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The Spring Open Mic

Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday for the best open mic in Montgomery County. Hosted by rob Hinkal and Rowan Corbett, and in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Traditions, the Spring Open Mic welcomes all performers – beginners, pros, and everywhere in-between – as well as listeners, to the open air courtyard at Sandy Spring Museum.  A featured artist will perform each week and the open mic will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch (but performers must perform in-person!)

Featured artist: Valeria & Grey!

Valeria Stewart was part of the duo Luna with co-writer Kathleen Huber. She now performs with the trio Crooked Sparrow, and has just started a collaboration with The Grey A. She is originally from Argentina and has roots in the DC area. She was awarded a Finalist Prize this year for her song ‘Por Que’ by the Songwriting Association of Washington, and the song was also a weekly winner for the 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Award. Her first EP ‘The Alchemist’s Journey’, was released in 2020.

Grey Jacks is the lead for the band the Grey A and the music composer for the bands All Her Muses and Graduates Rise!. He has won songwriting awards from BMI as well as the Songwriters Association of Washington. the Grey A band have been touring and performing for 8+ years and released their first new single ‘Providence’ on bandcamp last September ’21 and will release their 2nd album D8 Ur Elders this June.

A suggested donation of $10, which will help sustain the event, can be paid through the registration link or in-person at the program.

Should you have technical questions about the Open Mic and/or your performance, please contact rob Hinkal at (301) 910-2575. For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at (301) 774-0022.

Pre-registration is required to perform and requested of all attendees. In an abundance of caution, only the first twenty-five registrants will be allowed to attend. To enter, you will be asked to show either a COVID-19 vaccine card or proof of a negative PCR test within 48-hours of The Spring Open Mic.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, January 25
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website

Winter Tales: A Russian “Old Year” Celebration

Sunday, January 23 at 4:00 pm 5:15 pm

Rescheduled to 1/23,2022 due to inclement weather!

Kalinka Dance Ensemble of Baltimore and Funklore Russian Costume Theater present Winter Tales: A Russian “Old Year” Celebration! Traditionally, Russians celebrated the New Year in mid-January each year. This is because, until the 20th century, many Russians used a different calendar (known as the Julian or Orthodox calendars) to mark the time. Today Russians use a standard (Gregorian) calendar, but still celebrate the “Old” New Year in mid-January.

Learn about this and other Russian winter holiday traditions, meet Father Frost and the Snow Maiden, play traditional Russian instruments, watch a folk puppet show, and immerse yourself in festive Russian singing and dancing. Recommended for ages 4 and older.  The program is in English and Russian.

Mask wearing is required for ages 2 and older and proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for those 12 and older for entry.

Details

Date:
Sunday, January 23
Time:
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Cost:
$20
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
+ Google Map
(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website

Faith and Fossil Fuels: The Legacy of Fossil Fuels and Choosing a Better Future

Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

History Happy Hour: $10 for members/ $15 for non-members

Faith communities of all traditions are coming together to protect our environment.  Joelle Novey from Interfaith Power & Light and Rebecca Leber, a senior reporter covering climate change for Vox, will discuss how we historically became so reliant on fossil-fueled power and why faith communities are involved in the efforts to defend our planet. Learn ways each of us can personally commit to “turning away from burning” gas in the New Year — at home, in our communities, and at the state and county levels. 

The program will conclude with a Q&A with Cindy McCabe from Montgomery County Green Bank on financing clean energy projects for individual homeowners.

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at (301) 774-0022.

Details

Date:
Thursday, January 20
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
+ Google Map
(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website

The Spring Open Mic

Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday for the best open mic in Montgomery County. Hosted by rob Hinkal and Rowan Corbett, and in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Traditions, the Spring Open Mic welcomes all performers – beginners, pros, and everywhere in-between – as well as listeners, to the open air courtyard at Sandy Spring Museum.  A featured artist will perform each week and the open mic will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch (but performers must perform in-person!)

A suggested donation of $10, which will help sustain the event, can be paid through the registration link or in-person at the program.

Should you have technical questions about the Open Mic and/or your performance, please contact rob Hinkal at (301) 910-2575. For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at (301) 774-0022.

Pre-registration is required to perform and requested of all attendees. In an abundance of caution, only the first twenty-five registrants will be allowed to attend. To enter, you will be asked to show either a COVID-19 vaccine card or proof of a negative PCR test within 48-hours of The Spring Open Mic.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, January 18
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
+ Google Map
(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website