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Community Calendar

Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

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The Little Goose From Smolensk

Kenmore Performing Arts Center

We're still celebrating our 25th anniversary year with a pair of great concerts coming up in November, featuring Russian folk diva Irina Zagornova and America's favorite balalaika soloist, Andrei Saveliev "The Little GooseFrom Smolensk" and other Russian folk favorites.

We are happy to invite children 12 and under to attend free of charge with paying adults.

Event begins at 3:00PM

Presented by: Washington Balalaika Society

Categories: Family Oriented, Theater

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Sidney Harman Hall

"Something familiar, Something peculiar, Something for everyone: A comedy tonight!" Directed by STC Associate Director Alan Paul, this hysterical Tony Award®-winning musical features a beloved score by Stephen Sondheim and an uproarious book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. This bawdy and wild production is a gift fro the gods for anyone’s holiday season.

Categories: Theater

THE ARGUMENT

Washington DCJCC

Sophie, a charming, vibrant artist, and Phillip, a loyal, solid businessman, are a 40-something couple whose new relationship is rocked when Sophie learns she is pregnant. As each fights for the only future he or she can imagine, they are both forced to recognize the profound personal differences between them. And when the word "abortion" is introduced into the debate, all bets are off.

This newly commissioned 2013 edition of The Argument chronicles the arc of a relationship with humor, passion, brutality, and up-to-the-minute relevance.

From the co-author of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize-finalist Omnium Gatherum.

Warning: Intended for mature audiences only

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Presented by: Theater J

Categories: Theater

100 under 200, an art exhibition at the Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for our exhibition "100 under 200", 100 artists exhibiting work priced less than $200.

This exhibition features an unrestrained gallery exhibit by the 100 Artists at the Workhouse exhibiting multiple works-of-art each priced less than $200. Free flowing and ever changing; the exhibit will have new art on view each week. Visit and bring a work-of-art home the same day - add to your home or find the perfect unique gift everyone will remember at an easy to love price.

Our Galleries are open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. No tickets are required. For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/visual-arts/10...

Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: Workhouse Arts Center

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

2013 “Nutcracker in a Shell - All Jazzed Up!”

Heritage High school

Institute of Performing Arts for Youth and Creative Dance Center cordially invite you to attend the 2013 "Nutcracker in a Shell – All Jazzed Up!" Directed by local gem, Geralyn Ward, and with our largest cast ever, 100+ children from all over Loudoun and Fairfax counties, it will be our biggest show to date! Our shorter, jazzed-up spin on the holiday classic Nutcracker is performed by kids for kids, providing a really festive and fun way to introduce your little soldiers and angels to a grand holiday tradition.

11:00a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013
3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013
12:00 noon on Sunday, November 24, 2013
4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Single Tickets:
Adults: $12
Children: (11 and under) $8.00
Seniors: (55+) $8.00

Group Tickets:
Bulk ticket pricing is available for groups of 10+, any combination of children and adults at only $8.00 each

Girl Scout Group Tickets:
We LOVE Girl Scouts! For our Saturday 11a.m. show only, Girl Scout Groups of 8 or more receive backstage tour, a meet and greet and awesome photo opportunity with Clara and her friends, and may earn a badge!

Event begins at 4:00PM

Presented by: Institute of Performing Arts for Youth

Featured Artist(s): 100+ Children from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties

2013 “Nutcracker in a Shell - All Jazzed Up!”

Heritage High school

Institute of Performing Arts for Youth and Creative Dance Center cordially invite you to attend the 2013 "Nutcracker in a Shell – All Jazzed Up!" Directed by local gem, Geralyn Ward, and with our largest cast ever, 100+ children from all over Loudoun and Fairfax counties, it will be our biggest show to date! Our shorter, jazzed-up spin on the holiday classic Nutcracker is performed by kids for kids, providing a really festive and fun way to introduce your little soldiers and angels to a grand holiday tradition.

11:00a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013
3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013
12:00 noon on Sunday, November 24, 2013
4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Single Tickets:
Adults: $12
Children: (11 and under) $8.00
Seniors: (55+) $8.00

Group Tickets:
Bulk ticket pricing is available for groups of 10+, any combination of children and adults at only $8.00 each

Girl Scout Group Tickets:
We LOVE Girl Scouts! For our Saturday 11a.m. show only, Girl Scout Groups of 8 or more receive backstage tour, a meet and greet and awesome photo opportunity with Clara and her friends, and may earn a badge!

