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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.

National Symphony Orchestra: Urbański conducts Tchaikovsky's Fourth / De la Salle plays Chopin

  • Through Saturday, November 2, 2019

In his much-anticipated return to the NSO, electrifying young conductor Krzysztof Urbański unleashes the full force of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.

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 • September 18, 2019


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Freedom Fighters

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. Visits the Old Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

"Umbra" by Rebecca Bafford and Kini Collins

Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

"Umbra" is a ceramic, sculptural, and installation-based exhibition concentrating on light, shadow, memory, and relics. Runs through September 22 at Howard Community College.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Early Fall Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism 

Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space

Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection 

Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art

Our World Above: Monoprints and Glass by Annette Lerner

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Exploring the Globalization of Beauty Standards

Confucius Institute U.S. Center

Join the Confucius Institute U.S. Center on Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30 pm for an informative and engaging discussion with three industry experts and YOU. Our panelists have spent their careers working within their communities as educators, advocates, researchers, and mental health providers. We are honored to be bringing these esteemed guests together so we can learn from their experiences and research while also exploring our audience's voices.

The evening will begin with our panelists answering questions which, later on, our audience members can chime in on. The audience will have an opportunity to reflect, verbally and rhetorically, on how they have been impacted by societal pressures surrounding representations of beauty. We will also explore the similarities between the challenges the United States and China face in providing accurate and multi-dimensional representations of beauty in our modern society.

Freedom Fighters

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. Visits the Old Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

September Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Clarendon Gallery

Liminal - Exploring The In-Between

A solog exhibit of photgraphic images by Liz Vance

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

September Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

September Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Votes for Women Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the stories of the women who set the stage for equality, the many voices of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the voices of the generations of women who followed.

Categories: History, Tours, Free

War of 1812 Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

The war has reached the steps of the Capitol. Join us for a journey through the Capitol and hear how individuals and events during the War of 1812 forever shaped our nation’s history. Get a pass at the North Information Desk.

Categories: History, Tours, Free

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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