Weekend Events: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations; Fetty Wap Comes to Silver Spring

What’s happening Jan. 12-15


Ja Rule—Thursday night—The Fillmore, Silver Spring

Via The Fillmore

A New York rapper with four Grammy nominations, Ja Rule is coming to the Fillmore Thursday night. He’s known for his 1999 single “Holla Holla,” as well as other hits with R. Kelly and Ashanti.

Tickets are $25. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Pippin—Friday, Saturday and Sunday—Imagination Stage, Bethesda

Part of Imagination Stage’s student performance season, Pippin tells the story of a young prince trying to find his place in the world. The musical, which has been produced on Broadway, is loosely based on the real-life son of Charlemagne.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10.

Fetty Wap—Saturday night—The Fillmore, Silver Spring

Via The Fillmore

Fetty Wap broke onto the scene with his massive hit “Trap Queen” in 2015. The 23-year-old rapper also had top 10 singles with “My Way” and “679” off his first, self-titled album.

Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Quinceañera Expo and Fashion Show—Sunday—Holiday Inn, Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg

A catwalk featuring the latest in quinceañera fashion will be the main event at the expo, which will also include food and sweets. Miss Teen Maryland Latina will attend.

Tickets are $5 or $10 for the event, which runs from 1 to 4 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute—Monday—Strathmore, North Bethesda

Via Wikimedia Commons

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, artists and performers will present dramatic readings, music and dance performances in his honor. There will be a performance by the Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir from Birmingham, Alabama, as well as a visual art display from local students.

The event is free. Tickets will be distributed on site at 2:30 p.m., before the 3:30 p.m. show.

There will also be Martin Luther King Jr. events at Seneca Creek Community Church in Gaithersburg, at the Silver Spring Civic Building and Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center.

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