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Weekend Planner, Aug. 12 – 14 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar:

Friday, August 12: 

Saturday, August 13: 

  • The Anatomy of Sports is a free workshop open to the public at the National Museum of Health and Medicine to learn how bones and muscles work together for optimal sports performance. Workshop starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Model trains will be on display during Train Day at Gaithersburg’s Community Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • AFI Silver Theatre is hosting classic Looney Tunes cartoons this month on weekend mornings at 11 a.m.
  • The 14th Annual African Cultural Festival takes place this weekend at Veterans Plaza from 1 to 8 p.m. The festival features music, dance performances, African cuisine, games and much more.
  • The Agricultural Fair continues at the county fairgrounds. The Haai Shark Encounter is new this year with shows at noon, 2, 4 and 8 p.m.
  • The Hipocrites, a Chicago-based repertory company, present The Pirates of Penzance rotating with The Mikado at Olney Theatre. Today you may choose The Mikado at 1 p.m. or The Pirates of Penzance at 7:45 p.m.
  • Arts on the Green and Wildwood Summer Theatre presents the final performances of the musical Nine at Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn at 2 and 8 p.m.
  • It’s comedy night at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club with Joe Clair & Friends. Two performances at 5 and 9:30 p.m.
  • BandHouse Gigs presents a tribute to David Bowie at the Fillmore Silver Spring at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 14: 

  • Maryland’s sales tax free week for school supplies and clothing begins today and continues through Saturday, August 20.
  • AFI Silver Theatre features Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes cartoons this month, presented on 35 mm prints on the big screen.
  • Take a tour of the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy studios during their open house from noon to 3 p.m.  Free sample classes are scheduled throughout the afternoon.
  • The 14th Annual African Cultural Festival takes place on Veterans Plaza from 1 to 8 p.m. The festival features music, dance performances, African cuisine, games and much more.
  • The Agricultural Fair continues at the county fairgrounds. The animal exhibits open today.
  • Take a tour of the Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Department and enjoy a free dinner at their recruitment barbecue. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
  • The Hipocrites, a Chicago-based repertory company, present The Pirates of Penzance rotating with The Mikado at Olney Theatre. Today you may choose The Pirates of Penzance at 1 p.m. or The Mikado 4:45 p.m.
  • Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club present DC Fusion at 7:30 p.m.

More things to do: see the latest Culture Spot MC video calendar:

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