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Double Nickels Theatre Company

Founded in 2006, Double Nickels Theatre Company is a community theatre that pays tribute to the legacy of seniors and veterans by highlighting and sharing their true-life stories. The Company celebrates the seniors' contributions through its Reminiscence Theatre, original music, and artistic renderings. Double Nickels also honors seniors through its "Age Exchange" program. Seniors share their life stories and engage with younger generations who then perform the stories and gain a new perspective and a greater appreciation for historical events. Members of Double Nickels are participating in the April 8 Woolly Block Party and the third annual Anacostia River Festival on Sunday, April 9.


Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join the tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Tuesday, April 4, at 7:00 pm in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Participants will commemorate the work of Dr. King as a spiritual counselor, civil rights leader, and warrior for social justice. The program will include musical selections and excerpts from some of his sermons and speeches. The historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church is the last place Dr. King spoke in Washington and the home church of President Abraham Lincoln.


Chekhov's Three Sisters

Stuck in a backwater town, three sisters and their brother search for meaning amidst missed opportunities and misplaced dreams in the clutter of lackluster birthday presents, pushy in-laws, and underwhelming suitors. Three Sisters pitches the sublime against the ridiculous, the romanticized past against an idealized future, and the individual against the unknown of life itself in Chekhov's tragicomic masterpiece about life's heartbreak and absurdity. Directed by Jackson Gay, this production is at the Studio Theatre through April 23.


Friday, March 31

Exhibit - George Condo: The Way I Think
The Phillips Collection

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks

The National Postal Museum

Concert - Starry Messanger
The Folger Theatre

Theater - No Sisters
Studio Theatre

Saturday, April 1

Tour - Pickle Pea Walks With History
Lafayette Park 

Event - Tango Lovers Musical Show of the Year
Lisner Auditorium

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017
National Building Museum

Tour - Detective McDevitt at Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre

Sunday, April 2

Exhibit - Free Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Earth Explorers
The National Geographic Museum

Theater - A Raisin in the Sun
Arena Stage

Concert - Anthony Marwood & Alexzander Madzar
The Phillips Collection

Monday, April 3

Exhibit - Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game 
Library of Congress 

Exhibit - El vuelo y su semilla 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Lecture - Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventure
International Spy Museum

Theater - Ragtime
Ford's Theatre

Tuesday, April 4

Exhibit - Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan
The Japan Information Culture Center 

Lecture - Architecture Month: The Overlooked Architectural Opportunities of Suburbia
District Architecture Center

Event - The Life of a Poet: Conversations with Ron Charles 
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Wednesday, April 5

Exhibit - An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion after the Revolution
DAR Museum

Exhibit - Bees in the City
District Architecture Center

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Thursday, April 6

Event - Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Celebration
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Exhibit - East of the Mississippi: 19th Century American Landscape Photography
National Galley of Art

Exhibit - Guided Highlights Tour

Newsletter for March 31 to April 6, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the city's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


April 8

National Cherry Blossom Parade
Constitution Avenue

April 8

Annual Blessing of the Fleets 
Navy Memorial

April 8

15th Annual The Poet-in-Progress Reading Series
The Folger Shakespeare Library 

April 14
Events DC Cherry Blast
Dock 5 at Union Market

The 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes spring in Washington DC! Learn about NCBF events and things to do during the celebration.


Online Fundraising Campaign for Passport DC

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Volunteer for Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest!

Enjoy the talents of local musicians, dancers, and poets as you help hundreds stroll the neighborhood for a casual and fun day of live performances! Sign-up to volunteer here

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