Chrysalis Kids: Sonia De Los Santos
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Sonia De Los Santos

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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The critically acclaimed Sonia De Los Santos Trio comes to the Chrysalis with their beautiful Spanish and English language family music.

Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, and sings in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin and jarana. With her own multicultural band, she shares songs from her celebrated album, Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island(Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner), which is a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. This unique concert is filled with original songs, Latin American party tunes and new bilingual versions of American classics. De Los Santos has been hailed by Billboard as "one of the Latin children's music artists you should know," and her music has been featured on NBC's Visiones, Sirius XM's Kids Place Liveand WXPN's Kids Corner, among others.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

https://www.soniadelossantosmusic.com/

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Chrysalis Cabaret: Nikki Lerner
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: Nikki Lerner

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Columbia's own Nikki Lerner for a great night of music. This performance is part of the Chrysalis Cabaret Series in partnership with Columbia Orchestra / Columbia Jazz Band.

Early bird tickets are $18 through May 26th, week of tickets are $21 and door tickets are $24.

Cash bar for beverages and snacks available for purchase.

The event takes place at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.


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Chrysalis Kids: Barry Polisar
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Barry Polisar

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A five time Parents’ Choice Award winner, Barry is a pioneer in the world of music for children. He has recorded and shared his songs, poems, stories, and books with audiences throughout the world and has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He gives concerts and author visits in schools and performing art centers from Washington DC to Fairbanks, Alaska and was given a Special Library Recognition Award for his “ability to communicate with and excite children to read.” Barry’s songs are featured in television shows, feature films, and dozens of TV ads throughout the world. His books and poems have been translated into other languages and his songs have been recorded and performed by singers and musicians internationally. He has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

This event is presented in partnership with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

http://barrylou.com/


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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage! Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, sponsored by ReThink Water, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.


Free tickets available here

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Chrysalis Masters - Rescheduled
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Chrysalis Masters - Rescheduled

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chrysalis Masters

Gates open at 4:30 p.m., awarding of the 12 and under jacket will be between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., the teenage and adult jackets will be awarded at 9:30 p.m.

Join the Inner Arbor Trust and the Downtown Columbia Partnership as we transform the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods into a whimsical art installation - and mini golf course! Play in the first ever Chrysalis Masters, enjoy food, beverage, and adult beverages for purchase, and compete for the (lime) green jacket!

Come enter the tournament, or just come to enjoy the music, food, drinks, and make a donation to support the arts. All are welcome.

The Chrysalis Masters is the Inner Arbor Trust's fundraiser to help support its summer programming, including the second year of the popular Chrysalis Kids Series, our Community Concert Series, and the many other free and low cost arts events that we are proud to bring to Downtown Columbia. 

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Chrysalis Kids: Milkshake! Trio
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Milkshake! Trio

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Milkshake! returns to Chrysalis Kids!

Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. This dynamo of local children's music opened the Chrysalis Kids Series last year, and they are back with their energizing music!

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

http://www.milkshakemusic.com/


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Chrysalis Kids: Mr. Jon and Friends
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Mr. Jon and Friends

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents’ Choice Award winning music for kids and their families.

This energetic family music is all about fun, movement, and laughter! Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing. Sometimes with a band, sometimes as a duo, and sometimes solo, the music of Mr. Jon & Friends is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

This event is presented in partnership with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

https://www.mrjonmusic.com/

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Chrysalis Cabaret: Steve Washington
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Chrysalis Cabaret: Steve Washington

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Steve Washington for a great night of music. This performance is part of the Chrysalis Cabaret Series in partnership with Columbia Orchestra / Columbia Jazz Band.

Early bird tickets are $18, week of tickets are $21 and door tickets are $24.

Cash bar for beverages and snacks available for purchase.

The event takes place at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.

https://www.stevewashington.biz/

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.


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Chrysalis Kids: Beat Bugs A Musical Adventure
Aug
10
3:00 PM15:00

Chrysalis Kids: Beat Bugs A Musical Adventure

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drama Learning Center's TYA program brings its second production to Chrysalis Kids! Inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure hits the stage. Meet the Beat Bugs – five insect pals who explore the world and pick up life lessons along the way in this new musical, based on the Netflix animated series that incorporates songs of that famous band. Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi embark on a mission to save Strawberry Fields from being taken over by a stink bug with other plans for it. Some of the songs from the iconic catalogue that appear in the show include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

Gates open at 2:30 p.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the performance starts at 3:00 p.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

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The Music of Puerto Rico with Cultura Plenara (Community Concerts at the Chrysalis)
Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

The Music of Puerto Rico with Cultura Plenara (Community Concerts at the Chrysalis)

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Doors at 4:00 p.m., show at 5:00 p.m.

