Past Events
March 29, 2015 - 10:30am

March 11-29: Multiple Dates Available
A painter’s brush sets a young cherry blossom’s world into motion. Infused with whimsical dance, vibrant colors, and dynamic live music, join Blossom on her journey from the red mountains down to the indigo city in this new piece that celebrates Japanese culture.

Available Performance Dates

March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Local poet Shelly Bell leads an evening of women artists showcasing their work through short performances of poetry, dance, music and the visual arts. $15 

March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

Join Garrett Peck and Portner’s Brewhouse for a beer-and-book double header as we celebrate Garrett’s sixth book, Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet. Walt not only made an estimated 600 hospital visits for wounded soldiers during the decade in DC, but he also especially loved lager beer and the talk will include a beer tasting...

March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Many unique Celtic traditions have come over to the United States and been absorbed into mainstream American culture. The most obvious of these is St. Patrick's Day, which we celebrate more than the Irish! However, there are many more that have deep connections and ties to our European settlers. Come learn about the Celtic tradition we uphold and how they have become celebrated. Free.

March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Takoma Mandoleers perform classical mandolin orchestra music including baroque, ragtime, romantic, as well as modern works. The Takoma Mandoleers Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra was founded in Takoma Park, Maryland in 1923. $15

March 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

Paintings, collage, and mixed media works representing all phases of Cwiok’s 40-year career lead visitors on a tour through the development of an artist. Elements emerge, evolve, and fade away, only to appear reimagined decades later. Text, print ephemera, and envelopes are visual leitmotifs throughout, but the heart of the work is often what might lie behind the surface elements. Free.

February 22, 2015 - 3:00pm

This gallery talk will focus on Michael Gessner and Joanne Kent's work individually as artists, together as artists, and within the context of their friendship. Free.

February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Shakespeare¹s Unhappy Love Scenes! Just in time for St. Valentine¹s Day: A reminder that dysfunctional love is eternal. Actors will read scenes of love and discord. Bring the old ball and chain. Dessert reception follows the reading. $15

February 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

People throughout history have tried to enchant, tempt, woo, and seduce others into falling in love or lust. As Saint Valentine's Day approaches, come and learn about love, lust, and magic in the ancient world from Egyptian love poems to the origins of our Valentine's Day in the Roman Empire. Free. 

Please note: Adult content, not appropriate for children.

January 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

Michael Gessner and Joanne Kent’s works draw upon unconscious sources deeply connected with the earth. Gessner’s sculptures are lyrical and evocative of various natural forms, while Kent’s impastos are minimal in form with an emphasis
on surface. Free.