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April 1 to May 1


Swedish artist Ingalena Klenell’s work explores fragility and vulnerability, both in the material of glass and in life itself. “Homeland” asks visitors to ponder the relationship between landscape and memory and how those two elements coincide to create a feeling of home.

House of Sweden

April 1 to June 1

Double Mirror

Paintings, drawings, photography, reliefs, video projection and other installations by 30 Korean and Korean-American artists convey the complexity and richness of being a creative wanderer in the mainstream art world, while also exploring the challenges of being a minority in the United States.

American University Katzen Arts Center

April 3 to 16

Old Jewish Town Within Us

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel, presents an exhibit by renowned artist Mark Podwal that explores the history and legends of Jewish Prague, followed by the lecture “Recreating the Golem: From the Talmud to Kafka” on opening day on April 3. To schedule a viewing, email czech_events@yahoo.com.

Embassy of the Czech Republic

April 3 to July 7

Territories and Subjectivities: Contemporary Art from Argentina

This exhibition featuring 33 innovative artists presents a vigorous panorama of fresh trends from various regions of the country, examining the very notion of territory not as an inherent condition of the world that we share, but as something that humans define for themselves through subjective means.

OAS Art Museum of the Americas

April 9 to Aug. 17

Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone

The exhibition features some 70 artworks from the collection of William Siegmann (1943–2011) — a former curator of African art at the Brooklyn Museum who lived and worked in Liberia for more than two decades — that survey the traditional arts of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

National Museum of African Art

Through April 13

Judy Chicago: Circa ’75

The iconic body of work from the 1970s by Judy Chicago demonstrates the prominent feminist artist’s firm belief in the power of art to redress gender inequalities.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Through April 25

gute aussichten: new german photography 2013-2014

An espresso machine drowning in its own coffee, people scarred by their existence on the margins of society or staged in such absurd poses that the viewer is left startled and puzzled. Now in its tenth year,gute aussichten 2013/2014 presents a range of surprisingly diverse ideas, reflections and photography that not only depicts the current status quo but also inspires.


Through April 26

Retrospective: Betty Murchison

Betty Murchison has spent her life examining intimate moments and relationships, specifically those between girls and women, with figurative renderings that are quiet yet intense.

International Visions Gallery

April 26 to Aug. 17

An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle

Jess Collins and his partner, the poet Robert Duncan, merged their personal and artistic lives by exploring their mutual interest in cultural mythologies, transformative narrative and the appropriation of images.

American University Katzen Arts Center

April 26 to Sept. 14

Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships

More than 20 artworks and archival papers by Swiss surrealist Meret Oppenheim (1913-85) explore friendship as a source of support and inspiration, as seen through two 18th-century poets, Bettina von Brentano and Karoline von Günderode.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Through April 27

Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

Over time, quilts have been revered as nostalgic emblems of the past, dismissed as women’s work, and hailed as examples of American ingenuity. This exhibition breaks new ground by examining quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Through May 4

In Focus: Ara Güler’s Anatolia

Ara Güler, the “Eye of Istanbul,” is famous for his iconic snapshots of the city in the 1950s and ’60s, but with an archive of more than 800,000 photographs, Güler’s body of work contains far more than these emblematic images — as seen in this exhibition of never-before-shown works by the legendary photographer.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Through May 17

Man at the Crossroads: Diego Rivera’s Mural at Rockefeller Center

This exposition centers around the mural that Mexican artist Diego Rivera painted in New York City, reconstructing its history with unedited material, including reproduced letters, telegrams, contracts, sketches, and documents, following Rivera’s commission, subsequent tension and conflict, and finally, the mural’s destruction.

Mexican Cultural Institute

Through May 22

Unanswered Prayers

The photographs of Anna Paola Pizzocaro, a renowned New York-based artist from Milan, carry traces of her collaborations with Luc Besson and David La Chappelle and tell the story of a dream-like trip between reality and imagination, as oceanic images combined with wildlife and human figures in urban settings become one.

