Past Events

All Times EDT

Sat Nov 28 2020
10:00 am

Musical Meditation On Gratitude

Live From India - with Paul Poovathingal

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Musical Meditation and Pranayama Breathing

Sat Nov 28 2020
11:00 am

WHAT'S A RAGA?

Live from India - with Abhishek N S — Learn the history and what's behind the music of Southern Indian Classical music

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

Sat Nov 28 2020
1:00 pm

3D Health in a 2D World

Recuperative Movement for Preventing Zoom-out

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

Babette Lightner (She) from the Mississippi River Watershed near Rush Creek. Her work, Wholeness in Motion, is an on-going synthesis of 40 years exploring movement, somatic work, nature, mythology, and culture. Recuperative movement taught in a brand new way. Come feel the difference!

Sat Nov 28 2020
3:00 pm

I’m Thankful for Old Time Music

Old Time Dulcimer Music with Jonah Talbott

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

Sat Nov 28 2020
7:00 pm

Christmas Caroling with Mayor Hinklepepper

Come sing along with Mayor Hinklepepper and Friends!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Sun Nov 29 2020
10:00 am

Musical Meditation On Gratitude

Live From India - with Paul Poovathingal

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Music and Yogic Priniyam Breathing

Sun Nov 29 2020
11:00 am

Meet up at Desi Kitchen

VIRTUAL VENUE | Desi Kitchen

 

 

Sun Nov 29 2020
12:00 pm

The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus (Ogden Nash)

Story Time with Hoopla the Elf

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

 

 

Sun Nov 29 2020
3:00 pm

Feelin' Good Fiddle Concert

Reid Jenkins, NYC-based fiddle player, arranger, and singer-songwriter in Concert

VIRTUAL VENUE | Desi Kitchen

Sun Nov 29 2020
4:00 pm

Navajo Stories & Chanting

Geraldine Keams / Dineh

VIRTUAL VENUE | Solstice Bonfire

Sun Nov 29 2020
5:00 pm

Sharing the Light — A Celebration of the First Night of both Hanukkah & Advent

It doesn't happen often, but this year the first night of Hanukkah and the first night of Advent land on precisely the same night! Join us and share your light.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

It doesn’t happen often, but this year the first night of Hanukkah and the first night of Advent land on precisely the same night! Join us as we bring our cultures together for an extraordinary night of light, peace and music. Led by Kohonet Liviah Wessely and Jonah Talbott, accompanied by Beth Falcone, Ritt Henn and Roosevelt Credit.

 

Fri Dec 4 2020
7:00 pm

DISCO DIWANUKKWANZMAS!

70s Dance Party with Mayor Hinklepepper

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzamas

Shake your groove Thang! Afros, Bell Bottoms, Sequins, Legwarmers welcome! You got it! Wear it!

Sat Dec 5 2020
12:00 pm

STORY TIME WITH HOOPLA THE ELF

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

Sat Dec 5 2020
7:00 pm

SONGS OF THE SEASON WITH A PINCH OF SALT

Christmas caroling with Geof Kaufman

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

Drawn from the music of Lantern light tours at Mystic Seaport Museum

Sun Dec 6 2020
10:00 am

Musical Meditation On Peace

Live From India - with Paul Poovathingal

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Musical Meditation and Pranayama Breathing

Sun Dec 6 2020
2:00 pm

LATKE PALOOZA!

Live from Israel

VIRTUAL VENUE | Bubbe's House

Chef Annie Kahan shows us how to make her favorite recipes for Hanukkah!

Sun Dec 6 2020
4:00 pm

TEA, TRIVIA, AND SNOWFLAKE MAKING WITH MRS. CLAUS

VIRTUAL VENUE | Fezziwig's

Sun Dec 6 2020
5:00 pm

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING

VIRTUAL VENUE | Morning Star Chapel

Light the second candle of Advent, followed by Musical Meditations on Dulcimer with Jonah Talbott

 

Sun Dec 6 2020
7:30 pm

OY TO THE WORLD!

We’re going to put a little "OY" in Christmas with Paul Libman

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzamas

Composer Paul Libman joins us as we play, dance and sing-a-long to his legendary album: “Oy to the World!”  Spiced with some Christmas carols straight on. Sure as the dreidel turns, these songs will leave you feeling as warm as a bowl of matzo ball soup! Speaking of which, if you’d like to hob-nob with Paul after the concert, join us for the after party at Bubbe’s House!

Thu Dec 10 2020
11:30 am

Musical Meditation of Kohenet Songs

With Kohenet Liviah Wessely

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Thu Dec 10 2020
5:00 pm

First night of Hanukkah Candle Lighting

VIRTUAL VENUE | Menorah Square

Light the candles for the first night of Hanukkah. Followed by songs and storytelling led by Keshira haLev Fife and Tim Fife

Thu Dec 10 2020
6:00 pm

DINNER HOUR WITH RODGER FRENCH

VIRTUAL VENUE | Bubbe's House

Rodger does the playing and the talking, we do the eating and the listening.

Fri Dec 11 2020
11:30 am

Musical Meditation of Kohenet Songs

With Kohenet Liviah Wessely

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Fri Dec 11 2020
4:00 pm

Second Night of Hanukkah Candle Lighting

VIRTUAL VENUE | Menorah Square

Light the candles for the second night of Hanukkah.

