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Community Calendar

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

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

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.

Sat • November 30, 2013

 

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Jim Pettis, piano

Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater

Richmond based pianist, Jim Pettis, performs Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano, George Gershwin’s 1924 classic composition known for its novel combination of classical and jazz influences.

Presto Productions presents a recital by Richmond-based pianist Jim Pettis who is celebrating his 50th anniversary year of public performance. A former child prodigy, Pettis went on to studies at Juilliard under Eugene List, and has performed across the U.S., in numerous European concert halls, aboard the QE II, and for many official city and state events. He is a recipient of an NAACP Freedom Award.

Event begins at 2:00PM

Presented by: Presto Productions

Categories: Music: Classical

The Lyons

Round House Theatre Bethesda

“A funny, furious tale with honesty, savagery, humanity and wit” – New York Magazine

Indomitable matriarch Rita Lyons is at a major crossroads. Her husband is dying, her son is in a dubious relationship, and her daughter is barely holding it together. Tempers flare, words are exchanged, and secrets are revealed. Worst of all, Rita can’t figure out how to redesign her living room.

Nicky Silver, the “strange progeny of a coupling between Neil Simon and Edward Albee” (New York Times), brings another of his deliciously dysfunctional families to the stage in this scathingly funny Broadway smash that earned Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations.

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Presented by: Round House Theatre

Categories: Theater

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Sidney Harman Hall

"Something familiar, Something peculiar, Something for everyone: A comedy tonight!" Directed by STC Associate Director Alan Paul, this hysterical Tony Award®-winning musical features a beloved score by Stephen Sondheim and an uproarious book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. This bawdy and wild production is a gift fro the gods for anyone’s holiday season.

Categories: Theater

100 under 200, an art exhibition at the Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for our exhibition "100 under 200", 100 artists exhibiting work priced less than $200.

This exhibition features an unrestrained gallery exhibit by the 100 Artists at the Workhouse exhibiting multiple works-of-art each priced less than $200. Free flowing and ever changing; the exhibit will have new art on view each week. Visit and bring a work-of-art home the same day - add to your home or find the perfect unique gift everyone will remember at an easy to love price.

Our Galleries are open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. No tickets are required. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/10...

Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: Workhouse Arts Center

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

31st Anniversary Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Art and Craft Showcase

Vienna Community Center

More than eighty local artisans of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild are showcased at the 31st annual Thanksgiving Weekend Art and Craft Showcase at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna, VA. The show dates and times are Friday & Saturday, November 29 & 30, from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, December 1, from 11 am to 4 pm. The event this year marks the 31th anniversary of the NVHG’s annual event. This premier juried show offers a wide range of unique creations – gifts, accessories, home decor, wearable art – something to satisfy all tastes, young and old. Visit our website at www.nvhg.org to see examples of work by many members of the guild.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: Noirthern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG)

Featured Artist(s): member of the NVHG

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 Family Affair

Garth Newel Music Center

Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA presents “A Family Affair,” a concert featuring the works of Schumann, Pärt, Strauss & Poulenc. 11am Concert followed by optional brunch.

Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: Garth Newel Music Center

Amy Sherald: Paintings

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

Known for her life-sized fantastical portraits of African Americans, Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald explores the construction and performance of identity within political, social, economic and cultural spheres. Her work provides social commentary with a hint of satire.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Annual Holiday Bazaar

Kunzang Palyul Choling

Join us for an old European-style holiday market of vendors, children's activities, a bonfire, music, and fun!. Visit the various booths to find the perfect handcrafted or exotic gifts for your loved ones.Bid on one of the items in the silent auction or raffle. Enjoy the sounds of holiday music, the sights of a tree decorated with edible ornaments made by children over the weekend, and the smells and tastes of hot snacks and non-alcoholic beverages from our food vendors. Afterwards, please feel free to enjoy a stroll through the 65 acre peace park, or a moment of contemplation inside the prayer room. All proceeds benefit Kunzang Palyul Choling Tibetan Buddhist Temple, a registered 501c3 organization.

