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Profs & Pints DC: Good, Evil and “Dune”

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Good, Evil, and Dune,” an exploration of the hit sci-fi franchise as epic without a hero, with Peter Herman, former lecturer of theology and religious studies at Marymount University and scholar of religious and social themes in science fiction and fantasy. The two-part Dune film epic has grossed nearly $1 […]

$13.50 – $17.

Landmark Lecture: Archaeology of a Possible Enslaved Home Space

Tudor Place

Hear about the discovery of the location of a possible enslaved home space in the orchard at Tudor Place. Kerri Barile Tambs of Dovetail Cultural Resource Group walks us through an archaeological survey in 2010 that uncovered a curious cluster of artifacts in the North Garden. Return visits in 2013 and 2022 suggested a former […]

Members: FREE | Non-Members: FREE

Landmark Lecture: Archaeology of a Possible Enslaved Home Space

Tudor Place

Hear about the discovery of the location of a possible enslaved home space in the orchard at Tudor Place. Kerri Barile Tambs of Dovetail Cultural Resource Group walks us through an archaeological survey in 2010 that uncovered a curious cluster of artifacts in the North Garden. Return visits in 2013 and 2022 suggested a former […]

Members: FREE | Non-Members: FREE

LEGOLAND® New York Partners With Local Washington DC LEGO® Discovery Center for Ticket Giveaway

LEGO Discovery Center DC 6563 Springfield Mall Suite 12004, Springfield, VA, United States

LEGOLAND New York is encouraging families to take a new kind of PTO…play time off…so they’re giving families a chance to visit the park on them. Starting this week, visitors to the following LEGO Discovery Centers can compete in an in-store hunt for a LEGO-made football and scan a secret QR code for the chance […]

LEGOLAND® New York Partners With Local Washington DC LEGO® Discovery Center for Ticket Giveaway

LEGO Discovery Center DC 6563 Springfield Mall Suite 12004, Springfield, VA, United States

LEGOLAND New York is encouraging families to take a new kind of PTO…play time off…so they’re giving families a chance to visit the park on them. Starting this week, visitors to the following LEGO Discovery Centers can compete in an in-store hunt for a LEGO-made football and scan a secret QR code for the chance […]

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina MD, United States

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, announces a unique brunch for Mother Day’s. The meal will take place in the resort’s newly-renovated Waters Edge Grill and will feature a blend of coastal cuisine and delicious breakfast favorites. The brunch will take place on Sunday, May 12 between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. […]

$79.95

Black Latinx: Radical Unsettling

National Gallery of Art, West Building Located between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001, Washington, DC

Join us for an in-depth presentation focused on Black Latinx artists whose work takes on erasure and exclusion as legacies of colonization. The lecture explores the idea of “making as action” and the provocative and transformative role art and scholarship can play in this conversation. About the presenter Adriana Zavala is associate professor at Tufts […]

Free

Handi-hour

Renwick Gallery

Enjoy a night of DIY crafting, drinks, and fun at DC’s original craft happy hour. Learn how to make felt and yarn pom poms to fashion your own strand of garland. Enjoy light food, and beverages provided by ANXO cider. Light snacks, crafting materials, two drinks, and after-hours access to the Renwick Gallery are included […]

$25

The BRIDGE Earth Day Creative Salon: “People vs. Plastics”

Hill Prince 1337 H St NE, Washington, DC, DC, United States

The Washington Informer BRIDGE invites the public to its free, ticketed Earth Day Creative Salon, which will take place from 6 PM to 9 PM on Thursday, April 25, at […]

Free

The BRIDGE Earth Day Creative Salon: “People vs. Plastics”

Hill Prince 1337 H St NE, Washington, DC, DC, United States

The Washington Informer BRIDGE invites the public to its free, ticketed Earth Day Creative Salon, which will take place from 6 PM to 9 PM on Thursday, April 25, at Hill Prince (1337 H St NE), a lively Black-owned neighborhood bar on the iconic H Street corridor. Aligning with EARTHDAY.ORG's 2024 initiative, this year's Earth […]

Free

The BRIDGE Earth Day Creative Salon: “People vs. Plastics”

