Hill Center Galleries Juried Exhibit
Oct
19
to Oct 23

Hill Center Galleries Juried Exhibit

Hill Center Galleries presents our annual Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition. Featuring over 100 artists from DC, Virginia and Maryland, the exhibition was judged by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant. A wide variety of artwork in an array of mediums is available for viewing. All artwork for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes to support free programming at Hill Center. For a complete list of artists in the show, visit here.

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Spirit of Autumn: Immersive & Interactive Installation
Oct
19
to Nov 5

Spirit of Autumn: Immersive & Interactive Installation

Get ready to FALL into “Spirit of Autumn”, a new seasonal interactive installation at ARTECHOUSE. Create your own experiences and let your creativity be a part of a larger, constantly expanding piece in an immersive gallery space. 

From 270-degree wall projections, to moving floor installations activated with footsteps, and augmented-reality powered experiences -- It's a creative digital playground for all ages.

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BPW Lending Library Opening Reception
Oct
19
to Dec 9

BPW Lending Library Opening Reception

  • Washington Project for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to present the launch of the BPW Lending Library, a circulating collection of artworks reflecting the eclectic recent history of contemporary art 'inside the Beltway'. Founded by Beltway Public Works, The Lending Library is envisioned to become a dispersed, people's museum of the national capital region, championing the role of contemporary art in the lives of Beltway residents by making challenging, inventive artworks available for short-term loan. 

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Jazz at Drift on 7th
Oct
19
to Nov 2

Jazz at Drift on 7th

Drift on 7th and the the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television Film, Music and Entertainment presents 202Creates Jazz, an entertainment networking event that showcases D.C.’s local music community.

Upcoming entertainment - Click Button Below for Performance Dates (All performances begin at 7pm)

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The Wild Party
Oct
19
to Oct 29

The Wild Party

  • Constellation Theater Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lovers Queenie and Burrs fan the flames of their romance by throwing the ultimate bash in their Manhattan apartment. The parade of colorful guests includes a provocative stranger named Black who catches Queenie's eye and sparks Burrs' jealousy. Riding waves of booze and pulsating music, everyone abandons their inhibitions. This steamy prohibition tale of passion and insatiable appetites features a sensational score including jazz, vaudeville and gospel numbers.

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The Pinter Plays: The Lover & The Collection
Oct
19
to Oct 29

The Pinter Plays: The Lover & The Collection

  • Shakespeare Theater Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Following the success of his 2011 production of Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn (The Critic) returns to Harold Pinter’s gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays, considering how we construct our own realities, which truths we tell and which lies we choose to believe.

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Capitol Hill Arts Worksop
Oct
19
to Nov 2

Capitol Hill Arts Worksop

Founded in 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), a nonprofit arts organization, was created to instruct in visual arts, dance and music. Through its multi-disciplinary arts programs taught by teaching artists with a passion to share their disciplines, CHAW has fostered a safe and nurturing environment for people of all ages and artistic abilities to build community while discovering the arts, experiencing the artistic process, and expanding appreciation of the arts.  

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      In the nation’s capital, design is all around us. From our architecture to our activism, from our technology solutions to our craft cocktails, the DMV is created and recreated by design everyday. We’re not a swamp. We’re more intentional than that.  We are your government problem-solvers, your startup go-getters, your nonprofit champions. We are makers and changers, artisans and engineers. We’re celebrating together, and you’re invited.     
 
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Oct
20
to Oct 28

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In the nation’s capital, design is all around us. From our architecture to our activism, from our technology solutions to our craft cocktails, the DMV is created and recreated by design everyday. We’re not a swamp. We’re more intentional than that.

We are your government problem-solvers, your startup go-getters, your nonprofit champions. We are makers and changers, artisans and engineers. We’re celebrating together, and you’re invited.

