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Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

09-16-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am + 57 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 08 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 15 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 16 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world, as they flutter and glide throughout the conservatory.

Witness their amazing...

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The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world, as they flutter and glide throughout the conservatory.

Witness their amazing metamorphosis on display, from tiny chrysalis to flying beauty. Learn firsthand how these magnificent creatures play an integral role in establishing healthy ecosystems and how to create a healthy environment that supports the butterfly life cycle.

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Backyard Theater for Kids: Positive Vibrations

07-19-2018

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 11:30 am
This award-winning ensemble brings the lush, radiant sounds of the steelpan to the backyard. A group of 25-30 energetic young musicians, based in Prince George’s County... [more+]
This award-winning ensemble brings the lush, radiant sounds of the steelpan to the backyard. A group of 25-30 energetic young musicians, based in Prince George’s County as part of the Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFÉ), PVYSO has captivated audiences at the Kennedy Center, the Zora Neale Hurston Festival, the Virginia Beach Panorama Festival, among many others. Now they’ll capture the warmth and radiant sounds of the Caribbean in our backyard. [less-]
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Evenings in Olde Towne

09-27-2018

Presented by City of Gaithersburg Arts and Events at City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 06 @ 6:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Grab some local carryout to enjoy during the concert, or enjoy...
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Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Grab some local carryout to enjoy during the concert, or enjoy the music before dining in Olde Towne afterwards. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating.

Elikeh

June 7, 2018 – Drawing on dance-driving music from the Togolese, Nigerian, American and Latin traditions, Elikeh puts its own fresh, electrified spin on Afropop. More Information

Chris Urquiaga Trio

June 28, 2018 – Infusion of Pop, R&B, and Latin Music. More Information

Diamond Alley

July 5, 2018 – An exciting and diverse mix of contemporary and classic hits, along with popular original tunes. More Information

Gin Rickys

July 12, 2018 – Old-timey, smooth and soulful. Mix of blues, jazz and swing to create a charming cocktail of enjoyable music. More Information

Goodfellas

July 19, 2018 – Beatles tribute band, impresses audiences throughout the Washington DC Metro area with the music of the greatest band of all time. More Information

The Plate Scrapers

July 26, 2018 – A bluegrass band with diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to hard rock, to funk. More Information

Juliana MacDowell

September 13, 2018 – Singer-songwriter with earthy vocals, moving originals and stirring interpretations of popular melodies. More Information

Pitches Be Crazy

September 20, 2018 – All vocal cover band rocking R&B, Rap, Funk and Pop hits of the last 4 decades. More Information

Lloyd Dobler Effect

September 27, 2018 – Multi-layered and upbeat music showcasing a universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences. More Information
Gaithersburg’s outdoor entertainment is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
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Silver Spring Summer Concert Series

08-09-2018

Presented by Montgomery County, MD at Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 09 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Put on your “dancing flip-flops!” Silver Spring’s Thursday night summer concerts are a perfect, free night out for the whole family. You can groove to the tunes on... [more+]
Put on your “dancing flip-flops!” Silver Spring’s Thursday night summer concerts are a perfect, free night out for the whole family. You can groove to the tunes on long summer nights while your kids enjoy games and face painting.  Silver Spring’s long running and popular Thursday night concerts kick off on June 21 with a mix of crowd favorites and new offerings in the Silver Spring Season. The concert series features a raffle with free prizes for adults as well as toys and gifts for kids.Lineup:6/21 - Bobby & the Believers (Oldies)6/28 - Built for Comfort (Blues)7/5 - MoCo’s Got Talent (Variety)7/12 - Gary & the Groove (60s to 80s)7/19 - Sweet Saludos (Latin)7/26 - Route 66 Band (Covers)8/2 - Josh Christina (Rockabilly)8/9 - Soul Crackers (Blues, Jazz) [less-]
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Glen Echo Park Summer Concert Series

08-30-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 7:30 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 09 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

