Entertainment Calendar: Potomac
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Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

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Holidays and Christmas

Nov. 22-24

Mayfield Market Christmas Bazaar. Friday, Nov. 22 from 6-8 p.m. (Alumnae preview); Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Connelly School of the Holy Child, 9029 Bradley Blvd., Potomac. The Mayfield Market is a shopping extravaganza that encourages the community to get a jumpstart on their holiday shopping. More than 60 vendors will be selling their jewelry, clothing, home décor, hostess and children’s gifts, personalized items, holiday decorations, and much more to make your shopping the easiest and best ever. Holy Child’s Fathers’ Club will also be cooking up some food at our new concessions stand this year. Visit www.holychild.org

Nov. 22 to Dec. 31

Garden of Lights. At Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Nov. 22 & 23: 5:30-10 p.m.; Nov. 24: 5:30-9 p.m.; Sunday - Thursday: 5:30- 9 p.m.; Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10 p.m.; Closed November 25-28 & December 24-25. Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, sparkling fountains, and whimsical winter scenes. To avoid long lines, consider visiting on a weeknight, when Garden of Lights is less crowded. Admission: $25-$30 per car/van.

Dec. 15-16

”The Nutcracker.” Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Monday at 8 p.m. At The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Presented by the Virginia National Ballet. Treat yourself to Virginia National Ballet’s full-length, traditional production of The Nutcracker. Featuring gorgeous scenery, costumes, and choreography, enjoy world-class professional, international dancers accompanied by the students of Virginia National Ballet School. VNB is led by Artistic Director Rafik Hegab, 2019 Winner of the Seefeldt Award for Outstanding Individual Artist. Tickets: $37 adults, $25 children (ages 17 and under). Visit www.virginianationalballet.org.

Dec. 20-26

”The Nutcracker.” At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Presented by the Maryland Youth Ballet, this year’s production will be new staging and choreography by Artistic Director Olivier Muñoz, newly appointed in 2019. Show times are Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Advance tickets Online - $27 Children/Seniors (12 & under or 65+), $34 Adults, $27 Groups 10+. At-the-Door tickets - $32 Children/Seniors (12 & under or 65+), $38 Adults. Visit www.marylandyouthballet.org.

Events in Alexandria

Friday/Nov. 29

Black Friday Alexandria. Held in Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray. Alexandria’s alternative Black Friday experience features more than 40 independent boutiques kicking off the holiday shopping season with one-of-a-kind deals on designer and coveted merchandise, including home décor, chic fashions, gourmet food, classic toys and gifts for dogs. Store offers vary, with special discounts throughout the day and more than 10 boutiques opening by 7 a.m., including fibre space, Pacers, The Shoe Hive, Red Barn Mercantile and Bloomers. Visit the website: visitalexandriva.com/blackfriday or visit www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/holidays.

Friday-Saturday/Dec. 6-7

The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. At various Old Town Alexandria locations. The Campagna Center presents the 49th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade. The parade is Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. and begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe Streets and concludes at Market Square with a massed band concert. Admission: Free for parade and Heather and Greens Sales; $180-$290 for Taste of Scotland; $40 for Holiday Home Tours. In 1749, the City of Alexandria was officially established by three Scottish merchants and named after its original founder, John Alexander, also of Scottish descent. Through your support of the events of The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, you provide vital support to Campagna Center programs that serve more than 2,000 children, teens, and adults throughout the year. Visit the website: https://www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend

Saturday/Dec. 7

Boat Parade of Lights. Parade begins at 5:30 p.m.; Dockside festivities 2 to 8 p.m. At Waterfront Park, 1 King Street, Alexandria. Parade viewing areas: Founders Park (351 N. Union St.), Alexandria City Marina (0 Cameron St.), Waterfront Park (1 King St. and 1A Prince St.), Point Lumley Park (1 Duke St.), Shipyard/Harborside Park (1 Wilkes St.), Windmill Hill Park (501 S. Union St.) and Ford’s Landing Park (99 Franklin St.). Admission: Free; $ for food/drink and some activities. VisitAlexandriaVA.com/boatparade

Schedule in Old Town (2 to 8 p.m.)

Holiday music and giveaways from 97.1 WASH-FM

Letters to Santa postcard station from Penny Post

Holiday ornament activity from AR Workshop Alexandria (2 to 4 p.m.)

Bookmark making station from Old Town Books (4:30 to 8 p.m.)

Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Festival

Santa arrives by fireboat at the Alexandria City Marina (3:30 p.m.)

Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights begins (5:30 p.m.)

Tuesday/Dec. 31

First Night Alexandria. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. At venues throughout Old Town Alexandria. This 25th Anniversary Celebration is the largest New Year’s Eve party in the D.C. region that is safe and fun for the entire family and culminates with a fantastic fireworks finale over the Potomac River at midnight. Kids Karnivals: 6 to 9 p.m. at four warm indoor venues in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. Live Entertainment: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at warm indoor venues throughout Old Town Alexandria. Rockin’ on the River: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 King St., Alexandria. Midnight fireworks: Potomac River at the foot of King St., Alexandria. All Access Admission: $25 through November 30, 2019; $30 December 1-30, 2019; $35 December 31, 2019; Kids Karnival is $5 for children ages 2-12 and free for parents and infants. Call 703-963-3755 or visit firstnightalexandria.org.

Event in Great Falls

Sunday/Dec. 1

2019 Celebration of Lights. 3:45-6:30 p.m. At the Village Field in Great Falls (behind the Post Office). Celebrate the beginning of the season with the 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies next to the fire as you listen to local children's choral groups sing seasonal music. The petting zoo and pony rides will keep your kids busy until Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive by antique fire truck to light the tree. The timeline is as follows:

3:45 p.m. - Great Falls United Methodist Preschool

4:00 p.m. - Village Green Day School

Pony Rides and Petting Zoo begin

4:15 p.m. - King's Kids Preschool

4:30 p.m. - Siena Academy

4:45 p.m. - St Francis Creche Preschool

5:00 p.m. - Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to light the tree

5:15 p.m. - Forestville ES Ensembles

5:30 p.m. - Great Falls ES

5:45 p.m. - Colvin Run ES Singalong

6:00 p.m. - Live Nativity (pony rides and petting zoo close)

Volunteers are needed between 4-6 p.m. Contact info@celebrategreatfalls.org if you are available. After Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in an antique fire truck to light the Great Falls Tree, they will meet all children who wish to share their holiday wishes.

Event in Reston

Friday/Nov. 29

Reston Holiday Parade. 10 a.m. At Reston Town Center, Reston. The 29th annual Reston Holiday Parade – one of USA Today’s 10 Best – plus tree lighting, sing-along, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more all day. Rain or shine. Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Visits and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus;

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Mini-train rides on Market Street;

5 p.m.: Dance Performance at Fountain Square;

6– 6:30 p.m.: Tree Lighting & Sing Along;

6:30– 10 p.m.: Horse-drawn Carriage Rides. Visit www.restontowncenter.com/holidays.

Event in Tysons Corner

Now thru Dec. 24

HGTV's Santa HQ. At Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Kids can explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age with HGTV's Santa HQ at Tysons Corner Center! This holiday, check out the interactive Elf Academy at Santa HQ. You can try on the latest elf looks with Santa’s Magic Mirror, create your very own Elf-ID Card and scan yourself on the Naughty or Nice O'Meter. Plus, new this year, spend less time in line and more time on holiday fun with a Fast Pass. Prices and times vary. Visit the website: www.tysonscornercenter.com/SantaHQ

Calendar

Now thru Dec. 7

The Allure of Color. At Waverly Street Gallery 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. Featuring recent work by Grace E. Peterson. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Ample parking in the county lot next door; park free on the weekends. The Bethesda Metro takes you almost to the door. Call 301-951-9441.

Wednesday/Nov. 20

Potomac Adult Book Discussion. 1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Adult book discussion. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. No registration needed. New members welcome.

Button Jewelry. 4-5 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Learn how to upcycle buttons and turn them into unique jewelry! All supplies will be provided on a first-come first-served basis. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Nov. 20-21

Sophia Loren in Person. 7:30 p.m. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Ms. Loren will reminisce about her life and career, with a live interview on stage, hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Bill Harris. Amazing film clips will be shown, and your questions will be answered by Ms. Loren herself. Tickets $100. Call the Box Office: 240-567-5301 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac.

Thursday/Nov. 21

Mr. Jon & Carrie Lewis. 4:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Mr. Jon & Carrie make music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing. They will bring a smile to your face. The program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter. This is a program for children of all ages and their families.

Fighting Hunger with Empty Bowls. 6-8 p.m. At VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300, Rockville. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The premise is simple: potters, craftspeople, educators, and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. VisArts is donating the clay, kiln time, and glazes, and our ceramics instructors and students are donating their time to creating bowls. Attendees are invited to a simple meal of soup, bread, and dessert. In exchange for the ticket cost, guests keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Early Bird ticket $35; Online ticket $25; At the Door Ticket $30. Visit www.visartscenter.org.

Saturday/Nov. 23

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. No registration. Join any time. Call 240-777-0690.

Al Petteway & Amy White. 7:30 p.m. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Grammy-Award winning guitarist, Indie-award winning duo with a Celtic and Appalachian acoustic groove celebrating 25 years together. Tickets $20/advance; $25/door. Children and students $15/advance; $20/door. Call 301-960-3655 or visit www.imtfolk.org.

