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The Second City

The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bill Murray, and more.

$32 – $37

Raw Hope of Humanity Rising ::: Online Public Dialogues for 2021 at the AU Museum

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

presented by the Third Space Network & Coalition partners Raw Hope of Humanity Rising responds to the extreme challenges of the moment, using online civic participation as a platform for advocacy and critical dialogue: connecting artists, activists, and changemakers to share perspectives and overcome constraints. Learn more: https://thirdspacenetwork.com/raw-hope/ The Social Impact of Mural Art, Wednesday, February 17, […]

Clifford Owens: AU Department of Art Visiting Artist Series at the AU Museum

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

Thursday, February 18, 6PM ET Join artist Clifford Owens for a virtual lecture presented by American University's Department of Art and the AU Museum. Clifford Owens is an artist who makes photographs, performance art, works on paper, videos, installations, and texts. His art has appeared in many solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. […]

GW Museum & Textile Museum Contemporary Voices Program: Diedrick Brackens

GW Museum & Textile Museum 701 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

This spring, we are teaming up with the Textile Society of America to bring you a series of virtual talks with artists who are breaking ground in textile art. The inaugural season of Contemporary Voices features innovative creators joining us from Brooklyn and Los Angeles — each with a unique practice and perspective. Born in the American […]

GW Museum & Textile Museum Contemporary Voices: Guillermo Bert

Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Guillermo Bert was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1959. His bi-cultural experience provides him with a lived perspective from which his artistic expression is cultivated. Bert combines his decades-long practice of working with cultural symbols of urbanism, consumerism and displacement. In this talk, Bert will focus on recent artistic projects, including […]

GW Museum & Textile Museum Contemporary Voices: Ai Kijima

This spring, we are teaming up with the Textile Society of America to bring you a series of virtual talks with artists who are breaking ground in textile art. The inaugural season of Contemporary Voices features innovative creators joining us from Brooklyn and Los Angeles — each with a unique practice and perspective. Ai Kijima is an […]

Documenting DC: Street Photography Workshop at the DC History Center

DC History Center

Architecture-focused street photography has long been key to documenting our city’s history in real time. With photography more accessible than ever, anyone can participate in capturing our ever-changing city for future generations. In March 2020 the DC History Center signed the deed of gift for our first completely “born-digital” collection, nearly 2,000 original high-resolution images […]

Mayor Bowser’s 2021 Budget Engagement Forum #2

Please join fellow DC residents to share your values, priorities, and ideas with Mayor Bowser as her FY2022 budget is developed. Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:00 a.m. Watch live and participate at Budget.DC.Gov or Dial-in: 844-881-1314 Register here:

DC Strings Celebrates Black History Month

DC Strings Workshop 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington

Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:00 PM  3:30 PM DC Strings Workshop (map) Google Calendar  ICS Join DC Strings Orchestra in its 4th concert of the season featuring works from diverse composers including Florence Price, CPE Bach, and others.

National Chamber Ensemble’s “A Russian Valentine”

National Chamber Ensemble presents a very special virtual Valentine's Concert featuring the best of the Russian Romantic composers, Tchaikovsky and Borodin. We are proud to keep the music going during a challenging time with our virtual season. As a bonus, each concert is paired with a Zoom Virtual Wine and Cheese reception and live conversation with the artists one […]

$18 – $36

The Legacy of Slavery in Maryland

Historic Annapolis

From the day that Mathias de Sousa and Francisco landed in St. Mary’s county aboard the Ark and the Dove in 1634, Black Marylanders have made significant contributions to both the state and nation in the political, economic, agricultural, legal, and domestic arenas. Despite what often seemed like insurmountable odds, Marylanders of Color have adapted, […]

Addressing Job Quality and Equity in a Time of Crisis

The Aspen Institute

On Wednesday, February 24, from 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET, join us for a conversation about how quietly courageous leaders in city government, policy advocacy, and workforce development are innovating to improve the quality of jobs in their communities. This webinar will draw from experiences of leaders who contributed to our Job Quality Tools Library, a compendium of tools […]

National YMCA Town Hall: “Unlearning Systemic Racism”

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington 1112 16th St. NW, Washington

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2021—The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is participating in a national virtual town hall, “Unlearning Systemic Racism,” hosted by the African American YMCA CEOs on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. EST. The event is free and is open to the public. The lineup of powerhouse speakers includes keynote Dr. Yusef […]

Dave Navarro Benefit for O Museum

The Mansion on O St.

