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.
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It's Chuck Brown's Birthday! Come and Celebrate it at the Woodridge Interim Library

Come and help us celebrate Chuck Brown's Birthday through his music, video clips and a discussion of the DC Go Go Movement.  You will also learn about the DC Public Library's Go-Go Archives and how to get free access to Chuck Brown's music by just having a DC Public Library library card.
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Improv Workshops with WIT

Have fun and loosen up with the Washington Improv Theater. The improv workshops are free and suitable for ages 12 & up. No experience necessary!
WIT in action

Improv Workshops with WIT

Have fun and loosen up with the Washington Improv Theater. The workshop is free and suitable for ages 12 & up. No experience necessary!
DowntownDC Live!

DowntownDC Live! with DES DEMONAS, CAT JACK & the DC Punk Archive

The DC Punk Archive presents local bands, DES DEMONAS and CAT JACK, at this year's DowntownDC Live! concert series at 
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Celebrate Black Music Month: Billy Stewart & Van McCoy

Get your Hustle on and join us as we celebrate Black Music Month. The African American Music Association will celebrate the lives of Billy Stewart and Van McCoy through a panel discussion; musical performances and dance demos

Jazz in the Basement: The Young Lions tribute to Omrao Brown and the Bohemian Caverns

The Bohemian Caverns operated as a nightclub from its opening in 1926, and after presenting many of the leading jazz musicians of the 1950's and 60's, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk, the 11th and U St. NW venue became a historic DC landmark. It closed in 1968 shortly after the riots, and reopened in the late 1990's as part of the revitalization of U Street. From 2006 until early this year, the club was operated by Omrao Brown and regained its status as one of the top jazz clubs in the world, presenting both national and D.C.-based acts.
Protect-U

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: Protect-U

Proxies for the word “synthesizer” usually imply some sort of limitation: box, rig, assembly, gear, array, machine, and so on. In Protect-U’s hands though, synths are liberated to contribute whatever they can toward body-moving and brain-waving. The Washington, D.C., duo — Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko — treats every piece of hardware as an expression of possibility, and then enjoins those circuits into its rhythm-driven mission.
Kino Music

FRINGE MUSIC in the Library :: Kino Musica

Kino Musica melds music from across Africa and its diaspora into soulful sounds that educate and entertain. Kino Musica is an evolving voyage of musical and cultural discovery undertaken by four friends and veterans of the Washington, DC music scene. With members of East African descent, Kino employs melodies from the Horn of Africa as a creative stepping stone to tell honest and personal stories. They instinctively combine these sounds with Cuban and Cape Verdean rhythms into a style beholden to no flag.

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