Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Highlights of Arts Events & Activities in Silver Spring/Takoma Park, Jan. 11, 2017






 Wednesday, January 11, 7:00-8:30pm
FREE MINDS WRITE NIGHT @ SEEKERS
Seekers Church
276 Carroll St. NW DC (across from Takoma Metro)
Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, a local non-profit dedicated to “empowering young inmates to write new chapters in their lives,” invites the community to participate in the Free Minds Satellite Write Night in Takoma. Read poems written by incarcerated youth and provide them with encouraging words. Hear from the Poet Ambassadors about the impact of writing and reading behind bars.
RSVP to BusyGraham@carpediemarts.org -- so we have an idea of how many tables and chairs to set up.
Please bring along some refreshments to share if you can.
Presented by Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop in partnership with Carpe Diem Arts--with in-kind support from Seekers Church.
MORE INFO: www.FreeMindsBookClub.org

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Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-9:00pm
THE GRAPEVINE STORYTELLING SHOW
Featuring ANDY OFFUT IRWIN, CARRIE SUE AYVAR,
Hosted by NOA BAUM, TIM LIVENGOOD--plus OPEN MIC
Busboys and Poets--Takoma
235 Carroll St NW DC (2 blocks from Takoma metro)
Spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story. Hosted by storytellers Noa Baum and Tim Livengood. Featured tellers on January 11 will be the astonishing Andy Offutt Irwin and the multi-everything Carrie Sue Ayvar, hosted by the action-packed Noa Baum. We'll open with (up to) 3 open mic tellers. Be sure to arrive early to get your name in the hat!
TICKETS: Free will offering. Suggested donation of $15 to support tellers. 
http://andyirwin.com
www.carriesueayvar.com
www.facebook.com/events/273538446395202/

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Thursday, January 12, 7:30-10:00pm (intro workshop 7-7:30)
SECOND THURSDAY SILVER SPRING CONTRADANCE!
with the Potomac Revelers (Steve Hickman, John Devine, Ralph Gordon) and DeLaura Padovan calling!
Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Free parking in garage across the street, 801 Ellsworth Dr.
$8 members FSGW, BFMS, CDSS, Revels / $10 general
FREE for first-timers
www.CarpeDiemArts.org/dance-with-us


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Friday, January 13, 7:30pm
THE SWEATER SET: Maureen Andary & Sara Curtin
Carroll Cafe @ Seekers Church
276 Carroll St. NW DC (across from Takoma metro)
“The Sweater Set will pluck at your heart strings,” with “an intimidating number of instruments” (WaPo) and soaring soprano-alto harmonies. You are invited into Sara Curtin & Maureen Andary‘s joyful friendship as they sing about loves lost and found, accompanying themselves with elaborate arrangements of accordion, banjo, ukulele, guitar, and flute.
TICKETS: $18
www.TheSweaterSet.com
www.CarrollCafe.org

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Painting by Marilyn Banner: "Take Your Pick"
Friday, January 13, 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON MUSICA VIVA
Church of the Ascension 
633 Sligo Ave
Silver Spring, MD 
Classical, contemporary, & jazz-based chamber music: Mozart: Quintet, K. 452 (Mozart's favorite); Petr Eben: Musica (bracing 6 minute meditation on Adeste Fideles from a Buchenwald survivor)
Jean Francaix: Trio. Carl Banner, piano, Robert Huffman, oboe, Denis Malloy, clarinet, Nancy Switkes, bassoon, Shane Iler, French horn
TICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  
INFO: 301-891-6844 / dcmusicaviva@verizon.net
www.dcmusicaviva.org/events/ 

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Friday, January 13, 6:00-9:00pm 
SSTCi EVENT: BLANCO Y NEGRO @ EL GOLFO 
Live Cuban Music
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Enjoy the polyrhythmic percussion, guitars, melodious melodies and vocal harmonies of Yenobis Delgado and Reimy Pérez! Experience Cuban music, considered to be one of the richest and most influential musical styles in the world.  Duo Blanco y Negro de Cuba have been playing their music professionally for 20 years now, wowing crowds wherever they go.
FREE. Proceeds from all food and drink sales benefit SSTCi. Be sure to write "SSTCi" on your receipt during the event. And, please let us know we can count you in! RSVP at lisa@silverspringtowncenter.com 
www.ElGolfoRestaurant.com
www.SilverSpringTownCenter.com 

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Saturday, January 14, 7:30-10:00pm
JOE UEHLEIN AND THE U-LINERS and friends
Concert to Celebrate Martin Luther King: Organize, Resist, Work for Justice
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD
www.uliners.com

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Sunday, January 15, 7:00pm
DAVID KALHOUS: MUSIC AT ASCENSION
Episcopal Church of the Ascension
630 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Czech-American pianist David Kalhous is increasingly gaining recognition and critical acclaim in Europe and the United States for his elegant musicianship, brilliant pianism, probing intelligence, and adventurous programming.  With wide-ranging solo, chamber and concerto repertoire spanning three centuries, he is equally at home with music of Scarlatti and Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, and Ligeti and Feldman. Professor Kalhous is on the faculty of the College of Music, Florida State University. This is his second appearance at Ascension. Please join us for this extraordinary opportunity to hear one of today’s foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music.
“Exceptional!”—The Music Review, Prague
“Masterful!”—Lucid Culture, New York
Free willing offering gratefully accepted.
Park on street, circle, or ESS school parking lot on Silver Spring Ave. 

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Monday, January 16, 10:00am-12:00pm
MARTIN LUTHER KING SERVICE DAY
Hosted by Silver Spring Serve and Social Meet-Up Group
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Join in various service projects and learn about many local nonprofits doing good work in our communities.
Welcoming all ages.
Lunch gathering afterward at local restaurants
http://montgomeryserves.org/mlk-day-service-2017 
https://www.meetup.com/Silver-Spring-Serve-Social/events/236617733/?rv=ea1 

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INTRO BEGINNER UKULELE CLASSES
Four Tuesdays: January 17 - February 7
3:30 - 4:15pm - Grades 6 & older, plus adults
4:30 - 5:15pm - Grades 3 & older, plus adults

ADVANCED BEGINNER UKE CLASSES
Four Tuesdays: February 14 - March 7
3:30 - 4:15pm - Grades 6 & older, plus adults
4:30 - 5:15pm - Grades 3 & older, plus adults

Washington Revels Studio
531 Dale Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Teaching Artist: Liz Brinker
Cost: $85 for 4 classes.
Includes a 3-ring binder with 30 page songbook
REGISTER NOW
www.CarpeDiemArts.org/ukes-on-the-move 

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Wednesday, January 18, 1:00-3:00pm (3rd Wednesdays)
SCHWEINHAUT SONG CIRCLE
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20901
On the third Wednesday of each month, this song circle provides a daytime opportunity to enjoy great songs, old or new, humorous or serious, timeless or topical. The Song Circle, co-sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and Carpe Diem Arts, is about the joy of singing, not about talent. You don't have to read music, and printed words are provided. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or experience, including instrumental accompanists. Come when you can and leave when you must, but do come to sing! -- or just to listen.
FOR INFO--or to suggest songs in advance, contact Fred Stollnitz: fstollnitz@comcast.net

