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Pride Month Selection
Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m.
Free admission. Advance registration is highly recommended. Register here.

By popular demand, our foreign language movie series is back! Curated by Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from our audience, the series will pick up where we were so rudely interrupted in 2020, with a few surprises thrown in. All screenings are free, but advance registration is required. Schedule subject to change.

buy tix offFriday, June 10, 7 p.m.

$35/$25 MCC district residents

 

Dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, Egyptian heart surgeon turned world-famous political comedian Bassem Youssef was the creator and host of the first political satire show in the Middle East and the most watched show in the Arab World with 30 million viewers each week. Throughout its three seasons, "Al-Bernameg" remained controversial for its hilarious and bold criticism of the ruling powers. During its final season in 2014, the show achieved unprecedented ratings before Youssef announced its termination due to overwhelming political pressures on the show and the airing channels. 

In this keynote presentation, Bassem Youssef shares his unique experience as a doctor-turned-satirist during the most uncertain time in the Middle East. Youssef discusses the dynamics of humor, politics and the search for liberties and freedoms in the Middle East. As a new resident of the United States, Youssef takes a fresh look at the factors shaping American policies in the Middle East while initiating an honest conversation with Arabs and Muslims about their roles and positions impacting the historic events unfolding today. Running Time: Approximately 60 minutes.

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sunday, June 12
New Start Time! 3 p.m.

McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102
Free admission

 

For all ages. Divinity Roxx’s live show is a celebration of self-love and positivity for kids and families. The upbeat and sunny music is led with powerful messages that encourage kids to become the best versions of themselves.

 

A Live Book Reading, Plus Family Movement and Music Workshop! 
Saturday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.
Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean, Va. 22101
Free, registration required. Register here. Registration opens Saturday, June 4.
 
For ages 5–12. “You Are Not Alone” is an empathetic and inclusive picture book by the Alphabet Rockers that empowers kids to love their beautiful selves, celebrate their identities, stand up to hate and have one another’s backs no matter what. In those moments that you are afraid or feel like you don’t belong, know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Register the child who will be attending. Priority seating will be given to children ages 5-12.



Featuring music from The Alphabet Rockers' album, “THE LOVE” buy tix off

Saturday, June 18, 4 p.m.

$10/$5 MCC tax district residents

 

For all ages. This Grammy®-nominated intergenerational hip-hop album from the Alphabet Rockers gives voice to what matters: love, belonging and gender justice for all of us. Prepare to sing, dance and have fun celebrating the love of ourselves and our whole family. 

Featuring MCC's Art in Motion Hip-Hop Class Participants!

Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m. 
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102

Free admission

 

For all ages. The Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change! This intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip-hop. Let’s stand up to hate and be our brave and beautiful selves.

 

Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m.
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd.
Free admission
 
Garba360, a South Asian social dance experience with live music. An essential component of the nine-day, fall Hindu festival Navratri, Garba is an intoxicating, high-energy folk dance style from the Indian state of Gujarat. This community event has been reimagined for all to participate in the fun any time of the year!

 

This engagement of Garba360 is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sunday, July 3
New Start Time! 3 p.m.

McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102
Free admission

An ex-pageant queen makes power pop; Cinema Hearts is the indie rock musical project of Washington, D.C. singer-songwriter Caroline Weinroth. Cinema Hearts has played concert halls and rock clubs, including the Kennedy Center, AMP by Strathmore, Smithsonian museums, Black Cat and Fort Reno. Cinema Hearts has toured the east coast, performing in New York City, Philadelphia, Richmond and other cities. The band has also shared the stage with Cold War Kids, La Luz, Dengue Fever, Death Valley Girls, Esmé Patterson and The Shivas. A new EP, produced by Bartees Strange, is forthcoming.






Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sunday, July 10
New Start Time! 3 p.m.
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102
Free admission

Oh He Dead is an indie soul band from our nation's cappydoodle, Washington DC. Led by the smoky, passionate harmonies of CJ Johnson and Andrew Valenti, Oh He Dead mixes classic R&B influences with poignant lyrics to move your soul, your feet, your ears, and your feet.

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park
Sunday, July 17

New Start Time! 3 p.m.
McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean, Va., 22102
Free admission


For all ages. D’DAT is a multicultural group that mixes the uniquely American musical traditions of the Native Southwest, jazz and hip-hop. National touring artist Def-i's intelligent, poetic lyrics and hip-hop style blends with the hard-driving instrumental ?re of trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of drummer Nicholas Lucero and the explorative and expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass.