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12 Local Spots to Visit This Spring

Does winter have you in a rut? From local theaters to fantastic restaurants, here are a dozen ideas of places to check out in Silver Spring and Takoma Park this spring. Try something new and different! You won’t regret it!

1. AFI Silver Theatre

Whether you are looking for regular film showings, Silver Babies screenings or special events. AFI has something for everyone and the best movie popcorn around!

Upcoming features: The Muppet Movie, Environmental Film Festival, Kirk Douglas Centennial, and The Marx Brothers.

 Website: www.afi.com/silver

2. The Fillmore

Coming this spring: Wyclef Jean, The Pretenders, and Big Sean. You’ve likely seen the tour buses and lines.

Now head in and see a show!



3. Cultural Arts Center Montgomery College Takoma Park / Silver Spring

Located at Montgomery College, this venue features music, theatre, dance, cultural exhibitions, film, lectures, forums and cultural exhibitions. A wide variety of programs are planned for this spring.


4. Bump and Grind

Their tag line is Coffee. Music. Food.

Check out this local coffee shop and their calendar of recurring and special events.



5. Denizens Brewing Co.

Our local brewpub serves up more than great beer and food. Does live music, DJ events, karaoke & trivia nights interest you? Don’t miss out on their regularly scheduled events lineup.


6. Republic

As warmer weather returns, so too will live music on the back patio in Takoma Park.



7. Busboys and Poets

Think storytelling, book signings, and open mic nights.

Check out Takoma Park’s upcoming events.



8. McGinty’sPublic House

A downtown Silver Spring staple for over 10 years; head out for a night of acoustic music, pub trivia, or traditional Irish music sessions.



9. The Highwood Theatre

Located in Fenton Village, this non-profit promotes performing arts through community-produced theatre. They offer shows and regularly scheduled improv nights.



10. Silver Spring Stage

Now in its 49th season, Silver Spring Stage is a community theatre with a mission to present the best in contemporary plays. Located in the Woodmoor Shopping Center, their current season is underway.



11. Silver Spring Black Box Theatre

An intimate 140-seat venue, near Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, with four resident companies and multiple outside groups performing year-round shows.

Website: www.silverspringblackbox.com


12. Maryland Youth Ballet

You’ve probably seen the students on Ellsworth in downtown Silver Spring but have you seen a performance? Their Spring Concert is held in April.

Website: www.marylandyouthballet.org