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

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Catch these DC events, plays and museum exhibits you must experience before it's too late!

Many events, plays 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. Catch ‘em while you can!

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March on Washington Film Festival - Cultural Film Festival in Washington, DC

March on Washington Film Festival – Ends July 21
This groundbreaking film festival will showcase the important figures and events of the Civil Rights Era in an effort to inspire modern activism. Across 10 days, you will be able to catch screenings of films that illuminate the struggle and courage of Civil Rights activists, as well as special events that incorporate music and discussions. Tickets are available for each event individually.
Tickets
Various locations in DC

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‘Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations’ at the Kennedy Center - Summer theater in Washington, DC

‘Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations’ – Ends July 22
If you think the music of The Temptations is fantastic, just wait until you hear their story. The Kennedy Center hosts the East Coast premiere of this pre-Broadway engagement, a musical that will make you want to dance in the aisles (but don’t do that). Five kids from Detroit are discovered by the legendary Berry Gordy, then signed to Motown, then launched into an unforgettable career filled with chart-topping hits. Along the way, both friendship and betrayal enter into the story, in addition to civil rights struggles in the country at-large. Don’t miss this song-and-dance extravaganza that also offers a captivating tale.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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Band Performing at the Capital Fringe Festival at the Logan Fringe Art Space - Summer Festivals in Washington, DC

Capital Fringe Festival – Ends July 29
During the edgy Capital Fringe Festival, you can catch out-there performances from local creatives, including improv dramas, punk rock shows and colorful dance shows. Events take place at local churches, Arena Stage and creative spaces like Blind Whino, Pearl Street Warehouse and the Logan Fringe Arts Space, among others. Get your tickets and stay updated via the festival’s website.
Citywide

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Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue - Comedy Event in Washington, DC

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Performs ‘Damned If You Do’ – Ends July 29
Whip-smart improv company Upright Citizens Brigade blends the facts with the funny in a show dedicated to the road not taken. The company that launched Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon and Bobby Moynihan wants you to consider if you had actually tried rock climbing or told mom you hate her meatloaf or let your uncle know that his toupee looks awful. Prepare for hearty laughs at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
Tickets
Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Family at the Smithsonian Freer | Sackler Galleries on the National Mall - Asian Art Museum in Washington, DC

‘To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia’ – Ends July 29
Ikat is a popular type of fabric made in Central Asia. The word means “to tie” in Malaysian, which is appropriate for the technique used to make ikats: threads are tediously patterned by binding and dyeing before being woven together. Over time, ikats have been increasingly used by designers, from couture gowns to T-shirts to sofa coverings. This exhibit at the Freer|Sackler galleries will display roughly 30 ikat hangings and coats, showcasing the technical wizardry and historical prominence of the fabric.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. |  Free admission
Freer|Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Theaters and Performing Arts Centers in Washington, DC

Office of VSA and Accessibility Presents Exhibition: ‘Electrify!’ – Ends July 30
The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program hosts a competition that gives 15 artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, a chance to display their work in venues all over the U.S. The Kennedy Center’s Hall of Nations will showcase these pieces from July 14-30. Starting at 10 a.m. each day, you can view the work free of charge and embrace the wonder and achievement of these artists that do not enjoy the same advantages as others.
10 a.m. |  Free admission
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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