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Entertainment P 4/24/2013

Traditional, Folk Dance at Strathmore

Choreographer Asanga Domask brings a collection of Sri Lankan traditional and folk dance to the CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 6 p.m. 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. 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.

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

‘Expressions Of The Mind’

Vian Shamounki Borchert will present recent paintings at the Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28, noon-5 p.m. A reception will be held Saturday, April 27, 5-7 p.m. at the gallery. Free and open to the public. Borchert is a graduate of The Corcoran College of Art and Design, with a Master Web Design degree, and is an art educator who helps students explore their inner creative voice. For information about the artist visit www.vianborchert.com. 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. 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.

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.

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.

Mondays through 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’s career includes gold records, sold-out concerts, film performances, and a spin on “Dancing with the Stars.” Order tickets now for the concert. 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.

Head-Shaving Event. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at RiRa Irish Pub, 7931 Elm St., Bethesday. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. There will also be a silent auction, entertainment and children’s activities. Visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/PCFC.

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.

Music. 4 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Hear Israeli singing sensation The Fountainheads. $20/adults; $15/child. Patron tickets are $75/adult; $36/child. Visit www.harshalom.org or 301-299-7087.

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.

Free Thursday Concert. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear music from Joker’s Wild. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

May 3-5

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

May 3 through June 2

Musical. See “Big Nate” at Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $19. Visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or 301-634-2270 for showtimes.

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.

An Evening with Strauss. Lessons at 8 p.m. with dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hear music in the style of Olde Vienna. Dancers will enjoy refreshments, dance card, a Grand March and are encouraged to wear formal attire. $20/person. Visit waltztimedances.org for more.

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.

Open House/Community Day. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Potomac Horse Center open house and North Potomac community day — a fun-filled day for families, with tractor drawn hayrides, free horse and pony rides for children, barn tours, horseback riding demonstrations, moon bounce and more. Free. Potomac Horse Center is located at 14211 Quince Orchard Road, North Potomac. Visit www.PotomacHorse.com or call 301-208-0200.

Opening Reception. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. See works from Rockville Art League. Free.

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.

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

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.

Art Exhibit. 9 am.-4:30 p.m. at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. See works from Rockville Art League. Free.

Tuesday/May 7

Art Exhibit. 9 am.-9 p.m. at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. See works from Rockville Art League. Free.

Wednesday/May 8

Art Exhibit. 9 am.-4:30 p.m. at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. See works from Rockville Art League. Free.

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.

Thursday/May 9

Free Thursday Concert. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear Irish rock music from Lloyd Dobler Effect. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Herbert Hoover Middle School, 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville. See “The Pirates of Penzance” presented by the middle school. $5 at the door. 301-469-1010.

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.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Herbert Hoover Middle School, 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville. See “The Pirates of Penzance” presented by the middle school. $5 at the door. 301-469-1010.

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.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Herbert Hoover Middle School, 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville. See “The Pirates of Penzance” presented by the middle school. $5 at the door. 301-469-1010.

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.

Thursday/May 16

Free Thursday Concert. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear alternative country music from the Walkaways. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

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.

Thursday/May 23

Free Thursday Concert. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear raggae music from JohnStone Raggae Band. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

Thursday/May 30

Free Thursday Concert. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear pop/jazz music from Flo Anito. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.

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.