Hill Prince 1337 H St NE, Washington, DC, DC, United States

The Washington Informer BRIDGE invites the public to its free, ticketed Earth Day Creative Salon, which will take place from 6 PM to 9 PM on Thursday, April 25, at Hill Prince (1337 H St NE), a lively Black-owned neighborhood bar on the iconic H Street corridor. Aligning with EARTHDAY.ORG's 2024 initiative, this year's Earth […]

Free

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Renwick Gallery

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one tells us about an ever-changing culture in the United States. Elizabeth Fair, Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, discusses Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale’s Marriage in Form.   […]

Free

Fire Shut Up in My Bones: Opera Suite in Concert  

Strathmore

In September 2021, The Metropolitan Opera reopened after being closed for over a year and kicked off its season with Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones—the first work by an African American composer in the institution’s 138 years (the work was commissioned and premiered by the Opera Theatre of St. Louis). Based on […]

$38 – $108

Best Buddies Friendship Walk: DC

National Mall Madison Dr. and 12th Street, Washington, DC

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Washington, DC is an unforgettable event held on the iconic National Mall! Join us for a day filled with joy, inclusivity, and the spirit of friendship as we walk together to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our annual walk brings together over 2,000 walkers to raise awareness […]

Free

Book Hill Park Spring Clean Up

Book Hill Park Georgetown, DC, United States

Book Hill Park Please join us on Saturday, April 27 9AM to 11:00 AM for the Book Hill Park Spring Clean Up at the intersection of Reservoir and Wisconsin, just below the Georgetown Library Great activity for kids! Please bring gloves, trowels, clippers, and rakes if you have any. Alternatively, contributions to the park are […]

Ardbeg Masters of Smoke Tour Comes to Washington, DC

Addy Bassin's MacArthur Beverages

Ardbeg Masters of Smoke Tour Comes to Washington, DC Where there is smoke there is Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Ardbeg revered by connoisseurs around the world as the peatiest […]

DO THE LOOP DC

A FREE day of indoor and outdoor art programming organized by American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, The Kreeger Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, Jackson Art Center, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Klagsbrun Studios and Georgetown University Art Galleries

Do The Loop

Various locations

Do the art loop of NW DC! Join participating locations for a free day of indoor and outdoor arts programming.

Carousel DAy

7300 MacArthur Blvd / Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur Blvd / Glen Echo, MD 20812, Glen Echo, MD, United States

Join us for a festival event in celebration of Glen Echo Park's 103-year-old Dentzel Carousel as it opens for the season! In addition to riding the carousel, families are welcome to enjoy many other FREE activities throughout the Park including live music & performances, a spring parade and maypole celebration, kids' arts & crafts, open […]

Jackson Art Center Open Studios

Jackson Art Center 3050 R Street, NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

Our doors are open for a weekend of art, Saturday, April 27, 11 - 4 pm and Sunday, April 28, 12 - 4 pm. Saturday, Jackson is a stop on DO THE LOOP, an afternoon of art open houses in Northwest DC, including Jackson Art Center, the Katzen Art Center, The Kreeger Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, […]

Free

Jackson Art Center Open Studios

Jackson Art Center 3050 R Street, NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

Our doors are open for a weekend of art, Saturday, April 27, 11 - 4 pm and Sunday, April 28, 12 - 4 pm. Saturday, Jackson is a stop on DO THE LOOP, an afternoon of art open houses in Northwest DC, including Jackson Art Center, the Katzen Art Center, The Kreeger Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, […]

Free

The Art of Un-War

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for a post-screening discussion with director Maria Niro and artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, in person. Internationally renowned artist Krzysztof Wodiczko has dedicated his work and life to denouncing militarization and war. Maria Niro’s recent documentary, The Art of Un-War, follows Wodiczko’s trajectory from his birth in Warsaw during World War II and his expulsion […]

Free

Hays Piano Series: Anna Geniushene

Kennedy Center 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC, United States

“I couldn’t help but equate Anna Geniushene’s seasoned pianism to Cliburn at his best.” - Gramophone  
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist (2022) Anna Geniushene wowed audiences with everything you expect from an accomplished pianist: a powerful sound, technical precision, emotional depth, yet she had a notably carefree ease belying the immense difficulty of […]

$45 – $80

The Children’s Inn at NIH 2024 An Evening for Hope Gala

The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA, United States

The Gala supports the mission of The Inn to provide “A Place Like Home” to children, teens, and young adults with rare and serious diseases whose best hope for a diagnosis or treatment is an NIH clinical research study. An Evening for Hope highlights The Inn’s role as a partner in hope and discovery with […]

36th Annual Lombardi Gala

The Anthem 901 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC, United States

The Lombardi Gala is an annual event dedicated to raising funds for cancer research for Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. This event features a cocktail reception, silent auction, awards presentation, and much more. Proceeds from the Gala directly fund world-class research leading to clinical trials and innovative new treatments that change the lives of […]

Which Way is Mecca?

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Which Way is Mecca? highlights inspiring, hilarious, and moving stories by eight Muslim storytellers. Trues tales about friendship, family, food, music, and more that celebrate the DMV’s diverse Muslim population

French Connections of Georgetown Walking Tour

France and Washington, DC have a very special connection, and Off the Mall Tours is offering a walking experience in honor of the French Market, that will show the many ways in which our Gallic friends have influenced the neighborhood of Georgetown. This 1.5 hour walk introduces you to how Georgetown played host to a […]

French Connections of Georgetown Walking Tour

2706 Olive Street NW

France and Washington, DC have a very special connection, and Off the Mall Tours is offering a walking experience in honor of the French Market, that will show the many ways in which our Gallic friends have influenced the neighborhood of Georgetown. This 1.5 hour walk introduces you to how Georgetown played host to a […]

French Connections of Georgetown Walking Tour

2706 Olive Street NW

Just in time for the Georgetown French Market, join Off the Mall Tours for a special Gallic-themed walking tour! France and Washington, DC have a very special connection, and Off the Mall Tours is offering a walking experience that will show the many ways in which our Gallic friends have influenced the neighborhood of Georgetown. […]

$30

Duke Ellington’s D.C. Walking Tour

Anna J Cooper Circle Park Anna J. Cooper Circle NW, Washington, DC, United States

Duke Ellington’s music is one of the cornerstones of jazz. He is considered the greatest jazz composer of the 20th century. Before he achieved fame in Harlem nightclubs and eventually worldwide, though, he was Edward Kennedy Ellington born and raised in Washington, D.C. Celebrate the 125th anniversary of his birth on this walking tour that […]

$35

Close-Up Magic Show & Tour

O Museum in The Mansion 2020 O Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

TWO SHOWS ONLY: Sunday, April 28 & Sunday, May 5 at 2pm — Tour (self-guided): 2pm — Magic Show: 3pm in the Secret Gatehouse — Cash Bar ABOUT RICH BLOCH One of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world — Richard Bloch is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages. He is […]

$58

Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

It’s Earth Month! In conjunction with the Portrait Gallery’s “Forces of Nature: Voices that Shaped Environmentalism” exhibition, Moveius Contemporary Ballet will present “Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet.” Moveius works at the intersection of policy and performance, creating a path for ballet to speak to contemporary issues and stories. In 2018, the company’s “Glacier” became the […]

Free

GenOUT Youth Chorus: Youth Invasion 

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC, United States

The GenOUT Youth Chorus, under the direction of GMCW Associate Conductor C. Paul Heins, will present its annual Youth Invasion concert in the Lang Theatre of Atlas Performing Arts Center. This year, GenOUT will collaborate with the chorus of Jackson-Reed High School, under the direction of Ronté Pierce. The concert will include songs such as “The Rainbow […]

Free

Ardbeg Masters of Smoke Tour Comes to Washington, DC

Service Bar DC

Ardbeg Masters of Smoke Tour Comes to Washington, DC Where there is smoke there is Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Ardbeg revered by connoisseurs around the world as the peatiest […]

Chasing That Which Is Not Me / Chasing That Which Is Me

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Explore performance as a way of knowing with award-winning actress, playwright, and professor Anna Deavere Smith. Since 1980, Smith has been interviewing Americans through her project “On the Road: A Search for American Character,” which she eventually developed into a new form of theater. Delivered with segments of performance, these lectures will examine materials collected […]

Free

Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Composed of actual letters between renowned poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Dear Elizabeth intimately reimagines a correspondence between two of the greatest poets of the 20th century, shedding light on the vulnerability of artistic creation and the enduring power of friendship. Directed by Holly Twyford and featuring celebrated local actors and alumni of Woolly’s […]

