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Professional Development for DC Public Schools
and Chartered Public Schools
MEMBERS
Adventure Theatre American Poetry Museum Anacostia Community Museum Arena Stage Karen Bernstein Cameroon American Council Carmen Boston Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Cathedral Choral Society Center for Inspired Teaching Charlotte Anne Cameron Choral Arts Society of Washington CityDance Ensemble Class Acts Arts Corcoran Gallery of Art Dance Place DAR DC Creative Writing Workshop DC International Film Fest Discovery Theater Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital Folger Shakespeare Library Ford’s Theatre Freer and Sackler Galleries Gandhi Memorial Center Imagination Stage The In Series Joy of Motion The Kennedy Center The Kreeger Museum
Kuchipudi Kalanidhi Foundation The Lincoln Theatre Live It Learn It National Building Museum National Gallery of Art National Geographic Museum National Museum of African Art National Museum of Women in the Arts National Postal Museum EdLab National Symphony Orchestra Opera Guild of Northern Virginia Phillips Collection President Lincoln’s Cottage Shakespeare Theatre Company Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Step Afrika! Textile Museum The Puppet Co. The Saartjie Project The Washington Ballet Takoma Theatre Conservancy Tudor Place United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington Bach Consort Washington National Opera Washington Performing Arts Society Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Young Playwrights Theatre DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS DC Public Charter School Board U.S. Department of Education Americans for the Arts National PTA Good Samaritan Foundation OMG Center for Collaborative Learning (Philadelphia, PA) Arts Education Partnership - AEP (Washington, DC) Douglas Gould and Company (New York) Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership (Alameda County, CA)
Arts Everyday (Baltimore, MD) The Arts Education Initiative/University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education (Berkeley, CA) Cleveland Integrated Arts Collaborative (Cleveland, OH) Big Thought (Dallas, TX) Ask 4 More Arts Collaborative/Jackson Public Schools (Jackson, MS) Interchange/COCA (St. Louis, MO) Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (Chicago, IL)
Arts for Every Student Catalogue • www.dccollaborative.org
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WELCOME TO THE DC COLLABORATIVE’S ARTS FOR EVERY STUDENT CATALOGUE 2011-2012
Dear Principals and Teachers,
We are pleased to provide you with a selection of high-quality arts and humanities experiences to benefit students from across Washington, DC.
In these pages you can plan some of the highlights of the academic year, making a lasting impression on your students, some of whom will be experiencing professional theater and museum arts exhibitions for the very first time.
We provide arts experiences to thousands of students each year with a total of more than 350,000 students taking field trips through Arts for Every Student (AFES) since our founding. We are entering our 13th year of providing free transportation and tickets to DC public and chartered public school students and are looking forward to growing our stellar roster of members; adding to our listing of arts experiences; and delivering services to more students.
We invite you to explore our catalogue featuring a wide variety of arts opportunities for students of all ages. Explore the many wonderful arts institutions which offer spectacular arts experiences that will advance your curriculum and readily map to standards and to the Teaching and Learning Framework.
Washington, DC, is home to some of the greatest arts institutions in the world and each DC student studying Shakespeare should see it acted on the stage through a Shakespeare Theatre Company production at the Harman Center for the Arts; and each DC student studying U.S. History should have the chance to see the Star-Spangled Banner on display at the National Museum of American History. These are just two examples of how curriculum can become dynamic and engaging through connecting to the significant resources here in our backyard.
We are committed to ensuring all students have access to the arts and humanities, because we believe arts access leads to student success.
Louise Kennelly
Executive Director
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WHAT IS THE DC ARTS AND HUMANITIES EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE? The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative works to strengthen and promote the arts and humanities as basic and integral to a high-quality education for all students in DC public and chartered public schools. Comprised of more than 60 arts and cultural organizations, DC Collaborative initiatives include: Arts for Every Student, Professional Development for Teachers and Arts Educators, and the Arts Education Initiative.
WHAT IS ARTS FOR EVERY STUDENT? Arts for Every Student provides increased access for all DC public and charter school students to attend arts and cultural events offered by our member providers. Through this program, DC public and charter schools are eligible for free tickets and transportation to local cultural events, supported by the DC Collaborative. Schools with PreK-K students may select a free in-school performance as an alternative to a trip to a cultural venue.
Professional Development workshops also are offered through the DC Collaborative member providers to DC public and chartered public school teachers. These workshops offer teachers the opportunity to learn innovative ways to invigorate classroom instruction by using arts techniques. Teachers work with experienced arts educators to learn to use dance, music, theater, visual arts, and the humanities to teach academic lessons and address State Learning Standards. Many Professional Development Workshops are also aligned with the Teaching and Learning Framework for DCPS teachers.
AFES SCHOOL PARTNER RESPONSIBILITIES Participation in the AFES program is easy! Here’s a quick snap-shot of what’s expected from partner schools: • Designate a Key Communicator, to serve as
the main contact for the school for the AFES program.
• Attend the AFES School Orientation at the beginning of the school year.
• Register with the AFES Online Registration system, www.dccollaborative.org.
• Select and attend AFES Events. • Complete event evaluations. • Encourage colleagues to integrate the arts
and humanities into their classrooms and schools!
For more information about the Arts For Every Student program, please refer to the AFES School Handbook, visit our website, www.dccollaborative.org, or contact our office, 202-204-7750.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AFES Participating School Responsibilities ................ 2
How to Use this Preview Guide ..................................... 3
Event Grid: Event Offerings and Curriculum Ties ....... 4
Arts for Every Student Event Descriptions .................. 7
Kids Eurofestival ............................................................ 48
Acknowledgements ........................... inside back cover
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Introduction to AFES Preview Catalogue
To make your experience with the AFES Online Registration system easier, we’ve created this preview guide of event offerings at cultural organizations, and professional development workshops for teachers. If you are the Key Communicator for your school, please feel free to print multiple copies and distribute to colleagues in your school building. This will help your colleagues select a trip that best fits their grade grouping’s learning goals and plans for year.
HOW TO USE THIS PREVIEW CATALOGUE: For the Arts for Every Student program, the first page of this guide lists all the events by grade grouping in a grid, with corresponding curriculum ties. This grid is a helpful tool to match up classroom learning with a selected event. For the remainder of the guide, the AFES events are listed by grade grouping. Each event will consist of a brief description of the event, date(s) offered, time(s), location, and curriculum ties.
Once choices have been made for all grade groupings, the Key Communicator should log on to the AFES Online Registration system, www.dccollaborative. org, to reserve tickets. A step-by-step instruction as to how to reserve tickets for your school is included in the AFES School Handbook. If you have not yet received your copy of the AFES School Handbook, please contact our office.
The Professional Development Workshops for teachers are listed in the second section of this guide. Please refer to the AFES School Handbook for instructions regarding workshop registration.
Please contact our office with any questions about the Arts for Every Student program, Professional Development workshops for teachers, or for information about the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative. Our staff can be reached at 202-204-7750, [email protected]
TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY
• Trips must be cancelled 30 days in advance.
• If 30 days in advance, Key Communicators must cancel trips using the AFES Online Registration system. Please refer to the AFES School Handbook for the step-by-step process.
• If you must cancel less than 30 days in advance, you must do so IN WRITING. Your school will be invoiced for the cost of the tickets and any transportation fees incurred.
• Phone calls will not be honored for trip cancellations.
TICKET REDUCTION POLICY
• Key Communicators may reduce ticket numbers using the AFES Online Registration System more than 30 days in advance of an event.
• Please refer to the AFES School Handbook for the step-by-step process to reduce ticket numbers 30 days in advance.
• Less than 30 days in advance, schools must notify our office of ticket reductions of 10 or more tickets IN WRITING, or be billed for the cost of the unused tickets and transportation.
• Phone calls will not be honored for ticket reductions.
