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.

Survivor Love Letter Workshop at Clarice Smith, Sep 12

Survivor Love Letter Workshop at Clarice Smith, Sep 12

Survivor Love Letter Workshop

Thursday, September 12, 2019 . 5:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open. –Muriel Rukeyser, American poet, activist, and feminist

Survivor Love Letter is a movement for survivors of sexual assault and their allies to publicly celebrate their lives. Started by filmmaker and activist Tani Ikeda in 2012 on the anniversary of her rape, #SurvivorLoveLetter has rippled out to become a hashtag, a letter writing campaign, and a viral social movement. In this workshop, facilitated by Tani, you will have an opportunity to tell your story in the form of a poem, a personal monologue, a letter to yourself, a song, or whatever comes to mind. This workshop is being presented in connection with “A body, home,” which is a multimedia, intergenerational dance piece on sexual violence performed in the back of a moving truck. Performances of the dance will be part of NextNOW Fest on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14, and will incorporate excerpts of letters written during this workshop.

Free, no tickets required for most activities. Click here for more information.

2019 Shakespeare in the Parks: Much Ado About Nothing at various locations, Jul 9-21

2019 Shakespeare in the Parks: Much Ado About Nothing at various locations, Jul 9-21

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Much Ado About Nothing – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks
Vicious Rumors. Reluctant Rivals. And The Triumphant Power of Love.

A fun-filled comedy, featuring Beatrice and Benedick, the witty rivals whose secret love for each other is revealed when they come to the rescue of Claudio and Hero, whose wedding has been sabotaged by the nefarious Don John. Set on the picturesque island of Sicily, this traveling production will feature live musicians playing a blend of traditional Italian music as well as original numbers composed from Shakespeare’s text.

Performances July 9-21, 2019

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 PM
Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Oxon Hill Manor
6901 Oxon Hill road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, 8270 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Cabin John Regional Park Amphitheater
7400 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda MD 20817

Sunday, July 14, 3 pm
Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Tuesday, July 16, 7 pm
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain location: Riverdale Elementary School Multipurpose Room
5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale 20737

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 pm
Magruder Park
40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville 20782
Rain location: City of Hyattsville Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 20781

Thursday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Rain location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Montpelier Mansion
9650 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
Rain location: Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
*This performance will be sign-language interpreted

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Fairwood Community Park
12390 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20720
Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sunday, July 21, 3 pm
The Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly MD 20784

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the County, making great theatre available to everyone. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park! For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

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Peter and the Wolf at Clarice Smith, June 23

Peter and the Wolf at Clarice Smith, June 23

Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
by Sergei Prokofiev
National Orchestra Institute + Festival

Sunday, June 23, 2019 . 3PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

In this family-friendly performance, members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and give their own imaginative musical interpretations of beloved children’s books.

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice and in the community.

Free, no tickets required.

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Puccini at Clarice Smith, Jun 7 & 9

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Puccini at Clarice Smith, Jun 7 & 9

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Puccini

Fri, Jun 7, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Jun 9, 2019 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Kay Theatre, reserved.

Maryland Lyric Opera presents an evening of excerpts from three of Puccini’s most beloved operas; La boheme, Tosca, & Madama Butterfly. The 50-member MDLO Orchestra joins the singers on stage. The performance is hosted by MDLO Music Director Louis Salemno. Join us as we take you inside these emotion filled classics.

Maria Natale, soprano
Youna Hartgraves, soprano
Yongxi Chen, tenor
Mauricio Miranda, tenor
SeungHyeon Baek, baritone

The Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra, Louis Salemno, Conductor.

Tickets: Students $10; Others: $25 to $60. Click here.