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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.

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.

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.

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Written on Skin

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

A powerful landowner, the Protector, commissions a young artist to create an illuminated manuscript celebrating his life and family. When a relationship develops between the Boy and the Protector’s wife, Agnès, she compels him to reveal their clandestine love within his illustrations. Both passion and violence erupt in the household; all the while, a mysterious cluster of angels watches the story unfold.

Categories: Music: Classical

Lady Day at Emerson's Barr and Grill

Creative Cauldron

Helen Hayes Award Winning Actress and Singer Iyona Blake returns to Creative Cauldron to portray one of America’s jazz legends, Billie Holiday. Superb jazz pianist Mark Meadows leads the band.

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

Maharishi Yoga Asana Course in Fairfax VA

Fairfax TM Meditation Center

Gain a Deeper Understanding and a Richer, More Profound Experience of Correct Yoga Practice
Greater Physiological Balance • Development of Consciousness • Integration of Mind and Body

"Art Squared" Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Art Squared” explores the synergy of art with mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Exhibit runs February 2-25, 2018 and includes workshops for STEM-interested public. Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Categories: Arts, Free, Family Oriented

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Adventure Theatre

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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

Call for Artists - Bethesda Painting Awards

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the 14th annual Bethesda Painting Awards.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Auditions

Chamber Music Concert

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Chamber works by Rossini, Dubois, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms

Cityscapes

Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Cathy Abramson's oil paintings investigate the stories of the city in “Cityscapes.”

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Capital One Arena

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. 

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Capital One Arena

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen!  The heartwarming, Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. 

Exhibition. Michèle Colburn: The More Things Change

Arlington Arts Center

Exhibition featuring works by this DC-metro based artist known for her multi-media works exploring socio-political themes.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Arts

February Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Shops of Crystal City

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists. Featured artist is Sandi Parker

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Kickoff and Birthday Program

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Celebrate the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass's birth with the National Park Service and its community partners on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

National Museum of American History

Free screening of a documentary about Minoru Yasui and his fight for justice during the World War II incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. After the screening will be a panel discussion with community leaders.

Categories: Film, History, Discussion

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The first exhibition in the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Combat Art Gallery honors Marines who have served in the Corps during the last 40 years and echoes the core values of the Marine Corps:  honor, courage, and commitment.  One hundred works of art by 22 artists are divided among three themes.

   Every Clime and Place illustrates Marines as they conduct training and engage the enemy in a variety of settings and situations around the globe.
 
   No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy captures Marines meeting the enemy with unmatched ferocity and then rendering aid to civilians under the most dire of circumstances.
 
   The Price reminds us that war is all-consuming.  Marines willingly accept the risks associated with their missions, and families shoulder the burdens of uncertainty, loss, and grief.
 
The works in this show have been drawn, painted, or sculpted by individuals who are Marines first and artists second.

 

Categories: Arts, History, Free

John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet

Kennedy Center, Opera House

“John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet is arguably the best dance treatment of Prokofiev’s celebrated ballet score.” The New York Times

Categories: Arts, Dance

John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet

Kennedy Center, Opera House

“John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet is arguably the best dance treatment of Prokofiev’s celebrated ballet score.” The New York Times

Categories: Arts, Dance

Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America with Busboys and Poets Books

Busboys and Poets Takoma

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome journalist Harmon Leon and political cartoonist Ted Rall to Takoma to promote their new book Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America.

Miriam Fried & Jonathan Biss

International Student House

Miriam Fried came to early prominence when she won the 1968 Paganini Competition. Her recital partner, Jonathan Biss, who studied with Leon Fleisher at the Curtis Institute, is also her son. Their recital is comprised of three great sonatas by Brahams, Bartók, and Beethoven.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical

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

O'Sullivan's Sunday Funnies-Free Comedy in Arlington,VA

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Live Standup Comedy Show featuring local Northern Virginia area standup comedians.

Categories: Theater, Free, Other Events

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Education Center

Categories: Arts

Portrait Story Days - Wilma Rudolf

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Education Center

Categories: Arts

Raptor Brunch

The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway

On Sundays, we brunch. On THIS Sunday, we raptor brunch. Join the Accokeek Foundation on Sunday, February 18 to take your brunch game to new heights. 

Categories: Other Events

Stick Fly

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with NKH Repertory Theatre and The Finest! Performance Foundation, Inc., Arts on the Green presents Stick Fly. The play runs February 9 through 25, 2018, at the Arts Barn.

Categories: Arts

Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Over the course of three months, Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun will transform the New Project Studio into a workshop and community space for discussions and creativity. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Target Gallery: Passages

Torpedo Factory Art Center

The newest exhibition in Target Gallery explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity.Passages gives an intimate look in to artists’ individual experiences and how they shaped who they are today. Hear juror Adriana Ospina, curator of the Permanent Collection and Education at the Art Museum of Americas, speak during the reception on Second Thursday Art Night, February 8, at 7 pm.  

More than half of the artists on view in the exhibition are from the region. All are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation immigrants to the United States. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

The Sikh Project

Sandy Spring Museum

The Sikh Project, in collaboration with the talented British photographers Amit and Naroop, captures the beauty of the Sikh faith and the depth of the Sikh American experience. The exhibition will be on display at the Sandy Spring Museum from February 14-March 24, 2018.

The exhibit, which launched to critical acclaim in 2016, includes 38 portraits of turbaned men and women that embody the diversity of the Sikh community and recognize the challenges and triumphs of what it means to be Sikh in the United States.

Utopia

Echostage

Imagine a place where everything is peaceful. Where yoga meets music. Where all walks of life come under one roof to celebrate life and it’s imperfections. Where all unite and connect to their breath, bringing tranquility to the moment.

Imagine no more and enter Utopia…where love and respect is the only requisite.

VITA at McDaniel College

McDaniel College

Accounting, economics and business administration students at McDaniel College prepare free income tax returns for low-to-moderate income taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Categories: Other Events

Waverly Street Gallery presents Invitational Artist Talk

Waverly Street Gallery

Artist Talk: Our annual February Invitational show is always an exciting one – each member of the gallery has invited a friend or friends whose work they admire to join us in a big celebration of art in Bethesda. More than 40 artists are showing different styles and new and innovative work in painting, sculpture, photography, silkscreen, fiber, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media. As always, there will be many surprises and new artists for you to enjoy. This is a must-see show to brighten up your winter days.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Wearables

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Five regional artists are featured in Wearables, an exhibition of wearable art at Glen Echo Park’s Popcorn Gallery.

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