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Calendar for Family Events

Dancers at Home

04-24-2020

Presented by Maryland Youth Ballet at Online
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 01 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 1:00 pm + 22 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 03 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 06 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 09 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

In response to COVID-19 temporarily closing our doors, we are introducing MYB DANCERS AT HOME.

Find a safe space in your home and join us for class!

Class levels are...

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In response to COVID-19 temporarily closing our doors, we are introducing MYB DANCERS AT HOME.

Find a safe space in your home and join us for class!

Class levels are indicated for general information but please check them all out!

Available anytime

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At Home Activities

04-24-2020

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Online
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 01 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 1:00 pm + 22 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 03 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 06 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 09 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Here are some fun ways to keep you and your family entertained and enlightened during this time of social distancing. Please enjoy these featured videos and be sure to...

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Here are some fun ways to keep you and your family entertained and enlightened during this time of social distancing. Please enjoy these featured videos and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content.

  • WondeRoom Activities
  • Action & Reaction by Mark Goldman Digital Exhibit
  • Join the Virtual Jam
  • An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives Digital Exhibit
  • Archives Digitization Project Transcription Instructions
  • Recorded History Happy Hours
  • Move with the Kids!
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Takoma Park Arts Cultural Series

04-24-2020

Presented by Takoma Park Arts at Online
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 01 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 1:00 pm + 22 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 03 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 06 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 09 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

All upcoming Takoma Park Arts events at the Takoma Park Community Center have been postponed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but you can watch many of our...

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All upcoming Takoma Park Arts events at the Takoma Park Community Center have been postponed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but you can watch many of our past events online now! Please use this Youtube link to watch some of our concerts, theater performances, poetry readings, lectures, film screenings, art exhibitions, and more. You can take the arts home with you and share the link with your family and friends to help stave off cabin fever.

You also can sign up for our weekly Takoma Park Arts e-newsletter for updates about the rescheduling of future performances.

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YAA Plays On

04-24-2020

Presented by Young Artists of America at Strathmore at Online
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Apr 07 @ 7:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 09 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Music is what brings us together as a YAA community, and music is what can lift us up in this time ahead.  And, so we are excited to introduce a social movement we’ll...

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Music is what brings us together as a YAA community, and music is what can lift us up in this time ahead.  And, so we are excited to introduce a social movement we’ll be curating, we’re calling #YAAPlaysOn!
Here’s what #YAAPlaysOn looks like now. Please do check back for updates as we’re continuing to add to this as more ideas take shape and tools become available.

We will be hosting a twice weekly YAA Watch Party where we invite students, parents, alumni, staff - the entire YAA family - and beyond to join us for a live stream of a recent YAA production.

All are welcome!

Find the schedule and access the watch party at yaa.org/watch-party

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[CANCELLED] Time for Change: A Women's Art Gallery Exhibit

04-19-2020

Presented by Bender JCC of Greater Washington at Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 01 @ 8:00 am Thu, Apr 02 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 03 @ 8:00 am + 16 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 04 @ 8:00 am Sun, Apr 05 @ 8:00 am Mon, Apr 06 @ 8:00 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 8:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 8:00 am Thu, Apr 09 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 8:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 8:00 am Sun, Apr 12 @ 8:00 am Mon, Apr 13 @ 8:00 am Tue, Apr 14 @ 8:00 am Wed, Apr 15 @ 8:00 am Thu, Apr 16 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 8:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 8:00 am Sun, Apr 19 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Goldman Art Gallery, in honor of Women’s History Month, presents:
A Time for Change: Women in the Arts
March 1 – April 19

Wednesday, March 4
Reception with the...

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Goldman Art Gallery, in honor of Women’s History Month, presents:
A Time for Change: Women in the Arts
March 1 – April 19

Wednesday, March 4
Reception with the artists | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Featuring: Rachel Albert, Kasse Andrews-Weller, Suzanne Coley, Lauren Kingsland, Toni Lane, and Sara Leibman
Celebrate Women’s History Month with six local female artists tackling timely subjects such as gun violence, social equality, healing from trauma and environmental issues.

This exhibit showcases the ways in which artists use their work to evoke change, inspire viewers, and improve the world around them. We hope that long after you leave our gallery you will remember the messages of the artists and your own capacity to promote change.

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Montgomery Art Association Show at Oasis Art Gallery

04-10-2020

Presented by Montgomery Art Association at Oasis Art Gallery
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Mon, Apr 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Montgomery Art Association
Member Show & Sale at the Oasis Art Gallery

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Exhibit: January 13 - April 10,...

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Montgomery Art Association
Member Show & Sale at the Oasis Art Gallery

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Exhibit: January 13 - April 10, 2020
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

65 members of MAA are exhibiting at the third annual exhibition at the Oasis Gallery at Westfield Montgomery Mall. In addition to the 3-month show, there will be a February workshop. View event on Facebook www.facebook.com/events/601838827300015

The Oasis Art Gallery is part of Washington Metropolitan Oasis, a nonprofit specializing in lifelong education.

