Arts Roundup: Silverdocs Turns 10, Mud & Merlot, More
Events to check out this week.
Each week Patch will publish a roundup of events throughout Montgomery County. To get more news, sign up for the Germantown Patch newsletter. Here’s a roundup of performances in and around Montgomery County through Wednesday, June 20:
Silverdocs Turns 10
SILVER SPRING — 2012 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival, June 18-24, is celebrating its 10th year. The documentary film festival opens with “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” which follows Filipino singer Arnel Pineda’s journey toward stardom. Historic AFI Silver Theatre and surrounding venues. Ticket information and the full schedule are available at Silverdocs.com.
Keane Performs at Strathmore Tonight
NORTH BETHESDA — Touting their latest album “Strangeland,” British alterna-rockers Keane will perform at Strathmore at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, June 14. Tickets cost $55-$75. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. More information at Strathmore.org.
Reel Water Film Festival at BlackRock
GERMANTOWN — Reel Water Film Festival will screen more than 60 films about the global water crises. Proceeds will help provide clean water to communities in the Dominican Republic and the Philippines. Saturday, June 16. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr. Ticket prices vary. Visit the Reel Water Film Festival site for full schedule and to purchase tickets. Read an interview with festival program director Mark Leisher at Germantown Patch.
Record Fair: “The Father’s Day Edition”
SILVER SPRING — Because some things are better heard on vinyl. DC Record Fair: Father’s Day Edition. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 17. Admission, $5; early-bird, $2. The Filmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road.
Diamond Jubilee Celebration Continues … in Kensington
KENSINGTON — The British Players present, the 48th annual “Old Time Music Hall” in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Cabaret-style shows continue through June 23. Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St. Tickets cost $30. Show times and ticket info at BritishPlayers.org.
Mud & Merlot
ROCKVILLE — Clay project worskhop using hand-building techniques, with the help of some creative juices — servings of merlot, white wine and soda. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 18. Return in two weeks to pick up fired projects. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St. Registration costs $60 and is available online.