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Judy Garland: Climbing Over the Rainbow

Her decades of stardom and struggle were marked by bouts of alcohol and drug abuse, multiple divorces, and career swings, but Judy Garland remains one of the greatest interpreters of American popular song. American music specialist Robert Wyatt explores highlights from her extraordinary life with clips from her movies and televion specials.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Gilbert and Sullivan in the 21st Century

Director Jack Marshall and friends explore how Gilbert and Sullivan’s genius still adapts easily to contemporary issues and art forms, resonates with modern audiences, and is reflected in the roots of America’s own distinctive theatrical form, the musical.

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.
THE KING: An Exclusive Advance Screening

Members-Only Event: View an exclusive screening of Eugene Jarecki’s new groundbreaking film, THE KING, which takes Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America and explores Presley's rise and fall as a metaphor for the country he left behind. Following the screening, Jarecki and special guests talk about their experience making THE KING.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
David Bowie Is: Celebrating an Artist of Startling Transformations

The life and work of David Bowie, one of rock’s most pioneering and influential performers, are the subject of an exhibition, David Bowie Is, which ends its world tour at the Brooklyn Museum in July. Matthew Yokobosky, senior curator of fashion and material culture at the Brooklyn Museum, discusses how the exhibition creates an immersive, visitor experience featuring Bowie’s art.

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Discovering Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet’s relatively short creative life produced enduring musical riches. Saul Lilienstein explores the many facets of Bizet’s genius, spanning his concert music, symphonic compositions, early works for the theater, and his operatic masterpiece, Carmen.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
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.