TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM
George Mason University Patriots Womens Basketball vs. Richmond Women's Basketball
EagleBank Arena – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 8:00 PM
LIT's Three's Comedy
Laugh Index Theatre - LIT – Laugh Index Theatre - LIT knows the rules of comedy, and we're bringing you the power of three. Three types of comedy. One Show. Come on, and knock at our door.... You'll see: LIT's House Comics (our resident stand-up/storytellers) LIT's Community Sauna (our short-form improv team) & LIT's Stand-Up 101 Class (our stand-up students) The shows are the first and second Wednesday of every month. Tickets are $5 online before 5 pm the day of the show, and $10, CASH ONLY, at the door.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
A Conversation About "Americans"
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian – Join us for insider perspectives in a conversation with the curators of "Americans" and the Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover (Pawnee). "Americans" is the museum’s bold new exhibition that explores how American Indians have shaped U.S. history, national consciousness, and contemporary experience. The exhibition opens January 18 and will be available for viewing during regular museum hours on the day of the conversation. This event is free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, please RSVP: NMAI-SSP@si.edu Curators Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche) and Cécile Ganteaume, and the National Museum of the American Indian director Kevin Gover (Pawnee) will offer their insight on the creation of this provocative exhibition in a conversation moderated by Gerald McMaster (Plains Cree/Member of the Siksika First Nation). A book signing for "Officially Indian: Symbols That Define the United States," the notable book by Cécile Ganteaume that accompanies the exhibition, will follow. Event flyer: http://nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/seminars-symposia/Americans-symposium-flyer.pdf About "Americans" American Indian images, names, and stories infuse American life. The images are everywhere, from the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians’ mascot. American Indian names are everywhere too, from state, city, and street names to the Tomahawk missile. And the familiar historical events of Pocahontas’s life, the Trail of Tears, and the Battle of Little Bighorn remain reference points in everyday conversations. This exhibition offers a revelatory way to understand the pervasive imagery of American Indians that surrounds 21st century Americans. The exhibition also provides evidence of a surprising, profound, and deeply entangled history.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Feb 15 @ 7:00 PM
Paint Nite at KORA (Crystal City)
Paint Nite DC – Join #TeamHappyTrees for #PaintNiteDC at KORA (Crystal City): 1/18 Painting of the Nite "OMG" 2/1 Painting of the Nite "Flight of the Fireflies" 2/15 Painting of the Nite "Moonlight Elephant Love" No experience required! Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. We provide all the painting supplies. Events are for adults, 21+ only. Use code Happy40 for savings on all ticket prices at checkout!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Feb 15 @ 7:00 PM
Paint Nite at Shaw's Tavern
Paint Nite DC – Join #TeamHappyTrees for #PaintNiteDC at Shaw's Tavern: 1/18 Painting of the Nite "DC Cherry Blossom" 2/15 Painting of the Nite "Lavendar Moon" No experience required! Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. We provide all the painting supplies. Events are for adults, 21+ only. Use code Happy40 for savings on all ticket prices at checkout!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 9:30 AM
Master Class with Cynthia Oliver Co. Dance Theatre
Dance Place – Utilizing Africanist movement, breath and sound, this class is athletic, rhythmic and geared toward the collective experience. Join Cynthia Oliver Co. Dance Theatre for a master class leading up to their performance at Dance Place. Attend class and recieve an exclusive code for $10 tickets for the show! Bring your own lunch and stay after class for a 30 minute discussion with our visiting artists. Class is $15 ($12 with a Dance Exchange class card) registration at the door Performance details can be found online at danceplace.org
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 5:00 PM
Staged Reading: Bernhardt/Hamlet
Folger Theatre – Join us for a world premiere staged reading of Bernhardt/Hamlet, a new play written and directed by Theresa Rebeck and featuring Holly Twyford as Sarah Bernhardt. The staged reading is free, though reservations are requested. As one of the most famous actresses of the 19th century, Sarah Bernhardt was praised by the likes of Victor Hugo and Mark Twain for her incredible performances and legendary “golden voice.” Rebeck’s new play follows Bernhardt and her company as she navigates her international reputation and Shakespeare’s words in preparation for one of the greatest roles of all time: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. This reading is presented as a part of International Women’s Voices Day and the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Learn more about International Women’s Voices Day and the festival at www.womensvoicestheaterfestival.org. Following the staged reading, join us for the evening’s performance of The Way of the World. For tickets and more information about our various discount programs, visit the Box Office webpage at www.folger.edu/box-office or call the Box Office at 202.544.7077.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Iranian Film Festival: Disappearance
Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries – Veteran short-film director Ali Asgari’s feature debut is a deftly crafted Tehran nocturne. It begins with a young woman entering a hospital, claiming to have been raped and asking to see a doctor. Soon her boyfriend, posing as her brother, appears, and it immediately becomes clear that something else is afoot. Thus begins a journey through the night, from hospital to hospital, as the young couple tries to circumvent Iran’s restrictive treatment of premarital sex and women’s health, in search of a doctor to end her unwanted pregnancy. “Quiet and absorbing, Disappearance shows us the complex reality of Iran's strict cultural mores while casting a compassionate gaze on the resilience of youth” (Dimitri Eipides, Toronto International Film Festival). (Dir.: Ali Asgari, Iran/Qatar, 2017, 89 min., DCP, Persian with English subtitles)