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Pink Moon Dance Festival

04-05-2020

Presented by BlueShift Dance at Baltimore Theatre Project
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 01 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 05 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Co-hosted by BlueShift Dance and Human Landscape Dance, the Pink Moon Dance Festival takes place March 30 – April 5 at Baltimore Theatre Project. Events include film...

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Co-hosted by BlueShift Dance and Human Landscape Dance, the Pink Moon Dance Festival takes place March 30 – April 5 at Baltimore Theatre Project. Events include film screenings, a Master Class Series, and a weekend of choreography showcases. These highlight a mix of independent artists and seasoned companies: Baltimore’s best in contemporary modern dance. The festival takes place shortly before the April full moon, called a pink moon after the first blossoms of spring. United by life under the same spring sky, let’s come together and celebrate dance!
Master Class Series: March 30 - April 2, pre-registration required. Full schedule and details at bit.ly/CLASSSERIES. Classes from $5-$15! Registration earns you $5 off a ticket for either Choreography Showcase!

Film Screenings: April 4, 7:30-8pm. April 5, 2:30-3pm. Free! If you plan on seeing a Choreography Showcase, be sure to arrive 30 minutes before curtain so you can grab a refreshment and enjoy dance films created by area artists.

Choreography Showcases: April 4 at 8pm and April 5 at 3pm at Baltimore Theatre Project. Tickets and details at bit.ly/PINKMOONTIX. Tickets are $20 beforehand and $25 at the door. Discount available for Students, Artists, and Seniors.

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VIRTUAL EVENT History Conversations: Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County

04-03-2020

Presented by Montgomery History at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am

"Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County"
Speaker: Ralph Buglass
Tuesday, March 31 @ 3 pm or Friday, April 3 @ 10 am

Tune in March 31 or April 3 for "Off the Beaten...

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"Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County"
Speaker: Ralph Buglass
Tuesday, March 31 @ 3 pm or Friday, April 3 @ 10 am

Tune in March 31 or April 3 for "Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County," an exploration with Ralph Buglass of ten hidden gems in the county--historic sites, architectural landmarks, and areas of natural beauty--that will surprise even lifelong county natives. While we can't visit these sites in person, discover them online--and build your future "to see" list!

Both sessions will be conducted via Zoom. If you have questions about accessing the talk, please contact Matt Gagle, Outreach and Volunteer Manager, at mgagle@montgomeryhistory.org.
As this is an evolving program, we welcome your feedback and ideas. Please contact us if you have suggestions or concerns. See you there!

Click here to join the conversation on March 31. Meeting ID: 918 721 201
Click here to join the conversation on April 3. Meeting ID: 912 890 254

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Hansel and Gretel

05-10-2020

Presented by the Puppet Co. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 11:30 am Sun, Apr 05 @ 11:30 am + 16 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 10 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 11:30 am Sun, Apr 12 @ 11:30 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 11:30 am Sun, Apr 19 @ 11:30 am Fri, Apr 24 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 11:30 am Sun, Apr 26 @ 11:30 am Fri, May 01 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 02 @ 11:30 am Sun, May 03 @ 11:30 am Thu, May 07 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 08 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 09 @ 11:30 am Sun, May 10 @ 11:30 am - less dates and times

Humperdink’s children’s opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who...

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Humperdink’s children’s opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs all the live vocal characterizations. The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical story for children.

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CANCELED - Revels After-School Workshops (Grades PreK-3)

05-29-2020

Presented by Washington Revels at Washington Revels, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 4:15 pm Mon, Apr 06 @ 4:15 pm Fri, Apr 10 @ 4:15 pm + 15 more dates and times

Tue, Apr 14 @ 4:15 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 4:15 pm Mon, Apr 20 @ 4:15 pm Fri, Apr 24 @ 4:15 pm Mon, Apr 27 @ 4:15 pm Fri, May 01 @ 4:15 pm Mon, May 04 @ 4:15 pm Fri, May 08 @ 4:15 pm Mon, May 11 @ 4:15 pm Fri, May 15 @ 4:15 pm Mon, May 18 @ 4:15 pm Fri, May 22 @ 4:15 pm Tue, May 26 @ 4:15 pm Thu, May 28 @ 4:30 pm Fri, May 29 @ 4:15 pm - less dates and times

After-School Workshops have been canceled while COVID-19 gathering restrictions are in place. Visit RevelsDC.org for info on later start dates/virtual classes as we...

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After-School Workshops have been canceled while COVID-19 gathering restrictions are in place. Visit RevelsDC.org for info on later start dates/virtual classes as we evaluate the situation.

Revels After-School Workshops

“Hobby Horses” (grades 2-3)
Meets on Mondays, March 23-May 26, 4:15-5:45 pm

“Little Dragons” (grades preK-1)
Meets on Fridays, March 27-May 29, 4:15-5:45 pm

As the world bursts into bloom, children will grow and play in Washington Revels’ Spring after-school workshops. Revels Kids in our "Little Dragons" and “Hobby Horses” classes learn traditional games, songs, stories, and dances that have bound together people from cultures around the world and throughout the centuries. These timeless activities instill in children the confidence to lead, the respect to listen, the importance of teamwork, and the empathy to care for others and the world around them.

