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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.

Open Studio

  • Through Friday, November 29, 2019

Discover your inner artist. Create an original artwork inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection while exploring a different technique or tool each week.

Conversation Circles

  • Through Friday, November 29, 2019

Practice English in small groups while learning more about American history through portraiture.

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Sun • November 17, 2019

 

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JRA Distinguished Artist Series: Rebecca Hutchinson

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Rebecca Hutchinson's complex paper clay pieces evoke the natural world. Using a range of surprising materials, she combines papermaking and ceramics to create artworks that surpass one medium alone.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Free

$100 & Under Art Exhibit November 1 - December 1

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Del Ray Artisans “$100 & Under” exhibit showcases members’ artwork all priced at $100 and under. The art will be sold on an art-to-go basis  (November 1-December 1, 2019). Sold artwork will be replaced each week with new work. Our walls will be packed with great art at prices all art-lovers can afford. Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 7-9pm. View exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details:

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Alan Lightman, MIT physicist and novelist, to speak on Fact and Faith: A Dialogue about Science and Religion

Temple Emanuel

Dr. Alan Lightman will speak on science and faith. This ecumenical event is free and open to the public. 

American University Symphony Orchestra: Discovering Kalinnikov

Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center - Abramson Family Recital Hall

A household name in Russia, yet virtually unknown in the United States, Vasily Kalinnikov numbers among the great early twentieth-century composers.

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

America’s First Veterans

The Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House

America’s First Veterans brings together paintings, artifacts, prints and documents to address the post-war experiences of the men who won the Revolutionary War—not the famous generals and leading officers whose names appear in histories of the war, but rather the junior officers and enlisted men whose stories are less often told. The exhibition focuses on their return to civilian life, their reception by a country torn and bankrupted by eight years of war, and the nation’s gradual realization of its vast debt to the men who won our independence.

Categories: Free, Exhibits, History

Apollo Orchestra

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

Apollo Orchestra features Carter Brey in Haydn Cello Concerto

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts, Free

Artists' Boutique

Montpelier Mansion

Shop for original ornaments and quality crafts made by local artists. Perfect for unique holiday gifts.

ASO Presents: Autumn Cello and Dvorak

George Washington Masonic Memorial "Memorial Theater"

ASO presents Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 under the direction of Maestro James Ross featuring soloist Wolfgang Schmidt.

Categories: Music: Classical

Barclay Brass presents A Musical Voyage - through Time and Space!

The Church of the Little Flower

Join Barclay Brass as we travel through various centuries and styles of music, culminating with a journey to a galaxy far, far away! Free and open to the public.

Beyond Needleart Exhibit

Montpelier Mansion

Now in its fourth year, Beyond Needleart displays all kinds of fiber art by local artists.

Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection presents Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life--The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant, featuring over 60 exquisite, rarely seen works by the leading group of French Post-Impressionist, the Nabis.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Burke/Fairfax CROP Hunger Walk

Fairfax Presbyterian Church

Join hundreds in the Burke/Fairfax CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm to raise funds for hunger and disaster relief. 

Caring for our Own Treasures with Doris Hamburg

Beth El Hebrew Congregation

JGSGW November Meeting

Categories: History, Lecture

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

DC Concert Orchestra - "Romantic Masterworks"

Church of the Epiphany

DCCO's 2019-20 Season Premiere: Brahms Symphony No. 3, Farrenc Overture No. 1, Bruch Clarinet & Viola Concerto

District Queer Comedy Festival

DC Arts Center

The District Queer Comedy Festival is the first queer comedy festival in the District of Columbia, and the only queer comedy festival on the East Coast. The Festival consists of two nights of shows featuring queer comedy performers, stand-up and improv comedy workshops led by queer teachers, and an open mic comedy brunch for an LGBTQ+ charity.

District Queer Comedy Festival

DC Arts Center

The District Queer Comedy Festival is the first queer comedy festival in the District of Columbia, and the only queer comedy festival on the East Coast. The Festival consists of two nights of shows featuring queer comedy performers, stand-up and improv comedy workshops led by queer teachers, and an open mic comedy brunch for an LGBTQ+ charity.

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Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

Power, gender and sexuality collide in Bob Bartlett’s contemporary reimagining of Christopher Marlowe’s tale of England’s infamous ineffectual king. Edward alienates his queen and court when he elevates his “favourite” to the level of consort. As we witness the newly crowned monarch navigate a love affair that could be the downfall of his monarchy, we are asked: what price do we pay when we make the personal political?

Categories: Theater, Arts, History

Edward Albee’s OCCUPANT

DCJCC, Theater J

A late-career masterpiece by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee exploring the deep inner turmoil and intrepid triumphs of legendary sculptor Louise Nevelson.

Categories: Theater, Arts

Edward Albee’s OCCUPANT

DCJCC, Theater J

A late-career masterpiece by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee exploring the deep inner turmoil and intrepid triumphs of legendary sculptor Louise Nevelson.

