Shear Madness
Mar
1
to Nov 26

Shear Madness

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 13,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

Performances are ongoing - please check schedule here for performance dates/times from March 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017. Click here for performance dates/times from Oct 3 - Nov. 26, 2017.

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Arthur Miller's The Price
Oct
6
to Nov 12

Arthur Miller's The Price

  • Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (map)
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Everything has a price — even our dreams. Victor Franz has returned home to settle his late father’s estate. In an attic overflowing with memories and furniture he meets the enigmatic Gregory Solomon (Hal Linden), a professional appraiser committed to turning a profit off Victor’s past. But before a bargain can be struck, an estranged brother enters the scene to reframe Victor’s memories and force them both to reconsider the true cost of personal sacrifices. 

PERFORMANCE DATES: 
Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Weekday matinees at noon on Wednesday, 10/25; Tuesday, 10/31; Wednesday, 11/1 & Tuesday, 11/7

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Beau Jest
Oct
20
to Nov 11

Beau Jest

Directed by Norma Ozur
Sarah's close and loving family would certainly object -- very loudly -- if they were to meet her choice of boyfriend. What to do, what to do? He's coming to celebrate Dad's birthday! Aha! Clever Sarah has chosen a "pretend" beau that will meet with everyone's approval! Or will he? This charming and delightful comedy may provide a solution to her dilemma.

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Oct
20
to Nov 12

To Kill a Mockingbird

  • The Laurel Mill Playhouse (map)
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Dramatized by Christopher Sergel. From the book by Harper Lee.
Directed by Jen Sizer
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Atticus, a lawyer, taken on a legal defense that stirs the emotions of the entire town. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. As Atticus comes out of the courthouse, the deeply moved town minister tells Scout, "Stand up. Your father's passing!"

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Do Good Dialogue: Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Act
Oct
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Do Good Dialogue: Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Act

Belarus Free Theatre is a Belarusian underground theatre group. Under the current political system the troupe has no official registration, no premises, nor any other facilities. Rehearsals and performances are typically held secretly in small private apartments, which due to security and the risk of persecution, must constantly be changed.

In this Do Good Dialogue, Natalia Koliada, the company's co-founder, will be joined by UMD faculty members and the campus community members to speak about freedom of speech, persecution, gender in Russian theater, refugee artmaking and more.

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"Present" in Print
Oct
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Present" in Print

Presented at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center

In a combination lecture and demonstration, join Pyramid Atlantic and the Brentwood Arts Exchange for a talk about printmaking and its role in feminism and social justice. After the talk, check out Pyramid's Letterpress Studio for a demonstration, and walk away with a printed poster. This event is FREE, but advance registration is required. Registration begins October 1 at

This event is proudly presented in coordination of Now Be Here #4 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Check out nowbeherela.com for more info about how you can support women artists.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
4318 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781
 

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The Book of Mormon
Oct
24
to Nov 19

The Book of Mormon

  • The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (map)
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The nine-time Tony®-winning Best Musical follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing-room-only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.

Performances: Oct 24 - Nov 19, various hours

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Music in Mind - Prokofiev: A Life in Sonatas
Oct
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Music in Mind - Prokofiev: A Life in Sonatas

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James Stern and Irina Muresanu, violin.  Larissa Dedova and Audrey Andrist, piano

Through the mediums provided by two violins and piano, School of Music faculty James Stern, Larissa Dedova and Irina Muresanu plus guest pianist Audrey Andrist examine the life of Sergei Prokofiev, from the brash, revolutionary products of his St. Petersburg Conservatory days, to the inward-looking music of his self-imposed exile in the west, to the war-inspired epics of his return to his homeland.

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Son Little
Oct
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Son Little

w/ ALA.NI

What is the new magic of music? If you trace the path of a plan back to its beginnings, what do you find? Is it a tree, growing from seed with deep roots planted in fertile soil, branches arcing out in all directions? Or a spark in the dark, an electrical charge? Is it a waterway, with swirling currents raging to create a river? Or is it a snowflake, falling from on high and dropping down to earth with a singular splash?

For Son Little, the genesis of a musical idea — the magic — remains largely a mystery. But his kinetic ability to summon that energy all the same, to command it, hold onto it, and set it in motion, is the stuff of alchemy.

