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					FOLK EVENTS: WHO'S WHERE IN THE GREATER WASHINGTON, DC AREA

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Key:
:01         Likely time; this list is not sure
FSGW        Folklore Society of Greater Washington; www.fsgw.org
BFMS        Baltimore Folk Music Society; www.bfms.org
SFMS        Susquehanna Folk Music Society www.sfmsfolk.org
SAW         Songwriters Association of Washington; www.saw.org
s/s         Singer-songwriter
+           In dance listings: caller + musicians
&           In list of artists, indicates performing together
+           In list of artists, indicates performing separately
UUCh        Unitarian Universalist Church
IMT         Institute of Musical Traditions
HMT         House of Musical Traditions
BEN         Benefit event
ResReq      Reservations required
S/O         Sold out
                                        <<< always confirm with venue >>>
                                      Saturday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Festival, 12n-6pm; Maru Montero Dance Co. hosts for live music & dance, Mexican market,
  food, crafts @ Sylvan Theatre, National Mall, 15th & Independence SWDC
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival SatSun @ Howard Co. Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Rd., West
  Friendship, MD 21794; incl Martin Family, Rob Caruthers & friends, Walt Michael & Co., Port Righ,
  Maggie Sansone, Slim Harrison; all things sheep, weaving, etc.; food, vendors; sheepandwool.org
Tri-State Blues Festival @ Historic Club 66, 207 Edgewood Rd., Edgewood, MD; 410-676-8966; incl
  The Roger Girke Band, Deb Callahan Band, Lower Case Blues, The Russ Greene Band, Jimmi Sexton
  Trio; $45/50; tristatebluesfestival.com
International DC – Around the World Embassy Tour, around Dupont Circle between Mass. Ave. & P St.,
  NWDC; more than 40 embassies 10am-4pm; start at culturaltourismdc.org
12:00 n      >1 Washington Revels Singers celebrate the May with song, dance, May queen, mummer’s play,
               Kidstuff, morris dance, Maypole for Flower Mart @ Washington National Cathedral, Wisc. &
               Mass. Aves., NWDC; free
12:00 n      >5 17th Annual Hungry for Crawfish BEN f/Hungry for Music feat. Second Line Band + Li’l
               Red & the Renegades @ Ft. Hunt Park, Alexandria Va; ResReq: $35 by Sunday, 4/29 –
               advance only
12:00 n      Lilt plays for Potomac Conservancy’s opening of the River Center @ Lockhouse 8 on C&O
               Canal; free; Potomac.org
12:00 n      +3 Ocean Orchestra [Jennifer Cutting, Lisa Moscatiello, Steve Winick, Bob Spates, Tom Carey,
               Rico Petruccelli, Jamie Wilson] @ Spoutwood Farm Faerie Festival, Glen Rock PA 17327
1:00 pm blues jam @ Archie’s Barbershop, 4701 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737;
               Acousticblues.com
3:00 pm Trout Fishing in America family show @ CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts
               Neck Rd., Reston, VA; $30/15Reston; 703-476-4500, restoncommunitycenter.com
5:00 pm >9 Mike Surratt & Continentals @ Old Stein Inn, 1143 Central Ave., Edgewater, MD; 410-798-
               6807
6:00 pm Fairfax Heritage Arts Festival incl artworks, wine bar, Irish band, Hawaiian dance, Washington
               Balalaika Society Ensemble @ Old Town Hall, 3999 Universtiy Dr., Fairfax City, VA; free
               703-359-6000 x22
7:00 pm Lilt @ Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick MD; 301-834-7178
7:00 pm Emerald Isle Club Irish Ceili @ American Legion Post 183 Hall, 2301 Putty Hill Ave., Parkville,
               MD 21234; Don Kaliher + Peter Fitzgeald & the J Patrick’s All Star Ceili Band; $18/9kids
7:30 pm Blue Moon Cowgirls for Weekend Bluegrass @ Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling
               Rd., Herndon VA 20171; $12; 703-435-8377
7:30 pm La Rondinella reunion [Alice Kosloski, Tiny Chancey, Howard Bass, Paul Bensel & Ros Stowe]
               CD release @ Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park,
               MD; $15/10stdts-srs; reception follows
7:30 pm Teller Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo “Pearl’s Light” Tales from Asian Sages & Liars” for Telling
               Moments Storytelling Theatre @ Seeker’s Church, 276 Carroll St., NWDC; $15/13sr-stdt;
               tellingmomenstheatre.com
8:00 pm Greek Taverna Night w/Mortes @ St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church, 7101 Cipriano Rd.,
               Lanham, MD 20706; 240-731-0147
8:00pm       +10 +Sun James Cotton, “Superharp” blues @ Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave., (Georgetown)
                NWDC; $27.50; bluesalley.com, 202-337-4141
8:00 pm White Top Mountaineers (Martha Spencer & Jackson Cunningham) for Shady Grove
               Coffeehouse @ UU Community Church of Glen Allen, 11105 Cauthorne Rd., Glen Allen, VA
               23059; $12/15; shadygrovecoffeehouse.com 804-323-4288
8:00 pm Orrin Star house concert, Frederick MD; ResReq: molloyk1@westat.com, 301-695-6795
8:00 pm Lucy Kaplansky @ Ashland Coffee & Tea, 100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland VA; 804-798-1702,
             ashlandcoffeeandtea.com
8:00 pm    Shepherdstown Dance @ War Memorial Building, King & German Sts., Shepherdstown WV;
             $10/7mem/4under12; 730 wkshop;Robbin Shaffer Marcus + Frog Hammer; smad.us, 304-876-
             2169
8:00 pm    + Sun 6pm Nruthyanjalie: Traditional & Folk Dance of Sri Lanka feat. Asanga Domask @
             Strathmore Education Wing, Studio 405; 5301 Tuckerman Lane, No.Bethesda, MD; $25;
8:30 pm    Piedmont Blues Plus [Warner Williams, Billy Hancock, Chris Colvin, Joyce Ettinger, guests]
             @ 44 Sports Bar, 654 Center Point Pkwy, Gaithersburg MD 20878; 240-631-0044
8:30 pm    Rattlesnake Hill @ Tiffany tavern, 1116 King St., Alexandria VA 22314

