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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 items found only at O Museum in The Mansion on this heart centered treasure hunt. We have over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors (yes […]

$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 for special heartfelt items found only at O Museum in The Mansion on this heart centered treasure hunt. We have over 100 rooms and 70 […]

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 Park as a theme park--exploring feelings of nostalgia, outdoor recreation, nature, and play. A year unexpectedly spent indoors has reminded us what we miss about […]

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 sailing along the Potomac. Gather the entire family and enjoy a delicious meal on board while taking in unmatched views of the monuments and the […]

$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 including a mesquite-smoked sea salt-crusted prime rib, whole mahi mahi, steamed blue crab, fresh local oysters, and more. Guests can also enjoy a variety of […]

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 Theater Washington Helen Hayes Award winner Regina Aquino joins writer/director/creator Ayesis Clay as they share their unique stories celebrating motherhood, directed by Ali Oliver-Krueger. Adventure Theatre […]

Enduring Images: Enslaved People and Photography in the Antebellum South

Virtual Event

  Tuesday, May 11, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Closed captioning provided Presented by Matthew Fox-Amato, Assistant Professor of History, University of Idaho From the 1840s to the end of the Civil War, some enslaved people paid to have their photographs taken and then used these portraits to shape their identities and social ties. Slave narratives, newspapers and […]

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 us as we analyze portraits from the exhibition “Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States” and discuss the related book “Rodham” by Curtis Sittenfeld. Participants are […]

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 they present new scholarship on a range of topics and time periods, media, and messages. This series of lectures presented entirely online highlights a new […]

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 sports curator Jane Rogers about their respective careers and overlapping interests in advocacy for accessible sports and the history of and ongoing technology innovations in adaptive […]

(At Home) On Art and the Improbable: Artist Talk With Diana Al-Hadid

Virtual Event

Wednesday, May 12; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Diana Al-Hadid will join Charlotte Burns to discuss her work for the U.S. Embassy in addition to her experimental practice. The artist has described her practice as “getting a material to misbehave.” Her sculptures and wall panels draw influence from her Middle […]

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 from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues. Why is it important to have agency […]

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 presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation for participants who are deaf or hard of hearing. Zoom link provided via email upon registration. […]

¡Printing the Revolution! Virtual Conversation Series: Creating in a Digital Sphere

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. ET The digital realm defines a new chapter of Chicanx graphics. Artists use technologically based artwork to critique Big Tech, as well as distribute digital graphics across social media networks as a unifying call for social justice. This virtual conversation features artists from ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of […]

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 (MFIT), explores the significant inspiration roses have provided to fashion designers and shares a look at the upcoming exhibition Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion, opening at […]

¡Printing the Revolution! Virtual Conversation Series: Creating in a Digital Sphere

Online

The digital realm defines a new chapter of Chicanx graphics. Artists use technologically based artwork to critique Big Tech, as well as distribute digital graphics across social media networks as a unifying call for social justice. This virtual conversation features artists from ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now who use digital strategies as a […]

Free

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 March 14, 2020 and on Nov. 23, 2020 as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The museum has negotiated extensions into […]

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 in May of 2020, will take place virtually from May 14-23, 2021. The Menuhin Competition distinguishes itself among competitions not only with the high level […]

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 shopping! Vendors will be spaced throughout the grounds with everything from candles to home goods and more. Come on out, enjoy a beautiful spring day, […]

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) How to Participate You can register for this program online. After you register, we will email you a link and instructions for joining online via Zoom. Simply […]

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 and anthropologist/historian William C. Meadows of Missouri State University revealing how these Native American “code talkers” played a key role in important battles and campaigns—and […]

Free

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities

Online

Indigenous coastal Pacific communities have respected and protected their homelands’ ocean resources for thousands of years. Listen to a conversation with young Indigenous activists from across the Pacific who are utilizing traditional knowledge to inform environmental work within their communities. Moderated by Gabbi Lee (Kanaka ʻŌiwi). Panelists include Franceska De Oro (Chamoru/Taotao Tåno Ginen Guåhan), […]

Free

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities

Virtual Event

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities May 20; on demand Indigenous coastal Pacific communities have respected and protected their homelands’ ocean resources for thousands of years. Listen to a conversation with young Indigenous activists from across the Pacific who are utilizing traditional knowledge to inform environmental work within their communities. Youth in […]

