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

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

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

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

Ages: All ages are welcome

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Leah Taylor
Jan
13
to Feb 25

Leah Taylor

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

Exhibit: Jan 13-Feb 25

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

Steven Silberg: In Care of the White House

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

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

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

Black History Month Exhibition: Relics and Prospects

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

Relics and Prospects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Age: All ages are welcome 

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Aviation Meets Art
Jan
29
to Mar 31

Aviation Meets Art

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It it possible that artistic changes and development actually provided not just the inspiration, but the belief that man would one day fly? Aviation art has a rich history both globally and locally. This exhibit is the product of local artists revealing their expression of this history along with their own interests and influences. Featuring artwork by Dana Maier, Ray Maier, Marianna Jackson, and Misty Cole.

Daily through March 31. FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

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The Great Society
Feb
2
to Mar 11

The Great Society

Performances: Feb 2 - Mar 11, various hours

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

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Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Feb
9
to Feb 24

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

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

Performed by 2nd Star Productions

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

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

You Can't Take it With You

You Can't Take it With You

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

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

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

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National Symphony Orchestra: Janowski conducts Brahms's First Symphony / Jackiw plays Bruch
Feb
22
to Feb 24

National Symphony Orchestra: Janowski conducts Brahms's First Symphony / Jackiw plays Bruch

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Known for his skill with the core classical repertoire, conductor Marek Janowski leads Bruch's electrifying First Violin Concerto featuring the NSO debut of Stefan Jackiw. The program also includes Brahms's Beethoven-influenced Symphony No. 1.

ForeWords, with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Feb. 24 performance
Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public.

Performances Feb 22 at 7pm; Feb 23 at 11:30am; Feb 24 at 8pm

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Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion - Dearest Home
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion - Dearest Home

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In this interactive evening of contemporary dance focused on loving, longing and loss, audience members are given a choice: experience the pure movement in silence, or don headphones and layer on a rich soundscape. With cross-cultural conversation and community action at its heart, Dearest Home showcases movement, in its most vulnerable and intimate state, through a series of solo and duet performances. Grounded in classical arts and heavily influenced by hip-hop culture, choreographer/company leader/ MacArthur Genius award-winner Kyle Abraham’s mission is to create evocative, interdisciplinary performances. He is back at The Clarice after his celebrated 2014 performance of When Wolves Came In.

Performances: Feb 23-24, 8pm

There will be a free post-performance creative conversation both dates at 9:15pm

Photo: Carrie Schneider

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Diavolo
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Diavolo

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Highly original contemporary dance ensemble DIAVOLO uses "architecture in motion" to explore the relationship between the human body and its environment. Artistic Director Jacques Heim leads a team of dancers, designers, choreographers, and engineers who create visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically, and socially by the spaces we inhabit.

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Hold These Truths
Feb
23
to Apr 8

Hold These Truths

Performances: February 23 - April 8, various hours 

Reeling from the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and driven by fear and prejudice, America placed its own citizens of Japanese ancestry in internment camps. A play for our times, Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of Japanese immigrants who defied an unjust court order to uphold the values on which America was founded. Filled with hope and buoyed by unquenchable patriotism, Hirabayashi’s unflinching defiance will leave you cheering the strength of the individual and his dedication to his own unalienable rights. 

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Second Season: The Breaking Point and Babel
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Second Season: The Breaking Point and Babel

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The Breaking Point

By Jennifer Kasnadi

The Breaking Point explores how relationships between people devolve due to the current political climate of the US. The piece features interviews with students from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies that comment on how politics affect an "epicenter of apathy."

Babel

By Almost Human

Babel is a site-specific performance exploring knowledge, histories and beliefs. The piece delves into ancient institutions, where they have come from, and where they are headed. Babel is produced by PhD student Fraser Stevens' experimental theatre company, Almost Human.

Free, tickets required.

 

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Harmony Sweepstakes - Mid-Atlantic Regional
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Harmony Sweepstakes - Mid-Atlantic Regional

The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. The annual national competition draws from hundreds of vocal groups from around the country with regional competitions in eight cities. The winning group from each festival is flown to perform in front of celebrity judges and a sold out house of enthusiastic a cappella fans at the National Finals.

