Weekend Events: Motown Christmas and Other Holiday Happenings

Plus: Pet photos with Santa, and Rufus the Red-Nosed Raindog


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Exquisite harmonies will recreate classics and present new music at a Motown Christmas event.

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Motown & More: A Holiday Celebration — Friday — Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Motor City vocalists Gene McBride, Vic Frierson, Karen Linette, Deborah Poole-Williams and Micah Smith come together with exquisite harmonies to recreate classics and present new musical arrangements. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 8.

 

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Pet Photos with Santa — Saturday — Bethesda

Pet owners can celebrate the holidays by getting a photo of their pets with Santa. The cost is $10 and proceeds benefit the Warrior Canine Connection, a local organization that supports combat veterans and their families by providing them with the opportunity to train highly skilled service dogs to support veterans with disabilities. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Bethesda Lane, 4950 Elm St.

 

Credit: Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Rufus the Rednose Raindog — Saturday and Dec. 17 — Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Lost and lonely Rufus the Rednosed Raindog shows up at Santa’s workshop in this original story by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre founder Michael Cotter. At first he’s rejected because he has a red nose, but eventually he and everyone around him realize how special he is. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Shows will be at 3 p.m. at the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. Tickets are $12.

 

Credit: Strathmore

Bandana Splits — Sunday — The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda

The Andrews Sisters-esque harmony of Brooklyn’s Bandana Splits split the difference between nostalgic fun and modern melody, delivering Christmas classics and a seasonal selection of original holiday tunes. The event begins at 3 p.m. at The Mansion. Tickets are $20.

 

Credit: Visit Montgomery

Fenton Street Market: Holidaze — Sunday — The Fillmore Silver Spring

Silver Spring’s handmade holiday market is back for a one-day-only event. Shoppers will find jewelry, holiday cards, ceramics, prints and artwork, bags and totes, ornaments and decorations, and candles and soaps, as well as music and refreshments. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road.

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