Calendar: Events by DATES

SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 2

FREE MOVIE: Finding Nemo. Wheaton TGIF Summer Series, 7 PM. Wheaton Triangle, Reedie Drive at Triangle Lane. Info: www.wheatonmd.org.

FESTIVAL: Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, thru Monday. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd. Details: 301-397-2208.

Saturday, September 3

HISTORY: Summer of 1864: Civil War at Ft. Stevens. 2 PM. 13th St NW between Rickenhouse and Quackenbos NW. Free. Details: www.nps.gov/rocr.   

HISTORY: Open House at B&O Station. Model Train and photo exhibit, 10 AM-3 PM. Walking Tour to “Silver” Spring (10 AM-Noon, $5). 8100 Georgia Ave at Sligo Ave. Free. Info: www.sshistory.org.

Sunday, September 4

FARMERS MARKET: Soupergirl samples (10-11 AM) and crafts with Art Works Studio School (10 AM-1 PM). Laurel at Carroll Aves., Takoma Park.

Monday, September 6

Celebrate Labor Day

ART: Glen Echo Park Art Show and IrishFestival. 12-6 PM. 150 vendors and Irish music & dance. MacArthur Blvd. Info: www.glenechopark.org.

FESTIVAL: Greenbelt Labor Day Festival and Festival. Noon-7 PM. See Sept 2.

PARADE: Kensington Labor Day Parade. 10 AM. Begins at St. Paul’s St. and Plyers Mill. Details: 301-942-9254.

Wednesday, September 7

BOOKS: The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Friends of Takoma MD Library. 7:30 PM. Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. Free. Info: 301-891-7259.

BOOKS: Stormy Weather. African American Book Group. 7 PM. Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd. Info: 240-773-9420.

OPENING: Soupergirl, vegan and Kosher soups and salads for eat-in or take-out. 314 Cedar St. NW DC. 10 AM-6:30 PM. Info and menus: www.thesoupergirl.com.

Thursday, September 8

CONCERT: Acosta and Clark CD release party. 7:30-9 PM. Capital City Cheesecake, 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. $8. Info: 301-270-7260.


FILM: Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn, (aging in America) followed by discussion with playwright Ellen Cassedy. We Are Takoma Series. 7:30 PM. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Free. Info: 301-891-7224 or www.ellencassedy.com.


Friday, September 9

CONCERT: Azalea City Recordings Showcase celebrates 15th anniversary.  Carroll Cafe, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW DC (at Metro).  7:30 PM. $15. Info: www.carrollcafe.org or azaleacityrecordings.com.

JAZZ: David Yarborough & Esther Williams. Montpelier Arts Center Series. 9652 Muirkirk Rd over Route 197, Laurel. $20. Info: 301-377-7800 or arts.pgparks.co

FAMILY: Autumn Moon Festival. 2-9 PM. Ellsworth and Fenton, Silver Spring. Info: www.downtownsilverspring.com.

FREE MOVIE: The Lion King. Wheaton TGIF Summer Series, 7 PM. Wheaton Triangle, Reedie Drive at Triangle Lane. Info: www.wheatonmd.org.

Saturday, September 10

ARTS: Arts on Foot Festival (F St NW between 6th & 9th Sts). 11 AM-7 PM. Including free performances at Sidney Harmon Hall (12:30-6:30 PM). Info: www.artsonfoot.org.

BENEFIT: Support Noyes Children’s Library and Kensington Historical Society. Model Train Display at Town Hall. 11:30 AM-5 PM, also Sunday. 3710 Mitchell St. $5/adults, $2/child, $10/family. Info: www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org or www.kensingtonhistory.org.

FAMILIES: Children’s Theatre Workshop Open House. Sample classes ages 5-122 and free adult workshop. 10:30 AM-2:30 PM. 6925 Willow St NW, 1st floor. Free. Info: www.thechildrenstheatreworkshop.com.

FESTIVAL: Silver Spring Jazz Festival. 3:30-9 PM. Fenton at Ellsworth. Free. Info: www.silverspringdowntown.com.

NATURE: Brookside Garden Walks. 2 PM. Leaves from Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free, no RSVP. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

Sunday, September 11

BENEFIT: Support Noyes Children’s Library, Kensington. See Sept 10.

