Connection and celebration…exploration and dialogue…wonder and surprise

Join us for 16 days of “creativity in action” at the REACH—where nearly 500 events across our newly expanded campus, indoors and outdoors, are FREE!

Robert Glasper

Glimpse into the creative process by experiencing a performance residency with Grammy® winner Robert Glasper and other visionary musicians—and play your part in sketching wacky imaginary creatures in Infinite Monster.


Center your spirit at a John Coltrane-Inspired Jazz and Meditation Service—and step into the future in our Virtual Reality Lounge.

Outdoor movie showing The Muppets

Be amazed as performance poet Jacqueline Suskin writes on-demand poems in less than a minute—and join a 40th anniversary outdoor movie screening of The Muppet Movie.


Experience the many sides of Hip Hop Culture at a Block Party curated by iconic rapper and producer Q-Tip, our Artistic Director of Hip Hop Culture—and ask filmmakers your most burning questions in our John F. Kennedy documentary series.


Feel the power of hundreds of choral voices in Beethoven’s Ninth with the National Symphony Orchestra—and join other aspiring young performers for a class by The Broadway Collective.


Hold hands to light up the heart-shaped sculpture Heartfelt created by one of our Citizen Artist Fellows—and get a peek at rising young playwright Dave Harris’s award-winning satire Everybody Black.

Second City improv troupe on stage

Try your improv skills with sketch comedy dynamos The Second City—and sip a cocktail while melting away to the ethereal synth-pop of electronica group Night Glitter.


Greet the dawn with yoga and live music at Daybreaker—and dance into the sunset overlooking the Potomac at D.C. Lovers Rock.

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