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 10:00 PM
Truck Patch and Black Shag Sherpas at Comet Ping Pong
Comet Ping Pong Live Music – Friday, January 19, 2018 Truck Patch + Black Shag Sherpas $12 - Doors 10:00pm - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong Truck Patch (MD) Rock music from Silver Spring facebook.com/truckpatchmusic Black Shag Sherpas (MD) blackshagsherpas.com
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM
Free Community Day: Women’s March on Washington 2018
National Museum of Women in the Arts – Enjoy free admission and champion women through the arts! On Saturday, January 20, March Forward Virginia: WMOW 2018 will host a Women’s March on Washington with thousands of people from around the country participating in a rally and march in downtown D.C. After the march, warm up in the galleries with free admission and hot beverages. Take this opportunity to celebrate the creative contributions of women and champion women through the arts. ON VIEW: #MagneticFieldsDC displays abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for the first time. Learn more?https://nmwa.org/exhibitions/magnetic-fields Hung Liu’s highly textured and richly colored prints and collages transform their historical subjects and explore narratives of struggle and migration in China and the United States. Learn more?https://nmwa.org/exhibitions/hung-liu-print Discover the collection, emphasizing connections between historical and contemporary art. Learn more? https://nmwa.org/explore/collection-highlights
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Feb 17 @ 1:00 PM
Paint Nite at Mellow Mushroom (Adams Morgan)
Paint Nite DC – Join #TeamHappyTrees for #PaintNiteDC at Mellow Mushroom (Adams Morgan): 1/20 Painting of the Nite "There Is Magic" 2/17 Painting of the Nite "Murasaki Cherry Blossoms" No experience required! Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. We provide all the painting supplies. Events are for adults, 21+ only. Use code Happy40 for savings on all ticket prices at checkout!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 3:00 PM
Movies at SAAM: Through the Repellent Fence
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian – SAAM and the National Museum of the American Indian are proud to present the award-winning documentary Through the Repellent Fence. This story follows three Native American artists who “put land art in a tribal context” and set out to construct a two-mile-long installation straddling the border between the US and Mexico. After the film, join producer David Hartstein and artists Cristobal Martinez for a post-film discussion. Not rated (74 minutes; 2017). McEvoy Auditorium Smithsonian American Art Museum 9th and G Street Northwest Washington D.C. 20013 No tickets required; first come first served
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 8:00 PM
Cynthia Oliver Co. Dance Theatre
Dance Place – "Virago-Man Dem" is an evening-length, dance theater work by Cynthia Oliver navigating black masculinities. Oliver seeks to dismantle the term virago, which references characteristically male behaviors and female cultural transgressions. A nuanced study in Caribbean and African American masculinity, this stirring work is performed by men but funneled through the interpretation of Oliver’s female voice. The work is based in the lives of the men performing the work and extrapolates from those experiences to broader cultural trajectories. Oliver’s design team includes longtime collaborator composer Jason Finkelman, visual artist John Jennings, projection / animator John Boesche, Costume Designer Susan Becker, and Lighting Designer Amanda Ringger.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM
Iranian Film Festival: Simulation
Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries – The directorial debut of actor Abed Abest carries on the experimental, envelope-pushing spirit of Fish & Cat and Invasion, his collaborations with the inventive filmmaker Shahram Mokri. Abest’s film unfolds in reverse chronological order, in a completely black space decorated only with bright-green furniture. Using this Brechtian deliberate artifice, Simulation examines what went wrong when three drunk young men showed up at an enigmatic older acquaintance’s home unannounced. This challenging but rewarding film illustrates how a generation of Iranian filmmakers are using unconventional formal methods to critique their country’s politics and history. (Dir.: Abed Abest, Iran, 2017, 85 min., DCP, Persian with English subtitles)
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 - Apr 11 @ 2:00 PM
LIT's Sketch 101 Class
Laugh Index Theatre - LIT – Sketch 101 Class Your Ideas Just Got LIT! Have you ever watched Saturday Night Live and thought that you could write something funnier? Ever think to yourself that you have the funniest idea, but you just don't know how to write it? In this course, you'll learn the basics of sketch writing and the different types of sketches. You'll learn how to take your own observations and truths and turn them into fully written sketches. You'll also learn the mechanics of LIT's philosophy in the writers room -- every joke can work, and we're all more successful when we're positive, supportive and constructive. Each student will also receive the opportunity to have their sketch read to an audience as a staged reading performed by the class at a LIT show on a Wednesday at 8 pm in Adams Morgan. Nothing is more rewarding than hearing the first laughs to something you wrote. NO PREREQUISITES. CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING: Course Details Class Meets Sundays From 2 pm - 5 pm On January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 Observation Show: Wednesday, January 31 @ 8 pm Showcase: Wednesday, February 28 @ 7 pm Course Details Class Meets Sundays From 2 pm - 5 pm On March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 & 8 Observation Show: Wednesday, March 28 @ 8 pm Showcase: Wednesday, April 11 @ 7 pm .
