Past Events
February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

The economic and political development of the North and South were so different that only a long, bloody war could create one nation. Chuck Mills walks us through The Civil War Wedding, an entertaining look at the customs and superstitions of love, sex, and marriage during the...

February 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Fun classes to learn to dance or improve your dancing skills: fox trot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, merengue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. All level of dancers are welcome, with or without a partner. Discover little techniques that most people never learn about and become a relaxed and proficient social dancer in these small, personalized dance lessons! Free practice session from 8:30 to 9 pm. More...

January 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Event generously sponsored by TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Alexandria historian Tom Schultz of DC Military Tours will lead a discussion on seven subject photographs and the new discoveries found in them. Wine and cheese will be served. Free but please RSVP at admin@nvfaa.org.
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January 17, 2017 - 11:30am

Formerly a speechwriter for George H.W. Bush, Mary Kate Cary is a columnist and contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report and appears regularly on network television and radio programs. We invite you to join us for an animated discussion with Mary Kate and a delicious box lunch to benefit the Athenaeum. Lecture runs from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Admission is $45 for one ticket or $80 for...

January 15, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for the opening reception for Surreal, featuring the works of Julie Belton, Peter Stern, and Marisa White. Free.

January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tom Teasley is a globe-trotting percussionist whose innovative approach as a performer, educator, cultural envoy, theater composer and collaborator are heralded worldwideSeth Kibel is a woodwind specialist who has made a name for himself throughout the Mid-Atlantic...

December 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

Contemporary duo MIN, featuring the artistry of flutist Saïs Kamalidiin and guitarist extraordinaire Rick Peralta, perform a diverse chamber music program. Compositions performed will be selected from works by Schubert, Beethoven, Ellington, Wonder, Villa-Lobos, Coltrane, Carulli, Klugh, Musarurwa, Piazzolla, Gates, Hooker and many others. The music of MIN is representative of music styles from...

December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

The Mount Vernon Flutes have been an Athenaeum favorite for many years! They will perform classic holiday songs in our gallery. Join us for this free performance and get in the holiday spirit.

December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm

Widely recognized as one of the country’s leading youth choruses, CCW provides outstanding choral music education to young vocalists, ages 6-18, from throughout metropolitan Washington, DC, regardless of their background, economic status, or prior experience. From its first year as a single chorus of 70 children to its current configuration of five auditioned performing ensembles comprised of...

December 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

Fun classes to learn to dance or improve your dancing skills: fox trot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, merengue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. All level of dancers are welcome, with or without a partner. Discover little techniques that most people never learn about and become a relaxed and proficient social dancer in these small, personalized dance lessons! Free practice session from 8:30 to 9 pm. More...