Whitman 200: Remembering Our Veterans: A Memorial Day Remembrance
Aug
19
to Aug 31

Whitman 200: Remembering Our Veterans: A Memorial Day Remembrance

  • Founders Library - Howard University Lobby display area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Exhibit: May 20 - Aug 31, 2019

Hours: Mon – Th: 8am – 12am
Fri: 8am – 5pm 
Sat: 9am – 6pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 9:30

An exhibition of documents relating to Decoration Day/Memorial Day and the Howard University veterans who have served and given their lives for our nation.

As one of Howard University’s major research facilities, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center collects, preserves, organizes and makes available for research a wide range of resources chronicling the Black experience.

This is part of the multi-venue, 12-day Walt Whitman 200 Festival, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s most significant and enduring poets, who was a resident of Washington, DC for ten years during and after the Civil War.

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75th Anniversary of D-Day Exhibit
Aug
19
to Dec 31

75th Anniversary of D-Day Exhibit

  • National Museum of American History, Behring Center, 3 East Gateway (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Exhibit: June 6 through Dec 31, 2019, daily, 10am-5:30pm

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the museum will display objects from our World War II collections in the 3 East Gateway. Featured objects include a rare and authentic marble grave marker of the type used in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France; one of two existing grappling hooks use by Army Rangers at Point du Hoc in Normandy; identification tags; photographs; a canteen; and spent .50-caliber machine gun casings recovered from Utah Beach. The display documents the tremendous human cost of D-Day and tells the story of this first invasion of the Battle of Normandy which ultimately liberated Western Europe from Nazi control.

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Queens of Egypt
Aug
19
to Sep 15

Queens of Egypt

Exhibit: Thru Sept 15, 2019. Open daily, 10am-6pm

This multisensory exhibition will bring you back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt. Get to know such legendary queens as Nefertari, Nefertiti, Hatshepsut, and Cleopatra VII; see more than 300 prestigious objects, including monumental statues, sparkling jewelry, and impressive sarcophagi; and take a 3-D tour of one of the most well-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Queens.

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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Aug
19
to Jan 5

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

  • National Portrait Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Courtesy National Portrait Gallery

Courtesy National Portrait Gallery

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

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In Mid-Sentence
Aug
19
to Mar 29

In Mid-Sentence

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

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

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

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

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Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week - Summer
Aug
19
to Sep 1

Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week - Summer

  • Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week - Summer (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dates: Aug 16 - Sep 1, various hours/restaurants

Celebrate the fifth and summer edition of Vegan Restaurant Week: Let’s Make That One Dish (or Dessert). Restaurants are challenged to demonstrate their love and compassion for promoting healthier diets, and reducing environmental impacts.

Click here for more information and participating restaurants.

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Disney's Aladdin
Aug
19
to Sep 7

Disney's Aladdin

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

Performances: July 18 - Sept 7, various hours

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion Kingcomes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle.

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Maryland State Fair
Aug
22
to Sep 2

Maryland State Fair

  • Maryland State Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Credit: Eddie Bernier

Credit: Eddie Bernier

Dates Aug 22-Sep 2, 9am-10pm

The Maryland State Fair will be held on August 22 - September 2, 2019. There will be 4-H/FFA shows and exhibits, animals, demonstrations, midway, carnival, rides, music, entertainment, kids' activities, vendors, fair food, and more.

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Bruce Bruce
Aug
22
to Aug 25

Bruce Bruce

Bruce Bruce

Bruce Bruce

Shows: Aug 22 @7pm, Aug 23 @ 7:30pm & 9:45pm; Aug 24: 7pm & 9:30pm; Aug 25 @7pm

Fast on his feet and larger than life, Bruce Bruce has stormed his way to the top of the comedy world. The Atlanta native was one of the most popular hosts of "Comic View," he has toured the country countless times, and he's always a memorable presence in whatever movie or music video he pops up in. We're happy to have him back for a third year in a row.

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Washington Multicultural Fair
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Washington Multicultural Fair

  • Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Celebrating Cultural Diversity & Unity!

HIGHLIGHTS: Fashion Show, Live Performances, Fashion & Accessories Sales, Original Paintings & Arts by Local Artists, Jewelry & Handmade Crafts, Wellness & Health!

A silent auction will be conducted to benefit Medical Music Group supporting our veterans and medical causes around the world.

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 Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories

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Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm through December 22, 2019

What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.

Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

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Outdoor Movie: The Peanuts Movie
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoor Movie: The Peanuts Movie

Enjoy a night under the stars at the movies with the City of College Park! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to lay on the grass and watch the Peanut's gang in their latest adventure! Join us for family-friendly fun with a Moon Bounce, face painting, and refreshments!

Ages: All ages are welcome

The movie starts promptly at 7:30 PM

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Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Google Talks – Building Our Community Through Education and Entrepreneurship

A Professional Meet & Greet by Black Professional Men, Inc.

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Building our Community through Education & Entrepreneurship in conjunction with Google, BB&T and Math thru Music.

Free event with RSVP

Lite Refreshments.

Come with business cards and goals

Educators will get a great demo of a tool to enhance their students ability to learn.

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Chinatown Park Movie Nights: Swing Kids
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Chinatown Park Movie Nights: Swing Kids

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Join us for this summer's Asian-themed movie nights at Chinatown Park! Get your free tickets now.

Movie Lineup

  • 8/23: Swing Kids

  • 8/30: Crazy Rich Asians

  • 9/06: Bend It Like Beckham (In celebration of Women in Sports, Co-hosted by the DC Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives)

  • 9/13: Monkey King: Hero Is Back (In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival)

Free popcorn provided

With the support of: APABA-DC, Korean Cultural Center and 1882 Foundation

For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact MOAPIA seven days in advance at 202-727-3120. Any weather-related updates will be posted on MOAPIA's social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @dcmoapia).

