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Things to do in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia Area This Weekend!

Things to do in and around the DC, Maryland, Virginia Area This Weekend:

 

Friday

‘Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project’
Photographer Dawoud Bey has been capturing marginalized communities with a distinct style for more than 40 years. This fall, the National Gallery of Art will display four large-scale photographs and a video from Bey’s most essential series, “The Birmingham Project”. The collection is a monument to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Al. on Sept. 15, 1963. The exhibit, which runs through March 17, 2019, will coincide with the 55th anniversary of the tragedy.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Free admission
National Gallery of Art, 4th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

‘Sean Scully: Landline’
Sean Scully’s famous Landline series will make its U.S. debut at the Hirshhorn from Sept. 13 – Feb. 3, 2019. Landline includes watercolors, oil paintings and sculptures, all demonstrating Scully’s expressive style that brings the beauty and glory of the natural world to mind. Using vertical and horizontal lines, Scully’s work combines the land, sea and sky to create a rush of energy and vibrant colors.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Free admission
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, 7th Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560

Red Bull Reign USA & World Finals
The world’s best 3-on-3 basketball players will put their hoop skills to the ultimate test in this two-day tournament, now held indoors at the Barry Farm Recreation Center in DC. Ballers from 16 different nations will square off in high-paced, high-offense competitions in the half court, so expect dazzling, highlight-reel plays from street ball’s shining stars. Admission is free.
12 p.m. |  Free admission
Barry Farm Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Road SE, Washington, DC 20020

‘Hamilton’ – Final Weekend
The Tony Award-winning sensation about the Founding Father who came to the U.S. as an immigrant from the British-colonized West Indies to become George Washington’s trusted advisor takes the stage at the 2,362-seat Opera House for its final weekend at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical blends jazz, rap and hip-hop, and transforms the tale of America’s first Treasury Secretary with a diverse cast. Ticket Tip: You can enter the Hamilton Ticket Lottery through the Hamilton app for a chance to win $10 orchestra tickets to upcoming shows. Good luck!
7:30 p.m. |  Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Paul Simon
One of the greatest American songwriters brings his Homeward Bound – The Farewell tour to the nation’s capital for one night only this September. Since breaking onto the pop charts as one half of Simon & Garfunkel in the early 1960s, Paul Simon has written and released one timeless classic after another, from “The Sound of Silence” to “Kodachrome” to “You Can Call Me Al” and “Obvious Child”. Prepare for an unforgettable evening with a musical legend.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Theater J Presents ‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane’
The Kennedy Center welcomes this Theater J production that weaves the enthralling true tale of Lisa Jura, an aspiring Jewish pianist forced to flee her home during World War II. Lisa struggles with separation from her family, but her love of music and determination to succeed keeps her going. Jura’s daughter, Mona Golabek, will perform compositions by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin live during the show, which runs from Sept. 12-30.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

 

Saturday

Dulles Day 5K/10K on the Runway
A rare opportunity to run on an airport runway arrives this month at Washington Dulles International Airport. For the sixth straight year, you’ll be able to enjoy a 5K or 10K run on a flat and fast course. Along the way, you can take in impressive vistas of the airport grounds, sprint past planes and put your legs to the test on an actual landing strip within a certified looped course. Register now, as spots fill up quickly each year.
7:30 a.m. |  Register
Washington Dulles International Airport, 1 Saarinen Circle, Dulles, VA 20166

The Phillips Collection

‘Intersections: Richard Tuttle’
As part of its Intersections series, The Phillips Collection hosts an epic installation from renowned American artist Richard Tuttle from this Thursday through Dec. 30. It Seems Like It’s Going to Be will take up the entire second floor of the original Phillips House galleries, merging Tuttle’s 41-verse poem with 41 pieces of art that he created for each verse.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Admission
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Kevin Hart
Currently one of stand-up comedy’s biggest stars, Kevin Hart’s small frame belies the huge laughs he generates on stage and on the screen. Hart has shown box office clout with successful movies such as the Think Like A Man films, The Wedding Ringer, Get Hard and Ride Along. Now, you can catch his energetic routine at Capital One Arena as Hart touches down in DC as part of his Irresponsible tour.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Capital One Arena, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