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String Room by Salvatore Pirrone
Oct
21
to Nov 15

String Room by Salvatore Pirrone

  • The Yards Park in Capitol Riverfront (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In String Room, the first exhibition to take place in the SPACE4: Visual Arts mobile art gallery constructed from a shipping container, Pirrone creates an immersive experience where visitors can explore the themes of inclusion, fragility, and play. Using yarn donated by residents of Ward 6, Pirrone builds an intimate environment where people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to dismantle the room one piece at a time.

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202Creates Co-Working Day
Oct
24
12:00pm12:00pm

202Creates Co-Working Day

  • Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment, Southeast Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a 202Creates Co-Working Day. Bring your ideas, and creative energy and don’t forget your laptop! Grab a desk to work on your own private project. Settle into an office and collaborate with other creatives at work! We will reveal our schedule of activities soon. 

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Jokes and Jazz
Oct
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Jokes and Jazz

Char-Town Entertainment & CTE Vision Foundation, Inc. will host "Jokes & Jazz" 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Celebration...This night is a very special Edition of JOKES & JAZZ plus an All-Star Line- up, live music, national comedians, loads of VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS, and give-a-ways.

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DC Talks Conference
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

DC Talks Conference

  • Lohrfink Auditorium, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On October 28, Georgetown University’s Music Program -- in partnership with the Music Policy Forum and 202Creates -- will bring together a wide array of stakeholders from across the US—musicians, documentary filmmakers, comedians, podcasters, researchers and government officials—to discuss what role the public sector is playing in the expanding digital culture landscape. The goal is to explore what the various arts communities and media might learn from each other, and to discover how like-minded creators can benefit from integrating strategies and networks. 

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Makers Mart: Arts & Craft Fair
Oct
29
to Oct 30

Makers Mart: Arts & Craft Fair

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Makers Mart: Arts & Craft Fair will fill the Great Hall of the National Museum of Women in the Arts with a pop-up artisan market, promoting local women artists and designers who create handcrafted art and merchandise. The market will feature more than 20 women artists and artisans with a wide variety of products, including jewelry, fine art, home accents and personal accessories. The women artists featured are all from the local area.

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Day of the Dead Fiesta
Oct
31
11:15am11:15am

Day of the Dead Fiesta

Day of the Dead Fiesta, or Dia de los Muertos, is a way to honor those who have died. The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a family friendly event with a concert and talks and demonstrations that celebrate the lives of Mexicans Americans. There is also the Day of the Dead Fiesta at the Mexican Cultural Center where you can experience Mayan legends, Cancun beaches, Mexican food, an open bar, Day of the Dead alter and ceremony, and more!

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Kristina King and Jim Maio Paper: Material & Process
Nov
1
to Dec 3

Kristina King and Jim Maio Paper: Material & Process

  • Willow Street Gallery at DC Arts Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kristina King and Jim Maio explore the art of paper through opposite techniques. Each of their practices engage them in an unfolding dialogue with the medium. King builds her textured and saturated surfaces from traditional hand paper making processes: layering, bonding, casting and blow outs. Maio deconstructs his layered textures from a process of decollage: building and tearing away, revealing hidden parts of paper covered and uncovered. Both arrive at an elegant and minimal expressionism. 

Saturdays & Sundays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. thru December 3.

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2nd Annual “Taste of Black DC”
Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

2nd Annual “Taste of Black DC”

UDC Law's Black Law Students Association presents the Second Annual Taste of Black D.C. Taste of Black D.C. is a culinary and cultural experience bringing together D.C.'s finest black chefs, black owned restaurants, and artists. Guests will have the opportunity to sample delicious dishes, hear great performances, and participate in a silent auction with items/services donated by black owned businesses.

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Killing Summer
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Killing Summer

 

Award-winning poet Sarah Browning, co-founder and Executive Director of Split This Rock, launches her second book of poems, Killing Summer (Sibling Rivalry Press), with a reading and dance party at Tryst Café.  Browning writes at the intersection of the personal and the political, calling American history to account. 