Hosted by 2017 Mid-Atlantic Champions: Lustre

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Vocal Arts DC presents: Christoph Prégardien, tenor & Julius Drake, piano, in Recital
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Vocal Arts DC presents: Christoph Prégardien, tenor & Julius Drake, piano, in Recital

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Esteemed German tenor Christoph Prégardien and pianist Julius Drake present Poetisches Tagebuch, (A Poet's Diary), a program of songs by Franz Schubert, many rarely performed, set to poetry of the Romantic era by Ernst Schulze and other masters.

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Experience, Expand, Explore District 3
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Experience, Expand, Explore District 3

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It's been nearly 25 years since the District 3 Council Member Dannielle M. Glaros was elected to Chair the Prince George's County Council. Let's celebrate! Learn more about the Council initiatives she is focused on in 2018 as Chair. 

Enjoy samples of specialty pizza and salad offerings. Families welcome. Come for a few minutes or stay for a while! Free parking available in the garage off of Baltimore Avenue and in the surface lot. 

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Do Good Dialogue: No Place to Hide: A Conversation about Privacy, or the Lack Thereof
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Do Good Dialogue: No Place to Hide: A Conversation about Privacy, or the Lack Thereof

The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a translatlantic theater project focused on the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Washington, theaters across the US and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays exploring the central question, “What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?” The results will be presented in different formats by a network of theaters, including The Clarice, between January 2017 and June 2018. In this dialogue, UMD faculty members will host a roundtable conversation with three of the participating artist/playwrights.

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Blues For An Alabama Sky
Mar
1
to Mar 4

Blues For An Alabama Sky

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Performances: Mar 1 at 10am, Mar 2 at 7:30pm, Mar 3 at 2pm and 7:30pm, Mar 4 at 3pm

Blues for an Alabama Sky is set in Harlem, New York, in 1930, at a time when, as novelist and playwright Pearl Cleage states, "The creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression." 

The play brings together a rich cast of characters who reflect the conflicting currents of the time through their overlapping personalities and politics. Set in the Harlem apartment of Guy, a popular costume designer, and his friend, Angel, a recently fired Cotton Club back-up singer, the cast also includes Sam, a hard-working, jazz-loving doctor at Harlem Hospital; Delia, an equally dedicated member of the staff at the Sanger clinic; and Leland, a recent transplant from Tuskegee, who sees in Angel a memory of lost love and a reminder of those "Alabama skies where the stars are so thick it's bright as day." Invoking the image of African-American expatriate extraordinaire, Josephine Baker as both muse and myth, Cleage's characters struggle, as Guy says, "to look beyond 125th Street" for the fulfillment of their dreams.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Runnicles conducts Mahler's Tenth Symphony
Mar
1
to Mar 3

National Symphony Orchestra: Runnicles conducts Mahler's Tenth Symphony

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Donald Runnicles returns to lead Mahler's Symphony No. 10, a moving work sketched in the wake of his daughter's death and completed after his own. This posthumous entry continues the NSO's multi-season Mahler exploration.

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

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Ferg Presents Mad Man Tour with Denzel Curry, IDK
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Ferg Presents Mad Man Tour with Denzel Curry, IDK

A$AP Ferg may hail from a block in Harlem notoriously known as "Hungry Ham (Hamilton Heights)," but that never completely defined him. Whether it be launching clothing and jewelry lines or attending art school, he constantly bobbed and weaved past expectations. As a rapper, unpredictability remains his only calling card. The next member of the A$AP Mob collective to have a solo project, he can slip from gruff, gritty rhymes to soaring singing, and he does so seamlessly. On his A$AP Worldwide released mixtape, Trap Lord, he's got his own musical domain on lock.

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New Levant Initiative presents A World Premiere: Ibrahim Maalouf's Levantine Symphony No. 1, featuring the National Children's Chorus
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

New Levant Initiative presents A World Premiere: Ibrahim Maalouf's Levantine Symphony No. 1, featuring the National Children's Chorus

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The New Levant Initiative is honored to present distinguished trumpeter and composer Ibrahim Maalouf in the world premiere of his impassioned composition, Levantine Symphony No. 1.

