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"Point of View" Gallery Exhibit and Reception

08-07-2017

Presented by Arts Barn at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 1:30 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 1:30 am Mon, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 1:30 am Mon, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Featuring the work of Karen Cohen, Shanelle Jacobs, Michael Kuchinsky, Marleen Van den Neste, Marc Weinberg, and Thomas Marchessault, “Point of View” explores the... [more+]
Featuring the work of Karen Cohen, Shanelle Jacobs, Michael Kuchinsky, Marleen Van den Neste, Marc Weinberg, and Thomas Marchessault, “Point of View” explores the photographers’ choice of subject matter showing their unique visual photographic style. Artists' Reception will be held on July 20, 7-8:30 p.m. [less-]
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NOMA at Bohrer Park

08-27-2017

Presented by City of Gaithersburg Arts and Events at The Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 8:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 8:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 6:00 am + 34 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 25 @ 6:00 am Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 6:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 6:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 8:00 am Sun, Jul 30 @ 8:00 am Mon, Jul 31 @ 6:00 am Tue, Aug 01 @ 6:00 am Wed, Aug 02 @ 6:00 am Thu, Aug 03 @ 6:00 am Fri, Aug 04 @ 6:00 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 8:00 am Sun, Aug 06 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 07 @ 6:00 am Tue, Aug 08 @ 6:00 am Wed, Aug 09 @ 6:00 am Thu, Aug 10 @ 6:00 am Fri, Aug 11 @ 6:00 am Sat, Aug 12 @ 8:00 am Sun, Aug 13 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 14 @ 6:00 am Tue, Aug 15 @ 6:00 am Wed, Aug 16 @ 6:00 am Thu, Aug 17 @ 6:00 am Fri, Aug 18 @ 6:00 am Sat, Aug 19 @ 8:00 am Sun, Aug 20 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 21 @ 6:00 am Tue, Aug 22 @ 6:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 6:00 am Fri, Aug 25 @ 6:00 am Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 am Sun, Aug 27 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Meet the artists at a free reception on July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Featured in this exhibit are Kesra Hoffman, Linda Van Hart, Thomas Sterner, Andrea McClusky, Harriet Wise,... [more+]
Meet the artists at a free reception on July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Featured in this exhibit are Kesra Hoffman, Linda Van Hart, Thomas Sterner, Andrea McClusky, Harriet Wise, Lisa Sheirer, Lisa Tyerle, Karin Birch, Wanda Remington, Richard Schellenberg, Cleo Dunsmore Buchanan, and Pamela Hall.Founded in 2015, NOMA Gallery is a co-op fine art gallery showcasing contemporary and traditional art in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, mixed media, glass and jewelry. Its mission is to promote excellence in the visual arts in many different disciplines.The exhibit will be up from June 30 to August 27, 2017, at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. [less-]
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Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

09-17-2017

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am + 55 more dates and times

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

As you enter the South Conservatory, you are surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia soaring among colorful... [more+]
As you enter the South Conservatory, you are surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia soaring among colorful flowers and going about their business of drinking nectar and looking for others of their kind.You will learn about butterflies' amazing metamorphosis, the important role they play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in your own garden.Brookside Gardens offers additional opportunities to explore the beautiful butterflies through birthday parties, photography and art classes, school groups visits, and after-hours fun. [less-]
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Colored Pencil Society of America

08-06-2017

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Juried by Joann Moser, former Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America highlights the... [more+]

Juried by Joann Moser, former Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America highlights the versatility of this vibrant, distinct medium, by selecting the world’s most amazing colored pencil works for this annual, international exhibition. [less-]
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Federico A. Ruiz: Land, Sea & Sky: A Minimalist’s Caribbean

