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Community Stories Film Festival

11-19-2017

Presented by Docs In Progress at Docs In Progress, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
Docs In Progress is proud to be based in diverse, vibrant, and historic Montgomery County, Maryland just outside Washington DC. We also believe in the power of documentary... [more+]
Docs In Progress is proud to be based in diverse, vibrant, and historic Montgomery County, Maryland just outside Washington DC. We also believe in the power of documentary to bring community together. Our eighth annual Community Stories Festival highlights the stories of people, places, and events from our local community. The festival is open to the public and gives local residents a chance to learn more about their communities and meet both the filmmakers and people featured in the films.The festival features films made both professional and first-time filmmakers which spotlight people, places, history, and happenings from our local communities. Many of the filmmakers and people featured in the film will be there to answer questions. All of the screenings are free and open to the public (though we strongly recommend getting tickets in advance to guarantee a seat).In addition, we are offering several modestly-priced community filmmaking workshops including one on how to create family legacy videos and another on smartphone filmmaking. [less-]
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Cajas! Cajas! Cajas!

12-03-2017

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 19 @ 11:15 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:15 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:15 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:15 am - less dates and times

A new bilingual version of Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! Originally Titled From Here to There Originally Written and Directed by Nastasha Holmes, Tell Tale Hearts Company,... [more+]
A new bilingual version of Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! Originally Titled From Here to There Originally Written and Directed by Nastasha Holmes, Tell Tale Hearts Company, UK Adapted and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Translated by Maribel Bustamente and Meg Lowey Best for Ages 1-5Two friends use their imaginations to build bridges, birds, a train, a plane, and even a castle from cardboard boxes. Jump inside the world of a child’s imagination! Performances are followed by a “free play” session, allowing audience members to build their own creations using props from the show. [less-]
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Frosty The Snow Man

12-31-2017

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm + 58 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:00 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Nov 28 @ 10:30 am Tue, Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Nov 29 @ 10:30 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 10:30 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 06 @ 10:30 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 10:30 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 10:30 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 12 @ 10:30 am Tue, Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 10:30 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 10:30 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Directed by Jason Schlafstein

Recommended for all ages

Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures...

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Directed by Jason Schlafstein

Recommended for all ages

Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures before he melts away? In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike- even the heart of one near-sighted cop- through his uproarious antics.

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Artworks for Freedom: Children in the Field

11-19-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PMArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts present a collection of essays and visual art collected through the... [more+]
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PMArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts present a collection of essays and visual art collected through the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Program’s Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay & Art Contests. These contests give farmworker children the opportunity to showcase their heartwarming and compelling stories on the national stage and to find power in their voices.ArtWorks for Freedom uses all forms of artistic expression to raise awareness about modern day slavery and human trafficking. Working locally and globally and engaging art in all its forms, ArtWorks seeks to transform public perceptions, educating individuals, communities and policy makers, and inspiring action to put an end to modern day slavery. www.artworksforfreedom.org |  www.artworksforfreedom-dc.org [less-]
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Alyscia Cunningham: Feminine Transitions

11-19-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM
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Stephanie Benassi: The Mad Duchess and Her Daughters

11-19-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Drawing from diverse photographic genres such as landscape, forensic, Victorian memento mori, occult, and camera-less photography, she investigates the ways in which the... [more+]
Drawing from diverse photographic genres such as landscape, forensic, Victorian memento mori, occult, and camera-less photography, she investigates the ways in which the material conditions and specialized languages of the photographic medium shape our relations to history, power, and the production of images.Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM [less-]
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Growth in Glass