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Thursday, January 19, 7:00pm
THIRD THURSDAY POETRY
Presented by City of Takoma Park - We Are Takoma series
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD
Bring a favorite poem you’ve written to share at this open reading!
Free admission
Contact: 301.891.7100
arts@takomaparkmd.gov

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Thursday, January 19, 7:00pm
SSTCi's FILM & LECTURE SERIES
Arts & Resilience: Perspectives on the Syrian Refugee Crisis with Rafif Jouejati of the Foundation to Restore Equality & Education in Syria
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
FREE & Everyone Welcome!
Please confirm your attendance as space is limited.
RSVP to lisa@silverspringtowncenter.com  

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T H E A T E R   R U N
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Fri/Sat Jan 20-21 and Jan 27-28 @ 7pm;
Sunday matinee Jan 22 @ 2pm
LUMINA THEATRE GROUP presents
KING LEAR by Wm. Shakespeare
Silver Spring Black Box Theatre
8641 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (next to AFI)
Directed by David Minton 
Cast members: John O'Connor (Lear), Kelly O Connor (Goneril), Dre Weeks (Regan), Molly Hickman (Cordelia), Ritchie Porter (Kent), Robert Wiser (Fool), Brian Monsell (Gloucester), Ian Rogers (Edmund), Keith Anderson (Edgar), Brad Sperber (Albany), Mark Reiner (Oswald, Edmund’s Soldier), Michael Gelfeld (France), Mark Jefferson (Burgundy), Liz Porter (Cornwall’s first servant), Andy Penn (Lear’s Gentleman), Cassie Gabriel (Lear’s Gentlewoman), Lilac Marcus Gordon (Lear’s Attendant), Ian Fore (Doctor). 
Lumina presents its unique version of LEAR - a politically resonant story of an arrogant business mogul, a country split into warring factions, and a powerful, privileged family in turmoil.  In a time of fast-paced corporate acquisitions and surface luxury, Lear's decision to divide his empire between his three daughters sends the world around him spiraling into a dystopian time of violence and a fight for survival. Widely regarded as Shakespeare's most profound tragedy and arguably one of the greatest English-language plays ever written, LEAR explores the entire spectrum of the human experience: love, betrayal, forgiveness, despair, hope, and mortality. The Lumina Theatre Group celebrates its 9th production and Lumina's 20th anniversary with this masterwork by Shakespeare.
TICKETS: $15 students/seniors; $20 adult
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2729712
.www.LuminaStudio.org

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Friday, January 20, 7:30pm
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: "UnNAUGURAL CONCERT" 
Cultural Arts Center/Montgomery College
7995 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Free parking is available.
Grammy-nominated 'Sweet Honey in the Rock' will headline a concert in Silver Spring, Maryland to raise funds for progressive advocacy groups threatened by the incoming Administration. "Progressive activists are dreading Inauguration Day," said Executive Producer (and Maryland State Senator) Cheryl Kagan. "Folks are looking for something positive and uplifting to do that night. The UnNaugural concert will raise funds for five of the issue areas likely to be among the most threatened in the coming four years." Profits from the event will be donated to five national advocacy organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Planned Parenthood.
In addition to headliner Sweet Honey in the Rock, the concert will feature Brother Sun (Pat Wictor, Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway), Tret Fure, Josh White, Jr., and Emma's Revolution.
TICKETS AND INFO:  $25 students, $60 limited incomes; $100 standard, $250 VIP ticket (includes reserved parking, post show reception with performers. Sponsorships and program book ads also available.
www.UnNaugural.org and on Facebook and Twitter at @UnNaugural.
Those who cannot attend but wish to support the UnNaugural are encouraged to donate through the website.
www.UnNaugural.org

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Friday, January 20, 6:00-9:00pm 
BLANCO Y NEGRO @ EL GOLFO 
Live Cuban Music
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Enjoy the polyrhythmic percussion, guitars, melodious melodies and vocal harmonies of Yenobis Delgado and Reimy Pérez! Experience Cuban music, considered to be one of the richest and most influential musical styles in the world.  Duo Blanco y Negro de Cuba have been playing their music professionally for 20 years now, wowing crowds wherever they go.
www.ElGolfoRestaurant.com

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Saturday, January 21, 6:30-8:30pm
REVELS-CARPE DIEM COMMUNITY SING
513 Dale Dr.
Silver Spring, MD
Songs of Hope and Freedom, Peace and Justice in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January birthdays will be celebrated with songs and cake.
More info: www.RevelsDC.org / www.CarpeDiemArts.org
BusyGraham@CarpeDiemArts.org /301-466-0183

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Saturday, January 21, 7:30pm
THE TAKOMA ENSEMBLE 
THE GOLDEN DOOR: MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS
Church of the Ascension
633 Sligo Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
The Takoma Ensemble, a classical string orchestra, will offer a concert c-sponsored by CASA, titled The Golden Door: Music Without Borders,” exploring the theme of immigration. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Victoria Gau, the concert will feature several works by American immigrants, beginning with a solo performance by Billboard winner Lilo Gonzalez. Other selections include Divertimento for Strings by Bela Bartok, Hungarian immigrant to the United States, and the world premiere of Beside the Golden Door, by Kim and Kathryn Kluge (Kim is the son of immigrants). The concert will include Within Her Arms, composed by Grammy nominee Anna Clyne, and Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, written by Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos, the most famous South American composer of all time. Spanish commentary will be provided by Lindolfo Carballo of CASA, and English commentary will be provided by Gau. The performance will be followed by a Q&A and reception.
TICKETS: $10-$25 (kids 16 and under are free) and are available at takomaensemble.org Concert proceeds will be donated to CASA. More information is available at 240-463-3695.
MORE INFO: #takomaimmigration
www.takomaensemble.org 

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Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4:30 pm
MUSIC FOR THE SENSES: SIX DEGREE SINGERS CONCERT (see also Jan 28)
Hughes United Methodist Church
10700 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Six Degree Singers, conducted by Reveler Rachel Carlson 
The opening line of Henry Purcell’s 1683 tribute to St. Cecilia, “Welcome to all the Pleasures that delight, of ev’ry Sense, the grateful Appetite” describes how music appeals to not just our sense of hearing, but also to our sense of sight, touch, smell, taste, and beyond. Complete with string quartet, explore the sense of smell in Benjamin Britten’s famous “Five Flower Songs,” and the sense of taste in the sea shanty “Drunken Sailor” and Sesame Street’s “If Moon Was Cookie,” made famous by Cookie Monster and arranged in the Barbershop quartet style. Something for everyone.
TICKETS: $15 online/ $20 at the door
Students w/ ID and Seniors over 65: $12 online/ $15 at the door
FREE for youth 18 and under
Online tickets can be purchased at: http://www.singsix.com/store/
INFO: www.singsix.com 

