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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.

House and Home

  • Through Monday, May 1, 2017

Take a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, which challenge our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection

  • Through Sunday, April 3, 2016

Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection features stellar paintings and sculpture by major American artists Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud and others alongside European giants such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.

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24th Annual Antique Show & Sale at La Plata H.S.

La Plata High School

Dealers from the Mid-Atlantic Region   

Door Prizes • Refreshments   

Admission:$5

Feb. 13th 9-5pm • Feb. 14th  11-4pm

Alexandria Symphony Presents The Dramatic

George Washington Masonic Memorial

The Alexandria Symphony presents The Dramatic featuring romantic classics at the George Washington Masonic Memorial on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical

America InSight: Tours for Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Smithsonian American Art Museum

A docent-led tour designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision.

Categories: Arts, Tours, Free

Arts in the Village Gallery’s February All-Artist show and Trunk Show

Arts in the Village Gallery

In February, Arts in the Village Gallery presents the all-artists exhibit, Connections, highlighting the concept of relationship or being united in cause.  The concept is also a popular one with the celebration of Valentines Day this month, and the Gallery will present a gift and jewelry Trunk Show on the weekend of February 6-7. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

A sixth-century sculpture meets new technology in this interactive installation.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Chamber Jam with Classical Revolution DC!

The Mansion on O Street

When: Every Second Sunday of Every Month — 11am-2pm
Where: The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street 2020 O Street N.W., DC
Online Reservations Required: http://www.omuseum.org/jammin
Admission: FREE — donations are appreciated. Proceeds go to support the O Street Museum's Artist-in-Residence program. (https://www.omansion.com/museum/giving/artist_in_r...)

Love classical music? Join Classical Revolution DC for an inspirational, open-invitation 'Chamber Jam' session of live chamber music with a Mansion twist. Love to play? Bring your instrument and join in!

About Classical Revolution DC
Classical Revolution is a global phenomenon, revolutionizing the way live classical music is presented and heard. With more than 30 chapters worldwide, they aim to bring free, high-quality classical music to the nation's capital and the community at large via publicly-accessible, non-traditional settings.

Be sure to bring your own shopping bags. Nearly everything is for sale!

Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: Classical Revolution DC

Featured Artist(s): Classical Revolution

Categories: Free, Family Oriented, Arts

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Creative Crafts Council: On Tour

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery

Creative Crafts Council: On Tour

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection

Smithsonian American Art Museum

An extensive collection featuring paintings and sculpture by major American and European artists. Free, no ticket required.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove

Verizon Center

Disney on Ice presents Trove presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt is coming to Washington, DC, February 10-15

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation

National Museum of the American Indian

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation takes visitors through the history of the Hawaiian Nation, from the consolidation of the islands by King Kamehameha I in 1810 and the establishment of a society based on law, literacy, and diplomacy; through the undermining of Hawai`i's independence and its annexation by the United States; to the rise of the Hawaiian rights movement in the late 1960s and the resurgence of Hawaiian nationalism today.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

English Country Dance

Dumbarton House

Come learn this historic dance form in preparation for the Sparkling Spring Ball!

Categories: Dance, History, Other Events

English Country Dance

Dumbarton House

Come learn this historic dance form in preparation for the Sparkling Spring Ball! 

Categories: Dance, History, Other Events

Family Science Days by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Free, hands-on science fun for the entire family.

Felix Cavaliere — King of Blue Eyed Soul • Four #1 Hits • Ten Top 20 Singles • Valentine's Day Dinner & Concert

The Mansion on O Street

The Rascals reigned atop the charts, from 1965-1970 turning out one hit after another including Groovin’, Good Lovin’, It’s a Beautiful Morning, People Got To Be Free, How Can I Be Sure, A Girl Like You, You Better Run, It's Wonderful, Hold On, Only A Lonely Heart Sees, Mustang Sally, I've Been Lonely Too Long and many more. Don't miss this up-close and personal music experience with The King of Blue Eyed Soul, Felix Cavaliere. Delicious gourmet dinner and concert or concert only options. Based on availability. 

Foon Sham: Culture House

Workhouse Arts Center

Reception: Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 6-9pm.  As part of the Workhouse 2nd Saturday Art walk.

Within the Fairfax and Falls Church area, 34% of people speak a language other than English at home (2007-2012 ACS PUMS).  Data from the Fairfax County Public School shows that nearly half the students enrolled in elementary school speak a language other than English at home including 170 languages.  Within the past 25 years, the non-white/minority off Fairfax County, including Black, Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic, has gone from 25% to well over 50% of the population (U.S. Census Bureau, 1990, 2014 American Community Survey).   Data clearly indicates that Fairfax County, Virginia’s most populous county and 5th richest county in America (Forms, America’s Richest Counties 2014) is growing in diversity and leading the region.

Heart of an Empire: Herzfeld's Discovery of Pasargadae

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Archival materials show one man’s encounter with a notable ancient site.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

House and Home

National Building Museum

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Celebrating Irving Penn's legacy with a retrospective of his work, from street scenes to fashion photography. No ticket required.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. Featuring more than 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.

