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National Museum of American History March Events

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

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Great Americans” Medal Posthumous Presentation March 30; 6:30 p.m. ET Virtual Event, Free with Registration:  https://smithsoniannmah.swoogo.com/RBG  The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recognized for her groundbreaking commitment to gender equity and human rights, will posthumously receive the National Museum […]

September at Hillwood

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington, DC, United States

On View Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior Through January 8, 2023 Fashion and mementos from the legendary life of Princess Grace of Monaco are on view in North America […]

National Philharmonic October and November Full Concert Schedule

National Philharmonic

October and November 2022 Full Concert Schedule: Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at AMP by Strathmore A Very Silly VaudevilleLuke Frazier, conductor A Very Silly Vaudeville, an original […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Fall Events

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

Women, Arts, and Social Change ProgramsThe Tea: Like WaterFriday, October 7, 12–1 p.m.OnlineBaltimore-based musician Like Water is featured in this monthly online series where women musicians perform original work via […]

Washington Performing Arts 2022-2023 Season Schedule

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS 2022/23 SEASONCHRONOLOGICAL SCHEDULE Hazel Scott 101st Birthday Celebration DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Virginia Johnson, artistic director FRI, OCT 7, 8 PM SAT, OCT 8, 2 PM & 8 […]

The Washington Ballet 2022-2023 Season

The Washington Ballet

Productions to include: NEXTsteps/NEW WORKS THE NUTCRACKER BALANCHINE! AURORA’S WEDDING + BALANCHINE THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Pre-season activities include The Washington Ballet’s first summer residency at the Chautauqua Institute and a […]

National Air & Space Museum’s “Nation of Speed”

National Air and Space Museum National Air and Space Museum, efferson Drive, Åland Islands

"Nation of Speed"National Air and Space MuseumOpens Oct. 14, 2022For more information: https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/nation-speed%3Aevent-exhib-6030The new gallery "Nation of Speed" explores the deep-rooted connection between people and machines through the history they made together. This […]

Imagination Stage: 6 Shows for 2022-2023

Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD, United States

Imagination Stage Announces Six Shows for 2022-2023   BETHESDA, MD (June 14, 2022). Imagination Stage™, the metro DC region’s largest professional theatre for young audiences, announces its six shows for […]

The National Philharmonic 2022-2023 Season

Strathmore

Featuring: World-premiere works by Henry Dehlinger and Adolphus Hailstork Choral-orchestral masterpieces by Hector Berlioz, George Frideric Handel,Johann Sebastian Bach, and Carl Orff Symphonies by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges,Louise Farrenc, […]

GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON, DC ANNOUNCES ITS 2022-2023 SEASON 

Capital One Hall Tysons Corner, Virginia

CELEBRATING PHENOMENAL WOMEN  Judy  Whitney  Dolly  The Holiday Show – a tribute to female composers and arrangers Spring Affair – Annual Gala Youth Invasion - GenOUT (Washington DC): The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC’s (GMCW) […]

Just For Us

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

BY AND STARRING ALEX EDELMAN | DIRECTED BY ADAM BRACE JUST FOR US takes the audience through hilarious anecdotes from Alex Edelman’s life — his Olympian brother AJ, an unconventional holiday […]

$30 – $67

Christmas at Gaylord National Resort featuring ICE!

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbod, MD, United States

ICE! returns this holiday season at Gaylord National Resort. Explore scenes from a beloved classic Christmas film in the massive display carved from over 2 million pounds of ice by […]

‘ICE!’ IS BACK! GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT’S BELOVED ARCTIC HOLIDAY TRADITION RETURNS AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbod, MD, United States

 Gaylord National Resort invites guests to “freeze the day” this Christmas season as the hotel’s beloved longtime holiday tradition, ICE!, returns November 25 through December 31 after a two-year hiatus. Using […]

December at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington, DC, United States

