Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events and Performances

 
Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Friday, September 22, 11 am
Platinum Live: Tribute to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding

Platinum Live: Tribute to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding Platinum Live: Tribute to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding
You’ll be transported back to one the great eras of soul and R&B when you hear the hit songs of musical giants Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Otis Redding’s hits such as “Try a Little Tenderness,” and “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” remain indelibly woven into the fabric of the 60s, and Sam Cooke’s singable, danceable songs had everyone “Twistin’ the Night Away.” “You Send Me,” “Chain Gang,” and more will have you recalling the “Wonderful World” of these two iconic singers.
Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better


Saturday, September 23, 2 pm
Capoeira Angola with Skher Brown & The Dancing Warriors

Capoeira Angola with Skher Brown & The Dancing Warriors The whole family will be dazzled by the spins, kicks, flips and live music of this unusual art form, which has its origins in Central Africa but evolved in Brazil. Learn a few words if Brazilian Portuguese as you join the call-and-response songs and stories, and go onstage to participate in the movement and drumming of this high-energy and interactive presentation.
Tickets: $5/person


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:00 -11 a.m.
Hand Dance: the Dance of Our City

Hand Dance: the Dance of Our City Bring back the dances and music of the 50’s and 60’s with the National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you do not need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping and swaying to the beat.

For seniors 60 and better only, this session is as free demonstration for Active Aging Week. Space is limited, advance reservation is recommended. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Wednesday, September 27, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Soul Line Dancing

Soul Line Dancing is fun for everyone! This is not just the Cupid Shuffle or the Electric Slide, Soul Line Dance will show you how to put some style & rhythm into your dance moves. Take one class or take them all, no experience or partner is needed and the classes are Senior Friendly. For seniors 60 and better only, this session is a free demonstration for Active Aging Week.
Space is limited, advance reservation is recommended. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com



Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, September 28, 9:30 am & 11:15 am
1, 2, 3 Andrès

1, 2, 3 Andrès “A rockstar for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine, Andrés Salguero, better known as 123 Andrés, is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the U.S. and Latin America. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Andrés brings to audiences joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism and a high-energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English.
Recommended for grades Pre-K–3
Tickets: $5/person


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Friday, September, 29, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Gentle Yoga for Beginners

Gentle Yoga for Beginners
Learn why millions of people of all ages are enjoying the benefits of yoga. Calm your mind, stretch your muscles, improve your balance and feel better when you join this class specially designed for seniors who are new to yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and water. For seniors 60 and better only, free for Active Aging Week. Space is limited, advance reservation is recommended. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com



Weekend Performance
Saturday, September 30, 8 pm
Monk on Monk: A Centennial Celebration of Thelonious Monk

Monk on Monk: A Centennial Celebration of Thelonious Monk Celebrate the 100th birthday of jazz icon Thelonious Monk with his son T.S. Monk, who carries on his father’s legacy in a memorable performance that includes newly discovered compositions as well as the celebrated pieces that made his father a legend. An illustrious jazz musician in his own right, T.S. Monk along with his ensemble pays tribute to the man called the “High Priest of Bebop” and “Father of Modern Jazz” in a performance of tremendous, swinging, eternal jazz.
Tickets: $35/person; $30/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Soul Line Dancing Drop-In Class

Soul Line Dancing is fun for everyone! This is not just the Cupid Shuffle or the Electric Slide, Soul Line Dance will show you how to put some style & rhythm into your dance moves. Take one class or take them all, no experience or partner is needed and the classes are Senior Friendly. For seniors 60 and better only. Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com

$5/person



Saturday, October 7, 2:00 pm
The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts

The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry with marionettes that are astounding in the range of emotion they convey. In “Simple Gifts,” everyday episodes are transformed into humorous and sensitive stories that all ages will enjoy.
Tickets: $5/person
Photo by Stuart Dahne Photography

Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, October 10, 10:15 a.m. & 12 noon
Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour: African Roots/Latino Soul

Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour: African Roots/Latino SoulThis vibrant play explores what it means to be Latino, African-American, and proud, growing up in the heart of the American melting pot. How many cultures can we be? Why not all of them? Celia Cruz, mama’s kitchen, and a crowded subway make for lots of laughs and surprises. Written with the Young Playwrights' Theater, Latino Soul is a look into the triumphs of today’s multicultural kids.
Recommended for Grades 1-2
Curriculum Connections: Character Education, Language Arts, Social Studies, World Cultures, World Languages
Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Soul Line Dancing Drop-In Class

Soul Line Dancing is fun for everyone! This is not just the Cupid Shuffle or the Electric Slide, Soul Line Dance will show you how to put some style & rhythm into your dance moves. Take one class or take them all, no experience or partner is needed and the classes are Senior Friendly. Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com

$5/person. For seniors 60 and better only.

Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, October 12, 9:30 am & 11:15 am
The Great Zucchini

The Great ZucchiniTots love this hilarious, interactive entertainer who keeps them mesmerized with magic tricks, jokes, and games. He has performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll, The Vice President’s House, embassies, and many D.C. area festivals and schools to thousands of tots who can’t stop laughing when he’s on stage.
Recommended for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten.
Tickets: $5/person
Photo by Susan Kang


Weekend Performance
Saturday, October 14, 8 pm
¡Azúcar al rojo! A Celebration of Latin Dance

¡Azúcar al rojo! A Celebration of Latin Dance

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an extravaganza of Latin American dance. This mesmerizing showcase of music and movement features professional dancers from Mexico, Bolivia, and throughout the Latin world, whose swirling skirts, tapping boots, and pulsating beats transform the Playhouse stage into a festival.
Tickets: $15/person


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Monday, October 16, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Hand Dance – Drop-In Class

Hand Dance – Drop-In ClassBring back the dances and music of the 50’s and 60’s with the National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you do not need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping and swaying to the beat. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com
Tickets: $5/person (For seniors 60 and better only)

Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, October 17, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Maximus Mars

Maximus Mars  Maximus Mars has crash-landed on a foreign planet and must work to stop the bullying residents from destroying his ship. When he begins receiving messages on his communication device, he turns to the audience who helps him put an end to the cyber-bullying.
Recommended for grades 3-5
Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bullying, Character Education, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing)
Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Soul Line Dancing - Drop-In Class

Soul Line Dancing is fun for everyone! This is not just the Cupid Shuffle or the Electric Slide, Soul Line Dance will show you how to put some style & rhythm into your dance moves. Take one class or take them all, no experience or partner is needed and the classes are Senior Friendly. For seniors 60 and better only. Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com

$5/person

Weekend Performance
Saturday, October 21, 8 pm
Heatwave

Heatwave Heatwave remains one of the most beloved groups of the 70s. Heatwave is an international funk/disco band and is best known for its successful songs "Boogie Nights", "Always and Forever", and "The Groove Line". Heatwave is still bringing the heat and they are still a welcome sound to hear. So break out your bellbottoms, put on your platforms, and get ready to dance all night.
Tickets: $35/person; $30/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Monday, October 23, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Hand Dance – Drop-In Class

Bring back the dances and music of the 50’s and 60’s with the National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you do not need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping and swaying to the beat. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com
Tickets: $5/person (For seniors 60 and better only)

Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Tuesday, October 24, 11 am
Platinum Live: Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience

Platinum Live: Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience Relive the greatest hits of the Godfather of Soul with his legendary drummer and band leader, Mousy Thompson. You’ll feel good (like you know you should) in this celebration of soul, rhythm and pride.
Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Soul Line Dancing - Drop-In Class

Soul Line Dancing is fun for everyone! This is not just the Cupid Shuffle or the Electric Slide, Soul Line Dance will show you how to put some style & rhythm into your dance moves. Take one class or take them all, no experience or partner is needed and the classes are Senior Friendly. For seniors 60 and better only. Space is limited, advance reservation/purchase is recommended. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com

$5/person

Weekend Performance
Friday, October 27, 10:30 am & 7:30 pm
Sprout Film Festival

Sprout Film Festival Experience the films that celebrate difference and create transformational experiences for both the filmmakers and the audience. Though the movies take different forms – documentaries, features, short films, music videos – all light the spark of greater understanding and acceptance by presenting work by and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Tickets: Free


Saturday, October 28, 2 pm
Kids’ Euro Fest

Kids’ Euro Fest Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more... and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States!
Tickets: Free


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Monday, October 30, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Hand Dance – Drop-In Class

Bring back the dances and music of the 50’s and 60’s with the National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you do not need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping and swaying to the beat. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com
Tickets: $5/person (For seniors 60 and better only)

Midweek Matinee
Wednesday, November 1, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Garry Krinsky: Toying with Science

Garry Krinsky: Toying with Science   Circus tricks, mime, original music, and audience involvement are all part of this exciting exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums, and simple machines brought to life with original, up-beat songs and science-based toys.
Rec Curriculum Connections: Science, Mathematics, Engineering
Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more
Recommended for grades 3-5


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Friday, November 3, 11 am
Platinum Live: Philadanco!

