Entertainment Calendar: Potomac
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Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

Koi miz Katzen by Astrid Kohler. Art Exhibit by Morton Fine Art through April 27.

Koi miz Katzen by Astrid Kohler. Art Exhibit by Morton Fine Art through April 27.

Submit entertainment announcements at www.connectionnewspapers.com/Calendar/. The deadline is noon on Friday. Photos/artwork encouraged.

Ongoing

VisAbility Art Lab Exhibition: Out of the Box. Through April 21, 6-9 p.m. in the Concourse Gallery, VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Out of the Box is a group exhibition of artwork from the VisAbility Art Lab, a supported art studio for emerging adult artists with disabilities who have a strong interest in making art part of their professional careers. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Five Exhibits. Through April 24, gallery hours at Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 (11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210 and 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville). Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are ushering in Spring with five exhibits at both studio centers. Visit artistsandmakersstudios.com.

Art Exhibit by Morton Fine Art. Through April 27, gallery hours at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Gallery B’s April exhibition is a group show by Morton Fine Art. The exhibit, curated by Amy Morton, will feature work by Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Astrid Kohler. Visit www.bethesda.org.

Eye Spy Trains. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cabin John Train and Wheaton Train and Carousel. Ride each weekend in April and April 17-22. The miniature trains are replicas of the 1863 C.P. Huntington, a 4-2-4T steam locomotive purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad and named in honor of Collis P. Huntington, President of the Southern Pacific Company. An activity great for families, each child under 2 rides free with a paying adult ($4). Tickets can be purchased online at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org or on site the day of. Visit ow.ly/geOC30oa52p for more.

Art Exhibit: Indeterminate Identities. Through May 4 at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. Through her fiber sculpture, Kristina Penhoet examines ways in which we identify and categorize one another and the subsequent elicited emotions from such actions and thoughts. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com for more.

Art Exhibit: Birth of a Star. Through May 19 at VisArts, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Birth of a Star is a series of four sculptures depicting different stages of a star’s life: Protostar, Red Giant, Supernova and Black Hole. These works combine carpentry and playful materiality with hand-drawn animations that are incorporated into each sculpture using screens and projection. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Art Exhibit: John Schlesinger. Through May 19 in the Common Ground Gallery, VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. John Schlesinger presents a site-responsive sculpture rooted in the ceiling and walls of the gallery made from locally-sourced demolition rebar, bent neon, and resin-soaked photographs representing waste from the local area. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Art Exhibit: Here and Where. Through May 26 in the Kaplan Gallery, VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Richard L. Dana presents an optically explosive solo exhibition featuring recent digital prints that occupy the gallery in a variety of scales and configurations. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Teen Writers' Club. Tuesdays through May 28, 6:30-8 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Teens (13-18) with a passion for writing are invited to join the Teen Writers’ Club. Learn and practice new writing techniques, share your work, and learn how to critique other works with author Neal Gillen. Free. Email acsagillen@aol.com for more.

April 19-May 26

Photography Exhibit: “Human Landscapes.” Gallery hours at Photoworks, Glen Echo Park. Photoworks presents Human Landscapes featuring work by Alan Awakim, Hannah Fox, and David Pellegrini. Curated by Fabian Concalves Borrega, Human Landscapes is the conjunction of three photographic series that propose a dialogue between the subject and the objects with which they are surrounded. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

Saturday/April 20

Takoma Park Silver-Spring Coop Earth Day Celebration. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma Park. Free day of events. There will be green vendors, local food, community groups, speakers, demonstrations, music and even a toy exchange for children. Visit tpss.coop/earth-day-2019/.

Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert. 8 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Pianist Finghin Collins will perform Sonata in A Major, K. 331 "Alla Turca" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Vier Klavierstücke, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms, and Sonata in A Major, D. 959 by Franz Schubert as part of the Washington Conservatory of Music’s Conservatory Concerts series. Guests are invited to Wine & Words after the concert for complimentary beverages and an informal Q&A. Families are welcome at all concerts. Free; suggested donation of $20. Visit washingtonconservatory.org or call 301-634-2250.

Tuesday/April 23

Documentary Screening: The Human Element. 6:30-8:30 at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. The Montgomery County GreenFest partners join the Environmental Film Festival to present the DC Environmental Film Festival (three Tuesdays in April). Free. Visit montgomerycountygreenfest.org/schedule/dc-environmental-film-festival/.

