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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.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

  • Through Thursday, November 29, 2018

This centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front.

2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival

  • Through Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the 28th AFI Latin American Film Festival! Featuring more than 40 films, the festival showcases the best in cinema from Latin America with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal.

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Signature Theatre presents "A Little Night Music"

Signature Theatre (Campbell Ave address)

Winner of four Tony Awards®, Stephen Sondheim’s glorious musical masterpiece returns to the Signature stage in a brand new production directed by Eric Schaeffer and featuring award-winning DC actors Holly Twyford and Bobby Smith.

August 15 – October 8, 2017

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

Centennial of the Everyday

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

A Series of Site-Specific Contemporary Art Installations at Historic Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Shines Light on Overshadowed Stories from Alexandria’s Past

Categories: History, Arts, Exhibits

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

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Enduring Beacons: Documenting America’s Lighthouses

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Join is for the Opening Reception on August 4th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Then, enjoy the exhibit through August 26th at the Park View Gallery!

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Fay Victor SoundNoiseFUNK :: Sarah Hughes with Nate Scheible

Logan Fringe Arts Space

Hear Fay Victor SoundNoiseFUNK  and Sarah Hughes with Nate Scheible

Categories: Music: Other, Arts, Tours

Harbor Dome: Summer Snow Globe

National Harbor

National Harbor is introducing their new Harbor Dome, greater Washington's newest unique special events venue. The one-of-a-kind construction will accommodate 500 inside, and an additional 300 outside, and its dynamic programming, including craft cocktails, live music and real snow, will offer visitors yet another reason to experience everything that National Harbor offers.

Interactive Art+Tech Exhibit in DC - XYZT: Abstract Landscapes

ARTECHOUSE

An immersive sensory art exhibition composed of ten interactive digital installations at DC's first innovative art space - ARTECHOUSE.

Interactive Sound Experiences

The National Building Museum

Take an aural journey with Professor Giuseppe, Master Concatenator, (a.k.a cross-cultural percussionist and museum Creative-in-Residence Steve Bloom). Uncover the sneaky way the Original Master Masons of the Museum instilled the Sacred Geometry with Secret Sound Dimensions in some spaces that seem to be beautiful only to the eye.

Categories: Music: Other, Exhibits

Keyboard Kaleidoscope I: The Memory Palace

Garth Newel Music Center

Pianists Jeannette Fang, Brian Keng-Lun Hsu, Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Tian Tian. The pianists will perform the works of David Biedenbender, Logan Skelton, Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy and Sergei Rachmaninoff. 

Laugh Riot at Positano-Live Comedy Show Saturday Nights in Bethesda

Positano Italian Restaurant

Laugh Riot at Positano (formerly “Laugh Riot at Hyatt”)

Live Standup Comedy Show

Saturday Nights in Bethesda

Mustache Madness Hunt

The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

Get your mustache on (don't worry we'll give you one) and join in the fun on this zany hunt around The Mansion. You'll put your super sleuth skills to the test as you search for designated items found only at The Mansion.

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 Honeybee Day

Sky Meadows State Park

Celebrate the Honeybee at Sky Meadows State Park.

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

New Project Studio: Sheldon Scott: the Finest Amenities

The Torpedo Factory

In the Finest Amenities, Sheldon Scott examines the relationship of the Potomac and the people of Alexandria through the lens of a historic luxury: ice. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free, Arts

Penn Hill Mini Golf Pop-Up

The Shops at Penn Hill

DC's Newest Pop-Up Attraction: Penn Hill Mini Golf!

Categories: Family Oriented

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery and their contributions to American history.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Portrait InSight

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Listen to vivid verbal descriptions in a program well suited to visitors who are blind or partially sighted, but open to all.

Categories: Arts, Free

Reading, Performance, and Book Signing with Kris Faatz

Walls of Books

Join us at Walls of Books DC as local pianist and writer Kris Faatz presents her debut novel, To Love A Stranger, along with music that inspired the story! 

Rhode Island Row Weekly Farmers Market

Rhode Island Row

Rhode Island Row announces the return of its popular Community Foodworks’ Farmers Market, where residents can shop for freshly picked produce, specialty baked goods and prepared foods as well as other locally sourced products. In its second season, the Market moves to Saturdays and an expanded setting.

Sarah Nesbitt: Making Sense of What We Have

The Torpedo Factory

Sarah Nesbitt’s show arrives at a time where our society aims to establish a concrete line between fact and opinion, history and myth, evidence and conspiracy theory. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Self Guided Tour of O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

The O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street

Create your own adventure when you explore The O Street Museum and its collections. Tour through the themed rooms and search for secret doors, signed guitars (over 60 to find), memorabilia, art and much more on this one-of-a-kind journey.

Sole Purpose: The Shoe Call for Entries

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center

Arts/Harmony Hall invites artists of all ages and creative backgrounds to re-interpret the purpose, function, shape or meaning of the shoe. What other purpose could it have? What else could it do or be? Using a soon-to-be-discarded shoe as a starting point or creating one entirely from scratch, artists are given the challenge to re-construct, re-invent and re-design the shoe.

Summer Cabaret Series presents- Jim Van Slyke presents "Sedaka"

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

Award winning singer, songwriter and recording artist Jim Van Slyke sings the songs of pop music icon Neil Sedaka! Come enjoy treasured hits as "Calendar Girl", &"Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Categories: Music: Other, Theater, Arts

Swing Dance with Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents a swing dance with live music by Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tom and Debra of Gottaswing will teach a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm (included in the cost of admission), followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

Categories: Dance, Music: Other

The Horse and the Camera, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

National Sporting Library & Museum

Come view our newest exhibition, The Horse and the Camera, 1870 to 1960, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection.

Categories: Arts

The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

Tired of dinner and a movie?  Two magicians battle for the title of DC's Best with audience involvement from start to finish. Who will win? The audience is judge and jury.  2016 and 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence winner, and a 5 star rating on Yelp.

Categories: Theater, Other Events

The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

Tired of dinner and a movie?  Two magicians battle for the title of DC's Best with audience involvement from start to finish. Who will win? The audience is judge and jury.  2016 and 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence winner, and a 5 star rating on Yelp.

Categories: Theater, Other Events

The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

Tired of dinner and a movie?  Two magicians battle for the title of DC's Best with audience involvement from start to finish. Who will win? The audience is judge and jury.  2016 and 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence winner, and a 5 star rating on Yelp.

Categories: Theater, Other Events

The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

Tired of dinner and a movie?  Two magicians battle for the title of DC's Best with audience involvement from start to finish. Who will win? The audience is judge and jury.  2016 and 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence winner, and a 5 star rating on Yelp.

Categories: Theater, Other Events

The Mall at Prince Georges' Back to School Kids Fair

The Mall At Prince Georges

Get ready and celebrate back to school with the Mall at Prince Georges

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

U.S. Air Force Band: Summer Concert Series

Air Force Memorial

Join the U.S. Air Force Band for free performances at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Air Force Memorial, 7 p.m. on Saturdays at National Harbor Plaza Stage & 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the U.S. Capitol (west side).

Weekly Tai Chi

Chinatown Park

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements and is recognized for many health and wellness benefits.

Categories: Free, International, Arts

Weekly Tai Chi

Chinatown Park

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements and is recognized for many health and wellness benefits.

Categories: Free, International, Arts

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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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