Phillips Collection Aug. 4

I am playing a show this coming Thursday Aug. 4th at the Phillips Collection, Washington’s world-famous art museum next door in Dupont Circle.

On the first Thursday of every month, the museum opens its doors for performance, tours of new exhibits, drinks and food, attracting hundreds of neighbors and art enthusiasts. This month’s theme is “By the Sea,” featuring the paintings of William Merritt Chase. Be sure to buy your ticket in advance through the links below, as Phillips After 5 routinely sells out.
My friends and I will play music in the Tryst Cafe courtyard at the Phillips from 5 until 8:30pm. More information below. Thank you and until then, – Peter


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AUG 4, 5-8:30 PM

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!
You and me, you and me, oh how happy we’ll be!
-From “For Me and My Gal,” Harold Atteridge / Harry Carroll, 1914Escape the DC heat with a night at the beach alongside William Merritt Chase’s seaside images. Grab dinner at participating food trucks, taste the warm notes of summer with rum samplings from Cotton & Reed Distillery, and sway to the calypso sound of the Casio Steel Band. DC-based songwriter Peter Maybarduk and indie rock quintet Notaries Public perform original music and pianist Simon Kirabo Muyanja of Uganda performs seaside-themed jazz and popular standards within the courtyard.

Food trucks:Red Hook Lobster Pound, CapMac, crepe love, Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, Swizzler

Reservations strongly recommended for Phillips after 5 as this popular event tends to sell out in advance. Member reservations are not required. For quick and easy admission, members should go directly to the Membership line. Please have your government-issued ID ready when you enter. Read more.

Notaries Public @ Velvet Lounge 4/11

Our indie rovelvetck quintet Notaries Public will play Velvet Lounge, in Washington DC’s U Street corridor, on Saturday, April 11. In the words of Notaries guitarist Ben O’Donnell, you will want to be there when we break the wax seal and execute this rockument.
We’ll be supported by local singer-songwriters Eugene Fertelmeyster and Laurel Rose.

915 U Street NW, 20020 // Showtime 9:30pm // $8

Notaries Public debut in DC

Peter Maybarduk with J. Robbins recording "No Hay Pueblo Vencido." Photo by Brendan Hoffman.Next show: Sunday Feb. 1st, 4-7pm | The Pinch, 3548 14th St NW Washington, DC | All ages | $5.

I have been putting a band together with Scott Charney, Emily Crockett, Ben O’Donnell and Lisa Van Arsdale. We call ourselves Notaries Public and we will play our first show February 1st at The Pinch in Adams Morgan (DC). It is a Sunday matinee. We are playing with our friends Tiger Horse and Alex Tebeleff of Paperhaus. Notaries are up first.

You can listen online to two of the songs we will perform, “Meet Me in the Middle” and “Star Field Below.”