Event begins at 1:00AM

Appropriate

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

In this searing and audacious comic drama, the estranged members of the Lafayette family return to Arkansas, and their crumbling old plantation home, to settle the accounts of their recently deceased patriarch. As they sort through a hoarded lifetime of mementos and junk, they discover a gruesome relic that sends the family spiraling into a dark history of repressed memories and family secrets.

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns to his hometown of Washington, DC with a production that appropriates a classic trope—the great white family drama a la O’Neill or Tennessee Williams—to brilliantly subvert our assumptions, and challenge us to re-consider our own histories and souls.

Show Schedule: Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm & 7pm from November 4 through December 1, 2013. Pay-What-You-Can performances on November 4 and November 5. There will be no performance on November 28. Tickets starting at $35. Prices subject to change.

Event begins at 8:00PM

Presented by: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Categories: Theater

Artifacts: Photography by Susan Ruddick Bloom

Rice Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Artist Talk: 6 p.m.)

An exhibition of photographs by Susan Ruddick Bloom, an Art and Art History professor at McDaniel. Bloom records ephemeral moments and often her search leads her to travel to areas as different as primal swamps filled with alligators, remote villages in central Turkey, glaciers in Iceland and Dutch gardens.

Her love of drawing and painting play a part in her photographic interpretations. Although she has been involved with many mediums, she has concentrated in digital fine art photography for the past 20 years. Her work appears in several private collections and is shown regionally. She is also the author of “Digital Collage and Painting” about the fine art applications of the computer.

Bloom has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art. http://www.suebloom.com

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Presented by: McDaniel College

Featured Artist(s): Susan Ruddick Bloom

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

ARTsy Holiday Boutique & Craft Show

JCC of Greater Washington

A unique shopping experience featuring original jewelry, fused glass, wearable and functional art, painted furniture, art for the walls, Judaica, ceramics, holiday items and so much more!

Event begins at 9:30AM

Presented by: JCC of Greater Washington

Bethesda Film Fest Call for Entries

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is accepting submissions for the second annual Bethesda Film Fest. Entries must be received by January 3, 2014. Selected filmmakers will be invited to show their documentary at the formal screening on March 21-22, 2014 and will receive a $250 honorarium. Entries will be viewed by the Bethesda Film Fest selection panel, consisting of Erica Ginsberg, Executive Director of Docs in Progress; David Stern, Director of Digital Media at Imagination Stage, and members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.

Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-20 minutes in length. All topics are eligible. Films must have been completed within the last two years. Young filmmakers, under 18 years of age, may also submit work.

Filmmakers can apply by mailing a completed application and DVD including the documentary, 5-20 minutes in length, to Bethesda Film Fest c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814. For an application, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660.

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District

Categories: Film

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

Chanticleer: A Chanticleer Christmas

George Mason University Center for the Arts

At the Center for the Arts, Chanticleer's cherished Christmas celebration is a sign that the holiday season has truly begun. A Chanticleer Christmas is a glorious evening of beautiful music that spans centuries and genres, from spirituals and contemporary music to ancient hymns and venerated sacred songs, and of course, Christmas carols from Europe and America. Audiences and critics worldwide have been delighted by this brilliant chorus of 12 illustrious male voices because of their sublime sound, unrivaled technique, and their mastery of more than a thousand years of vocal literature. Celebrating their 35th anniversary season, "Chanticleer is America’s a cappella pride and joy." (Classics Today)

Event begins at 8:00PM

Cities in the Air: Photographs by Everitt Clark

The Art League Gallery

Photographer Everitt Clark reveals how Richmond’s past and present intertwine. His solo exhibit at The Art League, “Cities in the Air,” features approximately 30, 4” x 5” black-and-white silver gelatin contact prints of Virginia’s capital city.

