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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.

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

  • Through Sunday, September 9, 2018

Marking the Infinite spotlights the work of nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists that asks us to consider the unity and diversity of our world.

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A Family Day: George Washinigton on Capitol Hill

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

A Family Day: George

Washington on Capitol Hill

Friday, June 22 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Through tours, trading cards, games, movies, and dance, celebrate the contributions George Washington and his contemporaries made to found a nation built on democratic principles.

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland— celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

African American History of the Potomac River - Understanding 12 Years of Slave

Potomac River Tours

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

National Postal Museum

In this exhibition, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Take a lunch break and join SAAM’s research fellows on the fourth Friday of each month as they share their discoveries about artworks in the collection.

Categories: Arts, Free, History

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

Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition

Gallery B

Eight painters selected as finalists for the juried Bethesda Painting Awards join this special exhibit produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Public Opening Friday, June 8 from 6-8pm.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Chamber Dance Project 2018 – Ballet

The Lansburgh Theatre

Chamber Dance Project collaborating with National Cathedral Music Director on new ballet with Gregorian Chant for World Premiere of Chant,  June 21-23, 2018, four performances.

Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night in Georgetown,DC

Chinese Disco Nightclub

FREE Live standup comedy show in Georgetown by local standup comedians $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Friday night 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE SHOW www.StandupComedyToGo.com Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Conversation Circle

National Portrait Gallery G Street Lobby

The Conversation Circle is a free drop-in program for adults interested in improving their English conversational abilities.

DC Shorts Laughs - Night of Comedy

Miracle Theatre

DC Shorts Film Festival presents DC Shorts Laughs. A night of live standup comedy performances by the area’s top most entertaining comics! Each 90-minute show combines film and live performances for a spectacular and funfilled evening.

Categories: Film, Theater

DC Shorts Laughs - Night of Comedy

Miracle Theatre

DC Shorts Film Festival presents DC Shorts Laughs. A night of live standup comedy performances by the area’s top most entertaining comics! Each 90-minute show combines film and live performances for a spectacular and funfilled evening.

Categories: Film, Theater

Florida Friday!

Truxton Circle

A night full of art, live music, a beer garden, bbq, and more! 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.  

Categories: Tours, History

Gallery 209 April Show Opening

Gallery 209

Opening reception Friday, April 6 from 6-9 pm for Gallery 209's new show of contemporary and traditional paintings and sculptures. Works by the 22 artists members will be on exhibit through May 1.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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, Arts, History

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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, Arts, History

Immersive Light Exhibit: Naked Eyes by NONOTAK

ARTECHOUSE

Explore transportive dreamlike environment of Naked Eyes, the first U.S. solo exhibition for the world-renowned artist studio Nonotak. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Inside the Garden Walls: Botanical Art by Anne Clippinger and Joan Ducore

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Botanical art is the melding of scientific accuracy and artistic sensitivity. This exhibit offers a look into the contemporary botanical art scene.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

June 2018 Shows at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

June 2018 Shows at Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Let's Play Guitar Camp for ages 8 - 12

Workhouse Arts Center

One-week introductory guitar camp for ages 8 - 12. Scholarships available!

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

The Phillips Collection

Marking the Infinite spotlights the work of nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists that asks us to consider the unity and diversity of our world.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Music At The Monument

Lincoln Memorial

Free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Performers include Army Blues Band, Navy Commodores Jazz Band and Air Force Jazz Band.

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

Nikki Brugnoli: Convergence / On view through August 17

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

An exhibition of drawings, prints, and artist books by Nikki Brugnoli

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Nordic Impressions

The Phillips Collection

Nordic Impressions is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years. It features works by 62 artists from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the self-governing islands of Åland, Faroe, and Greenland.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Open Studio

National Portrait Gallery Education Center

Visitors can work with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit.

Outdoor Tour of the Capitol Grounds

United States Capitol Visitor Center

Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance of the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed.

Categories: Tours, History

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

Sammy Miller & The Congregation

AMP by Strathmore

Sammy Miller & The Congregation are a band on a mission: to bring truly exuberant and joyful jazz to the people.

Categories: Music: Other

Second Nature: Portuguese Contemporary Art from the EDP Foundation Collection

The Kreeger Museum

The first group exhibition of Portuguese art of the 21st century to be presented in the United States, Second Nature is both a portrait of recent artistic production in Portugal and an exploration of the relationship between human culture and the environment.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Summer Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Summer exhibitions on view June 16-August 12: Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, FIGURES: Kiley Ames, Janice Nowinski, Kyle Staver, Jo Weiss, Things Unseen: The Fluency of Abstraction, and Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center. Be sure to join us for our opening reception on June 16, 6-9PM. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

The Art of the Peales in the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House

Author's Talk on the art of the Peale family. 

The Nance

The Little Theatre of Alexandria

The DC-area premier of the 2013 Tony-award-winning comedy with music. The original Broadway production was featured on PBS's "Live from Lincoln Theatre" series.

Categories: Theater, History

Twelfth Night Under the Stars

Grace Episcopal Church (Georgetown)

This summer we will be mounting our production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” with performances running for three weekends on June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, 2018, nightly at 8 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown (1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007).  Audience members will be able to lay out blankets, pack a picnic and enjoy a free performance out under the stars.

Vocal Arts Camp for ages 13 - 17

Workhouse Arts Center

One-week vocal arts camp for ages 13 - 17, of any skill level. Scholarships are available!

Wanderlust Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Wanderlust” is an art exhibit about adventure, travel and new experiences that celebrates the diversity and beauty found in every corner of this world, both near and far. The exhibit runs June 1-24, 2018 at Del Ray Artisans. Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 7-9pm. Plus join us for the Resin Workshop (June 10) and “How to Make Art While Traveling” Workshop (June 16). Exhibit details and workshop registration can be found at www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/wanderlust

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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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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