Weekend Planner, Feb. 17 – Feb. 19 (VIDEOS)
The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival returns to Rockville this weekend and begins Thursday evening with a fundraiser and performances by Ronnie Wells and Delfeayo Marsalis. Check out our Guide on How You Can Celebrate Black History Month in the County to find great events and activities.
Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend, check the MyMCMedia calendar for more choices.
- The Cabin Fever exhibit at Kentlands Mansion is on display through April 14. This juried mixed-media exhibit features works by members of the Art League of Germantown.
- The Mansion at Strathmore has two exhibits on display now through Feb. 19. The La Vie en Bleu exhibit explores the color blue. The Crossfade exhibit includes works by young Baltimore artists. A closing reception and film screening for the Crossfade exhibit is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
- BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown has three exhibits on display through Mar. 11.
- Bethesda’s Gallery B February exhibit features sculpture by Caroline Champetier de Ribes, photographs by mari matsuri and paintings by Brigitte Zelenko. The exhibit is on display now through February 25.
- Waverly Street Gallery’s Process and Inspiration exhibit feature the works of gallery and guest artists on display through Mar. 4.
- The “Winter White” exhibit is on display at Gaithersburg Arts Barn through Feb. 27. The exhibit focuses on work that has little or no color.
- Create your own winter watercolor at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn Wine & Art party Friday, Feb. 17.
- The Puppet Co. Playhouse production of Goldilocks for young children and their families closes Sunday, Feb. 19 at Glen Echo Park.
- Adventure Theatre’s musical Ella Enchanted continues through Mar. 19 at their theater in Glen Echo Park.
- Imagination Stage’s The Freshest Snow Whyte is a Hip Hop interpretation of the classic fairytale. The show runs through Mar. 18.
- Monday’s Stories of Dr. Seuss performed by the Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble at Gaithersburg Arts Barn is sold out.
- Strathmore is hosting a series of family jazz sessions for children on Saturday mornings. The first takes place Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Mansion and is titled Jazz From Africa. Children will explore African instruments.
- Bring the family out to the BlackRock Center for the Arts Saturday, Feb. 18 for a community dance class led by choreographer Ron K. Brown. This is recommended for ages 10 and up. Reservations are required.
Music & Dance:
- The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival opens Thursday night and continues through Sunday in Rockville.
- The Dutch vocal ensemble Olga performs at the Strathmore Mansion Thursday, Feb. 16.
- The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto at Strathmore Friday, Feb. 17.
- School of Seduction performs a romantic comedy show with live music, spoken word and sensual acrobatics at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club Friday, Feb. 17
- The Tamburitzans, an international folk ensemble, return to Rockville’s Fitzgerald Theatre Saturday, Feb. 18 with two performances.
- The National Philharmonic with pianist Brian Ganz performs Chopin selections Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Strathmore Music Center.
- The Evidence dance company from Brooklyn presents “Walking Out the Dark” at BlackRock Center for the Arts Sunday, Feb. 19.
- The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto at Strathmore Sunday, Feb. 19.
- DC Improv are sure to have everyone laughing for comedy night at the Highwood Theatre in Silver Spring Friday, Feb. 17
- The musical Caroline, or Change based on the book by Tony Kushner continues this week at Round House Theatre in Bethesda.
- Damascus Theatre Company’s production of I Love You Because at Gaithersburg Arts Barn continues this week.
- Olney Theatre presents the dark musical Sweeney Todd. The show runs through March 5.
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