$100 – $175

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

“Here is an orchestra that is not only very brilliant – it doesn’t have any weaknesses at all. They are enormously spontaneous and emotional performers, playing every concert like it could be their last. They give everything, more than a hundred percent.” – Gramophone 
 Sir Simon Rattle makes his first visit to Washington, D.C., in […]

$35 – $110

Capital Harvest on the Plaza (CHoP)

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC, United States

Capital Harvest Market (CHoP), a weekly downtown market, opens for a 16th season on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Explore a vibrant array of specialty foods, take a culinary tour around […]

Free

Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice Gallery Talk

G Street Lobby, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join senior curator Virginia Mecklenburg for a highlights tour of SAAM's exhibition Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice. Painted in the mid-1940s, these images honor the stories of African American historical figures who worked to bring peace to the world while facing the realities of racism, oppression, and violence. Learn more about the […]

Free

Cheat Trivia Night

The Keegan Theatre 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

Join friends and fans of The Keegan Theatre for a social evening of trivia… for cheaters! Bring a team and compete to be named the brainiest theater lovers in the city — or cheat your way to the top by buying cheats along the way! Complimentary pizza, wings, and snacks provided, plus your first drink […]

$15 – $20

Tudor Nights: Up in Arms: A Family’s Service

Tudor Place

For over 200 years, Peter family members served and volunteered in five wars, stretching from the War of 1812 to World War II. Some found themselves far from home, volunteering abroad during World War I, while others faced their family members on opposing sides of the Civil War. Tudor Place houses a rich collection photographs […]

$10 – $25

Latin Restaurant Weeks DMV

Businesses throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland DC, United States

During Latin Restaurant Weeks, participating restaurants, food trucks, and culinary businesses offer mouth-watering specials for you to enjoy. From delectable prix fixe menus to super sweet deals, it’s a great […]

Madams of DC Walking Tour

Willard Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC, United States

Washington experienced an unprecedented rise in prostitution during and after the Civil War. During this period, Pennsylvania Avenue became DC's most notorious red light district, from the ramshackle "boarding houses" of Murder Bay to the glamorous pleasure houses of Marble Alley, all within sight of the Capitol. Also, a new profession for women was rising, […]

$30

Dirt Diggers | Garden Volunteering

Tudor Place

Join fellow garden lovers and the Tudor Place garden team and help eradicate invasive species. Learn to identify non-native, invasive species of plants and help the garden team on their mission to keep them out of the historic garden. Suggested attire includes long pants and sleeves, gloves and sturdy boots or sneakers. Tools will be […]

Free

Hirshhorn Museum’s Build Day

The Hirshhorn Museum

Calling all budding architects: Let’s build! Build Day is an all-ages family program, ideal for ages 12 and under. Elementary school artists will be featured. Join Hirshhorn Kids, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Arts, and Boolean Girl for a hands-on exploration of design and building. Find us on the Hirshhorn Plaza. In the event […]

Hirshhorn Museum’s Build Day

The Hirshhorn Museum

Calling all budding architects: Let’s build! Build Day is an all-ages family program, ideal for ages 12 and under. Elementary school artists will be featured. Join Hirshhorn Kids, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Arts, and Boolean Girl for a hands-on exploration of design and building. Find us on the Hirshhorn Plaza. In the event […]

Short Film Program: Woven Histories

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Through original documentary and experimental strands, this eclectic program of short films explores the labor and politics of textile production, clothing, and identity through contemporary media art. Titles include Language of Memory (Laura Kraning, 2009, 16mm to digital, 3 minutes); Following the Thread (Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, 2021, Spanish and Quechua with English and […]

Free

Ellington to Langston – The Jazz Era in DC Walking Tour

Howard Theater 620 T St NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

Off the Mall Tours takes you on a winding journey through an era in which the U Street neighborhood of Washington, DC was giving rise to a vibrant jazz scene and establishing the roots of a new movement in black intellectualism. Also known as "Black Broadway", the U Street corridor was a neighborhood where black […]

$20 – $30

on the Run

Theatre on the Run 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA, United States

Jane Franklin Dance performs “on the Run” with a concert that features award-winning choreographers and performances by Forty+ Project. Enjoy movement and dance in the heart of Arlington’s industrial district at Four Mile Run. Throw It Up by Ryan Bailey is about an itch within the body that needs to be released; an original rhythm […]

on the Run

Theatre on the Run 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA, United States