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Lauren Daigle
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Lauren Daigle

After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with her platinum-selling debut album How Can It Be, Lauren Daigle returns with a brand new album, Look Up Child. From catchy melodies, to reggae jive, sweeping orchestral ballads to back beat vibe, the latest release has transcribed the pulse of Lauren’s veins into a soulful collection of 13 new songs. Influenced by her Louisiana roots, Daigle has forged a unique sound that is reminiscent of the soulful, heart-in-throat vulnerability of Adele mixed with the raw power of Roberta Flack and Aretha Franklin. Her ability to connect with her audience has captured critical acclaim and recognition as the fastest-selling new artist for her genre of the last decade and earned several accolades, including two GRAMMY nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, RIAA Platinum certification for How Can it Be and three certified Gold singles.

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The Manhattan Transfer
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Manhattan Transfer

The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a cappella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music. There have been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser the only person to be part of both. (Wikipedia)

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Satisfaction
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Satisfaction

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“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show" is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now celebrating their 16th Anniversary in production with over 3000 performances listed to its credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to 50 years of classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio as the world’s greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.

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Rosebud Baker
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Rosebud Baker

Shows: 7:30pm & 9:45pm

Finding success as a writer, actor and stand-up comedian, Rosebud Baker has seen her stock rise in the New York comedy scene. She was featured as a "New Face" at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in 2018, and she's finding more fans as the co-host of the "Two Less Lonely Girls" podcast. We've had her at the Improv for guest appearances the last few years, showcasing her brand of personal and dark humor. Now she's back this summer to headline our lounge for a weekend. Be there!

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Farruko Lary Over
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Farruko Lary Over

With Lary Over

Claiming the top spot on multiple Billboard charts, Farruko has paved his way to superstardom by mixing Reggaeton, rap, hip-hop, and more on No. 1 hits like “Calma,” “Sunset,” and “Chillax.” Don’t miss his fiery debut filled with Latin flavors!

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Maryland Renaissance Festival
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Maryland Renaissance Festival

  • Anne Arundel Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dates: Weekends, Aug 24 - Oct 20, 10am-7pm

Festival-goers can join His Most Royal Highness King Henry VIII in the forests and glades with over 140 artisans exhibiting crafts in their own renaissance shops. You'll not go hungry or thirsty as there are five taverns featuring cool libations, and 42 food and beverage emporiums providing a vast array of savory and sweet treats. You'll dine on smoked turkey legs, fresh crepes, succulent ribs, fresh seafood, and sandwiches. Wash that all down with an array of ales, ciders, and wines.

Visitors can dress in Renaissance-era costumes (they rent them at the festival) and look the part as they enjoy strolling the streets, watching live performances on 10 stages, and happening upon dozens of intriguing street acts in the English village.

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 2nd Annual Back 2 School Cookout & Haircuts
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Back 2 School Cookout & Haircuts

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James Isreal is hosting the 2nd Annual Back 2 School Cookout & Haircuts events to benefit not only my students at Hart Middle School but the surrounding DCPS schools in the community, who are starting school on August 26th.  

One of the major intentions for the event is to provide families with another opportunity to enroll their children prior to the first day of school. Please bring proofs of residency and or complete the reenrollment application.  Please bring two proofs of residency to include driver's license/ID, lease, pay stub, utilty bill, etc.

This event will encompass a back to school cookout, (basic) haircuts and hair do’s, at least 125 giveaways of book bags with school supplies, potentially the Howard Colgate Van along with other health related providers, and there may be colleges and military personnel participating as well.  There should be anywhere from 7-10 barbers and 5-7 beauticans on site.

This is a collaboration Campus2Careers, Baltimore Barbers and Beauty School, the Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Washington Teacher's Union, Hart's Community In Schools, Ballou, the Ward 8 Education Council, the Stafford Foundation, my family, community constituents, and the schools who receive students from the Ward 8 community.

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Vino 301 Wine & Cheese Tour
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Vino 301 Wine & Cheese Tour

  • Bowie Town Center / Safeway Parking Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Take a delicious wine and cheese tour to Maryland's vineyards. Your lovely afternoon begins with Vino 301 Wine Concierge picking you up at our designated pick up location. Our knowledgeable Tour Ambassador leads your journey and shares with you knowledge about Maryland's rich wine culture. Your adventure begins with a cheese and wine pairing, where Romano’s finest wines will be paired with P.A. Bowen Farmstead (Brandywine, MD) award-winning raw milk artisan cheeses. Romano Vineyard and Winery produces handcrafted award-winning wines from their estate grown grapes and grapes from custom growers. PA Bowen make award-winning raw milk artisan cheeses, and we are a pasture-based sustainable farm. Your next destination will take you to one of southern Prince George's County local vineyards (Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards, JaneMark Winery &Vineyard, or Gemeny Winery & Vineyard). TWO PICK-UP LOCATIONS: 11 am at Bowie Town Center/Safeway Parking Lot; 11:30 am at Show Place Arena (14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772).

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Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

  • On The Waterfront at SouthPointe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Session 1: 11am -3pm

Session 2: 5pm-9pm

This is the 10th Annual Maryland Tradition. The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 50,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more! Find out what over 35,000 people have come to enjoy.

Get your tickets before they sell out!

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KRoussaw Kares Annual Back 2 School Bash
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

KRoussaw Kares Annual Back 2 School Bash

  • KRoussaw Kares Annual Back 2 School Bash (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Kick off the new school year with KRoussaw Kares! At the event, students will receive backpacks filled with school supplies, food, activities, raffles, music and more!

Our objective is for every child to have the best learning opportunity possible, starting with making sure they have the necessary tools they need to be successful in the classroom. This is often impossible for many families whose budgets are already stretched too thin. The Back 2 School Bash will provide students in our community with the supplies they need to succeed in school this year.

We’re hoping to be provide each child in K-12 grade in our community that attends a backpack and school supplies again this year.

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Community Day
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Community Day

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"Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace." Ephesians 4:3

Restoration House International invites you to join us for Community Day! Community Day will be full of attractions for all ages. Food, games, performances, health screenings, giveaways and much more! REGISTER TODAY!

