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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.

My School DC EdFEST

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014

Explore more than 150 DC pubilc and public charter school options (PK3-12) for your child. Meet school representatives  and discover what each school offers.

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.

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Sat • November 22, 2014

 

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Olga - A Musical Journey (11/22)

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater

A musical journey with the WBS Orchestra - captivating music and song.

"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

"Growing Dilemma" by Megan Van Wagoner

Montpelier Arts Center

Van Wagoner’s sculptural works in metals, glass, clay, and other materials reflect the changing value placed on land, agricultural practices, and food in our culture.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Nourish & Flourish: The Food Show" Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Nourish & Flourish: The Food Show” art exhibit (November 7-30) at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Art inspired by food. Thursday 12-6pm; Friday & Saturday 12-9pm; Sunday 12-6pm. Reception: Friday, November 7, 7-9pm www.TheDelRayArtisans.org

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Rescue Me" Art Exhibit

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

“Rescue Me” art exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia. Del Ray Artisans and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria present animal-themed art. October 27-January 25. Reception November 14, 7-9pm. TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/gww/

Categories: Arts, Charity Events, Free

2014 “Nutcracker in a Shell - All Jazzed Up!”

Heritage High School

A shortened, jazzed-up version of the traditional "Nutcracker" produced by children for children

2014 “Nutcracker in a Shell - All Jazzed Up!”

Heritage High School

A shortened, jazzed-up version of the traditional "Nutcracker" produced by children for children

21st Annual Christmas Craft Show

Oakton Church of the Brethren

Oakton Church of the Brethren's 21st Annual Christmas Craft Show is a three-day event featuring a wide assortment of hand-made creations and craft supplies for purchase, plus a soup and sandwich lunch and bake sale. Hours are 10 am. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20 and 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. 

25th Anniversary of The Founder's 39th Birthday Sale!

The Mansion on O Street

It's the 25th Anniversary of the Founder's 39th Birthday and you are invited to celebrate at this once in a lifetime sale!! Beat the Christmas rush and save 25% on the most unique gifts on the planet.

Categories: Free, Other Events

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

All Hung Open Exhibition

Montpelier Arts Center Main Gallery

In the antithesis of a curated show, artists answer a general call for entries, and every piece of art is accepted and hung until the walls are full. This exhibition is open to all Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia artists, ages 18 & older. To receive a prospectus, contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Arabian Nights

Creative Cauldron

An enchanting Learning Theater production that will sweep you away on a magic carpet ride of invention and creativity.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Arabian Nights

Creative Cauldron

An enchanting Learning Theater production that will sweep you away on a magic carpet ride of invention and creativity.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Art and Story, a Del Ray Artisans Art Exhibit

Shirlington Public 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 October 5 through November 30. Details: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/shows/gww/

Categories: Arts

Art Gallery Reception for Featured Artists – glass jewelry artist Claire Nykolyszyn and contemporary oil painter Dana Thompson

Arts in the Village Gallery

Meet Claire and Dana and other gallery artists during a free, open to the public reception for this month's Featured Artists' exhibit "Into the Light,” presenting the lamp-worked glass bead jewelry of Claire Nykolyszyn and the contemporary still lifes and landscapes of Dana Thompson, as both artists demonstrate how light inspires their work in this one-of-a-kind show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Music: Other

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents Bernstein & Beethoven

The Music Center at Strathmore

Beethoven’s great Seventh Symphony anchors two contrasting works by Bernstein, Marin Alsop’s inspirational mentor. Both pieces occupy the fascinating nexus between Christian and Judaic liturgical traditions, the introspective First Symphony, and Chichester Psalms, with its catchy melodic and rhythmic appeal

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters: The Musical

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Fresh from its sold-out off-Broadway run this heartwarming musical is based on three of the Berenstain Bears most popular books. 

Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters: The Musical

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Fresh from its sold-out off-Broadway run this heartwarming musical is based on three of the Berenstain Bears most popular books. 

Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Award-Call for Submissions

Bethesda

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the inaugural Bethesda Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards. The competition is seeking the best, up-and-coming, local songwriters. The adjudicated contest will award a talented songwriter a grand prize of $10,000.

