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May 2019

May Revels at BlackRock SpringFest

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, 20874 United States
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BlackRock Center for the Arts and Washington Revels have partnered to welcome the arrival of Spring with a FREE afternoon of traditional music, dance and more at the first annual outdoor BlackRock SpringFest, culminating in May Revels. The fun will kick off with a colorful procession as our 100-person cast parades through the BlackRock lawn with a bright array of banners, puppets and props. Once we’ve reached the outdoor stage, we’ll share Spring songs and dances and crown this year’s…

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Tuesday Talk: Treason!

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beall-Dawson Museum, 103 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Join local historian and author Susan Soderberg for "Treason! How Local Leaders Helped Launch the American Revolution." It's Montgomery History's monthly Tuesday Talk, held at the historic Beall-Dawson Museum in Rockville. The presentation will include the Repudiation Act of 1765, the Hungerford Resolves of 1774 and what led the citizens of what is now Montgomery County into an armed revolt against Great Britain. Bring your lunch!

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Carpe Diem! Dance

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, 20910 United States
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$10

Dance to great music with great callers! May's dance features music by Devine Comedy with caller DeLaura Padovan. The evening begins with a half-hour intro lesson for beginners. Presented by Carpe Diem Arts in partnership with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Washington Revels, and Montgomery County Recreation.

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Historic Site Scavenger Hunt

May 11 @ 1:00 pm
$17.50

Come have an adventure at the Historic Medley District in Poolesville! Explore several historic sites in the area and complete an activity at each one before receiving a clue with your next location. Make it through the entire scavenger hunt and be rewarded with a special treat – all while learning more about the rich history of Western Montgomery County. The scavenger hunt is for both adults and kids, and children under 18 are free. You must provide your own…

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Nature Walk: Birds

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Riley’s Blockhouse & Seneca Aqueduct, 13015 Rileys Lock Road
Poolesville, MD 20837 United States
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Join Kurt Schwarz of the Maryland Ornithological Society to locate and identify migratory songbirds at Riley's Lock on the C&O Canal. Registration is required; visit the C&O Canal Association website for more information.

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McCrillis Gardens Sunday Walk

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McGrillis House, 6910 Greentree Road
Bethesda, MD
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Enjoy a tour of McCrillis Gardens, a naturalistic strolling garden offering shady woodland walks and splashes of color in spring. Highly trained, knowledgeable guides offer engaging horticultural tours focusing on the plants that make the garden unique. The event is free; registration is required.

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2019 Christmas Revels Adult Auditions

May 17 @ 5:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Washington Revels, 531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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Adults of all ages and ancestries are invited to audition for The Christmas Revels, a festive, fully-staged musical and theatrical production. This year’s show will feature an eclectic blend of music, dances and tales from around the world and across the centuries, with special guest performers and tradition bearers Karim Nagi (Arabic drumming & dance), Shizumi Shigeto Manale (Japanese dance & theater), Rabbi Mark Novak (Jewish song), and Seth Kibel(Klezmer & World music). Join a cast of over 100, ages 8 to…

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2019 Christmas Revels Adult Auditions

May 18 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Washington Revels, 531 Dale Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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Adults of all ages and ancestries are invited to audition for The Christmas Revels, a festive, fully-staged musical and theatrical production. This year’s show will feature an eclectic blend of music, dances and tales from around the world and across the centuries, with special guest performers and tradition bearers Karim Nagi (Arabic drumming & dance), Shizumi Shigeto Manale (Japanese dance & theater), Rabbi Mark Novak (Jewish song), and Seth Kibel(Klezmer & World music). Join a cast of over 100, ages 8 to…

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Brookside Gardens Saturday Walk

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902 United States
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Enjoy a tour of Brookside Gardens, an award-winning g display garden featuring an abundance of annual and perennial displays throughout the year. Highly trained, knowledgeable guides offer engaging horticultural tours focusing on the plants that make the garden unique. The event is free; registration is required.

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Maritime Voices at Friendship Heights

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 Spouth Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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For their eighth performance at Friendship Heights Village Center, the men and women of the Washington Revels Maritime Voices will present their new program, “American Songs of the Sea and Shore,” featuring homegrown music of American sailors and the women who sustained seafaring communities. The program includes sea chanteys, ballads, and songs of our nation’s inland waterways and harbor towns, with opportunities for you to sing along.

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