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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.

Peruvian Gold Ancient Treasures Unearthed

  • Through Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Marvel at centuries of dazzling craftsmanship in gold and silver as we explore the treasures of Peru’s rich pre-Inca heritage.

Investigating Where We Live: Recapturing Shaw’s Legacy

  • Through Sunday, June 8, 2014

A student exhibit explores the question, "What does the past have to do with the future?" in the context of the Shaw neighborhood in Washington, DC.

Jean Meisel: 50–65 Horizon Line

  • Through Sunday, May 4, 2014

50–65 Horizon Line brings together more than 50 of Jean Meisel’s small watercolors of horizon lines displayed in an intimate alcove of the Phillips house. 

Wed • April 23, 2014

 

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Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for an exhibition of Virginia high school art submitted for the Annual Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District, presented from April 12th through May 3rd.

Categories: Exhibits, Free, Other Events

Author Lecture: Cheat the Clock

Westminster at Lake Ridge

Washington Post writer and author, Margaret Pressler will discuss her book, “Cheat the Clock: How New Science Can Help You Look and Feel Younger” on Wednesday , April 23 at 1:00pm. Event sponsored by Westminster at Lake Ridge, 12191 Clipper Drive. First 20 registrants receive free copy of the book. Call 703-496-3440 to attend.

Categories: Lecture, Free, Other Events

Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia Group Exhibition

Delaplaine Visual Arts Center

Twenty-six of Northern Virginia’s top professional artists are scheduled to exhibit at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD from April 5-27, 2014. The exhibit features a wide range of styles including abstract, impressionism, and realism in various painting mediums such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels.

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

GW Department of Music Camerata Recital Series

Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre

Join the Department of Music for a exciting evening of music from our premier vocal and instrumental students. Audiences will be treated to an eclectic concert highlighting the diverse repertoire of the Department's students.

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

HaHa at RiRa

Ri Ra Irish Pub

FREE Live standup comedy show
by local standup comics
$25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show
Every Wednesday night
8 to 10 pm
FREE SHOW
HaHa at RiRa
Ri-Ra Irish Pub
2915 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,VA 22201
http://www.rira.com/arlington/home.html
www.StandupComedyToGo.com

Event begins at 8:00PM

Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Theater, Free

Jessica van Brakle: Industrial Paradise

Artisphere

Free opening reception: Thu Mar 20 / 6–8pm; Artist talk / 7pm

Industrial Paradise combines man-made structures with natural organic elements to examine the complex relationship between man and nature.  

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Living Colors -- an exhibit by accomplished painters Evelyn Lopez de Guzman and Sandra Iafrate

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery presents Living Colors, an April Featured Artist Exhibit by painters Evelyn Lopez de Guzman and Sandra Iafrate in a vivid presentation of color, shape, and movement.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Natalie Shudt: “Sway”

The Art League Gallery

From silk, steel, and wood, artist Natalie Shudt has created an all-encompassing environment of flowing botanical sculptures anchored to the floor and wall.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Play The Yiddish Poetry Game: A FREE Special Event

Adas Israel Congregation

Poems are written in English and incorporate Yiddish words that are learned through the game. Then we’ll dive into poetic translations of Yiddish words. Each participant will leave the event with an original poem and a Yiddish card with a definition of a juicy Yiddish word.  Ability to speak Yiddish is not required.

Categories: Free, Arts

Pooch-A-Palooza Free Concert

Mason District Regional Park

APEX Pet Partners is sponsoring our third annual BBQ/ Party/Concert, to be held RAIN or SHINE!, in the beautiful Mason District Park. The event is free and there is ample seating. We have reserved both the amphitheater and a picnic area with tables and BBQs, but it is B.Y.O. food. Dogs must be on leash, and pooper-scooped. Beer/wine/alcohol are NOT allowed in the park. Picnic area will be open from 11AM until 7PM. Food/drinks should be enjoyed there, not in the amphitheater. Live music Noon– 6PM. Thank you & enjoy!!

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: APEX Pet Partners

Featured Artist(s): Midnight Mumblers: Mixing Bowl Musical Mahem! This homegrown group plays classic rock and some blues and jamrock. Enjoy your favorites from the Stones, Beatles, the Dead & more. Good old hard driving rock done loud & proud.

Pop Art

The Art League Gallery

The Pop Art movement originated as a reaction to the Abstract Expressionist movement. In recognition of Pop Art, artists are encouraged to use everyday objects, advertising, comic books, and cultural references in their work.

Categories: Exhibits, Free, Arts

Senior Capstone Exhibition I

McDaniel College

This annual end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors working in digital media and graphic design at McDaniel. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Shakespeare's the Thing

Folger Shakespeare Library

Explore Shakespeare’s influence on visual art, performance, and scholarship through treasures from the Folger collection hand-picked by Folger staff, including a special look at how fans have celebrated Shakespeare from his time to ours. Marking Shakespare's 450th birthday.

The Folger Shakespeare Library is open to the public 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, with special exhibition viewing hours on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Free, docent-led tours are available Monday through Friday at 11am and 3pm, Saturdays at 11am and 1pm, and Sundays at 1pm.

Event begins at

Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library

Featured Artist(s): Curated by Georgianna Ziegler

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Tours

The Yiddish Poetry Game

Adas Israel

Play The Yiddish Poetry Game. A FREE Special Event.  Ability to speak Yiddish is not required.

Categories: Free, Books & Authors, Arts

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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