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1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20024 | 888-484-3373

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251.

Performing Arts | 4/23 - 4/25

The Washington Ballet

The gala-style program, "Tour-de-Force: Balanchine!," features the company premiere of Balanchine's "Themes and Variations" and including Vasily Vainonen's "Flames of Paris" and Septime Webre's "D-Construction.". At the Eisenhower Theater. See all The Washington Ballet locations The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2 locations)

 
252.  

Performing Arts | 6/3 - 6/5

Boston Ballet

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the ballet follows its Kennedy Center "Ballet Across America III" engagement with a mixed repertory program featuring works by George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian and Petr Zuska. At the Opera House. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
253.

Performing Arts | 6/6 - 6/8

Pennsylvania Ballet

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the ballet performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream.". At the Opera House. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
254.

Performing Arts | 5/20 - 5/25

Bolshoi Ballet

The Russian ballet company performs "Giselle," one of the most romantic and visually striking works in the classical canon. At the Opera House. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
255.

Performing Arts | 5/1 - 5/3

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

British choreographer Wayne McGregor and company perform the multimedia work "FAR," with a score by Ben Frost and visuals including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights. At the Eisenhower Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
256.

Performing Arts | 5/2

Megan Hilty

Hilty performs a cabaret show as part of Barbara Cook's curated series. At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
257.

Performing Arts | 6/5 - 6/7

National College Dance Festival 2014

Three programs feature dance works selected from 33 colleges and universities throughout the country. At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
258.

Music Event | 5/7 - 5/8

NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance

The first of three concerts in the NSO's "NEW MOVES" festival, juxtaposing orchestra performance and choreography, this one features Keigwin + Company in selections from Bernstein, as well as music by Schumann and Neikrug. Thomas Wilkins conducts. At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
259.

Music Event | Through 4/19

National Symphony Orchestra

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky performs Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26, and the NSO presents an evening of Mozart and Mendelssohn, conducted by Cornelius Meister. At the Concert Hall. See all National Symphony Orchestra locations The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (7 locations)

 
260.

Music Event | 5/21

Iveta Apkalna

The Latvian organist and winner of the 2005 German Echo-Klassik prize for Instrumentalist of the Year performs in a recital presented by the National Symphony Orchestra. At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
261.

Music Event | 4/21

Fortas Chamber Music Concert

Violinist Augustin Hadelich, pianist Joyce Yang and guitarist Pablo Sinz Villegas team up for a multimedia performance of works by Previn, Rodrigo, Falla, Piazzolla and more. Presented by Fortas Chamber Music. At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
262.

Music Event | 5/3 - 5/18

The Magic Flute

The WNO presents a new English translation of Mozart's final opera by WNO's Kelley Rourke with colorful costumes and set designs by Japanese American artist Jun Kaneko. At the Opera House. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
263.

Music Event | 5/23 - 5/24

Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival

At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
264.

Music Event | 5/22

Chris Botti

Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
265.

Music Event | 5/31

Sam Haywood

The pianist makes his U.S. solo recital debut in a concert that features works by Beethoven, Chopin and more. Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society. At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-785-9727

 
266.

Music Event | 6/1

National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

Conducted by Ankush Kumar Bahl, this NSO Family concert tells the story of Mozart's son Karl whose wish to leave boarding school and be with his father is made possible with help from a magical piece of luggage. At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
267.

Music Event | 4/26

Kevin Mahogany

At the Terrace Gallery. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
268.

Music Event | 5/2

Justin Kauflin

At the Terrace Gallery. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
269.

Music Event | 6/13 - 6/14

An American Soldier

The world premiere of Huang Ruo's opera 2011 death of Chinese-American Army Pvt. Danny Chen. Based on a true story, the work focuses on the circumstances surrounding his death, including racism in the military and the courts-martial that were issued to his fellow soldiers. At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
270.

Music Event | 5/21

Stefan Jackiw

Violinist Stefan Jackiw performs works by Mozart, Lutoslawski, Saariaho and Brahms with pianist Anna Polonsky. Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-785-9727

 
271.

Music Event | 4/25

Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4--Why Italy?

The National Symphony Orchestra breaks down Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony in this multimedia presentation ending with a performance of the work. At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
272.

Music Event | 6/1

Kennedy Center Chamber Players

Instrumentalists from the NSO perform Rheinberger's "Nonet" and a string arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations. At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
273.

Music Event | 5/11

Blue Note at 75, The Concert

At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
274.

