The National Building Museum is presenting The Lawn- their 2019 Summer Block Party installation, thru September 2. The Museum is partnering with the LAB at Rockwell Group to present The Lawn, which is an immersive installation taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, and offering interactive experiences for able-bodied visitors of all ages. The installation is complemented by programs and events, and ticket purchasers can visit all of the Museum’s exhibitions.
The National Zoo will present the annual Brew at the Zoo on July 18.The popular event features unlimited beer tastings, exotic animal encounters, live music and entertainment, and fare from popular food trucks. It's a unique after-hours Zoo experience. Proceeds benefit the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's mission to save species.
The National Zoo Uncorked will take place on September 12.Throughout the evening, visitors can enjoy unlimited wine tastings, live music and entertainment, an art walk with local artisans, a fun outdoor evening and "that warm fuzzy feeling of helping save animals." The Zoo's Think Tank and Great Cats exhibits will be open late.
The annual ZooFiestawill take place at The National Zoo on September 21.The event will be part of a Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia.” There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America.
The Kennedy Center is presenting The Band's Visitin the Eisenhower Theater, thru August 4.The critically-acclaimed new musical “celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing, and laughter can connect us all.” The show won 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, and a Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. It is a “joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, where a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.” The show is recommended for age 12 and up.
Image below: The Original Broadway Company of The Band’s Visit – Photo by Matthew Murphy.
The Kennedy Center will present Disney's Alladin in the Opera House, July 18-September 7.The hit Broadway musical is from the producer of The Lion King. The timeless story of Aladdin is told in "a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle.” The show is recommended for age 6 & up.