House.
Jan
5
to Jan 21

House.

An original play by Daniel Johnston
Directed by Susan Brall
Assistant Director: Lori Bruun
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Illustration By: Emma K. McDonnell

House. debuted in 2016 at Howard Community College. It is written by Daniel Johnston, a member of the Howard County Arts Collective and was performed by that group. 

House. is based on the reality shows that appear all over television today. 

House. is a very funny satire with sharp and witty dialogue, clear and recognizable characters and enough mystery to keep the audience on edge. The plot is an imaginary reality show., most like Survivor or Big Brother

 

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On Your Feet!
Jan
9
to Jan 28

On Your Feet!

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Performances: January 9-28, 2018, various hours

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you inside their real-life story, with some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century. 

Recommended for age 8 and up.

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The Humans
Jan
9
to Jan 28

The Humans

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Performances: January 9-28, 2018, various hours

Stephen Karam’s uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. As darkness falls and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.

Recommended for age 15 and up.

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Civil War Soldiers: Discovering the Men of the 25th United States Colored Troops
Jan
12
to Mar 11

Civil War Soldiers: Discovering the Men of the 25th United States Colored Troops

After viewing an antique photo album of 17 Black soldiers from the Civil War, artist Shayne Davidson researched, created a family tree, wrote a biography, and drew a life-sized, colored pencil portrait of each man. The result is now a book and exhibit of the same name. Illustrations and biographies from the book will be on display.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13 , 3-8pm

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Sovereignty
Jan
12
to Feb 18

Sovereignty

Some wounds refuse to heal. Mary Kathryn Nagle’s daring new work, which debuts as the fourth production in Arena Stage’s Power Plays initiative, travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles. Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s White House to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma, Sovereignty* asks how high the flames of anger can rise before they ultimately consume the truth.

*Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival

Dates: January 12 - February 18, various hours

A Special Post-Show Discussion
Feminist, journalist and socio-political activist Gloria Steinem will join playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle for a special post-show discussion following the 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, January 28. Director Molly Smith will moderate the conversation on tribal sovereignty and sovereignty of the female body.

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Rabbit Summer
Jan
12
to Jan 28

Rabbit Summer

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Wilson sees nothing wrong with his marriage to Ruby nor his job as a police officer in the midst of the BlackLivesMatter movement. He smiles through pain Ruby wishes he would share. When her best friend loses her husband to the quick trigger of a white cop, Ruby forces Wilson to confront his idealized manhood. An exploration of legacy, gun rights, secrets not well kept, and what it means to “live your truth” in an America built on lies.

Part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Festival

For adult audiences.

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Leah Taylor
Jan
13
to Feb 25

Leah Taylor

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Taylor’s jazz series features collages comprised of torn bits of magazines that celebrate the most original and influential artists of jazz. The first stage of the series is in black and white and represents the past and the second stage is in color to represent contemporary jazz.

Exhibit: Jan 13-Feb 25

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Steven Silberg: In Care of the White House
Jan
13
to Feb 25

Steven Silberg: In Care of the White House

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In Care of the White House presents a selection of documents and reproduced artworks sent to and from the White House, demonstrating the tradition of communication between citizen and government. Steven H. Silberg is an image-influenced, material-based, process-oriented, cross-media artist with a background ranging from photography to book conservation.

Exhibit: Jan 13-Feb 25, 10am-5pm daily; Free

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Black History Month Exhibition: Relics and Prospects
Jan
13
to Feb 25

Black History Month Exhibition: Relics and Prospects

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Montpelier Arts Center is proud to honor Black History Month through an exhibition of contemporary artwork that reflects the lives and perspectives of the African American experience. Using symbolism and found objects, artists explore the journey and history of being black through painting, mixed media, and sculpture.

Relics and Prospects

Public Reception: Saturday, February 10, 1-3 pm

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The Full Story: Maryland, The Surratts and the Crime of the Century – An Exhibition
Jan
17
to Dec 9

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

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

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Ava Rocha
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Ava Rocha

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Brazilian singer, songwriter, and filmmaker, Ava Rocha was listed by The New York Times as one of the finest artists of 2015. Rocha plays classic Tropicália with a punk rock twist, psychedelia, and pop.
 

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Company | E: I Never Dreamed It Could Be Like This: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Jan
17
to Jan 20

Company | E: I Never Dreamed It Could Be Like This: Leonard Bernstein at 100

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In a world premiere Kennedy Center collaboration, the D.C.-based contemporary repertory dance company and choreographer Robert J. Priore bring to life the creative force of the iconic American composer Leonard Bernstein.

Performances: Jan. 17-20, 8pm

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Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson
Jan
18
12:00 PM12:00

Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

Like a fast-paced detective story, Packed in a Trunk celebrates the life of Edith Lake Wilkinson, a gifted and prolific lesbian artist who, in 1924, was committed to an asylum. All of Edith’s worldly possessions were packed into trunks and she was never heard from again. Edith’s great-niece, Jane Anderson (Emmy Award-winning writer & director) grew up surrounded by Edith’s paintings after her mother discovered the trunks in their relative’s attic and rescued the work. The film follows Jane and her spouse Tess in their efforts to find answers to the mystery of Edith’s buried life, return her art to Provincetown where she once lived and thrived, and have Edith’s contributions recognized by the art world.

