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Upcoming Events, Oct. 11-19

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, October 11 “Crime Prevention Basics” seminar, 3rd Police Precinct, 1002 Milestone Dr., 7 p.m. Immigration Reform: Gandhi Brigade Documentary Premiere and Community Conversation, Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 12 Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Discovery Communications, 8 a.m. “The Old Man and the Sea,” afternoon book discussion, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3rd Floor, 2-3:30 p.m. Carpe Diem! Second Thursday Contra Dance, Silver Spring Civic Building, pricing varies, 7-10 p.m. “Duck” world premiere, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $20, 8 p.m. Friday,...

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World premiere of new work by local playwright opens Thursday

Photo of installation by Tom Block on Kennett Street, courtesy Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District, by Ken Stanek Photography. “Duck,” a play by local artist and playwright Tom Block, will have its world premiere with performances Thursday, Oct. 12 at The Highwood Theatre at 914 Silver Spring Ave. Described by the Block as “a psychological thriller posing as an absurdist comedy,” Duck is a former CIA officer whose work has caused him to become unraveled and he can only communicate by quacking. Duck was a statistician with the CIA, Block said, “and he didn’t know that as he...

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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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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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Stand-up comedy comes back to Silver Spring theater

Graphic courtesy Improbable Comedy. Improbable Comedy brings its stand-up performances back to The Highwood Theatre with three comedians this Saturday at 8 p.m. The show, for 21 and over, will feature: Dominic Rivera, an Air Force vet, father, comic and podcaster. Franqi French, who has appeared at The DC Improv, Caroline’s on Broadway, The World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset Strip and TV One’s “Roland Martin Show.” Benjy Himmelfarb, a nationally touring comedian who has performed at the Kennedy Center and in comedy clubs, theaters, “and dive bars that smell like old cheese all over the country.” The Washington Post...

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