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A Berkshires Summer Sampler
5-Day Tour

The scenic and historic Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts are alive with music, art, and theatre. Journalist Richard Selden leads a 5-day tour that offers a splendid sampling of cultural attractions in the region, from historic writers’ homes to outstanding museums to music and theatre performances.

Depart: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 6:30 a.m.
Return: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 9:30 p.m.
A DC Theatre Season Preview

With more than 80 professional companies in the area, how can theater fans know what might be the hottest ticket in town, what’s worth the price, and what they might be able to skip? Turn to Lorraine Treanor, editor of DC Theatre Scene, who reveal what’s buzz-worthy in the bountiful 2018–2019 season.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Music from the Anacostia Delta: Celebrating the Legacy of Washington’s Guitar Masters

The late great guitarist Danny Gatton was the preeminent artist of a uniquely Washington sound—a virtuosic blend of rock and roll, jazz, blues, rockabilly, country, and soul that he said came from the Anacostia Delta. Experience that unique form as several master Anacostia Delta musicians gather to celebrate the music in stories and performance.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Discover Jazz

The sounds, styles, and artists who shaped jazz—and give it life today—are essential elements of our musical tradition. Smithsonian curator John Edward Hasse, one of the country’s leading jazz historians, leads an exploration of the mysteries, riches, and joys of this all-American art form. With live music performance.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gershwin, by George!

Pianist and Gershwin authority Robert Wyatt explores the composer’s life and legacy in a lively program that includes Wyatt’s performances of the solo version of Rhapsody in Blue, early and unpublished music, the piano improvisations, and other Gershwin musical selections. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.