BENEFIT: World Doctors Orchestra September 11th Remembrance Concert. 7 PM. Strathmore Music Center. Fundraiser for Walker-Whitman Health Clinic. $25-75. Info: www.strathmore.org.

CONCERT: Remembering Sept 11. U-Md Symphony Orchetra & Chorus. 7:30 PM. Clarice Smith Center, Stadium Dr at University Blvd. Free. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

FESTIVAL:  Takoma Park Folk Festival. 7 stages plus crafts and international cuisine. 10:30 AM-6 PM. Takoma Park Middle School, 7511 Piney Branch Rd. Info: tpff.org.

VOLUNTEER: National Day of Service. Clean up Rock Creek, ages 7+. 9:30 AM on. Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. Details: 202-895-6227 or Scott_Einberger@nps.gov.

Monday, September 12

BENEFIT: Morrissey Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceedings support Takoma Park MD Library. Details: 301-891-7259.

Tuesday, September 13

TEENS: Comic Jam. 4 PM. Takoma Park City Library, 101 Philadelphia Ave. Free. Info: 301-891-7259.

Wednesday, September 14

DANCE: Eiko & Koma present Regeneration. 8 PM, also Sept 15. Clarice Smith Center, U-Md, University at Stadium Blvd. $35/adult; $9/student. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

RECITAL: Bob Patterson (clarinet). Strathmore Artist in Residence.  7:30 PM, also Sept 28. Mansion at Strathmore. $12. Info: www.strathmore.org.

Thursday, September 15

BOOK GROUP: The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow. 7 PM. Takoma Park DC Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. Info: 202-576-7252.

DANCE: Eiko & Koma. Clarice Smith Center. See Sept 14.

GARDENS: Autumn Tour of Brookside Gardens. 1 PM. Visitor Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Reading. 7:30 PM. Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. Free. Info: 301-891-7224.

Friday, September 16

BUSINESS: Inauguration of Blessed Coffee, a benefit corporation. Sponsored by Old Takoma Business Association.  Speakers including Gov. Martin O’Malley and  State Sen. Jamie Raskin and features Ethiopian music and coffee ceremony. 11:30-1:30 PM. Takoma Park Gazebo, Westmoreland at Carroll Ave. Info: 301-802-2812 or tebabu@blessedcoffee.us.

CONCERT: Kronos Quartet. 8 PM. Clarice Smith Center, Stadium Dr at University Blvd. $45/adult; $9/student. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

JAZZ: Chris Vadala Quartet. Montpelier Arts Center Series. 9652 Muirkirk Rd over Route 197, Laurel. $20. Info: 301-377-7800 or arts.pgparks.com.

MUSIC: Cutting Edge Music at Pyramid Atlantic. 8:30 PM, more groups on Sat & Sun. 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $12. Details: www.pyramid-atlantic.org.


Saturday, September 17

ART: Maryland Festival of the Arts. 10 AM-6 PM, also Sunday. Ellsworth Dr between Georgia and Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring. Free. Info: www.paragonartevents.com.

ASTRONOMY: Mayan Calendars. 7 PM. Montgomery College Planetarium, 7621 Fenton Street, Silver Spring. Free. Info: montgomerycollege.edu/departmenets/planet.

DANCE: PearsonWidrig DanceTheatre. 8 PM, repeats Sunday. Dance Place, 3225  8th St. NE DC. $22/general; $8/children. Info: www.danceplace.org or 202-269-1600.

FAMILIES: Children’s Day at Brookside Gardens. Adventures with Food features music and crafts, 11 AM-4 PM. Storytime on the half hour. 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

FAMILIES: Capital Community Family Festival, sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. 11 AM-6 PM. The Yards Park, 10 Water St SE DC. Free. Info: 202-540-2300 or www.bgcgw.org.

FESTIVAL: South Silver Spring Street Festival. 50 artisans, music, sponsored beer garden. Noon-6 PM. Kennett Street by Acorn Park. Free. Info: www.southsilverspring.org.

MUSIC: Cutting Edge Music at Pyramid Atlantic. 8:30 PM. $15. See Sept 16.

SHOPPING: Annual Old Takoma Sidewalk Sale. Rain or shine, 10 AM-7 PM (regular business hours), also Sunday. Carroll and Laurel Avenues. Info: www.mainstreettakoma.org.