                                    Sunday, May 6
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival SatSun @ Howard Co. Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Rd., West
  Friendship, MD 21794; incl Martin Family, Rob Caruthers & friends, Walt Michael & Co., Port Righ,
  Maggie Sansone, Slim Harrison; all things sheep, weaving, etc.; food, vendors; sheepandwool.org
AGAS German-American Festival 1-7, Blobs Park, 8024 Blobs Park Rd., Jessup, MD 20794; incl Alpine
  Dancers, $10; blobspark.net       - see 730 below
Riverdale Park Arts Council’s 5th Annual Arts Festival; incl gospel, Sheryl Sears Trio & others from the
  Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation; One String Willie; Eduardo Sanchez’s Grupo Impacto De
  Ases Regional Mexican; Temika Moore; poetry; drama; rpartscouncil.org/ArtFest.html
21st Annual Appleblossom Bluegrass Festival at Sprint Tent @ Winchester Medical Center, 1840 Amherst
  St., Winchester, VA; $25; incl Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Berryville Plan B Band [Dudley Connell,
  Fred Travers, Larry Stephenson, Ricky Simpkins, Ronnie Simpkins], Nothin’ Fancy
Shepherdstown May Day in downtown Shepherdstown WV; incl 10/morris dance on McMurran Bricks or
  behind farmers market;12:30/prep for parade on Church St.; 1/parade down German St. to May Pole;
  revelry on the green, morris dance, song, poetry; 3:30/dance performances at the Bavarian Inn; 5/findl
  show dances on King St.; smad.us
10:00 am + 1230pm Jacques Johnson for Gospel Brunch @ The Hamilton, 600 14th St. (14th & F),
              NWDC 20005; $25; thehamiltondc.com/live
11:00 am >2 Dupont Circle bluegrass jam @ The Mansion on O, 2020 O St., NWDC; regular upstairs,
              Slow jam downstairs
12:00 n     Banjo Man Frank Cassel f/open house @ Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N.Marcey Rd.,
              Arlington VA; 703-528-5406
1:00 pm >5 open house & bluegrass jam @ Airshow, 7014C Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD
              20912; incl Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen; RSVP; 301-891-9035
1:30 pm Gospel brunch show feat. The Harlem Gospel Choir @ The Howard Theatre, 620 T St., NWDC
              20001; $35/45; thehowardtheatre.com; 202-803-2899
2:00 pm >6 DC Bluegrass Union Membership Pick-nic @ Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church
              VA 22046; dcbu.org; 703-405-6230
2:00 pm >7 Mike Surratt & the Continentals for Association of German-American Societies @ Blob’s
              Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Rd., Jessup, MD; blobspark.net - agas.us -- see above
3:30 pm Waltz with Honeysuckle Rose @ Spanish ballroom, Glen Echo Park, MD; $10; 2:45 lesson
              waltztimedances..org
            +1-3 Latin Waltz workshop, $15; waltztimedances.org
4:00 pm >7 F.A.M.E./SAW sp’d Sunday Songwriters Songfest @ Frederick Coffee Co., 100 East St.,
              Frederick MD; 301-698-0039; incl Richard White, Steve Warner, Harry Pritchett,
              todd@toddcwalker.com
4:00 pm >7+ Scottish Jam @ Royal Mile Pub, 2407 Price Ave., Wheaton MD 20902; 301-946-4511
              dcscottishsession.blogspot.com
5:00 pm >8 Medium Gauge, s/s folk-rock @ New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center,
              Greenbelt, MD; 301-474-5642, newdealcafe.com
6.00 pm     *Nruthyanjalie: Traditional & Folk Dance of Sri Lanka feat. Asanga Domask @
             Strathmore Education Wing, Studio 405; 5301 Tuckerman Lane, No.Bethesda, MD; $25;
7:00 pm    Piedmont Plus [Billy Hancock & Warner Williams] open for Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead
             keyboardist & John Kadlecik/gtr @ The Mansion on O, 2020 O St., NWDC; $25 online
             registration required: omansion.com/sro
7:00 pm    >9 Baltimore Singing for Everyone @ Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St.,
             Baltimore MD; scwarner@hotmail.com
7:30 am    Vusi Mahlasela, S.Africa @ The Hamilton, 600 14th St. (14th & F), NWDC 20005; $27.50;
             thehamiltondc.com/live
7:30 pm    FSGW Squares & Contras @ Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd,
             Glen Echo, Md; $12/9; Ken Gall + Dead Sea Squirrels [Cathy Mason/fid, Craig
             Edwards/fid/bjo/acc/gtr/mand/voc, Dave Howard/gtr]
8:00pm     +10 * James Cotton, “Superharp” blues @ Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave., (Georgetown)
              NWDC; $27.50; bluesalley.com, 202-337-4141
8:30 pm    Memphis Gold for blues dance in Ballroom Annex, Glen Echo Park, Md; lesson 7-8:30;
             $12dance/17lesson&dance; dancedc.net

