Issues to do in Bethesda and Rockville in March and April
think about Dragons
Can anybody be a geek and a warrior? On this planet of Dungeons & Dragons, they’ll. That is what Agnes Evans, the protagonist of Qui Nguyen’s play She Kills Monsters, discovers after the dying of her teenage sister, Tilly. On this dramatic comedy combined with references to 90s popular culture, Agnes discovers Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons pocket book and finds herself immersed within the fantasy world that supplied her sister refuge. The manufacturing, in partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, can be broadcast dwell from the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg and will be considered on a pc. The play comprises mature themes and is right for ages 15 and up.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $ 20, digital occasion, www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/performing-arts/theater/she-kills-monsters
March 18 and 25
The Bethesda space is fertile floor for rising writers. Every year, numerous them are acknowledged within the Bethesda Native Writers Showcase, which honors the winners of Bethesda’s essay, quick story and poetry competitions. The quick story and essay contests are sponsored by Bethesda Journal, the Bethesda City Partnership (BUP), the Author’s Heart, and the Jim and Carol Trawick Basis, whereas the poetry contest is sponsored by the BUP and the Author’s Heart. You may hear the authors learn their profitable work at a web based awards ceremony. The essay and quick story winners will learn on March 18, and the poetry laureates, together with former Maryland poet laureate Michael Collier, will learn on March 25.
7:00 p.m., free digital occasion, bethesda.org
It is the season
In the event you miss the fun of watching a present dwell on the Olney Theater Heart, you may be pleased to see acquainted faces on the present’s month-to-month evaluation, The Olney Dwelling Hour. Throughout every episode, actors Eleasha Gamble, Jessica Lauren Ball, Jay Frisby, and Bobby Smith – all of whom have appeared in earlier Olney productions – carry out songs and skits celebrating the present season. Latest exhibits have included Seasons of Justice to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in January and Seasons of Love in February. In March, they give the impression of being to spring with Seasons of Renewal. The episodes stay on-line after the discharge date in order that they are often considered at any time.
8 p.m., free digital occasion, olneytheatre.org
A royal live performance
With dramatic music and spoken phrase, the Nationwide Philharmonic follows the evolution of black individuals in America with its streaming efficiency of Portrait of a Queen by composer Carlos Simon. The play goals to inform the story by way of the lens of a figurative black girl representing energy, braveness and selflessness. The orchestra, which can carry out dwell from the Music Heart at Strathmore, may even carry out Flos Campi by British composer Ralph Vaughan-Williams, with violinist Julius Wirthis and a silent accompaniment from the Nationwide Philharmonic Chorale.
2 p.m., free digital occasion, nationalphilharmonic.org
Every little thing about this bass
Aaron Freeman goes by the stage identify “ijustplaybass”, however he truly performs all the pieces from bass and guitar to keyboards and brass. He additionally arranges music and directs movies. The current Howard College graduate cleverly combines musical genres corresponding to jazz, R&B and classical to create songs that sound each acquainted and new, like his fluid and groovy association of Mussorgsky’s Photos at an Exhibition. Uncover the expertise of Strathmore’s artist-in-residence throughout his dwell live performance.
7:30 p.m., pay what you may, digital occasion, strathmore.org
Movie Discussion board
Every year, the Bethesda Movie Fest options quick documentaries on a variety of matters made by filmmakers dwelling in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC The pageant is digital this 12 months, which suggests you may stream and watch every one. motion pictures without spending a dime from the tip of March. The filmmakers will take part in a web based dialogue and question-and-answer session in April to speak about their tasks. Register on-line to take part within the free digital dialogue.
7:00 p.m., free digital occasion, bethesda.org
Till Could 23
Half do-it-yourself journey and digital escape room, Spy Academy and the Misplaced Treasure of Atlantis is an immersive theatrical expertise from Creativeness Stage. Within the manufacturing, designed for kids aged 5 to 10, the viewers takes on the function of cadets from the spy academy. They’re invited to hitch a mission to seek out the Coronary heart of the Dragon by fixing puzzles and issues. “Pat,” a spy academy trainer who’s performed by totally different improvisation actors based mostly on efficiency, leads the viewers, restricted to fifteen households, by way of numerous challenges. The present additionally consists of movie segments shot on the Bethesda Theater of Creativeness Stage.
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $ 25, digital occasion, imaginationstage.org