07-29-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Federico A. Ruiz: Land, Sea & Sky: A Minimalist’s Caribbean. Federico A. Ruiz, a D.C. first responder, gives a fresh... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Federico A. Ruiz: Land, Sea & Sky: A Minimalist’s Caribbean. Federico A. Ruiz, a D.C. first responder, gives a fresh perspective on the Caribbean landscape. As a descendant of Dominican immigrants, Ruiz is inspired by the Dominican Republic coast that was near his family’s estate. This body of work hints at his impression of the convergence of land, sea and sky. Relying on color, little to no texture, and geometric shapes, Ruiz is able to convey distinct horizons and nature’s essence. These minimalist paintings find the visual abstract elements of the Dominican Republic’s Caribbean landscape. [less-]
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July in the Galleries at A&M 1 and 2

07-27-2017

Presented by Artists & Makers Studios at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

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Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the... [more+]
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the two main galleries with work by Daniel T. Brooking, James Brown, Jr., T.H. Gomillion, Gloria C. Kirk, Glenda Richardson, Janathel Shaw, Russell D. Simmons, Nanno Smith, and Eugene Vango and “The Identity of Water” with Cheryl Edwards. Resident artists’ open studios will round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present three exhibits in the main galleries for the month of July. “The Unapproved Thought” features the work of Michele Colburn, Linda Hesh, Carolina Mayorga, John Paradiso, Jenny Walton, Dawn Whitmore, and Zac Willis - curated by Liz Georges. “Time and Place: A Retrospective” with Julie Smith,  and a group exhibit by the Montgomery County Camera Club “The Essence of the DMV” as well as exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and resident artists’ open studios round will out the evening for visitors at Wilkins.These exhibits at both locations open Friday, July 7th, and continue through Thursday, July 27th, 2017.  Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment. [less-]
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Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

08-14-2017

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Jul 31 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 06 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Aug 07 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Aug 14 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

By Allison Gregory Based on the book series by Barbara Park Directed by Rick Hammerly Recommended for all agesWhen Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the... [more+]
By Allison Gregory Based on the book series by Barbara Park Directed by Rick Hammerly Recommended for all agesWhen Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. [less-]
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Jeff Cooper and Rebecca Hirsh: Crossing Paths

07-30-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 11:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Jul 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 11:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 30 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Jeff Cooper and Rebecca Hirsh: Crossing Paths. This exhibition pairs two-dimensional work by Rebecca Hirsh alongside... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Jeff Cooper and Rebecca Hirsh: Crossing Paths. This exhibition pairs two-dimensional work by Rebecca Hirsh alongside three-dimensional sculptures by Jeff Cooper. Cooper admires the ever-changing properties of wood – always shrinking or expanding, darkening, lightening, or aging. Rather than carving from one piece of wood, Cooper assembles pieces of wood, combining the grains and figures. His sculptures attract the eye and invite the viewer to examine the details. Originally a painter, Rebecca Hirsh explores the medium of wood for this exhibition. Using what she can salvage from Cooper’s studio, Hirsh constructs her collages by painting the pieces of wood and arranging them. She is inspired by color, shapes, and lines, and how they occupy space. Hirsh’s wood collages and Cooper’s wood sculptures reflect the influence each artist has on the other, truly crossing paths. [less-]
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19th Century Street Cars

08-27-2017

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating the beginning of street car 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 street car service in the Nation’s Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars through August 27, 2017. [less-]
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July Exhibit at Gallery B

08-05-2017

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership at Gallery B, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Gallery B is pleased to present its July exhibition, Saffron and Tea, featuring mixed media paintings by Saya Behnam. The exhibit be on display from July 12 – August 5... [more+]
Gallery B is pleased to present its July exhibition, Saffron and Tea, featuring mixed media paintings by Saya Behnam. The exhibit be on display from July 12 – August 5 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. A public reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 14 from 6-8pm.Sayeh “Saya” Behnam is a visual artist with more 20 years of experience. Born in Tehran, Iran, she currently lives and works in her studio in Northern Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Botany from Tehran University, and has taken several courses at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Behnam has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and New York City. Most recently, she has held a solo exhibit at Artist's Proof Gallery in Washington, D.C. In 2015, Behnam was awarded an honorable mention at the HERMES Creative Awards, as well as a Bronze Spotlight Award from LACP.Behnam uses such natural dry mediums as saffron, hibiscus, borage tea, henna and coffee to create her colors. These dried herbs and spices are steeped in hot water until they create the tones that she wishes to use. As she applies each color layer with Chinese brushes, a chemical interaction with the previous color layer occurs, creating further nuances of delicate tones. This process creates an element of uncertainty with all the possibilities of colors as they mix; yet the artist is in control as well.Additionally, Behnam has extensive experience in digital design and has worked on numerous projects across a range of sectors including government, nonprofit and commercial organizations.​From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Bethesda Film Fest, Play In A Day, and Studio [less-]
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Aaron Oldenburg: Procedural Experience

