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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.

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 • October 25, 2014


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"When I Was Your Age..." #SomeThingsNeverChange - an afternoon of barbershop a cappella in Arlington!

Thomas Jefferson Community Center

This funny original theatrical and musical performance will feature your favorite a cappella hits from across the decades. Potomac Harmony performs a variety of music from Broadway hits to fifties favorites to modern jazz, all in four-part harmony, and this year's show features two award-winning barbershop quartets -- GQ and Sound Advice! 

18th Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Summers Farm

Summers Farm

For homegrown fun and farm fresh adventures, visit Summers Farm cornfield maze, old-fashioned hay rides, competitive pig races, gigantic jumping pillows, farm animals, hay slides…and pick-your-own pumpkins.

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

Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

Enjoy a night of cultural and folk presentations from local artists and groups of different Latin countries.

All events are free and open to the public.

Family Halloween Special Event

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Museum  Marine Corps  Family  Halloween

Gin Dance Company Presenting 'East Meets West'

The Atlas Performing Arts Center - The Lang Theater

This special evening will premier Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff’s newest works ‘Face to Face’, which explores how technology has changed the way we all interact and connect with each other and a fun and light hearted piece ‘That’s Mozart’ in which Shu-Chen creates and shapes the movements into Mozart’s humorous and playful music notes.  We are very excited to have GDC’s very own Elizabeth Lucrezio create a brand new work for the company called ‘Just One’ which explores the impact a simple, seemingly insignificant act can have… an act that may not change the world, but may mean the world to Just One.  We will also be performing GDC’s signature piece ‘The Teller’ which the character of a Chinese fortune teller will be portrayed throughout the dance. This work delivers an awakening message for people to take charge and tell your own story. Come join us and let us take you on a journey from the East to the West!

Categories: Dance, Arts, Family Oriented

Gin Dance Company Presenting 'East Meets West'

The Atlas Performing Arts Center - The Lang Theater
Categories: Dance, Arts, Family Oriented

Haunted Chocolate House: A Workshop for Children

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Family friendly garden tour followed by a chocolate haunted house making activity.

Categories: Family Oriented, Holiday

Laps for LAM 5k Run/Walk Event

Various Locations in City of Fairfax

The Mid-Atlantic Region of The LAM Foundation Hosts Inaugural Laps for LAM 5K Run/Walk at Burke Lake Park on Oct. 25, 2014

Fairfax Station, VA (October 2014)—The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Lam Foundation is pleased to announce it will host its first “Laps for LAM” 5K run/walk event on Saturday, October 25, at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station, Virginia. All proceeds from this family-friendly fundraising event will benefit The LAM Foundation, the global leader in the fight against Lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM for short, is a rare and progressive lung disease that almost exclusively affects women, usually during their childbearing years. LAM is frequently misdiagnosed as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis, as symptoms of LAM typically include shortness of breath and lung collapse. The LAM Foundation has committed over $10.5 million to LAM research to support 102 peer-reviewed grants and other numerous breakthroughs, resulting in the first-ever LAM treatment trial to test a drug called Sirolimus, which proved to be an effective treatment for LAM. Additional clinical trials are underway as LAM Foundation-funded researchers continue to work with urgency in search of more safe and effective treatments. Although research is ongoing, no cure for LAM currently exists.

This event will bring athletes of all calibers together, along with patients, family members, and friends of the LAM community to join in the fight against this devastating and destructive disease. Running/walking enthusiasts and all supporters of the LAM Foundation community are invited to participate or attend this event to raise funds and awareness in search of a cure.

The course for the 5k run winds alongside Burke Lake and consists of an out and back loop through the park. Participants who prefer to walk will have the option of completing either a one-mile or two-mile marked course, which also parallels the lake.

Registration for the event is available in advance online at Participants will have the option to register for the event as an individual or as part of a team. While participants may choose to register for the 5k run and participate individually, runners are encouraged to form a team, bringing friends and family members together to challenge each other to complete the 3.1 mile course and raise additional funds for finding a cure.

The registration fee is $35 per person. Event check-in and registration will begin at 7:00am on Saturday, October 25, with the 5K run/walk beginning at 8:00am. Participants who register in advance by October 11, 2014, will receive an official Laps for LAM event t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three fastest male and female runners, as well as to the fastest team. Prizes will also be awarded to the top individual and team fundraisers.

For more information on the event, to volunteer, register, or to become a sponsor, please visit or check out the event’s Facebook page at

Questions may be directed to the Event Committee Chair, Mary Stojic, at 301.346.9088 or via email at For additional information about Lymphangioleiomyomatosis or The LAM Foundation, please visit The LAM Foundation’s website at or call 513.777.6889.

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. 

The Corn Maze in the Plains

The Corn Maze in the Plains

Fall Fun in Northern Virginia! 5 acre corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, animals, food, and much more!

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."

Trick-or-Treat Among the Trees

Robinson Nature Center

Celebrate Halloween with a trick-or-treating adventure along the Robinson Nature Center trail. Each stop along the way offers fun, live interpretation of fall nature happenings and, of course, a goodie to take home. Wear your favorite costume and we'll wear ours!

Categories: Family Oriented, Holiday

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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