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Itinerary: LGBT DC's Arts & Culture

National Gallery of Art


  • Watch local artists at work in the city
  • Catch a cutting-edge play
  • Unwind at a trendy wine bar

Day 1


Get creative in the morning by watching local artists at work in their own studios along 14th Street and in Dupont Circle. Then head to the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum to view art preservation in progress and see classic and contemporary works in this massive art complex.


Pick from any number of performing arts venues for a cutting edge matinee, including the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in downtown, Studio Theatre on 14th Street or Signature Theatre in Arlington. In search of music? Listen in on the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington or Different Drummers band. 


For dinner, sample local flavors under twinkly lights in a forest-inspired setting at Firefly near Dupont Circle or feast on modern Indian fare at chic and stylish Rasika (a favorite of Rachel Ray).
Finish your evening with a late-night program at the Hirshhorn or Freer and Sackler Galleries and then unwind over a glass of wine at U Street’s Vinoteca or Cork, near Logan Circle.