The Women’s March on January 21st is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to the Mall area for a demonstration which begins with activities at 8am, followed by the official rally at 10am. The rally location is at 3rd and Independence near the National Museum of the American Indian, whose restaurant will be open from 11am to 3pm that day.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre at 641 D Street NW, a 15 minute walk from the rally, is opening its doors from 8:30 am until 4 pm “to serve as a meeting place, organizing space, and rest stop for the general public. We’ll have cheap hot drinks and snacks for those who need them and a welcoming, wide open lobby to share with whoever needs it,” Woolly’s website reports.
At 1 pm, the march will begin from the Mall location to the Ellipse, a distance of just under 2 miles.
Located 1.8 miles from the Ellipse, The Kennedy Center is expected to be a major hub for taxis and car services such as Uber and Lyft. Reserved, Pre-Paid Parking is available in The Kennedy Center’s garage on Jan 21. The Cafe will be open from 11:30am – 8pm. The Roof Terrace Restaurant opens at 5pm. Reservations are strongly recommended (202-416-8555.)
When you’re in DC, you’re in one of the nation’s most acclaimed theatre towns.
On stage on January 21st with directions:
Near the Women’s March sites:
At The Kennedy Center, tickets are still available for the 3 play Marathon performance of The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family (Three-Play Cycle) which starts at 1:30 pm on the 21st and the 22nd. There will also be a free 6pm performance of A Fool’s Paradise on its Millennium Stage.
You can bet The Capitol Steps, DC’s comedy revue company, will have some new and juicy comedy fresh from the Inauguration. They perform at 5pm and 8pm.
Ford’s Theatre opens for its first preview of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Jan 21. Free tickets to this performance are available only via lottery entry through the TodayTix app. The lottery is open now. Winners will be notified through the app and by email on between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m on January 21st. More details here: www.fords.org/free. Its garage will also be available for that performance.
Other DC performances on January 21st:
(south of the Mall)
(north of the Mall)
Atlas Performing Arts Center – Charm tells the true story of a trans teacher and the Chicago program for LGBTQ youth. And you can get 30% off this weekend with code ‘DIVERSITY’ at checkout.
Atlas Performing Arts Center – A psychological drama by Norwegian playwright, Jon Fosse, Someone Is Going to Come
Keegan Theatre – Mack, Beth. A modern spin on Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Studio Theatre – The Hard Problem Scientists grapple with God versus science in Tom Stoppard’s dark comedy
Source Theatre – The Magic of Irving Berlin A revue for The In Series
Theater J – Copenhagen, Michael Frayn’s Tony Award winning meditation on friendship and moral responsibility.