EVENTS

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Events in the DC Area and nearby cities…


 

April 2019

4/26/19 – ConFunkShun @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD  8pm  $59.50+

4/26/19 – Jeff Bradshaw / N’Dambi @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $35+

4/26/19 – Ace Livingston / Adina Nyree / Brown Baby Girl @ Ivy City Smokehouse, DC  7pm  $45+

4/27/19 – Regina Belle @ Downing – Gross Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA  8pm  $35+

4/29 – 4/30/19 – Incognito @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $69.50

4/30/19 – Glenn Lewis @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $25+

 

May 2019

5/1/19 – Herb Alpert / Lani Hall @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $48+

5/3/19 – After 7 @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD (2 Shows) 7pm / 10pm $59.50+

5/3/19 – HR (of Bad Brains) @  Ottobar, Baltimore, MD 9pm   $15+

5/3/19 – Najee @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $45

5/3 – 5/4/19 – Vanessa Williams w/ National Symphony Orchestra @ The Kennedy Center, DC  8pm  $39+ 

5/4/19 – The Lox (Jadakiss / Styles P / Sheek Louch) @ Howard Theatre, DC 9pm  $30+

5/5/19 – Etana @ Pearl Street Warehouse, DC  7pm  $25

5/7/19 – India Arie @ Carpenter Theatre, Richmond, VA  7:30pm  $39.50+

5/8/19 – Ginuwine @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $60+

5/8/19 – Julian Marley @ Boathouse Live, Newport News, VA  9pm  $20+  

5/8/19 – Benny Golson @ Blues Alley, DC  (2 shows)  8pm / 10pm  $35+

5/9/19 – Lloyd Banks @ Howard Theatre, DC   8pm  $25+

5/9/19 – Stokley (of Mint Condition) @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD  8pm  $65+

5/9/19 – Julian Marley @ Tally Ho Theater, Leesburg, VA  7pm  $29+

5/9 – 5/10/19 – Mary Wilson (formerly of The Supremes) @ Blues Alley, DC (2 shows)  8pm / 10pm  $60+

5/10/19 – Keith Sweat / Tank / Musiq / Eric Benet @ Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA  8pm  $59+

5/10/19 – Stokley (of Mint Condition) @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD (2 shows) 7pm / 10pm  $65+

5/10/19 – Hezekiah Walker @ Event Center, Hollywood Casino, Charles Town, WV 9pm $30

5/11/19 – Ruff Endz @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $25

5/11/19 – Alejandro Escovedo @ Rams Head OnStage, Annapolis, MD  1pm  $25

5/12/19 – Boyz II Men / 112 @ MECU Pavilion, Baltimore, MD  7pm  $40+

5/12/19 – Fred Hammond @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD  (2 Shows) 3pm / 7pm  $59.50+

5/14/19 – Ella Mai @ The Norva, Norfolk, VA  7:30pm  $28+

5/14 – 5/15/19 – Damien Escobar @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $59.50

5/16/19 – Jacob Collier @ Howard Theatre, DC  8pm  $30+

5/16 – 5/19/19 – Kenny Garrett @ Blues Alley, DC (2 shows)  8pm / 10pm  $35+

5/17/19 – Julian Marley @ Howard Theatre, DC  8pm  $29.50+

5/17/19 – DMX @ HQ2AC, Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, NJ  10pm  $20

5/18/19 – Jonathan Butler @ Harrison Opera House, Norfolk, VA  8pm  $50

5/18/19 – Maceo Parker @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $45

5/18/19 – Denyce Graves @ Carpenter Theatre, Richmond, VA  8pm  $100+

5/19/19 – Talib Kweli / The Last Poets / Smif N Wessun @ Busboys & Poets (Anacostia), DC  3pm  $25

5/19/19 – Jonathan Butler @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $55

5/19/19 – Rose Royce @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD  7pm  $59.50+

5/19/19 – Slum Village @ Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD 8:30pm  $18+

