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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.

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.

Jean Meisel: 50–65 Horizon Line

  • Through Sunday, May 4, 2014

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. 

Sat • April 19, 2014

 

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Lincoln Memorial Taping with WETA

Lincoln Memorial

Participate in an extraordinary initiative encouraging all Americans to recite the Gettysburg Address! Please join WETA at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Steps and Plaza on Wednesday, April 16 and Saturday, April 19 between noon and 4 pm with your friends, family, neighbors, students or colleagues to read the Gettysburg Address.

Peruvian Gold Ancient Treasures Unearthed

National Geographic Museum

Marvel at centuries of dazzling craftsmanship in gold and silver as we explore the treasures of Peru’s rich pre-Inca heritage.

Categories: Exhibits

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

"Very Early in the Morning"

Evangel Assembly

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2014

Join the Evangel Assembly Fine Arts Department at 5900 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748 for their Easter Production,  “Very Early in the Morning….” directed by Anita Ramalingam, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

"Very Early in the Morning"

Evangel Assembly

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2014

Join the Evangel Assembly Fine Arts Department at 5900 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748 for their Easter Production,  “Very Early in the Morning….” directed by Anita Ramalingam, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

"Very Early in the Morning"

Evangel Assembly

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2014

Join the Evangel Assembly Fine Arts Department at 5900 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748 for their Easter Production,  “Very Early in the Morning….” directed by Anita Ramalingam, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

"Very Early in the Morning"

Evangel Assembly

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2014

Join the Evangel Assembly Fine Arts Department at 5900 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748 for their Easter Production,  “Very Early in the Morning….” directed by Anita Ramalingam, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

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

8th Annual DC Walk To End Lupus Now

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter and thousands of Washington, D.C. supporters will join in walking to raise awareness for lupus.

Categories: Charity Events, Free

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

#americaninlondon

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for an exhibition of Virginia high school art submitted for the Annual Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District, presented from April 12th through May 3rd.

Categories: Exhibits, Free, Other Events

Art Explorers Family Studio

Glen Echo Park

Playgroup in the Park (PGiP), and Glen Echo Park Partnership present Art Explorers Family Studio for parents and children. Each week explore a new art form or theme in the Candy Corner Studio.  Drop-in only; no pre-registration.  $10 per child/parent combo. 10am to 12:30pm every Saturday.

Categories: Family Oriented, Arts

Ballroom Social Dance featuring Country Two Step with instructor Cookie Bell

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for Ballroom Social Dance featuring Country Two Step with instructor Cookie Bell on April 19th. 

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

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

Date Night: Chef's Table cooking class

The Workhouse Arts Center

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered?  Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center for Date Night cooking classes with Chef Kathleen Linton.

DC Rollergirls Home Team Championship Bouts!!

Dulles Sportsplex

19 April!

DC Rollergirls Home Team Championship Bouts!! 

BOUT 1 (4pm): Playoff for Third Place (DC DemonCats V. Cherry Blossom Bombshells) 
BOUT 2 (5:45pm): Championship Bout (Scare Force One V. Majority Whips) 

This is it, ladies and gents. The whole enchilada. The big cheese. The sack of potatoes. Whatever other food product you like. DC ROLLERGIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

After seven months of blistering competition, it all comes down to the wire. Who gets to take home the Skate of the Union Trophy?? Scare Force One, with five championships under their belt? Or the Majority Whips, in their first Champs appearance? Meanwhile, the Cherry Blossom Bombshells look for a much-needed win over the DC DemonCats in what's sure to be a fight. 
 
Doors open at 3pm and wheels roll at 4pm. 

Purchase tickets on-line or at the door!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/589167 

Tickets are $15 for adults ages 12+. Future Rollerbabies ages 6-12 get in $6, and under 6 are FREE! For our military family, tickets are always available for $12. Please bring your ID with you! Have a group of 20+ people? Email tickets@dcrollergirls.com for discount information! 
 
Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) and get ready for some hits! 

 

DC Rollergirls 

http://www.dcrollergirls.com/ 

 

Dulles Sportsplex 

21610 Atlantic Blvd. 

Sterling, VA 20166 

(703) 430-9966 

http://www.dullessportsplex.com/

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

The Walters Art Museum

Subtle, bold, powerful.

Japan’s contemporary ceramic artists draw on traditions begun thousands of years ago as they create containers for the presentation of flowers. Inspired in part by Japan’s distinctive ikebana flower arranging styles, the extraordinary ceramics on display in Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics exist in unique harmony with these floral traditions.

Categories: Exhibits

Evil Dead: The Musical

McDaniel College Theatre

Based on Sam Raimi’s 1980s classic cult films, the “Evil Dead” series, this deadpan spoof tells the tale of five college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. 

