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Underground Railroad Trail Saturday Guided Hike

05-26-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 05 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Sat, May 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 19 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 26 @ 10:00 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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I Draw the Line: Oil Paintings by Robert LeMar

04-28-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

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

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present I Draw the Line: Oil Paintings by Robert LeMar. In this exhibition of paintings, LeMar experiments with different... [more+]
Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present I Draw the Line: Oil Paintings by Robert LeMar. In this exhibition of paintings, LeMar experiments with different approaches to outlining, while seeking to maintain a strong sense of realism. Although done entirely with oil on canvas, every painting is really about the drawn line. Color also plays a major role in the work, as it conveys light and form. Even so, it all starts with a line drawn on canvas. In this work, LeMar seeks to champion that line. Le Mar was the recipient of the Park View Artist Award at the 2017 Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park.Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm [less-]
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Spring Gallery & Studio Tour

04-22-2018

Presented by Countryside Artisans of Maryland at Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Beallsville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am
Join the Countryside Artisans on their Spring Gallery & Studio Tour, April 20 - 22, a free, self-guided driving tour of artist studios/galleries through scenic Montgomery... [more+]
Join the Countryside Artisans on their Spring Gallery & Studio Tour, April 20 - 22, a free, self-guided driving tour of artist studios/galleries through scenic Montgomery County. Choose from 18 delightful destinations representing 50+ fine visual, sculptural, textile, and beverage (beer, wine, and tea) artists.  The studios/galleries are located on working farms, in renovated barns and  chicken coops, or in historic buildings.  Many of the galleries also show other artists’ work -- typically local artists.  Make a day of it, meet the artists, enjoy the countryside, and bring home a wonderful piece of original art or fine craft.  Map and additional information can be found at www.countrysideartisans.com.image:  Beach Pinks at Dusk, oil by Claire Howard [less-]
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Saturday Family Jazz Sessions

04-21-2018

Presented by Strathmore at AMP by Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am
Junior jazz aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. Strathmore’s fun, creative, kid-friendly series... [more+]
Junior jazz aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. Strathmore’s fun, creative, kid-friendly series features renowned jazz singer Rochelle Rice and multi-instrumentalist Seth Kibel.Recommended for ages 3–8.All attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults must also have a ticket.Children 1 year old and under will be admitted for free, but they do require a ticket to help us manage attendance and be sure we don't go over our maximum allowed capacity. If you plan to bring a child 1 year old or younger to this performance, please call our ticket office to reserve a special free ticket at 301.581.5100. A limited quantity of free tickets will be available.March 10: Space is the Place with Rochelle Rice Bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, and musical genius Sun Ra forever changed the way we think about music and expression. In this exciting session, vocalist, composer, and teaching artist Rochelle Rice will lead explorers on a musical journey that is out of this world!March 24: Bloomin' with Billie with Rochelle Rice Kids and caregivers will be singing and swinging with Rice in this interactive exploration of the life and music of one of the most influential singers of our time, Billie Holiday.April 7: Flavoring the Melody with Seth Kibel A central ingredient in all forms of jazz is improvisation, or spontaneous composition. In this program, Strathmore Artist in Residence mentor Seth Kibel will demonstrate how jazz musicians take familiar melodies from nursery rhymes to movie themes and make them their own.April 21: I’ve Got Rhythm with Seth Kibel Rhythm is a fundamental part of jazz. In this session, Kibel will teach rhythmic patterns on various percussion instruments and get your family moving. Enjoy the tunes of Duke Ellington, let the music inspire your moves, and learn how your movement can steer the music in new directions! [less-]
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Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

06-03-2018

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 11:00 am + 66 more dates and times

Tue, Apr 24 @ 10:30 am Tue, Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Apr 25 @ 10:30 am Thu, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 27 @ 10:30 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 01 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 02 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 03 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 03 @ 12:30 pm Fri, May 04 @ 10:30 am Sat, May 05 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 05 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 05 @ 4:30 pm Sun, May 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 06 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 08 @ 10:30 am Tue, May 08 @ 12:30 pm Wed, May 09 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 11 @ 10:30 am Sat, May 12 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 12 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 12 @ 4:30 pm Sun, May 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 13 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 15 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 16 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 17 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 17 @ 12:30 pm Fri, May 18 @ 10:30 am Sat, May 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 19 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 19 @ 4:30 pm Sun, May 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 20 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 22 @ 10:30 am Tue, May 22 @ 12:30 pm Wed, May 23 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 24 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 25 @ 10:30 am Sat, May 26 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 26 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 4:30 pm Sun, May 27 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 2:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 11:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 30 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 31 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 31 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jun 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory

Based on the books by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc.

