May the Fourth Be With You Weekend—Friday, Saturday and Sunday—Arts Barn, Kentlands
In a pun on a famous Star Wars line, May 4 has become a de facto holiday for the galactic franchise. Kentlands has planned a full weekend of activities around the far, far away galaxy, including a concert of the John Williams score, empire- and jawa-themed STEM workshops and a beer and trivia night with a screening of The Last Jedi.
Tickets cost $5 to $25, depending on the event. See the full lineup on the calendar.
Back to the ’80s—Friday night—AMP, North Bethesda
A murder mystery comedy show, Back to the ‘80s draws audience members into an interactive performance rife with references to Ferris Bueller, Marty McFly and other ’80s standbys. It follows the story of high school alumni opening a time capsule and discovering an unsolved murder.
Tickets are $20 to $30 for the 8 p.m. show.
A-RTS Festival—Saturday—Rockville Town Square
The annual A-RTS Festival returns to Rockville Town Square this Saturday. The festival, now in its sixth year, features the works of 160 artists—everything from ceramics and drawings to metalwork and mixed media.
The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Silver Spring Craft Market—Saturday—1200 East West Highway, Silver Spring
The Silver Spring Craft market is back and offering gifts and items from local artisans and fair-trade vendors. Jewelry, textiles, bath products and other items will be available for purchase.
The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fiesta Asia—Sunday—916 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring
Fiesta Asia celebrates Asian culture with a series of events in downtown Silver Spring, including live performances, interactive displays and AsiaMoves dance lessons.
The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.