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Must-See Museum Exhibits, Events & More Ending Soon in Washington, DC

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Catch these can't-miss events, plays, museum exhibits and more before it's too late!

Many eventsplays and museum exhibits that have elevated Washington, DC’s arts and culture scene are ending soon. Fortunately, we’ve compiled our favorites here so that you have an exciting checklist of things to do in the nation's capital.

Don't forget to check out the latest updates, cancellations, postponed events and other closures before planning your upcoming weekends.

Jaimie Branch, the Brooklyn–based trumpeter/composer, playing the Trumpet
Direct Current – March 8-21
A two-week festival of contemporary American art, music, film, dance and activism converges at the Kennedy Center with fascinating presentations that will be new to Washington audiences. The programming, which focuses on female creatives this year, will tap creative luminaries such as Ava DuVernay, Camila Meza and Patti Smith. Expect film screenings, new theater productions and live music.
Learn more
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women Artists of Latin America – March 14
For its seventh annual Art+Feminism edit-a-thon and to commemorate the women’s suffrage centennial, the National Museum of Women in the Arts invites you to improve and create Wikipedia entries for Latin American women artists. All are welcome – just bring a laptop and your desire to combat gender bias. Last year, this initiative impacted or built 21,000 Wikipedia pages in total.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. |  Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Father and daughter at the DAR Museum Women's History Month celebration
Women's History Celebration at the DAR Museum – March 14
Celebrate Women's History Month at the DAR Museum! Join us to recognize powerful American women who left their mark on history. Come learn about your favorite heroines and discover new faces as well. Family-friendly activities, crafts, games, and more with FREE admission!
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. |  Free admission
DAR Museum, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 200067

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Genderosity play put on by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC
‘Genderosity' – March 14-15
Celebrate the spectrum of gender identity with this new spectacle from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC. Genderosity will go all-out with costumes, dancers and uplifting songs, including “Born This Way,” “Dancing Queen,” and “My Strongest Suit”. With a glam-rock vibe and the self-expression turned all the way up, you’ll see LGBTQ+ performers strut their stuff in one of the liveliest shows of the season.
Tickets
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Modest Proposal DC Band members, Neal Augenstein and Bill Crandall
'Modest Proposal with Mod Fun' – March 15
Please join Pearl Street Warehouse as we flashback to an iconic local show, featuring DC’s Modest Proposal and New Jersey’s Mod Fun.​ Founded in 1983 by singer Neal Augenstein ( You know him now from WTOP Radio ) & guitarist Bill Crandall, Modest Proposal was at the forefront of America’s mod revival. With large, enthusiastic, dancing crowds, wearing stylish clothes reminiscent of scenes from “Quadrophenia,” MP quickly became one of DC’s most popular bands. Now, Modest Proposal is reuniting for its first live show in over 10 years.
Tickets
Pearl Street Warehouse 33 Pearl Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Einstein and his wife, Mileva Maric play at ExPats theatre in DC
ExPats Theatre: ‘Einstein’s Wife’ – March 5-22
You’re familiar with Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity. But did you know that Einstein’s first wife, the physicist and mathematician Mileva Maric, was a substantial contributor to the man’s scientific success? The Atlas Performing Arts Center hosts this ExPats Theatre production that dives deep into Maric and Einstein’s tumultuous relationship that was torn apart by motherhood and a culture not ready to honor the professional accomplishments of women.
Tickets
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Samson and Delilah Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center
Washington National Opera: ‘Samson and Delilah' - March 1-21
A legendary tale of love and deceit comes to the Kennedy Center from March 1-21 thanks to the Washington National Opera. Samson possesses superhuman strength and aims to free enslaved Hebrews from the Philistines. However, the irresistible Delilah is the Philistines’ most powerful weapon, and her seductive powers threaten to reveal the source of Samson’s power. Filled with unforgettable songs, costumes, set designs and glorious vocal performances, this production will be a highlight of the season.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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