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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.

Open Studio

  • Through Friday, November 29, 2019

Discover your inner artist. Create an original artwork inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection while exploring a different technique or tool each week.

National Symphony Orchestra: Urbański conducts Tchaikovsky's Fourth / De la Salle plays Chopin

  • Through Saturday, November 2, 2019

In his much-anticipated return to the NSO, electrifying young conductor Krzysztof Urbański unleashes the full force of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.

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Thu • September 19, 2019

 

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Freedom Fighters

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. Visits the Old Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

"Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins”

Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, presents Stephen Temperley’s stunning play, “Souvenir,” which tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a famous society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano. Her “singing” career culminated in a single 1944 Carnegie Hall concert. Hilarious and poignant, “Souvenir” is told through the eyes of Foster’s accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Runs September 5–22. Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Categories: Theater, Arts

"Umbra" by Rebecca Bafford and Kini Collins

Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

"Umbra" is a ceramic, sculptural, and installation-based exhibition concentrating on light, shadow, memory, and relics. Runs through September 22 at Howard Community College.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Ana Popovic

AMP by Strathmore

Called “one helluva guitar player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, Popovic is an inspiring musical sensation.

Categories: Music: Other

ARTECHOUSE LIVE: 3 nights - 3 artists - 6 digital performances

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE Live, a series of audiovisual performances at the intersection of music and digital art launches this September in Washington, DC. Bringing some of the most innovative projects from the U.S. and abroad, the September edition will feature 3 nights of live performances from artists Claude (Sept. 19th), Maotik (Sept. 20th), and Subhaze (Sept. 21st) tackling topics of human memory, climate change and beyond.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

ARTECHOUSE LIVE: 3 Nights - 3 Artists - 6 Digital Performances

ARTECHOUSE

Don’t miss ARTECHOUSE Live, a series of audiovisual performances at the intersection of music and digital arts.

Categories: Exhibits

ARTECHOUSE LIVE: 3 Nights - 3 Artists - 6 Digital Performances

ARTECHOUSE

Don’t miss ARTECHOUSE Live, a series of audiovisual performances at the intersection of music and digital arts.

Categories: Exhibits

ARTECHOUSE LIVE: 3 nights - 3 artists - 6 digital performances

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE Live, a series of audiovisual performances at the intersection of music and digital art launches this September in Washington, DC. Bringing some of the most innovative projects from the U.S. and abroad, the September edition will feature 3 nights of live performances from artists Claude (Sept. 19th), Maotik (Sept. 20th), and Subhaze (Sept. 21st) tackling topics of human memory, climate change and beyond.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

ARTECHOUSE LIVE: 3 nights - 3 artists - 6 digital performances

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE Live, a series of audiovisual performances at the intersection of music and digital art launches this September in Washington, DC. Bringing some of the most innovative projects from the U.S. and abroad, the September edition will feature 3 nights of live performances from artists Claude (Sept. 19th), Maotik (Sept. 20th), and Subhaze (Sept. 21st) tackling topics of human memory, climate change and beyond.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

ARTECHOUSE LIVE: 3 nights - 3 artists - 6 digital performances

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE Live, a series of audiovisual performances at the intersection of music and digital art launches this September in Washington, DC. Bringing some of the most innovative projects from the U.S. and abroad, the September edition will feature 3 nights of live performances from artists Claude (Sept. 19th), Maotik (Sept. 20th), and Subhaze (Sept. 21st) tackling topics of human memory, climate change and beyond.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Calidore String Quartet

The Mansion at Strathmore

As one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today, their “remarkable precision of expression and understated but relentless intensity” (LA Times) has won them prestigious honors like the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, and the M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition.

Categories: Music: Classical

Capital Arts Collective

Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Join us at Capital Arts Collective, Downtown DC’s pop–up arts market. Shop the best finds by local creatives and enjoy a curated selection of items – from arts and crafts to jewelry and handmade wares, come out and support homegrown artisans!

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Capitol Grounds Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this guided walking tour.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Constitution Week: Seen on Screen

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Watch and discuss a clip from the HBO film, “John Adams,” one of our country’s founding fathers.

Categories: History, Film, Discussion

Crate and Barrel Holiday Hiring Open House

Crate and Barrel Spring Valley

The holidays are coming! Seasonal positions available in Sales, Operations and Visuals.

Curator Gallery Talk: American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs

Smithsonian American Art Museum

There’s more to cowboys than rodeos, more to Barbie than pink, and more to baseball than peanuts and crackerjacks.

Categories: Arts, Tours, Free

DC Shorts International Film Festival

Landmark E Street Cinema

One of the largest short film festivals in the world, DC Shorts International Film Festival will screen 156 films from 36 countries over ten days .

Categories: Film, Fairs & Festivals, Arts

Early Fall Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism 

Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space

Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection 

Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art

Our World Above: Monoprints and Glass by Annette Lerner

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Emerging Light: Paintings by Denise Dittmar & Students September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Park View Galley

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Emerging Light: Paintings by Denise Dittmar & Students September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Park View Galley

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Family Program

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover more about the attire and architecture of the 1812 era. Then create your own keepsake.

Family Program

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover more about the attire and architecture of the 1812 era. Then create your own keepsake.

Freedom Fighters

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Meet ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. Visits the Old Senate Chamber.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

GRID Mid-Atlantic's Solar Soireé: A Five-Year Anniversary

THEARC Theatre

We invite you to join in celebrating the five-year anniversary of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic changing lives while celebrating the achievements of community champions who help advance social justice, environmental justice, and employment diversity.

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated corridors of the U.S. Senate in this intimate art history tour that looks at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. Get a pass at the North Information Desk.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated corridors of the U.S. Senate in this intimate art history tour that looks at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. Get a pass at the North Information Desk.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

High Note Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery Sept 6th - 29th

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Experience “High Note”, an art exhibit exploring the connection between music and the mind, at Del Ray Artisans (September 6-29, 2019). Music can unleash powerful memories, transporting us in space and time. Meet the artists, juror Britt Conley, and enjoy live music at the opening reception: Friday, September 6, 7-9pm. Also join us for a musical performance benefiting the nonprofit Friends of ROAM: Friday, September 20, 8-9:30pm. Details: www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/high-note

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Jesse Colin Young Intimate Benefit Concert

The Mansion on O Street

Jesse Colin Young Intimate Benefit Concert 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:00 pm  

Tickets $50 Reservations required: https://forms.omansion.com/index.php?type=sro&id=1618CE4D-8C19-2046-A627...

Categories: Music: Other, Tours

Love Sick

DCJCC, Theater J

A passionate new musical based on The Song of Songs with a thrilling original score, Middle-Eastern harmonics, and dazzling choreography.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Music: Other

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Two-time Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lynn Nottage’s satirical tale that follows successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. Broke and now pregnant.

Categories: Arts, Arts, Lecture

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Two-time Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lynn Nottage’s satirical tale that follows successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. Broke and now pregnant.

Categories: Arts, Arts, Lecture

Potomac Mills Carnival

Potomac Mills Mall

This family-friendly event features midway rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food.

September Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Clarendon Gallery

Liminal - Exploring The In-Between

A solog exhibit of photgraphic images by Liz Vance

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

September Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

September Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Take 5! The Shook and Russo Quartet

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join the Shook and Russo Quartet featuring Amy Shook (bass), Frank Russo (drums), Pat Shook (tenor sax), and Jonathan Epley (guitar) as they honor the tradition established by jazz masters and perform original material.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

Votes for Women Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the stories of the women who set the stage for equality, the many voices of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the voices of the generations of women who followed.

Categories: History, Tours, 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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