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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.

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.


Sun • January 25, 2015


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"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

"The Color Pink" Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“The Color Pink” art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery (January 2-February 1). Artists explore shades of pink. Opening reception with raffle: Friday, January 2, 7-9pm!  2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA. Details:

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Arts in the Village Gallery’s January All-Artist show and Silent Auction Event

Arts in the Village Gallery

In January, Arts in the Village Gallery presents an all artist show, The Winter Palette, and a silent auction, Come in from the Cold, to benefit the Humane Society of Loudoun County.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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.

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Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library

Featured Artist(s): Curated by Bill Sherman

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Tours

Glancing Back & Looking Forward: 100 Years of African American Culture and History in Prince George’s County, Maryland

Montpelier Arts Center

This exhibition features information about the lives of selected Prince Georgians who had a variety of occupations and community roles. Through photographs, artifacts, and excerpts from interviews, Everyday People Making History will convey the personal stories of participants and highlight the ways in which they were and still are a part of history in Prince George’s over the past century. 

Categories: History, Exhibits, Free

Hafez and Lines of Beauty

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

Works by the renowned Persian poet Hafez (d. 1389/90) uphold the same notions of beauty as does the nasta’liq script. Dr. Dick Davis, an accomplished poet and scholar of Persian literature, examines Hafez’s life and poetry along with the development of nasta’liq. Presented in connection with Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Free

In The Flesh V

Target Gallery

In the Flesh V is an all-media exhibiton featuring work by artists who explore the human figure as their subject.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

JRA Distinguished Artist Talk with Marilyn Pappas

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join fiber artist Marilyn Pappas as she discusses how her travels through the Mediterranean, a fascination with ancient Greco-Roman sculpture, and other influences have shaped her work over more than sixty years. This program made possible by the James Renwick Alliance.

Categories: Free, Arts, Exhibits

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

Polyhymnia Winter Concerts

North Bethesda United Methodist Church

Polyhymnia's free Winter Concert series, under its conductor Steven Beck, features a capella songs by Poulenc, Janacek, Tallis, Victoria, Desprez, Palestrina, and contemporary works by Steven Beck, Rich Campbell, and Ernst Toch. 

Categories: Music: Classical, 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.

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