Followed by songs and storytelling led by Keshira haLev Fife and Tim Fife

Fri Dec 11 2020
7:30 pm

Jenkins Family Singers in Concert

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzamas

Richard and Reid Jenkins, father-son jazz and yuletide serenades, direct from New York City

Sat Dec 12 2020

Visit Santa!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Santa's North Pole

Sat Dec 12 2020
9:00 am

Calming the Soul through Gentle Movement

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

With Paris Kern Feldenkrais® Trainer and Sounder Sleep System Teacher.

Sat Dec 12 2020
10:00 am

Musical Meditation On Light

Live From India - with Paul Poovathingal

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Musical Meditation and Pranayama Breathing

Sat Dec 12 2020
12:00 pm

STORY TIME WITH HOOPLA THE ELF!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Sat Dec 12 2020
1:00 pm

Third night of Hanukkah Candle Lighting

After sundown in Israel.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Menorah Square

Light the candles for the third night of Hanukkah. Followed by songs and storytelling led by Keshira haLev Fife and Tim Fife

Sat Dec 12 2020
3:00 pm

Christmas Caroling with Mayor Hinklepepper

Come sing along with Mayor Hinklepepper and Friends!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Gather round the tree at Tannenbaum Plaza and sing Christmas carols to your heart’s content!

Sat Dec 12 2020
5:00 pm

Latke Palooza

Live from Virginia, USA, Cooking with Kohenet Liviah (Laurie) Wessely!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Bubbe's House

Followed by Nosh and Hobnobbing at Bubbe’s House!

Sat Dec 12 2020
8:00 pm

Hanukkah Dance Party—Live music!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Menorah Square

Live Tango and Klezmer Dance Music with accordionist Rodger French

Dance led by Rodger, Mayor Hinklepepper and friends

Sun Dec 13 2020

Visit Santa!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Santa's North Pole

Sun Dec 13 2020
10:00 am

Musical Meditation On Freedom

Live From India - with Paul Poovathingal

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Musical Meditation and Pranayama Breathing

Sun Dec 13 2020
11:30 am

Musical Meditation of Kohenet Songs

With Kohenet Liviah Wessely

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Sun Dec 13 2020
1:00 pm

Laible Ben Moshe Sings Traditional Seasonal Songs

VIRTUAL VENUE | Holidayopolis Coliseum

Sun Dec 13 2020
2:00 pm

STORY TIME WITH HOOPLA THE ELF

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Sun Dec 13 2020
4:00 pm

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING

Live from Guatemala and USA — Light the third candle on the Advent Wreath followed by Spanish Carols.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Morning Star Chapel

Light the third candle of Advent, followed by SOPHY CASTRO singing traditional Spanish carols, live from Guatemala.

 

 

Sun Dec 13 2020
5:00 pm

Fourth night of Hanukkah Candle Lighting

VIRTUAL VENUE | Menorah Square

Light the candles for the fourth night of Hanukkah. Followed by songs and storytelling led by Keshira haLev Fife and Tim Fife

Sun Dec 13 2020
6:15 pm

DINNER MUSIC With accordionist Rodger French

Live from Alabama, USA

VIRTUAL VENUE | Bubbe's House

Sun Dec 13 2020
8:00 pm

Moon Workshop with Katharine Grant

VIRTUAL VENUE | Solstice Bonfire

Mapping the Moon, Moon Science through Song

Wed Dec 16 2020
1:00 pm

LATKE PALOOZA!

Live from Israel at a sensible time for our Israeli friends! 1PM EST / 8PM IST on a Wednesday!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Bubbe's House

Chef Annie Kahan shows us how to make her favorite recipes for Hanukkah with musicians from the Israel Philharmonic to accompany us along!

Wed Dec 16 2020
8:00 pm

CANDLE LIGHTING AND CONCERT WITH Ein Lanu Z’man

VIRTUAL VENUE | Shalom Waters

Sun Dec 20 2020

Visit Santa!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Santa's North Pole

Sun Dec 20 2020
10:00 am

Musical Meditation On Christmas

Live From India - with Paul Poovathingal

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Musical Meditation and Pranayama Breathing with Paul Poovathingal live from India.

Sun Dec 20 2020
12:00 pm

STORY TIME WITH HOOPLA THE ELF!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Great for kids of all ages! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get ready for ‘Twas the Night before Christmas and other popular Christmas stories told by Hoopla the Elf, known throughout the land  for his spectacular storytelling ability!

Sun Dec 20 2020
1:00 pm

Mame Loshn’s Grotto

Annie Cohen and Rachel Weston

VIRTUAL VENUE | Menorah Square

Sun Dec 20 2020
2:30 pm

Icelandic Christmas Concert

Singing sensation Heiða Ólafs

VIRTUAL VENUE | Holidayopolis Coliseum

Sun Dec 20 2020
4:00 pm

Christmas Caroling with Mayor Hinklepepper

Come sing along with Mayor Hinklepepper and Friends!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Gather round the tree at Tannenbaum Plaza and sing Christmas carols to your heart’s content!

Sun Dec 20 2020
5:00 pm

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING

VIRTUAL VENUE | Morning Star Chapel

The 4th candle followed by musical meditations on dulcimer and piano, featuring Beth Falcone and Jonah Talbott

 

 

Sun Dec 20 2020
7:30 pm

Winter Solstice Celebration — Circle Singing Around the Bonfire

Join song leaders from all over the USA leading us in vocal improvisations. Together we honor and celebrate winter solstice.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Solstice Bonfire

Mon Dec 21 2020
1:00 pm

STORY TIME WITH HOOPLA THE ELF!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Great for kids of all ages! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get ready for ‘Twas the Night before Christmas and other popular Christmas stories told by Hoopla the Elf, known throughout the land  for his spectacular storytelling ability!
Tue Dec 22 2020
1:00 pm

STORY TIME WITH HOOPLA THE ELF!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Great for kids of all ages! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get ready for ‘Twas the Night before Christmas and other popular Christmas stories told by Hoopla the Elf, known throughout the land  for his spectacular storytelling ability!
Wed Dec 23 2020
6:00 pm

Caribbean Christmas Carol

VIRTUAL VENUE | Fezziwig's

A delightful adaptation of Dickens’ Christmas Carol by Jacqueline Wade.