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Local Women in Abstraction
Mar
2
to Apr 27

Local Women in Abstraction

In recent years, many art institutions have sought to give recognition to women artists who historically have not been represented in important collections, exhibitions, or books. This exhibition seeks to build on this momentum by celebrating local female artists investigating various mediums and modes of abstract expression. Line, shape, color, texture, space and form are the universal tools that these artists employ to communicate the ethereal, the mundane and the simply sublime. FREE

Dates: March 2, 2018 - April 27, 2018, 10am-5pm / Artist Reception: March 13, 7-9pm

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Angel Street
Mar
2
to Mar 24

Angel Street

By Patrick Hamilton. Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell.
Handsome, kindly Mr. Manningham indulges and protects his young wife, who seems confused and forgetful. It's concerning, because Mrs. Manningham's mother went insane. Could the young woman be taking after her mother? How will her behavior affect her marriage? Experience the uncertainties of the Manninghams' lives in this tale, which was the basis for the classic movie, Gaslight.

Performances: Weekends, March 2 - 24, 2018, 8pm

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White Ford Bronco 90s Party
Mar
2
9:00 PM21:00

White Ford Bronco 90s Party

Long a mere dream kicking around in the overactive imaginations of its founders, White Ford Bronco officially came into being in the Spring of 2008. Since then the five member ensemble has been sparking bouts of flannel-laden, slap-bracelet-snapping, pog-playing, big-butt-loving nostalgia across the Washington, D.C. area that they call home. If you're longing for the days when Danny Tanner could solve everything with a hug and presidential scandals only involved ruining a marriage, allow us to take you on a musical journey to that magical last decade of the 20th century. Whatever flavor -- be it Alternative, Rock, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, or Country -- if it's 90s, they’ll play it.

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 Michael Bowie
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Bowie

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D.C. bassist and musical director Michael Bowie will bring artists and audience together in a dynamic, multimedia live-video performance exploring themes of social justice, freedom, and the human toll on oppression. Utilizing some of D.C.’s finest musicians and dancers, You Haven’t Done Nothin will channel a diverse America in which public demonstration and fundamental freedoms are a right for all people.

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Washington National Opera: Verdi's Don Carlo
Mar
3
to Mar 17

Washington National Opera: Verdi's Don Carlo

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Family ties fray and unravel in Verdi's spectacle of forbidden passion, political intrigue, and shattering betrayal set at the height of the Spanish Empire. More than 20 years have passed since WNO last staged this grand masterpiece in four acts, and now a solid-gold cast heralds its return in this stunning new production.

Performances: Mar 3-17, 2018, various hours

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Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper

Additional performance at 10pm

Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. His humor largely revolves around fatherhood, laziness, and food. In his work, he creates voices for characters in his scenarios to accompany his jokes. He is also regarded as a "clean" comic, using little profanity, sexual or provocative content in his routines; and is further known for his deadpan delivery.

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Kid Rock - American Rock and Roll Tour
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kid Rock - American Rock and Roll Tour

Kid Rock released his new album "Sweet Southern Sugar" on November 3 and will soon hit the road on his American Rock n Roll Tour, hitting 21 shows from coast to coast. Fans of the rocker can expect the same high-energy experience, but with brand new tracks from his latest album. The album ranges from country to classic rock, with a little rap sprinkled in between and highlights Kid Rock’s armory of talent, which transcends a single genre. Special guests A Thousand Horses are set to join Kid Rock on the tour. 

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Moein
Mar
3
8:30 PM20:30

Moein

Moein is a prominent, Iranian singer. Moein began his artistic career as a radio singer. He released several albums before Yeki Ra Doost Midaram in 1986, which was his first album to be widely noticed in Iran. In recent years, Moein has become widely acclaimed in Iran and he has played concerts throughout the globe. He is referred to as "javdan sedaye eshgh," which translates to "the prominent voice of love."

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NSO Music for Young Audiences: Two Divas and a Bear
Mar
4
1:30 PM13:30

NSO Music for Young Audiences: Two Divas and a Bear

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Join NSO violinist Marissa Regni, soprano Kari Paludan, and everyone's favorite stuffed animal as they explore the human voice along with the voice of the violin! Age 3+

Come early for a Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo."
Starting one hour before the concert, hands-on activities let children get up close with the instruments they'll see played on the stage.