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Unmasking the Silence: A Night of Honor and Hope
Oct
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Unmasking the Silence: A Night of Honor and Hope

The Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County invites you to a beautiful evening reception, honoring  domestic abuse survivors; as well as community service providers and advocates of Prince George’s County.  A masquerade mask will be included with each ticket, and  “After 5p.m.” or Cocktail hour attire is encouraged. From 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. will be the Honorary Reception, followed by networking, music, and dancing.  Entertainment and cuisine for the night will be “New Orleans and Cajun” inspired. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Center’s counseling and educational programs and 24HR Safe Passage Shelter.

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Laura Ingraham: Busting the Barricades Tour
Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Laura Ingraham: Busting the Barricades Tour

Every ticket includes a copy of Laura's new book, BILLIONAIRE AT THE BARRICADES: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump. Laura Ingraham, the most-listened-to woman in America on political talk radio and New York Times bestselling author, presents a lively and entertaining conversation about the state of our nation, the power of the people to affect change and what's coming next, showcasing her new book, BILLIONAIRE AT THE BARRICADES: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump.

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Belarus Free Theatre (U.K./Belarus) BURNING DOORS
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Belarus Free Theatre (U.K./Belarus) BURNING DOORS

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What happens when you’re declared an enemy of the state simply for making art? Where do you belong when your government suppresses your basic right to expression? And how do you survive in one of the most brutal prison systems in the world?

Performed in Russian and Belarusian with English surtitles. Please note, this performance contains nudity, adult language and scenes of a violent nature. Recommended for mature audiences.  With Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina. 

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The Return: The Ultimate Beatles Experience
Oct
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Return: The Ultimate Beatles Experience

The captivating, fun, and exciting spirit that came to be known as "Beatlemania" is alive again in The Return - the world's most authentic and entertaining Beatles tribute band. These four lads have carefully and skillfully recreated the Beatles experience by not only performing all the great songs of the original four, but also by sporting the same suits, boots, mop-tops, musical instruments, and gear. The Return make it possible for music fans from every generation to experience the same thrilling rush felt by fans who were fortunate enough to attend an actual Beatles concert in the early sixties.

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Sprout Film Festival
Oct
27
10:30am10:30am

Sprout Film Festival

Experience the films that celebrate difference and create transformational experiences for both the filmmakers and the audience. Though the movies take different forms – documentaries, features, short films, music videos – all light the spark of greater understanding and acceptance by presenting work by and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
Tickets: Free

At 10:30am and 7:30pm

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Sprout Film Festival
Oct
27
11:00am11:00am

Sprout Film Festival

  • Publick Playhouse Cultural Arts Center (map)
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Experience the films that celebrate difference and create transformational experiences for both the filmmakers and the audience.  The three films in this 90-minute program all light the spark of greater understanding and acceptance by presenting work by and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. FREE

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Grey Skies Blue
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Grey Skies Blue

  • The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (map)
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Fifteen accomplished young dancers tell powerful, personal stories of a summer of friendships in the ensemble’s trademark style of interwoven vignettes, combining styles of Hip Hop dance with the lyricism of contemporary movement. Age 9+

Performances: Oct 27 at 7pm, Oct 28 at 1:30pm (SF) and 4pm; Oct 29 at 1:30pm and 4pm

SF=sensory friendly

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Rock The Core Cider Festival
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Rock The Core Cider Festival

A celebration of cider, beer, and great tunes, Rock the Core transports the orchard to your mug with more than 100+ ciders and craft beers offered on site. Sip on a Granny Smith, swig a sweet Golden Russet and discover untapped apple flavors while savoring local eats and live entertainment.

Three (3) Sessions to Choose From:

  • Friday, October 27th - 7-10pm
  • Saturday, October 28th - 1-4pm
  • Saturday, October 28th - 6-9pm

The following items are included in your General Admission ticket:

  • Unlimited Full Pours of Stella Cidre, Budlight, and Shocktop
  • Curate your own tasting adventure -- choose your own 20 tasting flight from our 100+ craft ciders and beers
  • Commemorative cup to remember the fun
  • Access to the best DC area food trucks, and local artisan market, and
  • A chance to show-off your skills at fun lawn and social games!

