Upcoming Events

Montgomery Community Media encourages residents and organizations to submit their events and happenings in Montgomery County. To submit an event, go to the Submit An Event page. All Events posted are moderated by MCM and we reserve the right to not post any event we deem inappropriate.

While MCM strives to maintain an accurate up to date Events Calendar, we recommend checking the individual event website to confirm dates, times, and check for changes.
Link to the Submit An Event page.

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November 15, 2018
  • Free child safety seat inspection

    November 15, 2018

    Fitzgerald Auto Mall's Certified Passenger Safety Technicians at 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville

    MCPD Facebook event

    10 a.m. - noon

  • Ride On Public Forum

    November 15, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    William H. Farquhar Middle School, 17017 Batchellors Forest Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Notice of Public Forum On Proposed Service Changes

    Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Transit Services would like to propose changes to Route 52. Changes to this route would include an extension to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School on selected trips. For additional information prior to the public forum regarding these proposed changes, please access the Ride On web site at www.rideonbus.com

    Montgomery County hereby notifies the general public and other interested parties that a public forum will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending after the last speaker at the William H. Farquhar Middle School, 16915 Batchellors Forest Rd, Olney, MD 20832. In the case of inclement weather, the public forum will be held on November 19, 2018.

    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to speak at the public forum are requested to furnish in writing, by mail or email on or before November 9, 2018 their name, home address, telephone number, e-mail address and organization to the address below. Individuals who have signed up to speak must bring two (2) printed copies of their testimony for the record. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible but not less than 3 business days prior to the date of the forum. Large print format is available upon request. All comments will be considered before any changes are finalized.

  • Postmortem Analysis of the Midterm Election

    November 15, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The History and Political Science Department at Montgomery College is holding a postmortem on the midterm election to analyze the results, and what it all means, heading to the 2020 presidential election.

    Speakers include Brian Karem, executive editor of The Sentinel and White House correspondent for Playboy; Josh Kurtz of Maryland Matters; and Ryan Miner, the founder of A Miner Detail, one of the leading political blogs in Maryland.

    Held in the Theatre Arts Arena at Montgomery College's Rockville Campus.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Danika & The Jeb

    November 15, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    DANIKA & THE JEB are dynamic and fun, while their music is a soulful combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing. While Jeb crafts a story with six strings, Danika’s raspy yet warm voice hits the heart.

    “In Nashville, you have to stand in a long line as a new artist and do something fresh. I’ve seen Danika and Jeb play a few times around town and I’m always struck by her voice and her uniqueness in phrasing and especially tone. She’s a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo.” – Trey Bruce, Emmy Award Winning Songwriter

    “Danika Holmes puts her heart and soul into every performance. Her smile draws you in, her music keeps you there.” – Madalyn Sklar, GoGirls Music

    “I spent 25 years in the newspaper business, most of it as an entertainment reporter and editor. I’ve seen some of the best guitarists that rock, blues and country have to offer. Jeb Hart can hold his own with any of them. His heart and passion are matched only by his technical skills.” – Jim Renke, Entertainment Reporter

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Third Thursday Poetry Reading Series

    November 15, 2018  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, USA

    Takoma Park’s Third Thursday Poetry Reading series features local and regional poets who read their original work. A reception follows the readings.

    More information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TakomaParkMD/events/

November 16, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    November 16, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • 2018 Annual Heroes Celebration

    November 16, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    5151 Pooks Hill Rd Bethesda Maryland 20814

    Every fall, the Montgomery County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI MC) hosts a special celebration to honor "heroes" whose countless contributions have shed light on the impact of mental illness. This celebration not only serves as the organization's largest fundraiser of the year but gathers over 300 of our community's leaders. politicians, mental healthcare providers, those impacted by mental illness, and concerned citizens to recognize the importance of mental health.

