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National Philharmonic Singers at Christ Episcopal Church

National Philharmonic Singers at Christ Episcopal Church

The National Philharmonic Singers, under the direction of conductors Stan Engebretson and Victoria Gau, will present a free spring concert on Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 107 South Washington Street, Rockville. The concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s "Choral Dances" from Gloriana, which was composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953. The Singers will also perform the Coronation Anthem No. 1, "Zadok the Priest," by George Frideric Handel. Three modern settings of “Ubi Caritas” by Maurice Duruflé, Ola Gjeilo, and Paul Mealor are also on the program. Music by Vaughan Williams and contemporary arranger/jazz pianist Larry Farrow round out the program with settings of English folksong and spirituals, including “Deep River” and “Every Time I Feel the Spirit.” The concert is free, but donations in support of the Community Ministries of Rockville will be accepted. Visit nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301-493-9283, ext. 116.

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Churchill's Peter Pan Ari Goodfriend (John), Justin Marks (Michael) and Ellie Rabinovitz (Wendy), "fly" for Churchill’s production of “Peter Pan.” Performances are Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at Churchill High School. $20/adults; $10/senior, child. Tickets at www.wchsarts.com.

Choreographer Asanga Domask brings a collection of Sri Lankan traditional and folk dance to the CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore on April 27 at 7:30pm and April 28 at 6pm. Nruthya Manjarie will premiere original choreography of several group and solo works that are dedicated to the preservation of Sri Lanka's traditional Kandyan, low country, and folk dance.

More than 20 dancers, most of whom are local residents of Sri Lankan descent, as well as dancers from CityDance’s Sri Lankan Traditional and Folk dance program and from the CityDance Conservatory will be performing. Traditional music and elaborate costumes and props were handcrafted in Sri Lanka. The first half of the concert showcases a mix of traditional Kandyan and low-country solos and group pieces. The second half of the concert consists exclusively of Sri Lankan folk dances.

The evening begins according to Sri Lankan tradition – with a Pooja dance that seeks blessings from the gods and from teachers and parents. Solo performances by Asanga Domask include Kandyan dances drawn from the Kohomba Kankariya – the oldest dance ritual in Sri Lanka, dating back to the 4th century B.C. A new solo featured this year is Naga Kanya, a low-country dance. Naga Kanya is a Naga virgin whose upper body is that of a woman with the beauty of an angel, while the lower body is that of a serpent. She is believed to have come to our world with Goddess Paththini. As with other low-country dances, a certain amount of theater, including dancers wearing masks, is built into the choreography.

Another low-country solo featured this year is Narilatha Kolama, which represents a flower from an ancient land and the beauty of women. This dance comes in a light-hearted form, as the dancer attempts to charm the devils and turn them away from their usual misdeeds, allowing the villagers to prosper and keep in good health. Another new dance featured is a group dance from the Kandyan tradition called Uraga Vannama. This item depicts the behavior of serpents and the various forms that the King Cobra takes through movement, folk songs, and drum rhythms.

In the second half of the concert, the audience is introduced to Sri Lankan folk dance. Folk dance, unlike the more formal Kandyan dance and mythically based low-country dance, tells stories of daily life in the villages. A common theme that ties together these folk dances is the acoustic rhythms. In one piece, dancers use hand drums to provide the beat. In another piece, dancers clap together coconut shells as they perform and showcase the many uses of the coconut tree. Rhythm sticks are incorporated into another piece as the villagers celebrate their community and seek blessings from the gods. These dances collectively help promote prosperity, strengthen communal bonds across the village, and ward off diseases, demons, and other forms of evil spirits.

To purchase Tickets, visit www.strathmore.org, call (301) 581-5100 or stop by the Music Center at Strathmore Ticket Office at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD. All tickets are $25.

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"The Story Remains Untold," acrylic on canvas, by Vian Shamounki Borchert.

