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The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky at Hillwood

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky Through September 5, 2021 “There is everything in flowers—history, drama, structure, beauty, and fragrance,” contemporary artist Vladimir Kanevsky has said. Kanevsky’s remarkable porcelain sculptures […]

A Boy & His Soul at the Round House Theatre

Round House Theatre 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda

By Colman Domingo Directed by Craig Wallace                                                                                       MARCH 22 – APRIL 18​, 2021  “Keep a song in your heart, and you will always find your way”—that’s what JJ’s mom always […]

National Portrait Gallery Season 3: Portraits Podcast

Virtual Event

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announces the third season of its PORTRAITS podcast, which explores the real stories of extraordinary people and portraiture. Hosted by National Portrait Gallery Director Kim […]

American Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities

The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply. This […]

Graduation Dining & Tour at the Mansion on O St.

The Mansion on O St.

Delicious "Chef's Table" Experience In The Heart of D.C. $85/person + Learn More & Reserve: http://www.omansion.com/graduation Celebrate your student's success! Three course meal Exclusive self-guided tour Indoor or outdoor seating available […]

Acrylic Painting Basics – Online Class with VisArts

Virtual Event

In this class, students will: •Learn about the paints, brushes, different painting surfaces, and acrylic mediums •Develop an underpainting made entirely of neutral grays in order to create a full […]

The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky Opening April 6, 2021 “There is everything in flowers—history, drama, structure, beauty, and fragrance,” contemporary artist Vladimir Kanevsky has said. Kanevsky’s remarkable porcelain sculptures […]

Comic Art – Ages 14-17 with VisArts

VisArts Center 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville

In this class, students will learn how to create comic art and illustrations and learn how to develop their art skills through basic drawing, perspective, anatomy, character creation, and letter […]

Multi-Media – Ages 6-10 – Tuesdays and Thursdays with VisArts

VisArts Center 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville

In this class, students will work with a variety of media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and more. Because students will be able to use an assortment of materials […]

Photography from A to Z – Online Class with VisArts

Virtual Event

Learn about photography terminology, camera controls, and technique while having a ton of fun- 180 minutes, 26 topics, from A (apertures) to Z (zebra stripes)! Have your DSLR or mirrorless […]

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) present Chamber Music Society’s “Front Row” streaming concert series.

Free

Indigenous Poetry: Resilience

Virtual Event

April 9 – 30; on demand. Via YouTube @SmithsonianNMAI Reflecting on a difficult year, Indigenous poets offer inspiration as they recite poems about resilience. The National Museum of the American […]

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays  

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Fridays only April 9–30; 11 a.m.– 11:45 a.m.    Joyful Fridays welcome children each Friday in April to create art that celebrates black joy, history and culture. This program is inspired by the museum’s Joyful ABC’s activity book series, […]

Indigenous Poetry: Resilience

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington

Reflecting on a difficult year, Indigenous poets offer inspiration as they recite poems about resilience. The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates National Poetry Month with poetry reading from […]

Free

Baltimore Craft Week

Virtual Event

Since the American Craft Council (ACC) was not able to host its annual American Craft Show in Baltimore this February, the ACC will host its first-ever virtual Baltimore Craft Week, […]

Free

Meditation Mondays

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Meditation Mondays   Monday, April 12 and 26; 12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.    In this virtual program, participants will contemplate the journey of black Americans toward liberation through meditation. During the 45-minute guided sessions, […]

Power in Preservation Virtual Exhibition Opening

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Join Catherine Nuzum, curator, and Samantha Hatton, collections manager, for a sneak peek at their new exhibition, Power in Preservation. The exhibition is a celebration of women’s contributions to the […]

Free

(At Home) Artist Talk With Danh Vō

Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 14; 12 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Danh Vō will join Hirshhorn curator-at-large Gianni Jetzer to discuss the role that objects can play […]

Poetry Workshop: Persona Poetry + Benjamin Banneker 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

  Wednesday, April 14; 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  In this workshop, participants will look at examples of persona poems and spend time composing an individual work based on Benjamin Banneker. A persona […]

Artful Observations  

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Wednesday, April 14 and 28; 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Through guided exercises that look closely at paintings and photographs, the Artful Observations program encourages critical thinking and careful observation. Each session will focus on one work from NMAAHC’s visual-art collections. Guided by a NMAAHC educator, participants will spend an […]

Handi-hour Online

Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. ET Grab some colorful duct tape and register now for the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s popular crafting happy hour! Join us for a live crafting […]

John McCuthcheon

The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

A master instrumentalist, powerful singer/songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author, John McCutcheon is folk music’s Renaissance man. “His storytelling has the richness of fine literature” (The Washington Post).

