Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant - In Conversation with Dan Pink
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant - In Conversation with Dan Pink

  • Sixth and I

This program does not include a book signing. All books will be pre-signed by the authors.

In Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound.

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 2017: Hanna's Sleeping Dogs
Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 2017: Hanna's Sleeping Dogs

  • Gordon Center for Performing Arts

The Baltimore Jewish Film Festival features award-winning films from around the world with the common theme of Judaism and the Jewish experience. The festival screens eight to ten films per season, with each screening followed by a talk featuring a guest speaker.

Schedule:  Hanna's Sleeping Dogs (4/25/17 @7:30pm); The Women's Balcony (4/30/17 @3pm); Other films will following with dates TBD.

 

 

Tower of Power
Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

Tower of Power

  • Birchmere

An American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968.

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp
Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp

  • Warner Theatre

A program that combines three masters of dance from the 20th century to the present.  George Balanchine is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world.  His works have become iconic in the ballet lexicon.  He believed, “Dance is a continuation. You cannot predict the signs of its evolution.” The two remaining choreographers represented in this program reflect that sentiment as their works provided a new vision for dance and they continue to propel dance into the future. Tharp is considered the high priestess of choreography and Ratmansky is regarded as one of the world’s most sought-after choreographers.

Dates: April 26-30

The Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet

Let's Play Live
Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

Let's Play Live

  • Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

Let's Play Live brings your favorite YouTube entertainers to one stage for a non-stop frenzy of gaming and comedy. Prepare to laugh your asses off at the idiots from Achievement Hunter and Funhaus, doing what they do best (and worst). It's all of the insanity and energy of a rock show, but without the annoying drugs, vomit, and nudity. Get your tickets so you don't miss out because it's like nothing you've ever seen before.

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Kelly Osbourne
Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

Kelly Osbourne

  • Sixth and I

In There is No F*cking Secret: Letters from a Badass Bitch, Kelly shares stories from her unconventional and highly speculated about life—from her famed Mum and Dad, to her Fashion Police co-host and beloved friend Joan Rivers, to bullying, addiction, rehab, social media, dating, and growing up.

Man’s Attempt at Thoughtfulness
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Man’s Attempt at Thoughtfulness

  • Sixth and I

Combining spirituality, psychology, modern masculinity, and good scotch, Rabbi Scott brings a group of men together to attempt some thoughtfulness about life’s more important questions.

For men in their 20s and 30s
Open to anyone who identifies as a man

Caitlyn Jenner
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Caitlyn Jenner

  • Sixth and I

This program does not include a book signing. All books will be pre-signed by the author.

In The Secrets of My Life, Jenner shares details of her childhood as Bruce Jenner and rise to fame as a gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete; her marriages and her relationships with her children; her transition and experiences as the world’s most famous transgender woman. In conversation with Buzz Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Friday Night Lights.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World

  • Royal Farms Arena

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun! Launch into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™. Children Of All Ages can take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Your entire family will be amazed by this cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.

Dates: April 20-30, various hours. 

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp

  • Warner Theatre

A program that combines three masters of dance from the 20th century to the present.  George Balanchine is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world.  His works have become iconic in the ballet lexicon.  He believed, “Dance is a continuation. You cannot predict the signs of its evolution.” The two remaining choreographers represented in this program reflect that sentiment as their works provided a new vision for dance and they continue to propel dance into the future. Tharp is considered the high priestess of choreography and Ratmansky is regarded as one of the world’s most sought-after choreographers.

Dates: April 26-30

The Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet

SPRING SONATA: Works by The Han Mee Artists Association
Apr
28
8:30 am08:30

SPRING SONATA: Works by The Han Mee Artists Association

  • Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center

March 27-May 19, 2017 Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:00pm Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm (Gallery Only)

HMAA works to encourage visual artists, to promote exposure to the visual arts and to increase public awareness of the vitality, quality, and wide diversity of media and styles of Korean-American artists. This exhibition showcases the diverse talent of artists working in mixed media, ceramics, calligraphy, sculpture and painting.

M3 Rock Festival
Apr
28
Apr 29

M3 Rock Festival

  • Merriweather Post Pavilion

Baltimore’s M3 Rock Festival is an all-ages rock and heavy metal showcase boasting top talent and icons from the 80’s and 90’s. The two-day festival launches with a kick-off party on Friday, followed by the head-bangin’ main event on Saturday. Billed as the biggest, baddest metal show around, the festival draws throngs of rabid fans from all over the world who come to enjoy music across two stages with no overlap.

This year's line up is going to be another epic event with Ratt, Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Dokken, Loverboy, Jack Russell's Great White and many more... to see the full list - check out our artist page.

Dates: April 28-29, 2017.

Inspired by Asia: Annual Opening Reception
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Inspired by Asia: Annual Opening Reception

  • Newton White Mansion

Get in the mood for Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month 2017. Experience dance, music, martial arts, highlighting the diverse traditions of South Asia, China, the Pacific Islands, Korea, and more! Enjoy a pan-Asian snack buffet. Hands-on crafts and popular henna decorations are featured. Reservations required by calling 301-249-2004. Please, no strollers allowed. FREE

Newton White Mansion

Newton White Mansion

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp

  • Warner Theatre

A program that combines three masters of dance from the 20th century to the present.  George Balanchine is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world.  His works have become iconic in the ballet lexicon.  He believed, “Dance is a continuation. You cannot predict the signs of its evolution.” The two remaining choreographers represented in this program reflect that sentiment as their works provided a new vision for dance and they continue to propel dance into the future. Tharp is considered the high priestess of choreography and Ratmansky is regarded as one of the world’s most sought-after choreographers.

Dates: April 26-30

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World

  • Royal Farms Arena

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun! Launch into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™.  Children Of All Ages can take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Your entire family will be amazed by this cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.

Dates: April 20-30, various hours. 

H.M.S. Pinafore
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

H.M.S. Pinafore

  • Laurel Mill Playhouse

Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. H. M. S. PINAFORE answers the burning question of who, among equals, is the most equal, but only when the men of the mismatched couples discover they were switched in their cradles as infants.