You don’t have to dress up and pay a fortune to hear great music! The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents free concerts in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Make an evening of... [more+]
You don’t have to dress up and pay a fortune to hear great music! The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents free concerts in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Make an evening of it! Bring a picnic or visit Praline at Glen Echo Park for a pre-concert dinner. The historic dentzel carousel will have special hours for concert goers.June 14:      The Mike Scoglio BandJune 21:      U.S. Marine Band - Dixieland BandJune 28:     Mystic WarriorsJuly 5:         Oasis Island SoundsJuly 12:       U.S. Marine Band - Jazz Fusion EnsembleJuly 19:       Alif LailaJuly 26:       Real Live Jazz QuartetAugust 2:    Fast Eddie & The SlowpokesAugust 9:    U.S. Marine Band - Free CountryAugust 16:  Justin Trawick and The Common GoodAugust 23:  James Bazen Big BandAugust 30:  Texas Chainsaw Horns [less-]
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Summer Concert: Alif Laila

07-19-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of live music with Alif Laila, an Indian classical sitar performer, composer, teacher and artistic director. She was trained in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Mir... [more+]
Enjoy an evening of live music with Alif Laila, an Indian classical sitar performer, composer, teacher and artistic director. She was trained in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Mir Qasem Khan, nephew of the legendary maestro, Allauddin Khan.Laila has performed at the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. and has performed internationally as well. She has performed and recorded with world-renowned tabla (Indian classical drums) artists including Anindo Chatterjee and has released eight sitar CDs. She has produced two DVD'S in Indian classical sitar. Her latest album, with world percussion, is called ‘Ekavali’ (the connecting thread). She established her music school, ‘Sitar Niketan’ in February 2015.Alif will be accompanied by Suryaksha Deshpande, an accomplished tabla player. This concert is made possible with a Maryland State Arts Council Touring Artist Grant.The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride. [less-]
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Summer Programs for Children 2018

08-10-2018

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Educator Karen Lipson presents a trolley story for children and helps them make a craft related to the story.  Programs at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. on... [more+]
Educator Karen Lipson presents a trolley story for children and helps them make a craft related to the story.  Programs at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.Theme & (Book Title for story time):June 15 – Celebrate! (A Flag for All)June 21 & 22 – Pack Your Bag, It’s Trip Time (Ruthie Rides the Trolley)June 28 & June 29 – Step Lively, Please (Mooove Over)July 5 & 6 – Good as New! (Little Yellow Trolley Car)July 12 & 13 – I Love Trolleys (Puddlejumper)July 19 & 20 – Hats, Hats, and More Hats! (Aunt Flossie’s Hats)July 26 & 27 – It’s a Birthday Celebration! (Jenny Giraffe)August 2 & 3 – Which Way Should I Go?  (Tilley the Trolley)August 9 & 10 – Let’s Go To the Fair! (Trolley, Trolley Number 9) [less-]
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Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars

08-26-2018

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating the beginning of streetcar service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars... [more+]
Celebrating the beginning of streetcar service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars through August 26th, 2018. [less-]
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Free Space: Akemi Maegawa + Jackie Hoysted

09-07-2018

Presented by Kramer Gallery and Music Room at Kramer Gallery and Music Room - Silver Spring Civi..., Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am + 32 more dates and times

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

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is pleased to present FREE SPACE, an exhibition featuring artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted, who have... [more+]
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is pleased to present FREE SPACE, an exhibition featuring artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted, who have collaborated to create a series of installations intended for public activation. These works invite visitors to play, create, and experience a space where opposing realities converge. FREE SPACE will be on view at the Kramer Gallery from Friday, July 6 through Friday, September 7, 2018. [less-]
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Recovery Through Creativity

07-28-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The experience of making art can have a profound effect on any artist, and can also support recovery and transitions along different life stages.  Theresa Reer and Jen... [more+]
The experience of making art can have a profound effect on any artist, and can also support recovery and transitions along different life stages.  Theresa Reer and Jen Vaughn are Wounded Warriors and Veterans undergoing treatment as patients of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  The Walter Reed Society has a successful multi-year collaboration placing students in art glass activities at Glen Echo Park.Art Glass Center’s staff offer instruction in fused glass art to small groups of Wounded Warriors and Veterans, allowing them to develop their art skills as they readjust to civilian life. The experience involves creating designs and choosing colors; selecting, cutting and grinding fusible glass; and hand-crafting glass artworks for fusing in an instructor-operated kiln.  As student skills progress, instruction is given in forming more complex glass shapes for two-dimensional art pieces, and in creating three-dimensional glass art.Individual creativity is a key element of the class environment.  These artists will exhibit both glass works they have created through this program, as well as individual artwork created along their recovery journeys. [less-]
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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

