Barynya

Barynya: Rich Traditions and Culture of Russia

Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 1 PM

The rich traditions and culture of Russia come alive with this troupe of three classically trained musicians and dancers who present engaging music, vibrant dance, comedy and interactive storytelling.

Price:
All Tickets $5

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Montgomery College Music Faculty Concert

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 12 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Price:
FREE, reservations encouraged

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Cirque Zuma Zuma

Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 2 PM & 6 PM

Described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Zuma Zuma packs every show with nonstop action and incredible features that include African acrobats, jugglers, vocalists, and comedy, plus the Limbo and Lion dances.

Price:
MC ID/Student: $15 | Regular: $25 | At Door: $35

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Cirque Zuma Zuma | School Show

Monday, February 13, 2017 | 10:30 AM & 1 PM

A special, one-hour school group version of Cirque Zuma Zuma followed by a question and answer session.
Please note: Groups are assigned seating prior to arrival; all other patrons have open seating.

Price:
All Tickets $15
**Groups of 10 or more qualify for $10 tickets**

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The Legacy and the Burden of History:
A Conservation with Author Rion Amilcar Scott

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 1 PM

In honor of African-American History Month, Karl Smith, Professor of Political Science and History, and Cinder Barnes, Professor of English, will lead a conversation with author Rion Amilcar Scott. Scott will read from his new book, Insurrections, and answer questions from the audience. The short stories in Insurrections take place in a fictional town that is based on Silver Spring. There will be a special book signing event with the author at the conclusion of the presentation.

Price:
FREE, reservations encouraged

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“Modern Civil Rights: Acknowledging the Wins–Losses and Moving Forward”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 11 AM

Salon Editor-at-Large and New York Times best-selling author D. Watkins discusses his books The Beast Side and The Cook Up sharing his personal journey in East Baltimore as a backdrop to examine economic, psychological, and cultural conditions that permeate forgotten communities of color. Drawing on past victories and setbacks, Watkins also explores the current movement for Black Lives and how to continue moving forward.

Price:
FREE, reservations encouraged

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Janet’s Planet: A Tour Through the Solar System and Workshop

Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 2 PM;
followed by workshop at 3:15 PM

Introducing the wonders of the galaxy to families and young audiences throughout the country. Go on a virtual tour around the solar system from Janet’s futuristic Mission Control. This interactive presentation, while both engaging and challenging, is designed to inspire STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) potential in elementary school aged kids.

Price:

Show
MC ID/Student: $10| Regular: $15 | At Door: $20

Workshop
All Tickets: $10

Booty Candy by Robert O'Hara

Booty Candy
By Robert O’Hara
Directed and designed by David Rothman

Friday and Saturday March 3, 4, 10, & 11, 2017 | 8 PM
Sunday March 5 & 12, 2017 | 2 PM

Robert O’Hara’s semi‐biographical subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. O’Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta‐theatrics to create a kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black.

**Bootycandy contains mature themes and explicit sexual language and is not suitable for audiences under 17 years of age.**

Price:
MC ID/Student: $5 | Regular: $10

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Black Feminism, Intersectionality and Democratic Possibilities:
A Presentation by Dr. Patricia Hill Collins

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, distinguished social theorist Patricia Hill Collins will deliver a presentation titled, “Black Feminism, Intersectionality & Building Democratic Communities.”  Professor Collins is a Distinguished University Professor at University of Maryland.  Her research and scholarship examines issues or race, gender, social class, sexuality and/or nation.

Price:
FREE, reservations encouraged

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The Cashore Marionettes: Life in Motion

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 8 PM

Life in Motion portrays beautifully crafted characters of depth and integrity, combining virtuoso manipulation, humor, and classical music to celebrate the richness of life.

Price:
All Tickets $15
**Groups of 10 or more qualify for $10 tickets**

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The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts
Inspiring STEAM potential for families.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 2 PM

A special school group version of the Cashore Marionettes.  Kids will be delighted by the masterful engineering of each marionette, inspiring their STEAM potential.  Please note: Groups are assigned seating prior to arrival; all other patrons have open seating.

Simple Gifts is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes set to stunning music by world renowned composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi and Strauss. This performance explores what it means to be human through a range of emotions with characters and actions that are heart stirring, spine-tingling, and authentic.

Price:
All Tickets $15
**Groups of 10 or more qualify for $10 tickets**

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Dawn Avery and Larry Mitchell
Love Songs for a Changing World

Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Experience the evocative sounds of Grammy award-winning producer and guitarist Larry Mitchell as written and performed by Grammy award-nominated singer and songwriter Dawn Avery.  The show transports audiences through chill wave love songs with sensual electronics, ambient guitar textures, lush strings, electrifying guitar, and inspirational lyrics sung in a downtempo style.  The performance also features engaging music videos created by Montgomery College students.

Price:
MC ID/Students: $5 | Regular: $10

Flow Circus

Flow Circus presents Science of Awesome

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 3 PM

Flow Circus is a unique blend of quirky characters, spectacular juggling and comedic genius that will captivate you from the very beginning to the very end. This highly interactive performance fosters a culture of learning and success through a playful climate of amazing magic tricks and circus wonders.

Price:
All Tickets $10

The Flying Karamazov Brothers

The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 PM

A zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata, and astonishing juggling feats.

Price:
MC ID/Student: $30 | Regular: $40 | At Door: $45 

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Uprooted Dance

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Sponsored by Montgomery College Arts Institute

Price:
MC ID/Student: $5 | Regular: $10

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Montgomery College Performing Arts Series
“Twelfth Night”

Friday, April 21, 2017 & Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 8 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 2 PM

“Twelfth Night, or What You Will, is a comedy by William Shakespeare. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.”

Price:
MC ID/Student/Seniors: $8 | Regular: $10

Kuniko Yamamoto

Origami Tales:
A magical entry into Japanese Culture through Performance

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 11 AM

Using origami, music, and audience participation, Kuniko Yamamoto provides a magical entry into Japanese culture.

Price:

Show
MC ID/Student: $10 | Regular: $15 | At Door: $20

Workshop
All Tickets: $10

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Fabulous Chinese Acrobats:
Amazing Acts of Balance and Strength

Friday, May 5, 2017 | Time: TBA
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | Time: TBA

Experience dazzling acrobatic stunts and feats of balance, flexibility, coordination and strength by this professional troupe of youth Chinese acrobats! The troupe is accompanied by an interpreter who enriches this unique performance with fascinating information about Chinese culture, customs, history and school life.  Audiences witness the strength, flexibility and coordination of these artists’ unbroken art form from China’s past as the acrobats balance porcelain jars, tables, and each other.  This show demonstrates that through practice, concentration and hard work the body is capable of anything.

Price:
All Tickets: $15
**Groups of 10 or more qualify for $10 tickets**