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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.

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.

Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare

  • Through Sunday, May 10, 2015

Man Ray's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.

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Sat • March 28, 2015

 

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"Paws 'N Claws for Art" exhibit

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

“Paws ‘N Claws for Art” exhibit at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter (2/21/2015-3/31/2015). Del Ray Artisans and Animal Welfare League of Alexandria show animal-themed art with UpCycle’s Fur-Vor student-created dog art. Reception: February 27, 7-9pm. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/GWW

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Happy Birthday, J.S.Bach!

Gaithersburg Library

Tanya Anisimova will play a selection cello arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas. 

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

"Country House, City House" Exhibition

Octagon Museum

This exhibition, presented in conjunction with the Menokin Foundation, explores the fascinating work being done at the Menokin site to turn a preservation disaster into an incredible architectural, preservation, and interpretive opportunity.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

46th Annual Laurel Art Guild Juried Exhibition

Montpelier Arts Center Main Gallery

Organized by the Laurel Art Guild, this annual exhibit is juried by a regional professional and showcases works by artists ages 18 & older who live in the Washington metropolitan area, and includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, collages, and more.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Celebrate J.S.Bach's Birthday at the Gaithersburg Library

Gaithersburg Library

Tanya Anisimova will play on her cello arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas. 

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Celebrate J.S.Bach's Birthday at the Gaithersburg Library

Gaithersburg Library

Tanya Anisimova will play on her cello arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas. 

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

Franconia United Methodist Church

Franconia United Methodist Church invites you and your children (2 year old - 6th graders) to our free Easter Egg Hunt on March 28, 9 am to Noon.

Cutting Edge: an exhibit of digital art by Susan Breen and fine wood-working by George Thomas

Arts in the Village Gallery

In March, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Cutting Edge, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing Susan Breen’s digital art and Arts and Crafts-style furniture by George Thomas.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

DC Youth Orchestra Program SpringFest 2015

Eastern High School

The DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) presents SpringFest 2015, a series of exciting events and performances at Eastern High School that unites students from over 200 DC area schools to make music together. All events are free and open to the public. 

Diana C. Suttenfield: The Subject is Light

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Artist, Diane Suttenfield, celebrates the land and architecture of the place she has called home since 1962, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with luminous paintings and intricate drawings.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Fairfax Art League's Weekend Pop-Up Show: The Big Picture

The Village Gallery

Fairfax Art League hosts will host a weekend pop-up show depicting large works by over 30 area artists with an opening reception and grand re-opening celebration.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Fairfax Art League's Weekend Pop-Up Show: The Big Picture

The Village Gallery

Fairfax Art League hosts will host a weekend pop-up show depicting large works by over 30 area artists with an opening reception and grand re-opening celebration.

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

Happy Birthday, J.S.Bach!

Gaithersburg Library

Anisimova will play on her her cello arrangements of J.S. Bach’s  Violin Sonatas and Partitas. 

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Happy Birthday, J.S.Bach!

Gaithersburg Library

The Washington Post has described cellist Tanya Anisimova as a “highly focused artist,” graced with “spiritual authority,” and “an easy mastery of her instrument”; her original music -- as “melodious, mystical, and deeply emotional.” 

International recognition came to Anisimova upon the CD release of her cello arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Complete Violin Sonatas and Partitas. Anisimova has since built a successful career in performing, composing, and recording.

Recent highlights include sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York, 
International Port Fairy Festival in Australia, a video performance of Bach’s Chaconne, as well as performances of Shostakovich Concerto #1 in New Orleans and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in Virginia Beach, Stage8 TV and “The Red Door Series” in Connecticut.

In 2007, Anisimova’s Caravan For Two Cellos was premiered by Paul Katz and the composer. The saxophone arrangement of the piece was selected as the favorite work at the 2012 World Saxophone Congress in UK. Currently, Caravan is being performed worldwide in both cello and saxophone versions. 

Ms. Anisimova is a graduate of Yale University, Boston University, Moscow Conservatory, and Moscow Central Music School. She won First Prize at Concertino Prague International Competition, All-U.S.S.R. String Quartet Competition, and she is a top prize winner at Min-On International Competition in Tokyo and First Shostakovich International Competition in St.Petersburg. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxoApYOGe6c 

Categories: Music: Classical, Free, Arts

J.S. Bach Birthday Celebration at Gaithersburg Library

Gaithersburg Library

Tanya Anisimova will play a selection of her cello arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas. 
 

Categories: Free, Music: Classical

Life in the Lincoln White House

David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House

Opening on March 13, The White House Historical Association’s exhibition Life in the Lincoln White House focuses on the space where President Abraham Lincoln spent the majority of his time as president: his White House office. 

 

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Third Annual Artists on the Rise: Juried Teen Exhibition at Montpelier

Montpelier Arts Center

In honor of National Youth Art Month, Montpelier presents this juried exhibition in the Library and Resident Artist Galleries, spotlighting teens (ages 13-18) in the Washington metropolitan area and their talents in the visual arts.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Wake Up!

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre

You’re invited to a UMD House Party, inspired by Spike Lee’s film, School Daze (1988), the musically driven film that chronicled the ins and outs of a fictitious historically black college.

Categories: Theater, Free

Wake Up!

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre

You’re invited to a UMD House Party, inspired by Spike Lee’s film, School Daze (1988), the musically driven film that chronicled the ins and outs of a fictitious historically black college.

Categories: Theater, Free

Washington Conservatory Faculty Showcase: A Celebration of Music

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music, celebrating 30 years of music. Artist faculty of the Washington Conservatory perform solo and ensemble repertoire in recital to benefit music scholarships for deserving students. 

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

“Reconstructing the Landscape”: Paintings by Claudia Cappelle

The Art League Gallery

Claudia Cappelle’s “Reconstructing the Landscape” presents large-scale abstract paintings in acrylic and water-soluble crayons.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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.

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