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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.


Tue • August 22, 2017


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Halls of the Senate Tour

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.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

"Countryside Artisans Create" Gallery Exhibit and Reception

Kentlands Mansion

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents “Countryside Artisans Create,” an exhibit featuring works by members of the Countryside Artisans of Maryland group, from July 14 through September 1, 2017, at Kentlands Mansion. The public is invited to meet the artists during a free Artists Reception on Thursday, July 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

5th Anniversary Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Gallery Undergound's 5th Anniversary Exhibit throughout August 2017. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Anacostia High School Class of 1967 50th Reunion

Hilton Garden Inn

Anacostia High School Class of 1967 50th Reunion

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

DC Beer Week Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Christian Heurich House Museum

The Heurich House Museum and Wikimedia DC will co-host a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focusing on DC’s beer history on August 22nd from 12-2pm at the museum to celebrate DC Beer Week.

Categories: History, Discussion, Exhibits

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

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. This 45-minute program includes a visit to the historic Old Senate Chamber, a room not included on the Capitol Tour.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Frequent Travelers' Happy Hour

Bao Bar

Meet up with two of Boarding Area's bloggers--Le Chic Geek aka Jeanne, and Pizza in Motion aka Ed.

Categories: Free, Other Events

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

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


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

Melissa Burley: Existence

Harmony Hall Regional Center

Gallery Exhibition on view August 14th - October 13th, 2017. (Check weekend hours) 
Reception for the artist, Saturday August 19th from 5pm till 7pm. All events free.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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 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

NOVA Community Chorus, with a new director, begins rehearsals August 22

Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria)

NOVA Community Chorus under new director Chad Steffey begins rehearsals August 22. Register now!

Over There: World War I Posters of the U.S. Navy

National Museum of the United States Navy

Special exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Navy commemorates World War I centennial.

Categories: Exhibits, Free, History

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.

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


Farragut Square Park

Free Outdoor ‘TriFit’ Program in Golden Triangle, May Through September

Categories: Free, Other Events

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).

Submit an Event

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.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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