The Mock Turtle Reading Series

The Mock Turtle is a monthly reading series hosted by students from the University of Maryland’s MFA Program in Creative Writing where current MFA students and alums from UMD, as well as students from DMV-area MFA programs, can share their writing with their peers and the public. The series aims to create a sense of community among writers and lovers of literature.

The February 24 event features:

  • UMD Poet: Bryan Head
  • UMD Poet: Anna Goodson
  • UMD Fiction: Jehane Sharah
  • UMD Fiction: Heather De Bel

Masterful Strings: Panel Discussion and Movie

This event is part of The Art of Teaching, a residency of two prominent master teachers (and former pupils of iconic violinist David Oistrakh), Dana and Yuri Mazurkevich, representing the Russian school of violin.  The event includes a panel discussion and showing of the movie "Sisters", a documentary made about the Holocaust rescue story of Dana Mazurkevich (then an infant) from the Kaunas Ghetto in Lithuania.

Then and Now....30 Years of Pullen

In the fall of 1987, Thomas G. Pullen opened its doors as the first K-8 Creative and Performing Arts School in Prince George's County. This year we are celebrating 30 years as a Creative and Performing Arts school by showcasing alumni who have continued to pursue their interest in the arts professionally, highlighting current works by current students, and honoring the principals who have and continue to lead the way. Our host for the evening is alumnus Mikea Turner, the weekend morning anchor and weekday morning reporter for Wake Up Washington on WUSA, the CBS-affiliate in DC.

TEMPO Concert

TEMPO, the graduate student-led new music ensemble at UMD, presents a wide variety of recent works that use the human voice in fresh and creative ways.

New Music at Maryland Concert

New works, as well as breathing new life into music, give young instrumentalists and singers the opportunity to learn from living composers, collaborate with them and gain insight into the compositional process. This concert features original works by UMD student composers, including solo, chamber and electroacoustic performances.    

Creative Spirits

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. At this paint class you will learn how to create a beautiful painting on a repurposed item. You supply the “ugly” mug and our instructor will teach you the fundamentals of painting your own unique design on ceramics. Celebrate Earth Day and bring life to your old mugs at the same time!

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

The new Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) is a 17-piece big band founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde and co-directed by Linde and Joe Herrera. The BCJO presents a variety of music from big band literature and features some of the District's best musicians. From its April 2010 debut until March 2016, the BCJO performed every Monday evening at the Historic Bohemian Caverns on U Street.

MilkBoy ArtHouse offers full dinner and bar service. Advance ticket purchase and early arrival is suggested to guarantee seating.

Weekday Players

The Weekday Players present Melancholy Play, a farce by Sarah Ruhl, exploring the driving forces of emotion and love. Melancholy Play, written in 2002 by Sarah Ruhl, follows the emotional roller coaster ride of Tilly, a bank teller who is loved by others, including her therapist, her hairdresser, and a bank customer, for her constant state of melancholy. But when Tilly discovers happiness, her joy throws everyone off. Her sadness, we learn, was seductive, but her happiness is just irritating.

2017-18 Arts & Humanities Dean's Lecture Series

Hate and bias are persistent global problems. What does it look like to engage in courageous conversations that speak to these difficult realities across personal, political, and historical frames? This year’s College Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Dean’s Lecture Series (DLS) is an opportunity for the campus to join together for provocative conversations about these issues across disciplines.

Join ARHU for the third lecture in this series focused on 'The Political' with award-winning journalist and NPR political correspondent, Mara Liasson (@MaraLiasson).


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