Embassy of Italy

Through May 23

Retrato en Voz Alta

Portraits of contemporary Mexican artists by photographer Allan Fis includes subjects such as revered Mexican visual artists Pedro Friedeberg and José Luis Cuevas in a resounding visual essay on those who have dedicated their lives to art.

OAS Art Museum of the Americas

Through May 26

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950

The first in-depth exploration of the theme of destruction in international contemporary visual culture, this groundbreaking exhibition includes works by a diverse range of international artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, film, installation and performance.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Through June 8

Garry Winogrand

A renowned photographer of New York City and American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s, Garry Winogrand worked with dazzling energy and a voracious appetite. In the first retrospective of his work in 25 years, some 180 photographs in the exhibition and more than 350 in the accompanying catalogue will reveal for the first time the full breadth of Winogrand’s art.

National Gallery of Art

Through June 8, 2014

Perspectives: Rina Banerjee

Born in India and based in New York City, artist Rina Banerjee draws on her background as a scientist and her experience as an immigrant in her richly textured works that complicate the role of objects as representations of cultures and invite viewers to share her fascination in materials.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Through June 15

Gravity’s Edge

One of a series of exhibitions drawn from the collection of the Hirshhorn in celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary, “Gravity’s Edge” offers an expanded view of Color Field painting, which spanned from 1959 to 1978.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Through June 15

Rineke Dijkstra: The Krazyhouse

“The Krazyhouse” is a four-channel video installation by Rineke Dijkstra created in 2009 at a popular dance club in Liverpool that presents a group of five young people in their teens and early 20s dancing and singing.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Through June 15

Shakespeare’s the Thing

Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this exhibition presents a miscellany of treasures in the Folger collection from Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio to modern fine art prints, revealing the Bard’s influence on performance, adaptation, scholarship, printing, fine art and even in mild obsession.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Through June 21

Light Touch

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, in partnership with Maryland Art Place (MAP), features the work of five artists who explore aspects of the physical world through the lens of light as both a medium and a resource of value to our natural environment.

BWI Airport

Through June 29

Modern German Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection

Ruth Kainen’s love of German expressionism, first displayed at the gallery in the 1985 exhibition “German Expressionist Prints from the Collection of Ruth and Jacob Kainen,” will be celebrated with 123 works recently donated to the gallery through her bequest, as well as with a few of her earlier gifts.

National Gallery of Art

Through July 13

Dancing the Dream

From the late 19th century to today, dance has captured this nation’s culture in motion, as seen in photos that showcase generations of performers, choreographers and impresarios.

National Portrait Gallery

Through July 27

Chigusa and the Art of Tea

“Chigusa” tells the story of a 700-year-old ordinary tea jar that rose to become one of the most famous and revered objects in the Japanese “art of tea” — so much so that it was granted a name, luxurious accessories and a devoted following.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Through July 27

Kiyochika: Master of the Night

On Sept. 3, 1868, the city called Edo ceased to exist. Renamed Tokyo by Japan’s new rulers, the city became the primary experiment in a national drive toward modernization. Kobayashi Kiyochika, a self-trained artist, set out to record his views of Tokyo in an ambitious and auspicious series of 100 prints.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Through Aug. 24

Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon

“Africa ReViewed” showcases the African photography of celebrated Life magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon and explores the intricate relationships between his photographic archives and art collection at the National Museum of African Art. Elisofon’s images had a huge impact in framing America’s perceptions of Africa and its diverse cultures during the 20th century.

National Museum of African Art

Through Aug. 31

Made in the USA: American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850–1970

Following an acclaimed four-year world tour, the Phillips’s renowned collection of American masterworks returns to the museum to tell the story of American art from the late 19th-century to the mid-20th century, when it became a significant global force after World War II.

The Phillips Collection

Through Sept. 14

Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art

This exhibition features a selection of prints, paintings, illustrated books and ceramics that depict the Japanese appreciation for the beauty and variety of fish and other species.

