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May 2018

Hot Happenings Around Town

May 18-20 | 10 AM-5 PM | Reston Town Center|Reston, VA


The 27th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival returns to Reston Town Center for three full days and a long weekend of quirky, unique, and beautiful art. Streets are closed to traffic and lined with booths staffed by the artists, who are happy to answer questions and discuss their work.


Artwork ranges in size from towering sculptures to tiny earrings, and there is always something to buy, from paintings and prints to sculptures, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and more. Kids will get a kick out of wacky and kinetic art, and they can try family-friendly activities in the Art Park. There is also live entertainment and food, so it makes a great day trip.


Suggested entry donation is $5 and parking is free.

Eddie Levert, Sr. COncert

May 17 | 8 PM | Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club | 17719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814


Eddie Levert, Sr. is one of the founders and lead singers of the legendary R&B group, The O'Jays. Known for his raspy voice and sexy moves, Eddie has a range that takes him from alto to second tenor. His style is full of emotion and deep passion.



Tickets: $75 - $85 / (240) 330-4500

Kindred the family soul child

November 24 | 8 PM |  Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club | 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 


Kindred The Family Soul is simply Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler; artists, songwriters, lovers, family. Both got their start as teenagers. Performing weekly at the famed “Black Lily” showcase at a small club called The Five Spot, Kindred developed a reputation for electric live performances featuring a 10-piece band. Hustling parents of a toddler by day and ripping stages by night.

Tickets:  $59.50


November 25| 7:30 PM | DAR Constitution Hall | 18th & C Streets, NW Washington, DC 20006


Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and R&B powerhouse Ledisi have teamed up to co-headline “The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour.” Opening up the tour will be PJ Morton. Both Ledisi and Kirk Franklin will be performing various fan favorites as well as songs from Kirk’s current album Losing My Religion and a few songs from Ledisi’s upcoming album Let Love Rule. This tour will mark the first time that both artists have been on the road together performing for adoring fans.

Tickets: $59.50 - $89.50


May 12 | Various times | UMBC Event Center |1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250


A Mother's Day Celebration brings a roof-raising event to Hampton Coliseum! The star-studded line-up for the celebration features Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Charles Jenkins, Shirley Caesar, Take 6, and James Fortune. Come out and enjoy a spiritual uplifting and celebration of mothers!


Tickets: Prices Vary

(410) 547-7328

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