Weekends, April 28-May 21, 2017. Fri/Sat: 8pm. Sun: 2pm

Tribute
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Tribute

  • Greenbelt Arts Center

Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But at fifty-one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters. 

April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 at 8PM
April 30, May 7, 13 at 2PM

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

  • The Publick Playhouse

Celebrated for a repertory that features innovative modern choreography but also upholds African-American dance traditions, Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs dance pieces that address our collective political, social, and personal experience. Experience the stunning athletic grace of the dancers in works both new and venerable. 

Dates: Apr 28-30, 2017

Color Vibe 5K Run
Apr
29
6:00 am06:00

Color Vibe 5K Run

  • Six Flags America

Experience the Color Vibe 5K run with color and live life to its fullest. Don't miss this 5K color race and ulimate dance party. 

Annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea, and the Arts

  • Montpelier Arts Center

Hosted by Montpelier Arts Center and Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site, celebrate spring at this fun festival for the entire family! Visit the resident artists’ studios, watch art demonstrations, paint the Montpelier bird, and create spring-themed crafts. Stroll the Arts Center’s galleries and view the Substrates exhibition as well as art by Ellen Cornett and Barbara Talbott. At 1 pm, enjoy a classical recital by renowned pianist Stefan Scaggiari. Adjacent to the Arts Center is Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site. Visit the Mansion and stroll the beautiful grounds where you can purchase art, crafts, food, herbs, plants, and more. FREE

Credit: pgparks.com

Credit: pgparks.com

Maryland Day 2017
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Maryland Day 2017

  • University of Maryland

Maryland Day has become one of the most popular annual events in the region as the University of Maryland opens up its campus offering more than 400 free events. Throughout Maryland’s 1,250-acre campus, visitors can take tours, explore exhibits and attend demonstrations. The Clarice’s stages, studios and shops host interactive, participatory arts events for the entire family and for prospective students. FREE.

National Harbor Food & Wine Festival
Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

National Harbor Food & Wine Festival

  • National Harbor

Join in the excitement of the 9th Annual Wine & Food Festival, bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. Over 150 different International and Local wines, beers, and spirits in an All-You-Care-To-Taste affair.   Dates: April 29-May 1, 2017

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp

  • Warner Theatre

A program that combines three masters of dance from the 20th century to the present.  George Balanchine is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world.  His works have become iconic in the ballet lexicon.  He believed, “Dance is a continuation. You cannot predict the signs of its evolution.” The two remaining choreographers represented in this program reflect that sentiment as their works provided a new vision for dance and they continue to propel dance into the future. Tharp is considered the high priestess of choreography and Ratmansky is regarded as one of the world’s most sought-after choreographers.

Dates: April 26-30

The Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World

  • Royal Farms Arena

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun! Launch into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™.  Children Of All Ages can take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Your entire family will be amazed by this cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.

Dates: April 20-30, various hours. 

Tavern  Night
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

Tavern Night

  • Riversdale House Museum

Make merry with the lively sounds of the Ship’s Company Chanteyment as our basement transforms into a 19th century tavern. Enjoy food, beverages, and a souvenir glass. Advance payment required by April 14.

Riversdale House Museum

Riversdale House Museum

H.M.S. Pinafore
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

H.M.S. Pinafore

  • Laurel Mill Playhouse

Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. H. M. S. PINAFORE answers the burning question of who, among equals, is the most equal, but only when the men of the mismatched couples discover they were switched in their cradles as infants.

Weekends, April 28-May 21, 2017. Fri/Sat: 8pm. Sun: 2pm

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

  • The Publick Playhouse

Celebrated for a repertory that features innovative modern choreography but also upholds African-American dance traditions, Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs dance pieces that address our collective political, social, and personal experience. Experience the stunning athletic grace of the dancers in works both new and venerable. 

Dates: Apr 28-30, 2017

Tribute
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

Tribute

  • Greenbelt Arts Center

Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But at fifty-one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters. 

April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 at 8PM
April 30, May 7, 13 at 2PM

National Harbor Food & Wine Festival
Apr
30
12:00 pm12:00

National Harbor Food & Wine Festival

  • National Harbor

Join in the excitement of the 9th Annual Wine & Food Festival, bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. Over 150 different International and Local wines, beers, and spirits in an All-You-Care-To-Taste affair.   Dates: April 29-May 1, 2017

H.M.S. Pinafore
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

H.M.S. Pinafore

  • Laurel Mill Playhouse

Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. H. M. S. PINAFORE answers the burning question of who, among equals, is the most equal, but only when the men of the mismatched couples discover they were switched in their cradles as infants.

Weekends, April 28-May 21, 2017. Fri/Sat: 8pm. Sun: 2pm

Tribute
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Tribute

  • Greenbelt Arts Center

Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But at fifty-one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters. 

April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 at 8PM
April 30, May 7, 13 at 2PM

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 2017: The Women's Balcony
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 2017: The Women's Balcony

  • Gordon Center for Performing Arts

The Baltimore Jewish Film Festival features award-winning films from around the world with the common theme of Judaism and the Jewish experience. The festival screens eight to ten films per season, with each screening followed by a talk featuring a guest speaker.

Schedule:  Hanna's Sleeping Dogs (4/25/17 @7:30pm); The Women's Balcony (4/30/17 @3pm); Other films will following with dates TBD.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Apr
30
4:00 pm16:00

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

  • The Publick Playhouse

Celebrated for a repertory that features innovative modern choreography but also upholds African-American dance traditions, Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs dance pieces that address our collective political, social, and personal experience. Experience the stunning athletic grace of the dancers in works both new and venerable.

Dates: Apr 28-30, 2017

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World
Apr
30
5:00 pm17:00

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World

  • Royal Farms Arena

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun! Launch into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™.  Children Of All Ages can take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Your entire family will be amazed by this cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.

Dates: April 20-30, various hours. 

