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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 16-20

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Jan 16-20. Art Exhibit Receptions:  Strathmore’s 29th annual juried exhibit titled Home explores the sturctural, communal, and emotional aspects of the spaces that make our homes. The second exhibit, Coastal by artist David Scheirer includes whimsical watercolor illustrations of coastal wildlife. From the Eastern Shore […]

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January 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Selects ‘American Dirt’ for City-Wide Book Club

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has announced that “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the first selection for “Gaithersburg Reads,” a new city-wide book club that leads to a large community discussion with the author. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a former guest at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, is the author […]

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January 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Celebrates Lunar New Year With Numerous Events

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, is a centuries-old celebration to begin a new calendar year that has become a global observance. The new year is rung in with 15 days’ worth of traditions, culminating in the Lantern Festival. Events are being held throughout Montgomery County to celebrate […]

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January 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Paint Branch High School Eclectic Steppers To Perform at Strathmore

The Paint Branch High School Eclectic Steppers will be performing at the Music Center at Strathmore this weekend as part of a dedication to the African American tradition of stepping. The step team creates their own routines and makes music with their voices, hands, and feet. Paint Branch High School alumni, Eniayo Olawoye and some […]

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January 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute: Children of the Dream

Montgomery County’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute is scheduled for Monday, Jan 20 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. The annual celebration spotlights Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life through music, art, dance, and performance.  A visual arts exhibit prepared by Montgomery County students interpreting the theme […]

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January 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 9-12

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Jan 9-12. The Diary of Anne Frank:  This play is based on the writings of  13-year-old Anne Frank who goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis in 1941 Amsterdam. The National Players present five performances at Olney Theatre Center from January 9 through […]

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January 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2019

Know anyone in Montgomery County who made a New Year’s resolution to read more books? Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2019. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Liane Moriarty’s “Nine […]

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January 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Library Expands Hours Beginning Sunday, Jan. 5

Good news for library lovers in Damascus. Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) officials have announced that Damascus Library, which is located at 9701 Main Street, will expand operating hours beginning Sunday, Jan. 5. They will be adding three morning hours on Wednesdays and two evening hours on Thursdays. “I am pleased these hours are being […]

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December 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Dec. 19-22

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Dec. 19-22. Maryland’s Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Join Maryland’s Youth Ballet as they take on the full-length classic The Nutcracker. The show is choreographed by Artistic Director Olivier Muñoz and its set to the famous score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The show runs at the […]

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December 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Dec. 12-15

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Dec. 12-15. Sandy Spring Museum’s Holiday Gift Show: The annual Fine Arts and Crafts show returns with one-of-a-kind pieces including jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts handmade by local artists. From now through December 31 daily various times at Sandy Spring Museum, […]

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