 

Sunday

Cultural Tourism DC

Walkingtown DC
Cultural Tourism DC showcases the incredible walkability of the nation’s capital during this week-long public tour program (Sept. 15-23). More than 50 guided walking tours are held throughout the District, introducing attendees to the art, culture and history of the city. Tours come in many variations, from after-work “happy hour” soirees to long weekend tours. Historians, licensed tour guides, community leaders and business owners, among others, host these excursions that will take you to both well-known and hidden gems across DC. Check out the details and schedules.

Rachel Whiteread
British sculptor Rachel Whiteread receives the first comprehensive survey of her work with this exhibition in the National Gallery of Art’s East Building. Roughly 100 objects from the artist’s 30-year career will be on display, including sculptures, drawings, photographs, documentary materials and even several new pieces shown for the first time. You’ll see the wide range of Whitread’s work, which has many variations in scale, material and subject. The exhibit runs through Jan. 13, 2019.
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Free admission
National Gallery of Art, 4th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

Washington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts (Home Opener)
The new look Washington Redskins, now led by quarterback Alex Smith, will open the home slate of their 2018-19 season against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The ‘Skins are looking for their first playoff appearance since 2015, and the team has been buoyed by new acquisitions such as Smith, Paul Richardson, Jr. and Adrian Peterson. Expect FedExField to be rocking for this 1 p.m. matchup.
1 p.m. |  Tickets
FedExField, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, MD 20785

‘If I Forget’
Set in the nation’s capital and written by Bethesda, Md. native Steven Levenson, If I Forgetbrings local flavor to the DC theater scene from Sept. 12 – Oct. 14. A modern Jewish family is contemplating what to do with their 14th Street property in July of 2000, with their mother dead and their father in need of constant medical attention. Levenson’s powerful and personal portrait of the family covers a range of topics, from inheritance to history to Israel to parenting.  Don’t be surprised if you laugh and cry during this one.
2 p.m. |  Tickets
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

‘American Idol: Live!’
American Idol, one of the most successful TV shows of all-time, brings its stunning stage show to the illustrious Warner Theatre. You will have the chance to see some of the show’s finest competitors perform, including Season 8 winner Kris Allen. Pop group sensation Forever In Your Mind will also take the stage.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

 

…AND WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE WEATHER

 

Friday Sep 14
Day: Cloudy with showers. Highs around 79°F. Northeast wind to 15 MPH, gusting to 21 MPH. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. New precipitation amounts up to one quarter inch possible.
Night: Mostly cloudy with showers. Lows around 71°F. East northeast wind to 13 MPH. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. New precipitation amounts up to one quarter inch possible.
Saturday Sep 15
Day: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs around 79°F. East northeast wind to 11 MPH. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Night: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 69°F. East northeast wind to 9 MPH. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Sunday Sep 16
Day: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs around 80°F. East northeast wind to 9 MPH. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 71°F. East wind to 8 MPH. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

 

Movies opening this week:

 

THE PREDATOR (2018)Opens Friday

A SIMPLE FAVOROpens Friday

UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTIONOpens Friday

WHITE BOY RICKOpens Friday

AMERICAN CHAOSOpens Friday

ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCOOpens Friday

ARMEDOpens Friday

BEL CANTOOpens Friday

THE CHILDREN ACTOpens Friday

THE DAWN WALLWed, Sep 19, 2018

DON’T LEAVE HOMEOpens Friday

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

HE’S OUT THEREOpens Friday

LETTER FROM MASANJIA

LIZZIE (2018)Opens Friday

MDMAOpens Friday

PATIENT ZEROOpens Friday

SCIENCE FAIR

THE RIOT ACTOpens Friday

A WIZARD’S TALEOpens Friday