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Learn dance steps to the "Monster Mash," "Time Warp," and "Thriller." Test drive your moves with one of New York City's best party bands, The Loser's Lounge. Dance lessons by Quynn Johnson begin at 5 p.m., with live music starting at 6 p.m.

Wear your most creative costume for the chance to win fabulous prizes in the following categories: Best Kid Costume (ages 6 and under, 7-12, 13-17); Best Character (TV, movies, theater, literature, comics, you name it! Extra points if it is Kennedy Center-related!); Funniest (Here's your chance to be ironic, clever, or just plain silly!); Scariest (Need we say more??). In the spirit of creativity, preference will be given to homemade costumes.

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    Friday, October 31, 2014
    Quynn Johnson

    Learn dance steps to the "Monster Mash," "Time Warp," and "Thriller." Test drive your moves with one of New York City's best party bands, The Loser's Lounge. Dance lessons by Quynn Johnson begin at 5 p.m., with live music starting at 6 p.m.

    Wear your most creative costume for the chance to win fabulous prizes in the following categories: Best Kid Costume (ages 6 and under, 7-12, 13-17); Best Character (TV, movies, theater, literature, comics, you name it! Extra points if it is Kennedy Center-related!); Funniest (Here's your chance to be ironic, clever, or just plain silly!); Scariest (Need we say more??). In the spirit of creativity, preference will be given to homemade costumes.



    Friday, October 31, 2014
    The Loser's Lounge

    Learn dance steps to the "Monster Mash," "Time Warp," and "Thriller." Test drive your moves with one of New York City's best party bands, The Loser's Lounge. Dance lessons by Quynn Johnson begin at 5 p.m., with live music starting at 6 p.m.

    Wear your most creative costume for the chance to win fabulous prizes in the following categories: Best Kid Costume (ages 6 and under, 7-12, 13-17); Best Character (TV, movies, theater, literature, comics, you name it! Extra points if it is Kennedy Center-related!); Funniest (Here's your chance to be ironic, clever, or just plain silly!); Scariest (Need we say more??). In the spirit of creativity, preference will be given to homemade costumes.



    Saturday, November 1, 2014
    Jorge Luis Pacheco

    One of Cuba’s most extraordinary pianists, Pacheco and his quartet perform a concert blending traditional Cuban and jazz music.

    Sunday, November 2, 2014
    The Ugly Animal Roadshow

    The Ugly Animal Preservation Society’s popular family comedy show. Come and vote for your favorite ugly animal! For age 7+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the British Arts Council.

    Monday, November 3, 2014
    Rozsafa Folk Ensemble

    This program features traditional Hungarian folk music and dancing. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Hungary.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    Science Centre AHHAA

     From Science Centre AHHAA, experience the multitude of awesome scientific experiments that the average Estonian goes through in a typical day! For age 4+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Estonia.



    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Aglaia Koras

    The concert pianist plays a program of classics, including Greek works. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Greece.

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Sanna Valvanne

    Valvanne uses storytelling, singing, dancing, and theater to take the audience on a journey around the globe. For age 5+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland.

    Friday, November 7, 2014
    El Colegio del Cuerpo

    This Colombian-based contemporary dance company performs traditional Afro-Indian and Caribbean styles.

    This performance is presented in collaboration with the IDB Cultural Center and The Embassy of Colombia.

    Saturday, November 8, 2014
    More or Less Theatre

    More or Less Theatre’s hilarious family show offers 7,000 years of Maltese history in an action-packed and interactive hour. For age 7+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Malta.

    Sunday, November 9, 2014
    The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars

    Duduaka Da Fonseca (drums), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Helio Alves (piano), and Chuck Redd (vibraphone) are internationally acclaimed musicians of the highest caliber.

    Sunday, November 9, 2014
    Chuck Redd

    Duduaka Da Fonseca (drums), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Helio Alves (piano), and Chuck Redd (vibraphone) are internationally acclaimed musicians of the highest caliber.

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    Brock McGuire Band

    The “Traditional Irish Band of the Decade” (Irish American News), features Paul Brock (button accordion, melodeon), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O’Meara (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals), and Denis Carey (piano).

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    U.S. Army Blues

    Members of the band present an evening of music in celebration of Veterans Day.

