Our commitments to you: when curating programming, MC3 recognizes all contributors, past and present. While creating programming, MC3 will be proactive in identifying and including projects that involve the voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)artists. MC3 displays the artist(s) at the forefront of their project(s). MC3’s default aesthetic is expansive, using inclusive artistic values that represent all of the cultural heritages within our community.
Grab your beach chairs, umbrellas, blankets and kick-back while enjoying LIVE outdoor performances again at MC3’s outdoor venue StageOne. Food and drinks from multiple on-site vendors will be available including the famous Annapolis Tiki bar! Celebrate summer and meet us at the beach!
Tony Spencer & The Sunset Band | Friday, October 8th | Doors 5:30pm | Show 6:00pm
Mix of traditional and contemporary jazz and R&B
Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th at 6:00pm (Rain Date: Oct 17th) | $25 per ticket, $15 student tickets
The Ascension Project by UpRooted Dance, set to Sufjan Steven’s Ascension Album, is an indie-rock dance opera offering audiences the chance to reflect on the events of the past year and the world we now live in through the lens of dance, music, and art. Exploring ’20/20′ vision,The Ascension Project will take audiences through an emotional trajectory through space and time. The work explores isolation in small spaces, anxiety, disability, trauma and loss, and finally ends with transcendence.
The performances at MC3 will also include a collaborative guest work created by Keira Hart-Mendoza, Katie Harris Banks, and feature live taiko drumming by Mark H Taiko.
UpRooted Dance’s Mission Statement: Based in the D.C. Metro area, UpRooted Dance creates intersections between dance and other art forms. Artistic Director, Keira Hart-Mendoza collaborates with interdisciplinary creatives to craft vibrant works. UpRooted Dance uses movement, sound, images, and text to immerse viewers through thought-provoking storytelling. This versatile company produces pathways from audiences to explore dance on stage and in unexpected locations.
Friday, October 22nd at 6:00pm (Rain Date: Oct 23rd) | $10 per ticket (children under 10 are free, though we ask that you please still register them)
The Company @ MC3, Greater Annapolis Ballet, and Level Dance Project are hosting the HOPE Dance Concert in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and its Annapolis Out of the Darkness Walk. Please join us for an evening of dance and hope.
For four evenings in November of 2020 MC3’s StageOne was transformed by Orange Grove Dance (“OGD”) into a live, site-specific, socially-distanced performance, Still Standing. Featuring a vivid light installation of 150 wireless lighting units that gently reflected the adjacent Annapolis National Cemetery, dancers and light served as a reminder of the importance of casting our lights together during times of darkness. With the audience viewing from MTPA’s Veterans Overlook, OGD brought their trademark virtuosic athleticism and the alluring music of Composer Dylan Glatthorn to this surreal luminescent landscape designed by acclaimed Lighting Designer Peter Leibold.
Peter Kater entertained the sell-out crowd of over 75 people for over an hour, using his wit and charm to complement his skillful mastery of his music. As he played several selections from his album, “Wings of Sound,” he encouraged members of the audience to lie down beneath the piano to experience the full impact of the music, and many took advantage of the unique opportunity.
The Maryland Cultural & Conference Center (MC3) celebrated Spring at Park Place in Annapolis with Project Disco! This Silent Disco + Light Show featured well-known Maryland based DJs “DJ Griff” (@dj_griff_) and “ALWZ SNNY” (@alwzsnny). The interactive lighting and projections show was developed by MFA students within The University of Maryland Lighting Department, led by renowned Director and Multimedia Designer Jared Mezzocchi.
Comacell Brown cut the ribbon for his new mural celebrating Carr’s Beach in Annapolis, with special guests Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Shaneka Henson, Delegate Heather Bagnall, County Executive Steuart Pittman, Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Commissioner at Maryland Heritage Area Authority Janice Hayes-Williams. Attendees enjoyed performances from the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra and The Company @ MC3 and celebrated the integral role Carr’s Beach played in the Annapolis community.
Located in Park Place, between West St. and Taylor Ave, The Gallery at MC3 is a 900-sq.ft hidden gem in the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District. The Gallery hosts a large array of exhibitions and programs each year and gives 100% of commissions to the artists on display. The Gallery is open M-F from 10:00 am- 4:30 pm and closed on weekends, unless a request is made in advance. MC3 can only accept cash and/or checks from buyers. All pieces must remain in the Gallery until the end of the exhibit. MC3 can NOT accept credit cards as a form of payment.
The Gallery at MC3 will be showcasing a juried exhibit from The Annapolis Watercolor Club from September 3rd-October 28th titled, “Outside the Paintbox”. The jurors include First Lady Yumi Hogan and visual artist Sunhee Jung.
There will be an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, October 1st from 6-8pm. This is a free event with a suggested donation of $20.