• 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/

  • Time Travel with Jubilee Voices (Day 2)

    Benjamin Banneker Historical

    The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices return to celebrate the Colonial Market Fair‘s 10th anniversary! Journey through the spirituals, shouts, hollers, and work songs that bound together African American communities in the 18th and early 19th Centuries. History, stories, poetry, and audience participation will be interwoven throughout the Voices’ performances. You’ll learn the roots of early African American rituals and song, hear about the lives of Africans in early America, and participate in traditions such as the ring shout. Plus enjoy all the fun of this annual living history event! Hear Jubilee Voices from 1:30-2:00 and 3-3:30 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Free Admission ($5 parking donation suggested)

  • Time Travel with Jubilee Voices (Day 1)

    Benjamin Banneker Historical

    The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices return to celebrate the Colonial Market Fair‘s 10th anniversary! Journey through the spirituals, shouts, hollers, and work songs that bound together African American communities in the 18th and early 19th Centuries. History, stories, poetry, and audience participation will be interwoven throughout the Voices’ performances. You’ll learn the roots of early African American rituals and song, hear about the lives of Africans in early America, and participate in traditions such as the ring shout. Plus enjoy all the fun of this annual living history event! Hear Jubilee Voices from 1:30-2:00 and 3-3:30 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Free Admission ($5 parking donation suggested)

  • 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/

  • 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 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 May Revels Songs at Seekers!

    Seekers Church - Takoma Park in Washington DC

    $5.00

    Join us for the monthly Carpe Diem-Washington Revels Community & Family Sing. This month we sing beloved May Revels songs and celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage & Jewish American Heritage Month. 6:30-8:00 —International Songs & Rounds for all ages 8:00-8:30 — Refreshments, Social Time, Celebration of May birthdays Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments and songs to share. Visit our website to learn more or to register to lead a song in advance: http://revelsdc.org/2019/may21-family-community-sing/ $5 donation requested.

  • Revels Day of Service

    3700 Wells Ave

    $12.00

    Our May Day of Service is a collaboration between Montgomery College Art Professor Robert Devers, the terrific organization SOME (So Others Might Eat), and Washington Revels! Join us as we head to an art studio to paint bowls that will be donated to SOME. We'll be passing on the Revels joy in a unique way — our bowls will help SOME in their mission to break the cycle of homelessness. Space is very limited, so you MUST RSVP IN ADVANCE. Email Community Engagement Director Jo Rasi at [masked]. Cost: $12 per participant to cover the cost of supplies More info: revelsdc.org/2019/may19-day-of-service/

  • 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! May's dance features Devine Comedy (Steve Hickman, John Devine, and Marty Taylor) with caller DeLaura Padovan! 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/may9-contra-dance/

  • 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/