June 25, 2010

Weekend in The Spring

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Last night, I was taking stock of what’s happening locally this weekend, so I thought I’d share my findings. Feel free to add your own in the comments below! See you Monday!


  • SilverDocs The eighth annual SilverDocs festival, celebrating documentary films, is being held June 21-27, 2010 at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center and other locations in and around Silver Spring. For serious movie buffs, there are a range of packages available that offer you access to multiple events. For less commitment and less money, you can buy day-of tickets for a single show for $10. There are WAY too many film events happening for me to name, so just check out this link instead. $10 per film or purchase package deals
  • Pygmalion: See this George Bernard Shaw comedy classic at the Silver Spring Theater. General admission $20.
  • Frida Vice Versa: See this one-woman show about Frida Kahlo at the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. $15. Saturday or Sunday.


  • Dance a Thon: Dance off benefit for the American Music Therapy Association in the heart of downtown Silver Spring at Ellsworth Plaza. Dress in 70s and 80s costumes to participate in the costume contest. Prizes awarded to the dancers who make it to the end. Participation fee is $5 — includes snacks, drinks and breakfast for the hardcore dancers. I’m serious. You could also just stop by to enjoy some music outdoors and watch the dancers! $5. 6:30pm-late!
  • Cream Soda and Creme de Menthe: Check out this one-woman play at the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. $15. 8pm.


  • Fenton Street Market: Celebrate your community and check out cool antiques, crafts, food, art, music and more. Held at the corner of Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue. Free. 9am-3pm.
  • FreshFarm Farmers’ Market:Ellsworth Plaza. Free. 10am-1pm.
  • The Strange Loops: Outdoor concert at Ellsworth Plaza. This alternative rock group is better known as TrustFall. They’re originally from the area. Free. 6:30-8:30pm.


  • Fountain Time!: Bring the kids to the fountain in Ellsworth Plaza to enjoy music, the moon bounce, games and more. Free. 1-4pm.
  • “Scheherazade”Classical Concert: The Avanti Orchestra, comprised of 77 musicians from the DC and Baltimore metro areas, performs a concert featuring featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s”Scheherazade.” Under the artistic direction of Montgomery College Professor Pablo Saelzer. Held at the Cultural Arts Center on Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.   Free. 5pm.
  • Swing Dancing: Learn to swing dance or show off your skills at McGinty’s. Free. Beginners at 6pm, Intermediates at 7pm, and dancing 8-10pm.

1 Comment »

  1. Andrea said,

    Tickets to the Round House shows are $10 if you live or work in Silver Spring (you’ll need to bring proof).

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