Exhibit dates: November 7-December 2, 2013
Opening Reception & Meet the Artist: Thursday, November 14, 6:30-8:00 pm

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Presented by: The Art League

Featured Artist(s): Everitt Clark

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Classical Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

Ernst Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus

Experience the magic of Classical Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker! This holiday classic includes stunning costumes, beautiful choreography, and Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music.

Saturday, November 30th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 pm

$25/Adult, $20/Senior, $20/Student, $20/Child, $18/Military Families, and $18/Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts (Military families, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts may telephone Kim Brummett at (703) 471-0750 to obtain the password for discounted tickets. Ms. Brummett also schedules backstage tours for groups.)

Share the magic by bringing a non-perishable food donation for LINK!

Event begins at 2:00PM

Presented by: Classical Ballet Theatre

Featured Artist(s): Classical Ballet Theatre Pre-professional Dancers

Categories: Dance

CSM Tony Hungerford Art Gallery: Annual Student Juried Show

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus

8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. Art will be displayed mid-March to end of year, 3013 and mid-March to the end of the year, 2014. The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 301-934-7828

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus

Categories: Arts

CSM Tony Hungerford Art Gallery: Annual Student Juried Show

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus

8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. Art will be displayed mid-March to end of year, 3013 and mid-March to the end of the year, 2014. The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 301-934-7828

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus

Categories: Arts

CSM Tony Hungerford Art Gallery: Paho Mann-Photography

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus

8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. Assistant Professor of Photography, University of North Texas, TX. “The prints are displayed as grids with accompanying image overlays. The overlays are created by stacking and averaging the color and tone of all the individual photographs from each group.” Art will be displayed in the gallery November-December 2013. The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 301-934-7828

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus

Categories: Arts

DAR Museum Exhibition Showcases Changes in Comfort and Convenience in the Evolution of the American Household

DAR Museum

This exhibition explores how we have evolved from the fireplace and washing clothes by hand to the many conveniences we take for granted today like automated electric appliances, plumbing and central heating. Over sixty objects dating from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries will be on exhibit showing the “latest” devices that no one could live without. In the final analysis, however, did these devices actually save time or did they create more work?

Event begins at 9:30AM

Presented by: DAR Museum

Categories: Exhibits

Del Ray Dozen Invitational Photography Show

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The Del Ray Dozen Invitational Photography Show at Del Ray Artisans gallery (2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA) runs from November 1-December 1, 2013. Opening reception is Friday, November 1, 7-10pm. Subject matter ranges from landscapes to portraits and a little bit of everything in between. These select photographers approach their craft in different ways—as traditional film shooters, digital image-makers, darkroom junkies, print makers, and experimentalists. For more information, visit: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays, noon - 6 pm; Fridays, noon-9 pm; Saturdays, 10 am-9 pm; and Sundays, 12 noon-6 pm. The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28), but will be open 10 am-4 pm on Friday, November 29.

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: Del Ray Artisans

Featured Artist(s): Del Ray Artisans

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Exhibit: Small & Large Works

The Art League Gallery

The Small and Large Works exhibits pack a lot of talent into one gallery while drawing attention to the importance of scale. Works are restricted in size but not in subject matter, skill, or wow factor. The Small Works exhibit is especially popular with holiday gift-givers and arts appreciators who know that the best gifts come in tiny packages.

Exhibit dates: November 6 - December 2
Opening reception: November 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursdays 10:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00 noon-6:00 pm

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: The Art League

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Fall Art Exhibition at the Edward A. Myerberg Center

Edward A. Myerberg Center

The students and faculty of the Dorothy Orfus Stein Art Program will present their latest works at the Edward A. Myerberg Center during the Fall Art Exhibition. Oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pastel and charcoal drawings and hand-built ceramics will be on display. Some of the original works will be available for purchase; proceeds from select work will benefit the Myerberg Center.

