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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.

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

  • Through Friday, August 30, 2019

Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Visitors can experience nature in motion as butterflies soar throughout the conservatory.

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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2019 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

Target Gallery presents a new group exhibition spotlighting the work of 4 emerging artists to highlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Archduke

Garth Newel Music Center

Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA presents the last concert of Archduke Weekend, Archduke, with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet performing the works Ludwig van Beethoven.

Categories: Music: Classical

Beast Coast 14

Gateway Park in Rosslyn

Come play with us at Beast Coast on the world's largest pop-up parkour park! Beast Coast is great for beginners of all ages to get an intro to parkour. We bring the best athletes from around the world to DC so you can watch as they create incredible movement on our parkour wonderland! Get outside and push yourself to new heights!

We will have beginner sessions for $10 on Saturday at 10 am and 1 pm. And again Sunday at 10 am.

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

Dancing Through Time

Weinberg Center for the Arts

Celebrating the conclusion of our 35 week dance season, all students in performing classes are on stage during this professionally produced event.

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Dance

Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen

National Sporting Library & Museum

Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen centers on a unique decorative object from the NSLM’s permanent collection.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

Flying V's We're Gonna Die

The Writer's Center

We're Gonna Die, a Life Affirming Look at Death thru Music & Comedy!

Mortality may be the thing that binds us all together, but why be morbid when we can party instead? Join Flying V as we bring celebrated playwright Young Jean Lee's look at living life with death on the horizon to the stage!

Categories: Theater, Music: Other, Arts

Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

The Printmaking Legacy Project’s® first national print exhibition, Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking features ten innovative print artists from across the country who employ the finest examples of hand printed and digital techniques. They explore themes of culture, identity, religion, environment, memory, and art history.

Categories: Arts, Free

In Peak Bloom: Interactive Cherry Blossom Exhibition

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE celebrates spring and women in the arts and tech with the annual cherry blossom inspired seasonal exhibition in the nation’s capital. ​In Peak Bloom features interactive and immersive digital art installations inspired by the fragile beauty and ephemeral nature of the cherry blossom, reminding us of how precious and fleeting life is.

Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Kenneth Victor Young (1933-2017) moved to Washington, DC in 1964 where he began to paint abstract forms with washed acrylics on unprimed canvas. Young’s artistic philosophy was to bring order out of chaos. His studies in physics and the natural sciences at Indiana University informed a different imagery—a fusion of brilliant colors.

Categories: Arts, Free

Love's Labor's Lost

Folger Shakespeare Library

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Vivienne Benesch

Categories: Theater

Mansion Magic Show with Master Magician Richard Blocjh

The Mansion on O Street

Mansion Magic Show with Master Magician Richard Bloch

When:  Sunday, May 26th, 4pm and 7pm

Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum 2020 O Street N.W., DC Tickets: $30/person  On-line reservations are required: omuseum.org/magic

Memorial Weekend Concert

Music in McLean

The Music in McLean Concert Series presents a special Memorial Day Weekend Concert on Sunday, May 26th at 4:00pm to honor our nation's veterans. Tickets: Free-$40

Naughty Brunch

SpaceyCloud Lounge DC

Weekly comedy show where the audience is encouraged to participate.

NSLMology: Science of Sporting Art

National Sporting Library & Museum

This Spring, NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

O'Sullivan's Sunday Funnies-Free Comedy in Arlington,VA

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Live Standup Comedy Show featuring local Northern Virginia area standup comedians.

Categories: Theater, Free, Other Events

On Air

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Music: Other

On Air

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

On Air explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Music: Other

Outside the Box 2019

Glen Echo Park's Popcorn Gallery

Annual ceramics show featuring recent work by Glen Echo Pottery instructors and advanced students. The show will run from May 3 to June 2, 2019.

Categories: Arts, Free

Photography Exhibit "Tonal Visions"

Multiple Exposures Gallery

Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia presents “Tonal Visions,” an exhibition of new works by Washington D.C. area photographer, Alan Sislen. 

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

Ranjani Shettar: Earth Songs for a Night Sky

The Phillips Collection

'Earth Songs for a Night Sky' is a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar (b. 1977, Bangalore, India). Drawing from her environment in rural India, Shettar has created hand-carved wood sculptures and a multi-part piece that wraps up the gallery walls.

Categories: Arts, International

Sacred Feminine Art Exhibit May 3rd - June 2, 2019

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Sacred Feminine” art exhibit runs from May 3-June 2, 2019. This show explores female energy, the power of life and birth; it connects that energy to ideas, expressions, dreams, life and all of existence. Tap in to your Sacred Feminine and channel the goddess. Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 7-9pm. View exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA. Details

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Small Works Show

Montpelier Cultural Arts Center

The Laurel Art Guild will have 25 small works of art on display in the lobby gallery of the Montpelier Arts Center from April 26 through May 30.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Squire Broel

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

A selection of Broel’s life-sized to monumentally-sized totemic bronze sculptures creates space for reflection and contemplation about what it means to be human, be engaged as an individual within community, and interact intentionally with the natural world. In his series of vertically oriented structures, Broel references tangible and intangible notions that resonate universally: botanical and architectural structures, environmental rhythms, physical and emotional solitude.

Categories: Arts, Free

String Quartet ETHEL Tours "The River" in Reston

Reston Community CenterStage

When: Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: CenterStage at Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA, 20191
Tickets: $20. To purchase, contact Reston Community Center at RestonCommunityCenter.com or call 703.476.4500.

Categories: Arts, Music: Classical

Sunday Afternoon Waltz

Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Join us for a Waltz Dance and lesson at Glen Echo, always with live music! No partner required.

Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Eduardo Carrillo’s (1937-1997) artwork has been described as mystical, realistic, surreal, and visionary. His imagery, whether grounded in the everyday world or infused with magical realism, reflects his relationship to his native California and to his Mexican heritage, as well as to his early religious upbringing and respect for European traditions in art.

Categories: Arts, Free

Turbulence: Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Eight emerging artists present their work as part of their 2019 MFA Thesis exhibition. This exhibition demonstrates a diversity of views on subjects that range from identity to geometric abstraction to activism.

Categories: Arts, Free

Wings of Fancy

Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Visitors can experience nature in motion as butterflies soar throughout the conservatory. 

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

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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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