Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with free public programs in Washington, D.C. to recognize the richness of the traditions and culture of the Indigenous communities from Central America, South America and the Caribbean. This exhibit will feature local artists, musicians and dancers. In addition to the special events, visitors…

MakeHER Summit Takes Off at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will host a two-day MakeHER Summit to empower and celebrate creative women entrepreneurs. In a dynamic mashup of the museum’s annual Maker’s Mart and the renowned Fresh Talk public programs series, the MakeHER Summit will provide space and opportunity for connection and community building, as well…

MPA Announces “Encounters: Works by Mia Halton” Opening September 13

Featuring ceramic sculptures, drawings and paintings, exhibition highlights the small, ongoing encounters that occur every day McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will open Encounters: Works by Mia Halton on September 13, 2018 in the Bullock | Hitt Gallery at MPA@ChainBridge (1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean). The Opening Exhibition Reception will be held Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 7:00 until…

Theater J Opens Season with The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Kennedy Center

One-woman show interweaves storytelling and classical piano performance Theater J presents the Washington, DC debut of the  Hershey Felder production of  The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring internationally-acclaimed storyteller and concert pianist Mona Golabek in a limited engagement at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Family Theater. The production is…

Free End of Summer Art and Dance Party at Torpedo Factory Art Center

The Late Shift: Summer Fling Friday, August 10 7 – 10 pm The Torpedo Factory Art Center stays open late on Friday, August 10 for the next Late Shift event. Summer Fling is an end of summer dance party celebrating the five decades of the Art Center’s history. Festivities run 7 – 10 pm. DJ Starchild…

By The People: DC’s Own International Arts and Dialogue Festival

This weekend By The People is taking over multiple sites around DC to exhibit all kinds of arts installations, speakers, and performances (free and ticketed).  Make sure to check out the website for a full schedule of events.  You can see a snapshot of what’s on offer today here in DC. Friday June 22 Taking…

MPA Announces “Too Much of Too Much” Exhibition Opening June 14

Curated exhibition features works exploring overstimulation, excessiveness and bombardment McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will open Too Much of Too Much: Overstimulated, Overexposed, and Overextended on June 14, 2018 in the Bullock | Hitt Gallery at MPA@ChainBridge (1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean). The Opening Exhibition Reception will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm.  Juried…

Penn Branch Community Hosts Porchfest Concert Series on Front Porches in Southeast DC

The first Porchfest in Southeast DC will be held East of the Anacostia River this Sunday, May 20, from 1pm-6pm in Penn Branch. Porchfests are mini-concerts on front porches. Local Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) in other DC neighborhoods have hosted annual Porchfests, including Adams Morgan and Rhode Island Avenue. However, there has not been a music festival…

Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill Announce Spring Art Walk May 5

The Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill will have their Spring Art Walk on Saturday May 5 from 5-8. The featured exhibitions this spring include work in a variety of media by American and international artists, as well as a range of curatorial approaches. At the same time, a common theme – how we interpret and…