February is a most musical month in this neighborhood, with concerts at Levine Music and UDC, and toward the end of the month, a chance for you to sing.
We’re going to begin with our event with Levine Music – a February 10th performance of Leonard Bernstein compositions followed by a reception exclusively for Forest Hills Connection readers. Advance tickets are $15, and an anonymous benefactor will make a donation to the Connection for every attendee who registers for the reception. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at Levine’s Upton Street location. Here’s everything you need to know.
February is also Black History Month, and The Nature Center in Rock Creek Park (5200 Glover Road) is hosting a special planetarium program on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. called “Under African Skies.” Plus, on Saturday, February 3rd is a talk on the 1989 film Glory, and the movie’s Euro-centric message in this story of former slaves fighting for the Union army.
Hillwood Museum (4155 Linnean Avenue) is celebrating La Chandaleur, aka Crêpe Day, on Saturday, February 3rd. Welcome longer days with a scrumptious crepes, and activities including docent- and self-guided tours of Hillwood’s French treasures.
Hillwood also opens a new exhibit on February 17th, called The Artistic Table. It will feature opulent table settings from Marjorie Merriweather Post’s own collection as well as the work of contemporary designers.
Continuing the food theme, New Morning Farm continues its winter markets at Sheridan School (36th and Alton) each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Back to the music. UDC’s free musical lecture series, JAZZforum, returns Wednesday, February 7th with musical historian Jeff Sultanof. He’s talking about his new book, Experiencing Big Band Jazz: A Listener’s Companion. This is an evening talk.
And everyone’s invited to Levine Music’s next Community Sing on Wednesday, February 21st.
These are just a few highlights. You’ll find more events and fun activities on our community events calendar.