Weekend Planner, Dec. 9 – Dec. 11 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend. Find more choices in our MyMCMedia.org calendar.

Friday, December 9: 

Art:

  • Waverly Gallery’s Holiday Art Exhibition is on display from Dec. 6 through Jan. 7. Meet the artists at tonight’s opening reception from 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Gallery B’s Cadence exhibition features works by Kristine DeNinno, Damon Arhos, and Clare Winslow. The opening reception occurs tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Glenview Mansion Art Gallery‘s Rockville Art League Juried Member’s Show is on display from now through Dec. 30. The mansion is open Sunday from  1 to 4 p.m.

Dance:

  • The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at the Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville.

Family:

Shopping:

Theater:

  • Olney Theatre presents the musical Mary Poppins.
  • Paul Morella presents his adaptation of A Christmas Carol based on the classic Charles Dickens novella.
  • The Arts Barn presents Black Nativity by poet and playwright Langston Hughes that retells the Christmas story using dialogue, narrative, dance, pantomime, gospel song and folk spirituals.
  • Round House Theatre in Bethesda presents Miss Bennet Christmas at PemberleyRound House extends the show through Dec. 23.

Saturday, December 10: 

Art:

  • Ed Baker Art Exhibit: Ed Baker, a D.C. native with over 40 years in Takoma Park, was an outsider artist and early contributor to the Vispo school of poetry. Baker’s body of work hangs in the late artists’ home and studio, which will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. with all items sold at best offer. A portion of proceeds to benefit Takoma Park’s poetry programming.

Dance:

Family:

Music:

  • Gary Clayton & The Assembly perform Piedmont Blues at the Music Center at Strathmore as part of the year-long Shade of Blues series.

Shopping:

Theater:

  • Olney Theatre presents the musical Mary Poppins.
  • Paul Morella presents his one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol based on the classic Charles Dickens novella.
  • The Arts Barn presents Black Nativity, a unique creation by poet and playwright Langston Hughes that retells the Christmas story using dialogue, narrative, dance, pantomime, gospel song and folk spirituals.
  • Round House Theatre in Bethesda presents Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley.

Sunday, December 11: 

Dance:

  • The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at the Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville.
  • The Rockville Civic Ballet performs The Nutcracker at the Fitzgerald Theatre for the 42nd year.

Family:

  • The Puppet Co. Playhouse presents The Nutcracker with performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Glen Echo’s Adventure Theatre presents the holiday classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Imagination Stage’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a holiday favorite. Today performances are at 1:30 and 4 p.m.
  • Glenview Mansion’s Holiday Open House features crafts and activities with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 1 to 4 p.m. The Trinity Lutheran Church Heavenly Handbells, Heart of Maryland Chorus and Watkins Mill High School Chamber Singers perform in the conservatory.

Music:

Shopping:

Theater:

  • The Arts Barn presents Black Nativity, a unique creation by poet and playwright Langston Hughes that retells the Christmas story using dialogue, narrative, dance, pantomime, gospel song and folk spirituals.
  • Olney Theatre presents the musical Mary Poppins.
  • Paul Morella presents A Christmas Carol based on the classic Charles Dickens novella.
  • Round House Theatre in Bethesda  presents Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley.

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