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PreK-K Aladdin’s Luck Theater X X
Anansegro All X X X X X Baba Jamal Koram All X X X X
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo Humanities X X X X Classically Different Adventures Storytelling X X X X
Dino Rock Puppetry X X X Dr. Dolittle Theater X X X X X
Katha Storytelling X X X X X X Lesole’s Dance Project Dance X X X X
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Theater X Lincoln’s Hat Humanities X X X X X
Look, Listen, Discover Visual Art X X X X X X X X X Making a Difference Storytelling X X X
Monkey See Monkey Do Opera X X X X X X NSO Kinderkonzert Music X
P.Nokio Theater X Patterns Here, There and Everywhere Visual Art X X X X
Peter and the Wolf Puppetry X PreFestival Screening at THEARC Film X X X X
Rapunzel Theater X Rapunzel Puppetry X
RC Dance Discovery Dance X X X X Tales of Beatrix Potter Puppetry X The 3 Billy Goats Gruff Puppetry X
The Snowy Day Theater X Stepping with Step Afrika! Dance X X X X
The Wright Brothers Theater X X X X X Twas the Night Before Christmas Theater X
What Does Red Do on Thursday Theater X Wolf Trap Field Trip Performance All X X X
1st-2nd Grade Aladdin’s Luck Theater X X
Art of the Story Visual Art X X X X Bach in Time Music X
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo Humanities X X X X City by Design Visual Art X X X X
Classically Different Adventures Storytelling X X X X Dr. Dolittle Theater X X X X X
Just a Dream Theater X Katha Storytelling X X X X X X
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Theater X Lincoln’s Hat Humanities X X X X X
Look, Listen, Discover Visual Art X X X X X X X X X Monkey See Monkey Do Opera X X X X X X
Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Puppetry X NSO Kinderkonzert Music X
The Nutcracker Dance X X X X P.Nokio Theater X
Patterns Here, There and Everywhere Visual Art X X X X Patterns & Shapes in Quilts Visual Art X
Peter and the Puppetry X Pinocchio Puppetry X
PreFestival Screening at THEARC Film X X X X Rapunzel Theater X Rapunzel Puppetry X
Tales of Beatrix Potter Puppetry X The 3 Billy Goats Gruff Puppetry X
The Nutcracker Puppetry X The Snowy Day Theater X
Stepping with Step Afrika! Dance X X X X Twas the Night Before Christmas Theater X
3rd Grade Aladdin’s Luck Theater X X
Art of the Story Visual Art X X X X Bach in Time Music X
Basil Twist’s Petrushka Theater X Bill’s Buddies Theater X
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo Humanities X X X X City by Design Visual Art X X X X
Curriculum Connections Chart: AFES Events Arts for Every Student programs are offered to expand students’ and teachers’ understanding of the arts and to reinforce classroom curricula. These events also assist in the development of critical thinking skills and an understanding of the creative process. The chart below indicates the ways these selected events connect to classroom curricula.
1 The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is phasing the Common Core standards in Language Arts and Math. The Common Core standards in these subjects will be fully implemented and OSSE will be developing a new assessment aligned to these standards. 2 Ibid.
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Dance Forms of India Dance X X X X X X Dr. Dolittle Theater X X X X X
India: A Musical Journey Music X X X X X X Just a Dream Theater X
Let’s Read About Africa Storytelling X X X X X Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Theater X
Lincoln’s Hat Humanities X X X X X Living the Dream…Singing the Dream Music X X X
Monkey See Monkey Do Opera X X X X X X Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Puppetry X
The Nutcracker Dance X X X X Opera Lives! Opera X X X X X
P.Nokio Theater X Patterns and Symmetry Visual Art X X X X X X
Peter and the Wolf Puppetry X Pinocchio Puppetry X
PreFestival Screening at THEARC Film X X X X Sounds of Africa Music X X X X X X X
Rapunzel Theater X Rapunzel Puppetry X
Rhythm: The Heart and Soul Music Stepping with Step Afrika! Dance X X X X
Tales of Beatrix Potter Puppetry X The 3 Billy Goats Gruff Puppetry X
The Nutcracker Puppetry X The Snowy Day Theater X
Twas the Night Before Christmas Theater X 4th Grade
Aladdin’s Luck Theater X X Art of National Geographic Visual Art X X X X
Art of the Story Visual Art X X X X Bach in Time Music X
Basil Twist’s Petrushka Theater X Bill’s Buddies Theater X
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo Humanities X X X X City by Design Visual Art X X X X
Come to Your Senses Visual Art X Dance Forms of India Dance X X X X X X
Designing Textiles Tour Visual Art X X X X X Dr. Dolittle Theater X X X X X
Exploring the World Through Textiles Visual Art X X X X X I See the President Humanities X X X X X
India: A Musical Journey Music X X X X X X Let’s Read About Africa Storytelling X X X X X
Living the Dream…Singing the Dream Music X X X Many Faces of the American Revolution Humanities X X X
Monkey See Monkey Do Opera X X X X X X Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Puppetry X
The Nutcracker Dance X X X X Ocean Soul Visual Art X X X
Opera Lives! Opera X X X X X P.Nokio Theater X
Patterns and Symmetry Visual Art X X X X X X Peter and the Wolf Puppetry X
Pinocchio Puppetry X Rapunzel Theater X Rapunzel Puppetry X
Rhythm: The Heart and Soul Music Samurai:Warrior to Diplomat Humanities
Seeing Shapes and Colors Visual Art X X X Seeing Through Writing Tour Visual Art X X X
Sounds of Africa Music X X X X X X X Stepping with Step Afrika! Dance X X X X
Tales of Beatrix Potter Puppetry X The 3 Billy Goats Gruff Puppetry X
The Nutcracker Puppetry X Understanding the Human Figure Visual Art X X X X
5th Grade Alvin Ailey Dance X
Black Violin Music X X The Winds of Ikarus Jackson Theater X
Water is Rising Theater X X X X 6th-7th Grades
Art of National Geographic Visual Art X X X X Art of the Story Visual Art X X X X
Bach in Time Music X Basil Twist’s Petrushka Theater X
Bill’s Buddies Theater X Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo Humanities X X X X
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Come to Your Senses Visual Art X Debating Emancipation Humanities X X X X X Designing Textiles Tour Visual Art X X X X X
Dr. Dolittle Theater X X X X X Exploring the World Through Textiles Visual Art X X X X X
Filmfest DC For Kids Film X X X X Harlem Stride Theater X X X X X
Hear Art/ See Music Visual Art X X X X Join the Student Sit-In Theater X X X X
Living the Dream…Singing the Dream Music X X X Making of Architecture Visual Art X X X X
Many Faces of the American Revolution Humanities X X X Monkey See Monkey Do Opera X X X X X X
Monumental Brass: Science is Beautiful Music X X X Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Puppetry X
Narrative in Art Visual Art X X X The Nutcracker Dance X X X X
Ocean Soul Visual Art X X X Opera Lives! Opera X X X X X
Our American Stories Visual Art X X X X X X X X X X Patterns and Symmetry Visual Art X X X X X X
Peter and the Wolf Puppetry X Pinocchio Puppetry X
PreFesitval Screening at the Warner Theatre Film X X X X Rhythm: The Heart and Soul Music
Samurai:Warrior to Diplomat Humanities Seeing Shapes and Colors Visual Art X X X
Seeing Through Writing Tour Visual Art X X X Stepping with Step Afrika! Dance X X X X
The Nutcracker Puppetry X Understanding the Human Figure Visual Art X X X X
8th Grade Art of National Geographic Visual Art X X X X
Basil Twist’s Petrushka Theater X Bill’s Buddies Theater X
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo Humanities X X X X Debating Emancipation Humanities X X X X X Designing Textiles Tour Visual Art X X X X X
Exploring the World Through Textiles Visual Art X X X X X Filmfest DC For Kids Film X X X X
Harlem Stride Theater X X X X X Hear Art/ See Music Visual Art X X X X
The Heir Apparent Theater X Join the Student Sit-In Theater X X X X
Living the Dream…Singing the Dream Music X X X Making of Architecture Visual Art X X X X
Many Faces of the American Revolution Humanities X X X Monumental Brass: Science is Beautiful Music X X X
Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Puppetry X Narrative in Art Visual Art X X X The Nutcracker Dance X X X X
Ocean Soul Visual Art X X X Opera Lives! Opera X X X X X
Our American Stories Visual Art X X X X X X X X X X Patterns and Symmetry Visual Art X X X X X X
PreFesitval Screening at the Warner Theatre Film X X X X Rhythm: The Heart and Soul Music
Samurai:Warrior to Diplomat Humanities Seeing Shapes and Colors Visual Art X X X
The Servant of Two Masters Theater X Stepping with Step Afrika! Dance X X X X
The Two Gentleman of Verona Theater X 9th-12th Grades
Art of National Geographic Visual Art X X X X Basil Twist’s Petrushka Theater X Debating Emancipation Humanities X X X X X Designing Textiles Tour Visual Art X X X X X
Exploring the World Through Textiles Visual Art X X X X X The Heir Apparent Theater X
Join the Student Sit-In Theater X X X X Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Puppetry X
Ocean Soul Visual Art X X X Patterns and Symmetry Visual Art X X X X X X
PreFesitval Screening at the Warner Theatre Film X X X X Samurai:Warrior to Diplomat Humanities The Servant of Two Masters Theater X
Stepping with Step Afrika! Dance X X X X Student Playwrights Project Winning Plays Theater X X
The Two Gentleman of Verona Theater X
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ALADDIN’S LUCK Presented by: Imagination Stage The clever street urchin Aladdin falls for Princess Leilah when they meet at the bazaar. With the help of a magical genie he discovers in a dingy old lamp, Aladdin tries to impress Leilah by masquerading as a grand emir. To win her hand, however, Aladdin must learn to be himself. EVENT DATE: October 4, 5 and 6, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:45 a.m. (10/4), 10:10 a.m.
