OPUS Merriweather Returns in 2018

Back after a successful 2017 event, OPUS Merriweather is scheduled to reignite Merriweather District on Saturday, October 13, 2018. This multi-sensory experience takes place in the 50-acre space where Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Chrysalis convene, adjacent to the rising Merriweather District.

During the event, visitors will be able to wander and explore to experience Downtown Columbia like they’ve never seen it before. From modern artists to musicians and filmmakers to dancers, creatives from around the globe are set to produce an avant-garde arts experience that the entire community won’t soon forget.

“We would love to have it be an annual event,” says Vanessa Rodriguez, Director of Marketing for Howard Hughes. “We really want Columbia to be seen as [the third city] located between two major metropolitan areas. OPUS is an extension of that.”

During the event, spectators will be able to enjoy violinist Sudan Archives, vocalist Kadhja Bonet, a unique laser installation by Matthew Schreiber, Maren Hassinger’s “Pink Light” and Alejandro Almanza’s kinetic installation titled “Ahead and beyond of everyone’s time, space and rhythm.” Highlighting Merriweather District’s Artist-in-Residence program, vocalist Sophia Brous will be featured at OPUS. And, don’t forget to look up: Ann Lislegaard is producing a 3-D animation that will project owls into the forest treetops. In addition, there will be percussionists, photographers, and many more artists and composers bringing light to the venue until long after sunset.

OPUS Merriweather is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 5pm – 11pm in Symphony Woods and Merriweather Post Pavilion. It is FREE to the public.