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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.

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Family Program July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Moments from U.S. history are seen in art all around the Capitol. Step into the shoes of a member of Congress and decide which 20th century images should be added to the “Frieze of American History” in the Rotunda.

"Black and White" featured at Gallery Clarendon in July

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

"Black and White" featured at Gallery Clarendon in July

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Seussical" presented by the McLean Community Players

Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center

"Seussical" opens July 12, 2019, and runs weekends through July 28 in The Alden Theatre.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

10 Years of Silver Works: Looking Back and Forward Looking

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “10 Years of SilverWorks: Looking Back and Forward Looking” by SilverWorks Resident Artist Blair Anderson.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

2019 Capital Fringe Festival

Southwest Waterfront Neighborhood

The Capital Fringe Festival is once again taking over SW DC this summer!

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents A People’s History by Mike Daisey

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Mike Daisey presents his most epic work—eighteen different full-length monologues that stretch over thirty hours, weaving together two very different versions of American history, as a part of the Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series.

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents Arcade by Robin Bell

Arcade

The Arcade is an interactive projection and video installation where teams compete to win a SW DC entertainment and dining package.

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents Hat Pin Panic by Iris Dauterman

Arena Stage - Mead Center for American Theater

Set in Chicago, Illinois in the early twentieth century, five women defend themselves from street harassment using a common accessory for the period, the hat pin.

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents She Sings Light by Claudia Rosales Waters

Arena Stage - Mead Center for American Theater

Using poetry, sound, movement and light, watch the world rebuild itself through its dominant species, humans.

2019 Solo Exhibition: Julia Kwon

Target Gallery

In this competitive opportunity, one artist is selected by a jury panel for an opportunity at a solo show.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

52 Pickup

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church

52 Pickup is a new one-woman show that explores the coping process one undergoes after experiencing trauma. Funny, hopeful, and emotional, this play portrays a journey that finds beauty from pain.

8th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival

Dumbarton House

Join Archaeology in the Community (AITC) for a kid-friendly festival celebrating archaeology, history, community and fun at the Dumbarton House, Sat. July 20th, 10 am -3 pm. Event begins at 10:00AM Presented by: Archaeology in the Community

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Contest at NASA Goddard

NASA Goddard Visitor Center

Celebrate the first moon landing’s 50th anniversary at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center.

Apollo 50 Festival

National Mall

Join the National Air and Space Museum and NASA for the Apollo 50 Festival on the National Mall, an outdoor celebration of the first Moon landing. At the Apollo 50 Festival’s stage and 20 tented display’s visitors can enjoy:

--Hands-on exhibits and activities from exhibitors like NASA, Boeing, Raytheon, The LEGO Group, and PBS's Ready Jet Go!

--Live performances on stage by Ready Jet Go! featuring costumed characters

--Exciting speakers including Adam Savage, ISS astronauts, authors, and NASA scientists and engineers, with more special guests to be announced 

For more info please visit: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/apollo-50-festival

ART + TECH Exhibition: Infinite Space by Refik Anadol

ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE ushers you into Infinite Space by Refik Anadol this Summer. Get ready to open your senses to the endless transformation and infinite possibilities at the intersection of man and machine.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Blast-in-the-Past, 8th Annual!

Montpelier Mansion

Montpelier’s grounds become a kid-sized colonial village! Come for an hour, or stay for the day. 
Drop in, and win a free pass by joining Prince George’s County Memorial Library System's “Summer @ Your Library” program! 

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014

The Kreeger Museum

The Kreeger Museum presents Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014, exploring the work of Charles Hinman, an abstract painter who pioneered three-dimensional, shaped canvasses during the 1960s.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Cheverly Sneaker Fair

Cheverly Community Center

Come buy, sell and trade vintage sneakers

Classic Masterpieces I

Garth Newel Music Center

Live Music, gourmet dining, music education, historic, natural beauty, weddings, retreats, classical, lodging, cooking classes, food.

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

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

Dumbarton House 8th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival

Dumbarton House

Join Archaeology in the Community (AITC) for the 8th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival at Dumbarton House!

Escape from Between the Lines: Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 6pm - 8pm

Featuring paintings by Jeanne McManus and Sara Maddox. McManus and Maddox have escaped the narrow, black-and-white lines of professional editing and writing to find a world of color, concept, and experimentation.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Exhibition: Adriana Monsalve, "Diaspora Diction"

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Fenwick Gallery presents Diaspora Diction, an exhibition of photography from artist and publisher Adriana Monsalve. The exhibition will run from May 28 through July 26, 2019, with an opening artist’s talk and reception on May 28 at 2:00pm in Fenwick Library.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Family Program July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Moments from U.S. history are seen in art all around the Capitol. Step into the shoes of a member of Congress and decide which 20th century images should be added to the “Frieze of American History” in the Rotunda.

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

Gallery Talk: Plans to Prosper You

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Anthropologist Delande Justinvil, who served as one of the curators on this exhibition, will be joined by historians and activists from historic black communities of Montgomery County and Dr. Adrienne Pine for a talk on Plans to Prosper You. Free and open to all, no RSVP required. 

Categories: Arts, Free

Laugh Riot at Positano-Live Comedy Show Saturdays in Bethesda,MD-$15 cash cover

Positano Italian Restaurant

A standup comedy show hosted at Positano's Restaurant with local comedians from 8:00-9:30 with a $10 cash admission. 

