Shear Madness
Mar
1
to Nov 26

Shear Madness

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

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 13,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

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

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Capitol Steps
Jun
30
to Sep 30

Capitol Steps

  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For over thirty years, the Capitol Steps have been putting Washington's hottest scandals to your favorite tunes. Watch us summarize three decades of headlines in a single musical number.

Performances: Every Friday and Saturday July 7 - September 30, 2017

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Melissa Burley-Existence
Aug
14
to Oct 13

Melissa Burley-Existence

  • Harmony Hall Regional Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Melissa Burley-Existence

August 14 – October 13, 2017
The illuminated sculptures by local artist Melissa Burley, strive to investigate the concept of “beauty after death”. Incorporating natural, manmade and recycled materials, Ms. Burley creates beautiful and complex, machine inspired, compositions, bathed in light, that seek to highlight and call attention to our role in the preservation of this Earth. By incorporating a strong light source and combining and arranging discarded artifacts that ordinarily would end up in a landfill, Ms. Burley creates a wide pattern of shadows on the surrounding wall and floor surfaces, thereby luring in the viewer.

Free Public Reception: Saturday, August 19

Gallery Hours: 
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday
10:00am-2:00pm (Gallery Only)

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Potties, Privies and Practical Matters: 18th Century Hygiene (Exhibit)
Sep
1
to Oct 8

Potties, Privies and Practical Matters: 18th Century Hygiene (Exhibit)

  • Darnall's Chance House Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Have you ever wondered how people bathed 250 years ago? Have you ever thought about how, or if, people brushed their teeth back then? What type of undergarments did they wear? This exhibit will answer all of your questions and then some!

Dates: Sept 1 - October 8, 2017, noon-4pm

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Front Window Featured Artist: Liz Lescault
Sep
5
to Oct 21

Front Window Featured Artist: Liz Lescault

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

Liz Lescault is a local, seasoned ceramic artist with over forty years of experience. She brings to us a series of elegant biomorphic sculptures and vessel forms, which showcase her mastered ability in designing, firing, and glazing different kinds of clay. Inspired by shapes usually found by the sea shore, her creations are able to transport to an earthly paradise, with patterns full of rhythm, and a glaze treatment that mesmerizes the eye.

Liz specializes in high-fire functional pottery, pit-fired and “terra sigillata” vessels. She has lived in Botswana and Lesotho, where she studied the techniques of traditional African ceramics. Liz's current studio is located in the Otis Street Art Project, Studio and Art Incubator in Mt. Rainier, MD.

HOURS

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

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Methods
Sep
5
to Oct 21

Methods

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

Methods explores formal, material, and conceptual approaches to investigating identity as personal narrative and shared experience. Featuring artists from across the DMV, Methods challenges the boundaries of traditional media and found materials to reexamine how we see form and understand meaning in art. 

Featuring: Roxana Alger Geffen, Rodrigo Carazas, Chanel Compton, and Wayson R. Jones.

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An Inspector Calls
Sep
8
to Oct 1

An Inspector Calls

The unsuspecting Birling family are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole. He arrives just as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. The Inspector reveals that a girl called Eva Smith, has taken her own life by drinking disinfectant. The family are horrified but initially confused as to why the Inspector has called to see them. What follows is a tense and uncomfortable investigation by an all-knowing Inspector through which the family discover that they are all in fact caught up in this poor girl's death.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.  Performances run weekends from Friday September 8, 2017 through Sunday October 1, 2017 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. 

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Lizz Wright
Sep
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lizz Wright

Acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright is a steward of American music bringing brilliant color and vibrancy to singular original works and compositions by some of the greatest songwriters of our time. Wright has garnered widespread attention as one of the most venerable popular singers of her generation through the release of five critically acclaimed albums. From her breakout Verve debut album Salt to her latest viral success with a rendition of “The Nearness Of You” [new music video released in advance of Wright’s appearance at The Apollo Theater (Oct. 22, 2016) celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday has more than 1.5 million views on Facebook], Wright lives life filled with beautiful possibilities centered on the power of song.

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PJ Masks LIVE! Time To Be A Hero
Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

PJ Masks LIVE! Time To Be A Hero

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

PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero is a super-heroic, brand new live show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ Masks! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from their sneaky villains – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe!

