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Weekend Planner - Friday Night Eclectic

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North Bethesda's Strathmore is the home of symphonies, galleries, and touring acts that range from Peking Acrobats to musical stars like Suzanne Vega. But on Friday nights, the arts center is trying to be something else... a nightlife hot spot.

Strathmore's Friday Night Eclectic series runs every Friday through April 2.

Andrew Hiller has more.

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