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp
Apr
30
6:30 pm18:30

Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp

  • Warner Theatre

A program that combines three masters of dance from the 20th century to the present.  George Balanchine is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world.  His works have become iconic in the ballet lexicon.  He believed, “Dance is a continuation. You cannot predict the signs of its evolution.” The two remaining choreographers represented in this program reflect that sentiment as their works provided a new vision for dance and they continue to propel dance into the future. Tharp is considered the high priestess of choreography and Ratmansky is regarded as one of the world’s most sought-after choreographers.

Dates: April 26-30

The Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet

Jun Kaneko Exhibition
May
1
10:00 am10:00

Jun Kaneko Exhibition

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington National Opera Presents
Jun Kaneko Exhibition of Ceramic Sculptures
April 17 - May 22, 2017
Hall of Nations


Renowned Japanese American visual artist and painter Jun Kaneko, whose stunning mystical sets and costumes are featured in Washington National Opera's spring production of Madame Butterfly, brings an exhibition of his ceramic sculptures to the Hall of Nations. Balancing elements of both American and Japanese aesthetics, the installation will include pieces from two of his sculpture series: HEADS, large, neutral forms, instantly recognizable as human yet loaded with a vast array of traditions and associations; and Dangos, a term adapted from the Japanese word for "rounded form." Dangos are usually mound-like, freestanding sculptures, molded into an intriguing family of different shapes reflecting a wide range of expression. Further information about the opera may be found here.

Note: This exhibition is FREE and open to the public from 10 a.m. to Building Close.

Please Note: There is NO free parking when attending free events.  Washington National Opera Presents
Jun Kaneko Exhibition of Ceramic Sculptures
April 17 - May 22, 2017
Hall of Nations


Renowned Japanese American visual artist and painter Jun Kaneko, whose stunning mystical sets and costumes are featured in Washington National Opera's spring production of Madame Butterfly, brings an exhibition of his ceramic sculptures to the Hall of Nations. Balancing elements of both American and Japanese aesthetics, the installation will include pieces from two of his sculpture series: HEADS, large, neutral forms, instantly recognizable as human yet loaded with a vast array of traditions and associations; and Dangos, a term adapted from the Japanese word for "rounded form." Dangos are usually mound-like, freestanding sculptures, molded into an intriguing family of different shapes reflecting a wide range of expression. Further information about the opera may be found here.

Note: This exhibition is FREE and open to the public from 10 a.m. to Building Close.

Please Note: There is NO free parking when attending free events.  

National Harbor Food & Wine Festival
May
1
12:00 pm12:00

National Harbor Food & Wine Festival

  • National Harbor

Join in the excitement of the 9th Annual Wine & Food Festival, bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. Over 150 different International and Local wines, beers, and spirits in an All-You-Care-To-Taste affair.   Dates: April 29-May 1, 2017

Mastodon
May
2
7:30 pm19:30

Mastodon

  • The Fillmore Silver Spring

Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, and drummer Brann Dailor.

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer performs My Secret Heart
May
2
8:00 pm20:00

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer performs My Secret Heart

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Chanticleer
My Secret Heart

Hosted by Mason Bates
Free after-party with DJ Ayes Cold

Hailed as "the world's reigning male chorus" by the New Yorker, Grammy®-winning a cappella ensemble Chanticleer is known for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices and original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz to popular contemporary compositions.

In My Secret Heart, hosted by genre-defying Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates, the San Francisco-based supergroup will perform works by songwriters who long to penetrate hidden places of the heart with a wide range of emotions: fond to foolish, feverish to forbidden. The program will include poetry from the likes of the ancient Song of Songs, as well as popular and classical airs of our day. Music by contemporary luminaries includes a D.C. premiere by Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi that examines the Nordic heart; American composer Augusta Read Thomas's "Love Songs" featured on Chanticleer's Grammy®-winning Colors of Love album; and the world premiere of Mason Bates's Kennedy Center co-commissioned "Drum-Taps," set to poetry by Walt Whitman. 

Following the concert, stay for the free after-party featuring DJ Ayes Cold! 

Joyce DiDonato in Handel's Ariodante in Concert, with The English Concert
May
2
8:00 pm20:00

Joyce DiDonato in Handel's Ariodante in Concert, with The English Concert

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

JOYCE DiDONATO
WITH THE ENGLISH CONCERT IN
ARIODANTE
 
The New York Times calls the Grammy-winning American mezzo-soprano "the perfect 21st-century diva--an effortless combination of glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace, and remarkable talent."
 
DiDonato sings the title role in a concert version of Handel's passionate Italian opera, which she has performed and recorded to great acclaim. Says London's Daily Telegraph: DiDonato "confirms her reputation as the finest Handelian mezzo-soprano of the day with a magnificent princely reading." Joining her with the English Concert conducted by Artistic Director Harry Bicket is soprano Christiane Karg as Ginevra, tenor David Portillo as Lurcanio, soprano Joelle Harvey as Dalinda, baritone Matthew Brook as Re di Scozia, and others.

Outdoor Big Band Finale
May
3
5:30 pm17:30

Outdoor Big Band Finale

  • UMD School of Music Courtyard

Bring a picnic to The Clarice and celebrate Spring with the UMD jazz ensembles in their outdoor Big Band Finale in the School of Music Courtyard. As one of UMD jazz’s most popular concerts, the Big Band Finale drives you along with infectious energy and flair. FREE.

Melissa Etheridge
May
3
7:30 pm19:30

Melissa Etheridge

  • Birchmere

American singer-songwriter, guitarist,  activist, Grammy and Academy Award winner, Melissa Etheridge brings her M.E. Live Tour to the Birchmere.

The Fabulous Hubcaps
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

The Fabulous Hubcaps

  • OC Inlet Parking Lot

THE FABULOUS HUBCAPS™...  one of the most sought after Oldies Rock`n Roll Dance and Show Groups in the country...  Since their beginnings in 1974 as 'Harvey Hubcap and the Do Ron Ron', they have set the standard for musical quality and entertainment showmanship unmatched anywhere...   - See more at: https://www.thehubcaps.com/about-us#sthash.p5JRE4kg.dpuf

10,000 Maniacs
May
4
7:30 pm19:30

10,000 Maniacs

  • Birchmere

10,000 Maniacs are an alternative rock band formed in 1981 that still sell out on their tours. They bring their greatest hits on this tour.

Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Abbey Lincoln Tribute
May
4
8:00 pm20:00

Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Abbey Lincoln Tribute

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

22nd annual
Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival:
Abbey Lincoln Tribute
 
 Named after one of the first ladies of jazz, this year's festival celebrates the legacy of late vocalist, actor, activist, and NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln with a concert tribute featuring four of today's leading Grammy-winning jazz artists: NEA Jazz Master/vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, drummer/music director Terri Lyne Carrington, vocalist Dianne Reeves, and vocalist Esperanza Spalding
 
Abbey Lincoln was beloved for her powerful and unique voice, as well as for pursuing her art with integrity and turning music into a genuine celebration of life. The performance will also highlight President Kennedy's emphasis on JUSTICE, symbolized in Abbey Lincoln's outspoken and endless fight for civil rights. 

SPRING SONATA: Works by The Han Mee Artists Association
May
5
8:30 am08:30

SPRING SONATA: Works by The Han Mee Artists Association

  • Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center

March 27-May 19, 2017 Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:00pm Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm (Gallery Only)

HMAA works to encourage visual artists, to promote exposure to the visual arts and to increase public awareness of the vitality, quality, and wide diversity of media and styles of Korean-American artists. This exhibition showcases the diverse talent of artists working in mixed media, ceramics, calligraphy, sculpture and painting.

PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue

  • Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour!  Dates: May 5-7, multiple hours

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

 

Renée Fleming VOICES: Jane MonhRenée Fleming VOICES: Jane Monheit Sings Ella Fitzgerald with special guest Nicholas Payton
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

Renée Fleming VOICES: Jane MonhRenée Fleming VOICES: Jane Monheit Sings Ella Fitzgerald with special guest Nicholas Payton

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Two performances: 7pm and 9:30pm

Born April 25, 1917, the First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald has influenced female jazz musicians for generations. The Kennedy Center presents a number of distinct performances in recognition of the centennial of the 1979 Kennedy Center Honoree and NEA Jazz Master's birth.
 
With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald--the first to be released on her own Emerald City Records--vocalist Jane Monheit has surprised even herself with her artistic leap. She had thought about recording an Ella tribute for a long time. Fitzgerald's beloved songbook albums held "biblical" importance for her when she was growing up and have never lost their hold on her. As part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series, Monheit pays joyous tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself, guided by her producer, arranger, and trumpet great, Nicholas Payton.

Live! At Montpelier: Hot Club of Baltimore
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Live! At Montpelier: Hot Club of Baltimore

  • Montpelier Arts Center

The Hot Club of Baltimore performs the finest gypsy swing this side of the Atlantic inspired by the legendary French guitarist Django Reinhardt. Michael Joseph Harris is guitarist and artistic director of the group, which consists of a collective of top jazz musicians. The ensemble boasts a variety of configurations including an instrumental trio of two guitars and a bass; a classic quintet with violin; the late 40’s “Django in Rome” sessions on piano, drums, and horns; and the big band sound of the early 50’s when Reinhardt performed with Duke Ellington. Featuring the captivating voice of Alexis Tantau, the group performs gypsy jazz renditions of Occitan folk songs, Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, Maxine Sullivan, Charles Trenet, Jacques Dutronc, Ella Fitzgerald, and Henri Salvador. 

Hairspray Jr.
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Hairspray Jr.

  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) Youth Theatre Program presents their first production with the fun musical that continues to bring the beat throughout the state and country!  Hairspray JR is the youth adaptation of the award-winning musical based on the John Waters’ movie, “Hairspray” that follows the changes in America in the 1960s through the communities of Baltimore, Maryland.

Dates/Hours: May 5 at 8pm; May 6 at 2pm and 8pm, May 7 at 2pm; May 12 at 8pm; May 13 at 2pm and 8pm; May 14 at 2pm

    Josh Turner
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    Josh Turner

    • OC Inlet Parking Lot

    As a family man, a philanthropist, a devoted Christian, and a passionate sports fan, you might say Josh Turner’s commitments run as deep as his voice.

    Of course, he’s also a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists —and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  

    Hot Club of Baltimore
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    Hot Club of Baltimore

    • Montpelier Arts Center

    The Hot Club of Baltimore performs the finest gypsy swing this side of the Atlantic inspired by the legendary French guitarist Django Reinhardt. Michael Joseph Harris is guitarist and artistic director of the group, which consists of a collective of top jazz musicians. The ensemble boasts a variety of configurations including an instrumental trio of two guitars and a bass; a classic quintet with violin; the late 40's “Django in Rome” sessions on piano, drums, and horns; and the big band sound of the early 50's when Reinhardt performed with Duke Ellington. Featuring the captivating voice of Alexis Tantau, the group performs gypsy jazz renditions of Occitan folk songs, Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, Maxine Sullivan, Charles Trenet, Jacques Dutronc, Ella Fitzgerald, and Henri Salvador.

    NSO Pops: Indigo Girls
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    NSO Pops: Indigo Girls

    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    The Grammy-winning duo behind hits like "Closer to Fine" and "Galileo" brings its signature sonic blend of folk and rock to the NSO Pops for an outstanding program of fan favorites from across their groundbreaking career.

    Dates: May 5 at 8pm; May 6 at 2pm and 8pm

    H.M.S. Pinafore
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    H.M.S. Pinafore

    • Laurel Mill Playhouse

    Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. H. M. S. PINAFORE answers the burning question of who, among equals, is the most equal, but only when the men of the mismatched couples discover they were switched in their cradles as infants.

    Weekends, April 28-May 21, 2017. Fri/Sat: 8pm. Sun: 2pm

    An Evening With Draco Rosa
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    An Evening With Draco Rosa

    • Howard Theatre

    Draco Rosa is a multiple-time Grammy and Latin Grammy American-born Puerto Rican musician, singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur who got his start with the famed 1980's boy band Menudo.

    Kevin Nealon
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    Kevin Nealon

    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    The Saturday Night Live alum and film and television regular (Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Anger Management, Weeds) brings his unique brand of humor to the Kennedy Center. One of the longest running cast members on NBC's SNL, he created some of the show's most memorable characters and in 1988 earned an Emmy Award(r)–nomination as part of the SNL writing team. 

    Recommended for mature audiences.

    Tribute
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    Tribute

    • Greenbelt Arts Center

    Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But at fifty-one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters. 

    April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 at 8PM
    April 30, May 7, 13 at 2PM

    Ricky Martin
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    Ricky Martin

    • The Theater at MGM National Harbor

    After achieving fame as a member of the Puerto Rican all-boy pop group Menudo, Ricky Martin broke out on his own, achieving greater success with hits such as "Living La Vida Loca" and "La Bomba". He is also an actor and author. 

    Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime-Herb and Legends Tour 2017
    May
    5
    9:00 pm21:00

    Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime-Herb and Legends Tour 2017

    • The Fillmore Silver Spring

    The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does!

    2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit
    May
    6
    9:00 am09:00

    2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit

    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    The 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit

    In collaboration with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, Citizen University, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

    With Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large, Yo-Yo Ma

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Theater Lab, Terrace Gallery & Atrium, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     

    Set to be held in Washington, DC on May 6, 2017, this year’s edition of the Arts Summit will focus on Cultural Moonshots, exploring how the arts can propel our thinking towards new ideas and actions, including the leaders we look to for guidance and inspiration. As we explore and investigate these ideas together, we'll also honor President John F. Kennedy's legacy through ideals of courage, service, justice, freedom, and gratitude. The program will serve as a reflection on current and past efforts as well as the launching pad for new collaborations and initiatives among participants. The Arts Summit is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired by five enduring ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.

    Please click here for further information about this event and how to register to attend.

    PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
    May
    6
    10:00 am10:00

    PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue

    • Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

    PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour! Dates: May 5-7; various hours

    It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

    May 6 hours: 10am, 2pm, 6pm

    River to Rockets Bike Rally & Scavenger Hunt
    May
    6
    10:00 am10:00

    River to Rockets Bike Rally & Scavenger Hunt

    • Anacostia Trails

    The annual “River to Rockets” Bike Rally returns with exciting new elements. This family-friendly event is open to all riders. We have explored the Tributary Trail System and the history, culture, and nature of the surrounding communities for more than a decade. For 2017, we are mixing up our trips and heading out on a SCAVENGER HUNT! When participants arrive for the rally, they will be given a list of hints and checkpoints. At various locations riders will need to snap a picture (and post on social media). While at others interesting destinations, they will perform a silly task to earn a point and learn about our partner sites. Registration fee includes lunch, awards, swag, and a fun-filled, photograph/social media based scavenger hunt around the Anacostia Tributary Trails! 

    Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing
    May
    6
    11:00 am11:00

    Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing

    • Montpelier Arts Center

    Yoga and writing both use literal and metaphorical vehicles to discover parts of ourselves that have lain dormant, illuminating pathways to feelings, memories, images, and stories embedded within our tissues, and helping us reflect, heal, and build community. In this workshop, we’ll get in touch with our bodies through breath work and poses; mindfulness techniques will slow the mind and create a sense of the sacred; and writing exercises will help excavate what gets buried inside. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat and your favorite notebook and pen. 

    Ages 18 & up; FREE

    Lakefest
    May
    6
    11:00 am11:00

    Lakefest

    • Granville Gude Park & Lakehouse

    Come join us at Lakefest, the opening weekend of our boating operations at Granville Gude Park. Games, food, entertainers, hayrides, moonbounce, dance demos, DJ, balloons, Police demos and special guest costume characters will round out the day! FREE.

    Merry Month of May Celebration & Open House
    May
    6
    12:00 pm12:00

    Merry Month of May Celebration & Open House

    • Surratt House Museum

    Celebrate spring as we prepare for the upcoming growing season.  Learn from experts on herb, flower, and vegetable gardens.  Stroll among local vendors and enjoy a glorious spring day outdoors.  Step inside our historic house for a free tour. FREE

    Hairspray Jr.
    May
    6
    2:00 pm14:00

    Hairspray Jr.

    • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

    Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) Youth Theatre Program presents their first production with the fun musical that continues to bring the beat throughout the state and country!  Hairspray JR is the youth adaptation of the award-winning musical based on the John Waters’ movie, “Hairspray” that follows the changes in America in the 1960s through the communities of Baltimore, Maryland.

    Dates/Hours: May 5 at 8pm; May 6 at 2pm and 8pm, May 7 at 2pm; May 12 at 8pm; May 13 at 2pm and 8pm; May 14 at 2pm

    Washington National Opera: Madame Butterfly
    May
    6
    7:00 pm19:00

    Washington National Opera: Madame Butterfly

    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    Dates: May 6 - 21, 2017, various hours

    In this eye-popping staging of Puccini's immortal tragedy, a dashing American naval officer chooses a naïve young geisha to be his bride, only to betray her--leading to one of the most devastating and legendary final scenes in all of opera.

    Najee
    May
    6
    7:30 pm19:30

    Najee

    • Birchmere

    Two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee has made a career following his heart and keen musical intuition by pushing musical boundaries, all of which have made him an international pioneer in the music industry. Having collaborated with everyone in the music business from Prince, Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Herbie Hancock, Najee’s technical agility, grace, compositional prowess, unbridled passion and fearless genre bending have made him one of the most sought after musicians of his generation. With two Platinum and four Gold albums under his belt, Najee is an icon whose musical vision spawned an entire new genre by fusing the music close to his heart (R&B and Jazz).

    Tribute
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    Tribute

    • Greenbelt Arts Center

    Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But at fifty-one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters. 

    April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 at 8PM
    April 30, May 7, 13 at 2PM

    Secret Society
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    Secret Society

    • Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center

    Formed in 2008, Secret Society is the brainchild of Washington-area musician Bryan Mills and was created to bring the “Live Band” sound back to today’s heavily computerized music market.