“Expressions Of The Mind”Recent Paintings by Vian Shamounki Borchert The Story Remains Untold– Acrylic on Canvas – 24” x 36”. Vian Shamounki Borchert will present her most recent paintings at theYellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, April 27-28. The Gallery is open Saturday and Sunday 3/27 and 4/18 from 12-5PM.A reception will be held on Saturday April 27 from 5-7PM at the gallery. Free and open to the public. Borchert is a graduate of The Corcoran College of Art and Design, with a Master WebDesign degree, and is an art educator who helps students explore their inner creativevoice. For information about the artist visit www.vianborchert.com

This exhibition is made possible in cooperation with The National Park Service and the Glen Echo Partnershipfor Arts and Culture. All events are open to the public. For information contact the Yellow Barn Gallery, 301-371-5593 or the National Park Service, Glen Echo, at 301-492-6229.Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. 301-371-5593

Email community entertainment events to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Thursday at noon. Photos and artwork encouraged.

Ongoing

Mommy & Me (& Daddy, Too). Third Tuesday each month. 10 a.m. at Rockville Town Square. Meet for a morning out with active learning and creative play with lunch specials, story time, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, prizes and more. Visit rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me. On the Square: May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.

The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park has announced its 2012-2013 season. There are favorite fairytale princesses, and a special guest artist with a bilingual twist. 301-634-5380 or www.thepuppetco.org. Jack and the Beanstalk, through April 21, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Cinderella, April 25-June 9, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Art Exhibition. The Art Glass Center Gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Sherry Selevan, Bev and Zayde Sleph and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays noon-4 p.m. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2273 or visit www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org.

Glassworks. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Glassworks is the D.C. area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2280 or visit www.innervisionglassworks.com.

Photoworks. Photoworks is a resource for both student and professional photographers to develop their talents through classes, workshops, and exhibitions. Open Saturdays 1-4 p.m., Sundays 1-8 p.m., and during all scheduled classes and workshops. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2274 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery presents free exhibitions of emerging artists' work. Each weekend features the work of a different artist. Most artwork is for sale. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Science & Nature. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Weekend Nature Programs at Living Classrooms Children’s Museum Living Classrooms Children’s Museum at Glen Echo Park presents engaging science and nature activities for the family. Encounter live animals, take an interpretive hike, explore the indoor anthill and tree slide and more. Free for members/children under 2; $5 for non-members. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 202-488-0627, ext. 242 or visit livingclassroomsdc.org/Site-BasedPrograms.html.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition and sales of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2228 or visit www.silverworksglenechopark.org.

Children’s Theater. Imagination Stage and Natasha Holmes, director and cofounder of Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Touring Theatre Company presents “From Here to There,” Tuesdays through Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Through Sunday, April 14. Appropriate for ages 2-5. Tickets are $10-$12 with a lap seat for children under 12 months for $5. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Exhibit. Through Monday, April 22. See “Adding In, Taking Away” at Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Features works by local artists including Pauline Jakobsberg of Potomac. Each of the processes used by these artists requires that they add in — ink, oil, stone, wood — or take it away. Free. 301-299-7087.

Photography Exhibit. Through Tuesday, April 28, see “Mirror to the World” at Photoworks in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Features images from around the world and from the D.C. metropolitan area. Free. Hours are Saturdays 1-4 p.m.; Sundays 1-8 p.m. and during class time. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, May 12, see “Fletcher Mackey: Arc” at the Gibbs Street Gallery. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, May 12, see “Mixtopias” at the Kaplan Gallery. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Theater Performance. See “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Magic Finger” at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Through Sunday, May 26. Best for children ages 4-10. Tickets range between $12-$25. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Art Exhibit. Through Monday, May 27, see images of works by William Gudenrath at Partnership Office Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Art Exhibit. Through Monday, May 27, see photographs of William Gudenrath’s works at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. He is a glassblower. Free. Visit glenechopark.org for more.

Spectacular Saturday Fun. Every saturday through August there will be a new media for a child to try at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Sign up for one or for all, it is not a series. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200 to register for a class.

Earth Day 2013

Events. Montgomery County will celebrate Earth Day 2013 throughout April, with a variety of events and volunteer opportunities at numerous locations. Several events are approved for student service learning hours for Montgomery County public school students. See the complete list of events and opportunities at www.montgomeryserves.org/earth-day-2013. More information is available from the Montgomery County Volunteer Center at 240-777-2600.