Program Highlights:

-Play-based learning
-Traditional singing, games & movement
-Collaborative storytelling & drama
-Emphasis on World cultures & nature

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Words out Loud Spoken Word Series

04-03-2020

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 7:30 pm

Laura Schulkind and Dale Brown read from their poetry. Includes open mic and literary trivia quiz.

About this Event

Laura Schulkind and Dale Brown read from their...

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Laura Schulkind and Dale Brown read from their poetry. Includes open mic and literary trivia quiz.

About this Event

Laura Schulkind and Dale Brown read from their poetry. Includes open mic and literary trivia quiz.

Laura Schulkind, an attorney by day, is entrusted with others’ stories. Through poetry she tells her own. She has two poetry chapbooks, both published by Finishing Line Press, The Long Arc of Grief (2019) and Lost in Tall Grass (2014). Her writing has also appeared in numerous literary journals including: The Dallas Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Dos Passos Review, Forge, The MacGuffin, and Reed Magazine. Her recent collection, The Long Arc of Grief, dedicated to her parents, was impelled by suddenly finding herself in a world without them. But it also moves beyond grief, exploring how we all not merely carry on, but live.

Dale Brown is the author of five books including one of poetry titled I Know I Can Climb the Mountain, which sold out its first edition of 1,000 copies.   She is the author of four other non-fiction books and many articles.  She started her poetry career as a teenager, and has had over 200 poems published in literary magazines.  She has read her poetry at The Folger Library, Martin Luther King Library, Georgetown Hospital and many other venues. She is excited to do her first featured reading in the decade of 2020 at Words Out Loud.

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Ethiopian Funky Soul Concert [CANCELED]

04-03-2020

Presented by Takoma Park Arts at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 8:00 pm

Update (3/16)- Due to the CDC guidelines published on 3/15, recommending the cancellation of events of 50 people or more, this event has been CANCELED. 

Munit Mesfin...

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Update (3/16)- Due to the CDC guidelines published on 3/15, recommending the cancellation of events of 50 people or more, this event has been CANCELED. 

Munit Mesfin performs in a genre-defying way, combining Ethiopian, reggae, and jazz classics with her original songs in a funky, energetic, and soulful performance. She loves getting audiences involved and getting them to sing along in Amharic or English. The sound and energy of her performances is big enough for a festival stage while feeling as intimate as a house concert. This concert, which is part of the Takoma Park Arts cultural series, is free with a $10 suggested donation.

Mesfin is an Ethiopian-American singer-songwriter, cultural organizer, and Wolf Trap Teaching Artist who has been active in the local Ethiopian contemporary music scene for a decade. She has performed in Ethiopia, Egypt, South Africa, Spain, Germany, and the United States. She is now working on her first solo project while performing with a wide array of musicians from across the world in multilingual sets.

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CANCELLED Magic & Fantasy Weekend

04-05-2020

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 05 @ 12:30 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

Magic & Fantasy Weekend Events:

4/3 8pm -  Magician Kourosh Taie: Labor of Love

4/4 3-5pm - Music of the Lord of the Rings

4/4 7-11pm - Film: The Lord of the Rings:...

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Magic & Fantasy Weekend Events:

4/3 8pm -  Magician Kourosh Taie: Labor of Love

4/4 3-5pm - Music of the Lord of the Rings

4/4 7-11pm - Film: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

4/5 12:30-1:30pm - Wand Making Workshop

4/5 1:30-4:30pm Film: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone

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Saturday Family Jam Session

04-25-2020

Presented by Strathmore at Online
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 10:15 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:15 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:15 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 25 @ 10:15 am - less dates and times

Saturday Family Jam Sessions are now online! Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation as...

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Saturday Family Jam Sessions are now online! Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation as expert artists guide them through a variety of genres on Facebook Live. Ideal for ages 4–8.

These new sessions will be free and open to the public and we will be issuing full refunds to all current buyers. If you’re in a position to give, donations will go a long way toward helping us continue to employ local artists and offer programs like this one virtually! Donations can be made online at strathmore.org/support-us.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings on our Facebook page!

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NOW ONLINE: Saturday Family Jam Sessions

04-25-2020

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 10:15 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:15 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:15 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 25 @ 10:15 am - less dates and times

To keep our patrons safe—we will be moving this week’s Saturday Family Jam Sessions ONLINE!

This new session will be free and open to the public via our Facebook...

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To keep our patrons safe—we will be moving this week’s Saturday Family Jam Sessions ONLINE!