Presented By SHC Music Tribe Dan Navarro Benefit For O Museum THIS SUNDAY | 6PM  | Live Stream Free To Stream On Facebook YouTube Join us after the show for a special meet & greet with the artist

P&P Live! with Jasmine Mans, Jasmin Kaur and Upile Chisala

March 10, 8:00 PM ET P&P Live! With Jasmine Mans, Jasmin Kaur and Upile Chisala Jasmine Mans/BLACK GIRL, CALL HOME (3/9/21) Hosted by Politics & Prose Link: https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/pp-live-jasmine-mans-black-girl-call-home

Gallery 2021 with AU’s Dance Program at the AU Museum

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

Gallery 2021 February 26 & 27, 7:30PM ET AU Dance Program’s graduating Dance Majors present an evening of creative research projects that tour the galleries of the AU Museum, live-streamed directly to you. Presentations include talks, performances and films surrounding embodied approaches towards agency, colorism, temporality, and space. Audiences will be able to ask questions […]

$5

DC Commission on Arts & Humanities Info Session

The D.C. Commission for Arts and Humanities (CAH) has embarked on an update of its 2009 Public Art Master Plan. The purpose of the update is to take a broad, fresh and inclusive look at public art in the District of Columbia, with a focus on the unique nature of CAH and how it can best serve […]

James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series at the AU Museum

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

Free Virtual Lecture: February 28, 2-3:30PM Kasten began her career in ceramics in 2000, apprenticing with British ceramist Rupert Spira. After a year in England gaining a foundation in functional studio pottery, Kasten traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, where she spent four years as head of a project for developing a stoneware ceramic facility for artisan […]

National Summer Learning Association: Get Ready for Summer Bootcamp

National Summer Learning Association

Make sure you save the dates for NSLA’s Summer Bootcamp: Get Ready for Summer Series for program leaders and their teams, March 1-5, 2021. NSLA won’t let COVID-19 steal the joy of summer learning and it starts with leaders like you. Program leaders and their teams are at the heart of high-quality summer learning experiences for kids across […]

Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival

Smithsonian American Art Museum

A virtual film festival highlighting groundbreaking women filmmakers and issues of climate change, political activism, global pandemics, and more. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is presenting its third annual Women Filmmakers Festival exclusively online. The festival runs from March 1-21, in honor of Women’s History Month, and is supported by the Smithsonian American Women’s History […]

DC Commission for Arts & Humanities Focus Group

DC Commission for Arts & Humanities

The D.C. Commission for Arts and Humanities (CAH) has embarked on an update of its 2009 Public Art Master Plan. The purpose of the update is to take a broad, fresh and inclusive look at public art in the District of Columbia, with a focus on the unique nature of CAH and how it can best serve […]

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci “Great Americans” Medal Ceremony & Presentation at the National Museum of American History

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

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, will receive the National Museum of American History’s signature honor, The Great Americans Medal. The medal presentation will be followed by an interview with Philanthropist and Smithsonian Regent David M. Rubenstein. The virtual ceremony is open to the public by registration at: https://smithsoniannmah.swoogo.com/gafauci. The medal will […]

Dr. Anthony Fauci Receives the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s Great Americans Medal

Virtual Event

Join us Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. ET for a virtual presentation of the Great Americans Medal to Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., for his extraordinary leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and distinguished career leading federal research and policy on infectious diseases. The presentation will be followed by an interview with David M. Rubenstein, Smithsonian Institution Board of […]

America’s First Daughter: Patsy Jefferson

Historic Annapolis

Much of what we know about Thomas Jefferson is what his daughter Patsy Jefferson allowed us to know. Find out why that is when New York Times bestselling author Laura Kamoie discusses the history behind and writing of her novel, America’s First Daughter, about the contributions, sins, and sacrifices of the eldest daughter of our nation’s third president. From Monticello […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Opening Day: Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

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

Textile and social practice artist Sonya Clark (b. 1967) is renowned for her mixed-media works that address race and visibility, explore Blackness, and redress history. This exhibition—the first survey of Clark’s 25-year career—includes the artist’s well-known sculptures made from black pocket combs, human hair, and thread as well as works created from flags, currency, beads, […]

