The Pajama Game
Oct
27
to Dec 24

The Pajama Game

  • Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Directed by Alan Paul
Choreographed by Parker Esse
Music Direction by James Cunningham

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency — so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how hard new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks really start to fly when a workers’ strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. Packed with seductive dance numbers like “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway,” the best way to ensure a good night’s rest during the hectic holiday season is to play The Pajama Game!

Performances: October 27 - December 24, various hours

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Chloe Irla: Year One
Nov
5
to Dec 31

Chloe Irla: Year One

Exhibit: Nov 5- Dec 31, 2017.  Daily, 10am-5pm. 

Chloe Irla maintains an interdisciplinary studio practice grounded in both traditional and alternative approaches to painting and drawing. However, her recent work investigates the data visualization of increments over specific time-periods. Year One is based on one year’s worth of data collected about her daughter’s first year of life.

Public Reception: Sunday, November 5, 2-4 pm

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Daniel Christie: Large Vessels
Nov
6
to Dec 30

Daniel Christie: Large Vessels

  • The Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Exhibit dates: November 6 - December 30. Open Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat: 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays. 

For this Mini Solo Exhibition, Daniel Christie's high-fired, wheel-thrown pottery demand a 360º examination. With their play of textures, details and volume these vessels showcase the artist’s deep passion for the clay medium. He produces pottery items in various scales with a sculptural focus that also seeks to be functional--specializing in stoneware bathed in bright, colorful, glazes. Daniel works out of his handmade home studio in King George, VA.

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 11, 5-8 pm

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Splash: Attitude and Process
Nov
6
to Dec 30

Splash: Attitude and Process

  • Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2017 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition

Attitudes are catalysts for new processes, and re-envisioned ways of making. To use any material, or even to make work that is ethereal, arises from widely varied practices, but always embodies the artist’s attitude about creating. Furthermore, to act with style and intention in creating articulates and shares the position of the artist. Pushing the boundaries of art informs not only making art but also seeing it.

HOURS:  Monday-Friday:10 am-7 pm;  Saturday:  10 am-4 pm;  Sunday:  Closed 

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Nina Simone: Four Women
Nov
10
to Dec 24

Nina Simone: Four Women

  • Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Velvet-throated songstress Nina Simone hypnotized audiences with her signature renditions of standards from the American songbook. But on September 15, 1963, a devastating explosion in Birmingham, Alabama rocked our entire nation to the core, and from the memory of the four little girls that were lost in this unimaginable tragedy came “Four Women” — along with Simone’s other activist anthems like “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.” Through storytelling and song, Nina Simone: Four Women reveals how this iconic chanteuse found her true
voice — and how the “High Priestess of Soul” helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement.

Performances: November 10-December 24, various hours

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Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac
Nov
18
to Jan 1

Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac

  • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience Christmas On the Potomac, a magical wonderland with lavish décor, twinkling holiday lights and indoor snowfall. ICE! returns with a new theme, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, plus enjoy Gingerbread Decorating, Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a new ice skating experience and an all new live entertainment show – JOY A Holiday Spectacular. 

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Winter Festival of Lights
Nov
24
to Dec 31

Winter Festival of Lights

Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at the Annual Winter Festival of Lights. This spectacular holiday drive-through event features more than one million twinkling lights, wonderful themed displays, and one of the tallest tree displays in the state. Don’t forget to make a difference this season! Please bring canned goods/non-perishable items for donation to local food banks.

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The Wizard of Oz
Nov
24
to Dec 17

The Wizard of Oz

Directed by Jon Gardner. Music directed by Daniel Flores. Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell and Elizabeth Gardner. 
Dorothy and Toto travel to Oz and join a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in search of the Wonderful Wizard. The beloved musical movie version of The Wizard of Oz is brought to life on the GAC stage with Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys, Ruby Slippers, Munchkins and more. Songs include "Over the Rainbow," "If I Only Had a Brain," "Yellow Brick Road" and "We're Off to See the Wizard." This high-energy show will delight your whole family.

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Septime Webre's The Nutcracker
Nov
30
to Dec 24

Septime Webre's The Nutcracker

DC’s perennial favorite! This celebrated production is set in historic Georgetown with George Washington and King George III among other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.