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

Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring Tom Margolis

Perry Hall United Methodist Church

Monthly Open Mic Folk Music Night, this month featuring Tom Margolis

Categories: Music: Other

Pop-Up Putt-Putt in Rosslyn

Rosslyn Putt-Putt

Come enjoy putt-putt, ice cream, arcade games, and more at Pop-Up Putt-Putt in Rosslyn!

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

Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Hairspray"

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre: Young Frankenstein

Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre

It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

Small Works Art Exhibit July 20 and 21

Glen Echo Park

On Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019, the Friends of the Yellow Barn will sponsor the fourth annual Small Works Art Exhibit at Glen Echo Park.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

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

Summer Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Five new exhibitions on view June 15-August 11

- Passages: Keith Morrison, 1999-2019
- Being Here as ME- New Media Art Exhibition of Women Artists from Taiwan 
- Maia Cruz Palileo 
- Crossing Boundaries & Breaking Borders: DMV Printmaking presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley

Categories: Arts, Free

TALE OF A THOUSAND TEMPLES: The Untold Story of a Javanese Princess

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

Have you heard the love Story of Unrequited of building 1000 temples in one night? Did you know that these temples Prambanan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia?

TALE OF A THOUSAND TEMPLES: The Untold Story of a Javanese Princess

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

Have you heard the love Story of Unrequited of building 1000 temples in one night? Did you know that these temples Prambanan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia?

This Javanese folktale, The Legend of Roro Jonggrang, talks about love and betrayal along with supernatural beings. Bandung Bondowoso, prince of the Kingdom of Pengging is known for his vigorous built and handsome looks. He then becomes the controller of the jinns in Indonesia who is found possessing his people. He meets the beautiful, sole princess of the Kingdom of Baka, Roro Jonggrang. After asking for her hand in marriage, she becomes wary and challenges him to prove his love; one of them being to build one thousand temples in one night. She has to wick intentions to trick Bandung to build 1000 temples if he wants to marry her. But will he be able to accomplish a task?

The Cat in the Hat

Adventure Theatre

Orchestrated entirely to the cannon of Henry Mancini. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears, Sally and her brother know this rainy afternoon will be one they'll never forget!

The Cat in the Hat

Adventure Theatre

Orchestrated entirely to the cannon of Henry Mancini. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears, Sally and her brother know this rainy afternoon will be one they'll never forget!

The Cat in the Hat

Adventure Theatre

Orchestrated entirely to the cannon of Henry Mancini. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears, Sally and her brother know this rainy afternoon will be one they'll never forget!

The Eagle Has Landed Late-Night Celebration

The National Air and Space Museum

On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time. 50 years later, join the National Air and Space Museum for a free late-night celebration of the first Moon landing featuring: 

Trivia, scavenger hunts, and science demonstrations

Astronaut costume designing

Talks about the Apollo program

Films in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater

“Lunar traverse” activity that traces the steps the astronauts took from the lunar module across on the Moon’s surface

Stargazing at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory

Apollo 11-themed musical performance by electronic-duo Quindar

A special countdown at 10:56 pm ET to celebrate the exact time Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon. 

For more info please visit: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/eagle-has-landed-late-night-celebration

The Kelly Chauncey Teen Theater Experience

Georgetown Washington, DC

A two session Master Class Workshop For TEEN Actors

Acting Technique, Monologue Performance, Improv, Character Development/Study, Scene Creation /Performance,Moment to Moment Acting, Active Actor Listening, Audition as Performance, Musical Theater Performance, Choreography
NOTE:
*ALL students must come to ALL Sessions in ALL BLACK attire
*No Jewelry
*Jazz Shoes preferred but Sneakers are OK
*No FlipFlops, Crocs or Sandals
Electronic Device usage Permitted only in case of Emergency

The Kelly Chauncey Teen Theater Experience

Georgetown Washington, DC

A two session Master Class Workshop For TEEN Actors

Acting Technique, Monologue Performance, Improv, Character Development/Study, Scene Creation /Performance,Moment to Moment Acting, Active Actor Listening, Audition as Performance, Musical Theater Performance, Choreography
NOTE:
*ALL students must come to ALL Sessions in ALL BLACK attire
*No Jewelry
*Jazz Shoes preferred but Sneakers are OK
*No FlipFlops, Crocs or Sandals
Electronic Device usage Permitted only in case of Emergency

This Day in History

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m.  

Today marks the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission. Discover how art in the Capitol commemorates American space missions and recognizes the astronauts who led them. Meet behind the Statue of Freedom.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

This Day in History: Apollo 11 Moon Mission

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m.  

Today marks the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission. Discover how art in the Capitol commemorates American space missions and recognizes the astronauts who led them. Meet behind the Statue of Freedom.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group

Categories: Arts, Theater

Virginia Water Gardens Pond Tour

Virginia Water Gardens

Enjoy a self guided tour of Koi ponds, fountain scapes, and beautiful landscapes, all built by VA water Gardens.

Categories: Tours, Exhibits, Free

When Little Things Become Huge

Meditation Museum

When Little Things Become Huge

The biggest disease of the mind is over-thinking, especially too much thinking about others. What they did, what they should do, what they should have done, what they said, what you wished they had said, why they spoke at all. All of these rob the mind of its inherent serenity.

Saturday, July 20, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Held at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD. Free Event – Contributions Appreciated.  Info & RSVP at https://bit.ly/2J43SOg.

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