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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

  • Through Sunday, July 14, 2019

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

  • Through Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Renée Fleming sings Schubert

Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Internationally celebrated soprano Renée Fleming returns for an all-Schubert program, which includes music from Rosamunde, orchestrations of some of his greatest songs, and Berio's Rendering, based on Schubert's uncompleted 10th Symphony.

Categories: Music: Classical

"Cityscapes and Landscapes" Art Exhibit during January at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

"Cityscapes and Landscapes" Art Exhibit at Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Signs of the Times" National Juried Show at Clarendon Gallery

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

"Signs of the Times" National Juried show at Gallery Clarendon

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

African American History of the Potomac River - Understanding 12 Years of Slave

Potomac River Tours

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

National Postal Museum

In this exhibition, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Anderson Dance Studio Youth Dance Classes

Anderson Dance Studio

Join Anderson Dance Studio for weekly, youth dance classes on Saturdays for ages 2-18.

Categories: Dance, Family Oriented

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

National Postal Museum

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Catch Me If You Can

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse.

Categories: Theater

Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night in Georgetown,DC

Chinese Disco Nightclub

FREE Live standup comedy show in Georgetown by local standup comedians $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Friday night 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE SHOW www.StandupComedyToGo.com Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Creative Cauldron Presents Passport to the World 2019: Shenandoah Run

Creative Cauldron

Shenandoah Run returns to the Cauldron for a night of brilliant folk musicianship that gather fans from all around. This nine artist band offers performances with a mix of harmonies, duets, trios, and solos that showcase the stellar individual talents of each performer in folk arrangements that will keep audiences clapping and cheering all night!

Faces Art Exhibit January 4th - 27th

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The “Faces” art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans features portraits that show the life a person has lived, joy a person emanates, wisdom gained through years of living, and focuses on the soul of the person. Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 7-9pm. View the exhibit from January 4-27, 2019 at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details and special workshop information at www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/faces

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 1 p.m. Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.

From U Street To The Cotton Club

Source

"Take the A-Train" from DC's thriving music scene to the roaring nightlife of the Harlem Renaissance and the Cotton Club. A musical journey across songs from gospel to the jazz age.

Gallery Exhibit: Interior Spaces

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

The Arts Barn's professional art gallery exhibits the region’s most accomplished artists, including painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers, and more. Artwork is original and available for purchase.

Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1:30 to 5 p.m., except on major holidays.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Gallery Exhibit: Sports Photography - "Our Moments in Time!"

Bohrer Park Activity Center

Four Montgomery County, MD freelance sports photojournalists team up to present their reflections on the stories behind their sporting news images in an exhibit called “Our Moments in Time!”.  

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Hamilton: A Remix of History and Show Biz

Sandy Spring Museum

Hamilton mania has continued to sweep the country ever since the musical’s debut in 2015. Hear historian Richard Bell’s analysis of what the show gets right – and wrong.

Immersive Multimedia Exhibition: Everything in Existence by fuse*

ARTECHOUSE

Become a part of something bigger. Everything in Existence is the first solo North American exhibition for the award-winning and internationally-recognized studio fuse*.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

January Exhibitions at Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery

Come wear the body sculptures and dance if you like. This installation of sculptures is meant to be interacted with. Tory’s work is about the fierce joys in life.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Kevin Jang, violin, & Hui-Chuan Chen, piano

Washington Conservatory at Westmoreland Congregational UCC

Violinist Kevin Jang & pianist Hui-Chuan Chen will perform an informal one-hour concert of classical works by Sarasate, Chopin, Kreisler, and Dvořák, as part of Washington Conservatory of Music's Friday at Seven concert series. Admission is by donation. 

On Fly in The Salt

National Sporting Library & Museum

On Fly in the Salt: From the Surf to the Flats is a curated journey through time, filled with the people, places, and innovations that have made saltwater fly fishing one of the fastest growing sectors of the exciting and dynamic angling industry.

Categories: Exhibits, History

Please Touch Tours

Sully Historic Site

Visit Sully with the chance to touch objects from the past. Examples of redware dishes, china, tools, clothing, and furniture will be touchable on these tours!

Categories: Tours, History, Exhibits

Postmen of the Skies

National Postal Museum

May 15, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. View this special centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. 

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Ritualisms

Target Gallery

Explore how rituals are an intrinsic part of the human experience. Through personally daily habits, individual quirks, broader cultural formalities, and religious ceremonies, this group exhibition addresses the universality of rituals.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Seen on Screen

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Fridays February 1, 8, 15, 22 at 1:30 p.m.

In recognition of African American History month watch rare footage of the 1963 March on Washington and learn about this major American event. 

Categories: Film, Discussion, History

Seen on Screen: State of the Union Address

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Join us to learn about the history of the State of the Union address and the constitutionally mandated presidential message to Congress. Watch a compilation of State of the Union addresses and discuss the role of the speech in one of the most visible ceremonies of the U.S. government. Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall.

Categories: Film, History, Discussion

Somewhere Over the Sea: Pottery by Eunkyung Han

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is present, Somewhere Over the Sea, showcasing ceramic work by 2018 Labor Day Art Show’s Park View Artist Awardee Eunkyung Han.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither  

Arena Players

The Arena Players Gallery & Exhibition Space is showing its latest exhibition, Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither,  December 15th, 2018 through February 28th, 2019.  This collection spans from her personal mentors to Baltimore history and icons from the wider African American community. 

Categories: Arts, History, Exhibits

The Capitol Steps: Make America Grin Again

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheatre

The Capitol Steps have been putting the "mock" in democracy in their musical political satire since 1981.

Categories: Theater, Other Events

U Street to Cotton Club

The Source Theatre

U Street to Cotton Club is a musical odyssey that explores one woman’s journey from past to present and the ties of family and music. Under the direction of DC’s own KenYatta Rogers and the musical direction of Stanley Thurston, U Street to Cotton Club features some of Washington finest talents with Detra Battle, Kasai Roger, Mecca Rogers, Michelle Rogers, Brian Quenton Thorne, Pam Ward and Greg Watkins in a show not to be missed. Come and explore Washington’s Musical heritage with the InSeries as we take the “A train” from U Street to Cotton Club.

Winter Workshops at the Arts Barn

Arts Barn of Gaithersburg

Winter workshops offered at the Arts Barn

[Land]scape: MFA Exhibition & Artist Talk

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Artist Talk & Closing Reception Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:00pm. [Land]scape is an exhibition of works by current MFA candidates in George Mason’s School of Art, on view now until February 1, 2019 at Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University.  

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Submit an Event

WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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