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Thursday, February 2, 5:45 & 6:45pm
JUMP START @ EL GOLFO
FAMILY FUN NIGHT OUT
featuring BILL WELLINGTON: RADIO WOOF!
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Bill Wellington's Radio WOOF family concert is a celebration of family, folklore, and fun with music, song, and story. Bill's high-energy banjo, fiddle, and guitar playing are irresistible, and his zany antics make everyone laugh out loud. Don't miss this chance to sing along on many favorite songs!
Presented by Silver Spring Day School, Carpe Diem Arts and Artivate
with support from El Golfo Restaurant, Finn Family Group, KinderMusik with Becky Linafelt, and Princess Mhoon Dance Institute. 
$5 cover charge for adults: includes a ticket for a free dessert or drink (including Margaritas!) -- Children FREE
www.carpediemarts.org/family-fun-night
www.facebook.com/events/1758556791132086/
www.ElGolfoRestaurant.com 
www.radiowoof.com 

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A R T   E X H I B I T
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NEW EXHIBIT -- opened Jan 12
Post Memory: Photographs of a Certain Place and Time
Curated by Amina Cooper c/o Arts & Humanities Council of MoCo
Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring MD 20910
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County celebrates the opening of Post Memory: Photographs of a Certain Place and Time with a public reception on January 12, from 6 to 8pm.  This exhibition brings together four artists –  Bonnie Collier, Kaitlin Jensco, Muriel Hasbun, and Miriam Mörsel Nathan – whose photo-based work explores the ways that memories and personal histories can be reclaimed, reconstructed, and reimagined.  The artists in this exhibition embrace a variety of processes and techniques.  Archival photographs and documents are manipulated, juxtaposed, and embellished.  Fragments of scenes obscured by movement and light are offered up.  Together, the works suggest loss, nostalgia, and a desire to pay tribute to persons, places, and moments past. 
INFO: Amina Cooper, Curator + Public Art Manager
Amina.cooper@creativemoco.com / 301-565-3807 www.CreativeMoco.com 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:00-10:00pm
STARRY MOUNTAIN SINGERS
FSGW Monthly Program
Seekers Church
276 Carroll St. NW
Takoma, DC (across from Takoma metro)
FREE for Members (donation requested)    
$15-20 for non-members
The Starry Mountain Singers are eight alumni of the Northern Harmony and Village Harmony ensembles: Stefan Amidon, Zara Bode, Avery Book, 
Gideon Crevoshay, Jeff Fellinger, Emily Miller, Nathan Morrison, Suzannah Park. Members have performed with the Revels and on Mountain Stage and A Prairie Home Companion. They bring riveting harmonies to American and international folk music including gospel, shapenote, Appalachian, Bulgarian, Corsican and Georgian songs. Pete Sutherland of the Clayfoot Strutters said it best: “Everyone needs to make time to get the hell outta the house and hear this rockin’ bunch – your molecules will be rearranged.”
www.FSGW.org 
NOTE: Stay tuned for news of possible workshop opportunity with Suzannah Park and friends!
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REPEAT OFFERINGS, ONGOING EXHIBITS

Music/ Poetry
21st of month 6:30- Revels/Carpe Diem Sing - Silver Spring
Tues weekly 7pm - Takoma Blues Open Mic - VFW 350
Second Fridays -- Carroll Cafe @ Seekers Church, Takoma DC
Fri/Sat 7:30 - Zed’s Cafe Live Music - Silver Spring
Institute of Musical Traditions Concerts - Rockville and Takoma
Open Mic Poetry and other events - BusBoysandPoets.com
Twilight Tuesdays on the Plaza (summer) 7pm - Silver Spring
Wednesday Starz on the Plaza (summer) 7pm - Silver Spring
Fri weekly - Music at El Golfo Restaurant featuring Duo Blanco y Negro de Cuba -- Silver Spring
Mon weekly 7pm - Bilingual Karaoke - El Golfo, Silver Spring
Wed (1st, 3rd) 8pm - Acoustic Open Mic - Politics & Prose
Dance
2nd Thurs 7pm - Silver Spring Contra Dance - check website for location
Classes at Dance Exchange - Takoma

Farmers Markets
Sat weekly - Fresh Farm Market - Ellsworth Ave, Silver Spring
Sun weekly 10-2 - Takoma Park Farmers Market

Separate listing of Carpe Diem Events

Thursday, January 12
7:30-10:00pm 
(intro workshop 7-7:30)
SECOND THURSDAY SILVER SPRING CONTRADANCE!
with the Potomac Revelers (Steve Hickman, John Devine, Ralph Gordon) and DeLaura Padovan calling!
Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Free parking in garage across the street, 801 Ellsworth Dr.)
$8 members FSGW, BFMS, CDSS, Revels / $10 general
FREE for first-timers
www.CarpeDiemArts.org/dance-with-us

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Saturday, January 21, 6:30-8:30pm
REVELS-CARPE DIEM COMMUNITY SING
513 Dale Dr.
Silver Spring, MD
Songs of Hope and Freedom, Peace and Justice in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January birthdays will be celebrated with songs and cake.
More info: www.RevelsDC.org / www.CarpeDiemArts.org
BusyGraham@CarpeDiemArts.org /301-466-0183'

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Thursday, February 2, 5:45 & 6:45pm
JUMP START @ EL GOLFO
FAMILY FUN NIGHT OUT
featuring BILL WELLINGTON: RADIO WOOF!
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Bill Wellington's Radio WOOF family concert is a celebration of family, folklore, and fun with music, song, and story. Bill's high-energy banjo, fiddle, and guitar playing are irresistible, and his zany antics make everyone laugh out loud. Don't miss this chance to sing along on many favorite songs!
Presented by Silver Spring Day School, Carpe Diem Arts and Artivate
with support from El Golfo Restaurant, Finn Family Group, KinderMusik with Becky Linafelt, and Princess Mhoon Dance Institute. 
$5 cover charge for adults: includes a ticket for a free dessert or drink (including Margaritas!) -- Children FREE
www.carpediemarts.org/family-fun-night
www.facebook.com/events/1758556791132086/
www.ElGolfoRestaurant.com 
www.radiowoof.com 


Our mailing address is: 
Carpe Diem Arts
425 Greenbrier Dr.