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 honor the everyday heroes who stepped up to help our community navigate the pandemic and economic crisis. You will enjoy exclusive performances from local arts […]

Free

Renwick Invitational 2020 Virtual Studio Tour with Rowland Ricketts 

Renwick Gallery

Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m. ET Enjoy a behind-the-scenes virtual studio tour and artwork demonstration by Rowland Ricketts, one of the artists featured in Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020. Discover more about Ricketts’s work and his holistic creative process. From farming his own indigo to dyeing and aging the fabric, Ricketts looks to nature for inspiration […]

Renwick Invitational 2020 Virtual Studio Tour with Rowland Ricketts

Online

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes virtual studio tour and artwork demonstration by Rowland Ricketts, one of the artists featured in Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020. Discover more about Ricketts’s work and his holistic creative process. From farming his own indigo to dyeing and aging the fabric, Ricketts looks to nature for inspiration and material when constructing […]

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 (BTWD) event has opened. The event will take place on Friday, May 21, with pit stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The […]

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 May 31, as well as a website (next.corcoran.gwu.edu) where theater, dance, music and art enthusiasts can virtually view student projects—from research papers to series of […]

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 butterflies, birds, bees, and other pollinators. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

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 life, memory and loss. The first half of the Headline Artist program includes works inspired by Jewish folk songs and liturgical melodies. It will feature […]

$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 Carousel's 100th birthday by creating their own carousel to take home, as well as decorating a birthday hat to wear and a birthday card for […]

Free

Award-Winning iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir Spring Concert Choosing Harmony

Virtual Event

iSing Silicon Valley is pleased to announce its eighth annual Spring Concert, which will premiere on Saturday, May 22, at 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET on YouTube (free). Choosing Harmony features 250 iSing girls joined by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Amaranth Quartet, and other guest artists. Choosing Harmony is the virtual concert premiere of iSing’s first […]

Free, please RSVP to receive viewing link

Beyond the Studio Virtual Workshop: Watercolor Illustration with Marcella Kriebel 

Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum F St NW &, 8th St NW, Washington

Sunday, May 23, 1–2 p.m. ET Venture beyond the studio with DC artist Marcella Kriebel. Register now for this engaging Zoom workshop and learn the basics of watercolor and illustration techniques, then try your hand at making your own masterpiece. Kriebel is known for her culinary watercolor paintings and murals throughout DC, which include collaborations with […]

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 as Adventure continues to celebrate Mother’s Day. Andrea will read El Principito with her daughters, followed by the Parra Zeeb family reading El Renacuajo Paseador together, and Teresa Giral […]

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 classic styles and which neighborhoods you find them in! This class will be held outside at the Georgetown Garden, and drinks will be available for […]

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. The birds are back, and we are celebrating!  Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited. About Us: The Potomac Fiber […]

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 and deadly attacks, like the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921. Join the National Archives Foundation as we explore the development of Black wall streets, how […]

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 of Vladimir Kanevsky. Explore Kanevsky’s home studio before asking questions in real time. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

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 and YouTube. Co-presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.Accessibility services provided.

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 legacy of U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. This exhibition is also accompanied by the book, “Nation to Nation: […]

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 in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world, and the legacy of the […]

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 in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world, and the legacy of the […]

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 part of the nation’s identity since before the United States was founded. The exhibition surrounds visitors with images, delves into three historic stories important to […]

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. All of these words describe Vivienne Westwood, the influential British designer who embodied the rebellion behind the punk movement. In an industry predominantly created to […]

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 you love textiles and texture, you owe it to yourself to play in the cozy art of punch needle!  Our goal is for you to […]

Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Hometown Sounds and Yasmin Williams 

Friday, May 28 Luce Unplugged has gone digital! SAAM’s Luce Foundation Center has teamed up with Paul Vodra, and Anthony Porecco of local music podcast Hometown Sounds to feature music and conversations from DC artists. Tune in for an episode featuring the experimental guitar melodies of DC musician Yasmin Williams. Williams is known for her unique, fingerstyle acoustic guitar and for her […]

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 a clear and lilting tone and radiant stage presence, Swift is also a master of rigorous vocal techniques like vocalese and scat. Having first gained […]

$20

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

Online

(USA, 2017, 70. min.) Director: George Colburn Follow the return of six Navajo Code Talkers to the five Pacific Island sites where their unbreakable secret code, based on the unwritten Navajo language, helped US forces overcome Japanese expansion in the Pacific theater during World War II. The code was never broken. The highly personal reflections […]

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 secret code, based on the unwritten Navajo language, helped US forces overcome Japanese expansion in the Pacific theater during World War II. The code was […]

National Chamber Ensemble – The Remarkable Four Seasons Of Vivaldi

online

(Concert links will go out on May 29 and will allow our audience 12 days to enjoy the concert at their convenience, the audience will also receive an invitation to a live virtual reception and conversation with the artists on Sun, June 6 at 4 PM) The exciting presentation of Vivaldi’s “The Remarkable Four Seasons” […]

$36

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 by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise with General Colin Powell, Gladys Knight, Vince Gill, Sara Bareilles, Alan Jackson, Denyce Graves, The Four Tops, Steve Buscemi, […]

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 place May 31 – June 1, 1921. The moment of reflection, taking place across the museum’s social media channels, is a time to honor the […]

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 on local and federal health regulations May, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) -- Dance Place hosts the 34th annual DanceAfrica, DC festival; Together Again: Celebrating Life, Love, […]

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 Waterfront. The projection is part of the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival and is best seen at night, after sunset. “Dreamland” is a […]

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 Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and […]

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 of Tulsa’s Greenwood District, the events that led to its Black residents being the target of racially motivated violence, and the community’s resilience and regrowth. […]

Phillips Crab House Happy Hour

Phillips Crab House 2004 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City

Join us at Phillips Crab House for Happy Hour during the first hour of business on Thursdays & Fridays. Wind down with specially-priced happy hour drinks. Our bartenders will be pouring up $3 domestic drafts and bottles, plus $5 margaritas, daiquiris & Coladas. Choose your favorite flavor: Strawberry, Pina Colada, Mango, Peach or Margarita. We’re […]

Free

Viewfinder Virtual Film Series: Chitra Ganesh on Dreaming and Refusal

Online

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual film screening featuring the work of artistic duo Girl. Made up of the Brooklyn-based artists Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh, Girl created the collaborative video My Dreams, My Works Must Wait Till After Hell (7:14 mins., 2011). Set to a haunting score of Japanese flutes and […]

Free

Hand Lettering Happy Hour—Good Letters Design

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

4-THURSDAY, JUNE 3rd 2021 (VIRTUAL) – Hand Lettering Happy Hour – Good Letters Design : $40/person – 6:30-8PM SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hand-lettering-happy-hour-tickets-142795764977 Pour yourself your preferred beverage and join Madelyne Adams, the hands behind the hand lettering of Good Letters Design, for a hand lettering happy hour. This workshop will cover the basics of hand lettering and […]

Trivia in the Garden

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Join Dumbarton House for an outdoor trivia night on the grounds of the museum! Topics will include DC History, Geography, Movies, Plants and Animals, and Political History. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Teams are limited to 6 people and attendees must provide their own picnic blankets or lawn chairs for seating.

The Art of Fugue: Schaghajegh Nosrati

Online

Making her Washington Performing Arts debut, German pianist and 2021 Hayes Artist Schaghajegh Nosrati comes to Home Delivery Plus from the stage of the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, performing a cornerstone of her repertoire, The Art of Fugue by J.S. Bach. Following an attention-getting second prize award in 2014’s International Bach Competition in Leipzig, Nosrati […]

$20

Virtual Drag Queen Story Time with Ruth Allen Ginsburg

Online

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum online for our annual Pride festivities and celebrate inclusivity and love for all. Enjoy a lively story time performance with beloved DC drag queen Ruth Allen Ginsburg. Ruth brings fun for the whole family as she reads classic nursery rhymes and tales for children. Then, continue the party by […]

Free

Outdoor Marketplace at Glen Echo Park

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

The marketplace will take place throughout the park outside several of our resident artist's studios. Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, this outdoor sale features the work of Glen Echo Park resident artists and includes works in a wide range of artistic media, including: • Ceramics • Blown Glass • […]

