Motivation By Inspiration: A Black History Month Exploration
Feb
15
to Mar 9

Motivation By Inspiration: A Black History Month Exploration

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Exhibit: January 14 - March 9, 2019; Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 10am-2pm

Public Reception: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3-5 pm

Join us for this year’s Black History Month Exhibition entitled, Motivation by Inspiration: A Black History Month Exploration. This year’s collection features African American visual artists from Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Kentucky. A diverse group of themes is explored as we travel through conflict, migration, identity, and expression. As we move through themes of pain, we push towards triumph. Each artist finds inspiration through their own exploration of the African American perspective.

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Art Exhibit - Mixed-Media Collage Quilt Paintings by Curtis Woody
Feb
15
to Mar 15

Art Exhibit - Mixed-Media Collage Quilt Paintings by Curtis Woody

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Exhibit: Jan 21 - Mar 15, 2019; Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm.

Public Reception for the Artist: Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 7–9 pm

Curtis Woody is a mixed-media collage painter who draws inspiration from historical connection points that join together individuals, families, generations, and communities. He creates highly textured and intricately detailed original art pieces intended to breathe new life into and enhance the unique characteristics of a common historical heritage. Life is a circle, and he takes pleasure in salvaging the old to create something new, asking the viewer to recognize the past while appreciating the here and now. His paintings are research-based collages, and he uses an assortment of found objects, old books, aged photographs, buttons, letters, vintage newspapers, and rusty metal combined with an assortment of artistic mediums.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture
Feb
15
to Jun 30

Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture

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Exhibit: through June 30, 2019, times vary

This exhibition explores the era that shaped Oprah Winfrey’s life and early career in TV, her talk show that dominated daytime TV for 25 years and the ways in which she has influenced American popular culture. It features original artifacts from Harpo Studios in Chicago and from Smithsonian collections as well as video clips, interactives and photographs.

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Sculpture Now 2019
Feb
15
to Mar 9

Sculpture Now 2019

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Sampling of Washington Sculpture Group member's work    Image courtesy of Washington Sculpture Group

Sampling of Washington Sculpture Group member's work

Image courtesy of Washington Sculpture Group


Exhibit: Jan 14 - Mar 9, 2019. Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm. Sat: 10am-4pm.

Opening Reception: Jan 19, 5-8pm / Artist and Juror Talk: Feb 16, 2-4 pm.

Free and open to the public.

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Front Window Feature: Akemi Maegawa
Feb
15
to Mar 9

Front Window Feature: Akemi Maegawa

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Exhibit: Jan 14, 2019 - March 9, 2019; 10am-4pm.

A reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm.

Akemi Maegawa's sculptural work is rooted in the constant search of a place of peace. She embraces the dichotomies of life — that which liberates and that which restraints — as she questions both the rational and the emotional.

Join us as we celebrate Akemi's work and creative process. Come see this ingratiating exhibit that appeals to you on multiple levels!  

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Annual Black History Month Exhibition: Moving Out, Moving In, Moving Up
Feb
15
to Feb 28

Annual Black History Month Exhibition: Moving Out, Moving In, Moving Up

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Dates: January 21, 2019 - February 28, 2019 , Daily 10am-5pm. Public Reception: Sunday, January 27, 2–4 pm

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Credit: pgparks.com

Migration has been a defining characteristic of the Black experience in the United States since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the American colonies in the early 1600s. But the early 20th century marked a new and important phase in migration as unprecedented numbers of African Americans moved from the rural South to the urban North in search of a better life. Multiple waves of this “Great Migration” would continue during the course of the 20th century into the 21st century as blacks within the United States, as well as black immigrants, moved to and within this country.

This exhibit explores the factors spurring black migration and immigration as well as the resulting changes in society on the national, regional, and local levels. This exhibit is curated by the M-NCPPC Black History Program.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Documented: The Community Blackboard
Feb
15
to Mar 9

Documented: The Community Blackboard

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Exhibit: Jan 14 - March 9 / Open Monday - Friday: 10 am-7 pm, Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19, 5-8 pm; Interactive Artist Talk: Saturday, February 23, 2-4 pm

Installation / Muriel Hasbun

Installation / Muriel Hasbun

Documented: The Community Blackboard was a site-specific space created by artist and educator Muriel Hasbun for the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C. (2006). The experience is now taking place at the Brentwood Arts Exchange, which is nestled amongst a vibrant community of immigrants from all over the globe. The interactive piece is community-based, and as such, is continually transformed by its participants, which are invited to write their own story of migration and post their family photos onto the gallery walls.  A collage-like bilingual sound piece, streaming into the space, weave together Hasbun's own reflections on migration as gathered from oral testimonies and other aural impressions recorded in El Salvador, as well as from excerpts of poems that she wrote when she first came to the U.S. in 1980.

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One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
Feb
15
to May 19

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey

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Exhibit: Jun 29, 2018 - May 19, 2019; Open daily (except Dec 25), 11:30am-7pm

Tommie Smith and John Carlos by Unidentified Artist | 1968, Gelatin silver print | National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquire through the generosity of David C. Ward

Tommie Smith and John Carlos by Unidentified Artist | 1968, Gelatin silver print | National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquire through the generosity of David C. Ward

As part of a series of installations celebrating its golden anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey,” a one-room exhibition that looks back at an extraordinarily important and memorable time in American history. The show relies on some thirty portraits to tell the story of 1968, the year when the Vietnam War reached a turning point, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, and television sets displayed everything from the Olympic Games to the first manned orbit of the moon. Memorably, it was also the year that the Portrait Gallery first opened its doors. The subjects featured in the exhibition continue to resonate in our collective memory. Representations of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon will share the walls with portraits of cultural figures such as Peggy Fleming, Arthur Ashe, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Depictions of other significant personalities, notably the Apollo 8 astronauts, will round out the exhibition.

This exhibition is curated by Portrait Gallery Historian, James Barber.

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She A Gem
Feb
15
to Feb 24

She A Gem

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Performances: Feb 15 & 22 @7pm; Feb 16 & 23 @4pm, 7pm; Feb 17 & 24 @1:30pm, 4pm; Feb

Jump into a tale of Double Dutch, friendship, and teamwork. In this original play by Josh Wilder, three teenagers form a Double Dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. Age 12+

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The Big Apple Circus
Feb
15
to Mar 21

The Big Apple Circus

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Shows: February 14 - March 21, 2019, various hours

The Big Apple Circus is ready to astonish generations of guests with the world’s most celebrated acts in the circus’ most intimate setting! TheBig Apple Circus is on the Plateau located at the intersection of Waterfront and St. George streets. 

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12 Incompetent Jurors
Feb
15
to Feb 24

12 Incompetent Jurors

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Performances: Weekends, Feb 1-24, 2019; Fri/Sat: 8pm; Feb 17 & 24 @ 2pm only

When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man is very, very guilty of stealing cats. Case closed.) And yet, Juror #8, a wannabe lawyer, believes that the "Cat Burglar" is innocent. Will he be able to sway the other jury members? Or will they side with Juror #3, the only sane man in the room? A hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men 

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

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Tap Dogs
Feb
19
to Feb 24

Tap Dogs

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Performances: Feb 19-23 @8pm; Matinee: Feb 23-24 @2pm.

Dein Perry's global dance sensation Tap Dogs hits the road on an international tour of jaw-dropping new surprises. An adrenaline-pumped cast turns traditional tap dancing upside-down and into the ultimate night out. 

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Soul Illuminance: a Retrospective of Quest Skinner
Feb
22
to Apr 30

Soul Illuminance: a Retrospective of Quest Skinner

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Quest Skinner

Quest Skinner

Exhibit: Feb 8- Apr 30, 2019; Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Quest is DC based artist, with influences ranging from the energy of cityscapes, music and people she encounters everyday, to the Burning Man festival, indigenous culture and the divine feminine. Her studio practice involves alchemy, taking raw feelings, vibrations and moments in our lives to transmute and reincarnate them with resin, paint, collage, sculpture and over 30 other mediums she works in.  Quest’s artwork is a mixed media tapestry of flowing pigment and vibrant color, which tells a story that demands to be seen, changing with every person who sees her work.


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Mermaid Convention: Mer-Magic Con
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Mermaid Convention: Mer-Magic Con

Courtesy of Mer-Magic Con

Courtesy of Mer-Magic Con

Dates: Feb 22, 4-8pm; Feb 23, 8am-8pm; Feb 24, 9am-1pm.

Mer-Magic Con is the Nation’s Capital Mermaid Convention. Programming includes content for every level of mermaid-enthusiast, from kids, to the curious, to the seasoned professional. Specialty speakers include celebrity mermaids, marine scientists, scuba experts, free-diving champions, filmmakers, photographers, authors, artists and business coaches. Through workshops, swims, photoshoots and activities for the whole family, these specialists will introduce attendees to the rich underwater world of mermaiding, help increase the skills of hobbyists, and empower those who are pursuing mermaiding as a business to take their businesses to the next level. Sculpt your own ocean accessory, learn water safety fundamentals, discover scuba and freediving, model for aquatic photo shoots, audition to become a professional mermaid with the mid-Atlantic’s most popular water artists, peruse artisanal vendors, and enjoy a lavish and unforgettable evening Gala.

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The Head That Wears The Crown
Feb
23
to Mar 16

The Head That Wears The Crown

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Performances: Feb 23 - Mar 16, 2019

Three highschoolers are the queens of their school until Danielle arrives. When she catches the eye of one of their exes just before the Winter formal, they decide to keep their friend close and their enemy closer, manipulating her emails, social media, and relationships. When their mean-spirited plan for revenge goes far out of control, the repercussions of their choices will follow all of them for the rest of their lives.

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Jeffrey Osborne
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Jeffrey Osborne

Performances: Feb 23 & 24, 7:30pm

Five decades into a genre-crossing career, Jeffrey Osborne offers his first album of original material in 15 years on Worth It All. The richly deep-toned vocalist started out on the drum set during his teenage years, but by the time he joined then-simmering soul outfit L.T.D. in the early ‘70s, the way was paved for his dynamic pipes to shine on. The six-year recording period which saw him lead the band’s classics “Love Ballad,” “Back in Love Again,” “Holding On,” and “Never Get Enough of Your Love” to the upper reaches of the R&B charts was followed by nearly a decade’s worth of solo hits spanning both soaring ballads (“On the Wings of Love,” “You Should Be Mine,” “Only Human”) and contagious uptempo anthems (“Stay with Me Tonight,” “Don’t You Get So Mad,” “She’s on the Left”).

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Soul in Motion Players: Drum Call
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Soul in Motion Players: Drum Call

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Performances: Feb 23 @8pm; Feb 24 @4pm

Soul in Motion celebrates 35 years of artistic excellence through universal rhythm that connects us all. Experience the rich culture of West Africa with this treasured DC dance company. Combining colorful costumes, spirited movements, and energetic drumming rhythms, this expert ensemble delivers an exciting performance that inspires all ages.

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Hamlet Replayed
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Hamlet Replayed

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Performances: 7:30pm on Feb 22, 23, 27, 28, and Mar 1 & 2, 2019. Also @2pm on Feb 24, Mar 2.

Based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Leslie Felbain

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Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice.

But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven, devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard’s tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders—and a new generation to challenge those leaders and liberate themselves.

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NSO Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

NSO Family Concert: Let's Go to the Moon!