  • Performances: Nov 30 - December 24, various hours
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It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play
Dec
1
to Dec 17

It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play

By Joe Landry. Directed by John D'Amato. Produced by Maureen Rogers.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

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The Man Who Came to Dinner
Dec
1
to Dec 16

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The play revolves around Sheridan Whiteside, based on Kaufman’s and Hart’s close friend Alexander Woollcott. Woollcott was famous both as the theater critic who helped re-launch the career of the Marx Brothers and as the star of a national radio show. In these days of television networks, streaming channels, websites, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and 1,000,000 apps it is hard to appreciate just how much sway over the American consciousness radio exercised.  Presented by the Prince George’s Little Theatre. Performances are weekends through December 16. 

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Sushama Parikh
Dec
2
to Dec 31

Sushama Parikh

Exhibit: Dec 2- Dec 31, 2017.  Daily, 10am-5pm. 

Inspired by classical Indian mythology, Parikh uses clay, terra cotta, ceramics, and batik to depict various elements of the animal kingdom. She focuses on horses, beetles, bulls, and rams, as well as the human form

Public Reception: Sunday, December 3, 2-4 pm

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An Annapolis Christmas
Dec
11
to Dec 12

An Annapolis Christmas

Join us along with the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians at this annual favorite! We’ve got a great lineup of talented local artists that will be performing a mix of original and classic holiday songs. This show was inspired by the release of the popular holiday album, "An Annapolis Christmas" 19 years ago, and is now an annual tradition for many local music lovers. All proceeds from this show support the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc. (AMFM)

LINEUP:

Monday Dec. 11
Doug Segree, Meg Murray and Bryan Ewald, Angie Miller, Dave Glaser and Kevin Martin, Naptown Brass Band, The Tim Metz Band, Van Meter, The Basement Band and East is East.

Tuesday Dec. 12
Michael K and PJ Thomas, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Peterbuilt, Swampcandy, Danny Burns and Aine O’Doherty, The Hypnotic Panties, Sweet Leda, Higher Hands, The Derechos, Dan Haas, Weird Science, The Annapolis Vocal Corp.

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National Menorah on The Ellipse 2017
Dec
12
3:30 PM15:30

National Menorah on The Ellipse 2017

Perhaps the most prominent public Chanukah program in the world is the annual lighting ceremony of the National Chanukah Menorah on the Ellipse, just across from the White House in Washington, DC.

The lighting of this menorah – the world’s largest – is attended by thousands every year and seen via TV newscasts, internet feeds and other media by tens of millions across the nation and around the world, many of them hundreds of miles from any Jewish community.

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Night Ranger
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Night Ranger

Performances: 6pm and 9pm

With 30+ years in the business, and more that 17 million albums sold worldwide, NIGHT RANGER has proven they can still “Rock in America”!

It all started when five hard-rockin' kids from the San Francisco Bay Area joined forces in the early 80's to form Night Ranger. Like no other rock band, Night Ranger both epitomized and transcended the sound and style of that decade.

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Eighteen Visions
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Eighteen Visions

With Knocked Loose, Old Wounds, Tourniquet

Eighteen Visions (sometimes shortened to 18V or 18 Visions) is an American band, founded in October 1995 in Orange County, California, USA. The band broke up in April 2007, less than a year after their major label debut came out. Reformed in 2017.

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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Emerging in the '70's from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen, Southside's first three albums, I Don't Want To Go Home, This Time It's for Real, and Hearts of Stone, were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt, and largely featured songs penned by Van Zandt and/or Springsteen. The Van Zandt-written “I Don’t Want To Go Home” became Southside’s signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. In 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s and 1980s. 

With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans.

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Ballad Of
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Ballad Of

Ballad Of is a DC-based quartet that offers a wide range of musical styles that are strategically intertwined to make engaging and unique musical compositions. Their style slams together vocal harmonies, guitars, banjos, cello/fiddles, and both traditional and non-traditional percussion instruments for a truly engaging performance.

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Holiday Ornament Workshop
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Ornament Workshop

This family-friendly, workshop provides the opportunity to create paper ornaments for the Holiday season. All materials are provided. If you have special paper you would like to use, feel free to bring it the day of the event. No registration required. We look forward to sharing the Holidays with you. FREE

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Hansel and Gretel Tea Party
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Hansel and Gretel Tea Party

  • Darnall’s Chance House Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever eaten a piece of a real gingerbread house? Well, visit the gingerbread-decorated Darnall’s Chance house and you might just get that chance!(Psst! I’m kidding!) You can, however, listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel, enjoy tea and dessert, and participate in a holiday craft activity! 

