7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
WORLD STAGES—Sundance Institute: Grey Rock
A D.C. premiere! A play about the inalienable right to dream: A Palestinian man decides to build a rocket to the moon in a shed.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Maryland won the blues lottery when Billy Price moved to Baltimore after 50 years dominating the Pittsburgh blues scene. With his rich voice of buttery soul, Price first entered the national spotlight as a collaborator with guitarist Roy Buchanan. Price’s prolific solo career includes 16 releases and countless awards and honors, including recognition as a “Pittsburgh Rock ’n’ Roll Legend.” His album Reckoning has been nominated for a Blues Music Award, and his new album, Dog Eat Dog, was released on Gulf Coast Records in August 2019. Don’t miss Price’s brand of blues in this intimate concert at AMP.
JUAN DE MARCOS & THE AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS
Friday, January 31, 2020
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars are devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music. De Marcos first gained notoriety in the US as founder of the Buena Vista Social Club, an ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians assembled to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba to its golden age. De Marcos established The Afro-Cuban All Stars to promote Cuba’s brilliant young musicians and highlight its senior talent. Featuring a rotating, multi-generational cast, the group draws on the classic Cuban styles of son and danzón, along with contemporary dance rhythms like timba.
A PREMIER BEATLES EXPERIENCE
Saturday, February 1, 2020
While most Beatles cover bands prefer to focus on one era of the legendary band’s career, Apple Core pride themselves on capturing the musicianship of The Beatles throughout their entire run. With their pitch-perfect vocals and a rhythm section to rival the originals, Apple Core is DC’s most authentic Beatles cover band.
The modern stereotype of a craft brewer as a bearded white man wearing a flannel, is the opposite of the historic truth – that for over 5,000 years, was the provenance of women and people of color.
The Sumerians (1800 BC), the earliest people to leave evidence of beer-drinking, revered a goddess of beer, Ninkasi, and the only woman on their list of Kings, Kubaba, earned her place through her brewing skill. From 500 AD onward, female Alewives or Brewsters made large quantities of beer for their families and sold the extra, bringing in income and sometimes setting up bars in their homes. As beer moved out of the home (1200-1500 AD) and began to be sold internationally, the shift from women to men occurred through the creation of brewers’ guilds. Overtime, like Christian Heurich’s mother in 19th century Germany, women’s role shifted to that of a tavern or inn keeper, which likely meant they were still brewing the beer.
What does female beer leadership look like in 2020? On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 6-8pm, join the Heurich House Museum and Pizzeria Paradiso to dive deeper into the role women had in shaping the beer we drink today. Kimberly Bender, Executive Director the museum, will lead a conversation with Drew McCormick, Beer Director at Pizza Paradiso; Julie Verratti, Co-Owner of Denizens; Therea McCulla, Curator of the American Brewing History Initiative; and Bridgette Turner, Lead Brewer, 2 Silos Brewing
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5:30-8 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed designer Hutton Wilkinson will present an illustrated lecture about Dawnridge, the legendary home of designer Tony Duquette, his friend, mentor, and business partner.
Please note: This is the first program in the Great Homes and Gardens lecture series.
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
MARGOT MACDONALD & PIOTR PAKHOMKIN
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Indie rock maven Margot MacDonald is known as something of a one-woman band. Using a looping pedal, she creates lush layers of haunting melodies. It will be a delight to see how the expertly plucked strings of Piotr Pakhomkin’s classical guitar are woven into this mix, layered and looped along with MacDonald’s award-winning voice. Pakhomkin trained under guitarist, Manuel Barrueco at Peabody Conservatory after just 18 months of playing classical guitar. MacDonald is a critical darling of DC, with 11 awards from the Washington Area Music Association under her belt. Expect the unexpected from this unique pairing.
BEREISHIT DANCE COMPANY
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Bereishit Dance Company is a groundbreaking Seoul-based company that approaches Korean traditional culture from a contemporary view. Judo and Balance & Imbalance, two of the company’s acclaimed works, are stunning examples of their style that merges the control and full-body excitement of break dance with sleek artistry and urban cool. Complete with live traditional pansori music, Bereishit Dance Company’s extravagant performance reaches the heights of athletic ability fused with beautiful choreography.
Presented by AMP & Comedy Zone
Friday, February 7, 2020
This comedienne mines her Arab-American heritage for hilarious observations delivered with a deadpan demeanor. The inscrutable Dina Hashem exploded onto the New York Comedy scene after winning her first appearance on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. Subsequently, Hashem has been named one of Team Coco/TBS’s “Comics to Watch” for this year’s New York Comedy Festival and recently made her late-night debut on Conan. Her writing has been featured on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and TV Land.