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NPR Politics Podcast Live
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

NPR Politics Podcast Live

The NPR Politics Podcast, in partnership with NPR member station WAMU, is bringing its must-listen political analysis and discussion to a live audience. The taping will feature co-hosts Scott Detrow, congressional reporter, and Tamara Keith, White House correspondent, along with other members of the NPR politics team.

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Jacob Sartorius - The He Left Me Hangin' Tour with Zach Clayton, Hayden Summerall
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Jacob Sartorius - The He Left Me Hangin' Tour with Zach Clayton, Hayden Summerall

With an irresistible voice, magnetic charisma, and that instantly recognizable coif, Jacob Sartorius built an undeniable and unique connection with millions of fans worldwide in 2016—which only grows stronger by the day.

The 14-year-old all-around entertainer, musician, actor, and social media force seamlessly evolved from online stardom to mainstream ubiquity by following a path of his own. In under the span of a year, his debut single “Sweatshirt” independently achieved RIAA gold status, amassed over 15.1 million Spotify streams, and 70 million-plus YouTube views as he sold out his very first headline tour, the All My Friends Tour. He graced the cover of Billboard Magazine, guested on HBO’s Vice News Now, and attracted praise from Perez HiltonJust Jared Jr., and many others, in addition to receiving nominations at the People’s Choice AwardsTeen Choice Awards, and Streamy Awards. However, everything set the stage for the 2017 release of his debut EP, The Last Text, and worldwide tour.

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Suds 'n Snowflakes
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Suds 'n Snowflakes

Cabin fever, we have your cure! With more than 50+ beers, ciders, and wines, we raise a glass to celebrate frosty temps and equally frosty mugs at Drink the District's Suds 'n Snowflakes! Break out your boots and join us as we thumb our noses at Jack Frost and gather inside (& out!) with mulled wine, fire pits, and great tunes. Warm up by showing off your dance moves then head outside for some s'more fun!

Be sure to check out the Drink the District retail store where you can take home what you loved from the festival. So Sip It. Love It. Take it Home!

LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE! ONLY 300 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR EACH SESSION!

Friday, January 19, 2018 - Session 1: 6-9pm

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Session 2: 2-5pm

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Session 3: 6-9pm

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Turquoise Lake
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Turquoise Lake

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Turquoise Lake is a collaboration between Afghan American vocalist Humayun Khan and renowned composer Douglas J. Cuomo. Blending the raga tradition of southeast Asia and poetry of Sufi masters with the harmony and improvisation of jazz, they create a joyfully virtuosic music that celebrates the cultural diversity that is Americas's highest ideal.   

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Jefferson's Garden
Jan
19
to Feb 8

Jefferson's Garden

Performances: January 19 - February 11, 2018, various hours

In this sweeping drama, Christian, a Quaker pacifist, defies his family to fight in the American Revolution. Susannah, an enslaved woman, is tempted to fight for the British when they promise liberation. The two meet and cross paths with Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and Sally Hemings. These encounters force them to confront the compromises America makes after the promise of equality. Wertenbaker creates a dazzling world, taking us from Revolutionary battlefields to Paris to Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

Recommended for ages 15 and older

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Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine and Big Foot
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine and Big Foot

Over Kathleen Madigan's 25 year career she has performed on nearly every late night show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and most recently in 2015 on the new The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Ron White’s Salute To The Troops on CMT, her fifth appearance on the annual show. In 2014, Madigan was nominated for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third one hour special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums. Madigan Again, premiered on September 11,2013 exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America, and is also available on CD, DVD and audio or video download. Previously she's released 5 CDs and 3 DVDs and starred in 2 HBO specials, 3 Comedy Central specials and her previous one hour special, Gone Madigan, premiered on Showtime and is available on Netflix.

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Washington National Opera: Proving Up, a New Hour-Long Opera part of the American Opera Initiative Festival
Jan
19
to Jan 21

Washington National Opera: Proving Up, a New Hour-Long Opera part of the American Opera Initiative Festival

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A group of Nebraska families struggles to claim their land under the Homestead Act in this world premiere opera from composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek (Opera Philadelphia's huge success story Breaking the Waves) based on a coming-of-age short story by Karen Russell.

Performances: Jan. 19 at 7:30pm; Jan. 21 at 2pm

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LOCASH with The Morrison Brothers Band
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

LOCASH with The Morrison Brothers Band

It’s an exciting time to be LOCASH these days. That might very well be one of the biggest understatements in Nashville these days. Already in their career, the duo of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas have enjoyed hit singles, sold-out concert appearances here and abroad, and have tasted the top of the chart as two of Nashville’s quickest-rising songwriters. But, to quote the old saying... You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

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NSO Pops: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Jan
19
to Jan 20

NSO Pops: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds

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In his first-ever collaboration with a full orchestra, the 11-time Grammy® winner and 2017 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame joins the NSO to perform some of his greatest R&B and pop hits as a prolific singer, songwriter, and producer. Performers from Duke Ellington School of the Arts open. 