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 - Feb 12 @ 2:00 PM
Short-Form Improv Class
Laugh Index Theatre - LIT – Your Ideas Just Got LIT! This class teaches short-form improv games and improv exercises to help students master the all-important fundamentals of improvisational theater and learn games. If you have some improv experience, you will build on those skills and master the basics and mechanics of game through short-form improv. If you have never been on a stage before in your life – these exercises will help you build confidence, learn to think quickly on your feet and give you a taste of the magic of improvisation. Either way – you will have a blast while learning incredibly important skills that will benefit you on stage as well as in every day life. NO PREREQUISITES. CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING: Course Details Class Meets Sundays From 2 pm - 5 pm On January 21, 28, February 4 & 11 Observation Show: Wednesday, January 24 @ 8 pm Showcase: Monday, February 12 @ 7 pm
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 - Feb 18 @ 4:00 PM
Paint Nite at Lucky Strike (Chinatown/Verizon Center)
Paint Nite DC – Join #TeamHappyTrees for #PaintNiteDC at Lucky Strike (Chinatown/Verizon Center): 1/21 Painting of the Nite "Paris Sunset III" 2/4 Painting of the Nite "Beach Moonlight Sip" 2/18 Painting of the Nite "Moonlit Peacock" No experience required! Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. We provide all the painting supplies. Events are for adults, 21+ only. Use code Happy40 for savings on all ticket prices at checkout!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM
Life Drawing
IA&A at Hillyer – Details Every Monday 6-9p.m. Drop in (based on availability): Member $10 / Non-Member $15 Bundle Prices - Member $30 / Non-Member $45 Purchase Bundles HERE: http://hillyerartspace.org/programs-and-events/#lifedrawing ----------- The Life Drawing series is an independent figure drawing class that allows students to work from a nude model in your choice of mediums. While skill level is varied, there is no immediate instruction, which allows each student to practice their drawing skills at their own pace. The Life Drawing series at Hillyer Art Space is the perfect opportunity to practice your skills and independently work with access to a live model. While easels, chairs and artistic ambiance are provided by Hillyer, artists are required to bring their own drawing materials. Space will be limited to 30 attendees. Walk-ins are welcome to join if there are seats available. Interested in modeling? Contact Paul Pietsch at pietsch_paul@yahoo.com. We are grateful to Paul for his volunteer support of our life drawing series. ----------
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 @ 7:00 PM
ShowTunes & Cocktails January 2018
TheatreWashington – Spend an evening at the Beacon Bar & Grill, sipping on cocktails and singing your favorite tunes at theatreWashington's monthly showTunes & Cocktails. Featuring Maestro Glenn Pearson at the pianio and Guest Artist Awa Sal Secka (Round House Theatre's Caroline Or Change; Signature Theatre's Jesus Christ Superstar), next appearing at Ford's Theatre in The Wiz starting March 9. Enjoy selections from the Beacon's happy hour menu – and a chance to win some great theatre ticket giveaways: It's The Rest Of The World That Looks So Small: A Theatrical Revue of Jonathan Coulton at Flying V La Foto (A Selfie Affair) at GALA Hispanic Theatre All She Must Possess at Rep Stage Familiar at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ...and more! showTunes & Cocktails is made possible due to the generosity of Pay-What-You-Can Admissions and 10% of the evening's proceeds donated by the Beacon Bar & Grill. https://theatrewashington.org:8443/content/showtunes-cocktails-jan-2018 NEXT DATES: February 12 March 12 April 9
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 6:30 PM
Majid Jordan with Stwo {SOLD OUT}
The Lincoln Theatre – Tickets on sale Friday, October 20 at 10am. #MajidJordanLincoln