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17th International Festival of Hispanic Theater Oct 15-Nov 23, 2014

Enjoy the most evocative theater from our countries; the best of the Americas in this great festival of Hispanic Theater, with something for everyone’s theatrical passion, every public, all ages and all tastes!

In Spanish with live English dubbing.

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Arabian Sights Film Festival Nov 1-9, 2014

The 19th Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival returns with the best in contemporary cinema from all over the Arab world. For two weekends, Arabian Sights will showcase some of the most captivating and talked about films of the year. Film screenings will take place at the Goethe-Institut, AMC Mazza Gallerie, and the Embassy of France. Tickets will be available for purchase at the theater during the festival and conveniently available for presale online.For our Closing Night event on Sunday, November 9 we will feature the American Premiere of the Algerian comedy Certified Halal, directed by Mahmoud Zemmouri,... (more)

Book Events - Author Readings, Book Signings, Literary Festivals Metro DC

Find Metro DC literature, prose and poetry events in CultureCapital.com including author readings, book signings, panel discussions and book and literary festivals.

Classes & Lectures -acting, dance, writing & more in Metro DC

Find classes in art, dance, theatre and writing in Metro DC on CultureCapital. Check here for schedules and information for drop in art and dance classes and writing workshops. Hear explorers, authors, historians tell their stories. Enroll your children, tweens and teens in fun and exciting art classes and camps designed to ignite their interest and spark life-long interest in the arts.

Columbus Day Weekend - Oct 10-13, 2014

There's plenty to do in DC on Columbus Day Weekend. Check here for over 30 suggestions from CultureCapital.com ranging from an Art Safari to a Fall Arts Festival and everything in between.

CultureCapital Inside-Out sponsored by Free In DC

Free in DC has teamed up with CultureCapital to provide you with CultureCapital Inside-Out a quick guide to Metro DC's vibrant Arts & Culture scene.

Free in DC is an arts, culture and consciousness resource blog wirtten by Amy Melrose.

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Dance Performances in Metro DC

Find DC dance performances including classical ballet, modern and folk dance, hip hop and more. CultureCapital gives you quick and easy access to Metro DC Dance Performance schedules with links to the presenters to purchase tickets. See the world's greatest dancers. From powerhouse touring companies, to the edgy creativity of resident choreographers, the stages of Metro DC are in constant motion with classical ballet, modern and folk dance, hip hop and more.

DC Arts & Culture Inside-Out

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities partner with CultureCapital.com to provide you with a quick guide to the District of Columbia's vibrant arts & culture scene. Take in a show, hear some music, visit a museum or venture out for that dance class! You can find everything you need to know right here. Each event contains complete info including description, time, cost and (where appropriate) a link to the presenter's box office to purchase a ticket. There are even categories for Free and Family & Kids. CultureCapital and TICKETPLACE.org (half-price, advance sale tickets) are programs of... (more)

Degas's Little Dancer

The Gallery's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1878–1881), takes center stage in a focused exhibition presented in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' world premiere of the musical Little Dancer, which runs from October 25 through November 30, 2014. The musical is inspired by the renowned, original, wax statuette of a young ballerina, which caused a sensation when it was first shown at the 1881 impressionist exhibition in Paris. One of the most popular works of art in the Gallery's collection, the sculpture is presented with a select group of paintings, sculptures, prints, and... (more)

Fall Theatre 2014 in Metro DC

The 2014 Metro DC Theatre Season has begun, and CultureCapital.com has a quick and easy look up for you to see what DC theatre companies and performing arts centers have in store for you. And best of all you can click through to the theatre and purchase your tickets starting now.

Family Events in Metro DC including Theatre, Dance, Music & More

Find great family events and activities in Metro DC with CultureCapital.com. Check here for family concerts and performances, hands-on activities and fun exhibitions for you and your kids, teens and tweens to experience together throughout Metro DC.

Festivals in Metro DC

Check the CultureCapital Festival section for dates, times and information on the many film festivals, music and jazz festivals, literary and book festivals, theatre and fringe festivals held in Metro DC throughout the year.