Included in a Cider Lovers Package is:

  • Everything included in a General Admission ticket package, PLUS
  • Go home with a 12-pack of curated ciders!

Must be 21 yrs and older to attend festival

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Bill Charlap Trio
Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bill Charlap Trio

Two-time Grammy Award nominated pianist Bill Charlap, along with drummer
Kenny Washington and bassist Peter Washington, are recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Time magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.”

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Maggie Rose
Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Maggie Rose

With Scott Kurt

Maggie Rose is a rare triple threat: a multi-faceted artist who can write, perform, and produce a hit song. Raised in Maryland, Rose cut her teeth as the leader of a Bruce Springsteen cover band before beginning to write her own songs, drawing on her unique background — including a move to Nashville as a 19 year old — for inspiration. Since then, she's filled her resume with accolades, awards, and chart hits, including more than 40 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, an Emmy Award, multiple performances on the nationally-syndicated Bobby Bones Show, and praise from outlets like Vogue, The New York Times and NPR. The buzz reached a fever-pitch with her newer songs that combine the exhilaration of hip-hop with the impact of '80s rock and the rootsy, story-based stomp of country music. Rose is currently in the studio, working on a project that continues display her evolving style, transcend norms and showcases her unique artistry and sonic and lyrical versatility.

 

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The Pajama Game
Oct
27
to Dec 24

The Pajama Game

  • Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (map)
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Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Directed by Alan Paul
Choreographed by Parker Esse
Music Direction by James Cunningham

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

Performances: October 27 - December 24, various hours

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Smithsonian Food History Weekend Festival
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

Smithsonian Food History Weekend Festival

  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History (map)
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Part of the third annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the Festival is a free day of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks, and stories exploring the past, present and future of food and community in America. The day brings together talented chefs, local organizations, experts, museum curators, students, and more to spark conversation, lead activities, and dig into food history with museum visitors of all ages.

Activities at the Festival include:

  • Live Cooking Demonstrations
  • Hands-on activity stations including: The Kids Table, Spark!Lab, and food experiments with Common Threads
  • Deep Dish Dialogues
  • Book Signings
  • Agriculture on the Move
  • The Business of Chocolate
  • Harvest for the Table
  • Garden activities including: Garden tours, seed saving, and flavoring
  • Museum objects out of storage

All activities at the Festival are free, but we strongly recommend registration to the Deep Dish Dialogues due to limited seating. See below for full information about each of the Deep Dish Dialogues at the 2017 Festival. For the full Festival schedule visit: http://s.si.edu/FoodHistFestival

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Days of Darkness Festival
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Days of Darkness Festival

Performances: 

Saturday, October 28th:  Neurosis, Manilla Road, Captain Beyond, Perturbator, Elder, Cavity, Dance with the Dead, Dälek, Computer Magic, Crypt Sermon, Alms

Sunday, October 29th:  Om, Cirith Ungol, Warning, Boris, GosT, Unearthly Trance, Le Matos, Bongripper, Magic , Sword, Night Demon, Asthma Castle

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Kids’ Euro Fest
Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Kids’ Euro Fest

Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more… and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States!

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Kids Euro Festival
Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Kids Euro Festival

Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more... and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States! 
Tickets: Free

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Tom Paxton & Friends: 80th Birthday Bash!
Oct
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Tom Paxton & Friends: 80th Birthday Bash!

Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community.  Tom Paxton’s place in folk music is secured not just by hit records and awards, but by the admiration of three generations of fellow musicians. An internationally recognized and loved cultural figure, he has always chosen goodwill over commercial success. His generosity has taken the shape of a benefit concert performance for a little girl fighting leukemia, or a personal note of encouragement to an up-and-coming songwriter. This is the man who wrote and lives the words, “Peace will come, and let it begin with me.”

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Burlesque A Pades Halloween Spooktacular
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Burlesque A Pades Halloween Spooktacular

Starring Angie Pontani, Albert Cadabra & Special Guests

Don’t miss Burlesque-A-Pades Halloween Spectacular, a sizzling burlesque revue direct from NYC that celebrates the season of scare with a titillating stage show complete with thrills, chills, laughs, daring disguises, glamorous gasps and more!