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: Institute of Performing Arts for Youth

Featured Artist(s): 100+ Children from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties

Amy Sherald: Paintings

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

Known for her life-sized fantastical portraits of African Americans, Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald explores the construction and performance of identity within political, social, economic and cultural spheres. Her work provides social commentary with a hint of satire.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Appropriate

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

In this searing and audacious comic drama, the estranged members of the Lafayette family return to Arkansas, and their crumbling old plantation home, to settle the accounts of their recently deceased patriarch. As they sort through a hoarded lifetime of mementos and junk, they discover a gruesome relic that sends the family spiraling into a dark history of repressed memories and family secrets.

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns to his hometown of Washington, DC with a production that appropriates a classic trope—the great white family drama a la O’Neill or Tennessee Williams—to brilliantly subvert our assumptions, and challenge us to re-consider our own histories and souls.

Show Schedule: Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm & 7pm from November 4 through December 1, 2013. Pay-What-You-Can performances on November 4 and November 5. There will be no performance on November 28. Tickets starting at $35. Prices subject to change.

Event begins at 8:00PM

Presented by: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Categories: Theater

Artfete Weekend: Open House, Holiday Party, Ceramics Sale & Jewelry Sale

The Art League Madison Annex

Join The Art League for a weekend of events at our Madison Annex! See what happens in The Art League's classrooms and find a great handmade gift from our ceramics and jewelry artists.

Artfete FREE Open House & Holiday Party
Friday, November 22, 6:00-9:00 pm
Our annual open house and holiday party kicks off the season with 2D/3D exhibits, our holiday ceramics sale and jewelry sale, a live steamroller printing, live music, food and drinks, artist demos and more. Admission is free.

Holiday Ceramics Sale
Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24
Ceramics sale hours: Friday, 12:00 noon-9:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 noon-5:00pm
The Annual Holiday Ceramic Sale features one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels and sculptures created by students and ceramics associates of The Art League School, perfect for holiday gift-giving.

Holiday Jewelry Sale
Friday, November 22 - Saturday, November 23
Jewelry sale hours: Friday, 12:00 noon–9:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
The Holiday Jewelry Sale features handmade jewelry created by Art League students and teachers, fitting all tastes and budgets.

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Presented by: The Art League

Categories: Holiday, Free, Arts

Artifacts: Photography by Susan Ruddick Bloom

Rice Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Artist Talk: 6 p.m.)

An exhibition of photographs by Susan Ruddick Bloom, an Art and Art History professor at McDaniel. Bloom records ephemeral moments and often her search leads her to travel to areas as different as primal swamps filled with alligators, remote villages in central Turkey, glaciers in Iceland and Dutch gardens.

Her love of drawing and painting play a part in her photographic interpretations. Although she has been involved with many mediums, she has concentrated in digital fine art photography for the past 20 years. Her work appears in several private collections and is shown regionally. She is also the author of “Digital Collage and Painting” about the fine art applications of the computer.

Bloom has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art. http://www.suebloom.com

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Presented by: McDaniel College

Featured Artist(s): Susan Ruddick Bloom

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

ARTsy Holiday Boutique & Craft Show

JCC of Greater Washington

A unique shopping experience featuring original jewelry, fused glass, wearable and functional art, painted furniture, art for the walls, Judaica, ceramics, holiday items and so much more!

Event begins at 9:30AM

Presented by: JCC of Greater Washington

Bethesda Film Fest Call for Entries

Bethesda Urban Partnership

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is accepting submissions for the second annual Bethesda Film Fest. Entries must be received by January 3, 2014. Selected filmmakers will be invited to show their documentary at the formal screening on March 21-22, 2014 and will receive a $250 honorarium. Entries will be viewed by the Bethesda Film Fest selection panel, consisting of Erica Ginsberg, Executive Director of Docs in Progress; David Stern, Director of Digital Media at Imagination Stage, and members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.

Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-20 minutes in length. All topics are eligible. Films must have been completed within the last two years. Young filmmakers, under 18 years of age, may also submit work.

