Spring 2018 MilkBoy ArtHouse Partnership Programming

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In this new series of programs at MilkBoy ArtHouse, The Clarice joins forces with local organizations and curators to offer interactive, engaging and unconventional programming. More series and performances will be announced soon!

Arts Drop-In

Presented in partnership with College Park Arts Exchange

Second Sunday of each month:
Sunday, January 14, 2018 . 11AM-1PM
Sunday, February 11, 2018 . 11AM-1PM
Sunday, March 11, 2018 . 11AM-1PM
Sunday, April 8, 2018 . 11AM-1PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018 . 11AM-1PM
Free, no tickets required

College Park Arts Exchange is bringing its classic Arts Drop-In series to MilkBoy ArtHouse! Every second Sunday of the month this fall, adults and kids alike are welcome to take part in fun arts projects facilitated by arts specialist Aaron Springer.

Bring the family, take a seat, order brunch and get started on your project. You'll leave MilkBoy ArtHouse will a full stomach – and an artistic memento from your experience!

Seating and capacity is limited. Project supplies are provided at no cost, but we encourage you to purchase brunch and support MilkBoy ArtHouse!

Schedule & Projects:
  • January: Create a Creature
  • February: Mixed Media Sculpture
  • March: Watercolor Painting
  • April: Kites and Wind-Driven Art
  • May: Mobiles and Kinetic Sculpture

Barre & Brunch

Presented by OpenBarre

Sunday, February 11, 2018 . 10-11AM - Sign Up 
Sunday, March 11, 2018 . 10-11AM - Sign Up 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 . 10-11AM - Sign Up 
Tickets: $15

Barre is a low impact, full body workout that helps you lengthen your muscles and strengthen your core. Join OpenBarre for a fun class, then stay for brunch afterwards! Registration includes the barre class and one mimosa, or a juice/coffee for those under 21.

Class begins right at 10AM, so make sure you're early! Please bring your own mat and water. If you'd like to borrow a mat from OpenBarre, please email openbarrestudios@gmail.com at least 24 hours before the event to reserve one, as OpenBarre's mat supply for special events is limited.

Creative Spirits Series

Presented in partnership with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 . 7-9PM 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 . 7-9PM 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 . 7-9PM
Tickets: $25

Skip your standard happy hour! Presented in partnership with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, this series offers a unique opportunity to try your hand at various art forms in a low-pressure, relaxed environment. Bring a friend, grab a drink and get creative!

Seating and capacity is limited. Project supplies are included in the price of the ticket. We also encourage you to purchase food & drink and support MilkBoy ArtHouse!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 . 7-9PM
Registration: $25
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Combine the traditional art of relief printing with the timeless art of bar drinking and create uniquely designed greeting cards while you are most in-tune with your emotions. Our instructor will introduce you to the fundamentals of sculpting a printing block and provide tips on creating bold and expressive prints.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 . 7-9PM 
Registration: $25
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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!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 . 7-9PM 
Registration: $25
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This isn’t your DIY craft from grade school! Come out with friends and create a classic artwork for mom created by YOU! Choose your own colors and design from bowls of richly colored beautiful art glass and create a gorgeous glass mosaic frame. Invite your family or friends for a one-of-a-kind night out filled with art, food & drink specials. Whether you think you have the creative chops or not, our artist is here to guide you in perfecting your masterpiece.

Heartfest: A Valentine’s experience for art lovers

Presented by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Saturday, February 10, 2018 . 11AM-4PM
Free, no tickets required

A Valentine’s experience for art lovers! Enjoy the smooth funk sounds of Damon Foreman while enjoying MilkBoy ArtHouse's food and drink. Create your own hand-painted wine glasses. And if you’re still looking for that perfect gift, the Pop-up Shop presented by Brentwood Arts Exchange has everything you need all made by local artists. 

Korey Richardson Artist Talk & Reception

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 . 7-9PM
Free, no tickets required

Join us for an artist talk and reception for Trail & Tribe, the newest exhibit at MilkBoy ArtHouse, featuring work by Korey Richardson.

Korey Richardson is a painter and printmaker, creating work that includes themes related to history, popular culture and identity. His structures, compositions and figures are inspired by the traditional expression and connection to the study of the African Diaspora and is also stylistically inspired by street art.

