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A FRESH PERSPECTIVE - Virtual Art Show & Sale

12-19-2020

Presented by Art League of Germantown at www.blackrockcenter.org/galleries, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 04 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 12:00 am + 14 more dates and times

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

"A Fresh Perspective" is the Art League of Germantown’s first-ever Virtual Art Show & Sale, after presenting in-person exhibits for over 35 years! Browse our curated...

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"A Fresh Perspective" is the Art League of Germantown’s first-ever Virtual Art Show & Sale, after presenting in-person exhibits for over 35 years! Browse our curated gallery of fine 2-d and 3-d works at www.blackrockcenter.org/galleries/ and when you find a special piece that catches your eye, purchasing and pickup/delivery will be easy. Presented in partnership with Black Rock Center for the Arts.

Who are ALOG’s member artists?  Among us are seasoned professionals as well as newcomers who may be showing for the first time (you might discover a budding star on the DC-area art scene). We work in a stunning array of media including painting, drawing, etching, pen-and-ink, pastels, mixed media, print-making, photography, jewelry design, fiber arts, polymer clay and fused glass, sculpture in stone, wood and metal, ceramics, and other fine-art media.

Come visit us 24/7 throughout the show at www.blackrockcenter.org/galleries/

Connect with ALOG at www.alog.org and at https://facebook.com/ArtLeagueofGermantown

Questions? Email showchair@alog.org

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Adult Dance Classes at Maryland Youth Ballet

12-31-2020

Presented by Maryland Youth Ballet at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am + 26 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

MYB is NOW offering several ways for our Adult community of dancers to take class from home and in the studio: LIVE In-Studio & Virtual Drop-In Classes, ON-DEMAND Virtual...

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MYB is NOW offering several ways for our Adult community of dancers to take class from home and in the studio: LIVE In-Studio & Virtual Drop-In Classes, ON-DEMAND Virtual Classes, and DANCERS AT HOME Virtual Classes.

Visit our website for the full schedule of classes

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Make it! Live by KID Museum

12-22-2020

Presented by KID Museum at KID Museum, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 08 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

KID Museum's Make-it! Live workshops are back -- with real-time, small-group, interactive programs for K-8th graders to inspire creative learning at home.

Hour-long...

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KID Museum's Make-it! Live workshops are back -- with real-time, small-group, interactive programs for K-8th graders to inspire creative learning at home.

Hour-long sessions are led by KID Museum maker educators, who work closely with kids to provide instruction and individual feedback. From physics and engineering to kinetic sculpture and costume design, there’s a workshop for every interest. Programs vary weekly. See website for full program descriptions.

$15 members/$20 nonmembers

Advance registration required

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KID Museum's Fête for the Future

12-03-2020

Presented by KID Museum at Virtual - KID Museum, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at this year’s Fête for the Future virtual event, Thursday, December 3, 7-7:45 pm, featuring special guests José Andrés, Yo-Yo Ma, and former astronaut and...

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Join us at this year’s Fête for the Future virtual event, Thursday, December 3, 7-7:45 pm, featuring special guests José Andrés, Yo-Yo Ma, and former astronaut and Space Shuttle commander Pam Melroy. Meet three extraordinary changemakers who exemplify the power of creativity and innovation to invent a brighter future — and celebrate what it means to be a maker!

Enjoy an exclusive musical performance by Yo-Yo Ma and fun maker activities, brought to you by KID staff and families. Take part in a silent auction with amazing items, trips, and experiences!

Free to attend, registration required.

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Holiday Guitar and Ukulele Workshop

12-03-2020

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 7:00 pm

Learn to play your favorite holiday songs in this fun workshop lead by Mike Kligerman.  Chords and words will be provided as well as tips on leading a group sing-along....

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Learn to play your favorite holiday songs in this fun workshop lead by Mike Kligerman.  Chords and words will be provided as well as tips on leading a group sing-along. Seasonal music spans the ages and styles and is a great way to improve your playing. All you need is a guitar/ukulele and your voice! Minimum age 13. 1 session.

