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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.

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.

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.

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

  • Through Sunday, August 17, 2014

American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) arrived in London in 1859 and discovered in its neighborhoods and inhabitants an inexhaustable source of aesthetic inspiration. His images of the city created over the next two decades represent one of his most successful and profound assaults on the contemporary art establishment

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Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland proudly presents Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, running Sunday, February 23 through Sunday, May 11, 2014.  This unique and celebrated exhibition displays a wide range of contemporary Japanese ceramic vessels produced for the traditional art of ikebana flower arranging. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, International

"Portraits of Pop Culture"

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

"PORTRAITS OF POP CULTURE" art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans: From profound to profane, compelling cartoons, lampoons and caricatures of celebrities, politicians and other pop figures. Includes silent auction fundraiser. Reception: Friday 3/7 (7-10pm).

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

2014 American College Dance Festival Association Panel: Imagine... a Life in Dance

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Don’t miss this inspiring afternoon of world-class artists sharing their stories in a panel discussion.

Categories: Arts, Dance, Discussion

2014 Biennial Ikebana Exhibit

The Art League Gallery

Art and nature come together as The Art League welcomes back the Washington, DC branch of The Sogestu School for our 15th Biennial Ikebana Show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Amit Peled & Alon Goldstein, Cello + Piano

JCC of Greater Washington

Following their March 2013 Kennedy Center recital and May 2013 sold-out appearance at the JCCGW, Israeli-born stars, cellist Amit Peled and pianist Alon Goldstein return to the Artists of Excellence series. Amit Peled, has so clearly distinguished himself as one of the foremost cellists of his generation that the Casals Foundation loaned him Pablo Casals' personal cello. Alon Goldstein’s artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike.

Event begins at 7:30PM

Presented by: JCC of Greater Washington

Featured Artist(s): Amit Peled & Alon Goldstein, Cello + Piano

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

Atlantic Chamber Ensemble

Rockfish Valley Community Center

~~The Atlantic Chamber Ensemble was one of three ensembles and five presenters selected to receive 2014 Chamber Music America/American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards for Adventurous Programming. The awards will be presented at the Chamber Music America National Conference on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Westin New York at Times Square. Established jointly by Chamber Music America and ASCAP, the annual awards recognize U.S.-based professional ensembles and presenters for distinctive programming of music composed within the past 25 years. The recipients, chosen by an independent panel of classical and jazz chamber music professionals, were evaluated on the basis of their programming and innovations in attracting audiences to performances of new music.

BCGS Young Talent Concert

Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Towson University

BCGS presents a recital of four new compositions commissioned by the BCGS from Baltimore area composers John Belkot, Joshua Bornfield, Elizabeth Nonemaker, and Scott Lee. This concert is supported by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Foundation.

Event begins at 2:00PM

Presented by: Baltimore Classical Guitar Society

Featured Artist(s): John Belkot, Joshua Bornfield, Elizabeth Nonemaker, and Scott Lee

Categories: Music: Classical

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

Chamber Jam with Classical Revolution DC!

The Mansion on O Street

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

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

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

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

Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: Classical Revolution DC

Featured Artist(s): Classical Revolution

Categories: Free, Family Oriented, Arts

Chamber Music on the Hill: The Westminster Trio

McDaniel College

The Westminster Trio, consisting of pianist David Kreider, cellist Esther Mellon and violinist Melissa Zaraya, performs with special guest violist Renate Falkner. Works include Claude Debussy’s “Piano Trio” and Gabriel Fauré’s “Piano Quartet in C Minor.”

Categories: Music: Classical

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

The Music Center at Strathmore

Sit back and imagine a story beginning with the words Once upon a time … as you listen to the dynamic musical narrative of the Fairytale Overture of Stanislaw Moniuszko, generally considered the father of the Polish national opera.

Categories: Music: Classical

Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

An evening service to mark the beginning of the season of Lent, sung by the Adult and Youth Choirs. Music includes works by David Briggs and Richard Webster. A brief organ recital by Russell Weismann precedes the liturgy. All proceeds from the offering benefit Episcopal Relief and Development. Reception to follow.

Event begins at 5:00PM

Presented by: The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

Categories: Music: Classical

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

DC Rollergirls March Madness Bout 2!

Temple Hills Skate Palace

9 March!  With the home team season drawing to a close, the top slot for Championships is on the line. Will the Cherry Blossom Bombshells have what it takes to slay their opponents' Championship hopes? Or will the Majority Whips be able to whip it good? Hosted by Temple Hills Skate Palace, DC Rollergirls brings you the second of two events.

Elisabeth Adkins and Edward Newman in Concert

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ

The Rock Spring Recital Series presents Elisabeth Adkins, violin, and Edward Newman, piano in a concert of music by Bach, Beethoven and Pierne.  The Concert will take place 4PM, 9 February,  at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington.  Though free, a donation of ten dollars or more is suggested to help defray the cost of the series.

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

House and Home

National Building Museum

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

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

In Focus: Ara Güler's Anatolia

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Ara Güler, the “Eye of Istanbul,” is famous for his iconic snapshots of the city in the 1950s and '60s. But with an archive of more than 800,000 photographs, Güler's body of work contains far more than these emblematic images. In December 2013, the Freer and Sackler Galleries will open an exhibition of never-before-shown works by the legendary photographer. Curated by Johns Hopkins University students in partnership with the museums, the installation will examine Güler's definition of himself as a photojournalist through the presentation of his photographs.

