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Community Calendar

Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

  • Through Saturday, May 6, 2017

An exhibition showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I.

House and Home

  • Through Monday, May 1, 2017

Take a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, which challenge our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 


Sun • April 23, 2017


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All-Bach Organ Concert performed by Erik Wm. Suter

Christ Lutheran Church DC

Internationally acclaimed organist, Erik Wm. Suter, will perform an all-Bach organ concert on Christ Lutheran Church's 1969 Beckerath organ. Free event, open to all.

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free


Torpedo Factory Art Center

The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work that is fleeting and impermanent. Ephemera features the work of 22 national and international artists who contemplate themes of nature, time, memory, and brevity. Painter/sculptor Pam Rogers juried the exhibition.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

National Museum of the American Indian

A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Horace Poolaw’s work celebrates his subjects’ place in American life and preserves an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with—the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Garden Photography: Make your photos more successful!

Waverly Street Gallery

Award winning artist Sarah Hood Salomon, a fine art photographer and passionate gardener, gives a presentation on how to make your garden photos more successful. Only at Waverly Street Gallery!

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Free

Happy Nappy Storytelling

Sankofa Video Books and Cafe

Happy Nappy Storytelling is free children's literacy program designed to encourage a love for reading. Each week we go on a storytelling adventure that invokes the full use of our imaginations and leaves us with a meaningful life lesson. 

Harmonious Art Group Gallery Exhibit and Artists Reception

Activity Center at Bohrer Park

The City of Gaithersburg presents the 22nd Annual Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting by the Harmonious Art Group. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Main Street Community Band : Spotlight Concert

Stacy C Sherwood Community Center

Enjoy a fun, upbeat concert reflecting the mood and excitement of Spring performed by the Main Street Community Band on April 23 at 4:00 PM  at the Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax.

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

Natural Causes – Earth Day Art Exhibit

Fairfax City Hall

he City of Fairfax Environmental Sustainability Committee will host the 2017 Earth Day Art Exhibit “Natural Causes!

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

O'Sullivan's Sunday Funnies-Free Comedy in Arlington,VA

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Live Standup Comedy Show featuring local Northern Virginia area standup comedians.

Categories: Theater, Free, Other Events

Poetry & Prose Open Mic

The Writer's Center

Don’t be shy! Share your latest poem, flash fiction, or excerpt from a longer work-in-progress. Sign-up for readers begins at 1:30, and the reading starts at 2 p.m. A reception follows.

Categories: Books & Authors, Free

Sheldon Scott: The Finest Amenities

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Sheldon Scott’s immersive performance and art installation uses the history of harvesting ice from the Potomac, and the storage and use of this ice at Gadsby’s Tavern, as his starting point. Scott, a D.C.-based performance artist and storyteller, examines the historic relationship of the Potomac and the people of Alexandria with the contemporary utility of the river as a resource.

Categories: History, Free, Arts

Washington Saxophone Quartet

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

The most widely heard saxophone quartet in the U.S. celebrates its 40th anniversary

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts, 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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