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Live World Premiere Tour of FUTURES

Bill Nye (come on, don't make me say it) is taking the world on tour of the Smithsonian exhibition, FUTURES. While on this virtual walk through, the Science Guy (there, I said it) will also share his thoughts on the future of space, climate, and more.   RSVP Here: https://aib.si.edu/futures/ https://www.futuresremixed.com/

Free

FUTURES Remixed: Unexpected Conversations

Bill Nye; Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch; actor, author and White House appointee Kal Penn; environmental advocate drag queen Pattie Gonia, 2021 National Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avant-garde, ballroom icon Jack Mizrahi, and musician and biologist Mariah the Scientist sit down together for a unexpected and unconventional conversation on the future and how to bring about […]

Free

FUTURES Opening Day

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC

The grand opening of FUTURES—the Smithsonian's 175th anniversary exhibition. Inside, you'll be given the opportunity to ponder various predictions of what's to come. The idea is to dare to dream big.  

Free

FUTURES Remixed: Call+Response Concert

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC

The celebration of FUTURES continues with a free, indoor meets outdoor concert that can also be live-streamed for those who'd rather attend virtually. The music, inspired by D.C.'s go-go scene, pushes boundaries that take you on an "audiovisual journey." Performers include SHAED, the cast of HBO Max's Legendary, Bright Light Bright Light, Malik Dope, and […]

Free

FUTURES Family Day

Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building 900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC

Got kids? Today's the day for our youngest future-makers to visit the latest Smithsonian exhibit where they can explore pop-up activities and kid-friendly experiences focused on the magic of the future.

Free
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Writing Hour

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

Free
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Open Studio Workshops

Enjoy weekly art workshops from the comfort of your own home. Each Friday, we will post a video with a new activity or technique. Grab a family member or your roommates, or make a virtual date with a friend, and get creative with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy […]

Free
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Art Chat @ Five

This weekly chat is a quick and dirty conversation with the National Museum of Women in the Arts' educators on different pieces from the museum's collection.

Free
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2021 Fall Salon

Target Gallery 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA

Target Gallery hosts an affordable art sale with 70 original pieces by local artists—all priced at or below $1,000. Artists receive 70 percent of the proceeds, the rest helps support the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Target Gallery. The exhibit runs through Dec. 12.

Free
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Life of a Neuron

ARTECHOUSE DC 1238 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC

Science and art meet at this fall exhibit that explores the ways in which the brain shapes shared human experience. Thanks to a collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience, Life of a Neuron allows viewers to travel through the birth, life, and death of a neuron. As Emma Sarappo writes in our fall arts guide, […]

$17 – $24
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The Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

National Gallery of Art 4th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Nothing says winter wonderland like ice skating at the National Gallery! Skating lessons are available for all ages and abilities too. The rink is open through March 6.