Art Exhibit - “Still Life to Portraiture” by Arnold Hurley
Apr
19
to Jun 1

Art Exhibit - “Still Life to Portraiture” by Arnold Hurley

Exhibit: March 21 - June 1

Public Reception for the Artist, Thursday, March 28, 7-9pm

Arnold Hurley’s approach to painting involves a realistic or representational style, and his works vary from still-life drawings to portraiture. He has earned more than 40 awards for his oil, watercolor, and pastel paintings and his pencil drawings. Hurley paints every day and follows this precept: “Never forget the basics —they will serve as the foundation throughout your creative life. Challenge yourself and remember your art will change and grow. And always draw, draw, and draw some more,” said Hurley.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture
Apr
19
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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Soul Illuminance: a Retrospective of Quest Skinner
Apr
19
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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Maggie Michael / Arthur Dove - Depth of Field
Apr
19
to May 5

Maggie Michael / Arthur Dove - Depth of Field

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Exhibit: Feb 21 - May 5, 2019; Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm; Thurs. until 8:30pm; Sun: noon-6:30pm.

Maggie Michael -   Transfer Series: Water Table (Membrane)  (2018); Ink, acrylic, and charcoal on canvas, 72 x 48 in.

Maggie Michael - Transfer Series: Water Table (Membrane) (2018); Ink, acrylic, and charcoal on canvas, 72 x 48 in.

For her One-on-One installation, Depth of Field, artist Maggie Michael responds to paintings and collages by American modernist Arthur Dove (1880–1946) in the Phillips’s permanent collection. Michael is inspired by Dove’s understanding of his time and how he recorded weather, landscape, personal relationships, social injustices, and scientific discoveries in letters, paintings, and found object assemblages. Paintings from Michael’s Transfer,Residual, Krakow, and Colored Ground series are in conversation with Dove’s work. Both artists explore abstraction, which becomes a record of their time alongside works by other artists across mediums.

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Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am An Island)
Apr
19
to May 19

Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am An Island)

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Exhibit: Feb 16 - May 19, 2019; Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm; Thurs until 8:30pm; Sun: 12-6pm

Zilia Sánchez, Juana de Arco, Joan of Arc, 1987; Photo Credit: Rhiannon Newman/The Phillips Collection

Zilia Sánchez, Juana de Arco, Joan of Arc, 1987; Photo Credit: Rhiannon Newman/The Phillips Collection

The long overdue exhibition masterfully illuminates the life and work of Sánchez (born in 1926 in Havana), from her humble beginnings in Cuba to her time at the vanguard of modern art in New York City to her now-permanent residency in Puerto Rico, where she recently saw her studio apartment severely damaged by Hurricane Maria.  Thankfully, Sánchez’s workspace has been re-built, so that she can continue providing the world with thought-provoking pieces like the dozens found in this remarkable display, which runs until May 19, 2019.

Soy Isla is a trip through the mind and life of a revolutionary creative. When you enter the exhibit, you will be greeted by a two-part I Am an Island piece that embodies ideas present throughout the artist’s oeuvre, as well as a chronology of Sánchez’s life. Her work is presented in the same manner. The retrospective begins with her abstract paintings in the 1950s and continues through her time in New York City, where she experimented with Informel paintings (which heavily feature earth tones), drawings and tattoo paintings, then dives into her jaw-dropping work with shaped canvases. Your experience concludes with a new documentary on Sánchez, screened in a room that displays recent pieces from 2016 and 2018.

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Jeanine Michna-Bales: Photographs of the Underground Railroad
Apr
19
to May 12

Jeanine Michna-Bales: Photographs of the Underground Railroad

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Exhibit: Mar 2 - May 12, 2019; Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm; Thurs. until 8:30pm; Sun: noon-6:30pm.

Railroad

Railroad

Marking 400 years since the start of the transatlantic slave trade in the Americas, this exhibition features selections from Jeanine Michna-Bales’s Through Darkness to Light: Photographs along the Underground Railroad series from the collection of Julia J. Norrell.

After researching the subject for more than a decade, Michna-Bales captured various sites that freedom-seekers traveled along the Underground Railroad. Recalling the fugitives who sought refuge in the dark chambers of night, Michna-Bales conjures their frightful journeys through her mysterious, night-time landscapes. One of the few visual records on the subject, this body of work “illuminate[s] the darkened corners of our shared history,” while prompting reflection about slavery's continued reverberations in our global world.

Join us for a panel conversation with the artist about the history and legacy of the Underground Railroad on March 2, 2019.

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(In)Justice Systems
Apr
19
to May 18

(In)Justice Systems

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Exhibit: March 25 – May 18;

Open: Monday to Friday: 10 am to 7 pm 
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm 
Sunday: Closed 
Reception: Saturday, March 30, 5-8 pm

Curated by artist, curator, and educator Erin Devine, this exhibition presents the investigations of a group of contemporary artists as they explore the impact of mass incarceration on prisoners, families, and communities the United States­—which holds the highest incarceration rate in the world. The exhibit also seeks to provide a space for broader meanings of “incarcerations” that are global, racial, and gendered, with works that engage community action, spatial concepts, and history.

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One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
Apr
19
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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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Apr
19
to Jan 5

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

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Exhibit: Mar 29, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020; 11:30am-7pm daily except Dec 25. Free admission.

Courtesy National Portrait Gallery

Courtesy National Portrait Gallery

To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s suffrage in the United States. Through portraiture, biography, and material culture, the exhibition examines the contributions of the radical women in antislavery societies; women activists of the late nineteenth century; the “New Woman” of the turn of the century; and the militant suffragists of the 1910s. This presentation also highlights the struggles that minority women endured long after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. The exhibition is curated by Kate Clarke Lemay, historian and director of Portal, Portrait Gallery’s Scholarly Center, National Portrait Gallery.

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Roman Holiday
Apr
19
to May 18

Roman Holiday

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Exhibit: March 25 – May 18

Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am to 7 pm 
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm 
Sunday: Closed
Reception: Saturday, March 30, 5-8 pm

Jennifer R. A. Campbell’s compositions call attention to the chaotic world of humanity, while conversely investigating the various elements that inform the ways we interact  She presents her characters in fictitious landscapes, amid a frenzied environment that invites the spectator into a visual feast of symbols. In the absence of words, the viewer is able to arrive at multiple interpretations as to what is occurring in the scene presented as the artist furthermore highlights the absurdity of human existence.

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Opera Lafayette presents  Alessandro Stradella's La Susanna
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Opera Lafayette presents Alessandro Stradella's La Susanna

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Performing: Apr 21 & 22 @7:30pm

Opera Lafayette closes their 24th season with a well-timed co-production of Stardella's La Susanna, with Heartbeat Opera.

Two judges desire the beautiful Susanna. When she rejects their advances, they exploit their power in an attempt to destroy her. Taken from the timely story of Susanna and the Elders from the Book of Daniel, this is the Bible's iconic story of sexual harassment and the perversion of justice. Originally conceived with a male narrator and male savior, Stradella's seductive oratorio from 1681 becomes a powerful and complicated opera for 2019, with women as both storyteller and savior.


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Washington, D.C. International Music Festival 2019
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Washington, D.C. International Music Festival 2019

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The 2019 Washington, D.C. International Music Festival affords top high school and university ensembles from across the U.S. the opportunity to perform in the Nation's Capital at the prestigious Kennedy Center. The following ensembles hailing from California and Montana are participating in the April 2019 concert, with music programs still to be announced.

