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Help Break a World Record at UkeFest 2011!

Help Break a World Record at UkeFest 2011!

 

Calling all ukulele players young and old to Strathmore’s free outdoor summer concert series: UkeFest 2011!

On Wednesday, August 24th beginning at 7 p.m., join hundreds on the lawn at Strathmore to pluck, pick and strum their way to a Guinness World Record for Largest Ukulele Ensemble. The current record for Largest Ukulele Ensemble was set on June 20, 2009 at the London Uke Festival where 851 uke players performed in unison.

“We’re hoping to have at least 852 Ukulele players because that’s what we need in order to break the Guinness Book of World Records. They don’t have to be experienced players, they just have to be players,” said Strathmore’s Shelley Brown.

Ukuleles will be available to purchase on site beginning at $30 from House of Musical Traditions. A notary will be in attendance to verify the final count.

Maryland Listed in America's 20 Geekiest Cities

Maryland Listed in America's 20 Geekiest Cities

According to William Pentland of Forbes,  the U.S. National Science Foundation has created a compelling taxonomy of American geeks for gathering the data it includes in its annual “Science and Engineering Indicators” report. In this report, Bethesda, Maryland was listed in the Top 10!

Sunday 7/31: See me channel my inner De Niro

Sunday 7/31: See me channel my inner De Niro

This Sunday July 31 at 8PM, CONQUERING THE ROSE, a feature-length independent drama will screen at the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax. The film tells the story of how the death of Etta Callahan, a young dance student, affects the lives of those closest to her. CONQUERING THE ROSE is written and produced by local actress and filmmaker Jenna St. John, who adapted the screenplay from her novel. The film is directed by J. Michael Whalen, making his feature directorial debut. Award winning actor, George Katt, stars as Jeremiah Mouthy, an artist and teacher who becomes obsessed with Etta following her death.

Shot in locations from Alexandria to Baltimore, CONQUERING THE ROSE, employed cast and crew from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, including yours truly. I play psychologist Blake Johnson in what is the biggest role of my acting career. So come out Sunday night to see me run the emotional triathlon. It’s just $6!

Outdoor Movies on Bethesda Row

Outdoor Movies on Bethesda Row

 

NFL Linebacker Dhani Jones Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

NFL Linebacker Dhani Jones Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

 

Strathmore Goes International

 

Strathmore’s Backyard Theater provides innovative performances during Free Summer Outdoor Concerts for adults and a Backyard Theater for children, featuring international artists and musicians who bring eclectic, multicultural flavor to Strathmore’s campus through August.

Children can experience performances inspired by the cultures of Japan, Russia,India and Spain on Strathmore’s tented backyard theater stage during Backyard Theater for Children, every Thursday in July at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Families will see performances by Sin Miedo, Taikoza, Citydance and Barynya. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $7.20 for Strathmore Stars members and free for kids 2 years old and under.