11-19-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Glen Echo Glassworks proudly present the exhibition Growth in Glass. Resident artist Paul Swartwood exhibits works... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Glen Echo Glassworks proudly present the exhibition Growth in Glass. Resident artist Paul Swartwood exhibits works in blown glass, with artists Mark Hill, Allan Jaworski, Aimee Johns, Andrew Lang, Kevin Lurie, Connie McGuire, Bobby Pestronk, Bob Remes, and Phil Valencia. The exhibition features the latest work by Paul Swartwood, resident artist and director of the Glen Echo Glassworks blown glass studio, along with pieces by emerging artists and Glassworks faculty to highlight artists’ unique approaches. Work will span a variety of colors, styles, and sizes, and will feature the latest techniques and processes the exhibiting artists used to create them.Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 6 to 9pmClosing Reception: Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm [less-]
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Objects and Images: Stone Sculptures and Oil Paintings

11-19-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents Objects and Images: Stone Sculptures and Oil Paintings, featuring stone sculptures by James Natali and oil... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents Objects and Images: Stone Sculptures and Oil Paintings, featuring stone sculptures by James Natali and oil paintings by Sandra Fritter. Natali began his stonework as a laborer working on the construction of Washington National Cathedral. From there, he became an apprentice and then a journeyman stone mason. Natali was a stone “setter,” installing stone and marble on building facades, lobbies, and floors. Wanting to move into stone carving, after retiring he began working with Glen Echo Park’s Sculpture Studio. Sandra Fritter is a plein air and figurative painter. She prefers painting landscapes “in the moment,” rather than from a photograph. Her best work reflects the “dance” that happens when she applies color quickly, catching light and dark, warm and cool.Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 6 to 8pmClosing Reception: Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pmTime: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 6pm or by appointment [less-]
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Rachel Schmidt: Shadow Builders

01-07-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm + 33 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 03 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jan 04 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jan 05 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jan 06 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jan 07 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, December 1, 7 – 9 PMShadow Builders is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and... [more+]
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, December 1, 7 – 9 PMShadow Builders is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.  About the artist: http://www.rachel-schmidt.com/ [less-]
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Charlotte's Web

01-07-2018

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am + 37 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 24 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 26 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 27 @ 1:30 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 28 @ 1:30 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 29 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jan 06 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jan 06 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jan 07 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jan 07 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Based on the Book by E. B. White Adapted by Joseph Robinette Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Best for Ages 5+In this beloved classic (now infused with live music!),... [more+]
Based on the Book by E. B. White Adapted by Joseph Robinette Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Best for Ages 5+In this beloved classic (now infused with live music!), Fern, a soft-hearted farm girl, forms an unlikely bond with Wilbur, a charismatic pig. At the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur meets a silly goose, a moody sheep, a selfish rat, and Charlotte, a clever spider. In an effort to save her friend, Charlotte weaves flattering messages about him into her web that cause a sensation in the small town. Fall in love with your favorite characters all over again as they bring this “radiant” tale from page to stage this holiday season! [less-]
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Annie

12-31-2017

Presented by Olney Theatre Center at Olney Theatre Center, Olney
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm + 40 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 07 @ 10:15 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

From the director of last year's hit holiday musical, Mary Poppins, the sun will come out brightly during the holidays. Annie has been the gateway for millions of kids to...

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From the director of last year's hit holiday musical, Mary Poppins, the sun will come out brightly during the holidays. Annie has been the gateway for millions of kids to develop a love of live theatre, with this 40th Anniversary production, a new generation gets its shot. It’s the middle of the Great Depression in New York City, and hard-knocks abound, especially for Annie and her friends at the orphanage run by the sinister Miss Hannigan. But when billionaire-celebrity Oliver Warbucks requires the presence of an orphan to soften his image, Annie unexpectedly finds a way into his heart. Along the way, Warbucks attempts to help Annie find her lost parents, prompting Miss Hannigan to concoct a scheme intended to get her hands on Annie and Warbucks’ cash. Featuring Patricia Hurley (Mary Poppins).

