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Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio Virtual Gallery’s Drawing & Water Media Art Exhibition @ Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio - Virtual Gallery @ Glen Echo, MD
Sep 5 – Dec 1 all-day
Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio Virtual Gallery's Drawing & Water Media Art Exhibition @ Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio - Virtual Gallery @ Glen Echo, MD |  |  |

Join us for a captivating, virtual Drawing & Water Media Art Exhibition opening online from Sept. 5 through Dec. 1 2020. Each Labor Day weekend the Friends of the Yellow Barn artist members and studio instructors exhibit their works at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park, to express mark making and line quality in all styles of realism and abstraction. This year the Drawing show has expanded to include all water based media work, and will be held online on our new virtually gallery! The online show recognizes the importance of drawings skills and use of water based media in paintings. To view the show please visit our Friends website at:

The media on exhibit includes: color pencil, charcoal, graphite, ink, watercolor, gouache, and mixed media. A People’s Choice prize award of $250 will be awarded to a member of the Friends, and to a Yellow Barn instructor. Viewers have a chance to vote for their favorite works online from Sept 5 through Oct.5th. The winners will be awarded and highlighted in the gallery show, through the close of the show.

For questions on the show and purchasing information on the artwork, please email Lee Ann Howdershell at:

To join the Friends membership please visit:

Suffrage Outside Exhibition @ Woodrow Wilson House
Sep 10 – Nov 1 all-day
Suffrage Outside Exhibition @ Woodrow Wilson House |  |  |

Mark the centennial of women’s right to vote as your walk among the inspiring, larger than life Suffrage images at the unique and extraordinary banner exhibition Suffrage Outside.

The exhibition is open to the public without charge, with timed entry for social distancing and includes towering images depicting the final chapters in the struggle for Women’s Suffrage.

As suffragists raised banners outside Wilson’s White House protesting the President’s inaction in 1918, we raise banners outside in the Wilson House garden a century later to amplify the many ways these women took action. Through visual storytelling this exhibit takes history outside our museum and showcases how women’s work outside the home, their public protests outside in the streets, alliances with activists outside the United States, as well as the work and leadership of Black women pushed outside the ‘mainstream’ middle-class white women’s movement, together propelled the American woman’s suffrage campaign to victory in 1920.

The “Suffrage Outside!” exhibit is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Where Women Made History” campaign, a significant, multi-year initiative recognizing the stories and protecting the historic places that showcase the vision, courage, and leadership of the generations of women who contributed to American history and culture.

Children’s Etiquette Online Intro Course – Free! (Ages 7-12) @ Online at your Home
Sep 15 – Dec 31 all-day
Children's Etiquette Online Intro Course - Free! (Ages 7-12) @ Online at your Home |  |  |

“Free manners lessons hosted by the founder of The Swann School of Protocol Elaine Swann.

In this course your child will learn the 3 Core Values. They will identify when to use them at home, at school, and when out and about. The link to the video will be sent in your registration confirmation. This is a pre-recorded class. We ask the younger students have a parent help them with the writing activities.”

Phillips Seafood Shipping – anywhere in the country @ Phillips Seafood
Sep 15 – Oct 31 all-day
Phillips Seafood Shipping - anywhere in the country @ Phillips Seafood |  |  |

Get fresh seafood delivered right to your door! No matter where you are in the US, now you can order some of Phillips’ classics like famous crab cakes, top quality crab meat or even our specialty sauces and spices to brighten up any home cooked meal. Our mission is to provide speedy delivery with next-day shipping to all orders placed Monday through Thursday by noon. Make cooking dinner at home and satisfying all members of the family easy with Phillips Seafood shipping services. To get more information on how to place an order, check out our website: For any special needs or requests, please feel free to contact us by phone at (410) 685-6600 or by email at

Musical Imagination Station @ Washington Conservatory of Music
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:40 pm
Musical Imagination Station @ Washington Conservatory of Music |  |  |

The Washington Conservatory presents an online class designed as a shared experience for children ages three to six and a parent or caregiver. Creative music, movement, and drama are blended in a seamless, unique sequence of highly engaging experiences for the entire family. Each session begins with a musical greeting and a jazzy body warm-up, which is followed by an exploration of steady beat and rhythmic patterns through instrument playing. Mr. B Box is then opened up to reveal visuals that are used to take everyone on an exciting musical imaginative journey to different places such as the moon, the ocean, farm, jungle, a picnic, etc. After returning home from our imagination travel experience, all are invited to call their special stuffed animal friends. Together we sing, dance, and play with our friends. After reflecting on all of our experiences, a musical goodbye concludes the session. Elements of music such as steady beat, tempo, pitch (high/low), dynamics, and timbre are reinforced throughout each session through songs, chants, instrument playing, and creative movement. Students may enroll for one or both classes.
Class 1: Saturdays, Sep 26-Oct 17, noon to 12:40pm, Online| $92 (plus $13 Glen Echo Park reg. fee)
Class 2: Saturdays, Nov 7-Nov 28, noon to 12:40pm, Online | $92 (plus $13 Glen Echo Park reg. fee)

Arena Stage Virtual Fall Classes @ Arena Stage
Sep 29 – Nov 20 all-day
Arena Stage Virtual Fall Classes @ Arena Stage  |  |  |

Online classes at Arena Stage allow participants, from preschoolers through adults, to try something new or explore a favorite artform more deeply. No experience is required.
Classes are held weekly via Zoom. Classes range from $60-$240. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

