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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.


Fri • July 19, 2019


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WETA Special


"Seussical" presented by the McLean Community Players

Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center

"Seussical" opens July 12, 2019, and runs weekends through July 28 in The Alden Theatre.

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents A People’s History by Mike Daisey

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Mike Daisey presents his most epic work—eighteen different full-length monologues that stretch over thirty hours, weaving together two very different versions of American history, as a part of the Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series.

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents Arcade by Robin Bell


The Arcade is an interactive projection and video installation where teams compete to win a SW DC entertainment and dining package.

2019 Capital Fringe Festival Curated Series Presents Shakespeare’s Worst by Mike Reiss and Nick Newlin

Arena Stage - Mead Center for American Theater

A community theatre troupe attempts to put on Two Gentlemen of Verona, known in Shakespeare’s canon as the play where the dog steals the scene.

Apollo 50 Festival

National Mall

Join the National Air and Space Museum and NASA for the Apollo 50 Festival on the National Mall, an outdoor celebration of the first Moon landing. At the Apollo 50 Festival’s stage and 20 tented display’s visitors can enjoy:

--Hands-on exhibits and activities from exhibitors like NASA, Boeing, Raytheon, The LEGO Group, and PBS's Ready Jet Go!

--Live performances on stage by Ready Jet Go! featuring costumed characters

--Exciting speakers including Adam Savage, ISS astronauts, authors, and NASA scientists and engineers, with more special guests to be announced 

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Blast-in-the-Past, 8th Annual!

Montpelier Mansion

Montpelier’s grounds become a kid-sized colonial village! Come for an hour, or stay for the day. 
Drop in, and win a free pass by joining Prince George’s County Memorial Library System's “Summer @ Your Library” program! 

Discover the Moon Day!

The National Air and Space Museum

Join us for a day of educational and fun family activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. At Discover the Moon Day!:

Interact one-on-one with Museum scientists to learn about lunar exploration, research, and missions

See high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

View the Moon in 3-D

And more!

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Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Monday through Friday – 3 p.m. Meet four ordinary Americans whose extraordinary actions changed the course of our civil rights history. This tour visits the Old Senate Chamber and Emancipation Hall.

Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Hairspray"

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

Categories: Theater, Family Oriented

Summer Art Workshop

National Sporting Library & Museum

Summer Art Workshops offer free art activities for kids aged 5 and up. Learn more color theory, shape, proportion, and more while having fun and getting messy!

Summer Art Workshops are every Friday in July, 10-11:30am.

Categories: Family Oriented, Arts, Free

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.

Note: Only registered users may submit events.

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