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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. 

People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series

  • Through Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Phillips Collection reunites all 60 panels of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence’s seminal masterwork depicting the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the World Wars.


Fri • December 9, 2016


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27th Season of Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series

Old Town Hall

Join the City of Fairfax for the 27th Season of Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, October - April.

B-CC Rescue Squad’s Holiday Dance Party Fundraiser with The Fabulous Hubcaps

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad

Holiday Dance Party Fundraiser with The Fabulous Hubcaps, with an extensive repertoire of Do-Wop group harmony, Classic Rock and Roll, Rock-A-Billy, Motown, and R & B music.

Christmas with Tony Bennett - University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra

Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington

Tony Bennett in Fredericksburg with the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra

Categories: Music: Other, Holiday

College Band Concert

WMC Alumni Hall

Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, the College Band features nearly 50 McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical to pops.

Categories: Music: Other, Free

Connecting the Dots Art Party

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Art and Music meet during the Connecting the Dots Opening Art Party. The exhibition features 24 emerging artists and displays their work based on WMATA Metro lines. Music by Joy Club DC, Rock Creek Social Club, DJ's Little Bacon Bear and KnoImNot. Hosted by Buzy Baker, Loe Calavera and Ibrahim Konare, with special guests Nonchalant and Saba Abraha. Presented by The HRCHY, Merimart, and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Sponsored by Lyft, Shoe City and Rock Creek Social Club.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Music: Other

Dumbarton Concerts presents Frédéric Yonnet & Friends

Dumbarton Concerts

Dumbarton Concerts embarks in a new holiday tradition with harmonica player Frédéric Yonnet.

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 & Spirituality: From Ellington to Sun Ra and Beyond

National Museum of American History

Join the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra for a special evening exploring the roots of jazz, its pioneering musicians, and their sources of inspiration.

Categories: Music: Other, History, Arts

Kaleidoscope of Bands

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

Spirit and spectacle combine in an extravaganza that features the finest wind repertoire plus the ever-popular Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band.

NextLOOK: Afro House: Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe

Joe's Movement Emporium

Pianist and composer Scott Patterson uses acoustic piano, synth keyboards and sound design to weave together a story of space exploration, environmentalism, father-son relationships and social greed. 

Categories: Music: Other

The Torches :: Fringe Music in the Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Fringe curates free live music events twice a month in the DC Public Libraries sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation.

Categories: Music: Other, 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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