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3rd Annual Discovering Me..Without You Essay Contest

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Esther Productions, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based national nonprofit organization. Founded in 2004, is dedicated to using a variety of vehicles—traditional and nontraditional—to develop communities throughout the United States and […]

The Folger Consort

Saint Mark's on Capitol Hill 301 A Street SE, Washington

Folger Consort Early Music Seminar: Henry Purcell and Music of 17th-century London Sept 29, 2021 6:00pm Virtual $10 Folger Consort Henry Purcell and Music of 17th-century London Oct 1-3, 2021 […]

$10 – $50

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series

Virtual Event

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series Diane Seuss Writing Workshop Monday, Oct 4, 2021 7:30pm Virtual $75 Diane Seuss will offer a special virtual writing workshop entitled Sonnets Son-nots on Monday, October […]

Free – $250

Folger Shakespeare Library Book Club

Virtual Event

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS Book Club Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen Oct 7, 2021 6:30pm Virtual Free The Porpoise by Mark Haddon Nov 4, 2021 6:30pm […]

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Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie Merriweather Post

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Opening June 12, 2021 Explore the Jazz Age through the lens of an icon. Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was a prominent tastemaker during the era known as the Roaring […]

One Life: Will Rogers

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

Credit information: “Will Rogers at the mike of Radio KHJ in Hollywood” by an unidentified photographer, gelatin silver print, c. 1930. Will Rogers Memorial Museum, OHS, Claremore, OK. “One Life: Will […]

“Warranted to Give Satisfaction”: Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

June 25, 2021–February 6, 2022 Credit information: “Two Girls” by Jeremiah Gurney, quarter-plate daguerreotype with applied color, c. 1852. Collection of Wm. B. Becker. In 1840, Jeremiah Gurney (1812–1895) abandoned his […]

Kristine Mays: Rich Soil

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Opening June 26, 2021 Contemporary American artist Kristine Mays’s life-size, three-dimensional dancing wire sculptures will emerge throughout Hillwood’s gardens for the second ever installation of art in the gardens. Mays […]

Kristine Mays: Rich Soil at the Hillwood Museum

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Kristine Mays: Rich Soil On view June 26, 2021 to January 9, 2022 Life-size wire sculptures transform the grounds of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens for the second ever installation […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions Positive Fragmentation: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation January 29–May 22, 2022 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center Organized by […]

Block by Block: Naming Washington

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

Wherever we may be, whenever we provide an address, and find our place on Washington, D.C.’s streets, we spell out and utter street numbers, state names, and in many cases, […]

“Upending 1620: Where Do We Begin?”

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

Opens Aug. 6; Closes July 2022 Second Floor, Center “Upending 1620: Where Do We Begin?” is a display that examines the early encounters between Wampanoag peoples and English colonists, and […]

National Portrait Gallery Presents “Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands”

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced “Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands,” the first retrospective of the artist’s portraiture and the first major presentation of her work on the […]

Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands

National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Streets NW, Washington

  Aug. 27, 2021–May 30, 2022 Credit information: “Resident Alien” by Hung Liu, oil on canvas, 1988. Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art; gift of the Lipman Family Foundation. […]

Exhibitions at the AU Museum

AU Museum

Exhibitions open from Aug. 28 through Dec. 12: Successions: Traversing U.S. Colonialism is a solo exhibition by Amber Robles-Gordon, a conceptual juxtaposition celebrating abstraction as an art form. Robles-Gordon interrogates past and […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Art Talks

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

Art Talks Collection Highlights Talks Sunday, September 5, 2–3 p.m.; Monday, October 4, 10–11 a.m.; Thursday, October 21, 5:30–6:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 7, 2–3 p.m.; Monday, December 6, 10–11 a.m. Do you miss visiting […]

Breonna Taylor Portrait Featured in New Exhibit “Reckoning”

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens its latest exhibition, “Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.,” in its newly redesigned Visual Art and the American Experience gallery Sept. […]

Washington Performing Arts Fall 2021 Shows

Washington Performing Arts

Free Pre-Season Event: A Tribute to the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Members of the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs Michele Fowlin & Theodore Thorpe III, artistic directors Saturday, September 11, 8:30am […]

Photoworks Classes at Glen Echo Park

Photoworks at Glen Echo Park

iphone Explored with Sue Bloom   September 14th - October 5th Tuesdays 1pm-3pm ​We will explore the photographic capabilities of the iPhone over 4 consecutive weeks, conducted online via Zoom. […]

Fall Exhibits at the AU Museum

AU Museum

Exhibitions open from Aug. 28 through Dec. 12: Successions: Traversing U.S. Colonialism is a solo exhibition by Amber Robles-Gordon, a conceptual juxtaposition celebrating abstraction as an art form. Robles-Gordon interrogates past and […]

Anil Revri: Into the Light

AU Museum

Exhibition open from Oct. 16 through Dec.12: Anil Revri: Into the Light is presented by the AU Museum Project Space. Anil Revri creates dazzling geometric abstractions that embody the cross pollination […]

Escaramuza Dress New Perspectives case in Girlhood (It’s complicated)

