Holiday In The Park
Dec
14
to Jan 1

Holiday In The Park

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Dates: Nov 23 - Jan 1

A dazzling winter spectacular featuring more than a million glittering lights, holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, visits with Santa and many of our popular theme park rides. Combine holiday traditions with a thrilling family experience that is uniquely Six Flags.

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Art Exhibit - “Playin’ to the Edge” by Aqcuaetta Williams
Dec
14
to Jan 12

Art Exhibit - “Playin’ to the Edge” by Aqcuaetta Williams

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Exhibit: Nov 15, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019; 8:30am-5pm.

Artist Reception: Nov 30, 7-9pm

Aqcuaetta Williams bases her success on reaching her audience of free thinkers: artists and poets. By doing so, she opens a doorway to images that create emotional agitation and excitement. Her collage paintings are engaging in their technique and expression. Williams presents the viewer with keys to unlock the unconscious mind.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Push & Pull: Variations in Nature
Dec
14
to Dec 29

Push & Pull: Variations in Nature

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Lynda Andrews-Barry. Clouds 5

Dates: November 5 - December 29, 2018

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-4pm. Free and open to the public

Artists Reception: November 10, 5-8 pm

Artists Talk: December 1, 2 pm

Artists Lynda Andrews-Barry, Heathe Brand, Neal Cox, Travis Childers, C. Tara and David Gladden, Madeline Marak, and Marcia Wolfson-Ray examine the intricate, yet complicated relationship with the world around us. They respond to their personal connection to nature by weaving various contemporary art making methods, that explore the earth and how we inhabits our surroundings.

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Community! Here and Now
Dec
14
to Dec 31

Community! Here and Now

  • Montpelier Arts Center (map)
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Exhibit: Daily, Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2018; 10am-5pm / Public Reception: Nov 4, 2–4 pm

Be inspired to get involved in your community through community-based art. Various artists and collectives share their works, compassion, and activism. Groups such as FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and Ben Hamburger’s Facing Change: Narratives of the Shifting Cultural Landscape in East Baltimore display their concerted efforts to give voice to the underrepresented.

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Christmas on the Potomac & ICE!
Dec
14
to Jan 1

Christmas on the Potomac & ICE!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Gaylord National Resort. Experience the Washington, D.C.’s Capital of Christmas at our award-winning Christmas On The Potomac celebration. Children of all ages will delight in our holiday – themed events and activities including gingerbread decorating, Build-A-Bear Workshop®, ice skating and the COOLEST attraction around – ICE! – now with an exciting new theme, A Charlie Brown Christmas. ($) Activities and hours vary by date.

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Pamela Crockett: Dance of Decay
Dec
14
to Dec 31

Pamela Crockett: Dance of Decay

  • Montpelier Arts Center (map)
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 Artist: Pamela Crockett

Artist: Pamela Crockett

Exhibit: Daily, Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2018; 10am-5pm / Public Reception: Nov 4, 2-4pm.

Painter Pamela Crockett uses decomposing pods, dried bulbs, and decaying fragments to inform this series. These delicate remains of life reflect both the fragility and the vitality of the earth. Their patterns of decay echo the invisible forces controlling their movement. For Crocket, even decaying life is active; she believes dead nature lives; therefore, the quiet objects speak.

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Artists’ Boutique
Dec
14
to Dec 28

Artists’ Boutique

 Artist: Joan HInes

Artist: Joan HInes

From 11/5 - 12/28. Open daily except Wednesdays, 11am-4pm.

Find the perfect gift for someone special on your list.  Choose among handcrafted ornaments displayed on sparkling holiday trees, and other unique gifts, all made by local artists.

Ages: All ages are welcome

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ZooLights 2018
Dec
14
to Jan 1

ZooLights 2018

 Credit: Jim Jenkins / Smithsonian's National Zoo

Credit: Jim Jenkins / Smithsonian's National Zoo

Dates: November 23-January 1. Closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31
Hours: 5-9 p.m. Held Rain or Shine

ZooLights at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. is a winter holiday event displaying thousands of sparkling lights featuring sculptures of many of the Zoo’s most popular animals. Visitors at ZooLights will enjoy winter-themed activities, a laser light show, musical performances, train rides, tubing and animal exhibits. Visitors can warm up inside the animal houses and enjoy nocturnal animals.

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Winter Festival of Lights
Dec
14
to Jan 1

Winter Festival of Lights

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Credit: M-NCPPC

Dates: Nov 23, 218 to Jan 1, 2019. Open daily, 5pm-9:30pm.

Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at this spectacular drive-through event featuring dazzling displays with more than 2.5 million lights throughout the park! You won’t want to miss our giant, 54-foot LED musical tree! ($)

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The Second City's Love, Factually
Dec
14
to Dec 31

The Second City's Love, Factually

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Performances: Dec 4-31, various hours.

Love, Factually is a holiday satire from the twisted minds at The Second City, which gets to the truth of December life, love, and romance. Whether you love or hate the movie Love, Actually, you're going to fall in love with this mashup of parody, original comedy, music, improv, and audience participation. 

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Judy Collins "Holidays & Hits"
Dec
18
to Dec 19

Judy Collins "Holidays & Hits"

Performances: Dec 18 & 19.