    Visit NAMI to learn more and purchase tickets.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts

    November 16, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    This musical comedy trio were top finalists on “America’s Got Talent” and are coming to BlackRock to impress us with their style. A new breed in the “tenor genre,” featuring classically-trained veteran artists, it’s like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, it’s Larry the Cable Guy meets Il Divo.

    “The Three Redneck Tenors brought good music and plenty of laughs.” – WV News

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted in theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 16, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

November 17, 2018
  • Homebuyer Education Workshop - Rockville MD

    November 17, 2018  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Long and Foster King Farm 402 King Farm Blvd. Suite 150 Rockville, MD 20850

    HUD approved First Time Homebuyers Education Workshop.

    HIP is a HUD-approved Housing Counseling agency. Our In-person 8-hour Homebuyer Seminar is held on Saturdays. The fee for the class is $55 per person. Each participant must register in advance, and a certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the class.

    For more information contact hiphomes.org

    Learn about:
     
    Affordable mortgage loans.
     
    Understand how your credit will affect your payments.
     
    Get to know the team: Realtors, Loan Officers, & Home Inspectors.
     
    Understand what you are signing (and paying for) at closing.
     
    Resources for downpayment and closing cost assistance.

  • Barnesville School Admissions Open House

    November 17, 2018  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences, 21830 Peach Tree Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, USA

    Join Us for Our Fall Interactive Open House to Explore Arts & Sciences in Action!
    Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9:30 - noon

    We invite you to visit our campus to find out why Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is an ideal place to engage your child's imagination and intellectual curiosity.

    A General Information Session will be followed by campus tours tailored by section (Preschool/Kindergarten, Lower School, and Middle School). Families will visit classrooms and meet our teachers. Students will participate in arts and sciences activities and explore our 30+ acre campus in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve.

    For more details visit barnesvilleschool.org

  • Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

    November 17, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Silver Spring, MD, USA

    Parade route travels from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street, south on Georgia Avenue to Silver Spring Avenue.

    Floats, Balloons, Marching Bands, and fun at the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, November 17, just in time for Thanksgiving.

    More information available on the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District webpage.

  • Pike District Promenade

    November 17, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    North Bethesda Market between Seasons 52 and CVC

    Friends of White Flint

    The next Pike District Promenade is Saturday, November 17 at 10am.
    We will meet at the plaza of North Bethesda Market between Seasons 52 and CVS then enjoy a free, all-ages, dog-friendly stroll along the Trolley Trail.

    Dress for the weather and meet some new neighbors while enjoying fresh air and exercise. AARP of Montgomery County will be there with some terrific AARP swag, too.

    Questions? info@whiteflint.org

  • URBNMarket Holiday Pop-Up on Bethesda Lane

    November 17, 2018  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Bethesda Row, 4950 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Shop the best of Bethesda, and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at the Pop-Up Holiday Market in partnership with URBNMarket. Shop locally-made giftables, including crafts, accessories, décor and more from 20 crafters and artisans, including:
    Nancy Nelson
    The Dough Jar
    Strands
    La Creation Fan
    Element Shrub
    London Pedisoaks/Le Beurre
    Bright Body
    /GIV/
    Heorth
    Filthy Clean
    Hooked and Loopy
    Kamaria
    Paris Love
    Dogwood Blossoms
    Love This
    Canine Capes and Cuddles
    Charix
    Ten Dots Textiles
    J Squared Candle
    The Paw Tribe
    Langdon Wood Maple Syrup
    Holland Cox
    DuxDog Doggie Couture
    Lucy Grymes Designs

  • Montgomery Market Holiday Pop-Up at Clarksburg Premium Outlets

    November 17, 2018  12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Clarksburg Premium Outlets, 22705 Clarksburg Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20841, USA

    The Montgomery Market Holiday Pop-up is hosted in conjunction with the Clarksburg Premium Outlet’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration which includes holiday carolers, street performers, a $500 shopping spree enter-to-win give-away and a performance by the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy.

