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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.

Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

  • Through Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

  • Through Sunday, July 14, 2019

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

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Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon

National Postal Museum

In this exhibition, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Anderson Dance Studio Youth Dance Classes

Anderson Dance Studio

Join Anderson Dance Studio for weekly, youth dance classes on Saturdays for ages 2-18.  

Categories: Dance, Family Oriented

Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps

National Postal Museum

Visit the National Postal Museum's unique new art exhibition highlighting the variety of flowering plants commemorated on US postage stamps during the past 50 years.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts, Free

Camp Tall Timber Open House

Washington Episcopal School

Program & Pizza

Come for a bit of fun, bite of pizza and info about the "best" sleep away camp program!

Catch Me If You Can

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse.

Categories: Theater

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Creative Cauldron Presents Passport to the World 2019: Rose Moraes sings Jobim

Creative Cauldron

Audiences across the world know Rose Moreas for her soulful performances as a Brazilian vocalist. She's performed at DC landmarks like the Library of Congress and the Chamber of Commerce. Now, Moreas brings a powerful, contemporary interpretation to the legendary bossa nova’s of Antonio Carlos Jobim in a night of passionate Brazilian song.

Depths of Strength: Cherie M. Redlinger and Klaudia Levin

Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Depths of Strength is a collaboration between two artists, Cherie M. Redlinger and Klaudia Levin.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

EatLoco One Loudoun Farmers Market

One Loudoun

The One Loudoun Marketplace is open every Saturday morning from 9:00am-1:00pm year-round. With live music, food trucks and can’t-miss vendors, EatLoCo One Loudoun Marketplace is the perfect way to greet the weekend in Loudoun County.

Faces Art Exhibit January 4th - 27th

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The “Faces” art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans features portraits that show the life a person has lived, joy a person emanates, wisdom gained through years of living, and focuses on the soul of the person. Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 7-9pm. View the exhibit from January 4-27, 2019 at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details and special workshop information at www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/faces

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Family Program January 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

Family Program January 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In honor of the 116th Congress coming to Capitol Hill, create your own soft sculpture of a congressional bill as a keepsake of your visit. Meet at the entrance of Exhibition Hall. 30 minutes.

From U Street To The Cotton Club

Source

"Take the A-Train" from DC's thriving music scene to the roaring nightlife of the Harlem Renaissance and the Cotton Club. A musical journey across songs from gospel to the jazz age.

Gallery Exhibit: Interior Spaces

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

The Arts Barn's professional art gallery exhibits the region’s most accomplished artists, including painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers, and more. Artwork is original and available for purchase.

Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1:30 to 5 p.m., except on major holidays.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Gallery Exhibit: Sports Photography - "Our Moments in Time!"

Bohrer Park Activity Center

Four Montgomery County, MD freelance sports photojournalists team up to present their reflections on the stories behind their sporting news images in an exhibit called “Our Moments in Time!”.  

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Girl Scouts - Nova Fencing Club, Fencing Fun Patch

Nova Fencing Club

Cheer for your troop members, as you learn to fence. An 1.5 hour class in the discipline of epee introduces your Scouts to the sport of fencing.

Categories: Other Events

Immersive Multimedia Exhibition: Everything in Existence by fuse*

ARTECHOUSE

Become a part of something bigger. Everything in Existence is the first solo North American exhibition for the award-winning and internationally-recognized studio fuse*.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Ingrained: Sculpture and Furniture in Wood

Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Ingrained: Sculpture and Furniture in Wood.”  This exhibition celebrates the ways wood as a medium lends itself to diverse interpretations as both sculptural and functional forms.

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits

Israel Presents 2019 - "Shelter" and "Redemption"

Tikvat Israel Congregation

Two Contemporary Israeli Films Set for Showing at Rockville Synagogue

Tikvat Israel Congregation will show the best of recent Israeli cinema with two films preceding commentary by an Israel official. Scheduled for showing are “Shelter” on Jan. 19 and “Redemption” on Jan. 26. Both films will be screened at 7:45 p.m.

The films will be followed by a dessert reception featuring coffee provided by Mayorga Coffee of Rockville. Post-film conversation will be moderated by Lisa LeBourgeois, cultural affairs officer with the Israeli Embassy in Washington. 

