Sun, Feb 16


National Gallery of Art

Mixolo Goes Out to the National Gallery of Art - for Music

In the classical "West Wing" of the nation's museum, come out and enjoy 21st-century contemporary classical music you've probably never heard before. This free performance for Concerts at the National Gallery series features the world-renowned chamber ensemble, Eighth Blackbird. #youcansitwithus

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Mixolo Goes Out to the National Gallery of Art - for Music

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

National Gallery of Art, Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, USA

About The Event

"Public art humanizes the built environment. It provides an intersection between past, present, and future; between disciplines and ideas. Public art matters because our communities gain cultural, social, and economic value through public art." - Patricia Walsh, Americans for the Arts


On a crisp Sunday DC afternoon, you can come out with Mixolo for the Concerts at the National Gallery series for the February 16 Ice 'n' SPICE performance by  Eighth Blackbird,  a dynamic contemporary chamber ensemble, that's been wowing audiences around the world for nearly two decades.  The distinct style of this exciting classical ensemble is unmatched. Don't miss them performing Their program will feature works by Nina Shekhar, composer of Ice 'n' SPICE,  Fjjólla Evans, Andy Akiho, Holly Harrison, Jessie Marino, Viet Cuong, Bailey Holland, and Julius Eastman.


This performance begins promptly at 3:30 PM. The audience is admitted on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the concert begins. 


The concerts are free and open to the public. It is not a ticketed event.  Mixolo's registration is independent of the organizers and only to coordinate our community experience.  




From 2:00 PM, meet your Mixolo seatmates in the Pavillion Cafe:


Plan to meet your Mixolo seatmates at the Pavilion Cafe, pre-performance. starting at 2:00 PM for a meet and greet. The Pavillion care is located in the 6.1-acre block adjacent to the West Building where the concert will be held, and overlooking the beautiful Sculpture Garden.  The Pavillion serves light fare (soup, sandwiches, pizza) non-alcoholic beverages and beer and wine. Refreshments are self-pay.


At 3:00 PM, we'll take our seats for the 3:30 PM concert in the West Garden Court in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.


Post-concert: The garden's fountain, at the center of the garden, serves as an ice rink in winter.  If you're feeling adventurous, consider staying after the concert for some fun ice-skating (plan to spend about ($10 for skating and another  $5 for rentals).




The National Gallery of Art, free to the public, houses a world-renowned collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs in our nation's capital.  


There are six public entryways to the Sculpture Garden: one on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, three on 7th Street (one directly across from the Gallery's West Building entrance), and two on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets NW, and it is accessible to visitors with disabilities. 






Mixolo is organizing this outing independently for our members. The NGA-organized event is open to the public - no registration is required by the gallery.


Please register here or in our app only if you are interested in attending with Mixolo.  We'll communicate by email to registrants on updates to our plans for the afternoon.  Please watch your email closely. 


Please direct questions or concerns to


Getting there:


Please visit the "Getting There" page from the NGA website: There is no public parking garage.  Public transportation is strongly encouraged.


Note: Photo of Eighth Blackbird courtesy of NGA on Facebook


Important Notice:


Photos may be taken for promotional purposes for our web, social media and marketing materials.  Mixolo is a real-life social network; we want to minimize the use of stock photos and reflect the true essence of our MIxolo community.  Your registration and attendance will imply your willingness to participate and your release of all photos for use in marketing and promotions for Mixolo, Inc.




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The use of MIXCHAT, our messaging platform for connecting with members after you meet at an event is currently available only with purchases that originate in the app.


Photo by Saverio Truglia

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