We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Nov. 16 – Nov. 18

Glen Echo Holiday Art Show & Sale takes place from Saturday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 30.  The show features Glen Echo’s resident artists and instructors, as well as other invited guests, with works in glass, ceramics, photography, painting, and jewlery.

Friday, Nov. 16

The 3 Redneck Tenors  The musical comedy trio feature classically-trained artists combine laughter with fantastic music. The score is written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler.
Nov 16 at 8 p.m.  BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown.  blackrockcenter.org. $12-$45.

Kourosh Taie – Labor of Love  In his one-man show Kourosh Taie will take you on a magical journey where comedy, magic and mentalism collide to create a tour de force of elegant deceptions and spellbinding entertainment. Recommended for ages 15 & up.
Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. gaithersburmd.gov. $20.

 

BSO Off the Cuff: Copland Symphony No. 3  Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop explores American composer, Aaron Copland and his Third Symphony (1946). This 90-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Nov. 16 at 8:15 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.  strathmore.org. $35-$90.

 

Social Dance  Contra dance is a type of folk dance for all ages and a social dance.  You do not need to bring a partner. There is a beginner’s lesson from 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm which is included in the price of admission. If Glen Echo Park closes due to inclement weather the dance will be canceled.
Nov. 16 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. 7300 MacArthur Boulevard. glenechopark.org $11. (Contra dance flyer)

 

Tree Lighting and Party Rockville’s annual tree lighting includes Santa, live music, strolling entertainment, a live dance performance by Dawn Crafton Dance Connection, merchant specials and the annual lighting of the Rockville Town Square Christmas Tree.
Nov. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Rockville Town Square, 200 East Middle Lane.  rockvilletownsquare.com Free. (Food and drink for purchase.)

 

Moscow Broadway  The Association of Rusian Theatres perform the hits of Broadway, as well as popular and jazz numbers. 
Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.  F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. fscottfitzgerald.com. $35.

 

Sheila and Moby Flying V Theatre presents the story of Sheila, a successful young businesswoman who returns to her hometown for the weekend and is swept up in a tale of intrigue, suspicion and adventure. The play explores the power of imagination, the changing relationships between parents and children and what it means to grow up.
Through Nov. 18 at various times. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. flyingvtheatre.com. Start at $20.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

Turkeypalooza  VF Dance Theater takes children on an exciting adventure that explores Thanksgiving. This interactive show encourages children to count, read, move, and solve problems.  Recommended for ages 3 & up.
Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. gaithersburmd.gov. $15.

 

Stars of Radio & TV  The Ivy League of Comedy returns to BlackRock with two stars of radio and television. Standup comedians Tom Ryan and Clayton Fletcher aim to make you fall out of your chair laughing with clean, smart comedy and Broadway-quality entertainment.
Nov 17 at 8 p.m.  BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown.  blackrockcenter.org. $25-$45.

 

Russian Winter  The Washington Balalaika Society orchestra of 60 musicians will present its fall concert with a musical repertoire replicating a typical Russian winter.
Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.  F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. fscottfitzgerald.com. $25.

 

National Philharmonic: Bernstein Choral Celebration  The National Philharmonic Chorale with conductor Stan Engebretson and the Strathmore Children’s Chorus directed by Micahel Wu perform selections from Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, Candide and West Side Story.
Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.  strathmore.org. $10-$71.

 

Sunday, Nov. 18

The Wizard of Oz  The classic tale by L. Frank Baum is adapted into a one-hour family-friendly show.
Nov 18 at 3 and 6 p.m.  BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown.  blackrockcenter.org. $18-$25.

 

Art Exhibit Opening Reception  Strathmore hosts a free opening reception for two exhibits currently on display, the Fine Art in Miniature and the Oil + Light: Nick Eisele exhibits.
Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda.  strathmore.org. Free.

 

Elf The Musical  Based on the Will Ferrell movie, Elf has become a holiday classic. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making.
Through Jan. 6, 2019 at various times.  Mainstage at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. olneytheatre.org. Starts at $59.

 

 

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