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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.

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Theory

  • Through Sunday, November 17, 2019

Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group.

Conversation Circles

  • Through Friday, November 29, 2019

Practice English in small groups while learning more about American history through portraiture.

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Thu • November 14, 2019

 

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Family Program

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Create and Learn

Family Program: Commemorate Native American Heritage Month. Learn about the $1 coins that honor and recognize the contributions of Native Americans in U.S. history. Create a Sakakawea coin to take home.

$100 & Under Art Exhibit November 1 - December 1

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Del Ray Artisans “$100 & Under” exhibit showcases members’ artwork all priced at $100 and under. The art will be sold on an art-to-go basis  (November 1-December 1, 2019). Sold artwork will be replaced each week with new work. Our walls will be packed with great art at prices all art-lovers can afford. Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 7-9pm. View exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details:

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

America’s First Veterans

The Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House

America’s First Veterans brings together paintings, artifacts, prints and documents to address the post-war experiences of the men who won the Revolutionary War—not the famous generals and leading officers whose names appear in histories of the war, but rather the junior officers and enlisted men whose stories are less often told. The exhibition focuses on their return to civilian life, their reception by a country torn and bankrupted by eight years of war, and the nation’s gradual realization of its vast debt to the men who won our independence.

Categories: Free, Exhibits, History

Artists' Boutique

Montpelier Mansion

Shop for original ornaments and quality crafts made by local artists. Perfect for unique holiday gifts.

Beyond Needleart Exhibit

Montpelier Mansion

Now in its fourth year, Beyond Needleart displays all kinds of fiber art by local artists.

Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection presents Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life--The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant, featuring over 60 exquisite, rarely seen works by the leading group of French Post-Impressionist, the Nabis.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, History

E2

Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

Power, gender and sexuality collide in Bob Bartlett’s contemporary reimagining of Christopher Marlowe’s tale of England’s infamous ineffectual king. Edward alienates his queen and court when he elevates his “favourite” to the level of consort. As we witness the newly crowned monarch navigate a love affair that could be the downfall of his monarchy, we are asked: what price do we pay when we make the personal political?

Categories: Theater, Arts, History

Edward Albee’s OCCUPANT

DCJCC, Theater J

A late-career masterpiece by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee exploring the deep inner turmoil and intrepid triumphs of legendary sculptor Louise Nevelson.

Categories: Theater, Arts

Everybody

Lansburgh Theatre

Life is Funny

Categories: Theater

Evita

George Washington Masonic Memorial "Memorial Theater"

A Community Theater Production of Evita with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia!

Francesca Zambello previews her production of Wagner's first opera

Sixth & I Street Historic Synagogue

WNO Artistic Director Franesco Zambello will preview her 2020 production of Wagner's first completed opera Die Feen (The Fairies) at the Glimmerglass Festival. Soprano Alexandra Shiner and tenor Ian Koziara, who will sing lead roles at Glimmerglass, will perform excerpts from the opera.

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection Tour

Meet ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history.

Categories: Tours, History, Exhibits

Give Thanks Tour

The Mansion on O Street

GIVE THANKS TOUR
WHEN: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30th FROM 11 AMTO 4 PM 
WHERE: THE MANSION AND MUSEUM ON O STREET NW WASINGTON DC 
TICKETS: $35/per person 
Tickets must be purchased online at: http://www.omuseum.org/givethanks

Categories: Tours, Charity Events

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated corridors of the Senate wing of the Capitol in this intimate look 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 Senate wing of the Capitol in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. Get a pass at the North Information Desk.

Categories: Tours, History, Arts

Immersive Multimedia Exhibition: Lucid Motion by Rhizomatiks Research

ARTECHOUSE

Explore ARTECHOUSE’s newest exhibition, Lucid Motion, by globally renowned Japanese artist group Rhizomatiks and Daito Manabe.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Dance

Late Fall Exhibitions at the AU Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Late Fall exhibitions at the AU Museum feature photography, video art, mixed-media prints, sculpture, and painting exploring a variety of themes. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Lecture: The Low Down on the High Seas: What You Don't know About the Ocean will Kill You

Keck Center of The National Academies

Wendy Schmidt describes how her investments in innovative solutions, along with her support for scientific and technological breakthroughs, are creating momentum for ocean health leading to the restoration of this vital planetary resource. Ms. Schmidt brings an optimistic approach to addressing critical ocean issues and provides a framework for viewing the ocean as part of an interactive living system, crucial to life on land.

Categories: Lecture, Free, Discussion

Molly Joyce

The Mansion at Strathmore

Composer and performer Joyce’s music has been described as one of “serene power” (New York Times), written to “superb effect” (The Wire).

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Theory

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Other Events

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Theory

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Other Events

Nature Revisited Exhibition Opening Reception

Takoma Park Community Center

In the "Nature Revisited" exhibition, three photographers and a mixed-media artist offer fresh and surprising interpretations of landscapes from across the world, casting nature through a different light.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

November Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Scenes of Scotland: A Solo exhibit by Shelley Micali in the Overlook Gallery as well as new work by Gallery members

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

November Exhibits at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

"On the Road" a tour of US and Europe as seen through the eyes of Pattee Hipschen

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

On the Lawn

Georgetown University, McNeir Hall

Catch the fun and inventive work in progress "On the Lawn," running Nov. 7-16 at the Davis Performing Arts Center, before its exciting Off-Broadway world premiere!

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Theater

Pop-Up Exhibition: "Written by a Lady"

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library and Opera Lafayette join forces to explore the libretto for John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, written by Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720), and based on Shakespeare’s poem, along with some of the Restoration-era's female literary voices.

Pop-Up Exhibition: "Written by a Lady"

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library and Opera Lafayette join forces to explore the libretto for John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, written by Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720), and based on Shakespeare’s poem, along with some of the Restoration-era's female literary voices.

The Bottom: An Arlington African-American Enclave Uncovered

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount Main Campus

Local historian Jessica Kaplan brings to life one of Arlington's oldest African American enclaves located along Pimmit Run near Chain Bridge. Using Civil War drawings, and Southern Claims documents she provides a window into the lives of this small community established before the Civil War by free African Americans that offered sanctuary to families struggling to earn a living and create a safe community. 

Categories: History, Lecture

The Ugly Virtuosa - Reviews of the Women Behind the Music

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall at UMBC

Musica Spira, featuring Grace Srinivasan, soprano, and Paula Maust, harpsichord, with guest artist Stephanie Zimmerman, baroque violin, present “The Ugly Virtuosa — Reviews of the Women Behind the Music.”

Categories: Music: Classical

Veterans Connect Networking Event

Brew Republic Bierwerks

Northern Virginia's premier networking event in honor of those who served Active Duty, Military Spouse, Veterans and Civilians Entrepreneurs

White Pearl

Studio Theatre

A leaked ad for skin-whitening cream is going viral for all the wrong reasons and someone’s definitely getting fired. A twisted corporate comedy about selling whiteness and the ugliness of the beauty industry. 

Categories: Theater, International

Women of Color: The Power of Protest Ain’t I A Woman: Activism, Legacy and Our Quest for Justice

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of the American Indian for a series of lectures and panel discussions addressing activism and social justice through the lens of women of color­–past and present.

Categories: Lecture, Discussion, Free

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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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