Sunday, September 18

ART: Maryland Festival of the Arts. Downtown Silver Spring, 10 AM-5 PM. See Sept 17.
HISTORY:  President Lincoln-Betsy Thomas Day honors woman who “owned Ft. Stevens.” Noon-4 PM. 13th Street NW between Rittenhouse and Quackenbos NW. Free. Details: www.nps.gov/rocr.
CONCERT: Vandaveer plus Sean Rowe. Tree House Concerts in Takoma Park. 6 PM (doors open 5 PM). $20.  Details: www.tree-houseconcerts.com.
DANCE: PearsonWidrig DanceTheatre. 7 PM. Dance Place. See Sept 17.
GARDENS: Azalea Auction, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. Brookside Gardens. 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.
MUSIC: Cutting Edge Music at Pyramid Atlantic. 8:30 PM. $15. See Sept 16.
SHOPPING: Old Takoma Sidewalk Sale. See Sept 17.
Monday, September 19
FAMILY: Summer Quest Finale Party. 7 PM. Takoma Park City Library, 101 Philadelphia Ave. Free, but RSVP: 301-891-7259.
FORUM: Who Was Fortune? Creative Dialog on ethics of slave skeleton used as teaching tool. 7:30 PM. Clarice Smith Center, Stadium Dr at University Blvd. Free. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
Tuesday, September 20
BENEFIT: Eat at Mark’s Kitchen and support Lumina Studio Theatre. Noon-9 PM. 7006 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Info: 301-270-1883.
MEETING: Take Back the Budget Debate. Town Hall discussion of effect of federal budget crisis on state of Maryland. 7:30-9:30 PM. Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Plaza.  Info: www.ourfunds.org.
MEETING: Friends of Takoma Park MD Library. 7:45 PM. 101 Philadelphia Ave. Free. Info: 301-891-7259.
MUSIC: Barnwell Community Sing. Take Five Series. 5:30 PM. Clarice Smith Center, Stadium Dr at University Blvd. Free. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
Wednesday, September 21
BOOK GROUP: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. 2 PM. Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., SIlver Spring. Info: 240-777-0196.
Thursday, September 22
JAZZ: Brad Linde Tentet & Lee Konitz. 7:30 PM Mansion at Strathmore. $30. Info: www.strathmore.org.
Friday, September 23
CONCERT: National Heritage Fellowships Concert, sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts. 8 PM. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free but tickets required. Ticket distribution details: www.strathmore.org.

JAZZ: Wycliffe Gordon Quartet. Montpelier Arts Center Series. 9652 Muirkirk Rd over Route 197, Laurel. $25. Info: 301-377-7800 or arts.pgparks.com.

Saturday, September 24

DANCE: VTDance. 8 PM, repeats Sunday. Dance Place, 3225  8th St. NE DC. $20/general; $8/children. Info: www.danceplace.org or 202-269-1600.

FAMILY: Takoma Park Annual Play Day. 11 AM-2 PM. Takoma Park Middle School. Volunteers needed. Info: www.takomaplays.org or 301-928-9962.

FAMILY: Rock Creek Park Day. Health & Recreation Fair, noon-4 PM. Exploring the Sky: Stargaze outdoors at Military Field. 8 PM, rain cancels. Details: www.nps.gov/rocr.

FAMILY: Hispanic Heritage Festival at Takoma Park DC Library. Stories, music, crafts, food. 1-3:30 PM. 416 Cedar St NW DC. Free. Info: 202-576-7252.

FAMILY: Chalk4Peace Family Day. Join in creating sidewalk murals. 11:30 AM-3 PM. American Art Museum, 9th and F Sts NW. Free. Info: americanart.si.edu.

FESTIVAL: Panafest – African Heritage Celebration. 4-9 PM. Performances, arts, crafts and cuisine. Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza. Info: 240-777-2584.

GARDENS: Dahlia Show & Sale, 2-5 PM, also Sunday.  Garden Walk. 2 PM (free with no RSVP). Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

MUSEUMS: Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual “Free Museum Day” – Many local museums are among those nationwide offering free entrance. Details: www.smithsonianmagazine.com/museumday.

PERFORMANCE: Laugh It Up, Funny Girl. Gia Mora’s jazz caberet look at love and life in the Internet age. We Are Takoma Series. Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Free ($15 suggested donation). Info: email@GiaMora.com or 347-410.7175.