Wednesday/April 17

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children ages 0-4 can enjoy shows designed for them. 30 minute running time. $5/person. Pre-purchases recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Thursday/April 18

Performance. 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. See off-Broadway stars Voca People perform. For tickets visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Blues Dance. 8:15 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Capital Blues presents blues dancing. $8. Visit www.capitalblues.org for more.

Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Ed Connor of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Neuroscience and Gary Vikan, Director of the Walters Art Museum, explore the neuroscience of visual processing and people’s response to art. $25/person. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

April 18 through April 28

Drawing for Art. See local artists display their original works. Purchase a ticket for $100 to choose a piece of art on Sunday, April 28 at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Friday/April 19

Performance. See “Peter Pan” at 7:30 p.m. at Churchill High School. $20/adults; $10/senior, child. Purchase tickets at www.wchsarts.com.

Dancing. Lesson from 8-9 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns will provide the music. $20. Visit www.dclx.org or 301-674-0080.

Bethesda Literary Festival. Meet local and national authors, journalists and poets, as well as writing contests and children’s events. Free. Visit http://www.bethesda.org for a list of events.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. in the Wootton Center for the Performing Arts auditorium. See “Ragtime.” $15/reserved; $10/general. Buy tickets at www.schooltix.org/wootton. Strong language.

Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Music by Sligo Creek Stompers. $10; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Saturday/April 20

2013 Spring Gala at Strathmore: Michael Feinstein. 9 p.m. The two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award nominee has collected a “S’Wonderful” evening of music celebrating the legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. It promises to be a night that will leave audiences humming immortal Gershwin scores all the way home. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Performance. See “Peter Pan” at 7:30 p.m. at Churchill High School. $20/adults; $10/senior, child. Purchase tickets at www.wchsarts.com.

Dancing. Lesson from 8-9 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Bria Skonberg’s Hot Five, Blue Crescent Syncopators, and Boilermaker Jazz Band will provide the music. $20. Visit www.dclx.org or 301-674-0080.

Big Train Celebrity Softball Classic. 7 p.m. at Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park. Visit http://bigtrain.org/celebritygame/ for information on celebrities and more.

Performance. The National Philharmonic Singers will give a free concert at 8 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 107 S. Washington St. Donations accepted. Visit www.christchurchrockville.org or 31-762-2191 ext. 3.

Bethesda Literary Festival. Meet local and national authors, journalists and poets, as well as writing contests and children’s events. Free. Visit http://www.bethesda.org for a list of events.

Clara Barton Event. 1 p.m. at Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo. Watch re-enactors perform, hear a talk on emancipation and enjoy junior ranger activities for children. Reservations required for the talk, 301-320-1410. Visit www.nps.clba for more.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children ages 0-4 can enjoy shows designed for them. 30 minute running time. $5/person. Pre-purchases recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. in the Wootton Center for the Performing Arts auditorium. See “Ragtime.” $15/reserved; $10/general. Buy tickets at www.schooltix.org/wootton. Strong language.

Art Exhibit. See paintings by Barbara McCoy, Gary Phillips and Justin Pyles from noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

Veggie Prints. 10 a.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Learn how to make these prints. $12. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Artist Talk. 3 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. William Gudenrath will talk about glass blowing. Free. Visit glenechopark.org for more.

Event. 4-5:30 p.m. at Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. “The Piano: Beautiful Music through Efficient Movement.” $15. Get tickets by e-mailing info@washingtonconservatory.org or 301-320-2770.

Saturday-Sunday/April 20-21

Introduction to Fused Glass Jewelry Class. 3-5 p.m. on Saturday and noon-2 p.m. on Sunday at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Learn different methods for making fused glass earrings. $140. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Sunday/April 21

Waltz Dance. 2:45 p.m. lessons, 3:30-6 p.m. dancing at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $10. Music by Waltz Wizards. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 202-238-0230. No partner necessary.

Bethesda Literary Festival. Meet local and national authors, journalists and poets, as well as writing contests and children’s events. Free. Visit http://www.bethesda.org for a list of events.