5/21/19 – Karen Linette @ Blues Alley, DC (2 shows)  8pm / 10pm  $22+

5/23/19 – Melanie Fiona @ Howard Theatre, DC  8pm  $39.99+

5/23 – 5/24/19 – Dave Hollister @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD  8pm  $59.50+

5/24/19 – Walter Beasley @ The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA  8pm  $50+

5/25/19 – Peabo Bryson @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD (2 Shows) 7pm / 10pm $67.50+

5/25 – 5/26/19 – Roy Ayers @ City Winery, DC  8pm / (5/26 6pm) $45+

5/26/19 – The Temptations @ MD Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD  8pm  $65+

5/26/19 – The Hamiltones @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Bethesda, MD  8pm  $49.50+

5/26/19 – Tiffany Gouche @ Ivy City Smokehouse, DC  9pm  $25

5/26/19 – Walter Beasley @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $45

5/30/19 – Marcus Johnson @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $30+

5/31/19 – Toots & the Maytals @ The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD   8pm   $36+

 

June 2019

6/1/19 – Jungle Brothers / Kool DJ Red Alert @ The Boathouse Live, Newport News, VA   8pm  $15+

6/1 – 6/2/19 – Keyon Harrold @ Blues Alley, DC  (2 Shows)  8pm / 10pm  $25+

6/2/19 – Ari Lennox @ Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD  8pm  $20+

6/2/19 – Vanessa Collier @ Rams Head OnStage, Annapolis, MD  8pm  $25

6/3/19 – Melanie Fiona @ Rams Head OnStage, Annapolis, MD  8pm  $58.50

6/4/19 – Monifah / Russell Taylor @ City Winery, DC  8pm   $20+

6/5/19 – Philip Bailey @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $44.25+

6/9/19 – Alex Bugnon @ Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, MD  8pm $25+

6/14/19 – Snarky Puppy / Jose James @ The Anthem, DC   8pm  $49+

6/14/19 – Ari Lennox @ 9:30 Club, DC  8pm  $25

6/14/19 – The New Birth @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $39.50

6/15/19 – Maysa @ Howard Theatre, DC   8pm  $49.50+

6/15/19 – Wu Tang Clan / Funk Flex @ Borgata Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ  8pm $89+

6/21/19 – T.I. / Backyard Band @ The Anthem, DC  7pm  $60+

6/22/19 – Alyson Williams @ The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA   8pm  $37.50+

6/23/19 – Pieces of a Dream @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA   7:30pm  $39.50

6/26/19 – Cynda Williams / Robert Mwamba @ Blues Alley (2 Shows) 8pm / 10pm $22+

6/26/19 – Euge Groove @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $39.50

6/27/19 – Diana Ross @ Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA  8pm  $40+

6/28/19 – Jill Scott / Phony Ppl @ The Modell Lyric Performing Arts Center, Baltimore, MD  8pm  $TBA

6/28/19 – Boz Scaggs @ MD Live! Event Center, Hanover, MD  8pm  $45+

6/28 – 6/30/19 – Shemekia Copeland @ Blues Alley, DC  (2 shows)  8pm / 10pm  $35+

6/29/19 – Shanice @ Howard Theatre, DC   8pm  $29.50+ 

6/29/19 – Eric Roberson @ The Kennedy Center, DC  8pm  $59

6/29/19 – Israel Houghton & New Breed / Anthony Brown & Group Therapy / Sharon Roshell @ The Modell Lyric Performing Arts Center, Baltimore, MD  7pm  $25.50+

6/30/19 – Diana Ross @ The Modell Lyric Performing Arts Center, Baltimore, MD 7pm $67+

 

July 2019

7/2/19 – Earth Wind & Fire @ Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA  8pm  $45+

7/5 – 7/6/19 – Lalah Hathaway @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $89.50

7/6/19 – Marcus Johnson @ The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA  8pm  $37.50+

7/6/19 – Methodman / Redman / Ghostface Killah / Raekwon / Jim Jones / AZ @ Norfolk Scope Plaza, Norfolk, VA  5pm  $55+

7/6 – 7/7/19 – Miki Howard @ Blues Alley, DC  (2 Shows)  8pm / 10pm  $40+

7/7/19 – Lalah Hathaway @ The Attucks Theatre, Norfolk, VA  7:30pm  $TBA

7/7/19 – Angie Stone @ City Winery, DC (2 Shows) 6:30pm / 9:45pm  $55+ 

7/11/19 – Pitbull @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD  8pm  $TBA

7/11/19 – Glenn Jones @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $32+

7/11 – 7/14/19 – Jean Carne @ Blues Alley, DC (2 Shows) 8pm / 10pm  $25+

7/12 – 7/13/19 – Jeffrey Osborne @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $79.50

7/13/19 – Vivian Green @ City Winery, DC (2 Shows) 7pm / 10:15pm  $40+ 

7/13/19 – Dru Hill @ Warner Theatre, DC  8pm  $TBA

7/14/19 – NAS @ Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA  8pm  $30

7/15/19 – Lionel Richie @ Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA  8pm  $TBA

7/18/19 – Larry Carlton @ The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA  8pm  $70+

7/18 – 7/21/19 – Poncho Sanchez @ Blues Alley, DC (2 Shows) 8pm / 10pm $50+

7/21/19 – Mary J Blige / NAS @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA   7:30pm   $TBA

7/25/19 – Trina Broussard @ City Winery, DC  8pm  $25+

7/26 – 7/28/19 – Johnny Gill @ Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  7:30pm  $95

7/30/19 – Corinne Bailey Rae @ Lincoln Theatre, DC  8pm  $40

7/30/19 – Herbie Hancock / Kamasi Washington @ Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA  8pm $TBA

7/30/19- Kirk Franklin @ The Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore, MD  60+

7/31/19 – Nelly / TLC / Flo Rida @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA   7pm   $TBA

 

 

 


Art Exhibitions / Theatre 

 

 

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Native Son 

March 27–April 28, 2019

@ Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre 

By Nambi E. Kelley | Directed by Psalmayene 24

Featuring Clayton Pelham Jr. (as Bigger Thomas) with Lolita Marie, Melissa Flaim, 

Drew Kopas, Vaughn Midder, Tendo Nsubuga, Madeline Joey Rose, Stephen Schmidt,

and Renee Elizabeth Wilson

Richard Wright’s iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking adaptation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930s, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man’s house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago’s own Nambi E. Kelley, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright’s novel for a whole new generation. Director Psalmayene 24 will also be creating a companion piece to Native Son for the 2018-2019 workshop series. 

“A bold new tone…distills Wright’s novel into 90 intermission-less minutes that are all action. It appreciates Wright’s book for its intensity, refusing to slow down.” — Hartford Courant 

 


 

 

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Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical

May 1st – May 11th, 2019

@ The National Theatre, Washington, DC

From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told: Pride & Joy. The untold love story of Anna Gordy Gaye and iconic R&B singer Marvin Gaye comes to the stage at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. as a musical featuring 28 songs from the legendary Motown catalogue, including Marvin Gaye’s greatest hits. Come witness the love, drama and journey behind the man and his music!

 


 

 

 

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Dennis Williams I’ve Cried the Blues

Saturday June 8th (8pm) 

@ The Warner Theatre, Washington, DC 

An American story with intense dialogue and sung through music explores the life of a family during the blues era of 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The roots of this familys foundation are nearly ripped from the soil when racism and sexism tugs on its branches. Many moments of pain and fear does not change the downward journey until the prayers from a womans tears cried the blues. Cast Members include Karen Linette, Diana Carver, Jordan White, William Taylor II, Javarde Seay, Jevone Levi, Kadaja Holloway and Victoria Woodbury.

 


 

 

 

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Twisted Melodies 

June 19–July 21, 2019

@  Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre

Written and Performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr. 

Directed by  Derrick Sanders ​

A co-production with Baltimore Center Stage,

Congo Square Theatre Company, and the Apollo Theater 

This powerful one-man show, based on the life of ’70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, imagines the troubled and brilliant musician’s last day on Earth in an immersive and crushing play about Hathaway’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr. ​

“Roston is totally convincing as Hathaway” —Chicago Tribune