(10/5 and 10/6) LENGTH OF EVENT: 90 minutes (10/4) and 75 minutes
(10/5 and 10/6) EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, DIVERSITY.
IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY: ANANSEGRO: AFRICAN DRUMS, SONGS, STORIES AND GAMES. Presented by: Class Acts Arts Come join the “royal elders” and musicians of a typical West African village! Native Ghanaians Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew offer an exhilarating and memorable performance of traditional music, storytelling and dance. Through “call and response” songs, games and drum rhythms on authentic instruments, Anansegromma offers an engaging, first-hand exploration of West African cultural traditions. Students will be up and dancing with this lively duo in an unforgettable experience. Their varied programs address themes of cooperation, courage, hope, caring and sharing. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND DIVERSITY
IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY: BABA JAMAL KORAM: THE STORY MAN Presented by: Class Acts Arts Master storyteller Baba Jamal Koram brings storytelling alive with the history, humor, music and lore of African and African-American cultures. Blending contemporary and traditional storytelling techniques with drumming, call and response, wit and wisdom, his stories encourage youth to make intelligent choices and to improve their character. Baba Jamal’s programs include: Baby Griot’s Drumming Circle – drumming and stories for young children; African Stories in the Americas – folklore and mythology, Under the Griot’s Tree – lighthearted children’s stories. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND DIVERSITY
ARTS FOR EVERY STUDENT These events are offered by our member organizations throughout the DC metropolitan area (within 30 miles of Washington, DC). Registered schools may request up to 100 tickets by grade grouping to these events per school year. The DC Collaborative supports the cost of tickets and transportation to the events. Please refer to the AFES School Handbook for more information regarding how to register your school, program structure, and the process to request tickets for offered events.
DCPS Teachers: AFES events relate to the following strands in the TEACH domain of the Teaching and Learning Framework: Teach 3: Engage All Students in Learning Teach 4: Target Multiple Learning Styles Teach 7: Invest Students in Learning
ARTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRE-K-K Each school with PreK-K students may choose ONE arts opportunity to attend. Please only request the number of tickets needed. There is a limit of 100 tickets per school per grade grouping.
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BUTTERFLY PAVILION AND INSECT ZOO Presented by: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo help make science interactive and fun. The Butterfly Pavilion features more than 300 live tropical butterflies from around the world demonstrating co-evolution with plants. The Insect Zoo offers a showcase of arthropods with tarantula-feeding demonstrations and an opportunity to touch and hold live arthropods. EVENT DATE: October 12 and 26, 2011; November
9 and 23, 2011; December 7, 2011; January 4 and 18, 2012; February 1, 15 and 29, 2012; March 14 and 28, 2012; April 18, 2012; May 9 and 23, 2012; June 6, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: National Museum of Natural History
1145 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
CLASSICALLY DIFFERENT ADVENTURES Presented by: Washington Performing Arts Society Story-teller Arianna Ross blends the power of acrobatics, storytelling, and music to engage her audience in programs that entertain and enrich their knowledge of themselves and the world. Involved throughout the program, students leave wanting to read more folktales, tell more stories, and deepen their understanding of history. EVENT DATE: March 9, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: THEARC
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY: DINO ROCK: INTERACTIVE MUSICAL PUPPET THEATRE Presented by: Class Acts Arts Marvelous original music and colorful puppetry animate the world of science through a subject that ignites everyone’s imagination: dinosaurs! Award-winning artists Ingrid Crepeau and Michele Valeri present interactive programs children will long remember. The singing, dancing Junkyard Pirates puppets made from recycled materials sail the urban seas on the lookout for ways they can recycle, reuse and reduce as they confront the trash-hungry monster, Landfill. Dinosaur Babies playfully explores human and dinosaur babies’ similarities and environmental effects on dinosaur adaptability. Seven exceptional creatures in the Dinosaur Book of World Records inspire children to create their own record books and Mi Casa Es Su Casa introduces our Latin American neighbors through bilingual songs, Latin Rhythms and travel stories. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND DIVERSITY
DR. DOLITTLE Presented by: Imagination Stage Dr. Dolittle has abandoned his traditional medical practice in favor of feathered, furry, ferocious, and in some cases, fantastical beasts. He travels to Africa where he and his apprentice encounter bickering monkeys, elephants, lions and even the wicked pirate Bel Ali! Through his unconventional methods, Dr. Dolittle succeeds in bringing peace to all the warring creatures. EVENT DATE: November 23, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, MATH/SCIENCE
Photo Courtesy of Class Acts Arts
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“KATHA”- STORY-TIME WITH FOLK TALES OF INDIA Presented by: Gandhi Memorial Center Students will engage in the story-telling tradition of India through folk tales at the Gandhi Memorial Center. In addition to this interactive story-time, students will also learn about Indian culture and Mahatma Gandhi. EVENT DATE: December 9, 2011 EVENT TIME: 11 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Gandhi Memorial Center
4748 Western Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, PHILOSOPHY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY: LESOLE’S DANCE PROJECT: ZULU, GUMBOOT AND STREET DANCES FROM SOUTH AFRICA Presented by: Class Acts Arts Experience three exciting dance cultures from the tip of the African continent! Traditional Ndlamu dance gives a snapshot of the villages of Zulu’s clothing, customs and high-energy drumming. The moves and percussive sounds of Gumboot create a kind of “instant messaging” dance slapped out on gold miners’ rubber boots. Next, audience members are invited to learn Pantsula, an upbeat, urban dance whose style is similar to American hip-hop. Founder Lesole Maine blends his native South African roots with a modern approach which enhances active audience participation. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND DIVERSITY
LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE Presented by: Adventure Theatre Lilly loves all sorts of things. She loves school, she loves dressing up, she even grows to love her “stinky baby brother” Julius. In fact, Lilly loves everything! At least she loves everything most of the time. Even Lilly has some bad days, but when you have movie star sunglasses and a purple plastic purse, how bad can it be? EVENT DATE: October 4, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
LINCOLN’S HAT Presented by: President Lincoln’s Cottage President Lincoln would often jot down his ideas on paper scraps and store them in his stovepipe hat. In this interactive program, imitate Lincoln’s writing techniques and examine his ideas through a multimedia cottage tour, close reading of Abe Lincoln’s Hat, and a construction of stovepipe hats. EVENT DATE: September 12, 2011; October 31, 2011;
November 7, 2011; March 5, 2012; April 17, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: President Lincoln’s Cottage AFRH-W
1315 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, DC 20011
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS/LAW
LOOK, LISTEN, DISCOVER Presented by: Corcoran Gallery of Art What sound does the color red make? Can you move like a jagged line? Students explore the elements of art through sensory experiences and storytelling to discover new places, people, animals, and cultures. A related clay sculpture project in the Gallery’s workshop further enhances this interactive encounter with works of art. EVENT DATE: Variety of dates throughout school
year, contact DC Collaborative EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: 500 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006 CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE/URBAN STUDIES, TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA/FILM, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS, LAW, DIVERSITY, MATH/SCIENCE
IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE STORY AT A TIME Presented by: Class Acts Arts Master Storyteller Diane Macklin has an engaging, “dynamic” approach to delighting audiences of all ages. She artfully integrates her background in theater and education with a “vibrant moldable face,” lyrical voice and dancing hands. She embraces diverse cultures beyond the African and American traditions through audience participation. Her commitment to quality programming, education and arts integration in residencies, professional development trainings and workshops is strengthened by years as a formal classroom teacher. As a performer, teaching artist and orator, Diane believes in “Making a Difference, One Story at a Time.” CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND DIVERSITY
MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO Presented by: National Opera Guild of Northern Virginia Monkey See Monkey Do is a one-act opera by award- winning Texas born composer Roberto X. Rodriguez. It is based on the classic folk tale of the Hat Seller and the Monkeys. This is the Mexican version of the old folk tale. The libretto, in English and peppered with Spanish, is by Mary Duren. EVENT DATE: October 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Kenmore Middle School
1250 200 South Carlin Spring Road Arlington, VA
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
NSO KINDERKONZERT: MUSICAL OPPOSITES Presented by: The Kennedy Center In this new program, the Kennedy String Quartet— violinists Holly Hamilton and Jane Bowyer Stewart, violist James Deighan, cellist David Teie—demonstrates many types of musical contrasts, from the technical to the emotional. The four NSO musicians engage the audience as they explore simple musical building blocks such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow and musical opposites like arco and pizzicato. Then, playing excerpts by string quartet masters Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich, the quartet shows how composers use opposites to express a stunning variety of musical moods and emotions. The musical selections the quartet plays (as well as the instruments they play on!) range from centuries-old to brand-new. EVENT DATE: March 30, 2012 EVENT TIME: 12:30 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street Washington, DC 20566
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MULTICULTURAL STUDIES
P.NOKIO: A HIP-HOP MUSICAL Presented by: Imagination Stage G.Petto, a designer of computer games, discovers that his new character, P.Nokio, can escape the computer! Unfortunately, P.Nokio is tempted by The Way of Fun and lands in a tangle of lies. P.Nokio must wise up, keep it real and learn that words and truth are the mightiest weapons of all. EVENT DATE: February 1 and 2, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PATTERNS HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE Presented by: National Building Museum During this program, students learn about the importance of patterns in the buildings and world around them. Students have fun identifying shapes and patterns on a scavenger hunt of the Museum’s building and creating patterns using shapes, colors, tiles, crayons, and their own bodies. Three chaperones required per class. EVENT DATE: 3-5 dates will be offered each month
between October-February and May- June. Dates will be determined before August 1, 2011.
EVENT TIME: 12:30 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE/URBAN STUDIES, MATH/SCIENCE
PATTERNS & SHAPES IN QUILTS Presented by: DAR Museum Students explore patterns and shapes found in quilts while learning the basics of quilting. Then they get to create their own quilt pattern using shapes and colors of construction paper. EVENT DATE: October 13 and 27, 2011; November 3
and 17, 2011; December 1 and 15, 2011; January 12 and 26, 2012; February 9 and 23, 2012; March 8 and 22, 2012; April 12 and 26, 2012; May 10 and 24 2012; June 7, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: DAR Museum
1776 D Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
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PETER AND THE WOLF Presented by: The Puppet Co. This one-man production is based on the popular tale of good versus evil and includes an introduction to the instruments in the score that are used to signify each character. EVENT DATE: January 13 and 27, 2012; February 10
and 17, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 40 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PRE FESTIVAL SCREENING AT THEARC Presented by: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital The Environmental Film Festival will screen a carefully selected, age-appropriate environmental film for students at THEARC. Filmmakers, leading experts or guest artists will be invited to take questions and lead a discussion after the film. EVENT DATE: March 20, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MEDIA, FILM, MATH, SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT
RAPUNZEL Presented by: Imagination Stage Rapunzel is a typical teen girl with a comfortable, albeit boring, life. Excitement finds Rapunzel when Prince Brian stumbles upon her remote abode, and she realizes what she’s been missing! Brian dodges the evil witch to visit his new friend regularly, and the two plot an escape from the witch’s tower. EVENT DATE: April 11, 2012 and May 9, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
RAPUNZEL Presented by: The Puppet Co. The Puppet Co. uses the charm and simplicity of hand puppets to delight younger audiences as “Witch Wartsmith” goes to great lengths to keep Rapunzel out of the hands of a rather handsome prince. EVENT DATE: March 22 and 29, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY: RC DANCE DISCOVERY: FOLKDANCE JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD Presented by: Class Acts Arts Journey to six different continents and explore what makes dances unique to different people. Begin in South America with Viva Jujuy!, then travel to North America for a clogging lesson, After a journey to Europe to learn the Italian Tarantella and a French work dance, students join an Israeli children’s dance. Finally, an Australian jig and a Tahitian canoe dance conclude the journey. This performance involves student participation, Geography connection and related dance traditions around the globe. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND DIVERSITY
TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER Presented by: The Puppet Co. Tales of Beatrix Potter includes, “Two Bad Mice,” “Jeremy Fisher,” and “Jemima Puddle-Duck” – stories seen through the eyes of an English girl growing up at the beginning of the 20th Century. The tales seem to grow from her imagination. This show incorporates hand, rod, and shadow puppets. EVENT DATE: October 7, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE 3 BILLY GOATS GRUFF Presented by: The Puppet Co. A marionette romp in which three goats attempt to “trip- trap-tromp” to where the grass is greener. Three variety numbers precede the performance as an introduction to the Art of Puppetry. EVENT DATE: October 13, 20, 21 and 27, 2011;
November 3, 4, 10, 17 and 18, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 40 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE SNOWY DAY Presented by: Adventure Theatre Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first American picture book that featured an African-American child as the main character. The simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night is brought to life in the magical world premiere. Peter celebrates the snow-draped inner city with a day of adventures- experimenting with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day. EVENT DATE: January 24, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
STEPPING WITH STEP AFRIKA! Presented by: Step Afrika! This is a highly interactive 50-minute performance for students that highlights the rhythm, physicality and history of stepping and culminates in a group activity to get students on their feet. Ties between stepping and college life and academic achievement introduce the concepts of teamwork, discipline and commitment. Performers also incorporate world traditions demonstrated through the lively South African gumboot dance. EVENT DATE: TBA EVENT TIME: TBA LENGTH OF EVENT: 55 minutes EVENT LOCATION: TBA CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS Presented by: Discovery Theater Experience the fun of man’s first powered flight as Rainbow Puppet Productions presents The Wright Brothers. We follow the brothers as they write their chapter in American History. Learn how growing up as avid readers gave them faith in their own abilities. Watch them experiment and take to the skies. Lots of music and a variety of puppetry styles—hand, rod, and shadow—craft an inspirational story about hard work and determination. EVENT DATE: January 26, 2012 EVENT TIME: 12:30 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: National Air and Space Museum,
Independence Ave, SW B/W 4th and 7th Streets Washington, DC
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, MATH/SCIENCE
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Presented by: Adventure Theatre “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!” we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season from three-time Tony nominee and Oliver Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. EVENT DATE: December 6, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