This play is part...

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Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory

Based on the books by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc.

This play is part of a 7 theatre co-comission including: Bay Area Children's Theatre in Oakland, CaliforniaChildren's Theatre of Charlotte in Charlotte, North CarolinaFirst Stage in Milwaukee, WisconsinOregon Children's Theatre in Portland, OregonOrlando Repertory Theatre in Orlando, Florida; and the Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska

Directed by Mitchell Hebert

Recommended for Ages 4+

Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they meet Cap’n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. But they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot! Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Come aboard as we launch this world premiere and find out!

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CREATE Community Art Day

04-21-2018

Presented by CREATE Arts Center at CREATE Arts Center, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am
YOUR COMMUNITY IS OUR COMMUNITY!We recently moved to our new, street-level home at 914 Silver Spring Avenue—a few blocks from CREATE’s prior location on Thayer... [more+]
YOUR COMMUNITY IS OUR COMMUNITY!We recently moved to our new, street-level home at 914 Silver Spring Avenue—a few blocks from CREATE’s prior location on Thayer Avenue and in the same community we’ve served for 15 years. To celebrate we are throwing a party!Join us on Saturday, April 21, to see our new home, meet our team, and explore your creativity with hands-on art activities for the entire family. The event is free and open to the public.We look forward to seeing you!CREATE Arts Center (CREATE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit visual arts organization that has provided high-quality art education, art therapy, and therapeutic arts experiences to individuals and families in Montgomery County and the greater Washington DC area for over 30 years. Our mission is to spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals, and facilitate community connections through the visual arts. [less-]
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Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces

04-21-2018

Presented by Kensington Park Library at Kensington Park Library, Kensington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:45 am
Find out how you can grow more vegetables and pollinator-attracting flowers for small spaces. Explore using raised beds, intensive planting, and vertical options.... [more+]
Find out how you can grow more vegetables and pollinator-attracting flowers for small spaces. Explore using raised beds, intensive planting, and vertical options. Presentation by Robin Ritterhoff, Master Gardener and co-leader of vegetable beds for Montgomery County's Derwood Demonstration Garden. [less-]
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Women in Transition

04-29-2018

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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Celebrating Women's History Month, the Museum presents the special exhibit, Women in Transition.
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Shona Macdonald: Sky on Ground

04-22-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Common Ground Gallery, VisArts, 2nd floorOpening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, April 6, 7 – 9 PMThis solo exhibition of Shona Macdonald’s Sky on Ground... [more+]
Common Ground Gallery, VisArts, 2nd floorOpening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, April 6, 7 – 9 PMThis solo exhibition of Shona Macdonald’s Sky on Ground paintings presents the landscape as a mysterious, unpredictable place for literal and metaphorical reflection. She offers a poetic space, such as a puddle, to gaze into. At the heart of this work, there is an uncanny ‘doubling’ embedded in the use of reflections that she purposely employs to exaggerate a sense of dislocation and displacement as people move throughout the world. [less-]
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The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan

04-29-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present  The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan. Local photographer Sheila Galagan offers a selection of... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present  The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan. Local photographer Sheila Galagan offers a selection of photographs shot using infrared capture, an unusual method that when printed in black and white produces striking dark gray skies and white vegetation. Galagan's photographs, mostly landscapes, are taken in local natural settings often with some man-made components. Most of her images are shot with a digital camera modified to respond to near-infrared light. There are also some images taken the old-fashioned way with black and white infrared film. Some of the digital images have textures applied to them to add a further sense of depth. The film images have been printed using the lith printing technique, which uses certain papers and chemicals to produce a similar effect to textured digital images. Galagan has taught photography in several places, including Glen Echo Photoworks and Montgomery County Public Schools. She is also a member of f11, a Women's Photography Collective, which exhibits locally.Artist's Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pmLocation: Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park [less-]
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Wild Things: National Capital Art Glass Guild

