Nastassja Swift
Jun
17
to Jul 27

Nastassja Swift

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 Hair Stylist by Natassja Swift / Credit: natassjaswift.com

Hair Stylist by Natassja Swift / Credit: natassjaswift.com

Felt, wool, and other natural fibers are shaped into sculptures that present narratives from the artists childhood memories and imagination. Partaking from her needs felted dolls series, where she created dolls,sculptures, and mixed media assemblages, Nastassja creates an immersive environment that engages and mesmerizes audiences of all ages. FREE

Exhibit: Mon-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm. 

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Exhibit: Katherine Hart
Jun
17
to Jun 23

Exhibit: Katherine Hart

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Katherine Hart has always been a scavenger, drawn to finding bits and pieces, cast off or lost items, pieces of paper with partial information, rusted metal and hardware. They have an unknown history, a previous life, and she is intrigued with the idea of removing them from their original intent and giving them a new function.

In this new encaustic work, a process by which color pigments are mixed with hot beeswax, Katherine is deliberately juxtaposing and layering images that, upon first glance do not relate to each other. She sees these images as a starting place, an invitation to fill in the missing pieces, an opening line to a story that will be different for each viewer. She is hopeful that each person seeing this work, will bring his or her own interpretations to it.

FREE Exhibit: May 4 - June 23

Public Reception: Thursday, May 10, 7-9 PM

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Exhibit: (En)lighted
Jun
17
to Jul 7

Exhibit: (En)lighted

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 (En)lighted collage

(En)lighted collage

Featuring works by Melissa Burley, Sean Hennessey, and Scott Pennington, "(En)lighted" is a poetic play of light, texture, and color. The artists navigate the concepts of life, imagination and nostalgic connections by creating mixed media, mechanical, and multilayered illuminated works. These creative investigations go hand-in-hand with the ultimate goal of the new gallery: a professional space providing a place where creative individuals can experiment and create memorable experiences.

Exhibit: May 12 - July 7, 2018

Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: Closed 

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Transient Identity: Figure & Form
Jun
17
to Aug 11

Transient Identity: Figure & Form

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 Artist: Lorenzo Cardim

Artist: Lorenzo Cardim

Exhibit: June 11 – August 11, 2018
Reception: June 16, 5–8 pm

Hours:  Monday to Friday: 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday: Closed

In a collaboration with the Brentwood Arts Exchange and under the direction of Professor Jason Kuo, University of Maryland art students curate, design and produce an exhibition featuring local artists. The exhibit will feature the work of Lorenzo Cardim, Victor Ekpuk and Wilfredo Valladares, with a focus on their material investigations, and an exploration of the transnational elements present in their process and productions. These artists, drawing upon their own complex cultural identities, create works that challenge our perception of identity as singular and unchanging. The students create an experience where the conversation between the works highlights the relationship between individual identity and the broader cultural and political issues of today around the world.

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

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

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

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Exhibition: Neil Feathers: Ball Movies
Jun
17
to Jun 27

Exhibition: Neil Feathers: Ball Movies

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Public Reception: June 8, 7-9pm. Exhibit: June 8-27. Gallery open daily from 10am-5pm.

Ball Movies experiments with the physics of balls of all kinds, sizes, and materials. Neil Feather combines the balls of bowling, billards, ping-pong, marbles, croquet, and magnetic in moving situations with tilted turntables, springs, serving trays, drums, pendulums, and speakers to create a unique musical experience. Short videos will be used to showcase this musical concert.

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The Heidi Chronicles
Jun
17
to Jun 23

The Heidi Chronicles

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The Heidi Chronicles
by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Matt Jameson

June 8 – 23, 2018
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm.

The Pulitzer Prize winning drama comes to the Hard Bargain Stage for the very first time! The fictional story of feminist art historian Heidi Holland takes the audience on the life-shaping journey from young adult to womanhood. The play’s themes of feminism, equality, and social injustice are just as important today as they were 30 years ago, proving the vitality of Wasserstein’s masterpiece.

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The Heidi Chronicles
Jun
17
to Jun 23

The Heidi Chronicles

  • Hard Bargain Farm Amphitheater (map)
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The Pulitzer Prize winning drama comes to the Hard Bargain Stage for the very first time! The fictional story of feminist art historian Heidi Holland takes the audience on the life-shaping journey from young adult to womanhood. The play’s themes of feminism, equality, and social injustice are just as important today as they were 30 years ago, proving the vitality of Wasserstein’s masterpiece.

