Silver Spring Jazz Festival Tops our Weekend Planner, Sept. 8 – 10

Silver Spring Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, providing an opportunity to explore great food in Silver Spring from more than 30 participating restaurants.

The sounds of jazz will fill Veterans Plaza on Saturday, September 9 as the Silver Spring Jazz Festival returns for the 14th year. Marcus Johnson performs at 7 p.m. followed by the headliner Lao Tizer Band at 8:15 p.m.

The Pawpaw Festival returns to Meadowside Nature Center on Saturday, September 9 from noon – 4 p.m. The pawpaw fruit tree is native to Maryland but not well known; the celebration includes music, crafts, games, advice on pawpaw cultivation and the opportunity to taste a pawpaw. Pawpaw fruit and trees will be available for purchase.

Below are some other ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County:

Friday, Sept. 8

6 – 9 p.m., Grupo Latino, Rio Summer Concert Series, Rio Washingtonian Center.
6 – 8 p.m., Trawick Prize finalists exhibit and reception, Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda.
6 – 9 p.m., September art exhibit reception, Artists and Makers Studios, Rockville.
7 – 8 p.m., The Legend of Pufferfish Pat, InterAct Story Theatre, Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring.
8 p.m., DMV artist Lightshow, The Fillmore, Silver Spring.
8 p.m., In the Heights, Olney Theatre and Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre Center mainstage, Olney.

Saturday, Sept. 9

10 a.m. – noon, Weed Warrior Workday at Cabin John Local Park, 7401 MacArthur Boulevard, Cabin John.
11 a.m. Learn to Meditate, Meditation Museum, Silver Spring.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pooch Pool Party, Wheaton-Glenmont Pool, Wheaton.
11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., The Legend of Pufferfish Pat, InterAct Story Theatre, Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring.
noon – 4 p.m., Doggie Dip Day, Rockville Swim & Fitness Center, Rockville.
noon – 4 p.m., Pawpaw Festival, Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville.
1 – 3 p.m., Family Volunteer Fair, Mysa School, Bethesda.
1 – 5 p.m., Carnival of Chocolates, The Dwelling Place, Rockville Town Center.
3 – 10 p.m., Silver Spring Jazz Festival, Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring.
2 – 5 p.m., Ballerinas and Butterflies exhibit opening reception and talk, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Nauseous Hippos, Nando’s Spicy Saturday Night Concerts, Fountain Plaza Stage, Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring.
6 – 9 p.m., Fabulous Exaggerations, Rio Summer Concert Series, Rio Washingtonian Center.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Jaimee Harris concert, Singer-Songwriter Concert Series, Arts on the Green, Gaithersburg Arts Barn.
3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Summerhill Polo exhibition match, Elgin and Jerusalem Road, Poolesville.
7 p.m., Live From the Lawn: Team Familiar, Gudelsky Gazebo on the lawn, Strathmore, North Bethesda.
7:30 – 10 p.m., Roaring Twenties Speakeasy, National Park Serminary, Silver Spring.
8 p.m., In the Heights, Olney Theatre and Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre Center mainstage, Olney.

Sunday, Sept. 10

10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Community Shred and Recycling, Westwood Shopping Center, 5450 Westbard Ave, Bethesda.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., County Paper Shredding Event, Paint Branch High School, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Soulful Supper at Harper’s Cabin, Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton.
10 a.m. – noon, Family Fishing Fun, Black Hill Nature Programs, Black Hill Visitor Center. Must register and have a current Maryland fishing license.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pooch Pool Party, Wheaton-Glenmont Pool, Wheaton.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Grandparent’s Day Miniature Golf Special, Miniature Golf Course at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg.
noon – 4 p.m., Beacon Fifty Plus Expo, Silver Spring Civic Building.
12:30 – 5 p.m., “Know Your Neighbor” Unity Walk, Washington Hebrew Congregation.
1 – 3 p.m., Weed Warrior Workday, Little Falls Park, Bethesda.
1:30 – 4:30 p.m., Weed Warrior Workday on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail, Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, Sandy Spring.
7 – 9 p.m., World Folk Music Association September Showcase, Positano Ristorante Italiano, Bethesda. Reservations required.
7 – 10 p.m., La Patrie d’Abord Film Screening, Silver Spring Civic Building.

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