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Upcoming Cultural Performances and Exhibits

Monumental discoveries don't just happen on the Mall.


DC has so much more to offer than monuments. It’s also the cultural home of world-class exhibits, dance, theater and music. In fact, the nation's capital has the second-highest per-capita number of theater productions annually (second only to New York City) while our renowned museums showcase acclaimed exhibits and collections from around the world. Take a look at what's making news now - and don't forget to visit our events calendar for even more drama.

Friday Night Concert Series
Yards Park in Capitol Riverfront
May 3-August 30

Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
May 24-August 30 (Fridays)

One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.
National Portrait Gallery
June 28-June 1, 2014

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
National Mall
July 4

The Second City Presents: America All Better!!
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
July 9-August 4

Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall
June 26-30 & July 3-7

Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios
Smithsonian Castle
August 3-Jan. 31, 2014

Potted Potter - The Unauthorized Harry Experience
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Sept. 5-15

World of Stamps
National Postal Museum
Opening Sept 22 (Permanent)

Van Gogh: Repetitions
Phillips Collection
Oct. 12-Jan. 26, 2014