Performances

Audience favorites. Music from around the world. Performances perfect for the little ones…and much, much more all on stage at BlackRock starting this fall. NEW THIS YEAR: NO ADDITIONAL TICKET FEES! Prices are all-inclusive for the 2016-2017 Season.

So Much to See, So Much to Do, So Close to Home

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    Sweet Dreams

    Film | Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 | 4:00 PM | $6

    The members of Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya—made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide—decide to partner with two young American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda’s first ever ice cream shop. Read more…
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    Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas

    Creole, Zydeco | Friday, Sep 23, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $34-44

    Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas have been performing uplifting exhilarating Creole music for over 30 years. Founded in 1985, the group has been a tireless ambassador of Zydeco. Bringing their unique take on Zydeco music to all corners of the globe, making them one of the most influential Zydeco bands of all time. Read more…
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    National String Symphonia: Vaughan Williams – Five Variants

    Chamber, Classical | Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 | 7:00 PM | $25-33

    The National String Symphonia presents symphonic string orchestra music in innovative and intimate concerts. Its programs entertain, enlighten, and excite audiences of all ages and stages. Read more…
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    Pinkalicious Cupcake Tea Party

    Family, Pre-Show Party | Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 | 1:30 PM | $15

    Come dressed in your most pinkatastic attire to join Pinkalicious and her friends for a pre-show party with delicious, pinkariffic cupcakes before the 2:30 PM performance of Vital Theatre Company’s Pinkalicious the Musical . Read more…
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    Pinkalicious the Musical

    Family, Musical Theater | Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 | 2:30 PM | $18-24

    Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents, and eventually develops Pinkititis—an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe! When her hue goes too far, Pinkalicious must find a way out of this predicament. Read more…
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    Pinkalicious the Musical

    Family, Musical Theater | Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 | 4:30 PM | $15-26

    Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents, and eventually develops Pinkititis—an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe! When her hue goes too far, Pinkalicious must find a way out of this predicament. Read more…
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    District Comedy

    Stand-up Comedy | Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 | 8:30 PM | $15-25

    Returning to BlackRock after three years of sell-out performances, District Comedy features some of the best local talent in DC’s burgeoning comedy scene. Expect the unexpected…and the hilarious. Read more…
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    Chelsey Green & the Green Project

    Chamber, Jazz, Soul | Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $18-35

    High-energy jazz, funk, and soul performance ensemble that fuses classical technique with modern styles and tears down all stereotypes of the violin and viola in the process. Read more…
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    Tom Rush

    Blues, Folk | Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $41-49

    With a distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice, Tom Rush is both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are a musical celebration filled with masterfully told stories, sweet ballads, and gritty blues. Read more…
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    You Belong to Me

    Film | Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 | 4:00 PM | $6

    Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, this film unveils hidden practices, exposes the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examines the long road to healing. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice-Field Trip)

    Field Trip | Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 | 10:30 AM | $10-12

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice)

    Contemporary Circus | Friday, Oct 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $27-43

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice)

    Contemporary Circus | Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $27-43

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice-Family Show)

    Contemporary Circus | Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 | 3:00 PM | $27-43

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    Edmar Castañeda

    Chamber, Jazz, World | Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $21-29

    Columbian Harpist Edmar Castañeda takes the stage with a force that rivals even the most celebrated flamenco guitarist. With his virtuosic command of the electric harp, Casteñada revolutionizes the way audiences and critics alike consider the instrument. Read more…
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    Kathy Mattea

    Country | Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $34-50

    This Grammy Award winning singer draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots, weaving bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences through her music. Her albums have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. Her concerts contain new material alongside Top 20 radio hits. Read more…
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    Coreyah

    Folk, Korean Indie | Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 | 5:00 PM | $18-30

    This sextet’s unique, freewheeling, polystylistic vision of Korean traditional music charts an adventurous course where Pansori (a traditional Korean style of narrative song) and Sinawi (a Korean Traditional Improvisation Ensemble) meet folk, indie and funk in a mesmerizing combination. Read more…
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    Ivy League of Comedy: Stand-Up

    Stand-up Comedy | Friday, Nov 18, 2016 | 8:30 PM | $17 – 25

    The Ivy League of Comedy is the premier group of stand-up comedians touring America. This comedy show honors audiences with original, well-written comedy that doesn’t resort to playing on stereotypes or picking on the audience Read more…
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    Love Thy Nature

    Film | Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 | 4:00 PM | $6

    A cinematic journey that interweaves mesmerizing imagery and interview footage reveals how a connection with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches the very core of what it means to be human. Read more…
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    Cathie Ryan

    Celtic, Holiday | Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 | 7:30 PM | $27-35

    The original lead singer for Cherish the Ladies, Cathie Ryan has a voice of luminous clarity and a gift for unearthing gems from Irish and American song traditions, creating heart-stirring originals, and showcasing writers whose work deserves wider recognition. Read more…
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