Performances: Jan. 19 & 20, 8pm

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Young Artists of America at Strathmore
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Young Artists of America at Strathmore

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Join 40 young artists from Young Artists of America at Strathmore as they celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein (1918–2018) in a unique cabaret evening of his greatest vocal works including selections from On the Town, Wonderful Town, West Side Story, Candide, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, MASS, and more!

Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100.

Free performance at Millennium Stage

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Washington National Opera: Three New 20-Minute Operas, part of the American Opera Initiative Festival
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Washington National Opera: Three New 20-Minute Operas, part of the American Opera Initiative Festival

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Three world premiere Three world premiere short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra and followed by a Q&A with the artists and creative team. This season's distinguished mentors include composer Kevin Puts, librettist Mark Campbell, and conductor George Manahan.short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra and followed by a Q&A with the artists and creative team. This season's distinguished mentors include composer Kevin Puts, librettist Mark Campbell, and conductor George Manahan.

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Stephanie Blythe
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

Stephanie Blythe

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Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is considered to be one of the most highly respected and critically acclaimed artists of her generation.  She has sung in many of the renowned opera houses in the US and Europe including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Opéra National de Paris. 

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Dance Workshop with Shonnita
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

Dance Workshop with Shonnita

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Dance workshop for ages 16 and up. Led by Shonnita. Shonnita is an amazing and engaging professional dancer from the DMV. She is now coming on board at the Center to host and present workshops for the region. We are happy to welcome her. The workshop does have a cost and will feature live music to dance to during the workshop.

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Joy of Motion
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Joy of Motion

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Joy of Motion presents an evening of fun, participatory dance, inspiring audience members of all ages to be fit and healthy in the new year. Dress ready to move!
Presented in collaboration with Joy of Motion.

Free performance at Millennium Stage

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Peabody Pre-Conservatory Program
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Peabody Pre-Conservatory Program

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Eight young artists, under the direction of Rebecca Henry, perform violin works by Bridge, Mendelssohn, Maurer, and Piazzolla, and then join their Peabody Pre-Conservatory Programcolleagues in the Performance Academy Festival Orchestra. Christian Tremblay, Director of the Peabody Performance Academy for Strings, prepares the orchestra for its annual January intensive that culminates in work with a guest conductor.

Free performance at Millennium Stage

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Gaelic Storm
Jan
22
to Jan 23

Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band. Their musical output includes pieces from traditional Irish music, Scottish music, and original tunes in both the Celtic and Celtic rock genres. Their most recent album, Go Climb A Tree was released on July 28, 2017.

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Becca Stevens
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Becca Stevens

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Becca Stevens reinvents herself once again with her latest album Regina, an exploration of literature, folklore, and her own imagination, with songs inspired by the regal and divine.

Free performance at Millennium Stage

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Calidore String Quartet
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Calidore String Quartet

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Heralded as "the epitome of confidence and finesse" (Gramophone Magazine), this American Quartet brings one of the most exciting programs from its repertoire, "Hungarian Spirit," which showcases the influence and contribution of Hungarian music and artists on the string quartet canon.

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Chris Janson
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Janson

Chris Janson is an American country music singer and songwriter. He was born in Perryville, Missouri to Pierre Janson and Carrie Janson. He has written singles for Tim McGraw among others, and has played harmonica for Lee Brice.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Eschenbach conducts Schumann & Brahms / Josefowicz plays Knussen
Jan
25
to Jan 27

National Symphony Orchestra: Eschenbach conducts Schumann & Brahms / Josefowicz plays Knussen

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Christoph Eschenbach conducts Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Schumann's "Rhenish" Symphony, both linked by religious themes. The program also features violinist Leila Josefowicz in Oliver Knussen's Violin Concerto as part of Josefowicz's Kennedy Center residency.

Performances: Jan. 25 at 7pm; Jan. 27 at 8pm

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Alexandria Restaurant Week
Jan
26
to Feb 4

Alexandria Restaurant Week

During Alexandria Restaurant Week, January 26-February 4, 2018, more than 60 restaurants will be offering special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC. The restaurants are offering either a $35 prix-fixe three-course dinner or $35 dinner for two. New this year, more than two dozen restaurants are also offering lunch specials at $10, $15 or $20 per person.

For more information and listing of participating restaurants, click here.

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Shen Yun
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Shen Yun

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Dates: Jan 26 at 7:30pm; Jan 27 at 2pm and 7:30pm; Jan 28 at 1 pm

Shen Yun Performing Arts is a performing-arts and entertainment company formed in New York City. It performs classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dance, and story-based dance, with orchestral accompaniment and solo performers.