Categories: Music: Other, Arts

Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest

Bethesda Urban Partnership

As part of the 15th Annual Bethesda Literary Festival, the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) invites local writers to enter the Essay & Short Story Contest for a chance to win $500 and be published in Bethesda Magazine. The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and Bethesda Magazine have partnered to welcome adults (ages 18 and over) and high school students to write a 500-word essay and/or a 4,000-word short story about any topic, for the Essay & Short Story Contest.

Bethesda Film Festival Call for Submissions

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is accepting submissions for the third annual Bethesda Film Fest, scheduled for March 20-21, 2015.

Categories: Film, Fairs & Festivals, Arts

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

Calder Quartet

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall

The Calder Quartet brings an immediacy to their performances that creates an artfully crafted musical experience bristling with energy.

Categories: Music: Classical

Christmas Bazaar & Ukrainian Carol Mini-Concert

Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family

Enjoy Ukrainian-style lunch while browsing for books, music, holiday and specialty gift items, icons and religious items, traditional arts and crafts, delicious borshch, holubtsi, varenyky, kovbasa and nalysnyky (crepes) and more. Free mini-concert/sampler of Ukrainian carols in church on Sunday at 1:30 pm Event begins at 10:00AM Presented by: Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family Featured Artist(s): Solomia Dutkewych, soprano; Larisa Pastuchiv-Martin, Bandura player; SPIV-Zhyttya, a capella group

Crossways w/ live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne

AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center

Crossways aka Crossroads; Slums of Tokyo; Shadows of the Yoshiwara with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne. 

Categories: Film, Music: Other

Decoding the Renaissance

Folger Shakespeare Library

During the Renaissance, the art and science of cryptography came into their own. The advent of printing, development of diplomacy, and creation of postal systems created an obsession with encryption that produced some of the period's most brilliant inventions, most beautiful books, and most enduring legacies. Featuring the best collection ever assembled of early works on codes and ciphers.

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.

Event begins at

Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library

Featured Artist(s): Curated by Bill Sherman

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Tours

Drawing Salon: Titian’s Masterful Portraits

National Gallery of Art, West Building

Join us for sketching and conversation in the galleries.

Categories: Arts, Free, Discussion

Emanuel Swedenborg’s scientific “Language of Correspondences”

Church of the Holy City

Horn of Plenty
Sound Resonance and the Current of Life

A presentation by Rev. Carla Friedrich
on Emanuel Swedenborg’s scientific “Language of Correspondences”
which is the deeper symbolic meaning of particular words found in the Bible.

Program and Q&A from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a break for a complimentary light lunch.

Categories: Discussion, Free, Lecture

Exhibit: Small & Large Works

The Art League Gallery

Photographer Michelle Rogers blurs the line between past and present by coupling images of vintage postcards with her own photographs.The Small and Large Works exhibits pack a lot of talent into one gallery while drawing attention to the importance of scale.

Categories: Free, Arts, Exhibits

Exhibit: “Le Temps Retrouvé / Revisiting the Past”

The Art League Gallery

Photographer Michelle Rogers blurs the line between past and present by coupling images of vintage postcards with her own photographs.

Categories: Free, Arts, Exhibits

Faith & Fashion Week Baltimore-Washington

Signature Blue Events

Faith & Fashion Week is a viable forum for artist, designers, boutique owners, industry professionals and the Christian community to network and increase awareness on wholesome, yet hot, fashion trends that are often overlooked in today's society. Our 2014 Faith & Fashion Week national event will end where it all began....in the Baltimore-Washington area! There will be tons of  Tasteful fashion options showcased at this event. Join us as we conclude the 2014 Faith & Fashion Week series in the Nation's Capital.

Wednesday  Sept. 19          Workshop and Empowerment Session

Thursday  Sept  20    Emerging Designers Competition and Showcase

Friday  Sept  21    Children's Fashion Showcase

Saturday  Sept 22   Grand Finale

Festival Ruah

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

Concerts at Cedar Lane is pleased to present "Festival Ruah," a multicultural performance celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving.  Guests will be treated to the colorful breadth of presentations by Native American flutist Ron Warren, world drummer Matt Meyer, members of the Natananjali School of Dance, pianist Jasmin Lee, and vocalist Rachel Moore.  Free admission, free parking.

Fiddler on the Roof

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of an American musical classic with a new, in-the-round production directed by Molly Smith. This joyful tale of family, community and life’s unexpected miracles features a jubilant score including “If I Were a Rich Man;” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Tradition.”

