Category: Upcoming Shows

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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Upcoming Events, Aug. 30-Sept. 6

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, August 30 Immunization clinic for Tdap and or MCV, Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton St., 10th Floor, Free, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, August 31 Family Moving Field Guide Through Takoma Park, Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave. 6-8 p.m. “Open Space: A Prayer Service for Justice and Peace,” Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave., 7 p.m. Friday, September 1 Red Cross Blood Drive, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 1-5 p.m. African Diaspora Entrepreneurship Summit, Silver Spring Civic Building, 1-6 p.m. School of Rock pre-movie concert, Veterans Plaza, 7-8 p.m. Silver Screens...

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Medical Museum Science Cafe: Finding Our Lost

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Tuesday Trivia at Denizens Brewing Co.

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

April 24 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 12:00 am
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6-Week Chair Yoga Series

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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