Performances: 1:30pm and 4pm

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Jazz Talk Series: Allyn Johnson
Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Jazz Talk Series: Allyn Johnson

Join us for an engaging dialogue about jazz and its relevancy in the world. Performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Allyn Johnson, will discuss a variety of jazz topics. He was specifically chosen by jazz legend Calvin Jones to succeed him as Director of the Jazz Studies program and jazz ensembles at the University of the District of Columbia. FREE

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Love 2 Dance Showcase
Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

Love 2 Dance Showcase

Don’t miss your chance to see the premiere dancers of the future, when the best high school dancers in the D.C. area perform at the Publick Playhouse. Representing studios and public and private high schools, the participating troupes are jury-selected, based on their excellence and achievement in dance.

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The Caribbean
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

The Caribbean

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The Caribbean is an American experimental pop group from Washington, D.C., composed of Michael Kentoff, Matthew Byars, and Dave Jones. The band has been critically acclaimed for its deconstructionist approach to pop music; its wry, literary lyrics; and its eclectic sound, which incorporates elements of American pop, indie rock and experimental rock, IDM, cool jazz, folk music, lounge music, and Brazilian music.
Presented in collaboration with Hometown Sounds.

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Suzy Bogguss
Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

Suzy Bogguss

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go”, and “Drive South”. But you can’t peg Suzy that easily. In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. In 2003 she made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel. An album of original music in 2007 landed her at number 4 on the jazz charts. Her folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, American Folk Songbook. In 2014 she released Lucky, a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy’s crystal vocals from the female point of view. Her latest offering, Aces Redux, is a re-recording of her platinum selling album Aces produced by Suzy with fresh arrangements and her signature effortless vocals. So yes, you can call her a country singer if you want, but really that’s just the beginning.

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Jeezy: The Cold Summer Tour with Tee Grizzley
Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jeezy: The Cold Summer Tour with Tee Grizzley

No matter what is being supplied, a hustler is only as good as his word. With Atlanta serving up some of the hottest product in the rap game, native son Young Jeezy stands as one of the most exciting merchants of cool to emerge in years. Thanks to underground testimonials like “Air Forces” and “Chuuch,” Jeezy’s street swagger and authentic style has quickly made believers out of some the biggest players in the game, from Fabolous to P. Diddy. 

What sets Young Jeezy’s music apart is his ability to bring color and flash to a story that has been told so many times before. He’s a true digital age artist who doesn’t need 16 bars to develop a picture in your head. When he snaps off a verse the image is simple enough for everyone to feel it instantly.

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Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds
Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds

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The acclaimed actor and renowned cellist team up to showcase core American values in literature and music. Murray brings his wit and charm to classic songs, prose, and poetry by Twain, Hemingway, Whitman, Bernstein, Gershwin, Foster, and more in dialogue with Vogler’s transfixing Stradivari cello. 

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Flor de Toloache
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Flor de Toloache

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Latin Grammy®-winning all-female mariachi group mixes tradition and innovation, breaking boundaries of the traditionally male-dominated form with their edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Latin American music.

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Michael Schenker Fest with A Sound of Thunder
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Schenker Fest with A Sound of Thunder

Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerised the rock community since the 70's with his characteristic guitar play and constructed himself a monument during his time in UFO by writing hits like 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Rock Bottom', as well as SCORPIONS classics such as 'Lovedrive', 'Coast To Coast' and 'Holiday', among others. His playing has influenced several generations of guitar players enormously.

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My Dad Wrote A Poem
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

My Dad Wrote A Poem

Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened - but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he's decided to read it to the world in this award-winning comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1's Alice Levine, Jamie will be reading a chapter a week and discovering more about his father than he ever bargained for.

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We Can Do It! American Women in History
Mar
7
10:15 AM10:15

We Can Do It! American Women in History

Additional Performance: 12pm

When two students explore the attic of a museum, they meet some amazing women from history face to face. “We Can Do It!” celebrates the courageous, confident women who have helped shape our country, from Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony. 

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies

Ages: Recommended for grades 3rd - 5th

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more  /  Free to qualifying Title 1 schools

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Afternoon Tea: the Damon Foreman Duo
Mar
7
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Tea: the Damon Foreman Duo

A charismatic performer, Damon along with his bass player, brings eclectic artistry and breaks through the boundaries of music genres. He can soothe your soul with his jazz, wake your spirit with his soul, jump start your heart with his funk, and light your fire with his rock. Damon has toured throughout the world playing many styles of music with major artists such as Ashford and Simpson, Gladys Night, Sista Monica, Mary Wells, and Parliament Funkadelic. He has major label production credits on Sire Records, Warner Brothers, and others. Damon loves to perform and leaves listeners with a knowing that they have experienced something different and awesome. In other words, he rocks! All ages; Tickets: $18/person

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Pat Green
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Pat Green

Now, after breaking the cycle for a three-year recharge, Green is back in his comfort zone and playing by his own rules again. His is new independent album Home is his first set of originals in several years, and directly speaks to the hardcore fans that have been with him since the beginning.

