It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the best activities to hit, bars and restaurants to explore, and arts and entertainment choices.
Where/When: Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, April 22, 8:00 pm.
Why Go: Rare opportunity to catch a live local performance of the award-winning singing legend.
Pricing: $28 -$78; check website for available seating.
2. Little Tavern to Golden House photography exhibit
Where/When: Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, April 22 & 23 (and through May 7), 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm.
Why Go: To view a "mini-show" of photographs by guest artist Jerry Maddox, retired Curator of Photography at the Library of Congress. An active photographer since the 1950’s, Maddox has taken a special interest in downtown Bethesda. In one series of photos he documents changes through the years of one historic landmark: the original Little Tavern on Wisconsin Avenue.
Where/When: Hyatt Regency Hotel, downtown Bethesda, April 23, 8:00 - 10:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm).
Why Go: An evening of laughs and a chance to out three local standup comics. After the show, tell your own best joke to vy for a $25 prize plus two free tickets.
Where/When: Earth Day (April 22), 10:00.m - 3:00 pm, 7906 Riverside Dr, Cabin John.
Why Go: Do your part to pitch in on Earth Day by joining Potomac Conservancy along the C&O Canal for a day of helping mother Earth, by picking up trash, pruning vegetation and repairing the towpath and trails.
Where/When: Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Ln, Rockville, April 23 & 24, 12:00pm–5:00pm.
Why Go: The Easter Bunny will be on board the Cabin John Miniature Train (Saturday, Apr. 23) and Wheaton minature train (Sunday, Apr. 24), carrying a basket of treats for all the kids (and where else can kids take a train ride with the Easter Bunny?).
Pricing: Tickets $1.75 per child/per ride (children ages 2 and younger ride free with a paying adult).
Where/When: Imagination Stage, Bethesda, April 22 (10:30am & 1:30pm); April 23 (11:00am, 1:30 & 4:00pm)
Why Go: Kids of all ages will enjoy the story of two hippo best friends from the James Marshall picture books brought to life on stage in this funny musical adaptation.
Pricing: $10-$22; check website for tickets.