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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.

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

  • Through Monday, April 30, 2018

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. 

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Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Classical Guitarist, Poland

Westmoreland Congregational Church

Classical Guitar at its best! Join us for a pre-concert lecture, a concert and a "Meet the Artist" reception with cheese and wine.

Categories: Music: Classical

National Symphony Orchestra: Jankowski conducts Brahms's First Symphony / Jackiw plays Bruch

Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Known for his skill with the core classical repertoire, conductor Marek Janowski leads Bruch's electrifying First Violin Concerto featuring the NSO debut of Stefan Jackiw. The program also includes Brahms's Beethoven-influenced Symphony No. 1.

Categories: Music: Classical

Maharishi Yoga Asana Course in Fairfax VA

Fairfax TM Meditation Center

Gain a Deeper Understanding and a Richer, More Profound Experience of Correct Yoga Practice
Greater Physiological Balance • Development of Consciousness • Integration of Mind and Body

"Art Squared" Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Art Squared” explores the synergy of art with mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Exhibit runs February 2-25, 2018 and includes workshops for STEM-interested public. Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Categories: Arts, Free, Family Oriented

#dc1968 Saving Family Treasures: Personal Archiving Workshop

Anacostia Neighborhood Library

#dc1968 Saving Family Treasures: Personal Archiving Workshop 101 
Are you interested in preserving family treasures? DC Public Library Special Collections is partnering with Dr. Marya Annette McQuirter, curator of the dc1968 project, to bring a series of Personal Archiving Workshops to neighborhood libraries. It will be a two-hour workshop on preserving digital and physical personal archives, including photos, letters, newspapers and other material objects. Participants will receive information and supplies that will help them maintain their family records. This program is in support of the DC Public Library People's University programming initiative.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Adventure Theatre

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Theater J

A triumphant and life-affirming story of how Karola Siegel went from Europe to Israel to New York, ultimately becoming America’s favorite sex therapist!

Categories: Arts, Theater

Dorothy Fall: Forest Mysteries

Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park

Artists’ Reception:
Sunday, March 4, 5 – 7pm

Artist & Curator Talk:
Sunday, March 18, 4 – 6pm

Dates:
February 24 to March 25, 2018

Time:
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

Location:
Stone Tower Gallery 
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Price:
Admission to the gallery is free.

Exhibition. Michèle Colburn: The More Things Change

Arlington Arts Center

Exhibition featuring works by this DC-metro based artist known for her multi-media works exploring socio-political themes.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Arts

Gallery Workout

The Athenaeum

Movement and sound, a performance in cooperation with Form and Void, visual art show by Ellyn Weiss

Categories: Arts, Dance, Exhibits

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, A Concert Opera

The Music Center at Strathmore

Groundbreaking, daring, adventurous, genre defying! Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is a work without peer in the history of American music.

Herndon High School Choir Department presents "Back to Broadway"

Herndon High School Auditorium

Join us for our 20th Anniversary Broadway Cabaret—an evening of high-energy performances that will leave you singing and dancing!

Categories: Music: Other, Dance, Theater

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

Il Lauro Verde

Folger Shakespeare Library

The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque

Influences: New Work by Glen Echo Park Faculty and Students

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Influences: New Work by Glen Echo Park Faculty & Students. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home

The Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center/Dance Studios

An interactive contemporary dance performance focused on loving, longing and loss. Experience the show in silence, or don headphones to layer on a rich soundscape.

Categories: Dance

Laugh Riot at Positano-Live Comedy Show Saturday Nights in Bethesda

Positano Italian Restaurant

Laugh Riot at Positano (formerly “Laugh Riot at Hyatt”)

Live Standup Comedy Show

Saturday Nights in Bethesda

Loudoun Symphony Presents Shostakovich and Chaplin

Riverside High School

Conducted by Jason Love, finalist for the LSO conductor position and featuring well known favorites from Brahms and Shostakovich!

