Category: Entertainment

Upcoming Events, March 13–20

Please note that we have begun to receive notices that events previously listed on our calendar and in these weekly posts are being cancelled out of concern over the COVID-19 virus. Please check with the venue or organizers before heading out to be sure your chosen event is still being held. In the meantime, there is live music this weekend at the Takoma VFW and American Legion, as well as Seeker’s Church, and more groups playing on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Upcoming Events, March 7–13

Plenty of local bands will be playing this weekend, with groups at the American Legion and Takoma VFW on Friday night, and garage rock Saturday night at the Legion. Also on Saturday, explore the music of Led Zeppelin with a band at Levine Music, while Potter Violins hosts fiddler Mari Black. On Sunday, the Silver Spring Library hosts a discussion on the history of lynching in the county, and on Monday, the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board will get a update on local construction and transit proposals.

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Upcoming Events, Feb. 28–March 6

AstroLab Brewing will host its first art show Friday night, while the D.C  Blues Society has its monthly happy hour concert at the American Legion. Saturday, Scrum Con 2020 for role-playing and war game fans comes to the Silver Spring Civic Building. Opportunities for civic engagement include a WMATA town hall on Monday to discuss budget and proposed route changes, a workshop on proposed RideOn route changes on Tuesday, and a discussion of budgets and other issues affecting public parking in Silver Spring on Wednesday.

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Upcoming Events, Feb. 14–21

Saturday is your chance to meet a young kangaroo or wallaby at the Silver Spring Library. There’s also a record fair and later that day, a comedy show at Silver Branch Brewing Co. Presentations on microplastics in the Chesapeake and synthetic turf will be offered on Tuesday, while on Wednesday, the Long Branch Library hosts a talk on the local Underground Railroad.

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County Library Looking for Acts for Vinyl Day Contest

The county’s library system is looking for acts to enter the “Make Music Montgomery” contest that will take place during the Just for the Record—A Vinyl Day event on Saturday, April 18 at the Silver Spring Library. Acts can audition live or submit a recording. Each entry must include a live musical performance, though elements such as dance can be included.

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Upcoming Events, Feb. 7–14

This will be a great week for music lovers with live music three nights this weekend at the American Legion, a guitar concert tomorrow in Takoma Park, a symphony at Montgomery College, a master class and concert at Levine Music and a Valentine’s Day show at Carroll Café. There’s also comedy coming to Takoma Park, an event marking 100 years since women won the right to vote, and more.

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Upcoming Events, Jan. 24–31

Kicking off the last week of January is the Friday blues happy hour at the American Legion, which will then host comedy on Saturday. Also on Saturday, poetry fans can attend a dinner and reading of Robert Burns’ work at Silver Branch Brewing Co. The Takoma VFW will feature gypsy jazz on Monday night. Close out January with a chamber music concert at Seekers Church next Friday night.

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Upcoming Events, Jan. 17–24

MoComCon returns for the fourth year at the Silver Spring Library on Saturday. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday is Monday, with a day of service event at the civic building and other opportunities to serve around the area. That evening, there’s a bluegrass jam at the Takoma Park VFW. The county’s transportation department is holding a meeting Tuesday night to discuss plans to improve the Fenton Village experience for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Upcoming Events, Jan. 10–17

Carroll Café features a performance by Victoria Fox Friday night, while on Saturday, six local bands will play at the American Legion hall. Earlier that day, there will be a Chinese Near Year celebration at the Silver Spring Library, and Fenwick Beer & Wine celebrates its 10th anniversary all day. For the civic minded, there will be an MCPS boundary study meeting Saturday at Blair High School, the Silver Spring Civic Advisory Board meets Monday and the Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meets next Thursday.

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Upcoming Events, Jan. 3–10

Happy New Year. The new decade kicks off with live local music at the American Legion on Friday and a children’s concert Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church. For the community minded, there is an interagency meeting on homelessness Tuesday afternoon, a meeting on the next phase of the Studio Plaza development Wednesday, and a chance to participate in an online chat with the county executive on Thursday.

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