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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

‘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 […]

Smithsonian Craft Optimism

Smithsonian

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

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 […]

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 […]

Woolly Mammoth Virtual Free Gala

Virtual Event

Our annual gala returns virtually on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8pm ET with a very “Woolly” interpretation on the rite of spring cleaning! SOAPBOX: A MAMMOTH SPRING CELEBRATION is free and online. […]

See Me Online at SAAM 

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wednesday, May 5, 2 p.m. ET Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual program designed for art lovers with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners. Enjoy […]

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

Virtual Event

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

Snowshoe Mountain Summer Plans

Snowshoe Mountain

NOWSHOE MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR SUMMER OPERATIONS SNOWSHOE, W. Va. – (April 19, 2021) – With winter officially in the rear-view, Snowshoe Mountain is preparing for the summer season in […]

The Story of the Lūʻau

Online

Explore the story of the lūʻau and learn how it showcases the music, the hula and traditional food preparation, and the importance of sharing these traditions through the generations. This […]

Free

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont

Fairmont Washington DC

WASHINGTON, DC – April 16, 2021 – This Mother’s Day Weekend, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s Royal Afternoon Tea makes all mothers Queens for a day in its royally decorated Queen of […]

Floral Design How-To | Celebrate Beauty

Virtual Event

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

Abiding in Wisdom

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

https://meditation-dc.org/abiding-in-wisdom-may-7-8/ online only The Four Seals of Mahamudra Mahamudra is a sanskrit term composed of two parts: ‘maha’ meaning ‘great’ and ‘mudra’ meaning ‘seal’. The Four Seals are four special […]

$1 – $45

Alisa Weilerstein

Online

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

$20

Opening of Mazes & Maps

Mazes and Maps An Exhibition Inspired by Digital and Analog Gaming Opens In-Person and Online 5/29 (Hyattsville, MD) For many of those who sheltered in isolation or in a small […]

Mother’s Day Love Hunt

The Mansion on O St.

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

$45

Mother’s Day Weekend Champagne & Chocolate

The Mansion on O St.

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

How to Dance in the Landscapes of Your Mind

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

Mixed Media art exhibit by Montgomery County artist Bill Johnson.

Free

100 Years In The Present

Popcorn and Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo

Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries presents 100 Years In The Present, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Park's iconic Dentzel carousel. This exhibition honors the historic origins of Glen Echo […]

Free

Mother’s Day Brunch aboard City Cruises

Pier 4 at The Wharf 580 Water Street SW, Washington D.C.

City Cruises announced today its Washington D.C. port will be offering specialty cruises celebrating Mother’s Day. Sweep mom off her feet this Mother’s Day with an elegant brunch cruise while […]

$94.90

Mother’s Day Brunch at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina 100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50, Cambridge

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay will provide a socially-distanced Mother’s Day brunch at its Water’s Edge Grille on Sunday, May 9. The menu will feature a variety of delicious dining options […]

Adventure Theatre Celebrates Mother’s Day

Adventure Theatre

GLEN ECHO: This week, Adventure Theatre MTC’s Sunday free digital production will celebrate Mother’s Day with a digital reading of two plays written and directed by mothers. Local actor and recent […]

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

Virtual Event

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

Smithsonian American Art Museum Virtual Fellows Lectures

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wednesday, May 12, 2:30–5 p.m. ET Thursday, May 13, 2:30–5 p.m. ET Friday, May 14, 2:30–5 p.m. ET Join the 2020–2021 class of Smithsonian American Art Museum research fellows as […]

Innovative Lives: Sarah Will and Mike Schultz

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

May 12; 4 p.m. Free registration: invention.si.edu/events Sarah Will, Paralympic skier and accessibility advocate and Mike Schultz, inventor of the Moto Knee and Versa Foot, will come together to talk with NMAH […]

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

Virtual Event

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

Art Signs Online: Artful Conversations in ASL

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. ET Curious about American art? Join us for a 30-minute gallery conversation about selected works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. This program is […]

Livestream Lecture | Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion

Virtual Event

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

Smithsonian American Art Museum Reopening

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, reopen to the public Friday, May 14. This is the second reopening of the museum following closures on […]

Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021

Virtual Event

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

Spring Makers Market

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Tired of online shopping and jamming your recycling with more Amazon delivery boxes than you count? Join DC vendors and small businesses on the grounds of Dumbarton House for outdoor […]

Pay-what-you-wish donation

Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning: Good, Better, Best

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

Panelists Ben Evans, editor, Hali Publications Detlef Maltzhan, managing director and proprietor, Rippon Boswell & Co. Mary Jo Otsea, former worldwide director of rugs and carpets, Sotheby’s  Wendel Swan, museum trustee and collector (moderator) […]

Native American Code Talkers

Virtual Event

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

Native American Code Talkers: A Lasting Legacy

Online

During World War I and World War II, American Indians made a unique contribution to the U.S. Armed Forces by using their tribal languages in secret battle communications. Watch author […]

Free

Celebration of Community Champions

Virtual Event

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

Free

20th Annual National Bike to Work Day 2021

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

NEXT 2021 at the Corcoran

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design 1918 F Street, NW, Washington

This year, for the first time in its history, NEXT will be a hybrid virtual and physical experience, with outdoor installations on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus that will be on view until […]

Horticulture How-To | Pollinator-Friendly Container

Virtual Event

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

Evgeny Kissin, Joshua Bell, & Steven Isserlis

Online

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

$30

Carousel Family Day: Carousel Crafts

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

Join the Glen Echo Park Partnership for the first Carousel Family Day as part of the celebration of the carousel’s 100th anniversary. Pre-registered participants will be able to celebrate the […]

Free

Celebremos Nuestras Historias!