Categories: Music: Classical

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

Peter and the Staratcher

Unitarian Universalist Church-Arlington

Peter and the Staratcher

Categories: Theater

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Education Center

Categories: Arts

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

G Street Lobby

Categories: Arts

Portrait Story Days - Rosa Parks

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Education Center

Categories: Arts

Rioult Dance NY

George Mason University Center for the Arts

The sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical work of acclaimed modern choreographer and former Martha Graham principal dancer Pascal Rioult returns to the Center for the Arts with his company, RIOULT Dance NY, in a two-part dance program titled From Purple to Pärt.

Categories: Dance

Sarah O’Donoghue: Long Distance Calls

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Artists’ Reception:
Sunday, March 4, 5 – 7pm

Dates:
February 24 to March 24, 2018

Time:
Monday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Location:
Park View Gallery 
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Price:
Admission to the gallery is free.

website:
http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

phone number:
301-634-2222

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Smithsonian Techquest: Race to the Moon

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian TechQuest: Race to the Moon is a FREE alternate reality game at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Set in the thrilling era of early spaceflight, the game explores the exciting race to space by the first American astronauts.

St David's Day Welsh Banquet

Congressional Country Club

Come and celebrate all things Welsh in the beautiful surroundings of the Congressional Country Club. A chance to meet fellow Welsh people in the Nation's Capital and friends of Wales, hear stunning Welsh music and eat delicious food.

Stephen Christoff: Colonial American Music

National Theatre

In celebration of President's Day, come sing songs from the Colonial period with Mr. Christoff.

Categories: Free, Music: Other, Theater

Stephen Christoff: Colonial American Music

National Theatre

In celebration of President's Day, come sing songs from the Colonial period with Mr. Christoff.

Categories: Free, Music: Other, Theater

Stick Fly

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with NKH Repertory Theatre and The Finest! Performance Foundation, Inc., Arts on the Green presents Stick Fly. The play runs February 9 through 25, 2018, at the Arts Barn.

Categories: Arts

Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Over the course of three months, Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun will transform the New Project Studio into a workshop and community space for discussions and creativity. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Target Gallery: Passages

Torpedo Factory Art Center

The newest exhibition in Target Gallery explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity.Passages gives an intimate look in to artists’ individual experiences and how they shaped who they are today. Hear juror Adriana Ospina, curator of the Permanent Collection and Education at the Art Museum of Americas, speak during the reception on Second Thursday Art Night, February 8, at 7 pm.  

More than half of the artists on view in the exhibition are from the region. All are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation immigrants to the United States. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Temple Sinai's Authors' Roundtable

Temple Sinai

Authors' Roundtable is 2/24 - four authors discuss their books; followed by lunch with an author.

The BODY Burlesque and Variety Benefit Show

Logan Fringe Art Space

The BODY Burlesque and Variety Benefit Show

Categories: Theater, Charity Events

The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

When two experts in sleight of hand magic compete for the title of D.C.’s Best Magician the results are hilarious, astonishing, and thoroughly entertaining.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

When two experts in sleight of hand magic compete for the title of D.C.’s Best Magician the results are hilarious, astonishing, and thoroughly entertaining.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

When two experts in sleight of hand magic compete for the title of D.C.’s Best Magician the results are hilarious, astonishing, and thoroughly entertaining.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

The Magic Duel

The Mayflower Hotel

When two experts in sleight of hand magic compete for the title of D.C.’s Best Magician the results are hilarious, astonishing, and thoroughly entertaining.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

The Sikh Project

Sandy Spring Museum

The Sikh Project, in collaboration with the talented British photographers Amit and Naroop, captures the beauty of the Sikh faith and the depth of the Sikh American experience. The exhibition will be on display at the Sandy Spring Museum from February 14-March 24, 2018.

The exhibit, which launched to critical acclaim in 2016, includes 38 portraits of turbaned men and women that embody the diversity of the Sikh community and recognize the challenges and triumphs of what it means to be Sikh in the United States.

Washington Sinfonietta - February 24, 2018 Concert

The Falls Church Episcopal

Washington Sinfonietta presents Haydn’s Surprise

Categories: Music: Classical

Winter 2018 Exhibitions and Events at American University Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Winter 2018 Exhibitions and Events at American University Museum

January 27 – March 11, 2018

Museum hours: Tues - Sun 11 a.m - 4 p.m. Closed Monday. Free admission.

Categories: 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.

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