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"THE NEW WAVE" by Vian Borchert

10-31-2019

Presented by The Framer's Choice Gallery at The Framer's Choice Gallery
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am + 43 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am Mon, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Mon, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 06 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 13 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Artist Vian Borchert’s latest modern abstract paintings are presented at her Solo art exhibition “The New Wave” at The Framer’s Choice Gallery in Kentlands of the...

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Artist Vian Borchert’s latest modern abstract paintings are presented at her Solo art exhibition “The New Wave” at The Framer’s Choice Gallery in Kentlands of the city of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Borchert’s unique and modern paintings are especially made with the artist’s signature painterly touch. “The New Wave” is a cohesive exhibition highlighting the artist’s love to the ocean presented through her abstracted vision in her artwork.

The exhibition hopes to transport the viewer to the feelings of re-energy and relaxation upon viewing the blue toned abstracted seascape paintings by which the artist was inspired from her travels to the ocean and taking in the majestic seascape views and the sea breeze.

Reception: Saturday September 21, 2019, From 3 – 5 PM
At the reception there will be a Cello Performance of J.S. Bach by Leo Borchert
The reception will be Under the Patronage of Her Excellency Ambassador Dina Kawar of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

At: The Framer’s Choice Gallery
402 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 1 till Oct. 31, 2019
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 10AM – 6PM, Sat 10AM – 5PM, Sun 11AM – 3PM

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Emerging Light: Paintings by Denise Dittmar & Students

10-06-2019

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am + 15 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Emerging Light features paintings by long-time Glen Echo Park instructor Denise Dittmar and her students from Emerging Young Artists at the Yellow Barn, Young Creative...

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Emerging Light features paintings by long-time Glen Echo Park instructor Denise Dittmar and her students from Emerging Young Artists at the Yellow Barn, Young Creative Spirit, & other classes. The paintings in this show are strongly influenced by artists who work with light, including the classic Impressionists, as well as Walt Bartman and John Murray at The Yellow Barn. The detailed brush strokes and vibrant colors emphasize movement in each painting. Audiences will appreciate the reverence for the Impressionist genre by Dittmar and her students. Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 to 8pm

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CreativitY, with a capital WHY?

11-24-2019

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am + 28 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 06 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 03 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

An exhibit of creative people at work captured in action by professional  photographer Larry Marc Levine.  Mr. Levine is interested in watching people create different...

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An exhibit of creative people at work captured in action by professional  photographer Larry Marc Levine.  Mr. Levine is interested in watching people create different forms of art and finds it as fascinating as the creative process itself. For this exhibit, he interviewed and photographed a variety of talented individuals from different backgrounds with experience in different areas including a glass blower, a Native American pow wow dancer, painters, fabric artists, a Chinese zither player, a violin maker, and many others. Most of these creative spirits are from the local Montgomery County area. Levine believes that respect for the individual and appreciation for diversity of people, of ideas, of processes are all important aspects of his photography.  A reception on Sunday, September 15 will feature demonstrations by many of the artists whose portraits will be on exhibit.

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Yappy Hour

09-19-2019

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership at Elm Street Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm

Bethesda Urban Partnership and Montgomery Parks team up for another Yappy Hour at Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda.

Bring your furry, fuzzy family member to play in our...

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Bethesda Urban Partnership and Montgomery Parks team up for another Yappy Hour at Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda.

Bring your furry, fuzzy family member to play in our pop-up dog parks for either small or large dogs.  Relax and enjoy food, beer, and wine from local restaurants and live music.

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Poems of Migration and the American Immigrant Experience

09-19-2019

Presented by Takoma Park Arts at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Three poets from different ethnic backgrounds who are immigrants or the child of immigrants will read their poetry about the joys and pitfalls of immigration, a sense of...

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Three poets from different ethnic backgrounds who are immigrants or the child of immigrants will read their poetry about the joys and pitfalls of immigration, a sense of exile or welcome, and struggles against discrimination.

Indran Amirthanayagam is an award-winning poet who was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) who moved to London and then Honolulu half a world away. His poetry collections include "Ceylon, R.I.P." and "Coconuts on Mars."

Zeina Azzam was born in Syria and grew up in Lebanon after her parents fled from Palestine in 1948. She moved to the United States when she was 10 years old. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Mizna, and the anthologies "Gaza Unsilenced" and "Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees." She is a mentor for We Are Not Numbers, a writing program for youth from Gaza and Lebanon.

Vladimir Monge was born in El Salvador and attended the University of El Salvador and the National University of Costa Rica. His poetry books include "Pasajeros en el Tiempo/Passengers in Time" and "Voces y Huellas."

 

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BSO Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

09-19-2019

Presented by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is under attack. Jedi Master Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the ways of the force in Star Wars: The Empire...

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After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is under attack. Jedi Master Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the ways of the force in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, as the BSO performs John Williams’ unforgettable score live.  Nicholas Hersh conducts.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner /Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey’s Tale

09-28-2019

Presented by InterAct Story Theatre at Cultural Arts Center-Montgomery College, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm Fri, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm - less dates and times

Monkey Business is hard work...and even harder choices! Bob the Monkey needs your help to figure it out! Join us for this interactive play for kids and families where kids...

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Monkey Business is hard work...and even harder choices! Bob the Monkey needs your help to figure it out! Join us for this interactive play for kids and families where kids make the choices that matter.

About the play: Bob the Monkey is the smartest monkey in the land, and they want everyone to know it! Bob the Monkey wants what they want and they want it NOW! But...why is everyone mad at Bob? Bob didn’t do anything! In this interactive forum theatre experience for kids and families, audiences follow Bob’s madcap misadventures and help Bob figure out where they went wrong and got in trouble monkeying around. Led by InterAct Story Theatre’s Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, audience members make suggestions about how Bob could do things differently, and watch Bob and friends role play out their ideas. Can Bob flip the script and turn things around? Can Bob make things better by making better choices? Does it work? What happens next? Best for ages 4 and up.

Activities Before the Show and After the Show: Come early with your kids for crafts and pre-show activities, and stick around afterwards for a Meet-and-Greet with the actors--it's a great time to get autographs, take pictures, and tell us your favorite part of the show! The Pre-show activities table opens 30 minutes before the performance.

FIELD TRIP FRIDAYS
On Friday, September 20 and Friday, September 27, InterAct Story Theatre hosts special field trip opportunities for elementary schools and homeschool audiences--with special discount rates! For more information for school groups and home school groups, please contact us at info@interactstory.com!

This production is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at MSAC.org. Also, supported in part by Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County government and the generous support of a legion of donors and partners. Thank you for supporting arts for kids and families in Maryland!

45 minutes, best for ages 4 and up.

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Teaching Africa Day

09-21-2019

Presented by Teaching Africa Day organization at Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am

As part of African Heritage Month in Montgomery County Maryland, Teaching Africa Day is an interactive and child-friendly event geared specifically toward educating...

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As part of African Heritage Month in Montgomery County Maryland, Teaching Africa Day is an interactive and child-friendly event geared specifically toward educating children and youth about Africa. Teaching Africa Day provides a much-needed collective platform with the best quality books, videos, games, programs, and other resources that teach about Africa & African heritage.

Complete list of Wall of Fame TAD Special Guest Readers:
2015 TAD Wall of Fame Readers
Dr. Ikheola, MC Board of Education
Congressman John Sarbanes
Congressman Jamie Raskin
Daniel Koroma, Montgomery County, African Affairs Advisory Group
Mrs. Nicole Peacock, State Department, African Affairs
Bill Strassberger, State Department Representative, African Affairs

2016 TAD Wall of Fame Readers
Congressman John Sarbanes
Dr. Okuoso, Howard University
Miss Culture USA 2016
Mr. Ike Leggett, MC County Executive
Gina Paige, African Ancestry, Co-Founder

2017 TAD Wall of Fame Readers
First Lady of Maryland, Mrs. Yumi Hogan (invited)
Her Excellency the Ambassador of the African Union, Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao
Dr. Emira Woods, IPS Institute

2018 TAD Wall of Fame Readers
His Excellency Mr. John Wobensmith, Secretary of State of Maryland
Dr. Ikheola, MC Board of Education
Dr. Gina Paige, African Ancestry Co-Founder

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Saturday Family Story Sessions

10-26-2019

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:15 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 11:30 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 11:30 am + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 19 @ 11:30 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 10:15 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 11:30 am - less dates and times

Four Saturdays this fall, families enjoy diverse and dynamic programs from some of the best storytellers in our area. At Strathmore’s Saturday Family Story Sessions,...

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Four Saturdays this fall, families enjoy diverse and dynamic programs from some of the best storytellers in our area. At Strathmore’s Saturday Family Story Sessions, stories encourage active imagination and come alive through improv, puppetry, songs, and more. Kids and parents alike will be enamored by the epic tales our storytellers spin. Snag a spot in the cozy Mansion Music Room and get up close to the performers—you might even find yourself participating in the story!

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Elephant and Piggie's We Are In A Play!

10-20-2019

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am + 21 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 12 @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Oct 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"

September 20–October 20, 2019
Directed by Cara Gabriel
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion...

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Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"

September 20–October 20, 2019
Directed by Cara Gabriel
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
All performances held in Glen Echo Park
Recommended for all ages

The award-winning, best-selling children's books jumps from page to stage as a musical experience you won’t forget! Gerald and Piggie are "bestus" friends, with Gerald taking care of all the worrying and Piggie living her best life. Piggie’s even happier and more excited than usual. They’re going to a party hosted by the Squirrelles! And so begins a day when anything is possible.

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Monarch Fiesta Day

09-21-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 11:00 am

Come celebrate the monarch butterfly’s inspiring metamorphosis and incredible journey. We’ll have exhibits, face painting, storytimes, crafts, movies, monarch tagging,...

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Come celebrate the monarch butterfly’s inspiring metamorphosis and incredible journey. We’ll have exhibits, face painting, storytimes, crafts, movies, monarch tagging, and more! All programs are free and first-come, first-served. No registration required. We’ll post a schedule of events and more information closer to the time of the event on our Facebook page and at www.BlackHillNature.org.

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Annual Children’s Day Festival

09-21-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 11:00 am

Join us for a fabulous family fun-day! The annual event is held each year to offer the community an active and engaged experience in Montgomery Parks. Focused on...

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Join us for a fabulous family fun-day! The annual event is held each year to offer the community an active and engaged experience in Montgomery Parks. Focused on children’s games, crafts and education, you can explore Brookside Gardens and participate in numerous different activities throughout the day. With live music, food trucks and plenty of green space, you are sure to enjoy a full day of entertainment. This event is free.

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Opening Reception for Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

09-21-2019

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm
You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Tom Greaves on the opening day of his solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art lovers,...
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You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Tom Greaves on the opening day of his solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art lovers, enjoy a glass of wine and other light refreshments, and ask the artist questions about his inspiration, creative process, and techniques. Event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome.
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Opening Reception for Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo

09-21-2019

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm

You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Elizabeth Casqueiro on the opening day of her solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art...

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You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Elizabeth Casqueiro on the opening day of her solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art lovers, enjoy a glass of wine and other light refreshments, and ask the artist questions about her inspiration, creative process, and techniques. Event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome.

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Eroica + Beethoven

09-22-2019

Presented by National Philharmonic at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

SAT SEPT 21, 2019, 8pm
SUN SEPT 22, 2019, 3pm

Eroica Trio
Erika Nickrenz, piano
Sara Parkins, violin
Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven...

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SAT SEPT 21, 2019, 8pm
SUN SEPT 22, 2019, 3pm

Eroica Trio
Erika Nickrenz, piano
Sara Parkins, violin
Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Major
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (“Eroica”)

The acclaimed Eroica Trio, winner of the prestigious Naumberg Award, teams up with the National Philharmonic for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple, one of the most unusual concertos in the Western tradition. It is a work of irresistible appeal, at once intimate and symphonic in style.

The “Eroica” Symphony, composed in 1803-04, is a groundbreaking work in Beethoven’s stylistic development, bringing together classical control and romantic exuberance. Famously, Beethoven had originally dedicated the work to Napoleon Bonaparte, in recognition of what he thought were Napoleon’s democratic ideals. The dedication was scratched out, however, after an angry Beethoven discovered that Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor of the French, and the title “Eroica” was used instead.

“Everyone felt themselves transported to another world…the Eroica Trio’s technical brilliance…was superb.” — Die Presse (Vienna)

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Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival

09-22-2019

Presented by Wheaton Arts Parade at Wheaton Veterans Urban Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am

The Wheaton Arts Parade is a day for citizens, artists, businesses, and civic organizations to come together, walking to celebrate art and the Wheaton community. On...

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The Wheaton Arts Parade is a day for citizens, artists, businesses, and civic organizations to come together, walking to celebrate art and the Wheaton community. On this day, anybody can be an artist and everybody in the parade is pushing, pulling, carrying, wearing or performing their art. At the end of this March for Art, the community gathers at a festival to continue the celebration. The day is inspired by the parade and the closure of roadways to motor vehicles so that people can walk and dance, play music and show off their art. The parade liberates the community's creative spirit from the confines of everyday life. Freed from their cars, people can appreciate Wheaton at a slower pace, as a walkable community. The highway becomes a path toward creativity and the arts parade calls the community to follow. The parade leads to a festival that continues the celebration of art and Wheaton's diversity. It is a time to gather in one place and eat together, to listen to music and readings, watch dance, view paintings and sculpture, to talk to each other and even make art. It is a chance for artists to exhibit and sell their work, but most importantly it is a time for local artists to be appreciated by the community and each other and for the community to see Wheaton's potential as an arts destination. The Parade begins as 10 am. The Festival exhibits and food sales open at the same time. Live entertainment begins after the parade. The Festival will end at 5pm. The parade and festival will take place “rain or shine.”

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Honey Harvest Festival

09-22-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

Join Brookside Nature Center and the Maryland State Beekeepers Association to celebrate honeybees and other pollinators. Talk to beekeepers, watch honey being harvested,...

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Join Brookside Nature Center and the Maryland State Beekeepers Association to celebrate honeybees and other pollinators. Talk to beekeepers, watch honey being harvested, buy local honey and bee products, and enjoy family friendly activities and crafts. We’ll be buzzing about pollinators all day long!

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Story Tapestries at the 3rd Annual Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival

09-22-2019

Presented by Story Tapestries at Wheaton Veterans Urban Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:15 pm

Story Tapestries: Amplify US! is joining the Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival

See below for details about the parade.

Wheaton is walking for art.

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Story Tapestries: Amplify US! is joining the Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival

See below for details about the parade.

Wheaton is walking for art.

There will be floats but no cars, just people pushing, pulling, carrying, wearing and performing their art and on this day, EVERYONE IS AND ARTIST!

Whether or not you join the parade, come and watch us strut our stuff and enjoy the Arts Festival. More than 60 local artists will have their artwork on display and for sale. Enjoy live performances of music & dance, art-making demonstrations, family art and sensory inclusion activities, and a Food Court featuring some of Wheaton's favorite restaurants. Rain or shine, it's a good time!

Share your experience on Social Media #WAP2019.

We're bringing our community together with art!

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StoryTime Station

09-24-2019

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 24 @ 11:00 am

The Gaithersburg Community Museum invites you and your child to enjoy monthly book readings during “StoryTime Station,” an enriching 45-minute program recommended for...

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The Gaithersburg Community Museum invites you and your child to enjoy monthly book readings during “StoryTime Station,” an enriching 45-minute program recommended for ages 3 to 6. Readings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m.

We are in the middle of a two year exploration of the alphabet. This month is the letter "Qq."

Future programs are:
September - Tt
October - Uu
November - Vv

Admission is $3 per child, adults and infants are free. Advance purchase is recommended as space is limited. Contact the Gaithersburg Community Museum to make reservations. You may also pay at the door if space is available. Please note children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Cider Days

09-29-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

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Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed...

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Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed trail. Free and open to all participants. No registration required.

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Under One Roof: Raise Your Voice | A Collaborative Community Art Project

11-10-2019

Presented by Bender JCC of Greater Washington at Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washingt..., Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 27 @ 8:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 8:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 8:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Mon, Sep 30 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 01 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 02 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 06 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 07 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 08 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 09 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 10 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 11 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 13 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 14 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 15 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 16 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 17 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 18 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 19 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 20 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 21 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 27 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 28 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 29 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 30 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 31 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 01 @ 8:00 am Sat, Nov 02 @ 8:00 am Sun, Nov 03 @ 8:00 am Mon, Nov 04 @ 8:00 am Tue, Nov 05 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 06 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 07 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 08 @ 8:00 am Sat, Nov 09 @ 8:00 am Sun, Nov 10 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Under One Roof: Raise Your Voice
A Collaborative Community Art Project
GOLDMAN ART GALLERY

September 27 – November 10
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 – 6:30 PM |...

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Under One Roof: Raise Your Voice
A Collaborative Community Art Project
GOLDMAN ART GALLERY

September 27 – November 10
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 – 6:30 PM | Exhibition Reception

From the evening of October 13 - October 20, the Bender JCC and the Greater Washington Jewish community will celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish fall harvest festival, with our sukkah‐inspired art exhibit, Under One Roof. The show will feature collaborative works of art created by organizations in the Greater Washington area, exploring the theme “Raise Your Voice.”

Gallery is open to the public, however please submit registration request for exhibit reception here.

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"THE NEW WAVE" by Vian Borchert

10-31-2019

Presented by The Framer's Choice Gallery at The Framer's Choice Gallery
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am + 43 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am Mon, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Mon, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 06 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 13 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 14 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am Mon, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Artist Vian Borchert’s latest modern abstract paintings are presented at her Solo art exhibition “The New Wave” at The Framer’s Choice Gallery in Kentlands of the...

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Artist Vian Borchert’s latest modern abstract paintings are presented at her Solo art exhibition “The New Wave” at The Framer’s Choice Gallery in Kentlands of the city of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Borchert’s unique and modern paintings are especially made with the artist’s signature painterly touch. “The New Wave” is a cohesive exhibition highlighting the artist’s love to the ocean presented through her abstracted vision in her artwork.

The exhibition hopes to transport the viewer to the feelings of re-energy and relaxation upon viewing the blue toned abstracted seascape paintings by which the artist was inspired from her travels to the ocean and taking in the majestic seascape views and the sea breeze.

Reception: Saturday September 21, 2019, From 3 – 5 PM
At the reception there will be a Cello Performance of J.S. Bach by Leo Borchert
The reception will be Under the Patronage of Her Excellency Ambassador Dina Kawar of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

At: The Framer’s Choice Gallery
402 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 1 till Oct. 31, 2019
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 10AM – 6PM, Sat 10AM – 5PM, Sun 11AM – 3PM

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Emerging Light: Paintings by Denise Dittmar & Students

10-06-2019

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am + 15 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 10:00 am Mon, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Emerging Light features paintings by long-time Glen Echo Park instructor Denise Dittmar and her students from Emerging Young Artists at the Yellow Barn, Young Creative...

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Emerging Light features paintings by long-time Glen Echo Park instructor Denise Dittmar and her students from Emerging Young Artists at the Yellow Barn, Young Creative Spirit, & other classes. The paintings in this show are strongly influenced by artists who work with light, including the classic Impressionists, as well as Walt Bartman and John Murray at The Yellow Barn. The detailed brush strokes and vibrant colors emphasize movement in each painting. Audiences will appreciate the reverence for the Impressionist genre by Dittmar and her students. Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 to 8pm

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CreativitY, with a capital WHY?

11-24-2019

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am + 28 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 06 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 18 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 03 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 10 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

An exhibit of creative people at work captured in action by professional  photographer Larry Marc Levine.  Mr. Levine is interested in watching people create different...

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An exhibit of creative people at work captured in action by professional  photographer Larry Marc Levine.  Mr. Levine is interested in watching people create different forms of art and finds it as fascinating as the creative process itself. For this exhibit, he interviewed and photographed a variety of talented individuals from different backgrounds with experience in different areas including a glass blower, a Native American pow wow dancer, painters, fabric artists, a Chinese zither player, a violin maker, and many others. Most of these creative spirits are from the local Montgomery County area. Levine believes that respect for the individual and appreciation for diversity of people, of ideas, of processes are all important aspects of his photography.  A reception on Sunday, September 15 will feature demonstrations by many of the artists whose portraits will be on exhibit.

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Yappy Hour

09-19-2019

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership at Elm Street Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm

Bethesda Urban Partnership and Montgomery Parks team up for another Yappy Hour at Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda.

Bring your furry, fuzzy family member to play in our...

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Bethesda Urban Partnership and Montgomery Parks team up for another Yappy Hour at Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda.

Bring your furry, fuzzy family member to play in our pop-up dog parks for either small or large dogs.  Relax and enjoy food, beer, and wine from local restaurants and live music.

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Poems of Migration and the American Immigrant Experience

09-19-2019

Presented by Takoma Park Arts at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Three poets from different ethnic backgrounds who are immigrants or the child of immigrants will read their poetry about the joys and pitfalls of immigration, a sense of...

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Three poets from different ethnic backgrounds who are immigrants or the child of immigrants will read their poetry about the joys and pitfalls of immigration, a sense of exile or welcome, and struggles against discrimination.

Indran Amirthanayagam is an award-winning poet who was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) who moved to London and then Honolulu half a world away. His poetry collections include "Ceylon, R.I.P." and "Coconuts on Mars."

Zeina Azzam was born in Syria and grew up in Lebanon after her parents fled from Palestine in 1948. She moved to the United States when she was 10 years old. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Mizna, and the anthologies "Gaza Unsilenced" and "Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees." She is a mentor for We Are Not Numbers, a writing program for youth from Gaza and Lebanon.

Vladimir Monge was born in El Salvador and attended the University of El Salvador and the National University of Costa Rica. His poetry books include "Pasajeros en el Tiempo/Passengers in Time" and "Voces y Huellas."

 

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BSO Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

09-19-2019

Presented by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is under attack. Jedi Master Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the ways of the force in Star Wars: The Empire...

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After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is under attack. Jedi Master Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the ways of the force in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, as the BSO performs John Williams’ unforgettable score live.  Nicholas Hersh conducts.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner /Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey’s Tale

09-28-2019

Presented by InterAct Story Theatre at Cultural Arts Center-Montgomery College, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 20 @ 11:00 am Fri, Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm Fri, Sep 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm - less dates and times

Monkey Business is hard work...and even harder choices! Bob the Monkey needs your help to figure it out! Join us for this interactive play for kids and families where kids...

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Monkey Business is hard work...and even harder choices! Bob the Monkey needs your help to figure it out! Join us for this interactive play for kids and families where kids make the choices that matter.

About the play: Bob the Monkey is the smartest monkey in the land, and they want everyone to know it! Bob the Monkey wants what they want and they want it NOW! But...why is everyone mad at Bob? Bob didn’t do anything! In this interactive forum theatre experience for kids and families, audiences follow Bob’s madcap misadventures and help Bob figure out where they went wrong and got in trouble monkeying around. Led by InterAct Story Theatre’s Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, audience members make suggestions about how Bob could do things differently, and watch Bob and friends role play out their ideas. Can Bob flip the script and turn things around? Can Bob make things better by making better choices? Does it work? What happens next? Best for ages 4 and up.

Activities Before the Show and After the Show: Come early with your kids for crafts and pre-show activities, and stick around afterwards for a Meet-and-Greet with the actors--it's a great time to get autographs, take pictures, and tell us your favorite part of the show! The Pre-show activities table opens 30 minutes before the performance.

FIELD TRIP FRIDAYS
On Friday, September 20 and Friday, September 27, InterAct Story Theatre hosts special field trip opportunities for elementary schools and homeschool audiences--with special discount rates! For more information for school groups and home school groups, please contact us at info@interactstory.com!

This production is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at MSAC.org. Also, supported in part by Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County government and the generous support of a legion of donors and partners. Thank you for supporting arts for kids and families in Maryland!

45 minutes, best for ages 4 and up.

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Teaching Africa Day

09-21-2019

Presented by Teaching Africa Day organization at Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 9:00 am

As part of African Heritage Month in Montgomery County Maryland, Teaching Africa Day is an interactive and child-friendly event geared specifically toward educating...

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As part of African Heritage Month in Montgomery County Maryland, Teaching Africa Day is an interactive and child-friendly event geared specifically toward educating children and youth about Africa. Teaching Africa Day provides a much-needed collective platform with the best quality books, videos, games, programs, and other resources that teach about Africa & African heritage.

Complete list of Wall of Fame TAD Special Guest Readers:
2015 TAD Wall of Fame Readers
Dr. Ikheola, MC Board of Education
Congressman John Sarbanes
Congressman Jamie Raskin
Daniel Koroma, Montgomery County, African Affairs Advisory Group
Mrs. Nicole Peacock, State Department, African Affairs
Bill Strassberger, State Department Representative, African Affairs

2016 TAD Wall of Fame Readers
Congressman John Sarbanes
Dr. Okuoso, Howard University
Miss Culture USA 2016
Mr. Ike Leggett, MC County Executive
Gina Paige, African Ancestry, Co-Founder

2017 TAD Wall of Fame Readers
First Lady of Maryland, Mrs. Yumi Hogan (invited)
Her Excellency the Ambassador of the African Union, Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao
Dr. Emira Woods, IPS Institute

2018 TAD Wall of Fame Readers
His Excellency Mr. John Wobensmith, Secretary of State of Maryland
Dr. Ikheola, MC Board of Education
Dr. Gina Paige, African Ancestry Co-Founder

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Saturday Family Story Sessions

10-26-2019

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 10:15 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 11:30 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 11:30 am + 3 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 19 @ 11:30 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 10:15 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 11:30 am - less dates and times

Four Saturdays this fall, families enjoy diverse and dynamic programs from some of the best storytellers in our area. At Strathmore’s Saturday Family Story Sessions,...

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Four Saturdays this fall, families enjoy diverse and dynamic programs from some of the best storytellers in our area. At Strathmore’s Saturday Family Story Sessions, stories encourage active imagination and come alive through improv, puppetry, songs, and more. Kids and parents alike will be enamored by the epic tales our storytellers spin. Snag a spot in the cozy Mansion Music Room and get up close to the performers—you might even find yourself participating in the story!

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Elephant and Piggie's We Are In A Play!

10-20-2019

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am + 21 more dates and times

Sun, Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Sep 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 05 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Oct 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 12 @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Oct 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"

September 20–October 20, 2019
Directed by Cara Gabriel
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion...

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Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"

September 20–October 20, 2019
Directed by Cara Gabriel
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
All performances held in Glen Echo Park
Recommended for all ages

The award-winning, best-selling children's books jumps from page to stage as a musical experience you won’t forget! Gerald and Piggie are "bestus" friends, with Gerald taking care of all the worrying and Piggie living her best life. Piggie’s even happier and more excited than usual. They’re going to a party hosted by the Squirrelles! And so begins a day when anything is possible.

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Monarch Fiesta Day

09-21-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 11:00 am

Come celebrate the monarch butterfly’s inspiring metamorphosis and incredible journey. We’ll have exhibits, face painting, storytimes, crafts, movies, monarch tagging,...

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Come celebrate the monarch butterfly’s inspiring metamorphosis and incredible journey. We’ll have exhibits, face painting, storytimes, crafts, movies, monarch tagging, and more! All programs are free and first-come, first-served. No registration required. We’ll post a schedule of events and more information closer to the time of the event on our Facebook page and at www.BlackHillNature.org.

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Annual Children’s Day Festival

09-21-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 11:00 am

Join us for a fabulous family fun-day! The annual event is held each year to offer the community an active and engaged experience in Montgomery Parks. Focused on...

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Join us for a fabulous family fun-day! The annual event is held each year to offer the community an active and engaged experience in Montgomery Parks. Focused on children’s games, crafts and education, you can explore Brookside Gardens and participate in numerous different activities throughout the day. With live music, food trucks and plenty of green space, you are sure to enjoy a full day of entertainment. This event is free.

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Opening Reception for Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

09-21-2019

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm
You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Tom Greaves on the opening day of his solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art lovers,...
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You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Tom Greaves on the opening day of his solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art lovers, enjoy a glass of wine and other light refreshments, and ask the artist questions about his inspiration, creative process, and techniques. Event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome.
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Opening Reception for Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo

09-21-2019

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm

You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Elizabeth Casqueiro on the opening day of her solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art...

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You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Elizabeth Casqueiro on the opening day of her solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art lovers, enjoy a glass of wine and other light refreshments, and ask the artist questions about her inspiration, creative process, and techniques. Event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome.

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Eroica + Beethoven

09-22-2019

Presented by National Philharmonic at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

SAT SEPT 21, 2019, 8pm
SUN SEPT 22, 2019, 3pm

Eroica Trio
Erika Nickrenz, piano
Sara Parkins, violin
Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven...

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SAT SEPT 21, 2019, 8pm
SUN SEPT 22, 2019, 3pm

Eroica Trio
Erika Nickrenz, piano
Sara Parkins, violin
Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven Triple Concerto in C Major
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (“Eroica”)

The acclaimed Eroica Trio, winner of the prestigious Naumberg Award, teams up with the National Philharmonic for a performance of Beethoven’s Triple, one of the most unusual concertos in the Western tradition. It is a work of irresistible appeal, at once intimate and symphonic in style.

The “Eroica” Symphony, composed in 1803-04, is a groundbreaking work in Beethoven’s stylistic development, bringing together classical control and romantic exuberance. Famously, Beethoven had originally dedicated the work to Napoleon Bonaparte, in recognition of what he thought were Napoleon’s democratic ideals. The dedication was scratched out, however, after an angry Beethoven discovered that Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor of the French, and the title “Eroica” was used instead.

“Everyone felt themselves transported to another world…the Eroica Trio’s technical brilliance…was superb.” — Die Presse (Vienna)

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Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival

09-22-2019

Presented by Wheaton Arts Parade at Wheaton Veterans Urban Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am

The Wheaton Arts Parade is a day for citizens, artists, businesses, and civic organizations to come together, walking to celebrate art and the Wheaton community. On...

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The Wheaton Arts Parade is a day for citizens, artists, businesses, and civic organizations to come together, walking to celebrate art and the Wheaton community. On this day, anybody can be an artist and everybody in the parade is pushing, pulling, carrying, wearing or performing their art. At the end of this March for Art, the community gathers at a festival to continue the celebration. The day is inspired by the parade and the closure of roadways to motor vehicles so that people can walk and dance, play music and show off their art. The parade liberates the community's creative spirit from the confines of everyday life. Freed from their cars, people can appreciate Wheaton at a slower pace, as a walkable community. The highway becomes a path toward creativity and the arts parade calls the community to follow. The parade leads to a festival that continues the celebration of art and Wheaton's diversity. It is a time to gather in one place and eat together, to listen to music and readings, watch dance, view paintings and sculpture, to talk to each other and even make art. It is a chance for artists to exhibit and sell their work, but most importantly it is a time for local artists to be appreciated by the community and each other and for the community to see Wheaton's potential as an arts destination. The Parade begins as 10 am. The Festival exhibits and food sales open at the same time. Live entertainment begins after the parade. The Festival will end at 5pm. The parade and festival will take place “rain or shine.”

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Honey Harvest Festival

09-22-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

Join Brookside Nature Center and the Maryland State Beekeepers Association to celebrate honeybees and other pollinators. Talk to beekeepers, watch honey being harvested,...

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Join Brookside Nature Center and the Maryland State Beekeepers Association to celebrate honeybees and other pollinators. Talk to beekeepers, watch honey being harvested, buy local honey and bee products, and enjoy family friendly activities and crafts. We’ll be buzzing about pollinators all day long!

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Story Tapestries at the 3rd Annual Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival

09-22-2019

Presented by Story Tapestries at Wheaton Veterans Urban Park
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 22 @ 1:15 pm

Story Tapestries: Amplify US! is joining the Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival

See below for details about the parade.

Wheaton is walking for art.

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Story Tapestries: Amplify US! is joining the Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival

See below for details about the parade.

Wheaton is walking for art.

There will be floats but no cars, just people pushing, pulling, carrying, wearing and performing their art and on this day, EVERYONE IS AND ARTIST!

Whether or not you join the parade, come and watch us strut our stuff and enjoy the Arts Festival. More than 60 local artists will have their artwork on display and for sale. Enjoy live performances of music & dance, art-making demonstrations, family art and sensory inclusion activities, and a Food Court featuring some of Wheaton's favorite restaurants. Rain or shine, it's a good time!

Share your experience on Social Media #WAP2019.

We're bringing our community together with art!

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StoryTime Station

09-24-2019

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 24 @ 11:00 am

The Gaithersburg Community Museum invites you and your child to enjoy monthly book readings during “StoryTime Station,” an enriching 45-minute program recommended for...

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The Gaithersburg Community Museum invites you and your child to enjoy monthly book readings during “StoryTime Station,” an enriching 45-minute program recommended for ages 3 to 6. Readings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m.

We are in the middle of a two year exploration of the alphabet. This month is the letter "Qq."

Future programs are:
September - Tt
October - Uu
November - Vv

Admission is $3 per child, adults and infants are free. Advance purchase is recommended as space is limited. Contact the Gaithersburg Community Museum to make reservations. You may also pay at the door if space is available. Please note children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Cider Days

09-29-2019

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

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Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed...

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Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed trail. Free and open to all participants. No registration required.

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Under One Roof: Raise Your Voice | A Collaborative Community Art Project

11-10-2019

Presented by Bender JCC of Greater Washington at Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washingt..., Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 27 @ 8:00 am Sat, Sep 28 @ 8:00 am Sun, Sep 29 @ 8:00 am + 42 more dates and times

Mon, Sep 30 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 01 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 02 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 03 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 04 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 05 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 06 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 07 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 08 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 09 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 10 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 11 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 12 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 13 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 14 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 15 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 16 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 17 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 18 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 19 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 20 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 21 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 27 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 28 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 29 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 30 @ 8:00 am Thu, Oct 31 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 01 @ 8:00 am Sat, Nov 02 @ 8:00 am Sun, Nov 03 @ 8:00 am Mon, Nov 04 @ 8:00 am Tue, Nov 05 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 06 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 07 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 08 @ 8:00 am Sat, Nov 09 @ 8:00 am Sun, Nov 10 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Under One Roof: Raise Your Voice
A Collaborative Community Art Project
GOLDMAN ART GALLERY

September 27 – November 10
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 – 6:30 PM |...

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Under One Roof: Raise Your Voice
A Collaborative Community Art Project
GOLDMAN ART GALLERY

September 27 – November 10
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 – 6:30 PM | Exhibition Reception

From the evening of October 13 - October 20, the Bender JCC and the Greater Washington Jewish community will celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish fall harvest festival, with our sukkah‐inspired art exhibit, Under One Roof. The show will feature collaborative works of art created by organizations in the Greater Washington area, exploring the theme “Raise Your Voice.”

Gallery is open to the public, however please submit registration request for exhibit reception here.

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