08-20-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Game developer and new media artist Aaron Oldenburg presents a series of experimental interactive games that combine real life, cultural experiences, documentary... [more+]
Game developer and new media artist Aaron Oldenburg presents a series of experimental interactive games that combine real life, cultural experiences, documentary techniques, magic, empty space, history, secular explorations of faith, colonies of outsiders, and game theory.  [less-]
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Gray Lyons: Lexicon

08-20-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArtsOpening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 21, 7 – 9 PM Workshop: Cyanotype Workshop with Gray Lyons
Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArtsOpening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 21, 7 – 9 PM Workshop: Cyanotype Workshop with Gray Lyons [less-]
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NextGen 4.0

08-20-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The exhibition is planned and realized by a dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers with mentorship from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry... [more+]
The exhibition is planned and realized by a dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers with mentorship from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience - for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Susan Main, the gallery coordinator. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.” [less-]
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Summer Musical Grades 3-12

07-30-2017

Presented by The Highwood Theatre at The Highwood Theatre, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm
Welcoming students with interests in any area of theatre - The Summer Musical provides all students with an opportunity to create theatre together through rehearsal,... [more+]
Welcoming students with interests in any area of theatre - The Summer Musical provides all students with an opportunity to create theatre together through rehearsal, creativity, and collaboration.  Designed to be an immersive, hands-on theatre arts education program, led by a team of area arts professionals, this group of students will meet regularly to create and rehearse the summer musical as part of The Highwood Theatre's Mainstage Season of student-produced productions.Students will have the opportunity to work on the production at a variety of levels (including acting, directing, choreography, and staging) and will be consistently challenged and inspired to take risks, do their best, and develop as confident collaborators and creators.More information at: http://www.thehighwoodtheatre.org/summer-musical.html [less-]
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Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure

08-13-2017

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm + 25 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 02 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 03 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 04 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 09 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 10 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 11 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock ‘n’ Roll musicians! She takes... [more+]
Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock ‘n’ Roll musicians! She takes advice from a Zen Caterpillar and a wise Cheshire Cat. She has tea with the unwelcoming Mad Hatter, and argues with the childish Tweedledee and Tweedledum. When the vicious diva Red Queen tries to destroy her, Alice fights back only to find herself in a battle of the bands with the Jabberwocky, a many-headed monster who embodies all her fears and insecurities. Alice ultimately outperforms him on keyboard and drums; she is crowned at last, and returns home, a stronger and happier girl. The writers have successfully translated Carroll’s irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout!Book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell Music and lyrics by Michael Mahler Based on the classics by Lewis Carroll Best for Ages 5+ Rock along with Alice in this contemporary musical take on the classic! #IStageWonderland [less-]
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The Robber Bridegroom

07-23-2017

Presented by The Highwood Theatre at The Highwood Theatre, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm
We're headed down the Natchez Trace for the hysterically whimsical bluegrass musical, The Robber Bridegroom! Based on the short story of the same name, this toe-tapping... [more+]
We're headed down the Natchez Trace for the hysterically whimsical bluegrass musical, The Robber Bridegroom! Based on the short story of the same name, this toe-tapping Southern fairytale tells the legend of Jamie Lockhart - a bandit whose double identity leads to hysterical hijinks, unexpected romance and a story for the ages. [less-]
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Music on the Farm

