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“Blame it on Beckett” Jan. 10-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., The Arts Barn In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, the Arts Barn presents “Blame it on Beckett,” a comedy by local playwright John Morogiello. Director David…

The Magic Behind the Dancing Lights

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Mikel and Linda Draghici gifted the Kentlands community with their synchronized light show.

If you stopped by Mikel and Linda Draghici’s house at 202 Little Quarry Road this December, you were no doubt mesmerized by 10,000-plus lights dancing to hip Christmas tunes like “Christmas Eve in Sarajevo” by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Last Christmas”…

‘Blame It on Beckett’ Opens at Arts Barn

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Dramaturgy intern Heidi Bishop, played by Emily Sucher, pleads her case for a script by a little-known playwright to jaded dramaturge Jim Foley, played by Nick Sampson.

“Blame it on Beckett” does for playwrights and dramaturges what “A Chorus Line” did for actors and dancers. With heart, comedy and acerbic wit, not to mention great doses of anxiety, it reveals a play’s harrowing journey to the stage…

Montgomery County Council: Past, Present and Future

Every year, the nine-member Montgomery County Council reinvents itself by naming a new president and vice president. On Dec. 5, 2013, Councilmember Craig Rice (District 2, upcounty including Germantown and Clarksburg) was unanimously elected council president by his colleagues. He…

No Bah Humbugs for ‘Scrooge! The Musical’

Throughout most of the classic tale “A Christmas Carol,” many people did not want to be around Ebenezer Scrooge. Apparently, those people aren’t from Gaithersburg. “Scrooge! The Musical,” put on by the Sandy Spring Theatre Group and Gaithersburg Arts Barn,…

Around Town

Christmas on the Run Fleet Feet Sports held its annual Christmas Carol Fun Run and Walk on Thursday, Dec. 19. More than 70 participants ran from restaurant to restaurant throughout Kentlands, stopping to sing a carol to diners at each…

Lin’s House Provides Refuge for the Elderly

Photo | Jenny Chen

Susan Wong helps one of her residents at Lin’s House read song lyrics.

Five years ago, Susan Wong was getting ready for retirement from her career in accounting when she saw an ad for Montgomery College about aging gracefully. “Something about that caught my eye,” Wong said. She took one class and one…

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Lights Festival Nov. 29-Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays. Closed to cars Dec. 2 & 9; closed to all on Dec. 25, Seneca Creek State Park Drive 3.5 miles through a winter wonderland of 365…

Around Town

Chanukah Fire Truck Parade Visits Local Neighborhoods Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery Co. and the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department brought the spirit of Chanukah to Washingtonian Woods, Kentlands and other neighborhoods in Upper Montgomery County on Dec. 3. The lead…