Black Lives Matter Plaza One-Year Anniversary

Black Lives Matter Plaza K St. NW, Washington

Join Fit DC on Black Lives Matter Plaza on June 5 at 11:30AM About this event Join Fit DC on Black Lives Matter Plaza. When: Saturday, June 5 at 11:30am Where: Black Lives Matter Plaza Featuring: Workout led by Gym Jonez (Free BLM Plaza workout mat for first 100 participants) Performance by Backyard Band Refreshments […]

Embroidery 101 with Hayley Hassan

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

5-SATURDAY, JUNE 5th 2021  (IRL @ Georgetown Garden – 1533 Wisconsin Ave NW) – EMBROIDERY 101 – Hayley Hassan : $75/person – 2-4PM SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embroidery-101-tickets-152158844199 Embroidery Artist Hayley Hassan will teach you IRL the fundamentals of embroidery with a female inspired class!  She will teach a simple pattern of the female sign, as well as teach […]

I AM WOMAN

Washington Printmakers Gallery 1641 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington

I AM WOMAN June 5 - June 27, 2021 I AM WOMAN: Coming soon Artist Linda Behar is speaking at the Washington Printmakers Gallery on Saturday, June 5th, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm to open her show, I AM WOMAN. Behar will discuss her life, her career as an artist, and will demonstrate the […]

Free

Virtual Concert | Congressional Chorus presents ¡VIVA LA MÚSICA! The Sounds of Latin America

Virtual Event

The Congressional Chorus is excited to premiere our final virtual concert of the 2020-2021 season - ¡Viva La Música! The Sounds of Latin America - available to stream on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8PM ET on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/congchorus. Performed by the Congressional Chorus and a host of collaborators, this end-of-season celebration will […]

Free; suggested donation.

Exterior Tour of Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Come learn about how Dumbarton House and its surrounding landscape have changed over the past two-hundred years since it’s construction in 1799. Explore the site and imagine what it might have looked like with 8.5 acres of open land, multiple outbuildings, and a view down to the Potomac River. This tour will last approximately 45 […]

$10

National Reconciliation Week (NRW)

Zoom 1 Westmoreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda

The National Reconciliation Week (NRW) advances the concept that leading a healthy centered, balanced life requires being in touch with our emotions and understanding the effect they may have on our physical, mental and spiritual health. The process of connecting to the internal to enhance the external is what we call “reconciliation,” and can be […]

BLACK MALE POWER AND “THE TALK”: A TOWN HALL BASED ON BLACK PANTHER: TALES OF WAKANDA

Virtual Event

BLACK MALE POWER AND “THE TALK”: A TOWN HALL BASED ON BLACK PANTHER: TALES OF WAKANDA WHAT: The recent police killings and harassment of unarmed Black men have shed light on “The Talk,’’ the discussion Black American fathers have with their sons about how to behave and protect themselves during a routine traffic stop by law […]

TRIBECA FESTIVAL™ LAUNCHES “TRIBECA AT HOME,” A NEW ONLINE PORTAL FEATURING PREMIERES AND ENCORE SCREENINGS OF FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Tribeca Will Offer Virtual Audiences Exclusive Online Premiere Screenings to Coincide with its Live, In-Person Events Premieres Include Films Featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, Billie Eilish and Chris Paul, and the Hopeful Future of Ferguson, MO For the first time ever, the Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the launch of its […]

$25

Tribeca at Home

Virtual Event

TRIBECA FESTIVAL™ LAUNCHES “TRIBECA AT HOME,” A NEW ONLINE PORTAL FEATURING PREMIERES AND ENCORE SCREENINGS OF FESTIVAL SELECTIONS Website: https://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets Tribeca Will Offer Virtual Audiences Exclusive Online Premiere Screenings to Coincide with its Live, In-Person Events Premieres Include Films Featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, Billie Eilish and Chris Paul, and the Hopeful […]

$25

Can Congress Reform Itself Again?

