Bethesda Beat’s roundup of local weekend eventsANDREW METCALF AND JACOB BOGAGE
Imagination Bethesda – Saturday – Woodmont Triangle
Norfolk and Auburn avenues in Downtown Bethesda will become a kid’s paradise Saturday, when arts, crafts and activity tents will line the streets. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership. With the temperature expected to be in the low 80s with sun, it should be a nice day for an outdoor event.
Electric Cars on Display – Saturday – Chevy Chase Town Hall
Several local residents and industry representatives will talk about electric vehicles Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at town hall in Chevy Chase. Cars on display will include a Tesla, Ford C-Max, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt. A discussion about recharging options, fuel savings, drivability, car sharing and bikes is also scheduled. The town asks that attendees RSVP by calling 301-654-7144 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Town hall is located at 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase.
Jamison and Double O Soul – Friday – Rockville Town Square
Part of the City of Rockville’s “Friday Night Live” summer concert series, the DC-based folk rock group performs for free from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Dawson’s Market Stage in Rockville’s commercial district. Temperatures should range from the low 70s to high 60s. The stage sits adjacent to dozens of shops and restaurants.
Chicago VS DC Laff Off – Friday – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Chicago-based comedian Damon Williams and DC-native Tony Woods trade jokes at the Fillmore in two shows Friday night, the first at 6:30 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 with an early bird special when purchased online or $37.95 at the door. The Fillmore is located at 8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring.
The Girls in the Band (movie) – Friday – AFI Silver Theatre
Independent film tells the story of 1930s and 40s all-female musical groups that defied gender and social norms. Tickets are $12 at the door and the showing begins at 7:15 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is located at 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring.
Bethesda Cares Benefit Concert – Saturday – Westmoreland Congregational Church
The choir and orchestra of Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ will perform Handel’s “Messiah” as part of a benefit for Bethesda Cares, an organization that helps the local homeless. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. at the church, which is located at 1 Westmoreland Circle in Bethesda. An offering will be collected for Bethesda Cares.
Moshav Band – Sunday – Har Shalom Synagogue
The five-man Israeli/American rock group takes to the stage at Har Shalom Synagogue in Potomac at 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $11 in advance and $15 at the door and you can also order a pre-concert lunch. Order online at harshalom.org/whats-happening/moshav/.