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Free performances every day at 6 p.m. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Millennium Stage in October

Free performances daily at 6 p.m.

Watch the live Internet broadcast if you can’t make the show.

Fall is finally here and so are free performances every day this October on the Millennium Stage! There is a fresh variety of everything from local dance talent to children’s theater. The Local Dance Commissioning Project performances conclude a long summer of rehearsals. Don’t miss Kids Euro Festival 2010, starring some of the most talented European children’s entertainers. Check the website for the full schedule.

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October Highlights

Programs and artists subject to change.

NSO PreludeThey Might Be GiantsCartoon de Salvo

2 They Might Be Giants

The 2009 Grammy Award-winning They Might Be Giants rocks the Grand Foyer in a free, all-ages concert that celebrates the comprehensive redesign of ARTSEDGE–the Kennedy Center’s national K-12 arts education website.

8 NSO Prelude: Christoph Eschenbach, piano

National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christoph Eschenbach plays piano in an all-Beethoven program with violinist Christian Tetzlaff. NSO members Joel Fuller and Alexandra Osbourne, violin, Mahoko Eguchi, viola, and Rachel Young, cello, also play. In the Concert Hall October 7–9, don’t miss Christoph Eschenbach conduct Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with soloist Christian Tetzlaff on a program that also includes Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.

11 Hip Hop Dance Ambassadors

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs present an evening of breaking, poppin’, and lockin’ with dancers from Bolivia, Burma, Ecuador, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

14 & 15, 21 & 22, and 28 & 29 Local Dance Commissioning Project

The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the D.C dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage. This year’s performances feature works by Angella Foster (10/14 & 15), Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp (10/21 & 22), and Mary Lane (10/28 & 29).

16–20 & 23–27 Kids Euro Festival 2010

Europe comes to Washington for the third annual celebration of European arts and culture for kids starring some of the most talented European children’s entertainers in more than 100 FREE performances all around the city, in cooperation with La Maison Française and the participating 27 member states of the European Union.

For more information, call (202) 467-4600.

Sorry, no free parking for free performances.

Take Metro to the Foggy Bottom/GWU station (Orange/Blue)

then ride the free red shuttle at the top of the escalators,

departing every 15 minutes to and from the Kennedy Center until midnight.

Coming Soon to the Opera House

The Public Theater’s new Tony Award-winning production of HAIR is an electric celebration on stage! With a score including such enduring musical numbers as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and the title track, HAIR depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 1960s and ’70s that changed America forever. Please note: this performance contains strong language, mature content, and brief nudity.
Oct 26-Nov 21 | Opera House

ArtsEdge is made possible by the U.S. Department of Education and the Verizon Foundation.

HAIR is made possible through the generosity of The Adrienne Arsht Musical Theater Fund.

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