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Events for May, 2015


Sunday in the...

Sunday in the Park with Sixth & I

Celebrate the end of cold weather with a potluck picnic lunch in Meridian Hill Park.

Lowland Hum

Lowland Hum

On our Downstairs stage, the North Carolina-based songwriting duo intertwines folk, indie-rock, and Americana as a foundation for their entrancing vocal harmonies.

Kate Bolick

Kate Bolick

In Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, Bolick uses her personal experiences to explore why she, and more than 100 million American women, remains unmarried today.

Dustin Kensru...

Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) and Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra)

Dustin Kensrue of Thrice and Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra perform songs from their solo careers.

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

The Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner tells a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult in God Help the Child.

The Ballroom ...

The Ballroom Thieves

On our Downstairs stage, the Boston-based folk outfit performs its impassioned brand of folk music that combines deft instrumentation with expressive lyricism.

Stephin Merri...

Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields)

The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt presents a set of solo, acoustic versions of selected songs from his extensive catalog accompanied by long-time bandmate Sam Davol on cello.

Maria Bello

Maria Bello

In Whatever…Love is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves, actress Maria Bello shares what she’s learned about love, family relationships, spirituality, sexual identity, career, humanitarian work, and her worth as a mother.

Julian Lage a...

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the concert with Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge has been canceled.

6th in the Ci...

6th in the City Chorus Concert

Celebrate the festival of Lag BaOmer as the 6th in the City Chorus performs with Koinonia Choir of Turner Memorial AME Church and the Metropolitan AME Church Choir.

The Brothers ...

The Brothers Landreth

The Canadian roots-rock band performs songs from its debut album Let It Lie, a project that took 27 years to complete.

David McCullough

David McCullough

In The Wright Brothers, the two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the dramatic story behind Wilbur and Orville Wright, the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly and changed history.

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

No matter what you geek out about—superheroes, sci-fi, musicals, and more—we’ll test your knowledge of all things nerdy.



The Klezmer rock sensation electrifies our Downstairs stage with a globetrotting goulash of Jewish, Slavic, and Gypsy folk songs.

Kayhan Kalhor...

Kayhan Kalhor & Sandeep Das

The virtuoso of the kamancheh excels in traditional musical formats, in contemporary settings, and in a hybrid of the two, as an original member of the Silk Road Ensemble.

Sixth & ...

Sixth & I Tour

Uncover the unexpected story of renewal, revitalization, and reinvention of our building that has led to what Sixth & I is today.

Serving Up Si...

Serving Up Sisterhood

Get out your apron and cutting board to cook and serve dinner for a group of Ronald McDonald House residents.

The TEN: An A...

The TEN: An Alternative Shavuot Experience

This high-energy, entertainment-rich, thought-provoking evening features actress Natasha Lyonne in conversation with Rabbi Scott Perlo.

Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk

In Make Something Up, Palahniuk’s first collection of stories, his full range of invention, absurdity, and strangeness is front and center.

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel

In I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To, the reality TV star and self-made businesswoman takes a deep look at her own relationship history and gets to the heart of the mistakes women make and what it takes to find and sustain a meaningful connection.

Alexandra Petri

Alexandra Petri

In A Field Guide to Awkward Silences, Petri demonstrates that we all have a little awkward in us, and if we embrace it, life can be infinitely more interesting.

Judy Blume

Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event, an adult novel, bring us the lives of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, who will be profoundly affected by a series of passenger airplane crashes in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951–1952.

Stress: Man’s...

Stress: Man’s Attempt at Thoughtfulness

Combining spirituality, psychology, modern masculinity, and some good scotch, Rabbi Scott brings a group of men together to attempt some thoughtfulness about life’s more important questions.

Havdallah Bik...

Havdallah Bike Ride

Head out on a communal bike ride through DC, followed by Havdallah and a happy hour.

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