PLUS come in costume and you could win a gift bag with over $500.00’s in prizes

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Michael McDonald with special guest Marc Cohn
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Michael McDonald with special guest Marc Cohn

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.

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NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular
Oct
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular

  • The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (map)
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Creep into the Concert Hall for costumed classics at this frightfully fun concert featuring ghoulishly attired musicians. Arrive early for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.” Age 5+

Come early for trick-or-treating and our Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo"
Starting one hour before the concert, visit the Atrium for trick-or-treating. In a special Haunted Hall edition of our Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo,” hands-on activities let children get up close with the instruments they'll see played on the stage with a “spooktacular” twist!

Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance.
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Stay after the 4 p.m. performance on Oct. 29 for a free Kids’ Chat!
Following the performance, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

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David and Tamela Mann
Oct
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

David and Tamela Mann

  • Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric (map)
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 Grammy® Award-Winning Platinum Recording Artist Tamela Mann and NAACP Image® Award-Winning Comedian David Mann announce the 2017 fall tour dates for their wildly popular Mann's World Family Tour featuring David, Tamela, son David Mann Jr, and daughter Tia Mann, sharing an evening of music, comedy and family entertainment. 

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Edwin McCain
Oct
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Edwin McCain

Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. 

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 Ludovico Einaudi
Oct
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ludovico Einaudi

Luminous, emotive, effortlessly lyrical and always supremely refined the music and performance of Ludovico Einaudi have attracted an ever growing audience over the last two decades whose diversity and devotion are without parallel. He has released a series of chart-topping albums with sales of over a million copies, sells out the most prestigious concert halls worldwide, composed a string of award-winning film scores and routinely tops audience polls becoming an internet phenomenon. With a unique musical alchemy that draws on elements of classical, rock, electronica and world musics he has rendered traditional ideas of genre and audience divide obsolete and become not only one of the best known composers in the world today but almost certainly the best loved too.

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Evanescence
Oct
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

Evanescence

Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording independent albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003.

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Halloween WhoDunit: Eat. Drink. Solve a Murder!
Oct
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

Halloween WhoDunit: Eat. Drink. Solve a Murder!

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Die Laughing Productions is back and ready to scare up some laughs with “Halloween Whodunit”. You're on the set of a horror movie titled: The Friday the 13th After Next. Things take a horrific turn and the movie set becomes a crime scene. Lights, camera, Murder! You will see dead people. 

“Halloween Whodunit” stars stand up comedians and 98 Rock regulars, Joe Robinson, Rob Maher, Tommy Sinbazo and most importantly, you, the audience. This is an interactive spooky spectacular. One of you might even be the killer. Showing up dressed as your favorite ghoul or goblin is encouraged as are tricks and treats. 

Eat. Drink. Laugh. Solve a Murder. See you October 31.

*Craft beer pitchers and domestic bottle bucket specials at every comedy show, PLUS every ticket buyer receives a free Fordham & Dominion brewery tour!

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Garry Krinsky: Toying with Science
Nov
1
10:15am10:15am

Garry Krinsky: Toying with Science

Circus tricks, mime, original music, and audience involvement are all part of this exciting exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums, and simple machines brought to life with original, up-beat songs and science-based toys.

Curriculum Connections: Science, Mathematics, Engineering.  Recommended for 3rd - 5th grades.

Performances: 10:15 am and noon

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University & Community Band Concert
Nov
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

University & Community Band Concert

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
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The University Band and Community Band share an evening of traditional and contemporary wind band music. Conducted by UMD alumnus Bill Sturgis, and UMD Assistant Director of Bands, Eli R. Osterloh, this concert will be an entertaining evening for the whole family! Children and adults interested in playing an instrument are sure to be inspired.

Photo by Ken Rubin

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Vonda Shepard
Nov
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Vonda Shepard

Vonda Shepard has sold over twelve million albums and has won two Golden Globes, two Emmy’s, and two Screen Actor’s Guild awards. Vonda also holds the Billboard award for the selling most T.V. soundtracks in history. 

Vonda has played keyboards and has sang with Rickie Lee Jones, Al Jarreau and Jackson Browne, and while on Ally McBeal, was the “behind the scenes” music producer, producing over 500 songs for the show and the guest artists, including Sting, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Bon Jovi, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Chubby Checker, Randy Newman, Barry Manilow and many more.

