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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.


Sat • November 1, 2014


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WETA Special


Arabian Nights

Creative Cauldron

An enchanting Learning Theater production that will sweep you away on a magic carpet ride of invention and creativity.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Arabian Nights

Creative Cauldron

An enchanting Learning Theater production that will sweep you away on a magic carpet ride of invention and creativity.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Basetrack Live: A Multimedia Performance Experience through Music and Spoken Word

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre

A group of photojournalists documented Marines in Afghanistan by taking photographs and videos using only iPhones. The artful power of these images, a live musical score and spoken word text from Marines themselves come together in a riveting multimedia experience that reflects the uncertainties and separation that are byproducts of war on families and communities.

Bel Cantanti Opera - Massenet's Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

A French operatic version of the Cinderella fairy tale.

Fiddler on the Roof

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of an American musical classic with a new, in-the-round production directed by Molly Smith. This joyful tale of family, community and life’s unexpected miracles features a jubilant score including “If I Were a Rich Man;” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Tradition.”

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

Grease presented by Rockville Musical Theatre

Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

This rollicking musical follows ten teenage working-class greasers, cheerleaders and toughs as they deal with love, pregnancy, peer pressure and gang violence to a 1959 soundtrack.  

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

How We Got On

Forum Theatre at The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre

Event: How We Got On

About HOW WE GOT ON...

Set to the music of the late 80's rap scene,How We Got On is a coming-of-age story about three suburban kids, Hank, Julian, and Luann and how they navigate tumultuous family relationships, cultural isolation, and the search for authenticity. A sultry DJ re-mixes their lives as they use music to discover and express themselves in places words fail. 

Dates: October 30-November 22 (times vary)

Price: Tickets in advanced are $20. Tickets purchased at the door are Pay What You Want


Categories: Arts, Theater, Tours

Laugh Riot at the Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Live standup comedy show Laugh Riot at the Hyatt. Every Saturday night 8 til 10 pm. Doors open 7pm $10 CASH ONLY Admission Event begins at 8:00PM Presented by:

Categories: Theater, Other Events

Our War

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Twenty five of America’s finest playwrights, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award, weave together a rich tapestry of short monologues for actors and noted members of the Washington, D.C. community to explore the repercussions of the U.S. Civil War.

Categories: Theater, History


The Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint

Ambassador Theater Presents US Premiere of RAGE
By Michele Riml 
Will “justifiable” violence or passive resistance win the day? Who will survive?
Directed by Helen Hayes awarded director, Joe Banno 

Featuring: Ariana Almajan as Laura Whalen and Marlowe Vilchez as Raymond Stitt

WHERE: Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint
     916 G Street NW, Washington DC
WHEN: October 22 – November 16, 2014

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Matinees: Sundays at 2:00 pm

TICKETS: $8 - $40 Online: 
For 16 + Audiences
“A riveting work by the Canadian author, Michele Riml, recipient of the Jessie Richardson Award 2008!"

Categories: International, Theater

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

Scope Out the Night Sky

Robinson Nature Center

The Maryland Science Center and Robinson Nature Center jointly present this exciting family-focused astronomy event.

St. Mark's Players present.... DRACULA by Steven Deitz

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

St. Mark's Players present.... DRACULA by Steven Deitz

Directed by Andrew Curtin

Produced by Heather Cipu

Categories: Theater, Holiday

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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