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Miscellaneous Event | Through 5/3/15

Alexander Gardner

The 150th anniversary of the artist's "cracked-plate" portrait of President Lincoln. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Exhibit | Through 3/22/15

Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

The focus of this exhibition is a calligraphic script that was developed in the 14th century in Iran. More than 20 works from 1400 to 1600 that highlight this script will be on display. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Food Event | 11/30 - 12/9/18

Dim Sum Brunch

Excellent Dim Sum, Saturdays only. The Source 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC


Exhibit | Through 12/12

Theodore Roosevelt: Trappings of an Icon

During renovations to Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt's home in Oyster Bay, N.Y., the museum will transform its Roosevelt Room into a display of the 26th president's artifacts, including his custom Winchester 1886 lever-action rifle, the cavalry tunic he wore during the 1898 Rough Rider assault on San Juan Hill and a Frederic Remington bronze sculpture. National Firearms Museum 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA | 703-267-1600


Exhibit | Through 2/27/15

The Journals of Duncan Phillips

A display of selections from the museum founder's journals, which span 30 years. Phillips Collection 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-387-2151


Exhibit | Through 11/30

2014 National Juried Photography Exhibit

Juror Frank van Riper looks over selected photography. Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD | 301-698-0656


Exhibit | Through 12/31

Barbara Kruger: Belief + Doubt

The entire museum space -- walls, floor, escalator sides -- is wrapped in text on vinyl by the artist, immersing visitors in halls of voices that address conflicting perceptions of democracy, power and belief. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Exhibit | Through 1/11/15

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

More than 180 works from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing include portraits of emperors and empresses, court paintings, religious sculpture, costumes and more. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 North Boulevard, Richmond, VA | 804-340-1400


Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12/15

River to Bay: Reflections and Connections

An aquarium exhibit that highlights three bay habitats -- the deep, open waters, the brackish coastal shallows, and freshwaters of the coastal plains -- through 14 aquariums. Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons, MD | 410-326-2042


Exhibit | Through 11/28

Resident Artists Annual Exhibit

Paintings, sculptures and glass works by 65 resident artists are displayed. Washington ArtWorks 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD | 301-654-1998


Performing Arts | 11/25 - 12/21

Bad Jews

Three cousins at different points on the religious spectrum fight over their grandfather's heirloom. Studio Theatre 1501 14th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-332-3300


Exhibit | Through 5/1/17

House and Home

An ongoing exhibition that explores what it means to live at home. National Building Museum 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-272-2448


Exhibit | Through 12/19


Paintings by Sheila Crider are exhibited. Honfleur Gallery 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC | 202-365-8392


Performing Arts | 11/28 - 1/1/15

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

Tiny Tim attempts to save the day when Mr. Scrooge insists that his father, Bob Crachit, work on Christmas. At the Adventure Theatre MTC. Adventure Theatre MTC 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD | 301-634-2270


Exhibit | Through 12/14

The Intimate Diebenkorn: Drawings 1952

An exhibition of 40 pencil and ink drawings, collages and watercolors by painter Richard Diebenkorn. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-885-1300


Performing Arts | 11/25 - 12/7

Sex With Strangers

An unlikely couple struggles with what to do after a one-night stand becomes more complicated by the Internet. Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA | 703-820-9771


Exhibit | Through 2/28/15

For Whom It Stands

A 3,200-square-foot exhibition featuring art, artifacts, documents and photographs examines a broader history of the United States flag. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD | 443-263-1800


Exhibit | Through 2/1/15

Untitled: The Art of James Castle

Works by the Idaho-based artist, who used everyday objects to create representations of the world around him. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Exhibit | Through 12/12/15

At the Hub of Things

An installation occupying the entire outer ring of the third-level galleries features works by Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Cornell, Hiroshi Sugimoto and others. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Exhibit | Through 5/15/15

The War Came by Train

Railroad cars, equipment and artifacts show the role of trains during the Civil War. B&O Railroad Museum 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD | 410-752-2490


Performing Arts | 11/28 - 12/7


A literary scholar skewers his students in this dark comedy. Fell's Point Corner Theater 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore, MD | 410-276-7837


Exhibit | Through 1/19/15

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor

A 75-item display held in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four copies that date to 1215, highlights its creation, reinterpretation and emergence as a document of constitutional law in Britain. At the Jefferson Building. Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg. 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC | 202-707-8000


Miscellaneous Event | 11/24 - 1/4/15

Symphony of Lights: Drive Through the Lights

Visitors can take a 20 to 30-minute drive through the holiday light display. Symphony Woods 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD


Exhibit | Through 8/2/15

34th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

This annual exhibition will take place in the Main Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center. Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD


Exhibit | Through 5/31/15

The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia

The exhibition provides a glimpse into travels across the continent. It features East Asian scrolls, Japanese woodblock prints, contemporary photography with maps and more. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Smithsonian Institution 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

Good Medicine, Bad Behavior

An exhibition exploring the history and modern issues surrounding prescription drug abuse. DEA Museum 700 Army-Navy Dr., Arlington, VA | 202-307-3463


Exhibit | Through 2/16/15

El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration

A commemorative exhibition featuring paintings by El Greco from the museum and Washington-area collections. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215