Platinum Live: Philadanco! The elegant dancers of this acclaimed company perform engaging dance pieces in a one-hour program specially designed for seniors.
Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better


Weekend Performance
Friday, November 3, 8 pm
Philadanco!

Philadanco! Dynamic, diverse, and dazzling, Philadanco! Electrifies audiences all over the world with its captivating choreography and superbly trained dancers. Founded in 1970, the company is renowned for creating thought-provoking dance pieces that reflect a range of modern dance styles and evoke present-day events, performed with exhilarating vitality.
Tickets: $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Photo by Julieanne Harris



Saturday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Master Class with Philadanco! - Modern Dance

Master Class with Philadanco! - Modern Dance Dancers and dance students (intermediate level and above) won’t want to miss the chance to learn from a professional member of the renowned company Philadanco! Modern dance technique, choreography and combinations are all part of this 90-minute session. Space for students is limited; advance purchase is recommended.
$20/student; $10/observers


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Hand Dance Drop-In Class

Hand Dance: the Dance of Our City
Bringing back the dances and music of the 50’s and 60’s with the National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you do not need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping and swaying to the beat. For seniors 60 and better only. Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended. To reserve a space for this and other classes, go to a community center or register online with SmartLink on www.pgparks.com

$5/person For Seniors 60 and Better Only

Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, November 7, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Bullysaurus Rex

Bullysaurus Rex  In The Land Before Kind, Bullysaurus Rex is doing everything he can to stop the other dinosaurs from accepting and being kind to the new dinosaur on the block – Terri Dactyl. You’ll roll with delight and have a dino-mite time as these young dinos learn how to end bullying when they see it, how to stop someone from bullying, and teach Bullysaurus how to be kind.
Recommended for grades K-2
Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bullying, Character Education, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing)
Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more


Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, November 9, 9:30 am & 11:15 am
Bob Brown Puppets: Second Hand Stars

Bob Brown Puppets: Second Hand Stars Rescued from thrift shops and garage sales, these charming group puppets were given a new lease on life when Bob Brown transformed them from cast off toys into lovable puppet friends. Goonie Bird Gertrude, tap dancing bugs Bingo and Bob, and Snirdley and his Scooter are just a few of the recycled pals in this performance that is so much more than a puppet show.
Recommended for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten
Tickets: $5/person


Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, November 14, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Dovie Thomason: Lessons from the Animal People

Dovie Thomason: Lessons from the Animal People The rich heritage of the First Nations comes alive when Dovie Thomason shares an intertribal sampling of animal stories from her Plains Apache and Lakota ancestors. The imaginative tales often answer questions children have about animals (“why do bears hibernate?”) in stories that teach proper values and behavior, and capture tots’ attention.
Recommended for grades K-5
Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more


Saturday, November 18, 10 am – 3 pm
PRAISE Dance Festival Auditions

PRAISE Dance Festival Auditions Liturgical dance companies, studios, ministries, and individual dancers are invited to audition for the annual PRAISE Liturgical Dance Festival. In 2018 the Festival will be presented on Sunday, February 25, at 4 pm. An informational workshop will be held Saturday, September 9 (see above) and is strongly recommended for all applicants. Bring a CD of the music and audition one complete work in costume; the piece presented in the audition should be one you wish to perform at the Festival. Auditions are by appointment, for an application call 301-277-1710 (TTY 301-699-2544).
Application deadline: Friday, November 10, 5 pm.


Midweek Matinee
Wednesday, November 29, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer, and Prankster

Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer, and Prankster  Meet the greatest inventor of all time, live and in-person! Help Thomas Edison recreate some of his most famous experiments and learn some secrets that will help you every day when you try to solve problems or become frustrated by mistakes.
Recommended for grades 3-5
Curriculum Connections: Mathematics, Science, U.S. History
Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more