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Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell appears at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell appears at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Dubbed Broadway's "last leading man" by The New York Times, Tony Award-winning singer, actor and entertainer Brian Stokes Mitchell will appear at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on George Mason University's Prince William Campus on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m.

Taking the Hylton Center's Merchant Hall stage for the first time, "Stokes," as he prefers to be called, brings a thrilling program showcasing his dynamic repertoire, which includes timeless show tunes, heartrending ballads and classic loves songs, such as "Embraceable You," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "It Ain't Easy Being Green" and his showstopper, "The Impossible Dream" from "Man of La Mancha." Stokes earned a Tony nomination and the Helen Hayes Award for his role as Cervantes/Quixote in the 2002 Broadway revival of this classic musical.

FRESHFARM Market Opening & Food Drive for The Homeless

FRESHFARM Market Opening & Food Drive for The Homeless

Looking for the perfect way to start your Saturday mornings? 

The FRESHFARM Market returns for its second season in Bethesda on Saturday, May 5th.

This market features meat, artisan cheeses, breads, pastries, pies, fresh fruits and veggies from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Norfolk Ave. at Fairmont Ave.

On Saturday, May 5, there will also be a food drive to benefit, Bethesda Cares, a community outreach organization, which addresses the problems of the homeless

Bethesda residents and shoppers can donate in one of three ways to Bethesda Cares:

  1. Bring grains, pasta or dried beans (non-perishable items).
  2. Shop at the market for fresh fruits or veggies to donate.
  3. Make a cash or check donation.

The Bethesda FRESHFARM Market opening day will also feature live music, and balloon twisting!

D.C. Food Truck Festival Comes to RFK May 5

D.C. Food Truck Festival Comes to RFK May 5

No Cinco de Mayo plans? You're in luck.

Curbside Cookoff: Trucko De Mayo is set to take place on Saturday, May 5 from noon until 9:00 p.m. on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. The food festival features free admission, live music, two bars and over 35 food trucks including Dangerously Delicious, Fojol, DC Slices, Curbside Cupcakes, Red Hook Lobster and more!

School of Rock, a rock band consisting of students ages 8 to 17, will perform from 4 – 6 p.m.

For more information, and a full list of participating vendors click here!

Montgomery County's Largest Dog Walk Comes to Gaithersburg

Montgomery County's Largest Dog Walk Comes to Gaithersburg

 

On April 29, from noon to 4 p.m., stop by Paws in the Park Dog Walk & Festival at the Bohrer Park Summit Hall Farm in Gaithersburg. 

This event is fun for the entire family with a mile walk, pet games, a “flealess” market for pet-friendly vendors, food, music, and prizes.

Questions: 240.401.8144 • jwillems@mchumane.org

Click here for more information!

Strathmore Goes to The Dogs With New Unleashed! Exhibition

Strathmore Goes to The Dogs With New Unleashed! Exhibition

 

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A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.