Performances: Fri and Sat at 8:00 pm, June 8-23

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Boss Ladies Breakfast And Forum: Improving Health! Increasing Wealth!
Jun
19
7:00 AM07:00

Boss Ladies Breakfast And Forum: Improving Health! Increasing Wealth!

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EVENT OVERVIEW:

A Black woman's resourcefulness, perseverance, and resilience are undeniable. But at what cost to her health and wealth? The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce, Black Women's Leadership Roundtable and BETAH Associates invite you to "Boss Ladies Breakfast And Forum: Improving Health! Increasing Wealth!"

 

Hosted on Juneteenth, this dynamic gathering of Black women thought leaders will address the disparities we face with staying healthy and attaining financial freedom, and share strategies for how to overcome them. 

 

Continental Breakfast, Coffee/Tea, Break Snacks will be served. 

 

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TEDx CollegePark
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

TEDx CollegePark

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We will have a day filled with over 13 different speakers from around the world discussing ideas worth sharing.  We will have someone talking about the following: Autonomous cars and how they will reduce revenues to jurisdictions because there won’t be a need for parking garages, red light and speeding cameras so what do we need to start doing now to replace that revenue? African prison project and how if you treat inmates with respect while they are in prison, when they return to society, the will be more likely to be productive. Artificial Intelligence and how currently, the darker skinned you are, the more of a random guess it is on facial recognition.  Customer service jobs and cashiers, will be a thing of the past, because robots will take those industries over.  What are we doing to prepare our residents to enter a new workforce? Smart parks and what that means along with parks of the future. ($)

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Thursday Night Concert Series
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Concert Series

It’s back! Mark your calendars to spend summer evenings with Towne Centre at Laurel during our Thursday Night Concert Series– featuring a free live performance each week. Check out this year’s lineup and stay tuned for more details! Don’t forget a chair or blanket!  Every Thursday from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.!

Check out June's lineup:

6/14: Eddie Baccus Jr.- A lively performance of smooth and contemporary jazz

6/21: Orquesta La Critica- A salsa orquestra formed in Peru comprised of talented Peruvian musicians that have been playing together for many years

6/28: Ursula Ricks- The “Queen of Baltimore Soul,” who’s been captivating audiences for more than 30 years

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Universoul Circus
Jun
21
to Jul 22

Universoul Circus

Celebrating 25 years of fun under the big top! A spectacle of global proportions, the extra special 25th Anniversary edition of everybody’s favorite circus will take you on an unforgettable journey of electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances! Bringing you brand new acts from Russia, Trinidad, South Africa, Mongolia, Cuba, China, Ethiopia, and the good ole USA…get ready for a bigger, faster, louder, funkier show like no other with even more soul! Tickets available thru Ticketmaster. ($)  

Shows: June 21 - July 22, various hours

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Learn24 Network Conference: Preparing Youth for College, Career, and Life
Jun
22
8:30 AM08:30

Learn24 Network Conference: Preparing Youth for College, Career, and Life

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Learn24’s Institute for Youth Development will host a one-day conference on June 22, 2018, for youth development practitioners working in Out-of-School Time (OST) programs across the District. The conference will bring together practitioners, capacity builders, and other stakeholders in the field of youth development to share best practices, learn about the Institute and gain knowledge and skills necessary to provide successful summer programming.  For more information and tickets, click here

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So Far Gone: Drake Night
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

So Far Gone: Drake Night

So Far Gone aka #DrakeNightSFG is a musical celebration dedicated to the one and only 6 God, Aubrey "Drake" Graham. The party started from the bottom as a monthly soiree in Philadelphia in 2015, and immediately became the hottest ticket in town. From there it moved from city to city, bringing the sound and fury of Drake’s incomparable hit catalogue to ecstatic audiences everywhere. The event is hosted by Mad Decent’s Dirty South Joe and stars trailblazing lady DJ Magglezzz, who are needless to say, ALWAYS on their worst behavior!

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26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

Dates: June 23, 11am-9pm; June 24, 11am-7pm.

