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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.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

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.


Sun • November 23, 2014


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"Growing Dilemma" by Megan Van Wagoner

Montpelier Arts Center

Van Wagoner’s sculptural works in metals, glass, clay, and other materials reflect the changing value placed on land, agricultural practices, and food in our culture.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Nourish & Flourish: The Food Show" Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Nourish & Flourish: The Food Show” art exhibit (November 7-30) at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Art inspired by food. Thursday 12-6pm; Friday & Saturday 12-9pm; Sunday 12-6pm. Reception: Friday, November 7, 7-9pm

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Rescue Me" Art Exhibit

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

“Rescue Me” art exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia. Del Ray Artisans and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria present animal-themed art. October 27-January 25. Reception November 14, 7-9pm.

Categories: Arts, Charity Events, Free

25th Anniversary of The Founder's 39th Birthday Sale!

The Mansion on O Street

It's the 25th Anniversary of the Founder's 39th Birthday and you are invited to celebrate at this once in a lifetime sale!! Beat the Christmas rush and save 25% on the most unique gifts on the planet.

Categories: Free, Other Events

All Hung Open Exhibition

Montpelier Arts Center Main Gallery

In the antithesis of a curated show, artists answer a general call for entries, and every piece of art is accepted and hung until the walls are full. This exhibition is open to all Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia artists, ages 18 & older. To receive a prospectus, contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk

Living Savior Lutheran Church

Join hundreds in the Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 pm to raise funds for hunger and disaster relief. 

Christmas Thyme at Sycamore Heights Farmhouse Craft Show

Sycamore Heights Farmhouse

Come experience Christmas Thyme at the 1860 farmhouse.  Enjoy a wide variety of handmade crafts by crafter in the tri-state area.  Featuring candles, country, early American, primitives, folk art, jewelry, Christmas and everyday décor.  Needful things for everyone.  Shop for all of your Christmas and gift giving needs. 

Admission is free.  Credit cards are accepted.  Crafters please inquire.

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Categories: Arts, Holiday, Free

Community Thanksgiving Potluck

Franconia United Methodist Church

Join us on Nov 23, 5-7 PM, for free Thanksgiving dinner. We'll provide the turkey and gravy. Come and if you can, bring your favorite dish to share.

Decoding the Renaissance

Folger Shakespeare Library

During the Renaissance, the art and science of cryptography came into their own. The advent of printing, development of diplomacy, and creation of postal systems created an obsession with encryption that produced some of the period's most brilliant inventions, most beautiful books, and most enduring legacies. Featuring the best collection ever assembled of early works on codes and ciphers.

The Folger Shakespeare Library is open to the public 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, with special exhibition viewing hours on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Free, docent-led tours are available Monday through Friday at 11am and 3pm, Saturdays at 11am and 1pm, and Sundays at 1pm.

Event begins at

Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library

Featured Artist(s): Curated by Bill Sherman

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Tours

Drawing Salon: Titian’s Masterful Portraits

National Gallery of Art, West Building

Join us for sketching and conversation in the galleries.

Categories: Arts, Free, Discussion

Exhibit: Small & Large Works

The Art League Gallery

Photographer Michelle Rogers blurs the line between past and present by coupling images of vintage postcards with her own photographs.The Small and Large Works exhibits pack a lot of talent into one gallery while drawing attention to the importance of scale.

Categories: Free, Arts, Exhibits

Exhibit: “Le Temps Retrouvé / Revisiting the Past”

The Art League Gallery

Photographer Michelle Rogers blurs the line between past and present by coupling images of vintage postcards with her own photographs.

Categories: Free, Arts, Exhibits

Holiday Craft Fair

Temple Sinai

Holiday Craft Fair at Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road, on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm.  Admission is free; join us for children's activities,Delicious homemade holiday food, Gift card drawings and 30+ exciting vendors: unique women's clothing, beautiful pottery and glassware, stunning jewelry.

Into the Light -- an exhibit by glass jewelry artist Claire Nykolyszyn and contemporary oil painter Dana Thompson

Arts in the Village Gallery

In November, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Into the Light, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing lampworked beads in jewelry designs by Claire Nykolyszyn, and painter Dana Thompson’s contemporary still lifes and landscapes, as both artists demonstrate how light  inspires their work in this one-of-a-kind show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Ji Yoon ("Jiji") Park returns to "Music with the Angels"

Church of the Holy City

Acclaimed pianist Jiji Park returns with a program of J.S. Bach, Chopin and Kapustin. The artist prepared thoughtful notes, really a story theme, to enhance understanding of her program.

La Vita Duo

Montpelier Arts Center

New York-based classical guitar and soprano duo Jeanai and Giacomo La Vita have performed in concert series throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Lori Ulmer-Hanson

Montpelier Arts Center

Lori Ulmer-Hanson’s debut solo exhibition at Montpelier displays current works that reflect a passion for creating faces and figurative forms using a diverse array of media and provoking different moods—sometimes with laughter and other times, with quiet force. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Luce Unplugged with Integriti Reeves

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor

Jazz vocalist and DC native Integriti Reeves returns to the Luce Center for her second Luce Unplugged performance.

Categories: Music: Other, Arts, Free

Nasta‛liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

This exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on nasta‛liq, a calligraphic script that developed in 14th-century Iran. More than 20 works dating from 1400 to 1600, the height of nasta‛liq’s development, tell the story of its transformation from a simple conveyer of the written word into an artistic form.

Categories: Arts, 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

Post-Photography: Beyond the Print

Target Gallery

New Exhibition at Target Gallery Examines New Frontiers in Contemporary Photography 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Sacred and Profane: Free Chamber Music Concert from IBIS

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ

Midway between Halloween and Christmas IBIS Chamber Music presents a program of music both spooky and reverentia for harp and strings. 

Tone of Silence

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre

Through monologue, dialogue and poetry, Tone of Silence explores how confined voices can awaken and release a powerful tone.

Categories: Theater, 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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