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Lalah Hathaway - The "Honestly" Tour
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lalah Hathaway - The "Honestly" Tour

Proof of Lalah Hathaway’s musical prowess is evident in her work, operating as performer, musician, writer and producer. Revered by some of the greatest musicians of the last century, a myriad of collaborations and international performances signpost Hathaway’s 25-year success. A true bridge between masters of the Jazz and Soul traditions and new generations of Popular Music innovators, Lalah Hathaway has performed with greats such as Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Prince, Mary J. Blige, Metropole Orkest, Esperanza Spalding, David Foster, Snoop Dogg, Natalie Cole, Robert Glasper Experiment, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more.

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Almost, Maine
Jan
26
to Feb 17

Almost, Maine

By John Cariani  / Executive directed by Bob Kleinberg
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. In this whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance, knees are bruised, hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

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Dining with Jane Austen
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Dining with Jane Austen

Transport yourself to Regency England with foodways historian Joyce White's look at dining during the period. Enjoy tasty treats paired with excerpts from the novels during this presentation. 

Ages: 16 and older   /    Registration required by Friday, January 19, 2018.

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35th Annual Choreographers' Showcase
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

35th Annual Choreographers' Showcase

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Performances: 3pm and 8pm

This evening of works by new and established choreographers is presented in partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The Showcase has been inspiring dance audiences and supporting scores of dance makers since 1983. In this celebration year, past laureates will converge to honor the influence that the showcase has had on their careers and the dance community. 

The showcase features voting for the Audience Choice Award.The winner is eligible to participate in NextLOOK, a community incubator program in partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium to support the development of new work by regional artists.

The program will feature:

The Tipping Point – Ryan Bailey & Maia Schechter
Permeating Presence  – Franki Graham & Jeanna Riscigno
Roarshock  Convoy – Sarah Beth Oppenheim
 
Canon – Ronya-Lee Anderson
around, again – Sam Horning & Patty Mullaney
[Panic] Room – Tarik OMeally

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Dance! A Showcase of Movement
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Dance! A Showcase of Movement

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The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts is producing an evening of movement by regional professional dance companies as well as dance companies from schools, colleges, and the community. You may purchase tickets online and at the box office as well as through the performing companies.
Proceeds benefit the participating dance companies and The Center Arts Program. Visit www.bowiecenter.org for more information.

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Winter Gloves
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Gloves

The USA Boxing Junior Olympic program is where young amateur boxers gain experience towards a possible placement on the USA Olympic Boxing team and/or a professional boxing career. The tournament starts at the Local Boxing Committee (LBC) level. Winners of the local level competition advance to one of the 14 Regional Tournaments. Winners of the Regional competition advance for the Championship title at the National Junior Olympic Tournament, held in June. Just as USA Boxing evolves so has the Junior Olympic Program. 

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Sinbad
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Sinbad

Actor and Comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “ hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn’t know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him “back in the day”. Sinbad’s comedy is about stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done.


Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. He can also make it sound profound without being profane. Not that he’s any kind of choirboy, but by being the son of a preacher man he decided to keep his comedy clean after his father attended one of his early performances. Up to that time he had been what he describes himself as ”semi-dirty”. Sinbad says that he learned that night that “funny is funny”, and that masters of dirty comedy such as Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce could all work clean without losing a step.

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The Green - Marching Orders Tour
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Green - Marching Orders Tour

With Jesse Royal, Leilani Wolfgramm

Music has been a blessing since the beginning for the humble members of The Green. It is only by looking into the past that one can fully grasp the immense accomplishments and unparalleled journey for a small group of musicians from the island of Oʻahu. Countless miles of touring and three studio albums have led them to become recognized as ambassadors of Aloha, helping represent Hawaiian people and culture to the world through their craft.

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Black History Exhibit: We Return Fighting: World War I and the African-American Experience
Jan
28
to Feb 28

Black History Exhibit: We Return Fighting: World War I and the African-American Experience

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States' involvement in World War I, this exhibit explores the experiences of African-Americans both at home and abroad during this war and the years surrounding it. Despite the oppressive racial climate in America in the opening decades of the 20th century, African-Americans staunchly supported the war effort in a variety of ways. This exhibit highlights the experiences of Black men and women during this era, with a special focus on the African-American soldiers from Prince George’s County and their families.

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 28, 2-4 pm

Exhibit Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm

Age: All ages are welcome 

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The United States Naval Academy Band
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

The United States Naval Academy Band

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The United States Naval Academy Band, “The Navy’s Oldest and Finest,” has been providing music for the Brigade of Midshipmen and surrounding community since 1852. This premier military band offers world-class ensembles which perform a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical to contemporary.The band’s Brass Ensemble is made up of members of the brass and percussion sections. This group, led by Lieutenant Commander Diane E. Nichols, performs public concerts at the Academy and in the community.

