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Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show 2024 at the Free LakeFest Weekend

06/14/2024 to 06/14/2024

10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044

The Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show returns to the Downtown Columbia Lakefront as part of the Free LakeFest Weekend, June 14-16, 2024! Don’t miss more than 50 juried artisans showcasing their one-of-a-kind artwork, representing a wide variety of media, including both functional and wearable art. Come celebrate during the FREE outdoor three-day LakeFest event, presented by the Merriweather Arts and Culture Center in collaboration with the Columbia Festival of the Arts! Event hours are: Friday, June 14, 5 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 15, 11 am – 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 16, 11 am – 7 pm. Visit columbiafestival.org for a preview of the artists in attendance, and check out the complete festival schedule at columbiafestival.org/lakefest-free-weekend.

Telmary Y HabanaSana

06/14/2024 to 06/14/2024

10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044

From Havana, Cuba, street poet Telmary has emerged as a leader and trendsetter on the cutting edge of hip-hop and urban music in Cuba. As a rapper, Telmary uses her distinctive voice, at times deep and soulful, at times fast and aggressive to proclaim a positive, empowering message that contrasts with the genre’s commercial norm. Telmary continues to collaborate with a flurry of Cuban and international artists including Interactivo, Pedrito Martinez and Doctor John. See her perform as part of the Free LakeFest Weekend presented by the Merriweather Arts and Culture Center in collaboration with the Columbia Festival of the Arts, June 14-16, 2024, at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.

Bette Smith

06/14/2024 to 06/14/2024

10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044

Singer Bette Smith traces elements of her music to her childhood in Brooklyn, where she heard gospel in church and soul on street corners. Combining these influences with rock and roll, Smith’s 2017 album Jetlagger was a breakout success, earning rave reviews from American Songwriter, Billboard, and the New York Times. Her latest album, The Good, the Bad, and the Bette, has been called “a stompin’ good time” by NPR’s All Things Considered. She has toured with artists such as Drive-By Truckers and Kenny Wayne Shepherd and performed across the United States and Europe. See her perform as part of the Free LakeFest Weekend presented by the Merriweather Arts and Culture Center in collaboration with the Columbia Festival of the Arts, June 14-16, 2024, at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.

Trivia Tonight – A Questionable Musical Revue

06/14/2024 to 06/15/2024

7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910

What do you get when you mash-up a musical revue with a game of trivial pursuit? The next great musical production from Bethesda Little Theatre. The show will feature Broadway songs as well as pop favorites. You'll hear standards from Broadway's Golden Age up through today's newest classics. Throw in a little dancing and a game of musical trivia and you get, Trivia Tonight! Performances June 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8 PM and June 9 and 16 at 2:30 PM. https://ticketstripe.com/events/843104768491524

Free LakeFest Weekend 2024

06/15/2024 to 06/15/2024

10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044

The highly anticipated 27th annual Free LakeFest Weekend is back at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, June 14-16, 2024! Presented by the Merriweather Arts and Culture Center in collaboration with the Columbia Festival of the Arts, this FREE outdoor festival promises three days of exceptional live music and performances, a juried Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts show with more than 50 renowned artists, engaging children’s activities, and delectable festival food. Stellar performances range from homegrown talent to acclaimed national and international acts, including trailblazing Cuban artist Telmary Y HabanaSana, the soul-stirring Bette Smith, all-female 10-piece brass band Brass Queens, and Washington D.C.’s own Oh He Dead. Event Hours are: Friday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit columbiafestival.org/lakefest-free-weekend for more details and a complete festival schedule.

Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show 2024 at the Free LakeFest Weekend

06/15/2024 to 06/15/2024

10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044

The Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show returns to the Downtown Columbia Lakefront as part of the Free LakeFest Weekend, June 14-16, 2024! Don’t miss more than 50 juried artisans showcasing their one-of-a-kind artwork, representing a wide variety of media, including both functional and wearable art. Come celebrate during the FREE outdoor three-day LakeFest event, presented by the Merriweather Arts and Culture Center in collaboration with the Columbia Festival of the Arts! Event hours are: Friday, June 14, 5 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 15, 11 am – 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 16, 11 am – 7 pm. Visit columbiafestival.org for a preview of the artists in attendance, and check out the complete festival schedule at columbiafestival.org/lakefest-free-weekend.