Weekend Events: Scary Movies at AFI and Other Halloween Activities, Plus a Christmas-Themed Play

What’s happening Oct. 27-29


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Scary movie screenings—Friday to Tuesday—AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring


Nosferatu. Via AFI

The AFI Silver Theatre is rolling out a full lineup of scary movies all weekend and into next week for Halloween. The films include An American Werewolf in London, George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Italian horror classic Suspiria. The iconic silent film Nosferatu will be screened Friday night with live musical accompaniment. Tickets are $13 to $15.

For more Halloween-related events, check out Bethesda Beat’s list of haunted houses, pumpkin patches and other spooky or seasonal activities, many of which will continue through this weekend.

White Christmas—Friday and Saturday nights—F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville


Via F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

If you’ve had enough of Halloween, you can also start celebrating one of the next holidays at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. The theater will begin staging White Christmas this weekend, an Irving Berlin musical based on the film about World War II veterans preparing to perform their song-and-dance act for a Christmas show.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and continue through Nov. 12. Tickets are $20 to $22.

Bike Connectivity Day—Saturday—Grosvenor/Strathmore Metro Station


Via Fivesquares

Bike Connectivity Day, an event celebrating bike commuters, provides activities for bikers, demonstrations on locking your bike on a Metro Bus and tutorials on bike repairs. The event is hosted by Fivesquares in partnership with WMATA, Montgomery Parks and local bike associations.

The free event goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

End of an Era Booksale—Saturday—Aspen Hill Library


Via Aspen Hill Library

The Aspen Hill Library is holding what might be its last big book sale this Saturday. Because of now-limited storage space, the library is clearing out its stock of more than 10,000 books for cheap prices. Proceeds go to programs and equipment at the library.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Blues—Saturday—Strathmore, North Bethesda


Via Strathmore

A multimedia concert Strathmore is holding in its Music Center is meant to be a crash course for kids and adults hoping to learn about the blues. Alumni of the center’s Artist in Residence program will introduce and perform from the great American music genre.

Tickets are $5 for the 11 a.m. event.

The Everly Brothers Experience—Sunday night—AMP by Strathmore, North Bethesda


Via Everly Brothers Experience/Facebook

The Everly Brothers Experience is a tribute band playing the songs of the eponymous brothers, who made their mark in pop history as a country rock duo. The Zmed brothers take up their mantle, performing songs like “Wake Up Little Susie” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.”

Tickets are $25 to $35 for the 8 p.m. show.

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