PETS: Cocker Spaniel Rescue Adoption Show, sponsored by Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue. 11 AM-2 PM. 5154 Nicholson Lane, Kensington. Details: www,cockerspanielrescue.com or 703-533-2373.

THEATRE: Playback Theatre (improv) at Pyramid Atlantic. 8 PM. 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Info: www.pyramid-atlantic.org.

VOLUNTEER: Sweep the Creek, sponsored by Friends of Sligo Creek. 9-11 AM. Details: www.fosc.org.

VOLUNTEER: Rock Creek Park Day. Clean up Rock Creek (ages 7+).  8:30-11:30 AM. Details: 202-895-6227 or Scott_Einberger@nps.gov.

Sunday, September 25

DANCE: VTDance. 7 PM. Dance Place. See Sept 24.

JAZZ: James Farm. 7 PM. Clarice Smith Center, Stadium Dr at University Blvd. Free. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

Monday, September 26

BOOKS: Kids Novelists at Takoma Park City Library. Tami Lewis Brown (The Map of Me), Uma Krishnaswami (The Grand Plan to Fix Everything), and Katy Kelly (Melonhead and the Undercover Operation). Co-sponsored by Politics & Prose. 7:30 PM. 101 Philadelphia Ave. Free. Info: 301-891-7259.

Tuesday, September 27

BOOKS: Book to Film Discussion. 6 PM. Call for specific Michael Connelly title. Takoma Park DC Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. Info: 202-576-7252.

PARENTS: College Financial Aid (1st in College Bound Series). 7 PM. 101 Philadelphia Ave. Free. Info: 301-891-7259.

Wednesday, September 28

POETRY: Judith Kerman and Elisavietta Ritchie. Kensington Row Bookshop Readings. 3786 Howard Ave. Free. Info: 301-949-9416 or www.kensingtonrowbookshop.com.

RECITAL: Bob Patterson (clarinet). Strathmore Artist in Residence.  7:30 PM. Mansion at Strathmore. $12. Info: www.strathmore.org.

Thursday, September 29

GARDENS: Transplanting Shrubs Demonstration. 1 PM. Visitor Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

Friday, September 30

JAZZ: Bruce Swaim Quartet. Montpelier Arts Center Series. 9652 Muirkirk Rd over Route 197, Laurel. $20. Info: 301-377-7800 or arts.pgparks.com.

MUSIC: Cutting Edge Music at Pyramid Atlantic. 8:30 PM. 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $12. Details: www.pyramid-atlantic.org.

PERFORMANCE: AnDa Union (Mongolian folk ensemble). 8 PM. Clarice Smith Center, Stadium Dr at University Blvd. $40/adult; $9/student. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.


Saturday, October 1

BOOKS: Community Read Out. Celebrate Banned Book Week. 10 AM. 101 Philadelphia Ave. Free. Info: 301-891-7259.

DANCE: Bowen McCauley Dance. 8 PM, repeats Sunday. Dance Place, 3225  8th St. NE DC. $20/general; $8/children. Info: www.danceplace.org or 202-269-1600.

GARDENS: Brookside Plant Sale, 10 AM-3 PM. Garden Walks. 2 PM. Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free, no RSVP. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org

Sunday, October 2

DANCE: Bowen McCauley. 7 PM. Dance Place. See Oct 1.

FESTIVAL: 30th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival. 3 stages, 150 artisans, international cuisine, kids activities plus silent auction of reCYCLE sculptures. 1o AM-5 PM. Carroll Ave from Eastern to Ethan Allen Aves. Free. Info: www.takomafestival.com.

 

FESTIVAL: (Rescheduled) Expressions Live Benefit Concert, sponsored by The Bridge. 3-7 PM. Silver Plaza, Silver Spring. Free. Info: expressionslive.org.

FORUM: GapBusters 10th Anniversary honors Minority Women Who Place First. 4-7 PM. Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place. Info: www.gapbuster.org.

GARDENS: Mushroom Fair. Noon-5 PM. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

Tuesday, October 4

PERFORMANCE: Morton Subotnick and electric music at Clarice Smith. Lecture (12:30 PM in classroom 2200), Music as Studio Art (3 PM, classroom 2200); recital (5:30 PM). Stadium Dr at University Blvd. Free. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

Wednesday, October 5

BOOKS: Go Tell It On the Mountain. African American Book Group. 7 PM. Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd. Info: 240-773-9420.

