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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.

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.

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.


Sat • October 21, 2017


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2017 Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase

Union Station - Columbus Club

Please join 30 of the top middle school scientists in the country as they compete in the Broadcom MASTERS, the nation's most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students!  These talented students will be on hand to discuss their science and engineering projects with students, teachers, parents, scientists, engineers and members of the general public who share their enthusiasm for science and engineering during this free project showcase.

30 Years of Vision Exhibit

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces a very special Artists’ Reception for Loudoun Art Council’s October Installation: 30 Years of Vision Exhibit.  The Reception will be hosted at the AitV Gallery on October 14th from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. and will feature two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork from local artists from all over Loudoun County. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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 Join the conversation with #ArtSafariALX.

Categories: Family Oriented, Arts, Free

Art Studio Tour

Great Falls Library

Art Studio Tour - Free self guided tour of 49 artists in 25 venues, 10 am to 5 pm each day. Tour Headquarters is Great Falls Library in Great Falls Va. for map and information.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Captured Beauty: A Photography Exhibition at Del Ray Artisans Gallery (October 6–29, 2017)

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Captured Beauty” exhibition showcases fine art photography and how artists communicate their vision through a camera. The exhibit runs October 6–29, 2017 with an Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 7-9pm.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Gallery B October Exhibit: Sent & Received

Gallery B

Sent & Received will feature artwork by service members, veterans and military caregivers that explores the tradition of care packages. The exhibit will also include Combat Paper, works made on paper made from military uniforms. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The first exhibition in the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Combat Art Gallery honors Marines who have served in the Corps during the last 40 years and echoes the core values of the Marine Corps:  honor, courage, and commitment.  One hundred works of art by 22 artists are divided among three themes.

   Every Clime and Place illustrates Marines as they conduct training and engage the enemy in a variety of settings and situations around the globe.
   No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy captures Marines meeting the enemy with unmatched ferocity and then rendering aid to civilians under the most dire of circumstances.
   The Price reminds us that war is all-consuming.  Marines willingly accept the risks associated with their missions, and families shoulder the burdens of uncertainty, loss, and grief.
The works in this show have been drawn, painted, or sculpted by individuals who are Marines first and artists second.


Categories: Arts, History, Free

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

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.

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

Organ Concert and Hymn Sing - Dr. Chad Winterfeldt

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Join us on Saturday, October 21 at 4pm to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a very special Organ Concert and Hymn Sing at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church featuring Dr. Chad Winterfeldt, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ and Handbells at Gustavus Adolphus College.

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.

Superwoman 2 Syndrome

Renaissance Center

A free community event for women in business. Multi-guest speakers from the business and wellness communities present education and inspiration to empower women to live in Power, Peace & Prosperity. Women share their aspirations, challenges and business knowledge. Guest panelists of millennials. Join us at this open mic, open forum candid talk experience to ignite the super powers within you for success in your business and personal life.

Categories: Discussion, Free

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.

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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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