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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.

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.

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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

Archduke

Garth Newel Music Center

The final concert of Archduke Weekend. 

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

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

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

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

Free Burger at Bareburger for National Hamburger Day!

Bareburger

Bareburger is giving out free vegan and beef burgers on National Hamburger Day!

Categories: Food & Wine, 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: 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

Happy Nappy Storytelling

Sankofa Video Books and Cafe

Happy Nappy Storytelling is free children's literacy program designed to encourage a love for reading. Each week we go on a storytelling adventure that invokes the full use of our imaginations and leaves us with a meaningful life lesson. 

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

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

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

O'Sullivan's Sunday Funnies-Free Comedy in Arlington,VA

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Live Standup Comedy Show featuring local Northern Virginia area standup comedians.

Categories: Theater, Free, Other Events

Ocean Sunset

Muse - Gaithersburg

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

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

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Workshop

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Workshop

Enjoyable, peaceful and refreshing- expect it all and more, for it is the inbuilt nature of your self, and Yoga is but a union with the Self !!

The Sahaja Yoga introductory meditation workshop is perfect for the modern individual as one learns how to meditate, connect within, feel one’s own energy and achieve a state of complete peace without the constant traffic of thoughts and worries. In this silence, inner joy flourishes and brings balance and harmony in everything we do. So how does that happen? Come attend our workshop and see for yourself. 

Categories: Other Events, Free

The Sunday Social - A Special Memorial Day Weekend Networking Event

JW Marriott DC (1331 Bar & Lounge)

Sunday, May 28th, from 4-7pm, Convivial Link and partners cordially invite all graduates, professionals, politicos, and entrepreneurs in the DMV, to join us for a very special networking event experience, as we discuss how to navigate the changing job and entrepreneurial landscape given the new administration. We're also raising awareness and funding for The Collective, http://collectivepac.org. RSVP Required - http://bit.ly/2nasLdC

Categories: Discussion, Lecture

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

Vessels Great and Small 2017

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery

Glen Echo Pottery presents an exhibit featuring recent works by the Pottery's instructors and advanced students and showcasing pottery from small to oversized, from whimsical to serious, from functional to decorative. May 5 to 29, Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Opening reception May 6, 4-6 pm. Free  Open May 5 from 6-8 p.m. for Art Walk in the Park

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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