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Please note that there are many events presented by other departments in the college and also the greater community at the Cultural Arts Center.  These events are not listed here; you must look for information about these events directly from the presenters. 

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place in the Cultural Arts Center theatres or galleries of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center.  Please reserve tickets to free events online and plan to arrive early.  Unclaimed reservations for free events will be released to the general public 30 minutes prior to curtain.





        Kids Eurofest                               2014

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
11AM - 2PM

Saturday, November 8, 2014
11AM - 2:30PM

November 1st

From Slovakia 

RozKravka Cow Story - 11am


Everyone knows the famous story of the three pigs –

But did you know that three baby goats and three baby cows also live in the same forest?  It’s a fairy tale fact… and Slovakia’s PIKI Theatre brings this and other favorites to the stage in Cow Story.  See three goats rescued from a hungry wolf’s tummy; find out who helped the piglet build his solid brick house; and discover the cows’ daring and unusual mission of milk.  Cow Story is a wonderful tale with a twist.

Followed by: Q&A with Artist


From Hungary –

Living Hungarian Folk Art - 1pm


Presented in colorful costumes and unique instruments, Hungary is famous for its lively folk dance and music.  Living Hungarian Folk Art is a family-fun performance that captures the authentic spirit of the Carpathian Basin — you’ll feel like you are in a Hungarian village as you enjoy enchanting melodies, folk games, and even a short “dance house” — that’s a Hungarian dance lesson! Béla Bartók — Hungary’s most famous composer — used folk music just like this in his symphonies; Bartók has said that Hungarian folk traditions are “beautiful to the eye; beautiful to the ear”… and you’ll think so, too!

Followed by: Q&A with Artist
                    Art Workship 

November 8th

From Cyprus –

The Voice of Opera: Melodies and Tales from the Mediterranean - 11am


Do you think you have what it takes to become a famous opera singer? In The Voice of Opera, you’ll take a listening tour of some of opera’s greatest hits, accompanied by a spectacular visuals. Then, you’ll have a chance to “get into the act”, as selected audience members are transformed into real-life opera singers with authentic props and costumes! As a concert soloist, Constantinos Yiannoudes — who grew up in Cyprus — has performed in world-famous musical venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.  You don’t want to miss this.

Followed by: Q&A with Artist



From Ireland –

The Shannon Dunne Dance Show  -  1:15pm


Fast music, fancy footwork, and colorful costumes all combine to bring the ancient dance arts of Ireland to life! Three of the Washington metro area’s premiere schools of Irish dance will present exciting and fast-paced showcases that highlight several styles of Irish dancing.  As the dancers whirl to lively sounds of traditional jigs, you’ll have a hard time keeping your own feet still!


Followed by: Q&A with Artist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reserve tickets on Eventbrite




Friday – Saturday

November 14, 15, 21, 22, 2014  8pm

Sunday, November 16, 23, 2014



In a remote estate in the countryside of Connecticut, Jack Brooks, one of the most accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation, awaits the imminent arrival of his art dealer.  But the visit is not a standard one, for jack feels wronged, and he is intending to kill the man.   As Jack lays out of his intentions for the evening, his wife, Annie, calmly paints.  She is reluctant to go along with the plan, until Jack’s threat of violence convinces her otherwise.  Harried and annoyed, Vincent, Jack’s flamboyant art dealer arrives.  Will Jack carry out his plan?  Will Annie help him? Or is something else going on?

                   -  2000 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Play - 


Tickets:  General Admission - $10

                 Students - $5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Buy Tickets Now




 Maryland Traditions 2014 ALTA Awards Ceremony and Concert: Featuring R&B Soul Legends The Holmes Brothers

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Saturday, December 6, 2014



 Maryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, has announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2014. The awards recognize outstanding stewards of living traditions in the State of Maryland and will be presented to three recipients at a December 6, 2014 awards ceremony and concert at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center on the Montgomery College Takoma Park – Silver Spring campus. The event is offered free to the public, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

ALTA awards are presented annually to an individual or group, a place and a tradition that embody outstanding stewardship of living traditions and help to preserve Maryland’s cultural heritage. The 2014 ALTA Award recipients are: fly fisherman and environmental conservationist Lefty Kreh (People), Bending Water Park (Place), and The Painted Screens of Baltimore (Tradition).

Awards are presented annually to an individual or group, a place and a tradition that embody outstanding stewardship of living traditions and help to sustain Maryland’s cultural heritage. People are selected based on their demonstration of the highest standards of excellence in such areas as research, documentation, presentation, entrepreneurship, artistry, stewardship and community impact; the Places honored serve to keep traditions alive and are meaningful gathering places or sites of enduring memories or endangered traditions; and Traditions recognized are those that connect communities to cultural heritage in ways that exemplify the distinctive spirit of Maryland and may include events, occupations, knowledge, cultural scenes, and organizations.

                                                                                    Reserve tickets on Eventbrite


                                         *EVENTS THAT ARE NOT LISTED HERE ARE COMMUNITY RENTAL EVENTS.
                                                 PLEASE CONTACT THE PRESENTER FOR MORE INFORMATION.*

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