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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.

Mosaic Theater Company Presents: Theory

  • Through Sunday, November 17, 2019

Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group.

Conversation Circles

  • Through Friday, November 29, 2019

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


Sat • October 19, 2019


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Family Day at the AU Museum

American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center

FALL FAMILY FUN DAY at the AU Museum for all ages, 11AM-3PM! All activities are free and inspired by our current exhibitions. Create hands-on art projects, explore art with a scavenger hunt, take a tour with one of our guides, listen and participate in storytelling and music-making, and more. Free, please register in advance and check-in at the door. You do not need to print your Eventbrite ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at:

Categories: Arts, Family Oriented, Free

Kid Pan Alley 20th Anniversary Concert

The Theatre at little Washington

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Kid Pan Alley, which teaches children the art of songwriting, with a community concert marking the release of KPA's newest album, "Best Friends."   The concert features the Kid Pan Alley Band and horn section, along with Founder Paul Reisler's band Three Good Reasons.

All That Jazz- Youth Dance Class

Gallery 3700 / Arlington Cultural Affairs

All That Jazz is a children's dance class open to ages 6-11 that explores jazz movement.

Categories: Dance, Family Oriented

Boo at the Zoo

Smithsonian's National Zoo

At the 21st annual Boo at the Zoo, sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery, your fearsome cubs (or princesses, or robots) will have the chance to trick or treat at more than 40 stations, sing their hearts out to Halloween’s grooviest karaoke tunes and show off their costumes on a spooky fun catwalk.

British Billion Streaming Pianist & Composer, Helen Jane Long, in Concert

Dodd Auditorium, Mary Washington College

British billion streaming pianist & composer, Helen Jane Long, will be performing at the University of Mary Washington's beautiful Dodd Auditorium in Fredericksburg on Saturday 19th October along with local musicians.

Chesapeake Songs and Stories by Janie Maneely

Takoma Park Community Center

This program gives children who live far from the Chesapeake Bay a briny taste of their Maryland heritage.

DC Chamber Musicians Season Premiere Concert

Western Presbyterian Church

Free chamber music concert of works by Glinka, Schumann, Bozza, Debussy and Ginastera.

Fall Family Camp Weekend

Camp Friendship

Lodging, meals, and campy activities included. All ages welcome. Kids under 4 stay free! $200 per person

Categories: Family Oriented

Fall Farm Days: Rest and Rejuvenation Weekend

Sky Meadows State Park

Make a s'more at our fire-pit, and try pumpkin and corn treats cooked over the hearth.We also offer Mount Bleak House Tours, blacksmith demonstrations, a children's play area, live music, delicious food and drinks for sale, and, of course, the pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Categories: Family Oriented

Fall Festiv-All at Adventure Park USA!

Adventure Park USA

Enjoy all your favorite attractions and discover new ones at Adventure Park USA's Fall "Festiv-All"!

Family Program

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Create and Learn

Family Program: Congress has supported American innovation through the centuries. Learn where inventors are depicted in the art around the Capitol. Drawing inspiration from the “Frieze of American History,” create a mini-Wright Flyer.

Family Program

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Create and Learn

Family Program: Congress has supported American innovation through the centuries. Learn where inventors are depicted in the art around the Capitol. Drawing inspiration from the “Frieze of American History,” create a mini-Wright Flyer.

Harvest Moon Family Fun Night

Grace United Methodist Church-Hartwood

Grace United Methodist Church invites you to participate in the Harvest Moon Family Fun Night!

Let's Start at the Very Beginning...Root to Blossom


Sopranessence Fall Concert

Meteors, Moon and a Movie

Sky Meadows State Park

Learn the importance of dark sky conservation, have a chance to see a meteor, enjoy a near full moon, and more. Stay all night.

Categories: Family Oriented, Film

Mozart Celebration

Gunston Arts Center, Theatre One

National Chamber Ensemble opens the season with Mozart!

Purple Line World of Wheels for CASA: Free Touch-a-Truck and Family Festival

DeMatha Catholic High School

Free touch-a-truck and family festival benefitting nonprofit that helps kids in foster care. Sensory hour 10-11am for guests with sensory processing concerns. 

Race for Every Child

Freedom Plaza

Children’s National Hospital’s annual Race For Every Child is comprised of a USATF-certified 5k run/walk through some of the most scenic parts of Washington, DC and is followed by the popular 100-yard Kids Dash down Pennsylvania Avenue – a reminder of why so many participate.

Saturday Family Story Sessions

The Mansion at Strathmore

Four Saturdays this fall, families enjoy diverse and dynamic programs from some of the best storytellers in our area.

Categories: Family Oriented

Tour-WWII in Gettysburg: The People and Places

Gettysburg Tour Center

Experience a different side of Gettysburg on a "WWII in Gettysburg" bus tour covering POW camps, intelligence training site, and secret Navy map-making service.

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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