Category: Entertainment

Weeklong Festival Begins Tomorrow in Long Branch

The first Long Branch Festival begins Friday night, Sept. 20, for a weeklong celebration of the neighborhoods, businesses and culture of the area, according to organizers. “The purpose of the Long Branch Festival is to celebrate the dynamic neighborhood, businesses and culture of Long Branch,” according to the festival website. “Our goal is to bring communities together and celebrate our diversity, expand understanding of the crucial role of shared public spaces and highlight the value of locally owned stores.

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 20-27

Some of the top events this week include opening night of the first Long Branch Festival on Friday night. The Nighthawks will perform at Sligo Creek Golf Course on Saturday in a benefit performance, while the second annual Montgomery Hills Street Fest is underway as well. That same day is the Takoma Foundation’s annual beer festival. The Friends of Sligo Creek will hold a Sweep the Creek clean up this weekend. On Sunday, enjoy the competition and grab a slice of the Takoma Farmers Market pie baking contest.

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 13–20

The inaugural induction ceremony for the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night highlights this week’s events. On Saturday, the usual second Saturday of live music at the American Legion will be expanded into an end-of-summer bash featuring eight local bands and extended hours. The same night, also at the legion’s hall, the DC Blues Society will hold its annual showdown. There will be a climate town hall and a street art festival on Saturday, Future Fest is set for Sunday, and a community meeting will be held Monday to present plans for the renovation of Downtown Silver Spring.

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 6-13

The Takoma Park Folk Festival on Sunday highlights this week’s events. The American Legion will host local bands on both Friday and Saturday nights, while Sligo Creek Golf Course continues to offer live music on Friday nights, and there’s a comedy show set for Saturday night at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. Elsewhere, Levine Music will host a screening of excerpts from Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary about country music on Tuesday evening.

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 30-Sept. 6

This holiday weekend includes live music at the Sligo Creek Golf Course and a movie screening on Sonny’s Green, along with a retired greyhound adoption event in Takoma Park and an Ethiopian festival on Veterans Plaza. Later in the week is an event featuring a look at a Takoma Park music legend, and more music at the golf course.

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 23-30

As summer winds down, the highlight of this week’s events is Saturday’s jazz festival in Silver Spring. Music lovers can also find live bands at Sligo Creek Golf Course tomorrow and next Friday, a blues happy hour the same night at the American Legion, a blues open mic on Tuesday and a Cajun jam Wednesday, both at the Takoma Park VFW. This weekend, there’s the annual tomato tasting contest at the Silver Spring Farmers Market, Grace Episcopal Church’s annual pig roast, and a comedy show Saturday night at the American Legion.

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Workshop Scheduled for Aspiring Comedians

Aspiring comedians can learn how to hone their routines during a workshop sponsored by Improbable Comedy, according to an announcement from producer Kim Levone. Standup comedian Sara Armour, who started in the business in Washington, D.C. in 2011, will lead the three-hour workshop. The workshop will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41 at 905 Sligo Ave.

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 16-23

This week, residents can have lunch tomorrow with Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart. Live music continues on Friday nights at Sligo Creek Golf Course, along with the DC Blues Society Happy Hour on Aug. 23. “The Little Mermaid” is showing on Sonny’s Green tomorrow night, the grand opening of a public piano in Takoma Park on Sunday, and there’s a discussion of death and dying issues at the Silver Spring Library on Wednesday.

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Revels Seeking Children, Teens for Holiday Performance

Washington Revels is now scheduling appointments with children and teenagers who are interested in auditioning for 2019’s The Christmas Revels. The group is looking for children entering grades 3-5 and teens entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2019 for the production of “Celestial Fools.” The production is scheduled for Dec. 7-15 in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University.

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 9-16

As the summer winds down and peak vacation season is here, community-oriented events slow down, too. This week features live music at the Sligo Creek Golf Course on Friday nights, a pop-up nursery at Astro Lab Brewing, an international food & craft fair on Veterans Plaza, and a bingo benefit at Denizens Brewing Co.

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Sandoval to Headline Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Grammy-award winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will headline the 16th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival, according to an announcement from the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District. The free festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 from 3-10 p.m. on two stages, with performances by festival cofounder Marcus Johnson, The Eric Byrd Trio, Paul Carr and The Real Jazz Ambassadors, and others.

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