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Asian American Music Society

    Winners of the Asian American Music Society’s 2014 Woodwind, Piano, String, and Voice International Competition perform.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    The Oud Hobbyists Association

    The ensemble returns to perform a concert featuring the oud (the Arabic lute).

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Chord-Ayres Male Chorus

    Started in 1969 and invited into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2012, the group brings a program to the stage inspired by Veterans Day.



    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    DC Public Schools

    This program features the city’s finest young musicians as chosen by middle and high school band directors.

    Sunday, November 16, 2014
    Cocek! Brass Band

    The band performs original music based on the sounds of Eastern European brass bands that blend dance music with impeccable improvisation and melody.

    Monday, November 17, 2014
    Chris Gethard
    IN THE THEATER LAB
    Comedian Chris Gethard takes the stage with an opening set by Courtney Fearrington. Gethard is the host of the cult public access hit The Chris Gethard Show and author of the book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do. He is a mainstay performer at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he has been performing for 12 years, and was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch” in 2010. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Joe Walsh

    Brooklyn-based guitarist Gordy and Portland, Maine–based mandolin player Walsh are entertaining and talented gentlemen of bluegrass.

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Grant Gordy

    Brooklyn-based guitarist Gordy and Portland, Maine–based mandolin player Walsh are entertaining and talented gentlemen of bluegrass.

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Steelism

    Hailing from Nashville, guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel guitarist Spencer Cullum blend an eclectic array of vintage and modern influences.

    Thursday, November 20, 2014
    U.S. Air Force Chamber Players

    The group performs music composed during the lifetime of French artist Edgar Degas in support of the world premiere original Kennedy Center musical, Little Dancer.

    Friday, November 21, 2014
    M3E

    Students in George Mason University’s contemporary music ensemble perform varied repertoire, including arrangements of concert music by Frank Zappa and Beck, as well as original compositions.

    Saturday, November 22, 2014
    NSO Prelude

    National Symphony Orchestra members Joel Fuller (violin), Alexandra Osborne (violin), Mahoko Eguchi (viola), and Rachel Young (cello), who make up the Last Stand Quartet, perform works by Haydn and Borodin.


    Sunday, November 23, 2014
    Eishin Nose's The Gate

    Jazz pianist Eishin Nose and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi perform selections from their critically acclaimed 2012 live album, The Gate. Presented by the S&R Foundation.

    Monday, November 24, 2014
    The Voice of Anne Frank
    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Dancer Mirenka Cechová and cellist Nancy Jo Snider utilize dance, music, spoken word, sound effects, and lighting to convey the words of Anne Frank’s diary. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Moonshine Society

    This local D.C. blues band has been nominated for several Wammies and named a Top 4 Fan favorite the last three years in a row.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Alexandru Tomescu

    The internationally acclaimed violinist plays an evening of classical music. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Romania.

    Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Johnny Boyd

    Dance off that turkey and stuffing at a 1940s-themed Swing Dance Party. Gotta Swing presents a festive program featuring dancing and music by Johnny Boyd. Free swing dance lessons begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dance party from 7–9 p.m.

    Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Gottaswing

    Dance off that turkey and stuffing at a 1940s-themed Swing Dance Party. Gotta Swing presents a festive program featuring dancing and music by Johnny Boyd. Free swing dance lessons begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dance party from 7–9 p.m.

    Friday, November 28, 2014
    The Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet

    A Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and a former part-time member of the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown’s band, the saxophonist leads his band in an evening of straight-ahead jazz.

    Saturday, November 29, 2014
    Zellnik Brothers

    A performance of musical selections from composer and lyricist/librettist (respectively) David Zellnik (Yank!, Orville and Wilbur Did It, Hunters and Thieves, Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom) and Joe Zellnik (Yank!, Trust Me, The Uncrowned Queen of Ireland, Destination: Murder, Broadway’s Epic Fail). Part of Broadway: Today and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

    Sunday, November 30, 2014
    Gregory Nebours

    An evening of musical selections from lyricist Gregory Nebours. Part of Broadway: Today and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

    Monday, December 15, 2014
    Mark Normand
    IN THE THEATER LAB
    Comedian Mark Normand takes the stage with opener Rahmein Mostafavi. A regular in comedy clubs and colleges across the country, Normand has been involved in many festivals, including being featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In NYC, Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.