Virtual NOVA: Advertising in 2021 & Beyond

Quantcast 795 Folsom St., San Francisco

Quantcast Virtual NOVA: Advertising in 2021 and Beyond US & CAN: Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET APAC: Thursday, March 4 at 12:00 pm AEDT / 9:00 am SGT EMEA: Thursday, March 4 at 3:00 pm GMT The world of advertising is changing even as marketers and publishers are demanding more […]

National Virtual Briefing on Summer Enrichment Funding Proposed for the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

National Summer Learning Association

Please join U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (CT) and Michael Bennet (CO), along with national out-of-school time leaders on March 3, 2021, for an update on a K-12 reconciliation bill that includes dedicated summer enrichment funding to support America’s most vulnerable students. The U.S. Senators urge Congress to include dedicated funding in the next COVID-19 relief […]

Oyamel Tequila Mezcal Fest

Oyamel

Oyamel’s annual Tequila Mezcal Festival returns March 3 - 14, 2021, inviting guests to celebrate the diverse and delicious agave spirits of Mexico with virtual and on-site events and specials. Now in its 14th year, the spring festival features special events, limited-time cocktails and anojitos and--new this year--spirits packages to-go. Options include: Dine in: Throughout the […]

Peace Corps at 60 at the American University Museum

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

Peace Corps at 60: Inside the Volunteer Experience brings the world home through the stories and objects of 30 individuals, representing a sampling of the 240,000 people who have volunteered their service. The exhibition, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps, spotlights cross-cultural understanding as nations and people around the world are undergoing major economic, social and migratory […]

A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem

Virtual

Introduced by Mark Gaston Pearce, Visiting Professor and Executive Director, Georgetown Law’s Workers’ Rights Institute A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem sheds light on the continued fight to end the gender pay gap prevalent throughout the National Football League. For over 50 years, the NFL has employed cheerleaders—women who are lifelong athletes expected to both […]

National Museum of African American History & Culture Virtual Symposium: Making African America

Virtual

More Than 40 Panelists Include Haitian American Novelist Edwidge Danticat, Multimedia Journalist Felice León, Dominican American Poet and Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo and Award-winning Filmmaker Julie Dash From "Dreamers" and the Muslim ban to the Harlem Renaissance and the transatlantic Slave trade, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's first virtual symposium […]

Reset at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Virtual Event

(Washington, D.C.) This March, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company launches RESET, a new, free digital collection featuring historical resources, excerpts, and video performances curated by Nicole M. Brewer, Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Jordan Ealey, Kristen Jackson, Leticia Ridley, and Nikkole Salter. The collection is available now at www.woollyreset.net from March 4 - 31, 2021. In August 2020, the curators—six Black cisgender women theatre artists, activists, and scholars—were invited to […]

The Tea: Black Alley with the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

The Tea: Black Alley Friday, March 5, 12–1 p.m. In this online series, women musicians perform original work via livestream on the first Friday of the month. In March, Black Alley joins NMWA for an exclusive performance, pushing the art of music to its rhythmic limits. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, the band takes the […]

Art Chats @ 5 with the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Art Chats @ 5 Fridays, March 5–26, 5–5:45 p.m. Jump-start your weekend with art! Join NMWA educators online every Friday for informal 45-minute art chats about selected artworks in the collection. Discuss a new sampling of art each week. You can even enjoy your favorite happy hour drink or snack during the sessions. Free. Registration […]

Macy’s Fights Hunger

Macy’s 2021 Bag Hunger campaign will support more than 300 hunger relief organizations across the country to work toward alleviating hunger in local communities. Beginning Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 31, Macy’s invites customers to help fight hunger in their local communities with the opportunity to round up their in-store purchase to the nearest dollar […]

2021 NHD at NMAAHC E-Review Clinic  

Virtual Event

2021 NHD at NMAAHC E-Review Clinic  Wednesday, March 3–Wednesday, March 17 The museum offers a support session for students working on a National History Day project. The project review sessions will help students determine topic ideas, improve their thesis, research advice, and answer any other questions related to their project. Students can submit a project on any historical subject. Submissions will be accepted from […]