National Archives 701 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington

Over the years Congress has embraced reforming the institution, but that process often was voter driven. Congress has also periodically looked inwards and asked if its processes are in lockstep with the current times and demands. Examples are the “Watergate Babies” in the mid-70s and the Gingrich Revolution of the mid-90s. Might the current hyper-partisanship […]

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Sip & Journal with Grey Moogie

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

6-WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9th 2021 (IRL @ Georgetown Garden – 1533 Wisconsin Ave NW) – Sip & Journal – Grey Moogie : $85/person – 6:30-7:30PM SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-journal-with-grey-moogie-tickets-154759250083 Join letterpress printer and creativity coach, Melanie Karlins, to explore the joys of journaling. In this class you'll learn how to start a journaling practice and make it a habit that sticks, […]

Destroying Segregation: The Personal Mission of Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray

National Archives 701 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington

Attorney and Civil Rights icon Fred Gray played a pivotal role in the push for equality. Through landmark victories representing the likes of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. among many others, Gray quickly became a pillar of the Civil Rights movement. Join the National Archives Foundation for a chance to hear rare […]

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Free Screening of “Our Time Machine”

Virtual Event

The Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter will hold a virtual Q&A discussion with the directors of Our Time Machine, along with a discussion on the warning signs of Alzheimer's, on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Registered attendees have free access to view Our Time Machine online from June 4 - 10. Our Time […]

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Carousel Story Time: Carousel by Donald Crews

Online

Join us as we read Carousel by Donald Crews. Choose your horse. Hold on tight. The music's starting and you're on your way! As part of our Carousel 100th Anniversary celebration, we hope you and your little ones will join us each month from April through September for Carousel Story Time on Saturday mornings. We […]

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Flag Day Program: Honoring the American Flag through Native Art 

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

  June 14; on demand   americanindian.si.edu/online-programs Objects decorated with American flag designs were incorporated into Native art in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, objects adorned with the flag usually signify that a family member has served in the military. Watch Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), museum curator and historian, as he […]

Flag Day Program: Honoring the American Flag through Native Art

Online

Objects decorated with American flag designs were incorporated into Native art in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, objects adorned with the flag usually signify that a family member has served in the military. Watch Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), museum curator and historian, as he takes us through objects in the museum's […]

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New Writings in American Art: Virtual Conversation with Mary Anne Goley

Online

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual conversation featuring author and art historian Mary Anne Goley. Learn more about Goley’s most recent publication Democracy’s Medici: The Federal Reserve and the Art of Collecting (2020). This program is part of SAAM’s ongoing series New Writings in American Art, highlighting new scholarship and publications in […]

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Brush Lettering with Good Letters Design

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

7-WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16th 2021 (VIRTUAL) – Brush Lettering – Good Letters Design : $55/person – 7-9PM SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brush-lettering-with-good-letters-design-tickets-142796244411 Looking to brush up on your lettering skills or pick up a new hobby? Join Madelyne Adams, the hands behind the hand lettering of Good Letters Design, for this intro to brush lettering course. This workshop will […]

Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride

Online

How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one gender or possessing both spirits sometimes refer to themselves as Two Spirit. In celebration of Pride Month, hear from Indigenous youth working in the fields […]

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Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride 

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

  Thursday, June 17; 4 p.m.    Free, registration required  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116188639750/WN_VcOVur0fRaS1_R53Oq1Zyg   How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one gender or possessing both spirits sometimes refer to themselves as Two Spirit. In celebration […]

Watercolor Lettering with Rachel Heiss

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

8-THURSDAY, JUNE 17th (VIRTUAL) – Watercolor Lettering – Rachel Heiss : $60/person – 6:30-7:30PM SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-watercolor-lettering-tickets-152157454041 Watercolor is a super versatile medium for all different styles of hand-lettering. We'll practice modern cursive and block lettering styles, as well as watercolor techniques to enhance your hand lettering! Your watercolor lettering practice will culminate in a painting […]

Fairmont’s Royal Ascot Garden Party

Fairmont Washington DC

For those who are not able to travel to the UK for Royal Ascot this June, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is holding a Royal Ascot Garden Party. On Friday, June 18th from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm, the Loggia and courtyard garden will be transformed into a Royal Ascot-themed park. All guests donning hats, fascinators […]

Carousel Family Day: Chalk the Park

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

Our second Carousel Family Day will be held on the grounds of Glen Echo Park as we CHALK THE PARK! Participants will be given a designated 5' x 5' square, spread out on the grounds, to create their own chalk art. Chalk will be provided! Draw your family or friends, aspects of the Park you […]

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Father’s Day Dining with City Cruises

City Cruises Pier 4 at The Wharf, 580 Water St SW, Washington

An event on a City Cruise is more than an impressive Father’s Day gift— it’s a unique experience that dad will cherish forever. Show him a unique view of the city when you treat him to inspired cuisine, attentive service and the most stunning skyline views from the Odyssey and Spirit outdoor decks. BRUNCH CRUISES […]

Adventure Theatre Celebrates Father’s Day with Dad Jokes!