Free performance at Millennium Stage

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Benjamin Clementine
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Sainte-Clémentine, also known as Benjamin Clementine, is an English artist, poet, composer, and musician. Born and raised in London, England, Clementine later moved to Paris, France becoming homeless as a teenager.  Considered by The New York Times as one of the 28 geniuses who defined culture in 2016,[9] Clementine's compositions are musically incisive and attuned to the issues of life but also poetic, mixing revolt with love and melancholy, sophisticated lyricism with slang and shouts, and rhyming verse with prose monologues. He moved to popular art music, breaking free from traditional song structure, inventing his own dramatic and innovative musical territory. He is noticeably seen topless and barefoot onstage, dressed entirely in black or dark grey, with a long, wool trench coat.

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Chopteeth
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Chopteeth

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Inspired by Twi proverbs and Ivorian pop and by the life and struggles of Freddie Gray and Edward Snowden, Chopteeth’s songs tell tales, call out injustice, and celebrate the D.C. music scene, where African sounds, Hip Hop, and funk naturally cross-pollinate.

Free performance at Millennium Stage

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Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

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Join us for the second Millennium Stage concert of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program2017–2018 recital series! Soprano Alexandria Shiner, mezzo-soprano Eliza Bonet, tenorAlexander McKissick, and baritone Michael Hewitt from Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program present a recital of art song and concert works, exploring the relationship between text and music, poet and composer, pianist and voice. This recital is an intimate window into the many facets of an opera singer’s artistry, showcasing the talents of some of the finest young singers in the country, with piano accompaniment by pianist Christopher Koelzer and introductions by Program Director Robert Ainsley.

Free performance at Millennium Stage

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Opera Lafayette presents: Scarlatti | Geminiani
Jan
30
to Jan 31

Opera Lafayette presents: Scarlatti | Geminiani

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Opera Lafayette's January program pairs the American premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s last major secular vocal work with Francesco Geminiani’s most famous instrumental composition, performed in its original version as a ballet pantomime, choreographed by the extraordinary Anuradha Nehru with Kalanidhi Dance. 

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American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream / Works by Ratmansky, Millepied & Wheeldon
Jan
30
to Feb 4

American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream / Works by Ratmansky, Millepied & Wheeldon

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ABT's starry roster of dancers is just one of many assets fueling its ever-growing fan base. Another is Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, who keeps our audiences in a state of awe. The company performs a stunning lineup of works, including the D.C. premiere of Ratmansky's full-length story ballet Whipped Cream. 

Performances: Jan 30 - Feb 3 at 7:30pm, Feb 3 and Feb 4 at 1:30pm

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American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream / Works by Ratmansky, Millepied & Wheeldon
Jan
30
to Feb 4

American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream / Works by Ratmansky, Millepied & Wheeldon

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ABT's starry roster of dancers is just one of many assets fueling its ever-growing fan base. Another is Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, who keeps our audiences in a state of awe. The company performs a stunning lineup of works, including the D.C. premiere of Ratmansky's full-length story ballet Whipped Cream. 

Performance: Jan 30 - Feb 4, 2018

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Waitress (Touring)
Jan
30
to Feb 4

Waitress (Touring)

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Performances: Jan 30 - Feb 3 at 8 pm; Additional: Feb 3 at 2pm; Feb 4 at 1pm and 6:30pm

Musical. Jenna, a small-town baker and diner employee, dreams up a better life through creatively titled pies and an affair with her OB-GYN.

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The Washington School of Ballet
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

The Washington School of Ballet

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Co-founded in 1944 by the late Mary Day and Lisa Gardiner and currently run by former ABT Principals Xiomara Reyes (Head of School) and Julie Kent (Artistic Director), The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) is recognized nationally and internationally for its classical training and dedication to excellence in dance and dance education. The school also offers a Professional Training Program that brings together especially talented students from around the world for intensive training under The Washington School of Ballet's renowned faculty.

Free performance at Millennium Stage

 

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Grupo Corpo (Brazil)  SUITE BRANCA/DANÇA SINFÔNICA
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Grupo Corpo (Brazil) SUITE BRANCA/DANÇA SINFÔNICA

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Clad in ethereal white, dancers’ undulating arms and hips sway across a stark, enigmatic landscape. Hypnotic movements, athletic suspensions and gravity-challenging floor work mesmerize audiences. Brazilian dance troupe Grupo Corpo’s style has always been distinctive, and in this evening of contemporary dance, the company’s proud otherness and vivid imagination shine through. The performance is accompanied by original instrumental music by Samuel Rosa. Rose is the vocalist and guitarist for Skank, a massively popular Brazilian band whose unique fusion sound spans dancehall reggae, Brazillian folk and rock.

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Ask Me Another
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Ask Me Another


Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience

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NSO: Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto / Tchaikovsky's The Tempest
Feb
1
to Feb 3

NSO: Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto / Tchaikovsky's The Tempest

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Pianist Kirill Gerstein shines in Rachmaninoff's charged Piano Concerto No. 2 on an all-Russian program. Conductor Hannu Lintu also pays homage to Tchaikovsky through the composer's The Tempest and Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss, a work written in Tchaikovsky's memory.