Making African America Symposium: A Virtual Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness 

Virtual Event

Making African America Symposium: A Virtual Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness Fridays and Saturdays only, March 5–March 20: times vary by session This symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. Admission is free; […]

21-Day Compassion Challenge

Virtual Event

The 21-Day Compassion Challenge is a commitment to exploring the power of compassion and how to practice it in daily life. The program includes guided meditations, journaling, and simple daily tasks to put compassion into action. Discover your personal Compassion Quotient and learn how it can shift minds and worlds. The program is FREE. Register […]

Free

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Virtual Edit-a-thon with the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Virtual Edit-a-thon Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. To mark Wikipedia's 20th anniversary, NMWA partners with Wikimedia DC for the museum's eighth Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, focused on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. Participants will work to enrich the representation of women artists of color, with an emphasis on women of […]

Virtual Book Event with Politics & Prose & ANXO Cidery: Dan Pucci & Craig Cavallo “American Cider”

Politics and Prose Bookstore 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join our friends Dan Pucci & Craig Cavallo, authors of “American Cider: A Modern Guide To A Historic Beverage” for a virtual tasting of 4 ciders including ANXO’s Cidre Blanc, Transcontinental, Grand Cru & a new cider from Oliver’s Cider & Perry of Herefordshire, UK packaged here in DC by ANXO, called “Lubrication”.  The tasting […]

$18 – $47

Kennedy Center Arts Across America Series Premiere

Virtual Event

SERIES PREMIERE: Sat., Mar. 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. Special guest @INFINITYSONG Topics will include racial sensitivity, economic equality, and the ways art can facilitate reconciliation and healing within communities.

Free Community Days at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Free Community Days Sundays, March 7 and March 21, 12–5 p.m.  The first and third Sundays of every month are free Community Days for the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore current exhibitions as well as the museum’s collection. Free. Advance reservation of timed tickets required. Reserve at nmwa.org/tickets.

Darden Smith: Livestream

Virtual Event

Darden Smith - Live Stream Reserve: omuseum.org/smith Tickets: FREE (donations appreciated) Where: O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW When: 3/7/21 Concert Starts: 6:00pm PRESENTED BY SHC Music Tribe FREE to stream - Donations appreciated. (Donations support the artist-in-residence, heroes, and other programs at O Museum in The Mansion) omuseum.org/donate Stream on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/47281272346/posts/10158778321367347/-OR- YouTube: […]

Georgetown University Press Supports the National Council on Public History’s 2021 Virtual Conference

Georgetown University Press

Our titles will be available in NCPH's virtual exhibit hall beginning March 8th, 2021 and will remain there through March 27th, 2021. We invite you to browse our titles, available to purchase at a 30% DISCOUNT when you use code TNCL on our Press website. We are excited to have you join us! Featured Titles Between Freedom and Equality Barbara Boyle Torrey and Clara […]

International Women’s Day with the Embassies of Israel, UAE and Bahrain

Virtual Event

The Embassy of Israel, The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, and The Embassy of Bahrain invite you to an important conversation on women in diplomacy. Join us to explore the role women play in efforts to establish peace in the Middle East as well as the unique challenges they face in the field of […]

International Women’s Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

International Women’s Day Monday, March 8, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Join NMWA for a virtual festival in celebration of International Women’s Day. Throughout the day, museum staff, artists and makers will host online classes and programs that highlight and honor women in the arts. Learn something new or simply enjoy a conversation about women in the […]

National Museum of American History Colloquium: Mary Jane Appel, “Russell Lee: A Photographer’s Life and Legacy”

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

March 9; 4 pm. Zoom Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/87174916962?pwd=VCtyZkpHdnJkT1ZDTjRzcHk1R01Odz09 Join curators and historians for a presentation and discussion on historical topics. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue.

N Street Village (Virtual) Annual Gala & Auction

N Street Village

N Street Village will be hosting our Annual Gala and Auction virtually on Tuesday, March 9. As we navigate the virtual landscape, this year’s event will be a chance for our community to come together in a new way and expand our reach further than ever before. On March 9th, we will honor three Village clients […]

Innovative Lives: My Inventor Dad

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

March 10; 4-5:30 p.m. Registration is free but required: https://myinventordad.eventbrite.com Two independent filmmakers discover their own inventiveness while documenting the lives of their inventor fathers. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovative-lives-my-inventor-dad-tickets-140337456109.

