Serving the Arts Locally With a Global Perspective

With a vibrant array of artists, students, and audiences, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (CSPAC) is at the heart of the arts community in College Park and surrounding areas.

This enormous cultural facility, located on 17 acres of the University of Maryland's campus, is home to two major concert and recital halls, four theaters, a grand pavilion, and dozens of classrooms and studios where the arts are constantly redefined. Even just walking into the building puts you into a scene right off of Broadway, with a grand staircase awaiting in the center after you enter and decorative balconies and curtains everywhere.

CSPAC presents almost 1,000 events each year, spanning all performing arts disciplines from dance to theatre to spoken word. With various provocative performances, workshops, lectures, dialogues and other events featuring visiting artists from around the world, as well as students and faculty from the university's academic departments of music, dance and theatre, CSPAC has gained the reputation as a world class center for the arts.

Only one month into the new year, and CSPAC already has a jam packed calendar of performances under way. Here are just a few upcoming events for February:

David Roussève/Reality in Saudade
Thursday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m.
$35/$7 for UMD students
Ina and Jack Kay Theatre

Take Five: Voices of Africa
Tuesday, Feb, 10, 5:30 p.m.
Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Imani Winds
Friday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m.
Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall
$35/$7 for UMD students

For more information on tickets, directions to the center, performances, and other accommodations, visit or call 301-405-ARTS.

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