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Hispanic Heritage Film Series: Aquí y Allá
Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Hispanic Heritage Film Series: Aquí y Allá

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

Dir. Antonio Méndez Esparza(2012), US/Spain/Mexico, 110 minutes.

Aquí: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved earnings from trips to the US, he hopes to now finally make a better life, and to pursue his dreams of starting a band. Allá: The villagers think this year’s crop will be bountiful. There is also good work in a growing city an hour away. But the locals are wise to a life of insecurity, and their thoughts are often of family members or opportunities far away, north of the border.

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The Nine with Justin Trawick
Sep
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Nine with Justin Trawick

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. 

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Dina Martina - Fine Avec Me!
Sep
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dina Martina - Fine Avec Me!

This hysterically funny show - like all of Martina's surreal shows - promises to be an amazing blend of questionable song, pointless dance, unsightly costumes and hilarious video. It is nearly impossible to adequately describe the jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy that is a Dina Martina show - other than that it's a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you'll never forget.

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Annie Get Your Gun
Sep
22
to Oct 21

Annie Get Your Gun

By 2nd Star Productions.

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and when she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. The stage is set for this classic musical comedy featuring famous Irving Berlin tunes including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning,” “Anything You Can Do,” and many more!

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Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Lawn Party
Sep
23
11:00am11:00am

Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Lawn Party

Sprawled out before the magnificent towers of the Washington National Cathedral, step back into a simpler time of flapper dresses, boater hats, and the big band sounds of the 1910's, 1920's, & 1930's.  Period orchestras, performances, lawn games, two large wood dance floors, photo booths, food & beverage available for purchase, specialty alcoholic Prohibition cocktails, and more await!  Period attire strongly encouraged.

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The Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival
Sep
23
12:00pm12:00pm

The Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival

The Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival mixes art from over 100 artists and Maryland’s craft beer scene into one festival. Now entering its 10th Year, the Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival remains one of Prince George’s County’s premier arts events. The festival attracts over 4,500 visitors to the Gateway Arts District and features over 100 exhibiting artists, food vendors, and a variety of musical and dance performances. For the second year, the Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival will also play host to a craft brewers’ festival: a festival within a festival, coordinated with the Brewers Association of Maryland. Arts & Ales is a free event and family-friendly. Craft beer tasting passes (ages 21+) will be available for purchase online or at the gate. FREE admission.

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10th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival
Sep
23
12:00pm12:00pm

10th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival

  • Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The festival will return to last year’s 3 block site in downtown Hyattsville.  The celebration will include over 100 artists and artisans, and will feature food vendors, Maryland craft brewers, and live performing arts.  Partners anticipate over 5,000 visitors to this free, all-ages event. Beer tasting passes will be available in advance online, and to purchase at the gate (ages 21+). Structured, metered parking and limited free municipal-parking will be available for visitors in designated lots.  Directions, parking information, and more details will also be available online.

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2017 Wolf Trap Ball
Sep
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

2017 Wolf Trap Ball

Join us Saturday, September 23, 2017 for a black-tie evening of celebration, dinner, and dancing on Wolf Trap’s magnificent Filene Center stage – one of the largest stages in America. A prominent cross-section of local and national leaders attend the black tie party, including members of the Diplomatic Corps, the President’s Cabinet, the U.S. Congress, state and local governments, media and philanthropic leaders, and executives from national and international businesses. This year we are proud to partner with the Embassy of Monaco. 

Honorary Chair: Her Excellency The Ambassador of Monaco Maguy Maccario Doyle. Ball Co-Chairs: Nancy Laben & Jon Feiger and Karen & Fred Schaufeld.

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Christopher Cross
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including—for the first time ever—the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.

Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his recording and performing career with a new album, Secret Ladder, that evokes the artistry of such great singer-songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary concerns head-on – a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.

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Riverfest
Sep
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Riverfest

This family event features Renaissance artisans, hay rides, great food, games for the kids and multiple stages where everything from live new music, spoken word and theater will take place. In addition to the stages the Laurel Museum will have pie eating contests and apple carving to name a few.  FREE.

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Avery Sunshine
Sep
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Avery Sunshine

With her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content, the singer-songwriter can’t help spilling the truth in her music. She knows the best route sometimes is the direct one. No detours. So listeners won’t have to “get on her level.” She’s already on theirs. 

