Category: Entertainment

Documentary explores history of Silver Spring

Gifford’s Ice Cream parlor in Silver Spring, 1956, courtesy of Silver Spring Historical Society. Anyone who hasn’t heard the story of how Silver Spring got its name can learn that and much more about local history Sunday at a free screening of “Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb.” AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is hosting a 15th anniversary showing of this 88-minute documentary that “explores the history of Silver Spring, MD, from its earliest days, through the growth during the New Deal, its heyday as a booming retail center in the 1940s and ’50s, and its eventual...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 20-26

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, September 20 Virtual Town Hall with County Executive Ike Leggett, 1-2 p.m. Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building, 4 p.m. Thursday, September 21 Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, 3:30 p.m. Washington Revels-Carpe Diem Community Sing, Bennington Drive Park, 599 Bennington Dr., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, September 22 Car-Free Day Lunch with the Mayor, Campeon Rotisserie Chicken & Bakery, 902 Merrimac Dr., Takmoa Park, noon. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 23 DC Denizens...

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Fall means beer festival season

Photo courtesy Denizens Brewing Co. It’s fall, which means it’s beer festival season, and there are two local ones coming up. First is the Takoma Park Nuclear-Free Beer Fest IX, which runs from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Cady Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue, N.W. The festival will feature beers from 15 local breweries and food from about 20 area restaurants, along with live entertainment. Ticket sales from the event typically raises about $20,000 a year to benefit the Takoma Foundation and its grant program for local organizations. The following Saturday, Sept. 30, Denizens Brewing Co. hosts...

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Silver Spring Stage celebrating 50th season of community theater

During rehearsals for “Deathtrap,” Sidney Bruhl is played by J.McAndrew Breen, Myra Bruhl played by Kryss Lacovaro and Clifford Anderson, played by Nick Temple, is the apparently dead body in the photo. Is he really dead? You have to see the play to find out. Photo by Harvey Levine courtesy Silver Spring Stage.    The first full-length play celebrating Silver Spring Stage’s 50th season offering community theater, Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap,” opens Friday in the theater’s Woodmoor Shopping Center location. “Originally, [the company] started as part of a church, [and] like a lot of community theaters, began in a church basement,” said...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 13-21

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, September 14 Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee meeting, Discovery Communications, 8 a.m. Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Center, free to first timers, others $5-$10, 7-10 p.m. Friday, September 15 PARKing Day, Wayne Avenue, Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Health and Wellness Expo & Dance Fitness Festival, Veterans Plaza, 1-9 p.m. Salsa & Bachata Block Party, Silver Spring Civic Center, 5-9 p.m. MCAEL Potluck for Welcoming Week—In Support of Welcoming America, Catherine F. Scott Commons Building, 7600 Takoma Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday,...

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