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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.

Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare

  • Through Sunday, May 10, 2015

Man Ray's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

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"Paws 'N Claws for Art" exhibit

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

“Paws ‘N Claws for Art” exhibit at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter (2/21/2015-3/31/2015). Del Ray Artisans and Animal Welfare League of Alexandria show animal-themed art with UpCycle’s Fur-Vor student-created dog art. Reception: February 27, 7-9pm. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/GWW

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Country House, City House" Exhibition

Octagon Museum

This exhibition, presented in conjunction with the Menokin Foundation, explores the fascinating work being done at the Menokin site to turn a preservation disaster into an incredible architectural, preservation, and interpretive opportunity.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

"Visages/Vignettes" by Wayson R. Jones

Montpelier Arts Center

Wayson R. Jones explores the idea of implicit association between imagery, memory, and emotion through manipulation of texture, shape, and color (or lack thereof). His new work evokes abstracted figures, imaginary landscapes, faces, and objects. They represent the “vignettes”: subjective snapshots of events, persons, or objects in motion, and “visages”: abstract faces combined with objects that symbolize parts of childhood. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

18th Annual Student Art Exhibition

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Come view the work of talented student artists from T.C. Williams High School at the 18th Annual Student Art Exhibition (April 10-26, 2015) at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, 7-9pm. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org

Categories: Arts, Free

25th Annual FONA Garden Fair and Plant Sale

U.S. National Arboretum

Friends of the National Arboretum's Garden Fair and Plant Sale will showcase an expanded “Collector’s Corner” of rare plants from nurseries coast to coast that are hard – or even impossible – to find locally. Held in conjunction with Arbor Day, this year’s event from April 24-25 promises fun for all ages, with free admission into the Arboretum, a performance by Washington Revels and a strawberry planting activity for children.

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

27th Annual Vocal Competition Weekend

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Free and open to the public, both the semifinals and finals of our Vocal Competition celebrate emerging operatic talent, often local.

32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly

32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly

The 32nd Street Farmer’s Market, a non-profit organization, returns all profits back to the Baltimore community, with over 55 vendors is the “talk of the town”. With fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants, international foods, including vegan choices and meats, as well as crafts, natural body products and specialty items, this is the place to be on Saturday morning from 7 a.m. until Noon. Here is your chance to talk to the farmer or vendor about the product they have grown or made. More information is available at www.32ndstreetmarket.org

Event begins at 7:00AM

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

A Broadway Adventure!

Hylton Performing Arts Center

"A Broadway Adventure!" awaits you!  Embark on a musical journey through the theaters of Broadway with the New Dominion Choraliers of Prince William County, who will set your hearts to humming and your feet to dancing as they carry you away with some of Broadway's most memorable melodies on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, April 26, at 3:30 pm.

A recital of music for violin and organ

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Wellington Parish

Concerts at St. Luke’s presents violinist Marissa Regni and organist Wes McCune in a recital of works by Bach, Franck, Handel and others.

The concert is on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria VA 22308.

 

Admission is $20/ $15 seniors/$10 students and teachers

Categories: Music: Classical

American University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: War and Peace

American University, Katzen Arts Center

American University's Symphony Orchestra and Chorus join forces to present musical reflections on war and peace.

Categories: Music: Classical

Animal Advocates of Howard County’s Annual Yard Sale

Centennial High School Cafeteria

Animal Advocates Annual Yard Sale 8:30 - 2:00 rain or shine

Annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts

Montpelier Arts Center

Listen to live music, visit the resident artists’ studios, watch art demonstrations, paint the Montpelier bird, and enjoy other creative, family-friendly activities. 

April Encore Reception

Touchstone Gallery

Gallery A: Touchstone Gallery Member Show

Gallery B: "Connect/Disconnect" New Paintings by Marcia Coppel

Gallery C: "Slow Walking in NY" Photographs by Michael Lang

Categories: Arts

April Show

Touchstone Gallery

Gallery A: Touchstone Gallery Member Show

Gallery B: "Connect/Disconnect" New Paintings by Marcia Coppel

Gallery C: "Slow Walking in NY" Photographs by Michael Lang

Categories: Arts

Artists of the Arc of Prince George's County III

Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex

Artists of the Arc of Prince George's County III Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2015; 5–8 pm

Billy Friebele: Ultrasonic Landscapes

The Heurich Gallery

Boston Properties is pleased to announce the March 24th opening reception and artist talk at The Heurich Gallery for Billy Friebele: Ultrasonic Landscapes, an interactive multimedia exhibition by the Washington-based artist.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 24th, 5:30 – 7 pm

On View: March 24 – June 10, 2015

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Bites for Bytes

Zella's Pizzeria

Support computer literacy and workforce development initiatives in Southwest Baltimore on April 25 by eating in at Zella's Pizzeria; an Italian restaurant acclaimed for its gourmet pizza and traditional fare.