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Sam Houston
Apr
21
9:00 PM21:00

Sam Houston

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With Phil The Great and Cramer

In a fast-paced world filled with music fans who are hungry for something fresh , Austin’s Sam Houston’s determination and hustle combined with his talent for artfully fusing genres into a new , distinct style has set him up for success. The music is sensual, haunting and adeptly merges jazz, soul, R&B, and cool psychedela made more provocative by Rios skilled , yet searing raw guitar sound .

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Millennium Stage: The United States Army Band “Pershing's Own” Chamber Players
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: The United States Army Band “Pershing's Own” Chamber Players

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Following a return to peace in Europe in 1918, the Montparnasse district of Paris became an epicenter of creativity for composers Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, and Germaine Tailleferre—colloquially known as “Les Six.” This program features works for piano, as well as mixed winds and brass in a variety of chamber settings and celebrates the gradual and global return to societal normalcy in the months and years following the Great War.

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Marc Rebillet
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Marc Rebillet

With his quirky personality, Marc Rebillet has become sort of a viral internet sensation with his hilarious, and impressive, well-written and executed looping patterns on loop stations combined with synthesizers and percussion instruments that hit a variety of genres. 

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Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

Performances: Apr 22 and 24

Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed, played rugby and continued to write songs. After graduating from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the army as an Airborne Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of Captain. In 1965, Kristofferson turned down an assignment to teach at West Point and, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, moved to Nashville to pursue his music. 

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Valley Maker
Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

Valley Maker

With Tomberlin

On Valley Maker’s second full-length album, Rhododendron, songwriter Austin Crane sings about movement – from one kind of belief to another, from place to place, through time. This new record from Crane, a Seattle-based musician and PhD student in Human Geography, reflects both the rootedness and rootlessness that shapes his songwriting on the precipice of his third decade. Like his noted inspirations Jason Molina, Bill Fay, and Gillian Welch before him, he speaks to the strange and transitory ways we mark time through our lives. Years pass and fold in his cosmic American songs.

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Maddi Mae
Apr
22
9:00 PM21:00

Maddi Mae

Kate Hohman

Kate Hohman

With Kate Hohman and Scott Stubbs

Prolific (and private) indie folk songwriter Maddi Mae haunts the quiet corners of Virginia. “She’s a local artist who plays the guitar with an intuitive spirit, writes lyrics that spill directly from her soul, and sings like a tortured angel,” wrote Krysta Norman of Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine.

Kate Hohman is a singer-songwriter based out of Culpeper, VA with firm roots in Americana and Classic Country music. She showcases her soulful and hypnotic original music throughout Virginia and DC.

Virginia native, saxophonist, and lap steel guitarist Scott Stubbs has been making music since the 1970s.

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Shaolin Jazz "Can I Kick It?" featuring T. 'Shaolin Mantis'
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Shaolin Jazz "Can I Kick It?" featuring T. 'Shaolin Mantis'

The creators of Shaolin Jazz proudly present CAN I KICK IT? - an innovative film experience that pushes the envelope of sound syncing, where we screen classic martial arts movies (including anime) while SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones spins a creative blend of hip-hop, soul, rock, and more.

The result - your movie experience redefined where 2-Tone is creating a live mixtape (sound track) to each movie, even accentuating specific scenes with special DJ techniques.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | 60th Anniversary Tour
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | 60th Anniversary Tour

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Performances: Apr 23 & 24 @7:30pm

The absolute gold standard of American dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is renowned for celebrating the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance heritage. Their mission to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community allows them to play a crucial social role using the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages, and backgrounds.

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#MeToo
Apr
23
to Apr 29

#MeToo

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Performances: Apr 23-29, 7:30pm & 9pm; Matinee: 2:30pm on Apr 27 & 28.

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In response to the growing momentum behind the #MeToo Movement, this BSU Theatre season has been dedicated to the creation of a new, devised performance entitled #MeToo.  Through interviews, research and personal narrative, BSU student artists of #MeToo have generated a multidisciplinary workshop performance that shares the intimate challenges and powerful survival of those who have experienced gender-based harassment and abuse. 

Please join BSU Theatre as we build a community that gives voice to those who have remained silent. Due to the intimate and immersive nature of this production, audience sizes are limited to 14 participants only.

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 Jack & Jack: Good Friends Are Nice Tour
Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

Jack & Jack: Good Friends Are Nice Tour

With Alec Bailey & Spencer Sutherland

Jack & Jack is an American pop-rap duo from Omaha, Nebraska, consisting of Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky, who are now based in Los Angeles, California. After success via the social media app Vine, the duo turned to a career as musicians. Their 2014 single "Wild Life" peaked at number 87 on the US Billboard Hot 100.  (Wikipedia)

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Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull
Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull

Featuring Clive Bunker, Dee Palmer & Special Guests

Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

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Omara Portuondo: Last Kiss
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Omara Portuondo: Last Kiss

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Performances: Apr 23 & 24 @ 8pm

Perhaps best known as the female voice of Buena Vista Social Club, this octogenarian is “one of the most popular Cuban female singers of all time” (Billboard). Portuondo transports audiences to another time and place with a performance style that has often been compared to the likes of Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, but with a fiery Cuban flair.

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Millennium Stage: Jeremy Dutcher
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Jeremy Dutcher

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Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer, and activist, who currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. This classically trained operatic tenor takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq roots into the music he creates. He is most noted for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.

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Vital Voices Global Partnership Presents: Vital Voices 2019 Global Leadership Awards
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Vital Voices Global Partnership Presents: Vital Voices 2019 Global Leadership Awards

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The 18th Annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards will honor women who are serving on the frontlines of change.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for this event are available through the Presenter Only. For further information, please email lesliewarren@vitalvoices.org or click here.

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Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant

The set list for Alan Cumming’s provocative new concert show is as eclectic and idiosyncratic as Cumming himself. Legal Immigrant, a collection of musings on his ten years as a US citizen, growing older, and what it feels like to be an immigrant in today’s America (regardless of your prefix) is a true, old-fashioned cabaret featuring a smorgasbord of genres. Ever wanted to hear Schubert and Peggy Lee together in one song? You will! Hits by Scottish treasures The Proclaimers also make an appearance, and there might even be a Disney Princess medley sung without a drop of irony.

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Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

Performances: Apr 22 and 24

Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed, played rugby and continued to write songs. After graduating from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the army as an Airborne Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of Captain. In 1965, Kristofferson turned down an assignment to teach at West Point and, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, moved to Nashville to pursue his music. 

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Kobbie
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Kobbie

With Nouvel

Kobbie has been creating and performing music for most of his 26 years. Starting in his dad’s basement turned makeshift studio, the DMV’s own has gone on to open for icons like Ghostface Khillah, and contemporaries like Big Sean and Logic. His first album dropped in March, The Cornerstone, and from it’s smooth, jumping, confident-just-touching-cocky sound, it’s certainly not his first project. Though still building, the singer-rapper-songwriter is in his bag on the album, a perfect display of his ability to blend rap and R&B. He’s certainly not the first to fuse those genres, but with his distinct gritty and yet luxurious sound, he is definitely the next. With The Cornerstone out since March and a laundry list of performances, visuals, and projects forthcoming, Kobbie is poised to break out of the DMV. It’s his time and we’re excited to watch.