Jane Franklin Dance performs “on the Run” with a concert that features award-winning choreographers and performances by Forty+ Project. Enjoy movement and dance in the heart of Arlington’s industrial district at Four Mile Run. Throw It Up by Ryan Bailey is about an itch within the body that needs to be released; an original rhythm […]

Historic Alleyways Walking Tour

Blagden Alley 909 M Street NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

The alleyways of DC served a distinct purpose as a city planning feature, but they also provided a hidden safe space where escaped enslaved people and the economically disadvantaged could find inexpensive housing and live their lives away from prying eyes. While city officials condemned life in the alleyways as dangerous, dirty and diseased, they […]

$20 – $30

on the Run

Theatre on the Run 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA, United States

Jane Franklin Dance performs “on the Run” with a concert that features award-winning choreographers and performances by Forty+ Project. Enjoy movement and dance in the heart of Arlington’s industrial district at Four Mile Run. Throw It Up by Ryan Bailey is about an itch within the body that needs to be released; an original rhythm […]

$22 – $25

Free Noontime Cantata: Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103 

St. Mark's Capitol Hill 301 A St SE, Washington, DC, United States

Now entering its 35th season, the Washington Bach Consort’s Noontime Cantata Series continues its mission of bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to the Washington, DC community.  PROGRAM 
 Organ Prelude 
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731, and Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 541  
 Cantata  
 Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV […]

Free

Profs & Pints DC: Unbuilt Washington—The City That Never Was

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Unbuilt Washington—The City That Never Was,” with Martin Moeller, adjunct lecturer at the University of Miami, editor of ArchitectureDC magazine, and author of the fourth, […]

$13.50 – $17.

Free Noontime Cantata: Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103 

Church of the Epiphany 1317 G St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Now entering its 35th season, the Washington Bach Consort’s Noontime Cantata Series continues its mission of bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to the Washington, DC community.  PROGRAM 
 Organ Prelude 
 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731, and Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 541  
 Cantata  
 Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, […]

Free

Profs & Pints DC: Trademarks and Tippling

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Trademarks and Tippling,” a look at how trademark law influences what’s in your glass and what it’s called, with Amanda Levendowski, associate professor of law […]

$13.50 – $17.

SAAM Fellows Lectures

Smithsonian American Art Musuem McEvoy Auditorium

Join the 2023–2024 SAAM Fellows as they present new scholarship on a range of topics and time periods, media and messages. This multi-afternoon program will highlight a new generation of scholars who are engaging the Smithsonian’s collections and archives in order to tell new stories about American art. The lecture will be held in person […]

Free

Exhibit Preview: Agent Double O

O Museum in The Mansion 2020 O Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Embark on a mystifying journey where the unseen and unheard stories of espionage come alive! This unique exhibit unravels the mystery of clandestine operations in the most unexpected places: from rhythm-filled halls of music to the cosmic expanse of NASA, to enchanting rings of the circus, and covert corners of literature. At the heart of […]

$40

Roz White – Mars Arts D.C. Concert Series at Songbyrd 

Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House 2475 18th St NW, Washington, DC, United States

With her impeccable vocal range and unmatched artistry, Helen Hayes Award winner Roz White (Gee’s Bend) effortlessly brings to life a repertoire of show-stopping numbers and heartfelt ballads with a four-piece band. White is well-known to national audiences from her role as the mother of a young Tina Turner in the national touring company Broadway’s […]

Free

Eye-Popping Art: Tours for People with Colorblindness

G Street Lobby, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a docent-led tour of highlights from the museum’s collection using museum-provided, colorblind correcting glasses that bring the vibrancy of these works to life. Image Credit: Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Mnonja, 2010, rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel on wood panel, 96 x 120 in. (243.8 x 304.8 cm), Smithsonian American […]

Free

Celebrate Mom

O Museum in The Mansion 2020 O Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Celebrate mom with a glass of champagne (21+) and chocolates as you explore our unique immersive exhibits and search for secret doors. We have over 100 rooms and 80+ secret doors (yes 80!) to explore. We guarantee you can see at least 60 of our legendary rooms — but be warned secret doors are tricky […]