04-29-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the National Capital Art Glass Guild are pleased to present Wild Things. These are turbulent times! Simply put, we are surrounded by... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the National Capital Art Glass Guild are pleased to present Wild Things. These are turbulent times! Simply put, we are surrounded by change. This inspired the search for art glass evoking the mythical, wildness in nature, the ocean, and the cosmos. The show is juried by a distinguished panel, including Laurie Brown, glass artist; Manny Flecker, ceramics instructor; Sherry Hawkins, glass artist and painter; and Sonya Kitchens, Director of the Montpelier Arts Center. Join artists at the Artists’ Reception and vote on the People’s Choice Award with a gift of $200 to the winning artist. Artist Talks will be presented as part of Carousel Day, April 28.Artists’ Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pmLocation: Popcorn Gallery Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 [less-]
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VisAbility Art Lab Artist Exhibition

04-29-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

April is Autism Awareness Month, and VisArts is featuring the work of 13 artists from its VisAbility Art Lab in a month-long exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. The... [more+]
April is Autism Awareness Month, and VisArts is featuring the work of 13 artists from its VisAbility Art Lab in a month-long exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. The exhibition features the work of Corey Barbee, James Billian, Mara Clawson, Edward Chance, Max DeMulder, Carlin Jones, Shaun McDonald, Tyler Mountford, Stanley Roth, Lindsey Schaufelburger, D'Ante Whitlow, and Justin Valenti and will be on view through April 29, 2018. Admission is free.VisArts' VisAbility Art Lab is a supported art studio for emerging adult artists with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities who have a strong interest in making art part of their professional careers. About the Program Founded in 2015 as a partnership between VisArts and Madison House Autism Foundation, the VisAbility Art Lab provides artists with a studio at VisArts where they can explore and develop their artistic talents, participate in workforce development and life skills training, and forge a deeper and more meaningful relationship within a fully inclusive creative community.Participants create art at their own pace in a full-day or half-day session. Artists work in a variety of media including ceramics, digital art, painting, drawing, and sculpture and observe and learn art techniques from VisArts studio artists. Pictured at right: VisAbility Art Lab Artist James Billian.The artwork created in the VisAbility Art Lab is on display at VisArts and in art galleries throughout Montgomery County. Artists receive a 60% commission on the sale of their artwork, and design and licensing fees from merchandise. The program is led by Elaine Parks, who has a Master's in Art Therapy from the George Washington University. "Amazing things happen everyday at the VisAbility Art Lab. I love to watch the artists collaborate and create," Park says."VisAbility Art Lab is an art meeting place where I create multi-media artwork and meet other artists and people at VisArts," said VisAbilty Art Lab Artist James Billian.For more details about the VisAbility Art Lab exhibition, click here [less-]
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INTERACT + INTEGRATE

05-13-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm + 14 more dates and times

Thu, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, May 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 09 @ 12:00 pm Thu, May 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, May 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, May 13 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Kaplan Gallery, VisArts, 2nd floorOpening Reception and Artist Talks: Friday, April 6,  7 – 9 PM INTERACT + INTEGRATE features the work of four artists: Heloisa... [more+]
Kaplan Gallery, VisArts, 2nd floorOpening Reception and Artist Talks: Friday, April 6,  7 – 9 PM INTERACT + INTEGRATE features the work of four artists: Heloisa Escudero, Michelle Lisa Herman, Jackie Hoysted, and Denise Philipbar. Their art practices are concerned with the interaction and/or integration of the audience. [less-]
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Gallery Exhibit: Textures and Textiles

05-14-2018

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 05 @ 1:30 pm Mon, May 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 12 @ 1:30 pm Mon, May 14 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

