We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for June 7 – June 9

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, June 7 – June 9.

Silver Spring Blues Week: The Silver Spring Blues Festival is set for Saturday, June 15 in downtown Silver Spring. Daryl Davis with guests Anita Hill and Deletta Gillespie perform a kickoff concert Thursday, June 6 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

Gaithersburg’s outdoor concert series: Gaithersburg’s Evenings in Olde Towne Series returns with blues and soul band Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes. The band members include Dan Bourdeaux (bass, guitar, vocals), Vadim Levi (keyboards), Phillip Hough (guitar, percussion, vocals), Lindsay Hough (guitar, bass, vocals), and Chris Compton (drums, guitar, bass, vocals). Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at the Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg. Click here for more information. Free.

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, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Glen Echo Park. Click here for more information. Free.

A Doll’s House, Part 2: Directed by Nicole Watson, this play written by Lucas Hnath is a sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece. The play is set 15 years after Nora Helmer leaves her husband. Helmer is looking for closure with her husband in this sequel. Runs through June 30 at various days and times. Round House production at Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004.  roundhousetheatre.org Tickets start at $36.

Not familiar with A Doll’s House? Let the cast catch you up to speed on the events of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in this video.

Prince Birthday Tribute: This concert features lead singer Edward “Junie” Henderson performing as Prince. Henderson and his all-star band perform Prince’s most popular songs including “Purple Rain”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “When Doves Cry”, “Kiss”, “1999”, “Little Red Corvette”, “Raspberry Beret”, “Pop Life”, “Sign Of The Times”, “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and many more. Friday, June 7 at 7 and 10 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave.  Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, click here. $35.

Mary Stuart: Based on the play by Friedrich Schiller, the story is set in the 16th Century. Queen Elizabeth I must decide whether to put her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots to death. Runs through June 9 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. For more information, click here. $69-$74.

Off the Top! with Jason Kravits: TV and Broadway veteran—and Rockville native-son—Jason Kravits smashes together improv, cabaret, and comedy for hilariously spontaneous evenings of cabaret style entertainment. Backed by his band, Kravits invents an entire life story in song—music, lyrics, stories, and characters—completely from scratch, based solely on audience suggestions. Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. AMP By Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda. Click here for more information. $25-$45.

Kravits was our guest on MoCo’s Most Famous podcast with Joe Yasharoff this week. Take a listen here:

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Marin Alsop leads the orchestra in performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. In the Ninth Symphony, Mahler depicts an epic conflict between a lasting love of life and a deepening dread of death.  Sunday, June 8 at 8 p.m. The Music Center at Strathmore. Click here for more information. $35-$90.

Mahler Symphony No. 9 performed by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Watch the latest Culture Spot MC video, below, for more events happening this month:

 

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