Art Exhibit - “Playin’ to the Edge” by Aqcuaetta Williams
Nov
16
to Jan 11

Art Exhibit - “Playin’ to the Edge” by Aqcuaetta Williams

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Exhibit: Nov 15, 2018 - Jan 11, 2019; 8:30am-5pm.

Artist Reception: Nov 30, 7pm

Aqcuaetta Williams bases her success on reaching her audience of free thinkers: artists and poets. By doing so, she opens a doorway to images that create emotional agitation and excitement. Her collage paintings are engaging in their technique and expression. Williams presents the viewer with keys to unlock the unconscious mind.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Bowie Art Exhibit - Small Wonders
Nov
16
to Nov 30

Bowie Art Exhibit - Small Wonders

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 Artist: Barbara Dahlberg, Someone Left the Guitar Out In The Rain

Artist: Barbara Dahlberg, Someone Left the Guitar Out In The Rain

The current exhibit in the City Hall Galleries is entitled Small Wonders and includes a variety of pieces from local artists depicting different interpretations of small works and miniatures. The exhibit runs through November 30, 2018. Gallery hours are the same hours as City Hall: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  For more information, contact Neil Norris at 240-544-5601 or nnorris@cityofbowie.org.

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Christmas on the Potomac & ICE!
Nov
16
to Jan 1

Christmas on the Potomac & ICE!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Gaylord National Resort. Experience the Washington, D.C.’s Capital of Christmas at our award-winning Christmas On The Potomac celebration. Children of all ages will delight in our holiday – themed events and activities including gingerbread decorating, Build-A-Bear Workshop®, ice skating and the COOLEST attraction around – ICE! – now with an exciting new theme, A Charlie Brown Christmas. ($) Activities and hours vary by date.

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Pamela Crockett: Dance of Decay
Nov
16
to Dec 31

Pamela Crockett: Dance of Decay

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 Artist: Pamela Crockett

Artist: Pamela Crockett

Exhibit: Daily, Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2018; 10am-5pm / Public Reception: Nov 4, 2-4pm.

Painter Pamela Crockett uses decomposing pods, dried bulbs, and decaying fragments to inform this series. These delicate remains of life reflect both the fragility and the vitality of the earth. Their patterns of decay echo the invisible forces controlling their movement. For Crocket, even decaying life is active; she believes dead nature lives; therefore, the quiet objects speak.

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Community! Here and Now
Nov
16
to Dec 31

Community! Here and Now

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Exhibit: Daily, Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2018; 10am-5pm / Public Reception: Nov 4, 2–4 pm

Be inspired to get involved in your community through community-based art. Various artists and collectives share their works, compassion, and activism. Groups such as FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and Ben Hamburger’s Facing Change: Narratives of the Shifting Cultural Landscape in East Baltimore display their concerted efforts to give voice to the underrepresented.

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Push & Pull: Variations in Nature
Nov
16
to Dec 29

Push & Pull: Variations in Nature

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Lynda Andrews-Barry. Clouds 5

Dates: November 5 - December 29, 2018

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-4pm. Free and open to the public

Artists Reception: November 10, 5-8 pm

Artists Talk: December 1, 2 pm

Artists Lynda Andrews-Barry, Heathe Brand, Neal Cox, Travis Childers, C. Tara and David Gladden, Madeline Marak, and Marcia Wolfson-Ray examine the intricate, yet complicated relationship with the world around us. They respond to their personal connection to nature by weaving various contemporary art making methods, that explore the earth and how we inhabits our surroundings.

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Jeremy Wright
Nov
16
to Nov 25

Jeremy Wright

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 Artist: Jeremy Wright

Artist: Jeremy Wright

Exhibit: Daily, Nov. 3-25, 2018, 10am-5pm / Free

Ceramicist and sculptor Jeremy Wright explores the concept of identity within the larger conversation of place, ethnicity, and the interplay between the actual and perceived. Wright challenges the viewer to look beyond what s/he immediately perceives and prompts the viewer to find a more subtle, yet important subtext to the overall conversation. 

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The Full Story: Maryland, The Surratts and the Crime of the Century – An Exhibition
Nov
16
to Dec 9

The Full Story: Maryland, The Surratts and the Crime of the Century – An Exhibition

View an exhibit at the Surratt House Museum about Maryland in the Civil War, the choices made by the Surratt Family, and the after-effects on the family and nation. 
Exhibit open January 17, 2018 - December 9, 2018, from 11 am - 3 pm, Wednesday through Friday & 12-4 pm on Saturday & Sunday (exhibit closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Fee-based event.

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Beyond Needleart Exhibit
Nov
16
to Nov 29

Beyond Needleart Exhibit

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Exhibit: Nov 10-29, 2018. Open daily except Wednesdays, 11am-4pm.

Opening Reception, Saturday, November 10, 5-7 pm – free admission (for reception only). Now in its third year, Beyond Needleart displays  the fiber art of local artists. 

Admission: $5/adults under 60; $4/adults 60 and over

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Artists’ Boutique
Nov
16
to Dec 28

Artists’ Boutique

 Artist: Joan HInes

Artist: Joan HInes

From 11/5 - 12/28. Open daily except Wednesdays, 11am-4pm.

Find the perfect gift for someone special on your list.  Choose among handcrafted ornaments displayed on sparkling holiday trees, and other unique gifts, all made by local artists.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Washington National Opera: Silent Night
Nov
16
to Nov 25

Washington National Opera: Silent Night

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Performances: Nov 10-25, various hours.

As Christmas Eve falls on a World War I battlefield, enemy soldiers step into no-man's-land for one miraculous night of peace. Based on the true story and 2005 film, Silent Night features Pulitzer Prize–winning music in multiple languages, capturing humanity and hope amidst a devastating war.

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Anastasia
Nov
16
to Nov 25

Anastasia

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Performances: Oct 30 - Nov 25, various hours.

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to Washington at last! From the Tony Award®–winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s.

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Running On Glass
Nov
16
to Dec 9

Running On Glass

 Cynthia Cooper, Playwright

Cynthia Cooper, Playwright

By Cynthia Cooper

Performances: Thurs/Fri/Sat: 8pm; Sun: 3pm.

A sports scholar entices her friend, a designer and running buddy, to help envision a pop-up museum about women in sports. Six characters from sports history come alive, along with the challenges and successes of diverse people in any field of endeavor. Told in monologues by the two performers, the stories include Althea Gibson, first person to break the color barrier in tennis; Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel; Wilma Rudolph, an African-American Olympic runner who overcame childhood polio; Gretel Bergmann, a Jewish-German athlete used by the Nazis for propaganda; Babe Didrikson, one of the best all-round athletes of any gender, and Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson, a professional pitcher in the Negro Leagues. For ages 8 and up.

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Washington National Opera: Silent Night
Nov
17
to Nov 25

Washington National Opera: Silent Night

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Performances: Nov 10 - Nov 25, various hours

As Christmas Eve falls on a World War I battlefield, enemy soldiers step into no-man's-land for one miraculous night of peace. Based on the true story and 2005 film, Silent Night features Pulitzer Prize–winning music in multiple languages, capturing humanity and hope amidst a devastating war.

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The Choir of Man
Nov
20
to Nov 24

The Choir of Man

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Performances: Nov 20-24, 7:30pm; Matinees: Nov 23-25 at 2:30pm

The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show” (Edinburgh Evening News), The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! 

For ages 10 and up.

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Tash Sultana - Flow State World Tour
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tash Sultana - Flow State World Tour

With Ocean Alley.

Tash Sultana is a dynamic young artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos of Tash jamming went viral. A true virtuoso, Tash was soon selling out massive theatres globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals - no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom.

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Legendary Nights V
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Legendary Nights V

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Please join us in welcoming renowned master of ceremonies Viet Thao along with famed comedian Hoai Linh. The evening will feature legendary talents such as the alluring pop sensation Thanh Ha and Quang Dung to present Legendary Nights 5 concert.

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Holiday In The Park
Nov
23
to Jan 1

Holiday In The Park

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Dates: Nov 23 - Jan 1

A dazzling winter spectacular featuring more than a million glittering lights, holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, visits with Santa and many of our popular theme park rides. Combine holiday traditions with a thrilling family experience that is uniquely Six Flags.

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19th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show
Nov
23
to Nov 25

19th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show

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Dates: Nov 23-25

For a sweet treat, come and view an amazing display of edible gingerbread houses. No nibbling allowed! Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the  Viewer’s Choice Competition. Groups of 10 or more are welcome by appointment.

Fee: $2/person (cash only); Children 4 & under are FREE. If you are interested in entering the contest, please contact the museum for further details.

The deadline to enter the contest is November 9, 2018. 

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Winter Festival of Lights
Nov
23
to Jan 1

Winter Festival of Lights

 Credit: M-NCPPC

Credit: M-NCPPC

Dates: Nov 23, 218 to Jan 1, 2019. Open daily, 5pm-9:30pm.

Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at this spectacular drive-through event featuring dazzling displays with more than 2.5 million lights throughout the park! You won’t want to miss our giant, 54-foot LED musical tree! ($)

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The Seldom Scene & Dry Branch Fire Squad
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Seldom Scene & Dry Branch Fire Squad

The Seldom Scene is an American bluegrass band formed in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Dry Branch Fire Squad is a traditional-style bluegrass band fronted by Ron Thomason. The band is known for its showy performances and for Thomason's humorous interludes. The Dry Branch Fire Squad is the host band of Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, formerly called the Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival. 

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The Contortionist: Reimagined Tour
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Contortionist: Reimagined Tour

With Intervals.

The Contortionist is an American progressive metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in 2007, the band consists of guitarists Robby Baca and Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist Mike Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt, and keyboardist Eric Guenther. They have released four studio albums and three EPs. (Wikipedia)

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Charles Esten
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Charles Esten

Performing: Nov 24-25, 2018

Charles Esten Puskar III, known professionally as Chip Esten and Charles Esten, is an American actor, singer and comedian. Esten is best known for his role as country singer Deacon Claybourne on the ABC/CMT drama Nashville, which he played from 2012 to 2018. 

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The Choir of Man
Nov
25
2:30 PM14:30

The Choir of Man

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Performances: Nov 20-24, 7:30pm; Matinees: Nov 23-25 at 2:30pm

The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show” (Edinburgh Evening News), The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! 

For ages 10 and up.

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Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

Attendees will hear firsthand Mrs. Obama’s intimate reflections on the experiences and events, both public and private, that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her years spent at the most famous address in the world. 

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Melissa Etheridge - The Holiday Show
Nov
26
to Nov 28

Melissa Etheridge - The Holiday Show

Performances: Nov 26-28, 2018

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy. The six times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. Etheridge is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007. In 2011 Melissa made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot, where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong for one week, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Etheridge is scheduled to release MEmphis Rock and Soul, a new album honoring Stax Records, in fall of 2016. She recently completed recording at Royal Studios in Memphis on what will be her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E.

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Aminé
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Aminé

With Kayo Genesis and Buddy.

Adam Aminé Daniel, known professionally as Aminé, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his commercial debut single, "Caroline", which peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Aminé released his debut studio album Good for You, on July 28, 2017 (Wikipedia)

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Wytold: The Science of Sound
Nov
28
10:15 AM10:15

Wytold: The Science of Sound

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Performances: 10:15am and 12pm.

Electric cellist-composer Wytold blends classical techniques with live looping 
to create interactive musical adventures featuring inventive remixes and original 
works. By exploring the relationship between the science of waves and musical 
scales, students learn how basic patterns in the world can create exciting and 
dynamic music. This production from Artivate has students interact to use their 
new knowledge to create a short musical piece together as a group. 
Recommended for grades 3–8 

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3OH!3 & Emo Nite: The Want House Party Tour
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

3OH!3 & Emo Nite: The Want House Party Tour

3OH!3 doesn't like to brag. Sean Foreman and Nathaniel 'Nat' Motte say that making their loud, distorted, electronic-pop music is not about the trophies and notoriety. No, forming 3OH!3 (named after the duo's area code in Boulder, Colorado) was always about something larger than themselves. It was and remains about being FUN!

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American Holiday Festival
Nov
30
to Dec 2

American Holiday Festival

 U.S. Army “Pershing’s Own” during the American Holiday Festival

U.S. Army “Pershing’s Own” during the American Holiday Festival

Performances: Nov 30 - Dec 2.

Deck the halls! The annual kick-off concert for the Washington, DC, holiday season performed by the talented musicians of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” will be presented at DAR Constitution Hall: November 30 - December 2, 2018! An annual tradition for many, this concert is a great way to start your holiday preparations. Come celebrate the season with The U.S. Army Orchestra, Herald Trumpets, and Army Band vocalists!

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The Emo Show
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Emo Show

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Awesome sing alongs with live MD bands, tasty themed drinks. Tribute sets: various Emo anthems by In Too Deep – MD, My Chemical Romance by Flying Jacob, New Found Glory by Hey Girl Hey, Paramore by Taller Tales feat. Jamie Boyd, Brand New by The Revived. ALL AGES!!

