Weekend Events: Bethesda Row Arts Festival; ‘How I Learned To Drive’ at Round House Theatre
What's happening Oct. 12-14
Last year's Bethesda Row Arts Festival
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Noir City D.C.—Friday through Sunday—AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring
The annual film series kicks off Friday and continues through Oct. 25. Patrons can purchase a “Noir City Pass” to gain access to every program in the series curated by the Film Noir Foundation. This year, every selection is a double feature.
How I Learned To Drive—Friday through Sunday—Round House Theatre, Bethesda
There are four weekend showings of How I Learned To Drive, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Paula Vogel. The play follows Li’l Bit, who was sexually abused by her uncle when she was a child. The show opened this week and continues through Nov. 4. The Friday show is at 8 p.m.; the Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.
Michael Franti & Spearhead—Sunday night—The Fillmore Silver Spring
The American musician and spoken word artist has toured with John Mayer and is perhaps best known for his 2009 single “Say Hey (I Love You).” Before the 7 p.m. concert, fans are invited to a 4:30 p.m. potluck and yoga flow event at Fairview Road Urban Park.
Bethesda Row Arts Festival—Saturday through Sunday
Nearly 200 nationally acclaimed artists will showcase their work Saturday and Sunday at an outdoor gallery on Bethesda Row. Seven of the jury-selected artists are from Montgomery County. The festival runs rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival is free and open to the public; art will be available for purchase.Bethesda Central Farm Market, which operates at Bethesda Elementary School at 7600 Arlington Road, will be closed Sunday for the arts festival.
Lenny’s Playlist—Saturday night and Sunday—The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda
The National Philharmonic will perform Mozart, Barber and Shostakovich compositions favored by the late Leonard Bernstein, an American conductor, composer and pianist who scored West Side Story. The concert features acclaimed Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova. Ticket prices range from $34 to $84, and are free for children ages 7 to 17. The Saturday performance begins at 8 p.m.; the Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.
Record Fair—Sunday—Denizens Brewing Co., Silver Spring
Twenty vendors from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia will sell records from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be four local DJ sets during the course of the event.