Category: Upcoming Shows

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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Upcoming Events, Aug. 23-30

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, August 23 Beers for the Future, benefit for Trees for the Future, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, $20, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 24 Back to School Happy Hour Supply Drive, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, 5-7 p.m. Creative Colony Happy Hour, Not Your Average Joe’s, 8661 Colesville Rd., 6-8 p.m. Invisible Montgomery: Beyond Acorn Park, Bump ’n Grind, 1200 East-West Highway, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, August 25 Lunch with the Mayor, Sardi’s Pollo A La Brasa, 1159 University Blvd E., noon Silver Screens Outdoor Movies, “Purple Rain,” Veterans Plaza, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, August...

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Outdoor film festival opens tomorrow in Silver Spring

Photo from AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. The Silver Screens outdoor film festival begins tomorrow evening with a showing of “Back to the Future Part II” on Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring. This is the second year for the series, which is sponsored by the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Tomorrow’s film was released in 1989 and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Elisabeth Shue. “Thanks to the generosity of our own American Film Institute, Silver Screens is a great way for families to get together and enjoy some fun movies,” Councilmember Tom...

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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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