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Sing, Dance, Act at Adventure Theatre MTC Academy

05-28-2016

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at ATMTC Academy, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 9:00am

Does your child like to reenact movies or shows? Do they like to sing or dance? We want you!

The ATMTC Academy provides young people the highest quality creative

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Does your child like to reenact movies or shows? Do they like to sing or dance? We want you!

The ATMTC Academy provides young people the highest quality creative drama and musical theater training, including classes, student productions, camps, and workshops based on National & State Fine Arts Standards of Learning.

Select your child's development group to begin his or her creative drama and musical theater training in dance, singing, acting and musical theater:

Preschool Playlabs (Ages 12 months - 5 years): Click Here!

Grades K-3: Click Here!

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Wings of Fancy

09-25-2016

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 10:00am Sun, May 29 @ 10:00am Mon, May 30 @ 10:00am + 117 more dates and times

Tue, May 31 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 04 @ 10:00am Sun, Jun 05 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 09 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 10 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 11 @ 10:00am Sun, Jun 12 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 13 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 14 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 15 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 16 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 17 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 18 @ 10:00am Sun, Jun 19 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 20 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 21 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 22 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 23 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 24 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 25 @ 10:00am Sun, Jun 26 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 27 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 01 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 02 @ 10:00pm Sun, Jul 03 @ 10:00am Mon, Jul 04 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 05 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 5:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 5:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 09 @ 10:00am Sun, Jul 10 @ 10:00am Mon, Jul 11 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 12 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 13 @ 10:00am Thu, Jul 14 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 15 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 16 @ 10:00am Sun, Jul 17 @ 10:00am Mon, Jul 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 20 @ 10:00am Thu, Jul 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 23 @ 10:00am Sun, Jul 24 @ 10:00am Mon, Jul 25 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Jul 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 30 @ 10:00am Sun, Jul 31 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 02 @ 10:00am Wed, Aug 03 @ 10:00am Thu, Aug 04 @ 10:00am Fri, Aug 05 @ 10:00am Sat, Aug 06 @ 10:00am Sun, Aug 07 @ 10:00am Mon, Aug 08 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 09 @ 10:00am Wed, Aug 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Aug 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Aug 12 @ 10:00am Sat, Aug 13 @ 10:00am Sun, Aug 14 @ 10:00am Mon, Aug 15 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 16 @ 10:00am Wed, Aug 17 @ 10:00am Thu, Aug 18 @ 10:00am Fri, Aug 19 @ 10:00am Sat, Aug 20 @ 10:00am Sun, Aug 21 @ 10:00am Mon, Aug 22 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 23 @ 5:00am Wed, Aug 24 @ 5:00am Thu, Aug 25 @ 10:00am Fri, Aug 26 @ 10:00am Sat, Aug 27 @ 10:00am Sun, Aug 28 @ 10:00am Mon, Aug 29 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 30 @ 10:00am Wed, Aug 31 @ 10:00am Thu, Sep 01 @ 10:00am Fri, Sep 02 @ 10:00am Sat, Sep 03 @ 10:00am Sun, Sep 04 @ 10:00am Mon, Sep 05 @ 10:00am Tue, Sep 06 @ 10:00am Wed, Sep 07 @ 10:00am Thu, Sep 08 @ 10:00am Fri, Sep 09 @ 10:00am Sat, Sep 10 @ 10:00am Sun, Sep 11 @ 10:00am Mon, Sep 12 @ 10:00am Tue, Sep 13 @ 10:00am Wed, Sep 14 @ 10:00am Thu, Sep 15 @ 10:00am Fri, Sep 16 @ 10:00am Sat, Sep 17 @ 10:00am Sun, Sep 18 @ 10:00am Mon, Sep 19 @ 10:00am Tue, Sep 20 @ 10:00am Wed, Sep 21 @ 10:00am Thu, Sep 22 @ 10:00am Fri, Sep 23 @ 10:00am Sat, Sep 24 @ 10:00am Sun, Sep 25 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The butterflies are back at Brookside Gardens!  Get an up-close look at nature in motion at Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar

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The butterflies are back at Brookside Gardens!  Get an up-close look at nature in motion at Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit.  This years’ exhibit features lives butterflies from all over the world.  Wings of Fancy will be open daily from 10am to 4pm, beginning Wednesday, April 27th through Sunday, September 25th.  Purchase your tickets at the Brookside Gardens Visitors Center at 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton or at the Conservatory gift shops at 1500 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton. Frequent Visitor Passes are also available for use throughout the duration of the season.  Guests will be able to learn about our butterflies amazing metamorphosis, the important role these beautiful creatures play in having a healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these pollinators thrive in our own gardens.

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Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students

06-12-2016

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 10:00am Mon, May 30 @ 10:00am Tue, May 31 @ 10:00am + 10 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 04 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 09 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 10 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 11 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students is a show that displays hand-made books that students from Einstein and Sherwood High School have made. Through the [more+]
Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students is a show that displays hand-made books that students from Einstein and Sherwood High School have made. Through the process of learning bookbinding skills and creating a personal book, students portray storytelling of their lives as part of healing their trauma in a very formal but supportive and respectful school environment. [less-]
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Sleeping Beauty

05-29-2016

Presented by the Puppet Co. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 11:30am Sat, May 28 @ 1:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 11:30am + 1 more dates and times

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What gift do you give the princess who has everything? If you’re Fairy No. 13, you might want to reconsider an enchantment that puts the royal court to sleep for 100 [more+]
What gift do you give the princess who has everything? If you’re Fairy No. 13, you might want to reconsider an enchantment that puts the royal court to sleep for 100 years. Fortunately, with the help of a talking frog and a dirigible-flying prince the expected happy comes true, but with a few unexpected twists. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., “Sleeping Beauty” combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small!
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Virginia Warwick, Unexplored Nursery

05-29-2016

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm

In Virginia Warwick’s irreverent performances and undersea installation, native natural inhabitants on the edge of extinction must contend with humans, human behavior

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In Virginia Warwick’s irreverent performances and undersea installation, native natural inhabitants on the edge of extinction must contend with humans, human behavior and kitsch.

