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Blues Alley Jazz Society Summer Camp in July

June 27, 2018

Blues Alley Jazz Society presents Summer Jazz Camp in July at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church at 555 Water Street SW.

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is a premier middle school /high school program for jazz students. This two-week program, designed and instructed by a select team of faculty, serves as a rigorous training opportunity for up to 50 of the most dedicated jazz students who are entering grades 8-12. Students will apply online and participate in one of two big bands, multiple performing small combos, daily masterclasses, as well as experiential instruction in aesthetics, culture, history, performance practice, and pedagogy. In addition to this educational component, the students will participate in a public performance featuring the student combos, student big bands, along with the Blues Alley Camp Faculty during the summer of 2018.


Tuition: $500 (tuition assistance available) Program Length: – 2 weeks Program Dates: Mondays through Fridays, July 9th, 2018 – July 20th, 2018 Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (arrival: 9:00 am)


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Summer Solstice Jam at Gypsy Sally's

June 17, 2018

Celebrate the longest evening of the year with John Kadlecik's Summer Solstice Jam Night, June 21, 2018 at Gypsy Sally's.


John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician who can play most string instruments but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. Also an original co-founder of the group Dark Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationally-oriented shows regularly since the late 1980's and touring nationally for the last 20 years. His work also includes several studio releases of original music, and he is currently touring with his own group, The John Kadlecik Band.


Purchase advance tickets here.  


Gypsy Sally's is located at 3401 K Street in Georgetown.


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'The Importance of Being Earnest' at Dumbarton House June 13-15

May 28, 2018

The Picnic Theatre Company presents Oscar Wilde's classic Trivial Comedy for Serious People: The Importance of Being Earnest at Dumbarton House June 13-15, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. 


This classic social satire features two carefree bachelors, each with a carefully hidden double life that quickly unravels. Silliness ensues with jealous fiancées, whimsical ingénues, scheming society matrons, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. Bring a blanket for garden seating. Wine and refreshments available on-site. 

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Purchase tickets here.


Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.


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