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Must-See Museum Exhibits, Events & More Ending Soon in Washington, DC
Catch these can't-miss DC events, plays, museum exhibits and more 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. Consider this your last chance to catch ‘em while you can!
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Mosaic Theater Company Presents: ‘Twisted Melodies’ – Ends July 21
This one-man show written and performed by Kelvin Rolston, Jr. imagines the final day in the life of Donny Hathaway, one of soul music’s greatest singer and composers who tragically passed away in 1979. Rolston masterfully depicts Hathaway’s inner struggle between mental illness and the muses that guide him. Mosaic Theater Company hosts this powerful production to the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
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Free For All: ‘Hamlet’ – Ends July 21
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual Free For All offers two weeks of free performances of a Shakespearean classic. This year, the legendary Hamlet will be staged. Set in a modern surveillance state version of Denmark, Hamlet arrives home to find his father dead, his mother remarried and his uncle on the throne. Once his father’s ghost appears seeking vengeance, the wheels are set in motion for a tragedy. Free For All tickets can be obtained via an online lottery. Tickets are also distributed at Sidney Harman Hall starting two hours before each performance (200 total).
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
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Rirkit Tiravanija: ‘Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green’ – Closes July 24
For the first time, the Hirshhorn Museum will present the works of contemporary Thai artist Rirkit Tiravanija. The exhibit will turn the Hirshhorn’s galleries into a communal dining space where visitors can enjoy curry and share a meal. A large-scale mural that will reference protests against Thai government policies will be drawn on the walls over the course of the exhibition. Documentary shorts from Thailand’s leading independent filmmaker curated exclusively for the Hirshhorn will also be shown throughout.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Free admission
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue & 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20560
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Capital Fringe Festival – Ends July 28
During the edgy Capital Fringe Festival, you can catch out-there performances from local creatives, including improv dramas, live music performances, film screenings and much more. Events take place throughout the Southwest Waterfront, including at the illustrious Arena Stage and inside local churches. Get your tickets and check out the full schedule on the festival’s website.
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‘Bright Colors and Bold Patterns’ – Ends July 28
Studio Theatre’s Studio X hosts this one-man show about the worst wedding guest ever. Gerry arrives to Palm Springs the night before Josh and Brennan’s big day, half-drunk and frustrated that he can’t wear any bright colors or bold patterns to the ceremony. Gerry spends the night poolside complaining, but brings up some fascinating questions about contemporary gay life along the way. Comedy and tragedy are wondrously mixed in this new production.
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
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