Filmmakers can apply by mailing a completed application and DVD including the documentary, 5-20 minutes in length, to Bethesda Film Fest c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814. For an application, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660.

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District

Categories: Film

Building Zone

National Building Museum

Building Zone long-term Monday through Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 2-6 with adult supervision The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors. The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for its support of the Building Zone. Project Playhouse is sponsored by HomeAid and built by Pardee Homes. Event begins at Presented by: National Building Museum

Categories: Family Oriented

Christmas Thyme at Sycamore Heights Farmhouse Craft Show

Sycamore Height's Farmhouse

Nov. 14th-17th and 21st-24th
Located in an 1860 farmhouse shop homemade crafts made by local crafters.
Featuring candles, primitives, country, folk art, Christmas, winter, and everyday décor.
Admission is free. Credit cards accepted. Food will be provided by the Chewsville Lions Club, weather permitting. Crafters please inquire. Please friend us on Facebook at
Sycamore Heights Craft Show.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Categories: Holiday, Free, Exhibits

Cities in the Air: Photographs by Everitt Clark

The Art League Gallery

Photographer Everitt Clark reveals how Richmond’s past and present intertwine. His solo exhibit at The Art League, “Cities in the Air,” features approximately 30, 4” x 5” black-and-white silver gelatin contact prints of Virginia’s capital city.

Exhibit dates: November 7-December 2, 2013
Opening Reception & Meet the Artist: Thursday, November 14, 6:30-8:00 pm

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Presented by: The Art League

Featured Artist(s): Everitt Clark

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

CROP Hunger Walk

Living Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday/November 24
Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk. 2 p.m., Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Area residents from different faiths, cultures, and ages, walking together (6K/3.7 miles or shorter Golden Mile) to support local and global efforts to fight world hunger and bring disaster relief to victims of recent disasters. Proceeds benefit international relief and development efforts of Church World Service and local Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) in Springfield and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) in Chantilly. Nonperishable food collected for ECHO. Shuttle buses available. No entry fee; registration required. Walker envelope for sponsor donations available prior to walk or at Registration, 1:30 p.m. www.burkecropwalk.org, 703-455-9025 or burkeva.crop@cox.net.

Event begins at 2:00PM

Presented by: Church World Services

CSM Tony Hungerford Art Gallery: Annual Student Juried Show

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus

8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. Art will be displayed mid-March to end of year, 3013 and mid-March to the end of the year, 2014. The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 301-934-7828

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus

Categories: Arts

CSM Tony Hungerford Art Gallery: Annual Student Juried Show

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus

8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. Art will be displayed mid-March to end of year, 3013 and mid-March to the end of the year, 2014. The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 301-934-7828

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus

Categories: Arts

CSM Tony Hungerford Art Gallery: Paho Mann-Photography

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus

8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. Assistant Professor of Photography, University of North Texas, TX. “The prints are displayed as grids with accompanying image overlays. The overlays are created by stacking and averaging the color and tone of all the individual photographs from each group.” Art will be displayed in the gallery November-December 2013. The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 301-934-7828

Event begins at 9:00AM

Presented by: College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus

Categories: Arts

DAR Museum Exhibition Showcases Changes in Comfort and Convenience in the Evolution of the American Household

DAR Museum

This exhibition explores how we have evolved from the fireplace and washing clothes by hand to the many conveniences we take for granted today like automated electric appliances, plumbing and central heating. Over sixty objects dating from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries will be on exhibit showing the “latest” devices that no one could live without. In the final analysis, however, did these devices actually save time or did they create more work?

Event begins at 9:30AM

Presented by: DAR Museum

Categories: Exhibits

Del Ray Dozen Invitational Photography Show

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The Del Ray Dozen Invitational Photography Show at Del Ray Artisans gallery (2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA) runs from November 1-December 1, 2013. Opening reception is Friday, November 1, 7-10pm. Subject matter ranges from landscapes to portraits and a little bit of everything in between. These select photographers approach their craft in different ways—as traditional film shooters, digital image-makers, darkroom junkies, print makers, and experimentalists. For more information, visit: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays, noon - 6 pm; Fridays, noon-9 pm; Saturdays, 10 am-9 pm; and Sundays, 12 noon-6 pm. The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28), but will be open 10 am-4 pm on Friday, November 29.