Performances: Feb 1 at 7pm, Feb 2 and 3 at 8pm

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Stefan Jackiw & Jeremy Denk with UMD School of Music Vocal Quartet
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Stefan Jackiw & Jeremy Denk with UMD School of Music Vocal Quartet

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Charles Ives Violin and Piano Sonatas

Two of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted and compelling classical chamber artists, award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan Jackiw, join together to perform Charles Ives’ complete sonatas for violin and piano. They combine forces with a quartet of UMD School of Music alumni singers who perform the various hymns and songs from which Ives drew inspiration for his sonatas.

MacArthur “Genius” Grant winner Denk frequently tours internationally, and often appears as a guest soloist with the foremost U.S.orchestras. Recognized as one of his generation’s most captivating violin artists, Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others.

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Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival
Feb
2
to Feb 4

Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival

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The Chocolate Lovers Festival, an annual two-day festival held on the first full weekend of February, features activities for all to enjoy. In 2018, the festival will be held Friday, February 2 for Liquid Chocolate only from 6pm-8pm, Saturday, February 3 from 10am to 7pm (see schedule of events for times and locations) and Sunday, February 4 from 12noon to 4pm. Join us for the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Challenge, the ever-popular Kiwanis Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast, open houses at historic buildings and much more.

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KC Jazz Club: Ruthie Foster
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

KC Jazz Club: Ruthie Foster

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Performances at 7pm and 9pm

Ruthie Foster returns to the Kennedy Center to showcase her powerful blend of blues, gospel, country, and folk.

Ruthie Foster’s native Texas roots are manifest in her original songs, which blend a dynamic palette of blues, gospel, country, and folk. A songwriter, performer, and recording artist, Foster was named Best Female Vocalist in 2007, 2008, and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards and a 2009 and 2012 Grammy Award® nominee for Best Contemporary Blues.

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Etienne Charles
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Etienne Charles

Performances: Feb 2 at 7 and 9pm

One of the most compelling and exciting young jazz artists ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory is trumpeter and band leader Etienne Charles. In this performance, he buoyantly taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and explores the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music. Also in the jazz amalgam mix are rock steady, reggae, belair, kongo, rock, Motown and R&B. He performs with the dynamic stage presence befitting an artist who has worked with the likes of Roberta Flack, René Marie, David Rudder, Wynton Marsalis and more.

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Second Season: Tertiary Spaces
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Second Season: Tertiary Spaces

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Tertiary Spaces by Ama Law, Shawn Stone, Christine Hands and Stacey Carlson

Performances: Feb 2 at 7:30pm, Feb 3 at 2pm and 7pm

The second-year MFA in Dance cohort explores spacial and human relationships in this inclusive and interactive work. Created in collaboration between four diverse performance artists, the piece exemplifies first-hand the power of compromise, connection, and challenge, ultimately bringing the audience and performers together for a shared experience.

 

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Impractical Jokers 'Santiago Sent Us' Tour Starring The Tenderloins
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Impractical Jokers 'Santiago Sent Us' Tour Starring The Tenderloins

Performances: 7:30pm and 10:30pm

The Tenderloins are a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Now in its 6th season, Impractical Jokers follows The Tenderloins as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. With each new season, the show continues to take dares to outrageous levels with new over-the-top hijinks.

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The Great Society
Feb
2
to Mar 11

The Great Society

Performances: Feb 2 - Mar 11, various hours

As America is divided by civil rights protests and the anguish of the Vietnam War, LBJ struggles to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., keep his political opponents in check and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects. 

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Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

As the only tribute band that predates Michael Jackson's passing, Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. 

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CPAA Productions Ltd. presents: Image China: Dragon Boat Racing
Feb
2
to Feb 4

CPAA Productions Ltd. presents: Image China: Dragon Boat Racing

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Dragon Boat Racing, an award-winning Chinese dance-drama performed by the Guangdong Song and Dance Ensemble, tells the story of the creation of one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of Cantonese music.

Performances: Feb 2 at 8pm; Feb 3 at 2pm and 8pm; Feb 4 at 2pm

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Digging Up Dessa
Feb
3
to Feb 18

Digging Up Dessa

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From dinosaur bones to hidden memories, the world is filled with buried treasures just waiting to be uncovered. One 21st-century girl sets out to dig up some super-sized discoveries with help from a remarkable friend—the pioneering English paleontologist Mary Anning. Age 10+

Part of the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival

Performances: Feb 3 and Feb 4 at 1:30pm and 4pm; Feb 10 at 11am, 1:30pm, 5pm; Feb 11 at 1:30pm (sensory), 4pm; Feb 14 and Feb 15 at 12:30pm; Feb 17 at 11am, 1:30pm, 5pm; Feb 18 at 1:30pm, 4pm.