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Finding Your Superhero Superhero Saturday
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Finding Your Superhero Superhero Saturday

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This workshop will help you find the super powers that are located within every young person.

Students will be led through a series of activities as they begin to learn how to unleash their superpowers and become their very own superhero.

1st to 5th graders welcome.

Pre-K and Kindergarten are welcome with adult supervision.

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Piloloo Culture Fest
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Piloloo Culture Fest

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These days, “child’s play” seems to be about online gaming, from Playstations to Nintendos. But many might recall the days when children congregated outdoors, playing their favourite games in the street. They were free and required little or no equipment. Apart from being fun, they also helped build fundamental skills, from social interaction to physical hand-eye co-ordination and even basic maths and strategic thinking. Due to these online games, our children are missing out on how to interact with peers, how to socialize and how to have fun with peers. Let’s bring those games back into our communities and share the in the fun of our favorite games.

Click here for more information about activities and free registration for attendees.

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Vino 301 Wine & Cheese Tour
Aug
24
11:30 AM11:30

Vino 301 Wine & Cheese Tour

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Take a delicious wine and cheese tour to Maryland's vineyards. Your lovely afternoon begins with Vino 301 Wine Concierge picking you up at our designated pick up location. Our knowledgeable Tour Ambassador leads your journey and shares with you knowledge about Maryland's rich wine culture. Your adventure begins with a cheese and wine pairing, where Romano’s finest wines will be paired with P.A. Bowen Farmstead (Brandywine, MD) award-winning raw milk artisan cheeses. Romano Vineyard and Winery produces handcrafted award-winning wines from their estate grown grapes and grapes from custom growers. PA Bowen make award-winning raw milk artisan cheeses, and we are a pasture-based sustainable farm. Your next destination will take you to one of southern Prince George's County local vineyards (Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards, JaneMark Winery &Vineyard, or Gemeny Winery & Vineyard). TWO PICK-UP LOCATIONS: 11 am at Bowie Town Center/Safeway Parking Lot; 11:30 am at Show Place Arena (14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772).

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Free Backpacks and Back to School Community Wellness Festival
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Free Backpacks and Back to School Community Wellness Festival

  • Deeds of Kindness Outreach Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FREE Backpacks filled with supplies** - Gratis Mochila con suministros

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FREE games, prizes and facepainting - Gratis Juegos y premios

FREE food and entertainment- Gratis comida y entretenimiento

FREE wellness activities for youth and adults and much more!

All are welcome. Open to the public. While supplies last. Youth must be present to receive the backpacks.


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Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
Aug
24
7:15 PM19:15

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

Celebrating over 50 years, the classic family film returns to the screen in Technicolor…with a twist! Sing-a-long with the movie using on-screen lyrics and become the star of the show. Lederhosen and veils welcome! A costume contest precedes the performance.

7:15 pm - Costume contest
7:40 pm - Film start (includes one 15 minute intermission) 

This is the original film and is not accompanied by an orchestra (original soundtrack).

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Boyz II Men
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Boyz II Men

  • The Theater at MGM National Harbor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Boyz II Men is a [multi Grammy Award winning] American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.

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Junkyard Band
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Junkyard Band

Junkyard is a hard rock band formed in 1987 in Los Angeles with members previously in Minor Threat, Big Boys, Decry and Dag Nasty. The band drew comparisons with Guns N' Roses. In 2015, Junkyard released two brand-new songs "Faded" b/w "The River" on Unison Music Group. (Wikipedia)

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories

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Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm through December 22, 2019

What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.

Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

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Cycling Through History: Battle of Bladensburg
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Cycling Through History: Battle of Bladensburg

  • Maryland Milestones Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Trace the route from Riversdale House Museum to the Battle of Bladensburg battlefield to the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds to reenact a duel. Some short time on side streets is necessary. Ride is about 12 miles round trip.

Advanced Registration Required. Call 301-887-0777 or email info@anacostiatrails.org to register and to request ASL translation.

These rides do not include food and require a liability waiver. All rides are $6 to defray costs. Register at marylandmilestones.org

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The Beach Boys
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

The Beach Boys

America’s favorite surf rockers bring the “Good Vibrations” with their iconic summer soundtrack featuring songs like “Surfin’ USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and more that reach across generations of music lovers.

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Saxophone Genesis
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Saxophone Genesis

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Experience the premiere of five new saxophone chamber music works by five incredible composers: Robert Hasegawa, Robert Morris, Jeffrey Mumford, Osnat Netzer, and Baljinder Sekhon. Local saxophone artist Doug O’Connor leads this performance of new works, supported in large part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The performers are some of the D.C. area’s most vibrant contemporary music performers, and include guest performances by Kynetic (Kenneth Cox, flute and Laurel Irene, voice).

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Gary Clark Jr. and Nathaniel Rateliff  & The Night Sweats
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Gary Clark Jr. and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

With Nicole Atkins

Gary Clark, Jr. is a Grammy winning guitarist and actor based in Austin, Texas. He has been hailed as the future of Texas blues. He will share the stage with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

Rateliff had begun writing songs that required a band, so he formed the Night Sweats. Their rowdy retro sound was deeply influenced by vintage soul, R&B and gospel traditions, Van Morrison and the Band.

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Electric Hot Tuna (Celebrating 50 Years) & Dave Mason
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Electric Hot Tuna (Celebrating 50 Years) & Dave Mason

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason’s career spans nearly half a century and encompasses producing, performing and song writing. Fans and critics alike hail Dave as one of the most talented songwriters and guitarists in the world - which is why he is still performing over 100 shows a year to sold-out crowds.

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Looking Up at the Stars: A Venture into the Night Sky
Aug
25
7:45 PM19:45

Looking Up at the Stars: A Venture into the Night Sky

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Join our hosts, Department of Recreation Park Rangers and a local Astronomy club, for a night of stargazing! Learn about viewable planets, constellations and their notable stars, and distant galaxies. It's a fun time to learn - open your mind to endless possibilities!

