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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.

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

  • Through Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

  • Through Thursday, November 29, 2018

This centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front.

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Signature Theatre presents "A Little Night Music"

Signature Theatre (Campbell Ave address)

Winner of four Tony Awards®, Stephen Sondheim’s glorious musical masterpiece returns to the Signature stage in a brand new production directed by Eric Schaeffer and featuring award-winning DC actors Holly Twyford and Bobby Smith.

August 15 – October 8, 2017

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the 28th AFI Latin American Film Festival!

5th Showcase of OnStage Korea: Hyunju Lee Dance Company

The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre at GWU

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents the 5th Showcase of the OnStage Korea 2017 Season featuring 'The Global Arts Project - Dynamic Korean Dance: Traditional to Cosmopolitan” which aims to idealize Korean dance of the future for glocalization (globalization + localization) performed by Hyunju Lee Dance Company and Laban Movers.

Friday, September 22 at 8:00p.m.

Venue: The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre at GWU

 800 21st St. NW Washington, DC 20052

 

Tickets: Free with RSVP

http://www.koreaculturedc.org/En/Explore/Content.asp?Idx=800&Part=PA

Categories: Theater, Dance, Free

Alma Selimovic: Moving Lightly

Prince George's Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts

Exhibition open to the Public September 15 - November 10, 2017. Public Reception Thursday, October 19, 2017  7-9pm 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Altered Realities: MAP's Fall Benefit Exhibition

Maryland Art Place

Altered Realities is an exhibition featuring work that illustrates dreams, envisions the future, conveys fantasies, other realms, and worlds beyond our own.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

An English Garden

Folger Shakespeare Library

Songs from Shakespeare's theater are paired with lively instrumental pieces in a concert featuring Emily Noel and Mark Bleeke.

Call for Songwriters- 2018 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Application

Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District

MD/DC/VA songwriters are invited to apply to the fourth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards

Categories: Music: Other

Capital Harvest on the Plaza Farmers Market

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

Capital Harvest on the Plaza Farmers Market

Fridays from 11am - 3pm

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue 

Washington, DC 20004

Opening Day: May 19 

26 week season

Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night in Georgetown,DC

Chinese Disco Nightclub

FREE Live standup comedy show in Georgetown by local standup comedians $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Friday night 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE SHOW www.StandupComedyToGo.com Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Clone of Outdoor Capitol Grounds Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance to the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed.

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Culture Shock

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Target Gallery’s newest exhibition, Culture Shock, explores socio-political issues through the lens of graffiti, street, and pop art.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

DC Chinese Film Festival Presents - 'Riding The Wave' Classic Movie Retrospective Series

Landmark E Street Cinema

Thursday, Sep 21 to Sunday, Sep 24 at E Street Landmark Cinema. DCCFF is presenting a very exciting retrospective film program. We're showcasing eight films made from the 80s and 90s China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. These films each represent a different side of the society and filmmaking in that era.

Categories: Film, History, International

Farragut Fridays

Farragut Square

‘Farragut Fridays’ Brighten Summer Months with Weekly Activities in Park 

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This 45-minute program includes a visit to the historic Old Senate Chamber, a room not included on the Capitol Tour.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Join us in a guided walking tour through our historic garden with one of our knowledgeable docents! 

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

I Am Exhibition

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This touring peacebuilding exhibition features the work of 31 Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition is a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Jazz Ensemble Lush Life: Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Armstrong Concert Hall

Jazz Ensemble

Categories: Music: Other, Arts

Lindsay Hall Post-Graduate Talk

Torpedo Factory Art Center

As Lindsay Hall wraps up her time in the Post Graduate Studio (Studio 12), we invite you to join us for a reception and artist talk, moderated by artist Danni O'Brien. Hear about the "tubes and sacks" she's had on view in her studio and what she hopes the next chapter has in store.

Categories: Arts, Lecture, Free

Melissa Burley: Existence

Harmony Hall Regional Center

Gallery Exhibition on view August 14th - October 13th, 2017. (Check weekend hours) 
Reception for the artist, Saturday August 19th from 5pm till 7pm. All events free.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Music on the Plaza

Old Town Plaza

Friday night on the Plaza – free music and dance to relax by.

Categories: Free, Music: Other, Dance

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

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

Outdoor Capitol Grounds Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance to the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed.

Painting Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger - its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Pre-performance Discussion:An English Garden

Folger Shakespeare Library

Robert Aubry Davis—host of WETA’s “Around Town” and of the national early music program “Millennium of Music” and a founding program director of SiriusXM radio—leads a lively pre-concert discussion with Robert Eisenstein and other performers. 

Rock the Block

Old Town Square

Join the City of Fairfax on the 4th Fridays, May–October for a family-friendly free concert series, which features live bands, beer garden, and city restaurant vendor booths.

Seen on Screen: “A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation”

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Learn what took place behind closed doors and locked windows at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

September Opening Reception at Touchstone Gallery: Friday, September 8, 6 – 8:30pm

Touchstone Gallery

August 30 – October 1

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 6 – 8:30pm

Meet the Artists and See them at Work: Saturday, September 23, 1-4pm

Shimmer and Shine

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces the September Featured Artists Exhibit Shimmer and Shine, a show exploring all that gleams! Featuring the ceramics of Carol Clay-Ward and the painting of Karen Hutchinson, join us at the Gallery to experience this exceptional show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Sole Purpose: The Shoe Call for Entries

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center

Arts/Harmony Hall invites artists of all ages and creative backgrounds to re-interpret the purpose, function, shape or meaning of the shoe. What other purpose could it have? What else could it do or be? Using a soon-to-be-discarded shoe as a starting point or creating one entirely from scratch, artists are given the challenge to re-construct, re-invent and re-design the shoe.

Summer Cabaret Series presents- "Moment" with Stephen Gregory Smith

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

Stephen Gregory Smith looks back on 30 years on the stage. Humble beginnings as a child actor in Pennsylvania led to writing musical theatre in our Nation's Capitol and beyond

Categories: Music: Other, Theater, Arts

The Canterville Ghost

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, Arts on the Green presents The Canterville Ghost.

Categories: Theater

The Horse and the Camera, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

National Sporting Library & Museum

Come view our newest exhibition, The Horse and the Camera, 1870 to 1960, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection.

Categories: Arts

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art Exhibition

National Sporting Library & Museum

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibition features Greek vases and sculpture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from a private collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other museum collections.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Music Center at Strathmore

This critically acclaimed theatrical concert is about two boys from New York who became the most successful music duo of all time. The Simon & Garfunkel Story features hits “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Sound of Silence,” and more.

Categories: Music: Other, Theater

Valerio D'Ospina and Greg Gandy: Two Man Exhibition

Principle Gallery

Valerio D'Ospina and Greg Gandy will be in attendance and over thirty new works will be on display! The event is FREE and open to the public, with drinks and food provided.

Visions of the Circus

Rice Gallery

McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus. 

Categories: Arts

Will Calhoun Celebrates Elvin Jones at Blues Alley

Blues Alley

"Celebrating Elvin Jones is an inspired project, vibrant and emotionally honest, but its greatest success may be that it brings Calhoun's boundless energy to lesser-known gems of the Jones songbook." – DownBeat

Categories: Music: Other

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