Join the Maryland Traditions Heritage Award winning Cultura Plenara for Music of Puerto Rico, a part of the FREE Community Concerts at the Chrysalis! 

Cultura Plenera is a non-profit organization dedicated to community building in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas through the traditional Puerto Rican musical styles of Bomba and Plena. Bomba is a Puerto Rican musical genre that dates back more than 300 years, has heavy African influences, and expresses the sentiments of Puerto Ricans and their culture through barrel drums, maraca, cúa, singer and dancers. Plena is another Puerto Rican musical genre, which dates back more than 100 years, and also narrates stories of the Puerto Rican experience through hand drums, güiro and singers. Both Bomba y Plena are central to life in Puerto Rican communities inside and outside of the island.

Cultura Plenera is home to Los Hijo 'e Plena, a Bomba and Plenaperformance ensemble that offer educational and musical programming intended to nurture audiences with both small and informal performances, and main stage productions. Cultura Plenera also offers opportunities for community building in Cultura Plenera-hosted events such as our Bomba y Plena en el Parque series and our yearly Fiesta Boricua. Our mission has been to strengthen our communities by promoting awareness of Puerto Rico’s contribution to the universal musical tapestry through quality educational presentations and authentic Bomba and Plena performances.


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Chrysalis Cabaret: An Evening With the Columbia Jazz Band
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: An Evening With the Columbia Jazz Band

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join The Columbia Jazz Band for a great night of music. This performance is part of the Chrysalis Cabaret Series in partnership with Columbia Orchestra / Columbia Jazz Band.

The Columbia Jazz Band (CJB) is in its 28th year and performs a diverse mix of jazz (big band through contemporary) as well as blues, Latin, swing, standards and pop at concerts and dances throughout the greater Washington D.C. area. Notable performances include feature artist concerts with outstanding vocalist Delores King Williams and four-time Grammy winner Gordon Goodwin, as well as multiple performances at The Rouse Theater, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and the legendary Blues Alley Jazz Club. Our five international tours have included standing room only performances across Austria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. Highlights include the prestigious Montreux International Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Bulls Head Jazz Club (London), Wigan Jazz Festival (Manchester), Istanbul Jazz Festival (Turkey), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), Jazz à Juan (France), Jazzaldia Festival (Spain) and Jazz à Vienne (France).

Early bird tickets are $12, week of tickets are $16 and door tickets are $20.

Cash bar for beverages and snacks available for purchase.

The event takes place at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

https://www.thejazzband.com/

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Chrysalis Cabaret: The Wharf Rats, Live!
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: The Wharf Rats, Live!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join The Wharf Rats, Live! for a great tributes to the Grateful Dead. This performance is part of the Chrysalis Cabaret Series in partnership with Columbia Orchestra / Columbia Jazz Band.

Early bird tickets are $12, week of tickets are $16 and door tickets are $20.

Cash bar for beverages and snacks available for purchase.

The event takes place at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

https://thewharfratslive.com/

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Chrysalis Cabaret: Trio Caliente
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: Trio Caliente

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Trio Caliente for a great night of music. This performance is part of the Chrysalis Cabaret Series in partnership with Columbia Orchestra / Columbia Jazz Band.

Early bird tickets are $18, week of tickets are $21 and door tickets are $24.

Cash bar for beverages and snacks available for purchase.

The event takes place at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.

https://triocaliente.com/

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

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Chrysalis Cabaret: Lavenia Nesmith (rescheduled)
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: Lavenia Nesmith (rescheduled)

Join Lavenia Nesmith for a great night of music. Join Columbia's ownLavenia Nesmith for a great night of jazz. Ms. Nesmith has performed regionally and nationally at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals. She is the creator of the popular concert series Jazz at the Mill. This performance is part of the Chrysalis Cabaret Series in partnership with Columbia Orchestra / Columbia Jazz Band.

Early bird tickets are $18, week of tickets are $21 and door tickets are $24.

Cash bar for beverages and snacks available for purchase.

The event takes place at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.
http://www.lavenianesmith.com/

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

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Maryland Winds (Community Concerts at the Chrysalis)
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Maryland Winds (Community Concerts at the Chrysalis)

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Doors at 2:00 p.m., show at 3:00 p.m.

Join the Maryland Winds for an afternoon of music at the Chrysalis.

Maryland Winds exists to bring world-class wind band music to the residents of Maryland, engage and assist music teachers and their students, and to provide an opportunity for professional musicians to dive deeply into great repertoire. Maryland Winds is a new ensemble of professional musicians in the greater Baltimore–Washington, DC, area who are current or past performers with major symphony orchestras, premier military bands, music educators, or active freelance musicians.


