Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Sept. 5-8.
Marcia Ball: Pianist and songwriter Marcia Ball brings her signature swampy, bluesy, boogie-woogie roadhouse sound to AMP. The 2018 Texas State Musician of the Year has achieved global acclaim for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage.Thursday, September 5 at 8 p.m. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Avenue, 4th Floor, North Bethesda. Click here for more information. $35-$55.
Walter Beasley: Saxophonist and full professor of music at The Berklee School of Music performs at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club. Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. For more information, click here. $49-$69.
Cabaret: Based on the play by John Van Druten and music by John Kander, this musical is set in 1929 Berlin. The main character Cliff arrives in Berlin to work on his novel but is swept up in the life of the cabaret. Director Alan Paul makes his Olney Theatre Center debut. Runs now through October 6 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. For more information, click here. $37-$79.
Improv Comedy Open Workshop: BlackRock presents a monthly improv workshop on the first Saturday of every month. The workshop starts with a brief introduction to the basics of improvisational comedy theater. Instructors then lead everyone through classic and entertaining improv games in the style of the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” All skill levels are welcome. Saturday, September 7 at 1:30 p.m. Note: performance sign up opens at 6:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. For more information, click here. $15.
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.
Wheaton Library / Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting:
Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m. Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center, 11701 Georgia Avenue. Click here for more information. Free.
Watch the latest Culture Spot MC video, below, for more events happening this month: