We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Feb. 6-9

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Feb 6-9.

Bereishit Dance Company:  This Seoul-based dance company approaches Korean traditional culture from a contemporary view. The company includes five contemporary dancers, a pair of Korean traditional drummers, and one traditional pansori singer. As part of Strathmore’s Windows series, the show includes a discussion at 6:45 p.m. with local dance artists and a conversation following the show with fellow audience members. Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. at Strathmore Music Center, located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Click here for more information. $25-$75.

Miss You Like Hell: This new musical, based on the book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, tells the story of Beatrix and her 16-year-old daughter Olivia on a road trip from Philadelphia to California. The two must face the hard truth of Beatriz’s undocumented status and pending deportation to Mexico. Directed by Lisa Portes, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music direction by Walter McCoy. Olney Theatre Center from now through March 1 at various times. Click here for more information. $37-$84

Play Date:  In partnership with Best Medicine Rep, Gaithersburg Arts on the Green presents this original farce by local playwright John Morogiello. While the children get together for a morning of fun, it’s the parents who misbehave in the next room. Play Date is a fast-moving comedy with two actors playing six parents. Recommended for ages 15 and up. From Feb. 7 through Feb. 23, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg. Click here for more information. $18/$20.

Spring Awakening:  This Tony-winning musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 19th century drama tells the story of teenagers discovering their sexuality. Music written by Duncan Sheik and lyrics by Steven Stater. The musical contains mature themes, sexually explicit content, and suicide. A post-show discussion on the rehearsal process, background on the play, and how a script is transformed into the performance will follow Thursday’s 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s 2 p.m. shows. Various dates and times now through Feb. 23 at Roundhouse Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Click here for more information. $42-$78

Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery Exhibit:  Meet the artists behind the new exhibit at Saturday’s opening reception. The Gallery is located on the lower level of the Westfield Wheaton shopping center. Every two months a new exhibit opens that features oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photographs and sculptures by more than 25 local artists. Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Wesfield Wheaton shopping center, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd.  Free.



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