Free Events: DC Metro

There’s no shortage of Free Events in the DC Metro area. Browse and choose from 500+ Free Events including free concert and performances to free films, lectures and talks to free museum exhibitions. There’s even a section for free festivals and free family events.

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The Apollo Orchestra with Cho-Liang Lin, Violin

Church of the Little Flower
Fri. Oct 18
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin returns this season to perform Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1.

Story Time in our Explore! Family Space

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri
Story time in our Explore! space immerses you in tales of artists, presidents, inventors, athletes, and more!

Shake Up Your Saturday: Courtly Greetings and Country Meetings

Folger Theatre
Sat. Nov 2
At this family program, imagine yourself in the two worlds of As You Like It, the court of Duke Frederick and the Forest of Arden.

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Library of Congress
Wed. Nov 20
The Irish Chamber Orchestra pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do.

Family Day at the AU Museum

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Oct 19
Create hands-on art projects, explore art with a scavenger hunt, take a tour with one of our guides, listen and participate in storytelling and music-making, and more.

A Cabaret Evening with Norm Lewis

Library of Congress
Thu. Nov 14
Baritone Norm Lewis brings a glorious voice, ineffable charm and warmth to the Coolidge for an intimate cabaret concert of great show music.

José André Trio

Library of Congress
Thu. Nov 7
Bolivian-born, acclaimed jazz pianist and current Washington, DC resident whose playful and inspired composition bridge jazz, rock, blues, bossa nova, Latin American, and world music.

Quicksilver - Founder's Day Concert

Library of Congress
Wed. Oct 30
Quicksilver's program explores the extraordinarily inventive 17th-century music that influenced Bach's development.

The Grandsons - Groovin On the Pike

Columbia Pike Branch Library
Fri. Dec 6
Moving and shaking into their 3rd decade in the world of rock and roll!

Pottery on the Hill Show & Sale

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Nov. 2 – 3
This is your chance to see 20 of the best ceramic artists in America in one place.

The Grandsons - Groovin On the Pike

Columbia Pike Branch Library
Fri. Dec 6
The Grandsons - moving and shaking into their 3rd decade in the world of rock and roll!

A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Susanna Schaller

Mt Pleasant Library
Sat. Nov 16
Susanna Schaller talks about her book Business Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking.


Free Community Day: November

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sun. Nov 3

ACM Kwanzaa Celebration

Fri. Dec 27

Gallery Talk: Judy Chicago—The End

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Nov 13

Exploring our Escaping Atmosphere

Library of Congress
Thu. Oct 17

Strike a Prose: Write from Your Soul (cross-genre)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 22 – 25

ChorSymphonica: Wheaton Conversation Concert

Hughes United Methodist Church
Sun. Oct 20

The Creative Spark Book Club

Del Ray Artisans
Sat. Nov 9

Engineering 101

College Park Aviation Museum
Oct. 19, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
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