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Dark Star Orchestra
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dark Star Orchestra

Performing to critical acclaim celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

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Draco Rosa
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Draco Rosa

With a successful career, Draco Rosa has toured the world, filling prestigious venues while reaching a very solid fan base. Inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, the multiple-time GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winning artist has received received many awards and recognitions for his career as a recording artist and also for his accomplishments as a composer, musician, singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. “Vagabundo” named one of “The 50 Greatest Latin Albums of the Past 50 Years” by Billboard Magazine, was recently re-released on August 10th, celebrating it’s 22nd anniversary. Draco Rosa’s new studio album “Monte Sagrado” is scheduled to drop on October 26th. (Howard Theatre)

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LANco: Hallelujah Nights Tour with Trevis Denning
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

LANco: Hallelujah Nights Tour with Trevis Denning

Who is LANco? LANco is the people you know and the life you live, reimagined.  LANco is the familiar, couched in the extraordinary. LANco is a connection to community built by the bonds of music.  They are five best friends making music and working to create something bigger while grinding it out on the road to build an identity.  Through this, they became Lancaster & Company, now known as LANco.  Everyone touched by their music becomes part of the Company.  The band is nothing without the Company.  The musical mission statement: every day in every way, throw one hell of a Company party.

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Esperanza Spalding
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Esperanza Spalding

12 Little Spells Tour

Esperanza Spalding is typically referred to as a bassist, vocalist and composer. However like most organisms growing in response to their environment, Esperanza is emerging into something she does not yet understand, nor is able to clarify through reference or language. Some of the primary cells directing this emergent artistic organism could be named: poetry, magic, staging, theater, opera, sound-spells, improvisation, movement, dance, bio-geometry, reiki, nothing, bad-art, fake-art, listening, smells, dream-talk, dialogue, demonic therapy, cat-tongue. Also: fuck accolades.

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Jean Carne
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Jean Carne

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Jean Carne’s recording career started in 1971 and over the years she performed with Duke Ellington, Norman Connors, George Duke and sang on the first two albums by Earth, Wind and Fire. Between 1977 and 1979, she recorded for Gamble and Huff’s, Philadelphia International Records label. They produced her hits “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head” and “My Love Don’t Come Easy”.

Jean Carne went on to record for the Motown label in 1983. In 1986, recording for Atlantic Records, she found immediate success with her chart-topping R&B hit “Closer Than Close”. Jean Carne has continued to perform nationally and internationally. She remains as one of the most sought after female vocalists on the R&B circuit. 

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IONA High Energy Traditional Pan-Celtic Music
Dec
2
4:30 PM16:30

IONA High Energy Traditional Pan-Celtic Music

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Davies Concert Series, now in its 47th season, will present IONA Celtic Band on December 2. WAMMIE winner IONA will celebrate the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Hogmanay throughout the Celtic cultures with celebratory music and dance. Sing along program will include old favorites, dancing a Breton an dro for the Holiday season and Robert Burns' traditional version of Auld Lang Syne to bring on the Christmas spirit!

The concert will be preceded by a performance by student artists Abigail and Ella Gerstman who will perform duets by J. S. Bach and Jean Philippe Rameau for Violin and Viola.

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Pentatonix
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Pentatonix

The Christmas Is Here! Tour.

Performances: Dec 2 & 3, 7:30pm

In just five years, Pentatonix has sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S. alone. They have won 3 Grammy Awards and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts close to 13 million subscribers, yielding over 2 billion video views, and their 2015 self-titled album has been certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard's 200. 

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Adam Conover
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Adam Conover

Mind Parasites Live

Adam Conover is the creator and star of TruTV’s ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, a comedy that dispels common misconceptions and encourages the audience to think critically about the world around them. Adam recurs on the hit Netflix animated series BOJACK HORSEMAN and was a regular panelist on VH1’s BEST WEEK EVER. Prior to this, he was a writer and performer for College Humor Originals and co-wrote and starred in the film festival darling THE EXQUISITE CORPSE PROJECT. He is a founding member of the sketch group Olde English.

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Robert Glasper
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Robert Glasper

Performances: Dec 3 & 4.

Robert Glasper is an American singer, 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. (Wikipedia)

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The Internet - Hive Mind Tour with Moonchild
Dec
3
to Dec 4

The Internet - Hive Mind Tour with Moonchild

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Performances: Dec 3 & 4 at 8pm

THE INTERNET branched off from the Odd Future collective and started their own band in 2011. Syd had been writing music since she was small; she put this on hold to become OF’s DJ and producer, and picked her songs back up in 2011 to make her first full-length album with Matt. 

