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Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m.

Free

 

Join us for (the) Unruly Theatre Project’s virtual spring improv show from the comfort of your couch! Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UTPWinter21

 

All performances begin at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour.

Participants need to register at least 2 hours in advance of a show to see it. A Zoom link and password for the show will only be emailed to those who register for it.

For more information contact: Danielle.VanHook@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month through Poetry

Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m.

Free, Virtual event

 

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and McLean is celebrating through the art of words. Tune into this online event to hear AAPI poets Regie Cabico, Gowri Koneswaran and Jenny C. Lares as they share their own work, take your questions and host an open mic for anyone identifying as AAPI.

 

Preregistration is required. Those who wish to participate in the open mic segment may indicate so in their registration. This is a platform for amplifying AAPI voices, and we ask that only those who identify as Asian American Pacific Islander participate in the open mic—the rest of us get to listen.

 

Registration closes at 5 p.m. on May 27Register here.

Poet Biographies

Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and later taking top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. Television credits include TEDx, two seasons of HBO's “Def Poetry Jam,” NPR's “Snap Judgement” and MTV's “Free Your Mind.”

Gowri Koneswaran is a queer Tamil writer, performing artist, teacher and lawyer. Her advocacy has addressed animal welfare, environmental protection, the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused in the U.S., and justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. Gowri's work has been published in the “Journal of Asian American Studies,” “Environmental Health Perspectives,” “Adi Magazine,” “Lantern Review,” “Split This Rock's The Quarry” and “The Margins.” She is poetry coordinator at the nonprofit arts organization BloomBars and a fellow of the Asian American literary organization Kundiman.

Born in Cavite, Philippines, and raised in northeastern Maryland, Jenny C. Lares is a writer, spoken word performer and arts administrator. Prior to the pandemic, she was working on “Yappie the Musical,” her first full-length play, which has now transformed into a concept album to be released on Bandcamp on May 28, 2021. She is a graduate student at Goucher College, pursuing a degree in Arts Administration. Instagram: @jennylares; Website/blog: http://jennylares.blog



Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays, June 13 through July 25 at 5 p.m. (No concert on July 4)
Free and open to the public. McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.

Josh Lovelace (Family Friendly)
Sunday, June 13, 5 p.m.
Free admission

Joyous and heartfelt Americana music for the whole family. Josh Lovelace, a member of the Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, Lovelace took his first step into the family music scene with Young Folk in 2017 after a lifelong appreciation of children’s music.

 

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays, June 13 through July 25 at 5 p.m. (No concert on July 4)
Free and open to the public. McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.

 Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats (Family Friendly)
Sunday, June 20, 5 p.m.

 

Grammy winner in 2019 for the album, “All the Sounds, ”Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats make bilingual, jazz age-inspired music for families. Frontwoman Lucy Kalantari is an award-winning artist, composer and producer who is passionate about creating children’s music that brings joy, inspires community and highlights the power of resilience.

 

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays, June 13 through July 25 at 5 p.m. (No concert on July 4)
Free and open to the public. McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.

JoJo & The Pinecones (Family Friendly)
Sunday, June 27, 5 p.m.

New York City-based JoJo & The Pinecones bring their skillful musicianship and love of jazz to the family audience. Known for their distinctive "jazzed-up pop and popped-up jazz" style as Joelle & The Pinehurst Trio, the group now shares their exceptional talent with a new audience as their all-ages friendly alter ego JoJo & The Pinecones.

 

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays, June 13 through July 25 at 5 p.m. (No concert on July 4)
Free and open to the public. McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.

Sun Dogs: A Tribute to Rush
Sunday, July 11, 5 p.m.

In the wake of Rush's final tour, Sun Dogs formed with the goal of reproducing the sounds of rock's finest Canadian trio. Come hear the band and experience nearly 40 years of Rush's great music with Sun Dogs!

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays, June 13 through July 25 at 5 p.m. (No concert on July 4)
Free and open to the public. McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.


The Sensational Soul Cruisers
: A Tribute to Motown
Sunday, July 18, 5 p.m.

The Sensational Soul Cruisers are an 11-man horn group fronted by four soulful vocalists who pay homage and tribute to the very best of the 60s, 70s & 80s Old School, Classic Soul, R&B, Motown and Disco. With a lifetime of study and hard work, this group captures and emulates the distinctive style, skill and choreography of a classic show band working together to deliver the ultimate Soul Cruisers dance party!

 

 

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sundays, June 13 through July 25 at 5 p.m. (No concert on July 4)
Free and open to the public. McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.

Nashville Girls Night Out
Sunday, July 25, 5 p.m.

Two modern country queens in one powerhouse performer, featuring Jenny Leigh Miller. Miller is a dynamic vocalist that has been compared to country greats Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Reba.