Angel fell

Angel fell

Intelligence agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) just can not take a break. First, he had to defend the president (Aaron Eckhart) against an attack on the White House in Stuttgart Olympia has fallen, then against a massive attack on the world leaders in London has fallenand now he is charged with assassinating the new president (Morgan Freeman). And as long as that [Name] Is fallen The films continue to print money for Lionsgate. He will not be able to retire in the near future. Opens Friday, August 23. Area Theater. Visit (Rhuaridh Marr)


Water or Aqua is the main character in the filmic journey of director Victor Kossakovsky, which captures the diverse forms of the most precious element of the earth. Aquarela It should primarily remind people that human beings can not compete with the sheer force and capricious will of the water – a threatening reality, given that climate change both intensifies and intensifies such interactions. The documentary, in often shocking close-ups and close-ups, shows the extreme power of water, from the drama of a melting ice cap collapsing and disintegrating to the sudden dangers of the swirling seas of a tropical storm. Opens Friday, August 23. Area Theater. Visit


As part of the Capital Classics series, Landmark's West End Cinema returns Richard Linklater's first two films In front Trilogy with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as two strangers meeting by chance on a train. In the original from 1995, the duo spends a passionate night in Vienna, before they go their separate ways. "Can the greatest romance of your life last only one night?" Before sunrise, Nine years later, they find themselves unexpectedly in Paris, which leads to a new question: "What if you had a second chance with the one who got away?" Before sunrise is Wednesday, August 28, while Before the sunset It follows Wednesday, the 4th of September, with screening times on both days at 13.30, 16.30 and 19.30. 2301 M St. NW. Happy Hour from 4pm to 6:30 pm Tickets cost $ 12.50 each. Call 202-534-1907 or visit


The AFI Silver Theater hosts a free-of-charge outdoor movie series at nearby Sonny's Green, where guests can bring blankets and chairs, as well as their own food and drinks. The series ends on Friday, August 30th, with a 30th anniversary screening of "one of the most down-to-earth comedies of the 20th century" to bolster the anticipation of next year's sequel Bill & Ted face the music, The stars Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves have made it famous. The show starts at 8 pm at sunset. From the parking lot of Blairs Shopping Center, 1290 East-West Highway. Call 301-495-6720 or visit


This weekend, the Shakespeare Theater Company will present a mini-film festival at Sidney Harman Hall, inspired in part by their popular festival Free For All. While the playwright of the organization is always the focus of this popular summer theater series, Free Films For All is free of barbs. Instead, the focus is on a handful of new, crowd-pleasing Hollywood blockbusters. The series starts on Friday, August 23, at 8 pm with Steven Spielberg's original dinosaur adventure. Jurassic Park and ends on Sunday, August 25, at Disney The princess and the frogat 11 o'clock and Pixars from the inside to the outsideat 14.00. Nevertheless, 24 August offers a remarkable double bill from two influential female-oriented comedies that remain relevant, even though they were published about two decades ago: Naturally blond, the dazzling comedy of 2001 with Reese Witherspoon (19.00) and clueless, the 1995 Rome-Com with Alicia Silverstone (21 clock). At the Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St. NW. Free, but reservations are welcome. Call 202-547-1122 or visit


David Lean's 1962 masterpiece, considered one of cinema's grandest and most visually stunning achievements, is digitally rendered in 4K quality. Based on the exploits of T.E. As the leader of the Arab uprising against the Turks in the First World War, Peter O'Toole plays the title role with a minor role, which includes Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn and Alec Guinness. The four-hour epic received seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Camera and Film Music. Sunday, September 1 and Wednesday, September 4, 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm Various shelf venues including Gallery Place (701, 7th St. NW), Potomac Yards Stadium (3575 Jefferson Davis Highway) and Majestic Stadium (900th) Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring). Tickets cost $ 12.50. Visit