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Broadway Center Stage: The Who's Tommy
Apr
24
to Apr 29

Broadway Center Stage: The Who's Tommy

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Performance: Apr 24-28 @8pm; Apr 23 & 24 @2pm, Apr 29 @7pm

Based on the iconic 1969 album soon to be celebrating its 50th anniversary, this semi-staged concert production of The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. This five-time Tony Award®–winning one-of-a-kind musical tells the story of the pinball-playing, “deaf, dumb, and blind” boy who triumphs over his adversities.

Please Note: This performance contains mature content not suitable for young children. Recommended for age 14 and up.

Please note: Broadway Center Stage performances are presented as semi-staged concerts. The actors will carry scripts in hands for various scenes of their performance. 

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McKinley Dixon
Apr
24
9:00 PM21:00

McKinley Dixon

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With Model Home

A self-described "angry black boy who's lucky enough to talk about it," McKinley Dixon found his voice through rap. The Richmond native's debut mixtape, 2016's Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?, tells the story of a young boy inundated by the harsh realities of police brutality, gang violence and self-hatred after witnessing a drive-by murder in his neighborhood. It's a fictionalized tale reflective of a particular kind of black experience.” - Rodney Carmichael, NPR

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BroccoliCon
Apr
25
to Apr 26

BroccoliCon

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Dates: Apr 25-26

#BroccoliCon, held April 25-26, 2019 in Washington, D.C,  is the hub where 750+ of the world’s most influential leaders will gather to focus intently on leveraging resources and relationships to address the greatest challenges facing urban communities today.

Through a strategically curated program of 50+ workshops, panels, chats, demonstrations, and networking events, the conference engages participants in a dynamic exchange of ideas, solutions and resources to drive local impact on a global scale.

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Broccoli City Festival 2019
Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

Broccoli City Festival 2019

Dates: Apr 25-26

Broccoli City is a leading social enterprise organization committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities that sustain future generations. Through a diverse array of programs and events, including the organization’s flagship music festival, Broccoli City continues to create pathways to higher standards of sustainable living, environmental sustainability, renewable energy, economic opportunity, and access to high-quality food and shelter. Events include, music festival, educational seminars, fitness demos and more. ($)

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 National Symphony Orchestra: Seong-Jin Cho Plays Ravel’s Piano Concerto
Apr
25
to Apr 27

National Symphony Orchestra: Seong-Jin Cho Plays Ravel’s Piano Concerto

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Performances: Apr 25 @7pm; Apr 26 @11:30am; Apr 27 @8pm

Our superstar Music Director leads young virtuoso Seong-Jin Cho, who the LA Times says is “on the threshold of a major career,” in Ravel's Piano Concerto inspired by jazz the composer heard on his travels to New York and New Orleans in the 1920’s. This all-French program also includes Saint-Saëns’s majestic “Organ” Symphony and Franck's The Accursed Huntsman.

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The 5th Dimension
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

The 5th Dimension

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From the late 60s through the 70s, they were about as big as it gets. This group scored seven Grammy awards, 22 Top 40 songs, 5 #1 Billboard hits, and helped launch the careers of such songwriters as Ashford & Simpson and Laura Nyro. 

Their lushly orchestrated hits - dubbed Champagne Soul - include "Up, Up and Away," "Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In," "Wedding Bell Blues," "Last Night I didn’t Get to Sleep," "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Never My Love," and "California Soul."

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Embassy of Japan presents 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival Finale: Japanese Pianist Ichiro Nodaira in Concert
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Embassy of Japan presents 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival Finale: Japanese Pianist Ichiro Nodaira in Concert

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The Embassy of Japan presents acclaimed Japanese pianist and composer Ichiro Nodaira in a concert honoring the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Note: This is a FREE event and tickets are required. Up to two (2) tickets per household may be reserved for this free concert in person at the Kennedy Center Box Office, here at www.kennedy-center.org, or by dialing 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324.

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Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore

With Daniel Bachman

Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore’s collective work—as solo artists, band members, and collaborators—could fill a small record collection. Despite this productivity, these two long-time friends have never recorded an entire album focused exclusively on their unique talents. "Ghost Forests" mysteriously, thrillingly fills that void.

Independently, Baird and Lattimore have each cultivated highly individual and idiosyncratic tools of expression. Baird’s timeless and soaring voice, guitar, and drums have underpinned pastoral and folk rock explorations as a soloist and in band settings with Espers and Heron Oblivion. Lattimore’s albums of enigmatic, spectral experimental harp sounds move and unfold like films and nature itself. The list of artists that have called upon their voices, talents, and visions to enrich their own work is expansive—a virtual pocket encyclopedia of contemporary indie and experimental musicians.


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John O'Hurley: A Man With Standards
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

John O'Hurley: A Man With Standards

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A MAN WITH STANDARDS is John O'Hurley's 90-minute retrospective on the songs of The Great American Songbook along with the musings from his eclectic life and career. A MAN WITH STANDARDS is both humorous and poignant, bringing back the sounds of nostalgia in the voice of one of America's greatest storytellers. John delights his audiences with the colorful stories and songs of his youth as well as revisiting his unforgettable moments on "Seinfeld" and "Dancing With The Stars".

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Christian Nodal
Apr
25
8:30 PM20:30

Christian Nodal

Latin Grammy winner Christian Nodal is a singer and songwriter whose sound weds norteño and mariachi by using the accordion to bridge traditions. Nodal was born in 1999 into a musical family; his parents and many of his uncles, aunts, and cousins are musicians. (Wikipedia).

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Awesome Con
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Awesome Con

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Dates: Apr 26, 12-8pm; Apr 27, 10am-7pm; Apr 28, 10am-5pm

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Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con! Awesome Con is a celebration of geek culture, bringing over 70,000 fans together with their favorite stars from across comics, movies, television, toys, games, and more! And just like DC, we’re smart, family-friendly, and inclusive – as Awesome Con is home to:

  • Future Con, an area of Awesome Con exploring where science and science fiction meet – created with the Smithsonian!

  • Awesome Con Jr, an all-ages destination for the next generation of fans

  • Pride Alley, a celebration of queer creators and fans curated by GeeksOUT

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Millennium Stage: Rulan Tangen and Dancing Earth Residency
Apr
26
5:45 PM17:45

Millennium Stage: Rulan Tangen and Dancing Earth Residency

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*Join us in advance of the performance, beginning at 5:45 p.m. for a pre-show assemblage of Native attendees and a welcome by Piscataway First Nations representatives.

The culmination of a 4-day residency at the Kennedy Center, which includes a school performance, master class for the Kennedy Center’s auditioned career trajectory program, Contemporary Dance Series, and public events listed below, 2018–2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Rulan Tangen and Dancing Earth’s work, …SEEDS: RE GENERATION… is a purposeful performance that Indigen-izes space as vital transformative gathering ground. Centered in Indigenous ecological knowledge, Dancing Earth welcomes community to an immersive, interdisciplinary, and participatory contemporary dance ritual. ... SEEDS: RE GENERATION... evolves from Dancing Earth’s intertribal artists in exchanges with Native elders, farmers, foragers, seed savers, and food and water justice groups, in visioning sessions and movement workshops that root our restoring/restory-ing of land and people.

