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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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Round House Theatre – We’re Gonna Die

Virtual Event

By Young Jean Lee Directed by Paige Hernandez JUNE 14 – JULY 11, 2021 Bad things will happen to all of us. That’s a certainty in life, but it also means that none of us are alone. And while we can’t avoid breaking up, getting sick, and losing loved ones, we can sing a little […]

$30

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 […]

Free

“We’re Gonna Die” at the Round House Theatre

Round House Theatre 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda

By Young Jean Lee Directed by Paige Hernandez JUNE 14 – JULY 11, 2021 Bad things will happen to all of us. That’s a certainty in life, but it also means that none of us are alone. And while we can’t avoid breaking up, getting sick, and losing loved ones, we can sing a little […]

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Free

Illegal to be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall

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

Last day to view: July 6 Second Floor, Center In June 1969, LGBTQ+ community members resisted a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a bar in lower Manhattan. The museum marked this 50th anniversary with a display featuring objects from its collections that put the history of that memorable event within a larger and longer […]

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 […]

$10

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.

Free

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 […]

Free

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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Carving Color: West to East

Washington Printmakers Gallery 1641 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington

July 1 - July 25, 2021 For more than six decades, Jessie Gifford's myriad artistic styles reflected her Nebraska past, in landscapes, color choices, the ubiquity of cows represented in her work. But her creative expression has also been informed by her many, many years as a New Yorker, which gives her work a certain […]

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Summer Concerts: I&I Riddim

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

Enjoy an evening of live reggae music with I&I Riddim. I&I Riddim thrills audiences with an arsenal of reggae standards, the best modern reggae, and a few reggae-style pop-rock and calypso/soca tunes. Join us every Thursday from July 1 to September 9 for our Summer Concerts. Dancers are always welcome, free parking, and all concerts […]

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Celebrate July 4 with City Cruises

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

Join us on the water for brunch, lunch, or dinner to commemorate 4th of July. Our Independence Day cruises feature creative plated dining, award-winning wines, curated background music, dancing and views that will take your breath away. During our dinner cruise, guests will enjoy a plated or full dinner buffet offering, open bar, live music, […]

Sundays in July, Habits of Happy People

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal St SW, Washington DC 20024 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

Sundays in July - Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. In this talk we will learn about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s experience. We […]

$6 – $12

Exhibit – Lauren Kingsland

The McLean Textile Gallery 6819 Elm Street, McLean

Art quilts featuring Kolam designs by Lauren Kingsland will be on display until July 16, 2021 at the McLean Textile Gallery. Glorious colors and complex interwoven line designs combine to delight the viewer of these 17 art quilts by Maryland artist, Lauren Kingsland. Her ongoing kolam series is inspired by the traditional designs drawn daily […]

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Tanabata Celebration on the Lawn: The Japanese Star Festival

Virtual Event

  Tanabata Celebration on the Lawn: The Japanese Star Festival Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor festive celebration of Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, featuring a musical performance, art project, and more. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Summer Concerts: Clarence Turner

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

Enjoy an evening of live blues music with Clarence Turner. An infectious, rhythmic, gritty, and soulful, feeling sparked a fire into Clarence Turner while listening to his father’s collection of LP’s, every wailing stroke of the guitar spoke to Clarence. It was no question the guitar chose Clarence. Join us every Thursday from July 1 […]

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“¡Pleibol!” Virtual Exhibition Opening

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

July 9; 7 p.m. Free; required signup: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pleibol-virtual-exhibition-opening-tickets-157118189735 In a virtual opening celebration of the new exhibition "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues" / "En los barrios y las grandes ligas," the online exhibition showcases Latinas/os' influence on the game for over a century, and highlights the impact of baseball within Latino communities across the nation. In this digital tour, curators provide […]

Jane Franklin Dance Presents Saturday Adult Technique

Jane Franklin Dance 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington

Join us for an ongoing Saturday morning movement class for adults. Get inside dance technique this summer with in-person classes. Inspiring movement is framed through Jane Franklin's experience as an educator and choreographer to address physical articulation, balance, range of motion, strength, coordination and mental agility. Drop-in for a class or enroll for a series. […]

$7 – $100

Introduction To Tantra, Transform Your World and Your Experience

Kadampa Meditation Center Online 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

ABOUT THIS EVENT Although the idea of Tantra is very popular these days, many people misunderstand its real meaning and it is often misused. In Buddhism, Tantra is a very special practice that harnesses the power of our imagination and the power of Buddha’s blessings to quickly lead us to a state of permanent peace […]

$15 – $30

Sundays in July, Habits of Happy People

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal St SW, Washington DC 20024 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

Sundays in July and August – Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. In this talk we will learn about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s […]

$6 – $12

Holding Court: Eliminating the Filibuster to Protect our Rights

Zoom 1 Westmoreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda

At every turn Republicans in the Senate have weaponized the filibuster to obstruct critical proposals to secure our right to vote, expand access to healthcare, protect workers, and defend civil rights. From John C. Calhoun using it to defend segregation to Minority Leader McConnell blocking the January 6th insurrection investigation, for too long the filibuster […]

