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ART 

March 1 to 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 March 2

Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections 

In the first exhibition devoted to Byzantine art at the National Gallery, some 170 rare and important works, drawn exclusively from Greek collections, offer a fascinating glimpse of the soul and splendor of the mysterious Byzantine Empire.

National Gallery of Art 

Through March 2

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Nearly 100 works in all media by 72 leading modern and contemporary artists present the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-20th century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Through March 2

What’s Up: New Technologies in Art

Instructive, inventive, evocative and evolving: Tech innovation is revolutionizing the art world, and this amazing exhibit puts some of the most provocative new media on display, including that of Austrian artist Waltraut Cooper, who studied mathematics and theoretical physics and whose work explores light, mathematics and color through fluorescent lights, neon and glass.

Mansion at Strathmore

March 2 to 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

March 6 to 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.

Goethe-Institut 

Through March 8

Latvian Artists: Riga and World Cities. Live Paintings

Contemporary paintings and large-scale works by Aleksejs Naumovs and Kristaps Zarins, rector and vice-rector of the Latvian Academy of Art, capture cities such as Riga, Washington, D.C., New York, Paris, Venice and Peking, where the artists worked outdoors, without letting unexpected weather stop them, to paint directly onto the canvas without sketches. The exhibition is organized as part of the program “Riga 2014: Cultural Capital of Europe” and is open Fridays and Saturdays; for information, visit www.latvia-usa.org.

Embassy of Latvia Art Space

March 8 to 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 March 9

Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd

Los Angeles artist Alex Prager’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States debuts her latest series — elaborately staged crowd scenes, both poignant and revelatory — alongside earlier photographs and video works.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Through March 16

The Dying Gaul: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome

Created in the first or second century AD, the “Dying Gaul” is one of the most renowned works from antiquity. This exhibition marks the first time it has left Italy since 1797, when Napoleonic forces took the sculpture to Paris, where it was displayed at the Louvre until its return to Rome in 1816.

National Gallery of Art

Through March 16

Transforming Cityscapes

On display are the winning entries of the 8th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial (IAUB), which focuses on lifetime achievements, outstanding works of architecture, publications, research projects and ideas presented by architects and architecture students.

OAS Art Museum of the Americas

Through March 21

Bridging the Gap

This new group exhibition highlights three promising Korean women artists exploring issues of Korean identity, ties to ones mother country and the diversity of immigrant experiences in New York City

Korean Cultural Center 

Through March 23

S.O.S. Spanish Office Showroom

As part of the SPAIN arts & culture program (www.spainculture.us), “S.O.S. Spanish Office Showroom” presents the most avant-garde pieces of Spanish design conceived for modern working environments, highlighting how the creativity of contemporary Spanish designers adapts to any office space and how Spanish design companies are successfully competing in international markets, such as the United States.

Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence

Through March 23

Tapas. Spanish Design for Food

Spain arts & culture showcases the Spanish chefs, including D.C.’s own chef José Andrés, as well as designers, architects, wineries and restaurants that pioneered the popular tapas movement, reflecting on the last 25 years of Spain’s avant-garde experimental blending of design and food.

Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence

March 24 to 28

New Media Exhibit: Because Human Beings Can Be Expected to Face Reality

Until now we have celebrated the achievements and advantages of new media without reservation. But step by step new media is changing people’s reality toward the unreal shadows of Plato’s “Cave Allegory.” In this interactive installation, artists read the “Cave Allegory” for eight hours and discuss the surprisingly up-to-date critique of media and man.

Embassy of Austria

March 29 to 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 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 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 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, 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

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 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 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

DANCE

March 4 to 19

Flamenco Festival 2014

This popular annual festival includes a Gala Flamenco featuring flamenco’s greatest stars (March 4), Eva Yerbabuena (March 7), the Tomatito Sextet (March 18) and Estrella Morente (March 19 at the Music Center at Strathmore). Tickets are $35 to $65.

GW Lisner Auditorium

March 5 to 9

British Invasion: The Beatles & the Rolling Stones

When the Beatles and Rolling Stones invaded America back in the 1960s, rock ‘n’ roll changed forever. The Washington Ballet relives this revolution in Trey McIntyre’s “A Day in the Life, an energetic, emotional journey set to classic Beatles tunes, while Christopher Bruce’s highly acclaimed rock ballet “Rooster” is the penultimate “battle of the sexes.” Tickets are $25 to $125.

Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

March 5 to 26, 7 p.m.

Tango Lessons

Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Embassy of Argentina invites guests to immerse themselves in the world of tango with four lessons for beginners under the instruction of Jorge Pereyra. Admission is free but space is limited; RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Embassy of Argentina

DISCUSSIONS

Tue., March 4, 12 p.m.

Freedom – What Is Our Role? Selfless Acts and the World Stage

The Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents this seminar with Czech Deputy Chief of Mission Jaroslav Zajíček that includes a short documentary, with a statement from former Czech President Václav Havel talking about the self-sacrifice Jan Palach. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Palach’s dramatic self-immolation, which took place in 1969 in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Zajíček explores what we can learn from such acts of bravery and selflessness.

Georgetown University Copley Lounge

Thu., March 6, 6:45 p.m.

Liguria: Paradise Found

Fred Plotkin, an expert on Italy, takes you on a virtual tour of the region known for its combination of natural beauty, exquisite cuisine and the character of its citizens, who are distinct even in a nation as full of strong personalities as Italy. Tickets are $42; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org. 

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Thu., March 6, 6:30 p.m.

New Fiction in Chile: The Next Generation

Georgetown University scholar Roberto Brodsky moderates a discussion with Alejandro Zambra and Carlos Labbé, selected as among the 22 best young Spanish novelists by Granta Magazine (in Spanish).

Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center

Sat., March 8, 3 p.m.

Celebration of the 164th Anniversary of the Birth of Tomas G. Masaryk

The Embassies of the Slovak and Czech Republics invite you to an afternoon of celebrations honoring Tomas G. Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia. The event will include the lecture “Milan Getting, an American Slovak who aided Tomas G. Masaryk in the Czechoslovak Liberation,” presented by Marcia Sutherland, Milan Getting’s granddaughter. Tenor Reginald Bouknight will also perform Czech and Slovak arias at the event, which concludes with Masaryk’s favorite Czech and Slovak songs performed by children from the Slavic-American Sokol School.

Embassy of the Slovak Republic

Wed., March 12, 6:45 p.m.

The First Ladies Exhibition: Changing Fashions, Changing Roles

Curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy talks about The First Ladies” exhibit, which explores the unofficial but important position of the first lady and the ways that different women have shaped the role to make their own contributions to administrations and the nation. Tickets are $42; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

National Museum of American History

Wed., March 19, 6:45 p.m.

Spain’s Architectural Splendors

Cultural crosscurrents and a distinctive creative spirit have marked Spanish architecture as one of the boldest in Europe—and its masterworks provide a vivid glimpse of its varied past. Tickets are $42; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Thu., March 20, 6:45 p.m.

Crossroads and Connections: Exploring Britain's Channel Islands

Located off the north coast of France, the Channel Islands seem at first glance almost inexplicably British. Historian Cassandra Potts Hannahs examines the islands’ identification with Britain, despite their predominantly Gallic roots, within patterns of longer-term social and geopolitical dynamics. Tickets are $42; for information, visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Wed., March 26, 5 p.m.

Youth for Human Rights International's 11th Annual World Education Tour Launch

The Youth for Human Rights International's 11th annual World Education Tour launches in D.C. before its visits Mexico, Dominica, Britain, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Taiwan, where the group will host human rights summits, meet with dignitaries and catalyze youth to become human rights advocates. The D.C. launch celebration will feature actress Marisol Nichols and a presentation of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award to six outstanding youth from across the United States, culminating in the 2014 Human Rights Hero Awards, whose recipients have reduced bullying in Texas schools and used art to combat the sex trafficking of inner-city youth. To RSVP, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (202) 270-3935.

Rayburn House Office Building Room B-369

FESTIVALS

March 1 to April 15

The Francophonie Cultural Festival 2014

Fri., March 21, 7 p.m.

