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.
Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah PolkNational Archives
Fri. Feb 15 With her latest book, Lady First, professor Amy S. Greenberg brings her story into vivid focus as a remarkably influential First Lady.
Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and ColorAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17 This retrospective of seven decades of the work of Washington, DC sculptor Nancy Frankel celebrates her ninetieth birthday in 2019.
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester FrenchNational Archives
Thu. Feb 28 Harold Holzer will join in conversation with Howard University Professor of History, Edna Greene Medford to explore the life of Daniel Chester French.
DC Chamber Orchestra ConcertSt. Stephen's Church
Sun. Jan 27 The DC Concert Orchestra Society, Randall Stewart, Music Director, presents a concert by the DC Chamber Orchestra:
Emancipation Proclamation Family ActivitiesNational Archives
Feb. 11 – 16 Stop by the ReSource Room with your family before or after viewing the Emancipation Proclamation (on display Feb 15-17) and learn more about this important document through hands-on discovery.
First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the AmericasFolger Shakespeare Library
Jan. 19 – Mar. 31 First Chefs tells the stories of the named and unnamed heroes of early modern food culture.
Is America ready for a Third Party?National Archives
Thu. Jan 31 A bipartisan panel of former members of Congress, along with other issue experts, will discuss the history of our two-party system.
Story Time in the ReSource Room for Pre-Schoolers and AdultsNational Archives
Wed. Jan 23 Join us for story time designed for 3 to 5-year-olds and accompanying adults. The theme for January is The Arctic.
Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in HistoryNational Archives
Tue. Jan 22 Dr. Jeremy Brown, Director of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health, in his book, Influenza, explores the complex history of the flu virus.
Danny JollesTerrace Theatre
Sun. Jan 27 Danny Jolles is a comedian best known for playing George on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest WithersNational Archives
Tue. Feb 5 Who was Ernest Withers? Most Americans may not know his name, but they know his photographs, which are some of the most iconic images of the civil rights movement.
Chisholm ‘72: Unbought and UnbossedNational Archives
Thu. Feb 14 This documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress.
Tradition Transformed: Bojagi, the Traditional Korean Wrapping ClothKorean Cultural Center DC
Thru Feb. 22
Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham ProjectNational Gallery of Art
Thru Mar. 17
Staying AliveLibrary of Congress
Thu. Jan 24
Baseball AmericanaLibrary of Congress
Thru Jun. 29
What Happened 2 Chocolate City?Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Jan 26
Self-Reflection and the Study of Process in Drawing, Journaling, Printmaking, and CuratingNational Gallery of Art
Mon. Jan 28
Lara St. John, violin, and Matt Herskowitz, pianoNational Gallery of Art
Sun. Feb 17
Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and ConnectionsAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Jan. 26 – Mar. 17
Curtis Opera Theatre Vocal QuartetNational Gallery of Art
Sun. Feb 24
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute & CelebrationStrathmore
Mon. Jan 21
Juggling the Middle AgesDumbarton Oaks
Thru Feb. 28
Winter Opening Reception at the AU MuseumAmerican University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Sat. Jan 26