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Jen Kirkman- The "All New Material, Girl" Tour 2017
Sep
24
to Sep 25

Jen Kirkman- The "All New Material, Girl" Tour 2017

Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her 2015 Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” was named one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic. Her most recent Netflix Original Comedy Special, “Just Keep Livin’?” is streaming worldwide as of January 3rd, 2017. She's also a New York Times Bestselling author - her two comedic essay memoirs, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) are hilarious looks at her life without children, and living a not-so-conventional life after 40.

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Music in Mind: Ghost Dialogues
Sep
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Music in Mind: Ghost Dialogues

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

Trumpet professor Chris Gekker performs works from his September album release, "Ghost Dialogues". He is joined by piano professor Rita Sloan to premiere works by Harvard University resident composer Carson Cooman and UMD composition professor Robert Gibson. Voice professor Delores Ziegler then joins the duo for Cooman's song cycle, "Chasing Down the Moon". Gekker rounds out the program performing contemporary jazz compositions with faculty Chris Vadala and Robert Gibson, and distinguished alumna Lianna Gekker.

Chris Gekker, trumpet; Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano; Chris Vadala, saxophone; Robert Gibson, bass; Rita Sloan and Lianna Gekker, piano

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Do Good Dialogue: Hands Up, Don't Shoot!
Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Do Good Dialogue: Hands Up, Don't Shoot!

Keith A. Wallace's explosive solo performance draws on his youth in Philadelphia to examine the effects of racism, the question of excessive force used by police, and the value of Black lives in this country. 

In this Do Good Dialogue, join Wallace, campus law enforcement officials and members of the Nyumburu Center’s Black Male Initiative for a conversation about what it’s like to be black in America, coping with trauma and how to instill hope in young people living with unimaginable challenges.

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Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson
Sep
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson

Chris Hillman and two former members of the Desert Rose Band will appear in an intimate acoustic concert. Joining Chris Hillman in this acoustic appearance are Herb Pedersen on guitar and John Jorgenson on guitar and mandolin.

Chris Hillman was one of the original members of The Byrds, which were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. After his departure from the Byrds, Hillman, along with collaborator Gram Parsons, was the key figure in the development of country-rock. 

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Music in Mind: The Boston Trio
Sep
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Music in Mind: The Boston Trio

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

In their UMD debut, The Boston Trio presents works that invoke the spirit of colors. Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Trio movements entitled "Pale Yellow" and "Fiery Red" underscore that colors, like music, reflect moods and energy levels.  In her spectacular arrangement of Debussy's La Mer, Sally Beamish blends orchestral colors for the piano trio palette, creating – in the composer's own words – “light and shade, and subtleties of color."  Antonin Dvořák's richly saturated melodies in the dark key of F minor evoke velvety hues of blue and purple.

Irina Muresanu, violin; Jonah Ellsworth, cello; Heng-Jin Park, piano

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Keith A. Wallace - The Bitter Game
Sep
27
to Sep 28

Keith A. Wallace - The Bitter Game

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

When Jamel’s mother discovers her young son playing with a toy gun, she knows it’s time to explain the rules of the game to him – the rules of surviving as a Black man in America. In this explosive solo performance combining verse, prose and "sh**-talkin’,”Keith A. Wallace draws on his own youth in Philadelphia to examine the effects of racism, the question of excessive force used by police, and the value of Black lives in this country. Co-created and directed by Deborah Stein.

Originally developed for La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival, The Bitter Game comes to The Clarice following its successful run at the Under the Radar Festival in New York City. The performance will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring campus and community activists and law enforcement representatives.

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“Golf FORE Caring” Charity Golf Tournament
Sep
28
12:00pm12:00pm

“Golf FORE Caring” Charity Golf Tournament

Capital Caring, the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice provider in the mid-Atlantic region, will host the inaugural “Golf FORE Caring” golf tournament on Thursday, September 28, at Mitchellville’s Enterprise Golf Course.Proceeds from the afternoon of golf will support the nearly 200 individuals Capital Caring serves in Prince George’s County, as well as the Capital Caring Center | Greenbelt, the county’s only inpatient hospice center. Opened this year, the
seven-bed center provides compassionate round-the-clock acute care for those facing symptoms associated with advanced illness.


Tournament participants will enjoy a networking lunch (12pm) prior to tee-time (1pm) and a celebratory happy hour (4:30pm) at the end of the day. Capital Caring’s leadership will be available to discuss the importance of hospice and the organization’s commitment to simply improving care for all county residents.

