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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.

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015

  • Through Monday, April 30, 2018

The first exhibition in the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Combat Art Gallery honors Marines who have served in the Corps during the last 40 years and echoes the core values of the Marine Corps:  honor, courage, and commitment. 

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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Adult Group Cello Class

Workhouse Arts Center

Group Cello Ensemble Class for the beginner through intermediate level. Students will work with cellist, Joan Kidder, on solos, duets, trio, quartets, and more.

American Youth Chorus Auditions

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

American Youth Chorus (AYC) is Congressional Chorus’ after-school music program at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for students ages 8 to 14 from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Founded on the premise that all children, regardless of socio-economic background, deserve a high-quality music education, AYC offers students a performance-based choral/musical theatre program that encourages young people to develop their voices, creativity, and self-esteem. The curriculum focuses on reading skills and music theory, singing in parts, stage presence and basic choral choreography.

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

Beginner Violin Class: Ages 8-10

Workhouse Arts Center

Begin your music studies with the violin!

Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) invites local writers to enter the Essay & Short Story Contest for a chance to win up to $500 and be published in Bethesda Magazine.

Call for Artists - Bethesda Painting Awards

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the 14th annual Bethesda Painting Awards.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Auditions

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, 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. 45 minutes.  

Gallery 209 January of Abstract art by Geri Olson

Gallery 209

Native Washingtonian Geri Olson featured Gallery 209 January artist.

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, History, Arts

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, History, Arts

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The first exhibition in the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Combat Art Gallery honors Marines who have served in the Corps during the last 40 years and echoes the core values of the Marine Corps:  honor, courage, and commitment.  One hundred works of art by 22 artists are divided among three themes.

   Every Clime and Place illustrates Marines as they conduct training and engage the enemy in a variety of settings and situations around the globe.
 
   No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy captures Marines meeting the enemy with unmatched ferocity and then rendering aid to civilians under the most dire of circumstances.
 
   The Price reminds us that war is all-consuming.  Marines willingly accept the risks associated with their missions, and families shoulder the burdens of uncertainty, loss, and grief.
 
The works in this show have been drawn, painted, or sculpted by individuals who are Marines first and artists second.

 

Categories: Arts, History, Free

January Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists. Featured Artist is Jessica Mickey. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Museum of the Bible Speaker Series: The Biblical Influences on Religious Freedom

Museum of the Bible

Join us for a lively discussion on the ways the Bible and its interpretations informed the writings and philosophies of John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Categories: Lecture

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

NOVA Community Chorus invites you to sing!

Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria)

Join the chorus to sing Bernstein in March and cathedral music in April; no audition required.

Painting Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger - its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Poetry Contest

Bethesda Urban Partnership

Submit your poem for a chance to win up to $350 and have your work published on The Writer's Center's blog and magazine!

Sally Canzoneri: Double Takes

The Art League Gallery

Lenticular photographs that chronicle the DMV’s evolving landscape through images that are not just moving—they move.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Over the course of three months, Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun will transform the New Project Studio into a workshop and community space for discussions and creativity. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

The Washington Auto Show

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Washington Auto Show is also the largest public show in Washington, D.C. Over the course of its many years this beloved and historic D.C. tradition has attracted Washingtonians of all stripes – and political affiliations. Visitors enjoy the annual trek to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the entertainment, as much as for the experience of viewing the hundreds of cars on exhibit, Including the Honda CR-V, Audi R8 Spyder, and the Subaru BRZ. 

Categories: 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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