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The Original Wailers
Nov
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Original Wailers

The Original Wailers is a reggae group formed by Al Anderson and Junior Marvin in 2008. Both are best known as guitarists for Bob Marley & The Wailers as well as former members of The Wailers Band. In April 2011, Marvin departed the band. Despite the name, the band has never included any of the original members of the Wailers.

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Cypress Hill
Nov
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide. They are considered to be among the main progenitors of West Coast rap and hip hop in the early 1990s, being critically acclaimed for their first four albums. The band has also advocated for medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States.

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Brujeria
Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Brujeria

Brujeria is a Mexican[5] extreme metal band formed in TijuanaMexico in 1989. Their name comes from the Spanishword for "witchcraft". Their songs, which are sung in Spanish, are focused on Satanismanti-Christianityseximmigrationnarcotics smuggling, and politics.[6] Portraying a Mexican image and with a heavy anti-American stance, the majority of the band's members are Mexican-born, with some being AmericanSwedish or British.

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Warren Wolf and the Wolfpack (USA/Baltimore)
Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Warren Wolf and the Wolfpack (USA/Baltimore)

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
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Enthusiastically embracing the traditions of straight-ahead jazz, Warren Wolf leaves quite the impression on the ears of jazz audiences. A local talent from Baltimore with a solid grounding in classical music, Wolf fell in love with jazz and honed his technique at the Berklee College of Music. He has performed and recorded with some of the jazz greats, including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton and Christian McBride and has several albums of original music. A multi-instrumental talent with an impressive background playing the vibraphone, piano, drums and marimba, Wolf has been hailed as the leading force on the vibraphone and has performed to rave reviews at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Performances: 7pm and 9pm

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The Del McCoury Band
Nov
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Del McCoury Band

For more than fifty years, Del McCoury's music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands.
 

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Shannon Gunn Sextet
Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Shannon Gunn Sextet

The Montpelier audience is invited to a CD release concert presenting talented trombonist and composer, Shannon Gunn. Her latest album reflects her pursuit of the groove and free jazz expression. Hear “Overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder and “But Beautiful” by Jimmy Van Heusen along with “What It Takes,” (an ode to Obama) and “In Walked Allyn,” written for her husband.

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Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Philadanco

Dynamic, diverse, and dazzling, Philadanco! Electrifies audiences all over the world with its captivating choreography and superbly trained dancers. Founded in 1970, the company is renowned for creating thought-provoking dance pieces that reflect a range of modern dance styles and evoke present-day events, performed with exhilarating vitality. 

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

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

The Legend of ZeldaSymphony of the Goddesses is a concert tour featuring music from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series. The concert series is produced by Jason Michael Paul Productions and Nintendo; its music is arranged by Chad Seiter. The tour is named after the Golden Goddesses in the Zelda series.

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A Tuna Christmas
Nov
3
to Nov 19

A Tuna Christmas

Comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Directed by: Ken Kienas

It's Christmas in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities. It's 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters of Tuna attempt to cope with seasonal traumas such as the disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol, and a yard-decorating contest being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom.

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DC Beer Fest
Nov
4
12:00pm12:00pm

DC Beer Fest

The DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park, bringing together dozens of craft breweries and featuring fall seasonal beers. Taking place throughout the stadium's concourse including Centerfield Plaza, Budweiser Brew House, Bud Light Loft and Budweiser Terrace, the DC Beer Fest will have over a dozen food trucks throughout as well as lawn games, DJs, and more! Admission is $45 with a choice of two sessions: noon to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm. Admissions includes unlimited tastings, with food sold separately.

*This is a 21 and over event. This event is rain or shine.

