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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.

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

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.

Thu • July 24, 2014

 

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Backyard Theater for Children: Tim & The Space Cadets

The Backyard Theater at Strathmore

Join Tim - host of the national kids TV show, Sunny Side Up, on the Sprout Network - and his pals for an exciting show filled with music that, as Tim himself puts it, "isn't music for kids, it's music about being a kid."

Backyard Theater for Children: Tim & The Space Cadets

The Backyard Theater at Strathmore

Join Tim - host of the national kids TV show, Sunny Side Up, on the Sprout Network - and his pals for an exciting show filled with music that, as Tim himself puts it, "isn't music for kids, it's music about being a kid."

Bethesda Summer Concert Series

Veterans Park

With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, will feature free Thursday evening concerts during May, June, and July. The concerts offer a diverse range of music including rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae.

The concerts begin on May 8 and take place on Thursday evenings, from 6 – 8pm in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues.

May 8             Soul Crackers 

May 15            Gary and the Groove 

May 22            Squeeze Bayou 

May 29            Flo Anito       

June 5             Armand Ntep

June 12           Levi Stephens 

June 19           Built 4 Comfort 

June 26           Natty Beaux 

July 3             I and I Riddim 

 July 10            King Soul (Soul)  

July 17            Speakers of the House (Variety Dance)

July 24            Texas Chainsaw Horns (Classic R&B/Soul)

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

Main Street Community Band Summer Concert

Veterans Amphitheater

Come out and enjoy live music in the great outdoors! Main Street Community Band, an ensemble of the City of Fairfax Band Association, takes the stage at Veterans Amphitheater and plays music that the whole family will enjoy.

Michael Hoover, renowned Elvis impersonator performance

The Parade Deck of the National Museum of the Marine Corps

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation launches its fifth annual Summer Concert Series at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. with a performance by the Michael Hoover, renowned Elvis impersonator, on Thursday, July 24, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. The Foundation expects this to be a popular event and encourages fans to arrive early.

Parlor Room Theater Presents "The Nerd" By Larry Shue

Bishop McNamara Fine Arts Theater

What lengths would you go to repay a man who saved your life? "The Nerd" A side-splitting comedy by Larry Shue showing for three weekends 7/17-8/3 Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 pm, Sun. at 2 pm at Bishop McNamara Fine Arts Theater in Forestville MD.

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. 

Summer Concert Series at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park

Enjoy your evening with your friends and family during a free Concert at Glen Echo Park every Thursday night 7:30pm, starting June 19 and going until August 28.

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."

Volunteers Needed - Phoenix Rising Meal Program

Franconia United Methodist Church

Franconia United Methodist Church invites the community to help us prepare bagged meals for the homeless living on the Route One corredor in Alexandria, VA.

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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