Each week Patch publishes a roundup of regional events. To get more news, sign up for the Rockville Patch newsletter. Here’s a roundup of performances through Wednesday, June 27:
George Clinton Brings the Funk to Folklife
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Still bummed out that ? Here's your chance to see funk ambassador George Clinton as he opens the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s evening concert series with a free show. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, on the National Mall. Free. Also performing: Meshell Ndegeocello and Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk. Popular radio personality Tom Joyner hosts. The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival is June 27–July 1 and July 4–8. Learn about the festival at Festival.SI.edu.
Montgomery County Heritage Days Weekend
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Activities featured at historic sites throughout Montgomery County. Montgomery County Heritage Days, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24. Free. The full schedule is available online, at Heritage Montgomery’s website.
Silverdocs Concludes Sunday
SILVER SPRING — AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival concludes Sunday, June 24, with the screenings of music docs, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” and “Big Easy Express.” Historic AFI Silver Theatre and surrounding venues. Ticket information and the full schedule are available at Silverdocs.com. Pull up a schedule or rate your favorites here.
Round House Theatre Bethesda Hosts Chris Matthews
BETHESDA — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will talk about politics. 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. Book signing follows. Round House Theatre Bethesda, 4545 East-West Highway. Tickets $15. To purchase call 240- 644 -1100 or visit the theater’s Web site.
Gypsy Guitarist Stephane Wrembel Performs at Free Outdoor Show
NORTH BETHESDA — Stephane Wrembel is celebrating the release of his fifth album, “Origins.” Free outdoor show, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Check Web site or follow @Strathmore on Twitter for weather cancellations.
World Music: Viviane N’Dour and the Jollof Band
SILVER SPRING — Senegalese pop singer Viviane N’Dour performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring. 8 p.m. Friday, June 22. Tickets $50. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd. For tickets and audio clips, visit FillmoreSilverSpring.com.