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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.

Wed • October 1, 2014


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WETA Special


Hacking Objects of Desire

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Three indigenous Norwegian artists examine pertinent question about commercialism and globalism as they re-appropriate everyday objects to reflect the worldview of the Sámi people. The exhibition features photographs, sculpture, and video. 

Categories: Arts, International, Exhibits

UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

Experience the sights, sounds and rhythms of Korean percussion — Samulnori!

We Want What's Ours Book Event

Busboys and Poets

Join us for the We Want What's Ours book event! The event includes a book discussion and screening of documentary film “Sifuna Okwethu: We Want What’s Ours” with the keynote address by South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St NW Washington, D.C.)

Land dispossession occurring in South Africa during colonialism and apartheid is a quintessential example of ‘dignity takings’, which involves the deprivation of property and also dignity. There have been numerous examples of dignity takings throughout the world, but South Africa stands apart because of its unique remedial efforts. The nation has attempted to move beyond the more common step of providing reparations (compensation for physical losses) and to instead facilitate ‘dignity restoration’, which is a comprehensive remedy that seeks to restore property while also confronting the underlying dehumanization, infantilization, and political exclusion that enabled the injustice. In We Want What’s Ours, Bernadette Atuahene’s detailed research and interviews with over one hundred and fifty South Africans who participated in the nation’s land restitution program provide a snapshot of South Africa’s successes and failures in achieving dignity restoration.

For more information about the event please contact Alison Steiner at

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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