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Aaron Neville Quintet
Dec
16
8:30 PM20:30

Aaron Neville Quintet

Having one of the most evocative and recognizable voices in American music, Aaron Neville is an international ambassador of New Orleans R&B, though his soaring falsetto sounds at home in many styles. Coming of age in the incredibly creative 1950s Crescent City R&B scene, Neville gained national attention with the Wild Tchoupitoulas, a touring Mardi Gras celebration that led to the creation of the Neville Brothers band — an institution that would confirm Neville's iconic status. Over his multiple Grammy-winning solo career, Neville has scored a string of hits including 1966's #1 hit "Tell It Like It Is," memorable duets with Linda Ronstadt including "Don't Know Much" and a hugely popular cover of Main Ingredient's "Everybody Plays the Fool." In 2010 Neville returned to gospel music with I Know I've Been Changed, celebrating his 50th year in recorded music. In January, 2013, paying tribute to the songs of his youth, Blue Note Records released Neville's My True Story, a collection of 12 doo-wop tunes, produced by Don Was and Keith Richards, with backing by musicians such as Benmont Tench and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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Bob Sima
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Bob Sima

You are invited to dress according to the flower-child design of the album cover if so inspired. Bring out the hippies ready to Move, Shake, and Peacemake! 

Bob Sima continues his musical mission of opening hearts and inspiring a national audience with his 8th studio album, The Movers, The Shakers & The Peacemakers. The album is a collection of songs, intentions, mantras, and reveries all supporting the central theme of ‘Healed People’ that Sima sees happening across the world. Our current state of affairs appears so divisive among politics and corporations, as greed and the concepts of “power” and “control” drive both a silent disbelief and a highly emotional response at the same time. But if you look beyond the media and lawmakers, and into the hearts and minds of your local community, there are good news stories in overflowing abundance. When you seek out accounts of unity and humans supporting humans, you will find them. Not only will you notice them, you will want to be part of your own good news story. We simply have to be motivated to want to believe there is love and compassion all around us and we will soon see it - and be it - everywhere. The healing begins.
 

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An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette featuring Ed Alstrom on Keyboards
Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette featuring Ed Alstrom on Keyboards

Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric. 

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The Wailin' Jennys
Dec
18
to Dec 19

The Wailin' Jennys

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound.

Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Moody and Mehta along with New York-based Masse continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

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Bryce & Bethany Merritt: "Christmas With The Mrs."
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

Bryce & Bethany Merritt: "Christmas With The Mrs."

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Bryce & Bethany Merritt present their 3rd Annual Christmas With The Mrs. concert. While Bryce (brycemerritt.com) is a soul/pop artist and Bethany (bethanymerritt.com) is a jazz vocalist and educator, the two childhood sweethearts combine their sounds to create an intimate musical experience that every audience member will enjoy. Performing all across the country throughout the month of December and combined with the release of their yearly album "Christmas With The Mrs. Vol. III", be sure not to miss this festive show!

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Street Corner Symphony & Gabe Dixon: Christmas Show
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Street Corner Symphony & Gabe Dixon: Christmas Show

treet Corner Symphony are an A Capella vocal band that became a Top 2 contender on NBC’s hit show The Sing Off. The guys headlined The Sing Off Tour in 2015 which consisted of shows almost every night for 2 months. They played large theatres including the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Best Buy Theatre in New York.

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Street Corner Symphony & Gabe Dixon Christmas Show
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Street Corner Symphony & Gabe Dixon Christmas Show

Street Corner Symphony, the Nashville-based a cappella group that shot to stardom on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” joins hit singer/songwriter and keyboardist Gabe Dixon and friends for an evening of holiday music, Christmas cheer and special collaborations.

The two groups are coming together for a family-friendly show of original and popular Christmas music, sing-a-longs and special guest surprises that celebrate the holidays as only Music City can.

Street Corner Symphony will perform a variety of holiday classics, original Christmas music, classic rock, R&B/Soul, with some improv elements, including a special collaboration with Dixon and his band. Dixon will perform a spirited set of Christmas tunes and originals inspired by the season, including songs from his Christmas EP on Spotify, including “Don’t Want to Let Christmas Go,” “Drivin’ Around Town,” and “Christmas Time is Here.” 