Thursday/April 25

“75 Years of Montgomery County History.” 7-9 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Matthew Logan, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Historical Society, agrees with William Shakespeare that “What’s Past is Prologue” as he illuminates “75 Years of Montgomery County History,” to Potomac Community Village members and guests. Call 240-221-1370 or visit www.PotomacCommunityVillage.org to learn more about PCV.

Friday/April 26

Entry Deadline. Photoworks revisits the American Dream. What does the American Dream look like in the 21st century, how has America changed? What are its most pressing challenges, what needs to be celebrated? Juror Molly Roberts is a photographer and photography editor with 25 years experience in the magazine publishing world. Entry fee is $40 for up to five images. For details, visit glenechophotoworks.org/2019/04/01/the-american-dream-revisited/.

Saturday/April 27

Grow It Eat It Spring Event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood. Most parts of the event are free; gardening workshops require a small fee. More info at giei2019.eventbrite.com. Visit extension.umd.edu/mg/locations/grow-it-eat-it-0 for more.

"Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day." Noon-4 p.m. at the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring. The event will include a full lineup of panels, screenings and activities including a preview of the documentary “Feast Your Ears” about WHFS, the Bethesda-based radio station, that was the first in the region to broadcast in FM stereo. MCPL will host its first music competition, Make Music Montgomery, where previously selected submissions of musical acts will perform in front of community judges. No advanced registration is needed. Some programs may be space limited and time sensitive. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite recording artist. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/Library/branches/silverspring.html

Artist Talk: Indeterminate Identities. 3-5 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. Through her fiber sculpture, Kristina Penhoet examines ways in which we identify and categorize one another and the subsequent elicited emotions from such actions and thoughts. The exhibit runs through May 4. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com for more.

Reception & Gallery Talk: “Human Landscapes.” 5-7 p.m. at Photoworks, Glen Echo Park. Photoworks presents Human Landscapes featuring work by Alan Awakim, Hannah Fox, and David Pellegrini. Curated by Fabian Concalves Borrega, Human Landscapes is the conjunction of three photographic series that propose a dialogue between the subject and the objects with which they are surrounded. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

Benefit: VisAbility Art Lab. 6-10:30 p.m. Join VisArts for a casual, fun-filled night of cocktails, cuisine, and painting (for artists of all experience levels). Proceeds benefit VisAbility Art Lab, VisArts' supportive studio for emerging adult artists with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. $150. Visit www.visartscenter.org.

Party with a Purpose. 7 p.m.-midnight at Sheraton Hotel Silver Spring, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Enjoy an evening of food, fun, fashion and dancing to raise funds for the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Brain Injury Team. The Fundraiser Gala & Fashion Show will feature 13-year-old fashion designer Leah Howard with her Adaptive Style line for people with disabilities. Black tie, the red carpet will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $78. Visit www.anighttorememberfundraiser.com for more.

Sunday/April 28

Montgomery County GreenFest. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Greenfest this year will combine with Brookside Gardens’ annual Earth Day celebration, bringing two festivities to one site. GreenFest will feature fun for the whole family including entertainment, exhibitors, live music and dance performances, a native plant sale, tree climbing, an electric vehicle display, food trucks and interactive workshops. It provides an opportunity to share ideas and learn about local environmental initiatives. Greenfest visitors also will have the opportunity to enjoy the open space, walking trails and wildlife that call Brookside home. Admission is free. Visit montgomerycountygreenfest.org/.

Paws in the Park. Noon-4 p.m. at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. The Festival will include contests for dogs and people, prizes, kids' activities, a canine agility course and competition, music, food, vendors and a silent auction. Support Montgomery County Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. Registration is now open at www.firstgiving.com/event/mchsmd/PawsinthePark2019.

Rockville Science Day. Noon-5 p.m. at Montgomery College-Rockville, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. The 30th annual Rockville Science Day offers a chance to experience science hands-on. Activities and exhibits include building and launching rockets, telescopes, robots and backyard wildlife, ship models, microscopes, snakes, stream science, a pigeon release, Civil War medical practice, coding challenges, math puzzles, chemistry in action (including flames, explosions and other reactions), electric vehicle demos, quadcopters, archaeology mini-digs, 3-D printing and brain games. Visit rockvillesciencecenter.org/rockville-science-day.

