Weekend Events: Inaugural Idiocracy, MoComCon and Carla Cooke
What's happening Jan. 20-22
Inaugural Idiocracy — Friday day and night — Denizens Brewing Co., Silver Spring
On Inauguration Day, the brewery will show inauguration coverage downstairs, while the upstairs will screen the 2006 Idiocracy, a dystopian film set 500 years in the future when U.S. culture has morphed into commercialism and anti-intellectualism. At 8 p.m. in the lower taproom, DJ Blaqsquerade will be spinning dance music. The brewery also plans to release a special inauguration-themed beer for the party.
The Vi-Kings — Friday night — Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
The music of The Vi-Kings is the soundtrack of your life: the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Credence Clearwater, Bob Dylan, and on and on. In these turbulent times, the band has adopted, as a theme, the plea from the Youngbloods’ song: “C’mon people now, smile on your brother…” The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $15.
MoComCon — Saturday afternoon — Silver Spring Library
The Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., hosts the county library system’s first comic convention, MoComCon, from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The free event includes drawing for children and teens, critiques of comics for teens and adults, and panel discussions. Participants are encouraged to appear in costume. No weapons allowed, even fake ones for a costume.
Arts exhibit — Saturday afternoon — Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn
Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents Winter White, an art exhibit, which includes imaginative sculpture, glass, oil, acrylic, clay and photography that are devoid of most color but are rich in texture and allure. The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 27, is open from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, as well as 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is in the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road. Free.
The Odyssey — Saturday afternoon — Strathmore
Pocket Change Theater Co. presents this kid-friendly production of The Odyssey with live painting, movement-based storytelling and a focus on Homer’s use of color. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets $10.
Carla Cooke — Sunday night — Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Carla Cooke, the youngest daughter of the legendary Sam Cooke, pays him tribute with concerts at festivals and venues throughout the United States. The Jan. 22 performance falls on Sam Cooke’s 86th birthday. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30.
Misspent Youth — Saturday night — Villain & Saint, Bethesda
Named by the Maryland Music Awards as a Top Cover Band in 2015 and 2016, Misspent Youth will be joined by Andras Simonyi, a former diplomat who is also a blues guitarist, for a performance Saturday at Villain & Saint. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets $8 and $10.
Dance Party — Sunday afternoon — Kensington Town Hall
A Wild Rumpus Dance Party, geared to ages 18 months to 6 years, celebrates the works of Maurice Sendak and benefits the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation's Make MORE Noyes Campaign. Families can enjoy the Where the Wild Things Are theater show. And children can dance, create “monstrous” art or browse Sendak memorabilia. It all takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street Tickets $5 a person; $20 per family maximum.