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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.

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

  • Through Friday, August 30, 2019

Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Visitors can experience nature in motion as butterflies soar throughout the conservatory.

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.

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Grand Hotel

Signature Theater

It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars. At the bustling Grand Hotel a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist, and an ailing bookkeeper collide in a non-stop musical toast to the high life.

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

"Senior Capstone Exhibition 1" at McDaniel College

Rice Gallery

This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

2019 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

Target Gallery presents a new group exhibition spotlighting the work of 4 emerging artists to highlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

April Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Gallery Clarendon Features:

"Vogue" in the Overlook Gallery, Works by Courtney Kolker

Additionally, our April Member Show in the Main gallery

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

April Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

April Events  at Gallery Underground

Featured artist: James Bellows, woodworker

Focus Gallery: Member Show - "Out of Place"

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, 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

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014

The Kreeger Museum

The Kreeger Museum presents Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014, exploring the work of Charles Hinman, an abstract painter who pioneered three-dimensional, shaped canvasses during the 1960s.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

The Printmaking Legacy Project’s® first national print exhibition, Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking features ten innovative print artists from across the country who employ the finest examples of hand printed and digital techniques. They explore themes of culture, identity, religion, environment, memory, and art history.

Categories: Arts, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 1 p.m. Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall. 45 minutes.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Gallery Exhibit: Black and White

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

The Arts Barn's professional art gallery exhibits the region’s most accomplished artists, including painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers, and more. Artwork is original and available for purchase.

Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Greg Ward Reggae Explosion @ Dirty Habit

Dirty Habit DC

From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on April 24, Dirty Habit will bring Caribbean flair to the courtyard with an evening of reggae-infused beats and the eclectic sounds of Greg Ward.

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the beautifully decorated Senate corridors of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. This 30-minute tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

In Peak Bloom: Interactive Cherry Blossom Exhibition

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE celebrates spring and women in the arts and tech with the annual cherry blossom inspired seasonal exhibition in the nation’s capital. ​In Peak Bloom features interactive and immersive digital art installations inspired by the fragile beauty and ephemeral nature of the cherry blossom, reminding us of how precious and fleeting life is.

Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Kenneth Victor Young (1933-2017) moved to Washington, DC in 1964 where he began to paint abstract forms with washed acrylics on unprimed canvas. Young’s artistic philosophy was to bring order out of chaos. His studies in physics and the natural sciences at Indiana University informed a different imagery—a fusion of brilliant colors.

Categories: Arts, Free

Medical Museum Science Cafe: Finding Our Lost

National Museum of Health and Medicine

Hear from Dr. Thomas Holland about finding our lost service personnel.

Categories: Lecture, Free, History

More to Math: From Education to Real-World Application

Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center, Howard Community College

Christine H. Fox, assistant director for policy and analysis of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, Maryland, will present a community talk on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Howard Community College.

Categories: Lecture, Free

Peripheral Visions: Studio Art MFA First Year Exhibition

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Peripheral Visions focuses on the community as well as individuality formed in the first year of the Studio Art MFA Program, showing a group of very different artists working and learning how to grow together.

Categories: Arts, Free

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

Sacred Feminine Art Exhibit - Opening Reception 7 - 9 pm

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Sacred Feminine” art exhibit runs from May 3-June 2, 2019. This show explores female energy, the power of life and birth; it connects that energy to ideas, expressions, dreams, life and all of existence. Tap in to your Sacred Feminine and channel the goddess. Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 7-9pm. View exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA. Details

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Six Weeks to Wellness Program with Giant Food

Giant Food

Kick-start your health and wellness goals with the nutritionist at Giant! 

Categories: Discussion, Free, Lecture

Sketching: Draw and Discover!

Luce Foundation Center, third floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on view in the Luce Foundation Center, then create your own work of art.

Categories: Arts, Free

Space Cowgirls: Ciara Barsotti

Glen Echo Park

The exhibition is a series that explores humanity’s relationship with the land and this planet we call “Earth.”

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Spacey Comedy Open Mic and Improv Jam

SpaceyCloud Lounge DC

Free comedy show and improv jam every Tuesday at 8pm in Adams Morgan

Squire Broel

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

A selection of Broel’s life-sized to monumentally-sized totemic bronze sculptures creates space for reflection and contemplation about what it means to be human, be engaged as an individual within community, and interact intentionally with the natural world. In his series of vertically oriented structures, Broel references tangible and intangible notions that resonate universally: botanical and architectural structures, environmental rhythms, physical and emotional solitude.

Categories: Arts, Free

Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Eduardo Carrillo’s (1937-1997) artwork has been described as mystical, realistic, surreal, and visionary. His imagery, whether grounded in the everyday world or infused with magical realism, reflects his relationship to his native California and to his Mexican heritage, as well as to his early religious upbringing and respect for European traditions in art.

Categories: Arts, Free

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Makes Kennedy Center Debut

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik makes his Kennedy Center debut, presented by Washington Performing Arts.

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Makes Kennedy Center Debut

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik makes his Kennedy Center debut, presented by Washington Performing Arts.

Categories: Music: Classical

Wings of Fancy

Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Visitors can experience nature in motion as butterflies soar throughout the conservatory. 

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

Women Making Waves: Julie Packard and Marcia McNutt

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Celebrate Earth Week with marine biologist and conservation advocate Julie Packard and the National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt in a discussion about ocean conservation and science leadership.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Lecture

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana). This long-overdue exhibition examines the artist’s prolific yet largely unknown career that spans almost 70 years, featuring more than 60 works including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, and sculptural pieces, alongside illustrations, design sketches, and ephemera.

Categories: Arts, International, Exhibits

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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