Glenstone Museum to Reopen Next Thursday

Glenstone Museum in Potomac announced plans to reopen Thursday, June 4. In order to visit, people must reserve tickets in advance on the museum’s website. Currently, tickets are accessible through June 14. Tickets will be...

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Silver Spring Couple’s Quarantine Birthday Song Brightens Spirits

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities including graduations and birthday celebrations. To try to make up for the disappointments, musicians Elizabeth and Phil Kominski from Silver Spring, members of the band The...

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What to Expect at the Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Another year, another Gaithersburg Book Festival. The coronavirus can’t stop the city’s book worms and writers from coming together, even if they won’t be gathering in Bohrer Park. Mayor Jud Ashman discusses...

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‘Harriet’ Star Cynthia Erivo to Join Jawando for Virtual Storytime Friday

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando announced a special guest for his daily virtual storytime Friday: Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo. Erivo starred in the 2019 biographical film “Harriet,” about...

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Announces Virtual Schedule

Despite having to cancel the physical part of their popular annual event, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has found a way to keep their celebration of literature alive. On May 16 the festival will kick off its month-long schedule...

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Strathmore Offering Free Virtual Entertainment Including Concerts and Art Gallery Tours

Strathmore is offering free virtual programming including weekly live streamed concerts, virtual book clubs and art gallery tours to continue to entertain the community and support D.C. based artists. “A commitment to community...

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April 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Adventure Theatre Presenta Teatro Virtual Bilingüe el Domingo

Con la obra de teatro bilingüe “Luchadora” el teatro Adventure ofrece una presentación de manera virtual a través de su página de Facebook, el domingo a las 2pm. La pandemia COVID-19 ha provocado el cierre de establecimientos como los teatros, así que Adventure Theatre MTC, que tiene su sede en el icónico parque Glen Echo […]

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April 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Virtual Awesome Con Set for this Weekend

Awesome Con is coming directly into your phone or computer this weekend. Join the festivities May 1 through 3 in the attire of your choice, even pajamas. Guests include Ross Marquand, Zachary Levi and Mikal Mosley. There will be livestreamed films, hangouts, karaoke and even Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Find out about comic books, all […]

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April 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Non-Profit Offers Support During Pandemic Through STEM and Arts

Northwest High School junior Amber Briscoe has always had a love for STEM and arts. She decided to start the Arts and STEM 4 Hearts Foundation. Today, the non-profit organization is helping people in need during the COVID-19 health crisis. So far, about 50 volunteers ranging from elementary school aged to post graduates have helped by […]

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April 28, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Silver Spring Town Center Hosts Virtual Comedy Show ‘Comics Unmasked’

Silver Spring Town Center will be hosting a virtual comedy show live on Zoom Thursday, April 30 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show “Comics Unmasked” will include a cast of character comics doing stand-up from their home and a guest bartender, Brock Snyder. The adults only event will be hosted by Kandace Saunders, […]

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April 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Libraries Announce Changes to Digital Services

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will make changes to its digital services beginning May 1. At that time, MCPL will launch Hoopla, a web and mobile library media streaming platform to provide cardholders with immediate access to digital movies, music, e-books, audiobooks and television. MCPL will also add The New York Times giving customers electronic access […]

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April 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Porch Portraits: Photographer Showcases People of Poolesville

Terri Pitts, a photographer from Poolesville, has been bringing joy to her community by documenting this time of uncertainty. After Gov. Larry Hogan issued a “Stay at Home” order to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, Pitts started taking “Porch Portraits” of Poolesville families and essential workers. She takes the portraits for free, but has […]

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April 10, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Cinepolis Offers Streaming and Rental Films, Proceeds Help Employees

Cinépolis has partnered with film studios to offer new films to rent and stream at home. Rentals for movies are $12 through Cinépolis Rewards homepage. Once the film is rented, it is available for view for 72 hours. All the proceeds from film rentals that Cinépolis suggests will help support employees. Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas in […]

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April 2, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Helping Neighbors at a Social Distance: Nonprofits That Need Your Help

While millions are struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis, area non-profits, life-lines for many, are struggling to stay alive as well. Now, as national resources dwindle, these local charities are needed now more than ever. Throughout this crisis, will list local non-profit organizations and their increasing need for your support, because even at a […]

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April 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Sherwood High School Musicians Perform ‘Quarantine Magic’ Virtually

Jazz musicians from Sherwood High School were not about to let social distancing and a closed school stop their music. What started as a check-in text from their instrumental teacher, Alex Silverbook, ended in a nine-minute virtual rendition of Grover Washington Jr.’s Mr. Magic, appropriately renamed Quarantine Magic. When Silverbook, who has been teaching at […]

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April 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends Social Distancing Style: Weekend Planner for April 2-5

Here’s our guide to virtual arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, April 2-5. Round House at Your House:  Round House Theatre has created online programs for all ages while the theatre is closed. Artistic Director Ryan Rilette shares the programs Round House has planned in the video below. The Playwrights on Plays series of weekly […]

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