We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Jan. 11-Jan. 13

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is hosting a community potluck to support federal employees and contractors impacted by the shutdown Friday, Jan. 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Blair High School cafeteria. Federal workers, contractors and their families may attend for free. Other supporters and neighbors should bring a dish to pass to attend. Live music will be hosted by Joe Uehlein of the U-Liners. Learn more and RSVP here.

Glen Echo Park hosts opening receptions to three new art exhibits Saturday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy the new exhibits.

Do you have the shutdown blues? BlackRock Center for the Arts is offering $5 general admission tickets for the Johnny Rawls concert Friday and the Potomac Fever and The Rock Creek Singers concert Saturday. Guests must present a federal employee or federal contractor ID for the discount.

 

Friday, Jan. 11

 

BSO Off The Cuff: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Messiaen Turangalila-symphonie. Renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins conductor Marin Alsop in a discussion and performance of Messiaen’s great masterwork for over 100 musicians. At the Music Center at Strathmore. 8:15 p.m. For more information, click here. $35-$90.

Selections from Turangalila-symphonie

 

Lyfe Jennings performs R&B and soul at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. $62-$82. 240-330-4500. For more information, click here.

 

Catch Me If You Can Montgomery Playhouse, in partnership with Arts on the Green, present a comedy-mystery about the disappearance of a bride during her honeymoon. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at Gaithersburg Arts Barn. $18-$20. Click here for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Glen Echo Opening Receptions  Meet the artists behind three new art exhibits at Glen Echo during their opening receptions from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibits include Ingrained, Depths of Strength and Somewhere Over the Sea. Click here for more information.

Farmers Markets Kensington’s farmers market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kensington Train Station, 3701 Howard Ave. Click here for more information. Gaithersburg’s Main Street Farmers and Artists Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Street Park and Pavilion, 301 Main St. Click here for more information. Silver Spring’s Freshfarm Downtown Market runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ellsworth Drive and Veterans Plaza. Click here for more information.

Lyfe Jennings performs R&B and soul at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. $62-$82. 240-330-4500. For more information, click here.

Cornell Glee Club Concert  Founded in 1868, the Cornell University Glee Club performs classical and contemporary men’s choral music. At the Music Center at Strathmore. 7:30 p.m. For more information, click here. $20-$40.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Farmers Markets Takoma Park Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Laurel Avenue. Click here for more information.

BSO Performs Turangalila-symphonie: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Messiaen Turangalila-symphonie. Marin Alsop conducts Messiaen’s Turangalîla-symphonie, one of the most innovative works of the 20th century.  This work takes listeners on a journey of extreme dynamic contrasts, from sensuous whispers to almost deafening force. At the Music Center at Strathmore. 3 p.m. For more information, click here. $35-$90.

BSO podcast:

 

Anthony Brown & Group Therapy perform Gospel music at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 3 p.m. $49-$59. 240-330-4500. For more information, click here.

Cinderella Imagination Stage puts on a wacky retelling of Cinderella, complete with a wisecracking rat, evil stepsisters and a smitten prince. Various show times. Best for ages 4+. Imagination Stage is at 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda.

 

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