Freer Gallery of Art

Through Sept. 21

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

A community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, has developed a new form of bead art — using black fabric as a canvas and different colored Czech glass beads as the medium of expression — to empower local women.

The Anacostia Community Museum


Sat., April 5, 7 p.m.

Bhangra Blowout XXI

Now in its 21st year, Bhangra Blowout is an intercollegiate South Asian dance competition featuring a high-energy style of dance that is one of the largest South Asian events in the country. Tickets are $20 or $25.

GW Lisner Auditorium

Fri., April 4, 8 p.m.

Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake

This enchanting fantasy ballet is one of the most magical and deeply emotional works in the classical ballet canon and a must-see for lovers of great ballet in the grand Russian tradition. Tickets are $40 to $56.

George Mason University Hylton Performing Arts Center

Sat., April 5, 8 p.m.
Sun., April 6, 4 p.m.

Moscow Festival Ballet: Romeo and Juliet & Chopiniana

This renowned company from Moscow stages two of the most romantic classical works — Shakespeare’s tragic love story and Chopin’s romantic reverie — in the grand tradition of Russian ballet. Tickets are $28 to $56.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

April 15 to 20

American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre offers a feast of choreographic fireworks with its spirited staging of “Don Quixote” (April 17-20) plus works by Michel Fokine, Sir Frederick Ashton and Marcelo Gomes (April 15 and 16). Tickets are $25 to $109.

Kennedy Center Opera House

April 16 to 27

The Washington Ballet: Peter Pan

Take a high-flying adventure to Neverland with the Washington Ballet’s new production of Septime Webre’s dazzling “Peter Pan,” a swashbuckling coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook. Tickets are $25 to $125.

Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

April 30 to May 3

Urban Corps 2014: A Transatlantic Urban Dance Festival

The Alliance Française’s annual transatlantic urban dance festival comes back to D.C. for its third year with powerful performances from urban dancers, musicians and speakers whose distinct backgrounds in arts such as miming, acrobatics, DJ, video and American urban dance present an unrivaled vantage point on metropolitan culture and identity. For information, visit www.francedc.org.

Various locations


Wed., April 2, 10:30 a.m.

U.S.-Taiwan Security Relations

The Center for a New American Security hosts an expert panel discussion to evaluate U.S.-Taiwan security relations on the 35th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, with Taiwanese Deputy Minister of National Defense Andrew Hsia giving the keynote speech, followed by a panel discussion with American experts. For information, visit www.cnas.org.

JW Marriott

Sat., April 5, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A Roman Pilgrimage

In the 40 days leading up to Easter, Rome becomes the site of a citywide pilgrimage that follows a route and a liturgy established more than 1,500 years ago. Art historian Lisa Passaglia Bauman traces this journey to weave together Christian thought and Lenten practice with art history. Tickets are $130; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Wed., April 9, 8 a.m.

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou

In this video conference, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou discusses several key issues in the U.S.-Taiwan relationship, with moderator Christopher K. Johnson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and CSIS President John Hamre. For information, visit www.csis.org.


Wed., April 9, 7 p.m.

Hear Now! The Culture Question: New Stories from Pakistan

NPR’s Bilal Qureshi shares excerpts of his recent reporting and personal travels through Pakistan, where artists and writers are becoming increasingly prominent on the international stage but must still reconcile their work with Pakistan’s enduring crises. Admission is free; RSVP at www.goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite.com.


Thu., April 10, 4 p.m.

Real Realpolitik: A History

Dr. John Bew, the Henry A. Kissinger chair in foreign policy and international relations at the Library of Congress, argues why real realpolitik is ripe for excavation and rediscovery as it undergoes a renaissance in the English-speaking world.