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Performances: 2pm & 4pm

As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing draws near, join the NSO for a fun-filled concert of interstellar proportions! Tap into your imagination and be transported from the Concert Hall to outer space with music from Star Trek and a new NSO Commission from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Star Trek trilogy, Star Wars: Rogue One, numerous Pixar films), Also sprach Zarathustra (the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey), and more.

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Gary Puckett & The Union Gap  with Special Guests The Vogues &  Latshaw Pops Orchestra
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap with Special Guests The Vogues & Latshaw Pops Orchestra

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Gary Puckett & The Union Gap is one of the most successful musical groups of the 60's. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered 6 gold records with the following titles. Young Girl, Woman Woman, Lady Will Power, Over You, This Girl is a Woman Now and many more.

The Vogues created a sound. It was a fresh, original blend of vocal harmony that left an indelible mark in the world of popular music. The Hits!! You're The One, 5 O'Clock World, (You Are) My Special Angel, Turn Around Look At Me, Moments to Remember and many more. 

The Latshaw Pops Orchestra will be performing songs from the 60's.

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Millennium Stage: Lena Herzog: Last Whispers
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Lena Herzog: Last Whispers

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Last Whispers is a multi-media event. A video / audio installation and a virtual reality experience—an immersive oratorio—dedicated to the extinction of languages. 

A Sundance Film Festival 2019 New Frontier special feature, Last Whispers 7 min VR, will be projected to the audience after the 46 min video / audio installation. This multi-media event will be followed by a panel discussion.

In Lena Herzog’s oratorio, image and sound are poetically linked through 3D animation, drone video footage, and still images in black and white. Composed of historical linguistic recordings punctuated by the sound of collapsing stars, Last Whispers is a chorus of extinct and endangered languages, both spoken and sung. 

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Finding Neverland
Feb
26
to Mar 3

Finding Neverland

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Performances: Feb 26 - Mar 3, various hours

Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.

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Meet Dr. King
Feb
27
10:15 AM10:15

Meet Dr. King

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“Meet Dr. King” is an excellent introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Bright Star Theatre show is perfect for younger audiences and serves to introduce students to major concepts of Black History such as freedom, integration, and equality. Recommended for grades K through 5th.

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Zack Smith and The Dixie Power Trio
Feb
27
2:00 PM14:00

Zack Smith and The Dixie Power Trio

With four musicians, the Dixie Power Trio is not your ordinary "trio." The heart of their sound is a combination of all that is New Orleans: Dixieland, zydeco, swing, Cajun, and rock "n" roll. Using traditional New Orleans instrumentation, the Dixie Power Trio ventures into territory where no tuba or accordion has dared to tread. Borrowing material from Dr. John, Chuck Berry, Jelly Roll Morton, the Ramones, Led Zeppelin, and many others. The Dixie Power Trio has a knack for reinventing classics. At the same time, they take pride in the authenticity of their New Orleans jazz repertoire and original compositions. No matter where their material comes from, the Dixie Power Trio transforms it into something fun and uniquely their own. 

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Behind The Magic of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ – An Interactive Class
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Behind The Magic of ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ – An Interactive Class

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DANCE CLASS - LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

The Washington Ballet company dancers perform the first glimpse of The Sleeping Beauty staged by Julie Kent and Victor Barbee, and host a free one-hour class from 6-7 p.m. for children ages 6-12 years old. TWB senior dance faculty will teach the five positions for feet and arms in classical ballet, and the Puss and Boots pas de deux.

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Hamlet Replayed
Feb
27
to Feb 28

Hamlet Replayed

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Performances: 7:30pm on Feb 22, 23, 27, 28, and Mar 1 & 2, 2019. Also @2pm on Feb 24, Mar 2.

Based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Leslie Felbain

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Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice.

But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven, devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard’s tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders—and a new generation to challenge those leaders and liberate themselves.

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War
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

War

Performances: Feb 27 & 28: 7:30pm

War is an American funk band from Long Beach, California, known for several hit songs. Formed in 1969, War is a musical crossover band which fuses elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Their album The World Is a Ghetto was the best-selling album of 1973.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Shaham & Mozart
Feb
28
to Mar 2

National Symphony Orchestra: Shaham & Mozart

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Performances: Feb 28 @7pm, Mar 1 @11:30am, Mar 2 @8pm

Lionel Bringuier, conductor / Gil Shaham, violin

RousselThe Spider's Feast—symphonic fragments
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
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“One of today’s preeminent violinists” (The New York Times), Grammy® winner Gil Shaham brings his flawless technique and inimitable spirit to Mozart’s formidable Fifth Violin Concerto, a work of dramatic scope and electrifying imagination.

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EXperiments In Conversation: Sam Harris & Special Guest Eric Weinstein
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

EXperiments In Conversation: Sam Harris & Special Guest Eric Weinstein

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Join Sam Harris, scientist, bestselling author, and host of the "Waking Up" podcast, as he sits down for a conversation with Eric Weinstein for a forum where sharp and courageous minds can risk thinking out loud about the most pressing issues of our time. Sam will invite friends, familiar faces, and up and coming thinkers to help him start the conversations that so many of us are afraid to have these days. Eventually, Experiments in Conversation will expand beyond Sam, becoming a new platform for other public intellectuals to trade ideas, face hard questions, and slay sacred cows.

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Sirius Quartet
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Sirius Quartet

Photo by Philip Nemenz

Photo by Philip Nemenz

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet creates unforgettable musical events that combine exhilarating repertoire with unequaled improvisational fire. The group’s forward-thinking, multi-genre approach includes collaborations in post-rock, avant-jazz and electronic music. Having premiered works by the likes of Phil Kline, Uri Caine and Richard Einhorn, Sirius pushes beyond the conventional vocabulary of string instruments with bold, original works by its own members, incorporating improvisation, extended techniques and undeniable grooves. These conservatory-trained performer/composers shine with precision, soul and a raw energy.