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Robert Glasper Experiment
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

Robert Glasper Experiment

Robert Glasper (born April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American pianist and record producer. He has been nominated for 6 Grammys, has won 3 Grammy Awards and is currently nominated for an Emmy Award. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. His 2014 album "Black Radio 2" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. The song "These Walls" from Kendrick Lamar's album "To Pimp A Butterfly" won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards, on which Glasper plays keys. The soundtrack for the film "Miles Ahead" won Best Soundtrack Compilation at the 58th Grammy Awards, for which Glasper was a producer. The song "Letter To The Free", written with Common, is nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Original Song in the Ava Duvernay documentary film "13th" (Netflix) at the 2017 Emmys.

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Nghtmre Before Xmas
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Nghtmre Before Xmas

Featuring NGHTMRE and Valentino Khan, Justin Caruso

NGHTMRE’s rise to the top has been a dream to say the least. Some say he arrived the day Skrillex played his single “Street” on the main stage at Ultra Music Festival in 2015 — dance music's premiere event. The record would go on to be one of the biggest trap song that summer, and lead Tyler Marenyi to become the darling of Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint, an international festival superstar, and a resident DJ at Las Vegas’ famed Hakkasan. 

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HR - Human Rights (of Bad Brains): The New Gospel
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

HR - Human Rights (of Bad Brains): The New Gospel

Paul “HR” Hudson is best known as the front man of the iconic punk band Bad Brains, formed in 1979. With unprecedented speed and precision, Bad Brains took the Washington, DC music scene by storm and quickly became the most influential band in American punk history, breaking down cultural barriers and creating emotionally charged music centered on the message of maintaining a positive mental attitude (PMA). This concept of PMA continues to inspire HR’s fans.

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Todd & Cindy Bauchspies Christmas Concert
Dec
23
1:00 PM13:00

Todd & Cindy Bauchspies Christmas Concert

Cindy and Todd Bauchspies return to Rams Head for a new Christmas show. Todd, a PRS finger-style guitarist and Rammie winner for best show, and Cindy, a singer-songwriter pianist and conductor of the USNA Women’s Glee Club, combine their talents with their unique arrangements of beloved Christmas songs and carols. This year, there will be new songs from a forthcoming recording project. Come celebrate Christmas early with your friends and family! An audience singalong will cap off this must see concert that will surely put you and your family in the holiday spirit. Makes a great Christmas gift!

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Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
Dec
23
1:00 PM13:00

Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

  • Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performances: 1pm and 5pm.

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King’s head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate. 

Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky’s dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers and regal fairy queens. The “Waltz of the Snowflakes” floats weightlessly above the angelic voices of a youth choir, whereas the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must.

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Stephen Kellogg
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Stephen Kellogg

With Chris Koza

Over the last decade, Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts in more than a dozen countries, both solo and with a band. In 2013 Kellogg gave a TEDx Talk about job satisfaction. Recently on a tour of Europe, SK (as fans often refer to him) made a detour to play the Middle East, Africa and an aircraft carrier for the Armed Forces. Upon returning to the USA, he started his annual lyric writing campaign to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer. At first glance none of this has anything to do with his music, but Stephen Kellogg would argue, “it is the whole story. The music I make is a reflection of how I spend my time and what I care deeply about.”

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The Morrison Brothers Band
Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Morrison Brothers Band

With Jackson Dean. 

Bridging an elusive gap between mainstream pop/country and old school rock and roll, Willie (vocals) and Truman (guitar) Morrison, Matt (drums) and Kevin (guitar) Nolan, and honorary brother Derrick Royer (bass) have collectively assumed the age-old, yet increasingly scrutinized, mantle of a tried and true band. “We write our material with all the amps on, we play on our own records, and then we all get in the van and play that music for people. It’s really that simple,” echoes Matt Nolan. And after playing live for nine full years together amid the obvious checks and balances of a group with two sets of brothers, the band has siphoned an undeniable chemistry from its humble garage band roots in Washington, DC.

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Pieces Of A Dream
Dec
29
7:30 PM19:30

Pieces Of A Dream

In the world of jazz, commodities are fleeting. Styles come and go. Artists at the top of this week’s charts could be history by the end of next month. Words like “staying power” and “longevity” are for anyone or anything that sticks around for more than a couple years.

But then there are those rare few, gifted with the right stuff, who hang in for the long haul – musical collectives that continue to explore and evolve album after album, year after year, decade after decade, eschewing fashion and fad and reaching instead for something much more permanent. This is the story of Pieces of a Dream, a contemporary jazz band that opens the next chapter with their 40th anniversary and the release of their new album Just Funkin’ Around.

