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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.

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.


Sat • October 25, 2014


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"When I Was Your Age..." #SomeThingsNeverChange - an afternoon of barbershop a cappella in Arlington!

Thomas Jefferson Community Center

This funny original theatrical and musical performance will feature your favorite a cappella hits from across the decades. Potomac Harmony performs a variety of music from Broadway hits to fifties favorites to modern jazz, all in four-part harmony, and this year's show features two award-winning barbershop quartets -- GQ and Sound Advice! 

A Night of Doing Good. Better. A Fundraiser to Benefit Business Volunteers Maryland

SC&H Group Campus

Business Volunteers Maryland will host A Night of Doing Good. Better., an outdoor party and concert at the SC&H campus in Sparks, MD.

Categories: Music: Other

Bamboo Brilliance: A Mujuan Shakuhachi Celebration

Meyer Auditorium at the Freer Gallery of Art

Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) virtuoso Kurahashi Yodo II leads an ensemble celebrating the 40th anniversary of the school his father founded in Kyoto.

Categories: Music: Other

Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Award-Call for Submissions


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the inaugural Bethesda Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards. The competition is seeking the best, up-and-coming, local songwriters. The adjudicated contest will award a talented songwriter a grand prize of $10,000.

Categories: Music: Other, Arts

Free Live Music

St. Elmo's Coffee Pub

If you're looking for a fun, but inexpsensive night out check out some live music at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub. We feature local and national (and sometimes even international!) musicians Wednesday through Saturday, every week. For the past 16 years the Not So Modern Jazz Quartet + has been playing every Thursday at St. Elmo's. These seasoned regulars play Dixieland/New Orleans-style jazz and kick off their set around 7:30 p.m. All other days (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) music begins at 8 p.m. and goes to about 10 p.m. With a range in musical styles, there's surely something on our calendar for anyone who enjoys music. Besides jazz, we also feature folk, rock, blues, pop, experimental, country, bluegrass, and more! As always, the live music we offer is free (but tips are encouraged for the artists). "Come on out to St. Elmo's and enjoy a relaxing evening with coffee, great food, music, and friends. A night out at St. Elmo's gives you the opportunity to support local business and local/national musicians, and it is a less expensive alternative to a night at the bar." - Charity Meals from the Arlington Coffee Shop Examiner.

Event begins at 8:00PM

Categories: Music: Other, Free, Arts

Kronos Quartet: Prelude to a Black Hole and Beyond Zero: 1914-1918

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre

This program is played without pause or intermission and features Prelude to a Black Hole, a compilation of unusual works chosen by Kronos to reflect the serenity and impact of the World War I centennial, followed immediately by Aleksandra Vrebalov’s new work Beyond Zero: 1914 - 1918, highlighted by Bill Morrison’s film.

Meditations on Ecclesiastes

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

The NSS, a symphonic string orchestra, is back following our enthusiastically received premiere performance this past spring! This time, we present Norman Dello Joio’s Meditations on Ecclesiastes, a reflective work based upon the famous passage “To Everything There is a Season.” Awarded the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Music, this composition is a musical interpretation of the opening chapter of the Biblical Book of Ecclesiastes.

Twenty-one string musicians will also perform Gustav Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, Paul Lewis' Rosa Mundi, Gareth Walters’ Divertimento, and Edward Elgar’s Serenade. The Holst and Elgar pieces will be familiar to many concert-goers, while the rarely heard gems by Lewis and Walters are sure to delight experienced and novice listeners alike.

There will be one 15-minute intermission.

Opera on the Plaza

The Shops at Wisconsin Place

A free concert by Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera performing best loved Aria’s and selections from this year’s schedule.  Food and other selections from stores available.

Rocky Horror Picture Show live on-stage!

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center for the Rocky Horror Picture Show presented live on-stage by the Unquiet Theater Company. Written and composed by Richard O'Brien. Directed by Katy Chmura. Choreographed by Jonathan M. Faircloth. 

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

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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