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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.

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

  • Through Friday, August 30, 2019

Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Visitors can experience nature in motion as butterflies soar throughout the conservatory.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

  • Through Sunday, July 14, 2019

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.

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2019 Solo Exhibition: Julia Kwon

Target Gallery

In this competitive opportunity, one artist is selected by a jury panel for an opportunity at a solo show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

A Doll's House, Part 2

Lansburgh Theatre

When last we saw Nora Helmer, she left her husband Torvald—and audiences—with the slam of a door that became a feminist battle cry. Now, 15 years later, she knocks on that same door in search of closure… except the reactions of those she left behind are not quite what she anticipated in this clever and sharp sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

ART + TECH Exhibition: Infinite Space by Refik Anadol

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE ushers you into Infinite Space by Refik Anadol this Summer. Get ready to open your senses to the endless transformation and infinite possibilities at the intersection of man and machine.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

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

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014

The Kreeger Museum

The Kreeger Museum presents Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014, exploring the work of Charles Hinman, an abstract painter who pioneered three-dimensional, shaped canvasses during the 1960s.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Exhibition: Adriana Monsalve, "Diaspora Diction"

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Fenwick Gallery presents Diaspora Diction, an exhibition of photography from artist and publisher Adriana Monsalve. The exhibition will run from May 28 through July 26, 2019, with an opening artist’s talk and reception on May 28 at 2:00pm in Fenwick Library.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Five-Part Illustration Workshop

District of Columbia Arts Center

Join illustrator and cartoonist Lenora Yerkes for a five-part drawing and illustration workshop focused on stimulating creativity.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Lecture

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

The Printmaking Legacy Project’s® first national print exhibition, Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking features ten innovative print artists from across the country who employ the finest examples of hand printed and digital techniques. They explore themes of culture, identity, religion, environment, memory, and art history.

Categories: Arts, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall.

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitors 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: Tours, Arts, History

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitors 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: Tours, Arts, History

June Member Show at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

June Exhibit of local and regional artists at Gallery Clarendon.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

June Solo Show at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

"Not so Far Away: Regional Landscapes" at Gallery Clarendon

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Outdoor Tour of the Capitol Grounds

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Saturday – 1 p.m. Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance of the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Pop-Up Putt-Putt in Rosslyn

Rosslyn Putt-Putt

Come enjoy putt-putt, ice cream, arcade games, and more at Pop-Up Putt-Putt in Rosslyn!

Ranjani Shettar: Earth Songs for a Night Sky

The Phillips Collection

'Earth Songs for a Night Sky' is a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar (b. 1977, Bangalore, India). Drawing from her environment in rural India, Shettar has created hand-carved wood sculptures and a multi-part piece that wraps up the gallery walls.

Categories: Arts, International

Rising Stars Summer Theater Camp

Potomac Falls High School

​​​​​​The Sterling Playmakers will again be offering a theatre summer camp for local youth.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

Shape Note Singing

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

Monthly community singings of early American hymns, anthems, and fuguing tunes in unaccompanied four-part harmony. Sing from Sacred Harp (1991) & Shenandoah Harmony tunebooks. Newcomers and beginners welcome to come and sing or listen. Loaner tunebooks available.

Sketching: Draw and Discover!

Luce Foundation Center, third floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on view in the Luce Foundation Center, then create your own work of art.

Categories: Arts, Free

Spacey Comedy Open Mic and Improv Jam

SpaceyCloud Lounge DC

Free comedy show and improv jam every Tuesday at 8pm in Adams Morgan

Squire Broel

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

A selection of Broel’s life-sized to monumentally-sized totemic bronze sculptures creates space for reflection and contemplation about what it means to be human, be engaged as an individual within community, and interact intentionally with the natural world. In his series of vertically oriented structures, Broel references tangible and intangible notions that resonate universally: botanical and architectural structures, environmental rhythms, physical and emotional solitude.

Categories: Arts, Free

Summer Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Five new exhibitions on view June 15-August 11

- Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019
- Being Here as ME- New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan 
- Maia Cruz Palileo 
- Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley

Categories: Arts, Free

The Sound of Colors: Carl “Eugi” Hall

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “The Sound of Colors: Carl ‘Eugi’ Hall.”

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Wings of Fancy

Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Visitors can experience nature in motion as butterflies soar throughout the conservatory. 

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

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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