Visit to learn more about classes, instructors and how to register

Pre-School Classes

Bilingual Moving Stories
Historias en movimiento
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Participants: Pre-K and K students and their caregiver

Elementary School Classes

Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 2 and 3

Thursdays (10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19)
4 – 5 p.m.
Participants: Grades 4 and 5

Middle and High School Classes

Musical Theater Dance
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
4 – 5 p.m.
Participants: Grades 5 – 8

Voices of Now: Devising Film for Change
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7 – 11

Costume Design
Wednesdays (9/30,10/7,10/14,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 5-8

Acting for the Camera
Wednesdays (9/30,10/7,10/14,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18)
4 – 5 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7-9

10-Minute Plays
Mondays (9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7-9

High School and Adult Classes

Dancing through the Decades:
Musical Theater Dance
Fridays (10/2,10/9,10/16,10/23,10/30,11/6,11/13,11/20)
7 – 8 p.m.
Participants: Grades 10 to Adult

K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee | 2020 Korean Media Art Series @ Korean Cultural Center Virtual K-Art
Oct 2 – Oct 26 all-day
K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee | 2020 Korean Media Art Series @ Korean Cultural Center Virtual K-Art  |  |  |

K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee | 2020 Korean Media Art Series

WHAT: Virtual exhibition and artist talk

WHO: Multimedia artist Josephine Lee

WHEN: October 2-26 | Artist talk video release: October 2 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual Exhibition: KCCDC website ( Artist Talk: KCCDC YouTube and IGTV

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) proudly announces K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee, the second virtual exhibition of the center’s 2020 Korean Media Art Series, featuring the tense and thought-provoking performance art videos of Korean multimedia artist Josephine Lee.

Set to release on KCCDC social media video platforms on October 2, K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee will feature four of the artist’s deeply symbolic video works, I Think I Canada I Know I Canada, neoltwiggi/seesaw, Home Video Coney Island, and kirogi (the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home), plus a recorded artist talk by Lee exploring her creative themes, processes, and inspirations.

Based on her experiences living in the United States, Canada, and Korea, Lee explores the challenges of acculturation and naturalization in her deceptively simple yet emotionally evocative video art. Through repetitive actions, often in conflict with or defiance of the environment, she visualizes the fitful process of assimilation, counterbalancing one’s heritage and innate nature with the society and culture of an adopted country of residence. Underlying the symbolism in her videos are conceptual themes of belonging and what constitutes a home sociologically, portrayed through the overlapping artistic media of video, performance, and sculpture.

At a time when individuals and families are maintaining extended stays at home, this virtual art exhibition is also organized with the hope that audiences can reconsider their homes as not only a functional daily living space but also a precious place of absolute safety and spiritual belonging not to be taken for granted.

The 2020 Korean Media Art Series will offer cutting edge art to the public during a time of limited in-person events, highlighting a diversity of works by accomplished Korean multimedia artists throughout the remainder of the year.

K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee will release online on October 2 viewable on the KCCDC website through October 26, and the artist talk will release on the KCCDC YouTube channel (@Koreaculturedc) and on IGTV (@Koreaculturedc) on October 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Maryland Capital Region VOICES Environmental Classes @ Virtual Classes
Oct 6 – Nov 17 all-day
Maryland Capital Region VOICES Environmental Classes @ Virtual Classes |  |  |

This year CBF’s adult education program, Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, or VoiCeS, is going virtual! This is the first EVER watershed-wide VoiCeS program, but we’ll still have plenty of opportunities for you to learn all about issues impacting your own community.

The classes take place on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. from Oct. 6 to Nov. 17, with no class on Nov. 3. There is a $25 registration fee.

The course will include 1-2 hours of pre-recorded materials you can watch at your leisure each week. You will join weekly live online classes for overview of different topics and Q&A with the speakers on Tuesday nights. Some classes will be watershed wide and some will be just with your region. A field trip will be held for each region at a later date when we can safely gather.

In this professionally taught course, you will learn about

pollution problems and solutions,
local geography and ecology,
environmental justice,
Bay science and fisheries,
urban and rural pollution issues, and
how to play a personal role in restoration efforts in your community and the Bay watershed.

Phillips Seafood Baltimore and the Phillips Crab Deck @ Phillips Seafood Baltimore/The Phillips Crab Deck
Oct 7 – Oct 31 all-day

Phillips Seafood Restaurant is open Sunday – Thursday 12 – 9pm and Friday – Saturday 12pm – 10pm. The Phillips Crab Deck is open Friday 12 – 9pm and Saturday – Sunday 11am – 9pm.

The Phillips menu features fan favorites such as its famous crab cakes, signature sandwiches, kid’s meals and cocktails to go (alcohol will only be available for purchase for pick-up). The full menu can be found at

Bethesda Painting Awards @ Gallery B
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm
Bethesda Painting Awards @ Gallery B |  |  |

Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submit work to this annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B on Fridays & Saturdays from October 9 – 31, 2020.

The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000; third place will be awarded $1,000 and a Young Artist will receive $1,000.

The finalists are:
Christopher Batten, Baltimore, MD
Lawrence Cromwell, Baltimore, MD
Temi Wyston Edun, Columbia, MD
Pat Goslee, Washington, D.C.
Monica Ikegwu, Baltimore, MD
Chee Keong Kung, McLean, VA
Scott Ponemone, Baltimore, MD
Jowita Wyszomirska, Baltimore, MD

Gallery Hours:
Friday – Saturday, 12-4pm

*Social distancing will be enforced and face masks must be worn by all visitors.

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