Things to See and Do in the Bethesda Area in May and June
Our picks for live music, theater and other entertainment
Even though her Instagram handle is @girlwithnojob, Claudia Oshry has made a career on social media out of being unemployed and funny. The former New York University student began blogging about her fashion company internship, but she changed the blog’s name to Girl With No Job after she was fired and also started Instagram and Facebook accounts. Three million followers later, Oshry has turned Girl With No Job into a full-time gig that includes getting paid by businesses to post about their products, an online entertainment news show, a podcast, and the “Dirty Jeans Tour,” a live comedy show that comes to The Fillmore Silver Spring in May.
7:30 p.m., $25-$75, The Fillmore Silver Spring, fillmoresilverspring.com
May 8-June 9
The story of Mary Stuart, the 16th-century monarch who battled with cousin Queen Elizabeth I for power over England, has inspired many artistic representations, including the 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots. More than 200 years earlier, German playwright Friedrich Schiller wrote his version of events in the play Mary Stuart. Olney Theatre Center presents a new adaptation of Schiller’s play, whittling the original cast of 20 characters down to a company of six who will play multiple parts as both men and women, highlighting the gender politics of the piece. Mary and Elizabeth were two of the most powerful women of their time, yet they were surrounded by controlling men trying to achieve their own agendas.
$54-$74, Olney Theatre Center, olneytheatre.org
Feel the sand between your toes without crossing the Bay Bridge by kicking off summer at Rockville’s Hometown Holidays. The annual event returns with three days of festivities. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy four stages of live music, rides, bounce houses and the Taste of Rockville food festival. A highlight of the event is the “beach,” a parking lot covered by tons of sand where kids can dig and build sandcastles and grown-ups can enjoy adult beverages. Memorial Day ceremonies start at 9 a.m. on Monday, followed by a parade in and around Rockville Town Square.
Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, free, Rockville Town Square, rockvillehometownholidays.com