This new session will be free and open to the public via our Facebook page. We will be issuing full refunds to all current buyers. If you’re in a position to give, donations during this difficult time will go a long way toward helping us continue to employ local artists and offer programs like this one virtually! Donations can be made online at strathmore.org/support-us

Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings in the Mansion singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. This year, families go on a musical adventure as expert artists guide them through folk, go-go, classical, bluegrass, and soul.
Discover Steel Pan with Josanne Francis
Sat, April 4, 10:15am
In this virtual workshop, steel pannist Josanne Francis will whisk families away from their homes and off to the beautiful twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago. Join Francis as she explores the history of steel pan, and its significant contribution to American music.
Discover Bluegrass Music with Brad Kolodner
Sat, April 11, 10:15am
Multi-instrumentalist Brad Kolodner takes families on an Appalachian music journey. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes to groovy banjo melodies and jubilant sing-alongs, explore the vibrant and rich tradition of bluegrass and old-time music!
Discover Folk Music (again!) with Maureen Andary
Sat, April 18, 10:15am
Lift every voice and sing! Maureen Andary of the award-winning soprano-alto duo The Sweater Set,  treats kids to a smorgasbord of sound with classic folk and original songs. Tunes will be accompanied by guitar, ukulele, and banjo!
Discover Soul Music with Cecily Bumbray
Sat, April 25, 10:15am
Join singer-songwriter Cecily to explore soul music. Experiment with elements like call-and-response; learn about influences such as gospel, blues, and rock; and celebrate the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Art Blakey, and more!

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Cinderella

04-05-2020

Presented by Maryland Youth Ballet at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:00 pm

This spring, Maryland Youth Ballet brings this classic fairy tale to life through the magic of dance. Enjoy Cinderella in a one hour matinee performance ideal for children.

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This spring, Maryland Youth Ballet brings this classic fairy tale to life through the magic of dance. Enjoy Cinderella in a one hour matinee performance ideal for children.

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[CANCELLED] Thumbelina

04-05-2020

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 4:00 pm

Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power

Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale

 

What happens when a girl no bigger than a thumb finds herself lost in a...

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Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power

Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale

 

What happens when a girl no bigger than a thumb finds herself lost in a great big world? She takes control of the story, of course! In this plucky retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, Thumbelina sets off to find her place in a world where she does not seem to “fit,” meeting a bashful toad, a bullying band of maybugs, a helpful field mouse, and many more friends along the way. But is her story written for her? OR can she control her destiny? Inspired by Kamishibai – a form of Japanese street theatre that uses illustrated boards to create the story-this production features live video projections, puppetry, dioramas, and other theatre magic. Thumbelina will dazzle audiences with an eye-catching celebration of individuality and friendship.

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CANCELLED Wand Making Workshop

04-05-2020

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 05 @ 12:30 pm

Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjurer or magician? Participants will design and create their own wand using a variety of materials in this exciting workshop.

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Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjurer or magician? Participants will design and create their own wand using a variety of materials in this exciting workshop.

Part of the Magic & Fantasy Weekend. Tickets are $10 for ages 10 & under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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A Modern American Dream: Stories of Immigration Postponed

04-05-2020

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 05 @ 2:00 pm

Join your neighbors as they share personal immigration stories, inspired by An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives, an exhibit by members of Jews and Muslims...

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Join your neighbors as they share personal immigration stories, inspired by An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives, an exhibit by members of Jews and Muslims Making Art Together (JAMMART). JAMMART believes America’s founding ideals have been lost, and hope that by sharing stories of immigration, community members will re-embrace ideals of freedom, justice, and equality. Guest speakers will share their perspectives on immigration, including a presentation by Sabir Rahman, curator of the exhibit, who will share his moving story of emigrating from Pakistan. Their modern American dreams illustrate the fears, hopes, and successes of immigrants, and the love, friendship, and faith that grows when sharing these experiences with others.

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Spring Break Exploring and Making Dance Camp at Dance Exchange

04-10-2020

Presented by Dance Exchange at Dance Exchange, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 06 @ 9:30 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 9:30 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 9:30 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 09 @ 9:30 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

In these week-long camps, youth move and make alongside Dance Exchange artists and guest artists to explore dance from tango to hip hop, classical to contemporary. Youth...

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In these week-long camps, youth move and make alongside Dance Exchange artists and guest artists to explore dance from tango to hip hop, classical to contemporary. Youth will explore what dance and creativity is and can do—both in the studio and out in the world. Camps end with youth blending what they learn into original choreography.

DATES:
Monday through Friday, April 6-10, 2020
9:30am-4:00pm

Dance Exchange is located two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station. We have some on-site parking, and we are a fully accessible space.

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Vintage Movie Night: Propaganda Cartoons [CANCELED]

04-09-2020

Presented by Takoma Park Arts at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 7:30 pm

From silent World War I films to World War II Disney cartoons created for the U.S. government and on through the Cold War, cartoons have been used as propaganda tools that...

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From silent World War I films to World War II Disney cartoons created for the U.S. government and on through the Cold War, cartoons have been used as propaganda tools that entertain while seeking to mold public opinion, sometimes in more subtle or blatant ways. Vintage Movie Night host and film historian Richard Hall will lead a free screening of propaganda cartoons filmed over the past century with political, social, or commercial messages.

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Dancers at Home

04-24-2020

Presented by Maryland Youth Ballet at Online
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 01 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 1:00 pm + 22 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 03 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 06 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 09 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

In response to COVID-19 temporarily closing our doors, we are introducing MYB DANCERS AT HOME.

