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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.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

  • Through Thursday, November 29, 2018

This centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front.

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

  • Through Saturday, September 1, 2018

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States.

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30 Years of Vision Exhibit

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery announces a very special Artists’ Reception for Loudoun Art Council’s October Installation: 30 Years of Vision Exhibit.  The Reception will be hosted at the AitV Gallery on October 14th from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. and will feature two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork from local artists from all over Loudoun County. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

A Gala Benefit Concert for Catholic Charities Hurricane Relief

Annunciation Catholic Church

Annunciation Catholic Church and The Roth Concert Series presents A Gala Benefit Concert for Catholic Charities and Catholic Relief Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Antony and Cleopatra

Folger Shakespeare Library

Torn between his military duty to Rome and his passionate love affair with Cleopatra, Antony finds himself engaged in both war and romance.

Art Studio Tour

Great Falls Library

Art Studio Tour - Free self guided tour of 49 artists in 25 venues, 10 am to 5 pm each day. Tour Headquarters is Great Falls Library in Great Falls Va. GreatFallsStudios.com/StudioTour for map and information.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

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

Bonis Ensemble

St. Francis Episcipal Church

The Bonis Ensemble

Categories: Music: Classical

Call for Songwriters- 2018 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Application

Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District

MD/DC/VA songwriters are invited to apply to the fourth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards

Categories: Music: Other

Captured Beauty: A Photography Exhibition at Del Ray Artisans Gallery (October 6–29, 2017)

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Captured Beauty” exhibition showcases fine art photography and how artists communicate their vision through a camera. The exhibit runs October 6–29, 2017 with an Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

CarnEVIL Halloween Festival at Merriweather Park

Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

CarnEVIL is a Halloween Festival in  downtown Columbia on 10/13–15, 10/19-22, 10/26-29, 10/31, 11/4-5. The woods come alive with horrifying sideshow freaks, demented clowns & escaped circus animals, all to raise money for first responders & disaster preparedness.

Community Coffeehouse

Clay Pots... A Place to Grow

Come hang out at your community gathering spot!

Categories: Family Oriented, Free

Culture Shock

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Target Gallery’s newest exhibition, Culture Shock, explores socio-political issues through the lens of graffiti, street, and pop art.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium Brings Top Films to DC

Naval Heritage Center

DOUBLE EXPOSURE returns to DC for the third year with eleven of this year´s most compelling investigative documentary films and engaging conversations with acclaimed filmmakers.

ONE OF US from academy nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady will open DX 2017. VOYEUR, directed by Myles Kane and Josh Koury will close the festival. Academy award winning director Alex Gibney´s NO STONE UNTURNED is the festival centerpiece. Plus eight new investigative documentaries highlighting topics from the Jim Crow era to white supremacy; violence and drugs in Mexico and Bolivia to corruption at the World Health Organization; the kidnapping of journalists covering war zones to Serbia´s tumultuous political inheritance; and the inner workings of big-time journalism.

Categories: Film, Discussion

Duck

Highwood Theatre

Duck explores the internal dissolution of an American patriot, one who did the right thing and played by the rules, rising to become a decorated hero for his work for the CIA. However, the more Duck devotes himself to his clandestine work, the deeper becomes his internal sense of horror, with himself and the world.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Discussion

Fall Dance Concert

Ohrstrom - Bryant Theatre

Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. / Shenandoah Conservatory’s Dance Division presents a dynamic evening of varied repertoire featuring contemporary, pointe, jazz, and modern works choreographed by dance faculty.

Categories: Arts, Dance, Music: Classical

Happy Nappy Storytelling

Sankofa Video Books and Cafe

Happy Nappy Storytelling is free children's literacy program designed to encourage a love for reading. Each week we go on a storytelling adventure that invokes the full use of our imaginations and leaves us with a meaningful life lesson. 

Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The first exhibition in the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Combat Art Gallery honors Marines who have served in the Corps during the last 40 years and echoes the core values of the Marine Corps:  honor, courage, and commitment.  One hundred works of art by 22 artists are divided among three themes.

   Every Clime and Place illustrates Marines as they conduct training and engage the enemy in a variety of settings and situations around the globe.
 
   No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy captures Marines meeting the enemy with unmatched ferocity and then rendering aid to civilians under the most dire of circumstances.
 
   The Price reminds us that war is all-consuming.  Marines willingly accept the risks associated with their missions, and families shoulder the burdens of uncertainty, loss, and grief.
 
The works in this show have been drawn, painted, or sculpted by individuals who are Marines first and artists second.

 

Categories: Arts, History, Free

How I Became A Pirate

Adventure Theatre

Argh matey! It’s pirate's life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate’s treasure.

I Am Exhibition

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

This touring peacebuilding exhibition features the work of 31 Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition is a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Into the Woods JR

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale, Into the Woods, comes to life October 20 through 29, 2017, at the Arts Barn.

Categories: Theater

Into the Woods JR

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale, Into the Woods, comes to life October 20 through 29, 2017, at the Arts Barn.

Categories: Theater

Join us for the third edition of Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium in Washington, D.C., October 19-22

National Union Building

Join us for the third edition of DOUBLE EXPOSURE Investigative Film Festival and Symposium in Washington, D.C., October 19-22. Uniquely among film festivals, DOUBLE EXPOSURE pairs four days of the most exciting new investigative works on film with a symposium custom-built to advance collaboration between investigative reporters and filmmakers.