Thu Dec 24 2020
8:30 pm

Multicultural Christmas Eve Service

Father Paul Poovathingal will lead us in a Christmas Mass. Music from India and the USA. A multi-cultural Christmas Eve.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Morning Star Chapel

Sat Dec 26 2020
10:00 am

Musical Meditation On Kwanzaa: Unity

Live From India - with Paul Poovathingal

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Musical Meditation on the first day of Kwanzaa: Unity with Paul Poovathingal, LIVE from India.

Sat Dec 26 2020
12:30 pm

Get ready for Kwanzaa!

Make your own Kinara!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Umoja River

Pre-Kwanzaa – Making the Kinara with Jacqueline Wade.

Sat Dec 26 2020
2:00 pm

Official Candle Lighting — Day 1 Unity (Umoja)

Opening Kwanzaa

VIRTUAL VENUE | Umoja River

Lighting first Candle with Jacqueline Wade and Maitefa Angaza.

Pouring Libations with Pat Gittens.

Followed by Kwanzaa Songs with Mten Halsey.

Sat Dec 26 2020
4:00 pm

What's Cooking for Kwanzaa?

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harambee Harvest

Regina Hall shows us how to make a feast fit for Kwanzaa!

Sat Dec 26 2020
6:00 pm

The ancient African Game of Oware

VIRTUAL VENUE | Congo Square

Learn to play the ancient African Game of Oware. (Mancala)

Sat Dec 26 2020
7:30 pm

African Bedtime Stories for Children

with Jacqueline Wade and Nya Patricia Yvonne Gittens Nyadata Manyansa

VIRTUAL VENUE | Solstice Bonfire

Sun Dec 27 2020
10:00 am

Musical Meditation On Kwanzaa: Self Determination

Live From India - with Paul Poovathingal

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Musical Meditation on the second day of Kwanzaa: Self-determination, with Paul Poovathingal, LIVE from India.

Sun Dec 27 2020
2:00 pm

Day 2 Self Determination (Kujichagulia)

VIRTUAL VENUE | Congo Square

Lighting of candle, Libations, and history with Jacqueline Wade.

Followed by storytelling with Lenora Sasteh Walters.

Sun Dec 27 2020
3:30 pm

The Heavy Hand of The Word

with Kinyofu Mlimwengu

VIRTUAL VENUE | Umoja River

As humans, the ability to speak words makes us different from other mammals and gives us a unique responsibility to each other. Culture influences our understanding of the words we use. The culture of our nation, our state, our city, our neighborhood and our family impact our and others choices. Our word therefore, is personal and political. Gathered at Umoja River, we will explore the impact words have had on you and yours.

Sun Dec 27 2020
5:00 pm

Down home country cookin’ for Kwanzaa

Chief Robert Cain

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harambee Harvest

Share a meal together!

Thu Dec 31 2020
12:00 am

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE IN EST (EASTERN STANDARD TIME)

As we ring in the new year, please note that all times for all events are listed in Eastern Standard Time

VIRTUAL VENUE | New Years Island

Thu Dec 31 2020
2:15 pm

Kwanzaa Sharing of Recipes

with Jacqueline Wade

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harambee Harvest

Thu Dec 31 2020
3:00 pm

Day 6 Creativity (Kuumba)

VIRTUAL VENUE | Congo Square

Lighting of Candle, Libations, and History with Jacqueline Wade.

Create a vibrant, energetic art envelope that will draw money to you with Deborah Singletary.

Thu Dec 31 2020
5:15 pm

A L'ARRIVEE DU MOIS DE JANVIER

Traditional songs in French and Breton LIVE from Brittany

VIRTUAL VENUE | New Years Island

Singers Brigitte Kloareg and Sylvie Guiner will weave their magic and usher northern Europe, and the rest of the world into the new year! Join us in wishing Happy New Year to: Albania, Algiera, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo Republic, France, Germany, Gabon, Guinea, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Tirana . . . did we leave a cherished country out? Let us know!!

Thu Dec 31 2020
6:00 pm

Hymnes à L'amour

Songs of Love and Hope for the New Year. Performed and arranged for solo English Concertina.

VIRTUAL VENUE | New Years Island

Join us in wishing Happy New Year to: Albania, Algiera, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo Republic, France, Germany, Gabon, Guinea, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Tirana . . . did we leave a cherished country out? Let us know!!

Thu Dec 31 2020
7:00 pm

The Healing Group Performs for Kwanzaa

The Healing Group shares songs, monologues and healing stories.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Umoja River

Thu Dec 31 2020
7:00 pm

Ben Sands sings Traditional and Original Irish Songs for the New Year

LIVE from County Down, Ireland! Wish Ireland a Happy New Year at 7PM EST / Midnight Ireland time!

VIRTUAL VENUE | New Years Island

Thu Dec 31 2020
8:00 pm

New Year's Performance: Laible Ben Moshe

Folk songs of America, Australia, and the British Isles

VIRTUAL VENUE | New Years Island

Enjoy the delightful Laible Ben Moshe as he helps us ring in the new year by celebrating with folk music from America, Australia and the British Isles! Then count down with us at 9PM into: Brazil

Thu Dec 31 2020
11:00 pm

Spanish Classical Violin

Classical Violinist Bruno Peña plays Jota, by Manuela de Falla, accompanied by Beth Falcone on Piano, LIVE from New York City. Countdown to midnight, Brazil time. 9PM EST!