Categories: Film, Discussion

Jane Franklin Dance: Beauty and the Beat

Theatre on the Run

Originally created for Capital Fringe Festival 2018 and 'back by popular demand' at Theatre on the Run in Arlington, Beauty and the Beat is sure to kick up recollections of neighbors, roommates, landlords or lane-changing experiences of vying for a parking space.

Categories: Theater, Dance, Arts

Jane Franklin Dance: Mouse in House

Theatre on the Run

Adapted from the book “The Mouse of Amherst” by Elizabeth Spires, Jane Franklin Dance's "Mouse in House" reveals an unlikely friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson.

January Exhibitions at Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery

Come wear the body sculptures and dance if you like. This installation of sculptures is meant to be interacted with. Tory’s work is about the fierce joys in life.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Laugh Riot at Positano-Live Comedy Show Saturdays in Bethesda,MD-$15 cash cover

Positano Italian Restaurant

A standup comedy show hosted at Positano's Restaurant with local comedians from 8:00-9:30 with a $10 cash admission. 

LIES Exhibition Open

District Clay Center and Gallery

In a tip toward our startling political climate, the LIES exhibition presents works that reveal truth by means of deception.” Trump, politics, war and identity are all explored.  Ceramics, the most plastic of mediums, becomes a fitting tool for such a reveal. 

Categories: Arts, Free

Meet the Artist - Tory Cowles: Saturday, January 19, 4 – 6pm with an Artist Talk at 4pm.

Touchstone Gallery

Come wear the body sculptures and dance if you like. This installation of sculptures is meant to be interacted with. Tory’s work is about the fierce joys in life.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

On Fly in The Salt

National Sporting Library & Museum

On Fly in the Salt: From the Surf to the Flats is a curated journey through time, filled with the people, places, and innovations that have made saltwater fly fishing one of the fastest growing sectors of the exciting and dynamic angling industry.

Categories: Exhibits, History

Please Touch Tours

Sully Historic Site

Visit Sully with the chance to touch objects from the past. Examples of redware dishes, china, tools, clothing, and furniture will be touchable on these tours!

Categories: Tours, History, Exhibits

Polyhymnia Chamber Chorus - Winter 2019 Concerts

North Bethesda United Methodist Church

Polyhymnia Chamber Chorus is a 24-voice a cappella choir specializing in exceptional music that is not sung often enough.  Polyhymnia's concerts showcase challenging compositions crossing multiple genres, languages and periods. 

Postmen of the Skies

National Postal Museum

May 15, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. View this special centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. 

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

Social Photo Show pop-up - "Images of Protest & Dissent”

Johnny Pistolas

One night only! A combination of art show, party, and reception. Fun, social, engaging.

Categories: Arts, Discussion, Exhibits

Somewhere Over the Sea: Pottery by Eunkyung Han

Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is present, Somewhere Over the Sea, showcasing ceramic work by 2018 Labor Day Art Show’s Park View Artist Awardee Eunkyung Han.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither  

Arena Players

The Arena Players Gallery & Exhibition Space is showing its latest exhibition, Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither,  December 15th, 2018 through February 28th, 2019.  This collection spans from her personal mentors to Baltimore history and icons from the wider African American community. 

Categories: Arts, History, Exhibits

The Brothers Grimm Excellent Adventure

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

The Baughman brothers bring their wacky take on the Grimm's tales to the Arts Barn stage. 

Categories: Family Oriented, Theater

The Capitol Steps: Make America Grin Again

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheatre

The Capitol Steps have been putting the "mock" in democracy in their musical political satire since 1981.

Categories: Theater, Other Events

U Street to Cotton Club

The Source Theatre

U Street to Cotton Club is a musical odyssey that explores one woman’s journey from past to present and the ties of family and music. Under the direction of DC’s own KenYatta Rogers and the musical direction of Stanley Thurston, U Street to Cotton Club features some of Washington finest talents with Detra Battle, Kasai Roger, Mecca Rogers, Michelle Rogers, Brian Quenton Thorne, Pam Ward and Greg Watkins in a show not to be missed. Come and explore Washington’s Musical heritage with the InSeries as we take the “A train” from U Street to Cotton Club.

Winter Workshops at the Arts Barn

Arts Barn of Gaithersburg

Winter workshops offered at the Arts Barn

[Land]scape: MFA Exhibition & Artist Talk

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University

Artist Talk & Closing Reception Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:00pm. [Land]scape is an exhibition of works by current MFA candidates in George Mason’s School of Art, on view now until February 1, 2019 at Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University.  

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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