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Tonight's Performance:

IN THE TERRACE THEATER

This performance: 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.
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    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 Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.

    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's 10-piece brainchild blends jazz, Go-Go, funk, R&B, and more in an energetic, hard grooving performance.



    Saturday, November 29, 2014
    Zellnik Brothers

    ASCAP presents a performance of musical selections from songwriters David Zellnik (lyrics) and Joseph Zellnik (music). Their collaborations include Yank! (off-broadway cast album released by PS Classics), The Wright Brothers: First in Flight, City of Dreams, and the upcoming Ruth and the Panda. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

    Sunday, November 30, 2014
    Gregory Nabours

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

    Monday, December 1, 2014
    Scott Coulter

    Scott Coulter, star of the Emmy-nominated A Christmas Carol: The Concert as seen on PBS, sings favorites from some of the biggest musicals of all time in Blockbuster Broadway! Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).



    Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    Steven Lutvak

    Singer, songwriter, pianist, and raconteur Steven Lutvak performs, fresh from his 2014 Broadway debut as composer and co-lyricist of the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    Lisa Livesay

    Lisa Livesay, who recently starred in Wicked and Disney in Concert, brings her solo cabaret show Laughs, Love & Light, featuring her signature styles of Broadway belt and soft jazz vocals. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

    Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Calvert High School Musical Theatre Ensemble

    The ensembles perform folk and popular songs featuring soloists, vocal percussion, and movement.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014
    Swanson Middle School

    The ensembles perform folk and popular songs featuring soloists, vocal percussion, and movement.

    Friday, December 5, 2014
    NSO Prelude

    Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

    Saturday, December 6, 2014
    The Peace Ringers

    A group of 16 high school students and 17 adult choristers join forces to present an annual concert that includes a repertoire of recognizable sacred, folk, and holiday music on traditional hand bells.

    Saturday, December 6, 2014
    The Carol Ringers

    A group of 16 high school students and 17 adult choristers join forces to present an annual concert that includes a repertoire of recognizable sacred, folk, and holiday music on traditional hand bells.

    Sunday, December 7, 2014
    Story League
    IN THE THEATER LAB
    Story League, Washington D.C.'s home for funny stories, offers you Presents: A Collection of Funny True Holiday Stories about inappropriate gifts. Featuring Andy Christie (The Liar Show NYC), Leslie Goshko (Sideshow Goshko NYC), JiJi Lee (Split Personality Show NYC), Adam Ruben (Host, Superhuman Science on Discovery International), Jennifer Tress (You're Not Pretty Enough project), D'Arcee Neal (Story League Contest Winner), Valentina Stackl (Story League Tournament Winner) and SM Shrake (Story League Creator; This American Life; The Moth). 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 two tickets per person.

    Monday, December 8, 2014
    Maida Withers Dance Construction Company
    IN THE THEATER LAB
    The ensemble mixes dance and performance art with technology in Chain of Events, with live electronic music by Steve Hilmy and John Driscoll and light design by Enoch Chan. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    Shtreiml and Ismail Fencioglu

    Montreal/Philadelphia-based band Shtreiml and Turkish oud player and vocalist Ismail Fencioglu play non-traditional Eastern European Jewish and Turkish music.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014
    Merry TubaChristmas

    This year marks the 41st anniversary of this holiday tradition, founded by Harvey Phillips, in which hundreds of tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from the area come together to perform traditional Christmas music. Rehearsal starts at 3 p.m.; performance begins at 6 p.m.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014
    NSO Youth Fellows

    Members of the National Symphony Orchestra training program perform solos on the Millennium Stage. The purpose of the program is to develop and encourage high school students to become orchestral musicians of the future through a monitored, performance-oriented training program designed for serious music students.

    Friday, December 12, 2014
    Washington National Opera

    WNO gives audiences a preview of the holiday family opera The Little Prince, “a magical opera” based on the original storybook written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Relive its joy and wonder in Rachel Portman’s “enchanting opera…satisfying to child and adult alike” (Financial Times).

    Friday, December 12, 2014
    Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

    WNO gives audiences a preview of the holiday family opera The Little Prince, “a magical opera” based on the original storybook written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Relive its joy and wonder in Rachel Portman’s “enchanting opera…satisfying to child and adult alike” (Financial Times).

    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    Chocolate City Rocks

    Head-Roc presents La Orilla, a tribute to the place he has called home for the past six years. La Orilla, or "The Edge," is a paradise in the nation's capital where artists and creatives from all walks of life and pursuits have famously gathered for years to enjoy each other's acceptance and support. The performance also includes appearances by Face, Full Power Blues featuring Mama Moon, and Cristopolis. Presented by Chocolate City Rocks.