VIRTUAL VENUE | New Years Island

Thu Dec 31 2020
11:15 pm

Bringin' Down the House — Songs of the Turning of the Year

LIVE from Rhode Island and New York City, USA with Roosevelt Credit, Geoff Kaufmann, Beth Falcone and Ritt Henn!

VIRTUAL VENUE | New Years Island

Contemporary songs in the spirit of one year’s end and another beginning. Folk, spirituals, and an eclectic mix of reflective and upbeat songs to usher you in to 2021!

Fri Jan 1 2021
12:15 am

Bobbie "Mercy" Oliver — Down Home Blues from Down Home in Texas

It's real. It's raw. It's the blues. Live from Texas! Count down to midnight — Central Standard Time, 1AM EST. HAPPY 2021, HOLIDAYOPOLIS!

VIRTUAL VENUE | New Years Island

Ring in the New Year in Texas at 1:00 AM (EST).

Fri Jan 1 2021
5:30 pm

Day 7 Faith (Imani)

VIRTUAL VENUE | Ancestral Altar

Lighting of candle with Jacqueline Wade.

Libations with Okomfo Anan.

History with Jacqueline Wade.

Followed by A Day of Meditation with Yvette Heyliger . Join  us in the practices of meditation, reflection and re commitment as we consider these questions: Who am I; am I really who I say I am; and am I all that I ought to be?  Please bring a journal or paper and pen.

Fri Jan 1 2021
6:30 pm

Pastor Ruben Nuno and Martha Eddy

VIRTUAL VENUE | Umoja River

Fri Jan 1 2021
7:30 pm

Discussion Interactive about Faith

with Maitefa Angaza

VIRTUAL VENUE | Congo Square

From her book, Kwanzaa: From Holiday to Every Day.

Fri Jan 1 2021
8:30 pm

Ancestor Tribute With Jacqueline Wade and Friends

VIRTUAL VENUE | Ancestral Altar

Fri Jan 1 2021
9:00 pm

Giving of Gifts

Giving of the Gifts followed by an African American Dance Party!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Congo Square

Saying Harambee seven time at the end of Kwanzaa.

Sun Jan 17 2021
7:00 pm

Martin Luther King, Jr., a Celebration

Join us for songs, poetry, and an extraordinary conversation with Reverend Dr. Albert Paul Brinson, who was a personal friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

Sat Jan 30 2021
3:15 pm

Masterclass: Tona Brown

For registrants of VA NATS Conference only

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Sat Jan 30 2021
4:30 pm

High School Winners Concert

Open to the public

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Sat Jan 30 2021
7:00 pm

Joint Recital and Panel

For registrants of VA NATS Conference only

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thu Feb 11 2021
6:00 pm

DUMPLINGS FOR A FAMILY REUNION — Cooking Demonstration

Chef Joanna Hu shows us her personal family recipe for dumplings in celebration of Lunar New Year!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Kai Fun Kitchen

Our signature cooking demonstrations always pair with a musician extraordinaire… this was with Lisa Liu on guitar. See the video outside Kai Fun Kitchen and get your dumplings recipe there!

Fri Feb 12 2021
7:00 pm

Music Night for New Year's Day!

Shan Y Chuang, Andy Lin, and friends dance, sing, play, and tell stories of Lunar New Year!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Reunion Circle

Shan Y Chuang (dancer), Andy Lin (ehru), Sobina Chi Kanter (jazz pianist), Chien Chien Lu (jazz vibraphonist), Xiaoqing Zhang & Joanna Hu (singers) will dance, sing, play, and tell stories of Lunar New Year! RESERVE NOW

Sat Feb 13 2021
7:00 pm

LOVE TRAIN DANCE PARTY!

Get on the love train for Valentine's Day and shake your groove thang with Mayor Hinklepepper & friends! (FREE!)

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

RSVP NOW (FREE!)

 

Wed Feb 17 2021
1:00 pm

Gail Blache-Gill Sings Classical, Spirituals, and Gospel

Opera singer Gail Blache-Gill sings Classical, Spirituals and Gospel on Ash Wednesday.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

RESERVE NOW for Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

Wed Mar 3 2021
1:00 pm

Box and String: Songs, Tunes, and Crankies

Sarah Gowan and Bill Quern will be celebrating music and art from the Appalachian, New England, and European traditions.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

RESERVE NOW

for Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

Wed Mar 17 2021
1:00 pm

Ben Sands — live from Ireland!

Renowned Songwriter Ben Sands live in concert from his home in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

We are springing forward! Visit: timeanddate.com to see how 1PM EDT translates to your time zone.

GET TICKETS NOW!

 

Sat Mar 20 2021
3:00 pm

Put Spring in Your Step Barn Dance!

Celebrate the first day of Spring with a good old fashioned Barn Dance! Live music from Box & String!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

RESERVE NOW  

We are springing forward! 3PM EDT—What time is the Barn Dance where I am? 

Wed Mar 24 2021
1:00 pm

Heather Pierson Duo - live from home!