08-12-2018

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Aug 07 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Don’t miss your chance to see the comic strip characters of the lovable “Peanuts” gang comic brought to life in Summer 2018! This hit Off-Broadway musical is... [more+]
Don’t miss your chance to see the comic strip characters of the lovable “Peanuts” gang comic brought to life in Summer 2018! This hit Off-Broadway musical is directed by acclaimed playwright and director Aaron Posner (Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and many more!). Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, and Schroeder as they sing and dance their way through the timeless struggles of childhood. This show features catchy songs, including “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, and is the perfect family outing for the young and young at heart! [less-]
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NextGen 5.0

08-19-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

VisArts presents NextGen 5.0, a juried group exhibition that showcases next generation aspiring artists 17 to 27 years of age from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and... [more+]
VisArts presents NextGen 5.0, a juried group exhibition that showcases next generation aspiring artists 17 to 27 years of age from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area. The annual exhibition offers young artists, who have little to no exhibition record, the opportunity to bring their work to a wider audience. [less-]
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Estefaní Mercedes: VisArts Studio Fellowship

08-12-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Estefaní Mercedes displays 1000 LED lit photographs housed in small lockets in a large scale installation that is part of Luz del Día, a body of work that hopes to stop... [more+]
Estefaní Mercedes displays 1000 LED lit photographs housed in small lockets in a large scale installation that is part of Luz del Día, a body of work that hopes to stop the disappearance of photographic archives of the Argentive Dictatorship and to reveal recently declassified documents by the Library of Congress that prove U.S. fiscal support of the Argentine human rights violations. [less-]
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Cheryl Hochberg: The Storks Come to Roost

08-12-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg is a Pennsylvania-based painter. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US. Including solo exhibitions at the Radford University Art Museum... [more+]
Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg is a Pennsylvania-based painter. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US. Including solo exhibitions at the Radford University Art Museum (2017), the Allentown Art Museum (2015), the Salisbury University Art Galleries (2016), Montgomery College/Takoma Park (2013), The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA (2013), and Sweetbriar College (2012). Group shows of her work include Art Prize in (Grand Rapids, MI), the Ice Box and Gravers Lane Gallery (both in Philadelphia), and Womanmade Gallery in Chicago. Cheryl has participated as a fellow in many artist residency programs including UCross (Clearmont, WY), Jentel (Banner, WY), The Studios at Key West (Key West, FL), and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA). She is a 2015 recipient of the Kutztown University Chambliss Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship. Hochberg is Chairperson of the Department of Art and Art History at Kutztown University. [less-]
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Tinker Bell

08-19-2018

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm - less dates and times

Based on the works of Sir J. M. Barrie

Adapted for the stage by Patrick Flynn

Directed by Nick Olcott

Recommended for all ages

Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or,...

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Based on the works of Sir J. M. Barrie

Adapted for the stage by Patrick Flynn

Directed by Nick Olcott

Recommended for all ages

Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell’s point of view, you really have not heard it at all. A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy’s point of view.

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Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike

08-25-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:30 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 9:30 am + 4 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 05 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

Hikes last approximately 2.5 hours and are provided by talented “conductors” who lead groups on a simulated Underground Railroad experience covering 2.0 miles from... [more+]
Hikes last approximately 2.5 hours and are provided by talented “conductors” who lead groups on a simulated Underground Railroad experience covering 2.0 miles from Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park along a wooded, natural surface trail to the historic Sandy Spring, then back to experience the new Woodlawn Museum and Visitor Center. Hikers learn about various techniques that “freedom seekers” used to elude trackers, find food, and navigate their way North to freedom. Interpretive content best suited for children 7 and up. [less-]
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Paper Dreams

07-29-2018

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 11:15 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 22 @ 11:15 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:15 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 11:15 am - less dates and times

In a brand-new collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life our first DANCE performance based show, perfect for ages 1-5 that explores... [more+]
In a brand-new collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life our first DANCE performance based show, perfect for ages 1-5 that explores the many facets of creativity. A fun, interactive production that tells the story of two delightful creatures who live inside a wastepaper basket. Can our greatest mistake actually turn out to be the next greatest innovative idea? [less-]
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Silver Linings: Stories in Silver

07-29-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 29 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Silver Linings: Stories in Silver, a collection of new works created by Artist-In-Residence Blair Anderson and the... [more+]
Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Silver Linings: Stories in Silver, a collection of new works created by Artist-In-Residence Blair Anderson and the faculty of SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Continuing in her tradition of telling stories in wearable art, Ms. Anderson's 2018 collection will focus on this metaphor for optimism in the abstract. Using silver and stones, meaning is infused in the creations that attract the wearer who may have experienced a similar story. SilverWorks faculty will be showing their best work and SilverWorks Jr-Artist-In-Residence Louis Kutyla will be featured along with a select number of student works that will be juried into the 2018 show.Location: Popcorn Gallery Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812  [less-]
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Time Out: Paintings and Photography by Patrick and Lisa Sieg

07-29-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

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Oil painter Patrick Sieg and photographer Lisa Sieg often meld into one another, focusing a symbiotic lens on a specific scene, element, or feeling to portray how... [more+]
Oil painter Patrick Sieg and photographer Lisa Sieg often meld into one another, focusing a symbiotic lens on a specific scene, element, or feeling to portray how extraordinary nature is. Nature has incredible power to affect our attitudes, our lives, our perspectives. In our fast-paced world, awareness, observation and respect for the environment is needed now more than ever; a necessity for turbulent times and a restorative tonic for the soul. Log off, put down your phone, and step outside. Look up, look down, look all around, feel the air, notice the small stuff, breathe. Time out for your mind, body, and soul.Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, July 6, 6 to 8pmViewing Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pmLocation: Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 [less-]
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Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

09-16-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am + 57 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 31 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 06 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 07 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 12 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 13 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 14 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 15 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 16 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 20 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 21 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Sun, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am Mon, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am Tue, Aug 28 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 29 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 01 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 02 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 03 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 04 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 05 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 06 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 07 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 08 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 09 @ 9:00 am Mon, Sep 10 @ 9:00 am Tue, Sep 11 @ 9:00 am Wed, Sep 12 @ 9:00 am Thu, Sep 13 @ 9:00 am Fri, Sep 14 @ 9:00 am Sat, Sep 15 @ 9:00 am Sun, Sep 16 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world, as they flutter and glide throughout the conservatory.

Witness their amazing...

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The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world, as they flutter and glide throughout the conservatory.

Witness their amazing metamorphosis on display, from tiny chrysalis to flying beauty. Learn firsthand how these magnificent creatures play an integral role in establishing healthy ecosystems and how to create a healthy environment that supports the butterfly life cycle.

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Backyard Theater for Kids: Positive Vibrations

07-19-2018

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:30 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 11:30 am
This award-winning ensemble brings the lush, radiant sounds of the steelpan to the backyard. A group of 25-30 energetic young musicians, based in Prince George’s County... [more+]
This award-winning ensemble brings the lush, radiant sounds of the steelpan to the backyard. A group of 25-30 energetic young musicians, based in Prince George’s County as part of the Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFÉ), PVYSO has captivated audiences at the Kennedy Center, the Zora Neale Hurston Festival, the Virginia Beach Panorama Festival, among many others. Now they’ll capture the warmth and radiant sounds of the Caribbean in our backyard. [less-]
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Evenings in Olde Towne

09-27-2018

Presented by City of Gaithersburg Arts and Events at City Hall Concert Pavilion, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Sep 06 @ 6:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

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Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Grab some local carryout to enjoy during the concert, or enjoy...
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Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Grab some local carryout to enjoy during the concert, or enjoy the music before dining in Olde Towne afterwards. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating.

Elikeh

June 7, 2018 – Drawing on dance-driving music from the Togolese, Nigerian, American and Latin traditions, Elikeh puts its own fresh, electrified spin on Afropop. More Information

Chris Urquiaga Trio

June 28, 2018 – Infusion of Pop, R&B, and Latin Music. More Information

Diamond Alley

July 5, 2018 – An exciting and diverse mix of contemporary and classic hits, along with popular original tunes. More Information

Gin Rickys

July 12, 2018 – Old-timey, smooth and soulful. Mix of blues, jazz and swing to create a charming cocktail of enjoyable music. More Information

Goodfellas

July 19, 2018 – Beatles tribute band, impresses audiences throughout the Washington DC Metro area with the music of the greatest band of all time. More Information

The Plate Scrapers

July 26, 2018 – A bluegrass band with diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to hard rock, to funk. More Information