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

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PJ Morgan Holiday Show
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

PJ Morgan Holiday Show

Over the last two decades, P.J. Morgan has emerged as one of the most respected and in-demand Hammond B3 superstars in the gospel music idiom. Morgan is renowned for weaving a musical tapestry with thick threads of traditional gospel music interwoven with elaborate Jazzy stitching. He is particularly skilled at remolding sacred hymns into contemporary Jazz renovations and this talent is expanding the boundaries of gospel music just as Morgan’s organ-playing gospel forerunners such as Twinkie Clark and Maceo Woods did years ago.

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Charlie Wilson
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Charlie Wilson

  • The Theatre at MGM National Harbor (map)
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Charles Kent Wilson, also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist of The Gap Band. (Wikipedia) He has scored ten No. 1 hits and has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards.

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The 5th Annual Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Holiday Charity Concert 2018
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

The 5th Annual Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Holiday Charity Concert 2018

Raheem DeVaughn’s story begins with music—his mother’s vinyl collection to be exact. “I always loved music so I would sneak into her record collection when she wasn’t around and play her stuff,” says DeVaughn. Although his parents were not together, his father, noted jazz musician Abdul Wadud, was an influence as well. “Music was just always around me”, says DeVaughn. “I can remember at a very young age, standing in my mother’s living room, listening to music and saying to myself, ‘I’m going to be an entertainer.’ It was that simple for me. I think I just always knew.”

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Lynne Fiddmont
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Lynne Fiddmont

In 1985, Fiddmont began her recording career provided backing vocals on Bill Withers' underrated coda, "Watching You, Watching Me," and followed with a twenty year career as one of the most active backing singers in the country, most notably as part of Stevie Wonder's Wonderlove and Phil Collin's First Final Tour. Her notoriety among music industry veterans led to great support for the notion of her putting together Flow, which was released in May, 2006. (lastfm.com)

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Chely Wright
Dec
20
8:30 PM20:30

Chely Wright

Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". (Wikipedia)

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The Basshead Sweater Party feat. Ill Gates w/ Jantsen and Ill-Esha
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Basshead Sweater Party feat. Ill Gates w/ Jantsen and Ill-Esha

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Featuring Ill Gates with Jantsen, ill-Esha, DELTAnine, Image.Nation, smARGE

ill.Gates is a San Francisco-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. 

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Eric B. & Rakim
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Eric B. & Rakim

In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer-DJ Eric B. The duo—known as Eric B & Rakim—is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip-hop groups. Their first full album, Paid In Full, was released in 1987, causing a stir in the hip-hop music world due to its novel sound, approach, and subject matter. Their songs were the first to really impart hip-hop music lyrics with a serious poetic device sensibility. Eric B & Rakim went on to produce three more successful albums, all now considered hip hop standards. At that time, and still today, Eric B. & Rakim are almost universally recognized as the premier DJ/MC team in all of hip-hop. Not only was their chemistry superb, but individually, each represented the absolute state of the art in their respective skills.

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The Weeklings
Dec
22
8:30 PM20:30

The Weeklings

America’s most unique touring celebration of the music and muse of THE BEATLES, performing explosive renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals. The Weeklings bring The Beatles to life through their extraordinary musicianship, exceptional vocals and charming stage presence. “They show their audiences both what The Beatles were, and what they might have been if they were performing today.

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State Property w/ Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Peedi Peedi & The Young Gunz
Dec
22
9:00 PM21:00

State Property w/ Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Peedi Peedi & The Young Gunz

State Property is a rap group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA led by rapper Beanie Sigel with Philly rappers Freeway, Peedi Peedi, Oschino, and Omillio Sparks, and the Young Gunz. State Property was signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, but their future as a group is in dispute.  (Wikipedia)

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KIX-Mas
Dec
22
9:00 PM21:00

KIX-Mas

KIX was founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Maryland as The Shooze, then changed its name to The Generators before eventually settling on KIX. They were considered one of Maryland's top cover bands prior to their signing with Atlantic Records in 1981. Though often lumped in with bands that many consider to be glam metal or hair metal, the bands pop-metal stylings on the first KIX record drew inspiration from bubblegum pop and new wave as well as hard rock.

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Modestep & Barely Alive
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Modestep & Barely Alive

MODESTEP with Barely Alive, Eliminate, Architekt, Sayzar, Dr. Rabbit

Modestep is a bass-infused band formed in London. Influenced by the strong presence of both rock and underground bass music in the capital, they created a gap in both the rock and electronic worlds which allowed them to stand out from every other act on the bill. 

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Uncorked Comedy
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Uncorked Comedy

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Hosted by Laura Prangley with Martin Amini, Kasha Patel, Pearl Rose, Brittany Carney, Herbie Gill.

As veterans of Comedy Central, MTV, TruTV, Epix, TBS, Upright Citizens Brigade and comedy clubs/colleges all across the country - this select group of comedians are some of the best and brightest in the DC comedy scene. Come sample great wines and have some belly laughs for a paltry sum. As with previous shows, you will be surprised by who turns up unannounced!

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Piff The Magic Dragon
Dec
26
to Dec 27

Piff The Magic Dragon

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Performances: Dec 26 & 27.

John van der Put is a magician and comedian from the United Kingdom who performs under the stage name Piff the Magic Dragon. A winner of multiple awards from British magic societies, he toured as a supporting act for Mumford and Sons, and has appeared on Fool Us and America's Got Talent. 