Library of Congress
John W. Kluge Center Room LJ-119

Sat., April 12, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Making of Modern Iraq

Joseph Sassoon of Georgetown University provides a historical, cultural and socioeconomic context for Iraq’s emergence in the last century as one of the Middle East’s most politically charged nations. Tickets are $130; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Tue., April 15, 6:45 p.m.

Vaudeville’s Melting Pot: Irish and African Americans on Stage

With support from the Irish Embassy, cultural historians Lenwood O. Sloan and Mick Moloney explore the vaudeville-era exchanges and rivalries between African Americans and Irish immigrants through the song, dance and comedy of the popular performances of the time. Tickets are $25; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Wed., April 16, 6:45 p.m.

Mapping the Middle East

An understanding of today’s Arab-Israeli world needs to be rooted in the knowledge of how the geography changed and developed over time. Using maps and documents, Ralph Nurnberger of Georgetown University highlights how the countries in this area have shifted boundaries over hundreds of years — and how those changes have affected their inhabitants’ views of their own histories. Tickets are $42; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Wed., April 23, 7 p.m.

Time for Taiwan

Taiwan is one of Asia’s industrial powerhouses, and its diverse natural assets and cultural attractions make it a draw for visitors as well. Take an armchair tour of Taiwan’s beauties, customs and traditions with Pauline Frommer, co-president of Frommer Media, complemented by classical Taiwanese folk songs performed on the erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument, by Juilliard graduate Wei-Yang Andy Lin and other musicians. A tasting of Taiwanese treats and bubble teas closes the journey. Tickets are $40; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

National Museum of Natural History

Sat., April 26, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Painters in Provence: From Van Gogh to Matisse

Art historian Bonita Billman looks into the inspiration that places like Avignon, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, St. Remy, St. Tropez and Nice provided for the brilliantly colored works produced by 19th and early-20th century painters. Tickets are $130; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Tue., April 29, 6:45 p.m.

Burma: The Next Vacation Hot Spot

For travelers, Burma is the next Vietnam as the previously insular nation opens up to visitors and intrepid tourists. Donald Stadtner offers a virtual tour of Burma’s golden Buddhist temples, floating markets and lush landscapes previously seen by few from the Western world. Tickets are $42; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center


April 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11th Annual Georgetown French Market

FBringing a bit of Paris to D.C., Georgetown’s 11th Annual French Market returns to the charming Book Hill neighborhood on upper Wisconsin Avenue, between P Street and Reservoir Road, with two days of fashion finds, French food, quaint home and antique shops, galleries and live music. With more than 30 participating shops, galleries and cafes, the French Market has become Georgetown’s springtime start for shoppers, foodies and families. For information, visit georgetowndc.com or @georgetowndc on Twitter and Facebook.



April 10 to 17

Thai Restaurant Week 2014

As people in Thailand celebrate the traditional Thai New Year known as Songkran, the Royal Thai Embassy brings the celebrations to Washington with Thai Restaurant Week 2014, featuring special noodle dishes from various participating Thai restaurants in D.C., Maryland and Virginia showcasing the vibrancy of Thai food. For information, visit http://www.thaiembdc.org/thairestaurantweek2014.

Various locations


Thu., April 10, 6:30 p.m.

Tango with the Stars

The contemporary ballet company Chamber Dance Project present an Argentine-themed gala that includes a seductive tango dance competition featuring D.C. celebrities partnered with professional tango dancers, an Argentinean dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the dancers’ selected charities and Chamber Dance Project’s upcoming season at the Kennedy Center, sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina. Tickets are $250 to $500; for information, visit http://chamberdance.org/gala-tickets/.

One Metro Center

Fri., April 25, 7 p.m.