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice

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

In 1887, Charles Lang Freer purchased the entire Second Venice Set, 26 atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler. This marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between collector and artist, which eventually led to the founding of the Freer Gallery, today the world’s largest and finest repository of Whistler’s works. Fine Impressions shows how Freer’s acquisition of the Second Venice Set came to shape his legacy as a connoisseur and collector.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Five Guys Named Moe

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

The boys are back in town, with a brand new look! The classics have been remixed in this explosive tribute to "King of the Jukebox" Louis Jordan, led by the fearless mind that stunned audiences with Bootycandy, directorRobert O’Hara (The Mountaintop). Dance the blues away as big band meets boy band in this dynamic, dazzling musical revue. 

Categories: Theater, Music: Other, Dance

For Whom It Stands

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

Named one of the nation's "Top 10 Must-See Exhibits This Summer" by USA Today. 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.

Categories: Arts, History, Exhibits

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 Exhibition "Messages from the River"

Weisser Glass Studio & Gallery

Messages from the River represents a collection of artworks including cast glass sculptures, paintings and mixed media artworks. Drawing from both the human experience and the natural experience Elizabeth Levine Braun and Tara S. Holl instinctively tell stories of familiarity both subtly and boldly through their personal artworks.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Glass Mind Theatre Presents Welcome to the White Room

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Glass Mind Theatre Presents

Welcome to the White Room
by Trish Harnetiaux

**A World Premiere**
Directed by Chris Cotterman

Three strangers are thrust into an unknown world, working towards an unknown goal. Follow their journey as they navigate the anonymous letters, The Device, The Last Deck of Cards in the World, and The Test of the Kiss — challenges meant to bring them closer to the endgame. But when this senseless world summons its puppeteer – we find out who is really in control.

Categories: Theater, Arts

Hansel and Gretel with the Capital City Symphony

The Atlas Performing Arts Center - The Lang Theater

The Capital City Symphony presents a semi-staged concert opera:  Englebert Humperdink's beloved Hansel and Gretel.

Full opera Saturday evening; 1-hour version for younger audiences Sunday afternoon.

Heart of Maryland Chorus Musical Show!

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Heart of Maryland women's barbershop chorus presents ,"We've done Rockville....We're Goin' to Broadway!!" our annual show, Sat., Nov. 22, 2014, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, at 1:00  pm.  Tickets $15.00.  Featuring "Afterglow Quartet". Call box office 240-314-8690 or book at Rockville.ticketleap.com.  Tickets available day of show. Visit homchorus.org or call 301 230-1444 (HOM info line).

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Theater

Heart of Maryland Chorus presents We've Done Rockville.. We're Goin' to Broadway!

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

The Heart of Maryland Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have over 30 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all parts of the Rockville area.

Categories: Music: Other

Hesperus in concert

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Hesperus presents a concert of early and traditional music of Ireland

 

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

Categories: Music: Classical

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

How We Got On

Forum Theatre at The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre

Event: How We Got On

About HOW WE GOT ON...

Set to the music of the late 80's rap scene,How We Got On is a coming-of-age story about three suburban kids, Hank, Julian, and Luann and how they navigate tumultuous family relationships, cultural isolation, and the search for authenticity. A sultry DJ re-mixes their lives as they use music to discover and express themselves in places words fail. 

Dates: October 30-November 22 (times vary)

Price: Tickets in advanced are $20. Tickets purchased at the door are Pay What You Want

Website: forum-theatre.com/how-we-got-on

Categories: Arts, Theater, Tours

How We Got On

Forum Theatre at The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre

Event: How We Got On

About HOW WE GOT ON...

Set to the music of the late 80's rap scene,How We Got On is a coming-of-age story about three suburban kids, Hank, Julian, and Luann and how they navigate tumultuous family relationships, cultural isolation, and the search for authenticity. A sultry DJ re-mixes their lives as they use music to discover and express themselves in places words fail. 

Dates: October 30-November 22 (times vary)

Price: Tickets in advanced are $20. Tickets purchased at the door are Pay What You Want

Website: forum-theatre.com/how-we-got-on

Categories: Arts, Theater, Tours

ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman

National Harbor

Beginning November 14, experience the Capital region's must-see, award-winning holiday attraction, ICE!, at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland. Kept at a chilly 9 degrees, rediscover the magic of everyone's favorite holiday classic, Frosty the Snowman, through colorful, life-size ice sculptures.

