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Entertainment in Historic Anacostia

The play's the thing...& the art & the museums & the...



Anacostia Arts Center

A hub of the neighborhood's artistic, commercial and communal life, the Anacostia Arts Center offers a range of art exhibits, boutiques, performances, and events.

Live Theater , Visual Arts , Live Music

Anacostia Neighborhood Library

This beautiful library has some wondeful events from 'Preschool Story Time' to 'Sunday Cinema'. A great way to spend your days!

Books , Computers , Internet Access

Set of "Handbag" by Scena Theatre at Anacostia Playhouse. Written by Mark Ravenhill. Directed by Robert McNamara.

Anacostia Playhouse offers some of the richest plays and culttural events this side of the river. Be sure to check them out.

Live Theater

An example of the work on display at Craig Kraft Studio

Craig Kraft Studio is new to the neighborhood and we are thrilled to have him. Kraft offers a personal perspective on his art and we look forward to having him illuminate the skies of Historic Anacostia.

Visual Arts

East Bank DC focuses on non-profit and free events in the community.


Field Trip Theater is a group of local theater artists - they offer, workshops, readings, and professional productions. A must see.

Live Theater

House at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

Anacostia is the home to the historic home of Fredrick Douglass. After the tour (that you must do) save time to walk the grounds as it has the best view of DC.

Historic Site , Visitor Center

Gateway DC is a great place to grab a cup of coffee while purusing the Saturday Open-Air Market. It won't disappoint.

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Honfleur Gallery

When checking out the Arts Center, be sure to hop next door to the Honfleur Gallery to see the latest exhibit.

Visual Arts