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Chrysalis Kids: Uncle Devin Show
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Uncle Devin Show

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The critically acclaimed Uncle Devin Duo comes to the Chrysalis with their special brand of percussion based foot stomping children's music. The Uncle Devin Show is an interactive musical experience for children that use percussion instruments to cultivate their minds - a dynamic cross between DC's Trouble Funk and Schoolhouse.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage! Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, sponsored by ReThink Water, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.


Free tickets available here

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Chrysalis Cabaret: Lavenia Nesmith
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Chrysalis Cabaret: Lavenia Nesmith

  • Chrysalis at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Doors at 7:00 p.m. show at 7:30 p.m.

Join Columbia's own Lavenia Nesmith for a great night of jazz on June 2nd. Ms. Nesmith has performed regionally and nationally at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals. She is the creator of Jazz at the Mill the popular concert series.

This performance is part of the Chrysalis Cabaret Series in partnership with Columbia Orchestra / Columbia Jazz Band.

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FantasyWood Festival
May
25
to May 27

FantasyWood Festival

  • Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5, Monday 10-3


The FantasyWood Festival hosted by ManneqArt and Circus Siren Pod is a magical 3 day experience being held in Columbia, Maryland over Memorial Day Weekend 2019. Come join us for a walk in the woods with surprises around each corner. Meet mermaids, fairies, watch live knights duel and even see a live unicorn!


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Arias & Ales with Baltimore Concert Opera and Jailbreak Brewing
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Arias & Ales with Baltimore Concert Opera and Jailbreak Brewing

  • Chrysalis at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Join Baltimore Concert Opera andJailbreak Brewing Company for a unique music and beer pairing event on May 24th.  This program follows on the heels of BCO's popular Thirsty Thursday shows.  Come learn about opera, drink delicious local beer, and enjoy a night under the Chrysalis.  This event is restricted to guests over the age of 21. 

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Mystic India: The World Tour
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Mystic India: The World Tour

  • Chrysalis at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. show at 7:00 p.m.

On April 28th, the Chrysalis transforms into an explosion of color and culture! Created by Director Amit Shah and featuring the AATMA Performing Arts dance company, Mystic India: The World Tour is an internationally-acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India

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Downtown Columbia Mini Maker Faire
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Downtown Columbia Mini Maker Faire


Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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Chrysalis Kids: Columbia Concert Band's Musical Journey, A Musical Instrument Presentation for Children
Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

Chrysalis Kids: Columbia Concert Band's Musical Journey, A Musical Instrument Presentation for Children

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join members of the Columbia Concert Band for their children's concert Columbia Concert Band's Musical Journey: A Musical Instrument Presentation for Children on Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. The event features an instrument petting zoo and instrument family small ensembles: woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The program includes Along the Santa Fe TrailYankee DoodleFantasy on a Japanese Folk Song, Blue Ridge Reel, and Africa.

Open to all ages, recommended ages 5-13.

GATES OPEN AT 2:00 PM, so please come play with Imagination Playground in the Park before the concert!

This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 5-13, but all ages welcome.

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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage!  Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 2-5, additional activities for older children.

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

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End of Summer Reading Bash: Bash the Trash!
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

End of Summer Reading Bash: Bash the Trash!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the last days of summer with music and a movie! Kick off the evening at the Chrysalis with a performance and activities by Bash the Trash, a group that builds and performs with musical instruments made from recycled materials. Then parade over to Merriweather Movie Nights to sing along with a screening of The Greatest Showman at 7:00 p.m.

Chrysalis gates open at 4 p.m. Merriweather Movie Nights ticketing is separate.

This is a free event, however, all attendees must have a free ticket.  Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

This event is presented in partnership with the Howard County Library System and is sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS.

 

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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage!  Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 2-5, additional activities for older children.

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

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Chrysalis Kids: Barry Polisar
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Barry Polisar

  • Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A five time Parents’ Choice Award winner, Barry is a pioneer in the world of music for children. He has recorded and shared his songs, poems, stories, and books with audiences throughout the world and has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He gives concerts and author visits in schools and performing art centers from Washington DC to Fairbanks, Alaska and was given a Special Library Recognition Award for his “ability to communicate with and excite children to read.” Barry’s songs are featured in television shows, feature films, and dozens of TV ads throughout the world. His books and poems have been translated into other languages and his songs have been recorded and performed by singers and musicians internationally. He has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards.

