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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.

Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

  • Through Monday, January 2, 2017

Peacock Room REMIX centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. 

O’Keeffe and Friends: Dialogues with Nature

  • Through Sunday, May 31, 2015

Georgia O’Keeffe’s seminal Jack-in-the-Pulpit IV (1930) and No. VI (1930), on loan from the National Gallery of Art, are featured alongside landscapes from the permanent collection by her compatriots.


Fri • May 22, 2015


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"Visages/Vignettes" by Wayson R. Jones

Montpelier Arts Center

Wayson R. Jones explores the idea of implicit association between imagery, memory, and emotion through manipulation of texture, shape, and color (or lack thereof). His new work evokes abstracted figures, imaginary landscapes, faces, and objects. They represent the “vignettes”: subjective snapshots of events, persons, or objects in motion, and “visages”: abstract faces combined with objects that symbolize parts of childhood. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

DAR Museum exhibition “Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia”

DAR Museum

DAR Museum Exhibition Has Its Eye on Elegant Historic Virginia and Maryland Quilts

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

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

Ellyn Weiss

Montpelier Arts Center Main Gallery

With monoprints, acrylics, encaustic paint, oil bars, and other media, Ellyn Weiss strives to create art that speaks directly to the heart without mediation or explanation. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Eunsook Lee: Dispersed Family

Target Gallery

Korean artist Eunsook Lee explores meaning of family with site-specific black-light installation in Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Exhibit: “Printed Art: The Potomac”

The Art League Gallery

In “Printed Art: The Potomac,” John Gosling’s linocut relief prints illustrate the “Nation’s River,” past and present.

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

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Explore the Luce Center's thousands of artworks while listening to sets by local bands Pleasure Curses (synthpop) and Young Rapids (indie), selected with the help of the Washington City Paper’s arts editor Christina Cauterucci. 

Categories: Music: Other, Arts, Free

MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media” exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery (May 1-31, 2015). Artists mix two or more mediums for this collaboration between Del Ray Artisans and Artistic Artifacts. Details:

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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

Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists

Green Spring Gardens

Green Spring Gardens will host Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, on exhibit throughout the Garden’s Horticultural Center and Historic House from April 28-June 28. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Patricia Phillips Bowden

Montpelier Arts Center

Patricia Phillips Bowden, who holds a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design, continues her exploration of art making by utilizing mixed media to create this salon-style exhibition. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Prohibition: A Nation of Scofflaws

National Archives and Records Administration- William G. McGowan Theater

Episode Two of the 2011 PBS series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick addresses how the enforcement of Prohibition was inconsistent and caused unintended consequences, including making criminals of a large portion of the population. (110 minutes.)

Categories: Free, Film, History

Sticks and Stones: an exhibit by jewelry artist Dana Jansen and abstract painter Kay Layne

Arts in the Village Gallery

In May, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Sticks and Stones, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing the wire-wrapped jewelry designs of Dana Jansen, along with the architectural and liner abstract works of painter Kay Layne.

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.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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