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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An Afternoon with the DC Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a free classical music concert with a special guest performance by the DC Chamber Orchestra. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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DC Punk Archive Rooftop Shows

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30 pm

The DC Punk Archive is taking it to the roof this summer for a series of concerts outside on the 3rd floor terrace at Woodridge! Join us for a night of local music overlooking Langdon Park and learn more about the DC Punk Archive collection. 

DowntownDC Live with Mock Identity

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 12:30 pm

The DC Punk Archive presents local band, Mock Identity, for DowntownDC Live! at Franklin Park. Grab your lunch and bring to the park to celebrate a great partnership between local business advocates, libraries and musicians. Sign up for Summer Reading, check out a book or learn about our online resources. 
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Opera Lafayette

Opera Lafayette will present a preview of their upcoming performance of Part IV of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes, which was inspired by an 18th-century visit of American Indian chiefs to France.
Nate Scheible

Fringe Music in the Library - Nate Scheible

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, Bob 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.

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.