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Maryland Minza
Nov
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Maryland Minza

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Maryland Minza is a national intercollegiate dance competition created to foster cultural awareness and passion for dancing. South-Asian fusion dance is composed of various styles of dance from different areas internationally. Teams have the freedom to choose which styles they would like to include in their routine, as well as how they would like to represent a chosen theme, generally characterized by a story told through dance. Maryland Minza is a first year South-Asian fusion dance competition at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Trevor Noah
Nov
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Trevor Noah

  • Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performances: 7pm and 9:30pm

Trevor Noah is a South African television and radio host and comedian, known for his role as host of The Daily Show on American network Comedy Central since September 2015. Noah began his career as an actor, presenter, and comedian in South Africa

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Washington National Opera: Alcina
Nov
4
to Nov 19

Washington National Opera: Alcina

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcome to the island of illusions--where a sorceress skilled in the art of seduction is about to fall prey to the enchantment of love. This new production is WNO's first-ever staging of Handel's masterful baroque opera, with world-class vocal talents impeccably suited to every role.

Performances: Nov 4 - Nov 19, various hours

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The Epic Wedding Expo
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

The Epic Wedding Expo

Brides and Grooms! Come meet with dozens of local vendors in a one-stop-shop spot! It’s all design just for you! You will find everything you need to make your day memorable and stress-free! Join hundreds of local brides and grooms who will talk and plan their entire wedding with local exhibitors.

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Words, Beats and Life Festival: Top Notch B-boy & B-girl Competition and Fine Lines Paint Jam
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Words, Beats and Life Festival: Top Notch B-boy & B-girl Competition and Fine Lines Paint Jam

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the art forms of breakdancing and graffitti with FREE events presented by D.C. Hip Hop nonprofit Words Beats & Life.Top Notch 2017 is a 3v3 b-boy competition presented as part of the annual Words Beats & Life Festival. Watch as leading b-boys and b-girls from around the country defy the laws of gravity and compete for cash prizes, while legendary DJ’s spin the hottest tracks.

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Valley Fest '17
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Valley Fest '17

New District Brewing Company is proud to present the inaugural Valley Fest Street Festival! Valley Fest is a collaboration and celebration of the Four Mile Run Valley Arts and Local Businesses. 40 Miles Home, Jason Trawick and the Common Good and Jane Franklin Dance will set the stage for entertainment, local artists will showcase their pieces and, food trucks will offer tasty delights. A kid’s zone will keep the family busy and beer will be in abundance.

The festival is free to walk around and enjoy community arts, music and purchase from food trucks. Several beer packages are available. 

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Kidz Bop "Best Time Ever" Tour
Nov
5
12:30pm12:30pm

Kidz Bop "Best Time Ever" Tour

Performances: Nov 5 at12:30pm and 4pm 

KIDZ BOP records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids. Over the past 15 years, KIDZ BOP has created the #1 music brand for kids, selling more than 16,000,000 albums. Since 2001, families have welcomed KIDZ BOP into their homes and cars, making KIDZ BOP a fun and safe part of their daily lives. KIDZ BOP is proud to be a part of kids’ music “firsts.” For millions of kids each year, KIDZ BOP is their first introduction to pop music, and for tens of thousands of kids, the KIDZ BOP Kids Live Tour is their first concert experience.

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Music in Mind: Left Bank Quartet 6x3
Nov
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

Music in Mind: Left Bank Quartet 6x3

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Left Bank Quartet brings its unique vision to three pieces connected by the number six: Beethoven’s Sixth Quartet, Webern’s Six Bagatelles and Bartok’s Sixth Quartet. And with the final La Malincolia movement of the Beethoven; the recurring elegiac “Mesto” of the Bartók; and Webern’s stark musical sketches that convey life’s uncertainty, the notion of melancholy—and our sometimes triumph over it—is the other common denominator.

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Splash: Attitude and Process
Nov
6
to Dec 30

Splash: Attitude and Process

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

The 2017 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition

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

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

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Stop Small Business Failure Expo and Conference
Nov
7
10:00am10:00am

Stop Small Business Failure Expo and Conference

  • Colony South Hotel and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Small Business Traffic presents Stop Small Business Failure™, the Business to Business expo dedicated exclusively to educating and assisting small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the self employed in the fight to help keep their doors open.

This one day event is designed to provide an open atmosphere to educate and expose businesses to best practices in the following areas that have proven to be hindrances to growth such as sales, social media, marketing, branding, HR, and strategic planning just to name a few!

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive expert advice and instruction in these aforementioned areas by some of the leading subject matter experts.

We have planned a phenomenal agenda for this event and want to extend an invitation to you and your organization to be a part of this first-of-its-kind expo in beautiful Prince Georges County MD. 