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New Writings in American Art: Virtual Conversation with Glenn Adamson

Online

Discover how craft artists have shaped the cultural identity of the United States. Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual conversation featuring author and craft historian Glenn Adamson. Learn more about Adamson’s most recent publication, Craft: An American History (2021) and how artisanship has had an impact on education, equality, and class in […]

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Glen Echo Park Carousel Lecture featuring Durward Center

Online

In this third lecture “Glen Echo’s Wurlitzer Band Organ: A 50-Year Perspective,” Durward Center, the restorer and caretaker of the organ for the last 50 years, will talk about the history of the organ at the Park, its modifications, restoration and maintenance. A rear view of the organ’s mechanism will be described and shown in […]

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1455 Literary Arts Summer Festival

online

1455 Literary Arts, an organization committed to advancing the art and craft of storytelling, presents the most expansive, diverse storytelling event in the country, taking place virtually from July 15-17. The program features a lineup of literary and creative artists and thinkers who will share their insights, inspiration. Now in its third year, this free […]

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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 2019 International “Jazz Beyond Borders Tour” re-broadcast of Tokyo Performance

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

July 15 Tickets available here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/calendar/2021/7/15 The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra closes out its 2020-2021 concert season on July 15 with a rebroadcast of its November 2019 performance at the International Forum in Tokyo, Japan. This concert was the culmination of the orchestra's 2019 "Jazz Beyond Borders" tour that took the museum around the globe. This […]

Summer Concerts: Capitol Hillbillies

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

Enjoy an evening of live Cajun and swing music with the Capitol Hillbillies. The spirit of New Orleans in the heart of DC. The Capitol Hillbillies perform in configurations of two to nine musicians. They present primitive New Orleans-style jazz and gospel, hot blues, early country, and jug band tunes along with an occasional rockabilly […]

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Summer Film Series at the MLK Memorial: The Princess & the Frog

MLK Memorial 1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG – Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. Walt Disney Studios’ classic, “The Princess and the Frog,” gives a Jazz Age-era New Orleans twist on a classic tale. It features a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them […]

Carousel Story Time: Harry the Carousel Horse by Karin Tetlow

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Join us as we read "Harry the Carousel Horse" by Karin Tetlow. This is a rare children’s story that talks about emotions and the idea that we can have control over how we feel. Harry lives on a carousel on the Mall. He is unhappy because no children want to ride him and goes on […]

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Hands-on at Hillwood on the Lawn | Wire Art Inspired by Rich Soil

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Hands-on at Hillwood on the Lawn | Wire Art Inspired by Rich Soil Saturday, July 17, 2021, 11 a.m.-Noon and 2-3 p.m. Join Hillwood for outdoor family fun and hands-on art making, inspired by the special exhibition Rich Soil. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

L’Auberge Provencale 40th Anniversary

l'auberge provencale 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls

Wednesday July 21st | 4:00pm In celebration of our inn’s 40th anniversary, we invite you to join us in an outdoor event with live music by the popular Souled Out Band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a bourbon bar, wine, cocktails and lawn games. Rooms that night will be available by booking over the phone only.

Literacy Through Art

Virtual Event

Literacy Through Art Thursday, July 22, 11am ET Washington Performing Arts – Family Art Moments Explore letters and sounds through performing and visual arts with Carla Perlo and her team! Participants will learn letter-building through dance and construction. Get up and move with Sylvia Soumah to the beat of the drums and learn to create […]

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Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Expression – The Art of Totem Poles

National Museum of the American Indian, Online 4th St SW, Washington D.C.

Native Americans created and used many shapes, designs, colors, and materials as an expression of their cultures and identities. Native art designs became a way to communicate tribal and family traditions and individual artistic skill and expression. These art forms have adapted over time and ensure that future generations continue traditions and reinforce tribal identity. […]

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Freebo with Alice Howe Live Stream Benefit

O Street Museum 2016 O St. NW, Washington

Freebo with Alice Howe Live Stream Benefit Presented by SHC Music Tribe & O Museum  Reserve and Stream: omuseum.org/music4good FREE to join Reservations Required When: 7/22/21 Concert Starts: 7:00pm Alice Howe and Freebo present a unique study in contrasts, bringing together a venerable music icon and a talented newcomer. Each a compelling performer in their own […]

Summer Concerts: US Marine Band – Latin Jazz Ensemble

Bumper Car Pavilion/YouTube 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo

Enjoy an evening of live Cajun and swing music with the US Marine Band’s Latin Jazz Ensemble. Enjoy the Marine Band’s Latin jazz ensemble as they perform a spicy mix of Latin jazz favorites by legendary composers and their contemporaries. Join us every Thursday from July 1 to September 9 for our Summer Concerts. Dancers […]

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Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Games of the Americas

National Museum of the American Indian Online 4th St SW, Washington D.C.

Playing games is an important tradition shared by all ages in numerous Native communities. Many games are designed to build strength in both body and spirit through exercise, group cooperation, and practicing important skills such as hand-eye coordination. Games are an integral part of Native community life, they connect communities and teach cultural values, history, […]

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