07-22-2017

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for our popular music series and experience the swinging hot sounds of pre-World War II jazz. Bring your family, friends, a picnic dinner, your dancing shoes and... [more+]
Join us for our popular music series and experience the swinging hot sounds of pre-World War II jazz. Bring your family, friends, a picnic dinner, your dancing shoes and experience the fun of the Farm as the sun sets over the fields! Historic children’s games, friendly farm animals, and s’mores around the campfire make this the perfect summer evening for everyone! Free. [less-]
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BlackRock's Summer Concert Series

07-29-2017

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm
All Summer Concerts will be performed on the BlackRock front lawn, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the BlackRock... [more+]
All Summer Concerts will be performed on the BlackRock front lawn, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the BlackRock Mainstage.July 1:     U.S. Navy Band: The CommodoresJuly 8:     The NighthawksJuly 15:    Mariachi Flor de la ToloacheJuly 22:    Get Off My LawnJuly 29:    U.S. Navy Band: The Cruisers   [less-]
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Chambers and Consoles: Live Video Game Music

07-22-2017

Presented by Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra at Living Faith Lutheran Church, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Washington Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra presents its second installment of the "Chambers & Consoles" small ensemble concert series! This series will feature brand... [more+]
The Washington Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra presents its second installment of the "Chambers & Consoles" small ensemble concert series! This series will feature brand new arrangements of video game music from such popular titles as "StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty," "Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles," and "League of Legends" performed by a variety of small ensemble groups.The WMGSO's in-house arrangers draw from the soundtracks of video games of all eras to put a 21st-century twist on orchestral and choral performances. This unique repertoire is something that an ever-growing audience of gamers and non-gamers alike enjoy.The show is all ages, and tickets are $9 online or $10 at the door. Space is limited, so we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. [less-]
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Get Off My Lawn

07-22-2017

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

If you hear someone screaming “Get Off My Lawn!” in the suburbs of Washington, DC, it’s probably not a cranky old man yelling at his neighbors. It’s probably a...

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If you hear someone screaming “Get Off My Lawn!” in the suburbs of Washington, DC, it’s probably not a cranky old man yelling at his neighbors. It’s probably a large group of devoted fans shouting the name of their favorite band, Get Off My Lawn, which covers an eclectic mix of classic to modern rock, from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, Pat Benatar to Elle King, Maroon 5 to Black Keys. The band is known for its guitar-heavy sound and driving rhythm section, and for playing dynamic sets that get crowds on their feet. If it rocks, they’ll roll with it.

Five low-key guys and one fireball, Get Off My Lawn combines veteran players who have been in the DC and Detroit music scene for much of the last 15 years. Since its inception, the band has enjoyed a strong fan following and regularly packs the house. Within their first year, Get Off My Lawn earned the headlining role at University of Maryland’s Homecoming Bash, and has since been invited to play at DC’s Rock ‘N Roll Marathon and the City of Rockville’s Hometown Holidays, as well as a variety of other public and private events.  BlackRock is thrilled to have Get Off My Lawn debuting, ironically, on our outdoor stage this summer – so get ready to get ON our lawn and let GOML heat up your summer.Members: Dave (Bass), Kevin (Keys), Mark (Guitar, Vocals), Nicole (Vocals, Cowbell), Russell (Drums, Cowbell), Tobey (Guitar, Vocals)
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"Point of View" Gallery Exhibit and Reception

08-07-2017

Presented by Arts Barn at Arts Barn, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 1:30 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 1:30 am Mon, Jul 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 1:30 am Mon, Aug 07 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Featuring the work of Karen Cohen, Shanelle Jacobs, Michael Kuchinsky, Marleen Van den Neste, Marc Weinberg, and Thomas Marchessault, “Point of View” explores the... [more+]
Featuring the work of Karen Cohen, Shanelle Jacobs, Michael Kuchinsky, Marleen Van den Neste, Marc Weinberg, and Thomas Marchessault, “Point of View” explores the photographers’ choice of subject matter showing their unique visual photographic style. Artists' Reception will be held on July 20, 7-8:30 p.m. [less-]
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NOMA at Bohrer Park