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Bullysaurus Rex
Nov
7
10:15am10:15am

Bullysaurus Rex

In The Land Before Kind, Bullysaurus Rex is doing everything he can to stop the other dinosaurs from accepting and being kind to the new dinosaur on the block – Terri Dactyl. You’ll roll with delight and have a dino-mite time as these young dinos learn how to end bullying when they see it, how to stop someone from bullying, and teach Bullysaurus how to be kind.

Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bullying, Character Education, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing). For Grades K-2

Performances: 10:15am and noon

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Can He Do That? Podcast Hosted by Allison Michaels
Nov
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Can He Do That? Podcast Hosted by Allison Michaels

The Washington Post is bringing the "Can He Do That?" podcast to a live audience. Legendary reporter Bob Woodward, 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning David Fahrenthold, and political correspondent Karen Tumulty will join host Allison Michaels to review the past year in President Trump's White House and the biggest moments that made people wonder, "can he do that?"

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2017 Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit
Nov
8
to Nov 10

2017 Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit

The Maryland Travel & Tourism Summit (MTTS) is Maryland’s annual tourism industry conference that brings together all sectors of the hospitality industry where business and public sector leaders convene, network and learn new strategies to advance MD’s Tourism industry.  The summit attracts more than 250 attendees who engage with a variety of keynote speakers on industry trends, legislative representatives during a tourism town hall, participate in interactive learning sessions including off-site educational tours of the destination. This will be the 38th year of the MTTS through a continued collaboration with the Maryland Office of Tourism, partnering associations, and hundreds of volunteers. 

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Carly Harvey
Nov
9
12:00pm12:00pm

Carly Harvey

Proclaimed as "DC's Queen of the Blues" by WPFW radio, singer Carly Harvey has a sound like Etta James with influences from Bonnie Raitt to Ella Fitzgerald. Her contemporary blues sound combines blues, jazz, soul, Americana, roots, and rock styles and is sure to entertain.

For seniors 60 & better

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National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Beethoven’s “Eroica”
Nov
9
to Nov 11

National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Beethoven’s “Eroica”

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gianandrea Noseda showcases three pieces that reach into the past and feature Baroque styles in distinct and innovative ways: Webern's Passacaglia, Dallapiccola's Partita, and Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony.

Performances: Nov 9 at 7pm, Nov 11 at 8pm

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Korean Cultural Center of Washington, D.C. presents: Modern Ballet " Work"
Nov
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Korean Cultural Center of Washington, D.C. presents: Modern Ballet " Work"

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Korean Cultural Center of Washington, D.C. presents a performance of "Work," in which traditional ballet is turned on its head by deconstructing its fundamentals and recreating the art form as a thoroughly modern physical, visual, and auditory experience for today's audiences.

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John Cleese with Screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Nov
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

John Cleese with Screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Cleese was just days away from graduating Cambridge and setting off on a law career when he was visited by two BBC executives, who offered him a job writing comedy for radio. That encounter--and a near-simultaneous offer to take his university humor revue to London's famed West End--propelled him down a different path, cutting his teeth writing for stars such as David Frost and Peter Sellers, and eventually joining the five other Pythons to pioneer a new kind of comedy that prized invention, silliness, and absurdity. John Cleese's huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy's DNA.

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New Dances
Nov
9
to Nov 10

New Dances

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New Dances is a performance in which students present creative work on stage, at any stage of development. It's a fun, supportive and fulfilling experience for performers and audiences alike.

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Nov
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Iliza Shlesinger Live

  • Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Iliza is one of today ’s leading comedians with fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. She recently completed the in augural season of Truth & Iliza, her very own late night talk show on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). The self styled talk show will be a cross between social commentary, politics, pop culture and Iliza’s specific brand of feminism. In November 2017, her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity, a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships, will be published through Weinstein Books.

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Colin Stetson, Saxophone (USA)
Nov
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Colin Stetson, Saxophone (USA)

Seeing Colin Stetson play is like watching a frantic yet seamlessly choreographed dance. Stetson’s astounding physical engagement with his instruments (chiefly bass and alto saxophones) produces emotionally rich and polyphonic compositions that transcend expectations of what solo horn playing can sound like. He’s equally at home playing in the company of all-star musicians – Tom Waits, Feist, Laurie Anderson, Angelique Kidjo and more – as he is as a solo artist, where his work straddles dark metal, post-rock and contemporary electronic sound.