Building Zone

National Building Museum

Building Zone long-term Monday through Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 2-6 with adult supervision The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors. The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for its support of the Building Zone. Project Playhouse is sponsored by HomeAid and built by Pardee Homes. Event begins at Presented by: National Building Museum

Categories: Family Oriented

Cadence Photography by Barbara French Pace

WAVERLY STREET GALLERY

Award-winning photographer Barbara French Pace presents images of transcendent tranquility in “Cadence,” her latest exhibit at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Crawfish for Cancer DC Crawfish Boil

Bardo Brewpub

Crawfish for Cancer will host its third annual DC Crawfish Boil on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Categories: Charity Events

Creator Con Festival of Arts, Gaming, and Technology

James Hubert Blake High School

The Creator Con Festival combines a comic book convention with a technology exhibition and aims to connect both industries with communities in the DC, MD, and VA area. This year, on April 25, the festival will promote creation and innovation through interactive art galleries, art competitions, comic book and technology workshops, panels, and more.

DC Metro Area Congenital Heart Walk

Wheaton Regional Park

Put your best foot forward on April 25th, 2015 at Wheaton Regional Park in support of the DC Metro Area Congenital Heart Walk ( see www.congenitalheartwalk.org.)

Categories: Charity Events

DC Metro Area Congenital Heart Walk

Wheaton Regional Park

Put your best foot forward on April 25th, 2015 at Wheaton Regional Park in support of the DC Metro Area Congenital Heart Walk ( see www.congenitalheartwalk.org.)

Categories: Charity Events

Diana C. Suttenfield: The Subject is Light

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Artist, Diane Suttenfield, celebrates the land and architecture of the place she has called home since 1962, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with luminous paintings and intricate drawings.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Earth Day

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center

Go on a Wild Safari with majestic eagles, mysterious owls, fierce wildcats, and much, much more at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center's even Saturday April 25, 2015 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Earth Day Celebration

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Join us for our annual celebration on the property Banneker cared for. We’ll have a variety of fun and interactive programs and activities to celebrate our beautiful planet.

Ellyn Weiss

Montpelier Arts Center Main Gallery

With monoprints, acrylics, encaustic paint, oil bars, and other media, Ellyn Weiss strives to create art that speaks directly to the heart without mediation or explanation. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Encore Amadeus!

The Falls Church Episcopal

Please join the Washington Sinfonietta on Saturday, April 25 for a concert celebrating the genius of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The program includes The Marriage of Figaro overture; his Piano Concerto no. 24 (Wenyin Chan, soloist); and his Symphony no. 38, "Prague."

Eunsook Lee: Dispersed Family

Target Gallery

Korean artist Eunsook Lee explores meaning of family with site-specific black-light installation in Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Exhibit: Bits & Pieces

The Art League Gallery

An exhibit featuring art made of or about found objects.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Experimentation: an exhibit by ceramicist Melinda Croft and painter Alice Mullen

Arts in the Village Gallery

Join us in April as Arts in the Village Gallery presents Experimentation, a Featured Artist Exhibit by ceramicist Melinda Croft and artist Alice Mullen as they share some of their recent experiments and latest creations.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Free Live Music

St. Elmo's Coffee Pub

If you're looking for a fun, but inexpsensive night out check out some live music at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub. We feature local and national (and sometimes even international!) musicians Wednesday through Saturday, every week. For the past 16 years the Not So Modern Jazz Quartet + has been playing every Thursday at St. Elmo's. These seasoned regulars play Dixieland/New Orleans-style jazz and kick off their set around 7:30 p.m. All other days (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) music begins at 8 p.m. and goes to about 10 p.m. With a range in musical styles, there's surely something on our calendar for anyone who enjoys music. Besides jazz, we also feature folk, rock, blues, pop, experimental, country, bluegrass, and more! As always, the live music we offer is free (but tips are encouraged for the artists). "Come on out to St. Elmo's and enjoy a relaxing evening with coffee, great food, music, and friends. A night out at St. Elmo's gives you the opportunity to support local business and local/national musicians, and it is a less expensive alternative to a night at the bar." - Charity Meals from the Arlington Coffee Shop Examiner.