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Highlights of Arts Events & Activities in Silver Spring/Takoma Park, Sept. 21, 2016



Wednesday, September 21, 6:00-7:30pm
WASHINGTON REVELS-CARPE DIEM COMMUNITY SING
POTLUCK PICNIC IN THE PARK--SILVER SPRING

Celebrating the Fall Equinox
Sligo Creek Park along Bennington Drive (foot of Ellsworth & Pershing, off Dale Dr., a few blocks from Washington Revels)
6:00 — Potluck Supper
6:30 — Songs for All Generations and the Fall Season
7:00 — Social and Celebration of September Birthdays
7:15 --   Rounds and harmony singing; 
We’ll sing to celebrate the fall Equinox, Hispanic Heritage Month, and more. Contact Jo Rasi -- jrasi@revelsdc.org  / 301-587-3835
We gather on the 21st of every month.
PLEASE NOTE: Event will be canceled in case of inclement weather. Please check website for confirmation or call 301-466-0183


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Saturday, September 24, 4:00-8:00pm

TAKOMA FOUNDATION BENEFIT EVENT:
BEERFEST VIII
Historic Cady Lee House
7064 Eastern Avenue, NW DC (1 block fromTakoma metro)
Help us raise funds in support of great local causes. 
Featuring 15 Breweries, 20 Restaurants + 500 of your closest friends.
TICKETS: $45 at the door / $40 advance -- available on-line or at Fenwick Beer and Wine, La Mano Coffee, Olive Lounge, Republic, S&S Liquors, Tabletop
NOTE: Volunteers needed! Sign up  
P.S. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Questions? Contact beerfest@takomafoundation.org 
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Saturday, September 24, 9:30pm-1:00am

WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS
McGinty's 
911 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910


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Wednesday, September 28, 7:00-8:30pm
FREE MINDS WRITE NIGHT TAKOMA 
Seekers Church
276 Carroll St. NW DC (across from Takoma metro)

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, a local non-profit dedicated to “empowering young inmates to write new chapters in their lives,” invites the community to participate in the Free Minds Satellite Write Night in Takoma. Read poems written by incarcerated youth and provide them with encouraging words. Hear from the Poet Ambassadors about the impact of writing and reading behind bars. 
RSVP to Sandy Moore: sanmoore@earthlink.net -- so we have an idea of how many tables and chairs to set up. Please bring along some refreshments to share if you can.
Presented by Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop in partnership with Carpe Diem Arts, Project Youth ArtReach/Class Acts Arts, with in-kind support from Seekers Church.


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Saturday, October 1, 1:00-7:30pm
HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Free parking in garage across the street at 801 Ellsworth Drive
1pm     Tai Yim Lion Dance (Chinese)
2pm    Carpe Diem! Ukestra! (BYO Ukuleles!)
3pm     Kalanidhi Dance (South Indian)
3.30     Whitehouse Caribbean Dance (Afro-Caribbean)
4pm     Mariachis los Amigos (Mexican)
5pm     The Bog Band & Sean Culkin School of Dance (Irish)
6pm     Va Va Samba (Brazilian Carnival)
6.30     Duo Blanco y Negro (Cuban)

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Saturday, October 1, 8:30-10:30pm
THE JELLY ROLL MORTALS -- CD RELEASE CELEBRATION
El Golfo
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Great food, friendly staff, and Mortals in your ear! 
$10 cover includes your choice of a dessert or "adult" beverage.Best deal in town!
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Sunday, October 2, 6:00-9:00pm
JAZZ TRIBUTE TO RON GARY: EBONY & IVORY
El Golfo Restaurant  
8739 Flower Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Featuring Michelle Hoyte & Deborah Thornton (vocals), Wayne Wilentz (piano), Wes Biles (bass), and Ian Dylan Paiewonsky (drums) -- with special guest, Kathie Mack (vocals) and other surprises! A tribute to the late Ron Gary: a friend and mentor to so many on the DC jazz scene
$10 cover. Space is limited. Reservations recommended:301-608-2121)



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Tuesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 16
SEASON SEVEN: LIVE GARRA THEATRE
“A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE” BY C.G. GARDINER
Silver Spring Black Box Theatre
8641 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Live Garra Theatre presents the world premiere of “A Matter of Perspective” -- depicting eight jurors deliberating the fate of a young black man arrested by two white police officers. Their deeply-rooted prejudices expose a broken American justice system. Director Wanda Whiteside says, “This play will stir passions and demystify attitudes about race and racial biases. This play may be the most seminal work produced yet that confronts white privilege while black lives shatter in America. 
$20; $15 for seniors and students/ $25 at the door
855-575-4834

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Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:45 & 6:45
JUMP START @ EL GOLFO
FAMILY FUN NIGHT OUT

featuring Rick & Audrey!
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Presented by Silver Spring Day School, Carpe Diem Arts and Artivate
with support from El Golfo Restaurant, Finn Family Group, KinderMusik with Becky Linafelt, and Princess Mhoon Dance Institute. 
$5 cover charge for adults: includes a ticket for a free dessert or drink (including Margaritas!)
Children FREE


Wednesday, October 5, 7:00-10:00pm
BENEFIT EVENT: ARTIVATE (formerly Class Acts Arts) 

Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Free parking in garage across the street at 801 Ellsworth Dr.
This year’s celebration honors Ada Villatoro, proprietor of El Golfo Restaurant and supporter of many area non-profits and host of our
Jump Start with the Arts performances; Susan Klinger, past-president and member of Artivate’s Board of Directors; and Magpie: Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino, the acclaimed folk duo on the Artivate roster. The event will include a Silent Auction and performances by Magpie and Special Guests from S’Team Sligo at Sligo Middle School. Eat, drink and be merry while supporting a great cause. 
TICKETS: $50
www.GoArtivate.org / 301-588-7525 ext. 105.

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Friday, Oct 7, 7:00pm
WOMEN'S SONG CIRCLE
with Diana Saez

Private home in Silver Spring, MD
NOTE: The Silver Spring address will be provided with RSVP.
Diana Saez, the award-winning and much beloved founder/director of Coral Cantigas, will lead us in some improvisational games and circle singing. We will learn songs from different cultures, including a traditional Peruvian melody and an Afro-Cuban chant.
7-7:30pm -- social time, wine and cheese
7:30-9:00pm -- song workshop with Diana Saez
9:00-9:30pm -- tea and pie and more social time
Space is very limited -- so please let us know in advance if you would like to reserve a seat. 
Requested donation: $20-30 (sliding scale).
RSVP: BusyGraham@CarpeDiemArts.org / 301-466-0183 cell

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Sunday, October 9, 5:00pm
ANDES MANTA
SEEGER HOUSE CONCERT

Silver Spring, MD
Address provided with RSVP.
Seating is very limited.
The house where Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger lived for some years in the early 1940's when Ruth was teaching music at the Silver Spring Nursery School (celebrating its 75th anniversary this year!) Peggy Seeger has memories from her childhood of Charles and Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, Huddie Ledbetter, and Woody Guthrie swapping songs and stories around the fireplace, into the wee hours of the night. An opportunity to hear the incredible music of the four Lopez brothers, Wilson, Luis, Jorge and Bolivar of Andes Manta in an intimate setting.
TICKETS: $40 -- to benefit Carpe Diem Arts

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Thursday, Oct 13, 7-10pm
(intro workshop 7-7:30pm)
SILVER SPRING DANCE
PLEASE NOTE temporary location!
Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center
2450 Lyttonsville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(5 minutes from Silver Spring metro)
Band: FROG HAMMER
Caller: JANINE SMITH
Free parking. No need for a partner, and no experience necessary.
All ages welcome. Great combination of fun and exercise! 
Great refreshments provided.
$10 general admission / $8 FSGW, BFMS, CDSS members & Revels / $5 students and those with no income. 
FREE for first-timers.
Presented by Carpe Diem Arts in partnership with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s “Be Active Montgomery” initiative.