Find a safe space in your home and join us for class!

Class levels are...

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In response to COVID-19 temporarily closing our doors, we are introducing MYB DANCERS AT HOME.

Find a safe space in your home and join us for class!

Class levels are indicated for general information but please check them all out!

Available anytime

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At Home Activities

04-24-2020

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Online
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 01 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 1:00 pm + 22 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 03 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 06 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 09 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Here are some fun ways to keep you and your family entertained and enlightened during this time of social distancing. Please enjoy these featured videos and be sure to...

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Here are some fun ways to keep you and your family entertained and enlightened during this time of social distancing. Please enjoy these featured videos and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for additional content.

  • WondeRoom Activities
  • Action & Reaction by Mark Goldman Digital Exhibit
  • Join the Virtual Jam
  • An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives Digital Exhibit
  • Archives Digitization Project Transcription Instructions
  • Recorded History Happy Hours
  • Move with the Kids!
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Takoma Park Arts Cultural Series

04-24-2020

Presented by Takoma Park Arts at Online
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 01 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 1:00 pm + 22 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 03 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 06 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 07 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 09 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

All upcoming Takoma Park Arts events at the Takoma Park Community Center have been postponed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but you can watch many of our...

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All upcoming Takoma Park Arts events at the Takoma Park Community Center have been postponed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but you can watch many of our past events online now! Please use this Youtube link to watch some of our concerts, theater performances, poetry readings, lectures, film screenings, art exhibitions, and more. You can take the arts home with you and share the link with your family and friends to help stave off cabin fever.

You also can sign up for our weekly Takoma Park Arts e-newsletter for updates about the rescheduling of future performances.

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YAA Plays On

04-24-2020

Presented by Young Artists of America at Strathmore at Online
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Apr 07 @ 7:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 09 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Music is what brings us together as a YAA community, and music is what can lift us up in this time ahead.  And, so we are excited to introduce a social movement we’ll...

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Music is what brings us together as a YAA community, and music is what can lift us up in this time ahead.  And, so we are excited to introduce a social movement we’ll be curating, we’re calling #YAAPlaysOn!
Here’s what #YAAPlaysOn looks like now. Please do check back for updates as we’re continuing to add to this as more ideas take shape and tools become available.

We will be hosting a twice weekly YAA Watch Party where we invite students, parents, alumni, staff - the entire YAA family - and beyond to join us for a live stream of a recent YAA production.

All are welcome!

Find the schedule and access the watch party at yaa.org/watch-party

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[CANCELLED] Time for Change: A Women's Art Gallery Exhibit

04-19-2020

Presented by Bender JCC of Greater Washington at Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 01 @ 8:00 am Thu, Apr 02 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 03 @ 8:00 am + 16 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 04 @ 8:00 am Sun, Apr 05 @ 8:00 am Mon, Apr 06 @ 8:00 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 8:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 8:00 am Thu, Apr 09 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 8:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 8:00 am Sun, Apr 12 @ 8:00 am Mon, Apr 13 @ 8:00 am Tue, Apr 14 @ 8:00 am Wed, Apr 15 @ 8:00 am Thu, Apr 16 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 8:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 8:00 am Sun, Apr 19 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Goldman Art Gallery, in honor of Women’s History Month, presents:
A Time for Change: Women in the Arts
March 1 – April 19

Wednesday, March 4
Reception with the...

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Goldman Art Gallery, in honor of Women’s History Month, presents:
A Time for Change: Women in the Arts
March 1 – April 19

Wednesday, March 4
Reception with the artists | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Featuring: Rachel Albert, Kasse Andrews-Weller, Suzanne Coley, Lauren Kingsland, Toni Lane, and Sara Leibman
Celebrate Women’s History Month with six local female artists tackling timely subjects such as gun violence, social equality, healing from trauma and environmental issues.

This exhibit showcases the ways in which artists use their work to evoke change, inspire viewers, and improve the world around them. We hope that long after you leave our gallery you will remember the messages of the artists and your own capacity to promote change.

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Montgomery Art Association Show at Oasis Art Gallery

04-10-2020

Presented by Montgomery Art Association at Oasis Art Gallery
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Mon, Apr 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Montgomery Art Association
Member Show & Sale at the Oasis Art Gallery

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Exhibit: January 13 - April 10,...

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Montgomery Art Association
Member Show & Sale at the Oasis Art Gallery

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Exhibit: January 13 - April 10, 2020
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

65 members of MAA are exhibiting at the third annual exhibition at the Oasis Gallery at Westfield Montgomery Mall. In addition to the 3-month show, there will be a February workshop. View event on Facebook www.facebook.com/events/601838827300015

The Oasis Art Gallery is part of Washington Metropolitan Oasis, a nonprofit specializing in lifelong education.

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Pink Moon Dance Festival

04-05-2020

Presented by BlueShift Dance at Baltimore Theatre Project
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 01 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Apr 02 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 05 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Co-hosted by BlueShift Dance and Human Landscape Dance, the Pink Moon Dance Festival takes place March 30 – April 5 at Baltimore Theatre Project. Events include film...

