Search form

Community Calendar

Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

National Symphony Orchestra: Urbański conducts Tchaikovsky's Fourth / De la Salle plays Chopin

  • Through Saturday, November 2, 2019

In his much-anticipated return to the NSO, electrifying young conductor Krzysztof Urbański unleashes the full force of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Theory

  • Through Sunday, November 17, 2019

Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group.

PROMOTION:

Wed • August 21, 2019

 

WETA Ticket
Giveaways

WETA Special
Event

...

"America is ..." National Juried Show on display August 2 – 29, 2019 at Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery

"America is ..." is an exhibit where artists from across the United States confront the question of how we define our national identity and values during a time of divisive politics and great social change. Four jurors from across the nation have selected the works of artists who best address this question.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

2019 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

Omni Shoreham Hotel

Family history enthusiasts from all around the country will gather for the 2019 FGS National Family History Conference at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, August 21-24. 

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

Best In Show (PG-13) - NoMa BID Summer Screen 2019

Lot at First and Pierce NE

NoMa welcomes you to our 12th season of Summer Screen — our longest-running free public event! This year’s movie theme is WHO’S GOT GAME? and we’ve got a whole line up of your favorite sports related films. This week’s featured film will be BEST IN SHOW (PG-13) - A comedy that focuses on several eccentric dog owners gearing up for the canine showdown of their lives: the prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show.

Categories: Free, Family Oriented, Film

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen

National Sporting Library & Museum

Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen centers on a unique decorative object from the NSLM’s permanent collection.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Experience a Bit of Summer Sprezzatura in "La Citta Italiana" at Gallery Clarendon in August

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Experience a Bit of Summer Sprezzatura in "La Citta Italiana" at Gallery Clarendon in August

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Fire, Earth, Water, Air. Juried Member Show at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Fire, Earth, Water, Air. Juried Member Show at Focus Gallery, Gallery Underground in August

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. Visits the Old Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History

Gallery Talk

National Sporting Library and Museum

Each week attendees receive a personalized sneak peek at traveling exhibitions, permanent collections, and the fascinating stories behind the works in the Museum's art collections. No two tours are alike, so come back for more!

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Exhibits

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated corridors of the U.S. Senate in this intimate art history tour that looks at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated corridors of the U.S. Senate in this intimate art history tour that looks at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Jane Franklin Dance Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Theatre on the Run

Jane Franklin Dance SUMMER Camp for ages 5 - 12 builds physical skill and creativity through movement, theatre, and visual art. The five-day camps includes dance technique and creative movement, visual art projects, outdoor trips to a nearby park, performance practice and a concluding performance at the end of the week.

Categories: Arts, Dance

Jynx Comedy Night

Busboys and Poets Brookland

Summer in the city getting you down? Stay cool with comedy! Jynx Comedy Night delivers high-energy, empowering comedy.

Live from the Lawn

The Music Center at Strathmore

Live from the Lawn, Strathmore's free outdoor concert series, is where summertime stands still as music and memories take center stage.

Categories: Free, Music: Other

Live! Concert Series on the plaza

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Event: Live! A Concert Series on the Plaza

Where: Woodrow Wilson Plaza (1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC 20005)

When: July 29- September 27 from noon-1:00 PM every weekday

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Two-time Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lynn Nottage’s satirical tale that follows successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. Broke and now pregnant.

Categories: Arts, Arts, Lecture

Music Summer Camp with Paul Reed Smith & MD's Top Pros

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Wanna be a rockstar?! This Summer, legendary rhythm section the Grainger Brothers, guitar maker Paul Reed Smith and acclaimed drummer Dennis Chambers will lead a week of Music Master Classes at Maryland Hall.

Categories: Music: Other, Lecture

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

Multiple Locations

Registration for the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is heading into its final weeks at www.nvso.us The 2019 games run from Sept. 14 thru Sept. 28. All registrations must be completed by Aug. 31. Paper registrations, available at most recreation and senior centers, must be postmarked by Aug. 24. There will be no on-site registration

Categories: Other Events

NSLMology: Science of Sporting Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

This Spring, NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Prince George's Philharmonic - Auditions

Northwestern High School

The Prince George's Philharmonic is holding general auditions for the upcoming season.

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

Secret Door Tour - Be A Super Sleuth!

The Mansion on O Street

Secret Door Tour - Be a Super Sleuth

When: Daily 11am -  6pm based on availability - (check website for additional dates & times)

Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street N.W., DC Tickets: $25/person 

Categories: Tours, Exhibits

Secret Door Tour - Be A Super Slueth!

The Mansion on O Street

Secret Door Tour - Be a Super Sleuth 

When: Daily 11am -  6pm based on availability - (check website for additional dates & times) 

Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum | 2020 O Street N.W., DC Tickets: $25/person  Online reservations are required: omuseum.org/visit  

Categories: Family Oriented, Tours

Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman's Message of Islam (Exhibition)

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

SQCC hosts an exhibition touring the world promoting religious tolerance, mutual understanding, and peaceful coexistence. The summer exhibit offers insights into the practice of Islam and the role of women in contemporary Omani society.

Categories: Exhibits, International, Free

Votes for Women Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the stories of the women who set the stage for equality, the many voices of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the voices of the generations of women who followed. Get a pass at the North Information Desk. Meet at the Statue of Freedom. 45 minutes.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

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.

Welcome back!