Observing equipment will be provided by National Capital Astronomers. Rain, or even just clouds can cancel this event. Check the Prince George's County Parks Nature Facebook page for updates on event day.

Ages: All ages are welcome

This is a walk-up event. No registration is required. Parking s available at the corner of 55th Avenue and Berwyn Road.

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Yoga In The Parks - Family Yoga
Aug
26
8:30 AM08:30

Yoga In The Parks - Family Yoga

CREDIT: PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

CREDIT: PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Fitness in the Parks is an exercise program that brings a variety of fitness opportunities to parks and natural areas across Prince George’s County! We invite you to find the class that best suits your fitness goals and come to discover the benefits of exercising in nature. No prior registration required. Registration is completed at the beginning of each class.

Enjoy quality family time through the movements of yoga. Build strength, relieve stress, improve flexibility, and maintain health and overall well-being. Bring the family to play and learn to get fit together!

This FREE program runs every Monday from June 3 to August 26, 2019

Acceptable for all levels of fitness.
Ages: 6 and older

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Bassey Ikpi & Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Bassey Ikpi & Marc Bamuthi Joseph

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Spoken-word poet, writer, and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi breaks open our understanding of mental health by giving us intimate access to her own in her debut collection of essays I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying. Join Bassey for a reading and conversation from and about her book with VP and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the Kennedy Center, Marc Bamuthi Joseph.

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Yoga In The Parks
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga In The Parks

Join us for classes in the beautiful outdoors! Classes are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George’s County. No registration required.

This FREE program runs every Monday from June 3 to August 26, 2019

Yoga is an excellent form of exercise regardless of your age or practice level. It combines body movements, breathing, and mental relaxation to build strength, relieve stress, and to maintain health and well-being. Learn basic moves to strengthen your body, increase flexibility, and free your mind.

Events may be canceled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Please call 301-927-0822 prior to the event for weather-related cancellations.

Ages: 13 and older

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Vybe Band
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Vybe Band

Vybe was formed in 2002 after the expiration of a group called Virtuous. Vybe started as an R&B cover band, which performed weekly at J's Sport Cafe in Laurel, Md. Eventually, Vybe layered their R&B sound over D.C.'s GO-GO pocket. The streets of D.C. define this style as Pocket Jazz or Grown & Sexy, but we just call it music. Vybe's sound is heavily influenced by Chuck Brown, The Godfather of GO-GO.

Vybe covers all genres of music specializing in funk, R&B, GO-GO and jazz. The band is comprised of a drummer, percussionist, keyboardist, bassist, guitarist, trumpeter, trombonist, saxophonist, male and female vocalists.

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Pentatonix: The World Tour
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Pentatonix: The World Tour

With Rachel Platton

Three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling Pentatonix has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 14.5 million subscribers, yielding over 3 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200.

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Sting
Aug
26
to Aug 28

Sting

  • Filene Center at Wolf Trap (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performances: Aug 26-28 @8pm / With Joe Sumner

The Grammy-winning former front man of The Police returns to Wolf Trap for another string of unforgettable evenings packed with nonstop hits like “Englishman in New York,” “Fields of Gold,” and “Every Breath You Take.”

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Anita Aysola
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Anita Aysola

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Armed with lyrical wit, virtuosic piano runs, and a sultry-sweet voice that hearkens back to the golden age of jazz, Atlanta-based songwriter Anita Aysola is a deft musical mixologist who seamlessly infuses jazz and blues with classic rock and traditional Indian influences. Anita’s songs fold radiant flights of Indian-style improvisation and rhythm into resonant storytelling and piano chops.

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Aug
28
10:00 AM10:00

Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories

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Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm through December 22, 2019

What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.

Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

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Turning Point: The Quest for a Cure | A Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Turning Point: The Quest for a Cure | A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Where will the future of Alzheimer’s research take us? The race to find treatments, if not a cure, for Alzheimer’s disease has seen setback after devastating setback in recent years, prompting the medical and scientific community to question their answers about the underlying mechanisms of the disease.

Click here for more information on this event.

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Oh He Dead
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Oh He Dead

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Oh He Dead is an indie/soul band from Washington, D.C. that combines groovy vibes with deliciously addictive songwriting. Oh He Dead aims to move your feet and your soul.

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Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby
Aug
28
9:00 PM21:00

Sirius Company featuring Ms. Kim & Scooby

Performances: Aug 21 and Aug 28 @ 9pm

Ladies get in free until 9PM!

Introducing Sirius Co. featuring Ms Kim Michelle & Frank Sirius aka. Scooby.

Ms. Kim Michelle: Kimberly "Ms. Kim" Michelle, is definitely a trend setter for female GoGo artist. In 1995, she made her way onto the GoGo scene with the infamous Wickedest Band Alive, Rare Essence. "Ms. Kim" performed with Rare Essence for years, where she made her footprint in GoGo. During her tenure with RE, she set a new high for women in GoGo, when she recorded Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces of Me".


Frank Sirius aka "Scooby": As one of the lead singers for the trend-setting GoGo Band, L!SSEN, penned the "Godson of GoGo", and the motivating factor of many of L!SSEN's sellout performances all over the east coast, his soulful, heart pounding melodies and his smooth vocals can not be denied.

Together, these amazing entertainers, nicknamed "The Dynamic Duo", have teamed up with an extremely talented group of musicians to form their own band and sound, soon to be discovered, as they embark on a career as a groundbreaking style of band, never before seen in GoGo. A combination of sounds from music such as, GoGo, R&B/Soul, Pop, and Hip Hop genres, this GoGo group is undoubtedly on the verge of stardom.

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Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Aug
29
to Sep 1

Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

  • Baltimore Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dates: Aug 29 @12pm-7pm; Aug 30 & 31 @11am-7pm, Sep 1 @11am-6pm

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Now celebrating its 39th year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will make its annual return this summer to the Baltimore Convention Center – Aug 29-Sept 1, 2019. Founded in 1980 and formally known as the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, the show has drastically grown from a small regional event to become the largest indoor antiques show in the country featuring hundreds of international exhibitors. The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show has not only evolved in size, but in diversity of collections including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles and more.

