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Community Calendar

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

Community Coffeehouse

  • Through Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Stop by Coffeehouse for conversations, a good read, quiet space, free wi-fi, refreshments, impromptu and scheduled artist performances, and more. Plus check out the latest art exhibit!

Open Studio

  • Through Friday, November 29, 2019

Discover your inner artist. Create an original artwork inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection while exploring a different technique or tool each week.


Wed • June 19, 2019


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2019 Solo Exhibition: Julia Kwon

Target Gallery

In this competitive opportunity, one artist is selected by a jury panel for an opportunity at a solo show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

A Doll's House, Part 2

Lansburgh Theatre

When last we saw Nora Helmer, she left her husband Torvald—and audiences—with the slam of a door that became a feminist battle cry. Now, 15 years later, she knocks on that same door in search of closure… except the reactions of those she left behind are not quite what she anticipated in this clever and sharp sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

ART + TECH Exhibition: Infinite Space by Refik Anadol


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

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

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014

The Kreeger Museum

The Kreeger Museum presents Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014, exploring the work of Charles Hinman, an abstract painter who pioneered three-dimensional, shaped canvasses during the 1960s.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Conservation Conversation: Preserving SAAM’s Collection

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Learn how museum conservators preserve SAAM’s artworks in the Lunder Conservation Center.

Categories: Arts, Tours, 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

Every Brilliant Thing

Studio Theatre

A hilarious and compassionate play about depression, resilience, and the lengths we will go to for those we love. 

Categories: Theater

Exhibition: Adriana Monsalve, "Diaspora Diction"

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Fenwick Gallery presents Diaspora Diction, an exhibition of photography from artist and publisher Adriana Monsalve. The exhibition will run from May 28 through July 26, 2019, with an opening artist’s talk and reception on May 28 at 2:00pm in Fenwick Library.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

The Printmaking Legacy Project’s® first national print exhibition, Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking features ten innovative print artists from across the country who employ the finest examples of hand printed and digital techniques. They explore themes of culture, identity, religion, environment, memory, and art history.

Categories: Arts, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall.

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

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour.

Categories: Tours, Arts, History

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour.

Categories: Tours, Arts, History

June Member Show at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

June Exhibit of local and regional artists at Gallery Clarendon.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

June Solo Show at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

"Not so Far Away: Regional Landscapes" at Gallery Clarendon

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Juneteenth: Journey to Freedom

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park

Take a tour through time and see how life changed on the Bolton Farm when slavery was abolished in 1865.

Categories: Theater, History, Free

Moneyball (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 MONEYBALL (PG-13) - A baseball general manager reinvents the Oakland A's by employing unorthodox scouting methods that initially make him a laughingstock in the major leagues.

Categories: Free, Family Oriented, Film

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

Outdoor Tour of the Capitol Grounds

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Saturday – 1 p.m. Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance of the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Picnic Theatre Company Presents: The Great Gatsby

Historic Woodlawn

Picnic Theatre Company returns to Woodlawn Mansion garden for a Roaring Twenties cocktail hour, music and live action one- act performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Join us in the Woodlawn Mansion fountain garden for drinks, a picnic, and a wild theatrical romp!

Progressive Happy Hour

Brandywine Living at Alexandria

Enjoy Drinks, Food and Tours for anyone interested in Brandywine Living at Alexandria - the newest luxury assisted living and memory care community in Alexandria!

Categories: Tours, Discussion, Free

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

Rising Stars Summer Theater Camp

Potomac Falls High School

​​​​​​The Sterling Playmakers will again be offering a theatre summer camp for local youth.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

Squire Broel

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

A selection of Broel’s life-sized to monumentally-sized totemic bronze sculptures creates space for reflection and contemplation about what it means to be human, be engaged as an individual within community, and interact intentionally with the natural world. In his series of vertically oriented structures, Broel references tangible and intangible notions that resonate universally: botanical and architectural structures, environmental rhythms, physical and emotional solitude.

Categories: Arts, Free

Summer Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Five new exhibitions on view June 15-August 11

- Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019
- Being Here as ME- New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan 
- Maia Cruz Palileo 
- Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley

Categories: Arts, Free

The Sound of Colors: Carl “Eugi” Hall

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “The Sound of Colors: Carl ‘Eugi’ Hall.”

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Wings of Fancy

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.

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