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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.

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. 

Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

  • Through Monday, January 2, 2017

Peacock Room REMIX centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. 


Sat • September 24, 2016


WETA Ticket

WETA Special


New Culture Exhibition Preview Case!

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Recent acquisitions representing the museum’s Division of Culture and the Arts will be on display to preview an upcoming exhibition on American culture.

2016 National Book Festival

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Mark your calendars for the 16th Anniversary National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

42st Annual Smithsburg Steam Engine and Craft Show

Smithsburg Firehall Carnival Grounds

Entertainment for the whole family benefiting the Smithsburg Athletics

Sept. 24th-25th from 10am-5pm

Smithsburg Firehall Fairgrounds

Breakfast served daily 8am-10am

Parade Sat. Sept. 24th at 5:00

Arts and crafts, saw mill, craft demonstrations, tractors & gas engines, shingle mill, steam traction engines, black smith, straw bailing, grain thrashing, and good home cooking.

Free admission.

Please no pets allowed.

Antique/Flea Marketers and Crafters please inquire at 301-665-2882

Alexandria Colonial Tours Presents: The Mercy Walk: Inspired by Mercy Street on PBS

Alexandria Colonial Tours

Saturday, Sept. 24th: Walk the same streets as Frank Stringfellow, the Green family and all of your favorite characters from the PBS series, Mercy Street. Based on the new PBS series, Mercy Street, Alexandria's The Mercy Walk Tour will give visitors and locals alike a feel for Alexandria.  Special tour time: 5:30pm. Call for tickets or register online. 

Fall Family Festival

Fort Ward Park

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun! Enjoy rotating activities for all ages, a variety of food trucks, beer & wine, and live music.

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Green Meadows Farm

Have fun at our petting farm while learning about our farm animals. Take a tractor-drawn hayride, milk our cow, feed our sheep & goats and watch our pigs race!

Instructors of the Yellow Barn

Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park

This exhibition will showcase all the instructors that are going to be teaching this fall and winter

Categories: Arts, Free, Family Oriented

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Adventure Theatre

See the musical inspired by the popular Mo Willems book.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Adventure Theatre

See the musical inspired by the popular Mo Willems book.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Laughing Matters

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

"Laughing Matters," is a display that looks into the stories of three comedians who changed the face of comedy.

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Saturdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m.  
Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1 to 4 p.m.

Categories: Family Oriented, Free, Arts

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, Sept. 24, noon
G Street Lobby

Portrait Story Days

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1 to 4 p.m.
Education Center

Categories: Free, Family Oriented, Tours

Purple Wave Festival

Howard University

In celebration of National Recovery Month, this  event will provide tips on leading a healthy lifestyle, along with music, food, and entertainment.

Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment

National Museum of the United States Navy

Naval Museum to Host Environmental Stewardship Exhibit
Traveling Exhibit Offers Interactive Experiences for Visitors

Teddy Bear Clinic at the Medical Museum

National Museum of Health and Medicine

Bring your favorite stuffed friend and explore the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine with activities and crafts designed to highlight the body, physical fitness and healthy habits. This program is recommended for children in PreK-2nd grade. This family program is free and open to the public! Reservations are not required.

Workshop for Girls: StorySpaces & Visual BioScapes

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Post-Graduate resident, Danielle Smith, conducts a series of free writing and painting workshops aimed at girls aged 8-16. The goal is to provide a space for girls to discuss aspects of society that affects their lives directly while channeling their emotions–both positive and negative–into artistic processes.

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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