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October 2019

Crys Matthews

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Theater, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

Crys Matthews brings her eclectic infusion of Americana, jazz, folk, blues, bluegrass, and funk to BlackRock for a performance steeped with traditional melodies and profound lyricism. Compared to the likes of Toshi Reagon and Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ unique mix of genres has won her accolades at the 2013, 2014, and 2017 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest as well as extensive radio play from Woman of Substance radio, WTJU-Charlottesville, WMRA-Harrisonburg, and even KBOO-Portland.

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The Prodigals

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$30 – $45

Rolling, traditional Irish jigs and ballads with an underlying funky energy that shows their roots as pioneers of the Celtic Rock genre in the 90s.

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Diwali, Festival of Lights

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A traditional Indian holiday, with a shopping mart, dance concert, and fashion show welcoming all under the glow of the Diwali lights.

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Artist Talks +Gallery Tours: Elizabeth Casqueiro & Tom Greaves

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join local artists Elizabeth Casqueiro and Tom Greaves in the galleries to explore the paintings and assemblages on display in their solo exhibits. Learn about the inspiration, concept, process and techniques behind each work while the artist is on hand to provide details and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. This free event is open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Learn more about the exhibits:   Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft  

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Bel Cantanti Opera: Rigoletto

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$30 – $45

Verdi's classic tale of seduction and sacrifice performed right here on BlackRock's stage. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume, fully staged. Accompanied by BCO orchestra.

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November 2019

Improv Comedy Open Workshop

November 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$15

BlackRock Center for the Arts is expanding its BlackRock Improv Comedy (BRIC) program with a new, monthly improv workshop! These workshops will be held the first Saturday of every month, and are open to everyone, whether you are new to improvised theater and looking to try it out, or if you have improv experience and want to play and participate in an afternoon of fun. Workshops will start with a brief introduction to the basics of improvisational comedy theater through…

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Tula’s Halloween Cabaret & Disco

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Studio Theater, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

Come for the drag show, stay for the dance! Following last season’s sold-out, blow-out debut, the inimitable Tula is back for a spook-tacular drag evening. In the spirit of Halloween, feel free to come dressed to kill as Tula and her cadre of gal pals make you laugh, cry, and tear down the house with their songs, style and sass.

Aprés cabaret, spin the night away with the ladies as they host our Grand Foyer Disco, complete with a 50-50 raffle and Best Costume Competition judged by the ladies.

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Magnifying The Word

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$20 – $30

This interactive show brings nationally renowned spoken word artists and poets to the stage as well as in the creative lab where personal stories are sprung with imagery and a truth magnified by the passion to be heard. Snap your fingers and be blown away by masters of the poetry slam, storytellers who push the envelope of love with hutzpah.

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Ivy League of Comedy: Fabulously Funny Females

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

Three hilarious comediennes bring their brilliant wit to BlackRock! Featuring Linda Belt, a regular performer at Vegas and Atlantic City casinos with appearances in the Detroit Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival, Adrienne Iapalucci, a Bronx bred comic who performs all over the Burroughs and has appeared as a semifinalist on "Last Comic Standing" and as a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, and Ellen Karis, “The Greek Goddess of Comedy,” who has appeared as an actress in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, NBC’s Blacklist, and in the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler film Sisters.

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The Lion King Jr. – Next Generation Arts Council

November 15 - November 17
Studio Theater, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$12 – $15

Catch Simba & Nala in this one-of-a-kind Disney classic "by Kids 4 Kids."

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