    The local artisans featured at the marketplace will include:
    Denizens Brewing Co., Dip-n-Dill, Green Papaya, InspireMeHappy, Joyful Bath, Moffat Claycraf, Open Book Chocolates, The Red Bandana Bakery, True Respite, Twin Valley Distillers, Shafa Blends, and VisArts.

    The marketplace will be open Saturday, Nov. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. & Sunday Nov. 18 from noon to 5 p.m.

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  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 17, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 17, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Stop the Violence

    November 17, 2018  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Come join us in the spirit of unity to take a stand against violence in our community.

    No more tears.

    Put the guns down and use your words.

    Evening includes food, music, raffle, and guest speakers. Free event for all ages!

    (As seen in the Germantown Pulse.)

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Atzilut - A Concert for Peace

    November 17, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    ATZILUT, a ten-member high energy Middle Eastern ensemble that features virtuoso musicians proficient in the rhythms and inflections of both Hebrew and Arabic music, make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. No speeches needed – the music itself is the message. This concert exemplifies the potential for artistic collaboration and shared creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots overcome conflict to celebrate hope and trust through music.

    “This was a fantastic concert and an excellent music forum.” –Baltimore Community College

    “How wonderful it was to witness the building of such powerful mutual feelings between yourselves and your audience. As one audience member put it, “it was like a gulf one thousand years wide had been bridged.” – Anonymous

    “Everything about the night – the musicianship, song selections, originality, spontaneity, etc. – was perfect.” – Anonymous

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted in theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 17, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Ivy League of Comedy: Stars of Radio & TV

    November 17, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    The Ivy League of Comedy returns to BlackRock with two hilarious stars of radio and television. Standup comedians Tom Ryan, who has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Clayton Fletcher, heard every day on Sirius/XM Radio’s Laugh USA, Blue Collar Comedy, and Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole stations aim to make you fall out of your chair laughing with clean, smart comedy and Broadway-quality entertainment.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

November 18, 2018
  • URBNMarket Holiday Pop-Up on Bethesda Lane

    November 18, 2018  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Bethesda Row, 4950 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Shop the best of Bethesda, and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at the Pop-Up Holiday Market in partnership with URBNMarket. Shop locally-made giftables, including crafts, accessories, décor and more from 20 crafters and artisans, including:
    Nancy Nelson
    The Dough Jar
    Strands
    La Creation Fan
    Element Shrub
    London Pedisoaks/Le Beurre
    Bright Body
    /GIV/
    Heorth
    Filthy Clean
    Hooked and Loopy
    Kamaria
    Paris Love
    Dogwood Blossoms
    Love This
    Canine Capes and Cuddles
    Charix
    Ten Dots Textiles
    J Squared Candle
    The Paw Tribe
    Langdon Wood Maple Syrup
    Holland Cox
    DuxDog Doggie Couture
    Lucy Grymes Designs

  • Brookside Gardens Fall Vendor Showcase

    November 18, 2018  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Get inspired for your wedding or your next big event at the Fall Vendor Showcase! Enjoy samples from caterers, tour the garden, sign up for vendor discounts, and enter the door prize raffle for over $5,000 in prizes and services. Pre-register today and receive a Swag Bag upon arrival including 5 free bonus raffle tickets! Free and open to the public.

    For more details visit www.brooksidegardens.org.


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  • WUMCO Walk & Oktoberfest

    November 18, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Whalen Commons, 19701 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA

    This event is a fundraiser for local non-profit WUMCO Help. We kick off with a Walk for WUMCO at noon and have contests for kids and dogs, games and crafts for kids, Vendors, Food, Music, and a Beer tent. Come kick off the holiday season with friends and neighbors and give Thanks for WUMCO!

