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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.

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. 

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.


Wed • April 25, 2018


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Open Life Drawing - Short / Long Pose Sessions

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

Categories: Arts

"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

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

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

African American History of the Potomac River - Understanding 12 Years of Slave

Potomac River Tours

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.

Alzheimer's Association Support Group

Grace United Methodist Church-Hartwood

This support group is for care-givers and loved ones with dementia. They will be meeting on the 4th Weds of every month, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

April Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

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

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

Chao Tian

Mansion at Strathmore

A leading performer on the Chinese dulcimer, Chao Tian received her master’s degree in musical performance in 2010. 

Community Lunch

Grace United Methodist Church-Hartwood

Community Lunch

Distress Signals: Historical Waypoints in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries since 1850

National Academy of Sciences building

Join the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine for its 19th Annual Revelle Lecture, given by W. Jeffrey Bolster, distinguished history professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Categories: History, Lecture, Free

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!

First Person 2018 Series: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history in a way that is extraordinary in its immediacy and power. Each hour-long program features a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor.

Categories: History, Free

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

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

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.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Learn how museum conservators preserve SAAM’s artworks.

Categories: Arts, Free

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

Music in Mind: Hai-Ye Ni, cello

The Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center/Dance Studios

Philadelphia Orchestra principal cellist Hai-Ye Ni performs Arensky’s uniquely scored String Quartet No. 2, joined by School of Music faculty James Stern, Katherine Murdock, Eric Kutz and Rita Sloan.

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

Outside the Lines

The Lab at Convergence

Arts on the Horizon Presents Outside the Lines, a nonverbal, gently interactive, tango-infused play about pen pals for ages 2-5 and their families.

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


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

Spring Art Classes at Montpelier

Montpelier Arts Center

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

Categories: 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

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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