The popular annual Francophonie Festival celebrates the diversity and richness of the French language and francophone communities around the world through a series of cultural events and outreach programs presented every spring in the capital region. The festival kicks off with La Grande Fête de la Francophonie on March 21, an invitation to travel the continents of the world in one night. Each year, more than 35 embassies unite to present their culture and cuisine, accompanied by music from the French-speaking world. This year’s featured artists include Benin’s Jomion and the Uklos and France’s post-punk, cold wave, electro, surf rockers La Femme. Tickets to Le Grande Fête are $40. For information, visit  http://grandefete2014.eventbrite.com or www.francophoniedc.org.

Embassy of France

MUSIC

Sun., March 2, 5 p.m.

The Essential Verdi

The Washington Chorus marks the 200th anniversary of Guiseppe Verdi’s birth by partnering with the Italian Embassy for a weeklong celebration of Italy’s treasured composer, whose works transcend the boundaries of genre and have taken root in popular culture. Music director Julian Wachner leads a 200-voice chorus together with a full symphony orchestra and seven outstanding soloists in a concert of Verdi favorites from his most popular operas and choral masterworks, including highlights from “Aida,” “La Traviata,” “Rigoletto” and “Nabucco.” Tickets are $15 to $62.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thu., March 6, 6:45 p.m.

Pianist Juan Pablo Horcasitas

On the heels of releasing his new album, “Among Songs and Dances!,” celebrated Mexican pianist Juan Pablo Horcasitas performs a repertoire featuring interpretations of European greats Bach, Schubert and Gluck, alongside classical and contemporary Mexican and Latin American composers. Admission is free; RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mexican Cultural Institute

Fri., March 7, 8 p.m.

Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge

Direct from Ireland, this thrilling ensemble intertwines beautiful ballads and striking choreography to form a vivid link with Celtic heritage. Please call for ticket information.

Music Center at Strathmore 

Fri., March 7, 7:30 p.m.

Minetti Quartet

The Minetti Quartet has collected a slew of important prizes since the ensemble formed in 2003, when it received the Haydn Award at the International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna, followed by the International Rimbotti Competition for String Quartet in Florence and other awards. Tickets are $65, including reception; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org. 

Embassy of Austria

Sat., March 8, 8 p.m.,
Sun., March 9, 3 p.m.

Pianist Brian Ganz and the National Philharmonic

Pianist Brian Ganz and the National Philharmonic, under the direction of Guest Conductor Michał Dworzńyski, will honor Polish World War II hero, Jan Karski on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The concerts will feature the first Washington performance of the “Bajka (Fairytale) Overture” by Stanisław Moniuszko, generally considered the father of the Polish national opera, as well as Ganz’s interpretation of Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.” The recognition of Karski’s efforts to expose the Holocaust to the Allies will be led by Polish Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf. For tickets, visit nationalphilharmonic.org.

Music Center at Strathmore 

Fri., March 14, 7:30 p.m.

Emanuel Salvador, Violin
Ronaldo Rolim, Piano

Violinist Emanuel Salvador has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in venues around the world, from Germany to Mexico to Kazakhstan, and was called “one of the finest Portuguese violinists of his generation” by Strad Magazine. Tickets are $150, including buffet; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org. 

Portuguese Residence

Sat., March 15, 8 p.m.,
Sun., March 16, 4 p.m.

Leahy

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Celtic style with Leahy, a family band from Canada that explores their Irish and Scottish roots with a triple threat of fierce fiddle music, stellar step-dancing and spectacular singing. Tickets are $34 to $50.

George Mason University Hylton Performing Arts Center 

Sun., March 16, 4 p.m.

The Chieftains

The Chieftains, six-time Grammy Award winners, have uncovered centuries of Irish song and made these traditional works their own through the inimitable style that has won them countless fans over the decades. Tickets are $30 to $60.

George Mason University Center for the Arts 

Sun., March 16, 3 p.m.

Escolania de Montserrat

The Escolania de Montserrat, Spain’s premier boys’ choir and one of the oldest music schools in Europe, performs an enchanting concert of music from Montserrat from the Middle Ages in its inaugural U.S. tour. Please call for ticket information.

Music Center at Strathmore

Tue., March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Bertrand Chamayou in Concert

This performance by Bertrand Chamayou, a young, talented French pianist, is part of Chamayou's 2013-14 season, during which he debuts with the Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester at the Berlin Philharmonie, with the NDR Sinfonie Orchester in Hamburg, and with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free but reservations are required; for information, visit http://frenchculture.org.

