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AMS Planning and Research has reviewed and organized the public feedback received on the draft strategic plan. This included over 300 comments in the survey instrument, several documents, memos e-mailed to the Center and comments received in person at the hearing on July 6, 2022. All input received will be available as an addendum to the plan.

 

The MCC Governing Board hopes to address the plan again in September 2022 based on input from the community and MCC staff. The extra time will allow board members and the public to review all of the materials that have been produced over nearly a year of hard work by the Community, Staff, Board and AMS.

 

Public Input to the Strategic Plan Draft

Sunday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m.
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102
Free admission

For all ages. Old-school funky, foot-stomping R&B saxophone. Lil’ Maceo’s musical roots in funk,pop, dance and contemporary jazz will get you off your butt and partying.



Saturday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m.
Free admission
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va. 22101

 

The Sons of Mystro are brothers who use their violins to interpret reggae classics and American pop songs by such artists as Al Green, LMFAO, Bob Marley and Dua Lipa. They are winners of the Emerging Artist Under 21 Years Old Award from the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

“The band dazzled alongside each other, their chemistry drawing the crowd out of the shade and into the open lawn, dancing their way to the stage.” - TropiCult (covering SunFest)

 

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.
$25/35 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 and brought home the gold and silver medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, But the road to get there wasn’t easy--she endured year 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. 


Improv comedy is a great way for kids to express themselves and gain confidence. Focusing on creativity and teamwork, The Alden’s improv comedy classes for youth teach improv fundamentals such as “yes and” in a supportive environment. Class participants will perform a class showcase for friends and family on the last day of class. This class is suitable for both beginners and those who have taken improv classes in the past.

Instructor: TBA.

8-11 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr., $145/$125 MCC district residents
3001.222          M, 10/17-12/12          6:30-7:30 p.m.
No lesson on 10/31.

 

Improv comedy is a great way for teens to express themselves and gain confidence. Focusing on creativity and teamwork, The Alden’s improv comedy classes for youth teach improv fundamentals such as “yes and” in a supportive environment. Class participants will perform a class showcase for friends and family on the last day of class. This class is suitable for both beginners and those who have taken improv classes in the past. 

Instructor: TBA.

12-16 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $145/$125 MCC district residents
3002.123          M, 10/17-12/12          7:30-8:30 p.m.
No lesson on 10/31.

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

 

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.


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