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You’re My Boooyfriend Comedy Tour w/ B.Simone, Desi Banks, Darren Brand
Dec
26
8:00 PM20:00

You’re My Boooyfriend Comedy Tour w/ B.Simone, Desi Banks, Darren Brand

B. Simone’s "You’re my Boooyfriend" Comedy Tour - Starring B. Simone w/ Special Guest Darren Brand and Desi Banks. As seen on MTV's hit show Wild 'N Out- This Hilarious Trio have been sweeping the social media comedy scene. Come enjoy a night of Entertainment w/ Laughter and Fun.

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Clutch - Annual Holiday Run
Dec
27
7:30 PM19:30

Clutch - Annual Holiday Run

With The Messthetics [ex Fugazi], Lionize, Mike Dillon Band.

With the release of their highly anticipated 12th studio album, the gloriously titled “Book of Bad Decisions”, it would be easy to suggest that legendary Maryland rockers Clutch have made their finest record to date. This may even be true. You see, the thing about Clutch is that ever since their 1993 debut Transnational Speedway League they've been in the business of writing stone cold classics, and even the most rabid fan would have trouble picking just one. “Book of Bad Decisions” won't make that task any easier. Rest assured, it's another classic.

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Bilal w/ Special Guest Micah Robinson
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Bilal w/ Special Guest Micah Robinson

Performances: Dec 27 & 28 @8pm.

If there was one R&B artist for whom the neo-soul categorization seemed limiting, it was Philadelphia native Bilal. None of his recordings resembled the sycophantic worship of soul artists who thrived in the '60 and '70s, and it wasn't just because his voice -- classically trained, capable of singing opera in seven languages -- was so unique. While some inspirations were detectable, his recordings were wholly modern and became increasingly creative. His individuality led to being dropped from a major label, and he went several years without releasing any solo material. Through evangelism from his peers and word of mouth from his early fans, Bilal gained an insatiable following and was supported by sympathetic independent labels, where he was finally able to thrive creatively. 

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Harlem Globetrotters
Dec
28
2:00 PM14:00

Harlem Globetrotters

Performances: 2pm and 7:30pm

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team. They combine athleticism, theater, and comedy in their style of play. Over the years they have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in 123 countries and territories. The team's signature song is Brother Bones' whistled version of "Sweet Georgia Brown". (Wikipedia)

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Harlem Globetrotters
Dec
28
7:30 PM19:30

Harlem Globetrotters

Shows: 2pm & 7:30pm

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team. They combine athleticism, theater, and comedy in their style of play. Over the years they have played more than 26,000 exhibition games in 123 countries and territories. The team's signature song is Brother Bones' whistled version of "Sweet Georgia Brown". (Wikipedia)

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Pieces Of A Dream
Dec
28
7:30 PM19:30

Pieces Of A Dream

In the world of jazz, commodities are fleeting. Styles come and go. Words like “staying power” and “longevity” are for anyone or anything that sticks around for more than a couple years.

But then there are those rare few, gifted with the right stuff, who hang in for the long haul. Such is Pieces of a Dream, a contemporary jazz band that opens the next chapter with their 40th anniversary and the release of their new album Just Funkin’ Around.

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Anita Baker
Dec
28
to Dec 29

Anita Baker

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Performances: Dec 28 & 29 @8pm.

Ater three decades and an iconic singing career, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Anita Baker has decided to retire. She brings her farewell tour to the DMV at National Harbor.

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The Roots
Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Roots

Formed in 1987, in Philadelphia, PA, the legendary Roots Crew, consists of Black Thought (MC), Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (electronic keyboards), F. Knuckles (percussion), Captain Kirk Douglas (electronic guitar), Damon Bryson (sousaphone) and James Poyser (electronic keyboard). Having previously released twelve projects, The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys, and numerous Grammy nominations.

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Proper Utensils Band ft. Jas. Funk
Dec
28
8:30 PM20:30

Proper Utensils Band ft. Jas. Funk

Washington DC’s Premier “Old-School” Go-Go Band was formed in 1982. Led by DC’s living Go-Go legend, James “JAs” Funk, Proper Utensils produces a version of Go-Go reminiscent of the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown. The band has produced a few hit records including “Georgie Porgy” & “Go-Go Rumpshaker”.
PU is a funky, jazzy, bluesy, creative dance band with seasoned veterans including two members of the original Soul Searchers, Lloyd Pinchback on saxophone and cowbell, and John Buchanan on Flugabone and keyboards. Tony Brown plays trumpet and flugelhorn and Wayne Davis plays bass guitar to round out our brass and rhythm sections.

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Last Train Home with Cravin' Dogs
Dec
29
7:30 PM19:30

Last Train Home with Cravin' Dogs

While roots-rock is at the heart of LTH's sound, don't overlook the country, bluegrass, swing, blues, folk, pop, and Tin Pan Alley influences you'll find if you lend this band an ear. What began as a part-time band in Washington D.C. back in 1997 has evolved into an acclaimed full-time touring group based out of Nashville.

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State Property - Now or Never Tour
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

State Property - Now or Never Tour

Starring Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Chris Peedi Crakk and Omillio Sparks. Co-starring Lil Flip and Neef.

