Events Roundup – February 2015

February 6-15: Watch Highwood Theatre’s Other Desert Cities and feel better about your own family. This cast of professional actors will bring alive a story of one dysfunctional family dealing with old wounds. Tickets here.

Friday, February 6, 8:00pm: our favorite local musician, Zach Parkman, plays at the chillest spot in Silver Spring: Zed’s Cafe. Before, hit up Olazzo for a strong martini (or two) & pasta. Then, head to Zed’s for free tunes & dessert.

Saturday, February 7, 9:00am-4:00pm: Ever wondered what happens in those big buildings on East-West Highway? Learn what the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is up to at Explore NOAA. There’ll be presentations by hurricane hunters & weather forecasters; kids activities; an art walk; and more. Free, but a government issued ID is required.

Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm: Join creatives of all kinds at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery at the Civic Building for an interruption-themed Arts Salon. Come explore how interruptions play a role in your art. Free; light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, February 21, 8:00pm: The New York based ensemble REBEL Baroque presents their annual chamber performance at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. The group will survey chamber music written by Bach during his periods at Cöthen and Leipzig. Tickets here. After all that culture, stop by newly opened Sligo Cafe for drinks.

Any night before Sunday, February 22: Check out Oscar contenders at the AFI Silver or Regal Majestic. Birdman, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything & Selma are all still playing in Silver Spring.

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm: Join the shenanigans when avatars come alive at our third Silver Spring Tweet Up at El Golfo. #SSpringTweetup

Thursday, February 26, 9:30am: Heads up entrepreneurs! Stop by Creative Boost for a free presentation by Brian Frankel on how to fund your startup. Stay & work at Creative Colony to see what happens at Silver Spring’s coolest coworking space. Free, but RSVP required.

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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