“Saturday Morning at the National,” National Theatre’s free performance series, is designed for the whole family. Shows range from puppet and magic shows to showcases of music and ballet. Seating is limited and tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis 30 minutes prior to show time. Check website for performance schedule. One of America's oldest continually operating theaters features national tours of Broadway favorites, pre-Broadway shows and American premieres. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. Northwest, Washington, D.C. For information call 202-628-6161 or visit: http://nationaltheatre.org.
The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Take in a free performance at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage every evening at 6 p.m. Acts include everything from performances by the National Symphony Orchestra to gospel groups to jazz musicians to poetry slams. Visit the nation's performing arts center, presenting the best music, dance, theatre, international, and children's programs in nine theaters and stages. Hours/prices vary. Group discounts, accessibility programs, free tours and free shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro. 2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. For more information call 202-467-4600 or visit: http://www.kennedy-center.org.
National Gallery of Art
Check out free, live music at the National Gallery of Art on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Concerts feature choral, Afghan, opera music and more. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 6 p.m. No one will be admitted after 6:30 p.m. Concerts will be held in the West building on 6th St. & Constitution Ave. Northwest, Washington, D.C. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 202-737-4215 or visit http://www.nga.gov.
Head over to George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, where throughout the year, free shows are sprinkled throughout the performance calendar. The GW Orchestra concerts are all free and open to the public, and you may even catch a live performance by the United States Air Force Band’s Jazz Ensemble. 730 21st St. Northwest, Washington, D.C. For more information call 202-994-6800 or visit www.lisner.org.