Rotator_The Big Lebowski

Flying Dog Film Series

“The Big Lebowski” (1998)

They figured he was a lazy, time-wasting slacker. They were right.

When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, his low-drama life changes for good. Little does he know that Mrs. Lebowski owes large sums of money to many dangerous people. After she’s kidnapped, Jeff Lewboski calls The Dude to deliver her ransom. Deception leads to even more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone wants something from The Dude.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
Duration: 117 min
Genre: Comedy, crime
MPAA: Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
September 28, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
Rotator_Nighthawks Night

Nighthawks Night

Founded in Washington, D.C. in the early 1970’s, The Nighthawks have spent nearly five decades making music. Their tireless efforts to usher blues and roots rock into the 21st century have been chronicled in a brand-new documentary entitled “Nighthawks on the Blue Highway.” Now, experience both the film and a live performance from these legendary musicians in a one-night-only event. A post-show Q&A with documentary director Michael Streissguth will also be held.


You may also like: Classic Albums Live: Dark Side of the Moon and Jim Messina

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Blues, LIVE Series, Music, Special Film Event, Special Film Events
September 29, 2016 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Rotator_Swan Lake v2

Voice Art Group presents

Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake

Known as the ‘ballet of all ballets,’ Swan Lake continues to enchant generation after generation of dance lovers with its pure romanticism, poignant love story, and iconic Tchaikovsky score. Don’t miss this one-night-only opportunity to experience this visually stunning, full-length production of one of the world’s most famous ballets, featuring Russia’s brightest classical dancers.

Russian Grand Ballet was founded by and incorporated graduates from the Great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies. Today, the Russian Grand Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 brilliant dancers. Swan Lake features choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with a libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Getzer.

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Dance, Family-Friendly, LIVE Series
September 30, 2016 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
Rotator_Taps Alive

24/7 Dance Studio

Taps Alive

Taps Alive is a celebration of rhythm and music. For one night only, dancers from around the country are brought together to perform and share their love of rhythm. Director Joe Dodd and Producer Gina Korrell search around the United States to find local and professional artists and group’s to perform at this one night extravaganza. This year’s event will feature performances by Aaron Tolson, Derick Grant, Charles Renato, Ryan Johnson, Justin Myles, Mark Orsborn, Angela Carter, Maryland Youth Tap Ensemble (MYTE), American Tap Company, Speaking in Taps, Gracie Guys and Gals, Centerville Dance Academy, Studio Bleu, Sundays on Tap, Playtime Tap, Teelin Irish Tap Company, Tappenstance, The JaM Project, the JaM Youth Project and 24/7 Dance Studio’s Tap Ensemble.

The program will begin at 6:30 with a TapCinema presentation. TapCinema is a tap-focused version of Discover Dancinema workshop, which are sessions exploring “Dancinema” history, language, and media-literacy.

Visit for more details.

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Dance
October 1, 2016 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Rotator_Girls Guns and Glory 2

Tivoli Discovery Series

Girls Guns and Glory

“Think-y, soulful lyrics paired with a beat you can dance to.” –Rolling Stone

Dubbed a “don’t-miss night of alternative country” by The Washington Post, rising Americana group Girls Guns and Glory takes the stage in a toe-tapping, knee-slapping, rockin’ good time. Witness firsthand why this up-and-coming group’s distinctive sound – reminiscent of legends like Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash – is taking the music industry by storm.

You may also like: Lonestar and Seldom Scene & Steep Canyon Rangers

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, Music, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series
October 6, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Pay-what-you-want ($10 suggested donation)
Rotator_72 Film Fest 2

72 Film Fest

Join us for Year 11: TAROT.

Filmmakers from around the region had only 72 hours to make a movie. Students, amateurs, and professional filmmakers alike compete for awards and prizes. Every entry premieres on Friday night, with finalists, surprises, and awards on Saturday night.

Support local film and screen artists and vote for your favorite to win the Audience Choice! If it’s your first 72, come out Saturday night. If you want to see everything come both evenings.

For more information or to sign up your team, visit

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Special Film Events
October 7, 2016 6:30 pm Buy Tickets
October 8, 2016 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Rotator_Click Clack Moo


Click, Clack, Moo

When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone” and confiscates her laptop. So the cows go on strike and the chickens join in solidarity! Don’t miss this hilariously mooooo-ving musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor book.

Recommended for grades K-4 in connection with the FCPS elementary language arts curriculum.

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, smARTS Series
October 10, 2016 10:00 am Buy Tickets
Rotator_Shatners World 2

Weinberg Center for the Arts, Inc. presents

Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It

“[Shatner’s World] is more entertaining than it has any right to be.” -The New York Post

Through stories, songs, jokes, and poignant moments, William Shatner takes audiences on a theatrical voyage exploring his life and career. From Shakespearean stage actor to internationally-acclaimed icon and raconteur, Shatner is known as much for his unique persona as his expansive body of work – highlights of which include Star Trek, Boston Legal, over 30 books, and several spoken word albums.

This performance is co-sponsored by:
 CDS Logo_png

You may also like: Paula Poundstone and David Sedaris

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Speaking Engagement
October 12, 2016 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Meet-and-greets available for an additional $75 each. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 to purchase.
Rotator_Super Scientific

smARTS Series

Super Scientific Circus

Amazing feats for children and adults alike! Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime present seemingly impossible circus tricks using boomerangs, bubbles, and beach balls to uncover the science behind the magic: friction, inertia, centripetal force, and more!

Recommended for grades 2-5 in connection with the FCPS elementary science curriculum.


2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, smARTS Series
October 13, 2016 10:00 am Buy Tickets
Rotator_Sweet Plantain

Sweet Plantain

Nobody bridges the gap between generations or musical genres quite like Sweet Plantain, a refreshingly new ensemble whose improvisations re-imagine the 21st century string quartet. Artfully fusing western classical traditions with hip-hop, jazz, and Latin rhythms, this daring group is captivating audiences around the globe with their contemporary, multicultural sound.

You may also like: Simply Three and Zorá String Quartet

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Classical Music, Jazz, LIVE Series, Music
October 14, 2016 8:00 pm Buy Tickets