Event Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Free Event
Included Items: 
Free event.

Inspired by the spirit of the woods, OPUS 1 combines art, music and technology to create an enchanting evening in the forest.

Join us on October 7th as the woods come alive with light and sound like never before. 

Immersive art installations, mesmerizing music performances and treetop projection mapping--OPUS 1 presents more than 11 entrancing installations for all ages to enjoy, including:

  • The Lightning Cloud: An inflatable air pavilion designed by architect Jesse Seegers offers a euphoric performance environment and an iconic backdrop for dynamic projection art

  • The Dream Machine: Fresh off of the world premiere at Melbourne’s Supersense Festival, Dream Machine takes hallucination-inducing sculpture to an immersive performance environment on the iconic Chrysalis stage, led by Darkside’s Dave Harrington and a host of special guests

  • EXO-TECH Galactic Hearth: Sophia Brous lights up The Hearth stage with her star-studded improvisational ensemble weaving a strikingly unique palette across wide influences, exploring free jazz improvisation alongside expansive R&B exotica

  • George Mason Pep Band: Voted Best Pep Band in the Country, George Mason’s Green Machine and its eccentric bandleader Doc Nix kick off the festival with a performance featuring over 50 of the group’s top players and a set of energetic tributes to today’s hits of EDM and pop

Enjoy food and drinks from DC and Baltimore in the Culinary Village throughout the night. 

Admission is free and open to all ages. Reserve tickets for expedited entry.

OPUS 1 is designed to bring art and cutting-edge culture to the new Merriweather District, in celebration of Columbia's 50th Anniversary. For more information on the full program, visit www.opusmerriweather.com 

The Curator

OPUS 1 is presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation, the developers of Downtown Columbia, and is curated by Wild Dogs International, an art production, curation and design company based in NYC. Wild Dogs collaborate with artists, musicians, cultural and civic organizations through site-responsive interventions of light, sound, performance and projection. Their work has been featured in the Venice Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, Palais de Tokyo as well as public spaces and historic places throughout the world. Learn more at wilddogsinternational.com