    More details available at www.wumcohelp.org

  • Montgomery Market Holiday Pop-Up at Clarksburg Premium Outlets

    November 18, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Clarksburg Premium Outlets, 22705 Clarksburg Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20841, USA

    The Montgomery Market Holiday Pop-up is hosted in conjunction with the Clarksburg Premium Outlet’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration which includes holiday carolers, street performers, a $500 shopping spree enter-to-win give-away and a performance by the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy.

    The local artisans featured at the marketplace will include:
    Denizens Brewing Co., Dip-n-Dill, Green Papaya, InspireMeHappy, Joyful Bath, Moffat Claycraf, Open Book Chocolates, The Red Bandana Bakery, True Respite, Twin Valley Distillers, Shafa Blends, and VisArts.

    The marketplace will be open Saturday, Nov. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. & Sunday Nov. 18 from noon to 5 p.m.

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  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 18, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: The Wizard of OZ

    November 18, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    The Wizard of Oz, a classic tale by L. Frank Baum, has been capturing hearts for decades. With Munchkin puppets and other beloved characters, rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz in this one hour theatrical adaptation that is full of family-friendly fun.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • New Perspectives - An Evening of Video Game Music

    November 18, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra, the boundary pushing community ensemble dedicated to the performance of video game music, announces its fall 2018 concert, “New Perspectives,” Sunday, November 18 at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, Md. The one night only show will feature a multi-movement original composition inspired by the game “Dwarf Fortress," as well as tunes from other much beloved video game titles.

     Tickets are $10 online, $12 at the door. Family friendly. Additional details available at wmgso.org/events.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 18, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: The Wizard of OZ

    November 18, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    The Wizard of Oz, a classic tale by L. Frank Baum, has been capturing hearts for decades. With Munchkin puppets and other beloved characters, rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz in this one hour theatrical adaptation that is full of family-friendly fun.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

November 19, 2018
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: The Wizard of OZ

    November 19, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    The Wizard of Oz, a classic tale by L. Frank Baum, has been capturing hearts for decades. With Munchkin puppets and other beloved characters, rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz in this one hour theatrical adaptation that is full of family-friendly fun.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 19, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Meeting

    November 19, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, United States

    The Mayor and City Council is scheduled to conduct a meeting. The meeting agenda will be available online prior to the meeting date.
    The public is invited to attend and observe this session, but except in instances when the Mayor and City Council expressly invites public comments, no member of the public may participate in the discussions. The public may submit written comments to the staff liaison to be forwarded for its consideration. To confirm accessibility accommodations, please contact the staff liaison.
    For more information on the Mayor and City Council please visit here.

November 20, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    November 20, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Turkey Giveaway

    November 20, 2018  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Mercy Seat Chapel, 17604 Washington Grove Ln, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

    Mercy Seat Chapel is hosting a Turkey Giveaway on November 13 & November 20. Turkey's will be distributed from 7:30pm - 8:30pm on both days.

    For further details please visit www.mercyseatchapel.org or call 301-740-8118 on Tuesday or Thursday between 11am and 4pm.

November 21, 2018
  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    November 21, 2018  12:00 am - November 22, 2018  12:00 am
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

    November 21, 2018  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    1610 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

    Each year, we strive to bring Thanksgiving dinner to as many people as possible. Together, we will donate fresh and nourishing feasts to 5,000 of our neighbors. Nourish Now’s annual commitment to bring Thanksgiving meals to those in need can only happen with your help.

    By collecting donations from the community, we will provide Thanksgiving feasts, complete with a turkey and prepared sides, to thousands this holiday season.

    For more ways to participate, please view our Request for Support or Sponsor this Project. Click here to donate online or mail a check to Nourish Now to support this project.