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: Del Ray Artisans

Featured Artist(s): Del Ray Artisans

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

DJ Spooky: A Civil War Symphony

National Gallery of Art

DJ Spooky: A Civil War Symphony

November 24 at 2:00
East Building Concourse, Auditorium

Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid), composer, multimedia artist, writer, and DJ; accompanied by violinist Danielle Cho and cellist Jennifer Kim

This composition for string ensemble with live-mixed electronic music and video, originally performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, borrows images from the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial

Event begins at 2:00PM

Categories: Music: Other, Free, Arts

Exhibit: Small & Large Works

The Art League Gallery

The Small and Large Works exhibits pack a lot of talent into one gallery while drawing attention to the importance of scale. Works are restricted in size but not in subject matter, skill, or wow factor. The Small Works exhibit is especially popular with holiday gift-givers and arts appreciators who know that the best gifts come in tiny packages.

Exhibit dates: November 6 - December 2
Opening reception: November 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Thursdays 10:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00 noon-6:00 pm

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: The Art League

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Fall Art Exhibition at the Edward A. Myerberg Center

Edward A. Myerberg Center

The students and faculty of the Dorothy Orfus Stein Art Program will present their latest works at the Edward A. Myerberg Center during the Fall Art Exhibition. Oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pastel and charcoal drawings and hand-built ceramics will be on display. Some of the original works will be available for purchase; proceeds from select work will benefit the Myerberg Center.

Event begins at 8:00AM

Categories: Arts

Great Falls Studios(GFS) member artists featured in Classical Realism Exhibition and host artist's talks in November 2013

Great Falls Community Library

Classical Realism Exhibition and artists talks at Great Falls Community Library in November. Featuring John McCabe, Judith St.Ledger-Roty & Hwa Crawford. Reception, Sat., Nov. 9, 5 PM - 8 PM, Artist's talks, Thurs., Nov. 7 and Thurs., Nov 14, 7 PM - 9 PM

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Presented by: Great Falls Studios

Featured Artist(s): John McCabe, Judith St. Ledger-Roty & Hwa Crawford

Categories: Arts

Here is a Play Fitted

Folger Shakespeare Library

Explore how staging Shakespeare has changed over the past 400 years. More than 100 items – scripts and promptbooks; designs for sets, lights, and costumes; props, models, production photographs, playbills, letters, and reviews – highlight broad shifts in the stage productions of Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Changes made to the plays over nearly four centuries may surprise you!

The Folger Shakespeare Library is open to the public 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, with special exhibition viewing hours on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Free, docent-led tours are available Monday through Friday at 11am and 3pm, Saturdays at 11am and 1pm, and Sundays at 1pm.

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Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library

Featured Artist(s): Curated by Denise Walen

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Tours

Holiday Ceramics Sale

The Art League Madison Annex

Hours: Friday, November 22, 12:00 noon–9:00 pm; Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am–6:00 pm; Sunday, November 24, 12:00 noon–5:00pm

The Art League's Annual Holiday Ceramic Sale features one-of-a-kind ceramic vessels and sculptures created by students and ceramics associates of The Art League School. The ceramics sale is one of the highlights of our annual Artfete celebration, showcasing works by our talented ceramic artists. These affordable and unique handmade creations are perfect for holiday gift giving!

This sale is held in The Art League's ceramics studio at 305 Madison Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

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Presented by: The Art League

Categories: Holiday, Arts

Home for Dinner Arts Exhibition, Oct 12 - Dec 1, 2013

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for our exhibition titled "Home for Dinner."

Home for Dinner is a simple phrase that can signify many things, such as family, laughter, conversation, tradition, favorite foods – just to name a few. For some individuals and families in southeast Fairfax County, “home for dinner” may not have a positive association. Perhaps the family is struggling to afford rent to stay in their home or trying to keep food on the table. The exhibit will consist of art from sixth grade students in local elementary schools.

The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) and the Workhouse Arts Center are collaborating on the exhibition to help raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in southeast Fairfax County. Home for Dinner will showcase how community members can make a difference, and it will provide a little friendly competition between elementary schools with a food drive. LCAC, an independent human services non-profit organization, works to prevent homelessness and to ensure that local individuals and families have food for dinner (and all other meals, too!)