08-27-2017

Presented by City of Gaithersburg Arts and Events at The Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 8:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 8:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 6:00 am + 34 more dates and times

Tue, Jul 25 @ 6:00 am Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 6:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 6:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 8:00 am Sun, Jul 30 @ 8:00 am Mon, Jul 31 @ 6:00 am Tue, Aug 01 @ 6:00 am Wed, Aug 02 @ 6:00 am Thu, Aug 03 @ 6:00 am Fri, Aug 04 @ 6:00 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 8:00 am Sun, Aug 06 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 07 @ 6:00 am Tue, Aug 08 @ 6:00 am Wed, Aug 09 @ 6:00 am Thu, Aug 10 @ 6:00 am Fri, Aug 11 @ 6:00 am Sat, Aug 12 @ 8:00 am Sun, Aug 13 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 14 @ 6:00 am Tue, Aug 15 @ 6:00 am Wed, Aug 16 @ 6:00 am Thu, Aug 17 @ 6:00 am Fri, Aug 18 @ 6:00 am Sat, Aug 19 @ 8:00 am Sun, Aug 20 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 21 @ 6:00 am Tue, Aug 22 @ 6:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 6:00 am Fri, Aug 25 @ 6:00 am Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 am Sun, Aug 27 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Meet the artists at a free reception on July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Featured in this exhibit are Kesra Hoffman, Linda Van Hart, Thomas Sterner, Andrea McClusky, Harriet Wise,... [more+]
Meet the artists at a free reception on July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Featured in this exhibit are Kesra Hoffman, Linda Van Hart, Thomas Sterner, Andrea McClusky, Harriet Wise, Lisa Sheirer, Lisa Tyerle, Karin Birch, Wanda Remington, Richard Schellenberg, Cleo Dunsmore Buchanan, and Pamela Hall.Founded in 2015, NOMA Gallery is a co-op fine art gallery showcasing contemporary and traditional art in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, mixed media, glass and jewelry. Its mission is to promote excellence in the visual arts in many different disciplines.The exhibit will be up from June 30 to August 27, 2017, at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. [less-]
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Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

09-17-2017

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am + 55 more dates and times

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

As you enter the South Conservatory, you are surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia soaring among colorful... [more+]
As you enter the South Conservatory, you are surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia soaring among colorful flowers and going about their business of drinking nectar and looking for others of their kind.You will learn about butterflies' amazing metamorphosis, the important role they play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in your own garden.Brookside Gardens offers additional opportunities to explore the beautiful butterflies through birthday parties, photography and art classes, school groups visits, and after-hours fun. [less-]
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Colored Pencil Society of America

08-06-2017

Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 11 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Juried by Joann Moser, former Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America highlights the... [more+]

Juried by Joann Moser, former Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Founded in 1990, the Colored Pencil Society of America highlights the versatility of this vibrant, distinct medium, by selecting the world’s most amazing colored pencil works for this annual, international exhibition. [less-]
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Federico A. Ruiz: Land, Sea & Sky: A Minimalist’s Caribbean

07-29-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Federico A. Ruiz: Land, Sea & Sky: A Minimalist’s Caribbean. Federico A. Ruiz, a D.C. first responder, gives a fresh... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Federico A. Ruiz: Land, Sea & Sky: A Minimalist’s Caribbean. Federico A. Ruiz, a D.C. first responder, gives a fresh perspective on the Caribbean landscape. As a descendant of Dominican immigrants, Ruiz is inspired by the Dominican Republic coast that was near his family’s estate. This body of work hints at his impression of the convergence of land, sea and sky. Relying on color, little to no texture, and geometric shapes, Ruiz is able to convey distinct horizons and nature’s essence. These minimalist paintings find the visual abstract elements of the Dominican Republic’s Caribbean landscape. [less-]
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July in the Galleries at A&M 1 and 2

07-27-2017

Presented by Artists & Makers Studios at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