December   On View   Grace of Monaco: Princess in DiorThrough January 8, 2023 Fashion and mementos from the legendary life of Princess Grace of Monaco are on view in North America for the first time at Hillwood, celebrating her dedicated relationship with haute couturier Christian Dior. The special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior explores […]

National Portrait Gallery Announces Public Programs (Dec-Feb)

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC, United States

Weekend Workshops Select Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17, Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28, Feb. 4, 11 & 25 11:30 a.m.–noon Select Sundays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Education Center, E151 Calling all artists! Get creative during our free […]

An Irish Carol

The Keegan Theatre 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

An original work by Keegan favorite Matthew J. Keenan, AN IRISH CAROL is an homage to Dickens’ classic – told as only the Irish can. This comic and touching play, set in a modern Dublin pub, follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy pub owner who has lost touch with his own […]

$50

Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery

Tudor Place

Celebrate the holidays with your own wreath. Craft a beautiful, historic decoration with your own festive mix of fresh-cut greens from heirloom plants like holly, pine, cedar, magnolia and cypress. No experience required. Workshop registration includes instruction and all materials needed for one wreath per participant. Note: Capacity is limited and pre-registration is required.

$45 – $55

Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery

Tudor Place

Celebrate the holidays with your own wreath. Craft a beautiful, historic decoration with your own festive mix of fresh-cut greens from heirloom plants like holly, pine, cedar, magnolia and cypress. No experience required. Workshop registration includes instruction and all materials needed for one wreath per participant. Note: Capacity is limited and pre-registration is required.

$45 – $55

A Candlelight Christmas

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Led by Dr. Eugene Rogers and featuring performances at the Kennedy Center and The Music Center at Strathmore, this family tradition returns with popular carols and holiday favorites performed by the full chorus, Stafford High School (KC dates), Reservoir High School (Strathmore dates), accompanied by organist Paul Byssainthe Jr, and pianist Rod Vester. The Washington […]

$19 – $109

O Night Divine! Christmas Music with Choral Arts

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Embrace the magic of the Christmas season from the sheer excitement of a morning in community with one another to the snowy lilts of a lullaby. The radiant voices of the Chorus accompanied by the lush sound of a full orchestra and bass-baritone soloist Carl DuPont capture the serene and the joyous with the season’s […]

A Candlelight Christmas

Strathmore

Led by Dr. Eugene Rogers and featuring performances at the Kennedy Center and The Music Center at Strathmore, this family tradition returns with popular carols and holiday favorites performed by the full chorus, Stafford High School (KC dates), Reservoir High School (Strathmore dates), accompanied by organist Paul Byssainthe Jr, and pianist Rod Vester. The Washington […]

$19 – $81

A Family Christmas

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them! We’ll take you on a merry tour of Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph! This one-hour concert is […]

January-April 2023 with The National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

WASHINGTON—There are plenty of opportunities to support women artists with NMWA this season, even while the museum prepares for the building reopening in fall 2023. Listen to live music, learn about the work of women muralists, and, through the end of February, visit Katharina Cibulka’s “SOLANGE” installation on the building façade. The information below is […]

Profs & Pints DC: Reckoning with the Crypto Implosion

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Reckoning with the Crypto Implosion,” a look at how government paved the way for the explosion and collapse of Bitcoin, FTX, and other cryptocurrencies and can make using them safe again, with V. Gerard Comizio, who teaches one of the nation’s first courses on virtual currency law as an adjunct […]

$13.50 – $17

Profs & Pints DC: The Tale of Sea Shanties

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Tale of Sea Shanties,” with Jessica M. Floyd, scholar of sea shanties during the Great Age of Sail. Climb aboard with Profs and Pints and spend part of a Sunday afternoon enjoying a rollicking look at the songs that sailors sang while working at sea. You’ll gain a newfound […]

$13.50 – $17

Profs & Pints DC: Understanding the Trump Investigations

Little Penn Coffeehouse 801 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Understanding the Trump Investigations,” with Randall Eliason, former federal prosecutor, professorial lecturer on white-collar criminal law at George Washington University Law School, and contributing columnist for the Washington Post. It has now been two years since the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol and the end of the Trump […]