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The Wiggles - Party Time Tour
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

The Wiggles - Party Time Tour

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The Wiggles are the world's most popular children's entertainment group which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1991. Having been performing for over 24 years, it's now the case that children who once saw the fab four of fun are now bringing their children to enjoy the best in early childhood entertainment! The last year has seen The Wiggles confirmed (GFK charts) as the #1 selling children's artist on DVD, the #1 children's entertainment live concert attraction (their most recent tour has sold out over 100 shows!), awarded the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) award for the Best Children's Album (making them the most awarded artist in any one category).

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Brad Williams
Aug
29
to Sep 1

Brad Williams

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Shows: Aug 29 - Sept 1, various hours

With Matty Litwack and J.B. Ball

Brad's having another great year, with the debut of his new Netflix special as part of "The Degenerates." In 2019, he’s back at the Improv to headline a third time, bringing DC his anything-goes attitude and his unique perspective as a dwarf in modern America.

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Mipso
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Mipso

With Kate Rhudy

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Mipso is born from North Carolina’s broad range of disparate musical influences, their distinctly unique sound an undeniable alchemy of the historical musical traditions of the rural south and their progressive home of Chapel Hill.

A discernible and rising force in the upstart musical genre known as Americana, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving. A tender, harmony-laden river runs through the band’s core, but the rocky outcroppings change with every album outing. Appalachia melds with modern alt-country, hints of folk-rock are leavened with a sly and subversive sense of humor, and underneath it all is a genuine and moving passion for the ever-evolving traditions of Americana. With the recent release of the band’s fifth album, Edges Run (April 2018/Anti-Fragile Music), Mipso continues the complex dance of looking back and moving forward with grace and beauty.

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Aug
29
to Aug 30

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

  • Filene Center at Wolf Trap (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performances: Aug 29 & 30, 8pm

Comedians, journalists, celebrity guests, and more compete in NPR’s humorous and award-winning current events quiz show, hosted by author and playwright Peter Sagal along with scorekeeper Bill Kurtis.

PANELISTS: Thursday, August 29
Peter Grosz
Negin Farsad
Faith Salie

Friday, August 30
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Roxanne Roberts

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 Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories

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Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm through December 22, 2019

What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.

Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

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The Wiggles - "Party Time Tour"
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

The Wiggles - "Party Time Tour"

  • Hippodrome Theatre at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Following the smash success of their tv series on Universal Kids and Hulu, as well as new clips released on YouTube every week receiving millions of views it’s time to see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony off the screen and on the stage!

The Party Time Tour! will feature Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and a brand new Wiggly friend, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn! You can sing and dance along to all your favorite classic Wiggles songs as well as plenty of new favorites.

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Chinatown Park Movie Nights: Crazy Rich Asians
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Chinatown Park Movie Nights: Crazy Rich Asians

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Join us for this summer's Asian-themed movie nights at Chinatown Park! Get your free tickets now.

Movie Lineup

  • 8/23: Swing Kids

  • 8/30: Crazy Rich Asians

  • 9/06: Bend It Like Beckham (In celebration of Women in Sports, Co-hosted by the DC Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives)

  • 9/13: Monkey King: Hero Is Back (In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival)

Free popcorn provided

With the support of: APABA-DC, Korean Cultural Center and 1882 Foundation

For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact MOAPIA seven days in advance at 202-727-3120. Any weather-related updates will be posted on MOAPIA's social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @dcmoapia).

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Newmyer Flyer Presents A Tribute to The Everly Brothers with Grin Again
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

Newmyer Flyer Presents A Tribute to The Everly Brothers with Grin Again

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A Tribute to The Everly Brothers features 20 of the best singers and musicians from across the DMV, performing full band versions of Phil & Dons’ best songs including;Bye Bye Love, Let It Be Me, The Price Of Love, Love Hurts, Walk Right Back, Cathy’s Clown & many more.

Performances By: The Lofgren Brothers (Tom, Mike, Mark) David & Ginger Kitchen, The Jelly Roll Mortals, Ruthie & The Wranglers, Willie Barry, Bob Berberich, Lynn Kasdorf, Louie Newmyer & more

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The Wild Party
Aug
30
to Aug 31

The Wild Party

Performances: Aug 30 - Sept 15, 2019, Weekends: Fri/Sat: 8pm, Sun Matinees: 2pm

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By Andrew Lippa
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
Music directed by Elizabeth Alford
Choreographed by Rikki Lacewell

A steamy prohibition tale, based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?

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Jill Scott
Aug
30
to Aug 31

Jill Scott

  • The Theater at MGM National Harbor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performances: Aug 30 & 31 @8pm

Jill Scott is a [Grammy-Award winning] American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum, and the follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 both achieved gold status. (Wikipedia)

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Prince Tribute Show: All-Star Purple Party Featuring Junie Henderson
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Prince Tribute Show: All-Star Purple Party Featuring Junie Henderson

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Get ready to dance and party all night to the music of Prince!

All-Star Purple Party is a special concert in tribute to Prince, one of the greatest musical artists of our time. This concert features outstanding lead singer Junie Henderson performing as Prince with dazzling vocals and commanding stage presence that captures the spirit of Prince's electrifying performances. Henderson and his all-star band perform Prince's most popular songs including "Purple Rain", Let's Go Crazy", "When Doves Cry", "Kiss", "1999", "Little Red Corvette", "Raspberry Beret", "Pop Life", "Sign Of The Times", "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and many more!

