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Sep
18
Wed
2019/2020 Homecoming Season @ Round House Theatre
Sep 18 2019 – Jul 3 2020 all-day

Round House Theatre’s meteoric rise continues in 2019 as we get ready to reopen our dramatically transformed theatre with a full six-play lineup that’s brimming with heart, soul, and a whole lot of humor.

Our “homecoming” launches with the Off-Broadway hit comedy, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh. Next, we’ll spark joy during the holidays with a run of Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 2020 kicks off with another Tony-winning sensation—the powerful and poignant musical Spring Awakening—followed by last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Cost of Living by Martyna Majok, whose award-winning Ironbound made its world premiere at Round House in 2015. We’ll close the season with THE LOVE/HATE REP, a bespoke juxtaposition of two electrifying comedies in rotating repertory—Big Love, Charles Mee’s contemporary take on a rollicking classic, alongside Hatef*ck, a fiery, new romantic comedy that just premiered Off-Broadway!

Jan
23
Thu
WasWashington Conservatory Encore Chorale – Thursdays @ Glen Echo Park
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – May 7 @ 2:30 pm

Love to sing? Are you over 55? Then Encore Chorale is the perfect way to spend your Thursday afternoon. Join these very talented 85 singers in rehearsing exciting four part (SATB) repertoire in preparation for spectacular concerts at Cultural Arts Center and the Kennedy Center. There are no auditions and singers may sit for rehearsals and performances. Tuition includes music and rehearsals and performances. Tuition includes music and rehearsal CD. More info: info@encorecreativity.org. Minimum age 55. 15 sessions.

Jan
29
Wed
Introductory Irish Fiddle – Wednesday @ Glen Echo Park
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – May 6 @ 8:30 pm

For adult violin students who are interested in learning more about traditional Irish fiddling. Explore various rhythms and tune types, experiment with ornamentation and bowing principles while learning jigs, reels, hornpipes, mazurkas, highlands, barn dances, and more. Great ear training, great fun! Field trips to local Irish sessions. Student must provide own instrument. More info: 301.320.2770; washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 18. 15 sessions

Intermediate Irish Fiddle – Wednesdays @ Glen Echo Park
Jan 29 @ 8:30 pm – May 6 @ 9:30 pm

This class is designed for more experienced violin students and those who have taken Introductory Irish Fiddle who want to continue their studies and learn more advanced and complex tunes. Field trips to local Irish sessions. Student must provide own instrument. More info: 301.320.2770; washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 18. 15 sessions

Feb
3
Mon
Intermediate Voice – Mondays @ Glen Echo Park
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – May 11 @ 8:30 pm

This class is designed for more experienced singers and those who have taken Introduction to Singing for adults and want continued refinement of vocal skills. Prerequisite: one year of Introduction to voice, or upon the recommendation of the instructor after an audition. Audition requirement: a prepared piece with audio accompaniment (no vocal track). To schedule call: 301.320.2770.; washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 18. 15 sessions.

Mar
9
Mon
Sentimental Journey Singers @ Bender JCC
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – Apr 27 @ 11:00 am
Sentimental Journey Singers @ Bender JCC | | |

Sentimental Journey Singers is a choir for adults diagnosed with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and other memory struggles and their care partners offered by Encore Creativity for Older Adults. The choir will meet Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Mondays from March 9 through April 28 for singing instruction and rehearsals with a professional conductor and music therapist. After the 8-week session, the choir will perform in a concert on May 2. Tuition is $104 and $25 for care partners. Registration is open now at www.encorecreativity.org For more information, call, 301-261-5747. Encore Creativity for Older Adults, an Annapolis-based nonprofit, is the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55.

Mar
14
Sat
Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers Seasonal Walk @ Starbucks Coffee (in the Shops at Sumner Place)
Mar 14 – Apr 26 all-day

The 10km trail, rated 2A, is on the Capital Crescent Trail and on streets through the Kenwood neighborhood with beautiful cherry blossoms/spring flowers. This trail has some hills. It is suitable for strollers but NOT for wheelchairs.

The 5km trail, rated 1A, requires driving 3.2 miles to a different start point; driving instructions are on the walk instructions. The 5km trail is on the streets through the Kenwood neighborhood with beautiful cherry blossoms/spring flowers. It is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. After the cherry blossoms are gone, azaleas and other spring flowers will be in bloom.

WALK DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY. Restrooms are available in the shopping center and along the 10km trail; restrooms are available only in the shopping center for the 5km trail.

Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times; you must clean up after them. Pets are not allowed in Sumner Place stores but can be leashed outside.

Mar
18
Wed
Beginner/Intermediate Painting @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – May 20 @ 6:30 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Painting @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

Learn the basics of painting or advance your technique to the next level, in this class designed for beginner to intermediate level artists. Explore the foundations of art techniques: use of color, lines, value, and shapes to create both realistic and imaginative compositions in paint! Individualized instruction will be targeted towards each student’s level of experience. Class meets for 8 sessions. There is no class Apr. 8th & 15th.

Ages 6 – 12 yrs

Kids Pottery: Clay Creations @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – May 20 @ 6:30 pm
Kids Pottery: Clay Creations @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

Discover the magic and endless possibilities of clay! In this 8-week class, we’ll explore all sorts of fun hand-building methods that have been used since the dawn of civilization. We’ll transform mud with stamping, carving, burnishing and glazing techniques into functional and decorative treasures that can be enjoyed for years to come. Squish, wiggle, pound, poke, roll, stretch and pinch clay into ceramic mugs, animals, tiny houses and more. Creating with clay allows kids to expand their imagination, develop concentration, patience, and problem solving skills. Class fees includes instruction, all materials and firing in our studio. Class meets for 8 sessions. There is no class Apr. 8th & 15th.

Ages 6 – 12 yrs

Painting for Beginners @ CREATE Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – May 20 @ 9:00 pm
Painting for Beginners @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

Immerse yourself in the world of color with master painter Jose Piedra by learning the basics of painting with acrylics! Painting with acrylics is the most versatile and exciting for any beginner painter. In this 8 week course, you’ll learn not only how to creatively express your vision but the fundamentals of art such as color theory, perspective, composition, figure to ground relationships, and visual concepts. So, come paint with us!

Class meets for 8 sessions. All materials provided. There is NO CLASS Apr. 8th & 15th.

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