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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.

People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series

  • Through Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Phillips Collection reunites all 60 panels of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence’s seminal masterwork depicting the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the World Wars.

America Reads

  • Through Saturday, January 21, 2017

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "America Reads," will celebrate the public’s choice of 65 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life.

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Sun • December 4, 2016

 

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The Nutcracker

Warner Theatre

DC’s perennial favorite!  This celebrated production is set in historic Georgetown with George Washington and King George III among other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.

"Sparkling" Holiday Teen Tea

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Join fellow teens and families for an elegant tea and tour. 

38th Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour

Logan Circle Holiday House Tour

38th Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour

Mark your calendar for the first Sunday in December — a Logan Circle tradition!

A Celebration of Carols Holiday Concert

Forest Park High School

A Celebration of Carols -- Holiday Concert for the whole family. Enjoy the music and fun with the award-winning New Dominion Choraliers of Prince William County December 3 and 4. Children attend for FREE!

A Christmas Carol Memory

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

When an orphaned girl, living with her aunt, finds a trunk in the attic, once used by her puppeteer grandfather, she also discovers an old family tradition, the re-enacting of Dicken's a Christmas Carol.  Come and enjoy this new original show for the holidays.

BalletNova Center for Dance presents The Nutcracker

Thomas Jefferson Community Theater

BalletNova's full length Nutcracker debuted in 2004 and has performed in front of sold out audiences every Holiday Season since. In 2013 BalletNova celebrated its 10th Anniversary of the full-length ballet as choreographed by Artistic Director Nancie Woods and Executive Director Caroline Frankil Warren.

BalletNova Center for Dance presents The Nutcracker

Thomas Jefferson Community Theater

BalletNova's full length Nutcracker debuted in 2004 and has performed in front of sold out audiences every Holiday Season since. In 2013 BalletNova celebrated its 10th Anniversary of the full-length ballet as choreographed by Artistic Director Nancie Woods and Executive Director Caroline Frankil Warren.

Christkindlmarkt

Christian Heurich House Museum

Shop locally made goods by 40+ artisans and tour the seasonally decorated historic home of German brewer Christian Heurich

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Copenhagen :: Fringe Theatre

Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre

A World War II drama for the modern age.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Dumbarton Concerts presents the Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort in "A Celtic Christmas"

Dumbarton Concerts

The Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort return to Dumbarton Concerts for their traditional performance of "A Celtic Christmas"

Gerdan-Kaleidoscope of World Music

Calvary Lutheran Church

Musical Arts Inti. presents annual holiday concert featuring talented Andrei Pidkivka, flute, Solomia Gorokhivska, vilin/viola, and pianist Lily Chang.Performing music around the world, with authentic flute family, bring in a style that is fresh, lively and exciting repertoire of Eastern European music.

Happy Nappy Storytelling

Sankofa Video Books and Cafe

Happy Nappy Storytelling is free children's literacy program designed to encourage a love for reading. Each week we go on a storytelling adventure that invokes the full use of our imaginations and leaves us with a meaningful life lesson. 

Jackson Art Center Open Studios

Jackson Art Center

Explore 40 artists' studios in the historic Jackson School. Artwork, live music, refreshments. Free

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Mason Opera - Amahl and the Night Visitors

Old Town Hall

Mason Opera is proud to present Gian Carlo Menotti's classic opera for the whole family - Amahl and the Night Visitors at Old Town Hall on December 4, 2016.

Mason Opera - Amahl and the Night Visitors

Old Town Hall

Mason Opera is proud to present Gian Carlo Menotti's classic opera for the whole family - Amahl and the Night Visitors at Old Town Hall on December 4, 2016.

MetroCooking DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Join us for the 11th Annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate food lover’s weekend returns to the Washington, DC Convention Center December 3-4, 2016. Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts. Meet your favorite James Beard Celebrity Chef and see them whip up delicious dishes live on the James Beard Cooking Stage. Sample from over 50 local restaurants in the RAMW Grand Tasting Pavilion. Wash down your fare with a local brew from the Beer, Wine and Spirits Garden. Learn new techniques and tips in the Taste Talk workshops. Sharpen your skills in the L’Academie de Cuisine Pop-up Cooking School. Plus, shop from hundreds of specialty food vendors in the exhibitor marketplace!

Ninth Annual Lovettsville Christkindlmarkt

Lovettsville Game Protective Association

Join St. Nicholas and Krampus as they make their way to the Ninth Annual Lovettsville Chriskindlmarkt

Smithsonian 2015 Holiday Festival

Smithsonian Museums

The 2016 festival will showcase a wide variety of activities and presentations from 8 participating museums!

To celebrate the season, the Smithsonian Holiday Festival will feature musical performances, book signings, trunk shows, activities for kids, and more!

Smithsonian Holiday Festival 2016

Smithsonian Castle

To celebrate the season, the 2016 Smithsonian Holiday Festival will feature family-friendly concerts, book signings, trunk shows, festive food, activities for kids and so much more.

Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment

National Museum of the United States Navy

Naval Museum to Host Environmental Stewardship Exhibit
Traveling Exhibit Offers Interactive Experiences for Visitors

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Adventure Theatre

A unique and delightful holiday fantasy with just two actors!

The Nutcracker Family Day

Warner Theatre

The Nutcracker Family Day is an interactive event where children of all ages can discover what it takes to create everyone's seasonal favorite. Family Day activities immediately precede the matinee performance.  

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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