Categories: Theater, Arts

Everybody

Lansburgh Theatre

Life is Funny

Categories: Theater

Give Thanks Tour

The Mansion on O Street

GIVE THANKS TOUR
WHEN: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30th FROM 11 AMTO 4 PM 
WHERE: THE MANSION AND MUSEUM ON O STREET NW WASINGTON DC 
TICKETS: $35/per person 
Tickets must be purchased online at: http://www.omuseum.org/givethanks

Categories: Tours, Charity Events

Glassworks: A 10 Year Retrospective

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Glassworks: A 10 Year Retrospective, celebrating the 10th anniversary of artist collaborations in glass with resident artist Paul Swartwood, director of the Park’s glassblowing studio.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Immersive Multimedia Exhibition: Lucid Motion by Rhizomatiks Research

ARTECHOUSE

Explore ARTECHOUSE’s newest exhibition, Lucid Motion, by globally renowned Japanese artist group Rhizomatiks and Daito Manabe.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Dance

In the Night Garden

Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Amy Sabrin’s bravura approach to color is on full display in her new exhibition, In the Night Garden. 

Categories: Arts

Late Fall Exhibitions at the AU Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Late Fall exhibitions at the AU Museum feature photography, video art, mixed-media prints, sculpture, and painting exploring a variety of themes. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

MetroCooking DC 2019

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Join us for the 14th annual MetroCooking DC Show! Spend the day experiencing the many culinary highlights of MetroCooking DC. Enjoy celebrity chef cooking demos by Martha Stewart & Wolfgang Puck, appearances by Lidia Bastianich & more, shopping from 200+ specialty food vendors, unlimited samples from DC’s hottest restaurants in the Grand Tasting, hands-on cooking classes & workshops, meaty tastings in the BBQ Bash, and local sips in the Beer, Wine and Spirits Garden. Don’t miss the ultimate foodie outing – November 16-17th at the Washington Convention Center. Tickets on sale at www.MetroCookingDC.com

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Theory

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Other Events

November Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Scenes of Scotland: A Solo exhibit by Shelley Micali in the Overlook Gallery as well as new work by Gallery members

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

PHILADANCO!

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

The Philadelphia Dance Company – PHILADANCO! – electrifies audiences all over the world with its captivating choreography and superbly trained dancers.

Categories: Dance, Music: Other

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Pick up an activity kit that guides you through the museum with games and puzzles, and learn more about the people who have made American history.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Discussion

Portrait Discovery Kits

National Portrait Gallery Education Center

Pick up an activity kit that guides you through the museum with games and puzzles, and learn more about the people who have made American history.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Rock Spring Recital Series Presents Pershing's Own String Quartet

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ

The US Army Pershing's Own String Quartet will present a free concert featuring works by Beethoven and Borodin.

Categories: Music: Classical

Ronn McFarlane - Lutenist

Cedar Lane UU Church

Grammy nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane performs a solo lute concert of Renaissance and Baroque dances, Celtic folk songs and original compositions.

Sunday Afternoon Waltz

Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Join us for a Waltz Dance and lesson at Glen Echo, always with live music! No partner required.

Categories: Dance, Music: Other

The 2019 Exceptional Schools Fair

American University, Katzen Arts Center

Parkmont School is collaborating with other schools to put on the The Exceptional School Fair, a free fair showcasing school choices available to families of children with diverse learning needs.

The Piano Trio: A Survey in 8 Parts

BannerArts

Fifth in in a series of 8 house concerts devoted to exploring the history and development of the piano trio genre, focusing on masterpieces of the classical, romantic, and contemporary eras. Performed by The Milo Trio: Celaya Kirchner, violin, Emma Hays Johnson, cello, Carl Banner, piano.

Categories: Music: Classical

The Small Glories

AMP by Strathmore

Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are a musical tour-de-force planted on the Canadian Prairies.

Categories: Music: Other

Utopia Film Festival 2019

Old Greenbelt Movie Theatre

Utopia Film Festival showcases international documentaries, feature films, shorts, and animation that creatively explore the personal, social, political, cultural and environmental issues which challenge humanity’s never-ending quest for a better world.

Categories: Film

Washington Saxophone Quartet

Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church in Falls Church

The group has been delighting the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area for more than 40 years! They arrange music for saxophone which were originally written for organ, string quartet, orchestra, to name a few. Their arrangements sound as if the music was written for them! You’ll definitely enjoy the witty commentary by Rich Kleinfeldt, founder of WSQ and a host on WETA radio.

Categories: Music: Classical

White Pearl

Studio Theatre

A leaked ad for skin-whitening cream is going viral for all the wrong reasons and someone’s definitely getting fired. A twisted corporate comedy about selling whiteness and the ugliness of the beauty industry. 

Categories: Theater, International

White Pearl

Studio Theatre

A leaked ad for skin-whitening cream is going viral for all the wrong reasons and someone’s definitely getting fired. A twisted corporate comedy about selling whiteness and the ugliness of the beauty industry. 

Categories: Theater, International

Zoltán Fejérvári, piano

The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

“[Fejérvári] evidenced dazzling technique that can rank with the best piano virtuosi and his interpretive instincts were consistently revelatory. This is a pianist who needs to be heard more frequently in American concert halls.” – South Florida Classical Review 

Categories: Music: Classical

“Portraits of the World: Korea” Exhibition

National Portrait Gallery

Come see the new exhibition, “Portraits of the World: Korea.” Feminist artist Yun Suknam uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present.

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