One of the Country's Largest Annual Food and Music Festivals, the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle officially kicks off the 2018 Summer Season on June 23rd and 24th, 2018.   For more than two and a half decades, The Barbecue Battle has been cooking up lots of great food, music & fun on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue. This tasty event offers Washington D.C. area residents and visitors alike, a two-day line-up of everything from tempting BBQ & Grilled food samples to cooking demonstrations, interactive exhibits and non-stop live entertainment on three music stages.

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Maryland Vintage Wine Food & Jazz Festival
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Maryland Vintage Wine Food & Jazz Festival

Join us for the Inaugural Maryland Vintage Wine & Jazz Festival at the beautiful National Harbor on the waterfront of the historic Potomac River, as we welcome regional and local recording artists, wines, artisans, vendors and delicious foods. Bring an appetite for great music, great wine and food and enjoy the fresh air, summer sun and the sounds of summer. ($)

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Oneness Festival
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Oneness Festival

Experience A Spirit Filled Day on the Waterfront!

The Oneness Festival Experience Includes:

  • Yoga
  • Heart and Mind Expanding Workshops
  • Children's Yoga
  • Vegan Food
  • Vendors
  • Music and Dancing

The Oneness Festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of the DC Metro Area's Yoga Community, in addition to exploring the question - "What Does it Mean to Live From A Place of Oneness?"

Now, more than ever; is the time to engage with, and build a global community committed to the upliftment of humanity. Join us!

One Mind, One Body, One Spirit, One LOVE...Experience the Oneness

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Kayla Waters Featuring Smooth Jazz Star Kim Waters
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Kayla Waters Featuring Smooth Jazz Star Kim Waters

Pianist, singer, and composer Kayla Waters is an ebullient performer whose recent single “I Am” soared to #1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Chart just 10 weeks after its debut. The daughter of internationally acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Kim Waters, Kayla has performed all over the world with such musical luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, and Avery Sunshine. Performing selections from her new album Apogee as well as fan favorites, Kayla Waters’ tremendous talent brings a new, vivacious dimension to contemporary jazz. ($)

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PVDA Dressage Ride for Life
Jun
23
to Jun 24

PVDA Dressage Ride for Life

 Stephanie Alvord / Photo Credit: pvdarideforlife.org

Stephanie Alvord / Photo Credit: pvdarideforlife.org

The 2018 PVDA Ride for Life show will once again be held at The Prince George’s Equestrian Center. The PVDA Ride for Life is both a dressage show and a benefit for breast cancer quality of life research at the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. The dressage show is one of five annual USDF/USEF Licensed (recognized) shows sponsored by the PVDA. Come and compete for a good cause. ($)

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Poolparty
Jun
23
to Jul 15

Poolparty

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A young competitive swimmer is drowning in the shocking videos flooding her news feed. A beloved figure surfaces from the past to set the stage for his family’s story. Siblings share long-buried memories and honor their father’s courage in the face of discrimination. And the surprising truth of the doggy paddle is revealed…#poolparty sheds light on an unexpected invitation that launches the family into motion: the discovery of historical documents at a private swim club leads to a reckoning with the past. Ally Theatre Company dives into the strange history of swimming pools and confronts the gates that still slam shut today. ($)

Performances: June 23 - July 15. Thur-Sat: 8pm; Sat 2pm; Sun: 4pm.

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26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

Dates: June 23, 11am-9pm; June 24, 11am-7pm.

One of the Country's Largest Annual Food and Music Festivals, the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle officially kicks off the 2018 Summer Season on June 23rd and 24th, 2018.   For more than two and a half decades, The Barbecue Battle has been cooking up lots of great food, music & fun on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue. This tasty event offers Washington D.C. area residents and visitors alike, a two-day line-up of everything from tempting BBQ & Grilled food samples to cooking demonstrations, interactive exhibits and non-stop live entertainment on three music stages.

 

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Hands-on History Weeks: The Grand Tour
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Hands-on History Weeks: The Grand Tour

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Looking for a fun way to spend part of your summer? Pack your bag, grab your passport, and get ready to explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of Europe as you take the Grand Tour 19th-century style! Participants will enjoy an exciting adventure with crafts, games, activities, cooking, and more – all from the comfort of the historic house! ($)

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Green Housekeeping Workshop
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Green Housekeeping Workshop

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Learn how to keep your household clean, green and healthy! Did you know that some cleaning products can negatively affect indoor environmental quality and pose health risks for your household? Join the Prince George's County Department of the Environment Sustainability Division for a workshop highlighting best practices for greening your cleaning routine. Participants will learn easy and affordable ways to maintain healthy households. 