For ages 18+

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Erin Jackson
Aug
30
to Aug 31

Erin Jackson

Shows: Aug 30 @8:30pm; Aug 31 @7:30pm & 9:45pm

Erin started her entertainment career right here in Washington, working her way from the open mic circuit to the Improv stage. She found national success, with appearances on “Last Comic Standing” and “Ellen,” and comedy has taken her around the country again and again. Just last summer she recorded her first album, in our lounge showroom. Now she's back to headline three more shows in the lounge on Labor Day weekend.

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Maryland Renaissance Festival
Aug
31
to Sep 1

Maryland Renaissance Festival

  • Anne Arundel Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dates: Weekends, Aug 24 - Oct 20, 10am-7pm

Festival-goers can join His Most Royal Highness King Henry VIII in the forests and glades with over 140 artisans exhibiting crafts in their own renaissance shops. You'll not go hungry or thirsty as there are five taverns featuring cool libations, and 42 food and beverage emporiums providing a vast array of savory and sweet treats. You'll dine on smoked turkey legs, fresh crepes, succulent ribs, fresh seafood, and sandwiches. Wash that all down with an array of ales, ciders, and wines.

Visitors can dress in Renaissance-era costumes (they rent them at the festival) and look the part as they enjoy strolling the streets, watching live performances on 10 stages, and happening upon dozens of intriguing street acts in the English village.

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Heritage Region Wine Tour
Aug
31
11:00 AM11:00

Heritage Region Wine Tour

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Have a fun and memorable afternoon sampling the best wine Maryland has to offer. The Heritage Wine Tour takes you to the wineries of Brandywine in Prince George’s County, Calvert County, and St. Mary’s County. Includes transportation to the Wine Region, guided tour by Vino 301’s Tour Ambassador, wine tastings, meet with local winemakers, vineyard tour, light snacks & beverages (alcohol free), and collectible wine glass & wine bottle tote bag. Most tours are around 5 hours depending on the tour in length. TWO PICK-UP LOCATIONS: 11 am at Bowie Town Center/Safeway Parking Lot; 11:30 am at Show Place Arena (14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772). The Heritage Wine Tour will also be held July 13, 28, and August 3, 10, 18, 31.

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Archaeology Dig Days
Aug
31
11:00 AM11:00

Archaeology Dig Days

  • Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Credit: Preservation Maryland

Credit: Preservation Maryland

Discover history’s secrets while getting fresh air and exercise! Archaeologists will show participants how to dig and screen for artifacts in this real excavation site, once home to a Native American village, a colonial town in the 1700s, and a large plantation in the 1800s. Self-guided tours of the archaeology museum and Patuxent riverfront property also available.

Ages: All ages are welcome

Registration is not required.

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Carifesta Music & Arts Festival
Aug
31
12:00 PM12:00

Carifesta Music & Arts Festival

  • Athletic Republic Plaza, St. Paul Towne Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PERFORMING LIVE: Teddyson John, Kurlou Reggae AllStars, Eclipse International Band, SAHEL, Walter Tate

INTERNATIONAL DJs: Super Slice, Fyah Oats, Trini, Bimshire, Ghost
Hosted By: G-NICE

MUSIC: Reggae, Soca, Salsa, Merengue, Kompa, Zouk,

FEATURING: Food Court, Beer Garden, Hookah Lounge, Craft Village, Kids Zone,

FREE ENTRY w/RSVP @ www.Carifesta.com

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Dwele
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Dwele

Performances: 6:30pm & 10pm

Well Dweleʼs story is familiar. A young yet sophisticated man, named Andwele Gardner who hails from the legendary music mecca of Detroit, lives a life in song. From soul stirring melodies composed on piano keys, he writes poignant music, performs with natural grace and captivates with his clear, silky tone.

Dwele is a Multi Grammy Award nominated, songwriter, producer, multi instrument musician and vocalist carrying on a Motown-inspired tradition instilled in another era. Yet he has cultivated his own spirited road with five critically acclaimed albums “Subject”, “Some Kinda”, “Sketches Of A Man”, “W.ants W.orld W.omen” and “Greater Than One” behind him. His story in sounds resonates with genuine soul and heʼs in full stride in the first chapter of his musical legacy.

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Atlantic Starr
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr was among the top urban contemporary acts of the '80s and fared well in the adult contemporary market as well, but their roots were '70s soul and funk. (allmusic.com)

Among their biggest hits were "Always", "Secret Lovers", “Send for Me”, “Circles”, “Silver Shadow” and "Masterpiece". (Wikipedia)

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The Skatalites
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Skatalites

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Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Johnny Moore, Lester Sterling, Don Drummond, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Jerry Haynes, and Jackie Mittoo began working together in 1963 and formed The Ska-talites in May 1964. McCook, Drummond, Moore and Sterling were all students at the famed Alpha Boys School in Kingston.

In August 1965 The Skatalites played their last show after Don Drummond's confinement to Bellvue for the death of his girlfriend, Margarita. The break-up results in the formation of two studio bands, Rolando Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra and Tommy McCook & The Supersonics.

The band reformed in 1983 and is still active nowadays, despite the death of many original members.

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories

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Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm through December 22, 2019

What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.

Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

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The Wild Party
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

The Wild Party

Performances: Aug 30 - Sept 15, 2019, Weekends: Fri/Sat: 8pm, Sun Matinees: 2pm

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By Andrew Lippa
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
Music directed by Elizabeth Alford
Choreographed by Rikki Lacewell

A steamy prohibition tale, based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?

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Stomping Out Violence Against the LGBTQ Community: Let The Healing Begin
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Stomping Out Violence Against the LGBTQ Community: Let The Healing Begin

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Come and join The Institute for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence, Inc. and various agencies in the DMV area in an evening of discussion, information sharing, live entertainment, fun and food to further raise the awareness and solutions involving violence against the LGBTQ community.

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UB40 and Shaggy
Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

UB40 and Shaggy

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Let the “Red Red Wine” and good vibes flow! Experience reggae favorites like “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love with You” and “Kingston Town” by UB40 featuring original vocalist Ali Campbell and founding member Astro, and enjoy Grammy winner Shaggy’s distinct voice on smashes like “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel.”