Corcoran Ball

Former U.S. Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall serves as the honorary chair of the 59th annual Corcoran Ball, whose proceeds benefit Corcoran Access, a multi-year project to digitize the Corcoran’s renowned collection. Tickets begin at $600; tickets for the after-hours Club Corcoran are $95.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Sat., April 26, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrazione della Cura

Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero serves as the honorary diplomatic host of “A Celebration of Caring” to benefit the 125th anniversary of the Washington Home & Community Hospices, whose health care services help aging, chronically and terminally ill patients, including those with cancer, Alzheimer’s and HIV/AIDS. The evening includes a cocktail party and elegant Italian market featuring upscale clothing, leather goods, jewelry, ceramics, perfumes and wines, as well as live band, living statues, opera singers and a Russian violinist. For ticket information, visit WhatMattersToMe.org.

Embassy of Italy

Wed., April 30, 6:15 p.m.

Refugees International 35th Anniversary Diner

Refugees International (RI) will honor José Andrés, renowned chef and advocate for sustainable solutions to combat hunger worldwide, and Forest Whitaker, an Academy Award-winning actor and distinguished social activist, at RI’s 35th anniversary dinner, emceed by actor Matt Dillon with UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba serving as honorary diplomatic chair. Tickets are $400. For information, visit http://refugeesinternational.org/events/35th-anniversary-dinner.

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

April 30 to May 3

Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting & Auction

Heart’s Delight, widely recognized as a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats and distinguished guests gather to play and bid in the nation’s capital, features four days of exceptional food and wine with unique touches woven throughout, including a series of ambassador-hosted dinners and a Vintners Dinner at Mellon Auditorium. Over the past 14 years, Heart’s Delight has raised more than $12 million for the American Heart Association. For information, visit http://heartsdelightwineauction.org.

Various locations


Fri., April 4, 7:30 p.m.

Selección Nacional de Tango from Argentina

Selección Nacional de Tango, which began in 2005 by selling out the Teatro Colón opera house in Buenos Aires, comes together in D.C. to form an all-star tango ensemble whose musicians alternate roles, playing instruments and directing.

Embassy of Argentina

Sun., April 6, 7 p.m.


Buika’s infectious sound blends the heat of Africa, the soul of Spain and the lilt of the islands into a style that is all her own, incorporating flamenco, jazz and R&B. Tickets are $38 to $58.

Music Center at Strathmore

Thu., April 10, 6:30 p.m.

Meta and the Cornerstones, Live Reggae

Meta’s unforgettable vocals are complemented by the incomparable sounds of his band, the Cornerstones, which fuses reggae, Afro-pop, hip-hop, rock and soul music with passionate lyrics in English, French, Wolof and Fulani.

Inter-American Development Bank
Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium

April 11 to 13

A Polish Renaissance: Music of Poland’s Golden Age

The Folger Consort enters into an eastern tributary to the main stream of Renaissance music — the rarely heard, extraordinary musical art of what was then Europe’s largest kingdom. Tickets are $37.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Mendelssohn Piano Trio

For the past 15 years, the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, the ensemble-in-residence of the Embassy Series, has been thrilling audiences in the U.S. and abroad with its rare combination of powerful individual talent and tight-knit collaboration that is the hallmark of a truly exceptional chamber music ensemble. Tickets are $90; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

Embassy of Slovenia

Sun., April 27

The Choral Arts Society of Washington: Tango! Soul and Heart

Tango! Soul and Heart begins with two spiritual pieces: Ginastera’s “Lamentations of Jeremiah” is a sacred a cappella motet by arguably the most important Argentine composer, while “Misa Tango” is a mass with tango rhythms and the iconic sounds of the bandoneón, an accordion-style instrument. Tickets are $15 to $75.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall


April 2 to 27

Two Trains Running

The seventh play in August Wilson’s acclaimed “Century Cycle,” “Two Trains Running” tells the story of African American life in the 1960s in an inspiring, humorous, potent portrait of ordinary people at a turning point in American history. Please call for ticket information.

Round House Theatre Bethesda

Through April 6

Hamlet … the rest is silence

Synetic Theater remounts its original “silent Shakespeare” production, an iconic tale of a grief-stricken prince torn between duty, love, conscience and fear. Tickets start at $35.