Featuring a mature country sound that is both modern and exposes his roots for all to see, his new tunes are full of ringing acoustic guitars, slippery steel and dobro, wailing fiddles and heartfelt, personal lyrics, making Home the return to form many fans have been waiting for.

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The Noise Presents Sabaton & Kretor with Cyhra
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Noise Presents Sabaton & Kretor with Cyhra

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek.

SABATON’s Par Sundström comments, “We are excited to return to American grounds after the last successful tour. Teaming up with our friends in KREATOR, we are able to play larger venues which allows us to bring a bigger production than we ever brought into America.

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza states, “Hordes! We return back to North America alongside the mighty SABATON! It’s a true European invasion and we can’t wait to be back!

Nuclear Blast’s Symphonic and Thrash metal artists collide for an unforgettable experience filled with high energy and extradorniary musicianship.


SABATON will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. Check out the the lyric video for “Sparta” which chronicles the story of the most iconic last stands battle of Thermopylae.

KREATOR is touring in support of Gods Of Violence which entered the world charts at #16. 

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Jenna & Barbara Bush: Sisters First Tour
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Jenna & Barbara Bush: Sisters First Tour

 

Grab your sister (or a friend who is just like one!) for a special event with former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush during their Sisters First Tour. Settle in for an evening of personal stories and universal revelations during this celebration of sisterhood and all of the complicated, messy, hilarious, life-defining moments that accompany it.

For the first time, Jenna and Barbara will take readers on a revealing, funny, and thoughtful tour behind the scenes of their lives. They’ll share never-before-told stories about their family, their adventures, their loves and losses, and the special sisterly bond that ties them together. 

Your ticket to the Sisters First Tour includes access to the talk and an autographed copy of Jenna and Barbara’s highly-anticipated book of personal essays, SISTERS FIRST (a $28 value).

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This Little Light
Mar
8
to Apr 1

This Little Light

 

By Jennifer Faletto

Who am I? What am I? THIS LITTLE LIGHT explores the life of the same person over 400 years through the meandering mind of a Millennial who is waking for the first time to her human needs for meaning and understanding. 

Performances: March 8 - April 1, Thur-Sat: 8pm; Sun: 3pm

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Big Apple Circus
Mar
9
to Mar 31

Big Apple Circus

Join us for our 40th Anniversary celebration! The Big Apple Circus is back under the Big Top in 2018. Each performance promises an action-packed show, filled with thrills, laughs, and a lifetime of memories. Big Apple Circus is proud to present 10-time World Record Holder, Nik Wallenda. Hailed as “The King of The High Wire” and the “Greatest Daredevil of Our Generation,” Nik and the Fabulous Wallendas promise to amaze audiences with feats of daring never-before seen under the Big Top. Returning for our 40th year will be everyone’s favorite clown, Grandma! So, step right up! The Big Apple Circus is ready to astonish generations of guests with the world’s most celebrated acts in the circus’ most intimate setting—no seat is more than fifty feet from the ring! Select dates through March 31.  ($)

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Randy Rainbow Live
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Randy Rainbow Live

Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and song parodies have garnered international acclaim and over a hundred million views. He's been called "the best thing about the 2016 GOP race" by Dan Savage and his musical tribute to the first presidential debate of 2016 (“BRAGGADOCIOUS!”) received 28 million views in its first two days. He was subsequently asked by the cast of TV’s Will & Grace to parodizea song which they performed during a political fundraiser for the 2016 election. Randy has also written for comedian Kathy Griffin and hosted and performed in numerous theatrical events for the Broadway, cabaret and gay communities, as well as for the Tony Awards and some of New York City's most popular night spots including 54 Below, Birdland Jazz Club, XL Nightclub and Therapy NYC where his own weekly show ran for two years. He's been seen as a talking head on VH1 and has been heard regularly as both a guest and co-host on Sirius XM Radio. He is the creator and star of the long-running BroadwayWorld.com web series Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow and Last Minute with Randy Rainbow.

