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14 Things You Must Do in Washington, DC Before Summer Is Over
Catch these DC events, plays and museum exhibits you must experience before it's too late!
Many events, plays and museum exhibits that have elevated Washington, DC’s arts and culture scene are ending soon. Fortunately, we’ve compiled our favorites here so that you have an exciting checklist. Catch ‘em while you can!
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Citi Open – Ends Aug. 5
Rock Creek Park Tennis Center plays host to this DC summer sporting tradition, now in its 50th year. International tennis stars will battle in front of thousands of fans during the week-long tournament. As always, the lineup features talent from all over the world, including Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson and John Isner in the men’s field and Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens and Naomi Osaka in the women’s field. Make sure to check the tournament’s website for event, ticket and lineup updates.
Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, 4850 Colorado Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011
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‘The Story of the Gun’ – Ends Aug. 5
Mike Daisey returns to Woolly Mammoth Theatre with a new one-man show that takes on one of America’s most controversial topics: guns. Daisey will detail the relationship that U.S. citizens have had with guns and the gun’s place in our culture through searing wit and astute observations. Partisan politics will be absent as Daisey drills down to the truth on guns.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
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‘Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?’ – Ends Aug. 12
Named after a line from a classic song by The Smiths, Does the body marks the first live performance exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum. Five artists will examine the relationship between the body and identity through different forms of art, including music, comedy, spoken word and dance. The exhibit will also feature an ongoing presentation of documentaries and recorded pieces that serve as introductions to Morgan Bassichis, Moriah Evans, Will Rawls, Jen Rosenblit and Mariana Valencia.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Free admission
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue & 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20560
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The Second City’s ‘Generation Gap’ – Ends Aug. 12
In partnership with the Kennedy Center, The Second City has produced this original work that should have audiences flocking to the theater this summer. Generation Gap concerns three families and their numerous trials and tribulations, from miscommunications to dating to careers, all inspired by generational differences. Don’t miss this two-act production that will serve up belly laughs and plenty of food for thought.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
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