Every Saturday and Sunday morning, the rest of the month, the AFI Silver Theater shows another 45-minute program featuring a selection of Warner Bros. classic cartoons featuring the Looney Tunes gang – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote, pork, foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Tweety and more. The series will continue with program 5 on Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25, at 11:00. 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Tickets cost $ 5. Call 301-495-6720 or visit


Even if you've never been to a song before, you know what it's all about. It is fun. And camp. And we bet you even know the words to all the songs from the classic film musical, from "My Favorite Things" to "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" to "Edelweiss" The lyrics are part of the film on Wolf Trap's giant screen shown. The excursion includes a Sound of music– Inspired costume contest before the show – expect lots of leather pants and veils – and fortunately a 15-minute break during the nearly three-hour film by Robert Wise. Saturday, August 24th. Goals at 17:45. The Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets cost $ 25 to $ 45. Call 877-WOLFTRAP or visit

Dear Evan Hansen – Photo: Matthew-Murphy

Dear Evan Hansen

If you missed it when it started four years ago at the Arena Stage, then the Tony Award-winning masterpiece by the hit stage and screen songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will be returning for their first national tour the region back. Michael Greif stages the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary story with a book by Steven Levenson on the power and overwhelming impact of social media and social status. Until 8th of September. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Tickets cost $ 79 to $ 175. Call 202-467-4600 or visit


As part of this complimentary event, which takes place on Labor Day weekend, more than 65 theatrical companies in the area offer readings, workshop productions, open rehearsals and previews of the development of plays and musicals. Theaters participating in the 18th annual event include Ford's Theater, The In Series, MetroStage, Mosaic Theater Company, Pinky Swear Productions, the LGBTQ-oriented Rainbow Theater Project, Theater Prometheus, the Welders dramaturgical collective, and the black LGBTQ-oriented African -American Collective Theater, the impressive Monumental Theater Company with a focus on Millennial, and Huemanati Artist Collective, who presents the latter daydream, a work on the groundbreaking jazz artist and the historical LGBTQ figure Billy Strayhorn. Other highlights include: Brave Soul Collective #BlackGayRagea montage of performances that celebrate the passing of life and illuminate the challenges of black LGBTQ people; Project 2020 The final battle of the American Revolutiona mixture of scenes from stage works that celebrate and relate events in the struggle for US women's suffrage; and Voices Unbarred's Dear America: A separation between perception and truth, an examination of the perception of inmates in relation to reality, with the aim of finding solutions to the problems addressed. The festival starts on Saturday, August 30th. Until Monday, September 2nd. Call 202-467-4600 or visit


Dupont Circle's Keegan Theater closes its 22nd season with the hit adaptation of the hit movie based on Amanda Brown's novel about Elle Woods and her trip to Harvard. Ricky Drummond directs Keegan's production with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Neil Benjamin, supported by music director Walter "Bobby" McCoy and choreographer Ashleigh King. Until the 1st of September. Keegan Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. Tickets cost between 52 and 62 US dollars. Call 202-265-3767 or visit


A rainy day will take place in an adaptation of Dr. Ing. Seuss classic, imported from across the pond via the National Theater of Great Britain, to a wonderful adventure full of chaos. The Theater for a Young Audience, performed at the Adventure Theater-MTC at Glen Echo Park, is led by Adam Immerwahr, who, as Artistic Director of the J. Surely Theater, has become known for works that are far more serious and adult The cat in the hat is a nice change that may even allow him to quote from the late Mr. Geisel book: "Have fun, be funny". Until the 25th of August. 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2270 or visit

The War Boys – Photo: Ryan Maxwell


The Ally Theater Company focuses on presenting works or collaborating with organizations that recognize and combat systemic oppression in America. She starts her third season with a contemporary drama by Naomi Wallace about three vigilantes, childhood friends, who like to spend their time on the border between the US and Mexico. Over time, they gain a broader and more complex picture of border security and what it means to be Americans in a work that contains a warning similar to a movie: "This piece contains adult content, including acts of violence and sexual assault, weapons , partly nudity, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist language. "Matt Ripa, artistic director of the DC Queer Theater Festival, directs a cast of Jhonny Maldonado, Robert Pike and Eli Pendry. Joe & # 39; s Movement Emporium, Bunker Hill Road 3309, Mount Rainier, MD, will cost between $ 15 and $ 20 by August 31. Call 301-699-1819 or visit

Brittany Howard

Brittany Howard

Soul-rattling Alabama Shakes singer is currently taking a break from the successful Southern Blues rock band she directs to open a new, much more personal chapter in her career. Howard toured before her upcoming solo debut Jaimewhich becomes personal in a way she has hardly hinted at before. There's the ballad "Georgia," for example Rolling Stone It's all about being "a little gay black girl and falling in love with an older black girl." 30-year-old Howard takes two intimate evenings to the limelight at the 9:30 club with support act Thelma and The Sleaze. Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. 815 V St. NW. Tickets cost $ 55. Call 202-265-0930 or visit


The 10th annual summer cabaret series at the ArtSpace Falls Church will be continued on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, at 8 pm with "Bossa Fever" by the renowned local jazz ensemble Veronneau. The series runs until 14th September. 410 South Maple Ave. in Falls Church. The tickets cost $ 18 to $ 22 per show or $ 60 for a two-person wine table and $ 120 for four with wine. Call 703-436-9948 or visit


"The best jazz pianist of his generation" Time Music critic Josh Tyrangiel has talked about Baltimore's versatile virtuoso, who two decades ago was a Count Basie-inspired pianist in Robert Altman's Kansas city, He returns to D.C.'s premier jazz venue to watch a series of shows that bring the summer to a close. Thursday, August 22, through Sunday, August 25, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The tickets cost $ 30- $ 35 plus a minimum purchase price of $ 12. Call 202-337-4141 or visit


The National Gallery of Art is a staple in summer and offers free outdoor concerts every Friday until the end of August. Bands with a variety of jazz styles, from swing to Latin to ska, perform in the museum's extensive collection of sculptures, while guests enjoy food and drinks such as beer, wine and sangria sold at the Pavilion Café. New menu items for 2019 include the popular vegetarian Teriyaki Impossible Burger, a train Mi Turkey burger with ginger-soy aioli, and more traditional sandwiches with pulled pork and beef brisket available at the barbecue stations throughout the Sculpture Garden. The series ends on August 23 with the seven-member funk and hip-hop group Funky Dawgz Brass Band from Connecticut. Sculpture garden, between the 7th and 9th streets NW. Call 202-289-3360 or visit


Pops Chief Conductor Steven Reineke directs the NSO in the annual tradition on the western lawn of the US Capitol. This year's concert features singers Mykal Kilgore and Nova Payton in a program of popular R & B hitmaker songs ranging from Aretha Franklin to Whitney Houston, James Brown to Stevie Wonder, as well as some patriotic songs by Ray Charles "America The Beautiful. Micah Robinson, Shacara Rogers and Jillian Willis also supported the vote on Sunday, September 1, at 8 pm US Capitol Building, West Lawn. (In bad weather, the concert will be relocated to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.) Free. Call 202-467-4600 or visit


A number of talented pop / folk singers and musicians from across the region join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in honor of one of the top ten. Known for the classics "Bye Bye Love", "Let It Be Me", "Love Hurts" and "Walk Right Back". Presented by production company Newmyer Flyer, led by BandHouse Gigs co-founder Ron Newmyer Performances by David & Ginger Kitchen, Jelly Roll Mortals, Ruthie & the Wranglers, Willie Barry, Bob Berberich, Lynn Kasdorf and Louie Newmyer. The lineup is also a tribute to the 1970s band Grin, which was founded and moderated by Nils Lofgren. In Grin Again play the original Grin drummer Bob Berberich and the singer Tom Lofgren. Mike and Mark Lofgren take over the subbing for their brother Nils and share the tasks as lead singer. Ronnie Newmyer takes over the subbing for the late bassist Bob Gordon. Friday, August 30, 7:30 pm The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets cost $ 29.50. Call 703-549-7500 or visit


