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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.

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.

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"Radium Girls" presented by Rockville Little Theatre

Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Celebrate RLT's 70th anniversary season!

Categories: Theater, Arts, History

"Reinvention" Art Exhibit at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

VCA Animal Hospital

Del Ray Artisans presents “Reinvention”, a Gallery Without Walls exhibit, with artists reinventing old artwork or themselves in 2-demensional pieces to celebrate the new renovations at the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, 2660 Duke Street, Alexandria, 22314. March 4-June 10, 2018.  Patrons may view the artwork at VCA Alexandria during regular business hours and at the discretion of hospital staff.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

2001: A Space Odyssey Immersive Art Exhibit

National Air and Space Museum

Explore and take your photo in an iconic scene from "2001: A Space Odyssey" in this immersive art exhibition.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

2018 Emerging Artists

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Target Gallery is launching a new annual exhibition series to spotlight emerging artists of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. This inaugural year features Katie BarrieRonald JacksonHollis McCracken, and Holly Trout. They were selected by a jury panel: Ksenia Grishkova, director of Touchstone GalleryBlair Murphy, independent curator; and Jack Rasmussen, director and curator at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

40th Annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Maryland State Fairgrounds

Over 250 top artists & crafters will have their latest handmade creations on display for 3 days only at this unique shopping experience

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland— celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

A Touch of Magic Art Exhibit April 6 - 29, 2018

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Del Ray Artisans “A Touch of Magic” exhibit is inspired by the subtle, simple, complex, or bold magic that creates life’s special moments, fulfilled dreams, rare experiences, and fosters the recognition of beauty. The art will be on display from April 6-29, 2018. Opening Reception is Friday, April 6, 7-9pm. View the exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details: www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

African American History of the Potomac River - Understanding 12 Years of Slave

Potomac River Tours

African American Women's Resource Center's Oratory Contest for Teenage Girls - Deadline is May 4th

African American Women's Resource Center

Teenage girls in the Washington DC Metropolitan area are encouraged to enter this prestigious Contest to win cash prizes for their effective and convincing speeches on issues that affect them and their community. The  Contest is May 19; however, the deadline for applications is May 4th.

April Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

April Gallery Display

Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery April Art Show

Categories: Arts

April in Paris - The Music of Count Basie

Slayton House

Join the Columbia Jazz Band for an evening of music by Count Basie.

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join SAAM research fellow Jeffrey Richmond-Moll as he discusses Henry Ossawa Tanner’s artwork Abraham’s Oak.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Free

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

Big Band JAM!

National Museum of American History

Big Band JAM presents adjudicated performances by local college and high school jazz bands for the public to attend and enjoy. Participating judges will include members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. See our Facebook event for the current performance schedule for each day.

BLOOM: Immersive Food Experience

ARTECHOUSE

Experience BLOOM, D.C.’s first immersive food experience, at ARTECHOUSE.

Categories: Arts, Food & Wine, Exhibits

BSO Presents Off The Cuff: Tchaikovsky with Balanchine

The Music Center at Strathmore

Tchaikovsky is famous for ballet, yet his Serenade for Strings was not originally composed for dance. 

Categories: Music: Classical

Carol Brown Goldberg: Entanglement

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An solo exhibition of the work of D.C. artist Carol Brown Goldberg.

Categories: Arts, Free

Cat Video Fest

AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center

CatVideoFest returns to the DC-area April 27-29 with some of the best cat videos from the web to delight cat enthusiasts from the capital region. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Alley Cat Allies, which continues its four-year run as local host of the celebration.

Cathedral Choral Society's Sing a New Song Gala

Washington National Cathedral

Join Honorary Chair Jessye Norman as we pay tribute to chorus members then and now, celebrate the work of our High School Choir Festival teacher leaders, and introduce our new Music Director, Steven Fox.

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

Clove

The Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center/Dance Studios

In this multidisciplinary devised piece, spoken word, hip-hop, jazz, short plays and more fuse together in a search for answers to central questions of identity.

Categories: Theater

Constellation Theatre Company presents "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"

Source Theatre

Caught in the midst of a social revolution, a servant girl risks her life to rescue an abandoned baby of noble birth. Award-winning Constellation Theatre Company presents a daringly immersive production of Bertolt Brecht's epic adventure tale featuring live original music.

Categories: Theater, Music: Other, Arts

Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition

National Museum of American History

This year we're excited to be the host for the final day of competition for the second annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition, initiated by Blues Alley Jazz Society. All performances will take place in the Reception Suite on the museum's first floor.

Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival

Old Town Hall

Come to the City of Fairfax and enjoy the celebration of three decades of arts at one of Virginia’s foremost arts festivals!

Farm to Table Dinner at The Winery at La Grange

The Winery at La Grange

Please join Keep Prince William Beautiful on April 27th for our annual Farm to Table Dinner at The Winery at La Grange. The proceeds from this fundraiser will help support our wide array of programs that keep our community beautiful. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

Francisco Toledo: Toledo Múltiple

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An exhibition of the work of Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, shown with his collection of prints.

