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Museum

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4600
 
2.

Miscellaneous Event | 1/20/16 - 3/27/16

Shakespeare, Life of an Icon

The exhibit uses deeds, diaries from audience members and other people's descriptions to create a portrait of the the Bard. Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4600

 
3.

Miscellaneous Event | 9/12 - 1/3/16

Age of Lawyers: The Roots of American Law in Shakespeare's Britain

The exhibit marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta compares the age of lawyers in Shakespeare's time to present day America. Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4600

 
4.  

Theater

Folger Theatre

201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077
 
5.

Performing Arts | 11/13 - 12/20

Pericles

Shakespeare's tragicomedy about the epic journey of Pericles is staged. Folger Theatre 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC

 
6.

Performing Arts | 9/19 - 10/4

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Four actresses tell the story of Queen Elizabeth I using her words as found in materials belonging to the Folger. Folger Theatre 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7077

 
7.

Performing Arts | 1/26/16 - 3/6/16

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's romantic comedy is directed by Aaron Posner. See all A Midsummer Night's Dream locations Folger Theatre (3 locations)

 
8.

Music Event | 10/9 - 10/11

Folger Consort

The ensemble performs works by 14th and 15th century French composers. See all Folger Consort locations Folger Theatre (4 locations)

 
9.

Theater

Folger Shakespeare Library's Haskell Center

301 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-4600
 
10.

Miscellaneous Location

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

212 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-543-4200
 
11.

Miscellaneous Location

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

118 Third St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-543-0053
 
12.

Museum

Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans

320 A St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-547-4273
 
13.  

Museum

Supreme Court of the United States

1 First St. NE, Washington, DC | 202-479-3000
 
14.  

Museum

Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg.

101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5000
 
15.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 1/23/16

Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the chamber music patron's birth, the library presents a 40-item exhibit celebrating her life in the Performing Arts Reading Room Foyer. At the Madison Building. Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg. 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-3822

 
16.

Exhibit | Through 1/2/16

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

With more than 200 items on display, two new films and 10 audiovisual stations with news and documentary footage, this exhibition highlights the first major civil rights law passed by Congress since Reconstruction. At the Jefferson Building, Southwest Gallery. See all The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom locations Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg. (2 locations)

 
17.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 3/19/16

Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues

An exhibition pairing editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block's cartoons with the works of his conservative contemporaries reveals the range of editorial opinions that came from such topics as World War II, the Red Scare, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and more. At the Jefferson Building. See all Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues locations Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg. (2 locations)

 
18.

Exhibit | Through 12/1

Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784

An exhibition of Abel Buell's map of the United States, the first map compiled, printed and published in America by an American. At the Jefferson Building. See all Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 locations Library of Congress - James Madison Bldg. (2 locations)

 
19.

Restaurant | $

Burrito Brothers

(2 locations)
 
20.

Store

Riverby Books Capitol Hill

417 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC
 
21.

Restaurant | $

Sweetgreen

(6 locations)
 
22.  

Restaurant, Bar/Club | $$

Sonoma

223 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-8088
 
23.

Restaurant | $

La Lomita Dos

308 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-0616
 
24.

Restaurant | $

Pete's Diner & Carryout

212 Second St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-544-7335
 
25.

Miscellaneous Location

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

201 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-547-8676
 
26.  

Bar/Club

Capitol Lounge

231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC | 202-547-2098
 
27.

Miscellaneous Location

Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg.

10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5000
 
28.

Book Event | 9/15

Juan Felipe Herrera

Will deliver his inaugural reading as U.S. Poet Laureate. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
29.

Performing Arts | 10/19

The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Capathia Jenkins, Lindsay Mendez and Ted Sperling perform the music of Marvin Hamlisch. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
30.  

Music Event | 12/18

Borromeo String Quartet

The quartet performs all six Bartok quartets on the Library's Stradivari instruments. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
31.

Music Event | 11/13

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Led by music director Matthias Pintscher, the ensemble performs works by Berg, Ligeti, Lash and Varese as well as the U.S. premiere of Pintscher's "Profiles of Light.". At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
32.  

Music Event | 10/30

Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble

The vocal ensemble performs a program of the composer-performer's works as a part of the Library's Founder's Day Weekend. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
33.

Music Event | 11/19

Apollo's Fire

Led by artistic director Jeanette Sorrell the ensemble performs works by Vivaldi and Handel with soprano Amanda Forsythe. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
34.  

Music Event | 10/10

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The quartet performs works by Berio, Franszon and Mincek as well as regional premieres of pieces by Murail and Mochizuki. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
35.

Music Event | 12/11

Eric Ruske

The horn player performs works by Ligeti, Hindemith, Persichetti and Brahms with violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Gloria Chien. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
36.

Music Event | 11/7

Michelangelo String Quartet

The chamber group performs works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Haydn. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
37.

Music Event | 11/4

Bach Collegium Japan

Led by artistic director and conductor Masaaki Suzuki, the ensemble performs works by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
38.

Music Event | 1/16/16

Alban Gerhardt and Anne-Marie McDermott

The cellist and pianist perform works by several 20th-century composers, including Bernstein, Britten, Barber, Piazzolla and others. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
39.

Music Event | 10/16

ATOS Trio

The German trio performs a program featuring the world premiere of Hersch's "Carrion-Miles to Purgatory: thirteen pieces after texts of Robert Lowell.". At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
40.

Music Event | 10/23

Pavel Haas Quartet

The string quartet performs works by Martinu and Dvorak. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
41.

Music Event | 11/17

Anne Sofie von Otter

The mezzo-soprano performs works by Part, Dowland, Monteverdi and others with organist/harpsichordist Jonathan Cohen and lutist/theorbist Thomas Dunford. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
42.

Music Event | 10/31

Pomerium

Led by director Alexander Blachly, the ensemble performs works by Palestrina, Desprez, Ockeghem, Gabrieli and others. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
43.

Music Event | 10/17

Nicholas Phan and Myra Huang

The tenor and pianist perform works by Rorem, Britten, Schumann and Bowles. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
44.

Music Event | 10/24

WindSync

The woodwind quintet performs works by Reicha, Mozart, Barber, Lansky and others. At the Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
45.

Music Event | 1/20/16

Musicians from Marlboro

The ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Brahms and Penderecki with clarinetist Anthony McGill. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-5502

 
46.

Exhibit | Through 5/1/16

Out of the Ashes: A New Library for Congress and the Nation

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the acquisition of Thomas Jefferson's 6,487-volume library, eight items, including Jefferson's inventory list, are displayed. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-9779

 
47.

Exhibit | Through 3/19/16

Herblock Looks at 1965: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons

An exhibition celebrating the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block features 10 original drawings by the artist from the Library of Congress's Herbert L. Block Collection. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-9779

 
48.

Exhibit | Through 1/2/16

First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing

The history of printing in America is told through a display of documents and a copy of the Bay Psalm Book. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-9779

 
49.

Miscellaneous Location

Capitol Visitor Center

First and East Capitol streets NE, Washington, DC | 202-226-8000
 
50.

Miscellaneous Location

John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-3302
 
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