Fodor's Expert Review National Gallery of Art Concert Series
On Friday from 5 to 8:30 pm from mid-May through the end of August, jazz groups from all over the country perform to packed crowds at the Pavilion Café in the Sculpture Garden. Listeners dip their feet in the fountain, sip sangria, and let the week wash away. From October to May, free concerts by the National Gallery Orchestra and performances by visiting recitalists and ensembles are held in the West Building's West Garden Court on Sunday afternoons. Entry is first come, first served, with doors opening at 6 pm and concerts starting at 3:30 pm. Also be sure to check out the gallery's film series.