It Is a Good Weekend for Indoor Activities
It looks like it is going to be a rainy weekend in the DMV. Luckily, there are plenty of indoor activities to fill it.
On the Red Line, the Glenmont station will be closed again this weekend with buses replacing trains between Glenmont and Wheaton. Trains on the rest of the line will run on a regular weekend schedule with additional trains between Shady Grove and Silver Spring from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Orange Line trains will single track between Foggy Bottom and Clarendon with trains operating every 24 minutes. Blue Line trains will single track between Foggy Bottom and Arlington Cemetery with trains every 24 minutes. Because of the single tracking on the Blue and Orange Lines, Silver Line trains will operate every 24 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston ONLY. Green Line trains single track between U Street and Georgia Avenue-Petworth with trains running every 16 minutes. Because of the single tracking on the Green Line, Yellow Line trains will run every 16 minutes between Huntington and Mount Vernon Square ONLY.
D.C. Rollergirls launch their 11th season at the D.C. Armory on Saturday. The D.C. All-Stars will face off against the Charlottesville Derby Dames in intense roller-rink action, and in the second match of the doubleheader, the D.C. Rollergirls’ National Maulers squad will play Charlottesville’s B-level team. Expect fast-paced, physical action as these ladies determine the queens of the derby.
Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the D.C, Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for military and $6 for children.
Progressive International Motorcycle Show
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show rolls into D.C., signaling midlife crises all over the DMV. Highlights include a market for buying motorcycle merchandise; a show of stuntmen doing the best flips, whips and something called the “Kiss of Death;” and an area where kids can take mini motorcycles for a spin and their parents can try not to panic. The Grease & Gears Garage will present interactive segments on custom bike building and do-it-yourself work on your cycle. Topics include building a custom exhaust, flat tracker conversions, carb rebuilds, fat tail install, hand and foot control upgrades and more. Watch tech’s doing live work, ask questions and bring home some newfound knowledge.
Feb. 23 from 3-7 p.m., Feb. 24 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Tickets are $16 for one day and $24 for both days with kids 11 and younger FREE!
Atlas Intersections Festival
The annual Atlas Intersections Festival combines theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography and arts of all kinds into three weekends’ worth of shows. Discover how art, culture and connection happen on H Street. New this year: a workshop series and an expanded full-day Youth Summit on March 10. This weekend features a free Family Fun Day from on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon in the lobby with musician Mr. Skip and a creations station, where people of all ages can make a paper flower for the theater’s community art installation inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. Other highlights include Shakespeare for the Young’s Tiniest Tempest, a shadow-puppet version of the classic shipwreck tale with live music for ages 4-10; Theater for the Very Young’s Inside Out, an interactive show for ages 1-5; and In Series’ all-ages performance of Mozart’s opera Bastian and Bastiana. Seen the entire schedule online.
Feb. 22-25, March 2-4 and March 10-11 at various times at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Tickets are free-$30 with most around $20.
Thinking About Jazz
Buck Hill was one of the Washington jazz scene’s all-time greats, with a robust, buoyant tone and gorgeous melodicism on tenor saxophone. He recorded with Charlie Byrd and Shirley Horn, and played with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, both of whom reputedly tried to get him to join their bands. But Hill, whose job with the Postal Service led to the nickname “The Wailin’ Mailman,” never left his home town of Washington. A year after Hill passed away, at 90, he will be remembered at Thinking About Jazz. The Friday night concert features the great sax player Davey Yarborough, who worked with Hill, drummer Keith Killgo of the Blackbyrds, Michael Thomas on trumpet, Chaney Thomas on bass and Jon Ozment on piano. On Saturday from 1-3 p.m. there will be a free program on Hill using vintage audio and video clips to explore his life and career.
Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW. Admission is $5 at the door.
The Late Shift: Uncovering the Waterfront
Alexandria’s past comes to life with help from the Alexandria Archaeology Museum at the Torpedo Factory. During http://torpedofactory.org/event/the-late-shift-uncovering-the-waterfront/ The Late shift: Uncovering the Waterfront, artists and innovators team up for a night of unearthed secrets, music and trivia. Race model ships, try your hand at 18th-century tavern games take a “Harry Potter”-style herbology class, check out old maps, learn ship skills, participate in trivia contests and learn about the preservation of the 200-year-old ship discovered during waterfront constriction.
Feb. 23 from 7-11 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Admission is FREE!
I Am Frederick Douglass
I Am Frederick Douglass is a wide-ranging evening looking at Douglass’ life and legacy and includes a screening of excerpts from the documentary Enslavement to Emancipation, about slavering in Washington. There will also be a panel discussion, music from member of the National Symphony Orchestra and actor LeCount Holmes Jr. portraying Douglass.
Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. Admission is FREE!
The contemporary dance ensemble DIAVOLO uses “architecture in motion” to explore the relationship between the human body and its environment. Three compositions are on tap for this dynamic performance. Passengers (from L.O.S.T.) finds subjects who are caught between shifting states of mind, constantly searching for their identity to explore what divides and conquers us – expect intense light effects. The Veterans Project: A Long Journey Home is an uplifting program that will feature military veterans onstage, highlighting their stories and how they can achieve great successes in post-service life. And Trajectoire takes the audience on a visceral and emotional journey through the ebb and flow of the human experience. As the performers struggle to find their balance on a voyage of destiny and destination, the work shows the transcendence of the human soul against all odds.
Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Tickets are $29-$79.
Hold These Truths
Hold These Truths boldly addresses America’s Japanese internment camps during World War II, constructed in response to the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The one-man show details the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American son of Japanese immigrants who fought the courts to honor the values on which the U.S. was built. Don’t miss this thought-provoking and surprisingly humorous play that is relevant for our times.
