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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.

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

  • Through Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

  • Through Sunday, July 14, 2019

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.

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Sat • February 16, 2019

 

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Discover Engineering Family Day

National Building Museum

Join WETA Kids for a free, hands-on, fun-filled family day and get creative with real engineers.

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Virginia Opera: The Elixir of Love

GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall

Virginia Opera's performance of The Elixir of Love will be introduced from the stage by Bill Bukowski, Classical WETA afternoon host. 

Categories: Music: Classical

National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Berlioz's Romeo & Juliet

Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda leads a richly romantic program with a suite of orchestral music from Berlioz’s Suite from Romeo & Juliet, Wagner’s Prelude and "Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde, and Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini.

Categories: Music: Classical

2019 Summer Camp Fair by FCAG (Fairfax County Association for the Gifted)

McLean High School

Visit dozens of vendors to learn about their day and overnight Summer Camps

Aladdin - Virginia National Ballet

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Categories: Dance, Arts, Family Oriented

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

National Postal Museum

In this exhibition, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

American Made: Etienne Charles Trio

Garth Newel Music Center

Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA presents American Made: Etienne Charles Trio, a jazz musician who is the Assistant  Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Michigan State University.

Categories: Music: Other

Anderson Dance Studio Youth Dance Classes

Anderson Dance Studio

Join Anderson Dance Studio for weekly, youth dance classes on Saturdays for ages 2-18.  

Categories: Dance, Family Oriented

Arsenic and Old Lace- The Arlington Players

Thomas Jefferson Community Theater

The Arlington Players presents the classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace at Thomas Jefferson Community Theater 1/1-1/16

Categories: Arts, Theater

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

BSO Music Box

AMP by Strathmore

Each half-hour-long, highly engaging and interactive concert is hosted by Maria Broom and features a small ensemble of musicians of the BSO performing light-hearted classical and children’s songs to develop your child’s musicality, creativity, coordination, and literacy. 

BSO Music Box

AMP by Strathmore

Each half-hour-long, highly engaging and interactive concert is hosted by Maria Broom and features a small ensemble of musicians of the BSO performing light-hearted classical and children’s songs to develop your child’s musicality, creativity, coordination, and literacy. 

Chamber Music Master Classes with NOW

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church

Chamber Music Master Classes with Ensembles of the DC Chamber Musicians, coached by the professional musicians of the New Orchestra of Washington.

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Cooking for Peace

Meditation Museum

We all know the phrase you are what you eat but we usually just think of the physical effects of food on our health. Food influences our mental, spiritual and physical well-being, and the societies in which we live.

Categories: Free, Other Events, Exhibits

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Capital One Arena

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is performing at Capital One Arena, February 14-18 for 10 performances. 

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Capital One Arena

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is performing at Capital One Arena, February 14-18 for 10 performances. 

Double Dutch fun with DC Retro Jumpers

Oswald Durant Arts Center

Double Dutch is a vigorous style of jumping rope that uses two ropes turning simultaneously. D.C. Retro Jumpers seeks to bring this long beloved childhood pastime back to communities and neighborhoods across the region. Join them for a lively afternoon sure to keep children, teens, adults, and seniors on their toes. Beginning and veteran jumpers alike will feel welcome.

EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market

One Loudoun

The One Loudoun Marketplace is open every Saturday morning from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo One Loudoun Marketplace is the perfect way to greet the weekend in Loudoun County.

Emma Hays Johnson house concert

BannerArts

Cellist Emma Hays Johnson and pianist Carl Banner perform sonatas of César Franck, Rebecca Clarke, and Ludwig van Beethoven, at a house concert in Takoma Park.

Categories: Music: Classical

Fairfax County Association for the Gifted (FCAG) 2019 Summer Camp Fair

McLean High School

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 

Celebrating our 50th anniversary, FCAG once again offers our premier Summer Camp Fair, designed especially for families of all ages.

Family Program

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Family Program February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Learn about Congressional Gold Medals that have been presented to honor the achievements of African American leaders, artists, and athletes. Then create your own gold medal based on notable events and individuals in our history.

