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.
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Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a journey with Robin Hood, Little John, and Maid Marian! Bring the whole family, and sing along with the words on the screen!This film is rated G, with an 83-minute run time.
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Bobbing Along, on the Bottom of the Beautiful Briny Sea..

Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a magical journey to the bottom of the "beautiful briny sea", the Isle of Naboombu, and Portobello Road!  This Disney musical, based on Bed-knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton, features Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson in starring roles, singing some of your favorite songs!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Based on Frank L. Baum's original book The Wizard of Oz, this movie musical takes us on a journey from a farm in Kansas, all the way to Emerald City!
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Rock Creek Singers in Concert

Kick off Pride month in style with this fun, fabulous, and free performance by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's chamber ensemble. 
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Our Voices

Curated By: Chris Ousley & Free MindsIn an event that brings together music, storytelling, poetry and film, Chris Ousley of the 30's jazz and country group, Bumper Jacksons (Strathmore Musicians in Residence), teams up with Free Minds, a DC-based organization that helps formerly incarcerated youth find their voice through writing and poetry. Our Voices combines well-known local musicians, including members of the Chuck Brown Band, who will play original pieces while members of Free Minds recite their powerful poetic works.
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4/4: Hand Dancing + House Music

Curated By: Pleasant Plains Workshop and The General Store, Inc.This two-hour event will showcase D.C. artists, DJ’s, dancers and pioneers in both the D.C. House Music scene and the Hand Dancing tradition. The show will be part educational, part dance party. T
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This DCopian Life

Curated By: Clare Bennett and Jim Thomson
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Library Basement Show with Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers

Celebrate the DC Punk Archive with the Fifth Library Basement Show featuring Give, Puff Pieces and The Maneuvers!  Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30.  FREE | ALL AGES 
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Summer Reading Kick-Off

Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!