Juliana MacDowell

September 13, 2018 – Singer-songwriter with earthy vocals, moving originals and stirring interpretations of popular melodies. More Information

Pitches Be Crazy

September 20, 2018 – All vocal cover band rocking R&B, Rap, Funk and Pop hits of the last 4 decades. More Information

Lloyd Dobler Effect

September 27, 2018 – Multi-layered and upbeat music showcasing a universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences. More Information
Gaithersburg’s outdoor entertainment is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
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Silver Spring Summer Concert Series

08-09-2018

Presented by Montgomery County, MD at Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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Put on your “dancing flip-flops!” Silver Spring’s Thursday night summer concerts are a perfect, free night out for the whole family. You can groove to the tunes on... [more+]
Put on your “dancing flip-flops!” Silver Spring’s Thursday night summer concerts are a perfect, free night out for the whole family. You can groove to the tunes on long summer nights while your kids enjoy games and face painting.  Silver Spring’s long running and popular Thursday night concerts kick off on June 21 with a mix of crowd favorites and new offerings in the Silver Spring Season. The concert series features a raffle with free prizes for adults as well as toys and gifts for kids.Lineup:6/21 - Bobby & the Believers (Oldies)6/28 - Built for Comfort (Blues)7/5 - MoCo’s Got Talent (Variety)7/12 - Gary & the Groove (60s to 80s)7/19 - Sweet Saludos (Latin)7/26 - Route 66 Band (Covers)8/2 - Josh Christina (Rockabilly)8/9 - Soul Crackers (Blues, Jazz) [less-]
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Glen Echo Park Summer Concert Series

08-30-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 7:30 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 09 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

You don’t have to dress up and pay a fortune to hear great music! The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents free concerts in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Make an evening of... [more+]
You don’t have to dress up and pay a fortune to hear great music! The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents free concerts in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Make an evening of it! Bring a picnic or visit Praline at Glen Echo Park for a pre-concert dinner. The historic dentzel carousel will have special hours for concert goers.June 14:      The Mike Scoglio BandJune 21:      U.S. Marine Band - Dixieland BandJune 28:     Mystic WarriorsJuly 5:         Oasis Island SoundsJuly 12:       U.S. Marine Band - Jazz Fusion EnsembleJuly 19:       Alif LailaJuly 26:       Real Live Jazz QuartetAugust 2:    Fast Eddie & The SlowpokesAugust 9:    U.S. Marine Band - Free CountryAugust 16:  Justin Trawick and The Common GoodAugust 23:  James Bazen Big BandAugust 30:  Texas Chainsaw Horns [less-]
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Summer Concert: Alif Laila

07-19-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of live music with Alif Laila, an Indian classical sitar performer, composer, teacher and artistic director. She was trained in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Mir... [more+]
Enjoy an evening of live music with Alif Laila, an Indian classical sitar performer, composer, teacher and artistic director. She was trained in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Mir Qasem Khan, nephew of the legendary maestro, Allauddin Khan.Laila has performed at the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. and has performed internationally as well. She has performed and recorded with world-renowned tabla (Indian classical drums) artists including Anindo Chatterjee and has released eight sitar CDs. She has produced two DVD'S in Indian classical sitar. Her latest album, with world percussion, is called ‘Ekavali’ (the connecting thread). She established her music school, ‘Sitar Niketan’ in February 2015.Alif will be accompanied by Suryaksha Deshpande, an accomplished tabla player. This concert is made possible with a Maryland State Arts Council Touring Artist Grant.The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride. [less-]
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Summer Programs for Children 2018

08-10-2018

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Educator Karen Lipson presents a trolley story for children and helps them make a craft related to the story.  Programs at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. on... [more+]
Educator Karen Lipson presents a trolley story for children and helps them make a craft related to the story.  Programs at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.Theme & (Book Title for story time):June 15 – Celebrate! (A Flag for All)June 21 & 22 – Pack Your Bag, It’s Trip Time (Ruthie Rides the Trolley)June 28 & June 29 – Step Lively, Please (Mooove Over)July 5 & 6 – Good as New! (Little Yellow Trolley Car)July 12 & 13 – I Love Trolleys (Puddlejumper)July 19 & 20 – Hats, Hats, and More Hats! (Aunt Flossie’s Hats)July 26 & 27 – It’s a Birthday Celebration! (Jenny Giraffe)August 2 & 3 – Which Way Should I Go?  (Tilley the Trolley)August 9 & 10 – Let’s Go To the Fair! (Trolley, Trolley Number 9) [less-]
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Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars

08-26-2018

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating the beginning of streetcar service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars... [more+]
Celebrating the beginning of streetcar service in the Nation's Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars through August 26th, 2018. [less-]
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Free Space: Akemi Maegawa + Jackie Hoysted

09-07-2018

Presented by Kramer Gallery and Music Room at Kramer Gallery and Music Room - Silver Spring Civi..., Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am + 32 more dates and times

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

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is pleased to present FREE SPACE, an exhibition featuring artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted, who have... [more+]
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is pleased to present FREE SPACE, an exhibition featuring artists Akemi Maegawa and Jackie Hoysted, who have collaborated to create a series of installations intended for public activation. These works invite visitors to play, create, and experience a space where opposing realities converge. FREE SPACE will be on view at the Kramer Gallery from Friday, July 6 through Friday, September 7, 2018. [less-]
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Recovery Through Creativity

07-28-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The experience of making art can have a profound effect on any artist, and can also support recovery and transitions along different life stages.  Theresa Reer and Jen... [more+]
The experience of making art can have a profound effect on any artist, and can also support recovery and transitions along different life stages.  Theresa Reer and Jen Vaughn are Wounded Warriors and Veterans undergoing treatment as patients of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  The Walter Reed Society has a successful multi-year collaboration placing students in art glass activities at Glen Echo Park.Art Glass Center’s staff offer instruction in fused glass art to small groups of Wounded Warriors and Veterans, allowing them to develop their art skills as they readjust to civilian life. The experience involves creating designs and choosing colors; selecting, cutting and grinding fusible glass; and hand-crafting glass artworks for fusing in an instructor-operated kiln.  As student skills progress, instruction is given in forming more complex glass shapes for two-dimensional art pieces, and in creating three-dimensional glass art.Individual creativity is a key element of the class environment.  These artists will exhibit both glass works they have created through this program, as well as individual artwork created along their recovery journeys. [less-]
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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

08-12-2018

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Jul 24 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 25 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 26 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 27 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Jul 31 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 01 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 02 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 03 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Aug 07 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 08 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 09 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 10 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Don’t miss your chance to see the comic strip characters of the lovable “Peanuts” gang comic brought to life in Summer 2018! This hit Off-Broadway musical is... [more+]
Don’t miss your chance to see the comic strip characters of the lovable “Peanuts” gang comic brought to life in Summer 2018! This hit Off-Broadway musical is directed by acclaimed playwright and director Aaron Posner (Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and many more!). Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, and Schroeder as they sing and dance their way through the timeless struggles of childhood. This show features catchy songs, including “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, and is the perfect family outing for the young and young at heart! [less-]
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NextGen 5.0

08-19-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

VisArts presents NextGen 5.0, a juried group exhibition that showcases next generation aspiring artists 17 to 27 years of age from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and... [more+]
VisArts presents NextGen 5.0, a juried group exhibition that showcases next generation aspiring artists 17 to 27 years of age from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area. The annual exhibition offers young artists, who have little to no exhibition record, the opportunity to bring their work to a wider audience. [less-]
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Estefaní Mercedes: VisArts Studio Fellowship

08-12-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Estefaní Mercedes displays 1000 LED lit photographs housed in small lockets in a large scale installation that is part of Luz del Día, a body of work that hopes to stop... [more+]
Estefaní Mercedes displays 1000 LED lit photographs housed in small lockets in a large scale installation that is part of Luz del Día, a body of work that hopes to stop the disappearance of photographic archives of the Argentive Dictatorship and to reveal recently declassified documents by the Library of Congress that prove U.S. fiscal support of the Argentine human rights violations. [less-]
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Cheryl Hochberg: The Storks Come to Roost