    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

    • OC Inlet Parking Lot

    She is best known for her work as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with the Runaways, including the hit song "Cherry Bomb". The Blackhearts' record "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982.

    Secret Society
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    Secret Society

    • Arts Harmony Hall Regional Center

    Formed in 2008, Secret Society is the brainchild of Washington-area musician Bryan Mills and was created to bring the “Live Band” sound back to today’s heavily computerized music market. The “Society” is that breath of fresh air that most aficionados have been searching for. The repertoire is deep and full of history, tradition, and diversity. The combination of talent, experience and a host of influences stemming from the seeds of John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Police, Rick James and a host of others gives this band their own unique sound and identity. 

    Comedy Night: I Can't Stop Laughing
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    Comedy Night: I Can't Stop Laughing

    • Publick Playhouse

    If you love to laugh then don’t miss this Comedy Night at the Publick Playhouse. “I Can’t Stop Laughing” features comedian SKIBA and Friends. SKIBA has appeared on BET Comic View, Apollo, the Roland Martin Show, and has headlined at major comedy venues around the world. He is bringing some of his funniest friends with him to keep you laughing all night long. This show contains adult-oriented material and may not be suitable for children under the age of 18.
    Tickets: $15/person

    Coheed and Cambria - Neverender GAIBSIV Tour
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    Coheed and Cambria - Neverender GAIBSIV Tour

    • The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Coheed and Cambria are ready to take you back this spring. The band has announced a new tour in which they will revisit their third album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness.”
     

    Ricky Martin
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    Ricky Martin

    • The Theater at MGM National Harbor

    After achieving fame as a member of the Puerto Rican all-boy pop group Menudo, Ricky Martin broke out on his own, achieving greater success with hits such as "Living La Vida Loca" and "La Bomba". He is also an actor and author. 

    NSO Pops: Indigo Girls
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    NSO Pops: Indigo Girls

    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    The Grammy-winning duo behind hits like "Closer to Fine" and "Galileo" brings its signature sonic blend of folk and rock to the NSO Pops for an outstanding program of fan favorites from across their groundbreaking career.

    Dates: May 5 at 8pm; May 6 at 2pm and 8pm

    H.M.S. Pinafore
    May
    6
    8:00 pm20:00

    H.M.S. Pinafore

    • Laurel Mill Playhouse

    Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. H. M. S. PINAFORE answers the burning question of who, among equals, is the most equal, but only when the men of the mismatched couples discover they were switched in their cradles as infants.

    Weekends, April 28-May 21, 2017. Fri/Sat: 8pm. Sun: 2pm

    Slick Rick & EU with Sugar Bear
    May
    6
    May 7

    Slick Rick & EU with Sugar Bear

    • Howard Theatre

     80's Themed Party at the Legendary Howard theatre.... get out those dope 80's outfit as we will be giving out Cash Prices, Bottles, and tickets to up and coming event at the Howard theatre to our best dress Attendees, Prepare to be thrust back in time because we plan on bringing the 80's back to life on this very special night...

    PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
    May
    7
    10:00 am10:00

    PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue

    • Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

    PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour! Dates: May 5-7; various hours

    It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

    May 7 hours: 10am, 2pm

    Tribute
    May
    7
    2:00 pm14:00

    Tribute

    • Greenbelt Arts Center

    Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But at fifty-one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters. 

    April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 at 8PM
    April 30, May 7, 13 at 2PM

    Hairspray Jr.
    May
    7
    2:00 pm14:00

    Hairspray Jr.

    • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

    Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) Youth Theatre Program presents their first production with the fun musical that continues to bring the beat throughout the state and country!  Hairspray JR is the youth adaptation of the award-winning musical based on the John Waters’ movie, “Hairspray” that follows the changes in America in the 1960s through the communities of Baltimore, Maryland.

    Dates/Hours: May 5 at 8pm; May 6 at 2pm and 8pm, May 7 at 2pm; May 12 at 8pm; May 13 at 2pm and 8pm; May 14 at 2pm

    H.M.S. Pinafore
    May
    7
    2:00 pm14:00

    H.M.S. Pinafore

    • Laurel Mill Playhouse

    Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. H. M. S. PINAFORE answers the burning question of who, among equals, is the most equal, but only when the men of the mismatched couples discover they were switched in their cradles as infants.

    Weekends, April 28-May 21, 2017. Fri/Sat: 8pm. Sun: 2pm

    Spring Choral Showcase
    May
    7
    2:30 pm14:30

    Spring Choral Showcase

    • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

    The University Chorale, UMD Women’s Chorus, and UMD Men’s Chorus present choral favorites that will have you humming into the night. FREE.

    Comedy Night: I Can’t Stop Laughing
    May
    8
    8:00 pm20:00

    Comedy Night: I Can’t Stop Laughing

    • The Publick Playhouse

    If you love to laugh then don’t miss this Comedy Night at the Publick Playhouse. “I Can’t Stop Laughing” features comedian SKIBA and Friends. SKIBA has appeared on BET Comic View, Apollo, the Roland Martin Show, and has headlined at major comedy venues around the world. He is bringing some of his funniest friends with him to keep you laughing all night long. This show contains adult-oriented material and may not be suitable for children under the age of 18. 

    Volumes
    May
    8
    8:00 pm20:00

    Volumes

    • Songbyrd Music House

    Volumes is an American metalcore band based in Los Angeles, California. The group consists of guitarist Diego Farias, bassist Raad Soudani, vocalists Gus Farias and Myke Terry, and drummer Nick Ursich.

    Every Time I Die
    May
    8
    8:00 pm20:00

    Every Time I Die

    • Baltimore Soundstage

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

    Midnight Oil
    May
    8
    9:00 pm21:00

    Midnight Oil

    • The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Midnight Oil are more than just a rock ‘n’ roll band. From the northern beaches of Sydney to the streets of Manhattan, they have stopped traffic, inflamed passions, inspired fans, challenged the concepts of “business as usual” and broken new ground.

    Seeing Midnight Oil in full flight is to experience the transcendent, kinetic power of live rock ‘n’ roll.  They leave you inspired to live life more passionately and to Get Involved.