Adventure Theatre

GLEN ECHO: This Father’s Day, join Adventure for a series of knee-slapping and eyeroll-inducing jokes from Dad Jokester extraordinaire Tom Schruben and our resident Dad Bard Leon Seemann. Tom is best known across the whole DMV for coverage in the Washington Post of his dad jokes during COVID. Tune in to see if that joke about […]

Cinema Week with Angelika Pop-Up and Angelika Film Center—Mosaic Film

Union Market District

DITCH YOUR COUCH - IT’S CINEMA WEEK! Angelika Pop-Up and Angelika Film Center - Mosaic Film offer six days of concession specials, promotions and events   WHAT: Celebrating the big-screen experience   WHEN: Tuesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 27   WHERE: Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market 550 Penn Street NE Washington, DC, 20002   […]

Celebrating the 26th Amendment: Young Women and the Vote Today

National Archives 701 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 26th Amendment, join the National Archives Foundation for a virtual program exploring the history of civic engagement among youth, the impact that young people had in the most recent election, and a discussion of what the future of civic engagement looks like for young women today. The […]

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Art For A New Future: Justice Art Coalition’s 2021 National Convening

Virtual Event

Art for a New Future brings together artists impacted by criminal legal systems, teaching artists, arts advocates, activists, and allies to build community around our shared commitment to reimagining justice through the arts. Through interactive and embodied art experiences, skill-sharing, and conversation, participants will learn, create, and connect to harness the liberatory power of art.

How to Host: Post Pandemic Charcuterie Night

Have you lost all ability to make small talk? Do you eat with your mouth open after spending a year in the comfort and privacy of your home? Fear not! Join a member of Dumbarton House staff and etiquette expert Diane Gottsman for a primer on small group entertaining. During this program we will give […]

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Intro to Embroidery with Three Little Birds Sewing Co.

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

10-THURSDAY, JUNE 24th 2021 (VIRTUAL) – Intro to Embroidery – Three Little Birds Sewing Co : $65/person – 7-9PM SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-embroidery-dc-cherry-blossom-flag-tickets-154746076681 If you've been looking for a relaxing project to keep your hands & mind busy, embroidery is a great option! Join Kate from Three Little Birds Sewing Co and learn the very basics of […]

Beyond the Mall: Making Matters

Online

A weekend digital program series featuring both seasoned master artisans and the everyday makers who find solace and connection in creativity.

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At the Movies 2021: Monkey Beach  

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

Sunday, June 27; 4 p.m.   americanindian.si.edu/online-programs  (Canada, 2020, 105 min.) Director: Loretta Todd (Cree/Métis)   Based on the novel by award-winning author Eden Robinson (Haisla/Heiltsuk), Monkey Beach is a supernatural coming-of-age story that layers tragedy, humor and redemption. Lisa Hill (Grace Dove) reunites with her Haisla family in Kitamaat Village and realizes she is meant to save […]

At the Movies: Monkey Beach

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

In partnership with The Americas Film Festival New York, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents Monkey Beach as the closing film of the 2021 festival. In bringing Eden Robinson’s beloved novel to the screen, Loretta Todd offers a modern epic underpinned by themes that have long defined heroic journeys. Todd’s first feature […]

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Crossing Book Social

The Crossing 959 E St. SE, Washington

  Join Crossing Tuesday, June 29th at 5:30pm for convos and cocktails while discussing Last Summer at the Golden Hotel . Pickup a free copy of this new summer must-read at Crossing DC. Read the book and then tune in for a conversation with Philippa Hughes, social sculptor behind CuriosityConnects.Us. on Zoom! Zoom Book Social Event: Tuesday, June 29 5:30pm

Will I Make It Into The Middle Class? A Conversation with Melanie Zaber

Virtual

You're invited to our 2021 Summer Series! This summer, Free the Facts will be joined by policy experts from the RAND Corporation, UCLA, and the Pardee RAND Graduate School to cover an exciting range of topics. We'll have everything you love about Free the Facts' virtual events: Live Q&As with policy experts Topics that matter […]

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