Collection Highlights Talks with the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Collection Highlights Talks Wednesday, March 10, 5:30–6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 27, 1–2 p.m. Unable to visit the museum in person? Check out one of our drop-in virtual “tours.” During each interactive, docent-led presentation, participants will look closely at and discuss artworks from the museum’s collection. Join in as often as you like—docents select the artworks, so tour […]

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

Virtual Event

  Thursday, March 11, 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 from the Smithsonian and other institutions to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues. What are […]

Art Signs Online: Artful Conversations in ASL with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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 participants who are deaf or partially deaf. Zoom link to be provided via email upon registration. Location: Online Tickets: Free | Registration Required […]

Living Earth Virtual Festival: The Business of Agriculture in Indian Country

Virtual Event

April 22 – 25; on demand In celebration of Earth Day, the National Museum of the American Indian’s annual Living Earth Festival will be available on demand over four days. The festival will open with a message from Notah Begay III (Navajo/Isleta Pueblo), four-time PGA Tour champion, sportscaster and founder of the Notah Begay III […]

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays 

Virtual Event

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays Fridays in March; 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Joyful Fridays welcome children every Friday in March to create art that celebrates black joy, history and culture. This special program is inspired by the museum’s Joyful ABC’s activity book series, which features activities, museum objects and new words based on characteristics featured in the book, A is for […]

Wedding Walk Showcase at the National Harbor

National Harbor Intersection of Waterfront St. & St. George Blvd, National Harbor, MD, National Harbor

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 4, 2021— National Harbor will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, for a self-guided, socially distanced tour of wedding related services including; boutique shops, national retailers, hotels, attractions and venue spaces. The National Harbor Wedding Walk is perfect for anyone who is planning an engagement party, wedding ceremony, reception, […]

Cellphones + Point & Shoot: Digitizing with What You Have With Leah Jones 

Virtual Event

Cellphones + Point & Shoot: Digitizing with What You Have With Leah Jones Saturday, March 13; 12 p.m.–1 p.m.  Leah Jones, photographer at the NMAAHC, will teach participants how to digitize family papers and other personal collections using cellphones, compact cameras and everyday essentials from home. Jones will discuss different techniques and varying levels of the digitization process and to help […]

MLB & WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOST “DRIVE-THRU” PLAY BALL EVENT AT MATTHEWS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH

Matthews Memorial Baptist Church 2616 MLK Jr. Ave SE, Washington

In an ongoing effort to further build tangible connections between baseball and the Black community, Major League Baseball is partnering with the Washington Nationals to host a special drive-thru PLAY BALL (www.PlayBall.org) event on Saturday, March 13th, at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The socially-distanced occasion is part of a community event series […]

36th Annual Catholic Charities Gala

Virtual Event

The 36th annual Catholic Charities Gala will honor the work of the social services agency and acknowledge the contributions of its philanthropic community at its first-ever virtual celebration on the evening of March 13. The popular gala is expected to raise about $2 million to support ongoing operations and programs of the city’s largest independent social services agency. […]

Meditation Mondays at the NMAAHC

Virtual Event

Meditation Mondays Mondays March 15 and March 29; 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 meditation session, attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on their liberation, closing with a brief discussion on the meaning of freedom. Meditator, yoga […]

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series: Fly Between Worlds Reading

Folger Shakespeare Library

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, March 15 at 6:30 pm ET, Folger’s O.B. Hardison Poetry Series, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland, welcomes Irish poet and writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa to read from her work—in both Irish and English—in a live virtual reading. Her prose debut A Ghost in the Throat was awarded Book […]

National Museum of American History Colloquium: Catherine Stewart: “Race and Domestic Service”

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

March 16; 4 pm. Zoom Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/87307811475?pwd=Y3ppUnZqSkFMRmhMSWhXazM5SXpkQT09 Join curators and historians for a presentation and discussion on historical topics. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue.