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The World in Our City
Oct
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

The World in Our City

The World in Our City comes alive through Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative’s partnership with Multiflora Productions and the MarketSW to present an evening concert, featuring local musicians with roots in Mali and Ethiopia. The concert will be the first MUAI installment of its World in Our City series, which focuses on the breadth of local artists living and working in Washington, D.C., with roots and connections to other parts of the world. 

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Skeleton Crew
Oct
19
to Oct 22

Skeleton Crew

As rumors spread through one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit, a tight-knit family of workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. Faye has spent her career at one of the last auto-stamping plants in Detroit. Shanita is pregnant, Dez has a whole future to plan, and their manager Reggie owes a nearly unpayable debt to his work family. As rumors spread of a plant shutdown, these tight-knit workers face what they’re willing to sacrifice to survive. A timely and searing portrait of livelihoods under siege from Detroit native Morisseau.

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Native Gardens
Oct
19
to Oct 22

Native Gardens

Good fences make good neighbors … right? From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías (Destiny of Desire) comes this hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, move next door to Virginia and Frank, a deep-rooted D.C. couple with an impeccably trimmed backyard. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone’s notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste.

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The Arsonists
Oct
19
to Oct 21

The Arsonists

The world may be starting to burn, but our Everyman has it all under control. He’s a respected member of his community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely the arsonists will spare him. As an upstanding citizen, he’s even happy to do his civic duty by opening his home to two new guests… but when they start filling his attic with drums of gasoline, will the fire hit too close to home?

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Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit
Oct
19
9:00am 9:00am

Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit

At CHIPS, we are united in our belief that DIVERSITY, of all types, is ESSENTIAL to innovation and to a thriving, healthy society. We feel confident that you will be ENERGIZED by other successful women at the Summit, both those established in their careers and those on the rise – all are EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS.

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Volunteer to Build a Kaboom! Playground
Oct
18
8:00am 8:00am

Volunteer to Build a Kaboom! Playground

  • Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

KaBOOM! is excited to build their 3,000th playground at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC)! 

We need approximately 225 volunteers from THEARC and surrounding community. Includes breakfast, lunch and plenty of water will be provided.  Gloves and other safety materials will be provided for the projects that need them. 
 

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Fresh Farm Feast
Oct
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fresh Farm Feast

Join co-hosts Spike Gjerde and Ris Lacoste as we honor Chef Nora Pouillon and celebrate 20 years of FRESHFARM!

FRESHFARM is a non-profit that builds important connections between farmers and consumers that nourish our food future.The Feast helps FRESHFARM provide vital economic opportunities to local farmers and supports our outreach programs to educate the public about food and related environmental issues. The FRESHFARM Feast directly invests in the food and farms of the Mid-Atlantic watershed.

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EdibleDC Magazine Awards
Oct
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

EdibleDC Magazine Awards

The groundbreaking, EdibleDC Magazine Awards, will celebrate the best of the DMV food and drink culture through an award ceremony and reception with fifteen original categories such as Best Chef x Farmer Collaboration, Best Community Garden, Best Local Distillery, Best Local Winery, Best Local Brewery and more...

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Oktoberfresh
Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Oktoberfresh

OktoberFRESH is a family-friendly event celebrating the return of autumn and DC’s locavore culture. The event will take place at Blind Whino and will be brought to you by Dreaming Out Loud, Inc., All The Fly Kids and The Wayfarer Study - Each being influencers in the community and creative spaces of the Nation’s Capital.

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 IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures
Oct
14
to Oct 15

IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures

  • Freer|Sackler, National Mall, and Haupt Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a festival of Asian art, food, and cultures to celebrate the grand reopening of the Freer|Sackler. The IlluminAsia festival will transform the museums’ grounds with an Asian food market, interactive cooking and art demonstrations, live music by members of the Silkroad Ensemble, and creations by local and international artists. Inside, visitors can experience the reimagined galleries and innovative exhibitions, as well as performances, conversations, and other immersive activities.

