Eight Winning Murals Highlight Blairs District Festival in Silver Spring

The Blairs Mural Festival will feature eight winning murals drawn on six buildings in the Blairs Shopping District in Silver Spring. The festival, which will be held Saturday in the Blairs district near the Silver Spring Metro,...

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2021 National Book Festival Goes Hybrid-Virtual

The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place from Sept. 17-26 with events being held both in person at the library and virtually. The festival, which celebrates the achievements of numerous authors and...

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BlackRock Center for the Arts Reopens for Performances, Classes

BlackRock Center for the Arts will once again be filled with the sounds of families attending performances and classes this Saturday, Sept. 18. After more than a year of virtual programming, BlackRock will host an open house from...

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17 Months Later, Popular Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema Reopens

Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema reopened Friday after being closed for 17 months due to the pandemic. While crowds were not close to pre-pandemic numbers over the weekend, they were “solid” according to a...

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Brookside Gardens Hosts ‘Pyramids 2021’ Art Exhibit

The Wheaton Arts Parade and Brookside Gardens collaborated with 16 artists from Montgomery County to put together an outdoor exhibit that features 13 unique pyramids.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by...

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Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest Accepting Entries

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ 18th annual photo contest has begun and will run until Aug. 5. Nature lovers and photogs! The 18th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest is running now...

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September 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Eight Winning Murals Highlight Blairs District Festival in Silver Spring

The Blairs Mural Festival will feature eight winning murals drawn on six buildings in the Blairs Shopping District in Silver Spring. The festival, which will be held Saturday in the Blairs district near the Silver Spring Metro, also features food trucks, face painting, garden tours and games and will run from 1 p.m. to 4 […]

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September 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Luchadora’ de Adventure Theatre es una Obra de Teatro para Niños en Español

Durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, Adventure Theatre lanza su obra en español “Luchadora”. Una historia de tradición mexicana y su popular lucha libre. MyMCM conversó con dos de sus actores sobre esta obra y lo que significa regresar al teatro en persona tras un años y medio de pandemia. Para obtener más información […]

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September 15, 2021 | Collin Riviello

2021 National Book Festival Goes Hybrid-Virtual

The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place from Sept. 17-26 with events being held both in person at the library and virtually. The festival, which celebrates the achievements of numerous authors and encourages readers to explore their own literary interests, will feature 35 video-on-demand programs and 38 live virtual author conversations […]

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September 13, 2021 | Michelle Queen

BlackRock Center for the Arts Reopens for Performances, Classes

BlackRock Center for the Arts will once again be filled with the sounds of families attending performances and classes this Saturday, Sept. 18. After more than a year of virtual programming, BlackRock will host an open house from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Tickets are not needed to attend the open house, but registration is […]

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September 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Libraries Announce Improved Online Catalog

Montgomery Public Libraries (MCPL) plan to launch a new online library catalog in October. The catalog, known as Aspen Discovery, will be available starting Oct. 4 and includes features like predictive search text, curated lists, and personalized recommendations. MCPL Director Anita Vassallo said, “After careful consideration, we made the decision to explore a new catalog […]

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August 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Libraries Returning to Pre-Pandemic Hours Starting Sept. 12

Update (Sept. 3): In a release Thursday, Montgomery County said operating hours for public libraries will remain the same, retracting Tuesday’s announcement saying libraries would soon return to pre-pandemic hours. Original (Aug. 31): County libraries will soon return to pre-pandemic hours of operation, according to a release from the county. Effective Sunday, Sept. 12, Montgomery […]

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August 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

Rapper, Producer, Author Logic Adds ‘Actor’ to Resume

Most fans of rap music know him as Logic but he also goes by the monikers Bobby Bullet, Bobby Tarantino and Bobby Hall. Born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II in Rockville, he grew up in the West Deer Park section of Gaithersburg and attended Gaithersburg High School. The two-time Grammy nominee now lives in California. […]

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August 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Live Performance Venues Set COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing Requirements for Attendees 

Some live performance venues in Montgomery County have introduced COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for attendees. The Fillmore: Effective Oct. 4, The Fillmore Silver Spring will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of the show. Physical proof of either is required and some shows will enforce the […]

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August 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Entertainment Venue Leaders Concerned About the Future Amid Delta Variant Uncertainty

Live arts and entertainment venues have made major adjustments over the last 17 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations like Round House Theatre in Bethesda pivoted to digital content. Olney Theatre Center began outdoor performances. U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) joined live entertainment and theater venue operators at Glen Echo Park to hear […]

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August 16, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

17 Months Later, Popular Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema Reopens

Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema reopened Friday after being closed for 17 months due to the pandemic. While crowds were not close to pre-pandemic numbers over the weekend, they were “solid” according to a spokesperson. There are no capacity limits although people are encouraged to pick seats social distanced if possible.   View this post on […]

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