Weekend Events: Wheaton Jazz Festival; Chinese and American Student Orchestras Perform Joint Concert

What’s happening Sept. 29-Oct. 1


D.C. Design House—Thursday, Saturday and Sunday—9004 Congressional Court, Potomac

Via Angie Seckinger

The D.C. Design House, with spaces put together by a group of 23 designers, will be unveiled this weekend in Potomac. The proceeds benefit Children’s National Health System.

There will be a “Decade of Design” celebration on Thursday night with $125 entry, followed by events starting Saturday for $35 per person. The house will be on display through Oct. 29.

Parent Education Series—Monday night—The Nora School, Silver Spring

Via Nora-school.org

The Nora School, a small private high school on Sligo Avenue, is hosting a series of events to teach students, adults and community members how to deal with stress and social pressures. The first “Mindfulness for Parents” event is on Monday and events continue through March.

The free event starts at 7:30 p.m.

Weller, Kississippi and Forever Crush—Friday—Comet Ping Pong, Northwest Washington, D.C.

Via Comet Ping Pong

One half of the folk duo Kississippi will perform Friday at Comet Ping Pong for a show with Philadelphia musician Weller and Virginia-based Forever Crush.

Tickets are $10 for the 10 p.m. show.

Wheaton Jazz Festival—Saturday—Urban Park, Wheaton

Via Jazz Encounters

This Saturday is the first of what organizers plan to be an annual jazz festival in Wheaton. Saxophonist Paul Carr will headline the event. Five other groups, including the Ephraim and Ebban Dorsey Quartet and the Michael Ventura quartet, also will perform.

The free event runs from noon to 6 p.m.

Roy Buchanan Tribute—Saturday—Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Via Bethesda Blues & Jazz

The Bethesda Blues & Jazz will host a tribute to D.C.-based artist Roy Buchanan, who was known for his skill on guitar. Pittsburgh-based R&B artist Billy Price, who toured and recorded with Buchanan, will perform, along with others who knew Buchanan or were influenced by him.

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

The Young Dubliners—Saturday night—AMP by Strathmore

Via The Young Dubliners/Facebook

AMP is setting up its dance floor for The Young Dubliners on Saturday. The Celtic rock band has played twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and toured with Jethro Tull. Singer-songwriter Andy Stack, who plays folk and alt-country, will open the show.

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

Golden Sail Wind Band and Freedom High School Concert Band—Saturday night—Strathmore, North Bethesda

Via Strathmore

The Golden Sail Wind Band of Beijing No.166 Middle School, which has performed in Beijing and around the world, is joining with Virginia-based Freedom High School Concert Band for a joint concert in Strathmore’s Music Center. The bands will play Chinese and American classics.

The free event starts at 7 p.m.

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