Categories: Fairs & Festivals, Film, Arts

Land Lines

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Land Lines, an exhibition of black and white works relating to our natural environment, curated by Jaimianne Amicucci of The Gray Gallery.

Artists’ Reception: Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Little Haunts Sundays

Camp Hidden Valley

Kid friendly Halloween Event!

Little Haunts Sundays

Camp Hidden Valley

Kid friendly Halloween Event!

Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Consort celebrates the season with evocative Advent and holiday music from Germany—from the medieval majesty of the 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch to the flower of the 17th-century German Baroque.

Mark Irchai Piano Recital

George Mason University Harris Theatre

Leoš Janáček - In the Mists
Samuel Barber - Piano Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26
Francis Poulenc - L'Histoire de Babar, FP 129

Categories: Theater

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

National Postal Museum

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Categories: Exhibits, History, Free

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

O'Sullivan's Sunday Funnies-Free Comedy in Arlington,VA

O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Live Standup Comedy Show featuring local Northern Virginia area standup comedians.

Categories: Theater, Free, Other Events

Oxon Hill High School Class Of 1997 20th Reunion Weekend

Oxon Hill High (Various Locations)

Oxon Hill High School Class Of 1997 20th Reunion Weekend

Categories: Other Events

Painting Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger - its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Other Events

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

The Music Center at Strathmore

Music from 5,000 years of civilization - original works capture the spirit of ancient China.

Sotto Voce

Theater J

An exquisite love story by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz, inspired by the plight of the passengers of the SS St. Louis, a ship of refugees that was turned away from America’s shores during WWII.

Categories: Arts, Theater

Sotto Voce

Theater J

An exquisite love story by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz, inspired by the plight of the passengers of the SS St. Louis, a ship of refugees that was turned away from America’s shores during WWII.

Categories: Arts, Theater

Spirit of Autumn: Immersive & Interactive Experience for All Ages

ARTECHOUSE

Oct 1 - Nov 5

Immerse into a dreamlike landscape of digital FALL at ARTECHOUSE’s new seasonal interactive installation - SPIRIT OF AUTUMN. Inspiring creativity, imagination, and play, this multi-sensory installation encourages children and adults alike to engage and collaboratively transform the exhibit space into a digital fall playground. From 270 degree wall projections to moving floor pieces activated with the footsteps to augmented-reality powered experiences, and more.

For Tickets & Details visit: https://artechouse.com/tickets

Daytime Admission (Open to All Ages): 10am-4pm

Evening Admission (21+): 5pm-10pm

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Shop America's Handmade Market and support artist entrepreneurs this fall at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Sugarloaf returns to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD October 20 - 22 for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.

Sunday Afternoon Waltz

Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Join us for a Waltz Dance and lesson at Glen Echo, always with live music! No partner required.

Categories: Dance, Music: Other

Sunday Social 2: Fairy Tales

Garth Newel Music Center

A pay-what-you-wish concert featuring resident artists performing the works of Leoš Janáček, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Tom Johnson.

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts

The Advent Project in Concert

Hughes United Methodist Church

Conversation Concert: Mozart and The Advent Project

The Advent Project in Concert

Hughes United Methodist Church

The Advent Project presents an All-Mozart "Conversation Concert"
 

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts, Free

The Exonerated

Glaze Studio Theatre

The Exonerated

Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. / Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, “The Exonerated” tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.

Categories: Arts, Theater, Music: Other

The Gibson Brothers

AMP by Strathmore

Following in the footsteps of legendary brother acts like the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and the Osborne Brothers, The Gibson Brothers’ bluegrass is a stirring mix of heritage and harmony.

Categories: Music: Other

The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience

Lake Fairfax Park

Upon opening, on October 6, THE GLOW will run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October. Tickets start at just $16, and are on sale now at glowdc.tixr.com. 

Categories: Family Oriented

The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience

Lake Fairfax Park

Upon opening, on October 6, THE GLOW will run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October. Tickets start at just $16, and are on sale now at glowdc.tixr.com. 

Categories: Family Oriented, Holiday

The Horse and the Camera, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection

National Sporting Library & Museum

Come view our newest exhibition, The Horse and the Camera, 1870 to 1960, From the Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection.

Categories: Arts

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art Exhibition

National Sporting Library & Museum

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibition features Greek vases and sculpture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from a private collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other museum collections.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

George Mason University Hylton Performing Arts Center - Merchant Hall

Manassas Ballet Theatre presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Categories: Theater, Dance

The Mistress Cycle

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

The Mistress Cycle is an intelligent new musical work that tells the story of five women. Though they come from different times and cultures, they share a sisterhood.

Categories: Theater, Arts

The Mistress Cycle

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

The Mistress Cycle is an intelligent new musical work that tells the story of five women. Though they come from different times and cultures, they share a sisterhood.

Categories: Theater, Arts

TWG Cultural Fund Musical Series

The Lyceum

The Washington Group Cultural Fund Sunday Music Series presents violinist Bohdana Pivnenko in a program featuring works by contemporary Ukrainian composers.

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