Historically Speaking: A Women’s History With Ruth E. Carter

Virtual Event

Historically Speaking: A Women’s History With Ruth E. Carter Tuesday, March 16; 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Spotlighting the amazing breadth of her work, renowned costume designer Ruth E. Carter discusses her sartorial and visual aesthetic in films—among them Do the Right Thing, Black Panther and Coming 2 America. From Brooklyn to Wakanda and Zumanda, Carter will describe what drives her personal […]

Introducing…

Virtual Event

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. YouTube @smithsoniannpg March 17: Abigail Adams March 24: Lady Bird Johnson March 31: Maya Lin Introducing… a new kind of story time. Each week in March, a Portrait Gallery educator will shine a light on some of this country’s lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Children will learn more about art, hear […]

Artful Observations 

Virtual Event

Artful Observations Wednesday, March 17; 4 p.m.–5 p.m. The “Artful Observations” program encourages critical thinking, careful observation and perspective taking through guided close-looking exercises. Each session will focus on one work of art from NMAAHC’s visual arts or photography collection. Guided by an NMAAHC educator, participants will spend an hour examining the work in detail. Participants in the program will have […]

Youth in Action: Native Women Making Change

Thursday, March 18; on demand. What roles do Indigenous women uphold that serve both their communities and our society at large? Watch a conversation between two young Native women who work at local and state levels to make change: Aidan Graybill, who serves on the executive council of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas and Representative […]

Rehabilitation of Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge Virtual Public Meeting

Virtual

Washington, DC) -- The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the National Park Service (NPS) will host a virtual public meeting to introduce the Rehabilitation of Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge project. DDOT will rehabilitate and construct more than 3.7 miles of the paved, multi-use trail spanning Wards 1 through 4 from M […]

Forever Wachintonian Salvadorean: Community, Culture & Representation

Virtual Event

Professor Ana Patricia Rodríguez and historian José Centeno-Meléndez discuss identity and representation in DC’s Salvadoran community. About this Event Salvadoran Americans are the fourth largest Latino group in the US, but in DC, they are the largest segment--which is not broadly known. Though Salvadorans have shaped the city and its neighborhoods over the past 40 […]

11th Annual Great Ladies Symposium & Virtual Event

Virtual Event

Who: The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation What: 11th Annual Great Ladies Symposium & Virtual Event Where: Virtual When: 11am – 12pm, Wednesday, April 28, 2020 Who: Elise and Marc Lefkowitz, Aerin and Jane Lauder, Andrea Mitchell, Thomas Pheasant, and Jay O’Connor More information: https://www.alzdiscovery.org/events/event/eleventh-annual-great-ladies-symposium-virtual-event

BMA x NMWA: In Relation

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

BMA x NMWA: In Relation Tuesday, March 9, 12–12:45 p.m. Join us for BMA x NMWA, a livestreamed monthly talk show co-presented by The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and NMWA. In this episode, educators from both museums welcome artist Tschabalala Self. Known for constructing grandly scaled Black figures in collage-like canvases, Self’s works are […]

DC Environmental Film Festival: What Happened to the Bees?

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

Friday, March 19; 12 p.m. EST https://watch.eventive.org/dceff2021/play/6036d9c9b1784600298008ca (Mexico,2019,67 min.) Director: Adriana Otero and Robin Canul The DC premiere of What Happened to the Bees? Co-presented with the National Museum of the American Indian, the Embassy of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute. This film exposes the deadly effects of regularly used agrochemicals -- currently legal […]

33rd Annual Evening of Comedy

The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

The Barns transforms into a comedy club for three performances of hilarious stand-up entertainment.

$27 – $30

Virtual Cherry Blossom Celebration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Virtual Cherry Blossom Celebration Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m. ET Celebrate the start of spring and the National Cherry Blossom Festival with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Join us for a virtual program full of springtime fun for the whole family. Enjoy a lively performance of traditional Japanese Taiko drumming by the group Nen Daiko. Then learn more […]

Community Day: Telling Tales of the Diaspora 

Virtual Event

Community Day: Telling Tales of the Diaspora Saturday, March 20; 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. This community day, presented in partnership with The Making African America Symposium, will engage visitors in exploring what diaspora is and what it means to them through programs and digital activities. Jessica Harris will discuss her book Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity […]

Living Earth Teach-In: Traditional Foods Sustain our Bodies and Spirits

Virtual Event

Saturday, March 20, 1 – 3 p.m. EST Traditional foods and the knowledge related to growing, harvesting, storing and preparing them has been practiced for millennia by Indigenous peoples. Participants can interact with Native food and sustainability experts to learn about traditional foodways revitalization and how Indigenous foods can sustain bodies and spirits. Kick off […]