Young Artists Competition. 4 p.m. at the Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. A free voice recital by soprano Heather Bingham and baritone Jeffrey Grayson Gates, winners of the 2012-13 Vocal Arts DC Young Artists Competition. For all ages.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children ages 0-4 can enjoy shows designed for them. 30 minute running time. $5/person. Pre-purchases recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Theater Performance. 2 p.m. in the Wootton Center for the Performing Arts auditorium. See “Ragtime.” $15/reserved; $10/general. Buy tickets at www.schooltix.org/wootton. Strong language.

English Country Dancing. 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.$10/person. 703-992-0752.

Art Exhibit. See paintings by Barbara McCoy, Gary Phillips and Justin Pyles from noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

English Country Dance. 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Michael Barraclough presents the dance. $10. All ages welcome. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Waltz Dance. 2:45-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Dance to live music by Waltz Wizards featuring Liz Donaldson. $10. Visit www.waltztimedances.org for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. DJ Rene Davila will mix the music. $15/person; $10/dance only. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $13/nonmember; $10/member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Art Song Discovery Concert. 4 p.m. at Washington Conservatory of Music. Free recital features the winners of the Vocal Arts DC Young Artists Competition. Free. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org for more.

Mondays, April 22-June 17

Art Class. 7-9:30 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Work in oils or acrylics to paint a series of still life setups. $200 for eight-week class. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Wednesday/April 24

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Isabelle De Leon, jazz drummer, will perform. She was on the 2012 season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” $15. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Special guest instructors Pablo Villarraza and Carolina Infata will lead two workshops. $30/80 min. workshop. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Thursday/April 25

Label Release and All-Star Concert. 7:30-10 p.m. at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. Washington Revels will perform music from their previous cds and perform some new music. $10-23. Visit www.revelsdc.org for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Special guest instructors Pablo Villarraza and Carolina Infata will lead two workshops followed by a Milonga until 11:30 p.m. $30/80 min. workshop; $15/Milonga only. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Capital Blues presents blues dancing. $8. Visit www.capitalblues.org for more.

Thursday-Friday/April 25-26

Gladys Knight. 8 p.m. Eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight has packed many lifetimes into a career that has embraced gold records, sold-out concerts, film performances, and most recently a spin on “Dancing with the Stars.” Order tickets now for the concert, featuring a soul-stirring mix of Gladys Knight’s greatest and newest hits. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

April 25 through June 9

Theater. See “Cinderella” at the Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Performances are Fridays at 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. $10. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Friday/April 26

Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Music by Sax Scandal. $10; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Balboa DJ Dance. 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. All ages can dance. $10/person. Visit www.americanswing.org for more.

Cajun Polka Dance Party. 8:30 p.m.-midnight at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Enjoy music by Little Red & the Renegades and Mike Surratt & the Continentals. $15. Visit www.dancingbythebayou.com for more.

Saturday/April 27

Music and Dance. The Tom Cunningham Orchestra presents “The Swingin’ Side of Genius (Duke Ellington, 1920s-1940s)” starting with lessons at 8 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight. $15/adult; $8/child. Visit www.glenechopark.org or tomcunningham.com for more.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children ages 0-4 can enjoy shows designed for them. 30 minute running time. $5/person. Pre-purchases recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Performance. CityDance presents “Nruthya Manjarie,” featuring several group and solo works. 7:30 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $25/person. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Art Exhibit. Hours are noon-5 p.m. with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at the Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. See over 40 works in an exhibit titled “Expressions of the Mind” by Vian Shamounki Borchert. 301-371-5593.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Special guest instructors Pablo Villarraza and Carolina Infata will lead two workshops followed by a Milonga until 11:30 p.m. $30/80 min. workshop; $15/Milonga only. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Ballroom Tea Dance. 3-6 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. All ages welcome. $14. Visit www.hotsociety.net or glenechopark.org for more.

April 27 through May 8

Flower Stakes. Choose from multiple dates and learn how to use fused glass to create flowers or garden sticks. Located at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $40. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Sunday/April 28

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children ages 0-4 can enjoy shows designed for them. 30 minute running time. $5/person. Pre-purchases recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Performance. CityDance presents “Nruthya Manjarie,” featuring the work of several group and solo works. 6 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $25/person. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Art Exhibit. Hours are noon-5 p.m. at the Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. See more than 40 works in an exhibit titled “Expressions of the Mind” by Vian Shamounki Borchert. 301-371-5593.