Film & Movies In Metro DC including Film Screenings, Film Series, Film Festivals & More

Find films and movies, film series and film festivals presented throughout Metro DC on CultureCapital. Find art films, foreign films, documentaries, screenings, and first run films shown at museums, arts centers, and movie houses. Whether you enjoy experimental, environmental, documentaries, Hollywood or Bollywood you'll find them on CultureCapital.

Free Events in Metro DC

Find free events and activities throughout Metro DC on CultureCapital. Check here for free concerts, free films, free classes, free tours, free museum programs and more for adults and children. The CultureCapital free section is a great resource for people on a budget.

GALA Hispanic Theatre's 10th Annual Flamenco Festival Nov 7-16, 2014

GALA’s 10th Annual Flamenco Fest features internationally acclaimed artists and from Latin America, Spain, and the U.S, including the world premiere by Fuego Flamenco X: Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company, the U.S. premiere of Fuego Flamenco X: Mariana Collado and Carlos Chamorro, and Flamenco en Familia: a free performance for children and the entire family.

Galleries in Metro DC

Find art galleries throughout Metro DC on CultureCapital. Check here for DC art galleries' opening receptions, art exhibitions and artist talks in galleries showing contemporary and traditional art, paintings, prints, fine art, photography, glass sculpture and more. Whether you're browsing or buying, the CultureCapital art gallery section can help you stay in touch with the DC Art Scene.

Halloween 2014 BOO!

Looking for SPOOK-TACULAR FUN in Metro DC this Halloween? We've gathered together Halloween events for families and adults to enjoy. From zombies to haunted houses, from harvest festivals to concerts and everything in between. CultureCapital.com's Boo! will put the TREAT in your Trick or Treating.

Historic Sites, Monuments & Memorials in Metro DC

DC is rich in historic sites, monuments & memorials. Let CultureCapital guide you to the monuments you know and those that are off the beaten track, as you discover the history of our nation.

Holiday Cheer 2014 DC Holiday Events: Music, Dance, Theatre & More

Plan your Holiday Celebrations in Metro DC with CultureCapital.com. With nearly 100 events ranging from the traditional Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol and Vienna Boys Choir...to the offbeat Second City's Nut-Cracking and Jackie Hoffman's A Chanukah Charol....and everything in between (including Santa's Fly In), you'll find plenty to keep you, your friends and your family entertained this Holiday Season with Holiday Cheer at CultureCapital.com.

Holiday Shopping with the Arts - Metro DC

Find that perfect holiday gift with Holiday Shopping with the Arts from CultureCapital.com. Check here for museum and gallery holiday shopping events. See what gift shops from Metro DC museums, galleries and theatres have in store. Purchase a gift card for performances or arts classes. Giving the gift of art is easy with CultureCapital.com.

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Find the best of DC, Maryland and Virginia theatres, performing arts, museums, galleries, arts classes and more at CultureCapital.com. Search here by date, range of dates, locality and interest and choose from among 300 presenters throughout Metro DC. There are even categories for Free and Family Events! That's why we call CultureCapital.com Your Link to the Arts in Metro DC.

Museums in Metro DC including Art Museums, Historic Homes and More

Find museum exhibitions, gallery talks, film series, lecture programs and hands-on learning experiences throughout Metro DC on CultureCapital.

Music in Metro DC including Concerts, Opera, Symphony & More

Find DC music concerts, performances and recitals including classical, opera, pop, rock, country, recitals and more. CultureCapital gives you quick and easy access to Metro DC concert schedules with links to the presenters to purchase tickets.

Performing Arts Centers

Metro DC'S Performing Arts Centers present concerts, theatre, dance, opera, symphony and more. Check CultureCapital for schedules, descriptions and tickets.

The 5x5 Project

Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The 5x5 Project is an ambitious District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators. In fact, it is the largest, temporary public art project in the District. The project will run through December 2014.

Theatre in Metro DC including Resident & Touring Companies

Find Metro DC theatre performances and schedules in CultureCapital including resident and touring theatre companies presenting drama, comedy, satire, musicals and the classics.


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