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Performing Arts Centers

Metro DC'S Performing Arts Centers present concerts, theatre, dance, opera, symphony and more. Check CultureCapital for schedules, descriptions and tickets.

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Mother's Day Weekend 2014 Planning Guide
Find the perfect gift for you and your mom to share this Mother's Day right here at CultureCapital.com. This Mother's Day Weekend 2014 planning guide will assist you in choosing a show, concert or dance performance or soak in the latest exhibition at a museum or art gallery. And check the Dining Out Guide that accompanies each event for restaurant suggestions provided by the RAMW.
The Jazz Samba Project at Strathmore May30-June 15, 2014
Strathmore’s Jazz Samba Project celebrates Brazilian musical influence around an explosive moment in jazz and pop history: the release of the landmark 1962 Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd album, recorded in Washington, D.C. at the All Souls Unitarian Church.
NSO: Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4--Why Italy?
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, April 25
For aficionados and newcomers alike, this series uses actors, narration, excerpts, and multimedia to share captivating stories behind a score, followed by a full performance of the work. This event explores Mendelssohn's delightful "Italian" Symphony.
Momix
GW Lisner Auditorium
Fri, April 25 thru Sat, April 26
With an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, Botanica shows off the endlessly renewable energy of the superb MOMIX performers, with costumes, projections, and custom-made props and puppetry adding an extra dose of fantasy to the elixir.
Wayne McGregor: Random Dance
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, May 1 thru Sat, May 3
Helmed by multi award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor, Random Dance brings their multimedia work FAR, with score by Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals, including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights.
Terence Blanchard Quintet
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, May 9
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, multi-Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and Blue Note artist Terence Blanchard returns to the Center with his quintet for the first time in three years.
Neil Sedaka
Strathmore
Fri, May 16
Stroll down memory lane with this influential and charming performer!
Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, May 3 thru Sun, May 18
A love-struck prince sets out on a fantastic adventure to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter in Mozart's final opera. This "zesty and imaginative new production" (San Francisco Chronicle) is certain to captivate audiences of all ages.
Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Tue, May 20 thru Sun, May 25
Russia's Bolshoi Ballet returns with "unparalleled intensity and brilliance" (Washington Post) to the Opera House to dance Giselle, one of the most romantic and visually striking works in the classical canon.
NSO Pops: Rajaton: The Music of ABBA / Steven Reineke, conductor
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, May 30 thru Sat, May 31
With a name that's Finnish for "boundless," genre-crossing ensemble Rajaton joins the NSO Pops to pay tribute to Scandinavian pop sensations ABBA--who gave the world one hit after another, from "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia" to "Take a Chance on Me."
Highlights
The Stray Birds
Fri, May 2
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Sat, May 3 thru Sat, May 10
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The Hit Men
Sun, May 11
BlackRock Center for the Arts
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
Fri, May 23 thru Sat, May 24
Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Shear Madness
Thru Mon, June 30
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts