Entertainment Calendar: Potomac
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Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

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Ongoing

Wings of Fancy. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Sept. 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.

Two Exhibit Opening for September. Through Sept. 25, Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville hosts two artists in three galleries for the month of September. Master artist Robert Stark of Union Dale, Pennsylvania – who divides his time between Susquehanna Studio in Pennsylvania and Albuquerque, New Mexico – will fill two galleries at Parklawn. Rosa Inés Vera has exhibited throughout the DMV and internationally, and her work will occupy the third Parklawn Gallery. A Gallery Talk for “Inside, Outside” at Parklawn with invited speaker Jorge Gastelumendi who is the Global Director of Water and Energy Policy at The Nature Conservancy, is planned for Sept. 14, 3-4 p.m. Visit artistsandmakersstudios.com/ for more.

Art Exhibit: Line of Sight. Through Oct. 5, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda. In Line of Sight, ceramics and watercolors explore the interplay between nearness and distance, drawing out the impact of direction, and perspective on perception. Jennifer Coffin’s ceramic pieces present the detail, texture, and immediacy of form experienced in entering a landscape. Rebecca Anderson’s watercolors layer the effects of distance and proximity with the sense of atmosphere and space. A reception is planned for Friday, Sept. 13, 6-9 p.m. Meet the artists Saturdays, 3 p.m. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com or call 301-951-9441.

Double Vision. Through Oct. 6, gallery hours at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park. Photoworks presents "Double Vision" a faculty/student exhibit showcasing the excellence of the classes at Photoworks. For this exhibit, each faculty member chose student work that best represented their class. There are 38 photographers represented. An opening reception is planned for Friday, Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m. Visit glenechophotoworks.org/ for more.

Visual Poetry. Through Oct. 6, at the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park. Photoworks Gallery announces a new collaborative exhibit in the Popcorn Gallery that will feature work that challenged the photographers to ponder the poetry in their images and to assign words to the photos in the exhibit. An opening reception is planned for Friday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m. with a live reading from Poet E. Ethelbert Miller at 7. Visit glenechophotoworks.org/ for more.

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 Sept. 14-Oct. 20, $12-$27. Group and multi-day discounts available. Children under 7, free. Visit www.marylandrenaissancefestival.com for more.

Thursday/Sept. 12

Bring a Friend Social Lunch. Noon-1:30 at Tally Ho Restaurant, 9923 Falls Road, Potomac. Join Potomac Community Village for social lunch. Bring a friend or come on your own. Participants pay for their own meals. RSVPs preferred by Wednesday, Sept. 11 but not required. Call 240-221-1370 to RSVP.

Friday/Sept. 13

Nando’s Fiery Friday Night Concerts. 6:30-8:30 on the Rio Lakefront at 209 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg. Dine al fresco and see The Eclectiks live on the Boardwalk Stage (near Union Jack’s). Visit www.riolakefront.com/events/nandos-fiery-friday-night-concerts/ for more.

Live Music: Shemekia Copeland. 8 p.m. at AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Award-winning blues, R&B and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland, is touring in support of her latest Alligator Records release, America’s Child. $25-$45. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.com or call 301-581-5100.

Saturday/Sept. 14

Kensington Parkrun. 9-10:15 a.m. at Rock Creek Trail at Beach Drive and Cedar Lane. Kensington parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5K run/walk on Rock Creek Trail and is part of the larger parkrun global community of more than 1300 events intended to build healthy and well-connected communities. All ages and abilities welcome. Register before first time. Visit parkrun.us/kensington or email kensingtonoffice@parkrun.com with questions.

Book Sale. 10 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Monthly Potomac Friends of the Library Book Sale features books, DVDs, and more available for children, teens, and adults. All are welcome. Call 240-777-0694.

Bands on the Boardwalk. 6-9 p.m. on the Rio Lakefront at 209 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg. See Sons of Pirates live on the Boardwalk Stage. Live music every Saturday through September. Visit www.riolakefront.com/events/concerts-on-the-boardwalk/ for more.

Sunday/Sept. 15

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 Cabaret Sauvignon 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.

Monday/Sept. 16

"A History of Maryland Through its Gardens." 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30), at Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center/Education Building, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. The Silver Spring Garden Club hosts a talk with Barbara Glickman. The history and horticultural highlights of approximately 11 gardens and their homes and owners are covered in some detail, with a brief discussion of several other sites. Bring a healthy, established (indoor or outdoor, from your garden or store-bought) plant to swap. Join for refreshments after the talk. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. SSGC dues are $10 per year for individual or $15 for a couple/household membership. Learn more at groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SilverSpringGardenClub/info.

Tuesday/Sept. 17

PCV Members' Book Group. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Talking about "The Silent Patient," by Alex Michaelides. Non-members are welcome to come once to learn about Potomac Community Village. Call the Help Desk at 240-221-1370 for location.

Read to a Dog. 4:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. School-age children, especially beginners learning to read and those who want to improve their confidence in reading skills, are invited to practice reading aloud in short (10-15 minute) semi-private sessions. Call 240-777-0694.

Wednesday/Sept. 18

Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Book discussion for adults – Nomadland by Jessica Bruder. Ask for the book at the Circulation Desk. No registration needed. New members welcome. Call 240-777-0694.

Personalize a Journal. 4 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Teens can have some back-to-school fun and come to the Potomac Library to make a custom, personalized journals. Add flair to an ordinary notebook. All supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 240-777-0694.

Yappy Hour. 5-8 p.m. at Caddies in Bethesda. Meet other pet lovers and support Montgomery County Humane Society. Visit www.mchumane.org/events/ for more.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Pre-K Art Class. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, Meeting Room, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Potomac Library is partnering with Renaissance Art Center to provide this Pre-K art class for children ages 3.5-5 years. This one-hour packed class will include guided instructions for a drawing and creating a craft using a non-toxic polymer clay. Registration is required, space is limited. Free. Email karen@rcarts.com.

Yappy Hour and Pop Up Dog Park. 6-8 p.m. in Elm Street Park, Bethesda. The pop-up dog park will consist of a small dog and a large dog enclosure area for well-socialized dogs. Additionally, to complement the evening, Bethesda restaurants will serve food, wine and beer and entertainment will be provided. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Friday/Sept. 20

Nando’s Fiery Friday Night Concerts. 6:30-8:30 on the Rio Lakefront at 209 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg. Dine al fresco and see Priceless Advice live on the Boardwalk Stage (near Union Jack’s). Visit www.riolakefront.com/events/nandos-fiery-friday-night-concerts/ for more.

Friday-Sunday/Sept. 20-22

Middle Eastern Festival. Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, 10620 River Road, Potomac. The 36th Annual Middle Eastern Festival features authentic Mediterranean food, crafts and religious items for sale. Middle Eastern delicacies on the menu will include grilled lamb, kibbee, tabouleh, hummus, gyros, falafel, spinach pies, baklava and a variety of other traditional dishes. The festival will feature deejay music on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, and live music and dancing on Saturday evening. Other highlights will include raffles; jewelry booths; religious items for sale; and children’s activities. Visit www.peterpaulpotomac.org.

Saturday/Sept. 21

Kensington Parkrun. 9-10:15 a.m. at Rock Creek Trail at Beach Drive and Cedar Lane. Kensington parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5K run/walk on Rock Creek Trail and is part of the larger parkrun global community of more than 1300 events intended to build healthy and well-connected communities. All ages and abilities welcome. Register before first time. Visit parkrun.us/kensington or email kensingtonoffice@parkrun.com with questions.

Author Event: Lynne Olson. 12:30-2:45 p.m. in the Potomac Library meeting room, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Bestselling author Lynne Olson will visit the branch to discuss her new book Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler. Free. Call 240-777-0690 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/.

Bands on the Boardwalk. 6-9 p.m. on the Rio Lakefront at 209 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg. See Film at Eleven live on the Boardwalk Stage. Live music every Saturday through September. Visit www.riolakefront.com/events/concerts-on-the-boardwalk/ for more.

Taste in Potomac. 7 p.m. at Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville. Register for the 12th annual Taste in Potomac and enjoy food from area restaurants and support the programming at Adoptions Together. Guests enjoy an evening of auctions, food and specialty cocktails. Visit www.adoptionstogether.org/events/tasteinpotomac/ for tickets.

Saturday-Sunday/Sept. 21-22

Eroica & Beethoven. Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore’s Concert Hall, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. The Eroica Trio (Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin; Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello), winner of the Naumberg Award, teams up with the National Philharmonic for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple. The “Eroica” Symphony, composed in 1803-04, is a groundbreaking work in Beethoven’s stylistic development, bringing together classical control and romantic exuberance. Pre-concert lecture Saturday, 6:45-7:15 and Sunday, 1:45-2:15 p.m. Sunday, meet the musicians, 2-2:30 p.m. $29-$79; free for those 7-17. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-581-5100.

Sunday/Sept. 22

JGSGW September Meeting. 1-3:30 p.m. at Bnai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will host the program, Medical Globetrotters & Persevering Women presented by Dr. Andrew Zalewski. Activities begin at 1, including consultations with genealogy “mavens” followed by the program beginning at 1:30. $5 for non-members. Visit jgsgw.org.

Musicians of the Baltimore Symphony. 3 p.m. at Bethesda Jewish Congregation, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Musicians of the Baltimore Symphony will perform pieces including: J.S. Bach, Suite No. 3 in C Major for Cello Solo, BWV 1009; W.A. Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304; J. Williams, Schindler’s List; and B. Prechtl, A Child Said, What is the Grass? The concert is free and open to the public. The musicians will gratefully accept a suggested donation of $25 at the door. Visit bethesdajewish.org.

ArtStream’s Gala and Dance Party. 5-9:30 p.m. at The Ballroom, Bethesda, 5521 Landy Lane, Bethesda. “Celebrate Theatre For An Inclusive World” at ArtStream’s 9th Annual Gala and Dance Party. General admission, $135 until Sept. 13, then $150; ArtStreamer, $55; counselor, $75. Ticket sales close at noon on Friday, Sept. 20. No sales at the door. Visit www.art-stream.org/ninth-annual-gala/ or tickets.

Thursday/Sept. 26

Potomac Community Village Monthly Meeting. 7-9 p.m. at Potomac Community Center. Featuring "Downsizing: what to do, how to do it," Donna Eichelberger will speak on downsizing, organizing and reducing clutter, particularly for seniors. Free and open to all. Call 240-221-1370 for more.

Friday/Sept. 27

Nando’s Fiery Friday Night Concerts. 6:30-8:30 on the Rio Lakefront at 209 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg. Dine al fresco and see Loose Ends live on the Boardwalk Stage (near Union Jack’s). Visit www.riolakefront.com/events/nandos-fiery-friday-night-concerts/ for more.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Kensington Parkrun. 9-10:15 a.m. at Rock Creek Trail at Beach Drive and Cedar Lane. Kensington parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5K run/walk on Rock Creek Trail and is part of the larger parkrun global community of more than 1300 events intended to build healthy and well-connected communities. All ages and abilities welcome. Register before first time. Visit parkrun.us/kensington or email kensingtonoffice@parkrun.com with questions.

Family Movie Event. 2-4:30 p.m. in the Potomac Library - Meeting Room, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Amy Tan is the 2019 recipient of Fitzgerald Award, and will be honored on Oct.12 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival in Rockville. In honor of her award, the library will be showing The Joy Luck Club. Popcorn will be served. Free. Call 240-777-0690 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

Sunday/Sept. 29

Jazz and Jam. 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Normandie Farms Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band plays New Orleans style, Chicago Style, small group swing and main-stream. Jammers join them and everyone has a good time. Dave Robinson (cornet/trumpet) leads with Brian Priebe on trombone, Gary Gregg on clarinet/sax, Dan Hall on bass, Jeff Reynolds on guitar/banjo and Brian Alpert on drums. $10; students and jammers free. Email labeaver1@verizon.net or call 240-447-2054.

Thursday/Oct. 3

Bring a Friend Social Lunch. Noon-1:30 at Tally Ho Restaurant, 9923 Falls Road, Potomac. Join Potomac Community Village for social lunch. Bring a friend or come on your own. Participants pay for their own meals. RSVPs preferred by Wednesday, Oct. 2 but not required. Call 240-221-1370 to RSVP.

Saturday/Oct. 5

Kensington Parkrun. 9-10:15 a.m. at Rock Creek Trail at Beach Drive and Cedar Lane. Kensington parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5K run/walk on Rock Creek Trail and is part of the larger parkrun global community of more than 1300 events intended to build healthy and well-connected communities. All ages and abilities welcome. Register before first time. Visit parkrun.us/kensington or email kensingtonoffice@parkrun.com with questions.

Bands on the Boardwalk. 6-9 p.m. on the Rio Lakefront at 209 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg. See Quiet Fire live on the Boardwalk Stage. Live music every Saturday through September. Visit www.riolakefront.com/events/concerts-on-the-boardwalk/ for more.

Saturday/Oct. 12

Kensington Parkrun. 9-10:15 a.m. at Rock Creek Trail at Beach Drive and Cedar Lane. Kensington parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5K run/walk on Rock Creek Trail and is part of the larger parkrun global community of more than 1300 events intended to build healthy and well-connected communities. All ages and abilities welcome. Register before first time. Visit parkrun.us/kensington or email kensingtonoffice@parkrun.com with questions.

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.