$52.50

Public Tour of Historic Townsend House

Cosmos Club 2121 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

The Beaux-Arts mansion of Gilded Age heiress Mary Scott Townsend, now home of the private Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, will be open for a complimentary tour for a limited number of visitors on Saturday, May 9, 9-10 a.m. Docents will guide guests through the first two floors of the architectural masterpiece of John […]

Free

Walking Through History at Walter Reed Walking Tour

The Parks at Walter Reed 1010 Butternut Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

When Walter Reed Army Medical Center was merged with Bethesda Naval Medical Center in 2011, the Shepherd Park campus in Ward 4 began a new era in its storied history. Learn about the renowned physicians and scientists whose discoveries and innovations contributed to the medical center’s stellar outstanding reputation. Find out why Walter Reed was […]

$35

Evgeny Kissin, piano 

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

“So compelling is Kissin’s pianism, so fresh his response to even the most familiar phrases, that one hangs on every note... mesmerized by the poetry of his reading.” - The New York Times  It is safe to say that Evgeny Kissin’s performances with Washington Performing Arts are one of the highlights and most anticipated recitals […]

$45 – $130

l’Éternel

Strathmore

Together again with National Philharmonic, The Washington Chorus celebrates the sacred choral works of Lili Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky, and Ludwig van Beethoven in “l’Éternel.” Throughout Psalm 24, Symphony of Psalms, and Mass in C Major, each composer explores faith and spirituality using their unique voice, gifting us three individual representations of divinity.  Colleen Daly, soprano […]

$19 – $59

From Gumbo to Mumbo

The Keegan Theatre 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

The writers of Keegan’s hit hip-hop musical PUSH THE BUTTON present a one-night-only performance of their original two-man show! Nominated for a 2020 Helen Hayes Award for its World Premiere at Keegan and named 2019 “Best of Fringe” at the Charm City Fringe Festival in Baltimore, FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO features a New Orleanian science […]

$20 – $25

Cinco De Mayo Cocktails at Michener’s Library

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina MD, United States

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, is offering a special themed cocktail in celebration of Cinco De Mayo at its Michener’s Library Bar and Lounge. The specialty […]

Free

Profs & Pints DC: Dream Interpretation

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Dream Interpretation,” with Richard Bargdill, associate professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, teacher of courses on dream interpretation and the psychology of creativity, and author of the newly released book A Dreamer's Thought Book: Intriguing Ideas about the Dreaming Process. Get ready for the talk of your dreams. Learn […]

$13.50 – $17.

Tudor Tots: Who’s Buzzing Around?

Tudor Place

Young learners aged 18 months to 4 years and their caregivers will learn about the vital role bees play in our ecosystem, how their tiny community operates, and visit our on-site hives. Enjoy a group reading of a book on pollinators, create a moveable pollinator craft, and sing along to songs celebrating the work these […]

$6.50

Profs & Pints DC: The Buzz on Bees

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Buzz on Bees,” a guide to Washington’s busiest residents and how to make them happy at home, with Sam Droege, biologist at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, developer of online identification guides to native bees, and guest lecturer at colleges and universities. More than 200 species of wild […]

$13.50 – $17.

Landmark Lecture: Wax Nostalgic: Commemorating George Washington with 18th Century Wax Miniatures

Tudor Place

Tudor Place’s own Rob DeHart and Ianna Recco discuss one of the most unique artworks in the Tudor Place Collection: an eighteenth-century diorama of miniature wax sculptures created by New Yorker Samuel Fraunces and gifted to Martha Washington in 1783. Rob will outline its complex 10-year conservation journey. The sculpted wax figures from the tableau […]

Free

Free Clinic – Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Loneliness

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or sleeplessness? Experience cutting-edge healing methods developed by Mind-Body Medicine pioneer, Dr. Rick Levy. The free clinic starts out with 10-minute psychoeducation of the latest science regarding “what works” for a specific diagnosis, then share a Levy Method that’s been proven to heal it. Levy Methods are diagnosis-specific […]

Free

Take 5: Jazz at SAAM with Ally Hany Albrecht

Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum G Street NW &, 8th St. NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Celebrate a uniquely American art form with Take 5: Jazz at SAAM, a series of free, live performances in the Kogod Courtyard, with Washington DC-based trumpet player, arranger, composer and educator Ally Hany Albrecht. She is a member of the United States Navy Band, where she plays jazz trumpet with the Commodores jazz ensemble. Albrecht […]

Free

Profs & Pints DC: The Shores of Tripoli

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Shores of Tripoli,” on a famous early overseas test of the U.S. Navy, with Abby Mullen, assistant professor of history at the United States […]

$13.50 – $17.

