Summer in Washington, DC

This summer has a fantastic line up of performances and art exhibits. See what’s happening near your Washington, DC neighborhoodwoolly mammoth

Washington, DC’s Summer Performances

The Second City is coming to The Woolly Mammoth Theatre, less than half a mile from Mather Studios on July 9 with a presentation of America All Better!! The play takes a satirical look at modern issues facing America, from politics and online dating to the economy and time travel.

Studio Theatre in Logan Circle will present Baby Universe, a show by New York’s Wakka Wakka Productions and Norway’s Nordland Visual Theatre starting June 26 at 8 p.m. This imaginative company uses puppets, masks and other exploratory visuals.

The National Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Kennedy Center, close to The Watergate,  from June 20 to June 22 along with classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Krysztof Urbanski will conduct the performances featuring the music of Macmillan and Saint-Saens.

The National Harbor, about five miles from The Oronco will have Bolivian music every Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Washington, DC’s Arts and Exhibitions

The National Gallery of Art near Chinatown will have the exhibit In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall starting June 28. Marshall has been recognized for his work, which details the black experience in America.

The Portrait Gallery just minutes from Gallery Place will feature One Life: Martin Luther King, Jr. starting June 28. Paintings, photos and video segments will chronicle Dr. King’s life and civil rights activism.

The Hirshhorn Museum will have the exhibit Peter Coffin: Here and There starting June 29. Coffin has had an eclectic array of work in a variety of mediums that include sculptures, photography and sound art.

Catch a Ball Game

See a list of upcoming home games for the Washington Nationals:

  • June 20 – Rockies – 7:05 p.m.
  • June 21 – Rockies – 7:05 p.m.
  • June 22 – Rockies – 12:05 p.m.
  • June 23 – Rockies – 1:35 p.m.
  • June 25 – D-Backs – 7:05 p.m.
  • June 26 – D-Backs – 7:05 p.m.
  • June 27 – D-Backs – 4:05 p.m.
  • July 1 – Brewers – 7:05 p.m.
  • July 2 – Brewers – 7:05 p.m.
  • July 3 – Brewers – 6:05 p.m.
  • July 4 – Brewers – 11:05 a.m.
  • July 5 – Padres – 7:05 p.m.
  • July 6 – Padres – 4:05 p.m.
  • July 7 – Padres – 1:35 p.m.

Three Free Events

  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present a staged reading of Doctor Faustus on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets to reserve your spot at this free show.
  • Come to the National Theatre Monday nights for free screenings of classic movies at 6:30 p.m. The next upcoming movie will be The Philadelphia Story starring Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart.
  • As part of the Folklife Festival, Chicago’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble will perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Their performance combines jazz, improv and traditional African music.

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