$13.50 – $17

Friday Night Flights: Cabernet Sauvignon

The Winery at Bull Run 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA, United States

Take a "flight" around the world during this guided tasting experience of six Cabernet Sauvignon wines from different regions, led by General Manager & Virginia Winemaker, Dean Gruenburg. Cabernet Sauvignon is loved for its highly concentrated flavors and age worthiness. Your ticket includes the curated six-wine tasting with our wine educator, a tasting passport with […]

$55

Verdi Requiem: The Washington Chorus and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Strathmore

When Verdi, the king of Italian opera, turned his talents to the Latin mass for the dead, he created a Requiem of unrivaled drama and power that has shattered the norms for sacred music. Drawing on a cast of today’s vocal stars, Artistic Advisor James Conlon brings potent new insight to this musical meditation on […]

$35 – $80

Profs & Pints DC: Aboard the Webb Space Telescope

metrobar dc 640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Aboard the Webb Space Telescope,” a NASA astrophysicist’s guide to the design, mission, and early discoveries of a pioneering space instrument, with Matthew Greenhouse, project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope’s instrument payload. Many of us have been spellbound by the images produced by the James Webb Space Telescope […]

$13.50 – $17

Profs & Pints DC: An Unflinching Look at Freedom

Little Penn Coffeehouse 801 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “An Unflinching Look at Freedom,” on the complex legacy and untapped potential of the freedom offered by liberal American democracy, with Elisabeth R. Anker, associate professor of American Studies and political science at George Washington University and author of Ugly Freedoms. Freedom is the highest ideal in American politics, but […]

$13.50 – $17

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Pianistic magic and intriguing variety from Gramophone Hall of Fame honoree Andsnes Prepare yourself for the perfect combination of seemingly effortless virtuosity, penetrating insight, and emotional nuance as the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes takes the Terrace Theater stage. Last seen by a Washington Performing Arts audience in 2017 in the company of fellow keyboard titan Marc-André […]

$90

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Smithsonian American Art Museum F Street and 8th Street NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one tells us about America’s ever-changing culture. Fellow Ellen Yoshi Tani discusses Ray Yoshida’s Partial Evidences II (1973). Photo: Ray Yoshida, Partial Evidences II, 1973, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian […]

Free

BANK OF AMERICA Demystifies the Homebuying Process with FREE HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP in Georgetown

Bank of America 1339 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., United States

Open to the public, Bank of America is offering a free workshop to help individuals and families chart their journey to homeownership WHAT:       Bank of America’s free Homebuyer Workshops provide guidance, tips and resources to help you learn and prepare for your homeownership journey. During the workshop, attendees will learn: The benefits of owning a […]

Winter Blast: A Weekend of Indigenous Games

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

Games can be fun as well as teach important life skills. Visit the National Museum of the American Indian and join Jeremy Red Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton) from the International Traditional Games Society, Julia Garcia (Aymara), and members of the Native Hawaiian school Hālau O‘Aulani, sharing Indigenous games from the Great Plains, Bolivia, and Hawai’i.

Free

In-Person Lunar New Year Family Celebration

Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum G Street NW &, 8th St. NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Ring in the Lunar New Year at SAAM! Join us for our annual celebration featuring Chinese and Korean traditions, including performances, crafts, food, and more. Learn about the importance of the Lunar New Year across cultures and explore SAAM’s collections with an art scavenger hunt. Check out our Family Zone for more crafts and activities […]

Free

Lunar New Year Celebration

Tysons Corner Center 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, VA, United States

Tysons Corner Center in partnership with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce brings in another year of hosting the Lunar New Year. Located in the Fashion Court on the Lower-Level Nordstrom Wing at the center, this free event will include an array of artists and performances to celebrate the year of the rabbit including: - […]

