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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.

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.

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Arthur Miller's Broken Glass

Theater J

Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Discussion

America Now: JFK 100

Smithsonian American Art Museum Kogod Courtyard

SAAM celebrates the legacy of JFK as part of its annual America Now series with performances that honor President Kennedy’s vision and commitment to the arts. Dancers from The Washington Ballet perform a newly commissioned work entitled Who When Why by choreographer Mimmo Miccolis, and the music group Liner Notes stages a multimedia performance featuring poetry and video projection.  Don’t forget to check out SAAM’s exhibition American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times to complete your visit.

Categories: Arts, Dance

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

Ani Choying " The Buddhist Rock Star Nun" Live in Concert-DC

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium

"A singer who sings for a cause"— Though she sings professionally, her earnings go towards charity and social work. That's commendable.

"Drolma's voice may sound like a mountain stream, but underneath, her passions are like a storm on top of Mt. Everest."- Megan Drennan Meline, NPR Weekend Edition

Avanti Masterwork Festival Orchestra

Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College Silver Spring

Pablo Saelzer the Avanti Masterwork Festival Orchestra present Alvaro Parra, violin, Berlin Philharmonic, in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

Ballet, Brass & Song

Sidney Harman Hall

Five ballets. Three choreographers. Three music ensembles performing live onstage. An evening from award-winning choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning and her troupe of principal dancers assembled from major ballet companies and DC’s finest brass, jazz and chamber musicians.

Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition

Gallery B

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Books and Breakfast DC

Douglass Community Center

In order to promote literacy and cultural knowledge, we're giving away Free Boooks, Free Breakfast, Free African Drum class and Free performance from DC Hip-hop artist

Celebrating 120 years of arts

Pen Arts House & Museum

National League of American Women hosts a public event celebrating its 120-year anniversary with music performances, readings and art displays by members.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

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

DC to NYC Soul Bus

Union Station

Tickets sell fast to this #AllWhiteAffair event grab yours today.

Dreamgirls

Arts Barn of Gaithersburg

Groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes.

Categories: Theater

Free Day: Centennial of the Everyday at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

The archival becomes interactive this summer at Gadsby's Tavern Museum. Centennial of the Everyday features a series of contemporary interventions that are inspired by the history and legacy of John Gadsby and Gadsby’s Tavern.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Free Outdoor Theater: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Grace Episcopal Church (Georgetown)

Free outdoor theater: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Presented by the Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade in Georgetown.

Categories: Theater, Free

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

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

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.

Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook

Adventure Theatre

Junie B. Jones has lost her beloved soft mittens and cannot find them. So when a pen appears in the lost and found that she wants, it's ok to take it, right? 

Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook

Adventure Theatre

Junie B. Jones has lost her beloved soft mittens and cannot find them. So when a pen appears in the lost and found that she wants, it's ok to take it, right? 

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

Maremi Andreozzi: Little White Lines

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Maremi Andreozzi: Little White Lines. This exhibition is a study of movement of a single white line zipping and looping through a pattered space. 

Categories: Arts

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

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

Regency Ladies' Weekend

Riversdale House Museum

Spend the weekend reliving the Regency era!

Categories: Tours, History, Food & Wine

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.

Romancing the Stone

Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present SilverWorks: Romancing the Stone. This exhibition features silversmith works (jewelry, vessels, and silverware) created by resident artist Blair Anderson. Blair highlights more unusual stones in this collection as well as how they are cut, their origins and their properties. Gem specimens will be displayed alongside their finished counterparts. This exhibition also features lapidary artist Robert Cline, and students of SilverWorks. 

Categories: Arts

Sage Chandler: The Fowl Mood Show

The Art League Gallery

Sage Chandler’s “The FOWL MOOD Show” features extra large oil paintings of humans posed with poultry or other fowl.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Sara Dittrich: Arrhythmia of the Body

Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present Sara Dittrich: Arrhythmia of the Body.

Categories: Arts

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

Vince Giordano Film and Live Jazz Show!

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Vince Giordano brings New York's best Jazz age band to Silver Spring for a film screening, Q&A, and live show!

Categories: Film, Music: Other, Arts

Washington Redskins' Vernon Davis Partners w/Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Washington & Mezlan Shoes To Celebrate Mentorship, Fatherhood & Giving Back

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

Vernon Davis is partnering with Mezlan® men’s shoes and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) to celebrate mentorship, fatherhood & giving back.

Weekend Tudor Tots: Welcome, Summer!

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Celebrate summer in the garden!

WELL RAY Health & Wellness Festival

Along Mount Vernon Avenue

Explore, heal, move, taste, and listen at this FREE outdoor health & wellness festival in the heart of Del Ray.

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

Women Can Fly at HWY

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport

A free event to help introduce women of all ages to the fun and opportunities available in aviation.

“Light: received, released, refracted, retained”

Arts in the Village Gallery

The Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit for June: Light:  received, released, refracted, retained”.  This show highlights works by copper artist Anne Jordan and photographer James Norman. Their works are a celebration of light and will be on display the entire month of June.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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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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