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buy tix offHispanic Heritage Month Event

Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.
$15, $10 for MCC district residents

 

This interactive Hispanic Heritage Month show for families by Furia Flamenca introduces children to flamenco music and dance, shares some of the art form’s history and invites audiences to participate in flamenco-making. 

buy tix offFriday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
$30/$20 MCC district residents/$25 seniors and students

The Boy Band Project transports you back to a time when the boy band phenom dominated pop culture and TRL was appointment television. Delivered with their own special mix of handsomeness, tongue-in-cheek humor and talent from Broadway’s “Wicked,” “Hairspray” and “Mamma Mia” (and more), these boys recreate the sounds and choreography of your favorite boy bands, from NKOTB to One Direction.

A Discussion with Laurie Hernandez and Shaquem Griffin. Moderated by Christine Brennan (All Ages)buy tix off
Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
$25/15 MCC district residents

 

Laurie Hernandez is known as the “human emoji.” She is the first U.S.-born Latina to make the U.S. Olympic team since 1984. She brought home the gold and silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but the road to get there wasn’t easy. She endured years of rigorous training, intense sacrifices and verbal and emotional abuse from her coach, causing an eating disorder and depression. She learned to take charge of her mental health by challenging the myths and stereotypes surrounding mental health issues.

 

Shaquem Griffin made history as the NFL’s first-ever one-handed player. Now he inspires others to overcome adversity and persevere. Griffin was born just minutes after his twin, Shaquill. Both boys went on to become remarkable athletes in high school and college at the University of Central Florida, and both play in the NFL after being drafted by the same team—but Shaquem did it all with just one hand.

 

Christine Brennan was first woman sportswriter at The Miami Herald, the first woman to cover Washington’s NFL team as a staff writer at The Washington Post and is now the most widely read female sports columnist. 


buy tix offFeaturing The Shanghai Circus
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
$40/$30 MCC district residents/$35 seniors and students

 

For the last 32 years, The Peking Acrobats® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Everybody at every age will be thrilled and delighted by The Peking Acrobats®.

“... At no time have we seen anything like the Peking Acrobats. Feats of clowning, dexterity, grace, strength and coordination rippled from the stage in a series of pleasurable waves. One was left waterlogged in wonder.” - Chicago Tribune

 

Photo: Tom Meinhold Photography

 

Thursday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m.
Free admission

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m.

Free admission  

The Alden's foreign language movie series is curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from you, our audience members! The series has a few surprises thrown in. Schedule subject to change.

buy tix offSunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m.
$10/$5 MCC district residents/$7 seniors and students

These McLean locals, Six Pack Rodeo, will rock you with their special brand of “country with a kick”— original music, classic rock and even country favorites.


Thursday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m.
Free admission

Learn a little about the performing arts through these one-hour (or so) documentaries. Join Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff for a discussion after.

buy tix offNative Heritage Month Event
Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
$20/$15 MCC district residents/$17 seniors and students

George Emilio Sanchez's solo performance work is the second installment of the “Performing the Constitution” series. The performance revolves around the landmark Supreme Court rulings that have diminished the Tribal Sovereignty of Native Nations in the U.S. Part historical, part autobiographical, this piece interlaces Sanchez’s experiences growing up in an Ecuadorian immigrant household navigating generational trauma and indigenous identity. It is Sanchez’s intention to affirm how the voice and experience of Indigenous people and communities of color have the greatest impact on the story of who we are as a nation.

“In the Court of the Conqueror is in the first rank of productions communicating the legal and emotional complexity at the heart of indigenous rights issues in the United States. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” - Lindsay Robertson, Faculty Director, Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Photo: Maria Baranova 


 

buy tix offChamber Music Series

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m. 
$10/$5 MCC district residents/$7 for seniors and students

District5 is a daring, Washington D.C.-based wind quintet that specializes in new music and new transcriptions. They are recipients of a 2016 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant with composer Evis Sammoutis and have recently performed at "The REACH" at the Kennedy Center, Dumbarton Oaks, U.S. Department of State, Library of Congress, Barns at Wolf Trap, DC Kosciuszko Foundation and the Anderson House. In 2014, they gave the U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's ROTARY Woodwind Quintet.