$27 – $30

Floral Design How-To | Enduring Spring

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Floral Design How-To | Enduring Spring Friday, April 16, 2021, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, and she shares how to create a floral arrangement that […]

Damien Sneed and Friends

Online

A master of musical genres ranging from gospel to jazz to classical and beyond, Damien Sneed also wears an impressive number of hats as an artist—as pianist, organist, vocalist, conductor, […]

$20

Cotson Textile Traces Student Colloquium

George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 701 21st Street NW, Washington

On April 17, we hope you will join us for our first Cotsen Textile Traces Student Colloquium, featuring university students in D.C., Los Angeles and Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In a series of […]

Virtual Family Fun: Miniature Garden Workshop

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Virtual Family Fun: Miniature Garden Workshop Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day and connect with nature as you build a magical, miniature world, inspired by Hillwood’s Japanese-style […]

Fire and Desire: A Conversation on Black Men in Gospel Music  

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Saturday, April 17; 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Organized around the book by Alisha Lola Jones, Ph.D., Flaming?: The Peculiar Theo-Politics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance, this panel discussion, […]

A BandHouse Gigs Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

A BandHouse Gigs Tribute to Linda Ronstadt features performances by Patty Reese, The 19th Street Band, Caz Gardiner, Ruthie and The Wranglers, Margot MacDonald, Holly Montgomery, and Jon Carroll—the writer […]

$27 – $32

A BandHouse Gigs Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

A BandHouse Gigs Tribute to Linda Ronstadt features performances by Patty Reese, The 19th Street Band, Caz Gardiner, Ruthie and The Wranglers, Margot MacDonald, Holly Montgomery, and Jon Carroll—the writer […]

$27 – $32

D.C. Mondays: Dear Chinatown

George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 701 21st Street NW, Washington

Rising costs of living and commercial redevelopment overshadow Chinatown’s cultural assets. The consequence is that aging Chinatown residents are experiencing increased alienation from their neighborhood and younger generations across the Washington, D.C., […]

Rosslyn Bootcamp

Rosslyn BID

Gateway Park | 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209 Four-week outdoor exercise series beginning April 20 Tuesdays and Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Historically Speaking: Art in the Time of a Pandemic 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tuesday, April 20; 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. In this moderated discussion, the museum brings together a group of artists to discuss the impact of the past year’s twin pandemics on their […]

At Home) On Art and Everyday Life: Artist Talk With Rachel Harrison

Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 21; 12 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Rachel Harrison will be joined in conversation by art history professor Darby English, author of the […]

Poetry Workshop: Pastoral Poetry + The Highwaymen 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Wednesday, April 21; 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  In this workshop, participants will look at examples of pastoral poems and spend time composing an individual work based on The Highwaymen’s artwork. Pastoral […]

Anju “Embrace Race” Fundraiser Dinner

Anju Restaurant

Press Release - Anju ‘EmbraceRace’ Fundraiser Dinner -Anju Restaurant DC 1805 18th St NW Washington DC 20009 -April 21st -Two seatings, 5:30 pm, and 8:00 pm -8-course menu -$225/guest, $60 […]

(At Home) On Art and Eco-Trauma: Artist Talk With Teresita Fernández

Wednesday, April 21; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Teresita Fernández will join Hirshhorn associate curator Marina Isgro to discuss how she brings together concepts, […]

People Power! Citizen Scientists and the Smithsonian

Online

As we lead up to Earth Day, meet Smithsonian researchers and volunteers involved in two citizen science projects. eMammal uses motion-activated game cameras to understand and track the diversity of […]

Free

Virtual Earth Day Event

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Virtual Earth Day Event Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1:30-2 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day and join Jessica Bonilla, director of horticulture, for a virtual tour of Hillwood’s conservation efforts. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 […]

Midnight in the Garden

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

  Midnight in the Garden Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7-8 p.m. Join Hillwood for a virtual benefit celebration. Learn about the special exhibition The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky, explore the […]

Gay is Good: Frank Kameny and the Fight for LGBTQ Rights

DC History Center

Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 pm Frank Kameny spent five decades in DC as a civil rights activist and politician, including serving on Mayor Walter Washington’s inaugural Commission on Human […]

Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Jenna Camille

Virtual Event

Friday, April 23 Luce Unplugged has gone digital! Tune in for a podcast episode featuring singer-songwriter Jenna Camille in conversation with Paul Vodra and Anthony Porreco of Hometown Sounds. Jenna Camille’s background in improvisational jazz brings […]

Native American Women Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington

Friday, April 23, 1–3:30 PM ET / 10 AM–12:30 PM PT Register online Learn how to contribute to Wikipedia and increase the representation of Native American women online. During this […]

Sir András Schiff

Online

Home Delivery Plus travels to Europe, where a living legend of classical piano, Sir András Schiff, will record a program for our viewers, brilliantly uniting performance and pedagogy. Focusing as […]

$25

Rosslyn Flower Market 

Rosslyn BID

Central Place Plaza | 1800 N Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209 April 24, May 1, and May 8 With spring in full bloom, the Rosslyn BID will host a series […]

Smithsonian Craft Optimism

Smithsonian

Online Craft Show Is a Curated, Climate-Conscious Makers’ Market.

