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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.

Image credit: HYBYCOZO, Deep Thought, 2018. Photo by Ron Blunt

30 March
21 January

See the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals are one of the best teams in baseball right now. From the incredible talent on the field, to amazing food and so much more at the Nats Park, you can get your baseball fix with flying colors in the District this spring and summer.

01 April
30 September

FRESHFARM CityCenterDC Farmers Market

Shop for delicious local prepared foods, pasture-raised meats, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more every Tuesday throughout the summer. Open rain or shine! Afterwards, indulge in some retail therapy at the vast array of luxury stores at CityCenterDC.

01 May
30 October

Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

One of Washington’s favorite summer traditions, Jazz in the Garden runs every Friday through August 24 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The free concerts feature a lineup of musicians presenting a variety of jazz styles from swing to funk. Visitors can find a seat among the monumental works of art in the Sculpture Garden and enjoy a menu of food and beverages available at an outdoor grill on the patio and inside the Pavilion Café.

18 May
24 August

Georgetown Waterfront

While Georgetown's cobblestone streets, cupcake stores, historic bars and stylish boutiques account for many of its charms, Washington, DC’s oldest neighborhood also sports an exciting variety of family-friendly waterfront activities. Enjoy incredible panoramas of the Potomac River and the DC and Virginia skylines while also capturing some picture perfect moments against the Key Bridge backdrop.

01 June
30 September

The Phillips Collection Presents: Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

This exhibition spotlights nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists. The artists are from remote Aboriginal communities across Australia, and the subjects of their art are broad, yet each work is an attempt to grapple with fundamental questions of existence, asking us to slow down and pay attention to the natural world.

Image credit: Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Syaw (Fishnet), 2014. Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl © Regina Pilawuk Wilson, courtesy Durrmu Arts, Peppimenarti. Photo: Sid Hoeltzell

02 June
09 September

The Sound of DC

The Sound of DC arrives in Dupont Circle for the first time. The music concert series presented by outstanding jazz musician Mark G. Meadows will honor the music of DC natives that shaped the music industry forevermore, from Duke Ellington and Jazz, to Marvin Gaye and Soul, and Chuck Brown and Go-Go.

21 June
16 August

Night at the Movies

Outdoor movie screenings are one of the hottest trends in the District this summer, featuring beautiful scenery among the city's magnificient historic buildings and waterfronts. For the best backdrops and instragrammable moments, head to Georgetown waterfront for a night by the water or for classic a drive-in experience check out the ever vibrant Union Market.

01 July
30 September

Fun House at The National Building Museum

Every summer, the National Building Museum turns its soaring atrium into The Place To Be with a playful, large-scale architectural exhibition. This year’s Fun House takes visitors on a tour of renowned design firm Snarkitecture’s imaginative work.

04 July
03 September