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Berwyn Baptist Church Community Fair
Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Berwyn Baptist Church Community Fair

Enjoy a fun and exciting day of activities for adults and children, neighbors and local businesses and services!  The goal is to host a community event that brings together businesses, programs and services that will encourage and build community interaction in a family-friendly environment for the friends and families of College Park, MD.

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Sep
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Das Best Oktoberfest

All you care to taste, all your favorite craft beers and perfectly paired wines – over 150 International, domestic and local Maryland beers, domestic wines and Schnapps in a Souvenir Tasting Glass. Oompah bands and live music, German & festival food, and more. Held rain or shine. All the show features are under cover. ($)

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Boot Camp for Artists with F. Lennox Campello
Sep
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Boot Camp for Artists with F. Lennox Campello

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

Ever wonder how to maximize the attention your work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators? How to present your work in a professional manner and save money in the process? How to tap into grants, awards, and residences? How to approach a gallery? Then this free seminar is for you! 

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Roller Coaster Race @ Six Flags America - Super Hero Vol 1
Oct
1
9:00am 9:00am

Roller Coaster Race @ Six Flags America - Super Hero Vol 1

When you participate in a Roller Coaster Race, you can run or ride. Or both!

5K Run/Walk – Run or walk as you weave your way through the park, around and under some of their world-famous coasters. Snag your medal at the finish line, then join us for post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony.

10K Race – Run this scenic course through the park and surrounding areas, followed by post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony.

Roller Coaster Ride – Not a runner? Or just love coasters? Attempt to RIDE your way to 5K victory on roller coasters. We'll track your coaster rides throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Ride custom medal!

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Bay Tunes Guitars Rock
Oct
1
to Oct 2

Bay Tunes Guitars Rock

Bay Tunes Guitars is proud to present their latest Rock Band School Performance. The Rock Band School Performance provides young musicians with an amazing opportunity to work in a real band atmosphere and put on a show for their friends and relatives at a great venue!

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The Psychedelic Furs
Oct
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Psychedelic Furs

With Bash & Pop.

If you were to dissect the today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with Love My Way, Pretty In Pink,Heaven,The Ghost In You, and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD.

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Seu Jorge presents: The Life Aquatic, A Tribute to David Bowie
Oct
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Seu Jorge presents: The Life Aquatic, A Tribute to David Bowie

In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film A LifeAquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor, Seu Jorge performed several of David Bowie’s songs in the film. But in a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Seu Jorge’s adaptations in Portuguese of David Bowie’s music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact.

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The Secret Sisters
Oct
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Secret Sisters

With Mary Bragg

There are two ways of handling a dangerous, raging river: you can surrender and let it carry you away, or you can swim against the flow. For The Secret Sisters, there was a point after the release of their last record when they could have chosen to do neither – instead, sinking to the bottom as the weight of the world washed away their dreams. They went from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their label, purging their team, filing bankruptcy and almost permanently trading harmonies for housecleaning. But there's a mythical pull to music that kept sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers moving forward, and they came out with a biting and beautiful third LP, produced by Brandi Carlile, You Don't Own Me Anymore. Their first as New West signees, it's a document of hardship and redemption, of pushing forward when it would be so much easier to drown in grief. And it's a story about how passion and pure artistry can be the strongest sort of salvation – how art is left, like perfect grains of sand, when everything else has washed away.

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Leo Kottke
Oct
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Leo Kottke

Leo Kottke is a legendary acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 45+ year career of recording and performing. Blending folk, jazz and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music, Kottke’s work pre-dated and predicted much of the New Age instrumental music movement, and is often considered part of the American Primitivism movement, partly because he was signed to John Fahey’s Takoma Records label

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Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!
Oct
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!

Shopkins Live! is finally here! The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins – the grocery store-themed mini collectable toys - Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva. An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show to life on stage through urban style music, song and dance.


All of Shopville is in a tizz as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait — no event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help – the show must go on!

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies - The Phantom Returns
Oct
3
to Oct 8

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies - The Phantom Returns

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

Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Beautiful and haunting” Love Never Dies tours North America! This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. 

Various dates and hours.

