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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.


Sun • August 18, 2019


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"America is ..." National Juried Show on display August 2 – 29, 2019 at Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery

"America is ..." is an exhibit where artists from across the United States confront the question of how we define our national identity and values during a time of divisive politics and great social change. Four jurors from across the nation have selected the works of artists who best address this question.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

ART + TECH Exhibition: Infinite Space by Refik Anadol


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

Art Signs: Gallery Talks in American Sign Language (ASL)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join us for lively gallery conversations in American Sign Language led by deaf gallery guides. For more information, email

Categories: Arts, Tours, 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

Experience a Bit of Summer Sprezzatura in "La Citta Italiana" at Gallery Clarendon in August

Gallery Clarendon Art Experience

Experience a Bit of Summer Sprezzatura in "La Citta Italiana" at Gallery Clarendon in August

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Free Public Piano Concert at Takoma Park Gazebo

Takoma Park Gazebo

Do you play the piano or just love music? Then join us for the free opening concert for our public piano at 11 am on Aug. 18 in the downtown gazebo. Anyone can play the piano and share their musical talents with a friendly crowd!

Categories: Arts, Music: Other, Free

Fresh Meat Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery (Aug 2–Sept 1, 2019)

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Join us at Del Ray Artisans for a special exhibit, "Fresh Meat" (August 2-September 1, 2019) featuring artwork by Del Ray Artisans' newest members from 2018-2019. "Fresh Meat" highlights new faces and new techniques. Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 7-9pm. Plus register in advance for a special acrylics painting workshop on Saturday, August 10. View the exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

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

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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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