Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival with a tribute show at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center on Saturday night. The same night, The Loose Ends host four other local bands at the American Legion hall. Both the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board and the Urban District Advisory Board meet this week, while the Friends of Sligo Creek hold a presentation on the stream’s water quality Tuesday evening.
It’s the last free show of the season with The Loose Ends Friday evening at Sligo Creek Golf Course. The same night, Bud Skeleton & Friends will be at the American Legion, and the Legion will host Garage Rock Night on Saturday. The YMCA will lead a walk along the Purple Line route Saturday morning. The annual Takoma Park Street Festival will be held on Sunday, and policy-minded folks can attend a Subdivision Staging Policy workshop on Monday evening.
It will be a busy weekend followed by a quiet week for local events. There’s live music Friday at the Sligo Creek Golf Course and the DC Blues Society 4th Friday Happy Hour at the America Legion, and a free concert Sunday at Montgomery College from the Washington Piano Society. Denizens will host a wild beer festival Saturday, while comedy returns to the Legion Saturday night. Also Saturday evening, Crossroads Market is hosting a special night market in Takoma Park.
Attendees can combine activities and advocacy at the second Montgomery Hills Street Fest scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 3–7 p.m. The festival will be held on Columbia Boulevard, between Seminary Road and 16th Street, and feature local artisans who specialize in pottery, painting, fused class, jewelry and clay pendants, along with food and entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One perfect weather day. Two stages. Seven performing groups. Seven hours of music. And several thousand fans. Grammy-winning Arturo Sandoval headlined the annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival Sunday. He showed he’s a multi-instrumental master and a great entertainer as well.