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Hamlet Replayed
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Hamlet Replayed

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Performances: 7:30pm on Feb 22, 23, 27, 28, and Mar 1 & 2, 2019. Also @2pm on Feb 24, Mar 2.

Based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Leslie Felbain

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Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice.

But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven, devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard’s tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders—and a new generation to challenge those leaders and liberate themselves.

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The Women of Lockerbie
Mar
1
to Mar 17

The Women of Lockerbie

Performances: March 1-17, 2019; Fri/Sat: 8pm; Matinees: Sat/Sun: 2pm

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The Women of Lockerbie takes place seven years after the 1988 disaster in which an American airliner was destroyed over Lockerbie, Scotland, apparently by a terrorist bomb. The Livingstons have come to Lockerbie for a memorial service that is being held for the families of the victims. They meet the women of Lockerbie who are determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love by washing and returning the clothes to the victims' families. The Women of Lockerbie is a powerful and moving poetic drama - an affirmation about how the human spirit triumphs over evil.

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Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show

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Dates: Mar 2, 10am-8pm; Mar 3, 10am-6pm

Our Home Show events are designed for homeowners - such as yourself - who are in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each of our events includes home improvement and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. Many of our exhibitors go to great lengths to provide you with visual, interactive experiences designed to stimulate your creativity and dreams for your home improvement plans. Plus with our exhibitors' special, show-only deep discounts, you have a fantastic opportunity to shop, compare and save all under one roof - in a fun, interactive environment!

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Annapolis Restaurant Week 2019
Mar
2
to Mar 10

Annapolis Restaurant Week 2019

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Celebrating the 11th Anniversary of highlighting the culinary delights of Annapolis, Maryland.

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Annapolis Restaurant Week is one of the best times to make reservations at Annapolis area restaurants. March 2nd to March 10th  forty five of the areas restaurants are participating in this annual event and will be offering two-course, price-fixed meal selections for just $12.95 for breakfast and $15.95 for lunch. A three-course dinner for $34.95 will be the main attraction. Select locations will also offer additional bonus items and specials. Bonus specials may include 1/2 price bottles of wine, discounted appetizers, and specialty drinks.

Click here for participating restaurants. Reservations highly recommended as this will be a busy week.

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Hamlet Replayed
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Hamlet Replayed

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Performances: 7:30pm on Feb 22, 23, 27, 28, and Mar 1 & 2, 2019. Also @2pm on Feb 24, Mar 2.

Based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Leslie Felbain

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Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice.

But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven, devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard’s tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders—and a new generation to challenge those leaders and liberate themselves.

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WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania

Doors open at 3:30pm.

Braun Strowman vs Baron Corbin!  ~ No Disqualification Match ~

Sasha Banks & Bayley vs The Riott Squad! ~ Women’s Tag Team Championship Match ~

Finn Balor vs the All Mighty Bobby Lashley! ~ Intercontinental Championship Match ~

See your favorite WWE Superstars including: Dean Ambrose, Elias, Tag Team Champions The Revival, Alexa Bliss, Natalya, ...and many more!

Card is subject to change


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Pedro Lopez 2019 Collection Fashion Show
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Pedro Lopez 2019 Collection Fashion Show

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Pedro Lopez & Italian Custom Tailors presents their inaugural fashion showcase at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, March 3rd! Join me and my friends in viewing this very sexy, sophisticated menswear line along with featured womenswear designers Victor Hou and Leonche by Almira. Fashion, friends, fine wine (cash bar), hors d'oeuvres, and after party all included with ticket purchase! Celebrity host, special guests, raffle prizes, vendors, and more!

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Fleetwood Mac
Mar
5
8:00 PM20:00

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands . Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" is the eighth-best-selling album of all time by claimed sales (40 million). 

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Christopher Cross - "Take Me As I Am" Tour 2019
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Cross - "Take Me As I Am" Tour 2019

Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.

Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his recording and performing career with a new album, Secret Ladder, that evokes the artistry of such great singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary concerns head-on – a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base. (21stca.com)

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A Tale of Two Brentwoods (OFF SITE)
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

A Tale of Two Brentwoods (OFF SITE)

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A history panel including  Brentwood and North Brentwood leaders will discuss the evolution and history of race relations, area segregationist practices, and divisions between the two communities.

The panelists will discuss the hidden and not so hidden racist architecture in land use policy, revealing the truth about North Brentwood and the difficult obstacles people of color had to overcome to experience equal rights and opportunities to own land and property.

Racially restrictive covenants were part of the segregationist practice and strategy of redlining. Research to date has revealed surprising new connections and associations between significant property owners and local makers of many of the racially restrictive covenants in this area.

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Copy of Fearless New Play Festival
Mar
7
to Mar 9

Copy of Fearless New Play Festival

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Performances: Feb 17 and March 7-9, 2019

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TDPS's Fearless New Play Festival is a three-day celebration of new scripts in development. On Sunday, February 17, the festival kicks off with a panel discussion with local theatre professionals. After two weeks of rehearsals, we present: (1) a keynote speech by nationally renowned Keynote Playwright Sheila Callaghan and a staged reading of her newest play in development on Thursday, March 7, (2) staged readings of new ten-minute plays by current students on Friday, March 8, and (3) a showcase of new short plays by alumni, followed by a closing night celebration on Saturday, March 9.