WHAT DOES RED DO ON THURSDAY? Presented by: Imagination Stage Take part in an impromptu voyage of discovery, following a painter guided only by his inspiration. Children will be enthralled by the interplay of lines, shapes and colors while the stories emerge and fade during the painting process. EVENT DATE: November 8, 9 and 10, 2011 EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
WOLF TRAP INSTITUTE FIELD TRIP PERFORMANCE Presented by: Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts The Wolf Trap Institute’s Field Trip Performance, designed as a child’s first exposure to the performing arts, features commissioned performances incorporating puppetry, music, dance, and/or folk tales from diverse cultures while reinforcing necessary social and educational development—followed by an educational jazz session from the Wolf Trap Jazz Trio. EVENT DATE: April 13, 14 and 20, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: The Center for Education at Wolf Trap
1645 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
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ALADDIN’S LUCK Presented by: Imagination Stage The clever street urchin Aladdin falls for Princess Leilah when they meet at the bazaar. With the help of a magical genie he discovers in a dingy old lamp, Aladdin tries to impress Leilah by masquerading as a grand emir. To win her hand, however, Aladdin must learn to be himself. EVENT DATE: October 4, 5 and 6, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:45 a.m. (10/4), 10:10 a.m. (10/5 and 10/6) LENGTH OF EVENT: 90 minutes (10/4) and 75 minutes (10/5
and 10/6) EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
ART OF THE STORY: JACOB LAWRENCE’S THE MIGRATION SERIES Presented by: The Phillips Collection Focusing on Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, students explore how Lawrence used color and shape to tell the story of the Great Migration. Reading Uptown illustrates another example of storytelling through words and images. Students also make artistic choices through collage transforming paper shapes into patterns, people, places, and things. EVENT DATE: October 12 and 25, 2011; November 8
and 15, 2011; December 7 and 13, 2011; January 11 and 25, 2012; February 15, 2012; March 6, 2012; April 26, 2012; May 8, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS/LAW
BACH IN TIME Presented by: Washington Bach Consort Music from three centuries ago can be awesome, particularly when the composer himself, the young J.S. Bach, travels through time to teach, sing, and invite the audience to help him make music. This fun, interactive presentation targeting 2nd and 4th graders teaches solid musical basics, introduces musical instruments and provides follow-up classroom materials. EVENT DATE: October 12, 13, 18 and 19, 2011;
April 18, 19, 24 and 25, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 50 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Sitar Arts Center
1700 Kalorama Road, NW Washington, DC 20009
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
BUTTERFLY PAVILION AND INSECT ZOO Presented by: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo help make science interactive and fun. The Butterfly Pavilion features over 300 live tropical butterflies from around the world demonstrating co-evolution with plants. The Insect Zoo offers a showcase of arthropods with tarantula feeding demonstrations and an opportunity to touch and hold live arthropods. EVENT DATE: October 12 and 26, 2011; November
9 and 23, 2011; December 7, 2011; January 4 and 18, 2012; February 1, 15 and 29, 2012; March 14 and 28, 2012; April 18, 2012; May 9 and 23, 2012; June 6, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: National Museum of Natural History
1145 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
CITY BY DESIGN Presented by: National Building Museum Students become city planners as they design their own model city. Students consider the problems cities can have and offer solutions by planning their own community. They use their imaginations to design and construct model buildings for the city using colorful supplies and recycled materials. Four chaperones required per class. EVENT DATE: 3-5 dates will be offered each month
between October-February and May- June. Dates will be determined before August 1, 2011.
EVENT TIME: 12:30 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE/URBAN STUDIES, MATH/SCIENCE
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CLASSICALLY DIFFERENT ADVENTURES Presented by: Washington Performing Arts Society Story-teller Arianna Ross blends the power of acrobatics, storytelling, and music to engage her audience in programs that entertain and enrich their knowledge of themselves and the world. Involved throughout the program, students leave wanting to read more folktales, tell more stories, and deepen their understanding of History. EVENT DATE: March 9, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: THEARC,
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
DR. DOLITTLE Presented by: Imagination Stage Dr. Dolittle has abandoned his traditional medical practice in favor of feathered, furry, ferocious, and in some cases, fantastical beasts. He travels to Africa where he and his apprentice encounter bickering monkeys, elephants, lions and even the wicked pirate Bel Ali! Through his unconventional methods, Dr. Dolittle succeeds in bringing peace to all the warring creatures. EVENT DATE: November 23, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, MATH/SCIENCE
JUST A DREAM Presented by: Adventure Theatre Based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg, award-winning author of Jumanji and The Polar Express, this eco- friendly play uses puppets, live theatre, magical stage effects and sound-scape to create the tale of litterbug Walter and his Earth Day wake-up call! As Walter’s wacky dream helps him realize why it is important to protect the environment, students also learn what it takes to preserve the planet. EVENT DATE: March 17 and 18, 2012 EVENT TIME: 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Discovery Theater, Ripley Center,
Smithsonian, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
“KATHA”- STORY-TIME WITH FOLK TALES OF INDIA Presented by: Gandhi Memorial Center Students will engage in the story-telling tradition of India through folk tales at the Gandhi Memorial Center. In addition to this interactive story-time, students will also learn about Indian culture and Mahatma Gandhi. EVENT DATE: December 9, 2011 EVENT TIME: 11 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Gandhi Memorial Center
4748 Western Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, PHILOSOPHY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE Presented by: Adventure Theatre Lilly loves all sorts of things. She loves school, she loves dressing up and she even grows to love her “stinky baby brother” Julius. In fact, Lilly loves everything! At least she loves everything most of the time. Even Lilly has some bad days, but when you have movie star sunglasses and a purple plastic purse, how bad can it be? EVENT DATE: October 4, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
LINCOLN’S HAT Presented by: President Lincoln’s Cottage President Lincoln would often jot down his ideas on paper scraps and store them in his stovepipe hat. In this interactive program, imitate Lincoln’s writing techniques and examine his ideas through a multimedia cottage tour, close reading of Abe Lincoln’s Hat, and a construction of stovepipe hats. EVENT DATE: September 12, 2011; October 31, 2011;
November 7, 2011; March 5, 2012; April 17, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: President Lincoln’s Cottage AFRH-W
1315 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, DC 20011
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS/LAW
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LOOK, LISTEN, DISCOVER Presented by: Corcoran Gallery of Art What sound does the color red make? Can you move like a jagged line? Students explore the elements of art through sensory experiences and storytelling to discover new places, people, animals, and cultures. A related clay sculpture project in the Gallery’s workshop further enhances this interactive encounter with works of art. EVENT DATE: Variety of dates throughout school
year, contact DC Collaborative EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE/URBAN STUDIES, TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA/FILM, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS, LAW, DIVERSITY, MATH/SCIENCE
MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO Presented by: National Opera Guild of Northern Virginia Monkey See Monkey Do is a one-act opera by award- winning Texas born composer Roberto X. Rodriguez. It is based on the classic folk tale of the Hat Seller and the Monkeys. This is the Mexican version of the old folk tale. The libretto, written by Mary Duren is in English and peppered with Spanish. EVENT DATE: October 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Kenmore Middle School