Event begins at 8:00PM

Categories: Music: Other, Free, Arts

Gateway Arts Center 5th Anniversary Exhibition

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Opening Reception/5 Year Anniversary Party: Saturday March 21, 5-8pm

It seems like art centers grow up so fast these days. One minute they’re an abandoned building, the next minute they’ve worked with hundreds of artists as a hub for a vibrant, dynamic Gateway Arts District Community. The 5th anniversary of the Gateway Arts Center and the Brentwood Arts Exchange and 39th Street Gallery within it is March 19, 2015. To celebrate, the Brentwood Arts Exchange brings together selected artists from its exhibitions over the past 5 years to reflect about where we’ve been and look forward to where we’re going.

Categories: Arts

Great Falls Studios presents Colvin Run Elementary School Art at Great Falls Starbucks through June 2015. Reception Tues., April 14, 5 PM - 6:30 PM

Starbucks Great Falls, VA

Great Falls Studios proudly sponsors the art of local elementary school students at Starbucks Great Falls.  Colvin Run Elementary School is on exhibit through June 2015.  A reception on Tuesday, April 14. 5 PM - 6:30 celebrates the artists and their families.

Guitarist Ana Vidović in Concert

Community Lutheran Church

This concert by the world-renowned classical guitarist Ana Vidović will be a special treat for all music lovers. This uncommonly accomplished artist has dazzled the audiences worldwide and is returning to Loudoun County by a special arrangement with Aguado Guitar Concerts.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical, Free

Guitarist Ana Vidović in Concert

Community Lutheran Church

This concert by the world-renowned classical guitarist Ana Vidović will be a special treat for all music lovers. This uncommonly accomplished artist has dazzled the audiences worldwide and is returning to Loudoun County by a special arrangement with Aguado Guitar Concerts.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical, Free

Guitarist Ana Vidović in Concert

Community Lutheran Church

This concert by the world-renowned classical guitarist Ana Vidović will be a special treat for all music lovers. This uncommonly accomplished artist has dazzled the audiences worldwide and is returning to Loudoun County by a special arrangement with Aguado Guitar Concerts.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical, Free

Guitarist Ana Vidović in Concert

Community Lutheran Church

This concert by the world-renowned classical guitarist Ana Vidović will be a special treat for all music lovers. This uncommonly accomplished artist has dazzled the audiences worldwide and is returning to Loudoun County by a special arrangement with Aguado Guitar Concerts.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical, Free

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms / Mathematical Models

The Phillips Collection

Photographic works and sculptures by Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

In the Dig House: Behind the Scenes in Archaeology

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

Archaeologists reveal what work and life are like on a dig site. Four guest speakers discuss the definition of a “dig house,” what we know about life on early expeditions in the Middle East, and how excavations have been recorded, among other topics. Open to the public; no registration required.

Categories: Discussion

In Your Words: Imagined Journeys

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

Join staff of the Freer|Sackler and 826DC for a writing workshop. Inspired by artworks in The Traveler’s Eye, use memoir and journalistic techniques to compose short pieces. For ages 12–18. Registration required: https://support.asia.si.edu/events/imagined-journeys

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

In Your Words: Imagined Journeys

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

Join staff of the Freer|Sackler and 826DC [http://826dc.org] for a writing workshop. Inspired by artworks in The Traveler’s Eye, use memoir and journalistic techniques to compose short pieces. For ages 12–18. Registration required [https://support.asia.si.edu/events/imagined-journe...

Categories: Family Oriented

Keesun Kwon

Montpelier Arts Center

Having performed in many regional and national venues in the U.S., soprano Dr. Kwon has appeared as Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Gilda in Rigoletto.

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Laugh Riot at the Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Live standup comedy show Laugh Riot at the Hyatt. Every Saturday night 8 til 10 pm. Doors open 7pm $10 CASH ONLY Admission Event begins at 8:00PM Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Theater, Other Events

Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare

The Phillips Collection

Featuring over 100 pieces, this Man Ray exhibition displays side-by-side for the first time the original mathematical models, his inventive photographs of the objects, and the surrealist-inflected Shakespearean Equations, connecting his approach to geometric forms with his other works that relate inanimate objects with the human body.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Maryland Day

University of Maryland

Inspiration. Boldness. Curiosity. Passion. 

Miniature Masterworks - Small Works of Art

Live An Artful Life Gallery

A celebration of small works of art.  The show will feature a group of talented artists residing in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. who have submitted small paintings for exhibit and sale.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Monsignor Slade Catholic School's 4th annual Cash Bash and Casino Night

Monsignor Slade Catholic School

Come support Monsignor Slade Catholic School with a fun night of dinner, drinks, dancing, and over 100 chances to win cash prizes!

Categories: Other Events, Dance

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

Opera Lafayette at Stratford Hall

Stratford Hall

Opera Lafayette, an ensemble from Washington, DC specializing in baroque and classical French Opera, will perform in the Great Hall of historic Stratford Hall.

O’Keeffe and Friends: Dialogues with Nature

The Phillips Collection

Georgia O’Keeffe’s seminal Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV and No. VI, on loan from the National Gallery of Art, are featured alongside landscapes in The Phillips Collection by her compatriots, including Alvin Langdon Coburn, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and John Marin.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Passport to the World: Kamel Zennia

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

A Live Music Performance 

Categories: Music: Other, Theater, Arts

Patrick Cromwell

Montpelier Arts Center

Intaglio printmaker Patrick Cromwell presents his first solo show at Montpelier Arts Center with works from his time at Yale University and in the studio at Montpelier. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Peacock Room Shutters Open

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

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015

Freer

A tradition dating to the third century, landscape painting is one of the most outstanding achievements of Chinese culture. Key styles in this genre emerged during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) and are still followed today. While surviving works from the Yuan are rare, whenever possible, this exhibition includes the earliest work in the F|S collections together with later examples tracing the characteristics and evolution of six of these styles.

Categories: Exhibits

Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

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

Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota installs a monumental yet intimate work in the Sackler pavilion this summer.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Peter Mayer Concert

Rockville United Church

Foksinger Peter Mayer performs his whimsical, humourous and profound music.

Categories: Music: Other

Rotary Day DC - a community connecting festival!

Farragut Square Park

The Rotary Clubs of the District of Columbia invite you to attend a FREE community-connecting festival in Farragut Square Saturday April 25, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm! Meet the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents, special guests and local celebrities! Enjoy entertaining service-facing activities, storytelling, and athletic and sporting demonstrations! Free books, including illustrated storybooks and Spanish-English dictionaries, will be available to children while supplies last!

Rotary Day DC will showcase Rotary’s volunteer opportunities and partner non-profit organizations, including Best Kids, CARECEN (Central American Resource Center, DASH, Disaster Aid USA, The Family Place, Inspired Teaching Public Charter School iPad Project, One-World Education, The Salvation Army, and WANADA .

Food Trucks will be on-site at Farragut Square.

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Senior Capstone: How We Got Here & Other (mis)conceptions

American University, Katzen Arts Center

This performance is the product of the Senior Capstone course: the culmination and synthesis of study by AU theatre and musical theatre majors.

Senior Capstone: How We Got Here & Other (mis)conceptions

American University, Katzen Arts Center

This performance is the product of the Senior Capstone course: the culmination and synthesis of study by AU theatre and musical theatre majors.

Simply Fabulous Women's Conference

Hillendale Baptist Church

Hillendale Baptist Church is excited to bring you our 2nd Annual Women's Conference: Simply Fabulous!

Categories: Discussion, Other Events

Spring Open Studio Weekend

Washington ArtWorks

Spring Open Studio Weekend has arrived! Food trucks and live music will flood Washington ArtWorks as its 60+ Resident Artists open their studios to the public for art demonstrations and shopping! This event is not to be missed, great for all, and occurs only twice per year! Metro and wheelchair access. Free parking.

Categories: Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Free

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

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

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015

Freer

A tradition dating to the third century, landscape painting is one of the most outstanding achievements of Chinese culture. Key styles in this genre emerged during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) and are still followed today. While surviving works from the Yuan are rare, whenever possible, this exhibition includes the earliest work in the F|S collections together with later examples tracing the characteristics and evolution of six of these styles.

Categories: Exhibits

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium, MD

Maryland State Fairgrounds

250 artists celebrate spring with fashion, décor and fine art

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

Swing Time -- The Musical!