An invitational exhibit celebrating artists who work with materials in unique ways to produce highly technical and beautiful art using cloth, glass or found materials.... [more+]
An invitational exhibit celebrating artists who work with materials in unique ways to produce highly technical and beautiful art using cloth, glass or found materials. Featured artists represented in this exhibit include Karin Birch, Eric Celarier, Whitney Dahlberg, Tony Glander, and Margaret Hluch. The exhibit is on display April 6 through May 14, 2018. The public is invited to meet the artists during a free Artists Reception on Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Located at 311 Kent Square Road, the Arts Barn Gallery viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. [less-]
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April Community Sing: Celebrate Earth Day and Arab American Heritage Month

04-21-2018

Presented by Carpe Diem Arts at Seekers Church
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm
In honor of our planet, we’ll sing Songs for the Earth and also celebrate Arab American Heritage Month, with musical guests Fuad Foty & Family!6:30-8:00 —... [more+]
In honor of our planet, we’ll sing Songs for the Earth and also celebrate Arab American Heritage Month, with musical guests Fuad Foty & Family!6:30-8:00 — International Songs and Rounds for all ages 8:00-8:30 — Refreshments, Social Time, Celebration of April birthdaysEveryone is welcome to bring refreshments and songs to share.Sign up in advance to lead a song by contacting Jo Rasi (jrasi@revelsdc.org). Or just show up to sing (or even just to listen)! [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: Sun, Apr 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Apr 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Apr 24 @ 9:00 am + 145 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 25 @ 9:00 am Thu, Apr 26 @ 9:00 am Fri, Apr 27 @ 9:00 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 9:00 am Sun, Apr 29 @ 9:00 am Mon, Apr 30 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 01 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 02 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 03 @ 9:00 am Fri, May 04 @ 9:00 am Sat, May 05 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 06 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 07 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 08 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 09 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 10 @ 9:00 am Fri, May 11 @ 9:00 am Sat, May 12 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 13 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 14 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 15 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 16 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 17 @ 9:00 am Fri, May 18 @ 9:00 am Sat, May 19 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 20 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 21 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 22 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 24 @ 9:00 am Fri, May 25 @ 9:00 am Sat, May 26 @ 9:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 9:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 9:00 am Tue, May 29 @ 9:00 am Wed, May 30 @ 9:00 am Thu, May 31 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 01 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 04 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 05 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 06 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 07 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 08 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 09 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 10 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 11 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 12 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 14 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 15 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 16 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 17 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 18 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 19 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 20 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 21 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 22 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 23 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jun 24 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jun 25 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jun 26 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jun 27 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jun 28 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jun 29 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jun 30 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 01 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 02 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 03 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 04 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 05 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 06 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 07 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 08 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 09 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 10 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 11 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 12 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 13 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jul 15 @ 9:00 am Mon, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am Tue, Jul 17 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jul 18 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jul 19 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jul 20 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jul 21 @ 9:00 am 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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Forest Friends Festival

04-22-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 22 @ 11:00 am
In honor of Earth Day, we are celebrating the special habitat that distinguishes Wheaton Regional Park and covers much of Maryland – the forest habitat. Through our... [more+]
In honor of Earth Day, we are celebrating the special habitat that distinguishes Wheaton Regional Park and covers much of Maryland – the forest habitat. Through our celebration of trees and forests, visitors will meet some resident critters, learn about trees and tree products, take guided hikes and more. Join us in acclaiming, appreciating, and admiring the largest plants in the world and the worlds they create! No registration required! [less-]
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Earth Day Festival

04-22-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Celebrate our world and learn ways to keep it healthy. The afternoon offers something for everyone: a green craft fair, native plant sale, community art project, family... [more+]
Celebrate our world and learn ways to keep it healthy. The afternoon offers something for everyone: a green craft fair, native plant sale, community art project, family activities, tours of the Gardens, live music, and more. Hope to see you there! [less-]
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Cavalcade of Street Cars

04-22-2018

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Cavalcade of Street Cars features operation of several cars from the collections.
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Yom Ha’Atzmaut Family Israel Festival