 

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Washington Performing Arts presents: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Washington Performing Arts presents: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

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Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are on a mission: to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. The Juilliard-trained duo have performed together since 2002, known for their inventive programs, which blend classical masterworks with contemporary and pop—along with their own arrangement

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Daniel Beaty: Emergency!
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel Beaty: Emergency!

A slave ship suddenly appears in present-day New York harbor, setting off a series of events and reactions from more than two dozen characters, all embodied in this astonishing, Obie award-winning, one-man performance. Heralded by Cincianniti’s CityBeat as “a masterful performer,” actor, poet, singer, and writer Daniel Beaty weaves a narrative that is a stirring commentary on what it is to be human with the longing to be free. ($)

Photo: Lelund Durond Thompson

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Peabody Opera Outreach: ANON
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Peabody Opera Outreach: ANON

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Peabody Opera Outreach’s production of Errollyn Wallen’s ANON gives voice to women all over the world who have been historically and societally silenced. Through an exploration of sex trafficking, domestic abuse, exploitation, and more, ANON brings to light the stories of women in our communities who are unseen and unheard, and asks, “What would you do if this were you?”

Free

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Backbeat Underground
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Backbeat Underground

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Backbeat Underground is a five-piece instrumental funk group from Washington, D.C., with a smooth soul-jazz sound. They often invite guest musicians and vocalists to their shows which results in fresh improvisation, heavy toe-tapping, and head-bopping pockets galore.

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Master Class: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Master Class: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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The Explore the Arts Master Class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level, Horton Technique class for adults is led by company members from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Film Screening: Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights
Feb
6
11:00 AM11:00

Film Screening: Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights

During World War II, the approximately one million African-American soldiers who served found themselves fighting a war both abroad and at home. Following the war, many of these veterans played an active role in the struggle for civil rights. Their story is told in this powerful documentary narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr. It features interviews with General Colin Powell, Congressman John Lewis, and Charles Evers, a World War II veteran, and brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. A light lunch will be served. FREE

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb
6
to Feb 11

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Now more than ever, the world needs the power of dance to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity. For its annual Kennedy Center engagement, the beloved company will continue to push the art form into fascinating new territory, with multiple programs as unique and phenomenal as the Ailey dancers themselves.

Performances: Feb 6 at 7pm; Feb 7-10 at 7:30pm; Feb 10-11 at 1:30pm 

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Afternoon Tea: Mutual Agreement
Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Tea: Mutual Agreement

Mutual Agreement, which means “a covenant with God,” is a gospel vocal ensemble whose purpose is to spread the word of God through song whenever the opportunity allows. The group has ministered in various parts of the country and performed with national recording artists such as Daryl Coley, Wintley Phipps, Sounds of Blackness, CeCe Winans, and Hezekiah Walker to name a few. ($)

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Chippendales 2018: About Last Night Tour
Feb
7
to Feb 8

Chippendales 2018: About Last Night Tour

Named one of the top 10 shows and the best Male Revue by the Las Vegas Review Journal and dubbed “the most-wanted men in Vegas!” by ET’s, The Insider, Chippendales’ captures just the right balance of sex appeal and tasteful teasing, creating the perfect environment for the Ultimate Girls Night Out.™ This high energy, fully choreographed, 75 minute production show features some of the most physically elite men in the world who playfully dance and sing their way into the hearts of birthday girls, bachelorettes and girlfriends who just want to have fun. 

Performances: Feb 7 and Feb 8 at 9pm

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WNO Spring Preview
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

WNO Spring Preview

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Join us for the Millennium Stage preview of the second half of Washington National Opera’s 2017–2018 season! Learn more about the operas Don CarloThe Barber of Seville, and Candide in a program featuring excerpts performed by the talented members of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and discussion from the program’s Principal Coach Ken Weiss.

Free

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National Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony / Gerhardt plays Bloch
Feb
8
to Feb 10

National Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony / Gerhardt plays Bloch

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Fabien Gabel conducts a program inspired by nonmusical sources, from a heartbreaking love poem to World War II politics to the book of Ecclesiastes. He leads Dukas's Overture to Polyeucte, Bloch's Schelomo featuring cellist Alban Gerhardt, Rachmaninoff's The Rock, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9.

Performances: Feb 8 at 7pm; Feb 10 at 8pm

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KC Jazz Club: Eric Harland, Voyager
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

KC Jazz Club: Eric Harland, Voyager

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Returning to the Kennedy Center following his leadership with the 2015 and 2016 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead programs, drummer Eric Harland and his band Voyager showcase their “continuously inventive and artful” style (Buffalo News). A multi-Grammy Award® nominee, Harland trained under Betty Carter and holds close to 200 recordings at the age of 36.

Performances: 7pm and 9pm
 

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Town Hall - Maryland Opera Studio New Work Reading 2018
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Town Hall - Maryland Opera Studio New Work Reading 2018

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In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their senator questions about the politics of the day, and the proceedings are live-streamed on social media by a young intern. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage. 

Maryland Opera Studio students premiere an opera by the winner of the annual Opera Composition Contest. Launched in 2017, the contest is a joint initiative of the Maryland Opera Studio and Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work. 

