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Performing Arts | 12/19 - 1/4/15


The play follows three characters as they face their fears and have brushes with other dark themes, including the Devil. Studio Theatre 1501 14th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-332-3300


Exhibit | Through 12/31

Herman Maril

Paintings by the late artist -- including several works featuring his cat, Molly Midnight -- are displayed. Washington Animal Rescue League 71 Oglethorpe St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-726-2556


Exhibit | Through 1/31/15

South Capitol Skyscape: Amber Robles Gordon

The second project in the series of large-scale installations on the facade of the hotel. Capitol Skyline Hotel 10 I St SW, Washington, DC | 202-488-7500


Exhibit | Through 12/30

Pixel Prints

Artist Rindy O'Brien displays 10 prints featuring photos, collages, illustrations and quotes by famous people such as President Teddy Roosevelt and comedian George Carlin. ENO Wine Room 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC


Exhibit | Through 5/1/17

House and Home

An ongoing exhibition that explores what it means to live at home. National Building Museum 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-272-2448


Miscellaneous Event | Through 4/19/15

Grant and Lee

The Civil War rivalry between generals Ulysses Grant and Robert Lee. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Exhibit | Through 12/12/15

Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

An underwater journey through different marine environments by the award-winning photojournalist. National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Exhibit | Through 12/28

1964: Civil Rights at 50

An exhibition about Freedom Summer features images taken for Time magazine by photographer Ted Polumbaum. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386


Exhibit | Through 4/17/16

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

A reinstallation of the museum's permanent collection, items collected by William T. Walters and his son Henry. Walters Art Museum 600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD | 410-547-9000


Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12/15

River to Bay: Reflections and Connections

An aquarium exhibit that highlights three bay habitats -- the deep, open waters, the brackish coastal shallows, and freshwaters of the coastal plains -- through 14 aquariums. Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons, MD | 410-326-2042


Exhibit | Through 1/25/15

Sailor-Made: Return of the Woolies

Donald Berezoski showcases his private collection of "woolies," hand-stitched portraits of ships created by British seamen between the 1830s and 1880s. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons, MD | 410-326-4640


Exhibit | Through 1/4/15

Lincoln and Leadership

An exhibition exploring Abraham Lincoln's leadership principles: courage, integrity, empathy and tolerance, ideals of equality and creativity and innovation. Ford's Theatre 511 10th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-347-4833


Exhibit | Through 12/28

The Word Paintings and Music From The Film Blog Photographs

Northern Virginia artist, James Landry, shows 10 acrylic paintings and 10 color photographs that explore the extremes of size and scale, as well as items from his photo blog, "MusicFromTheFilm." Joe's Movement Emporium 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier, MD | 301-699-1819


Exhibit, Book Event | 12/19

Double Back: Photographic Reflexivity

An exhibition exploring the photographic process used by a group of artists to implicate the method of representation in the production of an art object. Art Gallery - University of Maryland 1202 Art-Sociology Building, College Park, MD | 301-405-2763


Movie PG

When the Game Stands Tall


Miscellaneous Event | 12/19 - 12/30

Holiday Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a treat any time of year, but Peacock Alley at the Willard Hotel pulls out all the stops for the holidays. As a harp musician plays, visitors can feast on a variety of sweet and savory bites. Seasonally inspired treats include candy-cane puffs, mini chestnut rum yule logs and gingerbread men. -- Fritz Hahn and Becky Krystal Willard InterContinental Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-628-9100


Performing Arts | Through 12/21

3 Days 'til Christmas

The North Pole's self-proclaimed lawman, Reginald, hijacks all the world's toys, and Santa must figure out a plan for his late-night flight in Encore Theatrical Arts Project's holiday musical. All ages. Ernst Theatre 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale, VA | 703-222-5511



Exhibit | Through 3/22/15

Artists as Art: Photographic Portraits

Photographs of fine artists, writers and performers that were taken throughout the 20th century are featured. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA | 804-340-1400


Exhibit | Through 8/2/15

Designing for Disaster

An exhibition featuring objects, graphics and multimedia examines how society determines and responds to natural hazards. National Building Museum 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-272-2448


Exhibit | Through 2/15/15

No/Escape: Bernardi Roig

Mallorcan artist Roig installs six sculptural works exploring the dualities of entrapment and liberation, blinding and illumination, absence and presence Phillips Collection 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC | (202) 387-2151


Exhibit | Through 12/21

The Lyrical Line: Prints by Jacques Villon and Stanley William Hayter

Selections from the collection of T. Catesby Jones. Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd., Charlottesville, VA | 434-924-3592


Exhibit | Through 12/31

Idea Lab

A new space at the museum created to explore new ideas and resources includes video, websites and maps, puzzles and other multimedia. Marian Koshland Science Museum 525 E St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-334-1201


Exhibit | Through 1/18/15

Neither Here Nor There

Nicholas H. Ruth's monoprint and color pencil creations are displayed. Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD | 301-698-0656


Exhibit | Through 1/3/15

Members' Winter Exhibition

The Monroe and MacFeely Galleries display a variety of works by Arts Club members and works by Jeanne Sullivan are displayed in the Spilsbury Gallery. Arts Club of Washington 2017 I St. NW, Washington, DC


Exhibit | Through 3/15/15

Steel Sculpture: Anxiety and Hope

A sculpture exhibition by Sam Noto features large steel pieces that are both serious and playful. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-885-1300


Exhibit, Book Event | Through 4/12/15

Portraiture Now: Staging the Self

Features the work of David Antonio Cruz, Carlee 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


