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

@jim_malone - Balcony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Theater and performing arts in Washington, DC

Catch these can't-miss DC 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. Consider this your last chance to catch ‘em while you can!

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Student touring Anderson House in Dupont Circle - Museum off the National Mall in Washington, DC

‘A Revolution in Arms’ – Closes March 24
Anderson House will dive into an essential element in America’s fight for its independence during the Revolutionary War in this new exhibit. When the war began in 1775, there were not many shops or factories producing weapons in America. In order to battle the well-armed British, the Continental Army had to resort to numerous resources in order to procure firearms and swords. A Revolution in Arms will showcase muskets, pistols, swords and other weapons used by American troops during the effort.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m. on Sunday | Free admission
Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital - Things to do this March in Washington, DC

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital – Ends March 24
The longest-running and largest environmental film festival in the U.S. enlightens viewers on the state of our environment and what we can do to maintain its health. More than 100 movies will be screened at venues all over the District. The festival will also include informative discussions and social events that will inspire dialogue surrounding these wonderful films and their important themes. Many of the events are free and all are open to the public. Check the website for a full schedule.

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‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963’ – Ends March 24
Christopher Paul Curtis’ award-winning book is given a powerful, staged concert adaptation written by Christina Ham. The Watsons of Flint, Michigan plan a visit to their Grandma Sands in America’s deep south in the midst of one of the most turbulent times in American history. While traveling in their “Brown Bomber,” the family will witness a vital moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Filled with familial bonding, live music and essential history, this world premiere show is recommended for ages 9 and up.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Washington National Opera: Eugene Onegin at the Kennedy Center - Performing arts this spring in Washington, DC

Washington National Opera: ‘Eugene Onegin’ – Ends March 29
Tchaikovsky’s legendary opera, based on a famous novel by Alexander Pushkin, comes to vivid life at the Kennedy Center this March. A young Tatiana shares her love for Onegin, a traveler who subsequently rejects her. However, years later, Onegin begs for a matured Tatiana’s love, leaving her with a monumental decision. Featuring period costumes, gorgeous ballroom scenes and an unforgettable duel, Eugene Onegin will leave you breathless.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Washington National Opera: Faust at the Kennedy Center - Things to do this March in Washington, DC

Washington National Opera: ‘Faust’ – Ends March 30
Faust exchanges his soul for Earth’s mortal pleasures in this classic tragedy written by Charles Gounod and adapted from Goethe’s Faust: Part One. This three-act French opera has a deal with the devil at its center, as Faust accrues riches but slowly realizes that his salvation is tied to others, including Marguerite, the love of his life. Expect unforgettable music and dizzying drama in this tale of redemption that will be beautifully staged by the Washington National Opera.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas - Exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library in DC

‘First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas’ – Closes March 31
Early culinary culture is illuminated in this in-depth exhibit from the Folger Shakespeare Library. First Chefs focuses on five individuals who strongly influenced the development of the culinary arts, including Hercules, a slave of George Washington who escaped to spread his mastery of early American cooking. The exhibit expands beyond those five to additionally highlight other early modern men and women whose lives were influenced by the food culture of the day, for better or worse.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Free admission
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, DC

‘Celebrating China’ – Closes March 31
Madame Tussauds DC displays the wax figures of two Chinese icons, Carina Lau and Liu Xiang, for a limited time in honor of Chinese New Year. Lau, who hails from Hong Kong, is a beloved actress with more than 60 starring roles to her name. Xiang is one of China’s most successful athletes, becoming the only male to have accomplished a “triple crown” in 110-meter hurdles.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday |  Tickets
Madame Tussauds, 1001 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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@hannah.zakaria - Exterior of the National Museum of the American Indian - Free Smithsonian museum in Washington, DC

‘The REDress Project’ – Ends March 31
In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Museum of the American Indian will host this outdoor art installation from Jaime Black. Empty red dresses situated outside on the north side of the building will symbolize missing or murdered Indigenous women. Black’s work serves as an alarming reminder of the gendered and racialized violence frequently dealt with by Native women. On March 21, the artist will participate in Safety for Our Sisters: Ending Violence Against Native Women, a symposium that will feature harrowing stories and ignite important conversations about the issue at-hand.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. |  Free admission
National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

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