04-22-2018

Presented by Bender JCC of Greater Washington at Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washingt..., Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm
70 Years of Israel's Independence! Come celebrate with us! The festival will feature Israeli food, musical performances, an Israeli Art Market – Shuk TLV, field games... [more+]
70 Years of Israel's Independence! Come celebrate with us! The festival will feature Israeli food, musical performances, an Israeli Art Market – Shuk TLV, field games and kids activities & more!This event is free and open to the community. Join us at the Bender JCC.Musical Performances:The Highlights – Israeli Music Sally Heckelman & Friends – SingalongKids Zone:Moon Bounce Story reading Face painting Community art projectField Games:Soccer tournament Tug of War Bag JumpingIsraeli Art Market – Shuk TLV [less-]
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Underground Railroad Trail Saturday Guided Hike

05-26-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, Sandy Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 05 @ 10:00 am + 3 more dates and times

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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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I Draw the Line: Oil Paintings by Robert LeMar

04-28-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

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Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present I Draw the Line: Oil Paintings by Robert LeMar. In this exhibition of paintings, LeMar experiments with different... [more+]
Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present I Draw the Line: Oil Paintings by Robert LeMar. In this exhibition of paintings, LeMar experiments with different approaches to outlining, while seeking to maintain a strong sense of realism. Although done entirely with oil on canvas, every painting is really about the drawn line. Color also plays a major role in the work, as it conveys light and form. Even so, it all starts with a line drawn on canvas. In this work, LeMar seeks to champion that line. Le Mar was the recipient of the Park View Artist Award at the 2017 Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park.Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm [less-]
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Spring Gallery & Studio Tour

04-22-2018

Presented by Countryside Artisans of Maryland at Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Beallsville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Apr 22 @ 10:00 am
Join the Countryside Artisans on their Spring Gallery & Studio Tour, April 20 - 22, a free, self-guided driving tour of artist studios/galleries through scenic Montgomery... [more+]
Join the Countryside Artisans on their Spring Gallery & Studio Tour, April 20 - 22, a free, self-guided driving tour of artist studios/galleries through scenic Montgomery County. Choose from 18 delightful destinations representing 50+ fine visual, sculptural, textile, and beverage (beer, wine, and tea) artists.  The studios/galleries are located on working farms, in renovated barns and  chicken coops, or in historic buildings.  Many of the galleries also show other artists’ work -- typically local artists.  Make a day of it, meet the artists, enjoy the countryside, and bring home a wonderful piece of original art or fine craft.  Map and additional information can be found at www.countrysideartisans.com.image:  Beach Pinks at Dusk, oil by Claire Howard [less-]
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Saturday Family Jazz Sessions

04-21-2018

Presented by Strathmore at AMP by Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am
Junior jazz aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. Strathmore’s fun, creative, kid-friendly series... [more+]
Junior jazz aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. Strathmore’s fun, creative, kid-friendly series features renowned jazz singer Rochelle Rice and multi-instrumentalist Seth Kibel.Recommended for ages 3–8.All attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults must also have a ticket.Children 1 year old and under will be admitted for free, but they do require a ticket to help us manage attendance and be sure we don't go over our maximum allowed capacity. If you plan to bring a child 1 year old or younger to this performance, please call our ticket office to reserve a special free ticket at 301.581.5100. A limited quantity of free tickets will be available.March 10: Space is the Place with Rochelle Rice Bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, and musical genius Sun Ra forever changed the way we think about music and expression. In this exciting session, vocalist, composer, and teaching artist Rochelle Rice will lead explorers on a musical journey that is out of this world!March 24: Bloomin' with Billie with Rochelle Rice Kids and caregivers will be singing and swinging with Rice in this interactive exploration of the life and music of one of the most influential singers of our time, Billie Holiday.April 7: Flavoring the Melody with Seth Kibel A central ingredient in all forms of jazz is improvisation, or spontaneous composition. In this program, Strathmore Artist in Residence mentor Seth Kibel will demonstrate how jazz musicians take familiar melodies from nursery rhymes to movie themes and make them their own.April 21: I’ve Got Rhythm with Seth Kibel Rhythm is a fundamental part of jazz. In this session, Kibel will teach rhythmic patterns on various percussion instruments and get your family moving. Enjoy the tunes of Duke Ellington, let the music inspire your moves, and learn how your movement can steer the music in new directions! [less-]
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Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

06-03-2018

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 11:00 am + 66 more dates and times

