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Ric Ocasek: Abstract Reality

02/23/2018 to 02/24/2018

7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817

Wentworth Galleries is honored to present, in its premiere presentation, Ric Ocasek: ABSTRACT REALITY: an extraordinary collection on exhibition and available for acquisition at both metro D.C. Wentworth Galleries: Friday, February 23, 2018 from 7-9 pm at Westfield Montgomery Mall (RSVP: montgomery@wentworthgallery.com or 301-365-3270) and Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 7-9 pm at Tysons Galleria (RSVP: tysons@wentworthgallery.com or 703-883-0111). Ric Ocasek of THE CARS will make an in-person Artist Appearance at both shows, which are complimentary and open to the public, with RSVP’S strongly suggested. Visit www.wentworthgallery.com for more info.

Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Classical Guitarist from Poland

02/24/2018 to 02/24/2018

Westmoreland Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816

Works by Giuliani, Llobet and Paganini & more Pre-concert lecture 7:15 pm, concert 8 pm, free "Meet the Artist" reception after concert $35 Adult, $17.50 ages 18-22, Students under 18, free. www.marlowguitar.org for tickets and more info - 301-799-4028

Do Good Dialogue: No Place to Hide: A Conversation about Privacy, or the Lack Thereof

02/28/2018 to 02/28/2018

7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a translatlantic theater project focused on the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Washington, theaters across the US and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays exploring the central question, “What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?” The results will be presented in different formats by a network of theaters, including The Clarice, between January 2017 and June 2018. In this dialogue, UMD faculty members will host a roundtable conversation with three of the participating artist/playwrights. Join us for The Plurality of Privacy Project's performance on Friday, March 2, 2018 . 8 PM (Part 1) & Saturday, March 3, 2018 . 8 PM (Part 2). Free, no tickets required

St. Lawrence String Quartet (Canada)

03/01/2018 to 03/01/2018

8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742

The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive. This ensemble brings every piece of music to the audience in vivid color, with pronounced communication, imaginative and spontaneous music making, and an energetic commitment to the composer, whether established or new. Established in Toronto in 1989, the SLSQ quickly earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions and was soon playing hundreds of concerts per year worldwide. They established an ongoing residency at Spoleto Festival USA, made prize-winning recordings for EMI of music bySchumann, Tchaikovsky and Golijov, earning two Grammy nominations. This season, as they have done in the past, SLSQ returns for a multi-day residency, performing and coaching young composers and musicians in the School of Music. This performance is sponsored by Richard and Sarah Bourne. Price General Public: Regular: $35+ Student/Youth: $10

Free film: “Disturbing the Peace”

03/04/2018 to 03/04/2018

6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

On Sunday March 4th there will be a showing of the film “Disturbing the Peace,” about former enemy combatants -- Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants, many of whom served years in prison -- coming together to change the status quo and say "Enough!" The documentary begins at 2:30 pm at Saint John’s Norwood Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, in Chevy Chase, MD. It will be followed by a moderated discussion. Admission and parking are free. For more information about this event and about the 4th annual Voices from the Holy Land film series, visit online "Voices From the Holy Land [dot] org," or call Nancy Adams at 202-294-8494.

Love 2 Dance Showcase

03/04/2018 to 03/04/2018

Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784

Don’t miss your chance to see the premiere dancers of the future, when the best high school dancers in the D.C. area perform at the Publick Playhouse. Representing studios and public and private high schools, the participating troupes are jury-selected, based on their excellence and achievement in dance. Tickets: $5/person. For more information, please call 301-277-1710, or go to http://arts.pgparks.com/2280/The-Prince-Georges-Publick-Playhouse