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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.

Freedom: Bernstein & Beethoven, Part 2

  • Saturday, June 1, 2019

As a proud media partner of Freedom: Bernstein & Beethoven Part 2, Classical WETA afternoon host Bill Bukowski will be introducing the concert from the stage.

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

  • Through Friday, August 30, 2019

Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Visitors can experience nature in motion as butterflies soar throughout the conservatory.

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"Senior Capstone Exhibition 1" at McDaniel College

Rice Gallery

This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

2019 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

Target Gallery presents a new group exhibition spotlighting the work of 4 emerging artists to highlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

April Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Gallery Clarendon Features:

"Vogue" in the Overlook Gallery, Works by Courtney Kolker

Additionally, our April Member Show in the Main gallery

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

April Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

April Events  at Gallery Underground

Featured artist: James Bellows, woodworker

Focus Gallery: Member Show - "Out of Place"

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

National Postal Museum

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Beauty & Wellness 90-Day Lifestyle Journey

Michele's Touch

90-Day Lifestyle Journey exploring self, discipline, routines, healthy choices, mindset, well-being and more! There will be seminars, trainings, wellness tips, hair and skin advice, experts in nutrition and exercise...so much to think on and do within this 90-day journey. Join through the FB group @michelstouch or on IG @michelestouch or via website www.michelestouchkodes.com

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 1 p.m. Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall. 45 minutes.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

In Peak Bloom: Interactive Cherry Blossom Exhibition

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE celebrates spring and women in the arts and tech with the annual cherry blossom inspired seasonal exhibition in the nation’s capital. ​In Peak Bloom features interactive and immersive digital art installations inspired by the fragile beauty and ephemeral nature of the cherry blossom, reminding us of how precious and fleeting life is.

Postmen of the Skies

National Postal Museum

May 15, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. View this special centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. 

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Potomac Mills Spring Carnival

Potomac Mills Mall

Enjoy midway fun with rides and games for all ages and tasty fair food. See website for advance savings on ride wristbands.

Space Cowgirls: Ciara Barsotti

Glen Echo Park

The exhibition is a series that explores humanity’s relationship with the land and this planet we call “Earth.”

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Stories in the Old Senate Chamber

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Visit the historic chamber where senators debated legislation from 1810 – 1859. Learn about events that took place here. Meet at the Statue of Freedom. 30 minutes.

This Day in History Program Monday, April 22 at 1 p.m.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Celebrate Frederick Law Olmstead’s birthday by exploring his work and life during this interactive tour. Weather permitting. This tour goes outside. Meet at the Capitol Hill models on the lower level, south hallway.

Categories: Tours, History

Troop 463 GT Open House

Troop 463 GT Open House

TROOP 463 GT / GARRETT PARK, MD

OPEN HOUSE - Monday,  March 4, 2019, 7:30 PM

Girls aged 11-17 are welcome to join

Holy Cross Catholic Church - In Lewis Hall

4900 Strathmore Ave

Garrett Park, MD 20896
COR:  Barbara Thawley

Regular meetings begin Monday, March 11th at 7:30 PM

Under(world)

Dupont Underground

Ashes to Ashes. The Underworld Awaits.

Categories: Theater, Arts

Wings of Fancy

Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Visitors can experience nature in motion as butterflies soar throughout the conservatory. 

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

Young Portrait Explorers: Rachel Carson

National Portrait Gallery G Street Lobby

This program touches on art and history through storytelling. For toddlers up to age five and their adult companions.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana). This long-overdue exhibition examines the artist’s prolific yet largely unknown career that spans almost 70 years, featuring more than 60 works including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, and sculptural pieces, alongside illustrations, design sketches, and ephemera.

Categories: Arts, International, Exhibits

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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