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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.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

Man Ray—Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare

  • Through Sunday, May 10, 2015

Man Ray's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.


Sat • April 18, 2015


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2015 Step Up to the Cause Step Show Competition

Seneca Valley High School

National title-holders, along with the best of the best high school, community group, and church organization step teams compete in the first ever "Step Up to the Cause" Step Show Competition. An event that raises awareness on the barriers that delay or prevent our young people from achieving well-rounded lives and reaching educational success, and promotes ways to rise above those barriers. 

Artists of the Arc of Prince George's County III

Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex

Artists of the Arc of Prince George's County III Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2015; 5–8 pm

Building Zone

National Building Museum

Building Zone long-term Monday through Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 2-6 with adult supervision The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors. The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for its support of the Building Zone. Project Playhouse is sponsored by HomeAid and built by Pardee Homes. Event begins at Presented by: National Building Museum

Categories: Family Oriented

Celebrate Earth Day at Montpelier!

Montpelier Arts Center

Show the earth some love! Come to Montpelier for an afternoon of fun, creative, and educational Earth Day activities for the whole family.

Explore the Past: Games They Played

DAR Museum

Learn to play games from the 18th and 19th centuries. Try your hand at quoits and hoop rolling! Discover a new favorite game. Make a toy to take home. This program is FREE but pre-registration encouraged. 

Great Falls Studios presents Colvin Run Elementary School Art at Great Falls Starbucks through June 2015. Reception Tues., April 14, 5 PM - 6:30 PM

Starbucks Great Falls, VA

Great Falls Studios proudly sponsors the art of local elementary school students at Starbucks Great Falls.  Colvin Run Elementary School is on exhibit through June 2015.  A reception on Tuesday, April 14. 5 PM - 6:30 celebrates the artists and their families.

Kite Festival

Gunston Hall

Celebrate the arrival of spring with George Mason, family, and friends at the Gunston Hall Kite Festival! Fly a kite in the pastures of Gunston Hall, visit with George Mason and friends from the 18th century, and enjoy samples from the hearth kitchen. 

National Math Festival

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Experience mathematics like never before, at the first-ever National Math Festival. This celebration will feature more than 40 activities for every age—from hands-on magic and Houdini-like getaways to lectures with some of the most influential mathematicians of our time.


National Math Festival: Design a Kolam

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Discover the curved loops and geometric symmetry of kolam, a South Indian style of painting that uses rice flour. Watch a professional artist create a kolam and try making your own. All ages welcome; best for ages 8–14 with adult companions. 

Oral Cancer Awareness Walk & Run In Memory of Peter McGee Hoffman

Montgomery County

On Saturday, April 18th, during Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the inaugural Oral Cancer Awareness Walk & Run In Memory of Peter McGee Hoffman, the first event dedicated to oral cancer awareness in the Washington D.C. area, will take place at Meadowbrook Park in Chevy Chase, MD. In addition to helping raise money for the Oral Cancer Foundation’s research, awareness, and support initiatives, participants at this family-friendly event will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and barbecue lunch, guest speakers, raffles, and have access to free oral cancer screenings by local dentists and hygienists. (

Passport to the World Open House

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

A Free Open House

Revisions & Extrapolations

Gunston Arts Center - Theater 2

Fun, family-friendly dance meant to entertain! 

Run for Autism 5K

Charlottesville High School

Run and walk to support the Virginia Institute of Autism.

Categories: Family Oriented

Run for Autism 5K & Kids Race

Charlottesville High School

Celebrate a day of Autism Awareness at the Run for Autism 5K!

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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