Great Ladies Symposium & Virtual Event

Virtual

Join us on Wednesday, April 28 at 11:00AM for the Eleventh Annual Great Ladies Symposium and virtual event. The Great Ladies event has informed and educated us about the path […]

Poetry Workshop: Ekphrastic Poetry + Angela Davis 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Wednesday, April 28; 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  Participants can deepen their NMAAHC collection experience and let it inspire their writing in this virtual ekphrastic poetry workshop. Ekphrastic poetry responds to a […]

Women’s Leadership Breakfast (Junior League of Washington)

The Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) Women’s Leadership Breakfast is a can’t-miss opportunity to learn how to lead confidently from women who have successfully overcome obstacles to make a positive […]

$50

Story of the Tabla: Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion

Online

Longtime WPA audience favorite Zakir Hussain is the “indisputable tabla maestro” (Gramophone): an artist who has not only taken his instrument to its limits within its original discipline, Indian classical […]

$25

2nd Annual DMV Trails Tour

Jafe Cycling

In honor of National Bike Month, the second annual DMV Trails Tour hosted by Jafe Cycling will be held on Saturday, May 1, starting at 7 a.m. The tour will […]

(At Home) On Art and Other Senses: Artist Talk With Anicka Yi

Virtual Event

Wednesday, May 5; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Anicka Yi will join Hirshhorn associate curator Anne Reeve for an important exploration into the artist’s […]

Floral Design How-To | Celebrate Beauty

Virtual Event

Floral Design How-To | Celebrate Beauty Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, shares how to create a stunning pink arrangement featuring garden roses, […]

Alisa Weilerstein

Online

Performing in the beloved chamber-music setting of the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, MacArthur “Genius Grant”–winner Alisa Weilerstein gives a Home Delivery Plus recital that showcases both the sonic range of […]

$20

Mother’s Day Love Hunt

The Mansion on O St.

Mother's Day Love Hunt Reserve: omuseum.org/mothersday Tickets: $45/person Where: O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW When: 5/8 & 5/9 Spread the love as you search for special heartfelt […]

$45

Mother’s Day Weekend Champagne & Chocolate

The Mansion on O St.

Mother's Day Weekend Champagne & Chocolate Reservations Required: omuseum.org/mothersday Tickets: $45/person Where: O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW When: 5/8 & 5/9 Spread the love as you search […]

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

Virtual Event

Tuesday, May 11, 5:30-7 p.m. Online via Zoom The National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about power, gender and collective memory. Join […]

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

Virtual Event

Thursday, May 13, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues […]

Livestream Lecture | Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion

Virtual Event

Livestream Lecture | Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology […]

Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021

Virtual Event

Richmond, VA: March 5, 2021 -- The Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021 and the Richmond Symphony announced today that the Competition, originally scheduled to bring 44 of the world’s most talented young violinists to Richmond […]

Native American Code Talkers

Virtual Event

May 19, 2 p.m. EST An illustrated talk by author and historian William C. Meadows followed by audience Q&A. Check the museum’s website for updates and Zoom link.

Celebration of Community Champions

Virtual Event

Join the Greater Washington Community Foundation for an hour of inspiration at the Celebration of Community Champions on Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. This virtual celebration will recognize and […]

Free

20th Annual National Bike to Work Day 2021

Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2021) – After a year of unprecedented change, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are excited to announce that registration for the 20th Annual Bike to Work Day […]

Horticulture How-To | Pollinator-Friendly Container

Virtual Event

Horticulture How-To | Pollinator-Friendly Container Friday, May 21, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Join Jessica Bonilla, head of horticulture, via Zoom to create your own beautiful container of flowering plants that attract […]

Evgeny Kissin, Joshua Bell, & Steven Isserlis

Online

Three masters of classical music unite in the magisterial space of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall for an emotionally powerful and musically diverse presentation focusing on themes of vibrant Jewish […]

$30

Livestream Discussion with Artist Vladimir Kanevsky

Virtual Event

Livestream Discussion with Artist Vladimir Kanevsky Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join Wilfried Zeisler, chief curator, and Vladimir Kanevsky, artist, for a behind-the-scenes look of the exhibition The Porcelain Flowers […]

Veronica Swift

Online

With a repertoire running the gamut from swing to bebop to the Great American Songbook, Veronica Swift is a young but fully fledged star on the international jazz scene. Boasting […]

$20

The Art of Fugue: Schaghajegh Nosrati

Online

Making her Washington Performing Arts debut, German pianist and 2021 Hayes Artist Schaghajegh Nosrati comes to Home Delivery Plus from the stage of the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, performing a […]

$20

“We’re Gonna Die” at the Round House Theatre

Round House Theatre 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda

By Young Jean Lee Directed by Paige Hernandez JUNE 14 – JULY 11, 2021 Bad things will happen to all of us. That’s a certainty in life, but it also […]

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 […]

Lindsey Stirling

Wolf Trap 1551 Trap Road, Vienna

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big. Since the release of her 2012 self-titled album, the electronic violinist, dancer, and artist has quietly and humbly become one of […]

$37 – $77

Tudor Place 29th Annual Garden Party

Tudor Place

Executive Director Mark Hudson and President of the Board Mary Moffett Keaney are pleased to announce that the 29th Annual Garden Party at Tudor Place Historic House & Garden will take […]

Rodney Crowell

The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

Bringing the best of country music back to The Barns with songs that have garnered him two Grammy Awards and an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, this Nashville […]

$42