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Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Opening June 12, 2021 Explore the Jazz Age through the lens of an icon. Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was a prominent tastemaker during the era known as the Roaring […]

One Life: Will Rogers

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

Credit information: “Will Rogers at the mike of Radio KHJ in Hollywood” by an unidentified photographer, gelatin silver print, c. 1930. Will Rogers Memorial Museum, OHS, Claremore, OK. “One Life: Will […]

“Warranted to Give Satisfaction”: Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

June 25, 2021–February 6, 2022 Credit information: “Two Girls” by Jeremiah Gurney, quarter-plate daguerreotype with applied color, c. 1852. Collection of Wm. B. Becker. In 1840, Jeremiah Gurney (1812–1895) abandoned his […]

Kristine Mays: Rich Soil

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Opening June 26, 2021 Contemporary American artist Kristine Mays’s life-size, three-dimensional dancing wire sculptures will emerge throughout Hillwood’s gardens for the second ever installation of art in the gardens. Mays […]

Kristine Mays: Rich Soil at the Hillwood Museum

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Kristine Mays: Rich Soil On view June 26, 2021 to January 9, 2022 Life-size wire sculptures transform the grounds of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens for the second ever installation […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Exhibitions

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Avenue NW

Exhibitions Positive Fragmentation: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation January 29–May 22, 2022 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center Organized by […]

Block by Block: Naming Washington

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

Wherever we may be, whenever we provide an address, and find our place on Washington, D.C.’s streets, we spell out and utter street numbers, state names, and in many cases, […]

“Upending 1620: Where Do We Begin?”

national Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, Washington D.C.

Opens Aug. 6; Closes July 2022 Second Floor, Center “Upending 1620: Where Do We Begin?” is a display that examines the early encounters between Wampanoag peoples and English colonists, and […]

National Portrait Gallery Presents “Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands”

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced “Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands,” the first retrospective of the artist’s portraiture and the first major presentation of her work on the […]

Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

  Aug. 27, 2021–May 30, 2022 Credit information: “Resident Alien” by Hung Liu, oil on canvas, 1988. Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art; gift of the Lipman Family Foundation. […]

Exhibitions at the AU Museum

AU Museum

Exhibitions open from Aug. 28 through Dec. 12: Successions: Traversing U.S. Colonialism is a solo exhibition by Amber Robles-Gordon, a conceptual juxtaposition celebrating abstraction as an art form. Robles-Gordon interrogates past and […]

3rd Annual Discovering Me..Without You Essay Contest

online

Esther Productions, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based national nonprofit organization. Founded in 2004, is dedicated to using a variety of vehicles—traditional and nontraditional—to develop communities throughout the United States and […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Art Talks

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Avenue NW

Art Talks Collection Highlights Talks Sunday, September 5, 2–3 p.m.; Monday, October 4, 10–11 a.m.; Thursday, October 21, 5:30–6:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 7, 2–3 p.m.; Monday, December 6, 10–11 a.m. Do you miss visiting […]

Breonna Taylor Portrait Featured in New Exhibit “Reckoning”

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens its latest exhibition, “Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.,” in its newly redesigned Visual Art and the American Experience gallery Sept. […]

Washington Performing Arts Fall 2021 Shows

Washington Performing Arts

Free Pre-Season Event: A Tribute to the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Members of the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs Michele Fowlin & Theodore Thorpe III, artistic directors Saturday, September 11, 8:30am […]

Photoworks Classes at Glen Echo Park

Photoworks at Glen Echo Park

iphone Explored with Sue Bloom   September 14th - October 5th Tuesdays 1pm-3pm ​We will explore the photographic capabilities of the iPhone over 4 consecutive weeks, conducted online via Zoom. […]

Fall Exhibits at the AU Museum

AU Museum

Exhibitions open from Aug. 28 through Dec. 12: Successions: Traversing U.S. Colonialism is a solo exhibition by Amber Robles-Gordon, a conceptual juxtaposition celebrating abstraction as an art form. Robles-Gordon interrogates past and […]

Anil Revri: Into the Light

AU Museum

Exhibition open from Oct. 16 through Dec.12: Anil Revri: Into the Light is presented by the AU Museum Project Space. Anil Revri creates dazzling geometric abstractions that embody the cross pollination […]

Escaramuza Dress New Perspectives case in Girlhood (It’s complicated)

national Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, Washington D.C.

