Past Events
October 8, 2017 - 1:30pm

Showcasing 15 women, this October Awareness event will bring attention to Breast Cancer, Depression, LGBT History Month, Muslim Heritage, National Bullying Prevention Month, or National Domestic Violence Awareness through your poetry and stories. There will also be an open mic portion, so please bring your uplifting stories and poetry! Family friendly! Free.

September 30, 2017 - 1:30pm

A networking workshop for women writers that uplifts and inspires through writing. Each workshop focuses on different writing styles and allows the participants to enhance their writing styles and share pieces for listening or critiques. For novice and professional writers. The fourth in a series. Newcomers welcome. Free.

September 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

They're back! Get ready to rock the house with The Georgetown University Saxatones. Originally founded as an oldies group, the Saxatones have expanded their repertoire to include everything from alternative to pop to soul. As Georgetown's only community service a cappella group, they are passionate about sharing their music in support of worthy causes. Proceeds to benefit the NVFAA and the...

September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Did you know that The Grapes of Wrath, Animal Farm and Harry Potter were all banned books? The Barrett Branch in partnership with the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association is hosting a Banned Books Read-Out at the Athenaeum to celebrate the freedom to read. Join Library Director Rose Dawson and others who will read from banned books. The public is invited to read 3–5 minute selections from...

September 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for the artists reception of the Third Annual Athenaeum Invitational: Glow. Free.

September 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Beginning September 9th
Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM and
Wednesdays 4 PM – 6 PM

The 2017–2018 fall semester Pre-Ballet classes with The Washington School of Ballet begins for young dancers ages 4–8. Students focus on the foundations of ballet.

September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

This gallery talk will feature both Leslie Nolan and Dr. L. Erich Keel. Dr. Keel served as Head of Education for the Kreeger Museum until his retirement in 2013. Currently, he lectures on twentieth-century German art and leads art-themed study tours to Europe. Free.

September 9, 2017 - 9:00am

Beginning September 9th
Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM and
Wednesdays 4 PM – 6 PM

The 2017–2018 fall semester Pre-Ballet classes with The Washington School of Ballet begins for young dancers ages 4–8. Students focus on the foundations of ballet.

September 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Washington School of Ballet will hold two auditions at the Athenaeum on September 8th for children ages 4–8 in preparation for their 2017–2018 school year classes.

For ages 4-5, registration is at 4:00 pm and the audition is 4:30-5:15 pm. For ages 6-8, registration is at 4:45 pm and the audition is 5:30-6:30 pm.

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September 7, 2017 - 3:45pm

Children of all ages have the opportunity to meet a ballerina from The Washington School of Ballet. Discover how a ballerina prepares for a performance and ask questions about her experiences. Peter and the Wolf will be the theme of the event. Photographs with and autographs for the children are a part of the program.

Please RSVP at...