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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.

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.

Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

  • Through Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dedicated to teaching young artisans traditional crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving Afghanistan’s proud cultural legacy. This exhibition transforms the International Gallery into a visit to Old Kabul.


Fri • December 9, 2016


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Cathedral Choral Society: Joy of Christmas

Washington National Cathedral

Celebrate the warm spirit of the season in a majestic setting with the Cathedral Choral Society. A well-loved Washington, DC holiday tradition, this concert includes Christmas favorites and a festive carol sing-along. Program features a newly commissioned carol by composer Carson Cooman.

Joseph Flummerfelt, guest conductor. Guest ensembles: Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Choir and Lyric Brass Quintet. 

The Nutcracker

Warner Theatre

DC’s perennial favorite!  This celebrated production is set in historic Georgetown with George Washington and King George III among other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.

12 Plays of Christmas

Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church

The 12 Plays of Christmas is – you guessed it – 12 sketches that correspond to the classic Christmas song, The 12 Days of Christmas. Whether your favorite day is the 5th (just remember those lovely five golden rings) or the 10th (a leaping lord, anyone?), this show brings warmth and humor to audiences of all ages.

Categories: Theater, Holiday

A Christmas Carol Memory

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

When an orphaned girl, living with her aunt, finds a trunk in the attic, once used by her puppeteer grandfather, she also discovers an old family tradition, the re-enacting of Dicken's a Christmas Carol.  Come and enjoy this new original show for the holidays.

Annapolis Chorale- A Celebration of Christmas

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Celebration of Christmas is a true “feel good” event, known for carols “being sung by a choir” – a very big choir –  the Annapolis Chorale – lots of holiday favorites, including the always-fun Sleigh Ride performed by the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra.

BalletNova presents The Nutcracker Pre-School Petite Performances

BalletNova Center for Dance

The perfect “first ballet” experience created specifically for children ages 5 and under.

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

Dumbarton Concerts presents Frédéric Yonnet & Friends

Dumbarton Concerts

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

Geronimo Production Company Presents The Giver

Franklin Park Arts Center

Relive Lois Lowry's classic dystopian parable of love, family, and the capacity to see beyond this holiday season! Coming to Franklin Park Dec. 8-11:

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Dulles Expo Center

300 artists!

The President's Own Marine Chamber Orchestra's Holiday Concert

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Enjoy an evening of holiday music by "The President's Own" Marine Chamber Orchestra at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Free Admission. Free Parking.

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

UMD Women's Chorus & UMD Men's Chorus: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

University of Maryland Memorial Chapel

Returning for its 15th season, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the Christmas story through lively readings and music that epitomizes hope, goodwill and joy.

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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