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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.

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.

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.


Sun • February 17, 2019


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51st Art League Patrons' Show

The Art League Gallery

The Art League's Patrons’ Show Fundraiser is an experience that's part fundraiser, part block party, and totally fun. It's The Art League’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and it provides seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with the great opportunity to acquire high quality, original fine art at a bargain price while supporting a great non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticket-holders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $225 to upwards of thousands of dollars.

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

Cellospeak Presents: Bomin Collins & Susanna Mendlow

Trinity United Methodist Church, Alexandria

An evening of cello sonatas by Barriere, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff! Learn about the program at the pre-concert lecture and during a Q&A with the performers immediately following the performance.

Fearless New Play Festival

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

TDPS's Fearless New Play Festival is a three-day celebration of new scripts in development. 

Categories: Theater, Arts

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

Immersive Multimedia Exhibition: Everything in Existence by fuse*


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

Living the Dream…Singing the Dream

Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Join The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choir for the 31st Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.

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

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

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Peter and Will Anderson Trio

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

Jazz virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson perform on clarinet and saxophone

Categories: Music: Other, Free, Arts

Sidesaddle Drawing Class with Anthony Barham

National Sporting Library and Museum

Enjoy a one day clinic with artist Anthony Barham! The class will include time sketching in the National Sporting Library & Museum exhibition, Sidesaddle, 1690 - 1935, with model Bernadette Boland attired in authentic sidesaddle riding habit. Space is limited, please RSVP through The Artists In Middleburg.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Discussion

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 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

Thunder Knocking on the Door

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

In a small Alabama town, a mysterious Blues guitar-playing stranger named Marvell Thunder arrives at the door of the Dupree family and brings a challenge for the offspring of late Jaguar Dupree, the only man who ever outplayed him in a "cutting contest".

Categories: Arts, Theater, Music: Other

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

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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