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“Let It Snow” musical performance — North Bethesda — Friday

The Walter Johnson High School chorus group will perform in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose shopping area as part of its annual “Let It Snow” holiday event. Fake snow will fall during musical performances from local groups.

Performances will be at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Visit pikeandrose.com for more information.

Christmas tree weekend — Gaithersburg — Saturday and Sunday

Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg hosts Christmas Tree Weekend Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can cut down Christmas trees, which include White and Scot pines, Norway Spruces and Douglas Fir trees.

There will be free hayrides, chili and hot cider. Visitors can buy preserves, breads and pies at the event.


The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Visitors must RSVP at https://www.smokeyglenfarm.com/christmas-trees/.

Metropolitan Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” — Rockville — Saturday and Sunday

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy presents the 31st annual production of “The Nutcracker” Saturday and Sunday at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on Montgomery College’s Rockville campus.


Saturday’s shows will be at 1 and 5 p.m. and Sunday’s show will be at 1 p.m.

Tickets are between $10 and $28. Attendees can purchase tickets here.

The Shanghai Quartet — Rockville — Sunday


The Bender JCC of Greater Washington hosts a performance of the Shanghai Quartet and Alexander Fiterstein, which will feature selections from Mozart and Beethoven.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Kreeger Auditorium. A documentary about the Shanghai Quartet precedes the show at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $50 and can be reserved online by visiting https://www.benderjccgw.org/arts-culture-jewish-life/concerts/.


Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com