Featured are photographs of medieval Seljuk and Armenian buildings that Güler took in 1965. The exhibition therefore brings images of important Anatolian monuments to an American audience, highlighting Turkey's cultural history. Beyond appreciating their subject matter, the display asks visitors to think critically about the way images were created. Pushing the boundaries of traditional curatorial practice, this exhibition guides viewers into a critical debate about photography: documentation versus art.

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Categories: Exhibits

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.

Jean Meisel: 50–65 Horizon Line

The Phillips Collection

50–65 Horizon Line brings together more than 50 of Jean Meisel’s small watercolors of horizon lines displayed in an intimate alcove of the Phillips house. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Made in the USA

The Phillips Collection

Made in the USA is the most comprehensive presentation of The Phillips Collection's American art in nearly 40 years!

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Made in the USA: American Masters from the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970

The Phillips Collection

Following an acclaimed worldwide tour, the Phillips’s renowned collection of American masterworks returns to the museum. The exhibition tells the story of American art from the late 19th-century to the mid-20th century when American art became a significant global force after World War II. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

Percussionist Tom Teasley Concerts

Washington Ethical Society

Internationally acclaimed percussionist Tom Teasley to perform three spring concerts at Washington Ethical Society

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. 

PLUTO

Forum Theatre

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
 
In the wake of a violent tragedy at a local community college, a single mother attempts to reconnect with her withdrawn son. But strange forces keep interfering: the new family dog has three heads, an angry mob has gathered outside, and a chilling figure has occupied the refrigerator...
 

Categories: Arts, Theater

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.

Reflection and Response, an exhibition at the Workhouse Arts Center.

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for Reflection and Response, an exhibition of glass and mixed media from Feb 15th through Mar 30th.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Richard III

Folger Theatre

Explore Shakespeare’s portrait of maniacal ambition and dig into the truth about this king’s real nature with this celebrated history play. For the first time in Folger history, the Elizabethan Theatre will be reconfigured to allow for a production “in the round.”

Categories: Theater

Richard III

Folger Theatre

Explore Shakespeare’s portrait of maniacal ambition and dig into the truth about this king’s real nature with this celebrated history play. For the first time in Folger history, the Elizabethan Theatre will be reconfigured to allow for a production “in the round.”

Categories: Theater

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Folger Theatre

Exploring Shakespeare’s portrait of maniacal ambition and digging into the truth about this king’s real nature, Robert Richmond returns to direct the celebrated history play. For the first time in Folger history, the Elizabethan Theatre will be reconfigured to allow for a production "in the round."

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.

Event begins at

Presented by: Folger Theatre

Categories: History, Theater, Arts

Shakespeare's the Thing

Folger Shakespeare Library

Explore Shakespeare’s influence on visual art, performance, and scholarship through treasures from the Folger collection hand-picked by Folger staff, including a special look at how fans have celebrated Shakespeare from his time to ours. Marking Shakespare's 450th birthday.

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 Georgianna Ziegler

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Tours

Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds

The Maryland Home & Garden Show is blooming with vibrant color—bold and beautiful flower, tree, and shrub arrangements will illuminate the Timonium Fairgrounds as inspiration for indoor and outdoor lawn and landscape masterpieces. Getting homeowners ready for spring, hundreds of landscape and home experts will display their latest designs and products just in time for the beginning of spring projects that were put off all winter.

Steinway Series, Left Bank Concert Society

Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level

Come to the Smithsonian American Art Museum to experience Franz Schubert’s beloved Piano Quintet in A Major, “Die Forelle (the Trout),” Béla Bartók’s String Quartet No. 3 and music for solo violin by György Kurtág performed by the Left Bank Concert Society on the museum’s Steinway concert piano.

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts, Free

The Art of Pairing -- an exhibit by sculptor Claire Courpron and painter Karen Hutchison

Arts in the Village Gallery

In March, Arts in the Village Gallery presents The Art of Pairing: Abstract Painting & Sculpture, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing the convergence of form, figure and palette -- whimsical and dramatic sculptures of Claire Courpron with the engaging, abstract paintings of Karen Hutchison.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

The Individual and The Group: Encaustic Paintings by Rinat Goren

JCC of Greater Washington, Goldman Art Gallery

Rinat Goren explores the freedoms and boundaries between individuals and groups with texture, color, and depth. She expresses her ideas in encaustic collages, a technique that uses heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The JCCGW gratefully acknowledges The Kaplan Family Foundation for supporting this exhibit.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

The Wacky & Whimsical Tea for THEARC 2014

Ritz Carlton Washington DC

This fantasy-filled Sunday afternoon tea features adventurous delights for the entire family! All proceeds benefit Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC.)

Categories: Charity Events, Arts, Dance

Workhouse Education Student and Teacher Exhibition

Workhouse Arts Center

This once a year exhibition showcases the art of the Workhouse education teachers, and their students from the previous year. 

The work ranges from watercolors, Oriental brush painting, and pastels, to our 3D programs such as ceramic, glass and more.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Workhouse Education Student and Teacher Exhibition, Mar 8-30, 2014.

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for the Workhouse Education Student and Teacher Exhibition running from Mar 8th though Mar 30th.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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