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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.

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

  • Through Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States.

Parade of Favorites - Russian Soprano Olga Orlovskaya

  • Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Washington Balalaika Society will feature the dazzing voice of Russian Soprano Olga Olrovskaya.

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George Condo Artist and Curator Dialogue

The Phillips Collection

Best known for his existential humor and unhinged pictorial inventions, artist George Condo discusses the 200 drawings, sketches, and “Drawing Paintings” on view in his exhibition The Way I Think with Deputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs Klaus Ottmann. A catalogue signing follows.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Exhibits

11th Annual GI Film Festival May 25

U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater

The nation's only film festival for, about and by veterans and their families hosts 50-plus military-themed films and features filmmaker Q&A, live music and comedy entertainment with actors Tom Berenger, Judd Nelson, Jamie Kaler, and more. For tickets and full schedules visit: https://gifilmfestival.com

Categories: Film, Family Oriented

Andre Pater: A Matter of Light Exhibition

National Sporting Library & Museum

Works from collections across the country will be represented in the retrospective exhibition, Andre Pater: A Matter of Light. “Go beyond the mere image, and the painting becomes a ‘matter of light.’ ”

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Bethesda Summer Concert Series

Veterans Park

With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda.

Categories: Free, Music: Other

Centennial of the Everyday

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

A series of artistic interventions created by artists Stewart Watson and Lauren Adams can be discovered throughout Gadsby’s Tavern.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Cokie Robers at the Capitol Visitor Center

United States Capitol Visitor Center

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jeanette Rankin's swearing-in as the first woman elected to Congress, the Capitol Visitor Center presents An Afternoon with Cokie Roberts.

Categories: Discussion, History, Free

Coming Up Spring

Arts in the Village Gallery

The Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit "Coming up Spring"with works by oil painter Steven Myles and potter Amy Oliver.  

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Decorating the Corridors of Power: A Look at Constantino Brumidi

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Decorating the Corridors of Power: A Look at Constantino Brumidi

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Exhibition: Chinamania

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics dubbed “Chinamania” swept London in the nineteenth century and still endures in the West. Inspired by his travels to a major center for Chinese ceramics, contemporary artist Walter McConnell interrogates this phenomenon through an installation of Kangxi porcelains and his own monumental works.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Extraordinary Ordinary People: Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

This guided tour introduces you to four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Family Thursdays

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Family Oriented Tour

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

National Museum of the American Indian

A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Horace Poolaw’s work celebrates his subjects’ place in American life and preserves an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with—the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Torpedo Factory Art Center

In the face of lead, an invisible, environmental health threat to children, the Fundred Dollar Bill Project is a creative currency to demonstrate how much we value the lives of children and a future free of lead poisoning.

Categories: Arts, Free, Other Events

George Condo: Curator Dialogue and Signing

The Phillips Collection

Artist George Condo discusses the 200 drawings, sketches, and “Drawing Paintings” on view in his exhibition The Way I Think. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Discussion

George Condo: The Way I Think

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips presents a survey of drawings and paintings by George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire), a prolific painter whose career spans three decades and is best known for his rich pictorial inventions, existential humor, and imaginative portraits that incorporate a hybridization of art-historical influences, such as Goya, Velázquez, Manet, Picasso, and Guston.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Glowing Sunset

Muse - Gaithersburg

Paint, drink, and enjoy tasty tapas at Muse Paintbar, the premier art and wine experience. Find Your Muse!

Harmonious Art Group Gallery Exhibit and Artists Reception

Activity Center at Bohrer Park

The City of Gaithersburg presents the 22nd Annual Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting by the Harmonious Art Group. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Kaleidoscope

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

Brimming with humor and pathos, this heart-warming Bold New Works World Premiere Musical tells the story of a Broadway performer struggling with Alzheimer’s during her one-woman comeback show

Categories: Theater, Arts

Landmark Luncheon: A Southern Gentleman's Hottest (Grilling) Secrets

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Join food writer and Southern gentleman Matt Moore under the Garden Party tent to learn secrets from the Barbecue Belt's top pitmasters.

Lesa Cook: Gods, Heroes, and Fools

The Art League Gallery

While learning about various stories from Greek and Roman mythology, artist Lesa Cook was struck by how well the ancient themes and characters can inform and illuminate our current times and predicaments.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, 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

Over There: World War I Posters of the U.S. Navy

National Museum of the United States Navy

Special exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Navy commemorates World War I centennial.

Categories: Exhibits, Free, History

Perspectives: Michael Joo

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo (b. 1966, Ithaca, NY) has created a monumental installation for the Freer|Sackler. The birds’ movements are visualized as lines in space in this multimedia work. On view in the light-flooded Sackler pavilion, the installation will seem to shift with the seasons, complementing Joo’s interest in the nature of change.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Removing Barriers to Affordable Health Care A Community Forum

Taylor Middle School

Dr. Hazel will: (a) summarize ongoing efforts in the Commonwealth to transform the state’s health care delivery system, with the goal of providing better care to low-income residents at sustainable costs; (b) review the evolving role of the federal government in shaping health care policies; and (c) identify avenues available to concerned Virginians who wish to express their views on pending and proposed federal and state level reforms in health care delivery systems. 

TriFit

Farragut Square Park

Free Outdoor ‘TriFit’ Program in Golden Triangle, May Through September

Categories: Free, Other Events

Trolley Car Mail

National Postal Museum

Visit the National Postal Museum to see its newest exhibition exploring the history of mail trolley cars!

Categories: Exhibits, Free, History

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.

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