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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.

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.

2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival

  • Through Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the 28th AFI Latin American Film Festival! Featuring more than 40 films, the festival showcases the best in cinema from Latin America with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal.


Fri • September 22, 2017


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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

Categories: Theater, Dance, Free

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

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 Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by:

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

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

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

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

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.

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

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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