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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.

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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The Washington Ballet Presents Septime Webre’s "The Nutcracker"

Warner Theatre

DC’s perennial favorite!  This celebrated production is set in historic Georgetown with George Washington and King George III among other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.

Halls of the Senate Tour

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.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

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

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Daniel Christie: Large Vessels

Brentwood Arts Exchange

For this Mini Solo Exhibition, Daniel Christie's high-fired, wheel-thrown pottery demand a 360º examination. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Early Childhood Music Classes

Workhouse Arts Center

6 week Fall classes start September 20th and 23rd

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. This 45-minute program includes a visit to the historic Old Senate Chamber, a room not included on the Capitol Tour.

Categories: Tours, History, 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

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.

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.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi decorated the Senate wing of the Capitol using classical designs and American themes to emphasize the dignity and importance of Congress.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

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

How Did FDR’s Leadership Shape American Responses to the Nazi Threat?

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

In a new biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, distinguished historian Robert Dallek examines complex questions about the US president. During a special midday program, Dallek and Museum Historian Rebecca Erbelding will offer new perspectives on these complicated times.

Categories: History, Lecture, Free

Imaginary World of The Nutcracker: Interactive & Immersive Winter Experience

ARTECHOUSE

Discover the "Imaginary World of the Nutcracker" as ARTECHOUSE brings the beloved winter story to life with new digital experiences.

Jokes That Give Back

Drafthouse Comedy Theater

On the second Wednesday of every month, Baltimore's Nicki Fuchs and D.C.'s Becca Lundberg bring you Jokes That Give Back: a standup comedy show starring stellar comics from the DMV and beyond dedicated to fundraising and donating supplies to charities in the community. This month's organization is Capital Area Food Bank.

Live Music @ The Dubliner

The Dubliner

Come enjoy live music at The Dubliner Irish Pub

Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Consort celebrates the season with evocative Advent and holiday music from Germany—from the medieval majesty of the 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch to the flower of the 17th-century German Baroque.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Learn how museum conservators preserve SAAM’s artworks.

Categories: Arts, Free

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

Painting Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger - its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Robyn Helzner Trio

Music Center at Strathmore

Kick off the festival of lights with the Robyn Helzner Trio, featuring the luminous Helzner on vocals, virtuoso Dov Weitman on mandolin and guitar, and singer-instrumentalist Matt Holsen.

Categories: Music: Other, Holiday

Santa at the Mall at Prince Georges

The Mall At Prince Georges

Santa is returning to MPG, giving shoppers, their families, and even their furry family members the chance to meet and be photographed with Santa. 

Categories: Family Oriented

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

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Music Center at Strathmore

A holiday mash-up for the whole family! The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City.

Categories: Holiday, Music: Other, Dance

The Holly Days

Eastern Market Main Street

Spend your holiday season on Capitol Hill!

The Horse and the Camera, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

National Sporting Library & Museum

Come view our newest exhibition, The Horse and the Camera, 1870 to 1960, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection.

Categories: Arts

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art Exhibition

National Sporting Library & Museum

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibition features Greek vases and sculpture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from a private collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other museum collections.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Theater J

Set in Atlanta in 1939 during the holiday season, this Tony Award-winning play is an achingly beautiful, comedic and bittersweet romance by the writer of Driving Miss Daisy.

Categories: Arts, Theater

Ugly Sweater Party @ Roofer's Union

Roofers Union

Bust out those ugly Christmas sweaters! 

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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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