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Weekend Events: January 26-28

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend?  Family fun or evening out, there is plenty to choose from. Here are a few highlights of what’s going on around Montgomery, Maryland.

Winter Cabaret & Cocktails

Relax alongside friends in a smooth cabaret-esque environment of the Sandy Spring Museum’s winter lounge.

Music by the Jim Stephanson Trio.

Jim Stephanson is one of the most highly regarded vocalists/ guitarists in the Washington DC roots music scene. A “guitarist of great renown, a singer of soulful bearing, and a songwriter with a keen ear for melody,” you may know him from the highly respected DC R&B roots band, Jimmy and the Blue Dogs.

Your ticket includes one free cocktail and hot hors d’oeuvres.  Reserve your spot here.

WHEN: January 26, 7-10 p.m.

WHERE: Sandy Spring Museum / 17901 Bentley Road / Sandy Spring, MD

COST: $25

MoComCon

MCPL is excited for its second annual comic convention, MoComCon. This event is open and accessible to all, from seasoned comic conventioneers, novices, and the curious of all ages. The event will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits and cosplay — all free of charge.  Find the schedule of events here.

WHEN : January 28 11a.m – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Silver Spring Library / 900 Wayne Ave / Silver Spring, MD

COST: Free

National Philharmonic: Cosmic Designs

A Multimedia Production!
Journey through a stunning multimedia presentation featuring original NASA footage of our solar system, explore exhibits about the latest NASA discoveries and missions, and engage in conversation with Goddard scientists and engineers about their cutting-edge work.

Cosmic imagery is used to great effect in one of the greatest masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire. Gustav Holst’s The Planets creates a powerful musical astrological chart as it takes the audience on a space voyage teeming with intriguing sonorities. The broad canvas of The Planets is juxtaposed with Debussy’s symphonic poem La Mer, undoubtedly the greatest depiction of the power and shifting moods of the mighty ocean. From Holst’s interspatial fantasy to a musical celebration of the beautiful and terrifying power of the sea, this concert features two of the most enduring works of the 20th century.

Buy Tickets or Find More Cosmic Designs offerings Here.

WHEN: January 27, 8 p.m. & January 28, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Strathmore / 5301 Tuckerman Lane / North Bethesda, MD

COST: Varies

A Day of Magic

The wonder of magic, the silliness of comedy and the interactive nature of The Great Zucchini’s show keeps children on the edge of their seats. Watch your kids’ faces light up as they see things disappear and reappear. Recommended for ages 3 – 7.

After the 11 a.m. performance or before the 1 p.m. performance, indulge in a Magical Tea Party at Kentlands Mansion, featuring small sandwiches, baked sweets, fruit, lemonade and tea.

Don’t forget: every magician needs their own style and flair! Stay for the family art workshop, Magic, Magic Everywhere,where you’ll make your very own magic hat and wand. Workshop starts after the 1 p.m. performance of Magic with the Great Zucchini.

Tickets to Magic with the Great Zucchini, Magical Tea Party andMagic, Magic Everywhere sold separately. Get Tickets Here.

WHEN: January 28 – Tea at 12 p.m. // Show at 1 p.m. // Workshop at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Arts Barn / 311 Kent Square Road / Gaithersburg, MD

COST: Tea $12, Show $8, Workshop $12

Invent the Future Day

Join the KID Museum for a day of inspiration and invention as they gear up for the Invent the Future Challenge! You’ll get a chance to meet with a local innovator, and hear his story and words of advice for young inventors. There will be several maker workshops throughout the day, plus exciting challenges for you to take on with guidance from KID’s Educators.

This is the first event in a series of Invent the Future checkpoints that aims to get Challenge teams brainstorming. Stay tuned for events at KID exclusively for Challenge participants coming up over the next few months.

WHEN: January 28, 10a.m –  5p.m.

WHERE: KID Museum / 6400 Democracy Blvd / Bethesda, MD

COST: FREE

Find more events and workshops on our Events page.

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