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Prelude 2007

Open House Arts Festival

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A free day of fun all around the Kennedy Center!

Saturday, September 8 from 12–7 p.m.
Some events may require free tickets.
Don't miss the parade at 3 p.m.!

A kitchen becomes a juggler's paradise.
A rock concert morphs into an acrobatics contest.
A table cloth entangles unsuspecting diners high above the floor.
A hip-hop B-boy battles martial artists for tea.

At the Open House Arts Festival, circus arts rise up from the underground with amazing physical feats and colorful stunts inspired by our everyday lives. So get ready for a jaw-dropping, eye-popping free day of fun - it's the circus like never before!

Plus, don't miss many other artists from the local and national scene including the Kennedy Center's own The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, VSA arts, and National Symphony Orchestra, as well as indie rocker Ben Kweller as the day's sensational finale.

Programs, schedules, and artists subject to change without notice.