This class takes place via Zoom, and the link to participate will be provided to registered students only by the instructor prior to the first day of class.

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Countryside Artisans 2020 Holiday Gallery|Studio Tour

12-06-2020

Presented by Countryside Artisans of Maryland at Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Beallsville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am

Spend an art day in the country on this self-guided driving tour of recognized artist studios in and around Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve.  Follow winding...

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Spend an art day in the country on this self-guided driving tour of recognized artist studios in and around Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve.  Follow winding roads with beautiful views around every turn to discover charming studios of the Countryside Artisans filled with inspired pottery, stoneware, glass, oil, watercolor, wood, glass, stone, fiber and more.  Stop at an artisan winery and brewery along the way. Enjoy the weather, enjoy the space, enjoy the day!

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Signal Boost Friday Night Fix

01-08-2021

Presented by Olney Theatre Center at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 04 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 25 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jan 01 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jan 08 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

These shows are free to view, but be sure to RSVP as they sometimes require special links to watch live. Plus, that gives you a chance to make a small (optional) donation...

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These shows are free to view, but be sure to RSVP as they sometimes require special links to watch live. Plus, that gives you a chance to make a small (optional) donation to support the program, because we pay all of these artists for their time and talent.

All Programs Begin at 7:00 pm.

NOVEMBER 13 - RHETT GUTER
You've seen him dance in the rain as Don Lockwood, go on the town as sailor Gabey, and watched him step-in-time across the rooftops of London as Burt in Mary Poppins, but there's a side to actor Rhett Guter you've probably never seen before and it is magic. Literally. Rhett's been studying magic since he was 12 and works professionally in NY as a magician.

The first forty people to RSVP get access to a special interactive audience section!

Artist Sponsor: Kathleen Quinn

DECEMBER 4 - NIGHT AT NEWCASTLE
Night at Newcastle is a trio of DC actors rooming and performing together. Rachel FeldsteinAndre Hinds, and Alan Naylor's Facebook Live show has become a quarantine hit. They'll bring their cabaret-style show for a special Friday Night Fix.

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Virtual Early Dance Classes with Maryland Youth Ballet

01-25-2021

Presented by Maryland Youth Ballet at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am + 31 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 06 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 12 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 19 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 10 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 16 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 17 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Movement, music, and storytelling are used to develop body awareness, discover artistic expression, and explore the basic principles of ballet.

8-Week Session; 1...

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Movement, music, and storytelling are used to develop body awareness, discover artistic expression, and explore the basic principles of ballet.

8-Week Session; 1 class/week

November 7, 2020 - January 25, 2021

Tuesday:  10:00-10:30 am
Wednesday:  2:00-2:30 pm
Saturday:  9:00-9:30 am and 10:00-10:30 am
Sunday:  10:00-10:30 am and 11:00-11:30 am

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Glen Echo Pottery 2020 Winter Outdoor Market

12-05-2020

Presented by Glen Echo Pottery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am

Glen Echo Pottery presents its 2020 Winter Outdoor Pottery Market at Glen Echo Park, Saturday, December 5 from 10  a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Bad weather date:  December 12, 10...

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Glen Echo Pottery presents its 2020 Winter Outdoor Pottery Market at Glen Echo Park, Saturday, December 5 from 10  a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Bad weather date:  December 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)  Over 35 potters are participating.  Masks and social distancing required.  Only credit cards and checks accepted.  Free parking in the main Glen Echo Park lot, then follow the signs to the sale.

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Family MOVES: Online Movement Class with Dance Exchange

12-19-2020

Presented by Dance Exchange at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am

Join us online each week to move with a mix of families, professionals, and community members of all ages, backgrounds, and levels. Drop in anytime. Classes are led by DX...

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Join us online each week to move with a mix of families, professionals, and community members of all ages, backgrounds, and levels. Drop in anytime. Classes are led by DX artists.

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Holiday Art Show & Sale

01-03-2021

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 06 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 26 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jan 02 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jan 03 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present its annual Holiday Art Show & Sale. Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list...

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present its annual Holiday Art Show & Sale. Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list -- while supporting local artists! The exhibition features works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts, holiday ornaments and more. (Please note that our galleries abide by Covid-19 guidelines.)

Dates:
November 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Time:
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

Location:
Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Price:
Admission to the gallery is free.

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Take & Make It: Feathered Friends

12-05-2020

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 2:00 pm

See who is visiting our meadow and make a gift for our feathered friends. Kits will have most of the supplies needed and instructions to make a craft at home. Stop by...

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See who is visiting our meadow and make a gift for our feathered friends. Kits will have most of the supplies needed and instructions to make a craft at home. Stop by anytime during program hours to pick up your craft kit. Intended for all ages. All participants are required to wear a face covering.

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Essence of Emotion: Kuchipudi Dance Virtual Salon

12-05-2020

Presented by Gandhi Memorial Center at Gandhi Memorial Center, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 2:30 pm

Kalanidhi Dance is excited to present its first virtual Salon for Gandhi Center. Join its popular Salon program for an engaging afternoon of dance. Led by Kalanidhi...

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Kalanidhi Dance is excited to present its first virtual Salon for Gandhi Center. Join its popular Salon program for an engaging afternoon of dance. Led by Kalanidhi company members, the session will introduce the South Indian classical dance style, Kuchipudi, through dance demonstrations and discussion. Participants will interact directly with the dancers and even get a chance to learn aspects of Kuchipudi's gestural dance vocabulary.
About Kalanidhi Dance:
Kalanidhi Dance is a non-profit organization that is committed to the preservation, promotion and education of Kuchipudi dance, an Indian Classical dance styles that originated in Andhra Pradesh, India. Founded by Anuradha Nehru in 1991, Kalanidhi’s mission is to raise the profile of Indian Classical dance in the United States by presenting professional and outstanding quality dance productions and training the next generation of Indian Classical dancers to the highest standards. www.kalanidhi.org

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All Aboard with Santa

12-05-2020

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 3:00 pm

Train enthusiasts will enjoy this railroad-themed visit with Santa! You'll have an opportunity to take a socially-distanced family photo with Santa while he chats and...

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Train enthusiasts will enjoy this railroad-themed visit with Santa! You'll have an opportunity to take a socially-distanced family photo with Santa while he chats and waves from inside the cab of the 1918 steam locomotive. A treat and craft project goes home with each child. **Bring your own camera** This is an outdoor event.

Photo location requires stepping up onto a platform. If this presents an issue please call the Museum at 301-258-6160 about accommodations before making an on-line reservation.

Pre-registration required and space is limited. Registration is per family (family=up to 6 people). Upon registration you will be sent an email with all the details about your holiday adventure. Please call the museum if you have any questions about registration, 301-258-6160.

RAIN (SNOW) DATE: Saturday, December 12, 3-6 p.m.

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A Virtual Jingle Jubilee & Tree Lighting

12-05-2020

Presented by City of Gaithersburg Arts and Events at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 5:00 pm

Join the City of Gaithersburg for a re-imagined Jingle Jubilee, our annual Tree Lighting and holiday celebration. Students from the Gaithersburg High School Band will...

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Join the City of Gaithersburg for a re-imagined Jingle Jubilee, our annual Tree Lighting and holiday celebration. Students from the Gaithersburg High School Band will perform selections for Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa. Enjoy holiday greetings from the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council, and peek in on a Zoom chat between our Junior Mayor, Hayden Sandlin, and Santa Claus himself. They have a special tree lighting treat in store. The pre-recorded program will be available on the City’s social media sites @GburgMD as of December 5.

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Collage Ornament Workshop for Adults & Children

12-06-2020

Presented by CREATE Arts Center at CREATE Arts Center, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 06 @ 11:00 am

Create a pair of unique collage ornaments to give as gifts, display for the holidays, or hang in your home all year round. Choose from a selection of colorful, textured...

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Create a pair of unique collage ornaments to give as gifts, display for the holidays, or hang in your home all year round. Choose from a selection of colorful, textured papers to layer onto papier-mâché forms that will be transformed into your own designs.