                                Monday, May 7
6:00 pm    Memphis Gold Blues Band for Blue Monday @ Westminster Church, 400 I St, SWDC; $5;
            202-484-7700
7:00 pm    DCBluegrass Union jam @ VFW Post 350, 6420 Orchard Ave, Takoma Park, MD; 301-270-
            8008 dcbu.org
7:30 pm    Rod Deacey hosts Songwriters Showcase @ Brewer’s Alley, 124 N. Market St, Frederick, MD
            21701; 301-631-0089
8:00 pm    BFMS English Country Dance @ St Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville Md;
            $11/8; Michael Baraclough + Emily Aubrey/vln, Robin Wilson/fl/conc, Judy Meyers/pno

                                    Tuesday, May 8
Cliff Eberhardt provides the music for the Wild West version of “The Taming of the Shrew” through 6/10
  @ Folger Theatre, 201 E Capitol St., SEDC; $30-65; folger.edu
1:00 pm Karen Ashbrook/hamdulc & Carrie Rose/fl for Mother’s Appreciation Tea @ Strathmore
              Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, No. Bethesda, MD; $28/25.20mem; ResReq; 301-581-5108
              SOLD OUT
7:00 pm Jack Couldn’t Make It @ New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD;
              301-474-5642, newdealcafe.com
7:15 pm open mic/showcases f/Folk Club of Herndon & Reston HAVE MOVED !!!
              NEW LOCATION: Amphora’s Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170
              703-435-2402; $1; restonherndonfolkclub.com
8:00 pm Jim Photoglo + Louise Mosrie opens f/Focus Music @ UUCh of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park
              Dr., Rockville MD 20850; $18/15; 301-275-7459, focusmusic.org
8:01 pm Janine Wilson @ Hill Country BBQ, 410 7th St., NWDC 20004; 202-470-2631