Family Program

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Family Program February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Learn about Congressional Gold Medals that have been presented to honor the achievements of African American leaders, artists, and athletes. Then create your own gold medal based on notable events and individuals in our history.

Free Dance Open House

Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center is officially launching our very own Dance Program starting in February 2019! We are starting off with a FREE open house in building W-4 to celebrate with you!

Categories: Free, Dance, Family Oriented

Gallery Exhibit: Musicalia

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

The Arts Barn's professional art gallery exhibits the region’s most accomplished artists, including painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers, and more. Artwork is original and available for purchase.

Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Gallery Exhibit: Sports Photography - "Our Moments in Time!"

Bohrer Park Activity Center

Four Montgomery County, MD freelance sports photojournalists team up to present their reflections on the stories behind their sporting news images in an exhibit called “Our Moments in Time!”.  

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck

Key Bridge Marriott

Prologue Theatre, the area’s newest local theatre company, is presenting Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck in the Georgetown Ballroom at the Key Bridge Marriott (1401 Lee Highway). 

The play is an intimate look at four characters whose lives intersect at a Bronx area soup kitchen.

Categories: Theater

Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck

Key Bridge Marriott

Prologue Theatre, the area’s newest local theatre company, is presenting Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck in the Georgetown Ballroom at the Key Bridge Marriott (1401 Lee Highway). 

The play is an intimate look at four characters whose lives intersect at a Bronx area soup kitchen.

Categories: Theater

Huckleberry Finn's Big River

Adventure Theatre

This empathetic revision of Broadway’s Tony-Winning Musical will lift your spirit.

Huckleberry Finn's Big River

Adventure Theatre

This empathetic revision of Broadway’s Tony-Winning Musical will lift your spirit.

Huckleberry Finn's Big River

Adventure Theatre

This empathetic revision of Broadway’s Tony-Winning Musical will lift your spirit.

Hylton's American Roots Series: Maybe April

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Join us at the Hylton Center for the all-female group Maybe April, named by Billboard Magazine as “the next emerging trend in country music.” The Americana-folk Indie trio is electrifying the country music scene.

Categories: Music: Other

Immersive Multimedia Exhibition: Everything in Existence by fuse*

ARTECHOUSE

Become a part of something bigger. Everything in Existence is the first solo North American exhibition for the award-winning and internationally-recognized studio fuse*.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Jiří Kolář (1912-2002): Forms of Visual Poetry

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This exhibition is dedicated to one of the most remarkable Czech poets and visual artists associated with Modernism, Jiří Kolář (1914-2002). During the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, Kolář encountered considerable challenges, including a prison sentence for the critical stance towards the system expressed in his poetry.

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Laugh Riot at Positano-Live Comedy Show Saturdays in Bethesda,MD-$15 cash cover

Positano Italian Restaurant

A standup comedy show hosted at Positano's Restaurant with local comedians from 8:00-9:30 with a $10 cash admission. 

Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This exhibition is a collaborative offering from one of Washington’s most prolific pairs; an offering of visibility from one world into another. Inspired by the ancestral stories told by the indigenous keepers of Australia’s most sacred grounds, Platt and Beane fuse poetic image with word. The union culminates in an aesthetic experience of the human spirit that that transcends time, place, and identity. 

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This retrospective of seven decades of the work of Washington, DC sculptor Nancy Frankel celebrates her ninetieth birthday in 2019.

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Neil Simon's Plaza Suite

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group

Categories: Theater

Nell Gwynn

Folger Shakespeare Library

By Jessica Swale

Directed by Robert Richmond

Categories: Theater

New Beginnings Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

"New Beginnings" art exhibit (February 1-24, 2019) – The EPA estimates 75% of waste is recyclable, but only 30% is. Visit Del Ray Artisans gallery to see artwork created by reuse. These creations incorporate found objects, recycled materials or older works of art. Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 7-9pm. View the exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Exhibit details, plus information on four special workshops at www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/new-beginnings

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

On Fly in The Salt

National Sporting Library & Museum

On Fly in the Salt: From the Surf to the Flats is a curated journey through time, filled with the people, places, and innovations that have made saltwater fly fishing one of the fastest growing sectors of the exciting and dynamic angling industry.