Baikal to Brazil. 8 p.m. At F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville. The Washington Balalaika Society, a Russian folk orchestra of 60 musicians performing on balalaikas and domras, will present a musical program spanning an amazing geographical area! Concert repertoire will include 'A Tale of Lake Baikal' capturing the mysterious sounds of the frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal to the rousing, bustling and rumba sound of 'Brasileira' from Milhaud's Scaramouche Suite. Tickets: Adults $25; Seniors $20; Students $15; Children under 12 free. Visit www.balalaika.org.

Stand-Up Comedy. 8 p.m. At Post 41, 8110 Fenton Street (blue awning off Fenton Street Parking Lot), Silver Spring. Stand-Up Silver Spring is everybody's favorite local comedy spot. Come out for the hilarious Franqi French (StandUpNBC) along with Hannah Trav (Philly's Phunniest), Davine Ker (MOTH StorySlam) and Bria Beddoe. Guaranteed laughs at the very chill and supremely hospitable Post 41. Seating at Post 41 is theatre style and general admission. Arrive early for your favorite seats. Post 41 has a full bar and light concessions (movie snacks). You can also bring in your own food to the venue. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Tickets: $16 - $25. More Info: https://www.improbablecomedy.com.

Sunday/Nov 24

Normandie Jazz Jam. 2:30-5:30 p.m. At Normandie Farms Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. The seven-piece Conservatory Classic Jazz Band opens and closes with music with a jam session in the middle. All are welcome to sit back and enjoy. Students and jammers free/ $10 for others. Contact Lois Ann Beaver at labeaver1@verizon.net.

Meghan Cary at Focus Rockville. 7:30 p.m. At Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville. With masterful storytelling and award-winning songs, Meghan Cary engages audiences on a powerfully personal level, inviting them into and leading them through an experience that has been called healing, inspiring and outrageously joyful. Tickets are $18 in advance at https://www.focusmusic.org/event-3485192 and for members, $20 at the door.

Tuesday/Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Centerpiece. 1-3 p.m. At Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Cost is $60/$54. Add a special touch to your Thanksgiving celebration! Join us to create your own centerpiece from beautiful flowers, foliage, branches, fruits, veggies, herbs and nuts in harvest colors. Bring your own container (12-inch diameter or smaller) or use the one provided for you during the workshop.

Saturday/Nov. 30

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. No registration. Join any time. Call 240-777-0690.

Sunday/Dec. 1

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. At Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Join in a Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park featuring the ensemble Jacquelopes. This versatile band will provide a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 pm. Admission is $13. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Saturday/Dec. 7

John O'Conor, Pianist. 8 p.m. At Westmoreland Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. The Conservatory Concert Series presents Irish pianist and world-renowned Beethoven expert, John O’Conor in an evening of Beethoven masterpieces -- Pathetique, Moonlight, and Appassionata Sonatas. Free with $20 suggested donation. He has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras including the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, l'Orchestre National de France, the NHK Orchestra in Japan and the Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco, Dallas, Montreal and Detroit Symphonies in North America. Guests are invited to attend Wine & Words after the concert for complimentary beverages and an informal Q & A with the performer.

Sunday/Dec. 8

Holiday Market. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. At Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The 7th Holiday Market sponsored by Empowered Women International will return to the Silver Spring Civic Center to offer shoppers the opportunity to buy from local, women-owned small businesses. The market will include over 40 local women artisans and food vendors who offer a distinct and diverse selection of beautiful crafts, jewelry, candles, food gifts, fine art, and more.

Clara Barton Holiday Craft Show. 1-5 p.m. At Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Admission and parking free. The Holiday Craft Show is presented by the Friends of Clara Barton Community Center www.friendscbcc.org. For more information about the show, contact the CBCC office at 240-777-4910 or Leslie Barden, the Craft Show chairman, at cbcc.craftshow@verizon.net or 301-365-1311.

PRJC Holiday Welcome. 1:30-4:30 p.m. At Knights of Columbus Rosensteel Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. The Potomac River Jazz Club welcomes member guests for free, members and others to a holiday celebration featuring the Keating Jazz Orchestra. The young band plays hot jazz from the ‘20s and ‘30s as well as New Orleans and Big Band-era jazz. Cost: Students and guests are free, PRJC-$20, others $25.

Sunday/Dec. 15

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. At Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Join in a Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park featuring the ensemble Honeysuckle Rose. This versatile band will provide a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 pm. Admission is $13. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Sunday/Dec. 22

Normandie Jazz Jam. 2:30-5:30 p.m. At Normandie Farms Restaurant, 1070 Falls Road, Potomac. The seven-piece Conservatory Classic Jazz Band opens and closes with music with a jam session in between. All are welcome to sit back and enjoy. Free for students and jammers/$10 for others.

Sunday/Dec. 29

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. At Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Join in a Waltz Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park featuring the ensemble Dance du Jour. This versatile band will provide a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 pm. Admission is $13. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

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.