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.

Fringe Music in the Library

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:30 pm

FRINGE Music in the Library presents free, local music twice each month, curated by Jim Thomson of Multiflora Productions (MLK Shows) and Luke Stewart (Neighborhood Library Shows) through a sponsorship from the DC Public Library Foundation.
Amadou Kouyate

Fringe Music in the Library: Amadou Kouyate

Born in Washington, D.C., Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate lineage and has studied and performed Manding music since the age of three years old. Amadou is a dynamic djembe and koutiro drummer. He also plays the 21-string kora, which he learned first with his father, Djimo Kouyate and other master Diali - oral historians/musicians - of Manding tradition in West Africa. Amadou has dedicated his life to the task of become an ambassador of African culture to the world.
Dee Dee

DiDi Wilson presents Remembering the Dream: a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DiDi Wilson is proud to present a special interactive program of song, poetry, spoken word and discussion to celebrate the message of inspiration that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought to our nation and world. On the occasion of his birth date this celebration will weave together Dr.
Auditorium A5

DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show :: Bad Moves, Bacchae and Light Beams

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

For the past two years, the DC Punk Archive has been hosting loud music in the basement of the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library to celebrate this city's musical past and present.
Nicole SaphosDanielle Wertz

Jazz in the Basement: Nicole Saphos Duo with special guest Danielle Wertz

Visit the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library for an afternoon of unique jazz compositions with bassist and vocalist, Nicole Saphos, joined by special guest vocalist, Danielle Wertz.  Jazz in the Basement is a monthly series designed to support and promote the local, D.C. jazz community.  Auditorium A-5  ||  FREE  ||  All Ages  ||  Accessible Venue
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NSO In Your Neighborhood Community Performance

Join NSO musician Jae-Yeon Kim and guest musicians Ko Sugiyama, Tiffany Richardson, and Sean Neidlinger in a musical performance for children. All are invited to attend!
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NSO In Your Neighborhood

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) visits the Anacostia Library.  NSO musicians Heather LeDoux Green (violin) and Paul DeNola (bass) will give a performance for children. A Musical Instrument “petting zoo” will be set up at the library following the performance.  
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National Symphony Orchestra String Quartet Performance

Enjoy the sensational live sounds of a specially assembled and highly accomplished string quartet.

PanLara Holiday Concert & Steel Pan Workshop

PanLara is an organization that provides an arts and cultural forum for youth from diverse communities in the, D.C. metropolitan area. PanLara Youth Steel Orchestra’s aim is to share their African Caribbean culture through steel pan music. The group was recently featured on WPFW Radio Program’s “Live @5”, Fox5 News DC and the inaugural DC Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Join PanLara for this interactive, holiday steel pan concert! FREE | ALL AGES