COOL YULE WITH LENA SEIKALY. One
of Washington, D.C.’s top jazz vocalists,
Seikaly will sing in the season with holiday
favorites and originals. 8 p.m. $15-$25.
The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg. 301-258-
Dec. 22 and 23
HANDEL’S MESSIAH. The oratorio is
performed by the National Philharmonic
Orchestra and Chorale with special
soloists. 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.
$52-$88; children ages 7-17 attend for
free with a paying adult. The Music Center
at Strathmore, North Bethesda. 301-581-
THANKSGIVING DANCE. The Nighthawks,
local favorites known for blues and roots
rock music, will perform for dance-goers.
See website for details. Kensington Town
Hall, Kensington. explorekensington.com.
HOPE GARDEN CHILDREN’S BALLET
THEATRE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Set in
1840s London, the performance is an
original interpretation of Dickens’ novel.
$25-$30. 1: 30 and 6 p.m. F. Scott
Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville. 240-314-
THE NUTCRACKER. The Rockville Civic
Ballet stages its annual performances. 2
and 7: 30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays.
See website for details. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Theatre, Rockville. 240-314-8690,
MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN
NUTCRACKER. Now in its 26th North
American tour, this version features highly
praised dancers, spectacular costumes
and a 60-foot growing Christmas tree. 2
and 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday. $28-
$98. The Music Center at Strathmore,
North Bethesda. 301-581-5100,
THE HIP-HOP NUTCRACKER. These
family-friendly performances reimagine
Tchaikovsky’s classic score as explosive
hip-hop in New York City, with a dozen
dancers, an electronic violinist and rapper
Kurtis Blow. 8 p.m. $30-$60. The Music
Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda.
THEATER AND TALKS
Through Nov. 4
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. Paula Vogel’s
chronicle of one woman’s journey to break
the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse
won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
See website for times and prices. Round
House Theatre, Bethesda. 240-644-1100,
Through Nov. 11
BRIGADOON. Lerner and Loewe’s magical
tale about the power of love comes to
life with the Rockville Musical Theatre
company. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays;
Neera Tanden: Inclusion and Equity in
Domestic Policy – Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
PRESIDENTIAL DIALOGUE SERIES | 2018–2018
Special thanks to our media sponsor: BETHESDA
Bethesda Magazine’s Online News Briefing
Join Montgomery College
President DeRionne P. Pollard for
a dialogue with Neera Tanden,
president and CEO of the Center for
American Progress. Tanden’s focus
is on building a domestic agenda
that is inclusive of all Americans
and expands opportunity.
Science Center West, Room 301
The 2018–2019 Presidential Dialogue Series will explore the politics
of radical inclusion. While intolerance appears to be on the rise, an
alternative movement—radical inclusion—is gaining traction. This
year’s series will delve into the question: How can our nation create
a politics of radical inclusion?
Event is free and open to the
public. For more information,
NOVEMBER 9 -
WE’RE CLOSE B Y! Just 10 min from the ICC, 30 min from DC, 15 min from Rockville and Columbia, and 40 min from Baltimore!
“A bona fide treat”
- The New York Post