Photo credit: Peter Gannushkin

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Irmgard Bartenieff: a Symposium
Nov
10
9:00am 9:00am

Irmgard Bartenieff: a Symposium

  • Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, UMD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The multi-talented Irmgard Bartenieff was a German-born dancer, choreographer, teacher, Labanotator, dance therapist, physical therapist, dance historian, dance ethnographer and activist.

Join us for a one-day symposium as we celebrate the founder of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS), Irmgard Bartenieff. Learn about Bartenieff's path through her professional life in an interactive exhibit ‘Irmgard Bartenieff: a Personal Journey through Dance’. Come in and explore the exhibition, step into an icosahedron, play with a Kinect, and see the historic materials on display. The exhibit is up for a year, the symposium is free, but registration is required.

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Love and Information
Nov
10
to Nov 18

Love and Information

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Someone can’t get a signal. Friends debate the existence of God. A man has a secret. A scientist dissects a brain. A person is in love and that love can’t be reciprocated. Experiencing this kaleidoscope of vignettes is like watching a stranger’s Snapchats – the characters may be unfamiliar and unrelated to each other, but the emotions are instantly recognizable. In this relentlessly paced serio-comedy, celebrated British playwright Caryl Churchill asks how our infinite access to inspiring, mundane, crucial, insignificant information affects how we connect to each other – and ourselves.

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Pioneers
Nov
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Pioneers

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pioneering wind works by Raff, Schwantner and John Williams are complemented by a stunning new work by UMD alumnus Kevin McKee. His teacher, Chris Gekker, will perform Centennial Horizons, originally composed for trumpet and piano, in a new arrangement for trumpet and winds. Performed by UMD Wind Orchestra.

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Je'Caryous Johnson presents Two Can Play That Game - The Stageplay
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Je'Caryous Johnson presents Two Can Play That Game - The Stageplay

Performances: Nov 10 at 8pm; Nov 11 at 1:30pm, 5pm and 8:30pml; Nov 12 at 3:30pm

“TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME” is the comedy that proves when men start playing around, women will even the score. Hollywood Star and Queen of the Screen Vivica A. Fox reprises her role from the original movie as relationship guru, Shante Smith and gives fans the real low down on everyday rules to relationships. The stage version gives audiences the same story they fell in love with in the original movie with some new twists and turns. When it comes to matters of the heart, Shante Smith is so adept at navigating the waters of romance that her girlfriends look to her for relationship advice. But soon, Shante’s own relationship becomes the example when her boyfriend, Keith, is caught red-handed stepping out with his co-worker and her archrival, Conny. However, when Shante institutes a plan full of tricks and games to get Keith to act right, he, with the help of his friend Tony, fire back with a quickness, letting Shante know that “TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME.” So, whether you call it a "Battle of the Sexes” or “Love and War,” “TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME” explores the rules of dating in a hilarious way and displays how men and women relate or don’t relate to each other.

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Nina Simone: Four Women
Nov
10
to Dec 24

Nina Simone: Four Women

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

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

Performances: November 10-December 24, various hours

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College Fair
Nov
11
10:00am10:00am

College Fair

  • Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A variety of over 100 colleges and universities are anticipated to participate. Colleges including private, public, faith based, men only, women only, military academies and historically black colleges and universities have confirmed their participation. Many more are expected to confirm Some of the colleges that have attended our Annual College Fair in the past are as follows: Duke University, Harvard University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Jackson State University, University of Chicago, Southern University, and many more.

  • Information concerning internship opportunities from various government agencies
  • Financial aid workshop
  • Come dressed to impress.
  • Onsite interviews (Be prepared to present report card and SAT information). Feel free to share with others and post on your Facebook account.

Registration is required in order to be eligible for prizes!

For parties over 15 please contact KELCollegeFair@gmail.com for coordination

A spanish translator will be on site for those who require this service.

Alpha Phi Alpha will be collecting non-perishable food items to help families in Prince Georges County. Metro Access is available via the W13 and W14.

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