Event begins at 8:00AM

Categories: Arts

Frederick's Tuba Christmas

Weinberg Center for the Arts

Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn't go? An afternoon of holiday fun featuring regional Tuba & Euphonium players performing 4-part Christmas carols. After a brief intermission, stay to enjoy the Weinberg’s Winterfest. A sing-along featuring Ray Brubacher on the mighty Wurlitzer and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Free with cash or canned food donation.

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: Patsy Ensminger Coordinator

Featured Artist(s): Regional and local Tuba and Euphonium players

Categories: Music: Other

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

Gallery B November Exhibit

Gallery B

November's Gallery B exhibition features the artwork of The Figurative Four: Nancy Abeles, Cathy Abramson, Elaine Lozier and Jan Rowland. In addition to their individual work, a collaborative piece called "ZigZag" will be on display.

Gallery hours: Wed.- Sat., 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, November 8, 6-9pm

For more information, please call 301/215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: Bethesda Urban Partnership

Featured Artist(s): The Figurative Four

Categories: Arts

Great Falls Studios(GFS) member artists featured in Classical Realism Exhibition and host artist's talks in November 2013

Great Falls Community Library

Classical Realism Exhibition and artists talks at Great Falls Community Library in November. Featuring John McCabe, Judith St.Ledger-Roty & Hwa Crawford. Reception, Sat., Nov. 9, 5 PM - 8 PM, Artist's talks, Thurs., Nov. 7 and Thurs., Nov 14, 7 PM - 9 PM

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Presented by: Great Falls Studios

Featured Artist(s): John McCabe, Judith St. Ledger-Roty & Hwa Crawford

Categories: Arts

Here is a Play Fitted

Folger Shakespeare Library

Explore how staging Shakespeare has changed over the past 400 years. More than 100 items – scripts and promptbooks; designs for sets, lights, and costumes; props, models, production photographs, playbills, letters, and reviews – highlight broad shifts in the stage productions of Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Changes made to the plays over nearly four centuries may surprise you!

The Folger Shakespeare Library is open to the public 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, with special exhibition viewing hours on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Free, docent-led tours are available Monday through Friday at 11am and 3pm, Saturdays at 11am and 1pm, and Sundays at 1pm.

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Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library

Featured Artist(s): Curated by Denise Walen

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Tours

Home for Dinner Arts Exhibition, Oct 12 - Dec 1, 2013

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for our exhibition titled "Home for Dinner."

Home for Dinner is a simple phrase that can signify many things, such as family, laughter, conversation, tradition, favorite foods – just to name a few. For some individuals and families in southeast Fairfax County, “home for dinner” may not have a positive association. Perhaps the family is struggling to afford rent to stay in their home or trying to keep food on the table. The exhibit will consist of art from sixth grade students in local elementary schools.

The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) and the Workhouse Arts Center are collaborating on the exhibition to help raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in southeast Fairfax County. Home for Dinner will showcase how community members can make a difference, and it will provide a little friendly competition between elementary schools with a food drive. LCAC, an independent human services non-profit organization, works to prevent homelessness and to ensure that local individuals and families have food for dinner (and all other meals, too!)

Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: Workhouse Arts Center

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

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 Santa, We Believe

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for an afternoon of adventure with Vianlix Mestey's original story, "In Santa, We Believe", live onstage!

Just when you thought everything was going great, Santa's workshop grinds to a halt! Will Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves do what it takes to make sure Christmas Day happens? Come find out, as this tune-filled story unfolds.

Show dates: Saturdays, November 30-December 28
Show Times: 1pm (55 minute show, with one intermission)
Tickets: $12 adults; $8 children under 12 years old

*Limited seating, advance ticket reservations are recommended for this event. Reserved tickets may be collected at Will Call beginning 30 minutes prior to event, doors open for seating 15 minutes prior. Produced by Mestey Films Productions, this is a live-theatre performance for children and families.

For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-art...