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

Opens Sept. 17; Closes Winter 2021 Second Floor, East  A new case outside of “Girlhood (It’s complicated)” will showcase additional collections. An escaramuza charra dress worn by Veronica Davila is on […]

“A Nation Grieves” 

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

A Display of COVID-19 Memorial Flags Opens Sept. 17; Closes December 2021 Second Floor, East The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History collected 24 of the white plastic flags from […]

Dance Place Fall 2021 Performances

Dance Place

District Choreography (D.C.) Dance Festival Part of National Dance Day 2021 September 18 Free outdoor performance at The National Sylvan Theater As we EMBARK on Dance Place’s 41st season, we […]

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company 2021-2022 Season

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

ABOUT THE 2021-2022 SEASON TEENAGE DICK In Association with Huntington Theatre Company and Pasadena Playhouse By Mike Lew Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel   Sept 20 - Oct 17, 2021 […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Virtual Happy Hours

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

Special Events Virtual Happy Hours Join NMWA staff and special guests to celebrate the lives of women artists. Make specialty cocktails (or mocktails) in their honor as we share artworks […]

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel

Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation presents Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel, the first exhibition dedicated to the French artist and model Suzanne Valadon at a major US arts institution. The first self-taught woman to […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Virtual Events

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

Fourth Annual MakeHER Summit Workshops (Virtual) Monday, September 27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Join us for a day of meaningful connection and in-depth workshops that offer practical tips and resource sharing […]

Fall Events at Moon Rabbit

Moon Rabbit 801 Wharf St. SW, Washington

Thursday, September 30 at 6:00PM (virtual) - Dine to Defeat ALS: Chef Kevin Tien will be participating in the annual Dine to Defeat ALS event honoring Mark Ein, CEO and Founder […]

“Flying Merkel Motorcycle,” 1913 

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

Opens Oct. 1; Closes TBD First Floor, East within “America on the Move”  The Flying Merkel brand of motorcycles was produced in Philadelphia and Ohio from around 1910 to 1916. The motorcycles, with […]

Filipino American History Month: “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” 

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

A double album of Philippine kulintang music Virtual Release: Oct. 1  Kulintang Kultura pays homage to the late Danongan “Danny” Kalanduyan, a talented musician and generous teacher who championed traditional Filipino kulintang gong music in the United […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Saks OFF 5th

Saks OFF 5th

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Saks OFF 5TH is teaming up with Breast Care for Washington, DC, an organization committed to reducing breast cancer mortality in metro Washington, […]

“Celebrate Fall” with the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

Alexandria, VA - Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of its  juried show “Celebrate Fall" which runs from October 5, 2021 to November 7, 2021. Themed work will be […]

Roaring Twenties Lecture Series

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Roaring Twenties Lecture Series Explore the remarkable decade known as the Roaring Twenties in this four-part lecture series, inspired by the special exhibition Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie […]

Jane Franklin Dance Presents Forty+ Project

Jane Franklin Dance 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington

*Explore movement and performance in a creative project Choreographer Lauren DeVera, Certified Life Coach, Movement Artist and Educator brings her special creativity to Forty+ Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of […]

$8 – $160

Curative Collective Conversations

Online

Join the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and members of the Curative Collective for a weekly conversation at the intersection of food, art and social change. From […]

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Theater J 1529 16th Street NW, Washington

Becoming Dr. Ruth runs September 30 – October 24, 2021, at Theater J, part of the Edlavitch DCJCC, at 1529 16th St., NW, Washington, DC. The biographical drama tells the inspirational and […]

Washington Printmakers’ Gallery Presents VARIATION and REPETITION

Washington Print Makers Gallery 1641 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington

October 1st – October 31st, 2021 The Washington Printmakers' Gallery presents an exhibition of linoleum cuts by Deborah Schindler, one of the gallery's founding members. The prints distinguish themselves by numerous […]

Anil Revri: Into the Light at the Katzen Arts Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington

Exhibition open from Oct. 16 through Dec.12: Anil Revri: Into the Light is presented by the AU Museum Project Space. Anil Revri creates dazzling geometric abstractions that embody the cross pollination of […]

Brews and Views at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Thursdays, October 21, November 18, December 16; 5:30–6:30 p.m. Celeste Beatty, founder of the Harlem Brewing Company, hosts a monthly happy hour to highlight topics in beer making, the restaurant industry, art, politics, […]

Washington Ballet 2021-2022 Season

The Washington Ballet

Season Opening Performance | Oct. 21–22 | National Building Museum The Nutcracker | Nov. 27–Dec. 26 | The Warner Theatre Swan Lake | Feb. 10–20 | The Kennedy Center  Giselle | April 28–May 1 […]

Smithsonian Virtual Craft Show

Virtual Event

The 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show will be held virtually from October 23 to October 31. Originally scheduled in-person for October, the craft show will now be online due to health […]

Profs & Pints: Tales from Netherworlds

The Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington

Profs and Pints presents: “Tales from Netherworlds,” an evening with Baba Yaga and other dark denizens of the imagination, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. The traditional Celtic […]

$2 – $12.