Categories: Exhibits, History

Out of the Woods: Julia Purinton

Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Partnership presents an exhibition of landscape paintings by Julia Purinton.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Persona Practice: Melanie Ruston

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

In her newest body of work, “Persona Practice,” Melanie Ruston pinpoints intimate moments within different types of human relationships, including one's relationship with oneself.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Please Touch Tours

Sully Historic Site

Visit Sully with the chance to touch objects from the past. Examples of redware dishes, china, tools, clothing, and furniture will be touchable on these tours!

Categories: Tours, History, Exhibits

Postmen of the Skies

National Postal Museum

May 15, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. View this special centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. 

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Rosa Lamoreau, Michael Bard, and Andrew E. Simpson: A Feast of Love

Dumbarton Church

An award-winning soprano with a versatile international career, Rosa Lamoreaux has been hailed for her radiant, engaging, and effortless singing and the diversity of her repertoire. Along with guitarist Michael Bard and pianist Andrew E. Simpson, she will join Dumbarton Concerts in a Valentine’s Day celebration on February 16 with a program featuring everything from courtly songs of the Elizabethan era to delights from the Great American Songbook. Selections will include songs by Mozart, Schubert, Gershwin, Cole Porter, and more.

Categories: Music: Classical

Sergio & Odair Assad Guitar Concert

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall at UMBC

“Sergio and Odair Assad have been the preeminent classical guitar duo of the last 40 years, having set the standard for technical excellence, sensitive musicianship, and innovative repertoire choices. Their performances are all the more sought after in recent years as they have become more selective about their engagements and less-easily seen.

Categories: Music: Classical

Shorts & Sweets Mini Film Festival

Miracle Theatre

A fun night at the cinema celebrating both sides of the heart on Valentine's Day weekend.

Categories: Film

Shorts & Sweets Mini Film Festival

Miracle Theatre

A fun night at the cinema celebrating both sides of the heart on Valentine's Day weekend.

Categories: Film

Silencio Blanco: Pescador

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Silencio Blanco’s silent, colorless puppets are charged with capturing humanity and giving voice to the voiceless.

Categories: Theater, International

Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither  

Arena Players

The Arena Players Gallery & Exhibition Space is showing its latest exhibition, Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither,  December 15th, 2018 through February 28th, 2019.  This collection spans from her personal mentors to Baltimore history and icons from the wider African American community. 

Categories: Arts, History, Exhibits

The Capitol Steps: Make America Grin Again

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheatre

The Capitol Steps have been putting the "mock" in democracy in their musical political satire since 1981.

Categories: Theater, Other Events

The Gifts of Tony Podesta

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This first major exhibition drawn from our Corcoran Legacy Collection features strong and provocative photography and sculpture donated by Tony Podesta over the past decade to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now part of the American University Museum’s holdings.

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

The Wolves

Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre

One of the most-talked about new plays of the 2016 Off-Broadway season, Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves opened to enthusiastic acclaim. The play follows nine young women—members of a high school indoor soccer team—as they warm up, negotiate growing up, and fight battles big and small with each other and themselves.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Dance

The Wolves

Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre

One of the most-talked about new plays of the 2016 Off-Broadway season, Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves opened to enthusiastic acclaim. The play follows nine young women—members of a high school indoor soccer team—as they warm up, negotiate growing up, and fight battles big and small with each other and themselves.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Dance

Torpedo Talk: Black Women Artists Matter

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Artist Jamilla Okubo leads a panel discussion about black women artists and the role these narratives play in the community, particularly in the greater metropolitan area.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Free

What Words Can’t Say: Irene Clouthier

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery

The Partnership presents an exhibition of sculptural work by Irene Clouthier. In Clouthier’s work she explores and creates new spaces, environments, strange relationships between scale, objects, backgrounds and the universe that unfold by shifting those elements coming from an existing object or space.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Winter Workshops at the Arts Barn

Arts Barn of Gaithersburg

Winter workshops offered at the Arts Barn

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana). This long-overdue exhibition examines the artist’s prolific yet largely unknown career that spans almost 70 years, featuring more than 60 works including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, and sculptural pieces, alongside illustrations, design sketches, and ephemera.

Categories: Arts, International, 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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