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Washington DC Arts & Entertainment

The District is always abuzz with great entertainment. Whether it's watching a live sporting event, attending the opera or watching an IMAX movie, DC has something for everyone. Here you'll find links and information that will help you plan your attendance at a performace, view performance schedules and learn how and where to purchase tickets.

Inauguration Galas and Balls 2013
Many of the state societies in Washington will hold black-tie Inauguration parties before and after President Obama's swearing in on January 21, 2013. Tickets are already being sold for some. This guide will give you all the fun and exciting details.

Thanksgiving Weekend 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Thanksgiving is all about family, food, and feeling thankful. If you’ll be in the nation’s capital for Thanksgiving weekend, you’ll have no shortage of fun things to do. You can see sharks get fed, hear a TV star sing Frank Sinatra tunes, watch the latest James Bond movie on an IMAX screen, and see a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue.

DC Improv
Washington, D.C., isn’t exactly known as being a funny city. But luckily there’s the DC Improv to bring some laughs to the nation’s capital. The DC Improv is a small comedy club and restaurant that has drawn some of the biggest names in comedy since 1992, including Dave Chapelle, Jim Breuer, Kevin Nealon, and Tommy Davidson.

Live Theatre Venues
Washington has a wide variety of places to catch a live show from the iconic Kennedy Center to Ford's Theatre where President Lincoln was shot.

Washington, DC Sports
Washington has some great sports teams and arenas to catch games. This guide will tell you exactly what teams play here, where you can see them play, and the best way to get tickets.

Freer and Sackler Galleries
The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art opened to the public in 1923 and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery opened in 1987, both to feature Asian art. The Freer and Sackler have several exhibits featuring artwork from the Islamic world, India and the Himalyas, Japan, and China. The Freer also has the famous Peacock Room.

New Year's Eve 2011
New Year's Eve 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Celebrity Watching in DC
Hollywood is not the only place to spot celebrities. Actors, musicians and pro athletes make their way to Washington, D.C. for a lot of different reasons. Find out where you can spot them.

Stuff To Do In April In DC
April is one of the best months to see D.C. The crowds have not yet made their way here but there's still a lot to do. The Cherry Blossoms are still in bloom at the beginning of the month and other types of blossoms are making their entrance.

Best New Year’s Eve events for Washington visitors
Nearly every entertainment venue in Washington will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in 2011. Here’s a rundown of what might be some of the best events for visitors celebrating New Year Eve in D.C.

Half-Price Theatre Tickets to DC Theatre
Find half-price tickets to the theatre, dance, music, and opera for performances at the Kennedy Center, National Theatre, Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and more.

Solar Decathlon College Competition
The Solar Decathlon is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and brings together 20 teams of college and university students to design and build an effective and efficient solar powered home. Come to the National Mall October 8 - 20, 2009 to watch the competition.

Monday Night at The National Theatre - Free Performances at National Theatre
Monday Night Free Performances at The National Theatre for Fall 2009 will kick-off on September 28, 2009 with a free performance by the Marine String Quartet. Shows are at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

DC Shorts Film Festival 2009 - Washington, DC
Shorts Film Festival 2009 is one of the leading short film festivals in the nation according to MovieMaker Magazine. The festival will take place from September 10-17, 2009. Washington, DC will play host to this film festival for its sixth year. 100 films will be screened during the festival.

Shakespeare Free for All
Shakespeare Free For All is an annual summer event in Washington, DC that offers visitors and the local community an opportunity to see free performances of a Shakespeare play. Learn more about plays, times and venues.

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Free For All: The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare Theatre Company's Free for All free performance of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew runs August 27, 2009 to September 12, 2009.

Kennedy Center 2009 Page to Stage Festival
The Kennedy Center hosts its annual Page-to-Stage Festival which features more than 40 D.C. area theater companies. This free three-day event takes place September 5-7, 2009.

Ten Books to Read This Summer and the Best Places in Washington, DC to Read Them
What's on your summer reading list? Vacations are a great time to get away and see the sights, but it’s also a great time to slow down and catch-up on the latest reads your favorite author has penned; re-read a tome you adored the first time; or discover the tales of a new writer.

Storefront Churches by Camilo José Vergara at the National Building Museum
The National Building Museum will be exhibiting Storefront Churches: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara June 20-November 29, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Duke Ellington Jazz Festival 2009 in Washington, DC
The Duke Ellington Jazz Fesitval in Washington DC takes place June 5-15, 2009 and includes free concerts on the National Mall.

Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre in the Woods- Summer Activities for Kids in DC
Washington, DC has great summer activities for kids of all ages and Wolf Trap's 2009 Children's Theatre in the Woods is one of the many activities for kids ages five to 12 to enjoy.

Hillwood Estate Presents Divas Outdoors: Classic Films Under the Stars
Head over to Hillwood Estate for Divas Outdoors Classic Films Under the Stars. There are two opportunities to screen That Touch of Mink and How to Marry a Millionaire on the grounds of Hillwood Estate.

US Navy Memorial Free Summer Concerts 2009 in DC--Where to Find Free DC Concerts
Free summer concerts in Washington, DC are one of the many pluses to visiting DC. Enjoy outdoor concerts from some of Washington, DC's finest local bands, orchestras and musical ensembles.

The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage: Free Performances
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (2700 F St. NW Washington, DC 20566, 202-467-4600)provides visitors an opportunity to see a range of performances free of charge 364 days a year. Every night at 6 p.m.

Saturday Morning at National Theatre: Free Performances
Saturday Morning at the National Theatre in Washington, DC offers free performances that the whole family can enjoy. There are still several remaining performances for the 2008-2009 Schedule

Frost/Nixon a hit at the Kennedy Center
Frost/Nixon is showing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. This is one of the many wonderful perfomances visitors to DC can take in at the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC is a living memorial and tribute to JFK and his legacy as an advocate for the performing arts. The center offers visitors an opportunity to see ballet, opera, orchestrial, and stage performances.

DC Theatres for Plays, Opera, Ballet & Chamber Music
Washington, DC is filled with theatres to take in a play, listen to chamber music, watch a ballet or hear an operatic story.

Dumbarton Concerts in the Heart of Georgetown
Georgetown has a great selection of live music venues and if chamber music is your fetish, then Dumbarton Concerts in historic Georgetown is a place you will want to visit.

A Directory of Movie Theaters in Washington, DC
This is a directory of the movie theaters in Washington, DC.

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