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Friday, October 14, 7:30pm
THE U-LINERS CD RELEASE CONCERT
Carroll Cafe @ Seekers Church
276 Carroll St. NW
Takoma DC (at the Takoma metro)
Celebrating the release of their new record, Sweet Lorain, named after the town, Lorain, OH, where Joe Uehlein's story starts.  Sweet Lorain is a concept album, a collection of new original songs that have something to say about the world around us in a variety of musical genres from folk to swing, country to rock, bluegrass to surf!  The U-Liners will be joined by Rickie Simpkins on fiddle, who appears on the recording and occasionally gigs with The U-Liners when he's not  playing with the Seldom Scene!
TICKETS: $18 advance / $20 door (suggested donation)
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October 20-23
IMMIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2016 

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Friday, October 21, 6:30-8:30pm
REVELS-CARPE DIEM COMMUNITY SING
531 Dartmouth Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Saturday, November 5
ORFEIA -- 10th Anniversary Concert
Washington Ethical Society
Washington, DC


REPEAT OFFERINGS, ONGOING EXHIBITS



BOTANICAL ART EXHIBITION (through December 12)
“Living Well: Plants that Nourish and Heal”
A juried exhibition of botanical art by Montgomery County visual artists
The Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The works in this exhibition emerged from a County-wide call to artists for works of botanical art depicting plants or fungi relating to the theme "Plants that Nourish and Heal.” This exhibition was juried by Barbara Hanft, Joan Ducore, and Amina Cooper, Gallery Curator.
The Artists: Judy Brown, Tina Thieme Brown, Janice Browne, Heidemarie B Copiz, Jane Dowling, Jonathan Paul, Jerry Kurtzweg, Mary S. Elcano, Susannah Zak Figura, Jenny Freestone, Pamela R. Mason, Joan Marie Mathys, Cynthia G. McCormick, Marsha A. Ogden, Paula Tobenfeld,  Hideko "Deko" Takahashi.
FREE and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

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Music/ Poetry
21st of month 6:30- Revels/Carpe Diem Sing - Silver Spring
Tues weekly 7pm - Takoma Blues Open Mic - VFW 350
Fri/Sat 7:30 - Zed’s Cafe Live Music - Silver Spring
Open Mic Poetry and other events - BusBoysandPoets.com
Fri weekly - Music at El Golfo Restaurant featuring Duo Blanco y Negro de Cuba -- Silver Spring
Mon weekly 7pm - Bilingual Karaoke - El Golfo, Silver Spring

Dance
2nd Thurs 7pm - Silver Spring Contra Dance - check website for location
Classes at Dance Exchange - Takoma
Classes at Dance Place - DC 

Farmers Markets
Sat weekly - Fresh Farm Market - Ellsworth Ave, Silver Spring
Sun weekly 10-2 - Takoma Park Farmers Market

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Arts Happenings in Silver Spring/Takoma Park This Weekend and Beyond, July 1, 2016





SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS OF SUMMER ARTS AND LANGUAGE IMMERSION CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

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Friday, July 1, 7:00pm
VIERNES NOCHE CUBANA @ EL GOLFO
Featuring the Cuban duo Blanco y Negro
Mojitos and Special Cuban Menu
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring - MD 20901

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Wednesday, July 6, 3:00-8:00pm
RAYE PLAYERS @ POTBELLY
Fundraiser
917 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Join Lumina for a fun time and support our alumni performing group, the Raye Players and Lumina's scholarship fund!

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Wednesday, July 6, 6-8pm
LOCALLY GROWN SEASON TWO PREVIEW PARTY
Bump ‘n Grind
1200 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (near SS Metro)
DC's Home Grown Webseries Featuring Local Musicians Grooving in the Beauty of Host Chip Py's Yarden Will Kick Off the Second Season with this Preview Party at The Bump 'n Grind.

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Thursday, July 7, 7:00pm
SILVER SPRING SUMMER CONCERTS
Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (zydeco)
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Parking at 801 Ellsworth Dr. (across the street)
Sponsored by Discovery Channel and The Fillmore
  
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Friday, July 8, 7:00pm
VIERNES NOCHE CUBANA @ EL GOLFO
Featuring the Cuban duo Blanco y Negro
Mojitos and Special Cuban Menu
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring - MD 20901

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Friday, July 8, 7:30-9:00pm
ANNETTE AND ZACH
Bump ‘n Grind
1200 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (near SS metro)
Zachary Ryan Parkman and Annette Wasilik are singing at downtown Silver Spring's newest hangout. Great sandwhiches, baked goods, snacks, coffees, beer and wine. Open space, couches, good vibe.
  
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Thursday, July 14, 7:30-10:00pm (7:00-7:30 intro workshop)
SILVER SPRING CONTRA DANCE – SECOND THURSDAYS      
Caller: Lindsey Dodson
Band: SugarBeat (Elke Baker, Marc Glickman, Susan Brandt)
Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Free parking at 801 Ellsworth Dr. (across the street)
No need for a partner, and no experience necessary. All ages welcome.
Great combination of fun and exercise!  Refreshments provided.
FREE TO FIRST-TIMERS AT SS DANCE
$10 general admission
$8 FSGW, BFMS, CDSS members & Revels
$5 students and those with no income
Bob Mathis: talibob@starpower.net  
Presented by Carpe Diem Arts c/o Class Acts Arts -- in partnership with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW), Silver Spring Town Center Inc. (SSTCi) and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s “Be Active Montgomery” initiative.

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Thursday, July 14, 7:00pm
SILVER SPRING SUMMER CONCERTS
The Moxie Blues Band (blues)
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Parking at 801 Ellsworth Dr. (across the street)
Sponsored by Discovery Channel and The Fillmore

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Friday, July 15, 7:00pm
VIERNES NOCHE CUBANA @ EL GOLFO
Featuring the Cuban duo Blanco y Negro
Mojitos and Special Cuban Menu
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring - MD 20901

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Saturday, July 16, 4:00-6:00pm
U-LINERS AT  SINGERS’ GLEN
9819 Capitol View Avenue
Silver Spring MD 20910
Come out and enjoy The U-Liners' unique blend of Americana and roots rock for this special backyard house concert series at Singer's Glen! Bring your family, friends, camping chairs or blanket for the lawn, hats, snacks & beverages of any kind.

