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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 […]

Poetry Workshop: Ode Poetry + Harriet Tubman 

Wednesday, April 7; 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  In this workshop, participants will look at examples of odes and spend time composing an individual work based on Harriet Tubman. An ode is a […]

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 […]

(At Home) On Art and Representation: Artist Talk With Riva Lehrer

Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 7; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Riva Lehrer will join Hirshhorn assistant curator Sandy Guttman to explore the intersection of art and […]

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

Virtual Event

  Thursday, April 8, 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 […]

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

Virtual Event

Thursday, April 8; 5 p.m. EST Free, registration required What is the connection between a desire for recognition of one’s culture and activism for equity? Join educators from the National […]

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

Dupont Circle Pop-Up

Dupont Circle BID

Spring is here, and the trees are budding.  Dupont Circle is preparing for a special shopping pop-up on Saturday, April 10th from 12:00-5:00 p.m. At the shopping pop-up, you will find […]

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

A Night with Larnell Lewis

Embassy of Canada

Back by popular demand, DC Jazz Festival is proud to present a re-broadcast of world-renowned drummer Larnell Lewis' breathtaking live performance from earlier this year in celebration of #JazzAppreciationMonth, co-presented by the Embassy of Canada and the TD […]

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 […]

‘NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF’ ART EXHIBITION

Union Market District

‘NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF’ ART EXHIBITION LAUNCHES AT theTwelve theTwelve’s second gallery exhibition opens Saturday, April 17th, 2021 Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2021) – DC collective theTwelve is pleased to announce […]

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.

Washington National Opera Musical Feast

Washington National Opera

The Washington National Opera Orchestra invites you to a MUSICAL FEAST  in partnership with Takoma Bev. Co. Tue., Apr. 20 at 6 p.m. Enjoy an evening of musical performances from the Washington National Opera Orchestra, […]

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

Silver Diner Hiring & Job Fair

Silver Diner

With the hope of getting interest from those wanting employment, the restaurant is holding a company-wide Job Fair on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each of […]

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 […]

Reconnect with the Sacred Landscapes We Call Home

Dumbarton United Methodist Church 3133 Dumbarton St. NW, Washington

"Our First Way of Knowing God" Adult Study Begins Thursday April 22, 7-8:15 pm This seven-week study, led by staff from Dumbarton Methodist Church is meant to encourage us to […]

Free

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 […]

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 […]

Floral Design How-To | Abundant Roses

Friday, June 18, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Roses evoke delightful memories with their lovely scent and delicate petals. Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, via Zoom to create a […]

National Picnic Day at the Fairmont

Fairmont Washington DC

WASHINGTON, DC – April 20, 2021 – Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is celebrating National Picnic Day Friday,   April 23 thru Sunday, April 25th, with a choice of three picnic baskets to-go.  […]

Celebrate Earth Day By Learning How to Home Compost!

DC Department of Public Works

Composting at home helps to protect the climate, cut garbage, and enhance your local soil by wasting less food. If you’d like to give it a try, the Institute for […]

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 […]

Amy Kaslow Gallery Light the Night Event

Amy Kaslow Gallery 4300 Fordham Rd. NW, Washington

Washington, D.C. Release: April 15. 2021. For immediate release. Amy Kaslow Gallery’s Light the Night event brings sculptor Noah James Saunders and his mesmerizing collection of rotating torsos, busts, and […]

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.

Maryland Day 2021

University of Maryland, College Park 7736 Baltimore Ave, College Park

Maryland Day is streaming from College Park to wherever you are, so participate in demonstrations, tour our beautiful campus, conduct science experiments with everyday household items, get up and dance […]

Free

Cultivating Vision

Kadampa Meditation Center Online 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

Our imagination creates our reality. Everything we do, everything we are, starts in the imagination. We can use the power of imagination as a foe or a friend. In this […]

$6.00 – $12.

Architecture Tour of Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

April is National Architecture Month! Celebrate by learning about how Dumbarton House and its surrounding landscape have changed over the past two-hundred years, since it was built in 1799. Explore […]

$10

Reel Georgetown: Movies and Movie Theaters Virtual Walking Tour

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Warm up for the Oscars by joining Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides & former SAG-AFTRA actor, for a tour of Georgetown when the neighborhood was […]

$8 – $10

Exhibit – Kathleen Rountree

The McLean Textile Gallery 6819 Elm Street, McLean

View stunning wall quilts made with vintage linens and lace. Kathleen incorporates an array of materials with modern quilting styles to create beautiful works of art.

Free

NIGHT BOATS at Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery

APRIL 28 - MAY 22 Curator: Aneta Georgievska-Shine 2108 R Street NW, DC 20008 In the spirit of Spring and hope, I am excited to be able to show my […]

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 […]

Georgetown University Film Festival

Online Join by link, Washington DC

Since 2015, The Georgetown University Film Festival has been orchestrated by a group of student film lovers as a celebration of film—both novice and acclaimed. This year, GUFF is going […]

Free

Reconnect with the Sacred Landscapes We Call Home

Zoom 1 Westmoreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda

This seven-week study, led by the Rev. Rachel Cornwell, is meant to awaken the visceral knowledge of the Creator through the creation, reconnect us with the sacred landscapes we call […]

Free

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

Alzheimer’s Association Brain Ball (Virtual)

Virtual Event

This year’s virtual Alzheimer's Association Brain Ball is free and open to all. Join us from the comfort of your own home for a memorable evening hosted by Doreen Gentzler, […]

Free

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 […]

Virtual May Day Family Celebration

Online

Celebrate spring and learn more about art and environmental conservation with our virtual May Day family program. Explore how the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s team of art conservators preserve and […]

Free

Virtual May Day Family Celebration

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Virtual May Day Family Celebration Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. ET Celebrate spring and learn more about art and environmental conservation with our virtual May Day family program. Explore how […]