No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Sep
28
to Jan 21

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: Renwick Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.

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Making Room: Housing for a Changing America
Sep
28
to Jan 1

Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

  • National Building Musuem (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The post-World War II suburbanization of America was driven by the housing needs of nuclear families, the nation’s leading demographic. In 1950, these families represented 43% of our households; in 1970, it was 40%.

Since then, unprecedented shifts in demographics and lifestyle have redefined who we are—and how we want to live.

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Unframed Exhibition
Sep
28
to Oct 28

Unframed Exhibition

September 15 - October 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 6 - 8 pm
Community Drawing Event: Saturday, October 14th, 12 - 2 pm
A group exhibition featuring over 45 artists' drawings in their most raw form. Ripped from sketchbooks and plucked off studio walls, this show focuses on the initial stages of the creative process. Think B-sides and rarities as opposed to Beethoven's 5th.

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A (GOOD) AMERICAN, art exhibit
Oct
5
to Nov 9

A (GOOD) AMERICAN, art exhibit

  • The Heurich House Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore What It Means to be “A (GOOD) AMERICAN” in New Art Exhibition

In the new exhibition, “A (GOOD) AMERICAN”, eight artists examine the immigrant experience in America in an era when the patriotism of American immigrants is under constant scrutiny. The artists use the interior and exterior spaces of the Heurich House Museum, historic home of 19th century German immigrant Christian Heurich, as backdrop and inspiration from October 5th to November 9th, 2018.

The following artists will be featured: Sobia Ahmad, Antonius Bui, Irene Clouthier, Hoesy Corona, Andy Fernandez, Alden Leonard, Tsedaye Makonnen, and Carolina Mayorga.

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Corcoran Costume Ball
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Corcoran Costume Ball

  • Corcoran School of the Arts & Design (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Current students, faculty and alumni of the Corcoran College and GW are invited to our biggest event of the fall: a costume ball in the Atrium of the Flagg Building! The event will feature a DJ, live musical performances, theatrical intervention, readings and a dessert bar. The event is free. Admission by costume only. Costumes can be fancy dress or Halloween-style, you can pick!

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Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth, DC
Oct
27
to Nov 2

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Petworth, DC

Join us for our 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in the Washington, DC neighborhood of Petworth.

On Saturday, October 27th from 9AM-1PM participate in an altar making workshop to honor our loved ones and learn the history of this rich cultural event at the Petworth Farmer's Market. Please bring a special momento such as a picture, we will have various sized boxes and decorations on hand. 

Celebrate with us on Friday, November 2nd 5:00PM-9:00PM, where we will have calavera face painting from 5:00PM-6:00PM followed by a beautiful street procession celebrating loved ones beginning at 6:15pm falong the 800 block of Upshur Street NW.

There will be live mariachi music while folks view altars made by the community on display from 6:00PM-9:00PM.

Save the date as we provide more details as the dates near.

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Superfine! Art Fair DC 2018
Oct
31
to Nov 4

Superfine! Art Fair DC 2018

The Art Fair DC Deserves Arrives This Fall

Fun, approachable, and chock full of art by local and global emerging artists, Superfine! DC descends on the capital from October 31st to November 4th for a fall art spectacular the likes of which the District has never before seen. The art fair that's built its chops in New York and Miami by serving up a clear, transparent, new art market friendly to both long time collectors and people interested in art who've never purchased a piece before is bringing its unique formula to DC's Union Market, and you'll never experience art the same way again.

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+Tech Makers Studio
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

+Tech Makers Studio

+Tech Makers Studio is a cross-sector collaboration between emerging women tech founders and women makers who are disrupting industries most impacted by female consumers, including beauty, health & wellness, social impact, art and more.

The gallery is the epicenter of the event! Enjoy live music, art installations, maker exhibitions and tech demonstrations.

The breakout sessions are designed to encourage multi-secotor engagement on topics that impact both makers and tech founders.

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COLLECTING CHANGE: Building A Thriving Social Enterprise
Oct
16
8:00 AM08:00

COLLECTING CHANGE: Building A Thriving Social Enterprise

Creatives, millennials, activists, & entrepreneurs -- this conference was made just for you! Learn how to take your passion for social change and turn it into a sustainable business. imagine yourself in a room full of like-minded go-getters whose life mission is to bring about a change in the community. Next, imagine yourself getting the financial tools you need to not only start that business but to build it into an enterprise that will last! Are you done imagining? Because this is happening for real, on October 16th.
Sessions include:

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Snallygaster
Oct
13
1:30 PM13:30

Snallygaster

Snallygaster is the district’s beastliest beer festival, bar none. And on October 13, the monster makes its triumphant return to DC for its seventh year as a rollicking salute to craft beer. Festival goers can expect an unbelievable array of no fewer than 350 small batch, highly sought-after brews on draft from the finest American and international producers set against a backdrop of local food trucks and two stages of live music. Check out 2017’s beer list for an idea of what 2018 has in store. 

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Free art tour!
Oct
11
6:15 PM18:15

Free art tour!

A world-renowned art collection right at your door - literally! The Walter E. Washington Convention Center art collection is the best kept secret in the nation’s capital. In addition to being a state-of-the-art Convention Center, the building is home to one of the largest public art collections in Washington, DC outside of museums, with 137 works by 93 artists. One highlight is Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #1103, encompassing a 3 story staircase. Another is the Shaw Wall, a 72’ wall of dynamic artwork that honors and celebrates the Shaw community, the neighborhood that is home to the Convention Center.