Exhibit | Through 1/31/15

Holiday Dreaming

Member artists show their works in the gallery's 28th annual holiday show. Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce 1763 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA | 703-707-9045


Movie PG

Awake: The Life of Yogananda


Miscellaneous Event | Through 5/3/15

Alexander Gardner

The 150th anniversary of the artist's "cracked-plate" portrait of President Lincoln. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Miscellaneous Event | 12/19

Seasons of Light

An interactive show about the history and customs of Ramadan, Diwali, Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the winter solstice. At the Discovery Theater. Discovery Theater 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-8700


Exhibit | Through 8/28/15

Syria: Sacred Spaces. Ancient Prayers: A photographic and musical exhibition of pre-war Syria

An exhibit of music and photography that examines musician and photographer Jason Hamacher's cultural preservation efforts during his time in Syria. The Gallery at Convergence 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA | 703-998-6260


Bar/Club Event | Monday-Friday

Happy Hour at Kangaroo Boxing Club

Beyond $3 rails and $4 beers, you'll find some of D.C.'s best sandwiches for $6 each. Kangaroo Boxing Club 3410 11th St. NW, Washington, DC


Exhibit | Through 2/16/15

El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration

A commemorative exhibition featuring paintings by El Greco from the museum and Washington-area collections. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215


Exhibit | Through 12/27

Prince George's Sampler: The 2014 Prince George's County Juried Exhibition

An exploration of the diversity and richness within the county's art community. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD | 301-277-2863


Exhibit | Through 12/28

Come In From the Cold

Works by 17 Washington area artists, including Judith Baldinger, Richard Hall, Barbara Stepura and Brian Whelan, are displayed in this juried show. Foundry Gallery 1314 18th Street NW, Washington, DC | 202 463-0203


Exhibit | Through 1/11/15

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

More than 180 works from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing include portraits of emperors and empresses, court paintings, religious sculpture, costumes and more. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA | 804-340-1400


Exhibit | Through 1/4/15

Pacific Exchange: China and U.S. Mail

An exhibition exploring the relationship between the United States and China through the study of stamps and mail from 1860 to 1980. National Postal Museum - Smithsonian Institution 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC | 202-633-5555


Exhibit | Through 1/19/15

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor

A 75-item display held in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four copies that date to 1215, highlights its creation, reinterpretation and emergence as a document of constitutional law in Britain. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-8000


Exhibit | Through 12/31

Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Dazzling Gems

A selection of jewelry and other objects from Hillwood's Cartier collection. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-686-5807


Exhibit | Through 5/31/15

Beyond the Walls

Visitors can learn about daily life in imperial China in this interactive exhibition, which provides guests with a look into the home of a merchant-class family of the 17th and 18th century. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA | 804-340-1400


Exhibit | 12/19 - 12/27

Crossroads: Four Artists

The gallery's December exhibition features works by Jeffery Cooper, Rebecca Hirsh, Sally Levie and Philippe Mougne. Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD | 301-215-6660


Performing Arts | 12/20

Doughnuts with Santa

Kids can listen to a classic Christmas story and join in a family singalong with Santa and his helpers. Doughnuts and juice will be provided. Workhouse Arts Center 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton, VA | 703-584-2900


Performing Arts | 12/19 - 1/3/15

A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular

Something against the grain? This show at Flashpoint may be the ticket. The upstart Pointless Theatre Company, a Hayes winner this past spring as outstanding emerging troupe, is promising "a winter cabaret for adults" in the tiny Mead Theatre Lab as Santa and his elves cobble together their own talent show. Comic improv and "a funky reindeer band" also are on a list that may or may not have been checked twice. -- Nelson Pressley Flashpoint 916 G St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-315-1305


Miscellaneous Event | 12/21

Light Up the Night: Community Menorah Lighting

The event includes candle lighting, dreidel spinning, singing, entertainment, doughnuts and chocolate. Mosaic 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA | 703-323-0880


Music Event | 12/20

Rock and Roll Relics

A drop-in beginner swing lesson precedes the dance, which starts at 9. At the Spanish Ballroom. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD


Exhibit | 11/28 - 12/28

Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Gift Show

The show features the work of the museum's nine resident artisans and craftspeople: quilts by Lauren Kingsland, silver jewelry by EunJu Lee, paintings by Roberta Staat, enamel items by Sue Garten, and pottery by members of Sandy Spring Clay Works. Sandy Spring Museum 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring, MD | 301-774-0022


Miscellaneous Event | 11/28 - 1/1/15


More than 500,000 lights are used on everything from light-up elephants to twinkling floral displays. There will also be performances by local artists, plenty of food, gift-worthy goods for sale, trackless train rides and snowless snow tubing. National Zoological Park - Smithsonian Institution 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-4888


Miscellaneous Event | 12/26 - 12/29

Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa!

Celebrate the traditional African American holiday with arts, crafts and music during the museum's three-day event. Entertainment includes a performance by the KanKouran West African Dance Company and a talk by illustrator and animator Nabeeh Bilal. Anacostia Community Museum 1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, DC | 202-633-4844


Performing Arts | 12/19 - 12/28

A Revolutionary Christmas

A family of Frederick farmers captures a Hessian soldier who ends up inspiring them. Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD | 301-694-4744


Miscellaneous Event | 1/4/15

An Artful Afternoon

All ages can help make colorful pom poms in a guided craft project led by Artist in Residence, Celestine Ranney-Howes . Then, visitors can watch a series of short films that were featured in the 2014 Utopia Film Festival inlcuding "The Arctic Fox," an animated tale about an adventurous fox that escapes from the zoo. Greenbelt Community Center 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt, MD | 301-397-2208

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