Here is your local events weekend round up for January 13-16, 2017:
Celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Here’s our weekend picks for your holiday weekend.
CELEBRATE MLK DAY
KING: A Filmed Record – Montgomery To Memphis
MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017 / 11 AM / AFI SILVER THEATER
Special Features: Jan 16, 11:00am–FREE screening! Tickets available ONLY at theater box office on the day of the show. Box office opens at 10:30am on Jan 16. Limit 4 tix per person. Be seated 15 min prior to showtime; empty seats will be opened to standby patrons at that time.
This is a riveting compilation of documentary footage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Montgomery bus boycott to the “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, from the dogs of Selma to the Nobel Prize and the fateful motel balcony in Memphis.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017 / 9 AM / SENECA CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH
Gaithersburg is joining with Montgomery Serves and Seneca Creek Community Church to host a morning of service projects that will benefit the most vulnerable in our community. More than 15 projects suitable for a variety of ages and skill levels will be conducted at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. Click here for more information.
MORE HAPPENINGS THIS WEEKEND
Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week
Restaurants throughout Montgomery County will offer two-course lunches for $18 and three-course dinners for $36. Click here to view participating restaurants.
How about dinner and a show? Check out our local theaters:
Don’t Miss Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
THROUGH JANUARY 15, 2017 / IMAGINATION STAGE
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this beloved film by attending the live performance at Imagination Stage this holiday season! Packed with memorable tunes like “Be Our Guest”, “Human Again”, and “Beauty and the Beast”, this holiday musical has something for the entire family! Purchase your ticket
Twelve Angry Men
THROUGH JANUARY 22, 2017 / ARTS BARN
The Sandy Spring Theatre Group, Arts on the Green presents the drama Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. Twelve jurors in a murder trial are corralled in a room for the duration of their deliberation. As prejudices are tested and evidence is weighed, the entire jury is forced to look past the show of the courtroom to unearth the shocking truth. Faced with playing the hangman, these dozen jurors must first face themselves. The show runs January 6 through 22, 2017, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Arts Barn.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017 / 3PM / STRATHMORE MUSIC CENTER
From the vivid first notes of the Capriccio espagnol to the joyous close of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, this program is sheer delight. The Capriccio, a feast of Spanish melodies and a showpiece for soloists within the orchestra, introduces newcomer Valentina Peleggi, the current winner of Marin Alsop’s Taki Concordia fellowship.
Last Call to Visit Cocktails, Lipstick & Jazz Exhibition!
Don’t miss this exciting exhibit, that shows life in the 1920s like you’ve never seen it before! Beaded fringe bounced to the syncopated sounds of jazz, while illegal hooch sloshed in long stemmed glasses. On the surface, it was a glittering moment in time captured by F. Scott Fitzgerald in stories like The Great Gatsby and “Bernice Bobs Her Hair.”
The Beall-Dawson Museum has been transformed into exhibition space, giving our visitors a chance to see some of the incredible items in our collection. Many of these objects are on display for the first time! This special exhibit is now open in the Beall-Dawson Museum and will close through January 15, 2017.
Brave the Cold! Bundle Up for Outdoor Ice Skating
Enjoy some classic outdoor ice skating at Montgomery County’s ice rinks in Downtown Silver Spring and Rockville Town Square. The outdoor Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink is in downtown Silver Spring at Veterans’ Plaza is surrounded by great restaurant, shops, and plenty of parking. It is in a convenient location for the Washington Metro area. Or enjoy the wonderful experience of gliding through the ice outdoors at Rockville Town Square. The ice rink is the largest outdoor ice skating rink between Baltimore and Washington DC. It is the largest in all of Montgomery County.
Hide out from the frosty winter air and play everything from cornhole and giant Jenga to games on a Super Nintendo. Check out these local bars to get your game on! Are you looking for a family friendly environment to let the kids burn off some energy? Here is our guide to the best indoor playgrounds and amusement centers for kids.