Gates open at 9 a.m. so join us to play in the Park with Imagination Playground before enjoying the music.  This is a free event, however all attendees must have a ticket.  Tickets available via Eventbrite.

This event is presented in partnership with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks. The Chrysalis Kids series is made possible by community and business partners through the region.

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Chrysalis Cabaret: One More Time - The Music of Count Basie
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: One More Time - The Music of Count Basie

ONE MORE TIME: THE MUSIC OF COUNT BASIE

Following the success of their April In Paris Concert, the Columbia Jazz Band is excited to team with Inner Arbor Trust to once again present the music of Count Basie. From the early hits like One O'Clock Jump, April in Paris and Lil Darlin to the blockbuster hits with Frank Sinatra that included Come Fly With Me and My Kind of Town. Join us for a swinging evening of music from one of the Big Band Era's greatest bands, Count Basie. 

Concessions, including beer and wine, are available for purchase at this event.   This is a seated event, seats are first-come, first-served and may run out.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Discounted drink specials and games on the lawn from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 week of, and $20 at the door.  Tickets available via Eventbrite.

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Chrysalis Kids: Meet the Instruments with the Columbia Orchestra
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Meet the Instruments with the Columbia Orchestra

  • Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join members of the Columbia Orchestra for an Educational Outreach program on Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. Music Director Jason Love leads Meet the Instruments, an interactive program to introduce young children to orchestral instruments. Children can sing along as they learn about the different families of instruments and hear music from around the world and their favorite movies. 

Open to all ages, recommended ages 2-6.

This is a free event, however all attendees must have a ticket.  Tickets available via Eventbrite.

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Chrysalis Kids: grandsons, Jr.
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: grandsons, Jr.

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The grandsons, Jr., is the kids band version of DC-area roots rock superstars, The Grandsons. Kids and their parents will dig the upbeat mix of rock, swing, New Orleans R&B, country, and Latin music we call Americana. Over the past 25 years performing as The Grandsons, the band has noticed that many of their songs resonate with the younger crowd. As the grandsons, Jr., they combine new material learned especially for the younger set, with Grandsons tunes that have always been popular with the kids.  Gates open at 9 a.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 10 a.m.

This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  

This event is co-presented with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks

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Chrysalis Kids: Jedi Academy!
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Chrysalis Kids: Jedi Academy!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A long time ago and not so very far away....Learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure. During this engaging program by veteran family entertainer David Engel your little Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders will be delighted by comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, light saber lessons and a visit from his furry alien sidekick.  Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.   Gates open at 2 p.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 3 p.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 4+  This event co-presented with the Columbia Association, Inc. and Columbia Festival of the Arts.

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Chrysalis Kids: Bugged!
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Bugged!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

oin an ensemble of professional dancers as they creep, crawl, weave, fly, spin, sting, and hatch a captivating cast of creatures to life! BUGGED! will transport viewers into the hungry bullfrog’s fly-filled bog, a busy, buzzing beehive, the chrysalis of the contemplative caterpillar, and the web of the bella Tarantella, just to name a few. Gates open at 9 a.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 10 a.m.

This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 4+

Thanks to Kinetics Dance Theater and ManneqArt! for collaborating on this event.  

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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage!  Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 2-5, additional activities for older children.

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

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Chrysalis Cabaret: Saturday Night Swing
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: Saturday Night Swing

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Join Columbia Big Band and the Inner Arbor Trust as we premier the Chrysalis Cabaret Series - intimate arts events where the audience joins the artists on the Chrysalis stage! Free 30-minute swing dance lessons at 6:00 p.m., followed by a night of music and dance starting at 6:30 p.m. Come for "date night" or come as a family - we will have food trucks as well as a bar featuring local craft beer. You may also bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

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Chrysalis Kids: What is Opera?  A Team!
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: What is Opera? A Team!

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Join us for Baltimore Concert Opera's: "What is Opera? A Team!"   This high-energy, 40-minute interactive program is led by a real-life opera singers! Through visuals, music, and play, kids aged 5-10 learn about the teamwork that creates an opera and discover that opera is the ultimate mash up: music + words + pretending + dance + visual art! This program focuses on opera, but its message is clear: Whatever you love to do, find your team -- and do it together!

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Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage!  Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m.  This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested age 2-5, additional activities for older children.

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

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Chrysalis Kids: Milkshake!
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: Milkshake!

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Grammy-nominated local children's band Milkshake as they kick off Chrysalis Kids, a new series of free children's events in Chrysalis at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods from April through September.  

Gates open at 9 a.m. so join us to play in the Park with Imagination Playground before Milkshake takes the stage at 10 a.m. This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol).  Suggested for all ages.

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