Looking for something to do over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend? Here are a few highlights of what’s going on around Montgomery, Maryland.
Improbable Comedy: Stand Up at Highwood
Enjoy a night of stand-up comedy with Franqi French, Anthony Oakes, Wendy Wrobleski, Matty Litwack, and Ryan Goss at Improbable Comedy. Whether you are on a first date, going out for ladies night or just looking for something fun to do, get your tickets now and get ready for a laugh. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door.
WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Highwood Theatre | 914 Silver Spring Ave | Silver Spring, MD
MoCo LGBTQ Youth Open Mic Coffeehouse
Come join MoCo LGBTQ Youth Forum at one or all of their monthly Open Mic Coffeehouses! Sing karaoke, play keyboard, bring an instrument, read a poem… whatever you want. For three hours, the stage is yours! Snacks and beverages will be available. Admission is free, donations gladly accepted!
WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 7 – 10 p.m.
WHERE: RUC Kaseman Hall | 355 Linthicum St | Rockville, MD
Story Time: William’s Winter Nap
Head over the Novel Books for their weekly Story Time hour. This week, they will be reading William’s Winter Nap by Linda Ashman. Story Time is intended for any audience who would appreciate being read a picture book, followed by a craft activity and snacks. Typical audiences are toddlers up to 7 years old, but older children have attended and enjoyed the experience. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This event is free of charge.
WHEN: Sunday, January 14, 10 – 11 a.m.
WHERE: Novel Books | 23330 Frederick Rd | Clarksburg, MD
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Tribute and Celebration
The Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will be hosting its Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday Tribute and Celebration. This tribute at the Music Center at Strathmore celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s life through dramatic readings, musical and dance performances. A Visual Arts display from students interpreting what their dreams are for the future will be presented.
This will be a very special program because it’s the first time in many years the holiday falls on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. actual birthdate. Includes a choral performance by the Civil Rights iconic Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir. The choir is the current embodiment of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights Choir, formed in 1959 at the direction of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth to offer music and inspiration at the mass meetings of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement and the Sixteen Street Baptist Church. Several original members remain active in the choir today.
This family-friendly event is free to attend. Free tickets are available the day of the celebration only on Monday, January 15 in the Music Center foyer beginning at 2:30 p.m. One (1) ticket per person and general admission seating. Seating will begin at 3:00 p.m. Come early and get the best seating.
WHEN: Monday, January 15, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Music Center at Strathmore | 5301 Tuckerman Ln | North Bethesda, MD
Downtown Vibes with VYBEX FLEXX Entertainment
Join VYBEX FLEXX Entertainment for Downtown Vibes at Eva Lounge. The event begins on Sunday, January 14th to celebrate the MLK holiday weekend (no school and no work!). Music by Philo Flexx, Kilo Vibes, and Trini Kydd. They will be playing the best of dance hall, hip hop, soca, and afro beats. This event is free before 11 p.m. with an RSVP. Tickets are $13 at the door.
WHEN: Sunday, January 14, 10 p.m. – Monday, January 15, 3 a.m.
WHERE: Eva Lounge | 953 Bonifant St | Silver Spring, MD
Find more fun things to do on our events calendar page.