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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.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

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.

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"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

A Dickens of a Tour: Charles Dickens in Washington

Meets at 10th and E Streets NW (Cosi)

Ever ponder how Charles Dickens kept Christmas? Or where he went in our town? Walk in the great author's footsteps on this unusual historical, theatrical tour. Dickens came to Washington City twice in the 19th century and strolled the streets on a walking tour of his own. Led by a character from A Christmas Caroll, we'll wend our merry way past the actual buildings that Dickens visited, and see scenes from Dicken's Yuletide work played out in doorways and archways. Learn how Dickens friendship with a local family may have influenced his writing. Now in our 14th year! $12 adults, $6 under 16. Discounts for military id, gov't id and student id. Tickets online at www.historicstrolls.com or from Mrs. Cratchit at the tour (exact change welcomed with a curtsey) Portion of proceeds to So Others Might Eat Event begins at 12:00PM Presented by: Natalie Zanin Featured Artist(s): Natalie and the actors of www.historicstrolls.com

Categories: Holiday, History, Tours

Chinese Ceramics: 13th–14th Century

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Ceramic production during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368) reflects the strength of the international market demand for Chinese wares. Notably, celadon-glazed vessels from Longquan competed with porcelain objects from Jingdezhen, painted with innovative decoration in cobalt pigment. A dozen Chinese ceramics from the Freer collection show highlights of Yuan ceramic styles and complement the exhibition Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy.   

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Chocolate House Workshop for Families

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Come enjoy history, the hoildays, and fun for the family at Tudor Place.

Explore the Past: Contain Your Excitement

DAR Museum

Free Family Program: What did people do before shopping bags and cardboard boxes? People in early America kept their special belongings in all kinds of containers. Try your hand at making a basket or clay pot. Decorate a cloth bag or paper wrapping. Keep these for your own special things, give away as gifts, or use to put gifts in. This <free> <family> <history> program is made possible by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Categories: Arts, History, Free

For Whom It Stands

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

Named one of the nation's "Top 10 Must-See Exhibits This Summer" by USA Today. More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

Categories: Arts, History, Exhibits

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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