Washington DC Events

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Events and Exhibits at the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Galleries of Art

Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery in Washington, DC

Exhibitions Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens through September 7, 2015 Freer Cherry trees bloom in this selection of folding screen paintings from the Freer Gallery. These landscapes from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries combine ink-painting techniques assimilated from China with the vibrant color and gold of traditional Japanese painting in a new style and […]

Super Smash Con! August 7-9, 2015

Super Smash Con - Dulles Expo Center

The very first Super Smash Con is being held this weekend, at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly Virginia. Visitors to the show can compete for prizes or spectate as dozens of Super Smash Bros pros go head to head in tournament play. Super Smash Con celebrates video games and the culture that surrounds them. The event features a full sized […]

Step Back in Time and View 19th Century Photographs of Mount Vernon in 3-D!

mount vernon gardens and estate -- george washington's home

New Exhibition Showcases Historic Views of George Washington’s Estate Visitors to George Washington’s Mount Vernon now have the chance to travel back in time, and in 3-D, to see how the estate appeared more than 100 years ago through a special photography exhibition, Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now which opened August 1, 2015. The show […]

LEGO BrickFair at the Dulles Expo Center August 1-2, 2015

LEGO BrickFair Photos

Want to view some truly jaw-dropping LEGO creations? Well, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s BrickFair at the Dulles Expo Center, the largest fan festival in the nation. View 100,000 square feet of LEGO castles, vehicles, cities, and more. All creations are built using LEGO bricks! Displays range from the cutest tiny little thing to […]

“Dear Evan Hansen” at the Arena Stage through August 23


Dear Evan Hansen World-premiere musical , Book by Steven Levenson Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Directed by Michael Greif Starring Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt In the Kreeger Theater July 10-August 23, 2015 A letter, a lie, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen (Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt) is about to get everything […]

Daytime Fireworks at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

mount vernon gardens and estate -- george washington's home

Saturday, July 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mount Vernon salutes our first commander-in-chief with a dazzling display of made-for-daytime fireworks during its annual Independence Day event!  The event also includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens with a keynote address from CIA Director John Brennan, military reenactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free […]

Free Concerts in the Park in Falls Church, Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park is sponsored by the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks and the Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS). 2015 Lineup: June 25: Falls Church Concert Band – Concert Music July 2: The Flannel Underground – 90’s Hits July 9: Dear Creek – Blues Folk Rock July 16: Ocho de Bastos (Eight of Clubs) – Latin Pop July 23: Mama Tried with Randy Barrett and Dede […]