1250 200 South Carlin Spring Road Arlington, VA
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
MOZART’S “THE MAGIC FLUTE” Presented by: The Puppet Co. With Mozart’s beautiful music, dazzling special effects and exquisite animal marionettes, this elaborate production serves as a great introduction to opera. EVENT DATE: February 23 and 24, 2012; March 1, 2, 8
and 9, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 50 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
NSO KINDERKONZERT: MUSICAL OPPOSITES Presented by: Kennedy Center In this new program, the Kennedy String Quartet—violinists Holly Hamilton and Jane Bowyer Stewart, violist James Deighan, cellist David Teie—demonstrates many types of musical contrasts, from the technical to the emotional. The four NSO musicians engage the audience as they explore simple musical building blocks such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow and musical opposites like arco and pizzicato. Then, playing excerpts by string quartet masters Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich, the quartet shows how composers use opposites to express a stunning variety of musical moods and emotions. The musical selections the quartet plays (as well as the instruments they play on!) range from centuries-old to brand-new. EVENT DATE: March 30, 2012 EVENT TIME: 12:30 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street Washington, DC 20566
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MULTICULTURAL STUDIES
THE NUTCRACKER Presented by: The Puppet Co. An annual holiday treat with larger-than-life costume, characters and marionettes. This family favorite was Helen Hayes Awards Nominated in 2010 in the category of “Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences.” EVENT DATE: December 1, 8, 9, 19 and 20, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 50 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE NUTCRACKER Presented by: The Washington Ballet An instant classic when it premiered six years ago, Septime Weber’s The Nutcracker is a thrilling tribute to our nation’s capital starring George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker and England’s King George III as the villainous Rat King. Complete with dazzling costumes and sets dripping with cherry blossoms, this fresh take on a timeless ballet has become Washington, DC’s newest holiday tradition. EVENT DATE: December 7, 2011 EVENT TIME: 11:00 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: The Warner Theatre 513 13th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004 CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
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P.NOKIO: A HIP-HOP MUSICAL Presented by: Imagination Stage G.Petto, a designer of computer games, discovers that his new character, P.Nokio, can escape the computer! Unfortunately, P.Nokio is tempted by The Way of Fun and lands in a tangle of lies. P.Nokio must wise up, keep it real and learn that words and truth are the mightiest weapons of all. EVENT DATE: February 1 and 2, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PATTERNS HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE Presented by: National Building Museum During this program, students learn about the importance of patterns in the buildings and world around them. Students have fun identifying shapes and patterns on a scavenger hunt of the Museum’s building and creating patterns using shapes, colors, tiles, crayons, and their own bodies. Three chaperones required per class. EVENT DATE: 3-5 dates will be offered each month
between October-February and May- June. Dates will be determined before August 1, 2011.
EVENT TIME: 12:30 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE/URBAN STUDIES, MATH/SCIENCE
PATTERNS & SHAPES IN QUILTS Presented by: DAR Museum Students explore patterns and shapes found in quilts while learning the basics of quilting. Then they get to create their own quilt pattern of shapes and colors using construction paper. EVENT DATE: October 13 and 27, 2011; November 3
and 17, 2011; December 1 and 15, 2011; January 12 and 26, 2012; February 9 and 23, 2012; March 8 and 22, 2012; April 12 and 26, 2012; May 10 and 24, 2012; June 7, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: DAR Museum 1776
D Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PETER AND THE WOLF Presented by: The Puppet Co. This one-man production is based on the popular tale of good versus evil and includes an introduction to the instruments in the score that are used to signify each character. EVENT DATE: January 13 and 27, 2012;
February 10 and 17, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 40 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PINOCCHIO Presented by: The Puppet Co. Rod puppets tell Carlo Collodi’s story of what it means to be “real.” The little wooden boy goes on one adventure after another, discovering that the easy way isn’t always the right way. EVENT DATE: April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2012;
May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PRE-FESTIVAL SCREENING AT THEARC Presented by: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital The Environmental Film Festival will screen a carefully selected, age-appropriate environmental film for students at THEARC. Filmmakers, leading experts or guest artists will be invited to take questions and lead a discussion after the film. EVENT DATE: March 20, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MEDIA, FILM, MATH, SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT
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RAPUNZEL Presented by: Imagination Stage Rapunzel is a typical teen girl with a comfortable, albeit boring, life. Excitement finds Rapunzel when Prince Brian stumbles upon her remote abode, and she realizes what she’s been missing! Brian dodges the evil witch to visit his new friend regularly, and the two plot an escape from the witch’s tower. EVENT DATE: April 11, 2012 and May 9, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
RAPUNZEL Presented by: The Puppet Co. The Puppet Co. uses the charm and simplicity of hand puppets to delight younger audiences as “Witch Wartsmith” goes to great lengths to keep Rapunzel out of the hands of a rather handsome prince. EVENT DATE: March 22 and 29, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER Presented by: The Puppet Co. Tales of Beatrix Potter includes, “Two Bad Mice,” “Jeremy Fisher,” and “Jemima Puddle-Duck” – stories seen through the eyes of an English girl growing up at the beginning of the 20th Century. The tales seem to grow from her imagination. This show incorporates hand, rod, and shadow puppets. EVENT DATE: October 7, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE 3 BILLY GOATS GRUFF Presented by: The Puppet Co. A marionette romp in which three goats attempt to “trip- trap-tromp” to where the grass is greener. Three variety numbers precede the performance as an introduction to the Art of Puppetry. EVENT DATE: October 13, 20, 21 and 27, 2011;
November 3, 4, 10, 17 and 18, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 40 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE SNOWY DAY Presented by: Adventure Theatre Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first American picture book that featured an African-American child as the main character. The simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night is brought to life in the magical world premiere. Peter celebrates the snow-draped inner city with a day of adventures- experimenting with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day. EVENT DATE: January 24, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
STEPPING WITH STEP AFRIKA! Presented by: Step Afrika! This is a highly interactive 50-minute performance for students that highlights the rhythm, physicality and history of stepping and culminates in a group activity to get students on their feet. Ties between stepping and college life and academic achievement introduce the concepts of teamwork, discipline and commitment. Performers also incorporate world traditions demonstrated through the lively South African gumboot dance. EVENT DATE: TBA EVENT TIME: TBA LENGTH OF EVENT: 55 minutes EVENT LOCATION: TBA CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Presented by: Adventure Theatre “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!” we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season from three-time Tony nominee and Oliver Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. EVENT DATE: December 6, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
ALADDIN’S LUCK Presented by: Imagination Stage The clever street urchin Aladdin falls for Princess Leilah when they meet at the bazaar. With the help of a magical genie he discovers in a dingy old lamp, Aladdin tries to impress Leilah by masquerading as a grand emir. To win her hand, however, Aladdin must learn to be himself. EVENT DATE: October 4, 5 and 6, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:45 a.m. (10/4), 10:10 a.m.
