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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.

2017 AFI Latin American Film Festival

  • Through Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with the 28th AFI Latin American Film Festival! Featuring more than 40 films, the festival showcases the best in cinema from Latin America with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal.

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Altered Realities: MAP's Fall Benefit Exhibition

Maryland Art Place

Altered Realities is an exhibition featuring work that illustrates dreams, envisions the future, conveys fantasies, other realms, and worlds beyond our own.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This 45-minute program includes a visit to the historic Old Senate Chamber, a room not included on the Capitol Tour.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Grandparent's Day at the Petting Farm

Green Meadows Farm

Green Meadows Farm has a special each Wednesday when the farm is open just for grandparents! Bring the grandkids and 
and spend a day with us.

I Am Exhibition

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This touring peacebuilding exhibition features the work of 31 Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition is a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Melissa Burley: Existence

Harmony Hall Regional Center

Gallery Exhibition on view August 14th - October 13th, 2017. (Check weekend hours) 
Reception for the artist, Saturday August 19th from 5pm till 7pm. All events free.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics 2017 Seeks Volunteers

Various (Multiple Event Venues)

Volunteers Needed! Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO)

September 9-20

Join us at the senior Olympics, an annual celebration of fitness, camaraderie, and living healthy longer!  Over 50 events are scheduled at 20 venues.  Events include track and field, swimming and diving, Bunco and Scrabble. RSVP Northern Virginia is partnering with the NVSO to recruit volunteers (16+ years) to support the games. Interested? Please email rsvp@volunteerfairfax.org or call 703-403-5360. Athletes and games participants may register at www.nvso.us. All events are free and open to the public. 

Shimmer and Shine

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces the September Featured Artists Exhibit Shimmer and Shine, a show exploring all that gleams! Featuring the ceramics of Carol Clay-Ward and the painting of Karen Hutchinson, join us at the Gallery to experience this exceptional show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence

National Museum of the United States Navy

In this lecture, Reed Robert Bonadonna will summarize some of the main arguments of his book of the same title including the profession of arms has made an important and usually unacknowledged contribution to the development of civilization, the profession of arms may be considered a branch of the humanities, and that soldiers will be called upon both to protect and to embody the values of civilization in the future.

Categories: Lecture, History, Free

TriFit

Farragut Square Park

Free Outdoor ‘TriFit’ Program in Golden Triangle, May Through September

Categories: Free, Other Events

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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.

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