Free

Hayes Piano Series: Charles Richard-Hamelin

The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

“Richard-Hamelin has bold, original ideas about the music he plays, the emotional reservoirs to back them up, and the technical equipment to convey them without distraction.”
—Gramophone Québecois virtuoso Charles Richard-Hamelin joins the illustrious ranks of Hayes Piano Series artists in a program grounded in works by Chopin—a composer with whom he has been indelibly linked since winning […]

$75 – $95

Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series Presents Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet

Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 6951 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD, United States

Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, the string quartet group known for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, will close out the Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series on January 28. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the group has appeared at the world’s most important venues since its founding in 2002 and is in its seventh year […]

$25

The Lifespan of a Fact

The Keegan Theatre 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy — an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head […]

$45 – $55

Winter Blast: A Weekend of Indigenous Games

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

Games can be fun as well as teach important life skills. Visit the National Museum of the American Indian and join Jeremy Red Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton) from the International Traditional Games Society, Julia Garcia (Aymara), and members of the Native Hawaiian school Hālau O‘Aulani, sharing Indigenous games from the Great Plains, Bolivia, and Hawai’i.

Free

Profs & Pints DC: The Science of “Spiritual” Experiences

metrobar dc 640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Science of ‘Spiritual’ Experiences,” with David Bryce Yaden, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research and co-author of The Varieties of Spiritual Experiences: Twenty-First Century Research and Perspectives. Spiritual experiences have occurred in people around the world and throughout history, up to and including […]

$13.50 – $17

D.C. Mondays: The Lost History of Frederick Douglass and D.C. Higher Education

Virtual

International abolitionist, suffragist, human rights activist, orator and presidential appointee, Frederick Douglass has been studied and profiled within academic circles and popular culture for decades. However, his connections to individual educators and institutions of higher education has evaded scholastic attention. From Bates College in Maine to Tuskegee University in Alabama, Douglass was a frequent presence […]

Free

Profs & Pints DC: Ukraine and Russia on the Brink

Little Penn Coffeehouse 801 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Ukraine and Russia on the Brink,” a look at the future of two warring nations in the midst of an unforgiving winter, with Michael Kimmage, professor of history at Catholic University and former U.S. State Department planner for that region. The brutal war that Russian President Vladimir Putin began in […]

$13.50 – $17

Free film screening of Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty

Sidney Yates Auditorium, Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Join us for a free public screening of the new biography film, STEWART UDALL: THE POLITICS OF BEAUTY. This film captures the inspiring story of former Interior Secretary Udall (1920-2010) and his legacy as an advocate of social and environmental justice, international cooperation, art, poetry and music, and the protection of our shared environment and […]

Free

Sphinx Symphony Orchestra

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

The wait is over! Celebrate the silver anniversary of the Sphinx Organization with the Washington, D.C. debut of their phenomenal namesake orchestra and special guests. In this monumental gathering of artistic forces, the 55-member Sphinx Orchestra and vocal ensemble EXIGENCE, an all-Black-and-Latinx ensemble of top professionals from around the country, are joined by D.C.-based Grammy Award-winning The Washington […]

$20 – $60

Profs & Pints DC: Dolphins of the Potomac

Little Penn Coffeehouse 801 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Dolphins of the Potomac,” with Janet Mann, professor of biology and psychology at Georgetown University and author of Deep Thinkers: Inside the Minds of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Having spent 30 years studying wild bottlenose dolphins 13,000 miles away, off Western Australia, Janet Mann was overjoyed to encounter them in […]

$13.50 – $17

Maija Sofia – Imbolc

St. Thomas' Parish 1517 18th Street, Dupont Circle, Washington

Solas Nua is delighted to present Imbolc, a new work written and performed by Irish folk singer-songwriter from County Galway, Maija Sofia. Commissioned by Solas Nua especially for St. Brigid’s Day (Imbolc), for this unique event, Maija Sofia will perform this new piece live for the first time in the intimate, modernist setting of St. […]

$25

Fashion on Film: After Migration: Calabria

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 701 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for the Washington, D.C., premiere of the short film “After Migration: Calabria,” followed by a discussion with co-director and producer Walé Oyéjidé.

