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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.

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.

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation

  • Through Tuesday, January 31, 2017

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation takes visitors through the history of the Hawaiian Nation.

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2nd Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Enjoy a special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

44th Annual Faculty Exhibition

King Street Gallery

The prolific faculty and staff of Montgomery College’s Visual and Performing Arts department exhibit recent work in this annual exhibition.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

America Reads

Library of Congress- Thomas Jefferson Building

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.

Celebrate the season with Warby Parker!

Warby Parker Shaw

Don’t wait until the last minute to send your holiday greetings this year—cross everyone off your list in one swoop of the pen at Warby Parker’s Just Add Words event.

Categories: Other Events, Free

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Dennis Crayon: That Which Was Once Whole

The Art League Gallery

Painter Dennis Crayon uses scraps of old photos as starting points for his paintings and expands outward, using his imagination to fill in the story and objects outside the bounds of the snapshot.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Different Trains

American University Katzen Arts Center

In celebration of the 80th birthday of American composer Steve Reich, Interference presents Different Trains. Composed in 1988 for string quartet, the emotionally powerful Different Trains utilizes electronic voice samples of recorded speech.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation

National Museum of the American Indian

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation takes visitors through the history of the Hawaiian Nation, from the consolidation of the islands by King Kamehameha I in 1810 and the establishment of a society based on law, literacy, and diplomacy; through the undermining of Hawai`i's independence and its annexation by the United States; to the rise of the Hawaiian rights movement in the late 1960s and the resurgence of Hawaiian nationalism today.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Eighth Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition

Rice Gallery

This biennial exhibition highlights works by McDaniel Art and Art History faculty members, including paintings by Steven Pearson, photography by Walter Calahan, paintings and sculpture by Kateryna Mychajlyshyn, ceramics by Ken Hankins, jewelry by Linda Van Hart, intermedia and digital art by Chloe Irla, among others. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

National Museum of the American Indian

A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Horace Poolaw’s work celebrates his subjects’ place in American life and preserves an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with—the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, 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

Jazz Night

Decker Center Forum, McDaniel College

The McDaniel Jazz Ensemble performs classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and classic blues under the direction of Tim Jenkins, adjunct lecturer in music. 

Categories: Music: Other, Free

Luce Unplugged: April + VISTA

Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Luce Unplugged invites local musicians to perform after staff-led art talks. R&B band, April + VISTA, push musical boundaries with experimental jams all while keeping their sound accessible and grounded. 

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

Material as Medium

Target Gallery

From a pelt made of keys to a concrete tube lined with shag carpet, the new exhibition in Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center turns an eye toward the future of textile art.

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

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 Spirit of the Season, Small Works Show – an exhibit by the artists of Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery

In December, Arts in the Village Gallery presents an All Artists exhibit, Spirit of the Season, Small Works Show, featuring 10x10 inch original and reproduction two dimensional work including paintings, mixed media and photography, as well as ceramics, jewelry and other three dimensional items displayed in black frames and shadow boxes.

Categories: Arts, Free, Holiday

THET330 Final Showing

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre

Join Professor Scot Reese's Play Directing I class for their final scene showcase.

Categories: Theater, Free

Tom Freeman: Illuminating the Past

National Museum of the United States Navy

Tom Freeman: Illuminating the Past Exhibition Celebrates Naval History
Exhibit Opens on the United States Navy’s Birthday on October 13

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

UMD Repertoire Orchestra Concert #2

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

The University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra is a unique all-campus orchestra that is open to music majors, non-music majors and members of the University of Maryland community.

Winter Lights: Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Night arrives earlier and earlier, but inside the Torpedo Factory, we celebrate with Winter Lights. Join us in December for a festive Second Thursday.

Categories: Holiday, Arts, 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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