State Property is a rap group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA led by rapper Beanie Sigel with Philly rappers Freeway, Peedi Peedi, Oschino, and Omillio Sparks, and the Young Gunz. State Property was signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, but their future as a group is in dispute. (Wikipedia)

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We Are One Tribute X-Perience Band
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

We Are One Tribute X-Perience Band

After two years of envisioning, WE ARE ONE TRIBUTE BAND has become a reality and has become one of the most respected tribute bands in the nation.

WE ARE ONE TRIBUTE BAND replicates the look, sound and feelings of the BET Lifetime Achievement Award 70’s Soul group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. This eight piece band with each of its unique members provides an amazing on stage chemistry. These veteran musicians pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy performance each and every time they take the stage.

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Tamar Braxton
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Estine Herbert, professionally known as Tamar Braxton, is an American singer, television personality and actress. Braxton had her first big break in music in 1990 as a founding member of the American R&B singing group The Braxtons, formed with her sisters. (Wikipedia)

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Saved By the 90s With The Bayside Tigers
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Saved By the 90s With The Bayside Tigers

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Hailing originally from New York City and now active all over the U.S., this party has tons of live 90s music from a totally fresh band (they're da bomb). Get ready for everything from Third Eye Blind to the Spice Girls, from The Backstreet Boys to The Beastie Boys. And after that, we're not leaving you hangin'! As if! Get jiggy with the DJ spinning dope tunes all night.

It's gonna be the raddest thing since Your Mom!


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Joseph Arthur
Dec
29
8:30 PM20:30

Joseph Arthur

Born in Akron, Ohio, Joseph Arthur has been described by The Guardian as "a driven, visionary character…he might just be a genuine mad genius” and NPR Music as ““a ‘triple threat’ artist since the mid-'90s, bridging music, poetry and painting with prolific creativity and unyielding inventiveness.”

In addition to touring musician, Joseph exhibits his paintings worldwide. Arthur’s music has covered by Michael Stipe and Coldplay, and remixed by Justin Timberlake for the Hurricane Katrina benefit EP, In the Sun. During 2018 he released a critically acclaimed album with Peter Buck under the band name Arthur Buck. Arthur is prepping a new solo album for 2019.

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Dave East with Shooter, D Jones, Nature Boi & OC Hermo
Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Dave East with Shooter, D Jones, Nature Boi & OC Hermo

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Necessity is the father of invention. Dave East grew up with hoop dreams but life lead him from the hard top to hip-hop. “I definitely thought I was gonna go to the NBA. I could play ball so in my mind, that was my ticket out of the bullshit that I had been through,” the rapper says. “It didn’t work out.” But music, did.

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The Seldom Scene
Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Seldom Scene

Since its inception in 1971, the Seldom Scene has thrived on playing bluegrass a little differently than everyone else. Through skilled musicianship and an urban approach to bluegrass, The Seldom Scene has become one of the most influential -- if not the most influential -- bluegrass band of their time.

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New Year’s Eve with The Seldom Scene, The High & Wides, Ms. Adventure
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

New Year’s Eve with The Seldom Scene, The High & Wides, Ms. Adventure

The Seldom Scene is an American bluegrass band formed in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Scene has been instrumental in starting the progressive bluegrass movement as their shows include bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even pop. What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it's taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun.

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Martin Lawrence
Dec
31
9:00 PM21:00

Martin Lawrence

Back by popular demand, comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence has added 19 more dates to the LIT AF Tour, including New Year's Eve in Baltimore at Royal Farms Arena! Lawrence stars as the high-powered host of 2018's hottest comedy event, presenting a fire lineup of comedians including Rickey Smiley, Jay Pharoah, Bruce Bruce, Adele Givens, and Benji Brown. Coming off the 20th anniversary of Def Comedy Jam, where he is known for his legendary hosting, Lawrence has made a triumphant return to the stand-up stage wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more. Come Get LIT AF on New Year's Eve with Martin Lawrence!

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Bela Dona - NYE Party
Dec
31
10:00 PM22:00

Bela Dona - NYE Party

Washington D.C. is the birthplace of this exciting and diverse all-female band, founded in September 2007, managed by John Agurs. The high-energy concert style presentation and dynamic musicianship exuded on stage are incomparable. Their unique style of Funk, Jazz, R&B and Rock commands audiences and the meshing of the raw talents possessed by these seasoned musicians captivates all who see them perform. Individually, the breadth of experience of each band member ranges from formal training in jazz, classical, opera, gospel, and R&B, to touring and performing with artists such as Nile Rodgers, Regina Belle, Pieces of a Dream, Chaka Khan, Chuck Brown, High Five, Sugar Bear & EU, Salt & Pepa, Stephanie Mills, Michael Bolton, Elton John and many others. 

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New Year's Eve Rewind: An 80's Celebration
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Rewind: An 80's Celebration

  • The Theater at MGM National Harbor (map)
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Ring in 2019 with New Year's Eve Rewind at The Theater. Get stoked for a totally righteous celebration. Don't be a wannabe, whip out your favorite fanny packs, high top sneakers, and shoulder pads for a night to remember. Enjoy an open bar with live performances by The Reflex and Special Guest 80's Icon, Tiffany.