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Millennium Stage: Code Listen: Music for Healing and Dialogue
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Code Listen: Music for Healing and Dialogue

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The Code Listen ensemble of Boston police, teen artists, and mothers who've lost their sons to homicide weaves together original music, stories, and poetry in a powerful performance that invites a nationwide conversation on violence, policing, and racism. Led by Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Shaw Pong Liu (violin/erhu/composition) with theatre direction by Pascale Florestal and guest artists including Nadia Washington, vocals, Jason Palmer, jazz trumpet, and guest musicians from Sound Impact

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Jekyll and Hyde
Apr
26
to May 19

Jekyll and Hyde

Performances: Apr 26 - May 19; Fri/Sat: 8pm; Matinees: 2pm on May 12 & 19.

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The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men -- one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman -- and two women -- one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself -- both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

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Jay Leno
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Jay Leno

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One night only! Recipient of the Kennedy Center's 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Jay Leno returns to the Kennedy Center.

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

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The Honey Trap
Apr
26
to May 12

The Honey Trap

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Performances: Fri/Sat: 8pm; Sun matinees Apr 18, May 5 & 12 @2pm

Written and directed by Michael C. Stepawony

A 1957 Fourth of July 'Watch The Atomic Bomb' party is about to begin in a Las Vegas hotel room. Suddenly, two unexpected guests arrive and change the fortunes of everyone in the room.

Contains adult themes and is not suitable for young children.

With Angie Bernazani, Joy Gerst, Sandy Irving, Joy Liu, Tawny Rucker, and Brian Stepawony.

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

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Performances: Apr 26 & 27 @8pm; Apr 28 @4pm

For more than 40 years, we've experienced the wonders of this traveling dance company - once you attend one of their performances, you'll understand their sustained excellence! Their repertory is a mix of classical and contemporary modern works by choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Elisa Monte, Milton Myers, Asadata Dafora, and others. The company is a diverse multi-ethnic troupe of well-trained, exciting, and skillful dancers who leave their ever-expanding audiences asking for more. Don't miss out on your chance to experience greatness in dance!

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AK
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

AK

With Juice Bruns

After massive success with debut single, “Love Me” hip-hop artist, AK (real name Austin Kassabian) is back on the scene with a new track. “Don’t Look Down” provides an introspective review of the young star’s emotional journey to new heights of his career and desire to remain still while there. Though very much in his own lane, the lyrical flow and delivery is reminiscent of current day Post Malone. It is undeniable that “Don’t Look Down” will be a chart topper much like its predecessor.

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Joan Baez : Fare Thee Well Tour 2019
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Joan Baez : Fare Thee Well Tour 2019

Joan Chandos Baez is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums . (Wikipedia)

The iconic folk singer is currently in the North American leg of her "Fare Thee Well" tour.  Baez has announced that the tour, which is scheduled to go through May 2019, will be the last of her nearly 60-year performing career.

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Snow Patrol
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Snow Patrol

With We Are Scientists, Ryan McMullan

Snow Patrol are a rock band from Northern Ireland, formed in Dundee, Scotland in 1994, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid. Initially an indie rock band, the band rose to prominence in the early-mid 2000s as part of the post-Britpop movement. (Wikipedia) .

The Grammy-Award nominated rock band is on tour with their 7th and latest album, Wildness.

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Punkhouse Comedy
Apr
26
8:30 PM20:30

Punkhouse Comedy

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Punkhouse Comedy started as a series of stand up comedy shows, produced by Kevin Tit, in various Punk Houses around the DMV area with a different band closing out each show. He's bringing the show to Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge every fourth Friday of the month to showcase local favorites and national touring acts alike.

Featuring..... Pete Bergen, Michael Summers, Sandi Benton, Christine O’Dea, Musical Guests: Blue Streak

$5 Suggested Donation

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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: Fourth Friday each month, Jan 25 - April 26, 2019

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. Yannis Pappas guest stars on the April 26!

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Prime Time: Funk Disco Boogie Soul with DJ Trev-Ski and Friends
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Prime Time: Funk Disco Boogie Soul with DJ Trev-Ski and Friends

Thirsty for a mix of heavy funk, soul, disco and boogie this month? Trevor Keen aka DJ Trev-ski with special guest from Funkmosphere in LA (Dam Funks party) Eddy Funkster!! have got you covered! Swing by the #ByrdCage on 4/26 and get down with these Prime Time selectors on the wheels. 45s and debauchery galore!

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Drive Focused, Sober & Safe Campaign Kick Off
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Drive Focused, Sober & Safe Campaign Kick Off

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Presented by Aisha Braveboy, Sate’s Attorney and the Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Md.

Student performances, panel discussion, live demos, refreshments, prizes and giveaways.

For more information: dgroberts@co.pg.md.us

Register at: http://sao.mypgc.us

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Dottie Campbell: Amped-Up
Apr
27
to Jun 1

Dottie Campbell: Amped-Up

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Exhibition: Apr 27 - Jun 1, 2019, 10am-5pm

Artist Reception: Apr 27 @2-4pm

Artist Talk + Gallery Tour: May 11 @2pm

Responding to the accelerated pace of modern life, Dottie Campbell pushes the limits of the interaction between camera, artist, and the world in her recent series of large-scale, amplified color photographs. Using a moving-camera capture technique allows the artist to imprint a physical response to the energy discovered on location and to abstract her subjects by obscuring detail, altering form, and creating new patterns. Through her own movement, not that of her subjects, Campbell is no longer a passive recorder of found compositions, but rather becomes performance artist, choreographer, painter, and creator in the photographic realm.

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NSO Music for Young Audiences: Break it Down!
Apr
27
to Apr 28

NSO Music for Young Audiences: Break it Down!

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Performances: Apr 27 @11am & 3pm ; Apr 28 @ 1:30pm & 4pm

This energetic program delights in dissecting parts of music and musical instruments. Children will be amazed by the way instruments from the wind and percussion families are taken apart and put back together again. Age 3+

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Diary Of An R&B Legend: Marvin Gaye
Apr
27
1:30 PM13:30

Diary Of An R&B Legend: Marvin Gaye

The R & B Club is a group founded by music aficionado Ashley-Dior Thomas, entrepreneur, broadcaster, and writer, Marcus Dowling, plus well-respected journalist Justin Tinsley, to celebrate the legacy of soul music. Foremost in this quest is the "Diary of an R & B Legacy" series, which will highlight key artists and their legacies from R & B's golden era.

Up next is classic R&B artist Marvin Gaye! It’s hard to overstate the cultural impact Marvin Gaye has had on music. As one of Motown’s renaissance men, Gaye could do it all. He wrote, produced and played a variety of instruments. Most of all, Gaye possessed a classic R&B voice that was edged with grit yet tempered with sweetness. A musical visionary, he conceived of albums as something more than individual songs, whether it be his early collections of show tunes and standards or later thematic masterworks about the state of the world (1971's What’s Going On?), sexual politics (1973's Let’s Get It On) and marriage (1978's Here, My Dear).

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Pawject Runway
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Pawject Runway

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Pawject Runway is the hippest fashion show on four paws, featuring a five-star lineup of Big Softies "modeling" adoptable cats and dogs from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). It's the only event where you can rub shoulders with famous faces from the NFL to the lacrosse field, rockers to race car drivers - all while cuddling furballs over cocktails and gourmet treats, and browsing our curated, high-end silent auction items.To date, Pawject Runway has raised more than $400,000 though cash and in-kind contributions to provide care for Baltimore's homeless and abused animals.