Paws in the Park. Noon-4 p.m. at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Enjoy a one-mile walk for dogs and people, pet games, prizes, rescue group, market, food, music and more. Proceeds benefit the Montgomery County Humane Society. $20/individual or $35/family for the walk. To register visit www.firstgiving.com/mchsmd or register the day of the event.

Drawing and Finale Party. 6-9 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Ticket holders can pick a piece of art off the wall. Proceeds benefit Strathmore’s arts programming and education initiatives. $100/ticket. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $15/lesson and dance; $10/dance only. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra Dance. 7-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Music by Red Squirrel Chasers. $13/nonmember; $10/member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Thursday/May 2

Spring Auction. 6:15 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and bid on items. $80/person. 301-299-4602.

May 3-5

Azalea Garden Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Free. Visit www.landon.net.

Saturday/May 4

F.E.A.S.T. 7-10:30 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St. Enjoy a dinner while reviewing a series of project proposals and conversing with the artists behind each idea. $30. Buy tickets at www.visartsatrockville.org/feast.

Dare to Draw: The Watercolor Edition. Children in grades K-2 can enjoy a class at 9:30 a.m., children in grades 3-5 at 11 a.m., can enjoy a class at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200 for pricing and to register.

Craft Fair. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Tables cost $30, proceeds benefit the community center. Call 240-777-6960 for information.

Sunday/May 5

Fun Fair and Silent Auction. Noon-3 p.m. at 11810 Falls Road. Enjoy carnival rides, live DJ, food, arts and crafts and more. Free, but tickets required for rides, games and food, which can be purchased on site. Visit www.whcecc.org or 301-279-7505.

A Little Night Music Cabaret. 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Listen to tenor David Merrill and soprano Melissa Chavez sing selections from opera to Broadway to popular music. $15/advance; $20/door. Register at http://tinyurl.com/MusicCabaret or call 301-765-2083.

Spring Concert. 3 p.m. at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Encore Chorale will give a free concert. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.

Through May 5

Art Exhibit. See “Braugh Morrison: Cap Shots” at the Common Ground Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Monday/May 6

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Local author Mark Shriver will discuss his book “A Good Man: Rediscovering my Father, Sargent Shriver.” Free.

Wednesday/May 8

Siblings — A Unique Perspective. Parenting a child with special needs can be challenging. The impact on the family, specifically the siblings, can be profound. Ms. White will share her knowledge and provide resources to help you support your children. Call 301-468-9343.

Pizza Night for McPaw. 4-9 p.m. at Potomac Pizza, 9812 Falls Road. Help raise money for a new animal shelter. Tell the server that you want to support them. Visit www.mcpaw.org for more.

Friday/May 10

Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts Trio. 8 p.m. Fleck brings a brilliant collaboration with one of today’s most lauded jazz ensembles, with Marcus Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums and Rodney Jordan on bass. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/May 11

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in downtown Bethesda. Artists from around the country will showcase painting, drawing, photography and more. Will feature entertainment, children’s activities and more. Visit www.bethesda.org for more information.

Grateful Shred VI. 9 a.m.-noon at Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. Clean out old files and shred them. $5/box of paper. 240-777-4910.

Sunday/May 12

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Bethesda. Artists from around the country will showcase painting, drawing, photography and more. Will feature entertainment, children’s activities and more. Visit www.bethesda.org for more information.

Saturday/May 18

Beginning Wheel. 9-10:30 a.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Children in grades 3-5 can learn the basics. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200 for pricing and to register.

Wednesday/May 22

Social Behavior Mapping. At this workshop a variety of social mapping formats will be presented to use with children Pre-K through high school who exhibit social cognitive challenges. Call 301-468-9343.

Saturday/June 29

Reinventing Radio — An Evening with Ira Glass. 8 p.m. Go behind the scenes of the parallel universe that is public radio’s This American Life. In the style that has won millions of radio fans, Ira Glass talks about how it all comes together each week, mixing stories from the show, live onstage, with taped selections of stories, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.