Categories: Theater

Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia Group Exhibition

Delaplaine Visual Arts Center

Twenty-six of Northern Virginia’s top professional artists are scheduled to exhibit at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD from April 5-27, 2014. The exhibit features a wide range of styles including abstract, impressionism, and realism in various painting mediums such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels.

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

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.

Event begins at

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. 

Jessica van Brakle: Industrial Paradise

Artisphere

Free opening reception: Thu Mar 20 / 6–8pm; Artist talk / 7pm

Industrial Paradise combines man-made structures with natural organic elements to examine the complex relationship between man and nature.  

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Laugh Riot at the Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Live standup comedy show
Laugh Riot at the Hyatt
$25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show
Every Saturday night
8 til 10 pm-doors open 7pm
$10 Cash Admission

Event begins at 8:00PM

Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Theater

Living Colors -- an exhibit by accomplished painters Evelyn Lopez de Guzman and Sandra Iafrate

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery presents Living Colors, an April Featured Artist Exhibit by painters Evelyn Lopez de Guzman and Sandra Iafrate in a vivid presentation of color, shape, and movement.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Mestey Films Productions Presents: "The Little Mermaid" performed live on-stage!

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 adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale, "The Little Mermaid".  When a beautiful mermaid falls in love with a human, will there ever be a way for them to find a happy ending to the story?

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Natalie Shudt: “Sway”

The Art League Gallery

From silk, steel, and wood, artist Natalie Shudt has created an all-encompassing environment of flowing botanical sculptures anchored to the floor and wall.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

One City Celebrating a Green Lifestyle

Kennedy Center

Earth’s Natural Force Connections (ENF) and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) have partnered together for Earth Day 2014, with the support of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), WHUR 96.3FM, DCI Enterprise Solutions, Tenleytown Trash Co., Behind It All, Office of the Peoples Council, Giant and McDonalds, and Howard University’s Office of Sustainability. The One City Celebrating a Green Lifestyle Festival will be held at the Kennedy Recreation Center in Washington, DC on April 19th from 11 am to 4 pm…And it is FREE for attendees! DMV area residents are invited to experience live performances, healthy and sustainable vendors, group fitness instructions, horseshoe, basketball, skate mobile, bike mobile, games, education, live art displays, demonstrations and giveaways.

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

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.

Pop Art

The Art League Gallery

The Pop Art movement originated as a reaction to the Abstract Expressionist movement. In recognition of Pop Art, artists are encouraged to use everyday objects, advertising, comic books, and cultural references in their work.

Categories: Exhibits, Free, Arts

REVOLUTION: Art and Technology art exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

"REVOLUTION: Art and Technology" art exhibit (April 4-27) at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Artists explore their relationship with technology in 2-D, 3-D. Thursday 12-6pm; Friday & Saturday 12-9pm; Sunday 12-6pm

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze a Circus Engineered by The Greatest Show On Earth® Comes to Fairfax, VA Area

The Patriot Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth®. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes.

Categories: Family Oriented

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze a Circus Engineered by The Greatest Show On Earth® Comes to Fairfax, VA Area

The Patriot Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth®. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes.

Categories: Family Oriented

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze a Circus Engineered by The Greatest Show On Earth® Comes to Fairfax, VA Area

The Patriot Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth®. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes.

Categories: Family Oriented

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

Syria: Sacred Spaces. Ancient Prayers. A photographic and musical exhibition of pre-war Syria

The Gallery at Convergence

Convergence is proud to announce an exhibition of music & photography from Jason Hamacher’s Lost Origin Sound Series, and forthcoming book, Aleppo, Syria: Witness to an Ancient Legacy. From 2005-2010, Jason was granted unprecedented access to the Syrian city of Aleppo and was able to document the apex of Syria’s modernization as well as the last remnants of ancient traditions before the eruption of civil war.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Lecture

TECRO and Filmfest DC present Zone Pro Site: A Moveable Feast

Landmark E Street Cinema

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States will join Filmfest DC in presenting Zone Pro Site: A Moveable Feast. The screenings will be held both on Saturday, April 19, at 6:15 p.m. and on Saturday, April 26, at 3:00 p.m. at the Landmark E Street Cinema. Tickets for the screening are $12.

Categories: Film, International

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 Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

Folger Theatre

New York’s inventive Fiasco Theater comes to the Folger. Fiasco Theater has established its reputation for bringing Shakespeare’s most whimsical and timeless tales to the stage. This dizzying romantic adventure is a comedy filled with bandits, mistaken identity, and also the “sourest-natured” dog Crab.

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: Theater, Arts

Submit an Event

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

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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