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.

Mt. Pleasant Music Walking Tour

Meet up with local historians Mara Cherkasky and Natalie Avery to learn about the musical history of Mt. Pleasant. The walking tour will begin at 14th and Irving St. NW and end at the library. Learn about more Know Your Neighborhood programs happening this Fall at  
US Army Blues Band

Jazz in the Basement: The U.S. Army Blues Band and the music of Herbie Nichols

For the October installment of DCPL's Jazz in the Basement series, the U.S. Army Blues Band will present the music of composer Herbie Nichols (1919-1963). "One of jazz's most tragically overlooked geniuses" (Steve Huey, All Music Guide), Herbie Nichols wrote primarily for small ensembles and vocalists, such as Billie Holiday ("Lady Sings the Blues") and Mary Lou Williams ("Opus Z"). U.S.
Couple dancing Tango

Library Tango With Live Music

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Learn and practice the Argentine Tango with Bahman Aryana of Rendezvous Tango. This class will include a lecture demonstration and live music. All levels welcome.
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!
Chris Barrick

Jazz in the Basement with Chris Barrick

Visit the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library for an afternoon of jazz (classics and a few originals) with local vibraphonist, Chris Barrick.  Chris Barrick, vibraphone Allyn Johnson, piano Ethan Philion, bass Ele Rubenstein, drums  
Time Travel with Emily DickinsonEmily DickinsonMiMi Zannino

Time Travel with Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson’s last visit to Washington DC was in 1855. Writer, performer, and educator MiMi Zannino, dressed in authentic attire of the period, takes us back  in time  to meet  the “Belle of  Amherst” in this one-woman play that brings American poetry and history to life.  MiMi Zannino is a poet-in-residence with  the Maryland State  Arts Council and a  Chautauqua actor/scholar.  This will be Ms. Zannino’s  50th performance. Saturday September 24, 2016, 2 p.m.  
Nag ChampaFringe Music in the Library

Fringe Music in the Library: Nag Champa

Nag Champa is an otherworldly experience in sound - futuristic, noisy, funky, a mashup of house music, jazz, hip-hop, avant-garde, and go-go. The emphasis is on feeling and movement. You have to think, while you dance. Curator :: Luke Stewart Fringe curates free live music events twice a month in the DC Public Libraries sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation.
Akua AllrichFringe Music in the Library

Fringe Music in the Library: Akua Allrich

Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich has proven herself to be a musician of extraordinary talent and crowd-moving passion. With finesse and charisma, this vocalist, composer and teacher, has successfully etched out a place for her unique musical expression, electrifying audiences in and around the nation’s capital with sold-out performances.
Jamal R. MooreFringe Music in the Library

Fringe Music in the Library: Jamal R. Moore

Jamal R. Moore is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer and educator, and is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. His educational background includes California Institute of The Arts (M.F.A. in African American Improvisation, 2012), Berklee College of Music (B.M 2005), Eubie Blake Jazz Orchestra (2000) under the direction of Christopher Calloway Brooks, and historically acclaimed Frederick Douglass Sr. High where he is an alum alongside Thurgood Marshall, Cab Calloway, and Ethel Ennis.