Free Events in Metro DC
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.
Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of SlaveryNational Archives
Wed. Feb 27 In Illusions of Emancipation, professor Joseph P. Reidy discusses how emancipation was not only a product of Lincoln’s proclamation or Confederate defeat. It was a process.
Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects ShowcaseNational Archives
Feb. 23 – 24 The National Archives hosts the 15th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
Mamba preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Me and the BoysNational Gallery of Art
Sat. Mar 23 Crazed colonialism rages in this rare two-strip Technicolor production with a sadistic, insistently unlovable Jean Hersholt as a plantation owner in German East Africa.
Introduction to the Exhibition—Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance VeniceNational Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 10 Robert Echols, independent scholar, and Frederick Ilchman, chair of the art of Europe department and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Natalie Clein, celloNational Gallery of Art
Sun. Mar 24 British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide.
The Vampire Bat preceded by Hearst Metrotone News and Jack FrostNational Gallery of Art
Sat. Mar 9 In a cast that includes Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, and Dwight Frye, could a creepy local guy (Frye) be responsible?
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester FrenchNational Archives
Thu. Feb 28 A program focusing on the monument built to honor the 16th President and the artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, Daniel Chester French.
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the AmericasFolger Shakespeare Library
Thru Mar. 31 First Chefs tells the stories of the named and unnamed heroes of early modern food culture.
Bitter Dose Combo - First Fridays: Groovin' On the PikeColumbia Pike Branch Library
Fri. Mar 1 The Bitter Dose Combo is DC’s premiere gypsy jazz band, playing gypsy jazz and swing standards.
Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and ColorAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Mar. 17 This retrospective of seven decades of the work of Washington, DC sculptor Nancy Frankel celebrates her ninetieth birthday in 2019.
The Apollo Orchestra with Cellist, Amit PeledTerrace Theatre
Sun. Mar 10 Program includes Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra. Camille Saint Saens: Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, for Cello and Orchestra.Amit Peled-Cello. Zoltan Kodaly: Dances of Galanta.
Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival Thru March 3, 2019Where the Art World and Real World Intersect. Check here for Free Events.
TabuNational Gallery of Art
Sat. Mar 9
Juggling the Middle AgesDumbarton Oaks
Thru Feb. 28
Atlas Intersections Festival: Family Fun Days Free Concert: Mr. SkipAtlas Performing Arts Center
Sat. Mar 2
National Cherry Blossom Festival: Kite FestivalWashington Monument
Sat. Mar 30
After Hours: Evenings at the EdgeNational Gallery of Art
Thu. Mar 14
AmericansSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Dec. 31, 2022
10th Annual Move Me FestivalKenmore Middle School
Sat. Mar 16
Free Folger Friday: The Country GentlemanFolger Theatre
Fri. Mar 1
La Plaga (The Plague)Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
Thu. Mar 28
Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and ConnectionsAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Thru Mar. 17
Lena Hertzog: Last WhispersTerrace Theatre
Sun. Feb 24
Chamber Music ConcertSaint Mark's Episcopal Church
Sat. Feb 23