Friday, Jan. 11

Revels After-School Workshops (Grades PreK-1) begin, 531 Dale Dr., 4:15-5:45 p.m.

Shutdown Social, Montgomery Blair High School cafeteria, 51 University Blvd. East, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Live Local Music, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave. 7 p.m.-midnight

Saturday, Jan. 12

Workshop: Forgiveness as a Cure, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., Suite 101, donations accepted, 1:30–3 p.m.

Author Talk with Maskarm Haile, “Abyssinian Nomad: An African Woman’s Journey of Love Loss, and Adventure from Cape to Cairo,” Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 3:30-5 p.m.

Improbable Comedy–Comedy as a Second Language, Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., $16-$22, 7:30-10 p.m.

Monday, Jan 14

Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board meeting, Silver Spring Civic Building 7 p.m.

Silver Spring Library Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Webinar: 6 Strategies Contractors Should Engage During the Government Shutdown, 11-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Long Branch Book Discussion, “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2-3 p.m.

FY2020 Operating Budget Forum with County Executive Marc Elrich, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rdFloor, 3:30 pm.

Discover Long Branch Art Show, El Gavilan restaurant, 8805 Flower Ave., 7 p.m.

3rd Thursday Poetry Reading, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 18

Carroll Café presents Richie and Rosie, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. N.W. $18-$20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m.

Opening Night, ”A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $22, 8-10:30 p.m.

Illustration from FiveStone Church

Mike Diegel