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Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the... [more+]
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the two main galleries with work by Daniel T. Brooking, James Brown, Jr., T.H. Gomillion, Gloria C. Kirk, Glenda Richardson, Janathel Shaw, Russell D. Simmons, Nanno Smith, and Eugene Vango and “The Identity of Water” with Cheryl Edwards. Resident artists’ open studios will round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present three exhibits in the main galleries for the month of July. “The Unapproved Thought” features the work of Michele Colburn, Linda Hesh, Carolina Mayorga, John Paradiso, Jenny Walton, Dawn Whitmore, and Zac Willis - curated by Liz Georges. “Time and Place: A Retrospective” with Julie Smith,  and a group exhibit by the Montgomery County Camera Club “The Essence of the DMV” as well as exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and resident artists’ open studios round will out the evening for visitors at Wilkins.These exhibits at both locations open Friday, July 7th, and continue through Thursday, July 27th, 2017.  Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturdays, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment. [less-]
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Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

08-14-2017

Presented by Adventure Theatre MTC at Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm + 26 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Jul 24 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 11:00 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Jul 31 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 06 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Aug 07 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 4:30 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 4:30 pm Mon, Aug 14 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

By Allison Gregory Based on the book series by Barbara Park Directed by Rick Hammerly Recommended for all agesWhen Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the... [more+]
By Allison Gregory Based on the book series by Barbara Park Directed by Rick Hammerly Recommended for all agesWhen Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. [less-]
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Jeff Cooper and Rebecca Hirsh: Crossing Paths

07-30-2017

Presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Sun, Jul 23 @ 11:00 am Mon, Jul 24 @ 11:00 am + 6 more dates and times

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Jeff Cooper and Rebecca Hirsh: Crossing Paths. This exhibition pairs two-dimensional work by Rebecca Hirsh alongside... [more+]
The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Jeff Cooper and Rebecca Hirsh: Crossing Paths. This exhibition pairs two-dimensional work by Rebecca Hirsh alongside three-dimensional sculptures by Jeff Cooper. Cooper admires the ever-changing properties of wood – always shrinking or expanding, darkening, lightening, or aging. Rather than carving from one piece of wood, Cooper assembles pieces of wood, combining the grains and figures. His sculptures attract the eye and invite the viewer to examine the details. Originally a painter, Rebecca Hirsh explores the medium of wood for this exhibition. Using what she can salvage from Cooper’s studio, Hirsh constructs her collages by painting the pieces of wood and arranging them. She is inspired by color, shapes, and lines, and how they occupy space. Hirsh’s wood collages and Cooper’s wood sculptures reflect the influence each artist has on the other, truly crossing paths. [less-]
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19th Century Street Cars

08-27-2017

Presented by National Capital Trolley Museum at National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating the beginning of street car 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 street car service in the Nation’s Capital, the Museum presents the two special exhibits, Civil War Streetcars and Gilded Age Streetcars through August 27, 2017. [less-]
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July Exhibit at Gallery B

08-05-2017

Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership at Gallery B, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Fri, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Gallery B is pleased to present its July exhibition, Saffron and Tea, featuring mixed media paintings by Saya Behnam. The exhibit be on display from July 12 – August 5... [more+]
Gallery B is pleased to present its July exhibition, Saffron and Tea, featuring mixed media paintings by Saya Behnam. The exhibit be on display from July 12 – August 5 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD. Gallery hours for the show will be Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. A public reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, July 14 from 6-8pm.Sayeh “Saya” Behnam is a visual artist with more 20 years of experience. Born in Tehran, Iran, she currently lives and works in her studio in Northern Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Botany from Tehran University, and has taken several courses at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Behnam has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and New York City. Most recently, she has held a solo exhibit at Artist's Proof Gallery in Washington, D.C. In 2015, Behnam was awarded an honorable mention at the HERMES Creative Awards, as well as a Bronze Spotlight Award from LACP.Behnam uses such natural dry mediums as saffron, hibiscus, borage tea, henna and coffee to create her colors. These dried herbs and spices are steeped in hot water until they create the tones that she wishes to use. As she applies each color layer with Chinese brushes, a chemical interaction with the previous color layer occurs, creating further nuances of delicate tones. This process creates an element of uncertainty with all the possibilities of colors as they mix; yet the artist is in control as well.Additionally, Behnam has extensive experience in digital design and has worked on numerous projects across a range of sectors including government, nonprofit and commercial organizations.​From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards, Bethesda Film Fest, Play In A Day, and Studio [less-]
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Aaron Oldenburg: Procedural Experience

