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Montgomery County Public Libraries To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries  To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will welcome the Year of the Golden Rabbit with a variety of programs in January and February marking the New Lunar Year 4709.

 Lunar New Year, which starts with the new moon on the first day of the New Year, falls this year on February 3.

Musical Evening Series: Ariel Quartet with Roger Tapping

Musical Evening Series: Ariel Quartet with Roger Tapping

Friday, January 28 at 8 p.m.

Presented in Partnership with the Embassy of Israel

The Ariel Quartet has performed extensively in Israel, Europe, and North America, at such venues as the Musée du Louvre in Paris, Kaisersaal in Frankfurt (“…a tour de force…” –Frankfurter Allgemeine), Neue Galerie in New York City, and Jordan Hall in Boston. Master violist Roger Tapping, a member of the Grammy-Award winning Takács Quartet for 10 years, joins the group for the performance of a Mozart quintet.

Program: Beethoven, String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3; Alban Berg, String Quartet,Op. 3; Mozart, Viola Quintet in D Major, K. 593 with Roger Tapping.

Fore more information, please visit http://programs.corcoran.org/products/musical-evening-series-ariel-quartet-with-roger-tapping.

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Collide, the new motion picture from DMV filmmaker Master June Daguiso, will premiere this Sunday at the Burke Theater. Collide is the latest action film from the Virginia resident and martial arts expert, who also stars. The movie tells the story of three criminals from different cultures whose paths inexorably cross in the U.S. Although an indie film, Collide has been three years in the making and was partially shot on location in El Salvador.

Collide will have its red carpet premiere this Sunday December 19 with showings at 11AM and 2PM. As of this writing, the 11AM showing is nearly sold out. Tickets are $15, but contact me for info on how to get in for half price.

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search


The Bang on a Can All-Stars Play Steve Reich

  • Bang on a Can All Stars will perform the U.S. premiere of Steve Reich's 2x5. Reich was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Award for Music.

    Shelly Brown hosts a post-concert conversation with the artists of Bang on a Can All-Stars.

  • Located at The Swarthmore 
  • 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852 (Music Center)
  • Date: November 11, 2010
  • Time: 8:00pm

Tickets range between $15-$35.

Zenith Gallery with Chevy Chase Pavilion Invites You to AUTUMN EQUINOX

Meet the Artists: Tuesday, November 2, 10 AM-8 PM

Zenith, level 2 next to Embassy Suites Hotel

Rosetta DeBerardinis Joan Konkel Barbara Liotta Carol Newmyer
Anita Philyaw Ellen Sinel Paula Stern Joyce Wellman Paul Martin Wolff

Where: Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Chevy Chase, DC 20015

Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm / Friendship Heights Metro
Zenith space open Tuesdays, 3-7 PM; Saturdays, 12-6 PM and by appointment
202-783-2963 art@zenithgallery.com www.zenithgallery.com
Zenith Gallery PO Box 55295 Washington, DC 20040

Human Rights Office Announces Annual Contests For Students to Highlight Human Rights Day

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is sponsoring essay, poster and video contests for students -- with the theme “The Faces of Human Rights, Then and Now” --  in conjunction with its annual Human Rights Day Celebration. 

Participation will be open to all students who attend Montgomery County public schools, as well as private and parochial schools in the County, children who are home-schooled and students living in the County and attending school elsewhere.

Winners will be announced at the annual Human Rights Day celebration on Friday, December 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Arts and Theatre Building.