A number of entertainment venues from Washington, D.C., to Richmond are offering free and discounted tickets for workers affected by the federal government shutdown. See website for more information.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15200 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge. Federal employees can receive one free ticket per day, Mondays through Thursdays in January. Present federal ID at the box office. Free ticket is only for federal employee, no guests. Valid for current releases and cannot be used for specialty programming. 571/260-4413; drafthouse.com/theater/woodbridge.
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $5 tickets to federal employees for January performances; present federal government employment ID at ticket office and get up to two discounted tickets, subject to availability. 703/993-8888; cfa.gmu.edu.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Free garden admission for federal employees affected by government shutdown and their families. Show federal government ID at ticket office. 804/262-9887; lewisginter.org.
Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, 50 Crenshaw Way, Richmond. Government employees can claim up to two free adult and two free child tickets per performance by presenting their federal ID at the box office. For events occurring at the Dominion Energy Center, tickets can be retrieved in advance from the Altria Theater box office or the Dominion Energy Center box office on the night of the performance. While supplies last. Events include Mark Morris Dance Group, Jan. 25-26; Sounds of China, Feb. 1; pianist Daniil Trifonov, Feb. 7; Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: "La Sylphide," Feb. 10; NT Live Broadcast: "I’m Not Running," Feb. 14; South Asian Connections featuring Richmond Symphony, Feb. 22; Mayumana, Currents (at the Dominion Energy Center), March 6; Banda Magda, March 8; Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: "The Sleeping Beauty," March 10; TheaterWorksUSA, The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System," March 10; The Pigeoning, March 20; Batsheva Dance Company, Venezuela (at the Dominion Energy Center), March 23. 804/289-8980; modlin.richmond.edu.
National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. Federal employees receive free admission by showing their federal badges at the admissions desk. 202/272-2448; nbm.org.
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Federal employees can receive free admission during the government shutdown by showing their badge in person at the admissions desk. 202/292-6100; newseum.org.
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. Federal employees will receive free admission with government ID. 202/387-2151; phillipscollection.org
President Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St. NW, Washington, D.C. Open Tuesday through Sunday in January. Federal employees with federal ID will be admitted free of charge. 202/387-4062; woodrowwilsonhouse.org.
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. Limited number of free tickets are available for government employees affected by the shutdown for "Richard the Third" during preview week, Feb. 5-10. Tickets may be ordered online, by phone or at the box office. Promo code: FEDERAL19. Government employees must present a valid federal ID when picking up tickets. Limit of four tickets per ID. 202/547-1122; shakespearetheatre.org.