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Jazz Jam

11-19-2017

Presented by Levine Music at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm
Levine's monthly jazz and blues jams are a great opportunity for musicians of any age and proficiency to practice their skills in a supportive, fun environment. In... [more+]
Levine's monthly jazz and blues jams are a great opportunity for musicians of any age and proficiency to practice their skills in a supportive, fun environment. In addition to facilitating each session, Levine faculty provide general instruction on improvisation, theory, and ensemble skills, so you don't need to worry about being perfectly prepared. Instrumentalists, vocalists, and observers are all welcome. Pianos, guitar/bass amplifiers, drumkits, and some sheet music are provided. All you need to do is come out and play! [less-]
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dis/figure

12-08-2017

Presented by Kramer Gallery and Music Room at Kramer Gallery and Music Room - Silver Spring Civi..., Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Dec 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

This exhibition, featuring paintings by Jessica Hopkins and Mariama McCarthy, explores the practice of portraiture as a method of revealing or concealing personal... [more+]
This exhibition, featuring paintings by Jessica Hopkins and Mariama McCarthy, explores the practice of portraiture as a method of revealing or concealing personal histories, particularly in depictions of marginalized and oppressed persons, and considers the unique burdens inherent to these representations. [less-]
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November First Friday Gallery Openings and Open Studios

11-22-2017

Presented by Artists & Makers Studios at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of November along with artists’ open studios. “Progeny -... [more+]
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of November along with artists’ open studios. “Progeny - Figurative sculptures from Melissa Ichiuji’s G u i s e a n d D o ll s classes” brings together the work of Melissa Ichiuji’s students, some who had no fine art experience before attending her class. The dolls were developed through a series of body/mind opening prompts such as movement exercises, journaling, and the inclusion of personal artifacts. Each figure represents a significant turning point, epiphany or event in the makers’ life, and carries a spirit of transcendence and reawakening. In 2015 Melissa Ichiuji gave her first of many figurative sculpture workshops at Artists and Makers Studios. Words out Loud in the Compass Atelier, from 7-8pm with Philip Wexler, Yvette Neisser and Sarah Browning will be followed by an open mic. Resident artists’ open studios will round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of November. “Alternative Evolution” with Eric Celarier - the series portrays creatures adapted to, from, and by a world irrevocably changed by our interaction. The survival of any living creature is limited by that animal’s ability to keep adaptive pace with a continually mutating habitat. There is no doubt that we have had a significant hand in shaping the environment. Crafting creatures from refuse; the artist lends form to the idea that all future flora and fauna can be seen as byproducts of our existence. “Magic Symmetry” ”  an exhibit with Peter Swift, is the name of a hybrid new genre the artist is exploring, in which photorealistic renderings of objects are arranged in a symmetrical design, often a radial circle.  Symmetry is quite different from the traditional “slice-of-life” or “snapshot” approach, showing the objects on a table-top or in a cabinet, which has been used for centuries in still-life painting. The Montgomery County Camera Club presents “Show Us Your Best Shot” in the hallway gallery, along with exhibits in New Master’s 3rd floor Gallery, and Gallery 209 on the second floor. Arthur Harrison adds acoustic ambience with theremin music in the artists’ lounge and resident artists’ open studios throughout the buildings will round out the evening. [less-]
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Revels World Story Time

11-21-2017

Presented by Washington Revels at Washington Revels, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 21 @ 10:30 am
Join us as we explore the magical, diverse world of children’s literature. We’ll journey through books old and new, from different countries and unique cultures —... [more+]
Join us as we explore the magical, diverse world of children’s literature. We’ll journey through books old and new, from different countries and unique cultures — all delightful for kids of any age (but aimed at the 3-7 year-old set).Enjoy stories such as The Mitten adapted by Jan Brett from Ukraine, Crucita and Her Piggy Bank by Aurora R. G. de Braniff from Mexico, Cat in Search of a Friend by Meshack Asare from Ghana, and stories from Québec, our 2017 Christmas Revels culture! 

Plus, hear folktales from Japan, China, India, Iran, Persia, and more!

