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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.

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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"Rising Tides" Students Honors Exhibition at McDaniel College

Rice Gallery

McDaniel College's art and art history department showcases work by McDaniel College senior Jonathan Nepini of California, Md.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

50th Annual LAG (Laurel Art Guild) Juried Open

Montpelier Arts Center

Art Exhibit featuring approximately 60 juried works by local artists from the tri-state area. Reception will feature gallery talk by Gavin Glakas, nationally renowned artist. Exhibit hangs from March 9 until March 31. Reception takes place on March 10. All are welcome to attend.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

A Singular Vision of Outer Cape Cod: Catherine Hess

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

A Singular Vision of Outer Cape Cod features monotypes by Catherine Hess.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Alice in Wonderland

Creative Cauldron in ArtSpace

"Curiouser and curiouser" down the Rabbit Hole we go! Come join Alice on her fantastical journey through Wonderland.

Anderson Dance Studio Youth Dance Classes

Anderson Dance Studio

Join Anderson Dance Studio for weekly, youth dance classes on Saturdays for ages 2-18.

Categories: Dance, Family Oriented

Art on the Vine 2019

The Art League Gallery

Part Global Wine Tour, Part Fine Art Tour—this special celebration of visual and vineyard artistry is a unique, must-attend arts fundraiser! Tickets are limited, so be sure to purchase early!

Arts on the Horizon Presents: Beep Beep!

The Lab at Convergence

Arts on the Horizon announces a new world premiere play, Beep Beep!  Arts on the Horizon is a Helen Hayes Award Nominated Theatre Company that produces original work exclusively for children ages 0-6 and their families in Northern Virginia and the DC Metro Area.

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

Beauty & Wellness 90-Day Lifestyle Journey

Michele's Touch

90-Day Lifestyle Journey exploring self, discipline, routines, healthy choices, mindset, well-being and more! There will be seminars, trainings, wellness tips, hair and skin advice, experts in nutrition and exercise...so much to think on and do within this 90-day journey. Join through the FB group @michelstouch or on IG @michelestouch or via website www.michelestouchkodes.com

Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night in Georgetown,DC

Chinese Disco Nightclub

FREE Live standup comedy show in Georgetown by local standup comedians $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show Every Friday night 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FREE SHOW www.StandupComedyToGo.com Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by: StandupComedyToGo.com

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Confection

Folger Theatre

Third Rail Projects’ newest immersive experience, Confection, is a rollicking rumination on opulence, inequity, and teeny-tiny desserts. Using accounts of the extravagant banquets and sumptuous feasts held by the aristocracy of the late 17th-century as a springboard, Confection is a multi-sensory dance/theater performance that contemplates cultures of consumption and poses the questions: How much does sweetness cost, and what are we willing to devour to satisfy our appetites?

Categories: Arts, Theater

Conversation Circles

National Portrait Gallery G Street Lobby

The Conversation Circle is a free walk-in program for adults interested in improving their English conversational abilities. Each week, visitors can practice English in small groups while learning more about American history through portraiture.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Free

Gallery Exhibit: Musicalia

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

The Arts Barn's professional art gallery exhibits the region’s most accomplished artists, including painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers, and more. Artwork is original and available for purchase.

Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Halls of the Senate

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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. It does not visit the Senate Chamber.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Hear Me: Speaking Up in a World in Motion

Smithsonian American Art Museum

American history is filled with stories of migration. What light can a tale of modern-day immigrants shed on artwork exploring the legacy of the Vietnam War?

Categories: Theater, Arts, Free

Heathers The Musical

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with Rockville Musical Theatre

Categories: Theater

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.

Kristin Callahan Quintet

Montpelier Arts Center

Join us every Friday night at 8pm for Montpelier’s Live! at Montpelier series.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other

Kristin Callahan Quintet

Montpelier Arts Center

Join us every Friday night at 8pm for Montpelier’s Live! at Montpelier series.

Categories: Arts, Music: Other

Lauren Mitchell

BlackRock Center for the Arts

"A mesmerizing performer with a voice for the ages" Blue Magazine. Blues Singer LAUREN MITCHELL evokes the overtones of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Sam Cooke, and Ray Charles.

March Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Gallery Clarendon Features "Retrospective" in the Overlook Gallery Works by Marina Troy

Additionally there will be a March Member Show in the Main Gallery

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

March Exhibits at the Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

March Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

March150

Torpedo Factory Art Center

9th Annual March150 Art Party returns! Find 200 local original art priced at $150. Proceeds support future exhibitions and programs at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Categories: Arts

Marvel Universe LIVE! is Coming to Fairfax, March 22-31!

EagleBank Arena

The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena production. Marvel Universe LIVE! is performing at EagleBank Arena, Friday, March 22 to March 31  for 11 performances.

Murder at the Mansion: I Remember Murder

Kentlands Mansion

In partnership with A Taste for Murder Productions

Categories: Theater

Newsies

Rock Ridge High School

Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills, a timeless message, and show stopping numbers that are perfect for every audience. This Disney Family Friendly Musical is proving to be jaw-droppingly entertaining and will leave you wanting more!

Noises Off

Kensington Town Hall

In this comedy of errors, catastrophes and pratfalls an English touring company carves a trail of theatrical chaos from one provincial venue to the next. Observed both onstage and backstage, Frayn’s play within a farce is a hilarious send-up of the hopes, aspirations and delusions of a beleaguered director and his dysfunctional cast and crew careening towards its final curtain.

Categories: Arts, Theater

Open Studio Fridays

National Portrait Gallery Education Center

Visitors can work with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit.

Categories: Arts, Free

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

Romeo & Juliet: an Urban Love Musical

Charles Herbert Flowers High School

The Charles H. Flowers High School 2019 drama production is Romeo & Juliet: an Urban Love Musical.

Romeo & Juliet: an Urban Love Musical

Charles H. Flowers High School

Follow the “two star-crossed lovers” and their families and friends on their journey to love, peace, and unity! “Romeo and Juliet: an Urban Love Musical” looks at love and its positive effects on mankind.

TITANIC

The Highwood Theatre

Maury Yeston's breathtaking musical sails into Highwood for a spectacular 4-D musical experience unlike any other. 

Washington Chamber Orchestra "Piccinini plays Mozart"

Christ Episcopal Church

Virtuoso Flutist  Marina Piccinini performs Mozart Flute Concerto No.2 with Washington Chamber Orchestra

Washington National Opera: Faust

Kennedy Center, Opera House

WNO takes a look at this French classic with a riveting production featuring a storybook aesthetic and phenomenal cast. From Marguerite's celebrated “Jewel Song” to the beloved soldiers’ chorus, Gounod’s score propels Goethe’s tale of redemption and damnation into a dizzying dance with the devil that will be impossible to forget.

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

Winter Workshops at the Arts Barn

Arts Barn of Gaithersburg

Winter workshops offered at the Arts Barn

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana). This long-overdue exhibition examines the artist’s prolific yet largely unknown career that spans almost 70 years, featuring more than 60 works including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, and sculptural pieces, alongside illustrations, design sketches, and ephemera.

Categories: Arts, International, Exhibits

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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