Weekend Guide: May 9-12


Freddie Long Band at Alive at Five

Come out and enjoy a live performance from the Freddie Long Band. This part introspective pop/rock singer/songwriter, part bluesy soul man/classic rocker is ALL heart. His music will not disappoint. FREE, 5 p.m., Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, Frederick, MD.


Shrek the Musical Jr.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. KAT-2nd Stage features youth performers. Recommended for ages 7 & up. $15, 7:30 p.m., Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.


Snow White

This updated version of the classic Snow White story unveils the villain’s perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge. So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken and of course Snow White herself in this Theater for Young Audiences tale about beauty, friendship and happily-ever-afters with a twist. This show includes a kid-approved lunch. $9.76, 11:30 a.m., The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater, Hagerstown, MD.

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

This fun annual festival brings together artists from across the country to showcase and sell their original works! Browse through tons of paintings, drawings, furniture, jewelry ceramics and more! Enjoy live entertainment and get a bite at one of Bethesda’s downtown restaurants. FREE, 10 a.m., Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda, MD.


You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is dancing on the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic. $18-$22, 2 p.m., The Performing Arts Factory, Frederick, MD.

Official Spy Museum Grand Opening

The International Spy Museum is now officially opening at L’Enfant Plaza! Come out and experience this updated museum full of interactive exhibitions and installations, spy artifacts and more. Plus, in celebration of Mother’s Day, moms get in FREE! 10 a.m., International Spy Museum, D.C.

Mother’s Day Garden Tour

Take a springtime tour with Mom this Mother’s Day as experts guide you through an expedition of the historic gardens at this 5.5-acre, 19th-century property. Learn about plants that were initially seeded a century ago, such as the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow forget-me-nots, Florentine tulips and grape varieties ascending the North Garden Arbor. Tickets start at $15 for members, $20 for non-member, 11:30 a.m., Tudor Place, Washington, D.C.

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