NextNow Fest 2021: Where Creativity and Community Converge at Clarice Smith, Sep 13-19, In Person

NextNow Fest 2021: Where Creativity and Community Converge at Clarice Smith, Sep 13-19, In Person

NextNOW Fest 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021 – Sunday, September 19, 2021

Mon, Sep 13, 2021 . 04:00PM to 07:30PM
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 . 05:00PM to 09:00PM
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 . 01:00PM to 05:00PM
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 . 11:00AM to 05:00PM
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 . 06:30PM to 08:00PM
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 . 11:00AM to 05:00PM
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 . 06:00PM to 11:45PM
Sat, Sep 18, 2021 . 06:00PM to 11:45PM
Sun, Sep 19, 2021 . 11:00AM to 03:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

The Clarice’s NextNOW Fest is an inspiring arts experience that celebrates imagination, creativity and community. By amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and our community, NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art transforms our future and (re)connects us all.

NextNOW Fest is a signature event in University of Maryland’s new Arts for All initiative, which leverages the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice to address the grand challenges of our time. In addition to our traditional student, academic and touring arts lineup at The Clarice on Sep 17 and 18, we’re thrilled to forge new partnerships with more student-led groups, academic departments and community organizations to expand the festival to seven days at sites throughout campus and into College Park!

To register, click “Add to Cart” on the 2021 NextNOW Fest Registration item and follow check-out instructions. All events are free, but some will be ticketed.

To view the festival schedule and to register, visit: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2021/nextnow-fest-2021

Clarice Smith presents We’re Breathing: A Queer Open Mic, Oct 15 at 5:30pm, Online

We’re Breathing: A Queer Open Mic Night
Presented by NextNOW Fest, the UMD LGBT Equity Center & the UMD Office of Multicultural Involvement Community Advocacy

Thursday, October 15, 2020 . 5:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

“We’re Breathing: A Queer Open Mic” continues a longstanding tradition in queer communities of coming out, calling in and confronting power by sharing our lived experiences. Honoring National Coming Out Day, we pay homage to all acts of courage and queer brilliance. This virtual open mic event serves as a space to celebrate authenticity in any form. Join us for a night of community and performance and a special appearance by our featured artist Alicia Ortiz.

Interested in performing? Be sure to indicate at the bottom of this form! Registrations are due Tue, Oct 13 for folx interested in performing.

Registrants will receive access links the day of the event.

Free, Registration Required, Online here.

NextNOW Fest 2019 at Clarice Smith, Sep 13-14

NextNOW Fest 2019 at Clarice Smith, Sep 13-14

NextNOW Fest 2019

Fri, Sep 13, 2019 . 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 14, 2019 . 6:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Various Locations.

NextNOW Fest is an inspiring experience where creativity and community converge. By amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and the country, NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art shapes and transforms our future. For the full list of events, click here

Free, no tickets required for most activities. Tickets are required for Snail Mail and Flying V Fights. Tickets will be available starting at Noon on the first day of the Fall semester (Mon, Aug 26). Note: Tickets do not guarantee admission. Ticket-holders must arrive 15 minutes before the performance. Click here.

NextNOW Fest at Clarice Smith, Sep 15-16

NextNOW Fest at Clarice Smith, Sep 15-16

NextNOW Fest

Friday, September 15, 2017. 6:00PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017. 6:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

NextNOW Fest is an arts festival for Terps, by Terps. Co-curated with student groups and on-campus departments, this artistic playground amplifies the voices of intriguing, inventive performing and visual artists from around campus and the country.

Often surprising, sometimes unconventional and always exciting, NextNOW Fest creates an unexpected festival experience at the creative hub of the performing arts at the University of Maryland.

Theatre events include: Big 10 New Play Reading: Twilight Bowl, Alumni Play Commissions and James Allister Sprang

Most events are Free, no tickets or RSVP required. Click here for more information.

NextNOW Fest at Clarice Smith, Sep 11-14

NextNOW Fest at Clarice Smith, Sep 11-14

September 11 to September 14, 2014

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

A four-day festival of theatre, music, dance, food and more.

For the first time ever, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is kicking off our season with four days of fun and frolic with the NextNOW Fest! Discover the next big thing in small, intimate and surprising environments: sonic massages, subway buskers, Terptastic jazz, deep theatre for your short attention span, dance mysteries, late-night art explosions, food frolics, an arts tailgate, and toast… and then something curious… and then…

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is building the future of the arts now! We are breaking through traditional boundaries in art making and audience experience by being a hub of innovation and possibility. We are creating artistic opportunities that build connections, foster exploration and invigorate you to find your voice.

Most events are free.

For a detailed schedule of events see: http://theclarice.umd.edu/series/2014-nextnow-fest