Event begins at 11:00AM

Presented by: Workhouse Arts Center

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

House and Home

National Building Museum

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

In Memoriam: A Concert to Honor the Life of Sir John Tavener

Augustana Lutheran Church

Robert Shafer, conductor J. Thomas Mitts, organist Sir John Tavener was known throughout the world as the leading classical composer of his generation. His catalog of works was filled with compositions that expressed his intense spirituality as well as his interest in many different religions and philosophies. Tavener’s last choral compositions, Three Hymns of George Herbert and Tolstoy’s Creed, were premiered at the Washington National Cathedral on April 21, 2013 by The City Choir of Washington and the Shenandoah Conservtory Choir, with the composer in attendance. This concert will include Tavener's last choral compositions, along with his 1982 piece, The Lamb, which has become a staple of Christmas concerts. The concert will also feature works by Gibbons, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Shafer. Event begins at 3:30PM Presented by: Shenandoah Conservatory Featured Artist(s): Shenandoah Conservatory Chamber Choir

Categories: Music: Classical

Investigating Where We Live: Recapturing Shaw’s Legacy

National Building Museum

Investigating Where We Live is a summer program in which teen students from the D.C. area use multimedia technology to explore, document, and interpret the built environment of local neighborhoods.

Jazz at "Music with the Angels"

Church of the Holy City

Acclaimed artists are returning with an afternoon program of experimental jazz techniques,
free improvisation, and avant-garde styles.
Admission is free; Donations to the artists will be warmly appreciated.
Reception following.

New York University’s Steinhardt for Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance accepted Zulfur in 2010. While there he performed at clubs such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, NYU Concert Hall. His Masters of Music from NYU was received in 2013.

Chris released his first solo album "At Night, We Speak," a concept album. He composes and currently works on several new projects. Chris is on the jazz faculty at NoVaCC.

Leland Nakamura freelances as drummer/percussionist in this area. He has performed with many groups and artists, toured in South America, Europe, and North America. His recordings include CDs by the Peter Fraize Quintet, The Rob Holmes Quintet, The Dan Leonard Trio, The Emptys, and Shane Hines and the Trance. Studio highlights include tracks for Vertical Horizon, of gold selling album “Aware II,” and soundtrack sessions for “City Kids.” Leland received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami..

Event begins at 3:30PM

Presented by: Church of the Holy City

Featured Artist(s): Zulfugar Baghirov, Saxophone, Chris Galvan, Guitar, Leland Nakamura, Drums

Maryland Opera Studio: Albert Herring

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

In honor of the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth, the Maryland Opera Studio proudly presents his rollicking 1947 comedy.

In an English village, the imperious Lady Billows strikes a blow against the immorality of the local girls by breaking with tradition and crowning a King of the May. Albert Herring, the hapless lad selected, unfortunately chooses this moment to change his “good boy” image.

Event begins at 7:30PM

Categories: Music: Other

Mason Vocal Jazz NIght

George Mason University Harris Theater

Under the direction of Dr. Darden Purcell, students showcase the traditions and techniques of vocal jazz performance.

Event begins at 7:00PM

Presented by: GMU School of Music

Categories: Music: Other

Maurice Sendak's Pincus & the Pig

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

A Jewish version of Prokofiev’s “Peter & the Wolf,” with Shirim Klezmer Orchestra from Boston
Shirim collaborated with author/artist Maurice Sendak to create Pincus & the Pig. Mr. Sendak re-wrote the narration, drawing on his family memories, and Shirim re-wrote the music in a klezmer style. The piece has sophistication and humor on many levels, and will entertain adults as well as children of all ages! Narrated by David Lutken (2013 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production, for Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie at Theater J).

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Featured Artist(s): Shirim Klezmer Orchestra from Boston

November Shows at Touchstone

Touchstone Gallery

November 1 – November 24
Preview: October 30 and 31, 11am – 6pm
Opening: November 1, 6 - 8:30pm
Through A Different Lens; Touchstone member artists see the inside and outside world through many individual lenses, then express their vision in photography as well as other media: painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, and drawing.
“Lucid Dreams” by Tré
Where we've been, where we are, and where we hope to be: lucid dreams, a spectral journey depicting the archetypes of humanity.
“SOUL FOOD” by Betsy Forster.
Pastel, oil and mixed media paintings show Forster’s deep connection to nature and to the land itself.

