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101.

Museum

Edison Place Gallery

702 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-872-3396
 
102.

Museum

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery

702 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-872-3396
 
103.

Book Event | 8/2

Bernice McFadden

Will read from her novel "Gathering of Waters" about black woman coming of age in Mississippi between the Great Flood of 1927 and the murder of Emmett Till; the poet Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of "Skin, Inc." will read from his work; and Jervey Tervalon will read from his novel "Monster's Chef" about an ex-con cook who takes a nightmare job working for a country singer. The event is hosted by the Hurston/Wright Foundation Pepco's Edison Place Gallery 702 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-492-1256

 
104.

Theater

The Shop at Fort Fringe

607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111
 
105.

Theater

The Baldacchino at Fort Fringe

607 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111
 
106.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/26

Minimum Rock and Roll

Chain & the Gang, the Lentils and Fat Creeps perform. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Baldacchino at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
107.

Performing Arts | 7/22 - 7/26

The Other Day

A couple struggles through the trials of a relationship while watching another friend's marriage fail. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
108.

Performing Arts | 7/24 - 7/27

In to the Out Side/D.C. al Coda

The Indian Ocean Theatre Company's contemporary comedy explores interdependence vs. individuality. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
109.  

Performing Arts | 7/22 - 7/25

Cross the Line

Vignettes explore the possible outcomes of helping a stranger. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
110.

Performing Arts | 7/23 - 7/25

The Interpersonal Underworld

ACW Dances explores the gap between who we are and who we try to be. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
111.

Performing Arts | 7/24 - 7/26

Marriage, Lizards and Love

A couple struggles with opposing interests and new revelations. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
112.

Performing Arts | 9/8 - 11/10

Clown Cabaret

The monthly show offers a stage for clowns. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
113.

Performing Arts | 7/22 - 7/25

Call Steve Guttenberg

The comedy follows three friends making a car commercial with 80s celebrities. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
114.

Performing Arts | 7/26

Capt. Tickle Britches

Guerrilla DC presents a sketch comedy show. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
115.

Performing Arts | 7/25 - 7/26

RagnaPOP (or She's Got the Bomb)

In the not-to-distant future, a singer/songwriter croons about the end of the world. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Baldacchino at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
116.

Performing Arts | 7/24 - 7/27

Self

Self-appreciation is the theme of this drama by relEASE. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
117.

Performing Arts | 7/26

Olizzia

The Unicorn Wrangler Theatre Company follows two best friends who find love in Brazil. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
118.  

Performing Arts | 7/23 - 7/27

Balloon Plays

The clowns of Babel Theatre use balloons to tell stories. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
119.  

Performing Arts | 7/22 - 7/27

Cabaret XXX: Everybody F---ing Dies

Pinky Swear Productions's cabaret moralizes Les Femmes Fatales. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Baldacchino at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
120.

Performing Arts | 7/23 - 7/26

Dream Love

Avalanche Theatre Company mixes music and movement for a surreal exploration of memories. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
121.  

Performing Arts | 7/24 - 7/26

Bargain Basement University

Attendees can enroll in the college and walk away with a degree. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. See all Bargain Basement University locations The Shop at Fort Fringe (2 locations)

 
122.  

Performing Arts | 7/24 - 7/26

You, or Whatever I Can Get

Disco Jesus Productions/Flying V lampoon modern romance in this musical comedy. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Baldacchino at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
123.

Music Event | 7/27

One Nation Under a Groove

The CooLots, Water Seed and the Good Thing perform. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. The Baldacchino at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC | 866-811-4111

 
124.  

Performing Arts | Through 7/27

Capital Fringe Festival

The annual festival features a kaleidoscope of local and regional theater projects. The Shop at Fort Fringe 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
125.  

Museum

National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
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126.

Miscellaneous Location

Eighth Street NW Between D and E

8th Street NW Between D and E Streets, Washington, DC
 
127.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/23

National Portrait Gallery Pop Quiz: American Cool

Participants can test their knowledge of the featured icons in the exhibit. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
128.