This workshop is open to individual adults, or children ages 7+ with a registered adult.

All materials included. No previous art or collage experience needed.

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Family Workshop: Holiday Cheer!

12-06-2020

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 06 @ 1:00 pm

SUPPLIES: Families will need to have basic children's art supplies at home (markers, crayons, watercolors, etc.). A supply kit with specialized materials may be picked up...

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SUPPLIES: Families will need to have basic children's art supplies at home (markers, crayons, watercolors, etc.). A supply kit with specialized materials may be picked up at the Arts Barn the week prior to the workshop - days/times will be emailed to those registered.

VIDEO CONFERENCING: Families will need to have internet access, along with a computer or smart device to participate. A practice video conferencing session will be available the week prior to class to help with basic distance learning technology questions.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please register by Wednesday, November 25.

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Music That Connects Us All

12-06-2020

Presented by National Philharmonic at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 06 @ 2:00 pm

Brian Ganz, teacher, musician, lover of all things Chopin, and favorite performer to NatPhil audiences of all ages, inspires with his visceral connection to his...

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Brian Ganz, teacher, musician, lover of all things Chopin, and favorite performer to NatPhil audiences of all ages, inspires with his visceral connection to his performance and his emotional connection to each composition. In his commitment to each piece, Ganz reveals the power of music to bring us all together, reminding us no matter how different we are from each other, we all speak the language of music. Enjoy pieces brought to vivid life by this wonderful entertainer.

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YAA's Play Reading

12-14-2020

Presented by Young Artists of America at Strathmore at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

Almost every show begins with a script, and yet so few young performers know many plays. 
Come together with the YAA community and be a part of table-reading through...

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Almost every show begins with a script, and yet so few young performers know many plays. 
Come together with the YAA community and be a part of table-reading through amazing new plays.  Whether performing or listening, this workshop will help introduce you to new voices, characters, and materials.
Who knows? You might find your next audition monologue, school play, or passion project here.
Plays to be read TBA.

Location: VIRTUAL

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Music Mondays

12-07-2020

Presented by Olney Theatre Center at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm

Join us every Monday as we "Signal Boost" some of our favorite musical acts in the DMV and beyond. These online events are free, viewable on FacebookYouTube, and...

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Join us every Monday as we "Signal Boost" some of our favorite musical acts in the DMV and beyond. These online events are free, viewable on FacebookYouTube, and our Blogbut they're only available online for one week. RSVP so you'll receive a reminder to watch when it premieres and a warning when we're about to take it offline.

These are free, online events, although the artists are all paid. Reserve a ticket to receive reminders, get updates, or make a (very optional, but encouraged) donation to support the program.

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History Conversations: “The Odyssey of a Civil War Soldier”

12-08-2020

Presented by Montgomery History at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm

“The Odyssey of a Civil War Soldier”
with Robert Plumb
Tuesday, December 8 @ 2:00 p.m.

George P. McClelland served with the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, Army of the...

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“The Odyssey of a Civil War Soldier”
with Robert Plumb
Tuesday, December 8 @ 2:00 p.m.

George P. McClelland served with the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, Army of the Potomac, from August 1862 to his discharge in June 1865. Join us as author Robert Plumb reads from McClelland’s letters and exciting narrative excerpts from his book, Your Brother in Arms, which offer a front-line soldier’s view of some of the most crucial battles fought during the Civil War– from Gettysburg to Petersburg. Literate and evocative, the letters convey an authentic perspective of a soldier who experienced one of the bloodiest and most transformative wars in American history.

Visit https://montgomeryhistory.org/mhconnected/watch/ for the link to register for the Zoom session. Because of the increasing popularity of our History Conversations, we’ve updated our Zoom platform so it now accommodates 500 people! If the Zoom session reaches capacity, you can watch on Facebook where it’ll be streamed live. Pre-registration is still recommended, so that you get a reminder prior to the event.

If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org.