Suggested donation (for the band): $15 (kids are free!)
Visit the Singer's Glen website for more information: http://www.singersglen.org/

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Wednesday, July 20, 7:30-9:30pm
BRUCE KROHMER TRIO: Third Wednesdays Jazz Nights
El Golfo
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
The Bruce Krohmer Trio is Bruce, Dean Carrigan, and Byron McWilliams.  

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Thursday, July 21, 6:30-8:30pm
REVELS-CARPE DIEM COMMUNITY SING
531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD
July theme: Songs and Rounds from Around the World
And….. National Ice Cream Month!
FREE ~ Welcoming all ages
Mark your calendars for the 21st of each month

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Thursday, July 21, 7:00pm
SILVER SPRING SUMMER CONCERTS
MoCo’s Got Talent Winners (variety)
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Parking at 801 Ellsworth Dr. (across the street)
Sponsored by Discovery Channel and The Fillmore

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Friday, July 22, 7:00pm
VIERNES NOCHE CUBANA @ EL GOLFO
Featuring the Cuban duo Blanco y Negro
Mojitos and Special Cuban Menu
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring - MD 20901

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Saturday, July 23, 10:00am-11:00pm
SUMMERTUNES 2016 – ALL DAY WORKSHOP & REHEARSAL FOR CONTRADANCE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Trinity Episcopal School
6040 New Design Rd.
Frederick MD 21703
All-day music workshop and rehearsal includes playing for the MMFAC contra dance. The experience is friendly, exhilarating, educational, and just plain fun.
Music available in advance; all instruments welcome.
With Andrea Hoag, fiddle, and Liz Donaldson, piano/accordion.
$55/before June 25; $60/after; scholarships available.
Info and registration: Andrea Hoag

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Thursday, July 28, 7:00pm
SILVER SPRING SUMMER CONCERTS
Appaloosa (classic rock)
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Parking at 801 Ellsworth Dr. (across the street)
Sponsored by Discovery Channel and The Fillmore

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Thursday, August 4, 7:00pm
SILVER SPRING SUMMER CONCERTS
Ocho de Bastos (Latin rock)
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Parking at 801 Ellsworth Dr. (across the street)
Sponsored by Discovery Channel and The Fillmore

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Thursday, August 11, 7:00-10:00pm (7-7:30 intro workshop)
SILVER SPRING CONTRA DANCE – SECOND THURSDAYS      
Caller: Caroline Barnes
Band: Callithump (Andrew Marcus, Glyn Collinson, David Knight)
Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Free parking at 801 Ellsworth Dr. (across the street)
No need for a partner, and no experience necessary. All ages welcome.
Great combination of fun and exercise!  Refreshments provided.
FREE TO FIRST-TIMERS AT SS DANCE
$10 general admission
$8 FSGW, BFMS, CDSS members & Revels
$5 students and those with no income
Bob Mathis: talibob@starpower.net  
Presented by Carpe Diem Arts c/o Class Acts Arts -- in partnership with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW), Silver Spring Town Center Inc. (SSTCi) and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s “Be Active Montgomery” initiative.

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Wednesday, August 17, 7:30-9:30pm (Third Wednesdays)
BRUCE KROHMER TRIO: Third Wednesdays Jazz Nights
El Golfo
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
The Bruce Krohmer Trio is Bruce, Dean Carrigan, and Byron McWilliams.  

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Sunday, August 21, 6:30-8:30pm
REVELS-CARPE DIEM COMMUNITY SING
531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD
FREE ~ Welcoming all ages
Mark your calendars for the 21st of each month

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Wednesday, August 24, 7:00-9:00pm
WEDNESDAY STAR’Z – CARPE DIEM ARTS UKE-ESTRA EXTRAVAGANZA
Presented by Silver Spring Town Center Inc (SSTCI)
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD
Parking at 801 Ellsworth Dr. (across the street)

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October 20-23 – SAVE THE DATES
IMMIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL 2016 

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NOTE: To all groups presenting events in downtown Silver Spring: please submit your listings on the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District website: www.SilverSpringDowntown.com

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SUMMER ARTS CAMPS, WORKSHOPS, AND RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES 2016
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LUMINA STUDIO THEATRE—SUMMERSTOCK
Info & registration: www.LuminaStudio.org

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June 19-24: Teen Celtic Band Week, Ages 13-22 (audition required) 
July 11-15: Musicians' Week - ages 9-14 (audition required) 
July 25-29: Irish Music & Arts for All, Ages 9-14
August 1-5: Sprouting Celts - ages 6-8
SLIGO CREEK HEDGE SCHOOL
With Karen Ashbrook
NOTE: Receive a free pennywhistle lesson if your child is signed up by March 17, St Patrick's Day, for the Sligo Creek Hedge School, Irish Music & Culture Summer Camp in Silver Spring, MD!  
Early registration prices hold until April 15th. 

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June 20-July 1, 9:00am-3:00pm (with after-care option)
GERMAN THEATER SUMMER CAMP
Ages: 8-15, basic knowledge of German is required
Seekers Church
276 Carroll Ave
Takoma DC
In this partial German immersion theater camp, participants will be working with professional drama, arts and music educators (German native-speakers) to explore love, betrayal and magic, in the medieval legend of Siegfried, the dragon killer, his mysterious knights, the magic ring, princess Kriemhild as well as super-human queen Brunhild from Iceland. Campers will be immersed in the German language through listening, writing, speaking and reading while participating in movement, acting games, music making (singing and instrumental), crafting, building and sewing. At the end of the camp, participants will perform an outdoor showing of the main scenes of the legend.
Instructors: Margrit Wong, Ricka van Born, Sven Abow

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June 23-25, 2016
DANCE EXCHANGE: TEEN LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD
Based on the core principles and tools of the Dance Exchange, the Teen Leadership Institute brings together young people ages 14-19 to collaboratively build their leadership capacity through artmaking. Using dance, song, poetry, and storytelling to transform ideas into action, we will explore the role of art in building community and creating sustainable change. Teens will work with professional artists and community organizers in our studios in Takoma Park and out in our communities to expand their skills through conversations, workshops, and practice. This institute will focus on challenges LGBT youth face, and we welcome all teens regardless of orientation, with and without dance experience.

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July 8-17, 2016
DANCE EXCHANGE: 2016 SUMMER INSTITUTE
Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD
Help celebrate 40 years of innovative creative practices and boundary-breaking dance making. Institute participants will join from our local region and across the globe to gather as leaders, innovators, movers and thinkers. Anyone 18+ years of age is welcome and encouraged to join this intergenerational experience.  Co-lead by DX Founder Liz Lerman and DX Artistic Director Cassie Meador along with DX artists and alumni. Institute participants will experience daily movement classes, sessions in core practices including Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process, and meaningful dance making beyond the studio with partners in forestry, health care, human rights, and science education. 