$15 – $30

Anne Lindberg: what is divine light?

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 701 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Contemporary artist Anne Lindberg’s immersive installation transforms light and thread into a site for contemplation and reflection on connections with ourselves, communities and individual conceptions of the divine. A series of programs within the gallery will bring community members together for shared experiences designed to foster understanding and transcendence.

Free

The Ordering of Moses

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

IN Series and Heritage Signature Chorale join forces in a first ever staging of Nathaniel Dett's epic masterpiece, in which music and theater, chorus and soloists, surround and immerse audiences in an embodied spiritual and artistic experience. Collaborating with DC musicians, dancers, and visual artists, are a cast of nationally recognized vocalists. A sacred space […]

$35 – $55

The Ordering of Moses

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist

Nathaniel Dett's 1930's choral oratorio THE ORDERING OF MOSES weaves together classic spirituals into a musical feast that helped ignite America's civil rights movement. Now IN Series and Heritage Signature Chorale join forces in a first ever staging of this epic masterpiece, in which music and theater, chorus and soloists, surround and immerse audiences in […]

$35 – $55

The Ordering of Moses

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist

Nathaniel Dett's 1930's choral oratorio THE ORDERING OF MOSES weaves together classic spirituals into a musical feast that helped ignite America's civil rights movement. Now IN Series and Heritage Signature Chorale join forces in a first ever staging of this epic masterpiece, in which music and theater, chorus and soloists, surround and immerse audiences in […]

$35 – $55

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

When Forbes Magazine declares Kylie Jenner a “self-made” billionaire, Cleo takes to Twitter to call out white women who co-opt and profit from Black culture. Soon online discourse spills into reality, blurring the tenuous lines between internet personas and who we are IRL. On the internet, actions don’t always speak louder than words.

$20 – $67

Laceupsneakershow

Laceupsneakershow Laceupsneakershow is back!! Bringing you the hottest sneakers and apparel from all over the world to our home city San Antonio Tx Our mission at Laceupsneakershow is to bring the fashion community together by providing vendors and attendees to Buy,Sell and Trade the most sought after street wear and sneakers in the culture!  for […]

$15 – $25

Magic Shop or Hocus Pocus Quackery? My Grandfather’s Metaphysical Pursuits in 1930s Vienna

Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Online

After World War I, Helen Goldsmith’s Turkish-Jewish grandfather became fascinated by metaphysics and hand reading. In the 1930s, he set up an office at the back of his wife’s stationery shop on the Stubenring in Vienna, where he advised thousands of clients using hand analysis and other metaphysical methods. At first, newspaper articles praised her grandfather’s work, but after the […]

$5.

Profs & Pints DC: The Rise of Distant Doctors

metrobar dc 640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Rise of Distant Doctors,” on the emergence and evolution of remote healthcare, with Dr. Jeremy A. Greene, professor of medicine and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and author of The Doctor Who Wasn't There: Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth. […]

$13.50 – $17

Living the Dream…Singing the Dream | Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

A must-see-and-hear annual highlight in tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When the power of the human voice meets the spirit of community and the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the result is guaranteed to be joyous and inspiring—as thousands of Living the Dream attendees over the years can attest. Join us […]

$25 – $75

D.C. Mondays: AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, D.C.

Virtual

The latest edition of the American Institute of Architects’ guide offers tourists, residents and architecture aficionados insights into hundreds of Washington, D.C.’s most noteworthy buildings and monuments. Join us for a virtual conversation with author G. Martin Moeller, Jr., for AIA’s perspective on the best architecture D.C. has to offer.