Categories: Holiday, Family Oriented

Intersections: Bernardi Roig, NO/Escape

The Phillips Collection

Roig's sculptural works, installed in unexpected interior and exterior spaces, address the existential dualities of entrapment and liberation, blinding and illumination.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Into the Light -- an exhibit by glass jewelry artist Claire Nykolyszyn and contemporary oil painter Dana Thompson

Arts in the Village Gallery

In November, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Into the Light, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing lampworked beads in jewelry designs by Claire Nykolyszyn, and painter Dana Thompson’s contemporary still lifes and landscapes, as both artists demonstrate how light  inspires their work in this one-of-a-kind show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

It's a Wonderful Life: The Musical

Patrick Henry College--Townhall

Come celebrate the start of the Christmas season with the musical adaptation of the beloved story, It’s a Wonderful Life, running from November 20-22 at Patrick Henry College’s Townhall. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.phc.edu/edentroupe.php or reserved by calling (406) 274-0576.

It's a Wonderful Life: The Musical

Patrick Henry College--Townhall

Come celebrate the start of the Christmas season with the musical adaptation of the beloved story, It’s a Wonderful Life, running from November 20-22 at Patrick Henry College’s Townhall. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.phc.edu/edentroupe.php or reserved by calling (406) 274-0576.

Jazz 4 Justice - "Viva Las Vegas: The Sounds of Sin City"

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Carroll, for an evening of swinging standards and Great American Songbook hits, as we present to you the music of ‘Viva Las Vegas: The Sounds of Sin City!’  

Categories: Music: Other

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

Lori Ulmer-Hanson

Montpelier Arts Center

Lori Ulmer-Hanson’s debut solo exhibition at Montpelier displays current works that reflect a passion for creating faces and figurative forms using a diverse array of media and provoking different moods—sometimes with laughter and other times, with quiet force. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Luce Artist Talk with Martine Workman

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor

View works of art in the Luce Center with D.C.-based artist Martine Workman, who utilizes a variety of artistic techniques in her art and creates works ranging from murals to “zines.”

Categories: Arts, Lecture, Free

Music From China Ensemble: 30th Anniversary Concert

Meyer Auditorium at the Freer Gallery of Art

Music From China Ensemble: 30th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, November 22, 3 pm

Freer, Meyer Auditorium

New York’s outstanding Music From China ensemble celebrates its 30th anniversary with newly commissioned works for Chinese and Western instruments by Grammy Award-winner Zhou Long and others. The ensemble features the erhu (fiddle), pipa (lute), zheng (zither), sheng (mouth organ), and dizi (flute), along with cello and percussion.

Categories: Music: Classical

My School DC EdFEST

DC Armory

Explore more than 150 DC pubilc and public charter school options (PK3-12) for your child. Meet school representatives and stop by the WETA Kids booth to meet beloved children's character Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Nasta‛liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

This exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on nasta‛liq, a calligraphic script that developed in 14th-century Iran. More than 20 works dating from 1400 to 1600, the height of nasta‛liq’s development, tell the story of its transformation from a simple conveyer of the written word into an artistic form.

Categories: Arts, 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

Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music

The Phillips Collection

Around 1890, Neo-Impressionist painters including Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Theo van Rysselberghe created pictures that accentuate subjectivity and an inner world of experience, approaches they shared with their contemporaries, Symbolist painters, writers, and composers in Paris and Brussels. This focus was different from Neo-Impressionism's beginnings in 1886, when the movement was hailed as an alternative to Impressionism, offering a fresh opportunity to focus on light and contemporary life. With more than 70 paintings and works on paper this exhibition demonstrates how the Neo-Impressionists employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.

Categories: Exhibits

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

Panaibra Gabriel Canda: Look Back, Dance Forward: Tales of Home | Congo/Mozambique

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre

The founder of Mozambique’s first contemporary dance company, Canda is one of the continent’s artistic innovators developing an authentic and autonomous African choreographic voice through his body that is deeply expressive and uniquely articulate.