GIVEAWAYS of green household products!

Click here to register.

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Capleton
Jun
27
9:00 PM21:00

Capleton

Born Clifton George Bailey III on April 13, 1967, in the rural parish of St. Mary, Capleton earned his future stage name from friends who were so impressed with his sharp reasoning skills that they named him after the most famous lawyer in town. From a tender young age, he was a lover of the traveling sound systems, sneaking out at night to catch the vibes until dawn. But it wasn't until he turned 18 and moved to Kingston that he was able to realize his destiny. (Howard Theatre)

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Thursday Night Summer Concert Series
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

It’s back! Mark your calendars to spend summer evenings with Towne Centre at Laurel during our Thursday Night Concert Series– featuring a free live performance each week. Check out this year’s lineup and stay tuned for more details! Don’t forget a chair or blanket!  Every Thursday from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.!

Check out June's lineup:

6/14: Eddie Baccus Jr.- A lively performance of smooth and contemporary jazz

6/21: Orquesta La Critica- A salsa orquestra formed in Peru comprised of talented Peruvian musicians that have been playing together for many years

6/28: Ursula Ricks- The “Queen of Baltimore Soul,” who’s been captivating audiences for more than 30 years

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Foreigner - Juke Box Heroes Tour
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Foreigner - Juke Box Heroes Tour

With Whitesnake, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.

Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, Say You Will, Dirty White Boy, Long, Long Way From Home and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success.  

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Black Eyed Susan Indoor Summer Classic Horse Show
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Black Eyed Susan Indoor Summer Classic Horse Show

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BEST Horse Show Indoor Summer Classic series.

2018 HUNTER SHOW MHSA Regional Rated and Unrated Hunter, English Pleasure and Equitation Classes. The show is two days:  One day in the Indoor Arena and one day in the Covered Ring. Four separate $1000 Derby Style Hunter Classics! June 30 - July 1, 2018. Points count toward BEST Year End Awards!

For information, call 410-867-7923 or visit website. Enter Online at this link.

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Exhibition: David Brosch
Jul
1
to Jul 29

Exhibition: David Brosch

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Public Reception: Sunday, July 8, 2-4pm. Gallery open daily from 10am-5pm.

David Brosch is a teacher and resident artist at Montpelier Arts Center who received his BA in fine arts and a BS in architecture from the University of Maryland. He most often creates representational imagery that includes landscapes and portraiture. The printmaking techniques he employs to produce his metal-plate etchings are very traditional.

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Exhibit: (En)lighted
Jul
1
to Jul 7

Exhibit: (En)lighted

 (En)lighted collage 

(En)lighted collage 

Featuring works by Melissa Burley, Sean Hennessey, and Scott Pennington, "(En)lighted" is a poetic play of light, texture, and color. The artists navigate the concepts of life, imagination and nostalgic connections by creating mixed media, mechanical, and multilayered illuminated works. These creative investigations go hand-in-hand with the ultimate goal of the new gallery: a professional space providing a place where creative individuals can experiment and create memorable experiences.

Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: Closed

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

 Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Sam Smith: The Thrill Of It All Tour
Jul
3
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Smith: The Thrill Of It All Tour

Samuel Frederick Smith is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. (Wikipedia). 

Since then, Smith has become an award collector. He has won won 27 awards (out of 69 nominations) worldwide, including Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Original Song for "Writing's On The Wall" (2016), multiple awards for the work "Himself" including American Music Award (2014), Billboard Music Awards (2015), BET Award (2015), and four Grammy Awards in 2016 for "Stay With Me."

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Chicago Style Steppin'
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

Chicago Style Steppin'

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This drop-in activity is a fun way to have you steppin' into an active healthy lifestyle! Chicago Steppin' is a specific form of swing dance. Learn to dance with a partner with stylish and soulful steppin'! Synchronize your movements to the rhythm and beat of the music. This class is taught using the eight-count method.

Have fun, meet new people and make sure you make it to the next drop-in session!

Ages: 16 & older.   Costs: Resident: $8; Non-resident: $11

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Teen Summer Fashion Show
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Teen Summer Fashion Show

This is a recycled couture event hosted by My Girlfriend's House, Inc. with exclusive designs by participants of Camp Divalicious Girls, Maryland's exclusive all-girl summer fashion camp for teens who want to gain insight into the fashion world. Recycled designs are made out of newspapers, trashbags and other recycled clothing to demonstrate environmental awareness.

