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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 2700 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20566
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An evening of diverse cultural experience

The building overlooks the Potomac River. There is a daily free concert. The first one we saw was jazz music performed by local high school and then the following week was to... read more

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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building overlooks the Potomac River. There is a daily free concert. The first one we saw was jazz music performed by local high school and then the following week was to celebrate the start of Chinese New Year. The place is accessible by public transport and there is a free shuttle between Metro and the Center. It is a... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the free show at the Millennium Theater @ 6pm that happens every evening. It was a Frank Sinatra singer and he sounded just like him!! The sound is amazing and they have a happy hour with beer, wine and other alcohol up until 6. We went online and chose this concert over others that were playing there... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is so little parking nearby, just park in the lot below the Kennedy center and pay to park. The "millennium stage" which is simply a large atrium hallway has music 6:00 pm that is free every night but if you want a seat you may have to go earlier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was fortunate enough to score tickets to see Swan Lake Ballet: Featuring Misty Copeland. Parking was extremely easy as we parked at the garage across the street which lead us right into the Kennedy Center. The walk was short and it was great because it was freezing. We got there a little early and there was a coat check... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw the Mariinky's The Little Humpbacked Horse here and it was a thrill. Live music. Good sightlines (unless you are on the aisles and in the orchestra sections). One caveat: not too many stalls in the ladies rooms. Plan ahead. There is a great place to grab a quick bite before the performances and the prices are reasonable (even for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best view of DC is from the top of the Kennedy center. I love the architecture, performances, culture and history. Free performances daily. Fee shuttle from the metro. I go as often as I can! It's never enough! Wonderful tours!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen two dance performances here now. Both have been wonderful experiences. The space is beautiful and the staff are knowledgable and pleasant. The walkway overlooking the river is beautiful, you must see it if you go. I will definitely go back.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had the pleasure of seeing ABT's Swan Lake, Friday January 27, 2017, featuring MISTY COPELAND as the Princess Odette and Herman Cornejo as Prince Siegfried. Every aspect of this performance was spectacular: the ABT dancers, especially Misty Copeland, the orchestra (loved the harp!!), the costumes and setting. If you ever have an opportunity to see this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the Swan Lake Ballet on a Sunday afternoon. The Opera House stage was incredible. Thoroughly enjoyed the ballet, the symphony and the Center. As this was a Christmas present for my wife, it was imperative that she be thrilled with event. Mission accomplished. Bravo to the cast and the Kennedy Center staff, volunteers and musicians.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to DC specifically to see ABT on tour to dance Swan Lake. Spectacular! My husband had been to KC many times, but this was my first time attending a performance here. Needless to say, the ABT performance was outstanding and world class ballet. This venue is as well. We stayed in nearby Foggy Bottom so the walk to... More 

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