Wednesdays @ 1 — Jazz-infused originals and choice covers with piano, upright bass, and vocals. (All times listed in EDT)

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

RESERVE NOW

for Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

Wed Mar 31 2021
1:00 pm

Michael Rix (Ricks) Songwriter / Guitar, Banjo, Country

WEDNESDAYS @1 at Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas — This week: Michael Rix (Ricks) Songwriter / Guitar, Banjo, Country

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

RESERVE NOW for Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

Wed Apr 7 2021
1:00 pm

Pablo Zylberglait: Pandemic Pop in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Wednesdays @ 1: Pablo Zylberglait: Pandemic Pop in English, Spanish, and even Portuguese! (All times listed in EDT)

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

RESERVE NOW for Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

Wed Apr 14 2021
1:00 pm

Manouche Jazz Solo Guitarist Lisa Liu!

Jazz in the Style of Django!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

Renowned guitarist Lisa Liu plays manouche jazz standards, in the style of Django, arranged for solo guitar. (All times listed in EDT)

Wed Apr 21 2021
1:00 pm

Rodger French

Che, Acordeón: Tangos from Buenos Aires and Other Places

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

WEDNESDAYS @ 1: Live Music Café Series with Rodger French, Live from Fairhope, Alabama, USA! This week’s set: Che, Acordeón: Tangos from Buenos Aires and Other Places.

As all times are listed in EDT, click here to see when in your time zone Rodger French will be performing!

Wed Apr 28 2021
1:00 pm

Ritt Henn: The Great American RittBook

Jazz standards & originals with nimble lyrics & catchy grooves.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

We are honored to welcome accomplished songwriter and bassist Ritt Henn playing: THE GREAT AMERICAN RITTBOOK.
Takes on Jazz Standards & Originals

As all times are listed in EDT, click here to see when, in YOUR time zone, Ritt will be performing!

Sat May 1 2021
12:00 pm

Feeling and Healing — The Art of the Spiritual

Explore and express yourself through singing Spirituals, pt 1

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

In this two-part interactive class, you will learn to sing spirituals in a safe, nurturing space and learn the important history behind this art form, team-taught by Dr. Bianca Jackson, Professor Greg Gardner, and Broadway and recording artist Roosevelt Credit, with Beth Falcone accompanying on the piano. Week one, May 1st, will focus on becoming familiar with the history, and week 2, May 8th will be more hands-on singing, though singing will be a part of both classes. You may view the video of the first class another time if you are unable to be present at the first class; however, it is a prerequisite to have viewed the first video before attending the second class on May 8th.

Wed May 5 2021
1:00 pm

Martin Espino—Mayan Celestial Heaven

Mayan Celestial Heaven—Take time to rejuvenate, relax and release with this beautiful cosmic journey performed on exotic acoustic instruments!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Live Music Virtual Café Series with Martin Espino, live from Long Beach, California, U.S.A.! Mayan Celestial Heaven—Take time to rejuvenate, relax and release with this beautiful cosmic journey performed on exotic acoustic instruments!

All times are listed in EDT. Click: MY TIME ZONE to see what time Martin will be performing where you are. How do you get to the virtual Café? All you need is Zoom! Go to: Café DiwanukKwanzmas in City Center at HappyHolidayopolis.com. Click anywhere on the Café (picture) and it will magically Zoom you in. Questions? More tutorial? Email: [email protected] and we’ll happy to assist you!

Sat May 8 2021
12:00 pm

Feeling and Healing —The Art of the Spiritual, pt 2

Explore and express yourself through singing Spirituals, pt 2

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

In this interactive class, you will learn to sing spirituals in a safe, nurturing space, team-taught by Dr. Bianca Jackson, Professor Greg Gardner, and Broadway and recording artist Roosevelt Credit, with Beth Falcone accompanying on the piano. Week one we focused on becoming familiar with the historical context, and week 2, May 8th will be more hands-on singing. If you did not attend the first class live, you must view the video of class #1 before May 8. IMPORTANT: Viewing the video beforehand is required for participation on May 8th. Questions? Email Beth Falcone: [email protected]

Wed May 12 2021
1:00 pm

Manouche Jazz Solo Guitarist Lisa Liu!

Jazz in the Style of Django!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

Renowned guitarist Lisa Liu plays Manouche Jazz standards, in the style of Django, arranged for solo guitar. (All times listed in EDT) What time is the concert in MY TIME ZONE?

Wed May 19 2021
1:00 pm

Damien Cayro: Un Beau Midi

A collection of 19th century Italian & French songs

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

As all times are listed in EDT, click here to see when, in YOUR time zone, Damien Cayro will be performing!

We are honored to welcome accomplished singer, composer, and musician Damien Cayro. 

Wed May 26 2021
1:00 pm

Magasin Général

Québec Folk Music and Compositions

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

WEDNESDAYS @ 1 (All times listed in EDT)— Live Music for Lunch. This week we present Magasin Général: Québec Folk Music and Compositions — Folk music from Québec (influenced by Irish, Scottish, American, and French popular music, Military marches sometimes…) Live from Saint Quay Perros (Britanny, France)!

Wed Jun 2 2021
1:00 pm

The African Pot

Traditional East and Central African music performed by Kayamba Africa, live from Kenya!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Kayamba Africa will perform traditional songs a capella from East and Central Africa in honor of Madaraka Day, the day Kenya gained self-rule. Live from Kenya! Not to be missed! What time is the concert in MY TIME ZONE?

Wed Jun 9 2021
1:00 pm

Manouche Jazz Solo Guitarist Lisa Liu!

Jazz in the Style of Django!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Wednesdays @ 1 — Live Music Café Series

Renowned guitarist Lisa Liu plays manouche jazz standards, in the style of Django, arranged for solo guitar. (All times listed in EDT)

Fri Nov 5 2021
7:00 pm

A Tale of Diwali—Free Watch Party!