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DC - Jollof Festival
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

DC - Jollof Festival

After Nigeria made a clean sweep of the Jollof Festivals DC & NYC in 2017, Jollof festival '18 is bound to be even more competitive! DC, who will win the Jollof wars 2018?

EAT your way through the best Jollof rice dishes DC has to offer at our annual Jollof Festival. We've challenged DC's Jollof chefs and restaurants to come up with exciting takes on this classic comfort food. The event is full of fun, and you will have an opportunity to cast an anonymous vote for the best-made Jollof during the event.

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Taste of Soul Food
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Taste of Soul Food

Come and experience the delicious new soul food menu items to be featured by Taste of Soul. Experience unlimited taste testing and new beverage choices. Also various vendors will be on site with a variety of different products. Come enjoy live music, delicious food and great networking.

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The Originalist
Jul
7
to Aug 6

The Originalist

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Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero returns as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, offering audiences another opportunity to see his “lively performance” (Washington Post) in this special limited engagement. When a bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with the conservative Justice, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation’s highest court? Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the show afresh with a brand-new staging for the Kreeger Theater. 

Performance: July 7 - Aug 6, 2018, various hours

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Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers: The Summer of Living Dangerously
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers: The Summer of Living Dangerously

Two of the 70's top selling acts, Grammy-Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan and Grammy-Award winning The Doobie Brothers are co-headlining on their tour, The Summer of Living Dangerously. Co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker died of cancer last year, leaving Donald Fagen as the only official member of the Steely Dan band. 

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Jill Scott
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Jill Scott

  • Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric (map)
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Jill Scott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised as an only child by her mother and grandmother. She discovered the poetry of Nikki Giovanni in the 8th grade and was majorly inspired by her work, with Scott later enjoying writers like Octavia Butler and J. California Cooper as well. She also developed a passion for music and singing, taking to certain jazz and soul greats and learning the craft largely on her own. (JillScott.com)

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Bring It! Live
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Bring It! Live

  • Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric (map)
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In 2017, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage with an inimitable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that brought motivation, inspiration and formation. With hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen performances on deck for the 2018 tour, there has never been a better time to be a Bring It! fan! (BringItLiveTour.com)

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Becky's New Car
Jul
13
to Jul 29

Becky's New Car

  • Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park (map)
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Becky’s New Car is a hilarious screwball comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is happily married to a good man, and together they struggle to survive in a bad economy and to support their son, who lives in the basement while he works toward his degree. Becky takes a trip on the “wild side” with a billionaire who just happens to enter the car dealership where Becky works, only to discover that her inability to say “no” has created a trunk-full of problems. How can a nice person who has done something bad get herself out of this car wreck?

Presented by Bowie Community Theatre, Becky's New Car is a play written by Steven Dietz.

Performances: July 13-July 29: Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun: 2pm; Additional matinee: Sat July 21, 2pm

Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in exchange for one FREE concession item!

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Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson

Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time.  As the legendary voice of worldwide rock phenomenonSupertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” “Fool’s Overture” and so many others that have become the soundtrack of our lives.  Roger's trademark way of setting beautiful introspective lyrics to upbeat melodies resonated and found its way into the hearts and minds of people from cultures around the world.  His songs have remarkably stood the test of time and earned Roger and Supertramp an adoring worldwide following.

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Chicago and REO Speedwagon
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Chicago and REO Speedwagon

Two of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands REO Speedwagon and Chicago – who have sold 140 million records combined – announced today a co-headline North American summer tour kicking off June 13, 2018 in Concord, CA. The 30+ date tour, promoted by Live Nation, will take the multi-platinum selling groups through major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta and Nashville for a night of unforgettable live music. The tour will conclude August 12 in Detroit, MI.  (reospeedwagon.com)

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

 Credit: www.firstsundayarts.com

Credit: www.firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

 Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

 Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Chayanne - Desde El Alma
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Chayanne - Desde El Alma

After more than two years away from the stage, renowned international singer CHAYANNE returns to the scene with his new tour, “Desde El Alma”. CHAYANNE®, along with his creative team, are working non-stop on the production of the tour which will debut in the USA in August.

