Entertainment Calendar: Potomac
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Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

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Ongoing

Bicycle Pump Track. Through June 26, open dawn-dusk in Elm Street Park, Bethesda. Adults and children can take turns on the track to learn how to ride on a pump track or to simply fine tune their bicycle skills. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

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/.

Thursday/June 20

Feed Your Senses. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. The teen 4-H Royal Court will share a story, songs, a simple craft, and information about the Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair; possibly even have a chance to meet a farm animal. Designed for families with children ages 3-8, families with children of all ages are welcome. A summertime program for children and families.

Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday Night Concerts: The Back Pages Band (60s/70s Tribute). 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. No concert July 4. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Friday/June 21

Family Fun Party. 6-7 p.m. at My Gym Potomac, 11325 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Let's Celebrate Summer and learn about My Gym summer fun including August camp. Fun games, activities and a summer treat for kids. $10 members, $15 non-members. Visit www.mygym.com/potomac/events or call 301-983-5300.

Saturday/June 22

Suds & Soles 5K. 7:30 p.m. at Rockville Town Center. The Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the City of Rockville are teaming up to present the Suds & Soles 5K. The 5K course on neighborhood roads begins and ends in Rockville Town Center. The race is open to adults, youth and children, and, new this year, features a tiered pricing structure. There will be no paper registration forms onsite and cash and checks will not be accepted. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/sudsandsoles to register.

"A Night of 1000 Laughs." 8 p.m. at Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 8110 Fenton St. (the blue awning off Fenton Street Parking Lot), Silver Spring. This special edition of Stand-Up Silver Spring, called "A Night of 1000 Laughs," features Reese Waters, Katherine Jessup and Liz Barlow. A portion of every ticket price will go to A Wider Circle, as part of their major June fundraiser. $16-$22. Visit www.improbablecomedy.com.

Sunday/June 23

Memoir-Writing Workshop. 1-5 p.m. at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County ,8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Writer/editor Gina Roitman will explore beginning the writing process, review different ways to tell stories, and do writing exercises to help participants gain confidence need to share their stories. $30 in advance, $36 at the door. Visit www.genafterdc.com or call 301-580-2215.

Bob Sima at Focus Rockville. 7:30 p.m. at Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Road Rockville. Bob Sima has the gift of creating music that defines, recalls, heals and inspires everyday life. He is accompanied by Shannon Plummer. Tickets are $18 in advance at www.focusmusic.org/buy-tickets and for members, $20 at the door.

Monday/June 24

Blast Off to Reading. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. "Blast Off to Reading” is an interactive musical performance connected to the 2019 summer reading theme of "A Universe of Stories,” featuring songs about space, reading and books. The program will get everyone involved through singing, movement, lyrics-on-the-spot, sign language and visual aspects such as puppets. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Learn Basic Knitting. 4:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Knitting is a great way to relax and spend your time. Bring your own needlecrafts or use our limited supplies. For ages 8 and up. All skill levels welcome! Meets once a month (except December). No registration required. Call 240-777-0694.

Thursday/June 27

Thursday Night Concerts: Josh Christina (Rockabilly). 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. No concert July 4. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Potomac Community Village Meeting. 7 p.m. at Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 South Glen Road, Potomac. Program features former Washington Post journalist Bob Levey, sharing the highlights of his 36 years at The Post, 23 of them examining life in the nation’s capital in “Bob Levey’s Washington.” Members and guests welcome. For information, to volunteer or get volunteer help, call 240-221-1370 or visit www.PotomacCommunityVillage.org.

Saturday/June 29

SummerFest & Independence Day Fireworks. 5-11:30 p.m. at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg. Celebrate America’s independence at SummerFest, Gaithersburg’s illuminating summer festival on the grounds of Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. The free event with live music and food leads to spectacular fireworks and SummerGlo After Party. Visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/special-events/summerfest or call 301-258-6350.

Saturday-Sunday/June 29-30

Heritage Days 2019. Noon-4 p.m. at 40 sites throughout Montgomery County. Join Heritage Montgomery in celebrating the 22nd annual Heritage Days with a weekend packed with fun, family-friendly, free events all across the county. Visit 38 parks, museums, and historic sites all open with free admission highlighting local history, culture, and outdoor recreation. Explore historic houses, schools, churches, railroad stations, banks, and mills. See an 1899 observatory, trolleys and trains, unique farms, art exhibits, archaeology sites, and community museums; or stop by the grand opening of a newly restored 1830 C&O Canal lockhouse.Learn about African American and Quaker history, environmental conservation efforts, farming and farm history, Native American culture, and discover more stories of local history and culture than you’ve ever imagined. And enjoy live music, games and crafts, children’s activities, storytelling, live animals, food and drink, and more. Visit www.heritagemontgomery.org/events/heritage-days/.

Theater: “Bad Jews.” Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd., Rockville. The Jewish Community Theater of Montgomery County, in cooperation with the TBA Players, presents “Bad Jews,” a comedy by Joshua Harmon. Cousins Daphna, Jonah, and Liam, plus Liam’s girlfriend Melody, tussle over a treasured family heirloom. Contains adult language. Saturday, $18; Sunday, $15. Tickets at the door or at www.eventbrite.com/d/md--rockville/bad-jews/.

Thursday/July 4

19th Annual Autism Speaks 5K. 8-10 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Start the Fourth of July holiday at the 19th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run - 1 Mile Walk. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. Learn more and register at www.AutismSpeaks5k.org.

Rockville's Independence Day Celebration. 7 p.m. at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, Rockville. Rockville's Independence Day Celebration is celebrating its fifth year at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. The evening kicks off with live music by The Nighthawks, followed by remarks from the Mayor and Council, the National Anthem with the fireworks beginning at 9:15. Bring a blanket or chairs for great viewing from the park. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/663/Independence-Day for more.

Friday/July 5

Casual Concerts at Glen Echo. 7:30 p.m. at Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda. Haskell Small, piano, with a family program featuring original compositions including “Haunted Child.” 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/July 7

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 Tainted Romaine, 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.

Thursday/July 11

Rhythmaya - Dance Group. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. This program will bring a smile to every face with the magnificent costumes and different styles of Indian dance. Then the audience will join in. For elementary aged children and their families. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday Night Concerts: Route 66 Band (Classic Rock, Country). 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 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.

Sunday/July 14

Starvation Army Jazz. 2-5 p.m. at Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. The Potomac River Jazz Club Bastille Day Bash takes place at the Rosensteel Knights of Columbus in Silver Spring. There is a dance floor and light lunch food is available. Students are free, PRJC members pay $20 and others $25. Email labeaver1@verizon.net for more.

Tuesday/July 16

Energy Express. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. The Department of Environmental Protection will be exploring how energy is part of A Universe Of Stories. These hands-on, interactive presentations will allow children (and parents) to learn more about the stories that connect them and their energy usage. Program geared 6-12 years of age (and their parents). Limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Email cindy.gil@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-0690.

Wednesday/July 17

Galaxy Slime. 2:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Participants should get ready to get messy as they join in to make Galaxy Slime, which will look like pictures of the star-filled galaxy. Open to all ages; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies will be provided. Registration required to ensure adequate supplies. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

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.

Sunday/July 21

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.

Thursday/Aug. 1

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.

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.

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.

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.