The amusing name – which also has a cool lineage – captures the playful lopsided and passionate sensibilities of this up-and-coming band, which calls itself a "DC-based indie soul band with haunting harmonies and a taste for MURDER". Acclaimed by the vocal harmonies of founding members Cynthia "CJ" Johnson and guitarist Andrew Valenti, Oh He Dead, began several years ago as a country / folk act at the Bluegrass and Folk Festival Circuit. Piece "Rock & # 39; Soul Band". Oh He Dead plays alongside lead guitarist Alex Salser, bassist John Daise and drummer Adam Ashforth for a free gig at the Kennedy Center. Wednesday, August 28, at 6 pm Millennium Stage. Call 202-467-4600 or visit

Pentatonix – Photo: Jiro Schneider


"The biggest a cappella law in the world", says ForbesReturn Pentatonix to the region at this year's World Tour of Stadium. Two of the five members of the group identify themselves as LGBTQ – tenor Mitch Grassi and baritone Scott Hoying, who also appear as a musical comedy duo Superfruit. Special Guest Rachel Platten opens the show with her rousing hit "Fight Song". Monday, August 26th. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. Tickets cost between $ 29.50 and $ 129.50. Call 800-551-SEAT or visit


Eugene "Junie" Henderson, known as the leader of Hitmacherband E.U. (Experience Unlimited) presents an annual concert-driven dance party that pays tribute to Purple One's music. Henderson will channel the sound and charisma of the late, legendary pop / R & B superstar for this All-Star Purple Party, accompanied by a band led by Mark Stewart and made up of experienced R & B and rock players, who toured with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Patti are LaBelle. Friday, August 30th. Doors at 18.30. 600 14th St. NW. Tickets cost between 18 and 25 US dollars. Call 202-787-1000 or visit


Sweet Honey is a Grammy-winning, social justice-oriented ensemble A cappella Group and has put together an extensive repertoire of socially conscious songs, both original and cover versions, including "My Family", which was originally written for the gay-inclusive HBO documentary A family is a family is a family: A Rosie O'Donnell celebration, Saturday, August 24th. Doors at 18 o'clock. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. Tickets cost between $ 45 and $ 55 plus $ 20 minimum purchase per person. Call 240-330-4500 or visit


Howard University graduate, jazz pianist and soul singer Aaron Abernathy completes the weekly free summer series on the grounds of Strathmore Manor. Abernathy, who has worked as musical director for worldwide tours of Black Milk and Slum Village and has worked with artists nominated by Grammy, including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange and Eric Roberson, will perform from his solo repertoire and modern interpretations to offer the classic soul with socially conscious and inspiring themes. Wednesday, August 28, at 7 pm Gudelsky Gazebo, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or visit


Three of the UK's leading 1980s alto rock bands have teamed up for a summer tour of North America, including a stop at the historic venue of Falls Church, the State Theater. "The fans can expect cooperation, moments of reflection, camaraderie and even the unexpected," says alarm singer Mike Peters in an official statement on the Sigma LXXXV tour. Peters is the only founding member of a band best known as the opening act for U2 and Bob Dylan's stadium tours, as well as for the modern rock hit "Sold Me Down The River." Except for the original drummer, all are still in the five-part band Modern English, which is responsible for the ubiquitous 80s rock earwig "I Melt With You". And then there's Gene Loves Jezebel, a band that was originally founded by identical twin brothers Jay and Michael Alston. However, the siblings have been arguing for well over two decades, each presenting their own formation to a band called Gene Loves Jezebel. The Jay-led album features more of the band's longest-serving members, including hits like "Desire," "The Motion of Love," and "Jealous," the latter being their single-chart single. Sunday, August 25th. Doors at 18 o'clock. 220 North Washington St., Falls Church. Tickets cost between 33 and 38 US dollars. Call 703-237-0300 or visit


