We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for July 4 – 7

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, July 4 – 7.

Celebrate the 4th of July: Residents have numerous opportunities for celebration on Thursday, July 4th with four fireworks displays, three parades and a 5K run. Click here for our guide to the fourth.

Art Walk in the Park: Glen Echo Park hosts open studios and artist demonstrations every first Friday of the month May through September. The Washington Conservatory of Music performs.  Friday, July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Glen Echo Park. Click here for more information. Free.

Joe Clair and Friends: Bethesda Blue and Jazz Club feature a night of comedy on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy a night of laughter as Joe Clair will host featured comedians Freddie Ricks, Ty Davis, Tommy Chunn. Live music by Sound of the City.  Saturday, July 6 at 7 and 10 p.m.  Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave.  For more information, click here. $25.

Marv Ashby and High Octane:  BlackRock’s Saturday night summer concerts continue with a band from the West Virginia Panhandle performing bluegrass. Bring a blanket or low-rise lawn chair and enjoy the outdoor concert. Food trucks and BlackRock’s Beer and Wine Garden will have food and drink for purchase. Saturday, July 6 at 7 to 9:30 p.m.  BlackRock Center for the Arts outdoor stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. For more information, click here. Free.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Arts on the Green in partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group present the touching comedy that won the 2013 Tony award for best play. Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m. Runs through July 20. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. Click here for more information. $20.

L’Homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus: World-famous high wire dancer and veteran of Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus David Dimitri performs a one man circus on the grounds of Strathmore. Dimitri sets up the circus tent himself that seats just 220 people. Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, July 7 at various times. The Mansion at Strathmore. Click here for more information. $20-$30.

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

Matilda, The Musical: Based on the book Matilda by Roald Dahl, this musical follows unlikely hero Matilda Wormwood as she takes down the school bully and saves the day in so many ways. Runs now through July 21 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. For more information, click here. $37-$69.










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