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February 2017 Events

Find things to do North of Washington DC in February! From a local beer tasting showcase to Black History Month events, here are 10 events in Montgomery County, Maryland to fill your February calendar.

FeBREWary

Celebrate FeBREWary at the Sheraton Silver Spring! 7 Locks Brewing, The Muddy Crows, and Miaca Lounge paired up on for an all-night Happy Hour and Beer tasting event!

February 1, 2017 / 6:00pm – 11:00pm / Sheraton Silver Spring

Kick off FeBREWary – Maryland’s annual month long celebration of all things craft beer – with a 4-course dinner event that will pair some of your favorite Denizens brews with tasty bites. Get to know your fellow beer lovers, expand your palate, and meet Denizen’s brewer, Jeff!

February 2, 2017 / 6:30 pm / Denizen’s Brewery / Click for more info

MoCo Beerstravaganza

The new beer-focused restaurant at Pike & Rose, Owen’s Ordinary, in North Bethesda is celebrating FeBREWary with a series of beer-related events. The restaurant will host “MoCo Beerstravaganza” featuring more than 20 beers brewed in the county from 7 Locks Brewing, Denizens Brewing Co., Brookeville Beer Farm and Waredaca Brewing Co.

February 8, 2017 / 5 – 9 pm / Owen’s Ordinary

Love Thy Beer

Join the Brewers Association of Maryland at Love Thy Beer, the signature event of FeBREWary, Maryland Craft Beer Lover’s Month. In the true spirit of FeBREWary, this is your opportunity to chat with brewers and owners of local breweries in an intimate setting over seasonal ales. Enjoy some of our best local brews along with fare provided by Mission BBQ and music! This is a great event for any craft beer enthusiast. From stouts and porters to winter seasonal brews, cask ales and sours, this event will feature exclusive brews not found at your local beer shop.

February 17, 2017 / 6 – 10 pm / Silver Spring Civic Center / Purchase your tickets

Super Bowl Big Game PJ Brunch   

Whether you’re looking to huddle up with friends before the game, or just enjoy a delicious brunch in your cozy pajamas, all are invited to our Big Game PJ Brunch! Roll out of bed—quite literally—and head straight to Summer House or Stella Barra to enjoy a selection of sweet and savory brunch favorites like Orange-Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Chicken & Waffle with poblano-honey butter, Classic Eggs Benedict, and omelette dishes. That’s not all! Guests who show up and dine in their pajamas or wearing their favorite team’s jersey will receive restaurant gift cards equal to the price of their meal (minus tax/gratuity), to use toward a future visit.

February 5, 2017/ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm / Summer House and Stella Barra / For more information or to make a reservation, please call Summer House in North Bethesda at 301-881-2381. Or to make a reservation, please click here or call Stella Barra in North Bethesda at 301-770-8609.

Black History Month Events

Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

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Step Afrika!’s third annual showcase at Strathmore is a celebration of Black History Month, and it’s going to be big! Percussive dance styles historically practiced by African American fraternities and sororities plus African traditional dance and art forms from around the world come together as Step Afrika! integrates songs, storytelling, and humor into a highly entertaining, interactive show. Watch as the top step teams from across the country showcase the kind of technique and agility that inspires audiences everywhere, and see how Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, promoting teamwork, academic achievement, and cross-cultural understanding.

February 12, 2017 / 4:00 pm / Strathmore Music Center / Purchase Tickets

Cirque Zuma Zuma

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African acrobats, jugglers, Zimbabwean percussionists, Gabonese tumblers, comedians, gumboot dancers and more create a colorfully costumed spectacle guaranteed to enrapture viewers of all ages! Described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Zuma Zuma packs every show with nonstop action and incredible features that keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

February 12, 2017 / 6 pm / Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center / Purchase Tickets

Valentine’s Day Specials

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Visit Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Blowing Studio for the perfect Valentine’s Day date. Bring your special person to blow a heart! Choose the color, we’ll help you do the rest. Art of Fire is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am until 4:30 pm. It is always best to call ahead to verify our hours. 7901 Hawkins Creamery Rd Gaithersburg, MD 20882 (301) 253-6642.

Ice Skate at Wheaton and Cabin John Ice Rinks! Enjoy $7 admission (and skates) for two!

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Library Lovers Month

Library Lovers Unite! Celebrate Library Lovers Month and Chinese New Year at the Silver Spring Public Library. Ring in the year of the rooster with this series of activities from a Lion Dance, performed by East Rising Lion Dance Troupe, Chinese Kung Fu demonstration, storytelling, and more.

February 4, 2017 / 1:45 – 3:30 pm / Click to learn more

National Philharmonic Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

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Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Gamers of all ages will enjoy the rare opportunity to hear live renditions of the tunes that have soundtracked their favorite Pokémon hunting expeditions and battles through every generation of the beloved Nintendo series—starting with “Red” and “Green” from the original GameBoy and building up to “X” and “Y” for the 3DS. Cartoon fans are also in for a treat, as the performance includes an orchestral arrangement of the Pokémon television show theme song. Gotta hear ‘em all!

February 4, 2017 / 7:30 pm / Strathmore Music Center / Purchase Tickets

Murder at the Mansion

Arts on the Green and A Taste for Murder Productions present the interactive murder mystery “With a Deadly Finish.” “With a Deadly Finish” by Dean Fiala is the newest installment of Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theater. Mysteries abound when a winery tour goes awry and the group discovers that even the smoothest wine can end up with a deadly finish. Enjoy an outing riddled with clues and a buffet of scandalous sweet treats as you help solve a murder.

Performances are Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. in the beautiful and historic Kentlands Mansion. Click here to purchase tickets

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