08-20-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Game developer and new media artist Aaron Oldenburg presents a series of experimental interactive games that combine real life, cultural experiences, documentary... [more+]
Game developer and new media artist Aaron Oldenburg presents a series of experimental interactive games that combine real life, cultural experiences, documentary techniques, magic, empty space, history, secular explorations of faith, colonies of outsiders, and game theory.  [less-]
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Gray Lyons: Lexicon

08-20-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArtsOpening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 21, 7 – 9 PM Workshop: Cyanotype Workshop with Gray Lyons
Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArtsOpening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, July 21, 7 – 9 PM Workshop: Cyanotype Workshop with Gray Lyons [less-]
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NextGen 4.0

08-20-2017

Presented by VisArts at VisArts at Rockville, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm + 19 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The exhibition is planned and realized by a dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers with mentorship from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry... [more+]
The exhibition is planned and realized by a dedicated team of gallery interns and volunteers with mentorship from the VisArts gallery staff.  “From the call for entry to the preparation and installation of the artwork, the entire process is a learning experience - for the first time exhibitors as well as the organizers of the exhibition,” says Susan Main, the gallery coordinator. “Watching this exhibition take shape is inspiring. The interns embrace the vision to seek out the undiscovered young artists in our community. They are passionate about bringing their peers’ artwork into the public light.” [less-]
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Summer Musical Grades 3-12

07-30-2017

Presented by The Highwood Theatre at The Highwood Theatre, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm
Welcoming students with interests in any area of theatre - The Summer Musical provides all students with an opportunity to create theatre together through rehearsal,... [more+]
Welcoming students with interests in any area of theatre - The Summer Musical provides all students with an opportunity to create theatre together through rehearsal, creativity, and collaboration.  Designed to be an immersive, hands-on theatre arts education program, led by a team of area arts professionals, this group of students will meet regularly to create and rehearse the summer musical as part of The Highwood Theatre's Mainstage Season of student-produced productions.Students will have the opportunity to work on the production at a variety of levels (including acting, directing, choreography, and staging) and will be consistently challenged and inspired to take risks, do their best, and develop as confident collaborators and creators.More information at: http://www.thehighwoodtheatre.org/summer-musical.html [less-]
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Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure

08-13-2017

Presented by Imagination Stage at Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm + 25 more dates and times

Sun, Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Jul 25 @ 10:30 am Wed, Jul 26 @ 10:30 am Thu, Jul 27 @ 10:30 am Fri, Jul 28 @ 10:30 am Sat, Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Aug 01 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 02 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 03 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 04 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 05 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 05 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 06 @ 4:00 pm Tue, Aug 08 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 09 @ 10:30 am Thu, Aug 10 @ 10:30 am Fri, Aug 11 @ 10:30 am Sat, Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm Sat, Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm Sun, Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm - less dates and times

Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock ‘n’ Roll musicians! She takes... [more+]
Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland where all of the familiar characters have been transformed into live guitar-toting Rock ‘n’ Roll musicians! She takes advice from a Zen Caterpillar and a wise Cheshire Cat. She has tea with the unwelcoming Mad Hatter, and argues with the childish Tweedledee and Tweedledum. When the vicious diva Red Queen tries to destroy her, Alice fights back only to find herself in a battle of the bands with the Jabberwocky, a many-headed monster who embodies all her fears and insecurities. Alice ultimately outperforms him on keyboard and drums; she is crowned at last, and returns home, a stronger and happier girl. The writers have successfully translated Carroll’s irrational Wonderland to our own times and added lyrics and a beat that will make you want to twist and shout!Book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell Music and lyrics by Michael Mahler Based on the classics by Lewis Carroll Best for Ages 5+ Rock along with Alice in this contemporary musical take on the classic! #IStageWonderland [less-]
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The Robber Bridegroom

