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October 2012

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October 31, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The Philadelphia-based troupe weaves visual antics with eclectic sounds to put a modern twist on the good old days of vaudeville.
Featured Artist(s): This Way to the Egress

October 30, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Guyi-Guyi the crocodile was born by chance into a family of ducks. He considers himself a duck until one day he meets another crocodile and must follow his instincts before realizing who he really is. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2012.
Featured Artist(s): Periferia Teatro

October 28, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center presents performers from the Inuvialuit settlement region of Northwestern Canada in celebration of the 18th Inuit Studies conference.
Featured Artist(s): Paulatuk Moonlight Drummers and Dancers

October 27, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Members of the KCOHO perform Schubert’s Octet in F major.
Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

October 26, 2012 - Watch this Performance

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Featured Artist(s): ILL-Abilities

October 25, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Company dancers offer a Balanchine program featuring selections of works that will be performed, in full, during their 2012–2013 season.
Featured Artist(s): The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

October 24, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The group from the country of Georgia, formed out of its members’ great love of Georgian folk songs and church chanting, offers a vocal program.
Featured Artist(s): Sakhioba Ensemble

October 23, 2012 - Watch this Performance

This interactive musical magic show features Charlekas, one of the most unique and sought-after magicians in Estonia. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2012.
Featured Artist(s): Charlekas

October 22, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The mezzo-soprano brings her excitingly dramatic voice and striking presence to the stage in a performance combining works from her most recent album Do You Dream in Color with a reading from her upcoming book of the same title, to be released October 23, 2012. Presented in cooperation with VSA.


Featured Artist(s): Laurie Rubin

October 21, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The socially conscious Haitian singer-songwriter and his band play a high-energy mix of jazz, worldbeat, rock, reggae, and Afro-Haitian traditional rhythm known as Ragganga. Part of Center Stage, a pilot program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
Featured Artist(s): BélO

October 20, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The acclaimed Israeli indie folk band offers a mainly acoustic performance full of original arrangements and unique audience interaction. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.
Featured Artist(s): The Raw Men Empire

October 19, 2012 - Watch this Performance

This magic and clown show features jokes, tricks, poetry, games, ventriloquism, and a bumbling magician’s assistant, Mr. Crobs, who must try his best to replace his boss once he goes missing. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2012.
Featured Artist(s): Maverick le Magicien

October 18, 2012 - Watch this Performance

This humorous and moving performance follows Maria and Giulia, two friends who examine the meaning of friendship as they recall and retell memories of many of the experiences they have had since childhood. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2012.
Featured Artist(s): Theater Patrasket

October 17, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Listen Local First DC presents the D.C.-based band featuring current and former members of local bands Lightfoot (Ron Storhaug), Mittenfields (Brian Moran), The Strange Loop (Joey Harrison), and Loose Lips (Donny Potter), as they serve up songs reminiscent of early Pink Floyd and The Beatles.
Featured Artist(s): Fire and the Wheel

October 16, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The Haitian dance company’s outstanding, vibrant dancers and drummers embody choreography that captures Haiti now—raw and refined, spiritual, powerful, and precarious. Part of Center Stage, a pilot program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
Featured Artist(s): Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin

October 15, 2012 - Watch this Performance

This high-energy performance features zydeco, the fast and furious accordion-driven dance music of the Creole people of South Louisiana. Dance lessons offered at 5 p.m. by Dancing by the Bayou.
Featured Artist(s): Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas

October 14, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Tom Paxton, Noel Paul Stookey, Tim O’Brien, and Mark Schatz are presenting a Woody Guthrie Hootenanny Guitar and Sing-Along Jam Session. Bring your guitar, and be prepared to Rise Up Singing with these masters of folk and traditional music.


Featured Artist(s): Noel Paul Stookey

October 13, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The Grammy®-winning bluegrass guitarist, fiddler, banjoist, and vocalist offers a solo concert while in town to honor the life and work of folk singer Woody Guthrie.
Featured Artist(s): Tim O’Brien

October 12, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The North Carolina–based instrumental powerhouse offers a vibrant mix of rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains, and much more.
Featured Artist(s): Toubab Krewe

October 11, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The group presents a performance of traditional Ethiopian dance and music.
Featured Artist(s): Fendika

October 10, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The acclaimed Chinese instrumentalist and vocalist combines circular breathing and throat-singing techniques with the sounds of the jaw harp and calabash flute.
Featured Artist(s): Wang Li

October 9, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Baltimore’s instrumental rock group brings their experimental sounds to the stage with songs from their most recent release, Remote Unelectrified Villages.
Featured Artist(s): Yeveto

October 8, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Routing through after an appearance at The Festy, the Colorado-based band is a soulful, experimental folk group of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists whose influences range from rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass, and roots reggae to mountain hip hop and beyond.
Featured Artist(s): Elephant Revival

October 7, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The folk-rock duo, sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields, plays a program of kid-friendly tunes that offer a fun and creative way to make and listen to music as a family.
Featured Artist(s): Nerissa and Katryna Nields

October 6, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The D.C.-based choreographer’s Eveningland focuses on a young boy and his memory of the loss of his grandmother. It uses a quartet of dancers and composer David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize–winning score, “The Little Match Girl Passion.” Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project
Featured Artist(s): Sydney Skybetter w/ Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

October 5, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The D.C.-based choreographer’s Eveningland focuses on a young boy and his memory of the loss of his grandmother. It uses a quartet of dancers and composer David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize–winning score, “The Little Match Girl Passion.” Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project
Featured Artist(s): Sydney Skybetter w/ Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

October 4, 2012 - Watch this Performance

In Icon 12, ten finalists comprised of local youth compete and display their remarkable talents on stage.
Featured Artist(s): Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

October 3, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play Haydn’s String Quartet No. 60 and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1.


Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

October 2, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Led by the New York–based singer, composer, and guitarist, the group draws upon elements of pop, jazz, and folk to create acoustic melodies and understated arrangements.
Featured Artist(s): Becca Stevens Band

October 1, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The Brooklyn-based indie-pop due performs as a preview of the 2012 Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Fest.


Featured Artist(s): Graph Rabbit

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