There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one as this spring brings top tal­ent to DC’s the­ater and mu­se­ums.



From coun­try… On May 19, the king of pop coun­try, Eric Church, brings his Holdin’ My Own tour to the Ver­i­zon Cen­ter (601 F St. NW, 800-745-3000; ver­i­zon­cen­ter.mon­u­men­tal­sport­snet­work.com), and the con­cert un­folds in two acts with­out an opener. In another move that hit a high note with the “Church Choir” (i.e., the singer’s fans), he can­celed 2,500 re­sale tick­ets to pun­ish scalpers. … To clas­si­cal: The John F. Kennedy Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion (2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-cen­ter .org) reaches a crescendo on May 24 when Yo-Yo Ma joins the Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra.


From con­tem­po­rary… A three­decade sur­vey of work by the in­no­va­tive Amer­i­can con­cep­tual artist Roni Horn is on dis­play at Glen­stone (12002 Glen Road, Po­tomac) through 2018. It cov­ers a lot of ground: Horn’s at­trac­tion to Ice­land, Emily Dickinson’s po­etry, and ant colonies ra­di­ates in her two- and three-di­men­sional pieces.

… To Claude: The Na­tional Gallery of Art (202-737-4215, Sixth and Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue NW; nga.gov) presents “Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Im­pres­sion­ism,” a the­matic show fea­tur­ing 75 works by the painter, whose mon­u­men­tal can­vases linked the tra­di­tions of Gus­tave Courbet to the light lust of Claude Monet.


A DC de­but: Based on Ali­son Bechdel’s tragi­comic graphic novel about grow­ing up in a funeral home man­aged by her al­legedly clos­eted father, Fun Home was the first show with an all-fe­male writ­ing team to win the Tony for best mu­si­cal. It plays the Na­tional Theatre (1321 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW, 202-628-6161; then­ation­aldc.org) from April 18 to May 13. And a DC re­vival: It’s been 21 years since the rock opera that dared to reimag­ine Puc­cini’s La Bo­hème made its Off Broad­way de­but, and Rent re­turns to DC for a short run, again at the Na­tional (June 20–25).

Watch this! clock­wise from far left: An ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the work of Roni Horn, Broad­way’s Fun Home, and coun­try mu­sic megas­tar Eric Church all come to DC this spring.

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