Tue, Apr 24 @ 10:30 am Tue, Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm Wed, Apr 25 @ 10:30 am Thu, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Apr 27 @ 10:30 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Apr 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 01 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 02 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 03 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 03 @ 12:30 pm Fri, May 04 @ 10:30 am Sat, May 05 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 05 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 05 @ 4:30 pm Sun, May 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 06 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 08 @ 10:30 am Tue, May 08 @ 12:30 pm Wed, May 09 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 11 @ 10:30 am Sat, May 12 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 12 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 12 @ 4:30 pm Sun, May 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 13 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 15 @ 12:00 pm Wed, May 16 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 17 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 17 @ 12:30 pm Fri, May 18 @ 10:30 am Sat, May 19 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 19 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 19 @ 4:30 pm Sun, May 20 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 20 @ 2:00 pm Tue, May 22 @ 10:30 am Tue, May 22 @ 12:30 pm Wed, May 23 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 24 @ 12:00 pm Fri, May 25 @ 10:30 am Sat, May 26 @ 11:00 am Sat, May 26 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 26 @ 4:30 pm Sun, May 27 @ 11:00 am Sun, May 27 @ 2:00 pm Mon, May 28 @ 11:00 am Mon, May 28 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 30 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 31 @ 10:30 am Thu, May 31 @ 12:30 pm Fri, Jun 01 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jun 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jun 02 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jun 03 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jun 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory

Based on the books by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc.

This play is part...

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Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory

Based on the books by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc.

This play is part of a 7 theatre co-comission including: Bay Area Children's Theatre in Oakland, CaliforniaChildren's Theatre of Charlotte in Charlotte, North CarolinaFirst Stage in Milwaukee, WisconsinOregon Children's Theatre in Portland, OregonOrlando Repertory Theatre in Orlando, Florida; and the Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska

Directed by Mitchell Hebert

Recommended for Ages 4+

Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they meet Cap’n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. But they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot! Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Come aboard as we launch this world premiere and find out!

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CREATE Community Art Day

04-21-2018

Presented by CREATE Arts Center at CREATE Arts Center, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:00 am
YOUR COMMUNITY IS OUR COMMUNITY!We recently moved to our new, street-level home at 914 Silver Spring Avenue—a few blocks from CREATE’s prior location on Thayer... [more+]
YOUR COMMUNITY IS OUR COMMUNITY!We recently moved to our new, street-level home at 914 Silver Spring Avenue—a few blocks from CREATE’s prior location on Thayer Avenue and in the same community we’ve served for 15 years. To celebrate we are throwing a party!Join us on Saturday, April 21, to see our new home, meet our team, and explore your creativity with hands-on art activities for the entire family. The event is free and open to the public.We look forward to seeing you!CREATE Arts Center (CREATE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit visual arts organization that has provided high-quality art education, art therapy, and therapeutic arts experiences to individuals and families in Montgomery County and the greater Washington DC area for over 30 years. Our mission is to spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals, and facilitate community connections through the visual arts. [less-]
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Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces

04-21-2018

Presented by Kensington Park Library at Kensington Park Library, Kensington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 11:45 am
Find out how you can grow more vegetables and pollinator-attracting flowers for small spaces. Explore using raised beds, intensive planting, and vertical options.... [more+]
Find out how you can grow more vegetables and pollinator-attracting flowers for small spaces. Explore using raised beds, intensive planting, and vertical options. Presentation by Robin Ritterhoff, Master Gardener and co-leader of vegetable beds for Montgomery County's Derwood Demonstration Garden. [less-]
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Women in Transition

04-29-2018

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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Celebrating Women's History Month, the Museum presents the special exhibit, Women in Transition.
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Shona Macdonald: Sky on Ground

04-22-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Common Ground Gallery, VisArts, 2nd floorOpening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, April 6, 7 – 9 PMThis solo exhibition of Shona Macdonald’s Sky on Ground... [more+]
Common Ground Gallery, VisArts, 2nd floorOpening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, April 6, 7 – 9 PMThis solo exhibition of Shona Macdonald’s Sky on Ground paintings presents the landscape as a mysterious, unpredictable place for literal and metaphorical reflection. She offers a poetic space, such as a puddle, to gaze into. At the heart of this work, there is an uncanny ‘doubling’ embedded in the use of reflections that she purposely employs to exaggerate a sense of dislocation and displacement as people move throughout the world. [less-]
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The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan

04-29-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present  The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan. Local photographer Sheila Galagan offers a selection of... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present  The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan. Local photographer Sheila Galagan offers a selection of photographs shot using infrared capture, an unusual method that when printed in black and white produces striking dark gray skies and white vegetation. Galagan's photographs, mostly landscapes, are taken in local natural settings often with some man-made components. Most of her images are shot with a digital camera modified to respond to near-infrared light. There are also some images taken the old-fashioned way with black and white infrared film. Some of the digital images have textures applied to them to add a further sense of depth. The film images have been printed using the lith printing technique, which uses certain papers and chemicals to produce a similar effect to textured digital images. Galagan has taught photography in several places, including Glen Echo Photoworks and Montgomery County Public Schools. She is also a member of f11, a Women's Photography Collective, which exhibits locally.Artist's Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pmLocation: Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park [less-]
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Wild Things: National Capital Art Glass Guild

04-29-2018

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the National Capital Art Glass Guild are pleased to present Wild Things. These are turbulent times! Simply put, we are surrounded by... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the National Capital Art Glass Guild are pleased to present Wild Things. These are turbulent times! Simply put, we are surrounded by change. This inspired the search for art glass evoking the mythical, wildness in nature, the ocean, and the cosmos. The show is juried by a distinguished panel, including Laurie Brown, glass artist; Manny Flecker, ceramics instructor; Sherry Hawkins, glass artist and painter; and Sonya Kitchens, Director of the Montpelier Arts Center. Join artists at the Artists’ Reception and vote on the People’s Choice Award with a gift of $200 to the winning artist. Artist Talks will be presented as part of Carousel Day, April 28.Artists’ Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pmLocation: Popcorn Gallery Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 [less-]
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VisAbility Art Lab Artist Exhibition

04-29-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm + 4 more dates and times

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and VisArts is featuring the work of 13 artists from its VisAbility Art Lab in a month-long exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. The... [more+]
April is Autism Awareness Month, and VisArts is featuring the work of 13 artists from its VisAbility Art Lab in a month-long exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. The exhibition features the work of Corey Barbee, James Billian, Mara Clawson, Edward Chance, Max DeMulder, Carlin Jones, Shaun McDonald, Tyler Mountford, Stanley Roth, Lindsey Schaufelburger, D'Ante Whitlow, and Justin Valenti and will be on view through April 29, 2018. Admission is free.VisArts' VisAbility Art Lab is a supported art studio for emerging adult artists with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities who have a strong interest in making art part of their professional careers. About the Program Founded in 2015 as a partnership between VisArts and Madison House Autism Foundation, the VisAbility Art Lab provides artists with a studio at VisArts where they can explore and develop their artistic talents, participate in workforce development and life skills training, and forge a deeper and more meaningful relationship within a fully inclusive creative community.Participants create art at their own pace in a full-day or half-day session. Artists work in a variety of media including ceramics, digital art, painting, drawing, and sculpture and observe and learn art techniques from VisArts studio artists. Pictured at right: VisAbility Art Lab Artist James Billian.The artwork created in the VisAbility Art Lab is on display at VisArts and in art galleries throughout Montgomery County. Artists receive a 60% commission on the sale of their artwork, and design and licensing fees from merchandise. The program is led by Elaine Parks, who has a Master's in Art Therapy from the George Washington University. "Amazing things happen everyday at the VisAbility Art Lab. I love to watch the artists collaborate and create," Park says."VisAbility Art Lab is an art meeting place where I create multi-media artwork and meet other artists and people at VisArts," said VisAbilty Art Lab Artist James Billian.For more details about the VisAbility Art Lab exhibition, click here [less-]
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INTERACT + INTEGRATE

05-13-2018

Presented by VisArts at VisArts, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm + 14 more dates and times

