Get Out: Ideas for the Weekend

Check out our picks for the weekend in Bethesda.

The weekend is almost here, so start making your plans now with these great activity picks:



Where/When: The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Art Walk,  6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at The February exhibit will be on display at the gallery from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through March 3.

Why Go: Photographers Shelva Gallman, of Gaithersburg, and Sandra Jensen-Taubman, of Chevy Chase, will have their work on display during Gallery B's February exhibit along with painter Kevin Gonzales of Brookeville and painter and photog Richard Levine of Arlington. Check out the opening reception this Friday.

Pricing: Free



Where/When: 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at downtown Bethesda art galleries

Why Go: It's the second Friday of the month, so that means downtown Bethesda art galleries will keep their doors open late to showcase great local, regional and national artwork. Participating venues include 7740 Old Georgetown Road; 4862 Cordell Avenue, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E; L'Eclat de Verre, 7015 Wisconsin Avenue; Upstairs Art Studios, 4948 St. Elmo Avenue; and the 4600 East-West Highway.

Pricing: Free



Where/When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at

Why Go: Check out the culmination of 24 hours of theater frenzy as six local, professional theater companies perform plays they've written and rehearsed in just the past day.

Pricing: $15. Buy online at www.bethesda.org or buy tickets at the door.



Where/When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Chevy Chase Library

Why Go: Make Valentine cards at a Valentine-making workshop, see a comedy-magic show, learn how to sculpt balloons (for teens, with pre-registration), and (also for teens) join in a book discussion of The Giver, by Lois Lowry, and a pizza party (pre-registration required).

Price: Free



Where/When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at

Why Go: For a romantic Valentine's Day concert this weekend, see pianist Brian Ganz perform an all-Chopin program—part of his .

"He is the perfect pianist to play all of Chopin’s works—not only because of his great love for the composer, but also because of his intense connection with his audience," said National Philharmonic Maestro Piotr Gajewski. "Brian’s playing exudes incredible warmth and openness. He demonstrates an uncommon eagerness to bridge the distance between artist and audience."

Price: Tickets are $24 to $46, and children 7 to 17 years old are free (sponsored by The Gazette). To purchase tickets, visit Strathmore's website, or call 301-581-5100. Reserve children's tickets in person or on the telephone. Parking is free.

Correction: This article has been updated to indicate the cost for Play in a Day is $15. We regret the error.


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