The name of Bump ‘n Grind in Silver Spring tells you all you need to know. It isn’t just a 90s R&B reference (although this place does spin throwback records from time to time), but refers to the dual nature of the shop. The “bump” refers to the dance, funk, soul, and rock records that are on sale and prominently displayed throughout the store, and the live music and DJ nights on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The “grind” in the name refers to the small-batch roasted coffee and espresso beans that are transformed into carefully crafted drinks by expert baristas.
In addition to coffee shop staples like pastries and bagels, you’ll also find a small menu of flatbreads, breakfast burritos and salads. Locals say they love the sense of community this place encourages, whether you visit on a lazy Sunday morning to sip your coffee or attend one of the evening film screenings and Forward Fest events.
A special memento from a fun time with friends is even more special when you made it with your own two hands. Color Me Mine let’s you paint and customize a piece of pottery, and has everything from decorative plates and bowls, to one of a kind banks, statues, frames, and so much more.
A session at Color Me Mine is a great way to get creative with friends, and walk away with a beautiful piece you can be proud to show off. Plan a party at Color Me Mine with pals, or make your next kids outing even more special with a paining party. You can also pop in for Family Fun Night or one of their other events for studio fees as low as $6 per person. When it comes to one of their pre-planned parties, every last detail is considered and taken care of for an easy experience. And best of all, it means no clean up for you. Check out the party packages on their website, or their calendar of events for your next opportunity to paint.
Washington Revels is a multigenerational organization in the greater Washington area that celebrates traditional music, dance, drama, and storytelling from diverse cultures and eras, engaging more than 250 performers plus hundreds of volunteers. The Revels present 50+ programs annually, including the Christmas Revels (seen by 10,000 people every year!), May Revels, after-school workshops, concerts, pub sings, and parades. Venues for these and many other productions range from outdoor parks to a 1,500-seat theater.
On the 21st day of every month, the Revels host a Community Sing to share songs, community, and refreshments. The Sings have a different theme each month, and may honor the seasons, holidays, or historic and social movements of the particular month. On the second Thursday of each month, you can also join the Contra Dance at the Silver Spring Civic Building, and no experience is necessary.
Sculpt Studio has a unique exercise method and training apparatus that you probably haven’t heard of before. The Megaformer™ is a patented machine similar to a Pilates reformer, but with increased strength training settings and range of movements. You will be able to tone muscle, improve flexibility, and work on your core while reducing impact on your joints.
The Megaformer™ is the perfect piece of equipment to complement the Lagree Fitness method, the core program at Sculpt Studio that focuses on effective muscle stimulation for maximum results. Each class is 50 minutes of intense, fat-burning fitness. New clients can try Sculpt Studio for just $20 with their first visit special, or purchase a three-class pack for just $59. They also offer an Xpress 25 minute class for their time-starved clients. Be sure to visit their website to fill out the appropriate paperwork and waivers so that you can jump right into the workout as soon as you arrive.Read More
You may be pretty familiar with yoga, but have you ever tried holding yoga poses while suspended from the ceiling on a silk cord? Well, it's one of the house specialties at Silver Spring's Sky House Yoga. It’s acrobatic, exciting, and requires lots of strength, balance, and stamina.
If you'd prefer something a bit more traditional, however, no worries; this popular studio also offers vinyasa flow classes for students of all experience levels. Regulars note that all the classes here are challenging, yet accessible, and that the studio's commitment to aromatherapy and herbalism means that whenever you visit you're likely to encounter a light, fresh scent wafting through the air. Classes are small (generally ten to twelve people, max), while the space is bright, open, and invigorating. Be sure to check the website for a schedule of current classes.
Silver Spring Freshfarm Market, located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring on Ellsworth Drive and Veterans Plaza, is a bustling, family-friendly market operating every Saturday year-round. The market boasts over 45 farmers and producers, offering everything from organic fruits and vegetables to pasture-raised meats to Maryland-made wines, beers, and ciders. New to this year’s line-up is Call Your Mother serving up wood-fired bagels with local toppings, such as scratch-made cream cheese and smoked whitefish. Another favorite is Baklava Couture, a Greek artisan bakery specializing in sweet and savory pastries. Live musicians scattered throughout the market add to the charming ambiance.
A public garage, accessible from both Georgia and Wayne Avenues, is located adjacent to the market site. Parking is free on Saturdays and is convenient for loading your car with all of your goodies. Make sure you bring along your reusable bags, which come in handy while strolling from vendor to vendor. Silver Spring Freshfarm Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spring weather is right around the corner — finally! When the cold weather breaks, make sure to plan your next get-together at one of our three outdoor terraces, including our sky lounge with views of the city. The perfect space for a get-together, a quiet afternoon, or just to get some vitamin D. Say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to a summer glow by taking advantage of some of Central's most popular amenities!
Raise money for a good cause while also having fun and unleashing your creativity at Wine by Design's wine glass painting event on March 22. This event will be held in partnership with the ONEHOPE Foundation, an organization that aims to find new and creative ways to raise funds for various nonprofits.
The wine glass painting event invites you to paint your own keepsake wine glass while also enjoying a glass of red or white at the same time. The cost is $15 per person to participate, and 10% of the profits will go towards a TBD local charity. We hope to see you there!
A membership at Bikram Yoga Takoma Park gives you access to a lot more than hot yoga classes in one studio location. In fact, the membership gives you access to all three of their studios, including Ivy City and Riverdale Park. Go to the one most convenient to you on any given day, and take advantage of their broad class offering at all three locations.
In addition to the classic hot style of Bikram yoga, they also offer yoga Nidra, stretching therapy, and yoga retreats. Depending on where you are on any given day and what kind of class needs you have, you will find your answer at Bikram Yoga. New students can try Bikram Yoga with 30 days of unlimited classes for just $49. They also now accept payment for yoga, Nidra and other classes with Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Accounts. Visit the site to learn more.Read More
March Madness begins on March 13th, and basketball fans are ready for the action. Who will you be rooting for? How does your bracket compare? Find out at our viewing party on March 13th in Central Commons.
Nandos will be catering the viewing party with delicious game day snacks, and the indoor and outdoor viewing spaces with oversized TVs and comfy seating areas are the perfect places to view the games. You can even keep your drinks cold in our mini fridge and keep you food hot in the microwave. Looking to host your own viewing party? This space can be rented out as well!Read More