Weekend Events: Candidate Forum in Potomac; Theatrical Concert about Simon & Garfunkel; Hanson Performs

What’s happening Sept. 22-24


The Simon & Garfunkel Story—Friday—Strathmore, North Bethesda

Via Strathmore

Telling the story of the two musicians who became a breakthrough folk rock duo, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a theatrical concert that recently ran in London’s West End. The concert includes their hits “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson” and other songs played over images of events from 1960s America.

Tickets are $38 to $58 for the 8 p.m. show.

Almost Maine—Friday, Saturday and Sunday—F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville

Via F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Almost Maine follows the story of a New England town full of love and heartbreak. The show is presented by Rockville Little Theatre, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

Tickets are $22 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. Shows are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Candidates forum—Saturday—Potomac Community Center

The Potomac Community Center. Via Google Maps

The Montgomery County Muslim Council is hosting a forum for candidates running for Congress and Montgomery County executive in 2018.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Congressional candidates will speak from 11 a.m. to noon and county executive candidates will speak from noon to 1 p.m.

VisionWalk—Sunday—Rockville Town Square Plaza

Via FightBlindness.org

Hundreds of people are expected to participate in the county’s eighth annual VisionWalk, which raises money to fight blindness. The funds raised will go toward gene therapy and pharmaceutical research.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb—Sunday—AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring

Via Kate Mereand/Wikimedia Commons

The AFI Silver Theatre will screen Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb, which explores the history of the community through its growth, decline and revitalization. The screening with be introduced by director Walter Gottlieb, a local filmmaker.

The free screening runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hanson—Sunday—The Fillmore, Silver Spring

Via Fillmore

Pop rock band Hanson makes a stop at The Fillmore for the group’s 25th anniversary “Middle of Everywhere” tour. After making a name for themselves with single “Mmmbop” in 1997, Hanson put out other hits like “Where’s the Love” and “Get the Girl Back.”

Tickets are sold out at Fillmore, but available on secondary sales sites starting around $50. The show is at 8 p.m.

Ari Hest—Sunday—AMP by Strathmore, North Bethesda

Via Facebook

A classic folk performer, Ari Hest has more than nine albums under his belt and music that’s been featured on One Tree Hill and other TV shows. Singer-songwriter Ken Yates opens for his performance at AMP.

Tickets are $25 to $30 for the 8 p.m. show.

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