Exhibit, Book Event | 8/22 - 4/12/15

Portraiture Now: Staging the Self

Features the work of David Antonio Cruz, Carleee Fernandez, Maria Martinez-Canas, Rachelle Mozman, Karen Miranda Rivadaneira and Michael Vasquez. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
129.  

Exhibit | Through 1/25/15

Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio

The exhibit features large-format reproductions of photographs, drawings and maps that document the Civil War and its impact on Washington. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
130.

Exhibit | Through 5/25/15

One Life: Grant and Lee: 1864-1865

An installation exploring the lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC

 
131.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 5/25/15

One Life: Grant and Lee: 'It is well that war is so terrible...'

The lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are explored through paintings, photographs and historic objects. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
132.

Exhibit | Through 1/11/15

Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction

More than 50 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from around 1945 to 1975 by artists Alice Neel, Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Beauford Delaney, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Fairfield Porter, Alex Katz and Jamie Wyeth. See all Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction locations National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
133.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 11/2

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

The photographer's portraits of famous people are displayed. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
134.  

Miscellaneous Event | Through 9/7

American Cool

To define cool, you might start by listing the names of those who've contributed to pop-culture through their artistic influence or appealing personas. On Feb. 7, the National Portrait Gallery opens "American Cool," a photographic exhibition exploring the idea of cool with 100 portraits of American artists, musicians, actors and other iconic figures. Those featured include Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. The exhibit includes work by Carl Van Vechten, Annie Leibovitz and Cass Bird and other photographers. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
135.  

Exhibit | Through 5/31/15

Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals

Studio portraits by one of the most famous photographers of the Civil War. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
136.  

Exhibit | Through 12/12

The Network

Artist Lincoln Schatz recombines interviews with famous politicians, scholars and other notables into a single-screen video. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
137.

Bar/Club

Presidents Sports Bar

999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-898-9000
 
138.  

Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution

Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
139.

Museum

Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
140.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/22

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase

Visitors can view artwork at the Luce Center and listen to local bands. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
141.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/26

Art-o-mat Swap Meet

Guests can visit the Luce Center to try out a retrofitted cigarette machine that sells original artworks for five dollars and meet some of the artists behind the works. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
142.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/31

On Site: Restless Collective

The co-founders of Restless Collective share stories about their projects and invite guests to participate in their Save Outdoor Sculpture Instagram Challenge followed by an Instagram walk around the museum neighborhood. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
143.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/30

Curator Tour -- Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget

Curator Leslie Umberger leads a tour of the exhibit and shares stories about the works on display. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
144.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/31

Luce Design with Meg Murray

Murray, the owner of Thunder Pig Confectionery and Agent Marmalade Jams, discusses the art of cake design. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
145.  

Miscellaneous Event | 8/16

Cineconcert: Buster Keaton's 'College' with pianist Andrew Greene

Pianist Andrew Greene performs a live musical score alongside a screening of Buster Keaton's 1927 silent comedy. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
146.  

Exhibit | Through 8/3

Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget

As an advocate for laborers' rights, Fasanella celebrated working-class people and explored issues of postwar America in his work. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth and features selections from his career. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
147.

Exhibit | Through 8/31

Pop Art Prints

Thirty-nine rarely displayed prints from the American Art Museum's permanent collection include work from the 1960s by Allan D'Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Andy Warhol and others. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
148.

Exhibit | Through 8/17

Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection

Seventy-one pieces from the Sara Roby Foundation explore realism. Featured artists include Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and others. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
149.

Miscellaneous Event | 7/26

Watson Adventures: Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

During this scavenger hunt for adults, guests explore nudity in art at the American Art Museum. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 877-946-4868

 
150.

Miscellaneous Event | 8/1

Nam June Paik Birthday Tribute

A celebration and discussion about the artist's life features sound artist Steven Vitiello and Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media arts. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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