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Kaplan Gallery, VisArts, 2nd floorOpening Reception and Artist Talks: Friday, April 6,  7 – 9 PM INTERACT + INTEGRATE features the work of four artists: Heloisa... [more+]
Kaplan Gallery, VisArts, 2nd floorOpening Reception and Artist Talks: Friday, April 6,  7 – 9 PM INTERACT + INTEGRATE features the work of four artists: Heloisa Escudero, Michelle Lisa Herman, Jackie Hoysted, and Denise Philipbar. Their art practices are concerned with the interaction and/or integration of the audience. [less-]
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Gallery Exhibit: Textures and Textiles

05-14-2018

Presented by Arts on the Green at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Apr 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 24 @ 10:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Wed, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Apr 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm Mon, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 05 @ 1:30 pm Mon, May 07 @ 10:00 am Tue, May 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, May 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, May 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, May 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, May 12 @ 1:30 pm Mon, May 14 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

An invitational exhibit celebrating artists who work with materials in unique ways to produce highly technical and beautiful art using cloth, glass or found materials.... [more+]
An invitational exhibit celebrating artists who work with materials in unique ways to produce highly technical and beautiful art using cloth, glass or found materials. Featured artists represented in this exhibit include Karin Birch, Eric Celarier, Whitney Dahlberg, Tony Glander, and Margaret Hluch. The exhibit is on display April 6 through May 14, 2018. The public is invited to meet the artists during a free Artists Reception on Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Located at 311 Kent Square Road, the Arts Barn Gallery viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. [less-]
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April Community Sing: Celebrate Earth Day and Arab American Heritage Month

04-21-2018

Presented by Carpe Diem Arts at Seekers Church
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm
In honor of our planet, we’ll sing Songs for the Earth and also celebrate Arab American Heritage Month, with musical guests Fuad Foty & Family!6:30-8:00 —... [more+]
In honor of our planet, we’ll sing Songs for the Earth and also celebrate Arab American Heritage Month, with musical guests Fuad Foty & Family!6:30-8:00 — International Songs and Rounds for all ages 8:00-8:30 — Refreshments, Social Time, Celebration of April birthdaysEveryone is welcome to bring refreshments and songs to share.Sign up in advance to lead a song by contacting Jo Rasi (jrasi@revelsdc.org). Or just show up to sing (or even just to listen)! [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: Sun, Apr 22 @ 9:00 am Mon, Apr 23 @ 9:00 am Tue, Apr 24 @ 9:00 am + 145 more dates and times

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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...

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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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Forest Friends Festival

04-22-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 22 @ 11:00 am
In honor of Earth Day, we are celebrating the special habitat that distinguishes Wheaton Regional Park and covers much of Maryland – the forest habitat. Through our... [more+]
In honor of Earth Day, we are celebrating the special habitat that distinguishes Wheaton Regional Park and covers much of Maryland – the forest habitat. Through our celebration of trees and forests, visitors will meet some resident critters, learn about trees and tree products, take guided hikes and more. Join us in acclaiming, appreciating, and admiring the largest plants in the world and the worlds they create! No registration required! [less-]
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Earth Day Festival

04-22-2018

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Celebrate our world and learn ways to keep it healthy. The afternoon offers something for everyone: a green craft fair, native plant sale, community art project, family... [more+]
Celebrate our world and learn ways to keep it healthy. The afternoon offers something for everyone: a green craft fair, native plant sale, community art project, family activities, tours of the Gardens, live music, and more. Hope to see you there! [less-]
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Cavalcade of Street Cars

04-22-2018

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm
Cavalcade of Street Cars features operation of several cars from the collections.
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Yom Ha’Atzmaut Family Israel Festival

04-22-2018

Presented by Bender JCC of Greater Washington at Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washingt..., Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm
70 Years of Israel's Independence! Come celebrate with us! The festival will feature Israeli food, musical performances, an Israeli Art Market – Shuk TLV, field games... [more+]
70 Years of Israel's Independence! Come celebrate with us! The festival will feature Israeli food, musical performances, an Israeli Art Market – Shuk TLV, field games and kids activities & more!This event is free and open to the community. Join us at the Bender JCC.Musical Performances:The Highlights – Israeli Music Sally Heckelman & Friends – SingalongKids Zone:Moon Bounce Story reading Face painting Community art projectField Games:Soccer tournament Tug of War Bag JumpingIsraeli Art Market – Shuk TLV [less-]
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