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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.

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

  • Through Friday, August 30, 2019

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.

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.

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Thu • July 18, 2019

 

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2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents A People’s History by Mike Daisey

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Mike Daisey presents his most epic work—eighteen different full-length monologues that stretch over thirty hours, weaving together two very different versions of American history, as a part of the Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series.

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents Arcade by Robin Bell

Arcade

The Arcade is an interactive projection and video installation where teams compete to win a SW DC entertainment and dining package.

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents Shakespeare’s Worst by Mike Reiss and Nick Newlin

Arena Stage - Mead Center for American Theater

A community theatre troupe attempts to put on Two Gentlemen of Verona, known in Shakespeare’s canon as the play where the dog steals the scene.

Apollo 50 Festival

National Mall

Join the National Air and Space Museum and NASA for the Apollo 50 Festival on the National Mall, an outdoor celebration of the first Moon landing. At the Apollo 50 Festival’s stage and 20 tented display’s visitors can enjoy:

--Hands-on exhibits and activities from exhibitors like NASA, Boeing, Raytheon, The LEGO Group, and PBS's Ready Jet Go!

--Live performances on stage by Ready Jet Go! featuring costumed characters

--Exciting speakers including Adam Savage, ISS astronauts, authors, and NASA scientists and engineers, with more special guests to be announced 

For more info please visit: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/apollo-50-festival

Backyard Theater for Kids

The Music Center at Strathmore

Enrich your little ones' summer mornings with sunshine, music, and laughter at Strathmore’s Backyard Theater for Kids.

Backyard Theater for Kids

The Music Center at Strathmore

Enrich your little ones' summer mornings with sunshine, music, and laughter at Strathmore’s Backyard Theater for Kids.

Blast-in-the-Past, 8th Annual!

Montpelier Mansion

Montpelier’s grounds become a kid-sized colonial village! Come for an hour, or stay for the day. 
Drop in, and win a free pass by joining Prince George’s County Memorial Library System's “Summer @ Your Library” program! 

Capital Arts Collective

Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Join us at Capital Arts Collective, Downtown DC’s pop–up arts market. Shop the best finds by local creatives and enjoy a curated selection of items – from arts and crafts to jewelry and handmade wares, come out and support homegrown artisans!

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Dumbarton at Dusk: Jane Austen Garden Party

Dumbarton House

Come see Dumbarton House with the ambiance of Dumbarton at Dusk!

Family Program July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Moments from U.S. history are seen in art all around the Capitol. Step into the shoes of a member of Congress and decide which 20th century images should be added to the “Frieze of American History” in the Rotunda.

Family Program July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Moments from U.S. history are seen in art all around the Capitol. Step into the shoes of a member of Congress and decide which 20th century images should be added to the “Frieze of American History” in the Rotunda.

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 3 p.m. 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.

Library of Congress Concerts on the Lawn: Elena & Los Fulanos

Library of Congress (Thomas Jefferson Building)- North Lawn

The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts present a taste of the local D.C music scene. This year’s lineup promises to energize audiences of all ages inviting them to dance to the incredible sounds of jazz, go-go, Latin folk music, salsa, West African music, and hip hop. Join us for a great miniseries: the Brent Birckhead Quartet, Latin folk band Elena & Los Fulanos, animé-inspired and hip-hop artists Shing02 and Fat Jon, D.C.’s hometown band ENTATY Music, KanKouran West African Dance Company and salsa and jazz artist, Verny Varela.

If you think a free summer concert is great, we have a terrific package to offer… LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn. Following each of our concerts, LOC will present a screening of an iconic film from the Library’s National Film Registry. This series is being presented as part of the Library’s 2019 programming theme, explore America’s changemakers.

Kids, we have a special treat for you! The series kicks off with Walt Disney’s first live-action movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Mary Poppins and ends with Jurassic Park. So bring the entire family and enjoy a great evening at the Library of Congress.

Find us on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building. Enjoy a fun Thursday evening at an incredible location. Come early! Spots on the lawn fill up fast. Bring a blanket, picnic and great company, the rest is on us.

You can register online to receive updates, but tickets are not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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