Duke Ellington’s Neighborhood

Portrait of Duke Ellington, Paramount Theater, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946. Photo: William P. Gottlieb

On Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m., groove along with the Duke’s jazz piano. Take an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC. Discover how a local hero championed African-American musicians, influenced the Harlem Renaissance, shaped the cultural history of DC and became an international star. Written by Mattias Kraemer and directed by Angelisa Gillyard. General admission for this In Series production is $25; seniors and young professionals, $23; kids and students, $15. GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square, 3333 14th St. NW. inseries.org.