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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.

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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National Symphony Orchestra: Jankowski conducts Brahms's First Symphony / Jackiw plays Bruch

Kennedy Center, Concert Hall

Known for his skill with the core classical repertoire, conductor Marek Janowski leads Bruch's electrifying First Violin Concerto featuring the NSO debut of Stefan Jackiw. The program also includes Brahms's Beethoven-influenced Symphony No. 1.

Categories: Music: Classical

"Art Squared" Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Art Squared” explores the synergy of art with mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Exhibit runs February 2-25, 2018 and includes workshops for STEM-interested public. Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Categories: Arts, Free, Family Oriented

"Flights of Fancy" Story Time

National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

Museum staff will read stories for children about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, the night sky, and winged creatures that soar through the skies. 

28th Annual Bonita Lestina Performance Series

Old Town Hall

Join us for a free performance that begins at 8:00pm October through April, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Old Town Hall (except Government holidays)

Categories: Free, Music: Other, Arts

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

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

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Conversation Circle

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

G Street Lobby

Categories: Lecture

Cornel West Theory

Logan Fringe Art Space

Cornel West Theory plays at Logan Fringe Arts Space

Categories: Music: Other

Exhibition. Michèle Colburn: The More Things Change

Arlington Arts Center

Exhibition featuring works by this DC-metro based artist known for her multi-media works exploring socio-political themes.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Arts

Fact or Fiction Fridays: “The Rosa Parks Story”

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Contrast and compare historic facts to a film clip from the 2002 television movie, “The Rosa Parks Story.” Learn about the documentation Rosa Parks left behind about a day of peaceful defiance that inspired a movement. Meet in the Senate Theater of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

Categories: Film, History, Lecture

February Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Shops of Crystal City

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists. Featured artist is Sandi Parker

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

February Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

February Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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--Composers Concert Series

Calvary Baptist Church

The Friday Morning Music Club invites you to a free concert at the Calvary Baptist Church. The performance will feature musical works composed by very talented FMMC members. All ages are welcome to attend.

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Enjoy viewing the beautiful and historic artwork that decorates the Halls of the Senate.

Categories: Arts, History, Tours

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Enjoy viewing the beautiful and historic artwork that decorates the Halls of the Senate.

Categories: Arts, History, Tours

Herndon High School Choir Department presents "Back to Broadway"

Herndon High School Auditorium

Join us for our 20th Anniversary Broadway Cabaret—an evening of high-energy performances that will leave you singing and dancing!

Categories: Music: Other, Dance, Theater

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

Il Lauro Verde

Folger Shakespeare Library

The Blossoming of the Italian Baroque

JazzZelle In Concert: an Urban Music Experience

Thurgood Marshall Center

JazzZelle in Concert Friday February 23, 2018 7:30pm
An Urban Music Experience and Reception

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home

The Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center/Dance Studios

An interactive contemporary dance performance focused on loving, longing and loss. Experience the show in silence, or don headphones to layer on a rich soundscape.

Categories: Dance

Michael W. Smith Concert

Museum of the Bible

Multi-Platinum, three-time Grammy® Award winning artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith celebrates the release of two albums with a historic night at Museum of the Bible World Stage Theater on Friday, Feb. 23. Less than 400 seats are available for this night of music, stories and worship.

Categories: Music: Other

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

Open Studio Fridays

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Education Center

Categories: Arts

Peter and the Staratcher

Unitarian Universalist Church-Arlington

Peter and the Staratcher

Categories: Theater

Piano Quartets of Dvorak and Brahms

BannerArts

Piano Quartets by Brahms and Dvorak at a chamber music house concert in Takoma Park

Categories: Music: Classical

Stick Fly

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with NKH Repertory Theatre and The Finest! Performance Foundation, Inc., Arts on the Green presents Stick Fly. The play runs February 9 through 25, 2018, at the Arts Barn.

Categories: Arts

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

Target Gallery: Passages

Torpedo Factory Art Center

The newest exhibition in Target Gallery explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity.Passages gives an intimate look in to artists’ individual experiences and how they shaped who they are today. Hear juror Adriana Ospina, curator of the Permanent Collection and Education at the Art Museum of Americas, speak during the reception on Second Thursday Art Night, February 8, at 7 pm.  

More than half of the artists on view in the exhibition are from the region. All are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation immigrants to the United States. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

The Late Shift: Uncovering the Waterfront

The Torpedo Factory

Alexandria’s past comes to life with help from the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

The Sikh Project

Sandy Spring Museum

The Sikh Project, in collaboration with the talented British photographers Amit and Naroop, captures the beauty of the Sikh faith and the depth of the Sikh American experience. The exhibition will be on display at the Sandy Spring Museum from February 14-March 24, 2018.

The exhibit, which launched to critical acclaim in 2016, includes 38 portraits of turbaned men and women that embody the diversity of the Sikh community and recognize the challenges and triumphs of what it means to be Sikh in the United States.

VITA at McDaniel College

McDaniel College

Accounting, economics and business administration students at McDaniel College prepare free income tax returns for low-to-moderate income taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Categories: Other Events

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