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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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The NSO at Wolf Trap Presents Carmina Burana

Wolf Trap, Filene Center

The National Symphony Orchestra, a massive community chorus, and Wolf Trap Opera alumni come together for Orff’s epic Carmina Burana. Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 2015 Chopin Competition, opens the program with Beethoven’s magnificent “Emperor” concerto. Friday, July 28th. More information at WolfTrap.org.

Categories: Music: Classical

Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy

Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy celebrates "The Fountain of Youth" at Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and neighboring wineries, cideries, breweries, and venues from July 8 through August 6, 2017, with free Preview days starting on July 6. From the much-anticipated MountainTop Masterworks concerts to the not-to-be-missed Wild Wednesdays, experience some of the world's greatest music played by distinguished guest artists and a fully professional orchestra. Choose from performances, events, and seminars highlighting classical, folk, pop, and jazz music; film; cooking classes; and history. More at www.WintergreenPerformingArts.org.

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

STEAM+ Arts Integration Conference Program

Pepco Edison Place Gallery

J Rêve International STEAM+ is proud to announce a conference program to better prepare educators, students and governments for growing intellectual demands, student performance, and creative thinking.

STEAM+ Arts Integration is a Professional Development program taking place in Washington, DC, July 28-30th, 2017 to encourage arts education and integration in multi-subject education. 

"A Sense of Renewal"

Bender JCC

"A Sense of Renewal" bringing together the work of these five artists: Terry Svat, Pauline Jakobsberg, Nancy Nesvet, Felisa Federman and Miguel Perez Lem

Printmaking, mixed media and paintings.

June 28th to August 13th

Reception with the artist July 13th 5:30 to 8pm

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

"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

"Point of View" Galelry Exhibit and Reception

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Photography Exhibit

Categories: Exhibits

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

Bold and Beautiful

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its featured artist exhibit for July: “Bold and Beautiful”. This show highlights abstract paintings by Kay Layne and wire wrap jewelry by Dana Jansen. Their works  will be on display the entire month of July.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

By the Seashore

The Lab at Convergence

By the Seashore takes us on a magical journey to a place children love to visit - the beach! Using an imaginative mix of puppetry, movement, and sound, this sensory-filled production is specifically designed for babies and young toddlers.

Categories: Family Oriented, Theater

Capital Harvest on the Plaza Farmers Market

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

Capital Harvest on the Plaza Farmers Market

Fridays from 11am - 3pm

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue 

Washington, DC 20004

Opening Day: May 19 

26 week season

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

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

Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night in Georgetown,DC

Chinese Disco Nightclub

FREE Live standup comedy show in Georgetown by local standup comedians $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Friday night 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE SHOW www.StandupComedyToGo.com Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Conversation Circle

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

The Conversation Circle is a free drop-in program for adults interested in improving their English conversational abilities.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented

Farragut Fridays

Farragut Square

‘Farragut Fridays’ Brighten Summer Months with Weekly Activities in Park 

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

This guided tour introduces you to four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Global Views: Light & Shadow

The Art League Gallery

Paintings with dramatic lighting and shadows demonstrate the common bond of humanity, across the globe.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Golden Cinema: Hidden Figures, Ferris Bueller, Princess Bride, Moana Coming to Farragut Park

Farragut Square Park

Golden Triangle District’s 2017, Free Film Series Features Hollywood Blockbusters, Family Favorites 

Categories: Family Oriented, Film, Free

Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Join us in a guided walking tour through our historic garden with one of our knowledgeable docents! 

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

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

Hilarious for Health Care Comedy Show

Habana Village

Habana Village Comedy & Dancing Nights is bringing some of our favorite comedians to Habana Village to be hilarious for health care (plus literacy and social services)! Ticket proceeds ($10 each) go to Mary's Center!

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.

Jenni Sorkin on Peter Voulkos and June Schwarcz

Grand Salon, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art historian Jenni Sorkin talks about the work of Peter Voulkos and June Schwarcz and how these two artists, who were part of the same San Francisco art community, pushed the boundaries of their mediums.

Categories: Arts, Lecture, Exhibits

Kids' Art Camp 2017

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Del Ray Artisans invites young campers to spend a week creating art with professional artist instruction. All artist supplies are provided. There will also be a one-day only gallery show held on July 22nd and July 29th to show off the students’ work from their week of camp.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented

Music on the Plaza

Old Town Plaza

Friday night on the Plaza – free music and dance to relax by.

Categories: Free, Music: Other, Dance

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

Open Late Concert Series - Silver Tones Swing Band

National Sporting Library and Museum

Our Open Late concert series is back for its third year!  Please join us for great music, family fun, and food from Hammerdown BBQ Friday, July 28! Concerts and Museum admission are free and open to the public 6:00-8:00pm.

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

Rock the Block

Old Town Square

Join the City of Fairfax on the 4th Fridays, May–October for a family-friendly free concert series, which features live bands, beer garden, and city restaurant vendor booths.

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

STEAM+ Arts & Advocacy Program

Edison PEPCO Gallery

Join us for an exciting weekend as we gather with educators, artists, policy makers, and leaders in STEM and STEAM to deliberate and explore productive ways of integrating the arts into interdisciplinary education. 

Summer Cabaret Series presents- Sandy Bainum is Still Ever Blondeward

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

The beautiful, bubbly, golden-haired Ms. Sandy Bainum will pay musical homage to a bevy of fellow blondes with songs originally sung by the likes of movie and theater legends Betty Hutton & Doris Day

Categories: Music: Other, Theater, Arts

Summer Grand 2017 presents Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka"

Herndon High School Auditorium

Join the Summer Grand cast and crew as they present Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, a marvelous musical that will unlock the gates of your imagination—and, perhaps, teach a lesson or two. Appropriate for all ages, this celebrated classic offers an optional “chocolate factory” tour before Sunday’s performance.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Vinson Hall Retirement Community, Community Building Ballroom

The McLean Community Players' summer musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" runs July 14-30.

Categories: Theater

The Clazzical Project Outside the Bachs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

Classical music in jazz arrangements

The Kinsey Sicks in "Things You Shouldn't Say"

DCJCC, Theater J

The Kinsey Sicks are the Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet that The San Francisco Chronicle has deemed “high-camp, unafraid, subversive and astonishing.”

 

Categories: Theater, 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

Women of Civil War Alexandria

The Lyceum

Learn more about women’s roles during the Civil War. This tour will explore the stories of a diverse group of women and their experiences living in Civil War Alexandria, VA.

“Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll” A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry

AMP by Strathmore

The influence of Chuck Berry’s music is incalculable. From rock to hip-hop, country to jazz, Berry’s music provided the foundation for popular music as we know it.

Categories: Music: Other

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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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