Bike to WOrk Day 2024

100 Locations thoughout the DC Metro Area - See description for a link to your local stop! DC, United States

Bike to Work Day 2024––Join thousands of area commuters for the free 23rd annual event celebrating bicycling as a fun, low-cost, healthy, and environmentally friendly way to get around! Riders can find Bike to Work Day pit stops around the metropolitan region in DC, Suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The first 16,000 to register and […]

Free

Alice in Wonderland

The puppet Co. Playhouse 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD, United States

This brand new adaptation based on the beloved children’s novel by Lewis Carroll will take the audience on a delightful journey into wonderland using rod puppets. This one-of-a-kind performance blends music and humor to create a new version of a familiar story. Recommended for ages 4+. Run time approximately 50 minutes. Please see our site […]

$15

History of Black Georgetown Walking Tour

Georgetown Waterfront Park K and Water Streets NW, Washington, DC, United States

Someone visiting Georgetown today may see it as another wealthy enclave in a continuously gentrifying Washington, DC. However, this charming area that boasts high-end shopping and gourmet restaurants has a diverse past. At one point African Americans counted for as much as 30% of the Georgetown population. Descendants of enslaved peoples and free black folk […]

$20 – $30

Concerts at Holy Trinity — The Thirteen: Beautiful as the Sky

Holy Trinity Catholic Church 36th & O Streets

The highly-acclaimed choral ensemble “The Thirteen” return to Holy Trinity for a concert featuring choral masterworks under the baton of Matthew Robertson. In this program, The Thirteen explores moral beauty […]

NATIONAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE – CONCERTO CELEBRATION

Marymount University Ballston Center 1000 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA

Join us on May 18th as the National Chamber Ensemble culminates its season with “Concerto Celebration.” Enjoy several masterworks as NCE performs two famous concertos in an intimate chamber music setting. The concert will open with a tribute to the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (Joseph Bologne), often referred to as the ‘Black Mozart,’ whose compositions continue […]

$20.00 – $40.00

National Chamber Ensemble – Concerto Celebration

Ballston Center at Marymount University 1000 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, United States

Join us on May 18th as the National Chamber Ensemble culminates its season with “Concerto Celebration.” Enjoy several masterworks as NCE performs two famous concertos in an intimate chamber music setting. The concert will open with a tribute to the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (Joseph Bologne), often referred to as the ‘Black Mozart,’ whose compositions continue […]

$20 – $40

A Day in the Forest – Rock Creek Park Walk

Pierce Mill 2401 Tilden St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Follow Washington Walks into the woods of western Washington, D.C. on an 11-mile guided hike through forested National Parklands, popping in and out of neighborhoods you know--but via routes you do not. Bring your own water and snacks/food. Participants will stop midpoint to use the restroom, relax a bit, and enjoy lunch together. Beautiful Scenery, […]

$35

Asian Festival on Main

Main Street Fairfax City Main Street, Fairfax City, VA, United States

Join us for a one-day, outdoor, family event on Main Street located in Historic Old Town Fairfax City. We will be highlighting Asian heritage through food, arts & craft, education, […]

Free

Chamber Music with The United States Navy Band

The Athenaeum 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA, United States

Join your United States Navy Band for an afternoon of chamber music at the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria! As one of their most unique concerts, the Chamber Music Recital Series features Navy musicians in solo and small group performances. This event is free, no tickets required. David Biedenbender - Staying the Night MU1 Alyssa […]

Free

Women of Cold War Washington

Thomas Sweet Shop 3214 P Street NW, Washington, DC

An ill-fated artist, an Ambassador's wife, a Baroness, and the most powerful woman in journalism.....What do they all have in common? They were part of the most exclusive club of power-players in Cold War DC. These amazing women made their mark in a man's world using every tool at their disposal. Tour runs approximately 2 […]

$20 – $30

Curator-Led Tour of “Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900–1939”

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Robyn Asleson, the Portrait Gallery’s curator prints and drawings, will reveal how the sitters in “Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900–1939” used portraiture to carve out new personal and professional identities. Explore lesser-known stories about renowned women like Josephine Baker and Gertrude Stein and discover the compelling biographies of newly rediscovered figures.