Monday/April 29

2019 Montgomery Serves Awards. 6:30-9 p.m. at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Montgomery County has named nine individuals and organizations as recipients of the 2019 Montgomery Serves Awards, the county's highest honor for service and volunteerism. Free to attend and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/awards for more.

Robin Bullock. 7:30 p.m. at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. The Institute of Musical Traditions (IMT) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which preserves and promotes American and international folk music traditions, and nurtures new styles evolving from these cultural roots by presenting concerts, workshops, and educational programs. Tickets: $22 advance, $27 door. Students: $17 advance, $22 door. Visit www.imtfolk.org or call 301-960-3655.

Tuesday/April 30

PCV: Bring a Friend Social Lunch. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Tally Ho Restaurant, 9923 Falls Road, Potomac. Bring a friend or come alone. Monthly lunches at Tally Ho give people an opportunity to meet neighbors in an informal and casual setting. Participants pay for their own meal. RSVPs preferred, but not required, at 240-221-1370 by Monday, April 29. Visit www.PotomacCommunityVillage.org or call 240-221-1370 for membership information.

Friday-Sunday/May 3-5

Landon Azalea Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Landon, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. The festival features rides and games in Funland, plants and workshops, shopping, children’s shows, live music and Bearly Used – a gym full of fabulous finds and gently-used treasures all priced to sell. General admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride and play wristbands for Funland are sold in advance and at the festival. Visit www.landon.net/community/azalea2019.

Saturday/May 4

Canal Pride Days. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Great Falls, Potomac, Md. Join the C&O Canal Trust for a day of service and fun. Space is limited! Learn more and sign up: www.canaltrust.org/programs/canal-pride-days.

Pandas Karate: Sticks & Stones. 1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. This program uses comedy and storytelling in a fun and innovative way to teach kids how to respond to bullying without using their fists. It looks at building self-esteem using Karate. This program is for elementary school aged children and their parents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Free. Email cindy.gil@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-0690.

“An Evening with Strauss” Waltz Ball. 9 p.m.-midnight at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Waltz Time presents the 36th Annual Evening with Strauss Waltz Ball – an evening of Viennese and other waltzes with music from the band Olde Vienna with Andrea Vercoe, Ralph Gordon, Elke Baker, Barbara Heitz, and David Wiesler. This benefit dance for Glen Echo Park includes a Viennese Waltz lesson from 8 - 9 p.m. Dancers will enjoy refreshments, dance cards, a Grand March and are encouraged to wear formal attire. Admission is $30. Tickets sold at the door only from 7:40 p.m. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Saturday-Sunday/May 4-5

Yellow Barn Studio Show. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Featuring Vignettes, the Oil Paintings of Susan Sinclair Galego, a homegrown artist. An artist’s reception takes place Saturday, May 4, 6-8 p.m. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Saturday/May 11

GardenMart. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the West Terrace of the Visitor Center at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Silver Spring Garden Club’s 78th Annual Plant Sale fundraiser. Plant sales and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Club's activities including free garden talks, park plantings, public garden program sponsorships and more. The National Capital Dahlia Society will also be participating. Rain or shine. Cash or check only. Visit www.facebook.com/events/427768014625084.

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Piotr Pakhomkin. 2 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Artist Talk: Richard L. Dana. 3-5 p.m. in the Kaplan Gallery, VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Join artist Richard L. Dana for an in-depth artist talk regarding his solo exhibition Here and Where. In addition to giving a guided tour of his exhibition, the artist will address subjects such as the content of his work, his sources of inspiration and the complicated processes he uses to create his artwork. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Saturday-Sunday/May 11-12

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn avenues. The Bethesda Urban Partnership presents the 16th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. The festival welcomes more than 120 contemporary artists from across the country to showcase and sell their original painting, drawing, photography, furniture, jewelry, woodwork, ceramics and more. Admission is free. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.

Ballet: Rumpelstiltskin. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Experience the enchanted adventures of Rumpelstiltskin. Watch as the mysterious elf helps a miller’s daughter turn straw into gold…for a price. Maryland Youth Ballet brings this classic fairy tale to life through the magic of dance. Also presenting, Christopher Doyle’s award winning contemporary piece Summer and excerpts from the classic, Don Quixote. All ages. Q&A follows 1 and 3 p.m. performances. $19-$27. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4097748 for tickets or www.marylandyouthballet.org.

