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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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Tue • February 20, 2018

 

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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

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.  

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

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

Join the Court Appointed Special Advocate Community

Jemal Calvert's Building

Join the Court Appointed Special Advocate Community

Objective:

Every year more than half of a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's where the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) community steps in. CASA was created to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive.

Qualifications and Requirements:
● Must be at least 21 years of age or older
● Ability to pass background screening Criminal Background Check; Driving Record Check; Child Abuse Registry Check; Social Security Number verification; National Sex Offender Registry; Reference Checks (3)
● Ability to attend 37-hour pre-service training
● One year or one case commitment to the program
● Ability to commit 10-15 hours per month to case, including visiting the child at least twice per month and regular meetings with Case Supervisor
● Acceptance of a case assignment after completion of preservice training.

Time Commitment:
● Pre-service training:
- 37 hours in classroom
- 1 day of courtroom observation

● In-service training:
- Flexible Schedule
- 10 to 15 hrs/ month
- 2 visits/ month with youth
- Case Supervision 1x/every 6 weeks
- Court Hearings 2x/year dependent on case
- 12 hrs of continuing education/1 year

Application and Training:
● To apply, please visit www.pgcasa.org/become-a-volunteer.
● To be considered for the next training session, you must apply, attend an in-person interview, and be accepted into training.
● Training is held the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons.
● Email volunteer@pgcasa.org for more information or check out www.pgcasa.org!
● Our next training will begin Thursday, April 9th, runs on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9pm, and 2 additional trainings are provided for volunteers assigned to youth 14 or older. It will take place at 6811 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737. 

Information Session: 
If you would like to learn more about the volunteer role, you are encouraged to attend our information session on February 20th, 2018 at 6pm. 
Location - 6811 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
CASA volunteers ensure that the court and child welfare systems remain focused on the specific needs of individual youth, so that these needs, including the need for safety and permanency, are addressed expeditiously.

CASA volunteers serve as investigators, mentors, recorders, and ultimately advocates.

CASA volunteers visit their youth at least 2 times per month, and their case supervisors once every 6 to 8 weeks.

Benefits:
This is a unique chance to become invested in your community by spending time with a youth in foster care and advocating for his or her best interests in court. You will be offered 4 weeks of training to become an advocate. You could help create and ensure better outcomes for a youth in need by being a part of his or her team. For more information, please visit our website at www.pgcasa.org or call 301-209-0491.

Contact:
Brianna Tiedeman - volunteer@pgcasa.org
Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George’s County, Inc
6811 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 402
Riverdale MD, 20737
301-209-0491

Maryland Opera Studio: Dialogues Des Carmélites

The Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center/Dance Studios

Premiered in 1957, Poulenc's opera explores religious devotion and self-sacrifice through the story of Blanche de la Force, a young aristocratic woman who joins the Carmelite Order to escape the violence of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. 

Categories: Theater

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

NOVA Community Chorus invites you to sing!

Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria)

Join the chorus to sing Bernstein in March and cathedral music in April; no audition required.

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 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.

Vegan This!

Woodrow Wilson High School

Fueled by the Physicians Committee, Vegan This! is a monthly event that exists to give you the support you need to thrive on a vegan diet in the DMV area.

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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