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The Every Woman Comedy Tour featuring Aida Rodriguez, April Macie & Chaunte Wayans
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Every Woman Comedy Tour featuring Aida Rodriguez, April Macie & Chaunte Wayans

Get ready for a wild and crazy ‘girls night out’ at Rams Head On Stage when “The Every Woman Comedy Tour” pulls into town. Featuring some of the brightest and funniest young comics around, it’s a night of rip roaring laughter. 

The cast: AIDA RODRIGUEZ was one of ten to make the finals on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and has also been featured on Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show." 

APRIL MACIE also was a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," has been a regular guest on the Howard Stern show, and has appeared in "Snoop Dogg's Bad Girls of Comedy." 

CHAUNTE WAYANS has toured nationally with Russell Peters, Katt Williams, David Alan Grier, and more, and is a featured cast member on MTV's hit show "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'n Out.” She was also featured on TLC’s Trading Spaces. Adult Content.

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Lotus
Dec
29
9:00 PM21:00

Lotus

Having built a massive fanbase over the years, Lotus tours heavily selling out headline shows across the county and playing festivals such as Electric Forest, Imagine Music Fest, Camp Bisco, and more. Whether you catch Lotus in outdoor amphitheaters, the country’s best theaters, intimate clubs or a variety of festivals, you can expect to have an experience of the senses. The band's new album, Eat the Light, is a first for Lotus - an album with vocals on every song. Guest singers appear throughout ranging from soulful to indie and electronic to rock. The tracks bubble with contagious dance energy and blast into orbit with sing-along choruses. The tightly produced yet raw grooves recall sounds of The Talking Heads, Jamiroquai, and LCD Soundsystem.

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New Year's Eve Party: "Ridin' In The New Year" with NRBQ
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

New Year's Eve Party: "Ridin' In The New Year" with NRBQ

NRBQ is an American rock band founded in 1966. It is known for its live performances, containing a high degree of spontaneity and levity, and blending rock, pop, jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley styles. Its members are the quartet of pianist Terry Adams, bassist Casey McDonough, guitarist Scott Ligon and drummer John Perrin. Some of the most notable members in the band's long history are bassist Joey Spampinato, guitarists Al Anderson, Steve Ferguson, and Johnny Spampinato, and drummer Tom Ardolino.

The abbreviation "NRBQ" stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet (originally Quintet).

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Turkuaz - Pimps Of Joytime
Dec
31
9:00 PM21:00

Turkuaz - Pimps Of Joytime

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” army hailing from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and Zapp and Roger—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of Talking Heads inspired jittery, world-pop-dance grooves and a passion for The Beatles, Motown and R&B into the mix, resulting in a refreshing update to the funk idiom.

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Big Night DC
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Big Night DC

  • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get ready for a night of excitement! Make your plans to ring in your new year with over 3,000 people as we host BIG NIGHT DC 2017-18! This Spectacular Event Features, fifteen themed party areas, five dance floors, awesome band lineup, party favors and more!

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Rick Springfield - Stripped Down
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Rick Springfield - Stripped Down

With Jennifer Lynn Simpson

Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, he’s a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.”

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LUTHER RE-LIVES 7th Annual Holiday Concert featuring William “Smooth” Wardlaw
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

LUTHER RE-LIVES 7th Annual Holiday Concert featuring William “Smooth” Wardlaw

They called him “The Velvet Voice.” With iconic hits like “Power of Love/Love Power,” “Never Too Much,” “Here and Now,” and “Any Love,” the late R&B legend Luther Vandross captivated a generation. Now, you’ll be transported on a romantic journey through Vandross’ iconic catalog. The Re-Lives, featuring “Smooth,” pay tribute to the original with love, respect, and faithful accuracy. “Smooth” is an exceptional entertainer whose resemblance, mannerism, laugh, and voice is the spitting image of Vandross. This is a must see performance for any Vandross fan.

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Montpelier Holiday Tea
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Montpelier Holiday Tea

See Montpelier all decked out for the holidays, then enjoy a fixed price menu of fine finger sandwiches, scrumptious cakes and pastries, buttery scones, and your choice of two quality loose leaf teas, all served on china and tiered-stands in Montpelier’s elegant and festively decorated East Wing. While here, you can shop at the Artists’ Boutique, which features original ornaments, fiber art creations, and other artistic crafts. Don’t forget about the Montpelier Gift Shop with themed books, a variety of music CDs, old-fashioned toys, tea and tea equipment, and Montpelier memorabilia. 