This Fall, we will meet every other Tuesday, beginning September 12, from 10:30 am-11:30 am. It’s open-house style, come whenever you like and stay as long as you like! Email Jo Rasi at jrasi@revelsdc.org with any questions or book recommendations. [less-]
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November Community Sing

11-21-2017

Presented by Washington Revels at Washington Revels, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm
As our nation prepares to give thanks this week, we’ll sing songs of grace and gratitude and remember American Indian Heritage Month.6:30-8:00 — International Songs... [more+]
As our nation prepares to give thanks this week, we’ll sing songs of grace and gratitude and remember American Indian Heritage Month.6:30-8:00 — International Songs and Rounds for all ages 8:00-8:30 — Refreshments, Social Time, Celebration of November birthdays

PLUS a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!

Get your Québécois goodies early and beat the Christmas Revels rush!Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments and songs to share.Sign up in advance to lead a song by contacting Jo Rasi (jrasi@revelsdc.org or 301-587-3835). Or just show up to sing (or even just to listen)!The Community Sings are a partnership of Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts. [less-]
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Holiday Art Show and Sale

01-07-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:00 am + 24 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jan 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jan 07 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at Glen Echo Park’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership... [more+]
Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at Glen Echo Park’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition features works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists. The show includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more.Dates: November 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm (Saturday, Dec. 9, 11am – 8pm) Thursdays & Fridays, 10am – 2pm (through Dec. 29) [less-]
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Turkeypalooza

11-24-2017

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm
Let your imagination run wild as an ordinary house turns into an exciting Thanksgiving adventure. Known for athleticism and comedy, VF Dance Theater presents an... [more+]
Let your imagination run wild as an ordinary house turns into an exciting Thanksgiving adventure. Known for athleticism and comedy, VF Dance Theater presents an interactive story that encourages children to count, read, move, and problem solve. Great for the entire family; recommended for ages 3 and up. [less-]
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The Nutcracker

12-31-2017

Presented by the Puppet Co. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:30 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:30 am + 48 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:30 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Nov 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:30 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 07 @ 11:30 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 11:30 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 11:30 am Sun, Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 14 @ 11:30 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 11:30 am Fri, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:30 am Sun, Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 18 @ 11:30 am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 19 @ 11:30 am Wed, Dec 20 @ 11:30 am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 21 @ 11:30 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:30 am Tue, Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:30 am Wed, Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:30 am Thu, Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:30 am Fri, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:30 am Sun, Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

A family holiday tradition for 29 years, “The Nutcracker” is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum... [more+]
A family holiday tradition for 29 years, “The Nutcracker” is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production. [less-]
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Holiday Shopping at Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

12-24-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Pottery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 09 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Gallery shows the work of 29 advanced potters and instructors at Glen Echo Pottery. All pieces are for sale and represent a variety of forms, glaze treatments, and... [more+]
The Gallery shows the work of 29 advanced potters and instructors at Glen Echo Pottery. All pieces are for sale and represent a variety of forms, glaze treatments, and firing effects. Most pieces are functional, such as mugs, bowls, vases, etc. Decorative works include raku, jewelry, and holiday ornaments.Glen Echo Pottery Gallery is extending its holiday shopping hours, opening on Black Friday, November 24 and Friday, December 22 from noon to 5 p.m., in addition to Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.  The Gallery will also be open until 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 during Glen Echo Park's Winter's Eve.The Gallery will close for the season at 3 p.m. on December 24. The Gallery will also be closed December 1-3 for the annual Glen Echo Potters Holiday Sale at GW University's Mt. Vernon campus. Holiday Sale hours are December 1 from 5-8 p.m., December 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale features the work of 50 local potters and will present more than 4,000 unique pots of all kinds. Information on location/free parking available on our website.See the full list of times below. [less-]
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Community Stories Film Festival