“I really enjoy this phase of the tour because there are so many elements that I want to have in my new show. I want a tour where the people go to have a fun time and sing with me”, said the artist.

Past tours have been well-received, with sold-out venues and the prestigious Billboard Award for Best Tour. Chayanne’s unique blend of powerful romantic ballads and pop tracks with his sensual rhythmic style has allowed him to conquer the hearts of his fans at each one of his shows. His success on stage has contributed his outstanding career and high standing in the hearts of many music lovers around the world.

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The Price
Oct
6
to Nov 19

The Price

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

Performances: Oct 6 - Nov 19, 2018, various hours

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

First Sunday Arts Festival

 Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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First Sunday Arts Festival
Nov
4
to Nov 5

First Sunday Arts Festival

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Credit: firstsundayarts.com

Artists fill the streets starting May 6th at First Sunday Arts, the areas premier monthly arts festival to the Annapolis Arts District. The fun starts at 11am on the first Sunday of each month through November as over 130 artists open their displays filled with art to the public in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. The day is also filled with free concerts and entertainment so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Dad’s Day Challenge
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Dad’s Day Challenge

Celebrate Father’s Day colonial-style! Bring the entire family and help dad learn how to be a proper 18th century gentleman. Try hands-on activities highlighting different colonial trades, 18th century entertainment, colonial cooking and more! No reservation necessary. Additional challenge at 1 and 2 pm. FREE.  

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Greek Cultural Festival
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Greek Cultural Festival

St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church will hold its annual cultural festival June 14-17, 2018. Festival attendees will enjoy popular Greek favorites like souvlaki, gyros, and baklava. In addition, specialties like loukoumades, pastitisio, frappe', Greek smoothies, and much more will be available. There will be live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday courtesy of the band Mortes. Youth groups from the Baltimore-Washington region will perform traditional folk dances. Check posted schedules at the event each day. Our family-friendly includes includes rides and activities for the kids and takes place rain or shine. Admission and parking are free and open to the public.

NEW! This year we will have "featured" entrees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come early as quantities will be limited.

  • Friday - Traditional Fish Dinner
  • Saturday - Tsouzoukakia Dinner
  • Sunday - Grilled Octopus Dinner

Festival Times:

  • Thursday, June 14th - 11:00am to 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 15th - 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 16th - 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Sunday, June 17th - 11:00pm to 7:00pm
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Antoné Chooky Caldwell
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Antoné Chooky Caldwell

Antoné "Chooky" Caldwell is a Grammy-nominated producer and a key player in D.C.’s jazz, soul, and hip-hop music scene. Performing contemporary jazz with influences of R&B, soul, and gospel, Caldwell’s silky vocals and mastery of numerous instruments make for a great way to spend a summer evening. ($)

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An Evening With Duke Ellington
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening With Duke Ellington

Please join us in our outdoor tented area for AJQ Plus 1 and singing sensation, Wayna, to bring you the music of Duke Ellington. Enjoy a 1920’s style atmosphere with vintage clothing, décor, and food! A “bootleg” drink will be served. Dancing is welcome, so bring your dancing shoes. Ages 21 & up. ($)

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HyFest Music Showcase
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

HyFest Music Showcase

HyFest will bring together four bands from the DMV along with local Maryland vendors, making “local” the focus. Local breweries Denizens Brewing Co. and Calvert Brewing Company will provide cold beverages; Mister Magic will offer soft serve ice cream and frozen treats from his ice cream truck; Soul & Ink will screen print t-shirts and posters on site; Red Onion Records will set up a pop-up record shop; and Vigilante Coffee Company will be on hand with cold brew coffee.  Bands: Unring The Bell, The Scotch Bonnets, Tomato Dodgers, Proverbs Reggae Band

Donation of $15 requested to cover the bands. FREE for kids.

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Imagine Family Day: Festival and Book Fair
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Imagine Family Day: Festival and Book Fair

  • Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) is proud to announce IMAGINE Family Day: PGAAMCC Festival and Book Fair. Join us for a free day of fun for the entire family, with interactive, and educational community festivities designed to celebrate the cultural and artistic diversity in Prince George’s County. The event will include special guests Callaloo: Cultural Literacy for Kids and Prince George's Children's Theater. The event will feature DJ Super Sid, vendor market & book fair, moon bounce, face painting, early keepers workshop, live art activity, and food trucks.