Sunday/May 12

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Introductory Waltz Workshop from 2:45-3:30 p.m. Featuring the ensemble Blue Bamboo playing a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few

other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. Admission is $13, $5 for full-time students with student ID. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Thursday/May 16

Meet a Live Kangaroo/Wallaby. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac.Learn all about what they eat and where and how they live with Roos2U. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. Free. Call 240-777-0690 for more.

Saturday/May 18

Live Comedy. 8 p.m. at Silver Spring Black Box, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Come for the sweetness, sass and swagger as Improbably Comedy celebrates women with this all ladies line-up: Chanel Ali, Eryca Nolan, Michele Sometimes, Yasmin Elhady and Abby Mello. Special giveaways and beer served by Denizens. $20 early; $25 general admission; $32 VIP. A limited number of free community tickets are available. Visit www.improbablecomedy.com.

Sunday/May 19

Potomac Hunt Races. Gates open at 10 a.m.; activites start at noon; race course closes at 7 p.m. at the Kiplinger estate in Poolesville. The Potomac Hunt Races is an annual tradition, celebrating the sport of steeplechase racing. Race day festivities include a car display, mounted police demonstrations, The RBC Kid Zone, and Vendor Village. All on-site parking must be purchased in advance. Visit www.potomachuntraces.com.

Multimedia Installation Practices with John Schlesinger. 1-4 p.m. at

VisArts Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Join artist John Schlesinger and explore his installation at VisArts' Common Ground Gallery. Participants may bring a piece of their own work and collaborate with John to modify and remake his installation. For those curious about installations, this is an opportunity to work inside one; try different strategies and collaborate freely without any risk. Visit www.visartscenter.org for more.

Thursday/May 23

Bells Mill Elementary 50th Anniversary and Reunion. Celebrate with an open house and planned student performances. Several food trucks will be there for the evening and all are welcome to come and have their supper on the lawn and visit through the building seeing memorabilia, listen to children performing and take part in a school wide art project that will be hung as a permanent part of the building. Share memories, photos and other memorabilia or speak with current students.

  • Families, students and alumni may share their fondest memory in an electronic form and email to Robert_D_Hirsch@mcpsmd.org.

  • Bells Mill related pictures from the past, can be scanned (identify the year/decade and give a description) and emailed to Jerri_L_Oglesby@mcpsmd.org or Rose_M_McKee@mcpsmd.org.

  • T-shirts, mugs, yearbooks, and other memorabilia that can be displayed, can be labeledand dropped off at the main office. Great care will be taken and items will be returned as soon as the program ends on May 23.

  • To participate in speaking with current students or speaking at the kick-off pep rally on May 17, email Tracy_S_Tabachow@mcpsmd.org.

Saturday-Sunday/May 25-26

Spring in the Park. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Outdoor activities include Leave No Trace Workshops and dog friendly Bark Ranger programs. Music by the National Capital Chapter of the Music Box Society International (Sunday only). The programs at Great Falls Tavern are free, but there is an entrance fee to the park of $15 per single vehicle (subject to change). Call 301-767-3714 for more.

Saturday-Monday/May 25-27

Hometown Holidays: Memorial Day Weekend. More than 25 regional and national performing artists return to Rockville Town Center this Memorial Day weekend, along with the best of local food, for the Hometown Holidays Music Fest. The 31st annual free festival will feature four stages of entertainment, the Taste of Rockville, “the beach” sand pile and activities for kids, from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The city’s 75th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, May 27, in Town Center. Find the full schedule at www.rockvillemd.gov/HTH.

Sunday/May 26

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Introductory Waltz Workshop from 2:45-3:30 p.m. Featuring the ensemble Swallowtail, who will provide a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. Admission is $13, $5 for full-time students with student ID. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Thursday/May 30

Appetizers and Art. 5:30-8 p.m. Meet at Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring. Learn about Silver Spring’s public art with free artwork tours on select Thursday evenings during spring and summer 2019. Montgomery Planning will provide appetizers for attendees. Drinks and main entrees are available for individual purchase. The art walk is free; however, registration is limited. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/art-walk-tour to sign up.

Saturday/June 8

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Christie Dashiell. 6 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Thursday/June 13

Appetizers and Art. 5:30-8 p.m. Meet at Silver Branch, 8401 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Learn about Silver Spring’s public art with free artwork tours on select Thursday evenings during spring and summer 2019. Montgomery Planning will provide appetizers for attendees. Drinks and main entrees are available for individual purchase. The art walk is free; however, registration is limited. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/art-walk-tour to sign up.