Event begins at 1:00PM

Presented by: Workhouse Arts Center

Investigating Where We Live: Recapturing Shaw’s Legacy

National Building Museum

Investigating Where We Live is a summer program in which teen students from the D.C. area use multimedia technology to explore, document, and interpret the built environment of local neighborhoods.

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

Master percussionist Tom Teasley live in concert at the Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA as master percussionist Tom Teasley performs live on stage in a journey of World Music and innovative percussion techniques.

For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-art...

Event begins at 8:00PM

Presented by: Workhouse Arts Center

Modern Percussion From Ancient Traditions

The Workhouse Arts Center

Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as “a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word,” maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator. A 2010 Helen Hayes Theater Award recipient for outstanding sound design, Tom frequently tours throughout the world sharing his engaging experiences as musical and cultural ambassador presenting clinics for the instrument companies he endorses including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Sabian, Remo, Latin Percussion and others. A three-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East, Tom collaborated with indigenous musicians and gave historic performances in Saudi Arabia, the West Bank and Jerusalem. He has been an artist-in-residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has collaborated with the National Symphony as both a soloist and composer.

Performing arts touring assistance provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

A la carte cash beer/wine bar available in venue.

Event begins at 8:00PM

Presented by: Tom Teasley Music, LLC

Featured Artist(s): Tom Teasley

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990

National Building Museum

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 traces the city’s transformation into an internationally recognized destination with its own design vocabulary, canonized landmarks, and coveted way of life. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces

National Building Museum

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces sheds light on the story of Rafael Guastavino Sr. (1842-1908), arguably the most influential architectural craftsman working in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century America. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Play Work Build

National Building Museum

PLAY WORK BUILD takes children and adults alike through an exploration of play with an immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes and an original virtual block play experience. 

Pooch-A-Palooza Free Concert

Mason District Regional Park

APEX Pet Partners is sponsoring our third annual BBQ/ Party/Concert, to be held RAIN or SHINE!, in the beautiful Mason District Park. The event is free and there is ample seating. We have reserved both the amphitheater and a picnic area with tables and BBQs, but it is B.Y.O. food. Dogs must be on leash, and pooper-scooped. Beer/wine/alcohol are NOT allowed in the park. Picnic area will be open from 11AM until 7PM. Food/drinks should be enjoyed there, not in the amphitheater. Live music Noon– 6PM. Thank you & enjoy!!

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: APEX Pet Partners

Featured Artist(s): Midnight Mumblers: Mixing Bowl Musical Mahem! This homegrown group plays classic rock and some blues and jamrock. Enjoy your favorites from the Stones, Beatles, the Dead & more. Good old hard driving rock done loud & proud.

Reflections & Patterns – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and photographer Mary Louise Ravese

Arts in the Village Gallery

In November, Arts in the Village Gallery presents the Featured Artists exhibit Reflections & Patterns, a fusion of the artisanal copper pieces by metalsmith Anne Jordan with the contemplative “painterly” style of photography of Mary Louise Ravese in a fascinating medley of color, texture and imagery. Anne Jordan’s inviting sculpted and hammered copper bowls, trays, mirrors, fountains, and other pieces reflect nature-inspired shapes and patterns. Pieces are textured and formed by hammering and brazing, and finished with delightfully subtle hues and patinas reflecting copper’s natural beauty. With a keen eye for capturing the dramatic and beautiful, even ordinary objects and spaces take on an air of the remarkable through the lens of photographer Mary Louise Ravese. Intriguing patterns and textures are revealed in her images of colorful landscapes, nature close-ups, and abstract reflections. Each photograph is complemented with carefully chosen mats and frames that add another layer of interest and expression to the photography. Meet the artists during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, November 16th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: Arts in the Village Gallery

Featured Artist(s): Anne Jordan and Mary Louise Ravese

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Reflections: Part of FotoWeek DC

Target Gallery

Reflections: Part of FotoWeek DC
Exhibition Dates: November 9th – December 1st
Reception: Thursday, November 14th, 6-8pm; Gallery Talk at 7pm

Reflections is a media-specific exhibition with a focus on photo-based artwork examining the theme of “reflections,” both literally and metaphorically. Our juror was Lindsay Harris from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: Torpedo Factory Arts Center

Categories: Arts

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Folger Theatre

The perfect poetry of Shakespeare’s tragedy reveals the heart-breaking los of “star-crossed” love. Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner leads an outstanding ensemble into the heart of this powerful, provocative play.

A full list of performances is available on our website. Ticket prices range from $30 to $72. Ask a box office associate about College Night, post-show discussions with the cast, and our open-captioned performance as well as discounts for seniors over 65, students, educators, members of the military, and groups of 10 or more.

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Presented by: Folger Theatre

Categories: History, Theater, Arts

The Capitol Steps

Amphitheater of the Ronald Reagan Building

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor

We perform every week in Washington, D.C. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the Amphitheater with shows every Friday and Saturday year round at 7:30 PM!

Event begins at 7:30PM

Categories: Music: Other

The Nutcracker

George Mason University Hylton Performing Arts Center - Merchant Hall

Gainesville Ballet presents "Clara and The Nutcracker Prince" at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. International guest stars are featured alongside the award winning students of Gainesville Ballet. With original choreography by Artistic Director Rafik Hegab, this enchanting ballet performance is a wonderful way to start the holiday season.

Event begins at 6:30PM

Presented by: Gainesville Ballet

Featured Artist(s): Nour Eldesouki, Carolina Boscan, Shady Aly Mohamed

Categories: Dance

The Original DuPont Market Fair presents The Georgetown Pop Up Market - Wisconsin & M St NW

1201 Wisconsin Ave NW-- Wisconsin & M St (PNC Bank Lot)

Take a look at the FANTASTIC ARRAY of vendors we have assembled for this & Every SATURDAY's show -. It's all there for a GREAT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE . . .Table Makers, Antiques, Restoration, Rugs, High End Fashion & Vintage, Well Crafted Jewelry & Home Décor, not to mention, all the Food Artisans from FRESH made spreads.. .to all the SWEET GOODNESS DESSERTS! And let's not forget a varied list of DELICIOUS ethnic Fares, all this, Surrounded by some feel good music from our house D.J.

WE ARE BEING DESCRIBED AS ONE OF THE BEST TRI- AREA MARKETS AROUND

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Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: The DuPont Market Fair

Featured Artist(s): Chef Kenac (Every Sat) Wisconsin & M St NW - SUNDAY STARTING IN JULY 2013

The Peacock Room Comes to America: Exhibiting Freer’s Bibles

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

In November 1912 museum founder Charles Lang Freer put two rare biblical manuscripts on public view in his Detroit home. This special installation showcases those antique works—a parchment codex of Deuteronomy and Joshua, and the so-called Washington Codex, the third oldest parchment manuscript of the Gospels—in the unexpected setting of James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room. Part of the long-term exhibition The Peacock Room Comes to America, this presentation exemplifies Freer’s cosmopolitan aesthetic philosophy by juxtaposing biblical parchments with ceramics gathered from all over Asia and framed by Whistler’s brilliant blue and gold decorations.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Categories: Exhibits

Touchstone December Holiday Shows

Touchstone Gallery

November 29 - December 29, 2013
Preview: November 27, 11-6pm
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 6-8:30pm
“Deck the Walls” with Art from Touchstone; a festive holiday all-media exhibit of affordable art in all sizes and shapes. 45 Touchstone members offer gifts of peace and good will through artistic expression.
"INTERPLAY" by Georgia Nassikas
New series of paintings by Georgia Nassikas
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts presents Art Enables artist show “The 28th Century: The Work of Charles E. Meissner”

Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: Touchstone Gallery

Featured Artist(s): Georgia Nassikas & Charles E. Meissner

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

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