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July 11-15, 2016 – 9:00am-3:00pm (optional extended day to 4:30pm)
Friday, 3:00-4:30pm Final Performance
FLUTE-A-RAMA CAMPS
Takoma Park, MD
With Carrie Rose & Melissa Lindon
Theory, Rhythm, Ensemble, Breathing, Vocabulary
For fun-loving flutists in grades 4-9
Tuition: $340 – Register before May 1

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July 18-22
CCE MAD Week – Irish Music & Dance Camp
Kensington, MD
For all ages. Families welcome!

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August 1-14, 2016
NEW VOCAL JAZZ CAMP: CAMP MEL
Red Bridge Studios
Savage Mill, MD
(worth the commute!)
Camp Mel is a two-week vocal jazz immersion program for high school singers Each singer selected will receive full or partial sponsorship.
Faculty includes Bob Stoloff, renowned jazz vocal coach and author of Scat!  And Wendy Lanxner.
Tuition is $1000.
Apply now!

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August 1-5
ROOTS AND RHYTHM: Footworks’ Summer Camp
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis, MD
"Roots and Rhythm" will include fun and easy dances from different cultures and explore
world music through singing, ensemble drumming, visual arts, and creative improv activities.
All material is designed to be accessible and fun and is broken down to basics and taught with
care and patience to any level of experience. The camp explores the diversity and commonality
of the people of the United States.  Songs and dances and their histories from different cultures
are taught in a fun and inviting way, bringing students together in rhythms and songs that
build community and connect participants to each other and to their shared American heritage.  
The last day of camp will include a pizza party for lunch and later a culminating event called
a “Sharing” that will be open to family and friends. The “Sharing” is not designed as a
performance, but is a fun and informal presentation that will give the campers the opportunity
to demonstrate what they have learned and created together. 

Celebrating 37 years as a professional music and dance company that tours internationally,
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble brings a wealth of experience to the creation of
summer camps. Footworks is thrilled to receive funding support from the Arts Council of
Anne Arundel County to present this summer camp at Maryland Hall. Youth programs
from Footworks are renowned for creating inspiring, non-competitive and inclusive
environments for all campers. “Roots and Rhythm’s” staff will include Founding Director
and Certified Teaching Artist Eileen Carson and Musical Director Mark Schatz, both of whom
have received Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Awards and “Annie” Awards
from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  Footworks’ rehearsal captain, Marsha Searle,
also with years of experience teaching youth, will be on staff along with “Annie” Award
winner Elizabeth Melvin, Director of the Freedom Choir, bringing her fun and accessible
approach to teaching ensemble drumming and singing.

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C A R P E   D I E M   A R T S   C A M P S
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August 6-13, 2016
CARPE DIEM ARTS – OVERNIGHT CAMP ON THE EASTERN SHORE
For 10-12 year-old girls
International music and dance, fine arts and crafts, boating, swimming, bicycling, field trips, cooking, baking, songwriting, ukulele and more. Waterfront setting on Broad Creek in Royal Oak, MD.

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August 15-19, 2016
CARPE DIEM ARTS SPANISH IMMERSION CAMP @ SEEKERS
Rising 3rd-5th graders (co-ed)
9:30am-3:30pm -- with before and after-camp care options
Arts and crafts, Spanish songs, ukulele, theater games, field trips and more
Seekers Church
Takoma, DC

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August 22-26, 2016
CARPE DIEM ARTS FRENCH IMMERSION CAMP @ SEEKERS
Rising 3rd-5th graders (co-ed)
9:30am-3:30pm -- with before and after-camp care options
Arts and crafts, French songs, ukulele, theater games, field trips and more
Seekers Church
Takoma, DC

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August 15-25, 7:00-8:30pm (Mondays and Thursdays)
AVENUES TO SONGWRITING with Wendy Lanxner
4 sessions, Monday & Thursday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Mon August 15 | Thurs Aug 18
Mon August 22 | Thurs Aug 25
Silver Spring, MD                                                                                                                              
Explore new approaches, try some fun exercises, and gain insight into your own creative process in a non-pressured environment.
Wendy Lanxner composes and arranges for Lumina Studio Theatre and performs her own songs on acoustic guitar in different groups, and on bass with Wendy & the Lost Boys. She also co-hosts the open mic at McGinty's, and is on the program committee of the Takoma Park Folk Festival. Here's a recent sample of her songwriting from the Acoustic Guitar Project.
Tuition: $125 | Register now | Pay now

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August 22-26, 10:00am-4:30pm (ages 10-15)
JAM CAMP 2016 with Wendy Lanxner
615 Silver Spring Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Let's rock out the last week of summer with a fun week of music, creativity, play, art and recreation. Open to beginner & intermediate players with an interest in creating their own music. No experience necessary.
Tuition: $375
Instruments: Guitar, bass, keys, drums, winds, vocals
We will learn easy-to-play rock classics; write our own song(s); improve rhythm and ensemble skills; try different instruments; give a concert Friday afternoon

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CREATE ARTS CENTER
Art camps offered during Winter and Spring breaks,
And from early June until the end of August.

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ROUND HOUSE THEATER
Summer Camps

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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE
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ARTS/FINE CRAFT WORKSHOPS JUNE & JULY
GALA Artisan Jewelry & Gifts
10417 Armory Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895
Workshops for children and adults
June 2016!
June 3: Discover Zentangle Drawing
June 5: Wire Crochet Jewelry
June 12: Locker Hooking
June 17Discover Zentangle Drawing II
July 2016!
July 10: Fun Felting for Kids!
July 17: Intro to Beaded Jewelry
Stop by or call to sign up: 301-933-2912

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IMT CONCERTS AND HMT WORKSHOPS

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MUSIC & DANCE CAMPS / RETREATS

www.DancingPlanetProductions.com (international music & dance c/ Jamie & Betsy Platt)
http://www.nfo-usa.org/pourparler2014.htm (Pour Parler international dance gathering at Folklore Village in Wisconsin, Nov 13-16)
www.berea.edu/ccds (Christmas Country Dance School, Dec 26, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015)
http://www.danceholiday.net (Terpsichore Dance Holiday, Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV)

and for other arts retreat offerings, visit:
Numerous offerings for one day or multi-day retreats/arts workshops.

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R E P E A T   O F F E R I N G S 
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OPEN MIC’S, FARM MARKETS &
SONG CIRCLES/COMMUNITY SINGS, WEEKLY DANCES, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
Mark your calendars!