Photo: Lisa Phillip

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Eurydice
Feb
9
to Feb 17

Eurydice

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Eurydice
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mitchell Hébert

Performances: Feb 9-17, 2018 at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2 pm

When Eurydice tragically perishes on her wedding day, her groom Orpheus will do anything to bring her back to life. He strikes a deal with the gods of the Underworld, but will he be able to fulfill its terms? This reimagining of the classic myth is told through Eurydice’s eyes, offering a fresh perspective on her journey. It’s one of love and loss, pleasure and pain. The play’s rhythmic language helps rebuild the memories of the characters and highlights the heroine’s impossible choice between life and death.

 

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Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Feb
9
to Feb 24

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Weekends: Feb 9-24, 2018, 8pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm
Play by John Bishop

Performed by 2nd Star Productions

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher” assemble at a Westchester estate for a backer’s audition of their new show. The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people, all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes a reappearance and strikes again and again. Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is an ingenious and wildly comic romp which pokes antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of “show biz” and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday.

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You Can't Take it With You
Feb
9
to Mar 4

You Can't Take it With You

You Can't Take it With You

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by John Cusumano
Produced by Maureen Rogers

The Sycamores may seem mad, but if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. See the hilarious mayhem when Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening, the shock sustained by the Kirbys shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. Will love win out in the end? Find out in this delightful comedy.

Performances: Weekends, Friday February 9, 2018 through Sunday March 4, 2018 at 8pm. Matinee performances on Sunday February 25 and Sunday March 4 at 2:00 P.M.

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Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour

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Performances: 7pm and 10pm

Let's face it: in our increasingly tepid, polite and politically correct culture we need more people like Sebastian Maniscalco. Forever able to seize the moment, never failing to speak his mind, always telling it like it is, this is one man who isn't afraid to put it all out there.

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Sebastian Maniscalco – Stay Hungry Tour
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sebastian Maniscalco – Stay Hungry Tour

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Just for Laughs' Stand Up Comedian of the Year (2016) Sebastian Maniscalco returns to the stage as part of his brand new tour - STAY HUNGRY - reflecting on his path and all of the hard work it has taken to get to this point in his career as well as his new role as a dad. Maniscalco is one of comedy's fastest rising new stars.

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Music in Mind: Marimba and Strings
Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

Music in Mind: Marimba and Strings

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Faculty percussionist Lee Hinkle joins School of Music colleagues to premiere a new work for marimba and strings, which he commissioned with Philadelphia composer Andrea Clearfield as winners of the Global Première Consortium Commissioning Project. The Global Première Consortium Commissioning Project seeks to fund new musical works and their performances around the world. Hinkle describes Clearfield’s work as “rhythmically driven within a pleasing tonal framework.”

Free, no tickets

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Huntertones
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Huntertones

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Huntertones brings people together with fun, imaginative, and fearless music. Their high–energy, horn-driven sound fuses inspired improvisation and adventurous composition, melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul.

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Washington Performing Arts presents: Living the Dream....Singing the Dream
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Washington Performing Arts presents: Living the Dream....Singing the Dream

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For more than 25 years, Washington Performing Arts’ Gospel Choirs have shared the inspirational gift of gospel music with audiences throughout the D.C. region and beyond. The choirs’ annual concert with the Choral Arts Chorus, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a joyful celebration of the power of music and the human spirit.

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Do Good Dialogue: Artmaking as an Actionable tool
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Do Good Dialogue: Artmaking as an Actionable tool

wild Up is a band of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. The group, led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, unites around the belief that no music is off limits, and that a concert space should be as moving as the music heard in it: small, powerful and unlike anything else.

In this Do Good Dialogue, Rountree and UMD faculty from the College of Arts and Humanities host a public conversation, examining how artists create change in society. Rountree writes, “what a set of gargantuan tasks lays out before us. Many of us feel like our work couldn't possibly be enough to do what it needs to do…but I’m eager to talk about how it can and what we can do to make that happen.”

Presented in partnership with Maryland Music Business Society

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Washington Performing Arts presents: Alexandre Tharaud, piano
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Washington Performing Arts presents: Alexandre Tharaud, piano

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Known for vibrant interpretations of Baroque music, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud applies his delicate sophistication to one of Western music’s most iconic keyboard works. This “Rubik’s Cube of invention and architecture” (NPR) will require every ounce of the “bravura virtuosity and cool intelligence” that the Washington Post noted in Tharaud’s 2005 Hayes debut.

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August Burns Red: The Phantom Anthem Tour
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

August Burns Red: The Phantom Anthem Tour

With Born Of Osiris, Erra, Ocean Grove

The most rewarding challenges come from within.

By personally aiming beyond your perceived potential, you can truly grow. That’s been the case every time August Burns Red record an album, and it’s quietly turned the Pennsylvania quintet—John “JB” Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass]—into a GRAMMY® Award-nominated heavy music torchbearer. 

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