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

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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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God of Carnage performance at Keegan Theatre - Must-see spring theater in Washington, DC

‘God of Carnage’ – Ends May 25
Winner of a 2019 Tony Award, God of Carnage pits two sets of Brooklyn parents against each other in a conflict that slowly dissolves into all-out war. When two 11-year-old boys have a playground altercation, their parents decide to meet to resolve the matter. Initially, the couples remain cordial, but once alcohol is consumed, tempers flare and principles are shattered. Expect spellbinding dialogue and riveting performances at the Keegan Theatre.
Tickets
Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Washington National Opera: Tosca at the Kennedy Center - Performing arts in Washington, DC

Washington National Opera: ‘Tosca’ – Ends May 25
The Washington National Opera brings Puccini’s love triangle set in 18th century Rome to life in the Opera House at the Kennedy Center. Featuring elegant sets, political intrigue and unforgettable music, Tosca tells the sale of a passionate love affair disrupted by an escaped prisoner and the corrupt chief of police chasing him. The production will be one of the highlights of the spring theater season.
Tickets
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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JxJ Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival - Events this May in Washington, DC

JxJ – Ends May 26
For the first time, the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival have been combined, creating a stunning multidisciplinary arts project throughout the city for three weeks. The film festival, now 29 years old, offers a diverse lineup of international film premieres, panel discussions, Q&A’s and sneak previews. The music festival celebrates its 20th year with international performances that will span classical, rock, jazz and much more.
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Citywide

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In Peak Bloom interactive museum exhibit at ARTECHOUSE - The best things to do this spring in Washington, DC

‘In Peak Bloom’ – Closes May 27
In celebration of spring, ARTECHOUSE offers this immersive digital art installation influenced by the breathtaking beauty of cherry blossoms. The symbolism of the mystical and fragile tree is showcased by a range of artists in the exhibit. Other themes also bleed through in the pieces, including the transient nature of life (known as “hakanai” in Japan) and the genre of Ukiyo-e, which translates to “pictures of the floating world.”
Tickets
ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Cultural dancing demonstration during Passport DC - International experiences in Washington, DC

Passport DC – Ends May 31
Have you ever wanted to step foot inside an embassy? During this month-long journey through DC’s international pathways, you get two incredible chances to do just that with the Around the World Embassy Tour on May 4 and the European Union Embassies' Open House on May 11. Don't miss these fascinating events that grant you unprecedented access.
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The Children at Studio Theatre in Logan Circle - Theater and performing arts this spring in Washington, DC

‘The Children’ – Ends June 2
The Children concerns an older British couple of retired nuclear physicists who have taken to a quiet life on the British coast after surviving a natural disaster. The duo’s peaceful routines of gardening and yoga are unsettled by the arrival of their former colleague, Rose, whom they have not seen for 38 years. Decisions made decades before now upend Hazel and Robin’s life as Rose provides a stunning proposal. Don’t miss this captivating thriller at Studio Theatre.
Tickets
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Jubilee production at Arena Stage - Spring theater performances in Washington, DC

‘Jubilee’ – Ends June 2
Arena Stage presents the world premiere of Tazewell Thompson’s acapella musical about the legacy of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, an African American ensemble that shattered racial barriers abroad and at home. Powerful spirituals will be performed throughout, as the production features more than three dozen songs in total.
Tickets
Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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The Oresteia at Shakespeare Theatre Company - Theater in Washington, DC

‘The Oresteia’ – Ends June 2
Veteran director Michael Kahn closes the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s season and his time as Artistic Director with Ellen McLoughlin’s adaptation of Aeschylus’ trilogy regarding the doomed house of Atreus. Queen Clytemnestra awaits the return of her husband, Agamemnon, while waiting to avenge the death of one child. In turn, she only dooms the others in this epic interpretation of an essential and timeless story.
Tickets
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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