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Black Alley NYE Party
Dec
31
10:30 PM22:30

Black Alley NYE Party

BLACK ALLEY has been pushing the art of music to its rhythmic limits for some time now. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, Black Alley has taken the finest ingredients of rock, hip-hop and go-go to create their own genre-bending sound called “Hood Rock”. The band is one, each musician surrendering to the union of sounds, each delivering music from their soul, while in dialogue with one another through their instruments. Each member of this collective is essential to the workability and funkability of the unit, which is Black Alley.

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Wale & Friends 8th Annual New Year's Day Show
Jan
1
8:00 PM20:00

Wale & Friends 8th Annual New Year's Day Show

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better known by his stage name Wale, is an American recording artist, record producer and actor. He first rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug" became popular in his hometown. Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience. (Wikipedia)

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Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute

Performances: Jan 4, 10, 17, 24 & 25 @8pm; Jan 20 @3pm

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Some of the greatest music of all time came out of a little studio in Detroit, Michigan during the 1960s. Motor City Live is a celebration of the sound and legacy of Motown. Comprised of four male singers, four female singers and six dancers fronting an 8-piece band, the group captures the heart and soul of classics by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson Five. While the group dresses to impress, it is not an impersonator show, with the focus being squarely on the music and performances.

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Eat The Mic!
Jan
4
to Jan 5

Eat The Mic!

Performances: Jan 4 & 5 @8pm.

By Susan Mele and Margaret Valentine
Directed by Gene Fouche
Music by Daniel C. Meyer

Two lifetime rivals take it to the stage to belt it out, dance it out and duke it out. Witness Roxi Starr and Jazzy Moon deliver the performances of their lives.

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Yung Bleu
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

Yung Bleu

Based out of Mobile, Alabama, rapper Yung Bleu (born Jeremy Biddle, 1994) got into the game in the early 2010s after watching his brother interact with local hip-hop circles. Though rapping since he was 11, he first entered the public arena with self-released mixtapes like 2013's Hello World before eventually becoming involved with Young Boss Entertainment, who worked with the young artist on releasing some early tracks. Over the next few years, Yung Bleu produced a series of mixtapes, Investments, Investments 2, and Investments 3, each expanding on his dark, ominous style and increasingly intricate flows.

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Appetite For Destruction – The Ultimate Guns N’ Roses Tribute!!
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

Appetite For Destruction – The Ultimate Guns N’ Roses Tribute!!

With special guests Shoot To Thrill (Girls rockin' AC/DC) and Fade To Black (Metallica Tribute!)

The true blue, time tested, road-rashed, mother of all Guns N' Roses tributes, NotQuiteGNR (or Appetite For Destruction), is the only fulltime touring GNR tribute. Starting originally in 2001, they never cease to amaze fellow Guns N Roses enthusiasts with spot on authenticity. Having always been made up of truly incredible musicians, even "tribute band naysayers" leave completely entertained. Catch this traveling circus freak side show, before they catch you...

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Another Door Opens
Jan
4
to Jan 20

Another Door Opens

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Performances: Jan 4 - Jan 20, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays @8pm; Matinee: Jan 6, 13 & 20 @2pm.

A Comedy by Jeff Dunne
Directed by Rick Bergmann
Produced by Maureen Rogers

What happens when one Artificial Intelligence and two androids try to repopulate the earth by reviving 4 human beings 25 millennia after a nuclear war? Another Door Opens, of course!

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Schooner Fare and Buskin & Batteau
Jan
5
12:30 AM00:30

Schooner Fare and Buskin & Batteau

 Schooner Fare

Schooner Fare

Schooner Fare is a Maine-based folk band, consisting of Steve Romanoff, Chuck Romanoff, and formerly Tom Rowe. Schooner Fare performs primarily original maritime, socially conscious, and traditional folk music. (Wikipedia)

Famous in the eighties as superstar jingle writers, Buskin & Batteau have been winning hearts and minds with their soulful acoustic balladry and fun-filled performances for more years than they care to remember.

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 Fillmore Flashback: 80's Vs 90's Dance Party with DJ Biz Markie
Jan
5
8:30 PM20:30

Fillmore Flashback: 80's Vs 90's Dance Party with DJ Biz Markie

The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 30 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. At the age of 14, Marcel Hall dazzled his neighborhood under the alias of Biz Markie. His music scene debut began in 1985 as a beat box for Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew. From then Biz began constructing his own destiny in the mystifying world of rap and hip-hop. Now 30 years older and immensely wiser, Biz continues to be universally praised by the ever-fickle and unforgiving hip-hop industry. No easy feat to accomplish, Biz is the definition of longevity and has managed to remain one of the most notable artists and DJs in the industry.

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Dancing with the Stars: Live!
Jan
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dancing with the Stars: Live!

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TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” featuring fan favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop.

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Ja Rule - #ruleyorkcity
Jan
9
8:00 PM20:00

Ja Rule - #ruleyorkcity

Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla".  (Wikipedia) Ja Rule has become one of the most commercially successful rap music artists of the early 2000’s.

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Dancing With The Stars Live
Jan
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dancing With The Stars Live

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TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” featuring fan favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop.