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Javier Starks
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Javier Starks

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Performances: Apr 27 @ 7pm & 9pm

Javier Starks is an emcee, recording artist, songwriter, and youth advocate. He uses clean Hip Hop to spread positivity worldwide without degrading women, promoting drugs, excessive violence, or over-glorifying money. His Mission: Creating 100% curse-free music, while being a role model for youth through artistic expression. With every song, Javier Starks continues to entertain, while positively influencing a global audience of fans both young and old!

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4 Latidos: Camily y Sin Bandera
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

4 Latidos: Camily y Sin Bandera

Make way for romanticism! And forward! Good music transcends and acquires deeper strength as it enters and deposits inside hearts truly in-love that has an emotional impulse of its own. With the prolonged success of their current 4LatiDos tour, this is shown by Camila (Mario Domm / Pablo Hurtado) and Sin Bandera (Leonel García / Noel Schajris), two bands that reinforce something that has been said and repeated many times: Union make force.

This electrifying musical show consists of three climatic segments. First Sin Bandera goes to the stage, in the second place Camila does it, and thirdly, the four artists join their voices, their musicians and their songs in such a powerful closing that the audience stand up and end up singing their hits in high volume.

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Washington, DC International Film Festival: Echo In The Valley Film and Concert
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Washington, DC International Film Festival: Echo In The Valley Film and Concert

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Filmfest DC premiere of the film “Echo in the Canyon” followed by a live performance featuring Jakob Dylan, Cat Power and Jade Castrinos.

Echo In The Canyon is a look at how The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas all birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists' creations reverberated between each other and ultimately across the world with a timelessness that continues today. The film was executive produced by Jakob Dylan and features appearances by Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips, Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Lou Adler, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Beck, Regina Spektor, Cat Power, and others. It journeys to those who wrote the iconic songs and uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the recordings from the artists who made them popular. —Los Angeles Film Festival

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Lisa Loeb
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Loeb

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With Brian Dunne

Lisa Loeb is a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with the hit singles "Do You Sleep," "I Do" and "Let's Forget about It ” and the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale. Her albums Tails and Firecracker were both certified Gold.

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Professor Brian Cox: Universal  - Adventures in Space and Time 2019 World Tour
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Professor Brian Cox: Universal - Adventures in Space and Time 2019 World Tour

Adventures in Space and Time with special guest Robin Ince.

The pop idol turned science idol, Professor Brian Edward Cox is a British physicist and professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester. ... He is known for bringing science to a wider audience through these programs, especially in physics and astronomy.

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Lolo Zouaï: High Highs To Low Lows Tour
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Lolo Zouaï: High Highs To Low Lows Tour

With Jean Deaux

Singer, songwriter, producer Lolo Zouaï (zoo-eye) is the future sound of Pop. The 23-year-old artist embodies the character of the cities she hass called home: Parisian attitude, Bay Area spirit and New York City hustle. This cultural blend coupled with a soft yet powerful voice has helped fuel Zouaï's rise since her breakout at the end of 2017, capturing the ears and hearts of the music community around the world. Zouaï's 2017 release High Highs to Low Lows saw immediate commercial success with over 10MM streams worldwide, and earned the top track placement on Spotify's Fresh Finds Best of 2017 playlist.

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Tusk The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Apr
27
9:00 PM21:00

Tusk The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

TUSK covers all the great hits of the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac.

The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, from complete originals to covers, for over 30 years themselves. It is only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Fronted by solo artist Kathy Phillips (vocals) and supported by veteran players Scott McDonald (guitar, vocals), Kim Williams (keys, vocals), Randy Artiglere (bass) and Tom Nelson (drums), TUSK takes its audience members on a sweet ride down memory lane.

Authentic-sounding and always respectful, TUSK leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

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 The Superchargers
Apr
27
9:00 PM21:00

The Superchargers

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With Venray and Waking Lily

The SuperChargers is rebel music, the inevitable and necessary next step for rock ‘n roll--honest and pure, blues and fire. Maybe you haven’t heard them yet, but you won’t stop talking about them once you do. So step inside this funhouse. Buy the ticket, take the ride.


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Washington Performing Arts presents: Itzhak Perlman, violin, and Evgeny Kissin, piano
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Washington Performing Arts presents: Itzhak Perlman, violin, and Evgeny Kissin, piano

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Blockbuster soloists Itzhak Perlman and Evgeny Kissin unite for an evening of chamber music on a grand scale. The eminence of the performers is matched by the prominence of the repertoire, including timeless favorites of the violin repertoire by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms.

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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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Millennium Stage: Louder Than a Bomb
Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

Millennium Stage: Louder Than a Bomb

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Each year, Louder Than a Bomb—DMV (LTAB–DMV) showcases teams of youth poets, representing high schools and community organizations in the region, from Montgomery County, Maryland to Fairfax County, Virginia, to share their stories, learn from one another, and build community. After months of preparation and a competitive series of preliminary slams, the top teams meet to compete for the the title of LTAB–DMV champion on the final stage!

Please note tonight’s performance contains mature themes & strong language.

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Straight No Chaser
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Straight No Chaser

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Straight No Chaser is a professional a cappella group that originated in 1996 at Indiana University. In 2007, a 1998 video of "The 12 Days of Christmas", went viral with over 8 million views and subsequently led to a five-album record deal with Atlantic Records in 2008.

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 LGBTQ AF
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

LGBTQ AF

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LGBTQ AF is a bi-monthly live comedy show featuring the best LGBTQ-identifying stand-up, storytelling, sketch and improv performers in the DMV area. Rising LGBTQ talent is also spotlighted. LGBTQ AF is the only regularly occurring comedy show in the DMV area with an all LGBTQ line-up. 

Our awesome April line-up features: Geoff Corey - Storytelling; Jonathan Horsford - Stand-up; Ugh - Improv; Miranda Pennington - Stand-up; Joyce Rebar - Stand-up; The Plumbers - Improv; And More!

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Kali Uchis & Jorja Smith
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Kali Uchis & Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis have announced a co-headlining North American Spring tour. The R&B singers will play 18 shows together, launching in late April in Washington, D.C. and wrapping up in Toronto at the end of May.

Smith released her first full-length LP, Lost & Found, last June and completed her supporting fall tour in December. The rising British star was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys.

Singer Uchis — who was born in the U.S. and who grew up in Pereira, Colombia and northern Virginia — released her debut album Isolation last year, which featured Smith on “Tyrant,” a silky dancehall track with seductive, trippy lyrics like “Your lovin’ is like a kaleidoscope/I don’t wanna come down.” (Rolling Stone)

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Jaakko Eino Kalevi
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jaakko Eino Kalevi

The Finland native brings his synthy psych-pop to the Byrd!

In this age of constant connectivity, switching off has become one of the great luxuries of modern life, and it’s one of the reasons Jaakko Eino Kalevi has called his new album Out of Touch. He explores what he calls this “essential, blissed out” state on this second album for Weird World – his first since 2015’s self-titled release – as he meditates, in classic Jaakko fashion, on the merry-go-round of the daily grind.

Drawing inspiration from time spent in Athens, on Out of Touch the Finnish songwriter broadens his horizons while focusing on his inner self. “Everyone knows the meaning of out of touch and it usually has negative connotations, such as lacking the latest information,” he says. “But to be out of touch can be the most ideal state.”

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Millennium Stage: U.S. Army Blues
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: U.S. Army Blues

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The U.S. Army Blues, part of the United States Army Band Pershing’s Own, is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Army. Comprised of exceptional jazz musicians from across the nation, the Army Blues strive to fulfill their mission through public concerts, educational outreach, and the preservation of the tradition of America’s unique art form: jazz.

