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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Add some energy to your morning coffee without any extra caffeine! Our instructor will teach you the fundamentals of painting on ceramics, the materials involved, and tips for the best results. Enjoy food, beverage, and good company while you paint your favorite new addition to your morning routine.

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.

Festival of Literary Arts

Presented by Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Free, no registration required

On Saturday, May 12, MilkBoy ArtHouse is hosting a full day of panels, discussions and events for all ages as part of the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council’s (PGAHC) 2018 Festival of Literary Arts (FOLA). PGAHC’s FOLA is a literary consortium that celebrates the intersection of authors, poets, screenwriters, visual artists, literary entrepreneurs with personal journeys, career paths, and dream building throughout Prince George’s County. FOLA is meant to inspire dreams and reinvigorate dormant ideas, while celebrating cultural and creative diversity. For more information, visit http://www.pgahc.org.

Publishing 101: What All Authors Should Know
Award-winning, national best-selling author of nine books and independent publisher, Jessica Tilles, will share tips on publishing your writings.

Writing and Publishing Science Fiction and Afro Futurism
The economic success of the Black Panther movie has expanded and broadened the appreciation of science fiction, fantasy and Afro Futurism. Join cultural architect Risikat Okedeyi, Afrofuturism Network founder, William Jones and Todd Steven Burroughs, Ph.D, author Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comic Book Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates along with facilitator, curator/sci-fi geek Carol Dyson in a lively discussion about the advances in these fields of study. Book signing will follow.

Meet the Authors
Author/blogger Deliah Lawrence will moderate a panel discussion with authors Austin Camacho,
Teri Cross Davis, Michelle Junot, and Jung Yun, who will discuss and share excerpts from their fiction and non-fiction works. Discussion will be followed b a Q & A and authors’ book signing.

Your Book is Done. Now What? Speed Dating for Authors’ Panel
There are many resources for authors to support their book projects, however once their projects are completed, authors may need some advice and direction on next steps. This speed dating event, moderated by PR guru Cherrie Woods will feature four experts, literary agent, Dara Kaye, filmmaker Monda Webb, conference founder Sharon Lucas and blogger Andrea Blackstone who will interact with workshop attendees to offer advice on what to do once their book projects are completed.

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



  • Carlos Chism (University of Maryland)
  • Mary Winsor (George Mason University)
  • Sean van der Heijden (George Mason University)
  • Michelle Orabona (George Mason University)
  • Melody Tootoonchi (American University)


  • Pierce Brown (University of Maryland)
  • Katy Day (University of Maryland)
  • Amanda Allen (University of Maryland)
  • Bailey Blumenstock (American University)
  • Jordan Bissell (American University)


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

Numi Yoga

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 . 5:30-6:30PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 . 5:30-6:30PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 . 5:30-6:30PM

Enjoy an after work flow yoga class compliments of Numi Yoga and enjoy drink specials together afterwards at MilkBoy ArtHouse. Class will be approximately an hour long. Participants can expect to move through a range of poses to relieve stress, build strength and increase mobility - all ages and abilities welcome.

Some yoga mats will be provided but please feel free to bring your own. Class is free of charge and we will be accepting donations (cash or credit card) to support arts and music opportunities for local students.

More information about Numi Yoga's instructors and studio is available at numiyoga.com.

Science On Tap

Presented by the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Science On Tap is a new monthly lecture series that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink.

The Life and Death of T. Rex
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 . 6:30-8:30PM

Tyrannosaurus rex is arguably the most famous of all dinosaur species. Since its naming in 1905, it has been a cultural and scientific icon. But new discoveries continue to be made about this last and (presently) largest of the giant carnivorous dinosaurs. New specimens and new analytical techniques have revealed details previously unknown about its biology. How did it feed? How did it move? Was it scaly, fuzzy or both? How much and how fast did it grow? How long did it live? And what were those little arms for, anyway? Dr. Thomas Holtz will discuss new insights into the biology of T. rex, as well as some of the geological evidence concerning the great extinction which ended the reign of the Tyrant King.

Hungry Black Holes
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 . 6:30-8:30PM - Register Now

Supermassive black holes, which are a million to 10 billion times the mass of the sun, lurk in the center of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way. How do we study these dark and mysterious objects in the universe? Dr. Suvi Gezari will describe how astronomers use wide-field optical telescopes to monitor the night sky and catch supermassive black holes that light up in the act of feeding on stars and gas. Watching how these “hungry” black holes digest their meals can reveal their mass, spin and binarity—the fundamental parameters of an astrophysical black hole. Dr. Gezari will highlight results from UMD’s participation in three state-of-the-art optical time-domain surveys: the Pan-STARRS1 survey, Palomar Transient Factory and Zwicky Transient Facility.

What’s Eating the Bees?
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 . 6:30-8:30PM - Register Now

There's a parasite on our honey bees—and researchers agree that it tops the list of stress factors for honey bee health. The parasite, called Varroa destructor, is similar in proportion to humans having a tick the size of their hand. This creature exists, to some extent, in virtually every honey bee colony. Scientists believed for more than half a century that the mite consumes small amounts of bee blood. Now, they know that the mite liquifies a bee's liver and sucks part of the liver out of the bee's body. Knowing how the mite feeds, researchers can develop more effective treatment methods and find ways to remediate the negative health effects associated with parasitic feeding.

What's Eating the Bees? is presented by Samuel Ramsey, entomology graduate student at UMD and winner of UMD's 2017 Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

Songwriter Sundays

Curated by Annette Wasilik

Sunday, January 21, 2018 . 5-7PM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 . 5-7PM - Buy Tickets
Sunday, March 18, 2018 . 5-7PM - Buy Tickets
Sunday, April 15, 2018 . 5-7PM - Buy Tickets
Sunday, May 13, 2018 . 5-7PM - Buy Tickets

Tickets: $10

Curated by local songwriter Annette Wasilik, each Songwriter Sundays event 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
  • May: Brooksie Wells, Susan Rowe and Patty Reese

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 . 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 . 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 . 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 . 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 . 7:30-9PM

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.