11-19-2017

Presented by Docs In Progress at Docs In Progress, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
Docs In Progress is proud to be based in diverse, vibrant, and historic Montgomery County, Maryland just outside Washington DC. We also believe in the power of documentary... [more+]
Docs In Progress is proud to be based in diverse, vibrant, and historic Montgomery County, Maryland just outside Washington DC. We also believe in the power of documentary to bring community together. Our eighth annual Community Stories Festival highlights the stories of people, places, and events from our local community. The festival is open to the public and gives local residents a chance to learn more about their communities and meet both the filmmakers and people featured in the films.The festival features films made both professional and first-time filmmakers which spotlight people, places, history, and happenings from our local communities. Many of the filmmakers and people featured in the film will be there to answer questions. All of the screenings are free and open to the public (though we strongly recommend getting tickets in advance to guarantee a seat).In addition, we are offering several modestly-priced community filmmaking workshops including one on how to create family legacy videos and another on smartphone filmmaking. [less-]
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Cajas! Cajas! Cajas!

12-03-2017

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 19 @ 11:15 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:15 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:15 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:15 am - less dates and times

A new bilingual version of Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! Originally Titled From Here to There Originally Written and Directed by Nastasha Holmes, Tell Tale Hearts Company,... [more+]
A new bilingual version of Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! Originally Titled From Here to There Originally Written and Directed by Nastasha Holmes, Tell Tale Hearts Company, UK Adapted and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Translated by Maribel Bustamente and Meg Lowey Best for Ages 1-5Two friends use their imaginations to build bridges, birds, a train, a plane, and even a castle from cardboard boxes. Jump inside the world of a child’s imagination! Performances are followed by a “free play” session, allowing audience members to build their own creations using props from the show. [less-]
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Frosty The Snow Man

12-31-2017

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm + 58 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:00 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Nov 28 @ 10:30 am Tue, Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Nov 29 @ 10:30 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 10:30 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 06 @ 10:30 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 10:30 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 10:30 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 12 @ 10:30 am Tue, Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 10:30 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 10:30 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Directed by Jason Schlafstein

Recommended for all ages

Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures...

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Directed by Jason Schlafstein

Recommended for all ages

Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures before he melts away? In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike- even the heart of one near-sighted cop- through his uproarious antics.

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Artworks for Freedom: Children in the Field

11-19-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PMArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts present a collection of essays and visual art collected through the... [more+]
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PMArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts present a collection of essays and visual art collected through the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Program’s Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay & Art Contests. These contests give farmworker children the opportunity to showcase their heartwarming and compelling stories on the national stage and to find power in their voices.ArtWorks for Freedom uses all forms of artistic expression to raise awareness about modern day slavery and human trafficking. Working locally and globally and engaging art in all its forms, ArtWorks seeks to transform public perceptions, educating individuals, communities and policy makers, and inspiring action to put an end to modern day slavery. www.artworksforfreedom.org |  www.artworksforfreedom-dc.org [less-]
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Alyscia Cunningham: Feminine Transitions

11-19-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM
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Stephanie Benassi: The Mad Duchess and Her Daughters

11-19-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
Drawing from diverse photographic genres such as landscape, forensic, Victorian memento mori, occult, and camera-less photography, she investigates the ways in which the... [more+]
Drawing from diverse photographic genres such as landscape, forensic, Victorian memento mori, occult, and camera-less photography, she investigates the ways in which the material conditions and specialized languages of the photographic medium shape our relations to history, power, and the production of images.Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM [less-]
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Growth in Glass

11-19-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Glen Echo Glassworks proudly present the exhibition Growth in Glass. Resident artist Paul Swartwood exhibits works... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and Glen Echo Glassworks proudly present the exhibition Growth in Glass. Resident artist Paul Swartwood exhibits works in blown glass, with artists Mark Hill, Allan Jaworski, Aimee Johns, Andrew Lang, Kevin Lurie, Connie McGuire, Bobby Pestronk, Bob Remes, and Phil Valencia. The exhibition features the latest work by Paul Swartwood, resident artist and director of the Glen Echo Glassworks blown glass studio, along with pieces by emerging artists and Glassworks faculty to highlight artists’ unique approaches. Work will span a variety of colors, styles, and sizes, and will feature the latest techniques and processes the exhibiting artists used to create them.Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 6 to 9pmClosing Reception: Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm [less-]
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Objects and Images: Stone Sculptures and Oil Paintings