 

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Lisa Iglesias, ROUT ROWT

06-05-2016

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm Wed, Jun 01 @ 12:00pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 02 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 03 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 04 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jun 05 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

With ROUT ROWT, Lisa Iglesias presents new works that privilege the haptic qualities of paper, graphite, concrete, and textiles, and engage traditions of drawing and

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With ROUT ROWT, Lisa Iglesias presents new works that privilege the haptic qualities of paper, graphite, concrete, and textiles, and engage traditions of drawing and pattern

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Inspiration to Completion 2016

06-12-2016

Presented by Glen Echo Pottery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 04 @ 12:00pm + 3 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 05 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 11 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jun 12 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

Annual ceramics show featuring recent work by Glen Echo Pottery instructors and advanced students.  The exhibit will showcase how an inspiration informs the artist's [more+]
Annual ceramics show featuring recent work by Glen Echo Pottery instructors and advanced students.  The exhibit will showcase how an inspiration informs the artist's completed work and will highlight masterworks of form, function, and sculpture, focusing on personal style and interpretation.  The show will run from May 14 to June 12, 2016.  The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m.  The show will also be open on Friday, June 3, to participate in Art Walk in [Glen Echo] Park from 6-8 p.m.  The show will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and by special arrangement.  The exhibition and reception are free. [less-]
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A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection

06-12-2016

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 04 @ 12:00pm + 3 more dates and times

Sun, Jun 05 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 11 @ 12:00pm Sun, Jun 12 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection. Carol Trawick is chair of the Maryland State Arts [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection. Carol Trawick is chair of the Maryland State Arts Council and founder of the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards and the Bethesda Trawick Painting Awards. This intimate exhibition, co-curated by Catriona Fraser, features a selection of “Best in Show” winners from these prizes, along with additional work by contemporary artists from the region. Mrs. Trawick will be honored with the Visionary Award at the Partnership’s annual Gala in the Park on May 14. [less-]
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Homefront Street Cars

05-30-2016

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm Mon, May 30 @ 12:00pm
The National Capital Trolley Museum commemorates Memorial Day with a special exhibit, Homefront Street Cars, and presentation of two World War II era films produced by [more+]
The National Capital Trolley Museum commemorates Memorial Day with a special exhibit, Homefront Street Cars, and presentation of two World War II era films produced by transit companies from May 28th to 30th. Ken Rucker, Museum Director of Administration, explains, “The challenges that total war offered transit companies across the Nation were enormous.  Suddenly, rationing of gasoline and rubber made use of private automobiles impossible for many citizens while the demand for labor in war related industries grew rapidly.  Particularly in Washington, D.C., employment growth altered its culture and spawned its phenomenal growth.  Native Washingtonians and newcomers packed the street cars and buses of the Capital Transit Company, as did war workers elsewhere.” The special exhibit, Homefront Street Cars, recalls the impact of the War on the men and women of the Capital Transit Company who supported the efforts of the armed forces with their labor.  Trying to meet passenger demand with limited resources, the Company produced Tilley the Trolley and Billy the Bus to encourage patrons to use its services effectively.  Kansas City Public Service created Ten Seconds to Go to persuade its employees to improve their work performance during the national emergency.  During Memorial Day Weekend, Museum visitors may step back to the homefront with these films: Tilley the Trolley and Billy the Bus shown at 12:50 p.m. and 2:10 p.m.; Ten Seconds to Go shown at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.   [less-]
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Jewels of the Earth Exhibit and Artist Reception

06-25-2016

Presented by Arts Barn at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 1:00pm Mon, May 30 @ 10:00am Tue, May 31 @ 10:00am + 22 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 04 @ 1:00pm Mon, Jun 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 09 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 10 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 11 @ 1:00pm Mon, Jun 13 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 14 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 15 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 16 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 17 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 18 @ 1:00pm Mon, Jun 20 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 21 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 22 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 23 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 24 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 25 @ 1:00pm - less dates and times

The "Jewels of the Earth" exhibit features the acrylic paintings of Donna Baron, the fine art photography of Mark Benson Reeder and the jewelry of Jack

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The "Jewels of the Earth" exhibit features the acrylic paintings of Donna Baron, the fine art photography of Mark Benson Reeder and the jewelry of Jack Donnelly.  The artists work included in the exhibit is all influenced by the beauty of nature and history, with rich tones and textures.

The free artists reception will be held on Tuesday, May 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists, while enjoying refreshments, art, and great conversation.

All three artists work and reside in Montgomery County.

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Emperor's Nightingale

05-30-2016

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 2:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 2:00pm

A World Premiere

EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE

April 22 - May 30, 2016

Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson
Adapted by Damon


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A World Premiere

EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE

April 22 - May 30, 2016

Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson
Adapted by Damon Chua
Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
Recommended for All ages

The sweet song of a Nightingale saves an Empire. This brand new adaptation set in eighteenth century China, brings to light the younger days of Emperor Qianlong, who would become one of the greatest rulers of the Middle Kingdom. It takes a magical bird to help the headstrong and aimless Prince to become a King.

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Trio Sirènes

05-29-2016

Presented by Musical Arts International, Inc at Calvary Lutheran Church, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 29 @ 3:00pm
Trio Sirènes, comprised of flutist Marcia Kämper, violist Karin Brown and harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, enjoys pushing boundaries and highlighting the diverse sonic [more+]
Trio Sirènes, comprised of flutist Marcia Kämper, violist Karin Brown and harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, enjoys pushing boundaries and highlighting the diverse sonic possibilities of their wind, string and percussion instruments. In addition to performing the standard repertoire, Trio Sirènes seeks to create innovative programs by presenting both works by contemporary composers and transcriptions from earlier time periods. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the trio performs throughout the East Coast and regularly appears on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music by Candlelight Series. Marcia Kämper holds the position of second flute with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. With five concertos performed since joining the orchestra in 2006, Ms. Kämper performance of Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 4 and 5 was lauded as having “a consistent warmth to the playing all evening. Solo highlights include the sweet blending of Adkins and flutists Marcia Kämper and Genevieve Briggs in No. 4” (The Baltimore Sun). Prior to her appointment at the BSO, Ms. Kämper was a flutist and soloist with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra. An active recitalist with a broad repertoire, Ms. Kämper is a champion of new music and has several world premieres to her. Ms. Kämper is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of ANALOG, a non-profit collective of artists and musicians from around the world. Ms. Kämper holds two degrees from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Karin Brown, viola, received critical acclaim for her “strikingly rich and warm tone” (The Strad) after making her solo recital debut at Carnegie Weill Hall. Ms. Brown is Assistant Principal Violist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured as concerto soloist with the BSO in Britten’s Double Concerto, Bach Brandenburg No. 6, and Britten’s Lachrymae. Ms. Brown is a prizewinner in the William Primrose International Viola Competition, and was a juror, Laureate recitalist, and masterclass clinician in the 2011 Primrose Competition. Her Chicago recital debut took place with live radio broadcast at the Dame Myra Hess series.  She has performed with members of eighth blackbird and the Borromeo Quartet, and at Caramoor’s Rising Stars series.  A committed teacher, Ms. Brown serves as faculty of the National Orchestral Institute (NOI), the Baltimore School for the Arts, and maintains a private studio of violin and viola students. Ms. Brown holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School. Jacqueline Pollauf, harp, has been praised for playing with “transcendent ability” (The Sybaritic Singer), and a “steady and most satisfying elegance”(The Toledo Blade), and made her solo debut at age sixteen with the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra and has since given solo performances throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Recording credits include Music from Three Continents with the Scottish Voices ensemble of Glasgow, Scotland;Howard Hanson: Organ Concerto with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra; and a solo recording, Bouquet. In 2014, Jacqueline was honored with an Individual Artist’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. In addition to being the founder and director of the Baltimore Harp Camp, Jacqueline is on faculty of American University, the Baltimore School for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Goucher College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory. Trio Sirènes looks forward to releasing a recording on the Analog Arts label and is committed to the highest artistic excellence in their performing. [less-]
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Crossroads: Magic + Matter

08-26-2016

Presented by Kramer Gallery and Music Room at Kramer Gallery and Music Room - Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 30 @ 9:00am Tue, May 31 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 01 @ 9:00am + 62 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 02 @ 9:00am Fri, Jun 03 @ 9:00am Mon, Jun 06 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 07 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 08 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 09 @ 9:00am Fri, Jun 10 @ 9:00am Mon, Jun 13 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 14 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 15 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 16 @ 9:00am Fri, Jun 17 @ 9:00am Mon, Jun 20 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 21 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 22 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 23 @ 9:00am Fri, Jun 24 @ 9:00am Mon, Jun 27 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 04 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 05 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 11 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 12 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 13 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 14 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 15 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 21 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 22 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 25 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 26 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 27 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 28 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 29 @ 9:00am Mon, Aug 01 @ 9:00am Tue, Aug 02 @ 9:00am Wed, Aug 03 @ 9:00am Thu, Aug 04 @ 9:00am Fri, Aug 05 @ 9:00am Mon, Aug 08 @ 9:00am Tue, Aug 09 @ 9:00am Wed, Aug 10 @ 9:00am Thu, Aug 11 @ 9:00am Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:00am Mon, Aug 15 @ 9:00am Tue, Aug 16 @ 9:00am Wed, Aug 17 @ 9:00am Thu, Aug 18 @ 9:00am Fri, Aug 19 @ 9:00am Mon, Aug 22 @ 9:00am Tue, Aug 23 @ 9:00am Wed, Aug 24 @ 9:00am Thu, Aug 25 @ 9:00am Fri, Aug 26 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

The Betty Mae Kramer Gallery & Music Room is pleased to celebrate the opening of Crossroads: Magic + Matter with a public reception on Friday, [more+]
The Betty Mae Kramer Gallery & Music Room is pleased to celebrate the opening of Crossroads: Magic + Matter with a public reception on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 6-8PM. This exhibition features artists whose work explores themes of magic, spirit, materiality and the convergence of these seemingly disparate concepts. Featured artists include: Christina Debernardi, Felisa Federman, Pedro Huamani, Diana Liz , Sandra Pérez-Ramos, Maruja Quezada, Nicole Oxendine and Raul Tolentino.  Crossroads: Magic + Matter will remain on view until August 26, 2016. [less-]
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Bethesda Painting Awards

06-25-2016

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership at Gallery B, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 01 @ 12:00pm Thu, Jun 02 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 03 @ 12:00pm + 13 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 04 @ 12:00pm Wed, Jun 08 @ 12:00pm Thu, Jun 09 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 10 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 11 @ 12:00pm Wed, Jun 15 @ 12:00pm Thu, Jun 16 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 17 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 18 @ 12:00pm Wed, Jun 22 @ 12:00pm Thu, Jun 23 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 24 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 25 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & [more+]
Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the tenth annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 1-25, 2016. The artists selected as finalists are: John Aquilino, Rockville, MD Katie Baines, North Chesterfield, VA Amy Chan, Henrico, VA Andy Karnes, Baltimore, MD Richard Levine, Falls Church, VA Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD Amy Sherald, Baltimore, MD Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A young artist may also be awarded $1,000.  Artists were juried by Dorothy Moss, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery; Dr. David Park Curry, senior curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art; and Megan Marlatt, award-winning artist and professor at the University of Virginia. A public opening will be held on Friday, June 10 from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda.  Gallery hours are Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org. [less-]
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Salon Luncheon: How to Self-Publish Your Book

06-01-2016

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 01 @ 12:00pm
So, you’ve finished your novel or memoir but don’t know how to get it read by the outside world? Learn the steps involved in self-publishing, from layout to finding a [more+]
So, you’ve finished your novel or memoir but don’t know how to get it read by the outside world? Learn the steps involved in self-publishing, from layout to finding a printer to marketing. Speaker David Wonderling is also an exhibiting artist at the museum and recently self-published, Living History of the Civil War, a collection of original photographs. Salon luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of each month.  Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. Free to attend. [less-]
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Discovery Thursdays: Make a Sock Puppet

06-02-2016

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 02 @ 11:30am
Following the 10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in June and July, the adjacent Gaithersburg Community Museum will host Discovery [more+]
Following the 10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in June and July, the adjacent Gaithersburg Community Museum will host Discovery Days for children ages 6 to 12. With activities taking place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Discovery Thursdays reinforce the themes and performances the children will have just enjoyed at the concerts. While the concerts are free, there is a $3 admission per child for Discovery Days. Each project takes between 15 and 30 minutes and materials are limited, so reservations are recommended. Call 301-258-6160 or email museum@gaithersburgmd.gov to reserve your space.   [less-]
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Bethesda Summer Concert Series

07-28-2016

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership at Veterans Park, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 02 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jun 09 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jun 16 @ 6:00pm + 6 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 23 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jun 30 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jul 07 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jul 14 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jul 21 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban [more+]
With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, will feature free Thursday evening concerts during May, June, and July. The concerts offer a diverse range of music including rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae. The concerts begin on May 5 and take place on Thursday evenings, from 6 – 8pm in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues.For more information, please contact 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org. [less-]
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The Way Back and The Northern Virginia Photographic Society

06-03-2016

Presented by Washington ArtWorks at Washington ArtWorks, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 03 @ 6:00pm
Two gallery openings on Friday, June 3rd from 6-9pm will be held at Washington ArtWorks. In the Urban by Nature gallery, "The Way Back", an exhibition featuring works by [more+]
Two gallery openings on Friday, June 3rd from 6-9pm will be held at Washington ArtWorks. In the Urban by Nature gallery, "The Way Back", an exhibition featuring works by military veterans will be on display for the month of June. Participating veterans will display works of art they have created by repurposing their uniforms into paper. In the WSP Gallery, the Northern Virginia Photographic Society will hold their member exhibition displaying over 35 prints. [less-]
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Skywatch: Saturn at Opposition

06-03-2016

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Observatory Park, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 03 @ 9:00pm
The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be [more+]
The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. [less-]
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Imagination Bethesda

06-04-2016

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 04 @ 10:00am

The 22nd annual Imagination Bethesda, a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am-3pm. Musical

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The 22nd annual Imagination Bethesda, a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am-3pm. Musical performances and professional children’s entertainers will light up the stage, while hands-on art & craft activities will line the streets along Elm St. and Woodmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda.   

Organized and managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, the festival will host 20 local businesses and arts organizations that will provide a variety of hands-on art and craft activities to entertain and energize the 12-and-under crowd.  Additionally, the festival will feature face painters, balloonists, free giveaways and more.

Imagination Bethesda is a FREE event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and is sponsored by Bethesda Magazine, MIX 107.3 FM and Washington Parent.

The Bethesda Urban Partnership, a nonprofit organization, is the creator and producer of the Taste of Bethesda; Imagination Bethesda; a free Summer Concert Series, the Bethesda Literary Festival and Play In A Day.  The Bethesda Urban Partnership also manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the beautification of downtown Bethesda’s parks, streets and sidewalks.

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Sing, Dance, Act at Adventure Theatre MTC Academy

05-28-2016

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at ATMTC Academy, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 9:00am

Does your child like to reenact movies or shows? Do they like to sing or dance? We want you!

The ATMTC Academy provides young people the highest quality creative

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Does your child like to reenact movies or shows? Do they like to sing or dance? We want you!

The ATMTC Academy provides young people the highest quality creative drama and musical theater training, including classes, student productions, camps, and workshops based on National & State Fine Arts Standards of Learning.

Select your child's development group to begin his or her creative drama and musical theater training in dance, singing, acting and musical theater:

Preschool Playlabs (Ages 12 months - 5 years): Click Here!

Grades K-3: Click Here!

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Wings of Fancy

09-25-2016

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 10:00am Sun, May 29 @ 10:00am Mon, May 30 @ 10:00am + 117 more dates and times

Tue, May 31 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 04 @ 10:00am Sun, Jun 05 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 09 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 10 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 11 @ 10:00am Sun, Jun 12 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 13 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 14 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 15 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 16 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 17 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 18 @ 10:00am Sun, Jun 19 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 20 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 21 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 22 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 23 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 24 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 25 @ 10:00am Sun, Jun 26 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 27 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 28 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 01 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 02 @ 10:00pm Sun, Jul 03 @ 10:00am Mon, Jul 04 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 05 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 5:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 5:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 09 @ 10:00am Sun, Jul 10 @ 10:00am Mon, Jul 11 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 12 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 13 @ 10:00am Thu, Jul 14 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 15 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 16 @ 10:00am Sun, Jul 17 @ 10:00am Mon, Jul 18 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 19 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 20 @ 10:00am Thu, Jul 21 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 22 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 23 @ 10:00am Sun, Jul 24 @ 10:00am Mon, Jul 25 @ 10:00am Tue, Jul 26 @ 10:00am Wed, Jul 27 @ 10:00am Thu, Jul 28 @ 10:00am Fri, Jul 29 @ 10:00am Sat, Jul 30 @ 10:00am Sun, Jul 31 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 02 @ 10:00am Wed, Aug 03 @ 10:00am Thu, Aug 04 @ 10:00am Fri, Aug 05 @ 10:00am Sat, Aug 06 @ 10:00am Sun, Aug 07 @ 10:00am Mon, Aug 08 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 09 @ 10:00am Wed, Aug 10 @ 10:00am Thu, Aug 11 @ 10:00am Fri, Aug 12 @ 10:00am Sat, Aug 13 @ 10:00am Sun, Aug 14 @ 10:00am Mon, Aug 15 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 16 @ 10:00am Wed, Aug 17 @ 10:00am Thu, Aug 18 @ 10:00am Fri, Aug 19 @ 10:00am Sat, Aug 20 @ 10:00am Sun, Aug 21 @ 10:00am Mon, Aug 22 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 23 @ 5:00am Wed, Aug 24 @ 5:00am Thu, Aug 25 @ 10:00am Fri, Aug 26 @ 10:00am Sat, Aug 27 @ 10:00am Sun, Aug 28 @ 10:00am Mon, Aug 29 @ 10:00am Tue, Aug 30 @ 10:00am Wed, Aug 31 @ 10:00am Thu, Sep 01 @ 10:00am Fri, Sep 02 @ 10:00am Sat, Sep 03 @ 10:00am Sun, Sep 04 @ 10:00am Mon, Sep 05 @ 10:00am Tue, Sep 06 @ 10:00am Wed, Sep 07 @ 10:00am Thu, Sep 08 @ 10:00am Fri, Sep 09 @ 10:00am Sat, Sep 10 @ 10:00am Sun, Sep 11 @ 10:00am Mon, Sep 12 @ 10:00am Tue, Sep 13 @ 10:00am Wed, Sep 14 @ 10:00am Thu, Sep 15 @ 10:00am Fri, Sep 16 @ 10:00am Sat, Sep 17 @ 10:00am Sun, Sep 18 @ 10:00am Mon, Sep 19 @ 10:00am Tue, Sep 20 @ 10:00am Wed, Sep 21 @ 10:00am Thu, Sep 22 @ 10:00am Fri, Sep 23 @ 10:00am Sat, Sep 24 @ 10:00am Sun, Sep 25 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The butterflies are back at Brookside Gardens!  Get an up-close look at nature in motion at Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar

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The butterflies are back at Brookside Gardens!  Get an up-close look at nature in motion at Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit.  This years’ exhibit features lives butterflies from all over the world.  Wings of Fancy will be open daily from 10am to 4pm, beginning Wednesday, April 27th through Sunday, September 25th.  Purchase your tickets at the Brookside Gardens Visitors Center at 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton or at the Conservatory gift shops at 1500 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton. Frequent Visitor Passes are also available for use throughout the duration of the season.  Guests will be able to learn about our butterflies amazing metamorphosis, the important role these beautiful creatures play in having a healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these pollinators thrive in our own gardens.

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Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students

06-12-2016

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 10:00am Mon, May 30 @ 10:00am Tue, May 31 @ 10:00am + 10 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 04 @ 10:00am Mon, Jun 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 09 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 10 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 11 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students is a show that displays hand-made books that students from Einstein and Sherwood High School have made. Through the [more+]
Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students is a show that displays hand-made books that students from Einstein and Sherwood High School have made. Through the process of learning bookbinding skills and creating a personal book, students portray storytelling of their lives as part of healing their trauma in a very formal but supportive and respectful school environment. [less-]
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Sleeping Beauty

05-29-2016

Presented by the Puppet Co. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 11:30am Sat, May 28 @ 1:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 11:30am + 1 more dates and times

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What gift do you give the princess who has everything? If you’re Fairy No. 13, you might want to reconsider an enchantment that puts the royal court to sleep for 100 years. Fortunately, with the help of a talking frog and a dirigible-flying prince the expected happy comes true, but with a few unexpected twists. Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., “Sleeping Beauty” combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small!
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Virginia Warwick, Unexplored Nursery

05-29-2016

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm

In Virginia Warwick’s irreverent performances and undersea installation, native natural inhabitants on the edge of extinction must contend with humans, human behavior

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In Virginia Warwick’s irreverent performances and undersea installation, native natural inhabitants on the edge of extinction must contend with humans, human behavior and kitsch.

 

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Lisa Iglesias, ROUT ROWT

06-05-2016

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm Wed, Jun 01 @ 12:00pm + 4 more dates and times

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With ROUT ROWT, Lisa Iglesias presents new works that privilege the haptic qualities of paper, graphite, concrete, and textiles, and engage traditions of drawing and

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With ROUT ROWT, Lisa Iglesias presents new works that privilege the haptic qualities of paper, graphite, concrete, and textiles, and engage traditions of drawing and pattern

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Inspiration to Completion 2016

06-12-2016

Presented by Glen Echo Pottery at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 04 @ 12:00pm + 3 more dates and times

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Annual ceramics show featuring recent work by Glen Echo Pottery instructors and advanced students.  The exhibit will showcase how an inspiration informs the artist's completed work and will highlight masterworks of form, function, and sculpture, focusing on personal style and interpretation.  The show will run from May 14 to June 12, 2016.  The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m.  The show will also be open on Friday, June 3, to participate in Art Walk in [Glen Echo] Park from 6-8 p.m.  The show will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and by special arrangement.  The exhibition and reception are free. [less-]
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A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection

06-12-2016

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 04 @ 12:00pm + 3 more dates and times

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection. Carol Trawick is chair of the Maryland State Arts [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection. Carol Trawick is chair of the Maryland State Arts Council and founder of the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards and the Bethesda Trawick Painting Awards. This intimate exhibition, co-curated by Catriona Fraser, features a selection of “Best in Show” winners from these prizes, along with additional work by contemporary artists from the region. Mrs. Trawick will be honored with the Visionary Award at the Partnership’s annual Gala in the Park on May 14. [less-]
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Homefront Street Cars

05-30-2016

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 12:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 12:00pm Mon, May 30 @ 12:00pm
The National Capital Trolley Museum commemorates Memorial Day with a special exhibit, Homefront Street Cars, and presentation of two World War II era films produced by [more+]
The National Capital Trolley Museum commemorates Memorial Day with a special exhibit, Homefront Street Cars, and presentation of two World War II era films produced by transit companies from May 28th to 30th. Ken Rucker, Museum Director of Administration, explains, “The challenges that total war offered transit companies across the Nation were enormous.  Suddenly, rationing of gasoline and rubber made use of private automobiles impossible for many citizens while the demand for labor in war related industries grew rapidly.  Particularly in Washington, D.C., employment growth altered its culture and spawned its phenomenal growth.  Native Washingtonians and newcomers packed the street cars and buses of the Capital Transit Company, as did war workers elsewhere.” The special exhibit, Homefront Street Cars, recalls the impact of the War on the men and women of the Capital Transit Company who supported the efforts of the armed forces with their labor.  Trying to meet passenger demand with limited resources, the Company produced Tilley the Trolley and Billy the Bus to encourage patrons to use its services effectively.  Kansas City Public Service created Ten Seconds to Go to persuade its employees to improve their work performance during the national emergency.  During Memorial Day Weekend, Museum visitors may step back to the homefront with these films: Tilley the Trolley and Billy the Bus shown at 12:50 p.m. and 2:10 p.m.; Ten Seconds to Go shown at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.   [less-]
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Jewels of the Earth Exhibit and Artist Reception

06-25-2016

Presented by Arts Barn at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 1:00pm Mon, May 30 @ 10:00am Tue, May 31 @ 10:00am + 22 more dates and times

Wed, Jun 01 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 02 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 03 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 04 @ 1:00pm Mon, Jun 06 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 07 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 08 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 09 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 10 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 11 @ 1:00pm Mon, Jun 13 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 14 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 15 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 16 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 17 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 18 @ 1:00pm Mon, Jun 20 @ 10:00am Tue, Jun 21 @ 10:00am Wed, Jun 22 @ 10:00am Thu, Jun 23 @ 10:00am Fri, Jun 24 @ 10:00am Sat, Jun 25 @ 1:00pm - less dates and times

The "Jewels of the Earth" exhibit features the acrylic paintings of Donna Baron, the fine art photography of Mark Benson Reeder and the jewelry of Jack

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The "Jewels of the Earth" exhibit features the acrylic paintings of Donna Baron, the fine art photography of Mark Benson Reeder and the jewelry of Jack Donnelly.  The artists work included in the exhibit is all influenced by the beauty of nature and history, with rich tones and textures.

The free artists reception will be held on Tuesday, May 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists, while enjoying refreshments, art, and great conversation.

All three artists work and reside in Montgomery County.

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Emperor's Nightingale

05-30-2016

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, May 28 @ 2:00pm Sun, May 29 @ 2:00pm

A World Premiere

EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE

April 22 - May 30, 2016

Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson
Adapted by Damon


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A World Premiere

EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE

April 22 - May 30, 2016

Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson
Adapted by Damon Chua
Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
Recommended for All ages

The sweet song of a Nightingale saves an Empire. This brand new adaptation set in eighteenth century China, brings to light the younger days of Emperor Qianlong, who would become one of the greatest rulers of the Middle Kingdom. It takes a magical bird to help the headstrong and aimless Prince to become a King.

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Trio Sirènes

05-29-2016

Presented by Musical Arts International, Inc at Calvary Lutheran Church, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sun, May 29 @ 3:00pm
Trio Sirènes, comprised of flutist Marcia Kämper, violist Karin Brown and harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, enjoys pushing boundaries and highlighting the diverse sonic [more+]
Trio Sirènes, comprised of flutist Marcia Kämper, violist Karin Brown and harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, enjoys pushing boundaries and highlighting the diverse sonic possibilities of their wind, string and percussion instruments. In addition to performing the standard repertoire, Trio Sirènes seeks to create innovative programs by presenting both works by contemporary composers and transcriptions from earlier time periods. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the trio performs throughout the East Coast and regularly appears on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music by Candlelight Series. Marcia Kämper holds the position of second flute with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. With five concertos performed since joining the orchestra in 2006, Ms. Kämper performance of Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 4 and 5 was lauded as having “a consistent warmth to the playing all evening. Solo highlights include the sweet blending of Adkins and flutists Marcia Kämper and Genevieve Briggs in No. 4” (The Baltimore Sun). Prior to her appointment at the BSO, Ms. Kämper was a flutist and soloist with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra. An active recitalist with a broad repertoire, Ms. Kämper is a champion of new music and has several world premieres to her. Ms. Kämper is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of ANALOG, a non-profit collective of artists and musicians from around the world. Ms. Kämper holds two degrees from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Karin Brown, viola, received critical acclaim for her “strikingly rich and warm tone” (The Strad) after making her solo recital debut at Carnegie Weill Hall. Ms. Brown is Assistant Principal Violist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured as concerto soloist with the BSO in Britten’s Double Concerto, Bach Brandenburg No. 6, and Britten’s Lachrymae. Ms. Brown is a prizewinner in the William Primrose International Viola Competition, and was a juror, Laureate recitalist, and masterclass clinician in the 2011 Primrose Competition. Her Chicago recital debut took place with live radio broadcast at the Dame Myra Hess series.  She has performed with members of eighth blackbird and the Borromeo Quartet, and at Caramoor’s Rising Stars series.  A committed teacher, Ms. Brown serves as faculty of the National Orchestral Institute (NOI), the Baltimore School for the Arts, and maintains a private studio of violin and viola students. Ms. Brown holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School. Jacqueline Pollauf, harp, has been praised for playing with “transcendent ability” (The Sybaritic Singer), and a “steady and most satisfying elegance”(The Toledo Blade), and made her solo debut at age sixteen with the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra and has since given solo performances throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Recording credits include Music from Three Continents with the Scottish Voices ensemble of Glasgow, Scotland;Howard Hanson: Organ Concerto with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra; and a solo recording, Bouquet. In 2014, Jacqueline was honored with an Individual Artist’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. In addition to being the founder and director of the Baltimore Harp Camp, Jacqueline is on faculty of American University, the Baltimore School for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Goucher College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory. Trio Sirènes looks forward to releasing a recording on the Analog Arts label and is committed to the highest artistic excellence in their performing. [less-]
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Crossroads: Magic + Matter

08-26-2016

Presented by Kramer Gallery and Music Room at Kramer Gallery and Music Room - Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Mon, May 30 @ 9:00am Tue, May 31 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 01 @ 9:00am + 62 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 02 @ 9:00am Fri, Jun 03 @ 9:00am Mon, Jun 06 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 07 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 08 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 09 @ 9:00am Fri, Jun 10 @ 9:00am Mon, Jun 13 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 14 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 15 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 16 @ 9:00am Fri, Jun 17 @ 9:00am Mon, Jun 20 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 21 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 22 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 23 @ 9:00am Fri, Jun 24 @ 9:00am Mon, Jun 27 @ 9:00am Tue, Jun 28 @ 9:00am Wed, Jun 29 @ 9:00am Thu, Jun 30 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 01 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 04 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 05 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 06 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 07 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 08 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 11 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 12 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 13 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 14 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 15 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 18 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 19 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 20 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 21 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 22 @ 9:00am Mon, Jul 25 @ 9:00am Tue, Jul 26 @ 9:00am Wed, Jul 27 @ 9:00am Thu, Jul 28 @ 9:00am Fri, Jul 29 @ 9:00am Mon, Aug 01 @ 9:00am Tue, Aug 02 @ 9:00am Wed, Aug 03 @ 9:00am Thu, Aug 04 @ 9:00am Fri, Aug 05 @ 9:00am Mon, Aug 08 @ 9:00am Tue, Aug 09 @ 9:00am Wed, Aug 10 @ 9:00am Thu, Aug 11 @ 9:00am Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:00am Mon, Aug 15 @ 9:00am Tue, Aug 16 @ 9:00am Wed, Aug 17 @ 9:00am Thu, Aug 18 @ 9:00am Fri, Aug 19 @ 9:00am Mon, Aug 22 @ 9:00am Tue, Aug 23 @ 9:00am Wed, Aug 24 @ 9:00am Thu, Aug 25 @ 9:00am Fri, Aug 26 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

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The Betty Mae Kramer Gallery & Music Room is pleased to celebrate the opening of Crossroads: Magic + Matter with a public reception on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 6-8PM. This exhibition features artists whose work explores themes of magic, spirit, materiality and the convergence of these seemingly disparate concepts. Featured artists include: Christina Debernardi, Felisa Federman, Pedro Huamani, Diana Liz , Sandra Pérez-Ramos, Maruja Quezada, Nicole Oxendine and Raul Tolentino.  Crossroads: Magic + Matter will remain on view until August 26, 2016. [less-]
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Bethesda Painting Awards

06-25-2016

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership at Gallery B, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 01 @ 12:00pm Thu, Jun 02 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 03 @ 12:00pm + 13 more dates and times

Sat, Jun 04 @ 12:00pm Wed, Jun 08 @ 12:00pm Thu, Jun 09 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 10 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 11 @ 12:00pm Wed, Jun 15 @ 12:00pm Thu, Jun 16 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 17 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 18 @ 12:00pm Wed, Jun 22 @ 12:00pm Thu, Jun 23 @ 12:00pm Fri, Jun 24 @ 12:00pm Sat, Jun 25 @ 12:00pm - less dates and times

Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & [more+]
Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the tenth annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 1-25, 2016. The artists selected as finalists are: John Aquilino, Rockville, MD Katie Baines, North Chesterfield, VA Amy Chan, Henrico, VA Andy Karnes, Baltimore, MD Richard Levine, Falls Church, VA Erin Raedeke, Montgomery Village, MD Amy Sherald, Baltimore, MD Tanja Softic, Richmond, VA The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A young artist may also be awarded $1,000.  Artists were juried by Dorothy Moss, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery; Dr. David Park Curry, senior curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art; and Megan Marlatt, award-winning artist and professor at the University of Virginia. A public opening will be held on Friday, June 10 from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda.  Gallery hours are Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org. [less-]
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Salon Luncheon: How to Self-Publish Your Book

06-01-2016

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 01 @ 12:00pm
So, you’ve finished your novel or memoir but don’t know how to get it read by the outside world? Learn the steps involved in self-publishing, from layout to finding a [more+]
So, you’ve finished your novel or memoir but don’t know how to get it read by the outside world? Learn the steps involved in self-publishing, from layout to finding a printer to marketing. Speaker David Wonderling is also an exhibiting artist at the museum and recently self-published, Living History of the Civil War, a collection of original photographs. Salon luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of each month.  Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. Free to attend. [less-]
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Discovery Thursdays: Make a Sock Puppet

06-02-2016

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 02 @ 11:30am
Following the 10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in June and July, the adjacent Gaithersburg Community Museum will host Discovery [more+]
Following the 10:30 a.m. Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in June and July, the adjacent Gaithersburg Community Museum will host Discovery Days for children ages 6 to 12. With activities taking place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Discovery Thursdays reinforce the themes and performances the children will have just enjoyed at the concerts. While the concerts are free, there is a $3 admission per child for Discovery Days. Each project takes between 15 and 30 minutes and materials are limited, so reservations are recommended. Call 301-258-6160 or email museum@gaithersburgmd.gov to reserve your space.   [less-]
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Bethesda Summer Concert Series

07-28-2016

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership at Veterans Park, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 02 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jun 09 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jun 16 @ 6:00pm + 6 more dates and times

Thu, Jun 23 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jun 30 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jul 07 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jul 14 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jul 21 @ 6:00pm Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:00pm - less dates and times

With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban [more+]
With warm summer weather approaching, patrons will be able to delight in weekly outdoor concerts in downtown Bethesda. This series, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, will feature free Thursday evening concerts during May, June, and July. The concerts offer a diverse range of music including rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae. The concerts begin on May 5 and take place on Thursday evenings, from 6 – 8pm in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues.For more information, please contact 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org. [less-]
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The Way Back and The Northern Virginia Photographic Society

06-03-2016

Presented by Washington ArtWorks at Washington ArtWorks, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 03 @ 6:00pm
Two gallery openings on Friday, June 3rd from 6-9pm will be held at Washington ArtWorks. In the Urban by Nature gallery, "The Way Back", an exhibition featuring works by [more+]
Two gallery openings on Friday, June 3rd from 6-9pm will be held at Washington ArtWorks. In the Urban by Nature gallery, "The Way Back", an exhibition featuring works by military veterans will be on display for the month of June. Participating veterans will display works of art they have created by repurposing their uniforms into paper. In the WSP Gallery, the Northern Virginia Photographic Society will hold their member exhibition displaying over 35 prints. [less-]
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Skywatch: Saturn at Opposition

06-03-2016

Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Observatory Park, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 03 @ 9:00pm
The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be [more+]
The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. [less-]
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Imagination Bethesda

06-04-2016

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 04 @ 10:00am

The 22nd annual Imagination Bethesda, a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am-3pm. Musical

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The 22nd annual Imagination Bethesda, a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am-3pm. Musical performances and professional children’s entertainers will light up the stage, while hands-on art & craft activities will line the streets along Elm St. and Woodmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda.   

Organized and managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, the festival will host 20 local businesses and arts organizations that will provide a variety of hands-on art and craft activities to entertain and energize the 12-and-under crowd.  Additionally, the festival will feature face painters, balloonists, free giveaways and more.

Imagination Bethesda is a FREE event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and is sponsored by Bethesda Magazine, MIX 107.3 FM and Washington Parent.

The Bethesda Urban Partnership, a nonprofit organization, is the creator and producer of the Taste of Bethesda; Imagination Bethesda; a free Summer Concert Series, the Bethesda Literary Festival and Play In A Day.  The Bethesda Urban Partnership also manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the beautification of downtown Bethesda’s parks, streets and sidewalks.

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