Weekend Events: Cat Video Festival, Tree Lightings and a Panel on Domestic Violence
What’s happening Nov 17-19
Panel on domestic abuse and gun violence—Thursday night—Temple Sinai, Washington, D.C.
Mildred Muhammad, who was married to the man who later became one of the two Beltway snipers, will join Montgomery County officials and experts and advocates on gun violence and domestic abuse in a panel discussion that will explore the links between them.
The free event begins at 7:30 p.m.
DakhaBrakha—Friday—Strathmore, North Bethesda
A Ukrainian quartet that specializes in dramatic and unexpected music, DakhaBrakha makes use of some unfamiliar instruments including the bugay, djembe, zgaleyka, garmoshka, and darbuka. The group is rooted in Ukrainian culture but has influences from India, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Russia.
Tickets are $28 to $58 for the 8 p.m. show.
Annual Tree Lighting—Friday—Pike & Rose
The annual tree lighting ceremony at Pike & Rose will feature holiday music, food specials, sales at local stores and giveaways. There will also be a live ice carving and other entertainment.
The free event runs from 6 to 8 p.m.
Gypsy Spirit—Saturday—F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville
Via F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
An orchestra performing Romani music will play at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Saturday. The Gypsy Spirit show will include Russian folk instruments like the balalaikas, domras, gusli and bayan.
Tickets are $15 to $25 for the 8 p.m. show. Admission is free for children 12 and younger.
Tree Lighting Ceremony—Saturday—Rockville Town Square
The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on Maryland Avenue and on the square. The countdown for the tree lighting starts at 5:40 p.m. There will be a performance by Dawn Crafton Dance Connection at 5 p.m. Free gift bags will be given to the first 500 people. Visit tents along Maryland Avenue to sample and purchase treats.
CatVideoFest—Saturday and Sunday—AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring
Via Will Braden, creator of Le Chat Noir, who curated CatVideoFest
Popular and formerly undiscovered internet cat videos will get played on the big screen this weekend at AFI Silver Theatre. The 70-minute CatVideoFest is hosted by Bethesda-based nonprofit Alley Cat Allies and features information on how to help cats in our area.
Tickets are $8 to $13 for the 5 p.m. shows.
Angela Winbush—Sunday—Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Via Bethesda Blues & Jazz
R&B singer Angela Winbush will be at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Sunday. A survivor of ovarian cancer, she’s known for hits “I’ll Be Good” and “You Don’t Have To Cry.”
Tickets are $59.50 for the 7:30 p.m. show.
Curren$y & Dave East—Sunday—The Fillmore, Silver Spring
New Orleans rapper Curren$y, an alum of Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, takes the stage with Dave East from XXL’s 2016 Freshman Class this Sunday at the Fillmore. Lil Bibby, Ethan Spalding & The Traprock Band and Billionell will also perform.
Tickets are $42 to $55 for the 8 p.m. show.