Free

Profs & Pints DC: How Terrorist Groups Are Led

Little Penn Coffeehouse 801 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “How Terrorist Groups Are Led,” with professors Elizabeth Grimm of Georgetown University and Tricia L. Bacon of American University, co-authors of Terror in Transition: Leadership and Succession in Terrorist Organizations. Religious terrorist groups, just like other organizations such as businesses or sports teams, are profoundly influenced by the decisions made […]

$13.50 – $17

Profs & Pints DC: The Women’s Uprisings in Iran

Penn Social 801 E St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Women’s Uprisings in Iran,” with Narges Bajoghli, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, co-director of the school’s Rethinking Iran Initiative, and author of Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic. The streets of Iran are filled with chants of “Women! Life! Freedom!” […]

$13.50 – $17

Joshua Bell, Violin

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

With a career spanning almost four decades, Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of our era—and a perennial Washington Performing Arts favorite. Having performed with the world’s great orchestras and collaborated with a “who’s who” of fellow artists across a great range of genres, Bell continues to maintain an […]

$30 – $130

Art Signs Virtual Tour: Artful Conversations in ASL

Zoom 1 Westmoreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda, MD, United States

Curious about American art? Join us for a 30-minute virtual conversation about selected works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. This program is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation for hearing participants. A Zoom link will be provided via email upon registration. Image credit(s): Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; […]

Free

Profs & Pints DC: The Tale of Sea Shanties

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Tale of Sea Shanties,” with Jessica M. Floyd, scholar of sea shanties during the Great Age of Sail. Climb aboard with Profs and Pints and spend an evening enjoying a rollicking look at the songs that sailors sang while working at sea. You’ll gain a newfound understanding of the […]

$13.50 – $17

Ride the Cyclone-Extended run at Arena Stage!

Arena Stage

In Ride the Cyclone the lives of six teen chamber choir singers are cut short in a freak roller coaster accident. Stuck in the afterlife, a mechanical fortuneteller gives them a chance to sing their way back to earth. This quirky, edgy cult musical is part comedy, part tragedy, wholly enchanting, and will make you […]

$66 – $115

Make a Soft Cover Sketchbook

Washington Print Makers Gallery 1641 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Make your own sketchbook with mixed media pages and a marbled softcover. Learn to fold and bind a text block and attach a marbled sumi paper cover. Although this sketchbook will be bound with blank watercolor pages the same process can be applied to pre-printed pages as well. Take a bone folder and roll of […]

$130

Our Song, Our Story

The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Operatic rising stars honor Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, along with co-presenter Coalition of African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), Our Song, Our Story presents an ensemble of leading African American performing artists paying tribute to two of the most revered, ground-breaking, and ceiling-shattering African […]

$30 – $75

The High Ground

Arena Stage

A Black soldier stands his ground atop Tulsa’s Standpipe Hill, bearing witness to the destruction and desecration of Tulsa’s Greenwood District—but other forces, both friendly and hostile, conspire to remove him. A play in conversation with Tulsa, Oklahoma’s 1921 race massacre,The High Ground offers a complex portrait of what it means to root, to resist […]

$72 – $125

Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning: Swedish Textiles From 1680-1850

Virtual

Collector Gunnar Nilsson will explore Swedish textiles, starting with better-known types such as “röllakan,” embroideries and Flemish weaves. He will also introduce some of the lesser-known types that never come up in foreign auctions or major Swedish sales. While many in this group are of middling or low quality, there are a few outstanding examples […]

Free

From the Archives with Love

Tudor Place

Sending a card is often the simplest way to show someone you care. How long has this tradition existed and how etiquette around St. Valentine’s Day evolved? In this hour and a half program, explore the history of Valentines Day cards through Tudor Place’s collection. Discover how common symbols such as hearts and birds became […]

$25 – $30

Native Cinema Showcase Screening: Encanto

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

Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in a magical house in a vibrant town in the mountains of Colombia. The magic of this wondrous, charmed Encanto has blessed each child in the family with a unique gift, from super strength to the power to heal—every child that is […]