Event begins at 6:00PM

Presented by: Touchstone Gallery

Featured Artist(s): Tré & Betsy Forster

Categories: Arts

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990

National Building Museum

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 traces the city’s transformation into an internationally recognized destination with its own design vocabulary, canonized landmarks, and coveted way of life. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces

National Building Museum

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces sheds light on the story of Rafael Guastavino Sr. (1842-1908), arguably the most influential architectural craftsman working in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century America. 

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Pirouettes Workshop

Joy of Motion Dance Center Friendship Heights

Level: Beg. Ballet and above

This workshop will examine the principles of turning, beginning with exercises focused on achieving balance and alignment, and will progress from basic pirouettes to traveling turns, grands pirouettes and turning jumps.

Event begins at 4:00PM

Presented by: JOMDC

Featured Artist(s): Kathleen Weitz

Categories: Dance

Play Work Build

National Building Museum

PLAY WORK BUILD takes children and adults alike through an exploration of play with an immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes and an original virtual block play experience. 

Pooch-A-Palooza Free Concert

Mason District Regional Park

APEX Pet Partners is sponsoring our third annual BBQ/ Party/Concert, to be held RAIN or SHINE!, in the beautiful Mason District Park. The event is free and there is ample seating. We have reserved both the amphitheater and a picnic area with tables and BBQs, but it is B.Y.O. food. Dogs must be on leash, and pooper-scooped. Beer/wine/alcohol are NOT allowed in the park. Picnic area will be open from 11AM until 7PM. Food/drinks should be enjoyed there, not in the amphitheater. Live music Noon– 6PM. Thank you & enjoy!!

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: APEX Pet Partners

Featured Artist(s): Midnight Mumblers: Mixing Bowl Musical Mahem! This homegrown group plays classic rock and some blues and jamrock. Enjoy your favorites from the Stones, Beatles, the Dead & more. Good old hard driving rock done loud & proud.

Reflections & Patterns – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and photographer Mary Louise Ravese

Arts in the Village Gallery

In November, Arts in the Village Gallery presents the Featured Artists exhibit Reflections & Patterns, a fusion of the artisanal copper pieces by metalsmith Anne Jordan with the contemplative “painterly” style of photography of Mary Louise Ravese in a fascinating medley of color, texture and imagery. Anne Jordan’s inviting sculpted and hammered copper bowls, trays, mirrors, fountains, and other pieces reflect nature-inspired shapes and patterns. Pieces are textured and formed by hammering and brazing, and finished with delightfully subtle hues and patinas reflecting copper’s natural beauty. With a keen eye for capturing the dramatic and beautiful, even ordinary objects and spaces take on an air of the remarkable through the lens of photographer Mary Louise Ravese. Intriguing patterns and textures are revealed in her images of colorful landscapes, nature close-ups, and abstract reflections. Each photograph is complemented with carefully chosen mats and frames that add another layer of interest and expression to the photography. Meet the artists during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, November 16th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: Arts in the Village Gallery

Featured Artist(s): Anne Jordan and Mary Louise Ravese

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Arts

Reflections: Part of FotoWeek DC

Target Gallery

Reflections: Part of FotoWeek DC
Exhibition Dates: November 9th – December 1st
Reception: Thursday, November 14th, 6-8pm; Gallery Talk at 7pm

Reflections is a media-specific exhibition with a focus on photo-based artwork examining the theme of “reflections,” both literally and metaphorically. Our juror was Lindsay Harris from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Presented by: Torpedo Factory Arts Center

Categories: Arts

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Folger Theatre

The perfect poetry of Shakespeare’s tragedy reveals the heart-breaking los of “star-crossed” love. Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner leads an outstanding ensemble into the heart of this powerful, provocative play.

A full list of performances is available on our website. Ticket prices range from $30 to $72. Ask a box office associate about College Night, post-show discussions with the cast, and our open-captioned performance as well as discounts for seniors over 65, students, educators, members of the military, and groups of 10 or more.