"D.C.'s all '90s Party Band", cheeky named after O.J. Simpson's notoriously fancy getaway car is a five piece ensemble made up of singer and guitarist Diego Valencia, singer Gretchen Gustafson, guitarist Ken Sigmund and McNasty and drummer Max Shapiro. White Ford Bronco sings through the songbook of this decade in all styles of pop music. Friday, August 30th. Doors at 23 o'clock. U Street Music Hall, 1115A U St. NW. Tickets cost between 22 and 25 US dollars. Call 202-588-1880 or visit

The Washington Improv Theater presents Improvapalooza – Photo: Jeff Salmore


The Washington Improv Theater presents a five-day festival of experimental improvisation with nearly 200 shows, ranging from unique experimental performances to annual favorites. Improvapalooza will be presented at the Source on 14th Street, offering nonstop programming and festival seating so that visitors can enter and leave the theater between performances. Performances will continue on Thursday, August 22, and on Friday, August 23, at 7:30 pm, on Saturday, August 24, at 12:00 pm and at 6:00 pm, and on Sunday, August 25th at 6:00 pm. 1835 14th St. NW. Tickets cost $ 15 in advance or $ 20 on-site or $ 35 for an All-Palooza Pass. Call 202-204-7741 or visit


An alum of Last Comic StandingIn Armor, two shows of Maryland's Unlikely Comedy featuring Loy Lee, D Lo and Maddox Pennington are featured as headlines. Saturday, August 24, at 8 pm and 10 pm Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 8110 Fenton St., Silver Feather. Tickets cost between 16 and 25 US dollars. Call 301-588-8937 or visit


The popular, entertaining NPR quiz show returns for another annual broadcast by Wolf Trap. Peter Sagal will be hosting two shows this year along with judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis. On Thursday, August 29th, panelists Peter Grosz, Negin Farsad and Faith Salie will attend, while on Friday, August 30, Tom "Motel 6" Bodett, Maz Jobrani and the Washington PostRoxanne Roberts with a prominent guest to be announced. The gates for both shows open at 18:30. The Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Grass pitches of $ 45 each are the only remaining tickets and only for the show on Thursday, August 29th. Call 877-WOLFTRAP or visit


The DC Public Library is hosting a discussion that is supported by the co-presentation of the D.C. Dykaries, in which several notable local LGBTQ leaders and their efforts to document local queer history are presented. Speakers include Joan E. Biren (JEB), the pioneer of the LGBTQ movement for almost 50 years. Jose Gutierrez, founder of the Latino GLBT History Project; Meg Metcalf, the reference librarian and specialist in women, gender and LGBTQ + studies at the Library of Congress; and Ty Ginter, the weird conservationist and co-founder of D.C. Dykaries, a project to uncover and preserve the lesbian, sapphire and strange heritage in the region, on Saturday, August 24, at 1:00 pm. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St. NW. Free. Call 202-671-3121 or visit


The notorious judge RBG, better known as the Supreme Court Justice of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will be at this 19th annual Library of Congress event with José Andrés, Raina Telgemeier, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Barbara Kingsolver and others top Authors discuss. In total, more than 140 best-selling authors and illustrators will attend #NatBookFest, including Louis Bayard, Michael Beschloss, Holly Black, Douglas Brinkley, David Brooks, David Epstein, Joanne B. Freeman, Philippa Gregory, Monica Hesse and Linda Holmes, Alexandra Horowitz, David Maraniss, David McCullough, Joyce Carol Oates, Jim Ottaviani, Elaine Pagels, Steven Pearlstein, Evan Thomas, Ngozi Ukazu and Frans de Waal. Saturday, August 31, from 8:30 pm to 8:00 pm Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. Call 202-249-3000 or visit


