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

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

As summer winds down in the nation's capital, 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 end-of-summer checklist!

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Dusk aerial view of The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC

The REACH Opening Festival – Ends Sept. 22
The new expansion at Washington, DC’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The REACH, will officially open on Sept. 7. To celebrate, the Kennedy Center is hosting 16 days’ worth of free programming, including concerts, workshops, film screenings, dance performances and so much more. Every single event is FREE. Registrations for timed-entry passes and a full day-by-day schedule are available on the opening festival's website.
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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'The Warmth of Other Suns' major museum exhibit at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC

‘The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement’ – Closes Sept. 22
Based on the exhibition The Restless Earth, which was shown at the Triennale in Milan in 2017, this exhibition at The Phillips Collection presents historical and contemporary pieces by approximately 100 global artists whose work poses urgent questions about the global refugee crisis. Through videos, paintings, images and installations, visitors will encounter migration and refugee experiences from throughout history and all over the world.
Hours & Admission
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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‘More is More: Multiples’ – Closes Sept. 22
Art and commerce are married in this new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. More is More will show how important and empowering messages can be delivered through art even when it’s mass-produced. The objects showcased, which include totes, toys, dinner plates, sunglasses and more, were designed by artists such as Barbara Kruger, Jiha Moon and Cindy Sherman, often in partnership with a design firm, charity or foundation. Visitors will see how these “multiples” can still be viable works of art filled with insight, commentary and humor.
Hours & Admission
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Mosaic Theater Company Presents: ‘Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine’ – Closes Sept. 22
Written by Lynn Nottage, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award, this satire concerns Undine, a successful African-American publicist who sees her life ruined when her husband steals her fortune. Without money and carrying a child, Undine returns to her childhood home in the projects and is forced to face her past and an uncertain future. Mosaic Theater Company presents this spellbinding tale at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Tickets
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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What the Constitution Means to Me at the Kennedy Center - September theater production in Washington, DC

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ – Closes Sept. 22
Shrouded in nominations and awards this year, this of-the-moment play will capture the full attention of Kennedy Center audiences this September. The autobiographical tale concerns Heidi Schreck, as the writer/performer portrays her teenage self. Schreck details how she earned enough money to attend college by winning Constitutional debate competitions all over the country and how the document came to influence four generations of her family. Blending humor, hopefulness and humanity, this production is a must-see for DC theatergoers.
Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

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WalkingTownDC - Cultural Tourism - Washington, DC

Walkingtown DC – Ends Sept. 22
Cultural Tourism DC showcases the incredible walkability of the nation’s capital during this free, week-long public tour program. In total, 75 guided walking tours will be held throughout the District, including 18 new or updated tours for this year, an addition that features jaunts through Adams Morgan and Capitol Riverfront as well as themed excursions that highlight LGBTQ, women’s and civil rights history in the District. Tours come in many variations, from after-work “happy hour” soirees to long weekend tours. Historians, licensed tour guides, community leaders and business owners, among others, host these adventures that will take you to both well-known and hidden gems across DC.
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Citywide

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Theatre Week 2019 in Washington, DC - Discount theater performances this September in Washington, DC

Theatre Week – Ends Sept. 29
Theatre Week celebrates DC’s professional theater community and the launch of the fall season. Dozens of local theaters will participate, with $15 and $35 tickets offered for the most exciting shows of the season. Expect diverse work, including comedies, musicals and dramas. A free kick-off party will be held at Arena Stage on Sept. 7 featuring performances, demonstrations, meet-and-greets and giveaways.
Tickets
Citywide

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Assassins at Signature Theatre - Theater and performing arts near Washington, DC

‘Assassins’ – Closes Sept. 29
Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. celebrates its 30th season by staging a Stephen Sondheim musical for the 30th time. The Tony Award-winning Assassins follows nine successful and nearly successful presidential assassins through history, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. The vaudevillian show is hilariously perverse, using riveting music and satirical lyrics to tell a dark and daring tale.
Tickets
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

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Love Sick Theater J production - Theater and performing arts in Washington, DC

‘Love Sick’ – Closes Sept. 29
This critically acclaimed musical combines an unforgettable original score, incredible choreography and a passionate love story. In a tale based on The Song of Songs, a young wife trapped in a loveless marriage finds out she has a secret admirer. What unfolds is a riveting journey that leads to both personal and sexual empowerment. With an award-winning international creative team behind it, Love Sick promises to be a theater highlight of the fall.
Tickets
Theater J, 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

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