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A FRESH PERSPECTIVE - Virtual Art Show & Sale

12-19-2020

Presented by Art League of Germantown at www.blackrockcenter.org/galleries, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 04 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 12:00 am + 14 more dates and times

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

"A Fresh Perspective" is the Art League of Germantown’s first-ever Virtual Art Show & Sale, after presenting in-person exhibits for over 35 years! Browse our curated...

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"A Fresh Perspective" is the Art League of Germantown’s first-ever Virtual Art Show & Sale, after presenting in-person exhibits for over 35 years! Browse our curated gallery of fine 2-d and 3-d works at www.blackrockcenter.org/galleries/ and when you find a special piece that catches your eye, purchasing and pickup/delivery will be easy. Presented in partnership with Black Rock Center for the Arts.

Who are ALOG’s member artists?  Among us are seasoned professionals as well as newcomers who may be showing for the first time (you might discover a budding star on the DC-area art scene). We work in a stunning array of media including painting, drawing, etching, pen-and-ink, pastels, mixed media, print-making, photography, jewelry design, fiber arts, polymer clay and fused glass, sculpture in stone, wood and metal, ceramics, and other fine-art media.

Come visit us 24/7 throughout the show at www.blackrockcenter.org/galleries/

Connect with ALOG at www.alog.org and at https://facebook.com/ArtLeagueofGermantown

Questions? Email showchair@alog.org

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Adult Dance Classes at Maryland Youth Ballet

12-31-2020

Presented by Maryland Youth Ballet at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am + 26 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Mon, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

MYB is NOW offering several ways for our Adult community of dancers to take class from home and in the studio: LIVE In-Studio & Virtual Drop-In Classes, ON-DEMAND Virtual...

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MYB is NOW offering several ways for our Adult community of dancers to take class from home and in the studio: LIVE In-Studio & Virtual Drop-In Classes, ON-DEMAND Virtual Classes, and DANCERS AT HOME Virtual Classes.

Visit our website for the full schedule of classes

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Make it! Live by KID Museum

12-22-2020

Presented by KID Museum at KID Museum, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 08 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Tue, Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

KID Museum's Make-it! Live workshops are back -- with real-time, small-group, interactive programs for K-8th graders to inspire creative learning at home.

Hour-long...

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KID Museum's Make-it! Live workshops are back -- with real-time, small-group, interactive programs for K-8th graders to inspire creative learning at home.

Hour-long sessions are led by KID Museum maker educators, who work closely with kids to provide instruction and individual feedback. From physics and engineering to kinetic sculpture and costume design, there’s a workshop for every interest. Programs vary weekly. See website for full program descriptions.

$15 members/$20 nonmembers

Advance registration required

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KID Museum's Fête for the Future

12-03-2020

Presented by KID Museum at Virtual - KID Museum, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at this year’s Fête for the Future virtual event, Thursday, December 3, 7-7:45 pm, featuring special guests José Andrés, Yo-Yo Ma, and former astronaut and...

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Join us at this year’s Fête for the Future virtual event, Thursday, December 3, 7-7:45 pm, featuring special guests José Andrés, Yo-Yo Ma, and former astronaut and Space Shuttle commander Pam Melroy. Meet three extraordinary changemakers who exemplify the power of creativity and innovation to invent a brighter future — and celebrate what it means to be a maker!

Enjoy an exclusive musical performance by Yo-Yo Ma and fun maker activities, brought to you by KID staff and families. Take part in a silent auction with amazing items, trips, and experiences!

Free to attend, registration required.

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Holiday Guitar and Ukulele Workshop

12-03-2020

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 03 @ 7:00 pm

Learn to play your favorite holiday songs in this fun workshop lead by Mike Kligerman.  Chords and words will be provided as well as tips on leading a group sing-along....

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Learn to play your favorite holiday songs in this fun workshop lead by Mike Kligerman.  Chords and words will be provided as well as tips on leading a group sing-along. Seasonal music spans the ages and styles and is a great way to improve your playing. All you need is a guitar/ukulele and your voice! Minimum age 13. 1 session.

This class takes place via Zoom, and the link to participate will be provided to registered students only by the instructor prior to the first day of class.