11-19-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents Objects and Images: Stone Sculptures and Oil Paintings, featuring stone sculptures by James Natali and oil... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents Objects and Images: Stone Sculptures and Oil Paintings, featuring stone sculptures by James Natali and oil paintings by Sandra Fritter. Natali began his stonework as a laborer working on the construction of Washington National Cathedral. From there, he became an apprentice and then a journeyman stone mason. Natali was a stone “setter,” installing stone and marble on building facades, lobbies, and floors. Wanting to move into stone carving, after retiring he began working with Glen Echo Park’s Sculpture Studio. Sandra Fritter is a plein air and figurative painter. She prefers painting landscapes “in the moment,” rather than from a photograph. Her best work reflects the “dance” that happens when she applies color quickly, catching light and dark, warm and cool.Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 6 to 8pmClosing Reception: Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pmTime: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 6pm or by appointment [less-]
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Rachel Schmidt: Shadow Builders

01-07-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm + 33 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 06 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 07 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jan 03 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jan 04 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jan 05 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jan 06 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jan 07 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, December 1, 7 – 9 PMShadow Builders is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and... [more+]
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, December 1, 7 – 9 PMShadow Builders is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.  About the artist: http://www.rachel-schmidt.com/ [less-]
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Charlotte's Web

01-07-2018

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am + 37 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 24 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 26 @ 1:30 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 27 @ 1:30 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 28 @ 1:30 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 29 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jan 06 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jan 06 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jan 07 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jan 07 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Based on the Book by E. B. White Adapted by Joseph Robinette Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Best for Ages 5+In this beloved classic (now infused with live music!),... [more+]
Based on the Book by E. B. White Adapted by Joseph Robinette Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Best for Ages 5+In this beloved classic (now infused with live music!), Fern, a soft-hearted farm girl, forms an unlikely bond with Wilbur, a charismatic pig. At the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur meets a silly goose, a moody sheep, a selfish rat, and Charlotte, a clever spider. In an effort to save her friend, Charlotte weaves flattering messages about him into her web that cause a sensation in the small town. Fall in love with your favorite characters all over again as they bring this “radiant” tale from page to stage this holiday season! [less-]
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Annie

12-31-2017

Presented by Olney Theatre Center at Olney Theatre Center, Olney
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm + 40 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Dec 07 @ 10:15 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

From the director of last year's hit holiday musical, Mary Poppins, the sun will come out brightly during the holidays. Annie has been the gateway for millions of kids to...

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From the director of last year's hit holiday musical, Mary Poppins, the sun will come out brightly during the holidays. Annie has been the gateway for millions of kids to develop a love of live theatre, with this 40th Anniversary production, a new generation gets its shot. It’s the middle of the Great Depression in New York City, and hard-knocks abound, especially for Annie and her friends at the orphanage run by the sinister Miss Hannigan. But when billionaire-celebrity Oliver Warbucks requires the presence of an orphan to soften his image, Annie unexpectedly finds a way into his heart. Along the way, Warbucks attempts to help Annie find her lost parents, prompting Miss Hannigan to concoct a scheme intended to get her hands on Annie and Warbucks’ cash. Featuring Patricia Hurley (Mary Poppins).