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The Life of Queen Elizabeth I
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Life of Queen Elizabeth I

The Life of Queen Elizabeth I
A reading of a play by scholar Carole Levin

This play examines who Queen Elizabeth I was and what was important to her, as she thinks about her life and reign. We see both the young Elizabeth and the one at the end of her reign, often on stage together as Elizabeth considers religion, courtships, and the many threats to her throughout her life including those from Mary Stuart, Spain, and the earl of Essex. Other characters include the ghost of her mother, Anne Boleyn, Robert Dudley, one man she truly cared about, a series of her ladies in waiting, and the French ambassador.

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Frankenstein
Mar
9
to Mar 25

Frankenstein

Set in nineteenth-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavory grave robbers, he gives life to a creature both hideous and touching—and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry. Presented by the Bowie Community Theatre. Performances are weekends through March 25.

Performances: Fri/Sat at 8pm; Matinees 2 pm on March 11, 17, 19, 25.

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Deer Tick
Mar
9
9:00 PM21:00

Deer Tick

With Solomon Georgio

The band's music has been described as rock with folkblues, and country influences,[1]although the band actively rebels against the country tag, stating "We’re proud not to sing with a twang".[2] The band regularly perform cover versions in their live sets, including songs by the likes of The ReplacementsNirvanaJohn PrineHank Williams, the Beastie BoysWarren Zevonand Sonny West. They have also performed entire sets as Deervana, a Nirvana tribute band including a show in September 2013 to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's third album In Utero.

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Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady

Performances: 7pm and 10pm

Tiffany Haddish credits her social worker for her success as a comedian/actress. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into stand up comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. Haddish has been making people laugh ever since appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One, and also on Comedy Central's Reality Bites.

Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and hopes to someday have money like Oprah.

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Four Bitchin' Babes
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Four Bitchin' Babes

The Four BitchinBabes are four accomplished and seasoned musician-actress comediennes, who together, create a tour'de force musical comedy theatre troupe. Touring and recording for 25 years, they fill the stage with whimsical songs and shtick, presenting the hippest and most luxurious girl group harmonies “evah!

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Andrea Frierson: Me and Ella
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Andrea Frierson: Me and Ella

The life and music of The First Lady of Song is celebrated in this personal tribute by Broadway actress and singer Andrea Frierson. A musical homage that interweaves Frierson’s coming of age in 1960s New York City with the life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, the performance finds fascinating common ground as the two stories unfold.

Tickets: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

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Junkyard Band Presents - The Man, The Myth, The DC Legend - HBD! Buggs
Mar
10
9:00 PM21:00

Junkyard Band Presents - The Man, The Myth, The DC Legend - HBD! Buggs

THE Junkyard Band in 1980 when Junkyard began playing they used buckets and cans because these young kids of the projects in Southeast Barry Farms at time did not have enough money to purchase real equipment. They used whatever they found to play, and they didn't let anyone or anything stopping them from playing. The band performed in TV commercials such as the Cavaliers Men clothing store. They began to get calls from major record companies such as Def Jam, once signed with Def Jam the band appeared in two movies “DC Cab” and “Tougher than Leather” along side Run DMC and Mr. T. While signed to Def Jam under Russell Simmons the band released two national hit singles “Sardines and Pork in Beans” and “Word”. They toured United States playing in well know venues such as Capital Center, Richmond Coliseum, John F. Kennedy Center and the Apollo Theater in New York City with LL Cool J. The band had eventually made enough money to purchase real equipment and made the change. They began performing in night clubs as they became old enough to enter and started performing with folks such as Beatsie Boys, Salt – n – Pepa, Tupac, Roots, Slayer, Ice Cube, Yo-Yo . The band has also release singles such as “Ruff it off”, “Loose Booty” and “Rippa Medley”.

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Watch Awards
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Watch Awards

The Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) is an organization founded for the adjudication and presentation of annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in community theater throughout the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. 

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The Zombies
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Zombies

Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies have returned to celebrate the release oftheir latest Billboard-charting album, Still Got That Hunger, and their 2nd nomination for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, lead by founding and current members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, alongside bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of ARGENT and The Kinks), Rodford's son Steve Rodford on drums, and renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey.