Music Event | 5/10

Martin Helmchen

Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society, the pianist performs works by Bach, Schubert and Schumann. At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-785-9727

 
275.

Music Event | 5/10

Robert Glasper Experiment

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
276.

Music Event | 6/11

The Washington Chorus and Choral Arts Society Present Made in America

American choral music is celebrated in this concert featuring the Washington Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the Great Noise Ensemble and the Children's Chorus. Part of the Kennedy Center's festival, "Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition.". At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-342-6221

 
277.

Music Event | 4/27

Tango! Soul and Heart

Conducted by Scott Tucker, the Choral Arts Society of Washington sings Argentine composer Ginastera's a capella motet "Lamentations of Jeremiah," the "Misa Tango" mass and ends the concert with dancers and singers performing Tango. At the Concert Hall. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
278.

Music Event | 5/9

Terence Blanchard Quintet

At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
279.

Music Event | 4/29

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society, this recital features works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Medtner, Ravel and Strauss. At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-785-9727

 
280.

Music Event | 5/12

DC Youth Orchestra Program

At the Terrace Theater. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
281.

Performing Arts | Through 4/25

Shear Madness

The audience plays armchair detective in the comedy. At the Theater Lab. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 800-444-1324

 
282.

Performing Arts | Through 4/20

American Ballet Theatre

The company presents "Don Quixote" and a mixed repertory program. At the Opera House. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-4600

 
283.  

Museum

National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
284.

Miscellaneous Event | 4/25 - 12/14

The Early Sixties: American Science

A display featuring objects circa 1964 explores innovation in American science, medicine and computing. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
285.

Miscellaneous Event | 1/14/16

To the Mountaintop: The Words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of the civil rights leader, actor Xavier Carnegie performs a program of selections from King's speeches. The all-ages program incorporates live performance, sound clips, photographs and video footage. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
286.

Exhibit | 4/25 - 12/14

The Early Sixties: American Culture

A display celebrating American culture in the the 1960s. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
287.

Exhibit | 6/14 - 7/6

Key's Star-Spangled Banner Manuscript

A short-term display featuring the original manuscript for the "The Star Spangled Banner." The manuscript will be on display in the Star Spangled Banner display chamber. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
288.

Exhibit | 5/16 - 9/7

The Quest for a Modern Museum: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Museum of American History

For the 50th anniversary of the museum, an exhibition documenting its past, present and future with a focus on the museum circa 1964. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
289.

Exhibit | 5/16 - 9/7

Continuity and Change: Fifty Years of Museum History

Modern digital photographic prints reveal the museums transformation from its focus on history and technology to a focus on American history. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
290.

Exhibit | Through 9/7

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963

A collection of photos and artifacts commemorating two major events in American history. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
291.

Exhibit | Through 1/19/15

Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown loan

First lady Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown temporarily replaces her first in the First Ladies Room. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
292.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

Ongoing Exhibits

Exhibitions featuring art and artifacts representing American life and history. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
293.

Exhibit | 4/21 - 12/8

Artifact Walls -- The National Woman Suffrage Parade, 1913

Illustrates a seminal day in the woman's suffrage movement, when 5,000 women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue for a "national procession" during President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
294.

Exhibit | Through 12/12

American Stories

A cross-section of the museum's collection of artifacts shows how stories and history have shaped our national identity. For a limited time, visitors can view John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" manuscript and the Miss Piggy puppet on display in the exhibit through June 17. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
295.

Exhibit | Through 5/4

Camilla's Purse

A display of Holocaust survivor Camilla Gottlieb's purse and its contents, which include her 1884 birth certificate. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
296.

Exhibit | Through 12/12

Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950 to 2000

From food production to who does the cooking to where meals are consumed to what we know about what's good for us, this exhibit explores how new technologies and social and cultural shifts have influenced major changes in food, wine and eating in America. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
297.  

Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

The First Ladies

With more than two dozen gowns from the Smithsonian's almost 100-year old First Ladies Collection, this exhibition is a must-see, with dresses worn by Frances Cleveland, Jacqueline Kennedy and Laura Bush, as well as an examination of the role of presidential wives. If you've seen it, here's a reason to return: Michelle Obama's stunning one-shouldered Jason Wu gown from the 2009 inaugural is one of the most recent additions. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Restaurant | $

M.E. Swing Co., Inc.

1702 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC | 202-628-7601
 
299.

Museum

National Aquarium - Washington

1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-482-2825
 
300.

Miscellaneous Location

Smithsonian Metro Station

1200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
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