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Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express

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The legendary Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express has returned. The famed B3 and keyboard player, has created a distinct voice that combines jazz, rock, soul and funk, that is clearly recognizable to his millions of fans. With over 20 albums to his name and lengthy stints on the RCA and Warner Bros. labels, Brian Auger has accumulated Grammy Nominations, 10 albums charting in Billboard's Hot 100, a #1 single, and the title of “The Godfather of Acid Jazz”. Brian’s bands over the years have featured Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and even Jimi Hendrix. In addition, Brian has recorded with great luminaries as The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon and Down To The Bone. The latest incarnation of the Oblivion Express is a family affair featuring Karma Auger on drums and Ali Auger on vocals, who live up to the Auger name and make the Oblivion Express smoke. Rave reviews and demands for return engagements follow this artist wherever he goes.

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Faux Ferocious
Apr
29
9:00 PM21:00

Faux Ferocious

With Liquid TV

Faux Ferocious is Reid, Dylan Jonathan and Terry. Reid plays drums, Dylan plays bass,Jonathan and Terry play guitar and sing. They love each other and they love you.

Pretty Groovy marks the first studio album from Faux Ferocious and their first LP release with Burger Records. After years of subsistence recording on every broken Tascam machine in Middle Tennessee, Faux Ferocious took their figure-it-out approach to freak out rock n’ roll and hit the road to work with audio whiz Drew Vandenberg at the famed Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA. They ate together, smelled each other and broke down the ego achieving an instinctive sound that allows expert musicianship and simple, evocative lyrics to work as one highlighting the duality of space and constraint.

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Stuart Little
Apr
30
10:15 AM10:15

Stuart Little

Performances: 10:!5am & 12pm

From the loving heart of E. B. White, author of “Charlotte’s Web,” comes this merry musical from Virginia Rep on Tour about a noble mouse who jumps headlong into adventures big enough to match any imagination. “Stuart Little” mixes gorgeous child-size puppets with live actors to work theatrical magic.

Curriculum Connection: Language Arts (Speaking, Literature), Music 

Ages: Recommended for grades K–5

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Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program  “Perilous Passages: Two Journeys to Survival"
Apr
30
11:30 AM11:30

Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program “Perilous Passages: Two Journeys to Survival"

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Attendees will have the privilege of hearing from two Holocaust survivors: Thomas Buergenthal and Hans Fisher.

Judge Buergenthal grew up in the Jewish Ghetto of Kielce (Poland) and is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. His memoir, A Lucky Child, describes these experiences and has been published in many countries. Considered one of the world’s leading international human rights experts, he served as a judge on both the International Court of Justice and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as Dean of Washington College of Law at American University, and as Director of the Human Rights Program of the Carter Center.

Dr. Fisher was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). In May 1939, six months after Kristallnacht - the night the Nazis subjected thousands of Jews to terror and violence - he fled Germany on the refugee ship, the St. Louis. After Cuba and the United States rejected the ship and its mostly Jewish passengers, he was forced to return to Europe, but eventually made his way back to Cuba and, in 1941, the United States. Dr. Fisher was a professor and innovative researcher at Rutgers University, where he served as Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences for 20 years and as Associate Provost.

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Love's Labor's Lost
Apr
30
to Jun 9

Love's Labor's Lost

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Performances: Apr 30 - Jun 9, 2019; Tue-Thu @7:30pm; Fri @ 8pm; Sat: 2pm & 8pm; Sun: @pm & 7pm

A young king and his three compatriots renounce the company of women in favor of scholarly pursuits. Their pact is immediately jeopardized, however, when the Princess of France and her companions arrive. Will the men stand resolute and keep their monastic vows—or surrender to the charms of the opposite sex? Shakespeare’s delicious comedy is full of lovers and clowns, foolery and the follies of the heart. 

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Searcher Records Spring Showcase
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

Searcher Records Spring Showcase

With The Colonies, Smith Gardens, Ferrier and AJ Peoples

From playing their first show in the basement of Thurston hall, their freshman dorm, The Colonies have progressed to becoming a one of a kind act performing and opening at the 9:30 club, Black Cat, and Songbyrd. This 4 piece Washington DC band comprising of Pete Stevens on guitar and vocals, Joey Mamlin on drums, Jordan Mullaney on bass and Dylan Trupiano on guitar have been inspired by indie rock from the early 2000s and wear their influences on their sleeve. Their songs have been described as “hooky indie rock with contagious charm” from blogs like Obscure Sound. With two albums out and a third on the way, this is a band to keep your eye on.

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The Nighthawks & The Billy Price Charm City Rhythm Band
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Nighthawks & The Billy Price Charm City Rhythm Band

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For more than three decades, The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest-working bands around. Their live shows are legendary. Founded in the Washington, D.C. area in 1972, the 'Hawks' were a roots band before anyone had come up with the term. Their mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, soul and swing appeals to a widely diverse audience, built over years of touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

2016 Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three-year association with guitarist Roy Buchanan. Price is the vocalist on two of Buchanan's LPs, That's What I'm Here For and Live Stock. Since then, with the Keystone Rhythm Band, the Billy Price Band, and solo projects, Billy Price has recorded and released a total of 15 albums, CDs, and DVDs. In April 2016, he was officially recognized and inducted as a Pittsburgh Rock ’n Roll Legend at an award ceremony.

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The Medium
Apr
30
9:00 PM21:00

The Medium

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The Medium is a Garage pop, psychedelic, band from Nashville, TN 

"Once the vibe has worn off and the post-Busch delirium sets in, switch on "Good Ol' Days." Oddball baroque psychedelia broadcasted from a basement on the east side. This is a bonafide earworm thanks to a loose piano melody and singular vocal stylings. Nice to find the kids that aren't afraid of writing a hook. Play the demo again and again until the tape wears out or the sun comes up."

(Aquarium Drunkard)

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Afternoon Tea:  Seikaly/Herberman Duo
May
1
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Tea: Seikaly/Herberman Duo

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Native Washingtonian Lena Seikaly is a fresh voice on the national jazz scene. She was named “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” by The Washington Post. Dr. John Hasse, Duke Ellington’s biographer, called Seikaly a “major league young talent in jazz.” Seikaly is making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals and an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles.

Jazz guitarist Steve Herberman is a master performer and educator. His sheer command of the instrument puts one in mind of the great jazz guitar masters. Herberman is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has performed at venues such as Birdland in New York City, Spazio in Los Angeles, the NAMM shows in Anaheim and Nashville, and, recently, the North Wales Jazz Guitar weekend in the United Kingdom.

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Outdoor Jazz Showcase
May
1
5:30 PM17:30

Outdoor Jazz Showcase

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Experience the soulful, syncopated sounds of jazz in this lively concert. Featuring classic tunes, plus original works by UMD alumni and current students.

The University of Maryland jazz ensembles are comprised of more than 100 students. The Jazz Ensemble is one of only three elite bands invited to perform annually at the UDC Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival, one of the most anticipated events on Washington D.C.'s jazz calendar and frequently broadcast on the BET Network. Combos and big bands also perform outreach concerts at regional schools and venues such as the National Archives, D.C. Public Library and National Building Museum as well as at campus events such as Maryland Day, galas and commencement activities.

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Robert Janus Spring Games
May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Robert Janus Spring Games

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In partnership with the national Special Olympics organization, PGCPS is hosting the Special Olympics Spring Games. More than 600 student athletes will each participate in two athletic events.

