Events Roundup – May 2014

Fridays in May, 8:30pm: Danza Latina at El Golfo. Start your weekend right with the best happy hour in Long Branch from 5-7pm and then stay for dinner and dancing! Admission $10 and dance lessons are included so beginners have no excuses.

Saturday, May 3, 7:30pm: Joe Uehlein pays tribute to Pete Seeger at Zed’s Cafe. Celebrate Seeger’s birthday with a sing-along at our favorite Georgia Avenue cafe.

Sunday, May 4, 1:00-6:00pm: Taste the World in Fenton Village lets you sample fare from over 30 restaurants in the Fenton Village neighborhood for cheap ($2-5 tastings)! Start at the parking lot between Thayer & Silver Spring Ave to pick up your passport. Get three stamps and enter to win prizes at 5:30pm. Plus, music on two stages!

Saturday, May 10, 1:00-4:00pm: ShareFest at the Fenton Street Market. Learn about sharing ventures in Silver Spring and offer your skills. Make seed balls and bird feeders, learn about community gardening, get tips on hosting kids’ clothing and toys swaps, and discover ways you can share with your neighbors.

Saturday, May 10, 8:00pm: Sonic Circuits Off the Grid VI at Pyramid Atlantic. Rock out to acoustic and battery powered experimental music from a range of local artists: Layne Garrett; Safe, Fast and Young; Jason Mullinax w/ Perry Conticchio; Rich O’Meara; Marian McLaughlin. Tickets $10.

Friday, May 16: Bike to Work Day Pit Stops (6:30-9:00am at Discovery Communications, corner of Wayne & Georgia Avenues; 4:30-6:30pm at The Blairs, 1312 East-West Highway). Hop on your bike (or pick one up at a Capital Bikeshare location) for your daily commute and stop in Silver Spring for refreshments and biking resources.

Friday, May 23, 5:00-7:00pm: Mojitos & Tapas Happy Hour at Pyramid Atlantic. We’re suckers for a good happy hour deal. Stop by for a strong mojito or two and tapas made by Jose! Bring dominoes and wear your guayabera. Bonus: Stop by the Jambo, Tanzania exhibit upstairs. Tickets $20.

Saturday, May 31, 1:00pm: Meet the Candidates for District 5 – speed dating style – at the Fenton Street Market. Want a chance to speak one-on-one with candidates for our County Council seat? Here’s your chance!

Saturday, May 31, 10:00 – 3:30pm: Cartoonists draw blood – Seekers Church. 276 Carroll Street, NW. Come donate blood for an event hosted by American Red Cross and National Cartoonists Society. All donors receive a complimentary sketch. Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Pete Tan
A DC Native, people say I'm rude and abrasive; I say I'm passionate. I've been working in marketing since 2005. My brothers and I paid Geppi's rent through the 80s and 90s. My relief at an indoor wavepool never materializing in Silver Spring is balanced by my disappointment that City Place has dozens of shuttered storefronts. I love what you've done with your hair.

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