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Weekend Round Up: September 22-24, 2017

With the weather being unseasonably warm here in Montgomery County this week, it looks like summer isn’t ready to give in just yet. Fortunately, we have a ton of events happening this weekend for everyone to enjoy both while the sun is out and after it goes down.

Here’s your rundown of this weekend’s top things to do!

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Arriving at Strathmore after a successful run on London’s West End, this critically acclaimed theatrical concert is about two boys from Queens, New York, who became one of the most successful music duos of all time. The Simon & Garfunkel Story includes timeless hits like “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence” and many more. The show takes the best of Simon and Garfunkel’s songs and mixes them with powerful images of 1960s America, giving audiences a feel for the time in which the artists were creating their music. Click here for tickets.

WHEN: Friday, September 22, at 8 p.m.

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

The Hometown Get Down

The Hometown Get Down is an annual music and arts festival. The main purpose of the festival is to help families in crisis through promoting the arts. Event proceeds from the two days will go to benefit the Bernie House, a transitional housing program for families fleeing domestic violence. The program house is located in Silver Spring and aids families in the D.C. metropolitan area. Visit the festival’s homepage to see the full list of performers.

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, September 22-23

WHERE: 11820 Hawkes Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

Retro Rock ‘n’ Roll Bash!

While the Simon & Garfunkel Story will take you to the 1960s, the Retro Rock ‘n’ Roll Bash will transport you to the 1950s. Hosted at the historic Beall-Dawson Museum, the event kicks off a special exhibit, BOOM: The 1950s in Montgomery County, and a year of dynamic programs. So, put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of ‘50s fun! Step into the decade of cocktail parties, pink flamingos, Hot Shoppes, and juke boxes! Sip on favorite cocktails of the era provided by McClintock Distilling, and throw on a leather jacket or letter sweater for a photo opp in a recreated Hot Shoppes restaurant booth.

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Beall-Dawson Museum
103 West Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Pan-African Cultural Festival

The annual Pan-African Cultural Festival is part of a series of events commemorating September as African Heritage Month in Montgomery County. The festival is designed to showcase the rich and diverse cultures of African countries through live performances, arts, crafts, cuisine, fashion and music. This event provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the heritage and showcase the cultures of Africans, educate attendees who have previously not been exposed to African culture as well as foster collaboration within our local African communities.

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, noon – 10 p.m.

WHERE: Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910

8th Annual Montgomery County VisionWalk

Come out and join the fight against blindness at the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ 8th Annual Montgomery County VisionWalk! This fundraiser 5k will take you around Rockville Town Square as you walk to raise awareness for retinal degenerative disease research. This event has no entry fee – simply bring an open heart and your walking shoes! And, bring your friends and your family too! Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rockville Town Square
200 East Middle Lane
Rockville, MD 20850


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Part of KID Museum’s ongoing effort to expose children and adults alike to the power of hands-on learning, KIDfest inspires them to find their own “spark.” Experience hands-on electronics, art, engineering, science, and crafts activities – along with inspiring demos, engaging “KIDtalks,” and two stages of live musical performances and entertainment. Click here to learn more about this fun and educational event!

WHEN: Sunday, September 24, noon – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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