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Presented by: Folger Theatre

Categories: History, Theater, Arts

Shanghai Ballet: La Sylphide

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Bringing its gifted dancers from the Far East to Northern Virginia, this dazzling ensemble will spellbind audiences with its production of La Sylphide. This gripping ballet tells the tale of a young man who loses his heart on his wedding day to a beautiful and mysterious spirit. He leaves his betrothed at the altar to pursue this celestial being, only to encounter tragedy and heartbreak. The talented corps of dancers, filled with both celebrated veterans and rising stars, has presented masterful interpretations of classical Chinese and Western ballets for more than 30 years. Don’t miss the transcendent beauty of this profound and heartrending ballet telling the story of the human heart’s unending search for true love.

Event begins at 4:00PM

Categories: International, Dance

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

With more than 400 of the most celebrated artisans from around the country showing and selling their handcrafted work, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will return to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Friday, November 22, through Sunday, November 24. Now in its 39th year, the Festival invites art enthusiasts to meet the jury-selected artists and purchase one-of-a-kind holiday gifts including functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, leather, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art.
In addition to shopping for unique holiday gifts and items for holiday entertaining, visitors can sample and purchase gourmet foods, watch demonstrations from master craftspeople, enjoy live music and participate in interactive children’s entertainment.

Event begins at 10:00PM

Presented by: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

Tales From the Brothers Grimm

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church

November 1-24
Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 2 PM & 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2 PM

Deep in the woods of imagination, we encounter myth and mystery in a magical place filled with talking fish, evil stepmothers and enchanted princes. When the Grimm Brothers first published their folktale collection, they opened the door to timeless lessons, helping young audiences to understand the sometimes capricious and cruel nature of the world. Now Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater takes a new look at both familiar Grimm tales and lesser-known folktale gems, weaving them together in a musical performance that will bewitch and beguile audiences of every age.

Event begins at 2:00PM

Presented by: Creative Cauldron

The Cover of Life

Bowie Playhouse

By R. T. Robinson. Directed by Bob Sams
Henry Luce needs a cover story for Life Magazine, and he's found it in Tood, Weetsie and Sybil Cliffert. Intrigued by these three young Louisiana housewives, keeping the home fires burning for their husbands - three brothers who are all off at war - he sends Kate Miller to write his prize story. Fresh off assignment in Europe, Kate resents being assigned to a fluff piece about military wives, but she hasn't landed a cover story yet and ambition is riding her hard. A week with the Clifferts rocks the foundations of Kate's world and all four women walk away changed - for Life and life.

Event begins at 8:00PM

Presented by: Bowie Community Theatre

Featured Artist(s): Bowie Community Theatre

Categories: Theater

The Peacock Room Comes to America: Exhibiting Freer’s Bibles

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

In November 1912 museum founder Charles Lang Freer put two rare biblical manuscripts on public view in his Detroit home. This special installation showcases those antique works—a parchment codex of Deuteronomy and Joshua, and the so-called Washington Codex, the third oldest parchment manuscript of the Gospels—in the unexpected setting of James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room. Part of the long-term exhibition The Peacock Room Comes to America, this presentation exemplifies Freer’s cosmopolitan aesthetic philosophy by juxtaposing biblical parchments with ceramics gathered from all over Asia and framed by Whistler’s brilliant blue and gold decorations.

Event begins at 10:00AM

Categories: Exhibits

The Summoning of Everyman

Melton Rehearsal Hall, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

During the month of November, The Edge of the Universe Players 2 will bring the medieval play The Summoning of Everyman to Washington, DC theatergoers. The play, directed by Steven Jarrett of Washington, DC, features the characters Death, God, Everyman, and many others. Joe Brack of Washington is cast in the lead role of “Everyman” in this 15th century work that has roots as early as the 2nd to 4th centuries.

Please visit us on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/Pgt0go) and on Twitter (@UniversePlayers) for updates about the play.

Show Schedule:
Friday, November 1 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 PM
Friday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 16 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 PM
Friday, November 22 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 PM

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Presented by: The Edge of the Universe Players 2

Categories: Theater

Various Chamber Ensembles Concert

George Mason University DeLaski Room 3001

Various chamber ensembles, coached by a faculty member, perfom in their semi-annual, end of semester concert.

Event begins at 1:00PM

Presented by: GMU School of Music

Categories: Music: Classical

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