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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.

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

  • Through Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States.

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.

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"Flood City" at Theater Alliance

Theater Alliance at the Anacostia Playhouse

A dark comedy bringing together past and present centered around the Great Flood of 1889.

Categories: Theater, Discussion

"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

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

Art, Song, and Discovery

The Phillips Collection

Presented in part with Vocal Arts DC, tenor John Matthew Myers presents and narrates a program of music inspired by artworks from The Phillips Collection’s permanent collection. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Music: Other

Atomic Dog Art Exhibit May 4 - 27

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Del Ray Artisans and The Dog Store present "Atomic Dog" May 4-27, 2018, an exhibit inspired by man’s best friend. This fun and heart-warming show features photography, painting, sculpture, and inventive mixed media of all kinds. Come and enjoy artistic expressions of our love for man’s and woman’s best friend – our canine companions.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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 Summer Concert Series

Veterans Park Bethesda

The Bethesda Summer Concert Series will feature free Thursday evening concerts during May, June and July.

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

Charlotte's Web

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

Creative Cauldron presents, Charlotte's Web, a beguiling, new musical version of E.B. White's beloved classic story about Wilbur, the little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever spider friend Charlotte. 

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Creativity and Wellness Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

THEARC

Calling all parents and caregivers! Enjoy a free Creativity and Wellness Workshop. With childcare provided, you can de-stress and have fun doing relaxation, mindfulness and creative exercises. Includes a complimentary Artful Wellness Kit. No experience required. Childcare provided, ages 3 and up. Includes refreshments.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Exhibit: Deborah Conn's "A Sense of Herself"

The Art League Gallery

Watercolorist Deborah Conn celebrates inner resilience and strength through luminous, large-scale portraits of women in her exhibit “A Sense of Herself."

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

Immersive Light Exhibit: Naked Eyes by NONOTAK

ARTECHOUSE

Explore transportive dreamlike environment of Naked Eyes, the first U.S. solo exhibition for the world-renowned artist studio Nonotak. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

Landmark Luncheon: Interior Life with Alessandra Branca

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Join us at a Landmark Society Luncheon with acclaimed interior designer and "top tastemaker" Alessandra Branca in the glorious Spring Garden Party tent on the South Lawn.

May Art Exhibition

Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery May Art Show 

Categories: Arts

May Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

Month long exhibit of local and regional artists at Gallery Underground.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, 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

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

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

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

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Outdoor Tour of the Capitol Grounds

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this 50-minute guided walking tour. Meet outside the north entrance of the Capitol Visitor Center. No passes needed

Portrait Signs

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

G Street Lobby

Categories: Arts

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

Redux: Swiss Beats

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Kogod Courtyard

Categories: Arts

Saint Joan

Folger Shakespeare Library

By George Bernard Shaw

From the acclaimed theater company Bedlam

Directed by Eric Tucker

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

Spring Art Classes at Montpelier

Montpelier Arts Center

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

Categories: Arts, Other Events

The Frederick Douglass Project

The Yards Park

A world premiere musical about Frederick Douglass in Ireland. Staged on a pier in Navy Yard, this site-specific theatre production features live music, hip hop, and dancing in an innovative blend of African-American and Irish culture.

Categories: Theater, International, Arts

Thursdays at Noon: Curator’s Choice

National Portrait Gallery

G Street Lobby

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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