Embassy of France

Sat., March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Claudia Galli, Soprano
Gregory Moulin, Piano

Soprano Claudia Galli, who was born in Luxembourg to an Italian father and a Portuguese mother, is joined by pianist Gregory Moulin, originally from the Drôme region of France. Tickets are $110, including reception and valet parking; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org. 

Embassy of Luxembourg

Fri., March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Adrian Daurov, Cello
Di Wu, Piano

A native of St. Petersburg, Russian cellist Adrian Daurov is a New York-based, Juilliard-trained, award-winning cellist who has performed on major concert stages such as Carnegie Hall and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Tickets are $150, including buffet reception and valet parking; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org. 

Embassy of Russia

THEATER

March 5 to 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

Through March 8

Washington National Opera: Moby-Dick

One man's obsession leaves a lethal wake of destruction in Jake Heggie's triumphant new opera of Melville's literary masterwork. Tickets are $25 to $305.

Kennedy Center Opera House 

Through March 9

La Señorita de Tacna (The Young Lady from Tacna)

A writer tried to recreate the grand romance of Mamaé, a 100 year-old spinster aunt who ended her engagement with a dashing Chilean captain when she was young. Tickets are $38 or $42.

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Through March 9

La Vida Que Me Das … y no me alcanza
(Such a Life You’ve Given Me … and it’s not enough)

This work tackles with humor the encounter of three women who examine maternity and sexuality, looking for the balance between their desires, their negative perceptions and pettiness. Tickets are $15 to $35.

Teatro de la Luna

Gunston Arts Center

Through March 9

Mother Courage and Her Children

Kathleen Turner returns to Arena to star as a tough-as-nails matriarch who profits off the very war that steals her children from her one by one. But will the cost of war be higher than she's prepared to pay? Please call for ticket information.

Arena Stage 

Through March 9

Richard III

Explore Shakespeare’s portrait of maniacal ambition and dig into the truth about this king’s real nature with this celebrated history play — staged, for the first time in Folger history, in an Elizabethan Theatre reconfigured to allow for a production “in the round.” Tickets are $39 to $72.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Through March 9

We Are Proud to Present…

“We Are Proud to Present…” follows a group of idealistic actors — three black and three white — who come together to tell the little-known story of a centuries-old conflict in southwest Africa, recreating the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Tickets start at $35.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

March 12 to 30

Happily Ever After

In partnership with the Embassy of Spain, Ambassador Theater presents the world premiere of this play by Cristina Colmena, in which three couples of different ages, representing a lifetime of romantic struggles, are crippled by fears and insecurities and unable to find fulfillment in love. Tickets are $20 to $40.

Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint

March 13 to 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

March 14 and 15, 8 p.m.

PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo

A Salvadoran immigrant and former gang member is paroled from prison after he removes his gang tattoos – a cleansing of the skin in a hopeful effort to reunite his family and break a lifetime of violence. Tickets are $20.

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Through March 16

The Importance of Being Earnest

Keith Baxter returns to direct Oscar Wilde’s most perfect of plays — a comedy of class, courtship, and avoiding burdensome social conventions. Please call for ticket information. 

Shakespeare Lansburgh Theatre

Through March 16

Tribes

When Billy, who was born deaf into a garrulous academic family that raised him to lip read and integrate into the hearing world, meets Sylvia, who is going deaf herself, he decides it’s time to speak on his own terms — in the second offering of Studio’s yearlong New British Invasion Festival. Tickets are $39 to $75.

The Studio Theatre

March 18 to 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

March 20 to 29

Washington National Opera: The Elixir of Love

Handsome Nemorino employs a “magical tonic” to win feisty Adina's affections in Donizetti’s loveable comic opera — a warm and inspired masterpiece cherished for its whimsical wit, endearing characters and intoxicating duets. Tickets are $25 to $300. 

Kennedy Center Opera House

March 21 to 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

March 25 to 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

Through March 30

Beaches

Based on the beloved book, “Beaches” follows two extraordinary friends through 30 years of camaraderie, laughter and sorrow. Please call for ticket information. 

Signature Theatre 

Last Edited on March 12, 2014