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Jazz Jam

11-19-2017

Presented by Levine Music at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm
Levine's monthly jazz and blues jams are a great opportunity for musicians of any age and proficiency to practice their skills in a supportive, fun environment. In... [more+]
Levine's monthly jazz and blues jams are a great opportunity for musicians of any age and proficiency to practice their skills in a supportive, fun environment. In addition to facilitating each session, Levine faculty provide general instruction on improvisation, theory, and ensemble skills, so you don't need to worry about being perfectly prepared. Instrumentalists, vocalists, and observers are all welcome. Pianos, guitar/bass amplifiers, drumkits, and some sheet music are provided. All you need to do is come out and play! [less-]
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dis/figure

12-08-2017

Presented by Kramer Gallery and Music Room at Kramer Gallery and Music Room - Silver Spring Civi..., Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am + 12 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 9:00 am Mon, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Dec 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Dec 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

This exhibition, featuring paintings by Jessica Hopkins and Mariama McCarthy, explores the practice of portraiture as a method of revealing or concealing personal... [more+]
This exhibition, featuring paintings by Jessica Hopkins and Mariama McCarthy, explores the practice of portraiture as a method of revealing or concealing personal histories, particularly in depictions of marginalized and oppressed persons, and considers the unique burdens inherent to these representations. [less-]
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November First Friday Gallery Openings and Open Studios

11-22-2017

Presented by Artists & Makers Studios at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of November along with artists’ open studios. “Progeny -... [more+]
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of November along with artists’ open studios. “Progeny - Figurative sculptures from Melissa Ichiuji’s G u i s e a n d D o ll s classes” brings together the work of Melissa Ichiuji’s students, some who had no fine art experience before attending her class. The dolls were developed through a series of body/mind opening prompts such as movement exercises, journaling, and the inclusion of personal artifacts. Each figure represents a significant turning point, epiphany or event in the makers’ life, and carries a spirit of transcendence and reawakening. In 2015 Melissa Ichiuji gave her first of many figurative sculpture workshops at Artists and Makers Studios. Words out Loud in the Compass Atelier, from 7-8pm with Philip Wexler, Yvette Neisser and Sarah Browning will be followed by an open mic. Resident artists’ open studios will round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of November. “Alternative Evolution” with Eric Celarier - the series portrays creatures adapted to, from, and by a world irrevocably changed by our interaction. The survival of any living creature is limited by that animal’s ability to keep adaptive pace with a continually mutating habitat. There is no doubt that we have had a significant hand in shaping the environment. Crafting creatures from refuse; the artist lends form to the idea that all future flora and fauna can be seen as byproducts of our existence. “Magic Symmetry” ”  an exhibit with Peter Swift, is the name of a hybrid new genre the artist is exploring, in which photorealistic renderings of objects are arranged in a symmetrical design, often a radial circle.  Symmetry is quite different from the traditional “slice-of-life” or “snapshot” approach, showing the objects on a table-top or in a cabinet, which has been used for centuries in still-life painting. The Montgomery County Camera Club presents “Show Us Your Best Shot” in the hallway gallery, along with exhibits in New Master’s 3rd floor Gallery, and Gallery 209 on the second floor. Arthur Harrison adds acoustic ambience with theremin music in the artists’ lounge and resident artists’ open studios throughout the buildings will round out the evening. [less-]
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Revels World Story Time

11-21-2017

Presented by Washington Revels at Washington Revels, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 21 @ 10:30 am
Join us as we explore the magical, diverse world of children’s literature. We’ll journey through books old and new, from different countries and unique cultures —... [more+]
Join us as we explore the magical, diverse world of children’s literature. We’ll journey through books old and new, from different countries and unique cultures — all delightful for kids of any age (but aimed at the 3-7 year-old set).Enjoy stories such as The Mitten adapted by Jan Brett from Ukraine, Crucita and Her Piggy Bank by Aurora R. G. de Braniff from Mexico, Cat in Search of a Friend by Meshack Asare from Ghana, and stories from Québec, our 2017 Christmas Revels culture! 

Plus, hear folktales from Japan, China, India, Iran, Persia, and more!

