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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.

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

  • Through Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

  • Through Thursday, November 29, 2018

This centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front.

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Open Life Drawing - Short / Long Pose Sessions

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

Categories: Arts

"Reinvention" Art Exhibit at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

VCA Animal Hospital

Del Ray Artisans presents “Reinvention”, a Gallery Without Walls exhibit, with artists reinventing old artwork or themselves in 2-demensional pieces to celebrate the new renovations at the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, 2660 Duke Street, Alexandria, 22314. March 4-June 10, 2018.  Patrons may view the artwork at VCA Alexandria during regular business hours and at the discretion of hospital staff.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

10th Annual Magic & Miracles

The Heritage Foundation

Celebrate “A Decade of Opportunity” with Ready, Willing & Working at the 10th Annual Magic & Miracles Gala

2001: A Space Odyssey Immersive Art Exhibit

National Air and Space Museum

Explore and take your photo in an iconic scene from "2001: A Space Odyssey" in this immersive art exhibition.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland— celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

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

Potomac River Tours

Alzheimer's Association Support Group

Grace United Methodist Church-Hartwood

This support group is for care-givers and loved ones with dementia. They will be meeting on the 4th Weds of every month, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

Arlington Historical Museum Open for Free Tours

Arlington Historical Museum

Walk through Arlington history and see our temporary exhibit on the men who died in WWI.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

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

CARE National Conference

George Washington University

Join us at the CARE National Conference to advocated on behalf of women and girls globally. 

CARE National Conference

George Washington University

Join us at the CARE National Conference to advocated on behalf of women and girls globally. 

Carol Brown Goldberg: Entanglement

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An solo exhibition of the work of D.C. artist Carol Brown Goldberg.

Categories: Arts, Free

Cecily

Mansion at Strathmore

In the words of legendary singer Patti Austin, “[Cecily is] a brilliant, beautiful, and talented young lady—look out!”

Categories: Music: Other

Community Lunch

Grace United Methodist Church-Hartwood

Community Lunch

Exhibit: Deborah Conn's "A Sense of Herself"

The Art League Gallery

Watercolorist Deborah Conn celebrates inner resilience and strength through luminous, large-scale portraits of women in her exhibit “A Sense of Herself."

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

First Person 2018 Series: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history in a way that is extraordinary in its immediacy and power. Each hour-long program features a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor.

Categories: History, Free

Francisco Toledo: Toledo Múltiple

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An exhibition of the work of Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, shown with his collection of prints.

Categories: Arts, Free

Front Country

AMP by Strathmore

Praised by NPR for their “instrumental virtuosity” and “expansive musical ideas,” Front Country trace their roots to bluegrass shows in San Francisco’s Mission District. 

Categories: Music: Other

Grandparent's Day at the Farm!

Green Meadows Farm

Green Meadows Farm has a special each Wednesday when the farm is open just for grandparents! Grandparents get 1 free admission to the farm with 1 paid general admission of $14.00 (cannot be combined with other offers or specials). We open 9:30 am on weekdays. Admissions stop at 4pm, close at 5pm. Come spend the day with your grandchild(ren)!

Immersive Light Exhibit: Naked Eyes by NONOTAK

ARTECHOUSE

Explore transportive dreamlike environment of Naked Eyes, the first U.S. solo exhibition for the world-renowned artist studio Nonotak. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Kumo: Miya Ando

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

An exhibition of the artwork of Miya Ando, curated by Aria Gannon.

Categories: Arts, Free

Lunder Conservation Center Tour

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Learn how museum conservators preserve SAAM’s artworks.

Categories: Arts, Free

May Art Exhibition

Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery May Art Show 

Categories: Arts

May Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists at Gallery Underground.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Michael Clark: Washington Artist

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An exhibition at the American University Museum sponsored by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

Categories: Arts, Free

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Nikki Brugnoli: Convergence

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

An exhibition of drawings, prints, and artist books by Nikki Brugnoli

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Open Life Drawing - Long Pose Sessions

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Long Pose Sessions (three hours)

If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

Categories: Arts

Outdoor Tour of the Capitol Grounds

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance of the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed

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

Saint Joan

Folger Shakespeare Library

By George Bernard Shaw

From the acclaimed theater company Bedlam

Directed by Eric Tucker

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

Secret Skirmishes of the Cold War: The Shostakovich Case

Washington National Cathedral

SECRET MUSIC SKIRMISHES OF THE COLDWAR:
The Shostakovich Case

Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm
The Washington National Cathedral

Spring Art Classes at Montpelier

Montpelier Arts Center

Registration is now open for Spring Art Classes at Montpelier Arts Center!

Categories: Arts, Other Events

The Frederick Douglass Project

The Yards Park

A world premiere musical about Frederick Douglass in Ireland. Staged on a pier in Navy Yard, this site-specific theatre production features live music, hip hop, and dancing in an innovative blend of African-American and Irish culture.

Categories: Theater, International, Arts

The Restaurant as Living Theater: A Conversation on The Inn at Little Washington

National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Join the National Museum of American History for an evening celebrating the 40 year anniversary of The Inn at Little Washington featuring Patrick O'Connell, Michael Kahn, and Tom Sietsema.

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.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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