This week may be short after having off for Labor Day, but there’s no shortage of things to do! Here are some of the best things happening in D.C. this week:
1-3. Catch a concert at your favorite local venue
- Capital One Arena: Kid Cudi (Sept. 8)
- 9:30 Club: Amanda Shires (Sept. 9)
- Black Cat: SHAME (Sept. 9)
4. Attend the fall’s first National Gallery Night: Homecoming
The District’s beloved National Gallery of Art is bringing back a visitor favorite with the return of National Gallery Nights this fall on the second Thursday of each month. from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each month’s engaging program has its own theme—September 8th’s theme is “Homecoming”— and features a variety of interactive entertainment, including “live performances, art-making, music, and pop-up talks,” according to a National Gallery press release. National Gallery Nights are free events, attendees must register to attend, with registrations opening one week prior to each event at 12 p.m. at nga.gov/nights.
However, for the first time, the gallery also will release a “limited number” of tickets on its website at 10:00 a.m. on the day of each month’s event. A small number of tickets will be available at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m. the night of each event, as well, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
5-8. Visit one of these stunning art exhibits
D.C. is home to over 70 museums, including 19 free Smithsonian museums and galleries, each boasting numerous must-see exhibits! Here are a few you want to be sure to catch this September:
- Hirshhorn Museum: Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection
- Renwick Gallery: This Present Moment- Crafting A Better World
- National Gallery of Art: The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900