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Aug
22
Wed
Mansion Magic Show with Master Magician Richard Bloch @ The Mansion on O & O Street Museum
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of magic and laughter with Richard Bloch, one of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. Rich is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association), author and playwright. He has served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles (who once introduced Rich as “an Edison of Magic”) and to various theater companies, including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington. He has been a five-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle.

Rich also has a long history in magic as an inventor, (out of magic, too — he holds a patent on a device to assist disabled ice skaters), builder and performer. He is the originator of more than a hundred effects used worldwide by professional magicians.

In 2010, Rich opened Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Delaware, which has quickly become a favorite entertainment spot for both local residents and tourists, as well as a much desired venue for performing magicians from all over the world. And, he is the founder of the highly successful “Magic Castle At Sea” program, exclusive to Crystal Cruises, which provides their vessels with world class magic performers on every cruise.

Doors Open: 3:00pm, Live Show: 4:00pm On-line reservations are required.

Guests are invited to explore the museum’s themed rooms and secret doors, 60 signed guitars, memorabilia, art and much more before the event begins.

Be sure to bring a shopping bag everything is for sale!

Proceeds of this show go to support the artist-in-residence, heroes and other programs at O Museum in The Mansion.

Nov
4
Sun
David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano – Founder’s Day @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm
Renowned as performers, artistic directors and educators, David Finckel and Wu Han have been dubbed by The Wall Street Journal as “The Power Couple of Chamber Music.” The leaders of Chamber Music at Lincoln Center launch Wu Han’s tenure as the Artistic Advisor of Chamber Music at The Barns with a performance of Beethoven’s complete cello sonatas.
Nov
6
Tue
The Lone Bellow: TRIIIO Acoustic Tour with Naia Izumi @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm
Known for transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship, and raucous live performances, this Americana trio makes “earnest and magnetic folk-pop…built to shake the rafters” (NPR).
Nov
7
Wed
The Lone Bellow: TRIIIO Acoustic Tour with Naia Izumi @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm
Known for transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship, and raucous live performances, this Americana trio makes “earnest and magnetic folk-pop…built to shake the rafters” (NPR).
Nov
8
Thu
John Lloyd Young @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
Earning a Tony Award for originating the role of iconic singer Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway, John Lloyd Young is a master of singing the classics with a “disciplined one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere” (The New York Times).
Nov
9
Fri
Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm
Few groups in history are capable of defining an entire era in pop music. With hits like “Be My Baby” and “Baby, I Love You,” Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes are one of those groups: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of ‘60s female rock and roll.
Nov
10
Sat
Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm
Few groups in history are capable of defining an entire era in pop music. With hits like “Be My Baby” and “Baby, I Love You,” Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes are one of those groups: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of ‘60s female rock and roll.
Nov
15
Thu
Alan Doyle with Whitney Rose @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm
As lead singer and guitarist for Canadian folk rock group Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle created a specific sound that borrowed from Celtic traditions, rock, and traditional sea shanties that established a massive following. With Great Big Sea now officially retired, the iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter has continued this tradition on his own.
Nov
16
Fri
Maggie Rose @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
Blurring the lines between country, pop, and rock with shades of Aretha Franklin, Grace Potter, and Janis Joplin, musical star on the rise Maggie Rose blows audiences away with super-sized vocals and award-winning songwriting.
Nov
17
Sat
Hot Rize: 40th Anniversary Tour @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm
“One of modern bluegrass music’s most accomplished and influential acts” (Rolling Stone) returns to The Barns to celebrate their 40th Anniversary Tour
Nov
24
Sat
Newmyer Flyer: Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix Tribute @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm
DC’s finest musicians come together for one evening honoring two of rock’s most legendary immortals with renditions of their smash hits, career bests, and much more.

Featuring performances by Patty Reese, Kelly Bell, Jonathan Sloane, Tommy Lepson,  Mama Moon, Deletta Gillespie, Mary Shaver, Jeff Hall, Kristie Dilascio, Scott Ambush,  Chuck Underwood, Michael Andre Aubin, Deren Blessman, Robbie Cooper, Andy Hamburger, Sonny Petrosky, Bill Starks, Vince McCool, and Wayne Sulc.

Nov
25
Sun
John Eaton with George Gershwin & Friends @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm
Wolf Trap favorite and “Washington legend” (The Washington Post) John Eaton returns to The Barns for an afternoon filled with piano renditions of the best of George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Ann Ronell, Jerome Kern, and practically everyone else! “Best jazz pianist: John Eaton, then, now, and probably forever.” —Washingtonian
Nov
30
Fri
Chris Smither @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm
A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work and gravelly voice. “His songbook is overflowing with rollicking, clever blues-based folk tunes, and he has been a consistently engaging live performer for more than four decades” (The Washington Post).
Dec
1
Sat
Red Baraat @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
“Imagine a New Orleans street band playing Indian Bollywood tunes with a go-go beat — you can’t? Then just listen, because your day is about to get better. It’s a crazy blast of fun” (NPR). If you missed Red Baraat last year, this is the one show to make this season.
Dec
2
Sun
Eileen Ivers: A Joyful Christmas @ The Barns at Wolf Trap
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm
Recalling the roaring hearths and roars of laughter that make up Christmas in Irish families, virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols, and even a jigging Bach in An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. With her signature warmth, Ivers invites listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration capturing the true spirit of the season and telling the story of Christmas through music and dance.