                                   Wednesday, May 9
7:00 pm    >9 Ysaye Barnwell (of Sweet Honey) leads Community Sing @ Levine School, 2801 Upton St.,
            NWDC; $5
7:00 pm    Trad music sessions, Irish & 8:30 bluegrass @ Boe’s Strings, 26 S. Market St., Frederick MD;
            301-662-0730, boesstrings.com
7:30 pm    Molasses Creek for IMT @ Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park,
            MD; $15/18; imtfolk.org
7:30 pm    Ramblin’ Jack Elliott @ The Hamilton, 600 14th St. (14th & F), NWDC 20005; $27.50;
            thehamiltondc.com/live
7:30 pm    Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ Birchmere, 3701 Mt Vernon Ave., Alexandria. VA; $35; 703-
           549-7500, birchmere.com
8:00 pm   Ship’s Company Chantey open pub sing @ Wharf Rat, 801 S. Anne St., Fells Point/Baltimore,
           Md; shipscompany.org
8:00 pm   Open Irish trad. session @ O’Lordan’s Irish Pub, 14 Liberty St., Westminster, MD 21157
           410-876-0000
8:00 pm   FSGW English Country Dance @ Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo Md;
           $10/8; Tom Spilsbury + Barbara Heitz/fl, Ralph Gordon/ce, Liz Donaldson/pno
8:00 pm   BFMS Contras @ Lovely Lane Ch, 2200 St.Paul St, Baltimore MD 21218; $13/9; April Blum +
           Contranella [Megan Wobus Beller/fid, John Wobus/pno, Charley Beller/perc/mand/bjo]

                                 Thursday, May 10
7:00 pm   Carey Creed w/Lynn Hollyfield & Bob Williams @ Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria VA;
            $10; 703-548-0035, nvfaa.org
7:00 pm   >9 Warner Williams @ El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20901; 301-
            608-2121
7:30 pm   Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Birchmere BANDSTAND, 3701 Mt Vernon Ave., Alexandria. VA;
            $25; 703-549-7500, birchmere.com              - all standing show
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7:30 pm   Mike Farris @ The Hamilton, 600 14 St. (14 & F), NWDC 20005; $27.50;
            thehamiltondc.com/live
7:30 pm   Ramblin’ Jack Elliott @ The Mainstay, 5753 Main St., Rock Hall, MD; $20; 410-639-9133
7:30 pm   Glen Echo International Folkdancers @ Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Glen
            Echo, MD; mostly recorded music; lesson first, request dances from 9; $5; fsgw.org &
            dancingplanetproductions.com
8:00 pm   Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen @ Ashland Coffee & Tea, 100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland VA;
            804-798-1702, ashlandcoffeeandtea.com

                                  Friday, May 11
7:30 pm   Melanie @ Jammin’ Java, 227 E. Maple Ave., Vienna VA 22180; $25; jamminjava.com
7:30 pm   Blue Moon Cowgirls + Harley String Band opens for Carroll Café @ Seeker's Church,
            276 Carroll Ave., NW, Takoma DC 20012; $15/10stdts; 301-562-4147 carrollcafe.org
8:00 pm   Garnet Rogers + Debra Cowan opens for Cellar Stage @ Faith Community United Methodist
            Church, 5315 Harford Rd., Baltimore, MD 21214; $21; 410-521-9099; uptownconcerts.com
8:00 pm   Cantare @ Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel MD 20708; $20/seriesdisc; 301-
            377-7800
8:00 pm   Emma’s Revolution @ Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier, MD
            20712; $15/18/7under18; 301-699-1819, joesmovement.org
8:00 pm   The Avett Brothers @ Patriot Center, GMU, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax VA 22030; $39?
            Birchmere.com
8:00 pm   Channing & Quinn + Gideon Grove opens @ Electric Maid, 268 Carroll St., NW (Takoma) DC;
            $10; 202-545-3980
8:00 pm   Keltish @ New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD; 301-474-5642,
            newdealcafe.com
8:00 pm   Friendly Coffeehouse, open mic @ Calvary Baptist Church, 120 W. PA Ave., Towson, MD;
            Meg B. & Rick Millman host; friendlycoffeehouse.org
8:00 pm   Kat & the Travelers for Blues party @ Little Grill Collective, 621 N. Main St., Harrisonburg
            VA 22802; 540-434-3594
8:00 pm   John Wort Hannam w/Scott Duncan/fid + Brian Ashley Jones w/Tisha Semereal/bs for Coopers
            House Concert, Columbia MD; $20; ResReq: Coopershouse1790@verizon.net or 410-772-
            1541
8:00 pm   Locust Lane Contras @ Christ the Savior Orthodox Church hall, 5501 Locust Lane, Harrisburg
            Pa; $9/8/4stdts; Donna Hunt + Smash the Windows
8:30 pm   Friday Contras @ Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo,
            MD; $9; Rickey Holt + Glen Echo open band

				
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