(10/5 and 10/6) LENGTH OF EVENT: 90 minutes (10/4) and 75 minutes
(10/5 and 10/6) EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
ART OF THE STORY: JACOB LAWRENCE’S THE MIGRATION SERIES Presented by: The Phillips Collection Focusing on Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, students explore how Lawrence used color and shape to tell the story of the Great Migration. Reading Uptown illustrates another example of storytelling through words and images. Students also make artistic choices through collage, transforming paper shapes into patterns, people, places, and things. EVENT DATE: October 12 and 25, 2011; November 8
and 15, 2011; December 7 and 13, 2011; January 11 and 25, 2012; February 15, 2012; March 6, 2012; April 26, 2012; May 8, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS/LAW
BACH IN TIME Presented by: Washington Bach Consort Music from three centuries ago can be awesome, particularly when the composer himself, the young J.S. Bach, travels through time to teach, sing, and invite the audience to help him make music. This fun, interactive presentation targeting 2nd and 4th graders teaches solid musical basics, introduces musical instruments and provides follow-up classroom materials. EVENT DATE: October 12, 13, 18 and 19, 2011;
April 18, 19, 24 and 25, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 50 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Sitar Arts Center
1700 Kalorama Road NW Washington, DC 20009
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
BASIL TWIST’S PETRUSHKA Presented by: Shakespeare Theatre Company Petrushka tells a tragic love story, set among three puppets at a Russian carnival. Petrushka, the clown, falls in love with the winsome Ballerina at first sight. The conniving and rich Moor loves the Ballerina as well, and seduces her with beautiful things. She rejects the earnest advances of Petrushka, who, upset and lonely, confronts the Moor. Have these puppets come to life, or are they merely playing out a story being told? Reality and magic are woven together with the deft hand of Basil Twist, against the backdrop of Stravinsky’s classic and moving score. EVENT DATE: March 16, 20, 21 and 22, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
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BILL’S BUDDIES Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library Bill’s Buddies, the Folger Shakespeare Library’s educational acting troupe, have been sharing Shakespeare and the Folger’s performance-based teaching philosophy for more than 25 years. Everyone gets to speak, to act, to play, as students connect the power of Shakespeare’s language and imagery with their own imagination and experience. EVENT DATE: Wednesday October 26, 2011 and
Wednesday February 15, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
BUTTERFLY PAVILION AND INSECT ZOO Presented by: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo help make science interactive and fun. The Butterfly Pavilion features more than 300 live tropical butterflies from around the world demonstrating co-evolution with plants. The Insect Zoo offers a showcase of arthropods with tarantula-feeding demonstrations and an opportunity to touch and hold live arthropods. EVENT DATE: October 12 and 26, 2011; November
9 and 23, 2011; December 7, 2011; January 4 and 18, 2012; February 1, 15 and 29, 2012; March 14 and 28, 2012; April 18, 2012; May 9 and 23, 2012; June 6, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: National Museum of Natural History
1145 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
CITY BY DESIGN Presented by: National Building Museum Students become city planners as they design their own model city. Students consider the problems cities can have and offer solutions by planning their own community. They use their imaginations to design and construct model buildings for the city using colorful supplies and recycled materials. Four chaperones required per class. EVENT DATE: 3-5 dates will be offered each month
between October-February and May- June. Dates will be determined before August 1, 2011.
EVENT TIME: 12:30 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, ARCHITECTURE/URBAN STUDIES, MATH/SCIENCE
DANCE FORMS OF INDIA Presented by: Gandhi Memorial Center Students will explore the expression, movement, and storytelling aspects of Indian classical dance with a local artist at the Gandhi Memorial Center. Students will learn about aspects of Indian culture and Mahatma Gandhi. EVENT DATE: February 10, 2012 EVENT TIME: 11 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Gandhi Memorial Center
4748 Western Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, PHILOSOPHY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
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Photo Courtesy of the National Building Museum
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DR. DOLITTLE Presented by: Imagination Stage Dr. Dolittle has abandoned his traditional medical practice in favor of feathered, furry, ferocious, and in some cases, fantastical beasts. He travels to Africa where he and his apprentice encounter bickering monkeys, elephants, lions and even the wicked pirate Bel Ali! Through his unconventional methods, Dr. Dolittle succeeds in bringing peace to all the warring creatures. EVENT DATE: November 23, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, MATH/SCIENCE
INDIA: A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE Presented by: Gandhi Memorial Center Students will enjoy an introduction to the world of Indian Classical Music with a local artist at the Gandhi Memorial Center. In addition to this interactive demonstration of music from India, students will also learn about Indian culture and Mahatma Gandhi. EVENT DATE: November 18, 2011 EVENT TIME: 11 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Gandhi Memorial Center
4748 Western Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, PHILOSOPHY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
JUST A DREAM Presented by: Adventure Theatre Based on a book by Chris Van Allsburg, award-winning author of Jumanji and The Polar Express, this eco- friendly play uses puppets, live theatre, magical stage effects and sound-scape to create the tale of litterbug Walter and his Earth Day wake-up call! As Walter’s wacky dream helps him realize why it is important to protect the environment, students also learn what it takes to preserve the planet. EVENT DATE: March 17 and 18, 2012 EVENT TIME: 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Discovery Theatre, Ripley Center,
Smithsonian, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
LET’S READ ABOUT AFRICA Presented by: National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution Africa is full of exciting stories. Facilitated by acclaimed storyteller Diane Macklin, stories incorporate important themes such as fairness, honesty, kindness, and overcoming obstacles. Themes of diversity and commonality are at the heart of all our stories. Students receive a Passport for our Africa Book Club (ABC). EVENT DATE: November 4, 2011; December 2, 2011;
January 6, 2012; February 3 and 17, 2012; March 2, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20013
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE Presented by: Adventure Theatre Lilly loves all sorts of things. She loves school, she loves dressing up and even grows to love her “stinky baby brother” Julius. In fact, Lilly loves everything! At least she loves everything most of the time. Even Lilly has some bad days, but when you have movie star sunglasses and a purple plastic purse, how bad can it be? EVENT DATE: October 4, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
LINCOLN’S HAT Presented by: President Lincoln’s Cottage President Lincoln would often jot down his ideas on paper scraps and store them in his stovepipe hat. In this interactive program, imitate Lincoln’s writing techniques and examine his ideas through a multimedia cottage tour, close reading of Abe Lincoln’s Hat and a construction of stovepipe hats. EVENT DATE: September 12, 2011; October 31, 2011;
November 7, 2011; March 5, 2012; April 17, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: President Lincoln’s Cottage AFRH-W
1315 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, DC 20011
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS/LAW
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LIVING THE DREAM...SINGING THE DREAM Presented by: The Choral Arts Society of Washington Honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorate his ideals of non-violence and racial equality, and kick-off Black History Month with this student-friendly version of our popular community event. Sing and clap along with traditional spiritual and gospel selections of the Civil Rights Era performed by a host of dynamic area musicians. EVENT DATE: January 26, 2012 EVENT TIME: 11 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO Presented by: National Opera Guild of Northern Virginia Monkey See Monkey Do is a one-act opera by award- winning Texas born composer Roberto X. Rodriguez. It is based on the classic folk tale of the Hat Seller and the Monkeys. This is the Mexican version of the old folk tale. The libretto, written by Mary Duren is in English and peppered with Spanish. EVENT DATE: October 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Kenmore Middle School
1250 200 South Carlin Spring Road Arlington, VA
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
MOZART’S “THE MAGIC FLUTE” Presented by: The Puppet Co. With Mozart’s beautiful music, dazzling special effects and exquisite animal marionettes, this elaborate production serves as a great introduction to opera. EVENT DATE: February 23 and 24, 2012;
March 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 50 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE NUTCRACKER Presented by: The Puppet Co. An annual holiday treat with larger-than-life costumes, characters and marionettes. This family favorite was Helen Hayes Awards Nominated in 2010 in the category of “Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences.” EVENT DATE: December 1, 8, 9, 19 and 20, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 50 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE NUTCRACKER Presented by: The Washington Ballet An instant classic when it premiered six years ago, Septime Weber’s The Nutcracker is a thrilling tribute to our nation’s capital starring George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker and England’s King George III as the villainous Rat King. Complete with dazzling costumes and sets dripping with cherry blossoms, this fresh take on a timeless ballet has become Washington, DC’s newest holiday tradition. EVENT DATE: December 7, 2011 EVENT TIME: 11:00 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: The Warner Theatre
