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Get Out: Weekend Activities Downtown and Nearby

No idea what you’ll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue.

Start your weekend off with a list of events to enjoy in Silver Spring and around the county. Check out our picks for activities and events to enjoy and new bars, restaurants and shops to explore!

 

1. AFTER THE WORK WEEK JAZZ

Where/When:  Nectar Lounge, 7926 Georgia Ave., Friday, May 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Why Go: Decompress from the stressful work week by taking in some relaxing music.

Pricing: $5.00

 

2. GANDHI BRIGADE'S JustUs Youth! MEDIA FESTIVAL FOR CHANGE

Where/When: , One Veterans Place, Saturday, May 26, 2:00–8:00 p.m.

Why go: Take in the creativity in this fifth youth annual digital art and performance showcase targeting social issues. Events include juried competition in video, photography, performance and visual art, plus interactive workshops.

Pricing: Free

 

3. ORGANIC WINE TASTING

Where/When: Fenwick Beer & Wine, 1327 Fenwick Lane, Friday, May 25, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. (and each Friday.)

Why go: Kick off your Memorial Day weekend by sampling four different wiine varieties--this week's samples are all organic--and maybe picking up abottle or two to enjoy at home. (Tip: sign up for their email list to be notified of future wine tastings).

Pricing: Free 


4. THE ILLUSION, PRESENTED BY ROUND HOUSE'S FORUM THEATER

Where/When: Round House Theater, 8641 Colesville Rd., Friday, May 25 (through June 16), 8:00 p.m. (and some 2:00 pm weekend matinees).

Why Go: See outstanding home-grown theater talent in playwright Tony Kushner's "witty and passionate" adaptation of a seventeenth-century classic.  Play tells the story of an aging father who--desperate to reach his long-lost son--turns to a sorcerer. But how much of the sorcerer's tale is true?

Pricing:  $15.00-$25.00; Pay-What-You-Can May 25 (see website for details).

 

5. CATS! DOGS! AND MONTGOMERY'S COUNTY'S OTHER WONDERFUL ADOPTABLE ANIMALS

Where/When:  Montgomery County Humane Society, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, Sunday, May 27, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Why Go: See more than 150 adorable cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and small animals waiting to become companions in a good home -- maybe yours! 

Pricing:  Free

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