 

Thursday, October 6

PERFORMANCE: Bach Cantata in Grand Pavillion at Clarice Smith (singers welcome). 1:30 PM. Stadium Dr at University Blvd. Free. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

Friday, October 7

JAZZ: John Ozment (organ trio).  Montpelier Arts Center Series. 9652 Muirkirk Rd over Route 197, Laurel. $20. Info: 301-377-7800 or arts.pgparks.com.

Saturday, October 8

CONCERT: FAME – Showcase of new talent. 8 PM. Clarice Smith Center, Stadium Dr at University Blvd. Free. Info: www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

Thursday, October 13

GARDENS: Fall Perennial Walk at Brookside Gardens. 1 PM. Fragrance Garden, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.


Friday, October 14

DANCE: Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company. 8 PM, repeats Sunday. Dance Place, 3225  8th St. NE DC. $20/general; $8/children. Info: www.danceplace.org or 202-269-1600.

PERFORMANCE: Drop the Knife: A Memoir-in-Song with Jeanne Mackey. 7:30 PM. We Are Takoma Series. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

JAZZ: Warren Wolf. Montpelier Arts Center Series. 9652 Muirkirk Rd over Route 197, Laurel. $20. Info: 301-377-7800 or arts.pgparks.co


Saturday, October 15

DANCE: Dana Tai Soon Burgess. 8 PM. Dance Place. See Oct 14.

FUNDRAIDER: Pyramic Atlantic’s Upscale Yard Sale. 9 AM-4 PM. 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Info: www.pyramid-atlantica.org.

MUSIC: The ULiners in Concert. 7:30 PM. We Are Takoma Series. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

NATURE: Brookside Garden Walks. 2 PM. Leaves from Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free, no RSVP. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

Tuesday, October 18

BENEFIT: Eat at Mark’s Kitchen and support Daisy Girl Scout Troop #5384. Noon-9 PM. 7006 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Info: 301-270-1883.


Thursday, October 20

GARDENS: Fall Conservatory Tour at Brookside Gardens. 1 PM. 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Reading. 7:30 PM. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

Friday, October 21

JAZZ:Trio Calliente. Montpelier Arts Center Series. 9652 Muirkirk Rd over Route 197, Laurel. $20. Info: 301-377-7800 or arts.pgparks.co


Saturday, October 22

BENEFIT: Fall Used Book Sale supports Takoma Park MD Library. 9 AM-3 PM. 101 Philadelphia Ave. Info: 301-891-7259.

GARDENS: Chrysanthemum Show. 1-5 PM, also Sunday. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Free. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

Sunday, October 23

DANCE: Eureka Dance Festival. 5 PM. We Are Takoma Series. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

GARDENS: Chrysanthemum Show. 10 AM-3 PM. Brookside. See Sept 22.

Wednesday, October 26

POETRY: Claudia Gary & Ned Balbo. Kensington Row Bookshop Readings. 3786 Howard Ave. Free. Info: 301-949-9416 or www.kensingtonrowbookshop.com.

Saturday, October 29

DANCE: DeColores Mexican Dance Company. 7:30 PM. We Are Takoma Series. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

Thursday, November 10

PARENTING: History and Helicoptering: how Past Factors Explain Parents Anxieties with historian Peter Stearns. 7:30 PM. We Are Takoma Series. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

Thursday, November 17

POETRY: Third Thursday Poetry Reading. 7:30 PM. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

Saturday, December 3

PERFORMANCE: DC Labor Chorus Holiday Concert. 7:30 PM. We Are Takoma Series. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

FLORAL: Holiday Wreath and Centerpiece Sale. 10 AM-4 PM. Brookside Gardens. Info: www.brooksidegardens.org.

Thursday, December 8

LECTURE: Dollars and Sense: A Discussion of US Economics with Wall Street Journal correspondent David Wessel. 7:30 PM. We Are Takoma Series. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.

Saturday, December 17

CONCERT: Winter Solstice with Jennifer Cutting. 7:30 PM. We Are Takoma Series. Takoma Park Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave. Info: 301-891-7224.





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