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BEHIND THE SCENES PRESENTS: LEVEL-UP: SONGWRITING & MUSIC BUSINESS SUMMIT!
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

BEHIND THE SCENES PRESENTS: LEVEL-UP: SONGWRITING & MUSIC BUSINESS SUMMIT!

Want to know how to take your song from your notepad to the Billboard charts? Then be sure to attend: BEHIND THE SCENES PRESENTS: LEVEL-UP: SONGWRITING & MUSIC BUSINESS SUMMIT!

Expert Panel: Chucky Thompson: Multi-Platinum Music Producer Wayna: Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Marcus Clifton: Entertainment Lawyer Jeriel Johnson: Executive Director - Recording Academy D.C Chapter.

Get all the information you need about how to build a solid reputation as a songwriter, gaining and maintaining consistent work, legal protection, and compensation. Grab a drink, meet other songwriters and artists and get all the information on how to be successful in the music industry!

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Underground Comedy Presents
Oct
5
9:45 PM21:45

Underground Comedy Presents

As featured on Comedy Central and in the Washington Post, Underground Comedy presents rising comics from around the country. These comics have performed at comedy clubs and festivals all over the world. They have appeared on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Conan, Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert, MTV, VH1, and FX.

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Culture Shock DC
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Culture Shock DC

Produced by local powerhouse Culture Shock DC,Volume IV: The Enlightenment considers the theme of “enlightenment” in a mixed-bill evening choreographed and performed by company members. This eclectic company of 150 dancers uses hip-hop dance, spoken word, and live music to inspire positive change in their community.

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Art All Night 2018
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Art All Night 2018

Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, DC’s free overnight arts festival, starting at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and running until 3:00 AM the following morning. The festival will take place in six DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses.

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Opera in the Outfield: The Barber of Seville
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Opera in the Outfield: The Barber of Seville

Celebrate the 11th season of free opera broadcasts by joining Washington National Opera at Nationals Park for The Barber of Seville on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. for pre-opera activities, including a costume shop, instrument meet and greet, games, prizes, and more! More information at operaintheoutfield.org.

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Unveiling Fashion: Conversations About Fashion and Sustainability
Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

Unveiling Fashion: Conversations About Fashion and Sustainability

  • GW University Museum & Textile Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The one day conference starts this important conversation locally while bridging the gap between the consumer and the industry. By the end of the day, attendants will feel better informed about the negative impact of the fashion industry on our fellow man and the planet, its effect on their daily lives, and how they can implement sustainable changes in their lives and their neighborhoods.

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Dimensions DC
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Dimensions DC

DIMENSIONS is a multisensory interactive art and music experience by Nu Androids & Fathom.

Artists (both visual and musical) are invited to create large three-dimensional exhibits in an industrial space over the course of a two-day show. Expect to be immersed in experiential art installations, dance performances, and music.

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DC Theatre Week
Sep
28
to Oct 7

DC Theatre Week

  • Wooley Mammoth Theatre Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

theatreWashington today announced plans for Theatre Week 2018, a three-week celebration that will offer $15 and $35 tickets to over 20 productions, a free Kickoff Party, and other free special events. This celebration of Washington’s theatre scene – unquestionably one of the best in the country, with a vast array of theatres offering quality performances – includes musicals, dramas, comedies, and theatre for young audiences. Details are available at TheatreWeek.org, and tickets are available for purchase through the TodayTix app and website.

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AniPalooza DC
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

AniPalooza DC

An animation showcase of multi-media creatives, educators and visionaries.

Animation Stations * Artists Talks * Demonstrations *Networking * and Much More!

Creative, Engaging and Fun.

Join the Media Savvy!

This program is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Marcela Olivia Dorantes
Sep
28
to Oct 6

Marcela Olivia Dorantes

  • Watergate Gallery and Frame Design (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Watergate Gallery & Frame Design was established in 1986. The gallery was expanded in 2005 offering a beautiful display area for artists. The gallery shows local, national and internationally known artists in an intimate and friendly venue. Watergate Gallery & Frame Design is located in the historic Watergate complex in Foggy Bottom next to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. There is easy access to Georgetown, the West End and downtown Washington. The gallery exhibits a wide variety of art including traditional and contemporary paintings, sculpture, ceramic, wood turning, fiber art, jewelry.

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Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis at ARTECHOUSE
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis at ARTECHOUSE

In continuing with its mission of bringing together art, science and technology, ARTECHOUSE is proud to present the first immersive art exhibition that bridges the gap between the real and virtual world. Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis is a visual journey through mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns. Incorporating both projection and virtual reality elements, the exhibition transports viewers to another dimension.

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Washington Walks Tours
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Washington Walks Tours

Based on her London experiences, she started creating walking tours where none existed before for her newly adopted Washington. In 1999, Washington Walks became the first company to offer walking tours of the nation’s capital. Crouch created Washington Walks to tell the stories of the people and places in America’s capital you just can’t get from glancing out of a tour bus window. As Crouch explains, “There is more to D.C. than just the famous monuments and the National Mall. With a walking tour, people get to experience so much more.”

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Creative Mornings DC - Jason Reynolds
Sep
28
8:30 AM08:30

Creative Mornings DC - Jason Reynolds

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jason Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. 

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