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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.

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.

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Fri • February 27, 2015

 

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Dialogues of the Carmelites

Kennedy Center, Opera House

Faith is put to the ultimate test in Poulenc's powerful opera about an order of Carmelite nuns who refuse to renounce their beliefs in the wake of the French Revolution. Sung in English, this opera is a company premiere for WNO.

Film Screenings by Pioneering Black Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, with Live Jazz Accompaniment

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Celebrate Black History Month at AFI Silver Theatre with screenings of The Symbol of the Unconqured aka The Wilderness Trail and Body and Soul, two silent films by pioneering black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. The screenings will feature live musical accompaniment by free jazz kingpin William Hooker.

Categories: Film, 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

James Cotton

Montpelier Arts Center

Blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter James Cotton has performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time.

Categories: Music: Other

United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" Downrange

Old Town Hall

Downrange embraces the United States Army Band’s newest mission as a strategic public relations asset for the U.S. Army, and stands ready to entertain audiences at home and around the world.

Categories: Music: Other, Free

Winter Term at Ottley Music School

Ottley Music School

Ottley Music School begins its 14-week Winter Term on Monday, December 1, 2014 to March 14, 2015.  Ottley Music School teaches students of all ages from 3 1/2 years to senior citizens, all races, nationalities, and goals.  It offers private lessons and classes in voice, instruments, and dance. 

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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