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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.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

  • Through Sunday, July 14, 2019

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.

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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Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

National Postal Museum

In this exhibition, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Arlington Historical Museum Open for Free Tours

Arlington Historical Museum

Walk through Arlington history and see our temporary exhibit on the men who died in WWI.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Arlington Historical Museum Open for Free Tours

Arlington Historical Museum

Walk through Arlington history and see our temporary exhibit on the men who died in WWI.

Categories: Exhibits, History, 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

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Early Fall Exhibitions

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

On view September 4: Jim Sanborn's Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity, Robert D'Arista: A Portrait, D'Arista Legacy, Selections from the Artery Collection, and Finding a Path, Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation. The AU Museum is open 11-4PM, Tuesday-Sunday. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Early Fall Exhibitions

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

On view September 4: Jim Sanborn's Without Provenance: The Making of Contemporary Antiquity, Robert D'Arista: A Portrait, D'Arista Legacy, Selections from the Artery Collection, and Finding a Path, Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation. The AU Museum is open 11-4PM, Tuesday-Sunday. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” celebrates the way food and drink bring people together and joy to our lives. Art inspired by food, real or metaphorical, that nourishes the viewer is exhibited. This exhibit (September 7-30, 2018) combines a national ceramic show focused on vessels for the table with a regional art exhibit. Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 7-9pm.View at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

EatLoco Brambleton Farmers Market

Brambleton

The Eatloco Brambleton Marketplace is open every Sunday from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace is the perfect way to start the week in Loudoun County.

KIDfest 2018

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

Robots, giant automatons, interactive activities, and so much to do and see –KID Museum and Montgomery County are hosting KIDfest, a festival celebrating creativity and innovation, on Sunday, September 23rd at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 12:00-5:00p.m. KIDfest has live entertainment, talks by prominent female inventors and creators, food, and fun for children and adults of all ages. Admission and activities are free to the public. For more information visit kidfest.org.

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

O'Sullivan's Sunday Funnies-Free Comedy in Arlington,VA

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Live Standup Comedy Show featuring local Northern Virginia area standup comedians.

Categories: Theater, Free, Other Events

Postmen of the Skies

National Postal Museum

May 15, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. View this special centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. 

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Registration has begun for VolunteerFest 2018

Volunteer Fairfax Office

Registration has begun for VolunteerFest 2018, an annual family-friendly celebration of volunteerism that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages to help local nonprofits accomplish tasks that they typically would not have the time or resources to do.

To view the entire list of VolunteerFest 2018 opportunities and to register, please visit www.volunteerfest2018.org. Registration closes Oct. 19, 2018.

Categories: Free, Other Events

Registration has begun for VolunteerFest 2018

Volunteer Fairfax Office

Registration has begun for VolunteerFest 2018, an annual family-friendly celebration of volunteerism that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages to help local nonprofits accomplish tasks that they typically would not have the time or resources to do.

To view the entire list of VolunteerFest 2018 opportunities and to register, please visit www.volunteerfest2018.org. Registration closes Oct. 19, 2018.

Categories: Free, Other Events

US - Emerging Voices in Clay

District Clay Center

This exciting and expansive exhibition, curated by Roberto Lugo, Ceramic Artist of The Year, showcases emerging women artists from across the country and their revolutionary pieces that reveal their personal journeys and experiences in this fragmented, and at times perplexing world. Their work looks at the difficulties we encounter, the places we create to shelter and nurture ourselves and the political and cultural winds that buffet us.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, 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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