Students have trained for eight weeks in preparation for this event, working hard with PGCPS Special Education Motor Development Program staff who coach them at their schools and Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) sites.

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Bach Cantata
May
2
1:30 PM13:30

Bach Cantata

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Bach, the great master, wrote more than 200 cantatas, and UMD Choral Activities aims to sing them all in this series of performances by students, faculty, staff and community friends.

May 2: BWV 8, "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?" , Minji Kim, conductor

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Les Miserables
May
2
to May 5

Les Miserables

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Shows
Thursday 5/2 4:30pm-10:30pm
Friday 5/3 5:30-10:30pm
Saturday 5/4 5:30-10:30pm
Sunday 5/5 2:00pm-6:30pm

Les Misérables is one of the most popular musicals in the world and features one of the most memorable scores of all time, having thrilled over 47 million people worldwide. Students from StoryTellers, founded in 2016, will present their Spring Musical, Les Misérables (School Edition) an adaptation of the classic Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon. This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. StoryTellers is a unique, full-scale, quality theater arts academy.

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Millennium Stage: Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre presents "Dream Logic"
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre presents "Dream Logic"

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Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre (AC) is a company of artists dedicated to creating innovative performances that combine dance, theatre, and acrobatics. AC’s joyful, athletic style and reliance on nonverbal storytelling engage audiences of all ages. The company’s work embodies qualities reflected in their name – lightness (Aura), curiosity (Curi), and strength (Atlas) – and a playful perspective to find enchantment in ordinary situations presented in unusual ways.  Since 2014 Aura CuriAtlas has toured their two shows, DREAM LOGIC and A Life With No Limits, to communities large and small in the Midwest, East Coast, and Southern United States.  Reviewers have noted the company’s energy and originality: 

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Alicia Olatuja, voice
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Alicia Olatuja, voice

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Performances: 7pm & 9pm

Praised for her “strong and luscious tone” (The New York Times), Alicia Olatuja astonishes audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight as the featured soloist with Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Alicia and her band are in demand, having performed at the Jazz Standard, Vermont Jazz Center, Sioux Falls JazzFest, Rockport Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz Festival, Monty Alexander Jazz Fest and the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, among others.

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Lucky Plush: Rooming House
May
2
to May 4

Lucky Plush: Rooming House

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Performances: May 2-4 @7:30pm

Lucky Plush Productions makes its Kennedy Center debut with this insightful and surprisingly humorous dance/theater “whodunit.” As the only dance organization to receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Chicago-based company is recognized for its layered choreography, palpable liveness, and socially relevant storytelling—all of which characterize its newest work created by Artistic Director Julia Rhoads and frequent collaborator Leslie Buxbaum Danzig.

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In Mid-Sentence
May
3
to Mar 29

In Mid-Sentence

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Diane Arbus  (detail) by Stephen A. Frank, 1970 Gelatin silver print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Diane Arbus (detail) by Stephen A. Frank, 1970 Gelatin silver print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Exhibit: May 3, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020; Daily 11:30am-7pm, Admission: free

Photographs are often replete with words that remain unheard. “In Mid-Sentence” presents a selection of photographs from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s collection that depict moments of communication: intimate confessions, public speeches, exchanged jokes, political confrontations, lectures and more. Photographs featured in this exhibition encapsulate pivotal moments, such as John F. Kennedy’s televised speech for the 1960 Democratic National Convention or Walter Cronkite’s clandestine 1971 meeting with Daniel Ellsberg at the time of the publication of the “Pentagon Papers.” The exhibition provides the missing script for these otherwise silent voices, granting another means for understanding these interactions by placing them within their socio-historical contexts. An illustrated brochure accompanies the exhibition, and several of the represented speeches are included in an interactive kiosk. The exhibition is curated by Leslie Ureña, associate curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery.

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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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Troilus and Cressida
May
3
to May 5

Troilus and Cressida

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Performances: May 3 @7pm, May 4 @2pm & 7pm, May 5 @2pm

The Maryland Shakespeare Players are back with a timeless tragedy about love and war. In the seventh year of the Trojan War, young couple Troilus and Cressida discover first romance and heartbreak against a background of Trojan debates over continuing the war. Meanwhile, Greek soldiers are losing morale without the leadership of their greatest warrior, Achilles, who resents the machinations of war and passes his days secluded with his lover, Patroclus. The play explores questions on life and death: how do you value a human life? Are wars worth their bloodshed? How do individual motivations turn the collective tides of war? Is humanity destined to repeat itself in a cycle of selfish violence?

Directed by Lillianna Righter and assistant directors Elias Kibby and Kate Medwar-Vanderlinden.

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Energy Occurs in Many Forms
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Energy Occurs in Many Forms

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Energy surrounding us in forms of light, wind, electricity and water is musically portrayed in this sound experience from the UMD Wind Ensemble. Featuring a premiere of a new setting of Shenandoah by Omar Thomas, the program will also include works by Carolyn Bremer, J. S. Bach and Vincent Persichetti, as well as Steven Bryant's work for wind ensemble and electronics, Ecstatic Waters.

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9th Wonder presents Jamla Is the Squad, Vol. II
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

9th Wonder presents Jamla Is the Squad, Vol. II

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Legendary producer and Founding Hip Hop Culture Council Member 9th Wonder brings the renowned artists of his esteemed label Jamla Records—Rapsody, GQ, Heather Victoria, Reuben Vincent, Actual Proof, and Ian Kelly—together for an unforgettable evening celebrating their new album Jamla Is the Squad, Vol. II. A squad this packed with talent from artist to producers is only destined for greatness.

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NSO Pops: Vanessa Williams
May
3
to May 4

NSO Pops: Vanessa Williams

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Performances: May 3-4 @8pm

Vanessa Williams has conquered Broadway (Into the Woods), television (Ugly Betty), and music charts, selling millions of albums worldwide with hits like “Colors of the Wind” and “Save the Best for Last.” For one night only, the Grammy®, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee joins the National Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable program of pop, R&B, and musical theater favorites!

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LIVE! at Montpelier: Brasilian Vibes Trio
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

LIVE! at Montpelier: Brasilian Vibes Trio

Arthur Lipner

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Brasilian Vibes Trio members are Arthur Lipner (vibes & marimba), Nanny Assis (guitar/vocals/percussion) and Leonardo Lucini (7-string electric bass). Lipner and Assis have been performing together for almost 10 years.  This ground-breaking trio integrates mallets and percussion with varied Brazilian styles and repertoire to create exciting new sounds which will tap your feet and your ears.

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Almost Queen
May
3
to May 4

Almost Queen

Performances: May 3 @9pm; May 4 with Steve Leonard @9pm

The most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. 

A deliberate 4 piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live show consisting of signature four-part harmonies and genuine costumes while recapturing the live energy that is THE ultimate Queen experience.

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Naked Girls Reading Presents: 7th Annual Nerdettes
May
3
10:00 PM22:00

Naked Girls Reading Presents: 7th Annual Nerdettes

Are you in possession of a Tardis key, have a Sorting Hat and your very own Tesseract? Then do we have a show for you! On the heels of Awesome Con, DC's official Naked Girls are here to definitively prove Nerds are Sexy. Naked Girls Reading Presents the 7th Annual Nerdettes will showcase tales of Hobbits, Mutants, and Clones. Join the Nerdalicious Cherokee Rose, Cherie Sweetbottom, Alice Darling and Callie Pigeon.