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Countryside Artisans 2020 Holiday Gallery|Studio Tour

12-06-2020

Presented by Countryside Artisans of Maryland at Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Beallsville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am

Spend an art day in the country on this self-guided driving tour of recognized artist studios in and around Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve.  Follow winding...

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Spend an art day in the country on this self-guided driving tour of recognized artist studios in and around Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve.  Follow winding roads with beautiful views around every turn to discover charming studios of the Countryside Artisans filled with inspired pottery, stoneware, glass, oil, watercolor, wood, glass, stone, fiber and more.  Stop at an artisan winery and brewery along the way. Enjoy the weather, enjoy the space, enjoy the day!

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Signal Boost Friday Night Fix

01-08-2021

Presented by Olney Theatre Center at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 04 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Dec 25 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jan 01 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Jan 08 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

These shows are free to view, but be sure to RSVP as they sometimes require special links to watch live. Plus, that gives you a chance to make a small (optional) donation...

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These shows are free to view, but be sure to RSVP as they sometimes require special links to watch live. Plus, that gives you a chance to make a small (optional) donation to support the program, because we pay all of these artists for their time and talent.

All Programs Begin at 7:00 pm.

NOVEMBER 13 - RHETT GUTER
You've seen him dance in the rain as Don Lockwood, go on the town as sailor Gabey, and watched him step-in-time across the rooftops of London as Burt in Mary Poppins, but there's a side to actor Rhett Guter you've probably never seen before and it is magic. Literally. Rhett's been studying magic since he was 12 and works professionally in NY as a magician.

The first forty people to RSVP get access to a special interactive audience section!

Artist Sponsor: Kathleen Quinn

DECEMBER 4 - NIGHT AT NEWCASTLE
Night at Newcastle is a trio of DC actors rooming and performing together. Rachel FeldsteinAndre Hinds, and Alan Naylor's Facebook Live show has become a quarantine hit. They'll bring their cabaret-style show for a special Friday Night Fix.

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Virtual Early Dance Classes with Maryland Youth Ballet

01-25-2021

Presented by Maryland Youth Ballet at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am + 31 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 06 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 12 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 19 @ 9:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 10 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 16 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 17 @ 11:00 am Tue, Jan 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Movement, music, and storytelling are used to develop body awareness, discover artistic expression, and explore the basic principles of ballet.

8-Week Session; 1...

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Movement, music, and storytelling are used to develop body awareness, discover artistic expression, and explore the basic principles of ballet.

8-Week Session; 1 class/week

November 7, 2020 - January 25, 2021

Tuesday:  10:00-10:30 am
Wednesday:  2:00-2:30 pm
Saturday:  9:00-9:30 am and 10:00-10:30 am
Sunday:  10:00-10:30 am and 11:00-11:30 am

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Glen Echo Pottery 2020 Winter Outdoor Market

12-05-2020

Presented by Glen Echo Pottery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am

Glen Echo Pottery presents its 2020 Winter Outdoor Pottery Market at Glen Echo Park, Saturday, December 5 from 10  a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Bad weather date:  December 12, 10...

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Glen Echo Pottery presents its 2020 Winter Outdoor Pottery Market at Glen Echo Park, Saturday, December 5 from 10  a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Bad weather date:  December 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)  Over 35 potters are participating.  Masks and social distancing required.  Only credit cards and checks accepted.  Free parking in the main Glen Echo Park lot, then follow the signs to the sale.

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Family MOVES: Online Movement Class with Dance Exchange

12-19-2020

Presented by Dance Exchange at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am

Join us online each week to move with a mix of families, professionals, and community members of all ages, backgrounds, and levels. Drop in anytime. Classes are led by DX...

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Join us online each week to move with a mix of families, professionals, and community members of all ages, backgrounds, and levels. Drop in anytime. Classes are led by DX artists.

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Holiday Art Show & Sale

01-03-2021

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 06 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 26 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jan 02 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jan 03 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present its annual Holiday Art Show & Sale. Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list...

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present its annual Holiday Art Show & Sale. Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list -- while supporting local artists! The exhibition features works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts, holiday ornaments and more. (Please note that our galleries abide by Covid-19 guidelines.)

Dates:
November 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Time:
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

Location:
Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Price:
Admission to the gallery is free.

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Take & Make It: Feathered Friends

12-05-2020

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 2:00 pm

See who is visiting our meadow and make a gift for our feathered friends. Kits will have most of the supplies needed and instructions to make a craft at home. Stop by...

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See who is visiting our meadow and make a gift for our feathered friends. Kits will have most of the supplies needed and instructions to make a craft at home. Stop by anytime during program hours to pick up your craft kit. Intended for all ages. All participants are required to wear a face covering.

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Essence of Emotion: Kuchipudi Dance Virtual Salon

12-05-2020

Presented by Gandhi Memorial Center at Gandhi Memorial Center, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 2:30 pm

Kalanidhi Dance is excited to present its first virtual Salon for Gandhi Center. Join its popular Salon program for an engaging afternoon of dance. Led by Kalanidhi...

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Kalanidhi Dance is excited to present its first virtual Salon for Gandhi Center. Join its popular Salon program for an engaging afternoon of dance. Led by Kalanidhi company members, the session will introduce the South Indian classical dance style, Kuchipudi, through dance demonstrations and discussion. Participants will interact directly with the dancers and even get a chance to learn aspects of Kuchipudi's gestural dance vocabulary.
About Kalanidhi Dance:
Kalanidhi Dance is a non-profit organization that is committed to the preservation, promotion and education of Kuchipudi dance, an Indian Classical dance styles that originated in Andhra Pradesh, India. Founded by Anuradha Nehru in 1991, Kalanidhi’s mission is to raise the profile of Indian Classical dance in the United States by presenting professional and outstanding quality dance productions and training the next generation of Indian Classical dancers to the highest standards. www.kalanidhi.org

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All Aboard with Santa

12-05-2020

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 3:00 pm

Train enthusiasts will enjoy this railroad-themed visit with Santa! You'll have an opportunity to take a socially-distanced family photo with Santa while he chats and...

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Train enthusiasts will enjoy this railroad-themed visit with Santa! You'll have an opportunity to take a socially-distanced family photo with Santa while he chats and waves from inside the cab of the 1918 steam locomotive. A treat and craft project goes home with each child. **Bring your own camera** This is an outdoor event.

Photo location requires stepping up onto a platform. If this presents an issue please call the Museum at 301-258-6160 about accommodations before making an on-line reservation.

Pre-registration required and space is limited. Registration is per family (family=up to 6 people). Upon registration you will be sent an email with all the details about your holiday adventure. Please call the museum if you have any questions about registration, 301-258-6160.

RAIN (SNOW) DATE: Saturday, December 12, 3-6 p.m.

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A Virtual Jingle Jubilee & Tree Lighting

12-05-2020

Presented by City of Gaithersburg Arts and Events at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 05 @ 5:00 pm

Join the City of Gaithersburg for a re-imagined Jingle Jubilee, our annual Tree Lighting and holiday celebration. Students from the Gaithersburg High School Band will...

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Join the City of Gaithersburg for a re-imagined Jingle Jubilee, our annual Tree Lighting and holiday celebration. Students from the Gaithersburg High School Band will perform selections for Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa. Enjoy holiday greetings from the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council, and peek in on a Zoom chat between our Junior Mayor, Hayden Sandlin, and Santa Claus himself. They have a special tree lighting treat in store. The pre-recorded program will be available on the City’s social media sites @GburgMD as of December 5.

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Collage Ornament Workshop for Adults & Children

12-06-2020

Presented by CREATE Arts Center at CREATE Arts Center, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 06 @ 11:00 am

Create a pair of unique collage ornaments to give as gifts, display for the holidays, or hang in your home all year round. Choose from a selection of colorful, textured...

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Create a pair of unique collage ornaments to give as gifts, display for the holidays, or hang in your home all year round. Choose from a selection of colorful, textured papers to layer onto papier-mâché forms that will be transformed into your own designs.

