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Jo Koy

Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 9:00pm


1140 Connecticut Avenue North West
Washington, DC 20036

Cost: $35.00

From: DC Improv Comedy Club

Special Event. Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately, The Koy Pond

Jo Koy’s rise through the comedy ranks has been nothing short of spectacular. Starting out in Las Vegas, he earned a spot on “The Tonight Show,” then took off like a rocket. He was one of the most-loved panelists on “Chelsea Lately,” his Comedy Central specials wowed millions of people, and his tours have brought him to clubs and theaters around the world. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we’re thrilled to have him on our schedule once again.
Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He sells out clubs across the nation, is a weekly guest on The Adam Carolla Show podcast and recently started his own podcast, The Koy Pond with Jo Koy. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family‐inspired humor cross all boundaries. Jo, who was raised in Tacoma, WA, credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. She encouraged him to participate in school talent shows and to hold impromptu performances for his family and friends.
Door: 8:45pm
Show: 9:00pm
Age: 18 and Over
Showroom: Main Showroom

Under The Baobab Tree With Iya

Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 10:15am


1100 Jefferson Drive SouthWest
Washington, DC 20024

From: Discovery Theater

Gather beneath the iconic tree of life as master educator Iya Bashea Imana shares captivating folktales.  Music and movement, puppets, and eco-friendly crafts combine with timeless stories that offer an introduction to African traditions and wisdom.
Recommended for Ages 3-7 / Grades PreK – 2nd
Individual Tickets:
Child: $6
Child under 2: $3
Adult: $8
Smithsonian Associate Members: $5

Performance – The School For Lies

Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 8:00pm


450 7th Street NorthWest
Washington, DC 20004

Cost: $44–$102

From: Shakespeare Theatre Company

By David Ives
Based on The Misanthrope by Molière
Directed by Michael Kahn
“A loud-mouthed bull amid love’s fragile china,
A rapid crackpot, you, the cackling mynah,
You’d opt for love, itself insanity,
A further spur to your volcanity?”
From the comic imagination of STC favorite David Ives comes a Baroque buffet. Alceste, Molière’s ruthless French truth-teller, becomes Frank, an aristocrat who despises hypocrisy—and, frankly, doesn’t mind telling you so. His chief delight a well-aimed barb, Frank wreaks havoc in a world of pompous suitors and extravagant ladies, hurling abuse and affection with equal gusto as he vies with admirers for his beloved Celimene.
Tony Award®-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French “trilogy” of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, return to old stomping grounds in this uproarious update of one of the greatest masterpieces of French comedy. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière’s biting satire and Ives’s modern wit.

Breastfeeding The Toddler

Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm


2141 K Street NorthWest
Washington, DC 20037

Cost: Free

From: George Washington University Hospital

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, especially the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding after the first year. In addition, options and strategies for weaning are discussed. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice.

National Symphony Orchestra

Date: June 2, 2017


2700 First Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20566

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Eastern Market

Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 7:00am to 7:00pm

225 7th Street South East
Washington, DC 20001

From: Eastern Market

Exhibition – Senses Of Time Video And Film-based Works Of Africa

Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm

950 Independence Avenue, South West
Washington, DC 20560

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of naval time. Time may seem easy to measure, but it can be challenging to understand. The six African artists featured in Senses of Time explore how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film—or “time-based”—art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward.
Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are embodied and expressed.
History repeats itself as Yinka Shonibare MBE’s European ballroom dancers in sumptuous African-print fabric gowns dramatize the absurdities of political violence, while Sammy Baloji choreographs a haunting exploration of memory and forgetting in the ruins of postcolonial deindustrialization. Sue Williamson sensitively highlights the generational gaps wrought by time, while Berni Searle addresses genealogical time in one work as ancestral family portraits are tossed by the winds and focuses on the slippages and fragility of time and personal identity in another. Moataz Nasr’s work treads upon identities distorted by the march of time as Theo Eshetu draws us into a captivating kaleidoscopic space where past, present, and future converge.

Exhibition – Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm


1050 Independence Avenue South West
Washington, DC 20439

Cost: Free

From: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries


From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin.
The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy.
To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand.
Date: March 5, 2016–October 29th, 2017
Location: Sackler sublevel 3

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