He has exhibited work throughout the Washington metro area and his work is included in public collection of The David C. Driskell Art Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland. He received a BA in painting and printmaking from the University of Maryland College Park and currently lives and works in Maryland. 

Milk x Honey: Artist Series

Presented in partnership with Terpoets

Monday, January 29, 2018 . 7-10PM
Monday, February 26, 2018 . 7-10PM
Monday, March 26, 2018 . 7-10PM
Monday, April 30, 2018 . 7-10PM

Free, no tickets required

Milk x Honey is a monthly performance series held at the MilkBoy ArtHouse. Hosted by the University of Maryland's Terpoets, this series strives to create a safe community for the creators of all medias and curate a unique artistic experience by showcasing the exceptional talent in the College Park area!

Mixed Monologues featuring Elizabeth Acevedo

Presented by the UMD Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy

Thursday, March 1, 2018 . 6-8PM
Free, no tickets required

TOTUS Spoken Word Experience's annual Mixed Monologues program will take place during the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference. This year the format will be an open mic hosted by Elizabeth Acevedo who will also be the featured performer. 

Elizabeth Acevedo's poetry is infused with her Dominican parents’ bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over twelve years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered several TED Talks and is well known for her poetry videos which have gone viral and been picked up by PBS, Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and Upworthy. 

This event is a partnership between UMD's Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy, The Clarice, and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in dowtown College Park, MD.

The Mock Turtle Reading Series

Saturday, February 24, 2018 . 6-8PM
Saturday, March 31, 2018 . 6-8PM
Saturday, April 21, 2018 . 6-8PM
Free, no tickets required

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.


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


  • Poet from UMD: Katy Day
  • Fiction from UMD: Kathleen Buckley
  • Poets and Fiction from American University and George Mason University TBA


  • UMD Poet: Ayesha Shibli 
  • UMD Poet: Caitlin Reid 
  • UMD Fiction: Jason Smith 
  • UMD Fiction: Maggie Gill

Songwriter Sundays

Curated by Annette Wasilik

Third Sunday of each month:
Sunday, January 21, 2018 . 5-7PM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 . 5-7PM - Buy Tickets
Sunday, March 18, 2018 . 5-7PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 . 5-7PM
Tickets: $10

Come to MilkBoy ArtHouse every third Sunday of the month for Songwriter Sundays! Curated by local songwriter Annette Wasilik, each performance showcases three incredible songwriters and includes a short opening set from a local rising star.

  • January: Kipyn Martin, Nicole Belanus, Annette Wasilik with Megan Ukoh
  • February: Mike Ryan, Dan Whitener, Eli Lev with Ujjval Saravanan
  • March: Aaron Nathans, John Linn, Annette Wasilik
  • April: Woody Lissauer, Andrew Alling, Conor & The Wild Hunt

TEMPO New Music Ensemble: An Evening of String Quartets

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 . 7-8PM
Free, no tickets required

Join the UMD TEMPO New Music Ensemble for a concert featuring new music for string quartet. The program consists of a variety of works written by graduate composers at UMD. The concert will be approximately one hour.   


Presented in partnership with College Park Arts Exchange

Second Tuesday of each month:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 . 7-9PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 . 7-9PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 . 7-9PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 . 7-9PM
Free, no tickets required

(un)choir turns the tables on traditional choir. No auditions, no rehearsals, no long-term commitment – just show up and sing a song you love! You’ll get a lyric sheet, then Allison Hughes, music director for the College Park Chorale, will teach you 2 or 3 part harmony to a well-known song. The evening will end with a performance by the whole group.

There is no cost to participate. Food & beverage will be available to purchase from MilkBoy ArtHouse's menu.

  • January: “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash
  • February: “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
  • March: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  • April: “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper
  • May: “Respect” by Aretha Franklin

When Love Opens the Door featuring Patrick Washington and DJ Sly Ty

Presented by Joe’s Movement Emporium

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 . 7-9PM

Tickets: $10 - Buy Now

Kick your mid-week, winter blues OUT and invite warm feelings of love IN. Pro and novice storytellers and spoken-word artists will move you to laughter and tears. Please join us at this special production by the CreativeWorks team at Joe’s Movement Emporium. Groove to music brought to you by DJ Sly Ty and check out the beautiful sounds of our special guest.