    Slate Political Gabfest
    May
    10
    7:30 pm19:30

    Slate Political Gabfest

    • Warner Theatree

    Slate’s Political Gabfest will be live in D.C. for a frank and fun review of the Trump administration’s first 100 days. Join Emily Bazelon of the New York Times Magazine, John Dickerson of Face the Nation, and David Plotz of Atlas Obscura at the Warner Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for a lively assessment of the latest political news and current events with a live Q-and-A session immediately after the show. 

    Christopher Cross
    May
    10
    7:30 pm19:30

    Christopher Cross

    • Birchmere

    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.

    Kris Kristofferson
    May
    10
    8:00 pm20:00

    Kris Kristofferson

    • Rams Head Tavern

    Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor that has been making things happen his entire life.  He wrote and recorded the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". At the age of 83, he's still making music happen.

    Chrisette Michele
    May
    10
    8:00 pm20:00

    Chrisette Michele

    • Howard Theatre

    As a Grammy-Award winning entertainer, singer and songwriter, the incomparable Chrisette Michele uses her powerhouse vocals on her new record, Milestone, to captivate her audience while redefining what it means to be a Diva. With over 6 million records sold and 9 hit singles and albums to her credit, Chrisette is poised to start another big chapter in her life

    Tech N9ne
    May
    10
    8:00 pm20:00

    Tech N9ne

    • Baltimore Soundstage

    With Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru

    Bob Brown Puppets: Doggy Doodles
    May
    11
    9:30 am09:30

    Bob Brown Puppets: Doggy Doodles

    • Publick Playhouse

    It's dogs’ day out when Bob Brown’s puppet canines romp in the snow, do tricks with snowballs, and perform their own rockin’ version of the Elvis Presley hit “Hound Dog.”
    Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 2. Event hours: 9:30 am and 11:15 am.
    Tickets: $5/person

    DC's Finest
    May
    11
    12:00 pm12:00

    DC's Finest

    • Montpelier Arts Center

    D.C.’s Finest aka “The Doo Wop Cops” are five active and retired law enforcement officers from Washington, DC, who have gone from walking their beats to keeping the beat. All members of the group attended local schools and sang with a doo-wop group in the 50s and 60s. Those years are revisited each time the group takes the stage with their a cappella nostalgic renditions of songs of the past as well as some of the current hits. Entertaining several U.S. Presidents and performing with such stars of the music world as Chuck Berry, the Dells, the Persuasions, Stevie Wonder, and the Drifters. They have appeared on FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, as well as in People Magazine, The Washingtonian, Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, and more. Their legacy doesn't stop there however, they are most known for their dedication to the kids in America. They have visited many schools throughout the United States with an anti-drug, anti-handgun program that has proven to be very effective.
     

    MAJOR.
    May
    11
    7:30 pm19:30

    MAJOR.

    • Birchmere

    The multifaceted entertainer delivers a soulful pop sound to the new age. 

    Kris Kristofferson
    May
    11
    8:00 pm20:00

    Kris Kristofferson

    • Warner Theatre

    Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor that has been making things happen his entire life.  He wrote and recorded the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". At the age of 83, he's still making music happen.

    Annual Pops Concert
    May
    11
    8:00 pm20:00

    Annual Pops Concert

    • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

    For 41 years and running, the Annual Pops Concert has been a big hit with audiences. We guarantee you will walk out humming more than one tune from this lighter fare of great classic music. Featuring the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble, University Band, and Community Band.

    SPRING SONATA: Works by The Han Mee Artists Association
    May
    12
    8:30 am08:30

    SPRING SONATA: Works by The Han Mee Artists Association

    • Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center

    March 27-May 19, 2017 Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:00pm Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm (Gallery Only)

    HMAA works to encourage visual artists, to promote exposure to the visual arts and to increase public awareness of the vitality, quality, and wide diversity of media and styles of Korean-American artists. This exhibition showcases the diverse talent of artists working in mixed media, ceramics, calligraphy, sculpture and painting.

    Nearly Lear
    May
    12
    7:00 pm19:00

    Nearly Lear

    • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    What if King Lear was told by his closest companion? In this one-woman tour-de-force, Susanna Hamnett plays the Fool--and every other character--to tell a very personal and poignant story borrowing from Shakespeare's words. Age 9+

    Dates: May 12-14, 2017, various hours

    Shook/Russo Quartet
    May
    12
    7:30 pm19:30

    Shook/Russo Quartet

    • Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

    The Shook/Russo Quartet has been working together for nearly eight years in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Their focus has always been to compose and perform their own original music within the jazz idiom, honoring the masters by carrying on the tradition. The group has developed an incredible and unique sound by merging the diverse backgrounds of each of these fine musicians into one voice. The result is a whirlwind of grooves, melodies, and diverse textures that are a true delight to hear. 

    Delbert McClinton
    May
    12
    7:30 pm19:30

    Delbert McClinton

    • Birchmere

    The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world. 

    Hairspray Jr.
    May
    12
    8:00 pm20:00

    Hairspray Jr.

    • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

    Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) Youth Theatre Program presents their first production with the fun musical that continues to bring the beat throughout the state and country!  Hairspray JR is the youth adaptation of the award-winning musical based on the John Waters’ movie, “Hairspray” that follows the changes in America in the 1960s through the communities of Baltimore, Maryland.

    Dates/Hours: May 5 at 8pm; May 6 at 2pm and 8pm, May 7 at 2pm; May 12 at 8pm; May 13 at 2pm and 8pm; May 14 at 2pm

    Sherry Winston
    May
    12
    8:00 pm20:00

    Sherry Winston

    • Montpelier Arts Center

    Contemporary jazz flutist Sherry Winston has performed at The White House for President and Mrs. Clinton, and for former President George H.W. Bush. She has appeared on "The Today Show,” “Emeril Live,” BET TV, Live at Five, VH1, and many other national TV shows. Winston performed with Stevie Wonder in NYC and opened for Sinbad, Fourplay, Patti Austin, Jonathan Butler, Denise Williams, Ramsey Lewis, Chaka Kahn, Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle, and Grover Washington, Jr. As a businesswoman, she worked as national director of jazz promotion at Columbia, Arista, GRP, and Elektra-Asylum Records. She also ran her own promotion company and represented Uniworld Advertising Group in Japan. This multi-faceted musician recently released "For Lovers Only: A Cookbook and More," a how-to book on entertaining that special someone from the moment they enter your home until the second they leave. 