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Labor Day Capitol Concert 2019
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Labor Day Capitol Concert 2019

The Labor Day Capitol Concert is an annual tradition in Washington, D.C., happening each year on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The performance is free to the public, and the National Symphony Orchestra often performs patriotic songs in honor of the holiday.

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This year's concert is happening on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Open rehearsal at 3:30 p.m.

The public access points are at 3rd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 3rd Street and Maryland Avenue, SW.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at (202) 416-8114 after 2:00 p.m. for details.

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Mary J. Blige
Sep
3
8:00 PM20:00

Mary J. Blige

Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist Mary J. Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation, and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of contemporary music. Experience her thrilling return to Wolf Trap!

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Sep
4
10:00 AM10:00

Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories

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Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm through December 22, 2019

What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.

Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

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Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: My Brother's Keeper Summit 2019
Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: My Brother's Keeper Summit 2019

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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My Brother's Keeper 2019 features dynamic, thought provoking conversations that will motivate you to approach volunteering and mentoring with renewed passion. Based on the success of Serve DC’s Annual Volunteer Fair, we've innovated a dynamic new summit and volunteer match fair that's sure to inspire and provide tools to help you support young men of color. Click below to get your MBK 2019 All Access Pass now, don't forget to register for our Be a Lifesaver session-where you'll learn emergency response skills from DC's best Fire and Emergency Management teams.

Register here.

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Prince George’s County Fair
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Prince George’s County Fair

Dates: Sept 5-9, 2019 / Hours: Thru/Fri: 5pm-10pm; Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 11am,-6pm

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The Prince George's County Fair began in 1842 as a friendly gathering for local farmers to showcase their produce and livestock and have a little fun. We have the distinction of being the oldest running Fair in Maryland!

Though it started out as mostly livestock and field crops, eventually it came to include women's arts as well, with competitions for the best jams, jellies, canned goods, pies, breads, cookies, clothing, quilts, and handicrafts. It was (and is) quite an honor to be deemed the best in the County!

Carnival rides and games, a petting farm, competitions make this festival a well-rounded fun experience for the whole family.

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Morrissey
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Morrissey

Steven Patrick Morrissey, known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter, and author. He came to prominence as the frontman of the rock band the Smiths, which was active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, he has pursued a commercially successful solo career. (Wikipedia)

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 Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories

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Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm through December 22, 2019

What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.

Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

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Prince George’s County Fair
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

Prince George’s County Fair

Dates: Sept 5-9, 2019 / Hours: Thru/Fri: 5pm-10pm; Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 11am,-6pm

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The Prince George's County Fair began in 1842 as a friendly gathering for local farmers to showcase their produce and livestock and have a little fun. We have the distinction of being the oldest running Fair in Maryland!

Though it started out as mostly livestock and field crops, eventually it came to include women's arts as well, with competitions for the best jams, jellies, canned goods, pies, breads, cookies, clothing, quilts, and handicrafts. It was (and is) quite an honor to be deemed the best in the County!

Carnival rides and games, a petting farm, competitions make this festival a well-rounded fun experience for the whole family.

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Chinatown Park Movie Nights: Bend It Like Beckham
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Chinatown Park Movie Nights: Bend It Like Beckham

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Join us for this summer's Asian-themed movie nights at Chinatown Park! Get your free tickets now.

Movie Lineup

  • 8/23: Swing Kids

  • 8/30: Crazy Rich Asians

  • 9/06: Bend It Like Beckham (In celebration of Women in Sports, Co-hosted by the DC Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives)

  • 9/13: Monkey King: Hero Is Back (In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival)

Free popcorn provided

With the support of: APABA-DC, Korean Cultural Center and 1882 Foundation

For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact MOAPIA seven days in advance at 202-727-3120. Any weather-related updates will be posted on MOAPIA's social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @dcmoapia).

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Shreya Ghoshal
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Shreya Ghoshal

  • The Theater at MGM National Harbor (map)
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Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards including six for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South, four Kerala State Film Awards and two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. (Wikipedia)

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The Piano Guys
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Piano Guys

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Racking up billions of views on YouTube and millions of followers online, The Piano Guys are a viral phenomenon. Since 2011 they’ve made over 65 cover videos featuring an original blend of classical music infused with pop that’s nothing short of sensational. See their stunning mashups live on stage!

Every ticket for this show includes a digital download of The Piano Guys' new album, Limitless. You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase. US/Canadian residents only. Offer not valid on Resale tickets.

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The Wild Party
Sep
6
to Sep 7

The Wild Party

Performances: Aug 30 - Sept 15, 2019, Weekends: Fri/Sat: 8pm, Sun Matinees: 2pm

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By Andrew Lippa
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
Music directed by Elizabeth Alford
Choreographed by Rikki Lacewell

A steamy prohibition tale, based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?

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Maryland Renaissance Festival
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Maryland Renaissance Festival

  • Anne Arundel Fairgrounds (map)
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Dates: Weekends, Aug 24 - Oct 20, 10am-7pm

Festival-goers can join His Most Royal Highness King Henry VIII in the forests and glades with over 140 artisans exhibiting crafts in their own renaissance shops. You'll not go hungry or thirsty as there are five taverns featuring cool libations, and 42 food and beverage emporiums providing a vast array of savory and sweet treats. You'll dine on smoked turkey legs, fresh crepes, succulent ribs, fresh seafood, and sandwiches. Wash that all down with an array of ales, ciders, and wines.

Visitors can dress in Renaissance-era costumes (they rent them at the festival) and look the part as they enjoy strolling the streets, watching live performances on 10 stages, and happening upon dozens of intriguing street acts in the English village.

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Suburban Maryland Home Show
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Suburban Maryland Home Show

  • Discovery Sports Center at Maryland SoccerPlex (map)
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Show: Sep 7 @10am-8pm; Sep 8 @10am-6pm

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Come meet a wide selection of home improvement professionals offering their expert advice, services and products for your home renovation and remodelling projects. You will find latest products and the best resources in landscaping, remodeling, and design services. See product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. Shop, compare and save under one roof. Avail show special and special discounts.