Free

In-Person Cafritz Young Artists Performance

Renwick Gallery

SAAM and the Renwick Gallery are delighted to welcome back the Washington National Opera’s Cafritz Young Artists. Join these inspiring performers for an afternoon of music and drama, featuring scenes from classic operatic masterworks like La Bohème and more recent pieces like Blue. Image credit: Caitlin Oldham Free | Registration encouraged via Eventbrite Renwick Gallery, […]

Free

Broadway, Spirituals & More: A Valentine’s Concert Featuring Soprano Aundi Marie Moore

Gunston Arts Center (Theater One) 2700 South Lang St, Arlington, VA, United States

For the February Valentine's Concert we are joined by Metropolitan Opera soprano Aundi Marie Moore for an extraordinary evening of selections by African American composers plus songs from Broadway Musicals and more. A perfect program to make your heartstrings sing. Share it with a loved one. This is a Valentine special that will make you feel and […]

HAYDN, MOZART & BARBER ADAGIO – BANNER

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA, United States

James Ross, Music Director Thalea String Quartet Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial Samuel Barber’s beloved Adagio for Strings expresses tragedy and pain, resolving in peaceful rest. Haydn’s last and greatest symphony and Montgomery’s Banner […]

$5 – $20

HAYDN, MOZART & BARBER ADAGIO – BANNER

George Washington Masonic Memorial 101 Callahan Dr, Alexandria, VA

James Ross, Music Director Thalea String Quartet Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial Samuel Barber’s beloved Adagio for Strings expresses tragedy and pain, resolving in peaceful rest. Haydn’s last and greatest symphony and Montgomery’s Banner […]

$5 – $20

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Love Hour” at Flight Deck at The Capital Wheel

Capital Wheel 141 American Way, Forest Heights, MD

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with drinks around a cozy firepit during LOVE HOUR, 5-9 pm, exclusively at Flight Deck waterfront lounge next to The Capital Wheel. Snuggle with your lover while taking a spin in a private, climate-controlled gondola and then cuddle up around our warm and cozy firepits while taking in the spectacular views. Draft […]

Africa, With Love

National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C., United States

Join the National Museum of African Art for the opening of our Research Gallery space. Drop in on Valentine's Day for a night out at the museum, with drinks and vibe with DJ Kweku. Get a chance to see how we're renovating to bring more community into our museum. The new Research Gallery will be […]

Free

A Broadway Valentine

Sixth & I Synagogue 600 I St NW, Washington, D.C., United States

“There are times when Jessica Vosk sings that you find yourself wondering how a sound so beautiful, so perfect, so pure could exist in real life.”
—Broadway World 
Renowned for her star turn as Elphaba in Wicked, both on Broadway and in the hit musical’s national touring company, singer Jessica Vosk brings a taste of the “Great White […]

$45,

Profs & Pints DC: What It Means to Hear New Orleans

Little Penn Coffeehouse 801 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “What It Means to Hear New Orleans,” a feast of knowledge about the music traditions of the Crescent City, with Grammy-winning music writer Kip Lornell, who teaches courses in American music and ethnomusicology at George Washington University. In celebration of the upcoming Mardi Gras, Profs and Pints is bringing you […]

$13.50 – $17

Virtual Studio Tour with Artist David Harper Clemons

Online

Join metalsmith David Harper Clemons for the final visit of SAAM’s Virtual Studio Tour series. Clemons takes the audience on a tour of his North Carolina-based studio, where he creates art that explores identity and gives meaning to objects that extend beyond their expected uses. Prior to his relocation to North Carolina, Clemons taught in […]

Free

Virtual Studio Tour with Artist David Harper Clemons

Online

Join metalsmith David Harper Clemons for the final visit of SAAM’s Virtual Studio Tour series. Clemons takes the audience on a tour of his North Carolina-based studio, where he creates art that explores identity and gives meaning to objects that extend beyond their expected uses. Prior to his relocation to North Carolina, Clemons taught in […]

Free

Prayer and Transcendence

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 701 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

In the Muslim faith, carpets create physically and spiritually “clean” spaces during the daily ritual of prayer. Drawn from five collections, this exhibition introduces the purpose and iconography of classical prayer rugs from across the Islamic world, as well as design comparisons from the Jewish tradition.

