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Weekend Events: January 19-21

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Here are a few highlights of what’s going on around Montgomery, Maryland.

Exhibit: Going For A Walk by Leni Berliner

Leni Berliner’s exhibition of paintings is entitled “…going for a walk” because her intention in landscape painting is to invite the viewer to share her experience of clearing her head in nature, and imagine themselves in the places she depicts. These paintings convey the mood or energy of a place. Instead of making a realistic depiction of a landscape, she develops her images through simplification or impressionism rather than abstraction. Her work has been called lyrical, moody, dynamic and peaceful depending on the effect of the paintings.

She begins by making sketches of a real place, using life drawing techniques of gesture and contour, and taking photographs to use as references. Although the paintings are all based in reality, some of them are imaginative creations and most use acrylics, but she has also experimented with mixed media.

In the early 2000s Ms Berliner studied drawing and landscape painting at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. Since 2010 she has focused on landscapes and exhibited in both local and New York galleries.

WHEN: Friday, January 19- Sunday, January 21, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Waverly Street Gallery  | 400 East West Highway. | Bethesda, MD 20814

COST: Free

Show runs January 7, 2018 – February 3, 2018

Theatre: The Consul, The Tramp and America’s Sweetheart

Inspired by true events! THE CONSUL, THE TRAMP, AND AMERICA’S SWEETHEART was written by John Morogiello and will be directed by Stan Levin.

On the eve of World War II, the German consul to Hollywood tries to stop production on Charlie Chaplin’s first talkie, The Great Dictator. Winner of the 2015 Julie Harris Playwriting Award, the Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, The Consul, The Tramp, and America’s Sweetheart is a comedy about art, business, politics, and what it means to be American.

WHEN: Friday, January 19, 7-10 p.m.- Saturday, January 20, 2:30-4:30 & 6-9 p.m.

WHERE:  Best Medicine Rep Theater   | Lakeforest Mall. | 701 Russell Ave.  | Gaithersburg, MD 20877

COST: $25

Wine & Unwind

Start your weekend right! Join Grace at Urban Winery to Wine and Unwind. Move through a fun mixed level flow with Kelly, followed by a wine tasting and snacks. Space is limited so sign up fast!

Class will be held at Urban Winery located just a few blocks from Grace at 949 Bonifant Street in Silver Spring. Please bring a mat.

Pre-registration is required.  Must be age 21 or older.

WHEN: January 20, 11 a.m – 1 p.m.

WHERE: The Urban Winery | 8455 Colesville Rd | Silver Spring, MD 20910

COST: $30 – includes wine tasting and snacks

Goodbye Winter Where is Spring, Cupcake Trail

Don’t let Old Man Winter get you down! Join baker Robin Frazier Anderson and Olney Winery for a fun day of wine and cupcakes. By the time you leave you’ll surly be dreaming of spring. Enjoy 5 different cupcakes paired with some of our best wines.

WHEN: January 21, 12-5 p.m.

WHERE: Olney Winery  | 18127 Town Center Drive | Olney, MD 20832

COST: $25

Step Afrika!’s fourth annual showcase at Strathmore is 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.

WHEN: January 21, 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Music Center at Strathmore  | 5301 Tuckerman Ln | North Bethesda, MD 20852

COST: $35- $75


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