BY STEPHANIE SIEGEL BURKE
Our picks for things to see and do in May and June
Even though her Instagram handle is @girlwithnojob, Claudia Oshry has made
a career on social media out of being unemployed and funny. The former New
York University student began blogging about her fashion company internship,
but she changed the blog’s name to Girl With No Job after she was ;red and
also started Instagram and Facebook accounts. Three million followers later,
Oshry has turned Girl With No Job into a full-time gig that includes getting
paid by businesses to post about their products, an online entertainment
news show, a podcast, and the “Dirty Jeans Tour,” a live comedy show that
comes to The Fillmore Silver Spring in May.
7: 30 p.m., $25-$75, The Fillmore Silver Spring, fillmoresilverspring.com
Feel the sand between your toes without crossing the Bay Bridge by
kicking off summer at Rockville’s Hometown Holidays. The annual event
returns with three days of festivities. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy four
stages of live music, rides, bounce houses and the Taste of Rockville food
festival. A highlight of the event is the “beach,” a parking lot covered by
tons of sand where kids can dig and build sandcastles and grown-ups
can enjoy adult beverages. Memorial Day ceremonies start at 9 a.m. on
Monday, followed by a parade in and around Rockville Town Square.
Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 9-11: 30 a.m. Monday, free,
Rockville Town Square, rockvillehometownholidays.com
May 8-June 9
The story of Mary Stuart, the 16th-century monarch
who battled with cousin Queen Elizabeth I for
power over England, has inspired many artistic
representations, including the 2018 ;lm Mary Queen
of Scots. More than 200 years earlier, German
playwright Friedrich Schiller wrote his version of
events in the play Mary Stuart. Olney Theatre Center
presents a new adaptation of Schiller’s play, whittling
the original cast of 20 characters down to a company
of six who will play multiple parts as both men and
women, highlighting the gender politics of the piece.
Mary and Elizabeth were two of the most powerful
women of their time, yet they were surrounded by
controlling men trying to achieve their own agendas.
$54-$74, Olney Theatre Center, olneytheatre.org
Hometown Holidays features a full schedule of live music.
Southern Avenue performed at last year’s event.