    Nourish Now
    1111 Taft Street
    Rockville, MD 2085
    301-330-0222

  • Garden of Lights

    November 21, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 21, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    November 21, 2018  12:00 am - November 22, 2018  12:00 am
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

November 22, 2018
  • MCM OFFICES AND FACILITIES CLOSED

    November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018  

    MCM offices and Facilities will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • No School for all MCPS Students

    November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 22, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

November 23, 2018
  • MCM OFFICES AND FACILITIES CLOSED

    November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018  

    MCM offices and Facilities will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • No School for all MCPS Students

    November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 23, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 23, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 23, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

November 24, 2018
  • Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol"

    November 24, 2018  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre’s 9th annual production of A Christmas Carol has become a local family tradition.

    “It was jaw dropping. It was gorgeous. It was so thrilling to watch the joy on the faces,” Joel Markowitz, DCMetroTheaterArts.com

    Set in 1840’s London, “A Christmas Carol,” an original ballet interpretation of Dickens’ novel. It is the uplifting tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the restorative power of love and generosity. Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley who wanders aimlessly carrying heavy chains forged from his own greed. The Spirits of Christmas reveal Scrooge’s miserly existence, the opportunities wasted in his youth, the cruelty of his present, and the future if he stays his course.

    Tickets: Adults $30 / Seniors, Students, Children $25 | Military/Veteran $25
    For tickets, call 240-314-8690 or visit our website at https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=70

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 24, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 24, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 24, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Irish Christmas In America

    November 24, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America features top Irish music, song, and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor, and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning Irish group Téada, this tour brings back the amazing Séamus Begley (TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year) along with the immense vocal talents of Sligo’s Niamh Farrell. This family-friendly performance features evocatively-sung Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes, and thrilling Irish dancing.

    “A celebration of family and good times during the winter season.” – Gather.com

    “Captivating.” – Irish Music Magazine

    “Lively and reflective…a powerful evocation of the season.” – Folk Wax

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn: A Christmas Story

    November 24, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

November 25, 2018
  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 25, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn: A Christmas Story

    November 25, 2018  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 25, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

November 26, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    November 26, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

November 27, 2018
  • County Council Session

    November 27, 2018  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, 20850

    The Council generally meets on Tuesdays beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Council meets other days in committees and frequently holds public hearings and forums in the evenings. Nearly all Council meetings are open to the public.

    View Council Video on Demand
    View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior)

    For more information on Montgomery County Council visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 27, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • NIH Evening Speakers Club #3691

    November 27, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln # 100, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    The NIH Evening Speakers club prides itself on its diversity. While many members work at NIH, others are from the surrounding community. Some have been with the club for more than 20 years; others for less than one year. Many of our members were born and raised in other countries. Many have advanced degrees and are involved in scientific research at NIH and other institutions of higher learning in the Washington, D.C. area. Others are employed in communications, information technology, health policy, and assorted other fields.

    Together, we share the same goals: to become more effective public speakers and leaders.

    We invite you to visit one or more of our meetings to learn how the club can help you develop and hone your speaking and leadership skills. We strive to provide an encouraging, friendly and supportive environment in which members can comfortably and confidently attain their communication and leadership goals.

    For more details visit https://3691.toastmastersclubs.org/.

November 28, 2018
  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 28, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 28, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    November 28, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 28, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

November 29, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    November 29, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame

    November 29, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In March 2001, the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights inducted the first 20 honorees into the Human Rights Hall of Fame. Since March 2002, the induction ceremony is held biennially. The inductees are honored for having made great personal sacrifices and contributions to human and civil rights in Montgomery County, either as trailblazers of the past or as current foot soldiers in the struggle.

    On Sunday, November 18, 2018, The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR) will host its Tenth Human Rights Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. The Human Rights Hall of Fame mission is to honor individuals who have made great personal sacrifices in contributing to human and civil rights in Montgomery County, either as trailblazers of the past or as current light bearers in the struggle.

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    November 29, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 29, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

November 30, 2018
  • Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery and Studio Tour

    November 30, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve

    Holiday shopping in the countryside! Find meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine craft on the Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Gallery & Studio Tour, Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 30, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    November 30, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    November 30, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    November 30, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 1, 2018
  • Breakfast with Santa

    December 1, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Breakfast buffet by Main Event Caterers and holiday music by Pritchard Music Academy. Sponsored by the Kiddie Academy, leaders in education based childcare. $20/adults, $15/12 and under. Reservations required. Please call 301-258-6425.

  • Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery and Studio Tour

    December 1, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve

    Holiday shopping in the countryside! Find meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine craft on the Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Gallery & Studio Tour, Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9.

  • Holly TrolleyFest

    December 1, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905, USA

    Holly TrolleyFest features Santa aboard street car rides and toy trains in Santa’s Garden. Santa boards each street car trip and visits with children during their ride through Northwest Branch Park. Visitors may enjoy Santa’s Garden in the Museum’s auditorium, tour Street Car Hall with a docent, learn about the role of street cars in developing communities, and see the antics of Harold Lloyd in silent film comedies featuring street cars.

    For more details visit www.dctrolley.org.

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    December 1, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • Bethesda's Winter Wonderland

    December 1, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Veterans Park, Corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues, Bethesda, MD

    Kick off the holiday season with live ice sculpting and holiday performances in Bethesda's Veterans Park.
    For more details visit www.bethsda.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 1, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    December 1, 2018  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 1, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 1, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 1, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn: A Christmas Story

    December 1, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts:

    December 1, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    From Hollywood to Broadway, and even performing for the NFL, The Sicilian Tenors take you on a romantic journey across the globe through storytelling and song providing an evening of delight and holiday joy. Tenors Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio, and Sam Vitale lend their soaring voices to the music of Italy, Broadway, and Hollywood. Together The Sicilian Tenors offer opera favorites and decades of popular music.

    “Moving the audience from tears till laughter with warm nostalgia and warm voices. The value of beauty, especially in music, can’t be overstated for the picking up of your spirits and making you smile.” – Frederick News Post

    “Three Tenors meets the Rat Pack.” – Joan Rivers

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted in theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

December 2, 2018
  • Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery and Studio Tour

    December 2, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve

    Holiday shopping in the countryside! Find meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine craft on the Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Gallery & Studio Tour, Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9.

  • Holly TrolleyFest

    December 2, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905, USA

    Holly TrolleyFest features Santa aboard street car rides and toy trains in Santa’s Garden. Santa boards each street car trip and visits with children during their ride through Northwest Branch Park. Visitors may enjoy Santa’s Garden in the Museum’s auditorium, tour Street Car Hall with a docent, learn about the role of street cars in developing communities, and see the antics of Harold Lloyd in silent film comedies featuring street cars.

    For more details visit www.dctrolley.org.

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    December 2, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • Seneca Lodge's Winter Open House

    December 2, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Seneca Lodge, 14500-A Clopper Road Boyds, MD 20841

    Newly engaged or already a Seneca Lodge couple? Come to our Winter Open House on Sunday, December 2 from 1pm to 4pm to explore local catering options, wedding professionals, and experience why the Lodge is a great place to host your wedding or special event. The Lodge will be dressed up in its holiday best and a fire will be roaring in our signature stone fireplace. Our Open House is a fantastic way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon! The event is free but RSVPs are encouraged. Please RSVP by sending an email to senecalodge@montgomeryparks.org.

  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn: A Christmas Story

    December 2, 2018  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 2, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    December 2, 2018  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 2, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 2, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn: A Christmas Story

    December 2, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

December 3, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    December 3, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Meeting

    December 3, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, United States

    The Mayor and City Council is scheduled to conduct a meeting. The meeting agenda will be available online prior to the meeting date.
    The public is invited to attend and observe this session, but except in instances when the Mayor and City Council expressly invites public comments, no member of the public may participate in the discussions. The public may submit written comments to the staff liaison to be forwarded for its consideration. To confirm accessibility accommodations, please contact the staff liaison.
    For more information on the Mayor and City Council please visit here.