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Little Feat
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Little Feat

Said to be one of the greatest rock n'roll live bands ever, concert-goers are continually mesmerized by six exceptional musicians who tear it up collectively and individually, with both verve and instrumental prowess night after night. Their songs cross many genres: rock, the blues; jazz fusion; and a unique brand of southern rock with simmering acoustic interludes and a healthy dash of Cajun funk thrown in. Little Feat remains a viable force in rock, touring regularly, mixing it up nightly and continuing to produce new and vital music.

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Monique Newton Walker: Amma’s Chasm
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Monique Newton Walker: Amma’s Chasm

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Amma is a victim of domestic abuse and faces a life or death decision: let go of life or fight for survival. She represents those who are, were, or on the way to experience domestic violence. Amma’s Chasm is a call to the community compelling them to speak out, lift each other up, and mend wounds, bringing light to the darkness of domestic violence. Collaborating with community activists and artists, southern Maryland-based dance artist Monique Newton Walker, explores perspectives, outcomes, and healing around domestic violence in her mixed-media dance residency.

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Haters Roast - The Shady Tour 2019
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Haters Roast - The Shady Tour 2019

Haters Roast: The Shady Tour. An outrageous evening of unapologetic comedy starring the contestants from the reality television show on VH1. They are all sisters when they walk on stage, but then everything changes as the queens read each other for filth, all in good fun. All ages welcome, however, adult content. There will be a 20 minute intermission. Warning: Adult Comedy All Ages show!

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An Evening With The Mavericks
Mar
8
8:30 PM20:30

An Evening With The Mavericks

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny.

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Demetri Martin - Wandering Mind Tour
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Demetri Martin - Wandering Mind Tour

Performances: 8pm and 10pm

Demetri Martin started doing stand-up comedy in New York City. Then he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien. After that he became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has won comedy festival awards, and has appeared in several feature films and t.v. shows.

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Alice Smith
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Alice Smith

Grammy Nominated, 4-octave range chanteuse, Alice Smith has a new single. It’s an arresting and breathtakingly powerful rendition of the American standard classic “House of the Rising Sun “ (Aug 31, 2018). She decided to record and release the song after playing it live at her soldout Kennedy Center headlining performance in Washington DC earlier this year. Her Full LP “ Mystery “ compiled of all original compositions will be released at the end of 2018, as previewed on NPR’s Tiny Desk and the CW hit TV series Black Lightning earlier this year. It will be followed by a headlining theater tour in early 2019 that will include shows at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC and The Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC.

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Aurora
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Aurora

It is as if pure magic runs through AURORA’s veins. Enchanting by name and by nature, there’s something decidedly singular and strange about this tiny Nordic musician with the massive talent.

With an eye-watering 200 million+ streams and 500,000+ sales for her stunning 2016 debut album, ‘All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend’, it’s hard to believe that the dynamic Norwegian singer/songwriter is still only 21, and AURORA is now pushing things forward like never before. “There’s a deeper understanding of myself and what I want to say and do than on my first album. It’s more tuned into my soul and who I am,” explains the Bergen-based artist of her new material. “It’s about the many, many different aspects of what it is to be human. It covers the way we hurt and we love and the way we are so beautiful but also so awful.” See, AURORA isn’t just a singer, but a warrior, a sage and a protector. Oh, and a bloody good songwriter to boot.

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We Banjo 3
Mar
12
8:00 PM20:00

We Banjo 3

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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.” 

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Story Explorers: Women in Aviation
Mar
13
4:00 PM16:00

Story Explorers: Women in Aviation

These four female pilots leaving their ship at the four engine school at  Lockbourne  are members of a group of  WASPS  who have been trained to ferry the  B-17 Flying Fortresses . Circa 1944.  PHOTO CREDIT: US AIR FORCE / WIKIPEDIA

These four female pilots leaving their ship at the four engine school at Lockbourne are members of a group of WASPS who have been trained to ferry the B-17 Flying Fortresses. Circa 1944. PHOTO CREDIT: US AIR FORCE / WIKIPEDIA

Join us for stories, songs and a craft about women in aviation in celebration of Women’s History Month.

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Bert Kreischer - Body Shots Tour
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bert Kreischer - Body Shots Tour

Performances: 7pm & 10:30pm

Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sellout crowds across the country. His standup special Bert Kreischer: Secret Time is currently streaming globally on Netflix. Described as having a “rare and incredible talent” (Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone’s 1997 "Number One Partier in the Nation" to one of the top names in comedy. 

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The Millennium Tour 2019
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Millennium Tour 2019

Multi-platinum R&B group B2K (Omarion, Boog, Fizz and Raz-B), will kick off a limited engagement tour entitled “The Millennium Tour” along with R&B crooner, Mario. Also scheduled to perform; Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V. (Line up subject to change.)  Don’t miss the Millennial concert party of the year. 

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Calendar Girls
Mar
15
to Apr 7

Calendar Girls

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Performances: March 15 - April 7, 2018; Fri/Sat: 8pm; Sun: 3pm. Sunday Matinees at 2pm on Mar. 31 and Apr 7.

When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. 

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Widespread Panic
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Widespread Panic

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Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. The current lineup includes guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Duane Trucks, percussionist Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz, keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann, and guitarist Jimmy Herring. The band's original drummer, Todd Nance, left in 2016.  (Wikipedia)

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Taratibu Youth Association: Unspoken Stories
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

Taratibu Youth Association: Unspoken Stories

The unspoken stories of tragedy, survival and emancipation of people of color are told through the eyes of our youth.  The lessons learned and the battles won will be told and experienced in honor of Black History Month.

Best known for their powerful and high energy dancing, unique choreography, and exceptional vocal harmonies, Taratibu Youth Association’s performers, ages 12 to 18, bring eclectic and diverse musical influences to modern dance, ballet, hip hop, and African dance traditions.

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Sunmi
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sunmi

K-pop star Sunmi who rose to prominence as both a Wonder Girls member and a soloist in her own right will be bringing a Warning around the globe with her newly-announced world tour.