Saturday/July 13

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Wytold. 6 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Josanne Francis. 6 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Thursday/Aug. 15

Appetizers and Art. 5:30-8 p.m. Meet at Astro Brewing, 8216 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Learn about Silver Spring’s public art with free artwork tours on select Thursday evenings during spring and summer 2019. Montgomery Planning will provide appetizers for attendees. Drinks and main entrees are available for individual purchase. The art walk is free; however, registration is limited. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/art-walk-tour to sign up.

Camps, Classes & Workshops

Art Explorers Open Studio. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Candy Corner Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Art activities for parents and children. Activities change weekly and there is no pre-registration; $10 per child. Visit www.glenechopark.org/saturday-art-explorers for more.

Ceramic Classes. Various dates and times. VisArts, 155 Gibbs St, Rockville. An opportunity to try the new ceramic workshops. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org/ceramics for a list of class dates, times.

Dancing

Weekly International Folkdancing. Thursdays, 7:30-11 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda. Circle and line dances from Eastern Europe. Lesson at 7:30, followed by requests. Glen Echo Folkdancers welcome beginners of all ages; no partner needed. Wear comfortable shoes. $7. Call 301-466-3018 or visit www.dancingplanetproductions.com.

Thang Ta. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. at Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Related Arts, 1525 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Learn the ancient art of the sword and spear. $25. Visit www.dancesidra.org.

Weekly Blues Dance. Thursdays 8:15-11:30 p.m. in the Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Capital Blues presents rotating DJs and instructors with beginner workshop 8:15-9 p.m., no partner necessary. $8 for all. capitalblues.org

Weekly Swing Dance. Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight. The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Beginner swing dance lesson at 8 p.m., followed by dancing. Admission $16-$18, age 17 and under $12. Visit www.glenechopark.org.

Argentine Tango with Lessons. Most Sundays, 6:30-11 p.m. in the Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Beginner lesson 6:30-7:30 p.m. and intermediate lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga. For just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance with DJ runs 8:30-11 p.m. No partner required. www.glenechopark.org, 301-634-2222.

Contra and Square Dance. Fridays and Sundays 7-10:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contra and Square dances are taught, no partner necessary. Lessons at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music at 7:30. $13 for nonmembers, $10 for FSGW members, $5 ages 17 and under. www.glenechopark.org, 301-634-2222.

Live Music & Dancing. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. in Margery’s Lounge, Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. Dance to the music of Barry Gurley. Call 301-983-8838 or visit www.popovers.com.

More Ongoing

Pups on the Patio. 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 26 at Silver, 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Pups on the Patio provides happy hours with menu specials, bar specials including craft cocktails, “pup” associated drinks and pet-friendly giveaways and surprises. Guests can enjoy drinks, appetizers and dinner with their pets outside on Silver’s patio. Visit www.eatatsilver.com for more.

Children's Storytime. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda Listen to employees read children’s stories. Free. Visit www.store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4824850-21.

VisArts Cocktails and Canvas Class. at VisArts in the Painting & Drawing Studio, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Price $40. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org/cocktails-and-canvas for more.

Drop in Art Activities. Every Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Candy Corner Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., parents and children can explore a new art form or theme. $10/child, parent combo. Drop-in only. www.pgip.org.

Mommy & Me (& Daddy, Too). Third Tuesday each month. 10 a.m. at Rockville Town Square. Meet for a morning out with active learning and creative play with lunch specials, story time, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, prizes and more. rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me.

Chocolate Factory Tours. Fridays and Saturdays, 2-5:45 p.m. at SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier, 360 Main St., Gaithersburg. Take a short tour of The Truffle Factory facilities. Free. www.spagnvola.com.

Glen Echo Park Films. Saturdays and Sundays. Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Films about the Park’s history are shown on rotation in the lobby. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson. Free. Visit www.silverworksglenechopark.com.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. All day Wednesdays; Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Ongoing exhibitions feature work of resident artists. Sculpture, vessels, functional art and jewelry for sale. Classes are taught year-round for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Visit www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org for more.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery presents free exhibitions of emerging artists' work. Each weekend features the work of a different artist. Most artwork is also for sale. www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Potomac Games Group. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. The world is in the midst of a Golden Age of new board and card games for players of all ages. Free. Contact event host Randy Hoffman at 412-983-5411 or wrandyhoffman@gmail.com.