When they play live, THE INTERNET is a band – a six-person outfit whose youngest member is 17. They began playing as a full-band in order to tour behind Feel Good, and the band members all contributed their talents to THE INTERNET’s 2015 album EGO DEATH.

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A Dickens Tale
Dec
4
10:15 AM10:15

A Dickens Tale

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Performances: 10:15am and 12pm.

See Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” come to life with Bright Star Theatre’s production. Join old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Jacob Marley to discover the true meaning of the season. 


Recommended for grades K–8 
Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

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Like Moths To Flames
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Like Moths To Flames

The Dark Devine Tour with Oceans Ate Alaska, Phinehas, Novelists, and Artifacts

Like Moths to Flames is an American metalcore band from Columbus, Ohio, formed in 2010 by former members of various bands, including Agraceful, the Crimson Armada, and My Ticket Home. The band has released four full-length albums, a 7", and one extended play through Rise Records. (Wikipedia)

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Ministry with Carpenter Brut & Alien Weaponry
Dec
5
7:15 PM19:15

Ministry with Carpenter Brut & Alien Weaponry

Ministry’s Al Joursengen, the acclaimed pioneer of industrial music, doesn’t muck around, doesn't sugar-coat, doesn't pull punches.  He’s highly opinionated, exceptionally well read and articulate on subjects ranging from politics to alien conspiracies to American history to his beloved Chicago Blackhawks/Bulls/White Sox/Bears.

The industrial machine that is Ministry has manufactured immense amounts of sound during its 30+ years of musical artistry. Initially coming into existence in 1981, Ministry was to be the lifetime passion project of front runner and founder Al Jourgensen. Often associated with ideas and imagery that are easily recognized today, in part because of Jourgensen’s insanely dreaded hair, pitch black attire, vampiric glasses, and exquisite top hat, the band has become incredibly symbolic. But like any creature cursed with the gift of creativity, “Uncle Al” has shed his skin several times over the decades. The development of Ministry and all of Al Jourgensen projects has been purely organic, which is a huge reason why the masses following his projects are so vast. 

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Cirque du Soleil presents Crystal
Dec
5
to Dec 9

Cirque du Soleil presents Crystal

Performances: Dec 5-8 @7:30pm; Dec 9 @12:30pm and 4pm

Directed by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, Crystal, our misfit heroine, takes you on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated, and empowered. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.

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Chris Young: Losing Sleep World Tour
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Chris Young: Losing Sleep World Tour

After playing more than 30 sold-out arena and amphitheater dates, being named an ACM Male Vocalist nominee and scoring his 10th No. 1 single, Chris Young has added 15 more shows to his “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” with a stop in Baltimore, MD on December 6 at Royal Farms Arena. Special guests Dan + Shay and Morgan Evans will join the multi-platinum entertainer, hailed “a true country singer” (Lincoln Journal Star) who has “handily made the leap to headliner status” (Green Bay Press Gazette) and puts on a “riveting performance” (La Crosse Tribune), on the added dates.

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Jewel: Handmade Holiday Tour
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Jewel: Handmade Holiday Tour

Jewel is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, mother and advocate. She went from a girl who grew up in Alaska with no running water, to a homeless teenager in San Diego, to an award winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist who released one of the best-selling debuts of all times. Through her career, which has spanned over 20 years, she has earned multiple Grammy Award nominations, an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award among others and to date has sold well in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. 

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98° At Christmas 2018
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

98° At Christmas 2018

Pegged as one of the original boy bands of the late 1990’s and known for their authentic vocal harmonizing, Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees were never just an ordinary pop group.  Unlike most boy bands of the time, the group formed independently before later being signed to Motown Records, who released the group’s debut album 98° in 1997.

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Big Daddy Kane
Dec
6
8:30 PM20:30

Big Daddy Kane

With MC Bravado, Ashley Sierra, Dirt Platoon, Yadat Blacc, DJ Excel

Antonio Hardy, better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential and skilled MCs in hip hop. (Wikipedia)

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Holiday Matinee for Kids
Dec
7
10:30 AM10:30

Holiday Matinee for Kids

 2017 Holiday Matinee for Kids. The United States Air Force Band “Singing Sergeants” Credit: Chief Master Sgt. Bob Kamholz, Facebook

2017 Holiday Matinee for Kids. The United States Air Force Band “Singing Sergeants” Credit: Chief Master Sgt. Bob Kamholz, Facebook

Each year we are proud to invite children from the local area to attend a dress rehearsal for our annual holiday concerts. The Holiday Matinee for Kids is a great way for children to enjoy the beginning of the hoilday season.