The Touchstone Gallery presents its third national juried exhibition – after 2016 Art as politics and 2017 Art of engagement – Research into national identity and values ​​in a time of divisive politics and major social changes. Four jurors from across the nation – Rachel Adams of the Bernis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Taylor Bythewood-Porter of the California African American Museum, Jen Mergel of the Association of Art Museum Curators and Jennifer M. Williams of the New Orleans Museum of Art – helped in the selection of works exhibited by nearly 50 artists, from paintings and photographs to multimedia pieces to life-size sculpture installations. Discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and lesbians is one of the themes of the exhibition, which in addition to political corruption, racism and xenophobia also concerns police violence, climate change, women's rights, drug addiction and digital distractions. To see until 29th of August. 901 New York Ave. NW Call 202-347-2787 or visit


At the moment, dinosaurs are on the move and cause some excitement in the National Zoo – but in a safe and scientific way and far from it Jurassic Park, as possible. Although they can move, roar and even spit water, the six prehistoric creatures that roam the central Olmsted Walk in Smithsonian Park are essentially toys – animatronic replicas of everything, from Baby Stegosaurus to 13 feet high, 39 feet long T-Rex. Another attraction is "Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live", a 30-minute show in which a team of veteran performers and puppeteers brings to life a collection of "lifelike dinosaurs" touted as a "visual highlight" for rivals The Lion King, "Several shows a day, except on Mondays. Until August 31, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Admission to the zoo is free. Tickets for the "Erth's Dinosaur Zoo" cost $ 8 to $ 10. Call 202-633-4888 or visit


The culminating exhibition of Transformer's 16th annual program, the Transformises for Emerging Artists, features new and experimental video works by E16 artist Glover, Alexis Gomez, Paula Martinez, and Tam-anh Nguyen in a black-boxed installation created by E16 Lead Mentor Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas. Until August 24, 1404 P St. NW. Call 202-483-1102 or visit


The Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle celebrates Capital Pride with a summer-long art exhibit in its lobby featuring local LGBTQ artists and allies. Curated by Julie Ratner and Golie Miamee of Artworx Consultants, One vote It includes works by Tom Hill, Maggie O'Neill, Wayson Jones, and Rose Jaffe, as well as several permanent works by world-renowned mixed media artist Michele Oka Doner and Michael Crossett's "Community," commissioned in partnership for Kimpton with shop Made in DC. Until September 2, 1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Proposed donation of $ 5 per person, which benefits the Kimpton brand partner in the Trevor project. Call 202-234-3200 or visit


The latest theme explored in a yearlong exhibition in this quirky museum is that of "perhaps most important performance art of humanity". Works by 36 artists, created from every possible medium, express in some way their personal experience of parenting or education – be it good, evil, awful or sublime – alongside revelations from the latest scientific research, global wisdom and fun. Until the 1st of September. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Baltimore. Tickets cost $ 15.95. Call 410-244-1900 or visit


Eine neue Ausstellung im National Geographic Museum beleuchtet die Königinnen des alten Ägypten, darunter Hatschepsut, Nofretete, Nofretete und Kleopatra VII. Das Leben und die Führung dieser legendären Figuren, deren Herrschaft vom Neuen Reich (1539-1514 v. Chr.) Bis zur Ptolemäischen Dynastie (51-30 v. Chr.) Reichte, wird anhand von mehr als 300 antiken ägyptischen Artefakten, darunter monumentalen Statuen, erzählt. funkelnder Schmuck und eindrucksvolle Sarkophage – sowie die Verwendung fortschrittlicher Virtual-Reality-Technologie für eine 3D-Tour durch eines der am besten erhaltenen Gräber im Tal der Königinnen, das der Königin Nefertari. Viele der ausgestellten Objekte stammen vom Museo Egizio in Turin, Italien, einem der internationalen Kulturpartner der Ausstellung. Ein Großteil der Forschung basiert auf der Arbeit der renommierten Ägyptologin und National Geographic Explorer Kara Cooney, der Autorin des Begleitbuchs Als Frauen die Welt regierten: Sechs Königinnen von Ägypten, veröffentlicht von National Geographic Books im letzten Herbst. Bis 2. September. Das Museum befindet sich in der 17th St. NW 1145. Tickets kosten 10 bis 15 US-Dollar. Rufen Sie 202-857-7588 an oder besuchen Sie


