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Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, Aug. 23-29

The Rovers, a Celtic band from Annapolis, perform a free show in Rockville on Friday night. (From the Rovers)
THU 23

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival The 16th annual film fest to benefit NIH Children’s Charities is just three short days with one film shown each day. “All the President’s Men,” about the Watergate scandal, is screened Thursday; “Midnight in Paris,” about an engaged couple who discover growing differences while on vacation, is shown Friday; and “We Bought a Zoo,” in which a widower and his kids take over a struggling zoo, ends the festival Saturday. Bands and food trucks Thursday-Saturday at 5:30 p.m., films start at 8:30 p.m. Mid-Pike Plaza, Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike, Rockville. Free.

Wine Down at the Square Local bands perform as Rockville Town Square holds its final evening of summer wine tastings. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square, between Rockville Pike, East Middle Lane, North Washington Street and Beall Avenue, Rockville. 301-998-8178. Free.

Smokers Club One Hazy Summer Tour Rapper Juicy J headlines the tour with Chip Tha Rippa and Smoke Dza and more. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $20.

Slow blues and swing dance Capital Blues presents a dance with instruction and DJ music. No partner necessary, instruction included. Beginner workshop 8:15-9 p.m., dance 9-11:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2231. $8.

FRI 24

The Nighthawks The Wammie-winning D.C. band plays roots rock and blues as part of the Downtown Wheaton TGIF Summer Concert Series. 6:30-8 p.m. Wheaton Triangle, Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, Wheaton. 240-777-8106. Free.

The Rovers Hailing from Annapolis, this Celtic band performs a Friday Night Live outdoor concert. 6:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square, between Rockville Pike, East Middle Lane, North Washington Street and Beall Avenue, Rockville. Free.

“Romeo and Juliet” The National Players give a new twist to the Bard’s classic tragedy in an outdoor performance. Bring something to sit on. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. Free, reservations suggested.

Meek Mill The feisty, snarling rapper is a Rick Ross protege and an up-and-coming star in his own right. He headlines the Dreamchasers Tours with Black Cobain. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $35.

SAT 25

Open house BlackRock Center for the Arts, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012, showcases its offerings. The event includes roving performer/juggler/clown Mark Lohr, crafts and a scavenger hunt. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

Uncorked Wine and Music Festival Sample Maryland wines, participate in a cooking demonstration and wine seminars, and hear live music by Melodime (Southern fusion), Big Chimney Band (Americana), the Bruce Swaim Quartet (jazz), Cletus & Lori (folk), the Dirty Pints (traditional Irish), the Dixie Power Trio and the New Line Brass Band (Dixie/New Orleans Brass). Tasting booths accept cash only. Noon-6 p.m. Rockville Town Square, between Rockville Pike, East Middle Lane, North Washington Street and Beall Avenue, Rockville. Concerts and cooking demonstrations free, wine tasting $15.

Swing dance Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg offer instruction at a dance with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. Beginner’s lesson at 8 p.m., dancing until midnight. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. $15, ages 5-13 $8, age 4 and younger free.

SUN 26

“Fuddy Meers” In David Lindsay Abaire’s comedy, a woman with a case of daily amnesia must determine whom to trust. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. 301-258-6394. $16, Gaithersburg residents $14.

Blue Crescent Syncopators A traditional jazz and Dixieland concert is sponsored by the Potomac River Jazz Club. 2-5 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. 703-323-0314. $25 day of concert, $20 in advance, youth and students with ID free.

“Little Shop of Horrors” A mysterious plant with a hunger for human flesh helps a shy young man win over his crush in the musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, staged by the Olney Theatre Center. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. $26-$54.

Small works and plein-air prints Two art shows close Sunday at Pyramid Atlantic: “National Small Works,” the 15th annual juried showcase of prints smaller than 170 square inches, and “Plein Air to Print,” woodcuts and paintings created outdoors by Hannah Phelps, the grand prize winner from last year’s “National Small Works.” Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-608-9101. Free.

MON 27

“Norma” Opera in the Cinema continues with a screening of Vincenzo Bellini’s opera filmed at Teatro Antico Taormina, Italy. The story line follows a high priestess’s forbidden love for a Roman soldier. 12:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. $20.

TUE 28

“Dirty Dancing” Bethesda Row’s ’80s film series concludes with an outdoor showing of the film starring Patrick Swayze as a dance instructor and Jennifer Grey as a girl vacationing with her family at mountain resort in the ’60s. 8:30 p.m. Bethesda Row, Bethesda Lane, Between Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. Free.

WED 29

Beowulf T. Wonderbunny Baltimore children’s entertainer Tom Lilly blends magic and education. 10:30 a.m. Washingtonian Center, Rio Center Atrium, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Free.

Peter McCory This Warrenton one-man band comes to Silver Spring to play familiar and original children’s songs. 6 p.m. Downtown Silver Spring, Plaza Stage, on and around Ellsworth Drive, Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street, Silver Spring. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports


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