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Bebel Gilberto
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Bebel Gilberto

Isabel Gilberto de Oliveira, known as Bebel Gilberto, is a Brazilian American popular singer often associated with bossa nova. She is the daughter of João Gilberto and singer Miúcha. Her uncle is singer/composer Chico Buarque. Gilberto has been performing since her youth in Rio de Janeiro.  (Wikipedia)

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New Potato Caboose
Dec
7
9:00 PM21:00

New Potato Caboose

With Lauren Calve

Jam band legends New Potato Caboose are returning to the stage for a night of epic musical goodness to hearken years gone by. Get your groovy on with the reunited members of NPC as they recall the amazing 4 part harmonies and those many killer jams they were once known for by playing everything from CSNY, to the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, a host of originals and so much more! 

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Holiday Teas
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Holiday Teas

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See Montpelier all decked out for the holidays, then enjoy a prix fixe 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 East Wing, which will be decorated in festive holiday style.

Adults.  $30 + tax per person, $26 + tax for members of Friends of Montpelier.  Price includes gratuity and self-guided tour of the mansion.  Reservations and advance payment required by Wednesday, December 5.

While here, you can also shop at the Artists’ Boutique, featuring original ornaments, fiber art creations and other artistic crafts, and the Montpelier Gift Shop, featuring books, music, old-fashioned toys, tea and tea accoutrements and Montpelier memorabilia.

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Spirit of the Season
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Spirit of the Season

 The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform a holiday classic during the 2014 Spirit of the Season performance at DAR Constitution Hall. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Burns/released)

The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform a holiday classic during the 2014 Spirit of the Season performance at DAR Constitution Hall. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Burns/released)

Performances: Dec 8 & 9 @3pm, Dec 8 @8pm

Season's greetings from The United States Air Force Band as they bring the annual “Spirit of the Season” holiday concert for us all to enjoy.

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This Love Ain’t Loyal
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

This Love Ain’t Loyal

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Layla is the original Real housewife that has it all – successful husband, beautiful children, a 7.5 carat emerald cut from Tiffany’, a luxurious home in a gated community, expensive foreign cars, tailor made clothes from the hottest designers, and credit cards with no limits in sight.  Obviously her man loves her.  What more can a woman ask for – this is the life! Or is it? It’s been said that we all want what we can’t have and this Diva, who seems to have it all, is no exeception.

With a husband constantly on the road Layla finds a desire fore something younger and more energetic.  A girl can only shop for so long and who knows if her hubby is ‘only’ grinding those many, many nights out of state.  Layla has always handled business and this situation is no different  Unfortunately, Layla forgets one golden rule: Only cheat with someone who has just as much to lose as you! Will Layla be able to have her cake and eat it too? Or will she ruin it all by burning the hand that has bankrolled her lavish lifestyle?  Come and find out in This Love Ain’t Loyal. Additional performance at 7:30 pm.

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Shaolin Jazz: Can I Kick It? - The Warriors
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Shaolin Jazz: Can I Kick It? - The Warriors

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This innovative film experience pushes the envelope of sound syncing, where classic martial arts films are remixed live by 2-Tone Jones, accentuating specific scenes with well-timed DJ techniques. For this special presentation of Can I Kick It?, SHAOLIN JAZZ focuses on the 1979 cult classic The Warriors, an influential film in Hip Hop culture. 

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The Holiday Show
Dec
8
to Dec 16

The Holiday Show

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Performances: Dec 8 and Dec 15 @8pm; Dec 16 @3pm.

DC's favorite way to start the season! The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC's holiday extravaganza returns with fabulous treats and festive holiday favorites. Come see what surprises the Chorus has in store for you this year as they ring in the season with tap dancers, drag queens, nutcrackers, reindeer, and more!

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Motown and More: A Holiday Celebration
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Motown and More: A Holiday Celebration

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Even today, the name “Motown” still evokes the sounds and images of that past musical era full of great artists, classic songs, and smooth choreography. For the holidays, Motown and More: A Holiday Celebration offers those special tunes that bring the season in with style—such as The Temptations’ “Silent Night” and the Jackson 5’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Motown and More: A Holiday Celebration is a seasonal favorite throughout the state and has sold out area venues for the past three years.