    Brian Regan
    May
    12
    8:00 pm20:00

    Brian Regan

    • Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

    Brian Regan is one of the best comedians performing today. His comedy, big enough for everyone, sharp enough for you, keeps audiences coming back time after time.

    H.M.S. Pinafore
    May
    12
    8:00 pm20:00

    H.M.S. Pinafore

    • Laurel Mill Playhouse

    Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and the proud parents of the modern musical. That their works are more in demand today than when they were created over a century ago is ample proof of their lasting brilliance. H. M. S. PINAFORE answers the burning question of who, among equals, is the most equal, but only when the men of the mismatched couples discover they were switched in their cradles as infants.

    Weekends, April 28-May 21, 2017. Fri/Sat: 8pm. Sun: 2pm

    Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque
    May
    12
    8:00 pm20:00

    Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque

    • Howard Theatre

    The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve ever seen, filled with pop culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip tease that will make your inner nerd explode with glee.  Join us at the Howard Theatre for our geeky burlesque show with striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more!

    Laurel Main Street Festival
    May
    13
    9:00 am09:00

    Laurel Main Street Festival

    • Laurel Main Street

    It’s Laurel’s flagship event of the year. Main Street will be completely closed to vehicular traffic between Route 1 South and 7th Street allowing thousands of people to stroll up and down Main Street enjoying numerous entertainment, food vendors, live music, arts and crafts. The Festival will start with the parade which will begin at 9 am. Each year this event draws thousands of people who enjoy the day’s festivities and visiting Main Street businesses. FREE.

    Bursting on the Scene Community Mural Day at West Hyattsville Metro
    May
    13
    12:00 pm12:00
    Art

    Bursting on the Scene Community Mural Day at West Hyattsville Metro

    • West Hyattsville Metro Station Underpass

    Celebrate Hyattsville with a fun and engaging way to beautify a popular but plain public space. Join muralists who will lead the community in two paint-by-numbers murals, alongside refreshments and kid-friendly activities. Please bring plenty of water! http://hycdc.org/bursting

    RSVP: http://hycdc.org/the-arts/festivals/bursting-on-the-scene/rsvp-paint-us/

    Waterfront Art Festival
    May
    13
    12:00 pm12:00

    Waterfront Art Festival

    • Bladensburg Waterfront Park

    Discover a scenic atmosphere immersed in local art and imagination. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and more will be on display and for purchase from the artists. This event includes art workshops, live skill demos, a children's creative space, music performances, river boat tours, food vendors, and more! FREE

    Gateway Open Studios Tour
    May
    13
    12:00 pm12:00

    Gateway Open Studios Tour

    • Gateway Arts District

    The 13th annual Gateway Arts District Open Studios tour features more than 100 artists, group studios, art galleries and organizations, and more along the Rhode Island/Baltimore Ave. corridor through Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, Hyattsville, and Edmonston. It's our region's largest artists open studio event and your best opportunity to meet local artists.  FREE.

    Mother's Day Tea
    May
    13
    1:30 pm13:30

    Mother's Day Tea

    • Montpelier Mansion

    Treat Mom, Grandma or another special lady to a relaxing tea in Montpelier's elegant East Wing.  Menu includes fine finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries, buttery scones, and your choice to two quality loose leaf teas

    Mark H. Rooney: An Introduction to Taiko, the Art of Japanese Drumming
    May
    13
    2:00 pm14:00

    Mark H. Rooney: An Introduction to Taiko, the Art of Japanese Drumming

    • Publick Playhouse

    High energy, engaging teacher and performer Mark H. Rooney leads this interactive program that features both traditional and contemporary songs and rhythms. Learn more about the instruments, the use of one’s voice in taiko, as well as a bit of Japanese history and vocabulary. Performances include the chance for volunteers to get up and try their hand at playing these BIG drums! 
    Tickets: $5/person

    Tribute
    May
    13
    2:00 pm14:00

    Tribute

    • Greenbelt Arts Center

    Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But at fifty-one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters. 

    April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 at 8PM
    April 30, May 7, 13 at 2PM

    Wine and Jazz at Marietta
    May
    13
    2:00 pm14:00

    Wine and Jazz at Marietta

    • Marietta House Museum

    Celebrate Spring with wine and jazz on the beautiful lawns at Marietta! Bring a lawn chair, blanket or both and enjoy wine, jazz, food, crafts and a tour of the house.  Great for family and friends and an early treat for mom’s for Mother’s Day! 

    Hairspray Jr.
    May
    13
    2:00 pm14:00

    Hairspray Jr.

    • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

    Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) Youth Theatre Program presents their first production with the fun musical that continues to bring the beat throughout the state and country!  Hairspray JR is the youth adaptation of the award-winning musical based on the John Waters’ movie, “Hairspray” that follows the changes in America in the 1960s through the communities of Baltimore, Maryland.

    Dates/Hours: May 5 at 8pm; May 6 at 2pm and 8pm, May 7 at 2pm; May 12 at 8pm; May 13 at 2pm and 8pm; May 14 at 2pm

    There's A Stranger In My House
    May
    13
    4:00 pm16:00

    There's A Stranger In My House

    • Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

     

    Fighting the temptations of the single life will finally be put to rest when Sheila, an un-happily married woman fulfills her strong desire to be alone and part with Nathan, her loving husband of thirteen years. Through-out Sheila's pursuit for freedom she realizes that her marital issues aren’t half the drama that she has made it out to be after being exposed to the other couples deeper troubles!!

    There's A Stranger In My House is a hilariously remarkable fresh stage play that reveals how devotion, strength, and hard work are must haves to maintain the “I DO's” in damaged Marriages.