This Fall, we will meet every other Tuesday, beginning September 12, from 10:30 am-11:30 am. It’s open-house style, come whenever you like and stay as long as you like! Email Jo Rasi at jrasi@revelsdc.org with any questions or book recommendations. [less-]
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November Community Sing

11-21-2017

Presented by Washington Revels at Washington Revels, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm
As our nation prepares to give thanks this week, we’ll sing songs of grace and gratitude and remember American Indian Heritage Month.6:30-8:00 — International Songs... [more+]
As our nation prepares to give thanks this week, we’ll sing songs of grace and gratitude and remember American Indian Heritage Month.6:30-8:00 — International Songs and Rounds for all ages 8:00-8:30 — Refreshments, Social Time, Celebration of November birthdays

PLUS a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!

Get your Québécois goodies early and beat the Christmas Revels rush!Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments and songs to share.Sign up in advance to lead a song by contacting Jo Rasi (jrasi@revelsdc.org or 301-587-3835). Or just show up to sing (or even just to listen)!The Community Sings are a partnership of Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts. [less-]
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Holiday Art Show and Sale

01-07-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:00 am + 24 more dates and times

Thu, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jan 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jan 07 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at Glen Echo Park’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership... [more+]
Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at Glen Echo Park’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition features works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists. The show includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more.Dates: November 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm (Saturday, Dec. 9, 11am – 8pm) Thursdays & Fridays, 10am – 2pm (through Dec. 29) [less-]
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Turkeypalooza

11-24-2017

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm
Let your imagination run wild as an ordinary house turns into an exciting Thanksgiving adventure. Known for athleticism and comedy, VF Dance Theater presents an... [more+]
Let your imagination run wild as an ordinary house turns into an exciting Thanksgiving adventure. Known for athleticism and comedy, VF Dance Theater presents an interactive story that encourages children to count, read, move, and problem solve. Great for the entire family; recommended for ages 3 and up. [less-]
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The Nutcracker

12-31-2017

Presented by the Puppet Co. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:30 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:30 am + 48 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:30 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Nov 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:30 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 07 @ 11:30 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 11:30 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 11:30 am Sun, Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 14 @ 11:30 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 11:30 am Fri, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:30 am Sun, Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 18 @ 11:30 am Tue, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 19 @ 11:30 am Wed, Dec 20 @ 11:30 am Thu, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 21 @ 11:30 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 26 @ 11:30 am Tue, Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:30 am Wed, Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Dec 28 @ 11:30 am Thu, Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Dec 29 @ 11:30 am Fri, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 30 @ 11:30 am Sat, Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 31 @ 11:30 am Sun, Dec 31 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

A family holiday tradition for 29 years, “The Nutcracker” is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum... [more+]
A family holiday tradition for 29 years, “The Nutcracker” is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production. [less-]
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Holiday Shopping at Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

12-24-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Pottery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Dec 09 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Gallery shows the work of 29 advanced potters and instructors at Glen Echo Pottery. All pieces are for sale and represent a variety of forms, glaze treatments, and... [more+]
The Gallery shows the work of 29 advanced potters and instructors at Glen Echo Pottery. All pieces are for sale and represent a variety of forms, glaze treatments, and firing effects. Most pieces are functional, such as mugs, bowls, vases, etc. Decorative works include raku, jewelry, and holiday ornaments.Glen Echo Pottery Gallery is extending its holiday shopping hours, opening on Black Friday, November 24 and Friday, December 22 from noon to 5 p.m., in addition to Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.  The Gallery will also be open until 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 during Glen Echo Park's Winter's Eve.The Gallery will close for the season at 3 p.m. on December 24. The Gallery will also be closed December 1-3 for the annual Glen Echo Potters Holiday Sale at GW University's Mt. Vernon campus. Holiday Sale hours are December 1 from 5-8 p.m., December 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale features the work of 50 local potters and will present more than 4,000 unique pots of all kinds. Information on location/free parking available on our website.See the full list of times below. [less-]
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