Sunmi released her first solo song “Full Moon” in 2013, and each single she’s released since has gone on to become an immense hit in the South Korean music scene, largely thanks to her dynamic lyrical narratives through which she explores ideas of femininity and love, and her captivating, theatrical performances.

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José González & The String Theory
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

José González & The String Theory

Performances by Jose Gonzalez of his two decade long repertoire with full Chamber Orchestra performance. The performances include stirringly original renditions of songs originally found on González’s three celebrated solo albums: 2003’s breakthrough debut VENEER, 2007’s IN OUR NATURE, and 2015’s VESTIGES & CLAWS.

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Norm MacDonald
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Norm MacDonald

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Norm Macdonald is best known for his 4 year stint on Saturday Night live where Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. It is still Norm's stand-up which is his pure gift. His 2011 Comedy Special "Me Doing Stand-up" was hailed by The Guardian as one of the best Stand-up Specials of all time and Comedy Central name him in their top 100 comedians of all time. Norm retires all material he has used on specials and guarantees that no two shows will ever be identical. If you know Norm Macdonald, but do not know his stand-up, you do not know him. He is a stand-up comedian who must be seen to be believed.

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Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour

Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura & Jamison Ross.

Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts

The leaders of jazz’s future take the stage at Strathmore to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the wildly successful and longest continuously running jazz festival in the world. Featuring diverse and international millennial talent, this show is complete with renditions of classic jazz standards along with smooth originals. This lineup has accolades too long to list (hint: Grammy Awards and nominations, Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition wins, and more), but listening live to this next generation of jazz greats will make you forever fans. 

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Marvel Universe Live! Age Of Heroes
Mar
22
to Mar 31

Marvel Universe Live! Age Of Heroes

Performances: Mar 22-31, various hours.

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.   Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE! 

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Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters
Mar
22
9:00 PM21:00

Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters

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Performances: The fourth Friday of every month through April 26, 2019

Dates: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26

Reese Waters, comedian, DC native, and host of Get Up DC! on WUSA 9, curates a new comedy series in the KC Jazz Club. On the fourth Friday of every month, Reese will headline and present an evening of stand-up comedy and intimate conversations with his friends from the comedy community.

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Hands-On History: Colonial Cooking
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Hands-On History: Colonial Cooking

Credit: Accokeek Foundation

Credit: Accokeek Foundation

Demonstrations: Mar 23 & 24, 1-5pm

Butter churning, candle-making, and yarn-spinning–see the skills and trades of 1770 in action, led by local experts and educators in historic costume.

Demonstrations are free to attend and are ongoing between 1-5 pm on select weekend dates.

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A Gala Mystery
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

A Gala Mystery

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Joe’s Movement Emporium’s annual gala takes a turn for the mysterious this year. Inspired by the fedoras and femme fatales of film noir, Joe’s celebrates another amazing year with our glamorous and generous supporters like you.

You can expect Joe’s usual array of delicious eats, tasty drinks, scintillating conversations, decor that wows all the senses. New this year, special guest Happenstance Theater, “DC’s leading peddler of whimsy”, will bring a little extra je ne sais quoi to the event.

Joe’s Gala is our once-a-year major fundraising event.  Your gift would support the award-winning arts education, job training and artist services programs that impact our community.  

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Whindersson Nunes
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Whindersson Nunes

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This show is completely performed in Portuguese

Whindersson Nunes Batista is a Brazilian comedian, singer, and YouTuber known for his comedy videos since 2013. In October 2016, his YouTube channel whinderssonnunes became the most subscribed in Brazil, but was surpassed by Canal KondZilla in February 2018.

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Gladys Knight
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Gladys Knight

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The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.

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Wow In The World Pop Up Party
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Wow In The World Pop Up Party

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The Wow in the World Pop-Up Party brings this insanely popular program OUT in the World where they weave STEM-themed interactive games and foley-infused comedy skits between science themed songs from the Pop Ups, three-time Grammy nominees and creators of the “Wow in the World” theme song. Sketches and interactive games are inspired by topics from Wow in the World and bring Wowzers from the audience on stage to be lab-assistants and game show contestants. This highly interactive show will engage curious kids and their grown-ups in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leave them all saying “WOW.”

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Experience Hendrix with special guests
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

Experience Hendrix with special guests

Featuring: Billy Cox (from Band of Gypsys and Jimi Hendrix Experience), Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine (from Megadeth), Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doug Pinnick (from King's X), Chris Layton (from Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble), Mato Nanji (from Indigenous), Kenny Aronoff, Slide Brothers, Henri Brown, Kevin McCormick. 

Special Guests: Taj Mahal, Ernie Isley, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas (from Los Lobos), Ana Popovic, & More to be announced!

 

 

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Political Gabfest Live in D.C.
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Political Gabfest Live in D.C.

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Your favorite political podcast hosts are returning to the nation’s capital for an unforgettable yet timely gabfest full of witty banter, in-depth analysis, and lively debate. Join Emily Bazelon of the New York Times Magazine, John Dickerson of CBS This Morning, and David Plotz of Atlas Obscura as they discuss today’s politics and current events. Fans of the gabfest have a special opportunity to purchase Emily's new book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, before anyone else.

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VOYAGERS: A Dance Among The Planets
Mar
29
to Mar 31

VOYAGERS: A Dance Among The Planets

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Performances: March 29 @7pm; Mar 30 & 31: 1:30pm and 4pm

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A majestic ride awaits a young stargazer who is carried away by the magician Uranus. Join her and fellow voyagers in a journey through the Solar System for the young and young at heart. The Kennedy Center, D.C. dance ensemble Company | E, and composer Eric Shimelonis share an interplanetary display of modern movement set to Gustav Holst’s The Planets.