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Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Juneteenth Celebration

 Juneteenth celebration  /  Credit: pgparks.com

Juneteenth celebration  /  Credit: pgparks.com

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Juneteenth is an official holiday recognized in over 43 states and the District of Columbia. Join us for a day of celebration, including children’s activities, exhibits and more. FREE

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Greek Cultural Festival
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Greek Cultural Festival

St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church will hold its annual cultural festival June 14-17, 2018. Festival attendees will enjoy popular Greek favorites like souvlaki, gyros, and baklava. In addition, specialties like loukoumades, pastitisio, frappe', Greek smoothies, and much more will be available. There will be live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday courtesy of the band Mortes. Youth groups from the Baltimore-Washington region will perform traditional folk dances. Check posted schedules at the event each day. Our family-friendly includes includes rides and activities for the kids and takes place rain or shine. Admission and parking are free and open to the public.

NEW! This year we will have "featured" entrees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come early as quantities will be limited.

  • Friday - Traditional Fish Dinner
  • Saturday - Tsouzoukakia Dinner
  • Sunday - Grilled Octopus Dinner

Festival Times:

  • Thursday, June 14th - 11:00am to 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 15th - 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 16th - 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Sunday, June 17th - 11:00pm to 7:00pm
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Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival

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Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’ and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day. ($)

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Woodson Young Jazz Festival 2018
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Woodson Young Jazz Festival 2018

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This two day event will feature local and national recording artists.  Bring your lawn chair, food and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy smooth Jazz. RAIN OR SHINE EVENT ($)

Featuring: Tony!Toni! Tone!, Ken Ford, The Rippingtons, Willie Bradley, Jeff Kashiwa, Russ Freeman, Alex Bugnon, Silk, Marcus Johnson, Steve Cole, Marcus Anderson, We The Fix, Just's Friends

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Greek Cultural Festival
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Greek Cultural Festival

St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church will hold its annual cultural festival June 14-17, 2018. Festival attendees will enjoy popular Greek favorites like souvlaki, gyros, and baklava. In addition, specialties like loukoumades, pastitisio, frappe', Greek smoothies, and much more will be available. There will be live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday courtesy of the band Mortes. Youth groups from the Baltimore-Washington region will perform traditional folk dances. Check posted schedules at the event each day. Our family-friendly includes includes rides and activities for the kids and takes place rain or shine. Admission and parking are free and open to the public.

NEW! This year we will have "featured" entrees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come early as quantities will be limited.

  • Friday - Traditional Fish Dinner
  • Saturday - Tsouzoukakia Dinner
  • Sunday - Grilled Octopus Dinner

Festival Times:

  • Thursday, June 14th - 11:00am to 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 15th - 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 16th - 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Sunday, June 17th - 11:00pm to 7:00pm
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Family Fun: Wonderful Wetlands
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Family Fun: Wonderful Wetlands

  • National Wildlife Visitors Center/Patuxent Research Refuge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summer is finally here! Come meet some of the animals that live in our wetlands, take a self-guided wetlands walk, and learn why wetlands are so important. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts and games -- something fun for everybody. This is a drop-in program: come when you wish and leave when you’re ready. FREE

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Matthew Sweet
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Matthew Sweet

Spurred on by a move to his native Nebraska and the death of both of his parents in short succession, the singer/songwriter/ producer/multi-instrumentalist Matthew Sweet is currently in the midst of a personal musical renaissance that's seen him produce some of the most compelling and ambitious music of his career.  The album features a memorable batch of new tunes. "I Belong to You," "Run Away," "Lady Frankenstein" and "Out of My Misery" demonstrate his uncanny ability to tap into a bottomless well of pop history to craft music that's effortlessly catchy yet deeply personal and idiosyncratic. 

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Thursday Night Summer Concert Series
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

It’s back! Mark your calendars to spend summer evenings with Towne Centre at Laurel during our Thursday Night Concert Series– featuring a free live performance each week. Check out this year’s lineup and stay tuned for more details! Don’t forget a chair or blanket!  Every Thursday from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.!

Check out June's lineup:

6/14: Eddie Baccus Jr.- A lively performance of smooth and contemporary jazz

6/21: Orquesta La Critica- A salsa orquestra formed in Peru comprised of talented peruvian musicians that have been playing together for many years

6/28: Ursula Ricks- The “Queen of Baltimore Soul,” who’s been captivating audiences for more than 30 years

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