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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.

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

  • Through Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry.

Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D

  • Through Thursday, December 1, 2016

A sixth-century sculpture meets new technology in this interactive installation.


Tue • May 3, 2016


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Book of the Month: Digger Dozer Dumper by Hope Vestergaard

The National Building Museum

At 10:30 and 11:30 am on the first Tuesday of each month. Each month the Museum will introduce a new book during a read-aloud in the Building Zone’s Book Nook. The books explore themes such as patterns, city planning, construction, and celebration of other cultures. Families will then be invited to participate in corresponding hands-on play activities in the Building Zone. The Book of the Month program is free with admission to the Building Zone and recommended for ages 3 to 5.

Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind

NIH Campus, Building 10, Masur Auditorium

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. ET, the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health will welcome Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior Founder, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center University of Wisconsin-Madison

This lecture will be broadcasted live via NIH Videocast.

This talk will present an overview of studies conducted in Dr. Davidson’s laboratory on neural changes associated with different forms of meditation. Distinctions among three major forms of meditation practice will be made: Focused Attention; Open Monitoring; and Positive Affect Training. These different forms of meditation have different neural and behavioral effects. From the perspective of Western neuroscience, different forms of meditation can be conceptualized as mental training to promote the regulation of emotion and attention.

This event is supported by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health with generous funding from Bernard and Barbro Osher. The lecture begins at 10 a.m. in Masur Auditorium, Building 10. The lecture is open to everyone at no cost. It will also be videocast on For more information, visit or email Prachi Patel at

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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.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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