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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.

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.

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Signature Theatre presents "A Little Night Music"

Signature Theatre (Campbell Ave address)

Winner of four Tony Awards®, Stephen Sondheim’s glorious musical masterpiece returns to the Signature stage in a brand new production directed by Eric Schaeffer and featuring award-winning DC actors Holly Twyford and Bobby Smith.

August 15 – October 8, 2017

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

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 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

Cirque du Soleil OVO

Royal Farms Arena

Cirque du Soleil OVO combines acrobatic acts, beautiful live music, breathtaking costumes, and much more fun for the entire family.

Categories: Dance, Tours

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

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

Harbor Dome: Summer Snow Globe

National Harbor

Jerreau Williams & Little League Champs perform @ Harbor Dome: Summer Snow Globe 

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.

Luce Unplugged with Aaron Abernathy

Luce Foundation Center, third floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Free, monthly local concert series Luce Unplugged brings DC's best acts to perform in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art. 

Luce Unplugged with Aaron Abernathy

Luce Foundation Center, third floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Free, monthly local concert series Luce Unplugged brings DC's best acts to perform in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art. 

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

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

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Oakton Library

The Sahaja Yoga Meditation workshop is perfect for the modern individual! Inspiring, rejuvenating and soothing, it is a treasure house of meditative peace and inner knowledge. Learn to connect within, feel your own spirit 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

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.

Summer Cabaret Series presents- "Life: As I Sing It" with Clifton Walker III

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

LIFE: AS I SING IT is a funny & touching evening where Clifton shares with his audience his unique view of life and the lessons he's learned thus far. He does all of this with songs from the Broadway

Categories: Music: Other, Theater, Arts

Summer Concert: U.S. Marine Band – Dixieland Ensemble

Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park

Enjoy an evening of Dixieland music with the U.S. Marine Band! The Dixieland Ensemble is a group within the United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own." The band is made up of world-class musicians who regularly perform a wide range of music for the President and other dignitaries.

Categories: Music: Other

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

Thursdays at Noon: Curator's Choice

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Hear Curator Robyn Asleson discuss the portrait of Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) by John Raphael Smith.

Categories: Arts, Free

TriFit

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

Visions of the Circus

Rice Gallery

McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus. 

Categories: Arts

Weekly Tai Chi

Chinatown Park

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements and is recognized for many health and wellness benefits.

Categories: Free, International, Arts

Weekly Tai Chi

Chinatown Park

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements and is recognized for many health and wellness benefits.

Categories: Free, International, Arts

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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