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Flight School: The Musical
Mar
15
10:15 AM10:15

Flight School: The Musical

Performances: 10:15am and 12pm

Flight School: The Musical Penguin is excited to go to the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Although Penguin is ready to live on the wind he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. But Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded, so with the help of some friends, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Based on the popular book by Lita Judge.

Recommended for grades Pre-K-3

 

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Women’s History Month Luncheon
Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

Women’s History Month Luncheon

Prince George’s County will hold its 33rd Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon to celebrate the dynamic accomplishments of women who serve in and partner with government and their impact on people and communities. We have taken the national theme, NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, to acknowledge the full-service of government in the support of and defense of women. ($)

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WMZQ Presents Morgan Wallen with Ray Fulcher
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

WMZQ Presents Morgan Wallen with Ray Fulcher

He’s a passionate singer with a unique sound who grew up in Appalachia, and you’ll be hearing Morgan Wallen before 2016 is over. Wallen moved to Nashville in July 2015, not sure what he would find, but convinced that he should at least give his dreams a legitimate shot. Less than a year later, he’d already been signed to Big Loud Records, recorded some initial tracks with producer Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and hit the road on his first radio promotion tour.

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Je'Caryous Johnson Presents "Set It Off"
Mar
16
to Mar 18

Je'Caryous Johnson Presents "Set It Off"

Gritty bank heist drama Set It Off comes blasting onto the stage when playwright-director Je'Caryous Johnson puts his twist on the mid-'90s Hollywood hit. Frankie, T.T., Stoney and Cleo are back in the driver's seat, bringing the action-packed, adrenaline-fueled crime spree to theaters near you.

Dates: March 16-17, 8pm; Mar 17 at 3pm, Mar 18 at 3:30pm

 

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Mat Kearney - Crazytalk Tour with Andrew Belle, Filous
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Mat Kearney - Crazytalk Tour with Andrew Belle, Filous

Mat Kearney is a #1 iTunes artist whose third album, Young Love, debuted at #1 on the Billboard digital chart and #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. In addition, Young Love was the first album to oust Adele’s 21 from its resident iTunes #1 spot in 2011. His music has been featured in countless television shows and films ranging from Soul Surfer and Parenthood to The Closer, NCIS, 30 Rock, and Vampire Diaries. His 2006 major label debut Nothing Left to Lose has sold over 450,000 copies, while 2009’s City of Black & White hit #13 on the Billboard Top 200. His most recent release Just Kids came out in early 2015, featuring the singles “Heartbeat” and “Air I Breathe.” In between it all, he has supported everybody from John Mayer to Keane on the road.

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Live at Montpelier: Tongue in Cheek
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Live at Montpelier: Tongue in Cheek

Tongue in Cheek is one of Maryland’s most popular gigging bands, focusing on traditional New Orleans jazz. Traditional, old-time swing has become extremely popular in this region. Headed by bassist/banjo player Zach Serleth and vocalist Bridget Cimino, the band has helped create a scene, which sometimes includes dancing and always includes loads of fun. Many of the region’s finest musicians enjoy performing with this group. Whether they perform for a sitting or hoofing audience, all are thoroughly entertained. Often arriving in period costume, the musicians offer delightful listening music, mostly written between 1910 and the mid-1930s. Audience members find themselves singing along to songs they heard from grandma and grandpa and the old-time movies. ($)

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Torrey Smith Family Fund Charity Basketball Game
Mar
17
6:30 PM18:30

Torrey Smith Family Fund Charity Basketball Game

Join Torrey along with his current and former teammates and local celebrities as they test their skills on the basketball court, all in the name of charity.

Royal Farms Arena is hosting Smith’s 6th Annual Charitable Basketball game. While the main event is the game, there will be giveaways, live entertainment during halftime, and fun for the entire family throughout. All proceeds will benefit the Torrey Smith Family Fund.

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Colonial Tavern Dinner
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Colonial Tavern Dinner

Be our guest as we recreate a mid-18th century tavern dinner in Upper Marlborough. Enjoy colonial food and spirits. Following dinner, listen to or join in with Ship’s Company as they sing sea chanties and tavern songs of the period. Capacity is limited; reservation and payment required in advance. ($)

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Victory Boyd
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Victory Boyd

Singer and guitarist Victory Boyd performs classic pop songs and original compositions with a unique blend of soul, folk, and jazz elements. Her style is youthful, mellow, and spiritual all at the same time, evoking shades of Tracy Chapman, Roberta Flack, and Nina Simone. Check out her videos on You Tube, and then you’ll see why you won’t want to miss this concert.