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Fastball
Oct
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Fastball

With Starbelly

Fastball is known for their smash hits that include “The Way,” “Out of My Head,” “You’re An Ocean,” and “Fire Escape,” and their dynamic live shows, where no two are the same. With more than 20 years of musical explorations and milestones under its belt, Fastball remains one of the most consistent and continuously celebrated rock bands on the road today. In 2017, the Grammy-nominated band released their 6th studio album, “Step Into Light,” their first album in eight years.

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The Washington Ballet presents Russian Masters
Oct
4
to Oct 8

The Washington Ballet presents Russian Masters

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

The Washington Ballet opens its 2017-2018 Kennedy Center season with Russian Masters, an evening of works that clearly reveal where classical ballet began and how these choreographers have shaped and influenced our art form over the last 175 years.

Hours: Sat/Sun: 2pm and 8pm; All other days: 8pm

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Terri Clark
Oct
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Terri Clark

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, TERRI CLARK got her start playing for tips at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. She signed with Mercury Records and emerged as a distinctive voice on the country music landscape - driving, passionate, spirited - and every bit her own woman.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Dvorák's Seventh Symphony / Steinbacher plays Brahms
Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

National Symphony Orchestra: Dvorák's Seventh Symphony / Steinbacher plays Brahms

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

Frequent NSO guest Nathalie Stutzmann conducts a concentrated taste of late 19th-century music with Lalo's Overture from Le roi d'Ys, Brahms's Violin Concerto featuring Arabella Steinbacher, and Dvorák's Symphony No. 7.

Performances: Oct 5 at 7pm; Oct 6 at 11:30am; Oct 7 at 8pm

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Momma's Boy
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Momma's Boy

Presented by Priest Tyaire. What happens when a mother holds on to her son too long? That's precisely what we learn as this all-star cast unite to tell the story of a young man who takes pride in being macho but really is a momma's boy. Set in the inner city, Aaron and Autumn join forces as police officers in a town plagued by violence.

Performances: 

8 pm on Oct 5, 6, 7

3pm on Oct 7, 8

7:30pm on Oct 8

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VoicePlay
Oct
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

VoicePlay

The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on it’s head. Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics.

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The Highwaymen Live
Oct
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Highwaymen Live

  • Performing Arts Center at OC Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, the Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Your audience will watch in amazement as each song, one hit after another is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. This 90 minute country music tribute show is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazard, and On the Road Again.

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All Things Go Fall Classic
Oct
6
to Oct 8

All Things Go Fall Classic

All Things Go Fall Classic’s new three-day format at Union Market will give live music fans the same unique festival experience of years past on a bigger, bolder scale with updated amenities, all-new activations and memorable VIP perks.

  • Performances from exciting and emerging artists 
  • Food from a curated selection of DC's best food vendors
  • Shop official band and festival merch
  • Original onsite activations throughout the venue
  • Bars and concessions throughout the venue

Doors times:

Friday, October 6th - 4pm
Saturday, October 7th - 12pm
Sunday, October 8th - 12pm
 

Friday, October 6th
Galantis | The Knocks| Bearson | jackLNDN | Win and Woo | LIGHTWAVES

Saturday, Ocotber 7th
Young Thug | Vince Staples | Cashmere Cat | Saba | Kweku Collins | Jay IDK | Innanet James | April + Vista

Sunday, October 8th
Foster The People | Bleachers | Betty Who | Foreign Air | Now, Now | FLETCHER | Great Good Fine Ok | Young Futura

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Antigone
Oct
6
to Oct 13

Antigone

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
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By Sophocles. Translated by Brendan Kennelly. Directed by Lisa Nathans

Antigone, a young woman, speaks truth to power, firmly convinced that she is right in following her moral imperative. Her King, Creon, is firmly convinced of the opposite – his law should be obeyed. This elemental ancient play about primordial human themes – honor, loyalty, love, betrayal and conviction – resonates as sharply and as damningly today as it did when it was written 2,500 years ago. This production will focus on the paradox of who is right versus who is wrong... Antigone or Creon? With the help of a modern Greek chorus, audiences will come to their own conclusions.

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Arthur Miller's The Price
Oct
6
to Nov 12

Arthur Miller's The Price

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

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

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The Price Is Right Live
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Price Is Right Live

  • Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric (map)
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The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” and play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show.  Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by playing favorites like Plinko™,  Cliffhangers™,  The Big Wheel™, and the fabulous Showcase.

