Family Fun This Weekend in Montgomery County
A tribute to James Brown, Alien Invaders, free fun and more.
ON STAGE Concert Series – Tribute to James Brown
Where/When: Concert Pavilion, 31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 2012, 7 p.m. Concert begins at 8:45 p.m.
Why to go: Olde Towne will be alive with music and family entertainment. Bring the whole family out for Friday Family Fun Nights.
Events may be canceled or rescheduled due to weather or other circumstances. Call or visit the city's website to confirm.
Where/When: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD 20851.
Fridays, July 6, 13, 20, 2012 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21,2012 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 15, 22, at 2 p.m.
Why to go: Presented by Rockville Musical Theatre, 17 dancers auditioning for a spot in a new Broadway play tell the director about themselves in song and dance in order to land one of eight roles, at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Tickets on sale.
Pricing: $20. For ticket information click HERE.
Where/When: Meadowside Nature Center, Rock Creek Regional Park, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD USA 20855, 9–10:30 a.m.
Why to go: You, your family, or your group can help give the park’s native plants room to grow by removing the invasive non-natives. Bring leather gloves if you have them or borrow ours. No registration required; please call in advance if you'd like to bring a group. Student Service Learning credits available. Register at ParkPASS.org.
Where/When: Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901, Friday, July 6, 2012, 8-10 p.m.
Why to go: A striking, provocative and powerful story of two women whose first kiss prompts a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Emotions, preconceptions and relations are explored and tested, speaking to human nature and compassion.
Pricing: $20. For tickets click HERE.
Where/When: Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, Friday, July 6, 2012, 8 p.m.
Why to go: Astounding magic and slight-of-hand with interactive theatre and hilarious fun. Ages 10 and up.
Where/When: Maryland SoccerPlex, 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841, 7–8:45 p.m.
Why to go: D.C. United Women's soccer team is the premier W-League team in the country. With the absence of the Women's Professional Soccer League, the top players are playing right in your back yard with the D.C. United Women! The roster boasts such stars as Becky Sauerbrunn from the Women's National Team, international pro sensations and up and coming local college standouts. This is an inexpensive event for all ages to experience! Make it a family night, team bonding event or a social outing!
Where/When: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874, Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Why to go: Come enjoy LDE's signature brand of rock for romantics.
No tickets or reservations necessary. Bring lawn chairs and non-alcoholic refreshment.
Where/When: Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD 20852, 7:30 p.m.
Why to go: Come watch the Bethesda Big Train, the No. 1 ranked summer collegiate baseball team in the Nation! The Big Train are coming off their third consecutive Cal Ripken League championship. Exciting baseball and family friendly entertainment for the entire family!
Where/When: Downtown Wheaton, Sunday, June 8, 2012, 6:30–8 p.m.
Why to go: Kick-off your weekend with great music in downtown Wheaton!
Enjoy live music from top musicians in the DC area every second and fourth Friday June through August.
Bring a blanket, chair and your family and friends. And don't forget to grab a bite to eat from one of the great local restaurants before or after the show!
This year's lineup features:
- June 8 Unity Reggae Band (Reggae)
- June 22 Mary Ann Redmond (Blues, Soul)
- July 13 John Kocur Band (Jazz)
- July 27 Trio Caliente (Latin)
- August 10 Soul Crackers (Motown)
- August 24 The Nighthawks (Blues, Roots Rock)