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Jane Franklin Dance Presents ONLY YOU

06/04/2022 to 06/04/2022

3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206

Only You, a performance by Jane Franklin Dance takes place in the heart of the Green Valley neighborhood at Arlington’s blackbox Theatre on the Run We invite audiences to join us for a concert of new and recent works on June 4 and June 5, 2022. Only You, the pop song originally recorded by The Platters conjures up thoughts of romance. The familiar melody and lyrics have become a shared cultural reference over the years, it is a song that can be sung, if not out loud, with some part of it in mind, a humming ear worm in your brain. A similar familiarity and theme of connection is a jumping off point for this collection of dances which explore networks, reciprocity and even the intimacy of surroundings.

The Washington Folk Festival

06/04/2022 to 06/05/2022

Glen Echo Park, 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

The FSGW Washington Folk Festival at historic Glen Echo Park is back for its 40th year. The Festival will run from 12 noon to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. This free, rain-or-shine event is a celebration of the many cultural traditions that are a part of our Greater Washington community. This year’s Festival will again provide a wide array of international culture along with American blues, bluegrass, old-time string bands, contemporary singer-songwriters, gospel, western swing, storytellers, craft market place and more. With over 85 hours of performances on six stages, there is something for everyone at the Washington Folk Festival. More information is at washingtonfolkfestival.org. Contact info: Joel Bluestein, wffcomm@gmail.com 703-994-6222

Metro Richmond Artists Association presents Where We Live, An Exhibition Opening June 3, 2022

06/04/2022 to 08/02/2022

101 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219

Metro Richmond Artists Association presents Where We Live, An Exhibition Opening June 3, 2022. Opening Reception Friday, June 3 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and :Library hours 10 AM to 6 PM daily except Mondays through August 2, 2022. Where We Live is a show that expresses the essence of this landmark place, of neighborhoods with porches, natural delights such as the James River, drenched in the allure of the historic South, remembering a Lost Cause, or rallying to modern-day BLM causes, a city continuously reinventing itself– by members of the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association. Gellman Room –Richmond Public Library, June 3 – Aug 2 10am to 6pm daily except Sunday. Located at 101 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219. Metro Richmond Artists Association (MRAA) promotes and encourages the creation of visual art. Its history as Richmond’s oldest non-profit professional art association began when a group of full-time art instructors and other professional artists from the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts) started the area’s very first art organization in 1955. MRAA brings education to the Richmond community through workshops, programs, and outstanding art exhibitions. Comprised of professional, working artists, a juried membership provides the fellowship of like-minded artists and the opportunity for prominent exposure and sales via group shows. More information is available at metrorichmondart.org. RIchmond Public Library, Gellman Room, 101 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219

Ravel Dance Company presents “CINDERELLA”

06/05/2022 to 06/05/2022

7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons, VA 22102

The Ravel Dance Company of Northern Virginia presents a production of “Cinderella.” This performance is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale and will feature the original ballet score by Sergei Prokofiev. Join Cinderella as she endures a wondrous journey to discover that love can become magic, and magic can find true love. This stunning performance is brought to life by the 80 dancers, exquisite costumes, and elaborate scenery. This production will delight all the senses and is sure to be a joy for the whole family!

Steven Isserlis, Cello & Mishka Rushdie Momen, Piano

06/05/2022 to 06/05/2022

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

British cellist Steven Isserlis frequently appears with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including the Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, London Philharmonic, and Zurich Tonhalle. He is also a children’s book author, publishing “Why Beethoven Threw the Stew” and “Why Handel Waggled His Wig” in 2006. Pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen will accompany Steven Isserlis. https://candlelightconcerts.org/events/steven-isserlis-cello-mishka-momen-piano/

Celebrating RCS at 75

06/05/2022 to 06/05/2022

200 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Please join us as we celebrate our 75th anniversary! The concert will include the world premiere of One Song, by renowned composer Gwyneth Walker, with text by poet Robert Lax. There will also be highlights from concerts through the years and fan favorites! A reception and exhibition will follow the concert. Markus Compton, conductor. Keith Tan, piano. This concert is made possible by a generous grant from the E. Rhodes ad Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For tickets and information please visit our website: richmondchoralsociety.org or call 804-353-9582. Venue Address: Leslie Cheek Theater at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond VA 23220. Venue Phone: 804-340-1400. RCS Website: https://www.richmondchoralsociety.org. RCS Phone: 804-353-9582. RCS Email: rcs.rva.chorus@gmail.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Richmond-Choral-Society-191682374198209/. Ticket Price Range: $10-$18. Tickets: Adult: $15 advance; $18 at door; Senior (60+, with valid ID): $16.50 at door; Child, Student (with valid ID): $10 Group Rates Available.