Opens Sept. 17; Closes Winter 2021 Second Floor, East  A new case outside of “Girlhood (It’s complicated)” will showcase additional collections. An escaramuza charra dress worn by Veronica Davila is on […]

“A Nation Grieves” 

national Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, Washington D.C.

A Display of COVID-19 Memorial Flags Opens Sept. 17; Closes December 2021 Second Floor, East The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History collected 24 of the white plastic flags from […]

Dance Place Fall 2021 Performances

Dance Place

District Choreography (D.C.) Dance Festival Part of National Dance Day 2021 September 18 Free outdoor performance at The National Sylvan Theater As we EMBARK on Dance Place’s 41st season, we […]

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company 2021-2022 Season

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

ABOUT THE 2021-2022 SEASON TEENAGE DICK In Association with Huntington Theatre Company and Pasadena Playhouse By Mike Lew Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel   Sept 20 - Oct 17, 2021 […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Virtual Happy Hours

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Avenue NW

Special Events Virtual Happy Hours Join NMWA staff and special guests to celebrate the lives of women artists. Make specialty cocktails (or mocktails) in their honor as we share artworks […]

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel

Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation presents Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the first exhibition dedicated to the French artist and model Suzanne Valadon at a major US arts institution. The first self-taught woman to […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Virtual Events

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Avenue NW

Fourth Annual MakeHER Summit Workshops (Virtual) Monday, September 27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Join us for a day of meaningful connection and in-depth workshops that offer practical tips and resource sharing […]

The Folger Consort

Saint Mark's on Capitol Hill 301 A Street SE, Washington

Folger Consort Early Music Seminar: Henry Purcell and Music of 17th-century London Sept 29, 2021 6:00pm Virtual $10 Folger Consort Henry Purcell and Music of 17th-century London Oct 1-3, 2021 […]

$10 – $50

Fall Events at Moon Rabbit

Moon Rabbit 801 Wharf St. SW, Washington

Thursday, September 30 at 6:00PM (virtual) - Dine to Defeat ALS: Chef Kevin Tien will be participating in the annual Dine to Defeat ALS event honoring Mark Ein, CEO and Founder […]

“Flying Merkel Motorcycle,” 1913 

national Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, Washington D.C.

Opens Oct. 1; Closes TBD First Floor, East within “America on the Move”  The Flying Merkel brand of motorcycles was produced in Philadelphia and Ohio from around 1910 to 1916. The motorcycles, with […]

Filipino American History Month: “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” 

national Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, Washington D.C.

A double album of Philippine kulintang music Virtual Release: Oct. 1  Kulintang Kultura pays homage to the late Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan, a talented musician and generous teacher who championed traditional Filipino kulintang gong music in the United […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Saks OFF 5th

Saks OFF 5th

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Saks OFF 5TH is teaming up with Breast Care for Washington, DC, an organization committed to reducing breast cancer mortality in metro Washington, […]

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series

Virtual Event

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series Diane Seuss Writing Workshop Monday, Oct 4, 2021 7:30pm Virtual $75 Diane Seuss will offer a special virtual writing workshop entitled Sonnets Son-nots on Monday, October […]

Free – $250

“Celebrate Fall” with the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

Alexandria, VA - Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of its  juried show “Celebrate Fall" which runs from October 5, 2021 to November 7, 2021. Themed work will be […]

Roaring Twenties Lecture Series

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Roaring Twenties Lecture Series Explore the remarkable decade known as the Roaring Twenties in this four-part lecture series, inspired by the special exhibition Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie […]