Storyteller Shereen Saif, live on tape, delights us with an ancient tale of Diwali.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Holidayopolis Drive-in

Professional Storyteller Shareen Saif will delight you with this ancient tale of Diwali, originally performed live in Holidayopolis’s Old Wicke Black Box Theatre on November 14th, 2020. Followed by fireworks. Don’t forget the popcorn!

 

Sat Nov 6 2021
11:00 am

DIWALI DELIGHTS

Cook along with chef Nandhu Radhakrishnan, accompanied by Karnatic vocalist Abhishek N S and friends, live from Bengaluru, India!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Desi Kitchen

Celebrate Diwali with Nandhu while he shows us how to make some of his favorite traditional Diwali dishes, accompanied by Karnatic musicians Abhishek N S and friends who will be tuning in live from Bengaluru, India! Food, music? What more do we need?! Sign up now to get your shopping list, or feel free to grab a cup of tea, follow along and enjoy the company. (Can’t make the live show? You’ll be able to watch the video later!)

Sun Nov 21 2021
1:00 pm

Latke Palooza!

Learn Chef Annie Kahan's secret recipes for latkes and sufganiyot, live from Tel Aviv, accompanied by renowned clarinetist Avigail Arnheim!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Bubbe's House

Chef Annie Kahan tunes in live from Tel Aviv to show us her secret recipe for latkes and sufganiyot (donuts) while renowned clarinetist Avigail Arnheim regales us with her clarinet! Sign up now to get your shopping list! Food, music? What more do we need?!

Fri Nov 26 2021
12:30 pm

Around the World in 80 Minutes—Christmas Edition

Performers tune in live from around the globe to share Christmas songs and cultural traditions.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Tannenbaum Plaza

Performers from all over the globe will tune in LIVE from — Nazareth, Israel — Vienna, Austria —Thrissur, India — Nairobi, Kenya — Helsinki, Finland — Nova Scotia, Canada — and USA: New York City — Boston, Massachusetts‚ — Los Angeles, California. . .   to sing and play Christmas songs in 8 different languages. There will also be a surprise visit by a certain you know famous person in a red suit! SEE PROGRAM. (After you get your tickets, don’t forget to schedule your appointment with Santa!)

Fri Nov 26 2021
4:00 pm

Ancient Homelands

Martin Espino performs indigenous music of North, Central and South America in honor of Native American Heritage Day.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Solstice Bonfire

World-class performer and cultural educator,  Martin Espino will mesmerize you with this mastery of flutes and percussion you have likely never heard or seen before. He is well known as a pioneer of Interactive Performance, where he brings a huge collection of native percussion instruments and shares them with his audiences of all ages! He also motivates his audiences to sing songs in Nahuatl, Maya and more! Come join the fun!

 

 

Sat Nov 27 2021
10:00 am

Music Meditation on Light

Live from Thrissur, India. Music Meditation on "Sharing the Light" with Paul Poovathingal, known in India as "The Singing Priest."

VIRTUAL VENUE | Meditation Solarium

Known in India as the  “Singing Priest”, professional musician, vocologist and scholar, Paul Poovathingal, will lead us in Pranayama Breathing , music and light.

Sun Nov 28 2021
2:00 pm

Sharing the Light - A Celebration of the First night of Hanukkah & Advent

With Kohonet Liviah Wessely and Jonah Talbott.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

It doesn’t happen often, but this year the first night of Hanukkah and the first night of Advent land on precisely the same night! Join us as we bring our cultures together for an extraordinary night of light, peace and music. Led by Kohonet Liviah Wessely and Jonah Talbott. Music provided by: Roosevelt André Credit, Julian Baldwin, Beth Falcone, Ritt Henn, and Lisa Liu.

 

Sun Dec 5 2021
3:00 pm

Winter Comfort — Fondue, Music & Weaving

First we learn a secret fondue recipe with Raphael (live from Switzerland!) Then Cat shows us how to weave winter gifts on the loom while Jonah Talbot weaves tunes on his dulcimer.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Home Chef Raphaël Bagi Lauren will show us his historical family recipe for winter fondue, live from his kitchen in Lausanne, Switzerland while textile artist Catherine B. Weaver shows us how to thread a loom and then hits the floor loom to finish handwoven holiday gifts for family and friends! Jonah Talbott weaves tunes on his dulcimer for a peaceful afternoon of comfort food, music and weaving textiles.

 

 

Sun Dec 19 2021
2:30 pm

Beth & Ritt's Holiday Survival Kit

Award-winning songwriters Beth Falcone and Ritt Henn perform original and originally arranged songs of seasonal celebration at the Triad in NYC (Livestream also available)

VENUE | Triad Theater, New York

What do Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwaanza, and Winter Solstice have in common? To find out, come and walk a mile in someone else’s music. It’s high quality duct tape and organic beef jerky for the soul!

Award-winning songwriters Beth Falcone and Ritt Henn return for their 6th Annual Beth & Ritt’s Holiday Survival Kit. They serve up a bevy of original and originally-arranged celebratory songs from around the globe to see you safely through the season. Beth’s “catchy melodies and smart lyrics” (Variety) and Ritt’s “funkier Cole Porter” songs (LA Weekly) soar with her “fiery piano playing” (Chicago Sun Times) and his “cool cat” bass (Time Out NY). Met Opera and Broadway performer Roosevelt André Credit, international singer Xiaoqing Zhang, and The Snow Angels: LaDonna Burns and Christine de Frece!

