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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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2017 Girls Inspire Summit

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

The 2017 Girls Inspire Summit will focus on young women sharing their wisdom and experiences they wish they had known when they were younger and what they hope to achieve in the future. Girls Inspire “Dear Future Me” Summit will feature a welcome, a writing activity, and stories being shared from guest panelists, and an interactive closing to the event.

2017 Help The Homeless 5K Walk

Fairfax City Hall

 The 2017 Help The Homeless 5K Walk

9th Annual American Indian Festival

Patuxent River Park

Celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Native Americans at the American Indian Festival.

Art Safari

Torpedo Factory Art Center

An Alexandria family tradition for 22 years, Art Safari returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Artists lead young visitors in creative projects across a variety of media, including clay, papier-mâché, fiber, and printmaking. Children should wear clothing that can get a little dirty. All activities are free, with most appropriate for children age 5 – 11. Some activities may require parental assistance. For more information, visit http://torpedofactory.org/artsafari. Join the conversation with #ArtSafariALX.

Categories: Family Oriented, Arts, Free

Arts on the Horizon presents "Drumming with Dishes"

The Lab at Convergence

What happens when you invite someone very different from you to come over to play? Just such an adventure awaits an adventurous child when she introduces her shy imaginary friend to a very special kitchen, where instead of food, they'll cook up beautiful music!

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Arts on the Horizon presents "Drumming with Dishes"

The Lab at Convergence

What happens when you invite someone very different from you to come over to play? Just such an adventure awaits an adventurous child when she introduces her shy imaginary friend to a very special kitchen, where instead of food, they'll cook up beautiful music!

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Calabash Carnage Pumpkin Carving

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Calabash Carnage Pumpkin Carving
 

Categories: Family Oriented

Children's National Race for Every Child

Freedom Plaza

Registration is now open for the 2017 Race for Every Child, which benefits Children’s National Health System. Discounted early-bird registration rates are available at http://calendar.raceforeverychild.org/.

Early Childhood Music Classes

Workhouse Arts Center

6 week Fall classes start September 20th and 23rd

Family Event: Ghost Stories

DAR Museum

People from the past liked scary stories too. See what you think of the ghosts and ghouls from George Washington’s time: are they still scary today?

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Hearst Elementary Ecycle

Phoebe Hearst Elementary School

Hearst Elementary's annual electronics ecycle event, with food and fun for all and lots of opportunities to help the community.

How I Became A Pirate

Adventure Theatre

Argh matey! It’s pirate's life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate’s treasure.

Junior League of Washington Kids in the Kitchen

YMCA Anthony Bowen

The Junior League of Washington will be hosting its annual child nutrition fair, Kids in the Kitchen, aimed at fighting against the epidemic of childhood obesity on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. -  2 p.m.

McDaniel College's 150th Birthday Party

McDaniel College

In conjunction with McDaniel College’s Homecoming, the official Birthday Party marking the college’s 150th anniversary features live music, children’s activities, food and a beer and wine garden.

Outdoor Capitol Grounds Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance to the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed.

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.

Saturday Family Story Sessions

The Mansion at Strathmore

Saturday Family Story Sessions is 4 weeks of fun! Local storytellers teach kids how to weave narrative tales, instilling a love of learning with every word. 

Categories: Family Oriented

Spirit of Autumn: Immersive & Interactive Experience for All Ages

ARTECHOUSE

Oct 1 - Nov 5

Immerse into a dreamlike landscape of digital FALL at ARTECHOUSE’s new seasonal interactive installation - SPIRIT OF AUTUMN. Inspiring creativity, imagination, and play, this multi-sensory installation encourages children and adults alike to engage and collaboratively transform the exhibit space into a digital fall playground. From 270 degree wall projections to moving floor pieces activated with the footsteps to augmented-reality powered experiences, and more.

For Tickets & Details visit: https://artechouse.com/tickets

Daytime Admission (Open to All Ages): 10am-4pm

Evening Admission (21+): 5pm-10pm

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Shop America's Handmade Market and support artist entrepreneurs this fall at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Sugarloaf returns to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD October 20 - 22 for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.

The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience

Lake Fairfax Park

Upon opening, on October 6, THE GLOW will run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October. Tickets start at just $16, and are on sale now at glowdc.tixr.com. 

Categories: Family Oriented

The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience

Lake Fairfax Park

Upon opening, on October 6, THE GLOW will run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October. Tickets start at just $16, and are on sale now at glowdc.tixr.com. 

Categories: Family Oriented, Holiday

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art Exhibition

National Sporting Library & Museum

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibition features Greek vases and sculpture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from a private collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other museum collections.

The Maya In Maryland

Gaithersburg Library

Join us at the library and meet the members Weaving for the Future Cooperative, an initiative of the Friends of the Ixchel Museum, who promote and preserve the Maya weaving tradition through educational programs, exhibits and empowerment of the US local communities.
Marimba Maya Awal will also join to play the melodic notes of traditional and popular music on Guatemala’s national instrument throughout the day. 

Valley of the Haunted

Camp Hidden Valley

Valley of the Haunted is a one-of-a-kind haunted experience. 

Walk with Us to Cure Lupus

Sylvan Theater

The Walk with Us to Cure Lupus is a fundraising walk to raise money for lupus research.

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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