Feb. 23-Apr. 8 at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday (except Feb. 25) and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. Tickets are $91-$111.
The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran
In 19th century Iran, there were no selfies. Portraits and studio photographs were the only way to convey the appearance of rulers, so royal figures of Qajar such as Fath-Ali Shah, a contemporary of Napoleon who reigned from 1797-1834, and Nasir al-Din Shah, a contemporary of Queen Victoria who reigned from 1848-1896, used this form to showcase their grandeur and power. The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran features more than 30 pieces from the Freer and Sackler collections make up this exhibit that explores how Persian artists made nobility shine.
Feb. 24-Aug. 5 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily at the Freer|Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Admission is FREE!
Fire and Ice Festival
Though this week’s weather has whiplashed from parka-required to shorts-optional, spring is still a month away. The Wharf’s wintery Fire and Ice Festival includes an ice sculptor, fire twirlers, DIY s’mores around firepits, pop-up bars and funky music by local R&B group Pebble to Pearls. And if the Olympics have rekindled your spirit of adventure, the ice reink will be open for an additional fee.
Feb. 24 from 7-9 p.m. on The Wharf’s District Pier, 735 Water St. SW. Admission is FREE!
Becoming Dr. Ruth
Theater J’s one-woman production of Becoming Dr. Ruth follows the life of Karola Siegel before she was the famed radio sex therapist. In 1939, she had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, then later became a sniper in Jerusalem and eventually moved to America where she was a single mother and gained her PhD.
Through March 18 at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (except Feb. 23), 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except Feb. 25), 7:30 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays and noon Wednesdays at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW. Tickets are $39-$69, except Feb. 24 and 25 for the $30 previews.
Celebrating a career of nearly 55 years, Cher is one of those artists who require no introduction. After all, how does one sum up more than 40 million records sold alongside partner Sonny Bono and, later, 00 million as a solo act? The diva was still managing to outdo herself as recently as 2013, when her album Closser to the Truth landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 – her highest solo debut ever. This weekend she wraps up her residencies on the extended Classic Cher tour, which has been bouncing between Las Vegas and National Harbor for the past year. Expect all the hits, from I Got You Babe to The Shoop Shoop Song to Believe, with an extravagant stage show and numerous costume changes.
Feb. 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxen Hill. Tickets are $135-$327.
Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna
St. Francis famously received the stigmata at La Verna, and the new exhibit Heavenly Earth: Images of Saint Francis at La Verna explores the artistic interpretations of this mystical moment. There will also be numerous other examples of Franciscan imagery from the 1400s to the 1700s, all drawn from the Gallery’s extensive holdings, that reveal significant artistic developments and important historical context.
Feb. 25 through July 8 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at the National Gallery of Art, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Admission is FREE!
1968: Civil Rights at 50 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 2 at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Admission is $21.21 for adults, $16.96 for seniors 65 and older, and $12.71 for children ages 7-18 in advance or $24.95, $19.95 and $14.95, respectively, at the door.
Americans from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through 2022 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Admission is FREE!
The Artistic Table from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through June 10 at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for college students, $5 for children 6-18 and free for children younger than 6. Adults and seniors get $3 off weekdays and $1 on weekend if purchased online.
Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through July 14 at the National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Admission is FREE!
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through May 13 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Admission is FREE!
Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Apr. 22 at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors 62 or older and military, $10 for children ages 5-12 and FREE for kids younger than 5.
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 20 at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Admission is FREE!
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 29, 2020 at the Freer|Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Admission is FREE!
The First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald at 100 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through Apr. 2 at the National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Admission is FREE!
The Great Society at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with occasional noon matinees on Wednesdays through March 11 at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. Tickets are $50-$99.
Hung Liu in Print from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday through July 8 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older or students and free for children 18 and younger.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through March 4 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Ave. SW. Admission is FREE!
In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through May 8 at the National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Admission is FREE!
In the Tower: Anne Truitt from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through Apr. 1 at the National Gallery of Art East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Admission is FREE!
Making Room: Housing for a Changing American from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 16 at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors 60 or older, students, and children ages 3-17.
The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through July 8 at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Admission is $21.21 for adults, $16.96 for seniors 65 and older, and $12.71 for children ages 7-18 in advance or $24.95, $19.95 and $14.95, respectively, at the door.
Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 12 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Admission is FREE!
Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Apr. 15 at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW. Admission is FREE!
Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through May 13 at the National Gallery of Art, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Admission is FREE!
Mural from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 11 a.m-6 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 28 at the National Gallery of Art East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Admission is FREE!
Noura at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday through March 11 at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. Tickets are $44-$92.
Outliers and American Vanguard Art from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through May 13 at the National Gallery of Art, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Admission is FREE!
Parallel Universe from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Monday and 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. daily for those 21 and older through March 4 at Artechouse, 1238 Maryland Ave. SW. http://artechouse.com/tickets/ Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors 65 and older and military with ID, and $8 for children 12 and younger.
Portraits of the World: Switzerland from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Nov. 12 at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW. Admission is FREE!
Recent Acquisitions from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Nov. 4 at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW. Admission is FREE!
Remembering Vietnam from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 6, at the National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Admission is FREE!
Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through June 10 at the Freer|Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Admission is FREE!
Subodh Gupta: Terminal from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through 2020 at the Freer|Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Admission is FREE!
The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Sept. 3 at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW. Admission is FREE!
Tamayo: The New York Years from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through March 18 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F Streets NW. Admission is FREE!
Ten Americans: After Paul Klee from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-6:30 p.m. Sundays through May 6 at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and visitors 62 and older and children 18 and younger are FREE!
What Absence Is Made Of from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through the summer of 2019 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue Sw. Admission is FREE!