Folger Shakespeare Library Book Club

Virtual Event

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS Book Club Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen Oct 7, 2021 6:30pm Virtual Free The Porpoise by Mark Haddon Nov 4, 2021 6:30pm […]

Free

Jane Franklin Dance Presents Forty+ Project

Jane Franklin Dance 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington

*Explore movement and performance in a creative project Choreographer Lauren DeVera, Certified Life Coach, Movement Artist and Educator brings her special creativity to Forty+ Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of […]

$8 – $160

Curative Collective Conversations

Online

Join the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and members of the Curative Collective for a weekly conversation at the intersection of food, art and social change. From […]

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Theater J 1529 16th Street NW, Washington

Becoming Dr. Ruth runs September 30 – October 24, 2021, at Theater J, part of the Edlavitch DCJCC, at 1529 16th St., NW, Washington, DC. The biographical drama tells the inspirational and […]

Washington Printmakers’ Gallery Presents VARIATION and REPETITION

Washington Print Makers Gallery 1641 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington

October 1st – October 31st, 2021 The Washington Printmakers' Gallery presents an exhibition of linoleum cuts by Deborah Schindler, one of the gallery's founding members. The prints distinguish themselves by numerous […]

Anil Revri: Into the Light at the Katzen Arts Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington

Exhibition open from Oct. 16 through Dec.12: Anil Revri: Into the Light is presented by the AU Museum Project Space. Anil Revri creates dazzling geometric abstractions that embody the cross pollination of […]

Brews and Views at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Avenue NW

Thursdays, October 21, November 18, December 16; 5:30–6:30 p.m. Celeste Beatty, founder of the Harlem Brewing Company, hosts a monthly happy hour to highlight topics in beer making, the restaurant industry, art, politics, […]

Washington Ballet 2021-2022 Season

The Washington Ballet

Season Opening Performance | Oct. 21–22 | National Building Museum The Nutcracker | Nov. 27–Dec. 26 | The Warner Theatre Swan Lake | Feb. 10–20 | The Kennedy Center  Giselle | April 28–May 1 […]

Smithsonian Virtual Craft Show

Virtual Event

The 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show will be held virtually from October 23 to October 31. Originally scheduled in-person for October, the craft show will now be online due to health […]

Profs & Pints: Tales from Netherworlds

The Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington

Profs and Pints presents: “Tales from Netherworlds,” an evening with Baba Yaga and other dark denizens of the imagination, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. The traditional Celtic […]

$2 – $12.

Profs & Pints: Early American Witch Hunts

The Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington

Profs and Pints presents: “Early American Witch Hunts,” a look at the colonial hysteria that led to the tragedy of Salem, with Richard Bell, professor of history at the University […]

$2 – $12.

Profs & Pints: Encountering European Horror

Church Hall

Profs and Pints presents: “Encountering European Horror,” a look at the European film movements, directors, and studios that produced creepy, campy, and must-watch horror movies, with Kylos Brannon, who teaches […]

$2 – $12.

Día de los Muertos celebration (Day of the Dead)

National Museum of the American Indian, Online 4th St SW, Washington D.C.

In recorded presentations by two renowned Mexican families, the museum showcases two traditions central to Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos): the art of making figures from sugar […]

Free

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Virtual

Oct. 28, On demand americanindian.si.edu/calendar To celebrate Día de los Muertos, the museum will showcase two unique Day of the Dead traditions: figural sugar work and papier-mâché arts. The Mondragón […]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Outdoor Movie Night

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Celebrate Halloween Regency style with this scary spin on a Jane Austen classic! Bring a picnic dinner and your best Halloween costume to take in this spooky movie on the […]

$10

TRANSFERENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS – This retreat is online

Kadampa Meditation Center Online 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

We will engage in a weekend retreat based on the International Fall Festival teachings with Gen-la Dekyong, emphasizing the practice of Tara Powa or Transference of Consciousness. The practice of […]

$40

TRANSFERENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS – This retreat is online

Kadampa Meditation Center Online 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

