Are you looking for ways to unwind after a long stressful workday? Well look no further National Harbor has the solution with Waterfront Yoga. Located on National Harbor’s East Pier platform, guest instructors from local studios will guide you through poses as you enjoy the live musical accompaniment and unbeatable views. Enjoy this calming experience as the sun sets!
Waterfront Yoga is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00-8:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 am through October. There is no admission. For more information visit, http://www.NationalHarbor.com
This Spring, The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will commemorate 10 years as a Company in Residence at The Prince George’s Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts. This season will explode with excitement as they present, original dance concerts master classes, lectures, events for seniors and more.
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre was founded in 1976 by Ann Williams. Their mission is to create and produce contemporary modern dance at its highest level of artistic excellence through performances and educational programs that bridge cultures and reach diverse communities. With 12 full-time professional dancers, their unique blend of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works comes alive on stage!
We are pleased to once again welcome the Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Prince George’s County, April 24-28. For more information and a complete listing of events call, 301-277-1710 or visit http://arts.pgparks.com.
The 2013 Black History Month exhibit will be unveiled on January 16 at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel. This year’s exhibition, Fighting on Two Fronts: Black Military Service in the United States, highlights African-American service and support of the U.S. Military from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. Spanned over a 200-year period, African-Americans have fought, struggled and sacrificed in support of their country.
Fighting on Two Fronts explores their efforts despite discrimination they faced while serving at home and abroad. The exhibit will be displayed through February 26. Montpelier Arts Center is located at 9652 Muirkirk Rd. For more information, visit http://www.pgparks.com.
Prince George’s County will welcome a new exhibit. “Our Heritage, Our People,” which chronicles the role transportation had on emancipation, immigration, and local industries within the diverse communities of Prince George’s County. The Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council in partnership with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and community organization will present this exhibit beginning December 6-January 13, 2013.
These stories are told through a series of visual, performing and literary arts events which include historic photographs, African-American Underground Railroad quilts, an arts exhibit, lectures and performances by local musical groups. The exhibit will be displayed at the Oxon Hill Branch Library located at 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. Oxon Hill, MD 20745. For more information and a complete list of activities and events please visit, www.mdhc.org.
The Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council will once again demonstrate its support of the arts in the County by hosting the 2012 Arts Gala Awards. The event will take place at the stunning new $71 million Fine and Performing Arts Center on the Campus of Bowie State University and feature performances by Grammy®-Award winning jazz vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur and the incomparable Cyrus Chestnut Trio. Also performing , Dr. Clarence Knight and The Clarence Knight Orchestra, whose members have performed with Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Pattie LaBelle and Lena Horne among others.
Proceeds from the Arts Gala awards will benefit the center and support Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, helping to expand opportunities for arts education and world-class productions. The elegantly appointed 123,000 square-foot facility features an intimate 400-seat main stage theater with a rising orchestra pit, a black box theater for experimental works, a 150-seat recital hall, a versatile movement studio and a fine art gallery. Acoustics in every space equal some of the best professional performance venues in the region.
Together, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council and Bowie State University are taking Arts Education to a new level, creating new opportunities in the arts and enabling students to explore emerging careers at the intersection of art and technology. This event will be memorable for year to come! 2012 Arts Awards Gala tickets are available now! For Further information contact the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, 301-277-1402.
Patuxent River Park will host the 4th Annual American Indian Festival on Saturday October 20. This celebration of Native American Indian culture and heritage, will feature: live traditional drumming, singing, musical performances and traditional dance performances.
Guest are invited to test their skills with Indian games and archery. Children can create their own Indian crafts: corn husk doll, god’s eye, dream catcher, bracelet & more. Demonstrations include: primitive life skills, bareback horse riding, beading, finger weaving, natural dye and Navajo weaving, flint knapping and tool making.
Exhibits include: Cherokee herbal traditions, genealogy, regalia, Indian languages & more. Meet a live bald eagle, hawk and vulture. Enjoy traditional Indian tacos, fry bread, and many other food choices. Free admission and parking! All ages are welcome to enjoy the festivities!Patuxent River Park is located at: 16700 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772. For more information call, 301-627-6074 or visit www.pgparks.com
America’s only touring African-American rodeo returns to Show Place Arena on September 22. Spectators will enjoy exciting rodeo action and cheer for their favorite competitors during thrilling Calf Ropin’, exhilarating Bareback Ridin’, Bull Doggin’, Ladies Barrel Racin’, Junior Barrel Racin’, Ladies Steer Undercoatin’, and gripping Bull Ridin’.
Bill Picket’s rodeo career spanned more than 40 years. He rode wild broncos and bulls, and was a professional cowboy and rodeo champion. Pickett performed all over the world in wild west shows, circuses. world’s fairs, and worked for 25 years with the 101 Ranch’s Wild West show in Oklahoma.
The Bill Pickett Rodeo celebrates its 28th anniversary this year! For more information and tickets visit, www.billpickettrodeo.com.