Categories: Arts, Free

Friday Morning Music Club Chorale & Orchestra Concert

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

FMMC Chorale presents a moving performance of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil with chorus, soloists, and orchestra. Conducted by Paul Leavitt, music lovers of all ages are welcome to attend!

Friday Morning Music Club--Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series

Calvary Baptist Church

Final concert of the 2017-18 season! Please join us for a free concert featuring a variety of classical works performed by accomplished musicians. Music lovers of all ages are welcome to attend!

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

If/Then The Musical

The Theatre Lab

This modern musical from the creative team behind Next to Normal introduces audiences to Elizabeth who moves back to New York for a fresh start. When her two friends suggest two different paths for the future, Elizabeth must decide what choices to make. 

Categories: Theater

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The Waterford at Springfield

Volunteer Fairfax Announces Early Bird Tickets Sales! 26th Annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards, April 27

Lee Mingwei - Sonic Blossom

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Great Hall

Categories: Arts

Live Music @ The Dubliner

The Dubliner

Join us this week at The Dubliner, the District’s premiere locale for authentic Irish fare and food, for our continuing live music concert series.

Michael Clark: Washington Artist

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An exhibition at the American University Museum sponsored by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

Categories: Arts, Free

Michael Jackson Musical

Charles H. Flowers High School

Drama Department of Charles Herbert Flowers High School invites you to our annual spring production. This year’s production is “Can You Feel It? Michael Jackson the Musical”. 

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

National Theatre Live's Yerma

Sidney Harman Hall

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

Categories: Theater, Film, International

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.

Outside the Lines

The Lab at Convergence

Arts on the Horizon Presents Outside the Lines, a nonverbal, gently interactive, tango-infused play about pen pals for ages 2-5 and their families.

Ovid's Vineyard

Folger Shakespeare Library

 Cantatas by Monteclair and Rameau based on Ovid are performed, along with delightful instrumental works by Marais, Couperin, Telemann, and others.

Pre-performcane Discussion: Ovid's Vineyard

Folger Shakespeare Library

Robert Aubry Davis—host of WETA’s “Around Town” and of the national early music program “Millennium of Music” and a founding program director of SiriusXM radio—leads a lively pre-concert discussion with Robert Eisenstein and other performers.  

Robert Gilbert's "A Study of Manhattan: Power, Dominance, & Excitement"

The Art League Gallery

New York City is a visual cacophony. From the blaring taxis to the dense throngs of people, New York City is a feeling. Through large, kaleidoscopic oil paintings, painter Robert Gilbert evokes the unmistakable emotion of the boisterous, bustling, sleepless city.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Robin Spielberg, piano

Mansion at Strathmore

Lauded for gorgeous lyrical performances, Robin Spielberg delights audiences with her expressive mastery of the piano.

Categories: Music: Classical

SAKURA YUME: Seasonal ART + TECH Experience

ARTECHOUSE

Celebrate spring and cherry blossom season with SAKURA YUME, a large-scale seasonal installation at ARTECHOUSE.

SOON at The Highwood Theatre

The Highwood Theatre

After a world premiere at Signature Theatre in 2015, Nick Blaemire’s original musical “SOON” returns to DC in an all-new production at The Highwood Theatre – featuring two exceptional student and adult casts performing in rep

Categories: Theater, Arts, Music: Other

Spring Art Classes at Montpelier

Montpelier Arts Center

Registration is now open for Spring Art Classes at Montpelier Arts Center!

Categories: Arts, Other Events

Strike a Prose: Write The Untold Stories of Our Past

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light

Categories: Arts

The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Symphonic Metal Version]

Logan Fringe Art Space

Drood unleashes Metal, Mystery, and Mayhem

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Symphonic Metal Version]

Logan Fringe Art Space

Drood unleashes Metal, Mystery, and Mayhem

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

The Restless Heart

Embassy of France

The third concert of the Russian Chamber Art Society's 2017-18 season.

Up in the Air

Mansion at Strathmore

Featuring innovative kite makers and flyers, this exhibition explores the artistry of kites in their abundant color and sculptural design. 

Categories: Arts

Vino Scholastico “Raise a Glass, Raise a Scholarship”

Science Engineering Technology Building at Howard Community College

Raise a glass and help raise funds for Howard Community College (HCC) student scholarships at the 12th annual Vino Scholastico on Friday, April 27, 2018. This special fundraising event will take place in the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Building located on the HCC campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Virginia Ballet Company & School presents COPPELIA

Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale), Ernst Community Theater

VIRGINIA BALLET COMPANY AND SCHOOL will present the delightful classic ballet Coppelia on April 28, 2018, professionally staged and fully costumed.

Witch

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

 Witch is a world premiere musical examines the complex and compelling stories of women who’ve been labeled as witches throughout the centuries. 

Categories: Theater

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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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