December 4, 2018
  • Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan Community Meeting

    December 4, 2018  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    The Montgomery County Planning Department invites residents, business owners and others interested in the future of the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills area to a public meeting on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

    At this event, Montgomery Planning staff will present the preliminary recommendations for the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan and the results of community outreach and studies for the plan. Montgomery Planning staff will be available for drop-in discussions from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and the presentation will start at 6 p.m.

    http://montgomeryplanning.org/events/forest-glen-montgomery-hills-sector-plan-community-meeting-3/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 4, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

December 5, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    December 5, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 5, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

December 6, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    December 6, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 6, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 6, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 7, 2018
  • Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery and Studio Tour

    December 7, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve

    Holiday shopping in the countryside! Find meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine craft on the Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Gallery & Studio Tour, Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 7, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 7, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 7, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Shakura S'Aida

    December 7, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Brooklyn-born, Swiss-raised, Canada-based Shakura S’Aida brings her uncanny ability to deliver powerful original songs and to get deep into the guts of the most venerable blues superstars like Etta James, Billie Holliday, and Nina Simone. Blowing away audiences with her scorching vocal style, S’Aida brings emotion to original songs and classic standards.

    “A stark field chant over drums that showed just how deep Shakura S’Aida’ blues roots go.” – The Morning Call

    “For all the fun, the singer and her band were so talented.” – The Morning Call

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. Guests are encouraged to BYOF (Bring Your Own Feast) to our Friday Night Series, whether it be a picnic basket of your own munchies or take-out from the enormous array of restaurants within walking distance of BlackRock.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

December 8, 2018
  • Wheaton Moose Parade of Trees & Vendors Show

    December 8, 2018  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Wheaton Moose Family Center 1775, 2901 Bel Pre Rd, Silver Spring, MD

    The Women of the Moose are having a Parade of table top Trees, and Holiday Vendors Show. Trees can be donated, w/$5 entry fee,1st & 2nd place ribbons awarded. Trees will be silent auctioned as community service fundraiser. Any trees not bid on will be donated to local hospice. Santa will be available for photo ops 10:30 -2:30. Food, Vendors, Baked Goods, Parade of Trees, Santa. This is a Fundraiser and is open to the public- Free Admission. Call 443-235-4488 for info or go to Facebook event: Wheaton Moose Parade of Trees and Vendors Show

  • WinterFest Bazaar

    December 8, 2018  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Campus run event that host a market for vendors to come and sell their items. The proceeds that will be generated at this event from vendor participation fees and donations will go towards a scholarship for young entrepreneurs. There will also be live entertainment and activities for the whole family.

  • Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery and Studio Tour

    December 8, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve

    Holiday shopping in the countryside! Find meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine craft on the Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Gallery & Studio Tour, Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9.

  • Holly TrolleyFest

    December 8, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905, USA

    Holly TrolleyFest features Santa aboard street car rides and toy trains in Santa’s Garden. Santa boards each street car trip and visits with children during their ride through Northwest Branch Park. Visitors may enjoy Santa’s Garden in the Museum’s auditorium, tour Street Car Hall with a docent, learn about the role of street cars in developing communities, and see the antics of Harold Lloyd in silent film comedies featuring street cars.

    For more details visit www.dctrolley.org.

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    December 8, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn: A Christmas Story

    December 8, 2018  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 8, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    December 8, 2018  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 8, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 8, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn: A Christmas Story

    December 8, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

December 9, 2018
  • Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery and Studio Tour

    December 9, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve

    Holiday shopping in the countryside! Find meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine craft on the Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Gallery & Studio Tour, Nov 30-Dec 2 and Dec 7-9.

  • Holly TrolleyFest

    December 9, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905, USA

    Holly TrolleyFest features Santa aboard street car rides and toy trains in Santa’s Garden. Santa boards each street car trip and visits with children during their ride through Northwest Branch Park. Visitors may enjoy Santa’s Garden in the Museum’s auditorium, tour Street Car Hall with a docent, learn about the role of street cars in developing communities, and see the antics of Harold Lloyd in silent film comedies featuring street cars.

