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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.

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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"Cityscapes and Landscapes" Art Exhibit during January at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

"Cityscapes and Landscapes" Art Exhibit at Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Signs of the Times" National Juried Show at Clarendon Gallery

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

"Signs of the Times" National Juried show at Gallery Clarendon

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

African American History of the Potomac River - Understanding 12 Years of Slave

Potomac River Tours

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

Art Trivia Night

The Art League Gallery

Art Trivia Night (Thursday, Jan. 17): Alex Trebek meets Toulouse-Lautrec! Join us for light hearted, creative competition; local brews, bar snacks & special prizes. Members: Free! Non-members: suggested donation: $10

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Food & Wine

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

Beth Wood

BlackRock Center for the Arts

From the moment a curious five-year-old girl asked to study piano to when a grown woman opens her mouth, heart, eyes, and hands to sing her song for a live audience, music is a constant for Beth Wood.

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Faces Art Exhibit January 4th - 27th

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The “Faces” art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans features portraits that show the life a person has lived, joy a person emanates, wisdom gained through years of living, and focuses on the soul of the person. Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 7-9pm. View the exhibit from January 4-27, 2019 at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details and special workshop information at www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/faces

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Family Program January 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

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 an area not included on the Capitol Tour. 45 minutes.

Gallery Exhibit: Interior Spaces

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., except on major holidays.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

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

Immersive Multimedia Exhibition: Everything in Existence by fuse*

ARTECHOUSE

Become a part of something bigger. Everything in Existence is the first solo North American exhibition for the award-winning and internationally-recognized studio fuse*.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

January Exhibitions at Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery

Come wear the body sculptures and dance if you like. This installation of sculptures is meant to be interacted with. Tory’s work is about the fierce joys in life.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

On Fly in The Salt

National Sporting Library & Museum

On Fly in the Salt: From the Surf to the Flats is a curated journey through time, filled with the people, places, and innovations that have made saltwater fly fishing one of the fastest growing sectors of the exciting and dynamic angling industry.

Categories: Exhibits, History

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

Social Animals Movie Screening

Landmark E Street Cinema

"Social Animals" movie screening, followed by a Q&A-style discussion with two of the filmmakers. Free soda and popcorn! Tickets required. 

Categories: Film, Arts, Theater

Somewhere Over the Sea: Pottery by Eunkyung Han

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is present, Somewhere Over the Sea, showcasing ceramic work by 2018 Labor Day Art Show’s Park View Artist Awardee Eunkyung Han.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither  

Arena Players

The Arena Players Gallery & Exhibition Space is showing its latest exhibition, Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither,  December 15th, 2018 through February 28th, 2019.  This collection spans from her personal mentors to Baltimore history and icons from the wider African American community. 

Categories: Arts, History, Exhibits

Winter Workshops at the Arts Barn

Arts Barn of Gaithersburg

Winter workshops offered at the Arts Barn

Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

Gallup World Headquarters

Lemonade Day Teams Up with Gallup Hosting 2nd Annual Briefing on Business Startup Challenges and Youth Entrepreneurship 

Categories: Lecture

[Land]scape: MFA Exhibition & Artist Talk

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Artist Talk & Closing Reception Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:00pm. [Land]scape is an exhibition of works by current MFA candidates in George Mason’s School of Art, on view now until February 1, 2019 at Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University.  

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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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