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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.

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.

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

  • Through Sunday, September 9, 2018

Marking the Infinite spotlights the work of nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists that asks us to consider the unity and diversity of our world.

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"Anything Goes" Presented by Rockville Musical Theatre

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" Presented by Rockville Musical Theatre

Categories: Theater, Dance, Arts

"Religions of the World" by Dee Levinson

Touchstone Gallery

"Religions of the World" by Dee Levinson

Dee Levinson's fascination with the religion is revealed in a new series of oil paintings that attempt to capture part of the essence of a religion through individual portraits, symbolism and signs.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

National Postal Museum

In this exhibition, 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.

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

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

Born of Strife

Garth Newel Music Center

 Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, Va presents, Born of Strife a concert featuring Garth Newel Piano Quartet with Aaron Berofsky, violin and Emerging Artist Fellows performing the works of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms.

Categories: Music: Classical

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Experience the History • The Fashion • The House

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

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.

EatLoco Leesburg Outdoor Market

EatLoco Leesburg Outdoor Market

Join us at the Village at Leesburg every Sunday from 9am to 1pm. Open from now through December, this outdoor market provides some of the finest farm fresh ingredients and artisan goods Northern VA has to offer!

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.

Immersive and Virtual Experience: Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis

ARTECHOUSE

Explore the mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns at Summer’s best immersive art exhibition - Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis at ARTECHOUSE DC.

Jane Franklin Dance Performs at Lubber Run

Lubber Run Amphitheater

Movement and theater inspired by nostalgia, generational differences and the Greater outdoors

Categories: Dance, Arts, Other Events

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

The Phillips Collection

Marking the Infinite spotlights the work of nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists that asks us to consider the unity and diversity of our world.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

Nikki Brugnoli: Convergence / On view through August 17

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

An exhibition of drawings, prints, and artist books by Nikki Brugnoli

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Nordic Impressions

The Phillips Collection

Nordic Impressions is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years. It features works by 62 artists from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the self-governing islands of Åland, Faroe, and Greenland.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

Old “Fuego” Space is New Clarendon Art Gallery

Clarendon Art Gallery

Arlington, VA – The former restaurant space for Fuego Cocina Y Taquileria at the corner of Clarendon Boulevard and N. Fillmore Street is now occupied by artists.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Portrait Discovery Kits

National Portrait Gallery Education Center

Portrait Discovery Kits are an interactive and imaginative way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery and their contributions to American history.

Portrait Story Days – STEM

National Portrait Gallery Education Center

Visitors can listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

Portrait Story Days – Trailblazers

National Portrait Gallery Education Center

Visitors can listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

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

Silver Linings: Stories in Silver

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Silver Linings

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Summer Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Summer exhibitions on view June 16-August 12: Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective, FIGURES: Kiley Ames, Janice Nowinski, Kyle Staver, Jo Weiss, Things Unseen: The Fluency of Abstraction, and Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center. Be sure to join us for our opening reception on June 16, 6-9PM. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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

Sunday Serenity Yoga

Dumbarton House

A 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! 

Sunday Serenity Yoga

Dumbarton House

Enjoy a slow Sunday stretch in our garden! 

Taking Action for Animals Conference

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Join the Humane Society of the United States for this year’s Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) Conference, the leading national conference in the animal advocacy movement.

The Edge of the Universe Players 2 Presents: The Vandal

Caos on F Street

The Edge of the Universe Players 2, a theatre company whose past plays have received critical praise from multiple media outlets, including The Washington Post, will perform The Vandal, by Hamish Linklater, in the Capital FringeFestival. The play will run from Saturday, July 7 to Saturday, July 28 at Caos on F Street, (923 F Street, NW).

Categories: Theater

Time Out: Paintings and Photography by Patrick and Lisa Sieg

Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Time Out: Paintings and Photography by Patrick and Lisa Sieg

Categories: Exhibits

Tinker Bell

Adventure Theatre

A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy’s point of view.

Udvar-Hazy Center Summer Concert Series: July

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

Our popular summer concert series is back! Bring your friends and family for a free performance in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar. For the July concert, the City of Fairfax Band will play.

Woodlawn Makers in the Mansion Exhibit

Historic Woodlawn

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House presents Makers in the Mansion: A Transformed African American Community at Woodlawn through the Artisan Eye, an installation in our museum areas from June-October 2018. Woodlawn is open for tours Friday-Monday, 11:00-3:00. Visit www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org for details.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

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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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