VisArts in Bloom

VisArts Center 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville

Did you know that research has shown that just 30 minutes of active arts activity can improve your health and well-being? Our art prescription for you is VisArts in Bloom — The Virtual Edition. Join us online where you can once again be part of a community creating together, but this time you can paint in your […]

33rd Annual Evening of Comedy

The Barns at Wolf Trap 1635 Trap Road, Vienna

The Barns transforms into a comedy club for three performances of hilarious stand-up entertainment.

$27 – $30

Paint Night Pajama Party with VisArts

VisArts Center 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville

It's a Paint Night Pajama Party on Saturday, March 20 – and you’re invited! Join us as we connect with our VisArts community in a comfy at-home setting. You’ll learn how to create a springtime masterpiece, with step-by-step instruction from VisArts' instructor extraordinaire Eric Westbrook. You'll make new friends and see old ones. (Soon we’ll all be […]

$75

Pandemic Perspectives: How the National Museum of American History is Collecting COVID-19

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

March 23; 4-5 p.m. Zoom Registration Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1CC-6lICQR-mlo4j_X8tTg Join curators and historians for a series of panel discussions offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the […]

Wind Down Wednesday: First Ladies and Fashion

Virtual Event

Wednesday, March 24, 5 p.m. Instagram Live @smithsoniannpg Wind down with a virtual program to bring out your creativity and mindfulness. In partnership with independent mixologists, crafters, artists, and experts in a variety of fields, Wind Down Wednesday offers an optimistic approach to the middle of the week. First ladies are often expected to be […]

Sidewalk Widening Meeting with the BID

The Georgetown BID is hosting two virtual meetings March 24 and 25 to share updates about our sidewalk widening project before installation begins. Both meetings will include the same content. Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30pm. Click here to register. Thursday, March 25 at 10am. Click here to register. For those who are unfamiliar with the project, the BID is proposing building approximately 4,000 linear feet of […]

(At Home) On Art and Exploration: Artist Talk With Michelle Stuart

Virtual Event

Wednesday, March 24; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Michelle Stuart will join Hirshhorn assistant curator Betsy Johnson to discuss her extensive practice exploring the role that landscape and natural materials play in shaping personal and collective memory. Often characterized as an artist-explorer, Stuart is internationally recognized as a pioneer […]

¡Printing the Revolution! Virtual Conversation Series: The Legacy of Printmaking with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

¡Printing the Revolution! Virtual Conversation Series: The Legacy of Printmaking Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. ET Chicanx artists and print centers have welcomed, nurtured, and collaborated with non Chicanx artists from the early civil rights era to today, creating a long legacy of influence and support across communities. Join us for a virtual conversation that explores […]

Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Lightmare with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Lightmare FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021 Luce Unplugged has gone digital! Tune in for a podcast episode featuring the soulpunk arrangements of Lightmare in conversation with Paul Vodra and Anthony Porreco of Hometown Sounds. Lightmare’s ability to blend the punchy, the political, and the personal into powerful, danceable music has […]

(At Home) Artist Talk With Deana Lawson

Virtual Event

Wednesday, May 26; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. More information to come.

The Avenue Live: Living Room Series – Inaugural Event

Virtual Event

The Avenue Live: Living Room Series - Inaugural Event TheAvenue.Live March 26th 7-9 PM Free Of Charge Tipping Is Optional but Encouraged (Tips will benefit Baltimore Restaurant Relief) Live Performance by Cat McTigue Cat Mc Singer Promo Video Her page and past shows https://theavenue.live/artist/67 Food Packages Available: Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano AldosItaly.com During these difficult times when many of our […]

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop: Celebrating Cherry Blossoms with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop: Celebrating Cherry Blossoms Saturday, March 27, 10–10:45 a.m. ET Celebrate the arrival of spring and the beloved cherry blossoms with a festive virtual family workshop. Discover how Smithsonian conservators preserve beautiful artworks, from paintings to Japanese tea bowls. Then try your hand at making your own cherry blossom–inspired creation. This […]

