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Chrysalis Kids: Beat Bugs A Musical Adventure
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Chrysalis Kids: Beat Bugs A Musical Adventure

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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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 catalog that appears 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 4:30 p.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground and the performance starts at 5:00 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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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)
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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 the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

https://www.mrjonmusic.com/

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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: 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.


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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)
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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 the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

http://barrylou.com/


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

Chrysalis Kids: Uncle Devin Show

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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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 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)
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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: grandsons, Jr.
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Chrysalis Kids: grandsons, Jr.

  • Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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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)
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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)
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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)
  • 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 Cabaret: Saturday Night Swing
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Chrysalis Cabaret: Saturday Night Swing

  • Chrysalis - Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods (map)
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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: 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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