Approx Running Time: 90 Minutes

Genre: Jazz, Folk, Traditional, Original and Originally Arranged Holiday Music

Please Note: all patrons must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival to gain admittance to the theater. Lack of proof will result in denial of entry with no refund. There is no two-drink minimum, so patrons wil stay masked at all times during the performance.

Additional information: This show will be livestreamed for fans outside the New York City area. For information on how to purchase a livestream ticket, click here: Beth & Ritt’s Holiday Survival Kit Live-Stream ($10)

We look forward to seeing you all in 3D in New York, and in 2D via the Livestream!

 

 

 

 

Mon Dec 20 2021
12:00 pm

Cooking for Kwanzaa

Part of our Cooking in Concert Series!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harambee Harvest

Cook along with Phumzile Sojola, Harambee Harvest’s Signature Chef, as he shows us how to make some of his favorite traditional dishes for Kwanzaa, accompanied by Kayamba Afrika, live from Kenya! Food, music? What more do we need?! Sign up now to get your shopping list, or feel free to grab a cup of tea, follow along and enjoy the company. (Can’t make the live show? You’ll be able to watch the video later!)

 

 

Thu Feb 24 2022
8:00 pm

Membership Pre-Game Party

VANATS 2022. Join us for DIY Cocktails & Mocktails, specially designed for VA NATS with Mixologist Jasmin Malave!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Reunion Circle

Join us in REUNION CIRCLE as we learn DIY Cocktails & Mocktails, specially designed for VANATS with Mixologist Jasmin Malave!

Here are your recipes:

The Penicillin Cocktail
Scotch whiskey or rye bourbon
Lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
Honey ginger syrup, See below
4 sprigs rosemary (optional)

Honey Ginger Syrup – makes 1 cup
17 oz ginger. peeled and roughly chopped.
½ cup honey
1 cup water
(Reduce all ingredients to 1 cup, strain ginger)

Hot Toddy
Teabags. Preferably black tea, or orange spice for caffeine free. (Nothing too delicate)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
a cinnamon stick
Whole cloves
ground nutmeg
Lemon wedge

Fri Feb 25 2022
1:00 pm

Master Class / Classical

with MATT BURNS, Bass Baritone

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

STUDENTS:

  • 1:00 pm -1:15 pm: Kolby Kendrick (Freshman College)
    • Student of Samantha Miller—Song/Aria: Come paride (L’elisir d’amore) by Gaetano Donizetti
  • 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Jana Harmon (HS Senior)
    • Student of Margaret Woods—Song: Bester Jüngling (Der Schauspieldirektor) by Wolfgang Mozart
  • 1:30 pm- 1:45 pm: Nya Powell (Junior College)
    • Student of Margaret Woods— Song: S’altro che lagrime (La Clemenza di Tito) by Wolfgang Mozart
  • 1:45 pm -2:00 pm: Natalie Hamel (HS Senior)
    • Student of Amy Ayre—Song: Willow Song (The Ballad of Baby Doe) by Douglas Moore
Fri Feb 25 2022
2:30 pm

The Value of Method

with ARIANA WYATT, Bel Canto Method

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

Fri Feb 25 2022
4:00 pm

Welcome Reception AND Membership Meeting

VANATS 2022

VIRTUAL VENUE | Reunion Circle

Fri Feb 25 2022
5:00 pm

Winners Recital, College

VANATS 2022

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

Fri Feb 25 2022
6:30 pm

Bring Your Own Dinner

Join fellow VANATS members for fun and conversation at our award winning BYOE (bring your own everything :-) restaurant in Diwaliwood!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Desi Kitchen

Fri Feb 25 2022
7:30 pm

Master Clinic & Recital

Diversifying Classical Music—A Trip to Nigeria with MIRACLE OGBOR, soprano

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

Join soprano Miracle Ogbor for a fascinating musicological trip to Nigeria, both lecture and recital.

Fri Feb 25 2022
9:00 pm

Membership Campfire

Join your fellow VANATS members for fun and conversation around the campfire!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Solstice Bonfire

Join your fellow VANATS members for fun and conversation around the campfire!

Fri Feb 25 2022
9:00 pm

Cabaret

Live performances (in 2D) at Café D by our 2022 participants!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

Sat Feb 26 2022
9:00 am

Voting Membership Meeting *Mandatory*

VANATS 2022 members will elect board members.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Reunion Circle

Sat Feb 26 2022
10:00 am

Beyond the College Audition

College Planning Strategies for High School Students with Amy Asbury MM, MS

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

Applying for college can be a very different experience for music students. In addition to preparing for auditions, there are many other considerations and requirements. Get tips and resources related to finding the right school for you, getting the most out of campus visits, managing deadlines, and much more.

Sat Feb 26 2022
11:00 am

Bring Your Own Lunch

VA NATS 2022

VIRTUAL VENUE | Desi Kitchen

Sat Feb 26 2022
12:30 pm

Master CLASS / MUSICAL THEATRE

with EDRIE MEANS WEEKLY, soprano / belter

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

STUDENTS:

  • 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Kamryn Davis (SO College)
    • Student of Carrie Stevens—Song: Much More (Fantastiks) by Harvey Lester Schmidt
  • 1:30 pm- 1:45 pm: Mira Flood (HS Freshman)
    • Student of Nancy MacArthur Smith— Song: Almost There (The Princess and the Frog) by Randy Newman
  • 1:45 pm -2:00 pm: Patrick Logue (HS Freshman)
    • Student of Megan Sanchez—Song: Run Away with Me (The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown) by Brian Lowdermilk
Sat Feb 26 2022
2:30 pm