Through a reimagining of Holst’s soaring suite, Company | E combines live music, dance, and a bit of Einstein to celebrate curiosity, compassion, and the natural world. Experience the distinct character of each planet, from the majestic and jolly Jupiter, to the angry and ominous Mars, to the lively and flighty Mercury.

Most enjoyed by 5+. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Mar. 31 at 1:30 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance.
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Stay after for a Creative Conversation 
Following the 1:30 p.m. performance on Mar. 30, young audience members can ask questions and hear stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

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J. B. Smoove
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

J. B. Smoove

Born in Plymouth, North Carolina and raised in Mount Vernon, NY, Smoove is a gifted writer, comedian and actor, who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk.  His breakout role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as Leon has firmly planted him as one of the best comedic actors today.

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Creative Saturday: Tala 101 with Nootana
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Saturday: Tala 101 with Nootana

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Learn about the "cycles" of rhythms in Indian classical music and dance, and count along. In Sanskrit tāla literally translates to hand-clapping. This is a Creative Saturday event for families. Cost is $10 per child. Parents and guardians are free. This family-friendly event precedes Nootana's performance Hidden Treasures: Exploring Indian classical music and dance in the Indian Film Industry.

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Emma's Revolution: Revolution Now!
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Emma's Revolution: Revolution Now!

Emma's Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning,  activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma’s Revolution delivers the energy and strength of their convictions, in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times

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The 2019 Wammie Awards
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

The 2019 Wammie Awards

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DC is the beneficiary of world-class music creatives who enrich and inspire millions of people around the world. In an effort to celebrate, honor, and uplift these creative heroes, The MusicianShip, supported by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, has undertaken the critical task of preserving The Wammie Awards. The Wammie Awards is a 31-year-old award show aimed at recognizing DC-area artists and musicians for their artistic works. We will re-introduce this storied community event, upholding its values, while infusing it with meaningful
innovations and a contemporary flare that includes, and enriches, a diverse audience of art enthusiasts.

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Lattes with Lambs
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Lattes with Lambs

Credit: Accokeek Foundation

Credit: Accokeek Foundation

Meet the National Colonial Farm’s new baby lambs and calves at the 5th annual Lattes with Lambs barnyard festival!

Enjoy coffee from local WeeBean Coffee Roasters and Krispy Kreme donuts, sheep shearing demonstrations, milking demonstrations, wool spinning demonstrations, a 4-H livestock show, and live music. PLUS! This year’s Lattes includes a very special treat. Farm favorite Sir Nigel the Hog Island sheep will be getting married to Lady Aster in a special ceremony during the event. The couple invites all event guests to join in their nuptial celebration. Read the full wedding announcement here.

Music by Broad Run String Band and activities for the whole family.

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Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters
Apr
26
9:00 PM21:00

Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters

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Performances: The fourth Friday of every month through April 26, 2019

Dates: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26

Reese Waters, comedian, DC native, and host of Get Up DC! on WUSA 9, curates a new comedy series in the KC Jazz Club. On the fourth Friday of every month, Reese will headline and present an evening of stand-up comedy and intimate conversations with his friends from the comedy community.

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Market Place Stage Play
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Market Place Stage Play

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Milolaa Productions Proudly Presents a Phenomenal  African Stage Play- "The Market Place" 

Under the warm African sky Ikilo makrket is  aharbour for adventure.  The bustling sights of skilled traders, delicious smells of indigenous spice and tantalizing sounds of juicy gossip is bound to captivate your heart. But remember, "All the glitters is not gold.  Everything at Ikilo market is for sale including your life.'

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William Feasley, Guitar
Apr
28
4:30 PM16:30

William Feasley, Guitar

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World class guitarist William Feasley will present a program entitled “Echoes of Goya”. Feasley, who has toured internationally and domestically to enthusiastic reviews, will perform works by composers who were influenced by the famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya.

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M3 Rock Festival
May
3
to May 5

M3 Rock Festival

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Festival: May 3-5, 2019.

The M3 Rock Festival is a celebration of the days of decadence and glamour attended by people who lived it and their children who remember hearing about this cultural movement. The lineup: Whitesnake, Extreme, Warrant, Skid Row, Vince Neil, Kix, Autograph, Bang Tango, Danger Danger, Firehouse, Heavens Edge, Kingdom Come, L.A. Guns, Quiet Riot, Steven Adler, Tora Tora, Vain, Vixen.

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Hootie & The Blowfish
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Hootie & The Blowfish

With special guest Barenaked Ladies.

Hootie & the Blowfish will reunite for their first tour in over a decade in support of their new album Group Therapy. All audience members are being asked to bring school supplies with them as a donation to the show. All supplies collected are then donated to the local schools in the most need.

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Southern Maryland Spring Home Show
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Southern Maryland Spring Home Show

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Dates: Jan 25, 10am-8pm; Jan 26, 10am-6pm

At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspiremotivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel.

Our events feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. After meeting with and comparing our expert exhibitors, we know you'll be inspired and motivated to start planning with confidence. More importantly, we want you to be excited for all the fantastic possibilities that come with your project!

When it's all said and done and you're ready to celebrate your home, we'll do a little celebrating ourselves, knowing we had some part in it.

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Jay Electronica
Feb
23
9:00 PM21:00

Jay Electronica

Timothy Elpadaro Thedford, known professionally as Jay Electronica, is an American rapper and record producer from New Orleans. Electronica first gained significant attention after the release of the musical composition Act I: Eternal Sunshine, which was made available on a MySpace page in 2007. (Wikipedia)

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Sinbad
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sinbad

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David Adkins, better known by his stage name Sinbad, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He became known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series, and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way, and Good Burger.