Free

Profs & Pints DC: The Pagan Roots of Late Winter Holidays

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Pagan Roots of Late Winter Holidays,” a look at how ancient fertility rituals, Roman myths, and early challenges to Christianity gave us Valentine’s Day […]

$13.50 – $17

Profs & Pints DC: “Kink” or “Disorder”?

metrobar dc 640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “‘Kink’ or ‘Disorder’?” an entertaining look at how psychology approaches unusual sexual behaviors, with Brian A. Sharpless, licensed clinical psychologist, visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, […]

$13.50 – $17

Profs & Pints DC: George Washington Reconsidered

Little Penn Coffeehouse 801 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “George Washington Reconsidered,” on where the legacy of our first president fits into current American life, with Denver Brunsman, associate professor of history at George […]

$13.50 – $17

In-Person Lecture: Winslow Homer: The Man Behind the Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum F Street and 8th Street NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) has often been called America’s favorite painter. Like his contemporaries Mark Twain and Walt Whitman, Homer captured the landscape of a rapidly changing country with an artist’s […]

Art Bites Gallery Talk

Smithsonian American Art Museum F Street and 8th Street NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one […]

Free

Jane Franklin Dance at Mason Exhibitions Arlington

Mason Exhibitions Arlington 3601 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201, Arlington VA, VA, United States

Jane Franklin Dance responds to art and poetry by Bennie Herron from the current exhibition at Mason Exhibitions Arlington, Bennie Herron: Origin Stories. The thirty minute performance features works by […]

Free

Which Came First?

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC, United States

Capital City Symphony and Assistant Conductor Ingrid Lestrud explore musical confluence where art imitates life, and sometimes life imitates art. From Beethoven’s sounds of a summer storm, to Hovhannes imitating […]

$32

Third Coast Percussion + Flutronix

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at University of Maryland 8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD, United States

Two ensembles that are redefining classical music for the 21st century join forces for a special double bill performance. Flutronix (critically acclaimed flutists and composers Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull) and the […]

$5 – $100

Profs & Pints DC: What Was T Rex Thinking?

metrobar dc 640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC, United States

Profs and Pints DC presents: “What Was T Rex Thinking?” a look at the brains of dinosaurs and how they might live on in our backyard birds, with Amy Balanoff, […]

$13.50 – $17

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Lock-step precision and stunning virtuosity unite in a 21st-century take on the timeless big-band sound. Treat yourself to an evening of large-ensemble jazz at its pinnacle in this latest presentation […]

$30 – $110

COTTON

The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Outstanding artists of many disciplines unite to explore African American stories touched by the ‘soft, dangerous beauty’ of cotton This first annual Washington Performing Arts Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Recital […]

$30 – $75

The D.C. Independent Film Forum

Landmark's E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

The 24th annual film forum will showcase more than 50 independent feature films, documentaries, shorts, and animated films from filmmakers around the DMV and across the globe. In addition to […]

$35 – $95

Capital Irish Film Festival – CIFF

AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Solas Nua's annual Capital Irish Film Festival, now in its 17th year, presents the best of contemporary Irish cinema by filmmakers from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to […]

$130

Capital Irish Film Festival – CIFF

AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Solas Nua's annual Capital Irish Film Festival, now in its 17th year, presents the best of contemporary Irish cinema by filmmakers from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to […]

$130

Synetic Theater’s Beauty and The Beast

Synetic Theater

Arlington, VA (Dec. 16, 2022)–Synetic Theater will present a magical, darkly Gothic production of Beauty and the Beast, March 3–April 2, 2023. Originally performed in 2014 to critical and popular acclaim, Beauty and the […]