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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.

Parade of Favorites - Russian Soprano Olga Orlovskaya

  • Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Washington Balalaika Society will feature the dazzing voice of Russian Soprano Olga Olrovskaya.

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.


Sat • May 27, 2017


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11th Annual GI Film Festival May 25-28

US Navy Memorial

The nation's only film festival for, about and by veterans and their families hosts 50-plus military-themed films and features filmmaker Q&A, live music and comedy entertainment with actors Tom Berenger, Judd Nelson, Jamie Kaler, and more. May 25-28. For tickets and full schedules visit:

A Chorus Line

Harmony Hall Regional Center

A Chorus Line is centered on 17 Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The musical provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

Categories: Theater, Music: Other, Dance

All Quiet on the Western Front Screening

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum

Winning Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, this classic explores the war’s physical and psychological impact on a generation lost to war. Free tickets required.

Categories: Free, Film

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

Artists Talk: Re-Locations

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Artists Talk for Re-Locations at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

Categories: Discussion

Beginner Beijing Opera Classes

Confucius Institute U.S. Center

DC Beauty of Beijing Opera Ltd (DCBBO), together with the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, is please to offer a beginner's class series in Beijing Opera from March through June. 

Categories: International, Theater, Arts

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

Coming Up Spring

Arts in the Village Gallery

The Arts In The Village Gallery is proud to announce its Featured Artist Exhibit "Coming up Spring"with works by oil painter Steven Myles and potter Amy Oliver.  

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues

AMP by Strathmore

You’ve never heard the blues like this before! Corky Siegel, a harmonica-slinging blues master, howls over the surprising accompaniment of a string quartet. Siegel is one of the few modern musicians who can truly claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music.

Categories: Music: Other

Exhibition: Chinamania

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The craze for Chinese blue-and-white ceramics dubbed “Chinamania” swept London in the nineteenth century and still endures in the West. Inspired by his travels to a major center for Chinese ceramics, contemporary artist Walter McConnell interrogates this phenomenon through an installation of Kangxi porcelains and his own monumental works.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

National Museum of the American Indian

A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, Horace Poolaw’s work celebrates his subjects’ place in American life and preserves an insider’s perspective on a world few outsiders are familiar with—the Native America of the Southern Plains during the mid-20th century.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Torpedo Factory Art Center

In the face of lead, an invisible, environmental health threat to children, the Fundred Dollar Bill Project is a creative currency to demonstrate how much we value the lives of children and a future free of lead poisoning.

Categories: Arts, Free, Other Events

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

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

Heroes & Underdogs Lecture Series - Lilla Mason

National Sporting Library & Museum

Join us in celebrating the unsung heroes of the sporting world! Each Heroes & Underdogs lecture features a different group or individual who struggled against adversity, overcame great odds, or is in danger of being lost to history.

Categories: Lecture

Hummingbird at Sunset

Muse - Gaithersburg

Paint, drink, and enjoy tasty tapas at Muse Paintbar, the premier art and wine experience. Find Your Muse!


Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

Brimming with humor and pathos, this heart-warming Bold New Works World Premiere Musical tells the story of a Broadway performer struggling with Alzheimer’s during her one-woman comeback show

Categories: Theater, Arts

Laugh Riot at Positano-Live Comedy Show Saturday Nights in Bethesda

Positano Italian Restaurant

Laugh Riot at Positano (formerly “Laugh Riot at Hyatt”)

Live Standup Comedy Show

Saturday Nights in Bethesda

Lesa Cook: Gods, Heroes, and Fools

The Art League Gallery

While learning about various stories from Greek and Roman mythology, artist Lesa Cook was struck by how well the ancient themes and characters can inform and illuminate our current times and predicaments.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Moonlit Butterflies

Muse - Gaithersburg

Paint, drink, and enjoy tasty tapas at Muse Paintbar, the premier art and wine experience. Find Your Muse!

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

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

Rhode Island Row Weekly Farmers Market

Rhode Island Row

Rhode Island Row announces the return of its popular Community Foodworks’ Farmers Market, where residents can shop for freshly picked produce, specialty baked goods and prepared foods as well as other locally sourced products. In its second season, the Market moves to Saturdays and an expanded setting.

Rustic Row

Muse - Gaithersburg

Paint, drink, and enjoy tasty tapas at Muse Paintbar, the premier art and wine experience. Find Your Muse!


Garth Newel Music Center

A Founders Day concert celebrating Garth Newel’s founders – Arlene & Luca Di Cecco.

Sunset Palms

Muse - Gaithersburg

Paint, drink, and enjoy tasty tapas at Muse Paintbar, the premier art and wine experience. Find Your Muse!

Triple Tango in Concert

Community Lutheran Church

Violinist Gerson Medina, violist Anna Dye, and guitarist Maya Lončar will be presenting an hour of tango music. 

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

Vessels Great and Small 2017

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery

Glen Echo Pottery presents an exhibit featuring recent works by the Pottery's instructors and advanced students and showcasing pottery from small to oversized, from whimsical to serious, from functional to decorative. May 5 to 29, Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Opening reception May 6, 4-6 pm. Free  Open May 5 from 6-8 p.m. for Art Walk in the Park

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Waverly Street Gallery presents a NEW EXHIBIT: "Textures in Glass" by artist Jill Tanenbaum

Waverly Street Gallery

"Textures in Glass"

Glasswork by Jill Tanenbaum

May 9, 2017 – June 3, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, May 12 6-9 p.m.
Meet The Artist: Saturdays, May 20 & 27 1-3 p.m.

Jill Tanenbaum has been working with fused glass for fifteen years. She is always exploring new techniques and designing pieces that combine a variety of methods and styles.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Women Empower Expo

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

One day. One chance. One mission. The 2017 Women Empower Expo.

The Women Empower Expo gathers thousands of empowered women who desire to bring about change in the world and ignite their passion through everyday living. Our one-day events feature world class speakers, transformational classes, powerful connections, and creative local businesses. 

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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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