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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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Adventure Days - Summer Camp for Children!

National Museum of the Marine Corps

A two-day camp with fun activities and experiments for children ages 5-6.

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

Ancestry Art Exhibit Opening Reception

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The “Ancestry” exhibit (August 3 – September 2, 2018) showcases the strength of Del Ray Artisans community, namely our cultural diversity. Together, the “Ancestry” exhibit highlights how the diverse, vibrant cultures of our members come together to form one strong community, just like our country’s motto—E Pluribus Unum, or “Out of Many, One”. Opening: Friday, August 3, 7-9pm. Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

August Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

“POWER OF NATURE” Juried Exhibit by Gallery Members

Dates:  August 1-31, 2018

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

August Show at New Clarendon Art Gallery

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

New Clarendon Art Gallery features AUGUST Show

Categories: Arts, 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

Best Laid Plans

The Old Spaghetti Factory

Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller!

Categories: Theater

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Curtains

The Theatre Lab

The Theatre Lab's Musical Institute for Teens presents Curtains!

Categories: Theater, Arts, Music: Other

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Experience the History • The Fashion • The House

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

EatLoco Food Truck Rally

Brambleton

Every other Thursday this summer, in the heart of the Brambleton town center, you and your family are invited to enjoy some of Northern Virginia’s finest Food Trucks from 5pm to 8pm.

Family Thursdays

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of Exhibition Hall and learn about how the country, Congress and the Capitol grew over time. Meet in the entrance to Exhibition Hall.

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitors 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.  

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, Arts, History

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, Arts, History

Hidden Treasures: Restoration and Archaeology at Montpelier

Montpelier Mansion

Exhibit examines archaeology and restoration at Montpelier Histoirc Site during its year-long restoration in 2013. Includes hands-on kids' activities. 

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.

Kids, Teens, Teachers Used Book Sale

Reston Regional Library

Shop over 10,000 VERY GOOD condition books. 

Categories: Books & Authors

Live! Concert Series on the Plaza

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Free lunchtime performances featuring the area's most talented entertainers. 

Categories: Free, Music: Other

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

Music at 1310 Kitchen & Bar

1310 Kitchen & Bar

Come join us at 1310 Kitchen & Bar every Thursday night for Live Music!

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

NIH’s All of Us Journey Comes to DC’s Sacred Heart School

Sacred Heart School

The League of United Latin American Citizens and National Hispanic Council on Aging invites the Washington, DC community to visit the All of Us Journey and learn how you can help change the future of health.

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

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

Rabbit-Proof Fence

The Phillips Collection

Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. 

Categories: Film, Arts

Teen Night

The National Building Museum

At this exclusive event, teens experience the Museum, including Fun House, after hours while dancing to a DJ, relaxing with friends, or trying out a design challenge. 

Categories: Free, Family Oriented

Thursdays at Noon: Overlooked

National Portrait Gallery G Street Lobby

Discover people and faces from American history that you might not know—but should!

US - Emerging Voices in Clay

District Clay Center

This exciting and expansive exhibition, curated by Roberto Lugo, Ceramic Artist of The Year, showcases emerging women artists from across the country and their revolutionary pieces that reveal their personal journeys and experiences in this fragmented, and at times perplexing world. Their work looks at the difficulties we encounter, the places we create to shelter and nurture ourselves and the political and cultural winds that buffet us.

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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