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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.

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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"Reinvention" Art Exhibit at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

VCA Animal Hospital

Del Ray Artisans presents “Reinvention”, a Gallery Without Walls exhibit, with artists reinventing old artwork or themselves in 2-demensional pieces to celebrate the new renovations at the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, 2660 Duke Street, Alexandria, 22314. March 4-June 10, 2018.  Patrons may view the artwork at VCA Alexandria during regular business hours and at the discretion of hospital staff.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

11th Annual Spotlight Bluegrass & American Roots

The Auld Shebeen

Bluegrass at The Auld Shebeen with Andrew Acosta and Friends. Free and open to the public. Visit www.fairfaxspotlight.org for more information.

13th annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Old Town Kensington

Family friendly street festival spanning three blocks in Old Town Kensington celebrating authors and books with live music, speakers, poets, children's program, and much more! 11am - 4pm.

2001: A Space Odyssey Immersive Art Exhibit

National Air and Space Museum

Explore and take your photo in an iconic scene from "2001: A Space Odyssey" in this immersive art exhibition.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

2018 Emerging Artists

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Target Gallery is launching a new annual exhibition series to spotlight emerging artists of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. This inaugural year features Katie BarrieRonald JacksonHollis McCracken, and Holly Trout. They were selected by a jury panel: Ksenia Grishkova, director of Touchstone GalleryBlair Murphy, independent curator; and Jack Rasmussen, director and curator at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

43rd Annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Over 250 of the country's most talented artisans will display their latest handmade creations for 3 days only.

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

This traveling exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) with representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by George Stubbs, Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, and George Morland— celebrates Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the VMFA.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

A Touch of Magic Art Exhibit April 6 - 29, 2018

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Del Ray Artisans “A Touch of Magic” exhibit is inspired by the subtle, simple, complex, or bold magic that creates life’s special moments, fulfilled dreams, rare experiences, and fosters the recognition of beauty. The art will be on display from April 6-29, 2018. Opening Reception is Friday, April 6, 7-9pm. View the exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details: www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

African American Women's Resource Center's Oratory Contest for Teenage Girls - Deadline is May 4th

African American Women's Resource Center

Teenage girls in the Washington DC Metropolitan area are encouraged to enter this prestigious Contest to win cash prizes for their effective and convincing speeches on issues that affect them and their community. The  Contest is May 19; however, the deadline for applications is May 4th.

Air Play

The Music Center at Strathmore

Perfect for families, Air Play’s flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.

Categories: Family Oriented, Theater

April Gallery Display

Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery April Art Show

Categories: Arts

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

Beyond the Studio with Vina Sananikone

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Hear from professionals who work in the arts, then try it yourself with a hands-on activity related to the speaker’s expertise.

Categories: Arts, Food & Wine, Exhibits

Bunny Mellon: The life of an American Style Icon

National Sporting Library & Museum

This Spring, Paul Mellon’s British Sporting Art collection comes home to Middleburg in A Sporting Vision, NSLM’s feature exhibition. It is only fitting that during Garden Week we also pay homage to his wife, Bunny Mellon, whose legacy lives on at the Oak Spring Foundation, in the White House Rose Garden, and countless other places around the world.

Carol Brown Goldberg: Entanglement

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An solo exhibition of the work of D.C. artist Carol Brown Goldberg.

Categories: Arts, Free

Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg Spring Concert

Hope Presbyterian Church

Classical concert by highly trained group of singers featuring selections from Handel's Coronation Anthems.

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Constellation Theatre Company presents "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"

Source Theatre

Caught in the midst of a social revolution, a servant girl risks her life to rescue an abandoned baby of noble birth. Award-winning Constellation Theatre Company presents a daringly immersive production of Bertolt Brecht's epic adventure tale featuring live original music.

Categories: Theater, Music: Other, Arts

DelMarVa Depression Glass Club Annual Show and Sale

DelMarVa Depression Glass Club Show and Sale

This annual 2 day event is outstanding for all types of glass, books, linens and other collectibles from the Depression Era to the 1950s. This year's special display is Fenton glass. The free glass identification is always popular as is the delicious food for sale. DuVal High School is easy to find. Please visit us!

Earth Day

Sky Meadows State Park

Celebrate Earth Day at Sky Meadows State Park with our various programs about conservation and even lend a hand in a volunteer conservation project.

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.

Eloise Greenfield Day

Sankofa Video & Bookstore

Sankofa Video and Books, the largest purveyor of African-American children’s literature in the District, is celebrating the work of renowned children’s book author Eloise Greenfield and the 40th anniversary of her seminal collection, Honey, I Love and Other Poems.

Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival

Old Town Hall

Come to the City of Fairfax and enjoy the celebration of three decades of arts at one of Virginia’s foremost arts festivals!

Francisco Toledo: Toledo Múltiple

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An exhibition of the work of Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, shown with his collection of prints.

Categories: Arts, Free

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Hylton Performing Arts Center

A world premiere musical based upon the New York Times best-selling picture book about construction vehicles by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld demonstrates the importance of teamwork, follow-through, hard work, and bedtime rituals.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Hylton Performing Arts Center

A world premiere musical based upon the New York Times best-selling picture book about construction vehicles by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld demonstrates the importance of teamwork, follow-through, hard work, and bedtime rituals.

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

James Gurney Artist Lecture at Yellow Barn Studio

Glen Echo Park

The Friends of the Yellow Barn will welcome internationally known artist, author, and illustrator, James Gurney, to the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery on Sunday, April 22, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Mr. Gurney will present two brief lectures, “Composition: The Eye, the Mind, and the Story” and “Looking at Faces,” which will include a live portrait painting demonstration and book signing, with reception to follow.

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Adventure Theatre

When the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they meet Cap’n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. But they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot!

Kite Fly Day

The Music Center at Strathmore

Grab your kites and head to Strathmore for a day of fun and spectacle!

Kumo: Miya Ando

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

An exhibition of the artwork of Miya Ando, curated by Aria Gannon.

Categories: Arts, Free

Lee Mingwei - Sonic Blossom

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Great Hall

Categories: Arts

Live Music @ The Dubliner

The Dubliner

Join us this week at The Dubliner, the District’s premiere locale for authentic Irish fare and food, for our continuing live music concert series.

Maryland Opera Studio: Dialogues Des Carmélites

The Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center/Dance Studios

Premiered in 1957, Poulenc's opera explores religious devotion and self-sacrifice through the story of Blanche de la Force, a young aristocratic woman who joins the Carmelite Order to escape the violence of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. 

Categories: Theater

Maryland Psychic Fair

Elk's Lodge

A Psychic Fair that is not to large and not to small

Michael Clark: Washington Artist

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

An exhibition at the American University Museum sponsored by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

Categories: Arts, 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 Brass Quintet with organist, Randall Sheets

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

The National Brass Quintet and organist Randall Sheets present "The Instrument of Kings Meets the King of Instruments;" the splendor of brass and organ, performing music of Handel, Strauss, Gabrieli, Strauss and Sousa. Free admission, donations accepted, childcare provided.

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

New Dominion Chorale to Perform Mozart Sacred Works

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

New Dominion Chorale will conclude its 27th season with a program of Sacred Music of W. A. Mozart

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

Potomac Mills Carnival

Potomac Mills Mall

Enjoy family fun along the colorful midway with rides for all ages, carnival games, favorite fair food and free circus thrill shows. Visit Potomac Mills Carnival for details.

Potted Potter

Sidney Harman Hall

POTTED POTTER takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Potted Potter

Sidney Harman Hall

POTTED POTTER takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Potted Potter

Sidney Harman Hall

POTTED POTTER takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Robert Gilbert's "A Study of Manhattan: Power, Dominance, & Excitement"

The Art League Gallery

New York City is a visual cacophony. From the blaring taxis to the dense throngs of people, New York City is a feeling. Through large, kaleidoscopic oil paintings, painter Robert Gilbert evokes the unmistakable emotion of the boisterous, bustling, sleepless city.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

SAKURA YUME: Seasonal ART + TECH Experience

ARTECHOUSE

Celebrate spring and cherry blossom season with SAKURA YUME, a large-scale seasonal installation at ARTECHOUSE.

Shakespeare's Birthday

Folger Shakespeare Library

Join the Folger for this beloved annual tradition, as we celebrate the birthday of the Bard with a day full of festivities.

SOON at The Highwood Theatre

The Highwood Theatre

After a world premiere at Signature Theatre in 2015, Nick Blaemire’s original musical “SOON” returns to DC in an all-new production at The Highwood Theatre – featuring two exceptional student and adult casts performing in rep

Categories: Theater, Arts, Music: Other

SOON at The Highwood Theatre

The Highwood Theatre

After a world premiere at Signature Theatre in 2015, Nick Blaemire’s original musical “SOON” returns to DC in an all-new production at The Highwood Theatre – featuring two exceptional student and adult casts performing in rep

Categories: Theater, Arts, Music: Other

Spring Art Classes at Montpelier

Montpelier Arts Center

Registration is now open for Spring Art Classes at Montpelier Arts Center!

Categories: Arts, Other Events

Spring Concert of Glorious Chants from European Renaissance Masters at St. Louis Church April 22 in Clarksville, Howard County

St. Louis Church Concert and Artist Series

The versatile Barclay Brass ensemble, St. Louis Choir and guest artists perform glorious chants of the European Renaissance masters – echoing from royalty to iconic cathedrals -- 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at St. Louis Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike (off Rte. 108 near Rte. 32), Clarksville. Free; no tickets required. 410-531-6040 or www.stlconcertseries.org .

Spring Fellowship Worship Service

Grace United Methodist Church-Hartwood

Spring Fellowship Worship Service

Sunday Afternoon Waltz

Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Join us for a Waltz Dance and lesson at Glen Echo, always with live music! No partner required.

Categories: Dance, Music: Other

The Hot Sardines

George Mason University Center for the Arts

“One of the best jazz bands in New York today” (Forbes) makes its debut at the Center where they transport the audience to New York speakeasies, Parisian jazz cabarets, and New Orleans jazz clubs.

Categories: Music: Other, Arts

The Hunger Wall: Poster Workshop #dc1968

DC Public Library, West End Branch

Join an artist in residence, Adrienne Gaither, to create original posters in this hands-on workshop, incorporating imagery from the Poor People’s Campaign Collection in DC Public Library's Special Collections. For the 50th anniversary, the Library is hosting a series of programs and events as part of their “People’s University” campaign to highlight the experiences that shaped 1968 locally and nationally.

Categories: Arts, History

The Muslim Women of Spoken Word

Busboys and Poets @ 5th & K (The Cullen Room)

A great event for the whole family to enjoy… The Muslim Women of Spoken Word! Seven Women of the Mic will converge on the stage to captivate and poetically enthrall you with the truths they know as life through Poetry and Spoken Word. Though their cultural and geographic origins may differ, their experiences are radically different and the shades they see the world through focus differently

Categories: Music: Other, Arts, Theater

The Washington Group Cultural Fund concert Series

Alexandria's History Museum, The Lyceum

Pianist Serhiy Salov will present a piano concert featuring the works of Bach, Chopin, Lysenko And Shamo.

Categories: Music: Classical

The Winter's Tale

Folger Shakespeare Library

Consider joining us for a special performance of The Winter's Tale to enhance your theater-going experience.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

Up in the Air

Mansion at Strathmore

Featuring innovative kite makers and flyers, this exhibition explores the artistry of kites in their abundant color and sculptural design. 

Categories: Arts

VOCE Chamber Singers Presents Light from Light: The Tudor Legacy

Church of the Holy Comforter

This a cappella program pairs two iconic twentieth-century works, Ralph Vaughan Williams's Mass in G Minor and Herbert Howells's Requiem, as well as music by William Harris and Bob Chilcott, with works by three Tudor composers -- Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and Orlando Gibbons. Pairing old with new, one can hear how these later composers incorporated and reinterpreted the rich polyphonic soundscape of their predecessors.

Wild Things: National Capital Art Glass Guild

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the National Capital Art Glass Guild are pleased to present Wild Things. 

Categories: Arts

Witch

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

 Witch is a world premiere musical examines the complex and compelling stories of women who’ve been labeled as witches throughout the centuries.

Categories: Theater

Witch

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

Witch is a world premiere musical examines the complex and compelling stories of women who’ve been labeled as witches throughout the centuries.

Categories: Theater

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