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Co-hosted by BlueShift Dance and Human Landscape Dance, the Pink Moon Dance Festival takes place March 30 – April 5 at Baltimore Theatre Project. Events include film screenings, a Master Class Series, and a weekend of choreography showcases. These highlight a mix of independent artists and seasoned companies: Baltimore’s best in contemporary modern dance. The festival takes place shortly before the April full moon, called a pink moon after the first blossoms of spring. United by life under the same spring sky, let’s come together and celebrate dance!
Master Class Series: March 30 - April 2, pre-registration required. Full schedule and details at bit.ly/CLASSSERIES. Classes from $5-$15! Registration earns you $5 off a ticket for either Choreography Showcase!

Film Screenings: April 4, 7:30-8pm. April 5, 2:30-3pm. Free! If you plan on seeing a Choreography Showcase, be sure to arrive 30 minutes before curtain so you can grab a refreshment and enjoy dance films created by area artists.

Choreography Showcases: April 4 at 8pm and April 5 at 3pm at Baltimore Theatre Project. Tickets and details at bit.ly/PINKMOONTIX. Tickets are $20 beforehand and $25 at the door. Discount available for Students, Artists, and Seniors.

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VIRTUAL EVENT History Conversations: Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County

04-03-2020

Presented by Montgomery History at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am

"Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County"
Speaker: Ralph Buglass
Tuesday, March 31 @ 3 pm or Friday, April 3 @ 10 am

Tune in March 31 or April 3 for "Off the Beaten...

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"Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County"
Speaker: Ralph Buglass
Tuesday, March 31 @ 3 pm or Friday, April 3 @ 10 am

Tune in March 31 or April 3 for "Off the Beaten Path in Montgomery County," an exploration with Ralph Buglass of ten hidden gems in the county--historic sites, architectural landmarks, and areas of natural beauty--that will surprise even lifelong county natives. While we can't visit these sites in person, discover them online--and build your future "to see" list!

Both sessions will be conducted via Zoom. If you have questions about accessing the talk, please contact Matt Gagle, Outreach and Volunteer Manager, at mgagle@montgomeryhistory.org.
As this is an evolving program, we welcome your feedback and ideas. Please contact us if you have suggestions or concerns. See you there!

Click here to join the conversation on March 31. Meeting ID: 918 721 201
Click here to join the conversation on April 3. Meeting ID: 912 890 254

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Hansel and Gretel

05-10-2020

Presented by the Puppet Co. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 04 @ 11:30 am Sun, Apr 05 @ 11:30 am + 16 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 10 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 11:30 am Sun, Apr 12 @ 11:30 am Fri, Apr 17 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 11:30 am Sun, Apr 19 @ 11:30 am Fri, Apr 24 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 25 @ 11:30 am Sun, Apr 26 @ 11:30 am Fri, May 01 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 02 @ 11:30 am Sun, May 03 @ 11:30 am Thu, May 07 @ 11:00 am Fri, May 08 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 09 @ 11:30 am Sun, May 10 @ 11:30 am - less dates and times

Humperdink’s children’s opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who...

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Humperdink’s children’s opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs all the live vocal characterizations. The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical story for children.

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CANCELED - Revels After-School Workshops (Grades PreK-3)

05-29-2020

Presented by Washington Revels at Washington Revels, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 4:15 pm Mon, Apr 06 @ 4:15 pm Fri, Apr 10 @ 4:15 pm + 15 more dates and times

Tue, Apr 14 @ 4:15 pm Fri, Apr 17 @ 4:15 pm Mon, Apr 20 @ 4:15 pm Fri, Apr 24 @ 4:15 pm Mon, Apr 27 @ 4:15 pm Fri, May 01 @ 4:15 pm Mon, May 04 @ 4:15 pm Fri, May 08 @ 4:15 pm Mon, May 11 @ 4:15 pm Fri, May 15 @ 4:15 pm Mon, May 18 @ 4:15 pm Fri, May 22 @ 4:15 pm Tue, May 26 @ 4:15 pm Thu, May 28 @ 4:30 pm Fri, May 29 @ 4:15 pm - less dates and times

After-School Workshops have been canceled while COVID-19 gathering restrictions are in place. Visit RevelsDC.org for info on later start dates/virtual classes as we...

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After-School Workshops have been canceled while COVID-19 gathering restrictions are in place. Visit RevelsDC.org for info on later start dates/virtual classes as we evaluate the situation.

Revels After-School Workshops

“Hobby Horses” (grades 2-3)
Meets on Mondays, March 23-May 26, 4:15-5:45 pm

“Little Dragons” (grades preK-1)
Meets on Fridays, March 27-May 29, 4:15-5:45 pm

As the world bursts into bloom, children will grow and play in Washington Revels’ Spring after-school workshops. Revels Kids in our "Little Dragons" and “Hobby Horses” classes learn traditional games, songs, stories, and dances that have bound together people from cultures around the world and throughout the centuries. These timeless activities instill in children the confidence to lead, the respect to listen, the importance of teamwork, and the empathy to care for others and the world around them.