Playing to near sold out audiences for more than ten years, The Price Is Right Live™ has given away over 12 million dollars in cash and prizes to lucky audience members all across North America.

The Price is Right™ is the longest running game show in television history and loved by generations of viewers   This on-stage travelling version gives fans the chance to experience the same fun and winning excitement up close and in-person.

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Crack The Sky
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Crack The Sky

Since their debut album in 1975 (Rolling Stone's Debut Album of the Year) and through their 20+ albums to date, Crack The Sky continues to put on high level live performances, punctuated by extreme dynamics, quirky rhythms, dual guitar solos, and Palumbo’s lyrical/satirical view of the world.

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Remembrances and Tributes
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Remembrances and Tributes

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
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UMD Wind Orchestra.

Kernis’ short fanfare For Love of the Mountains evokes the grandeur of the Grand Tetons, while Lindberg’s Souvenir reflects the composer’s thoughts on his influential teachers. Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony was inspired by Barack Obama’s 2008 election. Together, these works explore the ways in which composers have been inspired by people and events.

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Dani Cortaza, master guitarist
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dani Cortaza, master guitarist

Masterful Argentine guitarist, Dani Cortaza, performs Argentine Folk Music seasoned with elements of jazz. The colorful music includes styles like the urban born tango and chacarera, zamba, and malambo rhythms. Cortaza has over three decades of global performances, including at the Kennedy Center and U.S. Department of State. This performance is sure to deliver a fusion of eclectic sounds you don’t want to miss! 

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4th Annual Charity Bike Ride
Oct
7
7:30am 7:30am

4th Annual Charity Bike Ride

Ride offers three cycling routes: 2-mile Beginners (family/kids); 36-mile Intermediate; and 60-mile Metric Century (Advanced) All participants receive special gifts, breakfast refreshments and boxed lunch. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts earning their cycling merit badges will receive a certificate of completion. Scouts 17 years or younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Donations from the charity bike ride support the cardiac surgery and heart rehabilitation programs at PGHC while bringing into sharper focus the impact of cardiovascular disparities within Prince George’s County. Join us for a fun experience and worthy cause!

On-site registration and heart-healthy breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Push-off is at 8:45 a.m.

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Can You SEE Me? - The Second Annual Women, Leadership & Race Summit
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Can You SEE Me? - The Second Annual Women, Leadership & Race Summit

  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (map)
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BeyondMeasureLLC presents Can You SEE Me? The Second Annual Women, Leadership & Race Summit. This is a platform designed to create dialogue that strengthens race relations, promotes diversity and educates about the importance of inclusion. This year, the brilliant Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden provides education about racism and its impact on women of color. Shorter-Gooden was University of Maryland's First Chief Diversity Officer, and she is the co-author of "Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America."

Ms. Dana J. Loatman will conduct a plenary session with a diverse group of young female leaders, "Millennial Women Who Lead." This session will explore how millennial women are leading today. Loatman is among the DMV's Top 30 Under 30 leaders, a Lead the Way Fellow , and the current Manager of Development and Corporate Relations at My Brother's Keeper Alliance.

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Family Art Day: La Manta
Oct
7
11:00am11:00am

Family Art Day: La Manta

Infused with the passion of flamenco, the funky irreverence of Latin rock, the smooth syncopation of jazz and the mathematical precision of classical music, La Manta turns traditional Mexican music on its head. In this texturally diverse fusion performance, the group hums with Mexican pride while showcasing its wide range and buoyantly energetic sound. Join us for a special family-friendly performance by this popular band from Veracruz preceded by craft activities for kids and salsa dance lessons for parents. Lunch will be provided.

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Kitchen Guild Cooking Class
Oct
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Kitchen Guild Cooking Class

Join the cooks of the Kitchen Guild as they share the secrets of cooking on an open hearth and learn tips you can bring back to your own kitchen. Participate in preparing a meal and enjoy dining on the results! Proceeds benefit the Riversdale Kitchen Guild. Registration required by September 30

Cost:$60.     Ages:Ages 18 & up

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Prince George’s Black Arts and Cultural Festival
Oct
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Prince George’s Black Arts and Cultural Festival

  • Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center (map)
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The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center’s (PGAAMCC) Rated PG: Black Arts Festival celebrates Black women and women-identifying artists throughout the Diaspora; beauty standards, identity, multigenerational traditions, sisterhood, and breaks barriers.  The festival will be a 1 day event featuring a full day of musical performances, a film screening, panel discussions, and an artist market.  In addition, we will premiere 2 art exhibitions: “This Hair Deserves a March” and “Like Blood from a Stone”.   Both exhibitions will be on display at PGAAMCC until January 31, 2018. 