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Rock For Honor featuring Sister Hazel with White Ford Bronco
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Rock For Honor featuring Sister Hazel with White Ford Bronco

Come join us in a benefit for the troops! USO Metro's Young Professional's Committee hosts a night of music as we celebrate our local military community! All proceeds go to the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore to support thousands living in our area, including assistance for wounded service members and children with deployed parents.

7:30pm Doors Open/Light Food Served

8:30pm White Ford Bronco

9:45pm Sister Hazel

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Holiday Wine Tasting By Candlelight
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Wine Tasting By Candlelight

Please join us for a Holiday Wine Tasting by Candlelight. Take time out of the busy holiday schedule to sample various flavors of wine along with light refreshments, as you listen to the musical sounds of the season.  Please stroll through the beautifully decorated and candlelit historic home. This is an open house, so please come before dinner, after dinner, or just to enjoy the evening. 

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Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge

Don’t get stuck at crowded malls this season buying generic gift sets for your loved ones… Come to the Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge! Craft artisans from our community will display their items for sale inside our warm and cozy gallery environs. A wide selection of unique craft items will be available, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, ornaments, and much more. While you finish your holiday shopping, stop by the beer tasting lounge.

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Montpelier Holiday Tea
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Montpelier Holiday Tea

See Montpelier all decked out for the holidays, then enjoy a fixed price menu of fine finger sandwiches, scrumptious cakes and pastries, buttery scones, and your choice of two quality loose leaf teas, all served on china and tiered-stands in Montpelier’s elegant and festively decorated East Wing. While here, you can shop at the Artists’ Boutique, which features original ornaments, fiber art creations, and other artistic crafts. Don’t forget about the Montpelier Gift Shop with themed books, a variety of music CDs, old-fashioned toys, tea and tea equipment, and Montpelier memorabilia. Reservations and advance payment required by Wednesday, December 6. 

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EdFEST
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

EdFEST

Come to EdFEST and explore the city’s public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from DCPS and public charter schools will showcase their programs. With the launch of the My School DC lottery application on December 11, 2017 for the 2018-19 school year, EdFEST is a timely event to help you make informed school selections. EdFEST will also feature many free services and fun activities for the whole family! More at:

Free admission

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Australia's Thunder From Down Under
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Australia's Thunder From Down Under

Australia's Hottest Export! Thunder From Down Under - The worlds most sought after male revue! 

The PERFECT Girls' Night Outback! The sexy blokes of Australia's Thunder From Down Under know how to get the audience excited from the minute they walk out on stage! Each performer helps make a different fantasy come true for the thrilled women in the audience whose screams of appreciation fill the Thunder showroom.

For 15 years Thunder From Down Under has been "eye candy" for women of all ages with the dancers making women happy in the blink of an eye and the unbuttoning of a shirt! This show is the ultimate bachelorette party experience.

Recommended for adult audiences; No full frontal nudity. Gentlemen are welcome.

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Carbon Leaf
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Carbon Leaf

Performances: Dec 8 at 8:30pm, Dec 9 at 3pm and 8:30pm

Through 24 years, 16 albums and 2300 live shows, Carbon Leaf’s independent spirit and vibrant music continues to resonate with their fans.

Blending folk, Celtic, bluegrass, Americana and rock traditions into what the group calls Ether-Electrified Porch Music, the Virginia quintet’s songs of life, love, heartbreak and landscape are independently written, recorded and produced from their own studio in Richmond.

The band will be performing in 2017 behind a U.S. tour and a collection of new songs inspired by acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion and rich vocal harmonies.

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Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

  • Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performances: December 8-9, 2017

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination.

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Steep Canyon Rangers
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Steep Canyon Rangers

GRAMMY® Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.
 

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Artist Reception: Michael Moses
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Reception: Michael Moses

Meet artist Michael Moses, whose background in the plastic arts has given him a fascination with materials that compels a closer look. Alluring patterns, colors and textures are center stage in his photography, seeking to lure and tantalize the eye. In addition, the Publick Playhouse 40th Anniversary Celebration continues with a look back at the history of the Playhouse and remarks by some of our community leaders.
Free

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A Very Green Christmas with Chelsey Green
Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

A Very Green Christmas with Chelsey Green

Billboard charting recording artists Chelsey Green and The Green Project perform the Christmas Classics in a special narrated audience-involved show as she trounces stereotypes of the violin. The Green Project melds classical technique and themes with modern idioms. R&B, pop, soul, funk, jazz, alternative, hip-hop, and gospel are all part of this afternoon of fun! 

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