Online

GLEN ECHO: Tune in this Sunday, May 23, for another episode of Celebremos Nuestras Historias! Host Andrea Sarralde and her special guests read their favorite children’s books with their families […]

Watercolors in the Garden with Justine Swindel

Georgetown Garden 1533 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington

The DC area has more than 41,000 homes listed as historic many dating back to development in the mid-1700s.  Join artist/illustrator Justine Swindell to watercolor paint and learn about these […]

Birds of a Feather at the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

Alexandria, VA - Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of its juried show  "Birds of a Feather, which opens on May 25, 2021 and runs through June 27, 2021. […]

Black Wall Street: The Hidden Economy

National Archives 701 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington

After Reconstruction, the Black community built its own financial engine to give each other much-needed economic support and opportunity. This effort faced political and legal intimidation as well as violent […]

Free

Livestream Discussion with Artist Vladimir Kanevsky

Virtual Event

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

Music for the Moment: An Asian American Offering

Online

A performance featuring Asian American women musicians and performers who draw on deep cultural heritages and contemporary genres—from performance art and ritual to hip-hop, rock, and pop. Streaming on Facebook […]

Free

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

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

“Nation to Nation” presents the history of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The exhibition explores the development and […]

Free

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

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

If you’ve ever crossed a suspension bridge, you’ve used Andean Indigenous technology. Open through June 27, “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire” explores the foundations of the Inka Road […]

Free

The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

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

If you’ve ever crossed a suspension bridge, you’ve used Andean Indigenous technology. Open through June 27, “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire” explores the foundations of the Inka Road […]

Free

Americans

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

How did American Indians become national and commercial symbols? Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names and stories in “Americans” highlight the ways in which American Indians have been […]

Free

Fashion on Film: Renegades of Fashion: Vivienne Westwood

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

Join Librarian Tracy Meserve for a conversation about “Renegades of Fashion: Vivienne Westwood,” a short film on legacy of the revolutionary British designer. About the Film Punk. Designer. Rebel. Millionaire. […]

DC Punch Needle Class with Wendy Galietta Williams

Shop Made in DC 1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, Washington, DC

3-THURSDAY, MAY 27th 2021 (IRL @ Georgetown Garden – 1533 Wisconsin Ave NW) DC Punch Needle Class – Wendy Galietta Williams : $60 / Person – 7-8:30PM SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-punch-needle-class-with-wendy-galietta-williams-tickets-152095865829 If […]

Veronica Swift

Online

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

$20

At the Movies 2021: Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance

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

  May 29–31; on demand  americanindian.si.edu/online-programs (USA, 2017, 70. min.) Director: George Colburn Follow the return of six Navajo Code Talkers to the five Pacific Island sites where their unbreakable […]

Strathmore Live Shows at the Patio Stage

Strathmore

On Sale Now! General and Premium Tables available, Premium Tables are closer to the stage. Sun, May 30: Opening Night! (SOLD OUT) Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet Thu, […]

PBS National Memorial Day Concert

Virtual Event

PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: A NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE RETURNS WITH PERFORMANCES AND TRIBUTES FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. AND AROUND THE COUNTRY HONORING ALL OF OUR AMERICAN HEROES   All-Star Line-up Hosted […]

The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

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 spring to life throughout Hillwood’s mansion, […]

Moment of Reflection with the NMAAHC

Virtual

Moment of Reflection Tuesday, June 1; 12 p.m. ET The public is invited to join NMAAHC and Smithsonian museums for a digital commemoration of Tulsa Race Massacre centennial that took […]

34th Annual DanceAfrica Festival

Dance Place

WHAT: DanceAfrica, DC 2021 WHEN: June 1 - 6th, 2021 WHERE: FREE virtual festival found at danceplace.org/dadc2021 and a physically distant outdoor gathering* location TBD *In-person events are pending based […]

Glass Projection at House of Sweden for Washington, DC Photo Month

House of Sweden 2900 K St NW, washington

Throughout the month of June, the Embassy of Sweden will project images from Swedish photographer Helene Schmitz’s exhibition “Dreamland” on the glass facades of House of Sweden at the Georgetown […]

Free

On Juneteenth

Online

In On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to […]

Free

Historically Speaking: In Remembrance of Greenwood

Virtual Event

Wednesday, June 2; 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. NMAAHC and Smithsonian magazine join forces in a virtual program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. A panel discussion explores the development […]