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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.

National Symphony Orchestra: Urbański conducts Tchaikovsky's Fourth / De la Salle plays Chopin

  • Through Saturday, November 2, 2019

In his much-anticipated return to the NSO, electrifying young conductor Krzysztof Urbański unleashes the full force of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.

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29Rooms

DC Armory

Refinery29 is taking its annual immersive festival of style, culture and creativity, 29Rooms, on a five-city tour including its first international showing. The 29Rooms: Expand Your Reality experience will bring the iconic immersive event to new audiences with tickets now on sale for the event’s first time in Washington D.C. from October 18 – 27. Buy your tickets here: https://tickets.29rooms.com/city/washington-d-c

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

2nd Annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly

Dulles Expo Center

Annual festival featuring handmade fine arts & crafts. Showcasing over 300 talented artists in a fun and engaging shopping experience.

Categories: Arts, Fairs & Festivals

Art Inspired by The Twilight Zone Exhibit October 4–27, 2019

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Art Inspired by The Twilight Zone” will take you on a journey through a wondrous land of imagination with a collection of art influenced by Rod Serling’s classic television series. Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, October 4 from 7-9pm. The exhibit runs from October 4-27, 2019 at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA. 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

ARTSFAIRFAX Arts Awards

Fairview Park Marriott

ARTSFAIRFAX will hold its eighth annual Arts Awards to recognize the visionary contributions that the arts bring to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. The Arts Awards bring together the arts community, business community, and civic and elected leaders to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of artists, arts organizations, and the private sector for their support of the arts in our community.

Categories: Arts, Other Events

CHAOS October Exhibit at Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground

CHAOS –A provocative all-member showabout the mayhem in the world around us.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Composition Dance Class

Theatre on the Run

Explore movement composition and performance. In this eight part course, you’ll create short studies and find new methods to realize your creative vision.

Categories: Dance, Arts

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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

Categories: Discussion, Arts, Exhibits

Early Fall Exhibitions at the American University Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism 

Topographies of Life: Pam Rogers, Lynn Sures, Mel Watkin
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space

Moves Like Walter: New Curators Open the Corcoran Legacy Collection 

Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art

Our World Above: Monoprints and Glass by Annette Lerner

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Exhibit reception & discussion: "Call & Response: Transmogrify"

Fenwick Gallery

Call & Response is an annual exhibit of collaborations between writers and visual artists, in which one calls and one responds. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Fenwick Library for an opening reception and panel discussion with the contributors and curators.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated corridors of the U.S. Senate in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

Halls of the Senate Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the beautifully decorated corridors of the U.S. Senate in this intimate look at the work of Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi.

Categories: Arts, Tours, History

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

American University, Greenberg Theater

Big business leads to big laughs in this classic musical.

Categories: Theater, 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

October Exhibitions at Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery

October 2 - 27, 2019

 

Art Reception: Friday, October 11, 6 - 8:30pm

Meet the Artists - Timothy Johnson and Claudia Samper: Saturday, October 26, 2 - 4pm with Artist Talk at 3pm

 

Spotlight Art Series@Touchstone Guest Artist

“ABOUND” by Hsin-Hsi Chen

Using new materials and a novel modular approach, Chen’s “ABOUND” reflects on adaptability, connection, and the escalating impacts and inevitable affects of human activity on the planet.

 

GALLERY A

Touchstone Gallery Member Show

 

GALLERYB

“Fables of Decapitation: I knew I would die long ago” by Timothy Johnson

A little waltz with the macabre…this new series paints tales of grim death and grisly decapitation, but with wry humor and cleverness, all captured in brilliant colors and composition.

 

GALLERY C

“Urban Nest” by Claudia Samper

"Urban Nest" is a series of drawings, transparencies, and 3D representations seeking to explore the perception of our urban landscape through the interaction of people, nature, and concrete.

 

Categories: Arts

October Exhibits at Gallery Clarendon

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Modern Botanical - A Solo exhibit by Anne Feldman at Gallery Overlook in Gallery Clarendon

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Open Studio

National Portrait Gallery

Discover your inner artist. Create an original artwork inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection while exploring a different technique or tool each week.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Discover your inner artist. Create an original artwork inspired by the Portrait Gallery’s collection while exploring a different technique or tool each week.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Exhibits

Second Tri-Annual Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Maryland Art Place

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) this September, in celebrating a statewide, juried exhibition highlighting the wide range of artists and artwork featured on the Maryland State Artist Registry. The exhibition will take place at Maryland Art Place located at 218 West Saratoga St. from Thursday, September 19th – Sunday, November 10th. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, 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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