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21st of every month
WASHINGTON REVELS / CARPE DIEM SING IN SILVER SPRING & TAKOMA PARK
Washington Revels Community Room
531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
FREE admission
NOTE: Includes potluck supper @ 6:00pm on Equinoxes & Solstice dates (March, June, Sept, Dec)
6:30-7:45pm – Community Sing (different theme and song leaders each month)
7:45-8:00pm – Social Time, Birthday Cake, Candles and Songs
8-8:45pm – Ukulele jam session (BYOU)
www.CarpeDiemArts.org (under reconstruction)
  
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Tuesdays (every week) -- 7:00-10:00pm
OPEN MIC hosted by DAVID ROTHMAN & COOKING WITH GAS
Primarily blues, but all types of music is welcome, electric or acoustic
VFW 350
6420 Orchard Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 
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2nd Wednesdays of every month (occasional 3rd Wed)
NOTE:  Check web site to confirm dates
YSAYE BARNWELL Community Sing
Levine School (usually)
2801 Upton St. NW DC

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LAST WEDNESDAY of every month – 7:30-9:30pm
Greater U. Street Jazz Collective
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Cover charge: $5 – gives you free Margarita or any other drink, or dessert

EVERY THURSDAY
Live Music at Urban Winery on Bonifant in Downtown Silver Spring.  Check their calendar for specifics.  The Urban Winery Calendar


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2nd Thursdays of every month, 7:00-7:30pm free intro workshop / dancing 7:30-10pm
CARPE DIEM COMMUNITY DANCE – CONTRAS AND SQUARES
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD
Sponsored by Carpe Diem Arts c/o Class Acts Arts, Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation -- BE ACTIVE MONTGOMERY 

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W E E K L Y   C L A S S E S   A T   D A N C E   E X C H A N G E
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Friday, March 4, 9:30-11:15am (1st of a series of classes)
Fridays 9:30-11:15am through June 24 
Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD
MARCH 4, 11, 18, 25
APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
MAY 6, 13, 20
JUNE 3, 10, 17, 24
An intermediate-advanced movement class for those comfortable in their moving body, ranging from long-time practitioners to those curious about or new to the DC dancing community. This class is taught by a rotating panel of local and visiting artists and draws upon the individual teaching practices and research interests of that week's teacher, as well as the Dance Exchange belief that every body can and should dance. Check the Dance Exchange calendar to see who’s teaching this week. Ages 18+. Drop-ins welcome. $12 drop-in/ $10 with a class card. 

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EVERY FRIDAY: DANZA LATINA!
8:30-9:30 Salsa Lesson / 9:30pm DANCE!
El Golfo
8739 Flower Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Cover charge: $10
www.ElGolfoRestaurant.com

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Saturday, March 5, 10:00=11:30am (1st of a series of weekly classes)
TAKOMA PARK MOVES
Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD
Saturdays 10-11:30am, through May 21
MARCH 5, 12, 19
APR 2, 9, 16, 23
MAY 7, 14, 21
A movement class for the entire community, Takoma Park MOVES recognizes the rich possibility of exchanges when people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and levels of experience come together in a creative process. Join us for a mix of professional dancers, those new to dance, community movers, and families. Classes are $12, or $10 per person in a family, and are facilitated by Dance Exchange artists. Drop-ins welcome – for all ages.
  
  
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THIRD SATURDAYS -- 7:30-9:30pm
ANNETTE WASILIK & KEVIN DUDLEY
Zed’s Café
8225 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
Annette and Kevin join forces in singing their award-winning originals peppered with cool covers. Zed’s is among the best little listening rooms in all of DC. Good eats too!
No cover but donations gratefully accepted.
   
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CHECK THE WEB SITE FOR OPEN MIC POETRY AND OTHER EVENTS
  
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THIRD FRIDAYS COFFEEHOUSE (doors open 6pm)
All ages, alcohol-free, safe venue
Fine music, tasty snacks, great company, affordable fun.
Ascension Church
633 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, MD
$5 admission
For more info contact: Anne LeVeque at maleveque@cs.com 
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TWILIGHT TUESDAYS on the Plaza, 7-9pm (SUMMER TIME)
Silver Spring, MD

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WEDNESDAYS (first and third) -- 7:30pm Open Mic / 10:30pm Open Jam
OPEN MIC @ McGINTY’S with WENDY LANXNER AND AMY FREEDMAN
McGinty's Public House
911 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD
Sign up in advance at: http://amyandwendy.com/openmic.html

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SATURDAYS
FRESH FARM MARKET
9 am to 1 pm (April to Dec.)
10 am to 1 pm (Jan. to March)
Ellsworth Drive between Fenton St & Georgia Ave.

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SUNDAYS, 10am to 2pm
Takoma Park Farmers Market
On Laurel Ave.

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Sunday Evenings, 5pm
DC/TAKOMA PARK SONGWRITING CIRCLE
The Electric Maid located at 268 Carroll St NW Washington, DC. 
All are welcome if you have a song you are working on and/or would like to share. 
Please bring printed copies of the lyric sheet if you can. 

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FIRST MONDAYS, 7-10pm
SALSA DANCING IN THE GREAT HALL
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD
Presented by After-School-Dance-Fund/Baile for Life in partnership with Carpe Diem Arts, with support from the Department of Recreation: BE ACTIVE MONTGOMERY

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MONDAY EVENINGS, 7:00-10:00pm 
LUISA ROSE Y SUS AMIGOS KROON KARAOKE EN ENGLISH & ESPANOL
Over 30 thousand songs to choose from.....Ingles y Español!
El Golfo Restaurant
8739 Flower Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Free Parking / no cover charge
Presented by Ida Villatoro, Gourmet Restauranteur and Empresario of Music! 
Enjoy Multi-Talented Luisa Rose & D.J./Keyboardist Ken Sleeman of Luisa & the Reverbs 
Delicious Latin American Cuisine, Family Dining, Vegan & Veggie Cuisine Too! 
White Table Cloths & Fresh Flowers, The Ada Touch!

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BELLY DANCE CLASSES IN TAKOMA PARK
Saffron Dance at Takoma Park
In Residence at Roda Movements
7014 Westmoreland Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
What do a N.A.S.A. engineer, corporate lawyer, stay-at-home-mom and your local barista all have in common? They spend their evenings at Saffron Dance learning something you might not expect: Belly Dance. If you haven’t belly danced before, now is the perfect time to begin. To mark Saffron Dance’s 8th year as a hub for Middle Eastern dance, Saffron is offering FREE introductory “teaser” classes from September 15th to September 28th. These teaser classes give students a taste of Saffron’s signature 4-week Belly Dance Crash Course program. Created for individuals who are coming to belly dance for the very first time, Saffron’s Crash Courses are structured and easy to follow — absolutely no dance experience necessary! They are perfect for students to learn the basics of Belly Dance. Each week, a new movement is introduced and drilled, building on and incorporating elements from the prior weeks. Particular focus is given to developing correct posture alignment, flexibility, arm positions and paths, fundamental shimmies, basic hip accents, introductory undulations, easy to follow traveling steps and combinations. The program culminates in a performance opportunity so students can share their new hobby with family and friends.
Learn more about Saffron Dance and sign up for 4-Week Crash Courses starting September 29 at www.SAFFRONDANCE.com
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NOTE:  Check out the schedule of upcoming theater productions at area high schools:
Remarkable productions (at bargain prices!) -- highlighting the talents of area students and directors. 

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CHECK OUT OTHER EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Please let me know of any arts organizations or groups I have missed busygraham@gmail.com  

www.FOLMC.org (Friends of the Library, Montgomery County)

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Busy Graham

Carpe Diem ~ Seize the Day!

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