08-12-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm + 15 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 01 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 08 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg is a Pennsylvania-based painter. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US. Including solo exhibitions at the Radford University Art Museum... [more+]
Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg is a Pennsylvania-based painter. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US. Including solo exhibitions at the Radford University Art Museum (2017), the Allentown Art Museum (2015), the Salisbury University Art Galleries (2016), Montgomery College/Takoma Park (2013), The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA (2013), and Sweetbriar College (2012). Group shows of her work include Art Prize in (Grand Rapids, MI), the Ice Box and Gravers Lane Gallery (both in Philadelphia), and Womanmade Gallery in Chicago. Cheryl has participated as a fellow in many artist residency programs including UCross (Clearmont, WY), Jentel (Banner, WY), The Studios at Key West (Key West, FL), and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA). She is a 2015 recipient of the Kutztown University Chambliss Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship. Hochberg is Chairperson of the Department of Art and Art History at Kutztown University. [less-]
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Tinker Bell

08-19-2018

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sat, Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Jul 23 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 28 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 29 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Jul 30 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 04 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 05 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 05 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Aug 06 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm - less dates and times

Based on the works of Sir J. M. Barrie

Adapted for the stage by Patrick Flynn

Directed by Nick Olcott

Recommended for all ages

Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or,...

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Based on the works of Sir J. M. Barrie

Adapted for the stage by Patrick Flynn

Directed by Nick Olcott

Recommended for all ages

Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell’s point of view, you really have not heard it at all. A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy’s point of view.

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Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike

08-25-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:30 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 04 @ 9:30 am + 4 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 05 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 11 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 18 @ 9:30 am Sat, Aug 25 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

Hikes last approximately 2.5 hours and are provided by talented “conductors” who lead groups on a simulated Underground Railroad experience covering 2.0 miles from... [more+]
Hikes last approximately 2.5 hours and are provided by talented “conductors” who lead groups on a simulated Underground Railroad experience covering 2.0 miles from Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park along a wooded, natural surface trail to the historic Sandy Spring, then back to experience the new Woodlawn Museum and Visitor Center. Hikers learn about various techniques that “freedom seekers” used to elude trackers, find food, and navigate their way North to freedom. Interpretive content best suited for children 7 and up. [less-]
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Paper Dreams

07-29-2018

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 11:15 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 22 @ 11:15 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:15 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 29 @ 11:15 am - less dates and times

In a brand-new collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life our first DANCE performance based show, perfect for ages 1-5 that explores... [more+]
In a brand-new collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life our first DANCE performance based show, perfect for ages 1-5 that explores the many facets of creativity. A fun, interactive production that tells the story of two delightful creatures who live inside a wastepaper basket. Can our greatest mistake actually turn out to be the next greatest innovative idea? [less-]
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Silver Linings: Stories in Silver

07-29-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

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Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Silver Linings: Stories in Silver, a collection of new works created by Artist-In-Residence Blair Anderson and the... [more+]
Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Silver Linings: Stories in Silver, a collection of new works created by Artist-In-Residence Blair Anderson and the faculty of SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Continuing in her tradition of telling stories in wearable art, Ms. Anderson's 2018 collection will focus on this metaphor for optimism in the abstract. Using silver and stones, meaning is infused in the creations that attract the wearer who may have experienced a similar story. SilverWorks faculty will be showing their best work and SilverWorks Jr-Artist-In-Residence Louis Kutyla will be featured along with a select number of student works that will be juried into the 2018 show.Location: Popcorn Gallery Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812  [less-]
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Time Out: Paintings and Photography by Patrick and Lisa Sieg

07-29-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 21 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

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Oil painter Patrick Sieg and photographer Lisa Sieg often meld into one another, focusing a symbiotic lens on a specific scene, element, or feeling to portray how... [more+]
Oil painter Patrick Sieg and photographer Lisa Sieg often meld into one another, focusing a symbiotic lens on a specific scene, element, or feeling to portray how extraordinary nature is. Nature has incredible power to affect our attitudes, our lives, our perspectives. In our fast-paced world, awareness, observation and respect for the environment is needed now more than ever; a necessity for turbulent times and a restorative tonic for the soul. Log off, put down your phone, and step outside. Look up, look down, look all around, feel the air, notice the small stuff, breathe. Time out for your mind, body, and soul.Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, July 6, 6 to 8pmViewing Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pmLocation: Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 [less-]
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You voted, I listened!On the left hand sidebar the family activities calendar is chock-full of more great activities and events than ever.Also on the left is the brand new school open house calendar. If you'd like your school's open house to be featured, please send me the info.If you'd like a more prominent placement on the website promoting your school or upcoming event, please feel free to contact me about monthly advertising rates. The bargain-basement cost to advertise here in 2008 is available Read more...

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