Musical Performances

50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
Fringe Music in the Library The El Reys featuring Anthony Pirog

FRINGE Music in the Library: The El Reys featuring Anthony Pirog

El Reys are a Washington D.C. based instrumental surf band that perform a mixture of obscure surf classics and original compositions. Formed in 2011, The El Reys have performed extensively around DC, MD and VA and feature some of the area's finest jazz and creative musicians.   Food trucks will be on site or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall. 
Fringe Music in the Library Mellow Diamond

FRINGE Music in the Library: Mellow Diamond

Janel Leppin is a cello virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist; an architect of acoustic and analog sound; a haunting and almost mythic singer with a sharp political consciousness. A celebrated young voice with a dedicated following on D.C.’s jazz and improvised music scene, Leppin shows off another side on Treaty, her solo debut as Mellow Diamond. It ventures even further down the ethereal path she’s blazed with the acclaimed duo Janel and Anthony, and lands her in the realm of experimental dream-pop. 
Fringe Music in the Library Batala

FRINGE Music in the Library: Batalá

Batalá Washington, DC is an all-women percussion band whose mission is to empower women through drumming and expose communities to Brazil’s dynamic music and culture. Batala plays Samba Reggae, a form of Afro-Brazilian percussion from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The heavily syncopated music is rooted in African drumming, and is accented with a heavy dose of Brazilian samba and Caribbean reggae. The nearly 80 women of Batalá play this music on five types of drums, creating a powerful, dynamic sound. 
Fringe Music in the Library CooLots

FRINGE Music in the Library: The CooLots

The CooLots are an original rock and soul band hailing from the Washington, DC area. A melting pot of different styles and talents, The CooLots come together to create feelings never experienced before. These creations embody sincerity, musicality, rock, funk, and soul, with influences including: N.E.R.D, Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Sade, Staind, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and System of A Down. Food trucks will be on site or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall. 
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Music Performance: Columbia Recorder Quartet

Book Hill is alive with the sound of music! The Columbia Recorder Quartet will present a wide-ranging set of classics. For more information/RSVP: Wendell Kellar wendell.kellar@dc.gov 202-727-0232 
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Kids LOVE Karaoke

Celebrate National Karaoke Week with "Kids Love Karaoke," a special program to encourage confident public reading and singing as well as supportive listening in children ages 5-10.  Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on American Idol and The Voice? Petworth Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered by the pros!
Making DC Punk Archive Tshirts at the Library Basement Show

Library Basement Show with Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Pleasure Curses and Cat Jack

Coup Sauvage & the Snips, Pleasure Curses and Cat Jack are playing the next Library Basement Show! Doors are at 6 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m., over by 8:30 p.m..
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Strayhorn on Strings

The SynchroniCity ensemble performs a suite of Strayhorn composition. This program is presented by East River Jazz, in partnership with the DC Public Library and funded by the Elizabeth Holden Bequest.
Christylez Bacon

Strayhorn from a Hip-Hop Perspective

Join us for a performance featuring Christylez Bacon's eclectic blend of Strayhorn inspired classical, jazz and hip-hop arrangements and lyricism. This program is presented by East River Jazz in partnership with the DC Public Library and funded by the Elizabeth Holden Bequest.

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