Synetic Theater

Through April 6

World Stages: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Visible Fictions

Last seen at the Kennedy Center with their wacky spin on “Jason and the Argonauts” using action figures, Scotland’s acclaimed theater company Visible Fictions returns with this inventive and humorous adaptation of the folk legend Robin Hood. Tickets are $20.

Kennedy Center Family Theater

April 9 to May 4


Anime-obsessed Sebastian and emo-Wiccan Claryssa survive high school with a mix of imagination and belligerence, but then a horrific event sends Sebastian on an apocalyptic mission, changing their friendship forever. Tickets are $30 to $35.

Studio Theatre

Through April 12

Doubt, A Parable
Insurrection: Holding History

A contemporary African American graduate student confronts the specter of his 189-year-old great-great grandfather in “Insurrection: Holding History,” which runs in repertory with “Doubt, A Parable,” a contemporary classic that takes place in a parochial school in the Bronx in 1964, on the cusp of radical social change. Tickets are $15 to $18.

Georgetown University David Performing Arts Center

Through April 13

Brief Encounter

Cornish theater company Kneehigh’s production of “Brief Encounter,” a new creation based on the iconic 1945 movie and Noël Coward’s one-act play “Still Life,” switches seamlessly between live theatre and projected film footage, taking audiences to a bygone age of romance and the silver screen. Tickets are $30 to $75.

The Shakespeare Lansburgh Theatre

Through April 13

Water by the Spoonful

An ex-Marine cares for his dying mom and tries to acclimate to civilian life, while online, four addicts cling to their chat room support group, struggling for another day sober. These lives collide as events small and large threaten their fragile stabilities. Tickets are $39 to $75.

The Studio Theatre

April 17 to May 25

Fiasco Theater’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona

New York’s inventive Fiasco Theater has established its reputation for bringing Shakespeare’s most whimsical and timeless tales to the stage. This dizzying romantic adventure is a comedy filled with bandits, mistaken identity and also the “sourest-natured” dog Crab. Tickets are $30 to $72.

Folger Shakespeare Library

April 22 to June 1

The Threepenny Opera

The haves clash with the have-nots while MacHeath, the ultimate sneering antihero, perches in the middle of the storm in this futuristic dystopia set in London’s gritty underworld. Please call for ticket information. 

Signature Theatre

April 24 to May 18

Living Out

Ana, a Salvadoran nanny and a mother of two, and Nancy, a lawyer challenged by fulfilling both personal and professional goals, are two working mothers who make difficult choices so they can provide a better life for their children. Please call for ticket information.

GALA Hispanic Theatre 

April 24 to May 18

Tango Turco (Turkish Tango)

In this comedy by Teatro de la Luna, two lovers and tango dancers from Argentina must escape after committing an uncertain and painful act, eventually teaming up with a Lebanese guitarist. Tickets are $25 or $35.

Gunston Arts Center – Theater Two

April 26 and 27

Me and My Shadow

This new show from Australia’s renowned Patch Theatre Company uses a combination of light and shadow, paper and water, fantastical imagery, and intriguing sounds to reveal the perplexities and pleasures of friendship. Tickets are $20.

Kennedy Center Family Theater 

Through May 4

Camp David

Nestled in Catoctin Mountain Park lies the clandestine retreat known as Camp David, where for 13 tumultuous days, President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn host Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in an attempt to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. Please call for ticket information.

Arena Stage

Through May 11

Tender Napalm

A pair of young lovers creates a fantastical, often violent world through an interweaving dialogue of increasing perplexity. At the heart of their fantasies lies an unimaginable tragedy that both bonds and breaks the two. Please call for ticket information. 

Signature Theatre

Through June 7

Henry IV, Part 1

A young prince must decide between tavern roughhousing and the burden of his father’s legacy in the coming-of-age story of heroism, corruption and war, directed by Shakespeare Theatre Artistic Director Michael Kahn and starring Stacy Keach. Tickets start at $20.

Shakespeare Theatre Harman Hall