Weekend Planner (Photos and Video)

Josiah Henson Park Photo | Montgomery Parks

Josiah Henson Park
Photo | Montgomery Parks

Celebrate Black History Month with a guided tour of the Josiah Henson Park in Bethesda. The park is open every Saturday in February from noon to 4 p.m. Walk the grounds where Henson toiled as a slave on the Isaac Riley plantation.  Josiah Henson provided the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  Parking is only available just around the corner at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center.

Welcome to NOAA s Preserve America SiteDon’t miss the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Open House in Silver Spring. Many events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including interactive exhibits, special tours, hands-on activities and more. Visit HERE for details or call 301.713.7258 for information. Public parking available. Free and open to the public. Adults please bring a photo ID to enter this federal facility.

Located near Silver Spring Metro Station. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

The employees of the World Wide Wicket Company really need their Coffee Break!  Photo | Stan Barouh

Cast of Olney Theatre’s How to Succeed in Business
Photo | Stan Barouh

Olney Theatre extended their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying through March 21. The musical comedy by Shepherd Mead follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who climbs the corporate ladder from window washer to high-powered executive with the help of a little handbook called “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.”

Here are some of our other weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar. (For area Farmers Markets, locations and hours visit our events calendar .)

Friday, February 14

Studio B Photo | Bethesda UP

Studio B
Photo | Bethesda UP

  • Bethesda Art Walk features art galleries and studios open from 6 to 9 p.m. Take the free Bethesda Circulator which has stops within a few blocks of each gallery.
  • Studio B opened recently in Bethesda and features the work of Linda Button, Judy Gilbert Levey and Stephen Hay. The studio is open during Bethesda Art Walk.
  • Round House production of Seminar continues at 8 p.m. in Bethesda
  • Olney Theatre presents How to Succeed in Business at 8 p.m.
  • Local jazz musician Marcus Johnson and his band perform at Strathmore Music Center at 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 15

Rumpelstiltskin (Matthew Pauli) cheers with joy when he makes a deal that can’t be denied in RUMPELSTILTSKIN at Imagination Stage. Photo | Margot Schulman

Rumpelstiltskin (Matthew Pauli) cheers with joy when he makes a deal that can’t be denied in RUMPELSTILTSKIN at Imagination Stage.
Photo | Margot Schulman

  • Free Community CPR training classes in Rockville. Must register in advance.
  • Celebrate Library Lovers Month at the Silver Spring Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Master storyteller Bab Jamal Koram will spin tales at 10:30 a.m.
  • Imagination Stage’s production of Rumpelstiltskin engages children at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. in Bethesda
  • Adventure Theatre’s Miss Nelson is Missing continues in Glen Echo Park with performances at 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m.
  • The Barefoot Puppets present West African Trickster Tales at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Takoma Park at 11 a.m.
  • The Takoma Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center
  • The Damascus Theatre Company’s production of A Little Night Music continues at the Arts Barn at 8 p.m.
  • Enjoy a unique theatrical production at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Play in a Day is a series of 10 minute plays created in just 24 hours by six local theater companies.
  • Round House Theatre presents Seminar in Bethesda at 8 p.m.
  • Olney Theatre’s presents of How to Succeed in Business at 8 p.m.
  • The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs at the Music Center at Strathmore at 8 p.m.
  • District Comedy brings local comedy to Black Rock in Germantown at 8 p.m.

 

Sunday, February 16

Newport Jazz Festival musicians Photo | Strathmore

Newport Jazz Festival musicians
Photo | Strathmore

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