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Patriots Youth Summit On Technology
May
4
8:00 AM08:00

Patriots Youth Summit On Technology

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Bring your 4th-12th grade students to learn more about pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  The Summit includes continental breakfast and a full day of workshops on technology and career topics. Parents can also attend workshops on tuition for college and resources for paying for college through federal agencies that provide internships. 

$10 - Patriot Members
$20 - Non- Patriot Members

For more information, call Patriots Technology Training Center at 301-925-9350 .

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STEM Fair - STEM To The Future
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

STEM Fair - STEM To The Future

Come enjoy a day of hand-on activities geared to ignite your child’s interest in STEM. This year's theme is "STEM to the Future." 

Free activities include: Cryogenics show, chromatography, robotics, learn about DNA, learn how to make ice cream, hear from local STEM presenters, and much more!

Free event. All ages welcome. Free lunch & giveaways.

Pre-Registration Requested.

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Tots to Teens Expo
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Tots to Teens Expo

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The Tots-to-teens expo is an amazing one day event that showcases the special vendors and programs that make the Washington Metropolitan area a wonderful place for our children to grow up.  Tots to Teens connect families to resources to ensure healthy and prosperous outcomes for children.  Our one day event brings in tens of thousands of families and 100 interactive exhibitors, all coming together to provide a holistic and family friendly day that is beyond belief. FREE

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March For Babies
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

March For Babies

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Join the March for Babies at Nationals Park, where families and teams come together to make a statement about the world they want to live in - one in which healthy moms and strong babies are a priority for us all. Walk 3 miles throughout the Navy Yard neighborhood, enjoy music, a family fun area, moon bounce, face painting, and get featured on the videoboard as you cross the home plate finish line! Gates Open at 8:30 am, Walk begins at 10:00 am

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National Food & Wine Festival
May
4
to May 5

National Food & Wine Festival

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Dates: May 4-5

Saturday VIP Admission Noon-6pm 
General Admission Saturday 1pm-6pm
Sunday Gospel Brunch 11am-5pm
Sunday VIP Admission Noon-5pm
General Admission Sunday Noon-5pm

A World-Class, Waterfront, Culinary Event. Join in the excitement of the 10th Annual National Wine & Food Festival at National Harbor; bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies.

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Gamer Symphony Orchestra Spring Concerts 2019
May
4
to May 5

Gamer Symphony Orchestra Spring Concerts 2019

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Performances: May 4 & 5 @12:30pm

Join us for our Spring 2019 concerts! The Gamer Symphony Orchestra is the first collegiate ensemble exclusively devoted to performing orchestral arrangements of video game music and using that music as an educational tool. This semester, our selections include pieces from Final Fantasy, Mario, Zelda, and much more! We are eager for you to come and watch our talented members perform!

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Tulipmania
May
4
1:30 PM13:30

Tulipmania

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Explore Riversdale House Museum during peak tulip season! Celebrate Rosalie Stier Calvert’s love for tulips. While living at Riversdale, Rosalie endeavored to establish the region’s finest gardens and collection of tulips. Activities: Learn about 17th century Europe’s obsession with tulips and the Dutch Golden Age with an illustrated lecture by Kristi Gross, Riversdale Education Assistant; Make a tulip craft; Enjoy floral-themed refreshments; Tour the mansion; Take a guided walk through the gardens with Riversdale Gardener Amy Winkler, who worked with volunteers to plant 2,000 tulip bulbs of historic variety.

Fee: $15. Advanced payment required by April 29. Ages 8 & up.

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2019 Prince George's County Wedding Expo
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Prince George's County Wedding Expo

There’s no place to plan your wedding quite like you can at the Prince George’s County Wedding Expo! At this one lovely event, you’ll gain access to wedding inspiration, local wedding vendors, and the most fun any newlywed-to-be can have while planning their dream wedding! Get access to discounts from countless PG County wedding exhibitors, win prizes, and enjoy a fashion show featuring beautiful designs in wedding attire. This is the day you meet your dream wedding dress! It’s the perfect day out to spend with your bridesmaids, fiancé, mom, or the entire entourage while checking every box on your wedding planning to-do list. This is the one Bridal Expo you don’t want to miss!

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Jamie Barton
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Renée Fleming VOICES: Jamie Barton

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Noted for her “imperturbable steadiness of tone” (The Guardian), Grammy®-nominated mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton shares her radiant vocals, accompanied by pianist Kathleen Kelly. Jamie returns to the WNO stage after portraying Princess Eboli in Don Carlo in 2018 and Waltraute in Wagner’s Ring Cycle in 2016. A 2014 recipient of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award, Jamie has performed on renowned opera stages, from the Metropolitan Opera to Houston Grand Opera. 

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The Heidi Chronicles
May
4
to May 11

The Heidi Chronicles

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Performances: May 4-11 @7:30pm; Matinees at 2pm on May 5 & 11

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In this witty, amusing and heartfelt coming-of-age story, Heidi Holland grows up before our eyes. Starting out as a bright, idealistic college student of the 1960s, the world around her rapidly changes. With feminist guiding principles, she strives to build a fulfilling life and is forced to confront, through her work, friendship and relationships, the true cost of “having it all.”

From celebrated playwright Wendy Wasserstein, this endearingly funny play is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, newly resonant for a generation experiencing feminism through the lens of #MeToo and #TimesUp.

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DANCE:  Dancenorth & Lucy Guerin Inc.
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

DANCE: Dancenorth & Lucy Guerin Inc.

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Two of the world’s leading dance companies, Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc. collaborate with tour-de-force Indonesian music duo Senyawa in this cross-cultural event. Drawing influences from both Indonesian folk ritual idioms and western metal bands, Senyawa’s unusual sound reinvents the Javanese spiritual tradition of entering trance through dance and music by fusing hand-made electric string instruments with operatic melodies, metal vocals and contemporary choreography. Ensemble members will conclude the performance by selecting audience members to co-create an unparalleled shared experience. 

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"Mélodies Passagères" - Fleeting songs of remembrance, celebration and hope
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

"Mélodies Passagères" - Fleeting songs of remembrance, celebration and hope

Music of Barber, Poulenc, Clarke, Rodrigo, Moore and Rodgers and Hammerstein

Artists: Nancy Almquist, soprano with Jaewon Lee, piano, JoAnna Cochenet, violin, Erik Grimm, guitar and Light Switch Dance Theatre, Sandra Atkinson, artistic director

Suggested donation - $20 (20% of concert proceeds will benefit UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

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2019 Montpelier Historic Site’s Hidden Spaces Tours
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Montpelier Historic Site’s Hidden Spaces Tours

Sundays, April 7, May 5, June 2, September 8, and October 6 at 4:00pm
Must arrive by 4pm to go on tour. 

Ever wonder what’s behind the doors that say “Staff Only” and “Do Not Enter”?  On this tour, Montpelier staff will take you to the areas that are seldom open to the public, including the three cellars, the attic, and walk-in vault. Learn about the construction of the house
and the changes over its 230-year history.   Tour includes narrow winding stairs and ladders (optional).  Older clothes and comfortable shoes recommended. Tours led by Don Graham who started working at the property in 1985 and has been involved with
much of the recent restoration work at the house and grounds.

Ages: Adults

Cost:   $15/person; $10/Friends of Montpelier and Active Military.  Reservations
required, space is limited.  301-377-7817.

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