Speak(easy) Howard is proud to present a series of events during the Columbia Festival of the Arts this summer – including one with a star-studded lineup featuring Atandwa Kani (King T’Chaka in Black Panther), Sam Underwood (Jake Otto in Fear the Walking Dead) and Valorie Curry (Talia in Blair Witch). Join us for one of four events, or join us for all, and get your tickets now!
The Columbia Festival of the Arts is a two-week summer festival that provides unique, world-class arts and entertainment experiences for the region surrounding Columbia. Last year’s festival drew 20,000 people.
All events take place at the Horowitz Center at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044.
Stoop Storytelling Series
On Purpose: Stories About Living in Line with Your Unique Values
Thursday, June 20 | 7 p.m. | Smith Theatre
Seven storytellers share seven-minute, real, personal stories on their experiences creating a life that stays true to what they value. Buy Tickets: $18
End Game Film Screening
Friday, June 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Monteabaro Hall
Not the other End Game, this short film weaves together stories of three visionary medical providers as they practice on the cutting edge of life and death, helping to change the way we think about both. The film will be followed by a time for reflection and discussion about our own unique values for life until the end.
Reserve Tickets: Free
The Second City: Cure for the Common Comedy
Saturday, June 22 | 8 p.m. | Smith Theatre
Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater presents an evening of edgy, thought-provoking scenes that are always spectacularly funny, bringing humor to the serious moments of life—and death.
Buy Tickets: $28-38
Sunday, June 23 | 6 p.m. | Smith Theatre
The NPR hit series Selected Shorts takes the stage with a live show featuring host Sam Underwood (Jake Otto in Fear the Walking Dead), and actors Valorie Curry (Talia in Blair Witch) and Atandwa Kani (King T’Chaka in Black Panther) as they present stories that show us how to share our wishes, love our tribe and live our best life. Join us for an evening of theatrical tales that teach us it’s never too late (or early) to seize the day.
Buy Tickets: $25-35
These events are presented in partnership with Columbia Festival of the Arts as part of the Horizon Foundation’s Speak(easy) Howard campaign, which makes it easier to protect your loved ones and help them make decisions for you when you can’t make them for yourself. Learn more and start exploring what your best life means to you at speakeasyhoward.org.