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Taxes and Legal Issues for Artists
Oct
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Taxes and Legal Issues for Artists

  • The Brentwood Arts Exchange @Gateway Arts Center (map)
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Beyond creative production, succeeding as an artist requires navigating aspects of the business and legal world that can often be complex and seem overwhelming. Kent L. Killelea will discuss common legal issues for artists related to taxes, contracts, the implications of working as an employee vs. independent contractor, and more. 

This free workshop is part of the Making it as an Artist professional development series at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.
 

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Antigone's Dilemma
Oct
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Antigone's Dilemma

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A pre-show lecture by James Hollis, Ph.D. of the Jung Society of Washington.

From time to time in each of our lives, we face truculent choices, the consequences dire no matter what we choose. How may we discern what is right for us, and how may we face their consequences? Sophocles’ ancient drama brings us back to the conundrums of choice and consequence each of us faces in our quite different journeys.

James Hollis, Ph.D., executive director of the Jung Society of Washington, explores these topics in a pre-performance lecture titled "Antigone's Dilemma: An Introduction to the Universality of Choice and Consequence."

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Hot In Herre: 2000s Dance Party
Oct
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

Hot In Herre: 2000s Dance Party

If you've seen Will Eastman and Ozker DJ together before you know they have no guilt about musical guilty pleasures. Neither do you. Don't even deny it. Since 2008, the duo has brought you the NO SCRUBS: 90's Dance Party where 2Pac and Kurt Cobain exist side by side and work the venue into a sweaty mass of anthemic all night sing alongs. Now that the 00's are over it's time to bring back HOT IN HERRE: 2000's dance party! Your favorite hits of the millennium including Missy, Ludacris, Destiny's Child, Jay-Z, Gwen, Akon, Britney, R Kelly, 50, The Killers, Maroon 5, Nelly (both of 'em), Rihanna, Outkast, Sean Paul, Shakira, Usher, White Stripes, Avril, T.I., Christina, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kelis, Keri Hilson, Lil Jon, M.I.A., Rick Ross, Pharrell, T-Pain, Timbaland, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye and more.

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The Devil Wears Prada - No Sun / No  Moon Tour
Oct
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Devil Wears Prada - No Sun / No Moon Tour

With Veil of Maya, Silent Planet, Thousand Below.

The Devil Wears Prada is the musical embodiment of a generational shift. Built on a diverse array of heavy, dark, melodic and genre-defying music; hardened and sharpened by putting in road work together since the days when they had to skip class to tour: The Devil Wears Prada is at the forefront of a movement that bridges the gap between Rockstar Mayhem and the Vans Warped Tour.

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Aterciopelados
Oct
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Aterciopelados

Opening Act(s): Gaiteros de Sanguashington.

Also referred to as Los Aterciopelados on some albums and other promotional materials, this Latin Grammy award winning rock band hails from Colombia. Led by Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, they have been one of the first rock bands from Colombia to gain international notice and they are among the country's top groups. Their music fuses rock with a variety of Colombian and Latin American musical traditions. Additionally, Aterciopelados engages audiences all over the world with their socially conscious message. Honored by the United Nations for their work denouncing violence in Colombia, Aterciopelados speaks out about myriad issues including political injustice, women's rights, and environmental destruction. 

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Aterciopelados
Oct
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Aterciopelados

Aterciopelados, the pioneer Latin-American folk-rock group, returns after 8 years with their first long and live project entitled "Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado." This CD+DVD is a compilation of the most representative songs of their repertoire that celebrates over two decades of their existence as a band. It features the participation of big names, such as Macaco, León Larregui (vocals for the Mexican group Zoé), Goyo (Chocquibtown) and Catalina García (Monsieur Periné).

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Master Class: Matthew Bourne
Oct
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Master Class: Matthew Bourne

  • The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (map)
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The Explore the Arts Master Class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level, class for adults is led by company members from Matthew Bourne / New Adventures. 

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