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Mid City Artists
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Mid City Artists

Twice each year, the private studios of select member artists are open for visitors. MCA offers visitors a rare glimpse into the artists' working space with unique locations ranging from offices, retail, carriage houses, spare bedrooms, apartments to basements. Hang out with friends, circulate through the neighborhood, check out the art, eat, drink and be merry! Be inspired! Buy local! Discover painting, photography, sculpture, glass, mixed media, prints and much more.

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Opera Outside
Oct
14
11:00am11:00am

Opera Outside

Join us for a casual outdoor concert on the upper field of Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. Enjoy performances of operatic gems and other favorites by an ensemble of exciting rising stars. 

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Come and go as you please and come as you are. Bring your pets and a blanket and/or chairs so you can enjoy the music in comfort! 

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How I Got Over Film Screening
Oct
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

How I Got Over Film Screening

  • The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary "How I Got Over," a film chronicling the journey of fifteen formerly homeless women in addiction recovery as they go from the streets to The Kennedy Center stage. Working with teachers from The Theatre Lab's Life Stories program, these resilient women in recovery at N Street Village develop and perform an original play based on their harrowing real-life experiences, illuminating the transformative power of arts education. 

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Opening Ceremony of The DC Wharf
Oct
12
to Oct 15

Opening Ceremony of The DC Wharf

Four days of live music, fabulous food, and fun at the Southwest Waterfront as we celebrate the long-awaited opening of The Wharf. The District’s biggest neighborhood event will feature free live entertainment and headliner bands, restaurant openings from DC’s hottest chefs, debuts of iconic shops, and lots of waterside activities and games—concluding both Thursday and Sunday with sunset fireworks.

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Noche Cultural and Award Ceremony
Oct
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Noche Cultural and Award Ceremony

Join Mayor Muriel Bowser at the Noche Cultural and Award Ceremony!

This event celebrates the contribution of Latinos to the social and econmic developement of Washington, DC. On this special night, we gather and recognize individuals in Health, Education, Economic & Workforce Development, Public Safety and Good Governance.

The event will be held at the notable Gala Hispanic Theater with a reception and performances by local Latino musicians and dancers.

FREE!

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Femme Fatale DC Pop-Up Shop
Oct
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Femme Fatale DC Pop-Up Shop

Femme Fatale DC, the highly popular collective of local “womyn" creatives and entrepreneurs will re-emerge with the newest version of the shop in the NoMa neighborhood. The unique spelling of “women” signifies the collective’s belief that each woman is completely whole on her own.

The return of the retail/incubator/event space experience follows the success of FFDC’s previous pop-up shop which debuted this past spring in the H Street NE neighborhood. This time around, FFDC has expanded its wings and worked closely with the NoMa BID Business Improvement District to find a new home at 100 Florida Ave NE (formerly Union Social). 

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Indie Fashion Week
Oct
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Indie Fashion Week

Indie Fashion Week is a semi-annual series of events designed to highlight and showcase exclusive and/or original products from independent, emerging, and sustainable fashion collectives and houses. Its primary mission is to bridge the gap between consumers and independent brands through creative means of awareness, style consciousness and brand expansion potential within the Greater Washington, DC area – across all markets.

Multiple events thru October 15.

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Mess Hall Presents: New Kitchens On The Block 3.0
Oct
8
11:00am11:00am

Mess Hall Presents: New Kitchens On The Block 3.0

Eat and drink signature menu items from 11 (!!!) of DC's hottest new restaurants with "The Right Stuff" – BEFORE THEY OPEN!Featuring cocktails made from donations by our Beverage Sponsors Catoctin CreekGreen Hat / New Columbia DistillersOne Eight Distilling, and Wodka Vodka! Plus Snake Dog IPA and Numero Uno Agave Cerveza from Flying Dog Brewery!

Note:  Two sessions | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR 2 - 4 p.m.

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