Master Class / Classical

with CARL TANNER, Tenor

VIRTUAL VENUE | Old Wicke Black Box Theatre

STUDENTS:

  • 2:30 pm -2:45 pm: Meghan Willey (Junior College)
    • Student of Carrie Stevens—Song/Aria: Una voce poco fa (Il barbiere di Siviglia) by Gioachino Rossini
  • 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Nicholas Carratura (Advanced TBB)
    • Student of Melissa Chavez—Song: Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (Faust) by Charles Gounod
  • 3:00 pm- 3:15 pm: Gaston Finger (HS Senior)
    • Student of Amy Ayre— Song: My Mother is a Singer (Sycamore Trees) by Ricky Ian Gordon
  • 3:15 pm -3:30 pm: Gianna Macedon (HS Junior)
    • Student of Amy Ayre—Song: Sorge il sol! Che fai tu?
      by Stefano Donaudy
Sat Feb 26 2022
4:00 pm

— Winners Recital — High School and Adult

VANATS 2022

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

Fri Mar 25 2022
7:00 pm

Facets

Senior Recital for Julian Baldwin

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

Facets is a culmination of Julian’s long life journey in earning his degree. A program of vocally demanding but nuanced and intricate repertoire of music spanning the 19th and 21st centuries with works by Arnold Schoenberg, Kurt Weill, Erik Satie, Gregory Spears, and Giacomo Puccini. On this recital, Julian is also premiering a new work by his dear friend, Edward Shilts. The Grace Unit is a work about the emotional difficulties of suicidal ideation, with a text by Shawn Deegan. This recital explores the many facets of Julian’s identity. Namely, his Judaism, his neurodivergence, his queerness, and his growth as a musician over the last four years. Julian teams up with his accompanist, Jeremiah Hines and soprano, Qiuyu Li. This recital is in fulfillment of his degree requirements at the Conservatory.

Sat Apr 16 2022
12:00 am

PAVA FILM FESTIVAL

APRIL 16th & 17th: PAVA Webinars covering a variety of vocal topics from health and wellness to teaching on line.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Holidayopolis Drive-in

Usually for PAVA members only — except this weekend! These webinars are released for public viewing this weekend only, in honor of World Voice Day 2022. Watch at your convenience, or hold your own watch party!

OUR EXCLUSIVE SELECTION

Confessions in Voice Therapy and Training
Kittie Verdolini Abbott (Jun 2020)

How to Read, Understand, and even Enjoy Research Articles
Aaron Johnson (Oct 2019)

Occupational Voice Use: The Interplay of Vocal Effort, Vocal Demands, and Vocal Production
Eric Hunter (Mar 2020)

Practical, Financial, and Social Challenges of Low Latency Music Making in the COVID-19 Era
Ian Howell (Nov 2020)

The Extended Voice Team Network
Julia Gerhard (Oct 2020)

Women’s Voices in Midlife and the Menopausal Transition
Nancy Bos & Joanne Bozeman (May 2021)

Vocal Rehabilitation: Clinical Practice and the Future
Mara Belau (May 2020)

Sponsored by the Pan American Vocology Association.

Sat Apr 16 2022
10:00 am

VOCAL SPEED DATING!

You just may meet the vocal soulmate of your dreams! FREE. Reservations required.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Cafe DiwanukKwanzmas

4 questions. 12 minutes each. 4 different partners. Grab your coffee and get into the room where it happens with voice professionals from around the world . . .  You may just meet Kittie Verdolini, Ingo Titze, or even better  . . . the vocal soulmate of your dreams!

Sponsored by the Pan American Vocology Association.

Sat Apr 16 2022
12:00 pm

Around the World in 80 Minutes—LIVE CONCERT!

SINGERS Zoom in LIVE from all over the planet to sing, recite, and celebrate World Voice Day!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

Singers tune in live from all over the world to share traditional songs from a variety of cultural backgrounds: Ukraine, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Israel, Vienna, Mexico, China, and all over the United States . . .

SEE PROGRAM:

Note: All proceeds will go to the artists and to UN Refugee Agency / Ukraine.

Sponsored by PAVA / Pan American Vocology Association.

Sat Apr 16 2022
2:00 pm

GAPS IN VOICE CARE . . . WHO’S NOT GETTING ANY?

A panel of voice professionals from around the world come together to discuss voice care.

VIRTUAL VENUE | Harmony Hall

The panel will include: Dr. Steven Sims (Chicago), Dr. Kittie Verdolini (Delaware), Dr. Rachael Gates (Michigan), Dr. Carlos Manzano (Mexico), Marco Guzman (Chile), Libert Garcia (Mexico), Maxwell Hope (Delaware), Geneva Mayne (New Jersey), and Aramat Arnheim-Sharon (Israel).

Moderators: Nandhu Radhakrishnan and Sri Nandamudi.

No reservations required. Come to Harmony Hall at 2PM, click on the glass building, and it will magically Zoom you in!

Sponsored by the Pan American Vocology Association.

Sat Apr 16 2022
3:30 pm

DRINK UP FOR VOCAL HEALTH

After Party! Join PAVA Vocologist Nandhu R. as he shares his grandmother's secret recipe for an ancient vocal wellness drink! And we want to hear about your homeopathic wellness secrets, too!

VIRTUAL VENUE | Desi Kitchen

Join PAVA Vocologist and Desi Kitchen’s signature chef, Nandhu Radhakrishnan, as he shares his grandmother’s secret recipe for an ancient vocal wellness drink! No reservations required. Come to Desi Kitchen, click on the skyline, and it will magically Zoom you in! Drink up! Sponsored by the Pan American Vocology Association.