Free

Zodiac Suite

Lincoln Theater

“One of the most celebrated early examples of jazz and classical music in active synthesis — and also, in celestial terms, one of the most star-crossed.” - WRTI Radio, Philadelphia  In 1945, pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams finalized and first performed her tour de force orchestral Zodiac Suite, 12 pieces based on the astrological […]

Free

Profs & Pints DC: The Warrior Queen Who Challenged Rome

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: "The Warrior Queen Who Challenged Rome," a look at how the indigenous peoples of Britain nearly drove Nero's armies from the island, with Jared Kreiner, lecturer in history and classics at Christopher Newport University and scholar of Roman imperialism, the Roman military, and ancient revolts. Few stories from the ancient […]

$13.50 – $17.

Virtual Art Signs: Artful Conversations in ASL

Online

Curious about American art? Join us for a 30-minute virtual conversation about selected works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. This program is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation for hearing participants. Image credit: Mary Tait, SAAM Education

Free

Profs & Pints DC: The Great American Road Trip

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Great American Road Trip,” a look at how long journeys and tales of them have shaped our nation, with Allen Pietrobon, historian and professor […]

$13.50 – $17.

Profs & Pints DC: America’s Illiberal History

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “America's Illiberal History,” an unflinching look at the trampling of individual rights as a driving force in our nation’s past, with Steven Hahn, professor of […]

$13.50 – $17.

Freaks & Geeks: A Story District /Mortified DC Co-Production

1140 Connecticut Avenue 1140 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC, WA, United States

Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassingly real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, and locker notes...in front of total strangers. Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek, this is a comic excavation of strange and extraordinary things we created as teens. Mortified DC is produced by Alex Hewett and Adam Ruben (a longtime […]

Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women Lecture with Janneken Smucker

Smithsonian American Art Musuem McEvoy Auditorium

Join Pattern and Paradox contributor and textile historian Janneken Smucker for insights into the history of Amish quilts and the works featured in SAAM’s exhibition, Pattern and Paradox, that were donated to SAAM by Faith and Stephen Brown. Smucker traces the journey of quilts from Amish homes to SAAM, revealing the ways the quilts’ limitless […]

Free

The Washington Ballet Presents: Beyond Boundaries at The Kennedy Center

Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

In the season finale program for its 2023.24 season, The Washington Ballet commissioned internationally acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to curate a special evening, including her lauded 2019 TWB commission, Delusional Beauty live on stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Other works from emerging choreographers selected by Ms. Lopez Ochoa […]

Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women Gallery Talk

G Street Lobby, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join Janneken Smucker, professor of history at West Chester University, and Leslie Umberger, curator of folk and self-taught art, for an in-depth tour of SAAM’s exhibition Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women. Learn more about the creative practice of Amish quilters in the United States between 1880 and 1950, as well as the […]

Free

Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women Gallery Talk

G Street Lobby, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join Janneken Smucker, professor of history at West Chester University, and Leslie Umberger, curator of folk and self-taught art, for an in-depth tour of SAAM’s exhibition Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women. Learn more about the creative practice of Amish quilters in the United States between 1880 and 1950, as well as the […]

Free

Woven Histories Gallery Talk: Bibiana Obler and Lynne Cooke

National Gallery of Art, East Building 150 4th Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join us in the Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction exhibition for a conversation with scholar and exhibition catalog contributor Bibiana Obler and Lynne Cooke, exhibition curator. They will discuss the myriad of ways textiles intersect with and influence world-renowned modern artists and movements, as explored in Woven Histories. The exhibition delves into dynamic moments […]

Free

M O S T L Y A I R by BETTINA DITTLMANN OPENS MAY 25th at JEWELERS’WERK GALERIE

Jewelers'werk Galerie 3319 Cady's Alley, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Jewelers'Werk Galerie is pleased to present Mostly Air, an exhibition featuring a captivating collection of 100 vessels crafted by internationally acclaimed artist-jeweler Bettina Dittlmann. The show opens on Saturday, May […]