513 13th St. NW Washington, DC 20004
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
OPERA LIVES! Presented by: Washington Performing Arts Society Glorious music and period costume combine as soprano Karin Paludan brings three of opera’s beloved leading ladies to life. Students take part in this beautiful, dramatic, and accessible art form through vocal warm- ups, on-stage and audience participation, storytelling, and guided imagery. Students learn first-hand how and why opera’s stories are told and why opera is one of the world’s most riveting and emotionally powerful art forms. EVENT DATE: November 10, 2011 EVENT TIME: 1 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: THEARC
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
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P.NOKIO: A HIP-HOP MUSICAL Presented by: Imagination Stage G.Petto, a designer of computer games, discovers that his new character, P.Nokio, can escape the computer! Unfortunately, P.Nokio is tempted by The Way of Fun and lands in a tangle of lies. P.Nokio must wise up, keep it real and learn that words and truth are the mightiest weapons of all. EVENT DATE: February 1 and 2, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PATTERNS AND SYMMETRY Presented by: The Textile Museum In the galleries, students discover border and interlaces patterns, symmetrical and asymmetrical designs and more. Inspired by Kuba weavings and other textiles, participants create patterns that are beautiful intersections of art and mathematics. EVENT DATE: October 21, 2011 and May 25, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: 2320 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008 CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, MATH AND DIVERSITY
PETER AND THE WOLF Presented by: The Puppet Co. This one-man production is based on the popular tale of good versus evil and includes an introduction to the instruments in the score that are used to signify each character. EVENT DATE: January 13 and 27, 2012;
February 10 and 17, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 40 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PINOCCHIO Presented by: The Puppet Co. Rod puppets tell Carlo Collodi’s story of what it means to be “real.” The little wooden boy goes on one adventure after another, discovering that the easy way isn’t always the right way. EVENT DATE: April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2012;
May 4,11, 18 and 25, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
PRE FESTIVAL SCREENING AT THEARC Presented by: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital The Environmental Film Festival will screen a carefully selected, age-appropriate environmental film for students at THEARC. Filmmakers, leading experts or guest artists will be invited to take questions and lead a discussion after the film. EVENT DATE: March 20, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 2 hours EVENT LOCATION: THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MEDIA, FILM, MATH, SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT
SOUNDS OF AFRICA Presented by: National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution Award-winning Ugandan musician and educator, Daniel Ssuuna, leads an interactive program introducing the distinct sounds, dynamic beats, and poly-rhythms of African music and its instruments. Musical sounds, patterns, repetitions, and rhythms are demonstrated with a lively student group performance on a variety of musical instruments as the finale! EVENT DATE: October 28, 2011; November 25, 2011;
December 9, 2011; January 13, 2012; February 10, 2012; February 24, 2012; March 9, 2012; April 13, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1.5 hours EVENT LOCATION: National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20013
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY, MATH/SCIENCE
RAPUNZEL Presented by: Imagination stage Rapunzel is a typical teen girl with a comfortable, albeit boring, life. Excitement finds Rapunzel when Prince Brian stumbles upon her remote abode, and she realizes what she’s been missing! Brian dodges the evil witch to visit his new friend regularly, and the two plot an escape from the witch’s tower. EVENT DATE: April 11, 2012 and May 9, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH/SCIENCE
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RAPUNZEL Presented by: The Puppet Co. The Puppet Co. uses the charm and simplicity of hand puppets to delight younger audiences as “Witch Wartsmith” goes to great lengths to keep Rapunzel out of the hands of a rather handsome prince. EVENT DATE: March 22 and 29, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
RHYTHM: THE HEART AND SOUL OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC Presented by: The Choral Arts Society of Washington This one-hour, interactive student concert features traditional folk songs from Latin America and focuses on the rhythmic patterns found throughout Latin American music. Students will learn rhythms and perform along with on-stage musicians during this special event. EVENT DATE: October 27, 2011 EVENT TIME: 11 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
STEPPING WITH STEP AFRIKA! Presented by: Step Afrika! This is a highly interactive 50-minute performance for students that highlights the rhythm, physicality and history of stepping and culminates in a group activity to get students on their feet. Ties between stepping and college life and academic achievement introduce the concepts of teamwork, discipline and commitment. Performers also incorporate world traditions demonstrated through the lively South African gumboot dance. EVENT DATE: TBA EVENT TIME: TBA LENGTH OF EVENT: 55 minutes EVENT LOCATION: TBA CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, DIVERSITY
TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER Presented by: The Puppet Co. Tales of Beatrix Potter includes, “Two Bad Mice,” “Jeremy Fisher,” and “Jemima Puddle-Duck” – stories seen through the eyes of an English girl growing up at the beginning of the 20th Century. The tales seem to grow from her imagination. This show incorporates hand, rod, and shadow puppets. EVENT DATE: October 7, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 45 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
THE 3 BILLY GOATS GRUFF Presented by: The Puppet Co. A marionette romp in which three goats attempt to “trip- trap-tromp” to where the grass is greener. Three variety numbers precede the performance as an introduction to the Art of Puppetry. EVENT DATE: October 13, 20, 21 and 27, 2011;
November 3, 4, 10, 17 and 18, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10 and 11:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 40 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Presented by: Adventure Theatre “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!” we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season from three-time Tony nominee and Oliver Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. EVENT DATE: December 6, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
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ALADDIN’S LUCK Presented by: Imagination Stage The clever street urchin Aladdin falls for Princess Leilah when they meet at the bazaar. With the help of a magical genie he discovers in a dingy old lamp, Aladdin tries to impress Leilah by masquerading as a grand emir. To win her hand, however, Aladdin must learn to be himself. EVENT DATE: October 4, 5 and 6, 2011 EVENT TIME: 10:45 a.m. (10/4), 10:10 a.m.
(10/5 and 10/6) LENGTH OF EVENT: 90 minutes (10/4) and 75 minutes
(10/5 and 10/6) EVENT LOCATION: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
ART OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Presented by: National Geographic Museum While famous for its use of photography, National Geographic also has an extensive art collection in other media. This exhibition includes original paintings, sketches, clay models, digital animations, and hands-on activities investigating the blend of aesthetics and accuracy sought by National Geographic artists. EVENT DATE: September 20, 2011 – February 12,
2012 EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 1 hour EVENT LOCATION: National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, MEDIA/FILM, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
ART OF THE STORY: JACOB LAWRENCE’S THE MIGRATION SERIES Presented by: The Phillips Collection Focusing on Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, students explore how Lawrence used color and shape to tell the story of the Great Migration. Reading Uptown illustrates another example of storytelling through words and images. Students also make artistic choices through collage transforming paper shapes into patterns, people, places, and things. EVENT DATE: October 12 and 25, 2011; November 8
and 15, 2011; December 7 and 13, 2011; January 11 and 25, 2012; February 15, 2012; March 6, 2012; April 26, 2012; May 8, 2012
EVENT TIME: 10 a.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 75 minutes EVENT LOCATION: The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS/LAW
BACH IN TIME Presented by: Washington Bach Consort Music from three centuries ago can be awesome, particularly when the composer himself, the young J.S. Bach, travels through time to teach, sing, and invite the audience to help him make music. This fun, interactive presentation targeting 2nd and 4th graders teaches solid musical basics, introduces musical instruments and provides follow-up classroom materials. EVENT DATE: October 12, 13, 18 and 19, 2011; April
18, 19, 24 and 25, 2012 EVENT TIME: 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. LENGTH OF EVENT: 50 minutes EVENT LOCATION: Sitar Arts Center
1700 Kalorama Road, NW Washington, DC 20009
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LANGUAGE ARTS
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BASIL TWIST’S PETRUSHKA Presented by: Shakespeare Theatre Company Petrushka tells a tragic love story set among three puppets at a Russian carnival. Petrushka, the clown, falls in love with the winsome Ballerina at first sight. The conniving and rich Moor loves the Ballerina as well, and seduces her with beautiful things. She rejects the earnest advances of Petrushka, who, upset and lonely, confronts the Moor. Have these puppets come to life, or are they merely playing out a story being told? Reality and magic are woven together with the deft hand of Basil Twist, against the backdrop of Stravinsky’s classic and moving score. EVENT DATE: March 16, 20, 21 and 22, 2012