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Revive Music Presents: Freelance
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Revive Music Presents: Freelance

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Performances: 7pm & 9pm

Harlem based collective Freelance is a band of independent leaders with an expansive sound and encyclopedic knowledge of musical genres that afford them the ability to cross-pollinate styles and manipulate melody to create an aesthetic signature uniquely their own. Influenced by the creative footprints of Mint Condition, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, and Robert Glasper, founding leaders, Tim “Smithsoneon” Smith (vocals) and Chad “Ausar the Ambassador” Selph (keyboards) penned the forthcoming full-length debut album Yes Today, thirteen-tracks distilled from Freelance’s dynamic live performances is a lush, groove-dominant clinic in the power of seizing the moment. To avoid putting life off until tomorrow, and instead, say yes today.

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RIVERMENT: A Film Screening in Honor of Black Film History
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

RIVERMENT: A Film Screening in Honor of Black Film History

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In celebration of Black History Month, Wellspring Manor & Spa proudly hosts an exploration of Black film history and a private screening of the short film, RIVERMENT.

RIVERMENT is a narrative short film that explores the evolving fight for Black rights in America and the generational toll on families. The film discusses the generational differences between the Baby Boomers who participated in the Civil Rights Movement and millennials participating in Black Lives Matter, while highlighting the post-traumatic stress experienced by those involved in both.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s writer and director, Shayla Racquel and a meet and greet reception.

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African American Women in Music Lecture Series: “The Music of Portia Washington Pittman”
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

African American Women in Music Lecture Series: “The Music of Portia Washington Pittman”

Portia Washington Pittman, 1883-1978, was the oldest and only daughter of Booker T. Washington. She had become an accomplished pianist by age 10 and completed her college degree in music at Bradford Academy in Massachusetts. October 1907, she married architect William Sydney Pittman, and settled with him in Fairmount Heights, Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Pittman family moved to Dallas Texas in 1913, and Portia began teaching music in a Dallas high school named for her father. After retirement, she devoted herself to recognition of her father’s place in history, and died in Washington, D.C., in 1978

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Black Migration:  Telling Our Story Through Poetry
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Black Migration: Telling Our Story Through Poetry

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Featured Poet:  Hoke Glover; Featured Soloist: Christine Jenkins;  

with presentations by Prince George's County Youth Poetry Ambassador, Zainab Ahmed; Musical Performances by Djembe Drummer, Doc Powell.   Includes Poetry by Prince George's Poet Laureate, Sistah Joy and an Open Mic - Free.  

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17th Annual HBCU College Festival
Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

17th Annual HBCU College Festival

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Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) will host its 17th Annual HBCU College Festival Sponsored by Facebook. This event is designed to enable African American youth to connect with representatives of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), who will provide information on college admission, financial aid, academic disciplines and other areas of college life. Some schools will offer instant admission, conduct on-site interviews and may even waive application fees. The event is free to attend but everyone must register at alfredstreet.org.

 More than 70 colleges and universities will provide information to more than 14,000 students from across the country. The Festival is organized each year by The Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation. This year’s title sponsor for the 2nd year is Facebook.

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D-Nice Dance Party
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

D-Nice Dance Party

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Join the Kennedy Center for this free Hip Hop Dance Party spun by world-renowned DJ, D-Nice. From Oscar night galas to the Super Bowl, or from Essence Fest to the legendary private parties thrown by Diddy, D-Nice can now be heard in places like Cannes, Singapore, South Africa, and Miami.

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Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters

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Performances: The fourth Friday of every month through April 26, 2019

Dates: Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26

Reese Waters, comedian, DC native, and host of Get Up DC! on WUSA 9, curates a new comedy series in the KC Jazz Club. On the fourth Friday of every month, Reese will headline and present an evening of stand-up comedy and intimate conversations with his friends from the comedy community.

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Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Reese Waters, comedian, DC native, and host of Get Up DC! on WUSA 9, curates a new comedy series in the KC Jazz Club. On the fourth Friday of every month, Reese will headline and present an evening of stand-up comedy and intimate conversations with his friends from the comedy community. Check back to see each month's guest. 

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Tedeschi Trucks Band
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Tedeschi Trucks Band

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an American blues rock group based in Jacksonville, Florida. Formed in 2010, the band is led by married couple Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Their debut album, Revelator, won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. The band has released four studio and two live albums.

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Hamlet Replayed
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Hamlet Replayed

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Performances: 7:30pm on Feb 22, 23, 27, 28, and Mar 1 & 2, 2019. Also @2pm on Feb 24, Mar 2.

Based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Directed by Leslie Felbain

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Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice.

But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven, devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard’s tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders—and a new generation to challenge those leaders and liberate themselves.

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Hamlet's Problem, And Ours: Hamlet Replayed Pre-Show Lecture
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Hamlet's Problem, And Ours: Hamlet Replayed Pre-Show Lecture

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Why does Hamlet continue to speak to generation after generation? In many ways, he is the first truly modern literary character. He is enmeshed in inner conflicts, and knows he is his own worst problem. Hamlet's problem, and ours, is essentially psychological. This introduction to Hamlet will briefly survey the history of the play, and then zero in on Hamlet's problem, and ours.

James Hollis, PhD, is a Jungian Analyst, Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, and author of fifteen books.

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Millennium Stage: The Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine Westphalia (YJO NRW)
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: The Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine Westphalia (YJO NRW)

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The Youth Jazz Orchestra of North Rhine Westphalia (YJO NRW) has been in existence since 1975. North Rhine Westphalia was the first federal state to establish and support a youth jazz orchestra, with much help from the former State President Johannes Rau. Many ex-members of this ensemble have played, or are still playing, in well-established music formations, notably the WDR- and NDR-Big Bands. YJONRW joins George Mason University Choir to present Sacred Concert—Da Pacem.

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