This workshop is open to individual adults, or children ages 7+ with a registered adult.

All materials included. No previous art or collage experience needed.

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Family Workshop: Holiday Cheer!

12-06-2020

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 06 @ 1:00 pm

SUPPLIES: Families will need to have basic children's art supplies at home (markers, crayons, watercolors, etc.). A supply kit with specialized materials may be picked up...

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SUPPLIES: Families will need to have basic children's art supplies at home (markers, crayons, watercolors, etc.). A supply kit with specialized materials may be picked up at the Arts Barn the week prior to the workshop - days/times will be emailed to those registered.

VIDEO CONFERENCING: Families will need to have internet access, along with a computer or smart device to participate. A practice video conferencing session will be available the week prior to class to help with basic distance learning technology questions.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please register by Wednesday, November 25.

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Music That Connects Us All

12-06-2020

Presented by National Philharmonic at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 06 @ 2:00 pm

Brian Ganz, teacher, musician, lover of all things Chopin, and favorite performer to NatPhil audiences of all ages, inspires with his visceral connection to his...

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Brian Ganz, teacher, musician, lover of all things Chopin, and favorite performer to NatPhil audiences of all ages, inspires with his visceral connection to his performance and his emotional connection to each composition. In his commitment to each piece, Ganz reveals the power of music to bring us all together, reminding us no matter how different we are from each other, we all speak the language of music. Enjoy pieces brought to vivid life by this wonderful entertainer.

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YAA's Play Reading

12-14-2020

Presented by Young Artists of America at Strathmore at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

Almost every show begins with a script, and yet so few young performers know many plays. 
Come together with the YAA community and be a part of table-reading through...

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Almost every show begins with a script, and yet so few young performers know many plays. 
Come together with the YAA community and be a part of table-reading through amazing new plays.  Whether performing or listening, this workshop will help introduce you to new voices, characters, and materials.
Who knows? You might find your next audition monologue, school play, or passion project here.
Plays to be read TBA.

Location: VIRTUAL

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Music Mondays

12-07-2020

Presented by Olney Theatre Center at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 07 @ 7:00 pm

Join us every Monday as we "Signal Boost" some of our favorite musical acts in the DMV and beyond. These online events are free, viewable on FacebookYouTube, and...

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Join us every Monday as we "Signal Boost" some of our favorite musical acts in the DMV and beyond. These online events are free, viewable on FacebookYouTube, and our Blogbut they're only available online for one week. RSVP so you'll receive a reminder to watch when it premieres and a warning when we're about to take it offline.

These are free, online events, although the artists are all paid. Reserve a ticket to receive reminders, get updates, or make a (very optional, but encouraged) donation to support the program.

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History Conversations: “The Odyssey of a Civil War Soldier”

12-08-2020

Presented by Montgomery History at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 08 @ 2:00 pm

“The Odyssey of a Civil War Soldier”
with Robert Plumb
Tuesday, December 8 @ 2:00 p.m.

George P. McClelland served with the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, Army of the...

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“The Odyssey of a Civil War Soldier”
with Robert Plumb
Tuesday, December 8 @ 2:00 p.m.

George P. McClelland served with the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, Army of the Potomac, from August 1862 to his discharge in June 1865. Join us as author Robert Plumb reads from McClelland’s letters and exciting narrative excerpts from his book, Your Brother in Arms, which offer a front-line soldier’s view of some of the most crucial battles fought during the Civil War– from Gettysburg to Petersburg. Literate and evocative, the letters convey an authentic perspective of a soldier who experienced one of the bloodiest and most transformative wars in American history.

Visit https://montgomeryhistory.org/mhconnected/watch/ for the link to register for the Zoom session. Because of the increasing popularity of our History Conversations, we’ve updated our Zoom platform so it now accommodates 500 people! If the Zoom session reaches capacity, you can watch on Facebook where it’ll be streamed live. Pre-registration is still recommended, so that you get a reminder prior to the event.

If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org.

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