Categories: Arts, Free

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. Featuring more than 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.

Categories: Arts, Free

Kensington Arts Theatre Presents The Laramie Project

Kensington Arts Theatre

Kensington Arts Theatre presents The Laramie Project February 5-20, 2016 at the Kensington Town Hall.

Categories: Arts, Theater

McLean Community Players present "1776"

Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center

The McLean Community Players present "1776," the award-winning musical about the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Categories: Theater

Monsters of the Villa Diodati

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

January 28 - February 21, 2016

A bold new musical by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith

While a storm was brewing outside their villa on Lake Geneva, the famous writers inside entertained one another with ghost stories. Lord Byron, their host, offered a challenge: produce the perfect tale of terror.  A musical premier exploring the minds that created Gothic literature!

Categories: Theater

Monsters of the Villa Diodati

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

January 28 - February 21, 2016

A bold new musical by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith

While a storm was brewing outside their villa on Lake Geneva, the famous writers inside entertained one another with ghost stories. Lord Byron, their host, offered a challenge: produce the perfect tale of terror.  A musical premier exploring the minds that created Gothic literature!

Categories: Theater

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

National Theatre of Scotland

Brewbaker's Restaurant

Critically-acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland takes over The Back Room at Brewbaker’s Restaurant for an unprecedented theatrical experience! Pull up a chair and whet your whistle for an evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on…

Categories: Theater

Open Studio: Love in Every Language

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Families can make cards and heart-shaped origami for Valentine’s Day.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Open Studio: Love in Every Language

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Families can make cards and heart-shaped origami for Valentine’s Day.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Patrons' Show Fundraiser 2016

The Art League Gallery

The Art League's Patrons’ Show Fundraiser is an experience that's part fundraiser, part block party, and totally fun. 

Categories: Arts, Charity Events

Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Peacock Room REMIX centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. 

Categories: Arts

Perspectives: Lara Baladi

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi (born 1969) experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East—particularly Egypt, where she is based. This installation centers on Oum el Dounia (The Mother of the World), a large-scale tapestry based on a photographic collage.

Categories: Arts, Free

Postwar Germanic Expressions: Gifts from Michael Werner

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips presents recently acquired gifts of German and Danish art to the museum’s permanent collection, generously given by art collector and gallerist Michael Werner.

Postwar Germanic Expressions: Gifts from Michael Werner

The Phillips Collection

Selections from an extraordinary gift of painting, sculpture, and works on paper from gallerist Michael Werner showcases the museum’s commitment to building a carefully crafted collection.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Tours

Prince George's Philharmonic with the Suitland High School Visual and Performing Arts Concert Choir

Suitland High School

The Prince George's Philharmonic presents its annual side-by-side and collaborates with the Suitland High School Visual and Performing Arts Concert Choir.

Categories: Music: Classical

Revising Your Poems

The Writer's Center

All you have to do is to read the early drafts of a well-known poem to realize how crucial revision is. This workshop will focus on how to distance yourself from your poem so that you can identify its weakness.

Categories: Books & Authors, Arts

Ruthie Foster

BlackRock Center for the Arts

Ruthie Foster can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Following a tour with the US Navy Band, Ruthie ended up in Austin, Texas where she won Best Female Vocalist at the Austin Music Awards three times, garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary Blues Album, and won Living Blues Music Award Critic’s Poll for Female Blues Artist of the Year. Most recently she earned the 2015 Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female) at the 36th annual Blues Music Awards. 

Categories: Music: Other

Space-Bop

The Athenaeum

Join us for a beatboxing journey to the cosmos in Space-Bop, a show for ages 0-2.

Space-Bop

The Athenaeum

Join us for a beatboxing journey to the cosmos in Space-Bop, a show for ages 0-2.

Tamburitzans return with "New Horizons"

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

This year’s Tamburitzans’ show is appropriately titled ‘New Horizons’ - New choreographies now fuse together tradition with modern dance and music to bring an exceptional and progressive presentation to the stage!

The Lost Symphony: Whistler and the Perfection of Art

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

This exhibition reconstructs how Whistler’s unrealized quest for “the perfection of art” intersected with less-rarified concerns about patronage, payment, and professional reputation.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

The Reading Room Comedy Show

Petworth Citizen

Join host Chris Brandt and the funniest comedians in DC for a free show at the unique, intimate confines of the Reading Room, a free library, at the Petworth Citizen.

Categories: Other Events

The Reading Room Comedy Show

Petworth Citizen

Join host Chris Brandt and the funniest comedians in DC for a free show at the unique, intimate confines of the Reading Room, a free library, at the Petworth Citizen.

Categories: Other Events

Trending: Contemporary Art Now

Target Gallery

Target Gallery partners with the Women’s Caucus of Art to present Trending: Contemporary Art Now! The exhibition is part of WCA’s 2016 national conference in Washington, D.C.

Categories: Free, Arts, Exhibits

Virginia Opera: Romeo and Juliet

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the quintessential love story.  

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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