    For more details visit www.dctrolley.org.

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    December 9, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

    December 9, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA

    DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic kicks off its fall season at the Gaithersburg Library with featured poets Hiram Larew, Nancy Naomi Carlson, and Steven Leyva. An Open Mic follows.

    Learn more: https://diversepoetry.com/

  • Gaithersburg Arts Barn: A Christmas Story

    December 9, 2018  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit gaithersburgmd.gov.

  • DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

    December 9, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA

    Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring E. Ethelbert Miller, Diana Smith Bolton, and W. Luther Jett.

    For more events at Montgomery County Public Libraries visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/.

  • MBT's 30th Anniversary Season of The Nutcracker

    December 9, 2018  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

    Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

    *Friday, Nov 30, 5:30 pm: Special Opening Night Sneak Peek Working Dress Rehearsal Performance

    *Saturday, Dec 1 & 8, 1pm & 5pm
    *Sunday, Dec 2 & 9, 1pm & 5pm

    For more details visit www.mbtdance.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 9, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Theater

    December 9, 2018  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    It’s Christmas Eve, 1945. Four WVL Radio actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep their station afloat. A heartwarming, uplifting gift for audiences – this clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls.

    “As engaging, if not more so, than multimillion dollar Hollywood extravaganzas.” – Mountain Xpress

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 9, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert: Pamela Frank

    December 9, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Bender JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, 20852

    The Bender JCC presents its 47th season of rising stars and renowned artists in the 2018-2019 Concert Series that will delight and inspire. American violinist Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activity. In addition to her extensive schedule of engagements with prestigious orchestras throughout the world and her recitals on the leading concert stages, she is regularly sought after as a chamber music partner by today’s most distinguished soloists and ensembles. The breadth of this accomplishment and her consistently high level of musicianship were recognized in 1999 with the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.
    For more details visit http://www.benderjccgw.org/

December 10, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    December 10, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

December 11, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    December 11, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • NIH Evening Speakers Club #3691

    December 11, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln # 100, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    The NIH Evening Speakers club prides itself on its diversity. While many members work at NIH, others are from the surrounding community. Some have been with the club for more than 20 years; others for less than one year. Many of our members were born and raised in other countries. Many have advanced degrees and are involved in scientific research at NIH and other institutions of higher learning in the Washington, D.C. area. Others are employed in communications, information technology, health policy, and assorted other fields.

    Together, we share the same goals: to become more effective public speakers and leaders.

    We invite you to visit one or more of our meetings to learn how the club can help you develop and hone your speaking and leadership skills. We strive to provide an encouraging, friendly and supportive environment in which members can comfortably and confidently attain their communication and leadership goals.

    For more details visit https://3691.toastmastersclubs.org/.

December 12, 2018
  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 12, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 12, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 12, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 12, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 13, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    December 13, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 13, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Striking 12 | Free Range Humans

    December 13, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Presented by Free Range Humans and inspired, in part, by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl,” Striking 12 toggles between an urban fairy tale and the beloved classic, telling the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker who resolves to spend New Year’s Eve alone in his apartment when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. The evening springs to life through an eclectic score that combines pop, rock, jazz, show tunes, and more, delighting those who both love or loathe the holidays.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 13, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 14, 2018
  • Garden of Lights

    December 14, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 14, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 14, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Striking 12 | Free Range Humans

    December 14, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Presented by Free Range Humans and inspired, in part, by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl,” Striking 12 toggles between an urban fairy tale and the beloved classic, telling the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker who resolves to spend New Year’s Eve alone in his apartment when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. The evening springs to life through an eclectic score that combines pop, rock, jazz, show tunes, and more, delighting those who both love or loathe the holidays.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.