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Cheryl Wheeler & John Gorka
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Cheryl Wheeler & John Gorka

Cheryl Wheeler is an American singer-songwriter of contemporary folk music, based in New England. To date, she has recorded thirteen folk albums, and has toured extensively throughout the United States.  (Wikipedia)

John Gorka is a contemporary American folk musician. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called him "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement." (Wikipedia)

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Lil Skies
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Lil Skies

Rapper Lil Skies was born Kemetrius Foose in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania in 1998. Interested in music from his early childhood, Foose was recording lyrics by the time he was 12 and eventually took on the Lil Skies moniker when he began taking his music more seriously. When he was enrolled in Shippensburg University, he dropped out to focus as his fan base grew exponentially.By this time he was performing regularly, even opening for rap sensations like Fetty Wap, among others. He released several singles and videos, notably “Signs of Jealousy”, which caught the attention of Atlantic Records. The major label offered Lil Skies a deal in 2017, a debut mixtape Life of a Dark Rose appeared near the end of the year. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi

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Every Time I Die
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Every Time I Die

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Celebrating 20 Years Of Bullshit Tour with Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Vein .

Every Time I Die is an American hardcore punk band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1998. They have garnered acclaim for their energetic and intense live shows.  (Wikipedia)

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Hot 99.5's Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Hot 99.5's Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One

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Get the holiday celebration started with a concert featuring some of today’s hottest artists.

Every year, the Jingle Ball Tour gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year's official charity for the Jingle Ball Tour is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today's youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Benefit Concert featuring Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and special guests!
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Benefit Concert featuring Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and special guests!

 Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

The American Vinyl All Star Band with special guest performances by Mark Farner (from American Band/Grand Funk Railroad), James Montgomery (Legendary Bluesman), Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (from the Nelsons), Slim Jim Phantom (from The Stray Cats), CJ Vanston (Legendary Songwriter and Producer) & more! (Artists subject to change)

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Live Nation and Songbyrd Presents: Jorja Smith: The Lost & Found Tour with Ravyn Lenae
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Live Nation and Songbyrd Presents: Jorja Smith: The Lost & Found Tour with Ravyn Lenae

Jorja Smith is an English R&B singer/songwriter whose soulful, jazz-tinged cadence, heartfelt lyrics, and retro sound invoke names like Lauyn Hill, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and Amy Winehouse, the latter of whom the Walsall-based artist cites as her biggest influence.

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Ingrid Michaelson Trio
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Ingrid Michaelson Trio

Songs For The Season.

Each ticket purchased online for this show comes with your choice of a physical CD or digital copy of the new album, Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season. You will receive instructions via email within 14 business. Not available on re-sale tickets.

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Carbon Leaf: 25th Anniversary Tour
Dec
13
to Dec 14

Carbon Leaf: 25th Anniversary Tour

With Liz Longley. Performances: Dec 13 & 14.

Carbon Leaf is a quintet from Richmond, Virginia, known for their alt-country, Celtic, and folk-infused indie rock. Though some of the band members have changed through the years, Carbon Leaf has been consistently creating and performing music since the early 1990s. (Wikipedia)

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 The 85 South Show Live at The Howard Theatre
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

The 85 South Show Live at The Howard Theatre

The last few years, the 85 South Show has been shaking up the podcasting scene with improvs and freestyles by some of the fastest rising comedic talent from the South. Join DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean on a Thursday night as they bring their talents to The Howard Theatre. It’s going to be one hell of a show – and the whole thing will be turned into a new episode for the masses.

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Celeste Barber
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Celeste Barber

Performances: 8pm and 10:30pm

Actor, Comedian, and Social Media Super Star Celeste Barber is the self proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low budget lifestyle aspirations.

In this exciting live show experience Celeste explains the story behind some of her most famous images, her new relationship with famous people, and the stalkers, fans and comments that get under her skin.

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Dave Matthews Band
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band, also known by the initialism DMB, is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer and backing vocalist Carter Beauford, and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. (Wikipedia)

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Bomba Estéreo
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Bomba Estéreo

Coming to you all the way live from Bogotá, Colombia, Bomba Estéreo’s psychedelic cumbia mix creates a space where transcendent vibes and grooves meet up in one place. According to the band’s founder Simón Mejía, that was the artistic thrust behind "Amanecer," the band’s GRAMMY-nominated album which has received rave reviews from NPR to Rolling Stone and Pitchfork to Billboard.

