Musical Performances

50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
Nate Scheible

Fringe Music in the Library - Nate Scheible

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2:30 pm

Nate Scheible is a DC based drummer by way of Cleveland who has performed and recorded in a variety of bands and ensembles spanning multiple genres over the past 20 years. Regular collaborators over the past decade have included Mark McGuire, Bbob Drake, Ian McColm, Patrick Cain, Layne Garrett, Luke Stewart, the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, and countless others.
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Improv Workshop with WIT

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

Get silly and have fun with the Washington Improv Theater. This free workshop is open to the public and will register on a first-come, first-served basis. No experience necessary!
Chuck Brown Day

Library Takeout at The 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day & Book Bag Giveaway

Join DCPL staff at the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Celebration and Book Bag Giveaway with the Chuck Brown Band, Plunky & Oneness and Secret Society. Visit the UNI, our mobile library bookshelf, to check out a book, learn about The Labs,
Abdu Ali

Capital Fringe Presents: Abdu Ali

The Capital Fringe is proud to present multi-faceted artist, Adbu Ali. Abdu Ali raps, sings, and chats over unorthodox and future sounds, creating music that is visceral, spiritual, and very real. Abdu Ali is a poet as well as a performing artist, who is politically charged, yet offers a message that is needed and educational for the whole family.   This event will be held at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Saturday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m.
MIC

Open Mic Night

We are having an Open Mic available to ALL POETS, SINGERS, and RAPPERS!  You will get 3 minutes to show off show off your talent!   We would love to see what you are made of. Remember to keep it clean!   All are welcome.     To sign up, please call 202-727-5012 and ask for Ms. Kat.  
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Brown Bag Chamber Concert

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:00 pm

On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at 1 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Tenley-Friendship Library.  Performers include internationally-known local musicians, Ralitza Patcheva, Vasily Popov and special guests.
Go Go as DC History

Go-Go as D.C. History

Go-Go as D.C. History, moderated by local music journalist, Marcus Dowling, aims to use five iconic go-go songs from D.C.'s legendary "Chocolate City" past in order to preserve that era, as well as discuss what of those legendary times will be retained in the Nation's Capital's redefining present and future.
Kennedy Center LogoJarrod LeeDana Kristina-JoiTom Minter

In the Smoke of the Sting

Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.
Kennedy Center LogoJarrod LeeDana Kristina-JoiTom Minter

In the Smoke of the Sting

Join Washington National Opera artist Jarrod Lee in a music journey entitled In the Smoke of the Sting, which threads the words, determination, and courage of three Champion boxers - Joe Louis, Emile Griffith and Muhammad Ali - through music and poetry, and arias from operas written about these men.

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