Category: Previews

Highwood Theatre invites auditions for new year-long program

Photo courtesy The Highwood Theatre. The Highwood Theatre has issued an invitation for students to audition for a new, year-long program in theater production. The course is described as a “conservatory-style program designed to offer an intensive training experience for performers in grades 7-12,” according to a press release. The program starts in September and will run through the performances scheduled for June 2018. It will include master classes and other course work taught by professionals, allowing for a deeper exploration of the material. “The program stays true to Highwood’s established atmosphere of inclusion and building community through theatre,...

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 16-24

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, August 16 Immunization clinic for Tdap and or MCV, Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton St., 10th Floor, Free, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fundraiser to benefit homeless and runaway youth, Middle Eastern Cuisine, 7006 Carroll Ave., 5-8 p.m. Silver Spring Timebank New Member Orientation, Catalytor Makerspace, 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite LL1, 7-8:30 p.m. Homebirth Information Session, Vicino’s Italian Ristorante, 959 Sligo Ave., 7-9 p.m. Takoma Park Folk Festival Planning Meeting, 7500 Maple Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 17 Solar Eclipse Storytime, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., tickets available half hour before event, space limited,...

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Upcoming Events, Aug. 9-16

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, August 9 Summer Drum Circles at the Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 10 Carpe Diem Contra Dance, Great Hall, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, free to first-timers, others $5-10, 7-10 p.m. Alphabet Rockers Family Concert, Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave., 7 p.m. Flower-Branch Tenant’s Association Memorial Vigil, 8658 Piney Branch Rd., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, August 11 Silver Screen Free Outdoor Movies: “Back to the Future II,” Veterans Plaza, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, August 12-Sunday, August 13 Fest Africa African Festival, Veterans Plaza, 1-8 p.m. each day. Saturday, August 12...

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Lao Tizer Band to headline Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Illustration from Public Domain Pictures The Lao Tizer Band will headline the 14th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival Sept. 9 on Veterans Plaza. Keyboardist/composer Tizer leads an 11-piece band and his music has drawn comparisons to jazz fusion giants such as Return To Forever, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report. The full band’s first album, “Downbeat,” is described as “an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, jam band influences and Afro-Cuban and world rhythms.” The Lao Tizer Band is scheduled to perform from 8:30-10 p.m. The festival will start with a welcome at 3 p.m. followed by a performance...

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    August 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    August 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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