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Oddisee & Good Compny, Phonte, and Olivier St. Louis (part of The Bridge Concert Series)
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Oddisee & Good Compny, Phonte, and Olivier St. Louis (part of The Bridge Concert Series)

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A respected underground MC both locally and abroad, Oddisee returns to his hometown for a specially curated evening with individual sets by his group Oddisee & Good Compny, North Carolina emcee Phonte, and Berlin-based singer/songwriter Olivier St. Louis.

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Tory Lanez: Kysmas Show, Presented by 93.9 WKYS with Pardison Fontaine
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Tory Lanez: Kysmas Show, Presented by 93.9 WKYS with Pardison Fontaine

Tory Lanez was one of the more versatile commercial artists to surface during the early 2010s. A songwriter and producer who flits between and fuses R&B and rap -- his vocals alternate between swift and rugged boasts and smooth and sensitive come-ons -- he made steady strides toward the mainstream with numerous mixtapes, guest appearances, and self-directed videos.

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Lindsey Stirling
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big. In four years since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music impresario, classically trained violinist, dancer, and artist quietly and humbly became one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. 

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Hansel & Gretel Tea Party
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Hansel & Gretel Tea Party

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Visit Darnall’s Chance when it is decorated like a gingerbread house.

Listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel, enjoy tea and dessert, and participate in a holiday craft activity. Registration fee required for all attendees – children and adults. Capacity is limited; reservation and payment required in advance.

Age limit: 5 years and up. Fee: $17/resident; $22/non-resident.

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Holiday Concert
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Holiday Concert

 U.S. Navy Band 2017 Holiday Concert at DAR Constitiution Hall / Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David B. Aspinwall, U.S. Navy Band

U.S. Navy Band 2017 Holiday Concert at DAR Constitiution Hall / Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David B. Aspinwall, U.S. Navy Band

Performances: Dec 15 & 16 @3pm, Dec 15 @ 8pm.

Each December the Navy Band hosts a concert to help ring in the holiday season, an annual tradition that has become one of our most highly-anticipated events of the year. This concert combines the musical forces of multiple ensembles from the U. S. Navy Band for an entertaining family-friendly show that promises to delight all ages. We've heard that there will be a flyover and visit by a familiar guest as well!

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Soiree at the Snowdens’
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Soiree at the Snowdens’

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Join us for our third annual holiday celebration, featuring live music, and dinner fare provided by local restaurants.  Sponsored in part by the Friends of Montpelier.

Must be 21 or older to enter.  $35/person; $25/members of the Friends of Montpelier.

Reservations and advance payment required.

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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes with Adam Ezra (Solo)
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes with Adam Ezra (Solo)

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are a Jersey Shore musical group led by Southside Johnny. They have been recording albums since 1976 and are closely associated with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. They have recorded or performed several Springsteen songs, including "The Fever" and "Fade Away". (Wikipedia)

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Amy Schumer
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Amy Schumer

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Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She ventured into comedy in the early 2000s before appearing as a contestant on the fifth season of the NBC reality competition series Last Comic Standing in 2007. (Wikipedia)

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Les Nubians
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Les Nubians

Celebrating 20+ years as Les Nubians, Grammy nominated, Soul Train Lady of Soul Award winning sister duo from Paris, France are currently recording new material in Detroit for their up-coming album, set to drop later this year. The Up Close and Personal Tour is a chance for fans to experience Les Nubians in an intimate setting, listening to the classics as well as stories about their history and voyage as world renown Afropean artists plus what to expect for the very near future.

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O.A.R.
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

O.A.R.

O.A.R. is an American rock band founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo. (Wikipedia).

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SIRIUSXM Outlaw Country Presents: Turnpike Troubadours with Jaime Wyatt
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

SIRIUSXM Outlaw Country Presents: Turnpike Troubadours with Jaime Wyatt

If Turnpike Troubadours are playing in your town, you’ll know it. A block or two from the venue, you’ll see the crowds lining up. Get closer and you’ll start to hear the music -- rockin’ hard, lashed by burnin’ fiddle and guitar, maybe a little rough on the edges but with a deep-rooted soul that's impossible to resist. And if you make it through the door, you’ll witness one of the best shows you'll ever see.

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Handel’s Messiah
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Handel’s Messiah

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Performances: 3pm & 7pm.

Few classics evoke the holiday spirit like the soaring melodies of Handel's Messiah, especially when experienced live. This holiday season, DancEthos invites you to enjoy this beloved masterpiece like never before—as the soundscape for an evening of modern dance, choreographed by Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn, and nearly fifty rising stars of the Instrumental and Vocal Music Departments of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the direction of Heather Haughn, Samuel L. E. Bonds and Andrew Smith.

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