How to Celebrate Women’s History Month Around DC

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March is Women's History Month, a time to highlight the challenges, accomplishments and future for women. Here are some ways you can partake in celebrating a month of womanhood in the D.C. area:

Local Focus

Femme Fatale DC Pop-Up
Opened Friday, March 1
3224 11th St. NW 

Join the women-owned-and-operated pop-up shop as they celebrate their new location opening this month. The store will feature and sell goods from more than 20 local women-owned businesses.

Trap Bob Artist Residency
March through April
Wild Hands Studio, 716 Monroe St. NE

D.C.-based artist Trap Bob, who recently designed the can art that will feature on all Pabst Blue Ribbon cans this year, opened her newest exhibition "Girls in Power" this month to celebrate women of color in various industries. Her next exhibit will open on the 23rd of March during her studio residency with A Creative DC. Entry to the gallery is free.

Women in the Arts Series of Georgetown Pop-Ups
Friday, March 8, 6:30-10 p.m.
Various locations

DC Swim Week will host a series of pop-up shops across Georgetown on International Women's Day. At the three participating locations, patrons will be able to see the artwork of local female artists, enjoy music, and shop. Entry into each store is free, and organizers urge attendees to visit all locations if possible.

Museums

The REDress Project
March 1-31
Fourth Street & Independence Ave. SW

The National Museum of the American Indian's new exhibit, "The REDress Project," opens this month. The outdoor installation by Jaime Black showcases empty red dresses representing the issue of missing or murdered indigenous women, according to the museum's website. The absence in the dresses is said to represent the often unnoticed violent crimes that happen against Native Americans, says artist Jaime Black. The exhibit will be on display all month.

Women in the Arts Museum
Through March 31
1250 New York Ave. NW

The National Museum of Women in the Arts will be extending its daily hours to 8 p.m. on International Women's Day. Throughout the month, they will also be offering all members the opportunity to bring a guest for free, and non-members can purchase discounted memberships.

Evenings at the Edge
Thursday, March 14, 6-9 p.m.
National Gallery of Art, Constitution Avenue NW

Head down to the National Gallery of Art for a series of pop-up talks, a performance by the all-female tap group Syncopated Ladies, and an opportunity to craft your own female superhero. The night's events are in honor of the women who created and inspired remarkable artwork from the last century. The event is free.

All Work and No Pay: A History of Women's Invisible Labor
March 4 through February 2020
National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

The history of women in the home and in unwaged jobs during colonial America is often overlooked for its significance. The new exhibit opening at the National Museum of American History will include costumes from colonial America to the 1990s meant for domestic work, which tell the stories of the women who wore them. The exhibit will also highlight the fact that women shared similar tasks throughout these times despite race and class disparities.

Live Performances

Black Girls Rock! presents Rock Like a Girl! at the Kennedy Center
Sunday, March 10, 8 p.m.
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW

The Kennedy Center will host a night of #BlackGirlMagic with Rock Like a Girl!, a concert celebration of black women's contributions to the arts. There will be performances by 12-time Grammy nominee Jazmine Sullivan and Mumu Fresh. Ticket prices range from $59 to $119.

Women at Work Live Podcast Recording
March 12, 7 p.m.
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW

Harvard Business Review's award-winning Women at Work podcast will host a live taping of a new episode at Sixth & I. The episode's hosts, Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo and Nicole Torres, producer Amanda Kersey and guest Muriel Maignan Wilkins will discuss the rewards and risks of being in the spotlight at work as a woman. Tickets cost between $15 and $20.

Amelia Earhart with History Alive
Sunday, March 18, 3:30 p.m.
Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung from History Alive! will reenact the history of Amelia Earhart, a groundbreaking female pilot who went missing on her last recorded flight. The free event is suitable for all ages.

DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show
Thursday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.
Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library, 3935 Benning Road NE

The D.C. Punk Archive was founded in D.C. Public Library's Special Collections to continue the Washingtoniana mission intention to collect, preserve and provide access to primary source materials that document the history and culture of local D.C. with a focus on music, according to their website. For Women's History Month, they will host a free show for all ages to celebrate women in music.

Ariana Grande
March 25, 8 p.m.
Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW

The Grammy Award-winning artist will play Capital One Arena for her D.C. stop on the Sweetener Tour. Gather your girlfriends and belt out to some chart-topping tunes in the name of solidarity. Ticket prices vary.

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