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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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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.

Shoff Promotions Comic Book & Sports Card Show

Annandale Virginia Fire House Expo Hall

INFO: shoffpromotions.com 

Vacation Bible School

Breath of Life SDA Church

Hero Central Discover Your Strength in GOD 

"It's What We Do": A Play about the Occupation

Lab II - Atlas Performing Arts Center

A play based on the verbatim testimonies of Israeli soldiers from the organization Breaking the Silence. They are haunted by memories of their service in the Occupied Territories.

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

Capital Fringe Festival 2017

Logan Fringe Arts Space

The 12th Annual Fringe Festival, DC’s largest and most anticipated performing arts festival is returning July 6-23.

Capital Fringe Presents: Free Music in the Courtyard

Logan Fringe Arts Space

Each Saturday & Sunday during the Capital Fringe Festival Noon to 5pm join us in the courtyard at the Logan Fringe Arts Space for free music and summer vibes.

All Ages. Pets Welcome. Bar Open

July 8th - 11am - 5pm

July 9th - 11am - 5pm

July 15th - 11am - 5pm

July 16th - 11am - 5pm

July 22nd - 11am - 5pm

July 23rd - 11am - 5pm

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

Concert

The National Building Museum

Free, all ages.
Join us on Sundays for our afternoon concert series in the Museum’s Great Hall.

Dial M for Murder

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

By Frederick Knott

In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group

Categories: Arts, Theater

Farm Sanctuary Tour & Festival

Star Gazing Farm

Come tour Star Gazing Farm, a non-profit animal sanctuary in Boyds, MD, Saturday-Sunday July 22-23, 10-4  Event highlights: meet the animals up close, craft and animal educational demonstrations, farm games, snow cones and treats, wool, yarn, and crafts.  Admission is free.  This event is part of the annual Montgomery County Farm Tour.  (Please leave your own pets at home)  More information and directions:  http://www.stargazingfarm.org/2017-farm-tour

Glenn Dale Day Community Event

Marietta House Museum

Celebrate Glenn Dale Day with family and friends.  FREE family funSunday, July 23rd, 1pm. - 6pm.  Listen to music, including our Prince George's Philharmonic Quartet; listen to some jazz; tour the historic home; visit with the Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Department; Face-painting; 19th century games; pie baking contest; food & crafts available for purchase.  All ages welcome!

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

Happy Nappy Storytelling

Sankofa Video Books and Cafe

Happy Nappy Storytelling is free children's literacy program designed to encourage a love for reading. Each week we go on a storytelling adventure that invokes the full use of our imaginations and leaves us with a meaningful life lesson. 

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.

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

O'Sullivan's Sunday Funnies-Free Comedy in Arlington,VA

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Live Standup Comedy Show featuring local Northern Virginia area standup comedians.

Categories: Theater, Free, Other Events

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery and their contributions to American history.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

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 Classics

Garth Newel Music Center

A concert featuring The Parker Quartet performing the works of Mendelssohn, Stravinsky and Brahms. 

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

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

Universoul Circus

Fedex Field

“Pure unadulterated energy!”
Acclaimed Universoul Circus brings their big top filled with big fun to FedEx Field in Washington, DC June 22 thru July 23 sponsored by McDonald's, deeply rooted in the community. Prices go from $16-$40 and vary by venue and date.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented

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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