We will engage in a weekend retreat based on the International Fall Festival teachings with Gen-la Dekyong, emphasizing the practice of Tara Powa or Transference of Consciousness. The practice of […]

$40

Congressional Chorus presents A Nightmare on G Street

Church of the Epiphany 1317 G St NW, Washington

The Congressional Chorus makes its much-anticipated return to the stage with a Halloween extravaganza - A Nightmare on G Street. Tickets are on sale now: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ccayc Enjoy the Chorus' unique […]

$30 – $40

Congressional Chorus presents A Nightmare on G Street

Church of the Epiphany 1317 G St NW, Washington

The Congressional Chorus makes its much-anticipated return to the stage with a Halloween extravaganza - A Nightmare on G Street. Tickets are on sale now: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ccayc Enjoy the Chorus' unique […]

$30 – $40

Día de los Muertos Virtual Family Celebration

Online

Celebrate Día de los Muertos online with Ballet Folklórico Mi Herencia Mexicana and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There is fun for the whole family during this virtual performance. Watch […]

Free

Haunted Halloween Hunt

Tudor Place

Experience Halloween at Tudor Place with a spooky one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt. Wear your costume and come with your friends and family. Create a creepy craft to take home, then explore […]

$3 – $10

Fall Frolic

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo

Glen Echo Park's annual Fall Frolic family Halloween event is back in person in 2021! Join us for Halloween arts and crafts and a costume parade! Check back to our […]

Free

BOHEME in the Heights

GALA Hispanic Theatre

IN Series’ much-anticipated, animated, Spanish-language, Afro-LatinX reimagining of Puccini’s classic opera premieres on the big screen with LIVE MUSIC on October 29 in Baltimore and October 30 and 31 in […]

$39 – $59

Georgetown Walking Tour: Virtual Spirits of Georgetown

Join DC tour guide, Dwane Starlin for a virtual afternoon out on the spooky streets of Georgetown! Learn about local hauntings and happenings that will ensure you sleep with the […]

$10

Profs & Pints DC: A Brainy Look at Zombies (Special Matinee)

The Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington

Profs and Pints presents: “A Brainy Look at Zombies,” with William Egginton, professor of humanities and director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Zombies have popped […]

$2 – $12.

Profs & Pints: The Horror Within

The Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington

Profs and Pints presents: “The Horror Within,” a look at the real-life psychological disorders behind your favorite movie monsters, with Brian A. Sharpless, clinical psychologist, visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, […]

$2 – $12.

Profs & Pints: The Horror Within

The Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington

Profs and Pints presents: “The Horror Within,” a look at the real-life psychological disorders behind your favorite movie monsters, with Brian A. Sharpless, clinical psychologist, visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, […]

$2 – $12.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour

entertainment and sports arena 1100 Oak Drive SE, Baltimore

10/31: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour Special Halloween Event Lands at the Entertainment & Sports Arena  WHAT: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour […]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour

entertainment and sports arena 1100 Oak Drive SE, Baltimore

WHAT: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour is coming to Washington D.C. on Halloween!  Do the Time Warp again with Events DC and fellow fans! The special […]

Jane Franklin Dance Presents November Day Camps

Arlington County Cultural Affairs Building 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA 22206, Arlington

Explore movement, theater elements and visual art projects in these nifty day camps directed by the education staff at Jane Franklin Dance. Be inspired by the movement and sounds of […]

$7 – $75

Tomorrow I May Be Far Away

Sixth & I Synagogue 600 I St NW, Washington, D.C.

