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June 16, 2013


June 16--Dates and times subject to change. Call before making travel plans.


American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW, A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, June 28 Jan. 5, 2014; Tim Whalen Quintet the Music of Bud Powell, June 20, 5

8 p.m.; Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color, exhibit features work, career of Thomas Day, a free African American who owned and operated one of North Carolina's most successful cabinet shops prior to Civil War, through July 28 at Renwick Gallery. 202/633-1000,

Corcoran Gallery of Art, 510 17th St., NW, War Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath, June 29 Sept. 29; James Bridle: A Quiet Disposition, an exhibition of five research-based projects on subject of drone warfare, June 19 July 7; David Levinthal: War Games, through Sept. 1. 202/639-1700;

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Over, Under Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913 Present. Through Sept. 8. 866/868-7774;

National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Ave. NW, In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall, June 28 Dec. 7; Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909 1929: When Art Danced with Music, exhibit features 140 original costumes, set designs, paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, photographs, posters and film clips, through Sept. 2; Edvard Munch: 150th Anniversary Tribute, through July 28; Jazz in the Garden, through Aug. 30, 5 8:30 p.m. Free. 202/289-3360;

National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW, "A New Age of Explorations: National Geographic at 125." Visual and interactive exhibition celebrates modern exploration and takes visitors back in time. Through June, 2014. $7 $11. 202/857-7700;

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., NW, Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960s and Awake in the Dream World: the Art of Audrey Niffenegger. June 21 Nov. 10.

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St., NW, Ellsworth Kelly: Recent Works, June 23 Sept. 22; Bernhard Hildebrandt: A Conjugation of Verb, baroque themes of high drama, spectacle and spatial movement, June 27 Sept. 22; 202/387-2151;

U.S. Capitol, West Terrace, Marine Band Concert, June 19 and 26, 8 p.m. Free. 202/433-4011;

Yards Park, boardwalk overlooking the Anacostia River, 355 Water St., Marine Band Concert, June 20 and 27, 7:30 p.m. Free. 202/433-4011;



Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists. Exhibit features Ferdinand Day, Lillie Finklea, Carlton Funn, Lillian Patterson, others. Through Aug. 3. Free. 703/746-4356;


Highland Street, Clarendon District, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington Festival of the Arts. Summer outdoor juried art festival, with live music, food festival, art giveaway, national and local artists, more. June 22 23, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Free. 561/746-6615.

Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., "Company." Steven Sondheim's musical. Through June 30. $40. 571/527-1860;

Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, All the President's Pups. New guided walking tour covers 1.25 miles stopping at five historic locations for dogs and two-legged friends. Learn about canine life at Mount Vernon. Saturdays only, through June 29. 703/780-2000;


Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, "The Comedy of Errors," through July 7; "Othello," July 11 Aug. 4, Thursdays through Sundays, 8 p.m. 804/353-4241.

Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St., free parking at the Third and Marshall Street deck, Arts and Culture Xpo. Formerly know as the Cultsha Xpo, this event highlights Richmond's non-profit arts and culture organizations. June 29, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. 804/726-5119;

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Father's Day Events, June 16, entertainment and garden-related activities, remote-controlled boats on lake, concert, more; Flowers After 5, wine tasting, music, outside dining, shopping, more, Thursdays, through Aug. 29. 804/262-9887.

Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Robots + Us, interactive exhibits and videos, included with admission, through Sept. 29; LiveSky: Is Anybody Out There? June 21, 6 7 p.m.; Spring N2 Summer, celebrate the opening of "Boost," a new permanent exhibition, June 22, 9:30 a.m. 5 p.m.; 804/864-1400,



nTelos Wireless Pavilion, on the Downtown Mall, Fridays After Five. Free concerts, 5:30 8:30 p.m., June 21, the Gladstones with Ali Marcus; June 28, Acme Swing Mfg. Co. with Red & the Romantics; July 5, the Seedz with Cashless Society.

University of Virginia, Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road, Ansel Adams: A Legacy. Through Oct. 13. 434/989-1745.


Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Speaker Series: First House, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Governor's Mansion, historian and author Mary Miley Theobald will speak, June 18, 7 p.m., free; Family Fun Day: Patrick Henry Birthday Celebration, June 22, free, with reenactment of Parson's Cause at 11 a.m., at historic courthouse, followed by family show at noon in Barksdale Theater and refreshments at 1 p.m. 804/537-5050;


Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Outdoor Children's Theater at Oatlands. StageCoach Theatre Company presents "Peter and the Lost Boys," June 16 and 22 23. Lawn chairs or blankets recommended. Bring your own picnic; drinks and snacks available for sale. Doors open at noon, production begins at 1 p.m. $10 $12. 703/777-3174;


Wayside Theatre, State Route 11, Church Basement Ladies. Musical inspired by the book "Growing Up Lutheran." Through June 30. $25 $30. 540/869-1776;

Newport News

Mariners Museum, 100 Museum Drive, "Fragile Waters." Exhibition features black-and-white water photography of marine environment by Ansel Adams. Through Sept. 2.


Jamestown Settlement, Route 31, and Yorktown Victory Center, Colonial Parkway, Seed to Stalk Theme Month. Through June 30. 888/593-4682;


Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, "Les Miserables," musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo, through June 23; Chicago, June 26 July 7. 540/665-4569.

Compiled by Peggy Carlson


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