Das Goethe-Institut Washington und das DC-Zentrum für die LGBT-Gemeinschaft haben sich zu einer gemeinsamen, zweiteiligen Erkundungsausstellung zusammengeschlossen, die ein zum Anfassen bestimmtes, dekonstruiertes Archiv enthält, in dem die Besucher in ihrem eigenen Tempo und nach ihren eigenen Interessen blättern können. Das Archiv enthält Materialien, die aus dem Schwulen Museum Berlin stammen, sowie Archive und Partnerressourcen aus dem DC, darunter das Rainbow History Project, Whitman-Walker Health, der lokale Fotograf Elvert Barnes und die DC Public Library. Die Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede bei der Forderung nach LGBTQ-Gleichstellung in beiden Hauptstädten werden hervorgehoben. Bis 23. August. Goethe-Institut / Deutsches Kulturzentrum, 1990 K St. NW. Ste. 03. Auch das DC Center, 2000 14. St. NW. Ste. 105. Frei. Besuchen Sie und


Die auf Technologie ausgerichtete Kunstgalerie von DC, ArTecHouse, präsentiert die erste große Retrospektive von Refik Anadol, einem Künstler des 21. Jahrhunderts, der mithilfe von Daten und Computernetzwerken radikale Visualisierungen unserer digitalisierten Erinnerungen erstellt und die Möglichkeiten von Architektur, Erzählung und Kunst erweitert die Bewegung. Durch ortsspezifische, parametrische Datenskulpturen und immersive Installationen hilft der in LA lebende türkische Künstler dabei, die physische Welt, unsere Beziehung zu Zeit und Raum und das kreative Potential, in dem Mensch und Maschine interagieren, zu überdenken. Der Titel der Ausstellung stammt von einer berüchtigten, international tourenden Installation mit drei Infinity-Boxen und einer Auswahl multimedialer Werke aus Anadols Karriere. Bis 2. September. ArTecHouse, 1238 Maryland Ave. SW. Die Tickets kosten zwischen 13 und 20 US-Dollar und werden nach Feierabend in einer Bar mit ausstellungsbezogenen Augmented-Reality-Cocktails angeboten. Besuchen Sie


Die Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown zeigt für ihre Sommerausstellung große, abstrakte Gemälde auf Leinwand von David Bell, Leslie Nolan und Karen Silve sowie kleinere Papierarbeiten von Matthew Langley Ein Gemälde am Tag Serien, die farbliche Akzente aus den größeren Werken ziehen. Bis 24. August 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Rufen Sie 202-965-4601 an oder besuchen Sie


The National Museum of American History presents a nearly year-long exhibition showcasing artifacts from its collections relating to animated protagonists, including comic books, movie and TV costumes and props and assorted memorabilia — from George Reeves’ Superman costume circa 1951 to Halle Berry’s Storm costume from 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, On display through Sept. 2. 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW. Call 202-633-1000 or visit



Held one Friday a month from April through September — plus two Fridays in August — ths long-running food truck festival is meant as a showcase for some of the D.C. area’s best food trucks. The lineup at the upcoming festival, held at the outdoor venue the Bullpen next to Nationals Park, features food for purchase from trucks including Korean BBQ Taco Box, Superior Eats by Stacey’s Soul Food, Tapas Truck, Lombardo’s Detroit Style Pizza, Reggae Vibes, BBQ Bus, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Tamo Smoothies, Puddin, The Orange Cow, District Jerk, DC Empanadas, Mexicano Square, and FMK Mobile Cuisine. Cold drinks, live music, and games are also on offer at the family friendly outing presented by Georgetown Events. Friday, Aug. 23, from 4 to 10 p.m. 1201 Half St. SE. Visit