Exhibit | Through 11/29

3 Strategies for Surprise

Locally-based artists Lyle Kissack, Gerald Ross and Renee van der Stelt display their wide-ranging works. Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD | 410-276-1651


Exhibit | Through 12/6

Master of Illusion: Through the Mediums of Joan Konkel

Konkel displays her mixed-media works. Zenith Gallery Salon 1429 Iris St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-783-2963


Exhibit | Through 11/30

A Time of Service

An exhibit featuring photography taken by US Military veterans and active duty service members during their time of service. Images include service during WWII through current day. Washington ArtWorks 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD


Exhibit | Through 8/28/15

Syria: Sacred Spaces. Ancient Prayers: A photographic and musical exhibition of pre-war Syria

An exhibit of music and photography that examines musician and photographer Jason Hamacher's cultural preservation efforts during his time in Syria. The Gallery at Convergence 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA | 703-998-6260


Exhibit | Through 12/12

Homeland Security: ICE

An exhibition exploring the work of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement features gear worn by a U.S. Customs special agent during 9/11, counterfeit goods and more. National Museum of Crime & Punishment 575 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-393-1099


Exhibit | Through 1/4/15

Pacific Exchange: China and U.S. Mail

An exhibition exploring the relationship between the United States and China through the study of stamps and mail from 1860 to 1980. National Postal Museum - Smithsonian Institution 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC | 202-633-5555


Exhibit | Through 12/1

A Cape Breton Discovery

Part of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island provided the inspiration for Celeste Friesen-Nikkel's acrylic and mixed media works. See all A Cape Breton Discovery locations Reston Community Center at Hunter Woods (2 locations)


Exhibit | Through 12/27

Prince George's Sampler: The 2014 Prince George's County Juried Exhibition

An exploration of the diversity and richness within the county's art community. Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD | 301-277-2863


Exhibit | Through 1/25/15

Sailor-Made: Return of the Woolies

Donald Berezoski showcases his private collection of "woolies," hand-stitched portraits of ships created by British seamen between the 1830s and 1880s. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons, MD | 410-326-4640


Exhibit | Through 2/28/15

Moveable Feasts: Entertaining at Glen Burnie

Furniture, archival images, photographs and objects that belonged to Julian Wood Glass Jr. tell the story of entertaining at Glen Burnie Historic House and Gardens in the 1960s. Museum of the Shenandoah Valley 901 Amherst St., Winchester, VA | 540-662-1473


Exhibit | Through 4/17/16

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

A reinstallation of the museum's permanent collection, items collected by William T. Walters and his son Henry. Walters Art Museum 600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD | 410-547-9000


Exhibit | Through 4/6/15

Days of Endless Time

In celebration of the Hirshhorn's 40th anniversary, this exhibition features works by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Douglas Gordon, Guido van der Werve and others. The works emphasize escape, solitude, enchantment, spirituality and the thrall of nature. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Miscellaneous Event | Through 4/19/15

Grant and Lee

The Civil War rivalry between generals Ulysses Grant and Robert Lee. National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000


Exhibit | Through 1/4/15

Lincoln and Leadership

An exhibition exploring Abraham Lincoln's leadership principles: courage, integrity, empathy and tolerance, ideals of equality and creativity and innovation. Ford's Theatre 511 10th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-347-4833


Exhibit | Through 12/31

Silver Linings

An exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and furniture by Andrew Christenberry. Reyes + Davis 2853 Ontario Rd. NW, #501, Washington, DC | 202-255-5050


Performing Arts | Through 12/21

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism And Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures

A Communist intent on suicide gathers his adult children for a final farewell only to get absorbed in their dramas. Theater J 1529 16th St. NW, Washington, DC | 800-494-8497


Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

Deep Roots, Rising Waters

Stories from the lives of African Americans in Maryland from Colonial days through the civil rights movement. Banneker-Douglass Museum 84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD | 410-216-6180


Exhibit | Through 12/7

100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic

Maryland plein air painter and author, Gary Pendleton, exhibits the oil, watercolor and pastel paintings of 100 artists featured in his new book of the same name. McBride Gallery 215 Main St., Annapolis, MD | 410-267-7077


Exhibit | Through 2/22/15

Food: Our Global Kitchen

An exhibition exploring the food system offers tasting opportunities, virtual mealmaking, rare artifacts and more. National Geographic Museum 1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-857-7700


Bar/Club Event | Through 12/12

Happy Hour at Hill Country

Head down to Hill Country's cool basement boot bar for happy hour specials that include $3 PBR cans, $5 margaritas and rail drinks, and $20 margarita pitchers. Deals are offered in the afternoon as well as after 10 p.m. Hill Country 410 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-556-2050


Exhibit | Through 12/19

Michele Hoben: Footfalls

Expressive and powerful abstract paintings by Washington, DC artist Michele Hoben are displayed. BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD | 301-528-2260


Exhibit | Through 12/12

The National Academy of Sciences: In Service to the Nation

An exhibit demonstrating the National Academy of Science's service to the country. National Academy of Sciences 2100 C St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-334-2436


Exhibit | 11/25 - 1/11/15

Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music

More than 70 paintings and works on paper explore how neo-impressionists employed stylization and deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures. Phillips Collection 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-387-2151

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