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Iliza: Elder Millennial
Jan
10
to Jan 11

Iliza: Elder Millennial

Performances: Jan 10 & 11 @7 pm; Jan 11 @9:30pm

Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows.  She recently completed the inaugural 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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Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute

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Performances: Jan 4, 10, 17, 24 & 25 @8pm; Jan 20 @3pm

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Some of the greatest music of all time came out of a little studio in Detroit, Michigan during the 1960s. Motor City Live is a celebration of the sound and legacy of Motown. Comprised of four male singers, four female singers and six dancers fronting an 8-piece band, the group captures the heart and soul of classics by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson Five. While the group dresses to impress, it is not an impersonator show, with the focus being squarely on the music and performances.

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Cartography
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Cartography

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Dates: Jan 11-13, 2019

From the effects of climate change to war and poverty, this powerful story examines the forces that shape where we have come from, how we have moved, and where we are going. Age 12+

Following the 1:30 p.m. performance on Jan. 12, young audience members can ask questions and hear stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

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Washington National Opera: Taking Up Serpents, a New Hour-Long Opera, part of the American Opera Initiative Festival
Jan
11
to Jan 13

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

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Performances: Jan 11 @7:30pm; Jan 13 @2pm

This world premiere is the story of 25-year-old Kayla, the estranged daughter of a fire-and-brimstone preacher who is dangerously bitten by one of his own snakes. Kayla’s journey home forces her to confront her troubled upbringing.

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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Ricky Skaggs has often said that he is "just trying to make a living" playing the music he loves.  But it's clear that his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world.  Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.

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Thank You, Dad - Three plays about the Reverend Jim Jones
Jan
11
to Jan 20

Thank You, Dad - Three plays about the Reverend Jim Jones

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Performances @8pm on Jan 11, 12, 14-20; @3pm on Jan. 13

Rapid Lemon Productions kicks off its 2019 season with the world premiere of Aladrian C. Wetzel’s THANK YOU, DAD… a collection of three short plays based on the life of the Reverend Jim Jones, founder of the deadly religious cult The Peoples Temple.

This amazing solo performance by RLP Artistic Director Lance Bankerd is directed by Donna Ibale.

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Badfish A Tribute To Sublime: Stand By Your Van Tour with Bumpin’ Uglies & Higher Education
Jan
11
8:30 PM20:30

Badfish A Tribute To Sublime: Stand By Your Van Tour with Bumpin’ Uglies & Higher Education

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

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Cartography
Jan
12
1:30 PM13:30

Cartography

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Dates: Jan 11-13, 2019

Jan 12 and Jan 13: @1:30pm and 4pm.

From the effects of climate change to war and poverty, this powerful story examines the forces that shape where we have come from, how we have moved, and where we are going. Age 12+

Following the 1:30 p.m. performance on Jan. 12, young audience members can ask questions and hear stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

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Dom Flemons: The American Songster
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Dom Flemons: The American Songster

GRAMMY winner Dom Flemons shares the music of the early American Songsters, covering nearly a century of folklore and styles, including ragtime, blues, country western, bluegrass, and string band music. Flemons—a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music scholar—illuminates the history and influence of African American musicians through spirited performances on banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, quills, and rhythm bones. 
Ages: All ages are welcome
Tickets: $5/person

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Sopranos Slay Concert: DC
Jan
12
4:00 PM16:00

Sopranos Slay Concert: DC

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Back by popular demand, the concert of the season! Enjoy an amazing group of talented women including Nicole Butler, Chrystal Williams, Detra Battle, Monique Holmes-Spells, Anamer Castrello, Pamela Simonson, Dara Rahming, and Karla Rivera performing an array of solos and ensemble selections like you’ve never seen sopranos slay!

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Washington National Opera: Three New 20-Minute Operas, part of the American Opera Initiative Festival
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

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

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Performances: 7pm and 9pm.

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 Jake Heggie, composer and librettist Gene Scheer, and conductor Steven Osgood.

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Cartography
Jan
13
1:30 PM13:30

Cartography

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Dates: Jan 11-13, 2019

Jan 12 and Jan 13: @1:30pm and 4pm.

From the effects of climate change to war and poverty, this powerful story examines the forces that shape where we have come from, how we have moved, and where we are going. Age 12+

Following the 1:30 p.m. performance on Jan. 12, young audience members can ask questions and hear stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

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Washington National Opera: Taking Up Serpents, a New Hour-Long Opera, part of the American Opera Initiative Festival
Jan
13
to Jan 15

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

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Performances: Jan 11 @7:30pm; Jan 13 @2pm

This world premiere is the story of 25-year-old Kayla, the estranged daughter of a fire-and-brimstone preacher who is dangerously bitten by one of his own snakes. Kayla’s journey home forces her to confront her troubled upbringing.

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Sculpture Now 2019
Jan
14
to Mar 9

Sculpture Now 2019

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Sampling of Washington Sculpture Group member's work

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

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

Free and open to the public.

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The Ventures
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Ventures

The Ventures formed in Tacoma, Washington in 1958. The legacy kicked off with the opening drum roll of 1960’s "Walk Don’t Run", a #2 hit that would go on to sell more than 2 million copies. From the garage, to the beach, to the stars, The Ventures defined an entire decade of instrumental rock music.

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Ja Rule - #ruleyorkcity
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Ja Rule - #ruleyorkcity

Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla".  (Wikipedia) Ja Rule has become one of the most commercially successful rap music artists of the early 2000’s.

