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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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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

Ballet, Brass & Song

Sidney Harman Hall

Five ballets. Three choreographers. Three music ensembles performing live onstage. An evening from award-winning choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning and her troupe of principal dancers assembled from major ballet companies and DC’s finest brass, jazz and chamber musicians.

Be Steadwell at the Listening Room

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Be Steadwell is a singer-songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, a cappella, and folk, Be composes a soulful blend of genres into what she calls queer pop.

Categories: Music: Other

Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition

Gallery B

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Capital Harvest on the Plaza Farmers Market

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

Capital Harvest on the Plaza Farmers Market

Fridays from 11am - 3pm

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue 

Washington, DC 20004

Opening Day: May 19 

26 week season

Cellist Gita Ladd and Pianist Asiya Korepanova Perform the Complete Cello Sonatas by Beethoven

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall at UMBC

The seventh and closing concert of the premiere Festival Baltimore presents acclaimed cellist Gita Ladd and pianist Asiya Korepanova performing a legendary collection of cello sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical

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

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

Decorating the Corridors of Power: A Look at Constantino Brumidi

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

Decorating the Corridors of Power: A Look at Constantino Brumidi

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

Dreamgirls

Arts Barn of Gaithersburg

Groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes.

Categories: Theater

Extraordinary Ordinary People: Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

This guided tour introduces you to four ordinary people who took on the role of freedom fighter and changed the course of civil rights history for generations of Americans.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Farragut Fridays

Farragut Square

‘Farragut Fridays’ Brighten Summer Months with Weekly Activities in Park 

Framing American Art with Martin Kotler

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Did you know that some frames can be as rare and valuable as the artworks they contain?  Martin Kotler, SAAM’s conservator of frames, leads a gallery tour showcasing the variety of frames in our collection and discusses their historical backgrounds and ongoing conservation efforts.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Discussion

Free Outdoor Theater: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Grace Episcopal Church (Georgetown)

Free outdoor theater: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Presented by the Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade in Georgetown.

Categories: Theater, Free

George Condo: The Way I Think

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips presents a survey of drawings and paintings by George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire), a prolific painter whose career spans three decades and is best known for his rich pictorial inventions, existential humor, and imaginative portraits that incorporate a hybridization of art-historical influences, such as Goya, Velázquez, Manet, Picasso, and Guston.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Golden Cinema: Hidden Figures, Ferris Bueller, Princess Bride, Moana Coming to Farragut Park

Farragut Square Park

Golden Triangle District’s 2017, Free Film Series Features Hollywood Blockbusters, Family Favorites 

Categories: Family Oriented, Film, Free

Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Join us in a guided walking tour through our historic garden with one of our knowledgeable docents! 

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Harmonious Art Group Gallery Exhibit and Artists Reception

Activity Center at Bohrer Park

The City of Gaithersburg presents the 22nd Annual Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting by the Harmonious Art Group. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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.

Let it Flow

AMP by Strathmore

Washington, DC’s Let it Flow captivates audiences with a stirring blend of contemporary jazz, neo-soul, R&B, modern hip-hop, and old-school grooves.

Categories: Music: Other

Maremi Andreozzi: Little White Lines

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Maremi Andreozzi: Little White Lines. This exhibition is a study of movement of a single white line zipping and looping through a pattered space. 

Categories: Arts

Music on the Plaza

Old Town Plaza

Friday night on the Plaza – free music and dance to relax by.

Categories: Free, Music: Other, Dance

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

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

Perspectives: Michael Joo

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Inspired by the migration patterns of Korean red-crowned cranes, Brooklyn-based artist Michael Joo (b. 1966, Ithaca, NY) has created a monumental installation for the Freer|Sackler. The birds’ movements are visualized as lines in space in this multimedia work. On view in the light-flooded Sackler pavilion, the installation will seem to shift with the seasons, complementing Joo’s interest in the nature of change.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Rock the Block

Old Town Square

Join the City of Fairfax on the 4th Fridays, May–October for a family-friendly free concert series, which features live bands, beer garden, and city restaurant vendor booths.

Romancing the Stone

Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present SilverWorks: Romancing the Stone. This exhibition features silversmith works (jewelry, vessels, and silverware) created by resident artist Blair Anderson. Blair highlights more unusual stones in this collection as well as how they are cut, their origins and their properties. Gem specimens will be displayed alongside their finished counterparts. This exhibition also features lapidary artist Robert Cline, and students of SilverWorks. 

Categories: Arts

Sage Chandler: The Fowl Mood Show

The Art League Gallery

Sage Chandler’s “The FOWL MOOD Show” features extra large oil paintings of humans posed with poultry or other fowl.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Story District: Favorites

The Torpedo Factory

In June, Story District holds its first program in Northern Virginia at the Torpedo Factory. Join us for a hilarious night with some of the finest storytellers to have performed on the Story District stage. 

Talking Points

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discussion with Margaret Wagner.

The Complete Piano Quartets by Johannes Brahms

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall at UMBC

The sixth concert in the Festival Baltimore series presents the student ensembles of the Festival Baltimore Academy with a program highlighting the beauty, power and energy of Brahms.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical

Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Through never-before-seen archival footage that is now part of the Holocaust Museum's collection, this documentary brings to life just one of the many Jewish communities that existed in Greece before World War II.

Categories: Film, History

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

Vivaldi Music Academy presents: Student and Faculty Recital

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Family Theater

Vivaldi Music Academy, 2014 National Music School of the Year, debuts students and faculty for a recital showcasing all levels of musicianship! 

Women of Civil War Alexandria

The Lyceum

Learn more about women’s roles during the Civil War. This tour will explore the stories of a diverse group of women and their experiences living in Civil War Alexandria, VA.

“Light: received, released, refracted, retained”

Arts in the Village Gallery

The Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit for June: Light:  received, released, refracted, retained”.  This show highlights works by copper artist Anne Jordan and photographer James Norman. Their works are a celebration of light and will be on display the entire month of June.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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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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