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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.

Painting Shakespeare

  • Through Sunday, February 11, 2018

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger - its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists.

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A Curator Collects Highlights from the collection of H. Elaine Jackson

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Washington DC-based collector and independent curator H. Elaine Jackson has acquired and exhibited work by prominent mid-late 20th century artists of color for nearly four decades. Her extensive collection draws from the continental US as well from the Caribbean basin and Africa, with a specific focus on graphic media.

Categories: 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

Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) invites local writers to enter the Essay & Short Story Contest for a chance to win up to $500 and be published in Bethesda Magazine.

Call for Artists - Bethesda Painting Awards

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the 14th annual Bethesda Painting Awards.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Auditions

Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night in Georgetown,DC

Chinese Disco Nightclub

FREE Live standup comedy show in Georgetown by local standup comedians $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Friday night 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE SHOW www.StandupComedyToGo.com Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Collage Concert

Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre

Presented as part of the Mid-Atlantic Honor Band invitational, this year’s Collage Concert features an array of music performances by some of Shenandoah Conservatory’s finest faculty and student ensembles.

Directed Actions

Logan Fringe Arts Space

Directed Actions is a live video series created by local artist Robin Bell

Categories: Film, Exhibits

Fact or Fiction Fridays: "Iron Jawed Angels"

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Contrast and compare facts to a Hollywood film clip about an historic moment that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. Meet in the Senate Theater in Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

Categories: History, Lecture, Discussion

Fine Arts Quartet with Alon Goldstein, piano

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ

The Fine Arts Quartet has been called the "The Dream Team" and were declared by the Washington Post "one of the gold-plated names in chamber music." Pianist Alon Goldstein joins them for a concert of Mozart and more featuring Mozart's String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 ("Dissonant") and Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488, Scarlatti's 3 Sonata and Rachmaninoff's String Quartet No. 1 in g minor (1889). 

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. 45 minutes.  

Friday Morning Music Club--Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series

Calvary Baptist Church

The Friday Morning Music Club invites you to our series of free concerts at the Calvary Baptist Church. Performances are most Fridays at noon and feature a diverse and talented group of musicians. All ages are welcome to attend!

Front Window Featured Artist: Rozart

Brentwood Arts Exchange

Rozart comes from the work “Roze” meaning pink in Bosnian, the native language of brand creators Alma Selimovic and Svetlana Purkovic. For them, pink symbolizes kindness and compassion, the perfect meaning for work that is created with a focus on comfort and love.

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Gallery 209 January of Abstract art by Geri Olson

Gallery 209

Native Washingtonian Geri Olson featured Gallery 209 January artist.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Gallery 209 new art gallery opens in Rockville

Gallery 209

Gallery 209, a new art gallery, opens in the Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, MD

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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

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

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

January Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists. Featured Artist is Jessica Mickey. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Kickstart Your Health Immersion

Barnard Medical Center

Kick off the New Year right with Neal Barnard, M.D., and the clinicians and dietitians of the Barnard Medical Center for an exceptional plant-based Kickstart Your Health Immersion!

Love Americas Style: Romance for a New World

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

Join us for a musical tour of the Western Hemisphere! We will be singing selections by Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino, Canadian composer John Greer, as well as selections from the beloved American Songbook.

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with Time is Fire and Light Beams

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor

It’s local bands and local beer!

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

Nutshell Studies Gallery Talk and Book Signing

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join author and photographer Corinne Botz on a tour of the exhibition Murder is Her HobbyA book signing will follow.

Categories: Arts, Books & Authors

Painting Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger - its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Passport to the World - Words and Music Love Americas Style "Romance for a New World"

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

The Passport Festival is a unique concert series that celebrates the music and dance of cultures around the world featuring traditional music and dance bands along with fusion bands and contemporary artists that draw inspiration from world music.

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

Poetry Contest

Bethesda Urban Partnership

Submit your poem for a chance to win up to $350 and have your work published on The Writer's Center's blog and magazine!

Sally Canzoneri: Double Takes

The Art League Gallery

Lenticular photographs that chronicle the DMV’s evolving landscape through images that are not just moving—they move.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Schubert's "Die Winterreise" Song Cycle Candlelight Chamber Recital for Voice and Piano

St. Louis Church Concert and Artist Series

Schubert’s “Die Winterreise” Song Cycle Candlelight Chamber Recital Jan. 19 at Historic St. Louis Chapel

  The St. Louis Concert and Artist Series moves to the Parish’s historic 1889 Chapel for a free Candlelight Chamber Recital for voice and piano 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

  Bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger and pianist Heather Adelsberger will perform Franz Schubert’s song cycle, “Die Winterreise.”

Categories: Music: Classical, Free, Tours

Sensorium Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans (January 5-28, 2018)

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The "Sensorium" art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans honors the emotional impact of our human journey invoked by our senses. Exhibit runs January 5-28, 2018. Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

The Late Shift: Brand New Day

The Torpedo Factory

Welcome 2018 with a spirited celebration of art, music, and dance.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

Videofreex Invade DC (peacefully)

Rhizome DC

DC Premiere of "Here Come the Videofreex" with Videofreex Davidson Gigliotti, Skip Blumberg, and Rhea Kennedy Morgenstern in person is the first of six monthly screenings that capture the activism, hedonism and creativity of the utopian 1970s. <http://www.rhizomedc.org/new-events/2018/1/19/videofreex-live-rhizome> plus a Street Journalism Production Workshop.

Categories: Arts, Film, Discussion

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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