    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    Cristopolis

    Head-Roc presents La Orilla, a tribute to the place he has called home for the past six years. La Orilla, or "The Edge," is a paradise in the nation's capital where artists and creatives from all walks of life and pursuits have famously gathered for years to enjoy each other's acceptance and support. The performance also includes appearances by Face, Full Power Blues featuring Mama Moon, and Cristopolis. Presented by Chocolate City Rocks.

    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    Full Power Blues

    Head-Roc presents La Orilla, a tribute to the place he has called home for the past six years. La Orilla, or "The Edge," is a paradise in the nation's capital where artists and creatives from all walks of life and pursuits have famously gathered for years to enjoy each other's acceptance and support. The performance also includes appearances by Face, Full Power Blues featuring Mama Moon, and Cristopolis. Presented by Chocolate City Rocks.

    Sunday, December 14, 2014
    Largo High School

    Don’t miss a special performance of Largo High School’s winter presentation, featuring dance, narration, instrumental, and vocal music by the talented students of the Largo Arts Department.

    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.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

    KCOHO members Ko Sugiyama (violin), Jennifer Kim (violin), Philippe Chao (viola), Allyson Goodman (viola), Kristen Wojcik (cello), and Ignacio Alcover (cello) perform chamber works by Brahms and a sextet by Strauss.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Kaja Draksler

    The jazz pianist and composer performs original works and free improvisations. Draksler has studied privately with Vijay Iyer and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran. Presented by the Embassy of Slovenia.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Lox & Vodka

    Celebrate the spirit of Hanukkah with D.C.’s widely acclaimed Jewish and Klezmer band, which provides lively and festive entertainment for all, with songs in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish as well as traditional Jewish folk dancing.

    Friday, December 19, 2014
    U.S. Army Blues

    Part of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Blues returns with its festive program highlighting the music of pianist, composer, and orchestra leader Stan Kenton.

    Saturday, December 20, 2014
    Pasatono Orchestra

    The group performs ethnic-folk works influenced by the rich Miztec culture of Mexico, also known as the “people of the clouds.”

    Sunday, December 21, 2014
    Listen Local First

    Listen Local First D.C. and The 9 Songwriter Showcase offer a show with nine of DMV’s most talented songwriters and musicians, collaborating to create a show full of seasonal cheer for the entire family.

    Monday, December 22, 2014
    David Wax Museum

    The folk and roots-rock band performs a cross-cultural mix of “Mexo-Americana” fusion. The program also includes Mexican folk holiday tunes.

    Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    Encore Chorale

    The dynamic ensemble made up of first time or returning musicians over the age of 55, performs crowd-pleasing holiday music.

    Wednesday, December 24, 2014
    Beltway Brass Quintet
    Performance at 12 noon
    The Quintet led by Zachary Smith of the Dixie Power Trio performs original arrangements characterized by 20th century of jazz harmonies and stylings.

    Thursday, December 25, 2014
    All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

    Join in the 16th All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam, a Millennium Stage tradition, with host/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

    Friday, December 26, 2014
    Family of Praise

    The Richmond-based gospel group presents an evening of gospel and holiday-related programming.

    Saturday, December 27, 2014
    Sean Grissom

    Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

    Saturday, December 27, 2014
    Holiday Vaudeville

    Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

    Saturday, December 27, 2014
    Alexandria Kleztet

    Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

    Sunday, December 28, 2014
    Alexandria Kleztet

    Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

    Sunday, December 28, 2014
    Holiday Vaudeville

    Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

    Sunday, December 28, 2014
    Sean Grissom

    Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

    Monday, December 29, 2014
    Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

    Enjoy traditional Irish music and step-dancing as guitarist Zan McLeod collaborates with the group Skylark, comprised of Elise Kress (flute and vocals) and Alex Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, and vocals), and with the Culkin Irish Dancers.

    Monday, December 29, 2014
    Zan McLeod

    Enjoy traditional Irish music and step-dancing as guitarist Zan McLeod collaborates with the group Skylark, comprised of Elise Kress (flute and vocals) and Alex Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, and vocals), and with the Culkin Irish Dancers.

    Monday, December 29, 2014
    Skylark

    Enjoy traditional Irish music and step-dancing as guitarist Zan McLeod collaborates with the group Skylark, comprised of Elise Kress (flute and vocals) and Alex Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, and vocals), and with the Culkin Irish Dancers.

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014
    Sweet Heaven Kings

    The acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia performs a joyful holiday program.

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Brooklyn-based Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, led by percussionist Gianni Mano and fronted by Argentinian superstar Solange Prat. The program features indie pop tunes arranged under the influence of the ’70s Fania/Salsa Dura scene and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

    Thursday, January 8, 2015
    Rachel Feinstein
    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    A nationally touring comedian and actress, D.C. area native Rachel Feinstein is known for her ability to morph into any ethnicity and even cross genders to skewer issues of race, class, and pop culture. Rachel was a finalist on Season 7 of Last Comic Standing, she was featured on Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey, and she has had her own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Rachel Feinstein. 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.