Where There Is a Woman There Is Magic: Women’s History Month Virtual Festival

Virtual Event

Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. Online via Zoom Join the Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history! We will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a Woman There Is Magic,” which highlights leaders in sports, arts, science and activism. It is part of a day-long lineup featuring events and activities for […]

Where There Is a Woman, There Is Magic: Women’s History Month Virtual Festival

Virtual Event

Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. Zoom, registration required Join the Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history. We will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a Woman, There Is Magic,” which highlights leaders in sports, arts, science and activism. It is part of a day-long lineup featuring events and activities for […]

Painting with the Pros: Robin’s Eggs with VisArts

Virtual Event

Now more than ever you need a creative break and the opportunity to be a part of a community. This class is perfect for students of any skill level as your instructor will walk you through the step-by-step process beginning at sketching your design all the way through the finishing steps. Instruction will be provided […]

Hungarian Delicacies with the National Chamber Ensemble

National Chamber Ensemble

The National Chamber Ensemble continues it's successful virtual season with Hungarian Delicacies on March 27. We have been keeping our followers and artists safe all season without losing contact. The audience is invited to a virtual reception and conversation with the artists one week after each performance The NCE, with violinist Leonid Sushansky, cellist Steven […]

Will Kimbrough – Live Stream – PRESENTED BY SHC Music Tribe

Virtual Event

Will Kimbrough - Live Stream - PRESENTED BY SHC Music Tribe Reserve: omuseum.org/Kimbrough Tickets: FREE (donations appreciated) Where: O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW When: 3/28/21 Concert Starts: 6:00pm FREE to stream - Donations appreciated. (Donations support the artist-in-residence, heroes, and other programs at O Museum in The Mansion) omuseum.org/donate Stream on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omansion/live YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ostmansion/videos […]

Will Kimbrough Benefit for O Museum

Virtual Event

Will Kimbrough is an award winning instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. His credits include a Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year Award, 12 songs on four recent Jimmy Buffett albums, touring and recording with Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys, and producing two of Todd Snider's most acclaimed collections.

Hearing – Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and Beach to Bay Heritage Area

Virtual Event

March 30, 2021  WHAT MHAA Virtual Hearing on the proposal to enlarge the boundaries of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and the Beach to Bay Heritage Area WHEN 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 JOIN Via YouTube Live Stream - https://youtu.be/p6hlEwl3pOE WHO Local government officials, heritage resource organizations, tourism industry representatives, business […]

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Virtual Hearings

March 30, 2021 Hearing – Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and Beach to Bay Heritage Area WHAT MHAA Virtual Hearing on the proposal to enlarge the boundaries of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and the Beach to Bay Heritage Area WHEN 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 JOIN Via YouTube […]

Spotlight on the American Scene: Trailblazing Women Who Have Shaped the Entertainment Industry

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

March 31; 2 p.m. Free with registration: http://bit.ly/NMAH331 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History celebrates Women’s History Month and its forthcoming exhibition Entertainment Nation by convening a conversation with trailblazing women who have shaped the entertainment industry. Topics will include how women have built and shaped their roles throughout the history of entertainment, how women off-screen have worked […]

Four Rivers (Annapolis, London Town, and South County) Heritage Area

Virtual Event

March 31, 2021 Hearing  WHAT MHAA Virtual Hearing on the proposal to enlarge the boundaries of the Four Rivers (Annapolis, London Town, and South County) Heritage Area WHEN 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 JOIN Via YouTube Live Stream - https://youtu.be/EHffK7StcYA WHO Local government officials, heritage resource organizations, tourism industry representatives, business and property owners, […]

(At Home) In and Around America: Artist Talk With Catherine Opie

Virtual Event

Wednesday, March 31; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. On the heels of America’s most recent transfer of presidential power, Catherine Opie will join Hirshhorn associate curator Anne Reeve to revisit her 2009 series and discuss the role of photography in both creating and undoing our sense of self-hood—as both […]

Joyful ABC Kids Activity Book Series—Fourth Release (K, L, M, N)

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Monday, April 5  The Joyful Kids ABC Activity Book series invites caregivers and educators to support children’s positive identity development while also growing their language and literacy skills with activities, museum objects and new words. Each Joyful activity booklet gives participating adults insight into children’s developmental stages, age-appropriate play, art activities and opportunities to look closely at museum […]