We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for March 8-March 10

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead an hour as Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. It is also a good time to check your smoke alarms.

The Bernard/Ebb songwriting competition honors the region’s best songwriters. The finalists perform in a live concert Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club.

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, March 8-10.

Friday, March 8

Ivy League of Comedy: Celebrate International Women’s Month with comedians Carmen Lynch, Kyle Ocasio and Karen Bergreen. Saturday, March 8 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. For more information, click here. $25-$45.

Oil: In five separate but connected playlets, a single mother named May defies the odds to provide for her daughter Amy by any means necessary. From Cornwall to Tehran, London, Baghdad, and back, the mother-daughter power struggle evolves and shifts, even as the resources that fuel it (and the rest of the world) begin to dwindle. Runs through March 31 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. For more information, click here.  $59-$64.

Once:  Set in contemporary Dublin, a street guitarist is about to give up on his dreams when he meets a curious woman who wants to know all about him. The two embark on a remarkable music-making journey that includes a group of unlikely companions. This musical is based on the 2006 film which won an Oscar for Best Original Song. Runs through March 17 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. For more information, click here.  $64-$84.


Saturday, March 9

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.

Strathmore Art Exhibit Tour: Explore the art exhibits at The Mansion at Strathmore with one of the curators. Learn about the artists’ techniques, inspiration, and history. Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m. The Mansion at Strathmore. Click here for more information. Free, RSVP requested.

BSO Performs Scheherazade: Marin Alsop conducts two contrasting musical takes on the infamous legend from One Thousand and One Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s gorgeous and ever-popular Scheherazade and John Adams’ Scheherazade.2  Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. The Music Center at Strathmore. Click here for more information. $35-$90.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade


Blue Highway: Country music artists perform rich harmony and songs of forgotten homeless veterans, fallen heroes, and heartbroken families. Blue Highway personifies modern acoustic music without loosing tradition. Saturday, March 9 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. At BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. For more information, click here. $25-$45.

Sunday, March 10

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

Kentlands Art Exhibit Reception: The Kentlands Flower Show featuring fine art photography is on display at the Kentlands Mansion from now through April 28. An Artists Reception takes place Sunday, March 10 from noon to 2 p.m. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. Click here for more information. Free.

Heathers The Musical: The Rockville Musical Theatre’s production of the musical based on the 1989 film abut Westerberg High and a group of three girls all named Heather who rule the school. Misfit Veronica Sawyer and her new boyfriend J.D. plan to eliminate the Heathers. Recommended for ages 15 and older. Runs through March 24. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Gaitherhsburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road. Click here for more information.  $18-$22.

Spring Concert: The Rockville Concert Band presents an eclectic array of music in their spring concert. Sunday, March 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Click here for more information. Free.

Washington Women in Jazz and Friends:  The concert highlights the works of composer-performers who have been featured in previous Washington Women in Jazz concerts, as well as new collaborations with Arco Belo and special guest pianist Clarice Assad. Powerful compositions break the boundaries of improvised music and blur the lines between genres showcasing women who forge their own paths around the world of improvised music. Sunday, March 10 at 7 p.m. AMP By Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda. Click here for more information. $20-$35.

The Last Song by Clarice Assad





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