Bang for your Buck: Rock out for schools, free festivals and a fairy tale ballet -- Gazette.Net


The 2nd Annual Downtown Silver Spring Fine Art Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on Ellsworth Street in downtown Silver Spring. Visitors can view and purchase more than 10,000 original artworks from more than 100 national and international artists. Admission is free. For more information visit

The 4th annual Kentlands Day Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Market Street in the Kentlands Downtown. The festival features the "Taste of Kentlands" food expo, a children’s carnival, live performances, a classic car show, business fair and a silent auction. A parade kicks off events at 10 a.m. For more information visit

Students from five Montgomery County public schools will perform at the Rock-in-Schools concert at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Performances include Sherwood High School’s “Rock and Roll Revival Show,” Banneker Middle School’s “Rock N' Soul Revue,” Wheaton High School, Clearspring Elementary’s “School of Rock” and Roberto Clemente Middle School’s “Clemente Music Rocks!” Admission is $12 and proceeds will go to the Rock-in-Schools popular music program at Montgomery County Public schools to purchase instruments and sound gear. Visit

“Brides of March” by John Chapman continues through Sunday at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. The comedy tells the story of a reserved British army veteran who inherits a special gift from a sheik whose life he had saved during the war. Friday and Saturday evening performances start at 8 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $15, $12 for students, military, and seniors. Call 301-617-9906 or visit

New Deal Café will celebrate the release of the book “A February Song” by its very own “Piano Man” John Guernsey with a reception and book signing from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Café, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Every Friday and Saturday evening, Guernsey can be heard playing jazz and blues piano for café patrons. Call 301-474-5642 or visit

The Maryland Regional Ballet presents “Cinderella” at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick. The performance stars Miami City Ballet principal dancers Tricia Albertson and Reyneris Reyes. Admission is $18 for adults, 15 for seniors and students, call 301-600-2828 or visit

Enjoy the fresh spring air at Mayfest 2012 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Frederick. Visitors can wander from shop to shop, listening to live music along the sidewalks as they build-a-bouquet of spring flowers. Participating merchants will offer a free flower to each customer while supplies last. The day will also feature children's activities, live entertainment, gallery openings and more. For more information visit

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