Entertainment Calendar: Potomac
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Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

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Ongoing

Art Exhibits: Summer Takeover. Through July 24, gallery hours at Artists & Makers Studios 1, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville and Artists & Makers Studios 2, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will host two metro-area organizations in five galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC are back in three galleries at Parklawn, and the National League of American Pen Women – Chevy Chase Branch, are taking over two galleries at Wilkins. Visit artistsandmakersstudios.com for more.

Art Exhibition: Maryland Federation of Art. Through July 27, Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Gallery B presents its July exhibition, “MFA @ Gallery B,” a juried exhibition of work by Maryland Federation of Art members. Gallery B will be open for a public reception on Friday, July 12, 6-8 p.m. Opening receptions will also be held that evening at Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave.; Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Road and Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway in downtown Bethesda. Visit www.bethesda.org for more.

Summer Read and Learn Begins. This year’s theme for The Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) 2019 Summer Read and Learn Program is “A Universe of Stories,” encouraging children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own stories. Space is featured in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Children from newborn to 12 years old and teens, 13-17 years of age, are invited to sign up online or at any branch through Aug. 31. Participants who read and/or take part in fun learning activities can earn prizes (while supplies last); vouchers to a Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) bookstore; or raffle entries. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

Wings of Fancy. Exhibit hours through Aug. 31 are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Sept. 1-22 at Brookside Gardens South Conservatory, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. A live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit. Visitors will be surrounded by hundreds of live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia. Learn about their metamorphosis, the role butterflies play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these insects thrive. Call 301-962-1400 or visit www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens.

Thursday/July 18

Escape from Earth. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet. Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday Night Concerts: Marc Berger Band (American Roots). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Saturday/July 20

Artist Talk: Black Artists of DC. 1-3 p.m. at Artists & Makers Studios 1, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville. Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will host two metro-area organizations in five galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC are back in three galleries at Parklawn. Visit artistsandmakersstudios.com for more.

Sunday/July 21

Jazz and Jam. 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Normandie Farms Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band opens and closes with traditional jazz. A jam session is in the middle. People cheer, clap and dance and generally have fun. Students and jammers are free, others pay $10. Call 240-447-2054 or visit PRJC.org for more.

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 Waltz Weavers, who will provide a mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polk. 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.

Tuesday/July 23

Family Movie: Bridge to Terabithia. Noon at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Based on Katherine Paterson's book published in 1977. Two children have adventures in a fantasy kingdom they create in their minds. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday/July 25

Thursday Night Concerts: MoCo’s Got Talent (Variety). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Saturday/July 27

Farm Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, 15200 Mt. Nebo Road, Poolesville. Meet the more than 250 rescued animals at Poplar Spring and enjoy hay rides, refreshments for sale, and a giant yard sale to benefit the animals. Musical group Buntopia perform a blend of rock, blues, country and more music. The gift shop will be open and visitors are welcome to stroll around the sanctuary grounds to meet and visit with all the animals. Visit www.animalsanctuary.org for more.

Thursday/Aug. 1

"Magic That Came From Outer Space!" 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show that is not like other magic shows. Rose’s new show, “Magic That Came From Outer Space!” is created specifically for libraries and is designed to complement the 2019 Summer Reading theme “A Universe of Stories.” Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday Night Concerts: The HitTime Revue Featuring Jimi Smooth (R&B, Soul). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Friday/Aug. 2

Casual Concerts at Glen Echo. 7:30 p.m. at Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda. Jazz trio: Marty Nau, saxophone; Robert Redd, piano; and Steve Novosel, bass; with music from the Great American Songbook. Each concert date will correspond with an Art Walk in the Park, an evening of open studios and artist talks organized by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Admission is free, and donations are welcome at the door. Visit washingtonconservatory.org or call 301-634-2250.

Sunday/Aug. 4

Jazz and Jam. 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Normandie Farms Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band opens and closes with traditional jazz. A jam session is in the middle. People cheer, clap and dance and generally have fun. Students and jammers are free, others pay $10. Call 240-447-2054 or visit PRJC.org for more.

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 band Trio con Brio who will provide a 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.

Monday/Aug. 5

Paperspace. 12:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Come create with the Library’s Paperspace and a paper-based project for to make. Adult supervision is required for children 8 and under. Please ask for scissors and glue. While supplies last. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday/Aug. 8

Thursday Night Concerts: The Soul Crackers (Motown Soul). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

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.

Through Sunday/Aug. 11

A Trace Left by the Future is a solo exhibition by Washington, D.C-based artist and VisArts Studio Fellow Jonathan Monaghan, featuring new sculpture, video, print and installation work which uncovers fears and anxieties about an increasingly technological future. Through Aug. 11 at the Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Premiering is Out of the Abyss, a 19-minute seamlessly looping video installation. Also presented are new print and wallpaper works. These cryptic works draw attention to the increasingly blurry lines between the natural and artificial.

Wherever I go I take my clutter with me, an exhibit at Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, second floor. Natasa Galecic presents mixed media drawings and a site-specific installation that reflect frantically growing landfills and fragile hybrid landscapes where wild, natural, and human-made environments collide.

Monday/Aug. 12

Flower Buds Preschool Classes. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Gardening activities, stories, crafts and garden walks for children 3-5 years. Younger siblings are welcome, but the crafts are designed for older kids. Adults must accompany children. $7 per child. Registration required, visit www.activemontgomery.org.

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. 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.

Sunday/Aug. 18

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 Waltz Sisters. This versatile band will provide a 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.

Aug. 24-Oct. 20

Maryland Renaissance Festival. Crownsville, Md. The Maryland Renaissance Festival celebrates its 43rd season with nine weekends of thrills, feasting, handmade crafts, entertainment and merriment. The 27-acre Village of Revel Grove comes to life each autumn with more than 200 professional performers on 10 stages in the forests and glades with over 140 artisans exhibiting crafts in their own renaissance shops, five taverns featuring cool libations, and 42 food and beverage emporiums. Tickets Aug. 24-Sept. 8, $9-$20; tickets Sept. 14-Oct. 20, $12-$27. Group and multi-day discounts available. Children under 7, free. Visit www.marylandrenaissancefestival.com for more.

Friday/Sept. 6

Casual Concerts at Glen Echo. 7:30 p.m. at Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda. Mike Kligerman – The Many Moods of the Mighty Ukulele. Each concert date will correspond with an Art Walk in the Park, an evening of open studios and artist talks organized by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Admission is free, and donations are welcome at the door. Visit washingtonconservatory.org or call 301-634-2250.

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.