Tickets: $20/person; $15/person for seniors, students and groups of 20 or more

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Women in Jazz with Amy Bormet
Mar
18
2:30 PM14:30

Women in Jazz with Amy Bormet

Amy K. Bormet is an in-demand pianist, vocalist, and composer. California native Jennifer Krupa is an active trombonist in the Washington, D.C. area. In this talk, Bormet and Krupa will discuss the challenges and rewards of building community and generating support for the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. They will address the challenges of recruiting local artists, securing venues, creating concerts, and workshops, and the importance of bridging different ages and demographics as audience members, participants, and presenting artists. FREE

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Daughtry
Mar
18
8:00 PM20:00

Daughtry

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Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006 and reached number one on the Billboard 200.

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The Story of Anne Frank
Mar
20
10:15 AM10:15

The Story of Anne Frank

Additional performance: 12pm

This meticulously researched production provides an engaging and accessible approach to this time in history as it tells the story of a remarkable young woman. Celebrating the courage and strength of Anne and her companions in the Secret Annex, The Story of Anne Frank offers an opportunity to reflect on a young person’s perseverance in the face of unimaginable odds. 

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies, Language Arts 

Ages: Recommended for grades 6th - 8th

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more; Free of charge to qualifying Title I schools

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Lena: A Moment with a Lady - Featuring Broadway Star, Syndee Winters
Mar
22
11:00 AM11:00

Lena: A Moment with a Lady - Featuring Broadway Star, Syndee Winters

One of the most influential African American pioneers in entertainment, Lena Horne shattered the color barrier in Hollywood, was deeply involved with the civil rights movement, and collaborated with the some of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century. Broadway star Syndee Winters (Hamilton, Lion King, Pippin), stars in this play with music that depicts the most pivotal personal and professional moments of Horne’s remarkable life. On a mission to share the truth, she unexpectedly opens the emotional crevices that have eluded her for years. Relish, remember, and revel in this celebration of an exceptional woman.

Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

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Big K.R.I.T. with TY Dolla $ign + added guests
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Big K.R.I.T. with TY Dolla $ign + added guests

Big K.R.I.T. is a rapper’s rapper—clever with lyrics, nimble with rhyme flows, and generous
with food for thought. But the Meridian, Mississippi artist, whose stage name is an acronym for King Remembered In Time, isn’t just here to wow you with his words; K.R.I.T. wants to be a voice for the people.

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Kevin Hart - The Irresponsible Tour
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Kevin Hart - The Irresponsible Tour

Kevin Hart announced he is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ adding more than 100 new dates across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Produced by Live Nation, the new dates will kick off March 23 in Baltimore, MD and hit all new cities.

Dates: March 23-24, 7pm

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Fillmore Flashback: 80'S Vs. 90'S Dance Party feat. DJ Biz Markie
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Fillmore Flashback: 80'S Vs. 90'S Dance Party feat. DJ Biz Markie

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

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Moon Over Buffalo
Mar
23
to Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Private Lives" in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company's ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family -- including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind's ex-boyfriend -- must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind's fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard -- one man with two mistaken identities -- and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion -- the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre. 

Performances: Fri/Sat at 8pm; Matinees at 2pm; March 23-April 15

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Live! at Montpelier: Winfield Parker
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Live! at Montpelier: Winfield Parker

Hailing from Cooksville, Maryland, Winfield Parker toured with Little Richard and his band as a saxophone player before embarking on his own international tour. Always in demand for live concert appearances, Winfield Parker delivered his unique style of soulful R&B to sell-out crowds in every major city. Over the past 59 years, Winfield has traveled, performed, and played with legends such as Mary Love and the Flirtations, Tommy Hunt, and Maxine Brown. ($

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Leo Dan
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Leo Dan

Leopoldo Dante Tévez, known as Leo Dan, is an Argentine composer and singer born in Villa Atamisqui, Santiago del Estero Province. He recorded more than 20 albums during his long career during the late 20th century between Argentina and Mexico.

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