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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.

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. 

Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

  • Through Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dedicated to teaching young artisans traditional crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving Afghanistan’s proud cultural legacy. This exhibition transforms the International Gallery into a visit to Old Kabul.


Mon • October 24, 2016


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Cyrus Field and the Transatlantc Telegraph Cable

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

This display commemorates American businessman and financier Cyrus Field's accomplishment in laying the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable in July 1866. 

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.

A Body Politic :: Fringe Art

Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre

A Body Politic — paintings and drawings — triggered by Bill Warrell's career in Washington DC in the midst of US elections.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

America Reads

Library of Congress- Thomas Jefferson Building

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "America Reads," will celebrate the public’s choice of 65 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life.

Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

A sixth-century sculpture meets new technology in this interactive installation.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation

National Museum of the American Indian

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation takes visitors through the history of the Hawaiian Nation, from the consolidation of the islands by King Kamehameha I in 1810 and the establishment of a society based on law, literacy, and diplomacy; through the undermining of Hawai`i's independence and its annexation by the United States; to the rise of the Hawaiian rights movement in the late 1960s and the resurgence of Hawaiian nationalism today.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Fall Festival on Woodrow Wilson Plaza

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Enjoy a week of harvest-themed activities and fall treats at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center's Woodrow Wilson Plaza.

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.

Light Into Dark

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces the October Featured Artists Exhibit Light into Dark, a show exploring light and line exclusively through shades of black and white.  Featuring the ceramics of Carol Clay-Ward, and the photography of Mary Louise Ravese, join us at the Gallery to experience this unique show.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Monday Night Music: Mellifluous Single Reed Sounds for Clarinet and Saxophone

McDaniel Lounge

The Monday Night Music series presents a performance by adjunct lecturer David Duree on clarinet and saxophone, with pianist Rachel Andrews, an instrumental accompanist at McDaniel. 

Categories: Music: Classical, 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


The Art League Gallery

Juried by photographer David Bellard, this exhibit challenges artists to share their personal voice and create artwork that provokes a reaction.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Processed Entropy: Isabel Gouveia

Open Gallery at Montgomery College

Gouveia uses digital printer manipulations as a metaphor for human manipulations of the environment. The result is a series of distorted photographs, as beautiful as they are jarring.

Categories: Arts, Free

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

Story Time at the National Postal Museum!

National Postal Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children to discover the world around them together at Story Time!

Tiny Dancer: Photographs by Ruth Marie Carl

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The exhibition will showcase black and white photographs that explore the romantic interplay of the dancer’s body, form and frozen movement within both negative space and nature.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Tom Freeman: Illuminating the Past

National Museum of the United States Navy

Tom Freeman: Illuminating the Past Exhibition Celebrates Naval History
Exhibit Opens on the United States Navy’s Birthday on October 13

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Transformations: Tapestries in Glass

The Art League Gallery

Anita Bucsay Damron’s vibrant mosaics, inspired by the tapestries of India.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

UMD Repertoire Orchestra Concert #1

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

The University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra is a unique all-campus orchestra that is open to music majors, non-music majors and members of the University of Maryland community. Led by graduate conducting students at UMD, the orchestra prides itself on a wide range of projects, collaborations and repertoire.

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.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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