Lara Downes with Rita Dove, poet Thalea String Quartet Wednesday, November 3, 8pm Sixth & I Hailed for her “luscious, moody, and dreamy” playing by the New York Times, pianist […]

$40

The Magnetic Fields’ City Winery Residency

City Winery DC

The Magnetic Fields’ City Winery residency, originally scheduled for spring 2020 to celebrate their new album Quickies, has been rescheduled for October and November 2021. The band will perform at intimate […]

Brownies: Be the Architect

Tudor Place

What does it mean to be an Architect? An Inventor? Explore the history of Tudor Place’s architecture, put your own inventing skills to the test and earn your Inventor Badge! […]

$10

Catwalk

Washington Metropolitan Area Washington Metropolitan Area, Washington DC

Catwalk, Catmosphere’s inaugural campaign, is a global, mass-participation 7km walk, designed to raise awareness about Big Cat conservation. Fun, flexible and inclusive, it’s open to everyone of all abilities and […]

Chamber Music Concert

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Please join us on select Saturday afternoons for live classical music concerts performed by the Friday Morning Music Club, a community of music lovers and musicians that has promoted classical […]

Free

Pictures at an Exhibition

George Washingon Masonic Memorial 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria

In partnership with the Alexandria Film Festival the ASO presents Homegrown: American Stories in Music and Film on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Music from the Americana tradition […]

$20 – $65

Capital City Symphony – Elegy

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street NE, Washington

We open our season - Who Are We, D.C.? - with Carlos Simon’s Elegy, A Cry from the Grave “dedicated to those who have been murdered wrongfully by an oppressive […]

$35

The Great Leap

Round House Theatre 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda

SOCIO-POLITICAL FABLE The Great Leap By Lauren Yee Directed by Jennifer Chang NOV 10 – DEC 5, 2021 | Regional Premiere It’s 1989, the San Francisco University basketball team is […]

2021 Native Cinema Showcase

National Museum of the American Indian Online 4th St SW, Washington D.C.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian brings its annual Native Cinema Showcase to online audiences Nov. 12-18, 2021. This year's showcase focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves […]

Free

2021 Native Cinema Showcase

Virtual

Nov. 12–18, on demand americanindian.si.edu/calendar The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. This year focuses on Native […]

SOME Gala

National Building Museum Washington DC

Saturday November 13th at the National Building Museum.

71st Annual Tartan Ball

Willard Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 71st Annual Tartan Ball, for $250 per person.  This year’s event will be held at the historic […]

71st Annual Tartan Ball

Willard Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 71st Annual Tartan Ball, for $250 per person.  This year’s event will be held at the historic […]

$250

Ensemble 4.1 – Notes from Home (Virtual)

Dumbarton United Methodist Church 3133 Dumbarton St. NW, Washington

Four wind soloists from top German orchestras and one extraordinary Berlin-based pianist make up this unique ensemble, whose repertory ranges from Mozart and Viennese classics to today’s Avner Dorman. The […]

$26.00

Stained Glass Windows Tours

dumbarton united methodist church 3133 Dumbarton St. NW, Washington

“Sunday , November 14, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00pm Dumbarton United Methodist church. Georgetown Lutheran, Epiphany Catholic Church and Mt Zion United Methodist Church will hold stained glass window open […]

Free

Heroines of Washington

The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean

Since 2001, the March of Dimes has honored 126 “heroines” and raised over $3.64 million in support of the March of Dimes mission. March of Dimes aims to advance research […]

Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture with Richard Powell

Online

Discover the magnificent Scandinavian landscapes and other European-based paintings created by celebrated Harlem Renaissance painter William H. Johnson. Take a deep dive into this often overlooked and misunderstood period in […]

Free

Juniors: The Roaring Twenties

Tudor Place

Travel back in time to learn about the women who lived and worked at Tudor Place in the 1920s. Create a 1920s character, plan a living history party and earn […]

$10

Homeschool History Days: Winter Warmth

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history […]

$5 – $7

THE HOLIDAY SHOW

Lincoln Theatre

THE HOLIDAY SHOW December 4, 11, & 12 2021 Lincoln Theatre Tickets: $25-65. Tap-dancing elves and drag queens return to the Lincoln Theatre for the hugely popular The Holiday Show. […]

$25 – $65

TOOTSIE at the National Theatre

The National Theatre 1 Freedom Plaza, Washingtonq

TOOTSIE DECEMBER 7-12, 2021 Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! This laugh-out-loud love letter […]