Navy Memorial Heritage Center - Burke Theater

Set in a World War II era radio studio, this lively musical revue features a group of friends who are working together to put on their live, war bond radio broadcast. http://www.swingtimethemusical.com/

Categories: Theater, Music: Other, Dance

Tempo & Pause New Art Exhibition and Reception

Principle Gallery

An exibition highlighting newest the newest cityscape paintings by Greg Gandy and Valerio D'Ospina. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra in Concert

Alexandria's History Museum, The Lyceum

The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra will present an orchestral concert on Saturday, April 25 at 3pm at the Lyceum.

The Blood Quilt

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

From Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) comes this funny and fierce world-premiere about four disconnected sisters reuniting to create a family quilt honoring their recently deceased mother. But after their mother’s will is read, will their “blood quilt” bind the family together or tear them apart forever?

Categories: Theater

The Georgetown House Tour 2015

Georgetown

In its 84th year, the Georgetown House Tour will be held Saturday April 25, 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Ten of Georgetown's finest homes will be featured on the Tour.

Categories: Tours, Family Oriented

The Journals of Duncan Phillips

The Phillips Collection

A selection of the museum founder’s extensive journals spanning three decades illuminate his dreams for the museum, passion for art, and relationships with emerging and established artists.

Categories: Exhibits

The Originalist

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (Red) stars as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in a daring world premiere about the brilliant, but polarizing justice, his bright, new, liberal clerk, and their clash over one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation’s highest court.

Categories: Theater

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

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

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015

Sackler

#travelerseye

Travel shapes how we perceive the world. Long after a trip has ended, images made to guide, track, and represent travelers and their journeys continue to influence our views of other cultures and our own cultural identities. Featuring more than 100 works created over the past five centuries, The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia provides glimpses of travels across the Asian continent, from pilgrimages and research trips to expeditions for trade and tourism.

Categories: Exhibits

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

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

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia

November 22, 2014–May 31, 2015

Sackler

#travelerseye

Travel shapes how we perceive the world. Long after a trip has ended, images made to guide, track, and represent travelers and their journeys continue to influence our views of other cultures and our own cultural identities. Featuring more than 100 works created over the past five centuries, The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia provides glimpses of travels across the Asian continent, from pilgrimages and research trips to expeditions for trade and tourism.

Categories: Exhibits

Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips

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

Wendell Phillips, a young paleontologist and geologist, headed one of the largest archaeological expeditions to remote South Arabia (present-day Yemen) from 1949 to 1951. Through a selection of unearthed objects as well as film and photography taken by the expedition team, the exhibition highlights Phillips’s key finds, recreates his adventures, and conveys the thrill of discovery on this important archaeological frontier.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a “sunny new play about gloomy people” (New York Times). Satirizing characters and themes from Chekhov’s classics, Christopher Durang’s latest madcap masterpiece serves up family drama with comic savagery.

Categories: Theater

Virginia Ballet presents La Sylphide

Ernst Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus

Virginia Ballet Company and School will present La Sylphide on April 25-26, 2015, at 2PM and 7PM on Saturday and 2PM on Sunday, at the NVCC Annandale Campus in the Ernst Theater.  Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee, and may be purchased online at www.vaballet.org. For additional information and group rates please call 703-249-8227. 

Virginia Ballet presents La Sylphide

Ernst Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus

Virginia Ballet Company and School will present La Sylphide on April 25-26, 2015, at 2PM and 7PM on Saturday and 2PM on Sunday, at the NVCC Annandale Campus in the Ernst Theater.  Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee, and may be purchased online at www.vaballet.org. For additional information and group rates please call 703-249-8227. 

Walking Tour: Georgetown Worships

Dumbarton House

A delightful walking tour of Georgetown looking at the many ways Georgetown Worships.

Washington ArtWorks Open Studio Weekend

Washington ArtWorks

Join Washington ArtWorks and over 50 of its Resident Artists as we open our studios and our entire facility to the public for a full weekend of art, shopping, music, and food trucks!  Galleries and Art Studios will be open from 10:00am – 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday April 25th & 26th.

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

Over 1,300 Ys across the country are taking part in Healthy Kids Day, holding free community events that feature fun games, active play, community vendors, healthy snacks, educational opportunities and MORE. 

“Art and Story” art exhibit

Shirlington Library

“Art and Story” art exhibit at Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA). Del Ray Artisans presents artworks illustrating the power of art and story, from March 29 through April 26, 2015. Details: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/GWW

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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