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Prince George’s County Fair
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Prince George’s County Fair

Dates: Sept 5-9, 2019 / Hours: Thru/Fri: 5pm-10pm; Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 11am,-6pm

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The Prince George's County Fair began in 1842 as a friendly gathering for local farmers to showcase their produce and livestock and have a little fun. We have the distinction of being the oldest running Fair in Maryland!

Though it started out as mostly livestock and field crops, eventually it came to include women's arts as well, with competitions for the best jams, jellies, canned goods, pies, breads, cookies, clothing, quilts, and handicrafts. It was (and is) quite an honor to be deemed the best in the County!

Carnival rides and games, a petting farm, competitions make this festival a well-rounded fun experience for the whole family.

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Gelato Festival America: Washington DC 2019
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Gelato Festival America: Washington DC 2019

Dates: Sept 7-8, 11am-7pm

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America's capital may be associated with heated politics, but cold gelato is a bipartisan treat! For this reason, America has voted to once again bring Gelato Festival back to the capital, where City Market at O will host Gelato Festival Washington D.C. 2019!

Come join us September 7th and 8th for delicious gelato made by world-class local and visiting artisans. A wristband grants you all you can eat gelato*, the opportunity to participate in all festival activities, and a vote for your favorite gelato! The chef with the most votes will continue their gelato journey in the Gelato Festival World Masters 2021.

*All you can eat applies to the competing flavors only

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Sneaker Con Washington DC
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Sneaker Con Washington DC

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
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Dates: Sept 7 & 8; 12-7pm

BUY/SELL/TRADE sneakers.  

The premiere Sneaker Con will feature 300 vendors and 150,000 pairs of major heat. Attendees are encouraged to bring their heat and upgrade their collection. Don't miss "The Greatest Sneaker Show on Earth.”

The Sneaker Con Authenticated station will be in full effect in WASHINGTON DC Our team of experts will be on site to examine your shoes and legitimize them. For no cost, not only will we answer the question of legit or fake? But you will be educated on the reasons why, as well as some key details to notice on your own. If you're not sure about a shoe, bring it over and have it Sneaker Con Authenticated.

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Dinosaur Park Open House
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Dinosaur Park Open House

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Credit: pgparks.com

This event is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month! Digging and personal fossil hunting prohibited.

Discover an ancient world right in Prince George's County! Paleontologists and educators will display fossils, casts, and models of Astrodon johnstoni, Maryland's state dinosaur, along with other 112 million-year-old creatures found at Dinosaur Park.

Weather permitting, visitors help search for new fossils and make discoveries that will be preserved with their names for all time!

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Doggie Dip Day
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Doggie Dip Day

Bring your canine and enjoy a refreshing swim at the end of the “Dog Days Of Summer”. Main and wading pools only will be open for pet/owner swimming! Owners must be able to restrain pet. $5.00 per dog. If you have a membership to the dog park, enjoy the event for free with presentation of current membership card (limit 2 dogs per pass).
Free to owners!

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Black Wall Street Renaissance
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Black Wall Street Renaissance

  • Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant (map)
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The BWSR's primary mission is to join community members together in a wholesome environment that promotes unity, self love, and healthy eating all while circulating the Black dollar with other like minded individuals to strengthen these precepts.

This event will feature a vendors marketplace, headliner on stage, live entertainment, cooking demos, kids zone, food discounts, and more.

Join us in September for a wholistic approach to a healthy existence. You'll learn from industry experts on what it takes to HEAL our ills and not just manage them. This expo is FREE, all ages are welcome!

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Waterfront Art Festival
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Waterfront Art Festival

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Amid the scenic atmosphere of this urban waterfront park, enjoy an afternoon of art and imagination! Featuring live entertainment from Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, and the Exclusives! This outdoor gallery and market will have extraordinary art from local artists: paintings; sculptures; jewelry; ceramics; photography; a fun Kids Creative Zone; plus, art workshops and demonstrations, free boat tours, and tasty food! Don't miss this family-friendly and fun time!

Ages: All ages are welcome

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The Mighty O.A.R.  with Andrew  McMahon In The Wilderness
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Mighty O.A.R. with Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

with American Authors

What do you call a band whose twenty year-career spans sold-out stands at both Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater, millions of albums sold over the course of what will be nine full-length releases, and multiple chart-busting entries? In the case of O.A.R., two simple words suffice: “The Mighty.”  Since their emergence in 1996, the Maryland musicians have tirelessly delivered a signature brand of rock steeped in alternative scope, roots tradition, and pop ambition.

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Kacey Musgraves
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Kacey Musgraves

Oh, What a World: Tour II (with Yola)

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With her third studio album Golden Hour, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves earned her third No. 1 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Golden Hour has received massive critical acclaim as one of the best of albums of 2018, and has been nominated for 4 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album. These nominations follow Musgraves’ historic Album of the Year win at the CMA Awards, with Musgraves becoming the first female to win the category in four years and only the sixth female in the show’s 52-year history to do so. Musgraves has toured extensively over the past year, playing to sold-out crowds around the world from her headlining Oh, What a World: Tour to major festivals including Stagecoach, C2C: Country to Country Festival, Fuji Rocks in Japan, and Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, with many more festival and tour dates to come in 2019. NPR declares "Kacey Musgraves is magnetic — there are no two ways about it,” and Variety proclaims “it’s hard to imagine that within the next couple of years Kacey Musgraves won’t be one of the biggest stars in music.”

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories

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Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm through December 22, 2019

What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.

Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.

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Fiesta del Barrio
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Fiesta del Barrio

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Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of Latino culture! Dance, live music, art, performances, food, and a rock star kids zone. But Wait, there's more...

La Fiesta del Barrio will be facilitating FREE health screenings and bring together local community partners to share educational resources and support services available to the community. Together, we will continue to build stronger, healthier, happier, more inclusive communities.

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