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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.

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

  • Through Sunday, March 3, 2019

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.


Fri • December 14, 2018


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WETA Special


A Christmas Messe: A Banquet of Seasonal English Music

Folger Shakespeare Library

Celebrate the holidays with a repast of English music ranging from the earliest carols to later arrangements of favorites like Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams. 

A Little Goes a Long Way, assemblages by J. Thomas Wells

Newman Gallery

An exhibit of wall hung and table top assemblages.

Categories: Arts, Holiday, Exhibits

Artists's Boutique

Montpelier Mansion

Find the perfect gift for someone special on your list. Choose among handcrafted ornaments displayed on sparkling holiday trees, and other unique gifts, all made by local artists.

Categories: Exhibits, Holiday, Free

DC Pop-Up Collaborative: Support Women & Minority Owned Businesses this Holiday Season

Shea Yeleen

Come support women & minority owned business this holiday season at the DC Pop-Up Collaborative! We've partnered with 20+ local brands that range from housewares, apparel, jewelry, art, and beauty.

Categories: Holiday, Free, Other Events

Holiday Tours

Montpelier Mansion

See Montpelier dressed up for the holidays on these self-guided tours.

Madeline's Christmas

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

“In an old house in Paris, covered in vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.” And with that familiar phrase, author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans sets in motion the adventures of the brave and resourceful Madeline!

Categories: Arts, Theater, Holiday

Repeat the Sounding Joy

Fellowship Baptist Church

"Repeat the Sounding Joy" features beautiful Christmas music and a compelling visual narrative woven throughout supported by drama and beautiful scenery. There is choral music, a kids' choir, powerful solos, small ensembles, and dramatic lighting effects.

The 2018 Christmas Revels: An Elizabethan Winter Celebration

GW Lisner Auditorium

Spend a festive holiday evening with the Queen—Elizabeth the First, that is! The year is 1599. England is swept up in a flowering of music and drama and Will Kemp, master Shakespearian actor and fool, has come to Norwich to help the locals prepare a Winter play worthy of Her Majesty. Merry mummers meet "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" in this boisterous blend of high and low, art and folk. Bring the whole family to sing along and dance in the aisles with us as we welcome Yule in Elizabethan style!

Categories: Holiday, Family Oriented

The Nutcracker

George Mason University Hylton Performing Arts Center - Merchant Hall

As the holiday season approaches, so does the rich pageantry of Manassas Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker! MBT’s Nutcracker is a classic, family version that is annually the best attended performing arts production in Northern Virginia.

Categories: Theater, Dance, Holiday

Ugly Sweater Film & Brew Party: Die Hard

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

It’s that time of year: Get your craziest friends together, dig deep into the back of your closet and celebrate the holidays with an Ugly Sweater Contest, then sit back and watch the 1988 action thriller, Die Hard. 

Categories: Film, Holiday

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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