Program Highlights:

-Play-based learning
-Traditional singing, games & movement
-Collaborative storytelling & drama
-Emphasis on World cultures & nature

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Words out Loud Spoken Word Series

04-03-2020

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 7:30 pm

Laura Schulkind and Dale Brown read from their poetry. Includes open mic and literary trivia quiz.

About this Event

Laura Schulkind and Dale Brown read from their...

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Laura Schulkind and Dale Brown read from their poetry. Includes open mic and literary trivia quiz.

About this Event

Laura Schulkind and Dale Brown read from their poetry. Includes open mic and literary trivia quiz.

Laura Schulkind, an attorney by day, is entrusted with others’ stories. Through poetry she tells her own. She has two poetry chapbooks, both published by Finishing Line Press, The Long Arc of Grief (2019) and Lost in Tall Grass (2014). Her writing has also appeared in numerous literary journals including: The Dallas Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Dos Passos Review, Forge, The MacGuffin, and Reed Magazine. Her recent collection, The Long Arc of Grief, dedicated to her parents, was impelled by suddenly finding herself in a world without them. But it also moves beyond grief, exploring how we all not merely carry on, but live.

Dale Brown is the author of five books including one of poetry titled I Know I Can Climb the Mountain, which sold out its first edition of 1,000 copies.   She is the author of four other non-fiction books and many articles.  She started her poetry career as a teenager, and has had over 200 poems published in literary magazines.  She has read her poetry at The Folger Library, Martin Luther King Library, Georgetown Hospital and many other venues. She is excited to do her first featured reading in the decade of 2020 at Words Out Loud.

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Ethiopian Funky Soul Concert [CANCELED]

04-03-2020

Presented by Takoma Park Arts at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 8:00 pm

Update (3/16)- Due to the CDC guidelines published on 3/15, recommending the cancellation of events of 50 people or more, this event has been CANCELED. 

Munit Mesfin...

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Update (3/16)- Due to the CDC guidelines published on 3/15, recommending the cancellation of events of 50 people or more, this event has been CANCELED. 

Munit Mesfin performs in a genre-defying way, combining Ethiopian, reggae, and jazz classics with her original songs in a funky, energetic, and soulful performance. She loves getting audiences involved and getting them to sing along in Amharic or English. The sound and energy of her performances is big enough for a festival stage while feeling as intimate as a house concert. This concert, which is part of the Takoma Park Arts cultural series, is free with a $10 suggested donation.

Mesfin is an Ethiopian-American singer-songwriter, cultural organizer, and Wolf Trap Teaching Artist who has been active in the local Ethiopian contemporary music scene for a decade. She has performed in Ethiopia, Egypt, South Africa, Spain, Germany, and the United States. She is now working on her first solo project while performing with a wide array of musicians from across the world in multilingual sets.

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CANCELLED Magic & Fantasy Weekend

04-05-2020

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 03 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Apr 04 @ 7:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 05 @ 12:30 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

Magic & Fantasy Weekend Events:

4/3 8pm -  Magician Kourosh Taie: Labor of Love

4/4 3-5pm - Music of the Lord of the Rings

4/4 7-11pm - Film: The Lord of the Rings:...

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Magic & Fantasy Weekend Events:

4/3 8pm -  Magician Kourosh Taie: Labor of Love

4/4 3-5pm - Music of the Lord of the Rings

4/4 7-11pm - Film: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

4/5 12:30-1:30pm - Wand Making Workshop

4/5 1:30-4:30pm Film: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone

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Saturday Family Jam Session

04-25-2020

Presented by Strathmore at Online
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 10:15 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:15 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:15 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 25 @ 10:15 am - less dates and times

Saturday Family Jam Sessions are now online! Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation as...

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Saturday Family Jam Sessions are now online! Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation as expert artists guide them through a variety of genres on Facebook Live. Ideal for ages 4–8.

These new sessions will be free and open to the public and we will be issuing full refunds to all current buyers. If you’re in a position to give, donations will go a long way toward helping us continue to employ local artists and offer programs like this one virtually! Donations can be made online at strathmore.org/support-us.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings on our Facebook page!

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NOW ONLINE: Saturday Family Jam Sessions

04-25-2020

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 10:15 am Sat, Apr 11 @ 10:15 am Sat, Apr 18 @ 10:15 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Apr 25 @ 10:15 am - less dates and times

To keep our patrons safe—we will be moving this week’s Saturday Family Jam Sessions ONLINE!

This new session will be free and open to the public via our Facebook...

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To keep our patrons safe—we will be moving this week’s Saturday Family Jam Sessions ONLINE!

