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Date/Time: Sun. Nov. 24, 2013, 8pm
Location: GW Lisner Auditorium, Wash DC
Price: $35.00

"The Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele" (Guitar Player) Jake Shimabukuro winds up his "Grand Ukulele Tour" with a grand finale Sunday Nov. 24 at GW Lisner Auditorium. The past year has taken Jake all over the world, & we're honored to be presenting his last stop on this year long tour.

Tickets are on sale Fri. July 19 at 10am at or call (202)994-6800.
(Pre-Sale & VIP tix onsale now thru Jake's website!)

For more information on Jake go to http://jakeshimabukur....

Local Area Ukulele Workshops/Concerts/Events


Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer Calendar

Some highlights of local concerts this fantastic duo will be here locally in the DC Metro (VA/DC/MD ) area:

November 06: Cathy “solo” with Artists in Residence/[url]
Location: The Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD
Time: 7:30pm

November 09: [url=]Marcy w/ Four Bitchin Babes

Location: The Birchmere Music Hall Alexandria, VA
Time: 7:30pm

December 08: Blanket & Pillow Concert w/C&M & Justin Roberts
Location: Institute of Musical Traditions – Takoma Park Takoma Park, MD
Time: 4:00pm

December 27: Hank Williams Tribute
Location: The Birchmere Music Hall Alexandria, VA
Time: 7:30pm

A) Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink, great local ukulele aficionados and supporters, have some local concerts on other instruments, too -- see http://www.cathymarcy....
B) See them on Facebook: https://www.facebook....

Victoria Vox (click tours)

Victoria Vox @ The Hamilton
Location: 600 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Contact: 202-787-1000
Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $17 / $22.50
Also Playing: Spottiswoode and His Enemies, Jelly Roll Mortals
Other Info: Victoria Vox (solo) opens. Cool trivia: Spottiswoode co-wrote the tune "Beautiful Home" with Victoria. The song appeared on her 2010 release, Exact Change.

Elk Run Harvest Songwriter Festival @ Elk Run Vineyards
Location: 15113 Liberty Rd., Mount Airy, MD 21771
Contact: 800-414-2513
Date/Time: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 3:45 PM
Tickets: $15
Other Info: with KatieTheCellist.

Songwriter Series feature @ Brewers Alley
Location: 124 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
Date/Time: Monday, October 28, 2013, 8:00 PM
Tickets: $10 - $15 suggested donation
Other Info: with KatieTheCellist.

Performance and Q&A @ JHU Montgomery County Campus
Location: 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Contact: 301-294-7000
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:00 PM
Other Info: with KatieTheCellist.

Ukulele Workshop @ Carroll Community College
Location: 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Times: 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Other Info: with KatieTheCellist.

INTERSECTIONS festiva (Feb. 22 - Mar 10) @ ATLAS Performing Arts Center
Location: 1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20001
Date/Time: Friday, February 28, 2014, 9:30pm

More local concerts and showings of Victoria Vox to be posted as they become available... Click here for Victoria Vox's website

The Sweater Set

Eutaw Place - Opening for Aoife O'Donovan of Crooked Still
** When: October 5, 2013
** Where: Baltimore, MD

Black Rock Center for the Performing Arts - Ukulele Workshop included
** When: November 21, 2013, 7:30pm
** Where: Germantown, MD

More information coming soon!

Ukulele Lessons

House of Musical Traditions (one of our sponsors) has host of lessons (see for schedules and details):

** Group Lessons (see for registration, fees, and other details)

Ukulele Workshops with Marcy Marxer
** WHEN: Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
** WHERE: Kensington, MD (address will be provided to advance registrants)
** FEE: $150 for each 5-part session

  • Intermediate Ukulele: Beginning Swing and Jazz -- 7:30-8:25 pm
  • Intermediate/Advanced Ukulele: Circle Of 5ths and 4ths Workout for Rhythm and Soloing -- 8:35-9:40 pm

Ukulele Workshops with Maureen Andary
** WHEN: Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 & November 2
** WHERE: HMT's lessons studio
** FEE: $135 for each 5-part series

  • Beginner 1 -- 12:30-1:30 pm
  • FULL Beginner 2 -- 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Blues & Country Jams -- 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Note Reading 1 -- 4:00-5:00 pm

** NOTE: click on link above to get more details from the House of Musical Traditions

Ukulele Friendly Open Mic attended by members of NVUE


4th Sunday Ukulele Open Mic at Cafe Montmartre
Cafe Montmartre on Lake Anne Plaza, Reston, VA - every 4th Sun, 5-7pm -- This open mic is a scheduled NVUE meet up (if you're an NVUE member, you can check our calendar for changes); and is hosted both by Northern Virginia Ukulele Ensemble.

** Attended/Attending **

  • Tiffany Tavern Old Town Alexandria on King St., 1116 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2925 - M-TH, 8:30pm to close

There are a couple members who are traveling around to different open mics to check out venue, crowd, music styles, etc. There will be a consolidated a list for member use in the message board area.

Out of Area Ukulele Workshops/Concerts/Events


** Kahumoku 'Ohana Hawaiian Music and Lifestyles Workshop
  • Dates: 3-10 Nov 2013
  • Location: Pahala, Hawaii (big island)
  • Description: A week of hands-on instructions in slack key guitar, 'ukulele, Hawaiian steel guitar & slack key bass; music theory; songwriting; song sessions; private lessons; Hawaiian language & chanting; singing; hula; lei making; nightly Ka Ni Kapila (jam sessions); food demos and day trips. Free concert on Sunday, Nov 11.
  • Featuring: TBP
  • Cost: see web site (CLICK HERE)
  • 2012 Instructors included: Dennis Kamakahi, George Kahumoku Jr., Sonny Lim, John Keawe, James Hill, Herb Ohta Jr., Brittni Paiva, Konabob Stoffer, Kanani Enos, Darci Baker, Brad Bordessa, Peter De Aquino, Ka'iwi Perkins and more to be announced


*** UkeFest Virginia ***

Hosted/sponsored by River City Ukulele Society. Details:

Via Facebook https://www.facebook....
Via UkeFest website http://www.ukefestva....
Additional Information:

Aloha Music Camp 2014
** Presented by Keola Beamer and the Mohala Hou Foundation. Week-long immersion into the music, dance, language, and culture of Hawaii.
Dates: 2-8 February 2014
Location: Coconut Beach, Kauai

** TBP


If you want to see a better list all the different ukulele events, check out Jim Beloff's event calendar Flea Market Music. There are others but this one seems to be most up to date.

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Group Rules June 12, 2010 10:59 PM anonymous
About The Northern Virginia Ukulele Society (NVUS) May 8, 2011 2:22 AM anonymous

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