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Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute

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Performances: Jan 4, 10, 17, 24 & 25 @8pm; Jan 20 @3pm

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Some of the greatest music of all time came out of a little studio in Detroit, Michigan during the 1960s. Motor City Live is a celebration of the sound and legacy of Motown. Comprised of four male singers, four female singers and six dancers fronting an 8-piece band, the group captures the heart and soul of classics by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson Five. While the group dresses to impress, it is not an impersonator show, with the focus being squarely on the music and performances.

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Eddie From Ohio with Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Eddie From Ohio with Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden

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Performances: Jan 18-20.

Too energetic to be labeled just "folk", and not angry enough to be pegged "alternative", Eddie from Ohio continues to defy description with their unique blend of vocals and acoustic instrumentation. A bedrock foundation of hand and stick percussion and a textural flavoring of guitar/bass/harmonica support the four-part harmonies and lyrically-driven original music. 

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Anthony Hamilton
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Anthony Hamilton

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Anthony Cornelius Hamilton is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From, which featured the title track single "Comin' from Where I'm From" and the follow-up "Charlene". (Wikipedia)

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 Making a Murderer 2: False Confessions: A Conversation With Laura Nirider And Steven Drizin
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Making a Murderer 2: False Confessions: A Conversation With Laura Nirider And Steven Drizin

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A conversation with Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin - Brendan Dassey’s lawyers.

Brendan was a sixteen-year old with intellectual and social disabilities when he confessed to horrific crimes which his lawyers say, he did not commit. Brendan was found guilty of rape and first-degree murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin and got life behind bars. The confession, his lawyers allege, were coerced.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Renée Fleming sings Schubert
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

National Symphony Orchestra: Renée Fleming sings Schubert

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Performances: Jan 18 @8pm and Jan 20 @3pm

Iternationally celebrated soprano Renée Fleming returns for an all-Schubert program, which includes music from Rosamunde, orchestrations of some of his greatest songs, and Berio's Rendering, based on Schubert's uncompleted 10th Symphony.

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Anthony Hamilton
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Anthony Hamilton

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Anthony Cornelius Hamilton is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From, which featured the title track single "Comin' from Where I'm From" and the follow-up "Charlene".  (Wikipedia)

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 Dylan Scott: Nothing To Do Town Tour 2019 with Seth Ennis
Jan
19
9:00 PM21:00

Dylan Scott: Nothing To Do Town Tour 2019 with Seth Ennis

An old soul with a young spirit … a dreamer who imagined himself following his father's path to Nashville … a man's man with a lifelong love for hunting and country music … and a heartthrob whose wide smile and deep-voiced Louisiana drawl have already turned many a woman's head.

Even in the tide of hopeful young singers rising daily in Music City, Dylan Scott stands out. It takes just a few seconds to hear why: after Scott's vocal begins on his single "Crazy Over Me," intimate, even conversational, and then soars on a rush of buoyant emotion, you know something special is underway.

Not just the single, mind you -- we're talking about a career. Dylan Scott's respect for traditional country, embrace of multiple modern genres, unique voice and welcoming personality guarantee his success in country music for years to come.

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Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute

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Performances: Jan 4, 10, 17, 24 & 25 @8pm; Jan 20 @3pm

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Some of the greatest music of all time came out of a little studio in Detroit, Michigan during the 1960s. Motor City Live is a celebration of the sound and legacy of Motown. Comprised of four male singers, four female singers and six dancers fronting an 8-piece band, the group captures the heart and soul of classics by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson Five. While the group dresses to impress, it is not an impersonator show, with the focus being squarely on the music and performances.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Renée Fleming sings Schubert
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

National Symphony Orchestra: Renée Fleming sings Schubert

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Performances: Jan 18 @8pm and Jan 20 @3pm

Iternationally celebrated soprano Renée Fleming returns for an all-Schubert program, which includes music from Rosamunde, orchestrations of some of his greatest songs, and Berio's Rendering, based on Schubert's uncompleted 10th Symphony.

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Figaro Meets Frederick Douglass Concert
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Figaro Meets Frederick Douglass Concert

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CAAPA and the Davies Concert Series partner to bring an exciting musical dialogue between Figaro and Frederick Douglass. This is a benefit fundraising concert for the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts that would feature CAAPA musicians.

In a musical tribute celebrating the 125th anniversary of the death of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday (January 27th), the Davies Concert Series partners with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) to present a historic concert connecting two genre; opera arias and Negro Spirituals performed by Washington National Opera musicians and accompanied by Maestro Dr. Lester Green.  Meet the Artists Reception following.

Proceeds benefit Black classical music students and musicians.

Freewill Offering.

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Pan American Symphony Orchestra presents Passion and Fire: The Music of Spain
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Pan American Symphony Orchestra presents Passion and Fire: The Music of Spain

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Pan American Symphony Orchestra brings you a thrilling evening of evocative and passionate music by Spain's foremost composers—Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, and Joaquin Turina—music infused with the rhythms of Spanish folk dances, and reflecting the traditions of the Gypsy, Jewish, Arab, African, and Greek peoples. Joining PASO are mezzo-soprano Anamer Castrello singing de Falla's dramatic flamenco-inspired masterpiece El Amor Brujo, and, direct from Spain, Maria Juncal, a flamenco dancer (bailaora) whose fiery percussive interpretations bring a powerful intensity to this exciting show. De Falla's Siete Canciones Españolas, featuring virtuoso cellist Dorotea Racz, captures all the magic of Spain's unique music culture.