This new session will be free and open to the public via our Facebook page. We will be issuing full refunds to all current buyers. If you’re in a position to give, donations during this difficult time will go a long way toward helping us continue to employ local artists and offer programs like this one virtually! Donations can be made online at strathmore.org/support-us

Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings in the Mansion singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. This year, families go on a musical adventure as expert artists guide them through folk, go-go, classical, bluegrass, and soul.
Discover Steel Pan with Josanne Francis
Sat, April 4, 10:15am
In this virtual workshop, steel pannist Josanne Francis will whisk families away from their homes and off to the beautiful twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago. Join Francis as she explores the history of steel pan, and its significant contribution to American music.
Discover Bluegrass Music with Brad Kolodner
Sat, April 11, 10:15am
Multi-instrumentalist Brad Kolodner takes families on an Appalachian music journey. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes to groovy banjo melodies and jubilant sing-alongs, explore the vibrant and rich tradition of bluegrass and old-time music!
Discover Folk Music (again!) with Maureen Andary
Sat, April 18, 10:15am
Lift every voice and sing! Maureen Andary of the award-winning soprano-alto duo The Sweater Set,  treats kids to a smorgasbord of sound with classic folk and original songs. Tunes will be accompanied by guitar, ukulele, and banjo!
Discover Soul Music with Cecily Bumbray
Sat, April 25, 10:15am
Join singer-songwriter Cecily to explore soul music. Experiment with elements like call-and-response; learn about influences such as gospel, blues, and rock; and celebrate the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Art Blakey, and more!

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Cinderella

04-05-2020

Presented by Maryland Youth Ballet at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:00 pm

This spring, Maryland Youth Ballet brings this classic fairy tale to life through the magic of dance. Enjoy Cinderella in a one hour matinee performance ideal for children.

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This spring, Maryland Youth Ballet brings this classic fairy tale to life through the magic of dance. Enjoy Cinderella in a one hour matinee performance ideal for children.

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[CANCELLED] Thumbelina

04-05-2020

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Apr 05 @ 4:00 pm

Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power

Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale

 

What happens when a girl no bigger than a thumb finds herself lost in a...

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Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power

Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale

 

What happens when a girl no bigger than a thumb finds herself lost in a great big world? She takes control of the story, of course! In this plucky retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, Thumbelina sets off to find her place in a world where she does not seem to “fit,” meeting a bashful toad, a bullying band of maybugs, a helpful field mouse, and many more friends along the way. But is her story written for her? OR can she control her destiny? Inspired by Kamishibai – a form of Japanese street theatre that uses illustrated boards to create the story-this production features live video projections, puppetry, dioramas, and other theatre magic. Thumbelina will dazzle audiences with an eye-catching celebration of individuality and friendship.

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CANCELLED Wand Making Workshop

04-05-2020

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 05 @ 12:30 pm

Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjurer or magician? Participants will design and create their own wand using a variety of materials in this exciting workshop.

Part of...

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Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjurer or magician? Participants will design and create their own wand using a variety of materials in this exciting workshop.

Part of the Magic & Fantasy Weekend. Tickets are $10 for ages 10 & under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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A Modern American Dream: Stories of Immigration Postponed

04-05-2020

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 05 @ 2:00 pm

Join your neighbors as they share personal immigration stories, inspired by An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives, an exhibit by members of Jews and Muslims...

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Join your neighbors as they share personal immigration stories, inspired by An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives, an exhibit by members of Jews and Muslims Making Art Together (JAMMART). JAMMART believes America’s founding ideals have been lost, and hope that by sharing stories of immigration, community members will re-embrace ideals of freedom, justice, and equality. Guest speakers will share their perspectives on immigration, including a presentation by Sabir Rahman, curator of the exhibit, who will share his moving story of emigrating from Pakistan. Their modern American dreams illustrate the fears, hopes, and successes of immigrants, and the love, friendship, and faith that grows when sharing these experiences with others.

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Spring Break Exploring and Making Dance Camp at Dance Exchange

04-10-2020

Presented by Dance Exchange at Dance Exchange, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Apr 06 @ 9:30 am Tue, Apr 07 @ 9:30 am Wed, Apr 08 @ 9:30 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 09 @ 9:30 am Fri, Apr 10 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

In these week-long camps, youth move and make alongside Dance Exchange artists and guest artists to explore dance from tango to hip hop, classical to contemporary. Youth...

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In these week-long camps, youth move and make alongside Dance Exchange artists and guest artists to explore dance from tango to hip hop, classical to contemporary. Youth will explore what dance and creativity is and can do—both in the studio and out in the world. Camps end with youth blending what they learn into original choreography.

DATES:
Monday through Friday, April 6-10, 2020
9:30am-4:00pm

Dance Exchange is located two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station. We have some on-site parking, and we are a fully accessible space.

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Vintage Movie Night: Propaganda Cartoons [CANCELED]

04-09-2020

Presented by Takoma Park Arts at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 09 @ 7:30 pm

From silent World War I films to World War II Disney cartoons created for the U.S. government and on through the Cold War, cartoons have been used as propaganda tools that...

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From silent World War I films to World War II Disney cartoons created for the U.S. government and on through the Cold War, cartoons have been used as propaganda tools that entertain while seeking to mold public opinion, sometimes in more subtle or blatant ways. Vintage Movie Night host and film historian Richard Hall will lead a free screening of propaganda cartoons filmed over the past century with political, social, or commercial messages.

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