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Community Calendar

Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Conversation Circles

  • Through Friday, November 29, 2019

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

Open Studio

  • Through Friday, November 29, 2019

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


Fri • October 18, 2019


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"The Suitcase/Der Koffer"

Monteabaro Recital Hall, Horowitz Center, Howard Community College

In this multilingual music theatre work, a woman finds a suitcase filled with history, memories, and the remnants of a life in movement.

Categories: Theater, Music: Other, Free

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

Capitol Grounds Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Explore the beautiful Capitol Grounds on this guided walking tour. No passes needed.

Categories: Tours, History, Free

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 Event begins at 8:00 p.m. Presented by:

Categories: Free, Theater, Arts

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Conversation Circles

National Portrait Gallery

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

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Discussion

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

Freedom Fighters in the Capitol Collection

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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

Categories: History, Tours, Free

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

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

Strike a Prose: Crafting Dialogue (fiction)

National Portrait Gallery

This creative writing workshop is centered on the special exhibition “In Mid-Sentence,” which features photographs of some of the most iconic conversations and speeches in twentieth-century American history.

Categories: Discussion, Exhibits, Free

Votes for Women Tour

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Discover the stories of the women who set the stage for equality, the many voices of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the voices of the generations of women who followed.

Categories: History, Tours, 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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