Categories: Dance, International

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

Post-Photography: Beyond the Print

Target Gallery

New Exhibition at Target Gallery Examines New Frontiers in Contemporary Photography 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

President Thomas Jefferson's Ball (18th Century Historic Ball)

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

November 22

President Thomas Jefferson's Ball (18th Century Historic Ball)

Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Historic Ballroom, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA

5:30pm - 11pm

Celebrate an evening with retired President Thomas Jefferson, played by Colonial Williamsburg’s Bill Barker. Enjoy a private dinner and then dancing in the historic ballroom. President Jefferson has been working on a new project which he will announce to the assembled company. The evening will feature a period-inspired banquet, variety of English Country Dances, live music, dessert collation, gaming, and a cash bar.

Regency costume suggested; cocktail attire encouraged.

$120 Banquet & Ball; $45 Ball only.  Registration required!

Beginner Dance classes offered Nov 6, 13, 20 at Gadsby's Tavern Museum Historic Ballroom, $12/class. Learn 18th-century English country dancing from expert dance instructors. Reservations recommended.

https://shop.alexandriava.gov/Events.aspx

Categories: Dance, History, Other Events

Prince George’s Sampler: The 2014 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm

The Annual Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition returns to the Brentwood Arts Exchange with Prince George’s Sampler – an exploration of the diversity and richness within the county’s art community.  Prince George’s Sampler features visual art in all media by artists who live, work, or study in Prince George’s County, from those who forged the county’s rich traditions in the arts over the decades to those who have moved here in recent years to become a part of it.  The annual County Juried Exhibition is always a crowd favorite; this year’s is sure to not disappoint.

Categories: Arts

Robin Weigert, Emmy-nominated actress, and Dionne Laufman, classical pianist

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music. Mother-daughter duo, classic pianist Dionne Laufman and actress Robin Weigert, best known for her Emmy nominated portrayal of Calamity Jane on HBO’s award-winning series “Deadwood,” perform The Secret Subject of Every Story: An Evening of Poetry and Music.

Sacred and Profane: Free Concert for Children from IBIS

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ

Still needing a few more Halloween scares? Can't wait for Christmas? Have we got a concert for you!

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 Gaithersburg

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work in Gaithersburg, Maryland (outside Washington, DC) at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Friday, November 21, through Sunday, November 23 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. 

Categories: Fairs & Festivals, Arts

Temple Square Flute/Harp Duo

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

Jeannine Goeckeritz and Tamara Oswald are principal flute and principal harp for the Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Relax and enjoy an evening of dazzling music, inspiration, and joy, featuring selections from their album, Chanson and cherished favorites.

The GW University Singers: William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast

St. Stephen Martyr Church

William Walton's 'Belshazzar's Feast' premiered in 1931 at the Leed's Festival in England. Walton's piece, with text taken from Psalm 137 and the Book of Daniel, tells the story of the exiled Jews that regain their freedom from Babylon when King Belshazzar dies after using one of the Jews' sacred vessels. The performance will feature the GW University Singers along with Grace Cho on piano.

Categories: Music: Other

The Iron Horse w/ live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson

AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center

90th Anniversary of The Iron Horse with live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson!

Categories: Film, Music: Other

The Journals of Duncan Phillips

The Phillips Collection

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

Categories: Arts, 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

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

Tone of Silence

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre

Through monologue, dialogue and poetry, Tone of Silence explores how confined voices can awaken and release a powerful tone.

Categories: Theater, Free

Tone of Silence

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre

Through monologue, dialogue and poetry, Tone of Silence explores how confined voices can awaken and release a powerful tone.

Categories: Theater, Free

Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage

Walk in Lincoln's footsteps at President Lincoln's Cottage, the summer home of the Lincoln family and "the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation."

Tudor Tots: Turkey and Thanks

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Tudorplace and your kiddos.

Categories: Family Oriented, Holiday

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

Washington Balalaika Society

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater

Washington Balalaika Society 

Fall Performance

Featuring soloist Olga Orlovskaya

‘Nature's Beauty Below the Surface,’ New Work by Marion Griffin

The Chesapeake Framing Co.

Artist Statement: 
Griffin’s “Blooms” series was inspired by an evening walk along Carroll Creek, in Frederick. “I was struck by the beauty of the dull organic matter lying along the pond's edge." she says. “I used it as inspiration to look deeper, to find what gives life to the beautiful plants and flowers that rest gently on the surface of the water. Being a life long meditator, I am always searching for what is stagnant within and how to move the debris away. Carroll Creek became the metaphor for my most recent work." 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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