Maryland Renaissance Festival — Photo: Larry French


The Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets’ 10th annual event is designed to celebrate the restaurants and gay-friendly businesses in the blocks of what once was the gayest street in the city. (It’s still plenty gay.) For the occasion, organizers close to traffic the 1500-1600 blocks of the street to set up booths for vendors selling handmade goods — from hats to jewelry to cigars to paintings — with additional booths set up for local nonprofits, for-profit start-ups, local businesses, and community groups, plus a kids’ area. Also on tap at the event, held rain or shine, are live acoustic music performances. Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. Call 202-656-4487 or visit for more information.


Launched in 2016 by John Lindo and Jim Coakley, with a headline performance by The voice‘s Billy Gilman, this Labor Day Weekend LGBTQ social dance mainstay returns with a headline performance by Herndon, the veteran Grammy-nominated and Dove-winning recording artist who came out in 2014, becoming the first major gay male country star. Set for Sunday, Sept. 1, at 9 p.m., Herndon will perform with musical accompaniment as part of the capstone party Farewell Dance: Blue and White Cowboy also featuring DC Out DJs including Louis St. George. Festival-goers are encouraged to don elegant or casual blue-and-white garb for a party also offering them a chance to demonstrate the moves they learned and practiced in the classes and workshops to be offered at the three-day “crossover swing, country, and line event.” Held in the ballrooms of the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, DC Out kicks off Thursday, Aug. 29, with an evening dance, with a Blues & Soul party led by DJ John Festa set for Friday, Aug. 30, and the Sparkles, Sequins and Glam evening dance on Saturday, Sept. 1. 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Tickets to the Sunday concert and dance are $30, or $65 as part of an Individual Day Pass, or $119 for a Full Weekend Pass. Visit for more details and a complete lineup of dance instructors.


A local actor offers the guided tour Investigation: Detective McDevitt, portraying Detective James McDevitt, a D.C. police officer patrolling a half-block from Ford’s Theatre the night President Lincoln was shot. Written by Richard Hellesen and directed by Mark Ramont, the 1.6-mile walking tour revisits and reexamines the sites and clues from the investigation into the assassination. Tours are offered approximately three evenings a week at 6:45 p.m. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Tickets are $17. Call 202-397-7328 or visit


As summer nears its end, thoughts naturally turn to jousting, feasting, crafts, theater, music, and merriment. Yes, it’s time once again for one of the world’s largest festivals recreating 16th century England. Now in its 43rd season and set in a park outside of Annapolis, Md., the festival encourages patrons to dress up in period costume. They’re available to rent if you don’t have your own doublet and hose. Just don’t bring weapons, real or toy, or pets, as they tend to eat the turkey legs. It all takes place in the 27-acre Village of Revel Grove, where more than 200 professionals will perform as characters of the era, naturally led by His Most Royal Highness King Henvry VIII, who will be wandering the steeds and streets when not on the village’s 10 stages or in the 3,000-seat arena, where a headline attraction is the jousting troupe Debracey Productions with its field full of horses, men in armor, chariots, trick riding and thrills for all ages. Also on hand are over 140 artisans exhibiting their predominantly handmade crafts in renaissance shops, five taverns and watering holes helping adult patrons stay hydrated and in good spirits, and 42 food and beverage emporiums to quench the hunger and thirst of even the youngest and most discerning. The first three weekends of the festival, beginning this Saturday, Aug. 24, offers reduced pricing. Weekends through Oct. 20. 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, Md. Tickets are $18 to $20 for a single-day adult ticket until Sept. 8, or $23 to $27 after; passes range from $41 for a 2-Day Pass to $160 for a Season Pass good for all 19 days. Call 800-296-7304 or visit