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A$AP Rocky
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

A$AP Rocky

Rakim Mayers, known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the hip hop group A$AP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. Rocky released his debut mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, in 2011 to critical acclaim.

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Annual Black History Month Exhibition: Moving Out, Moving In, Moving Up
Jan
21
to Feb 28

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

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

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

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

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Millennium Stage: Let Freedom Ring! A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Millennium Stage: Let Freedom Ring! A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

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The annual program Let Freedom Ring!, part of the free daily performance series on the Millennium Stage, features Tony®, Oscar®, and Grammy®–winning artist Audra McDonald and Tony®-winning artist Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr.

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Angie Stone
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

Angie Stone

Grammy nominated singer Angie Stone is one of those artists with a Midas touch. Her buttery smooth honey-toned pipes, undeniable gritty soulfulness and epic songwriting talents have been called upon by everyone from Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few. 

Now, at a time when some are questioning the viability of the genre of R&B music, Angie Stone cuts “Dream” - a masterpiece of contemporary R&B which combines the essence of classic soul music with cutting edge production. 

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Tommy Emmanuel, CGP & John Knowles, CGP – The Heart Songs Tour
Jan
22
to Jan 23

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP & John Knowles, CGP – The Heart Songs Tour

Performances: Jan 22 & 23,

In music as in love, one + one can add up to…not two but a new and greater one.

On Heart Songs two of the world’s greatest guitarists, Tommy Emmanuel and Grammy Award winner John Knowles, make this clear. Both are masters of their instrument, honored by the iconic Chet Atkins with the rare designation of CGP (Certified Guitar Players). Emmanuel has twice been voted “Best Acoustic Guitarist” by readers of Guitar Player Magazine and honored as both a “Member of the Order of Australia” and an official “Kentucky Colonel”.

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Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute

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Performances: Jan 4, 10, 17, 24 & 25 @8pm; Jan 20 @3pm

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Some of the greatest music of all time came out of a little studio in Detroit, Michigan during the 1960s. Motor City Live is a celebration of the sound and legacy of Motown. Comprised of four male singers, four female singers and six dancers fronting an 8-piece band, the group captures the heart and soul of classics by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson Five. While the group dresses to impress, it is not an impersonator show, with the focus being squarely on the music and performances.

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 Scotty McCreery: Seasons Change Tour with Jimmie Allen & Heather Morgan
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Scotty McCreery: Seasons Change Tour with Jimmie Allen & Heather Morgan

Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. Now in his early twenties, the talented singer/songwriter has album sales approaching 3 million, and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications, debuted three consecutive albums at No. 1 on a Billboard chart, and achieved one Gold and three Platinum-certified singles as well as two Top Ten hits .

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Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Motor City Live - A Motown Tribute

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Performances: Jan 4, 10, 17, 24 & 25 @8pm; Jan 20 @3pm

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Some of the greatest music of all time came out of a little studio in Detroit, Michigan during the 1960s. Motor City Live is a celebration of the sound and legacy of Motown. Comprised of four male singers, four female singers and six dancers fronting an 8-piece band, the group captures the heart and soul of classics by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson Five. While the group dresses to impress, it is not an impersonator show, with the focus being squarely on the music and performances.

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 Shoreline Mafia
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Shoreline Mafia

Shoreline Mafia is an American musical group based in Los Angeles and currently signed to Atlantic Records. The group released their first full-length mixtape, ShoreLineDoThatShit, in November 2017. That album was re-released by Atlantic in May 201 8.

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The Mystery of Love & Sex
Jan
25
to Feb 3

The Mystery of Love & Sex

Performances: Jan 25/Feb 1 @8pm, Jan 26/Feb 2 @2pm & 8pm, Jan 27/Feb 3 @5:30pm, Jan 31 @7pm.

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Straight from Lincoln Center Theatre in NYC and from the critically-acclaimed playwright Bathsheba Doran, comes a new play heralded by the New York Times as, “Perfectly wonderful! Among the season’s finest plays.” Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She’s Jewish, he’s Christian; he’s black, she’s white. Their differences intensify their connection, and they are now trying to determine whether their close friendship might be something more. When they discover exactly what “more” entails, sexual desire complicates everything in surprising, compulsive ways, as it comes as a surprise to them both — and to Charlotte’s parents, who are holding secrets and resentments of their own. An unexpected love story about where souls meet and the consequences of growing up, this compelling and spirited narrative of intricate relationships is an entertaining and explosive look at race, sexual identity, and family dynamics.

Please note that The Mystery of Love & Sex explores mature themes, contains adult language, and partial nudity. The Mystery of Love & Sex may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 16.

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NSO Pops: An Evening with Brandy
Jan
25
to Jan 26

NSO Pops: An Evening with Brandy

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Performances: Jan 25-26 @ 8pm

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Following her acclaimed Broadway debut and Kennedy Center engagement as Roxie Hart in the Tony®-winning revival of Chicago, Brandy is the latest entertainer to join the NSO in exploring fascinating connections between R&B and symphony, following the likes of Ledisi, Boyz II Men, Fantasia, and many others. In her first collaboration with a live orchestra, the multi-platinum, Grammy®-winning singer/actress performs favorites from her iconic career.

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