17 Things To Do In DC This June

Carly Roesen | June 5, 2019 | Lifestyle


The Hello, Dolly! National Tour Company comes to The Kennedy Center.

Through 6/23
Describe the Night
Set in Russia over a period of nine decades, this play by Rajiv Joseph focuses on a writer’s diary that is found years after it first disappears. Tickets $40-$69, memberships $75-$10,000, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, woollymammoth.net

One Walk
Join JDRF in its efforts to end Type 1 diabetes by strolling with a purpose at this 2-mile jaunt through the District. 9am, registration free, National Mall, jdrf.org

A Bicentennial Celebration of Walt Whitman
Toast the father of the free verse when bibliophiles recite many of the works written during his time in DC. It’s all part of the weeklong fest honoring his words. 7:30pm, free, memberships $75-$10,000, Folger Shakespeare Library, folger.edu

The Black and White Gala
A night of dancing, dining and admiring art is in order at Hillwood’s annual soiree. Guests are encouraged to wear their deepest ebonies and alabaster hues to go along with the monochromatic theme. 6:30pm, tickets $500, memberships $60-$500, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, hillwoodmuseum.org

Hello, Dolly!
Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley takes center stage in this revival of the 1964 musical about a stubborn matchmaker. Tickets $49-$159, memberships $75-$50,000, The Kennedy Center, kennedy-center.org

Diana Ross
Stop! In the name of this legendary Motown voice as she captivates audiences at the national park for the performing arts for one night only. 8pm, tickets $40-$95, memberships $80-$25,000, Filene Center, Wolf Trap, wolftrap.org

Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt
Marjorie Merriweather Post’s legacy is immortalized thanks, in part, to this lensman. The exhibit highlights their relationship and close bond: In the image shown here, the heiress and founder of General Foods chats with her schnauzer, who is posing in his canopied bed once bused by Belgian royalty. Tickets $18, memberships $60-$500, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, hillwoodmuseum.org

Washington Chorus Season Finale
The lauded troupe closes out another year by performing Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem” and James MacMillan’s “Cantos Sagrados,” contrasting a 20th century work with a contemporary piece. 5pm, tickets $35-$45, memberships $25-$10,000, National Presbyterian Church, thewashingtonchorus.org

Kristian Bush and Rita Wilson
Savor a glass of wine and enjoy the tunes of the Sugarland singer and the multihypenate artist, respectively, when they come to Ivy City as part of their national tour. Cheers! 8pm, tickets $40-$48, VIP tickets $55, City Winery DC, citywinery.com

Hirshhorn Ball
The first ball thrown by the museum is a night dedicated to self-expression in art and fashion. So don your wildest ensemble and prepare for the unexpected, with a performance from Liu Bolin and more. 7:30pm, tickets $195-$250, memberships $100-$25,000, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, hirshhorn.si.edu

By the People
Described by its creators as “Art Basel with a conscience,” this nine-day arts and civic dialogue festival presented by Halycon is back and better than ever. Pop-up installations and lectures take place throughout the event, with talents such as Kahlil Joseph, Jonathan Rosen and Janet Echelman. Multiple locations, bythepeople.org

AFIDOCS Film Festival
Hollywood comes to the District when the American Film Institute screens 92 distinct documentary flicks for your viewing (and learning) pleasure. This year, the National Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of African American History and Culture have been added to the list of venues. Festival pass $50-$275, memberships $60-$2,500, various locations, afi.com

Classic Albums Live Performs: Pink Floyd’s The Wall 40th Anniversary
The quintessential concept album is showcased in honor of its impact four decades prior—when it changed rock ’n’ roll forever. This is your chance to hear “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Comfortably Numb” played by some of the world’s top musicians (besides Pink Floyd, of course). 8pm, tickets $25-$55, memberships $80-$25,000, Filene Center, Wolf Trap, wolftrap.org

The Warmth of Other Suns
This multimedia exhibition features historic and contemporary work from 75 artists. Curators Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell, in partnership with the New Museum, showcase the experience of migration around the world. Tickets $12, memberships $60-$2,500, The Phillips Collection, phillipscollection.org

Cross MacKenzie Gallery Housewarming
The beloved venue has made the move from Georgetown to the countryside. Join this creative welcome party with art, wine and a talk with Colette Loll, founder and director of ArtFraudInsights. 1pm, free, Hillsboro, Va., crossmackenzie.com

L’Homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus
David Dimitri’s world is magical, and, now, you have the opportunity to step inside it. This solo show is certain to leave you speechless (between
bouts of laugher) as Dimitri interlaces humor and awe-inspiring tricks. Tickets $20-$30, VIP tickets $75, memberships $65-$15,000, Strathmore, strathmore.org

Michael Sherrill Retrospective
See nature in a new form with this show featuring his clay, glass and metal pieces inspired by his home in the mountains of North Carolina. It runs through Jan. 5. Free, memberships $1,500-$5,000, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, americanart.si.edu


Photography by: julieta cervantes