07-23-2017

Presented by The Highwood Theatre at The Highwood Theatre, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm
We're headed down the Natchez Trace for the hysterically whimsical bluegrass musical, The Robber Bridegroom! Based on the short story of the same name, this toe-tapping... [more+]
We're headed down the Natchez Trace for the hysterically whimsical bluegrass musical, The Robber Bridegroom! Based on the short story of the same name, this toe-tapping Southern fairytale tells the legend of Jamie Lockhart - a bandit whose double identity leads to hysterical hijinks, unexpected romance and a story for the ages. [less-]
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Music on the Farm

07-22-2017

Presented by Montgomery Parks at Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for our popular music series and experience the swinging hot sounds of pre-World War II jazz. Bring your family, friends, a picnic dinner, your dancing shoes and... [more+]
Join us for our popular music series and experience the swinging hot sounds of pre-World War II jazz. Bring your family, friends, a picnic dinner, your dancing shoes and experience the fun of the Farm as the sun sets over the fields! Historic children’s games, friendly farm animals, and s’mores around the campfire make this the perfect summer evening for everyone! Free. [less-]
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BlackRock's Summer Concert Series

07-29-2017

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm
All Summer Concerts will be performed on the BlackRock front lawn, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the BlackRock... [more+]
All Summer Concerts will be performed on the BlackRock front lawn, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the BlackRock Mainstage.July 1:     U.S. Navy Band: The CommodoresJuly 8:     The NighthawksJuly 15:    Mariachi Flor de la ToloacheJuly 22:    Get Off My LawnJuly 29:    U.S. Navy Band: The Cruisers   [less-]
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Chambers and Consoles: Live Video Game Music

07-22-2017

Presented by Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra at Living Faith Lutheran Church, Rockville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Washington Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra presents its second installment of the "Chambers & Consoles" small ensemble concert series! This series will feature brand... [more+]
The Washington Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra presents its second installment of the "Chambers & Consoles" small ensemble concert series! This series will feature brand new arrangements of video game music from such popular titles as "StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty," "Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles," and "League of Legends" performed by a variety of small ensemble groups.The WMGSO's in-house arrangers draw from the soundtracks of video games of all eras to put a 21st-century twist on orchestral and choral performances. This unique repertoire is something that an ever-growing audience of gamers and non-gamers alike enjoy.The show is all ages, and tickets are $9 online or $10 at the door. Space is limited, so we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. [less-]
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Get Off My Lawn

07-22-2017

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

If you hear someone screaming “Get Off My Lawn!” in the suburbs of Washington, DC, it’s probably not a cranky old man yelling at his neighbors. It’s probably a...

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If you hear someone screaming “Get Off My Lawn!” in the suburbs of Washington, DC, it’s probably not a cranky old man yelling at his neighbors. It’s probably a large group of devoted fans shouting the name of their favorite band, Get Off My Lawn, which covers an eclectic mix of classic to modern rock, from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, Pat Benatar to Elle King, Maroon 5 to Black Keys. The band is known for its guitar-heavy sound and driving rhythm section, and for playing dynamic sets that get crowds on their feet. If it rocks, they’ll roll with it.

Five low-key guys and one fireball, Get Off My Lawn combines veteran players who have been in the DC and Detroit music scene for much of the last 15 years. Since its inception, the band has enjoyed a strong fan following and regularly packs the house. Within their first year, Get Off My Lawn earned the headlining role at University of Maryland’s Homecoming Bash, and has since been invited to play at DC’s Rock ‘N Roll Marathon and the City of Rockville’s Hometown Holidays, as well as a variety of other public and private events.  BlackRock is thrilled to have Get Off My Lawn debuting, ironically, on our outdoor stage this summer – so get ready to get ON our lawn and let GOML heat up your summer.Members: Dave (Bass), Kevin (Keys), Mark (Guitar, Vocals), Nicole (Vocals, Cowbell), Russell (Drums, Cowbell), Tobey (Guitar, Vocals)
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