What we're about

An established cultural institution in the greater Washington area for over 30 years, Washington Revels is dedicated to reviving and celebrating cultural traditions — music, dance, storytelling, drama and ritual — that have bound communities together over the ages and across the globe.

Staged or informal, large or small, Revels celebrations involve adults and children of all ages, mixing professionals and nonprofessionals. Audience participation is a hallmark: singing, dancing or becoming part of the drama, Revels audiences are always an integral part of the productions. Whether participating in a Revels celebration from the audience or stage, people invariably leave with smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts.

Learn more about Washington Revels here. (http://revelsdc.org/)

Carpe Diem Arts is dedicated to serving diverse audiences with quality arts experiences, representing a broad range of cultural traditions and artistic disciplines. Concerts, arts outreach programs, summer camps, community dances - all are examples of Carpe Diem programs in both the Washington DC area and Maryland's Eastern Shore. We also partner with other area non-profits to produce fundraising events, showcases, festivals, summer arts institutes, and other cultural offerings ~ celebrating the arts and building strong living-learning communities.

Learn more about Carpe Diem Arts here. (http://www.carpediemarts.org/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Kids Sing, Dance, and Hear Stories at Revels

Washington Revels

REVELS WORLD STORY TIME Join Washington Revels in celebrating the world through children’s literature! This Spring & Summer we’ll embark on a multicultural adventure through legends, tales, and newly written stories from around the globe. Plus we reimagine what story time can be with crafts, songs, movement and more! Revels World Story Time is geared toward the infant to preK age set, but all are welcome! Have a story suggestion or question? Visit our website to get in touch: http://revelsdc.org/revels-kids/revels-world-story-time/

Sing Along with America's Maritime Musical Traditions!

Village of Friendship Heights Visitors Center

For their eighth performance at FHVC, the men and women of the Washington Revels Maritime Voices will present their new program, “American Songs of the Sea and Shore,” featuring homegrown music of American sailors and the women who sustained seafaring communities. The program includes sea chanteys, ballads, and songs of our nation’s inland waterways and harbor towns, with opportunities for you to sing along! Free and open to the public. Event website: http://revelsdc.org/2019/may22-maritime-voices-fhvc/

Kids Sing, Dance, and Hear Stories at Revels

Washington Revels

REVELS WORLD STORY TIME Join Washington Revels in celebrating the world through children’s literature! This Summer we’re off on a multicultural adventure through legends, tales, and newly written stories from around the globe. Plus we reimagine what story time can be with crafts, songs, movement and more! Revels World Story Time is geared toward the infant to preK age set, but all are welcome! Have a story suggestion or question? Visit our website to get in touch: http://revelsdc.org/revels-kids/revels-world-story-time/

Dancing in Downtown Silver Spring

Silver Spring Civic Building

$10.00

On the second Thursday of every month, enjoy the fun as well as the mental and physical health benefits of dancing with others! Are you yearning for more community engagement? More joy? More cultural activities? More exercise? We’ve got it all covered in one stop — come along and dance! June's dance features music by David Knight, Owen Morrison & Carrie Rose with caller Scott Higgs. No experience required: each session starts at 7:00 pm with a 30-minute lesson, and then dances are “called” from 7:30-10 (this means the steps are called out loud so you can follow along). All levels of experience are welcome. The Contra Dances are presented by Carpe Diem Arts in partnership with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and Washington Revels, with support from BE ACTIVE: Montgomery County Department of Recreation. TICKETS: Free to first-timers! $10 general; $8 FSGW, BFMS, CDSS members & Washington Revels; $5 students and those without income MORE INFO: http://revelsdc.org/2019/june13-contra-dance/

Past events (147)

Sing May Revels Songs at Seekers!

Seekers Church - Takoma Park in Washington DC

$5.00

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