Food and Drink
A group of food trucks operating in Montgomery County has a website making it easier find out where they will be. Visit MoCofoodtrucks.com, then click on the logo of any food truck to locate it. The site currently lists 16 trucks in the area, several of which have stops in Bethesda.
Rockville's Saturday farmers market is open in Rockville Town Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Offerings include farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey herbs, baked goods and more. Visit www.rockvillemd.g...'s Wednesday farmers market, in Rockville Town Center, is open for the season from 11-2 p.m. Visit www.rockvillemd.g....
Kensington farmers market, Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon. at Kensington train station parking lot on Howard Avenue. 301-949-2424.
Pike Central farmers market, Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 11806 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-775-6402.
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: Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.
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.
ARTS8 is a group of eight Artists in Residence at the Stone Tower Gallery, Yellow Barn, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Bvld. They can be visited while working and showing their art, during June. Open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The art runs the gamut from purely abstract to representational. Visit www.glenechopark.org/ARTS8 for more.
Faculty Invitational Exhibition. Noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 21, at Popcorn Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The exhibit includes works by resident artists and instructors alongside works by their selected students. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2222.
Photography Exhibition. Dennis O'Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon show their work at Photoworks Gallery and Photography School in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard through July 22. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. and Sundays,1-8 p.m. Gallery appointments available. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org or email Lisa Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gayle Rothschild at email@example.com.
Art Exhibit. Through Saturday, July 27, see “Speed and Pressure” in the Kaplan Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.
Art Exhibit. Leah Cooper presents “Drawing the Undifferentiated” through Saturday, July 27 at Common Ground Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.
Theater Performance. See “Mouse on the Move” at Imagination Stage’s Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theater. Performances are 10:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through July 28. Appropriate for children ages 1-5. $10-$12/person with $5 lap seat for children under 12 months. Purchase tickets at www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.
Theater Performance. Through Sunday, Aug. 11, see “Peter Pan and Wendy” at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Best for ages 4-11. Tickets start at $12. ASL performance on Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m. Visit www.imaginationstage.org for tickets.
Art Exhibit. Through Saturday, Aug. 17, see “No Strings Attached,” which examines the role of fine arts in the creation of puppets and marionettes, at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. The exhibit features photography, sculpture, masks and puppets of every size. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
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.
Rockville Town Square offerings include live bands on Friday nights through Sept. 27. Tuesdays are kids' nights through Aug. 20, with entertainment and free food. Wednesdays are movie nights through Aug. 21, and Thursdays are $5 wine tasting nights, with live entertainment and food through Aug. 22.
Summer concert series at Glen Echo Park. Each week there will be a different group performing. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo. Call 301-634-2222.
Theatre. Adventure Theatre MTC performances of “Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat,” through Sept. 2. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, starring Rick Hammerly and narrated by NPR’s Guy Raz. $19. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or call 301-634-2270.
Group Bike Ride. Thursday nights through September at 7 p.m. enjoy a bike ride. Meet at Freshbikes Bethesda store, 7626 Old Georgetown Road. All abilities welcome. Free. Visit www.freshbikescycling.com for more.
Outdoor Concert Series. 7 p.m. at Gudelsky Concert Pavilion at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear music by Trouble Funk. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Free Thursday Concerts. 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda. Hear music by Adrian Duke. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660.
“Autism Night Out.” 6-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Academy, 9710 Great Seneca Highway. The Montgomery County Police Department and Autism Speaks host an event for families and community members looking to learn more about autism. Contact Laurie Reyes at 301-840-2788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backyard Theater for Children. 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Backyard Theater Stage at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Pop Ups reinvent ‘80s pop. $8/person; free for children 2 and under. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hear music by SongRise, an a capella group based in D.C. Free. 301-634-2222.
Blues Dance. 8:15 p.m. lessons start, dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. in the Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. Capital Blues presents the dances. Visit www.capitalblues.org for more.
Concert: Moonshine Society. 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. at Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville. Call 240-450-2405.
Contra Dance. 7:30 p.m. lessons start; 8:30 -11:30 p.m. dancing at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Coffee Zombies provide music. $10/adult; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.
July 26-Sept. 3
Photograph Exhibit. Saturdays 1-4 p.m. and Sundays 1-8 p.m. at Photoworks Gallery and Photography School, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard. Come see photographs by The Master Darkroom class. The exhibit ends Tuesday, Sept. 3. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.com or email email@example.com.
Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Admission to be determined. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.
Living with Multiple Pets Workshop. 1:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. This workshop is about ways to prevent problems from developing and deal with problems that already exist. Expert trainer Lenne Bower will be speaking. Please leave your own pets at home. Visit www.yourdogsfriend.org/free-workshops or call 301-983-5913.
Shadow Puppet Show. 10 a.m.-noon at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Children ages 8 and older can create shadow puppets and more. $25. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Puppet Theater. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. at City Dance Studio 405 Theater at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. See “Alonzo’s Lullaby.” $15. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Through Saturday/July 27
Bethesda Outdoor Movies. Annual outdoor movie series at corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org for movie schedule.
24th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale. 10 a.m. at seven farms across Montgomery County. The tour will feature fresh fruits and vegetables available for purchase, as well as an up close look at farm animals. To find locations visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/farmtour.
Ballroom Tea Dance. 3-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Dance to live music by Hot Society Orchestra of Washington. All ages. $14. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.
Dutch Crossing Workshop. 4-5:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Music by Coffee Zombies. $10. Visit www.fsgw.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.fsgw.org for more.
Monday-Friday/July 29-Aug. 2
Teen Fine Art Camp. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Children ages 12-15 can learn technique and creative processes and establish artistic identity. $225. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Outdoor Concert Series. 7 p.m. at Gudelsky Concert Pavilion at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear music by Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Backyard Theater for Children. 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Backyard Theater Stage at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Taikoza will give a glimpse into the music and culture of Japan. $8/person; free for children 2 and under. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Musical and Spoken Word Performances. 7 p.m. at Kaplan Gallery in VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville. Poet Sean Enright and bluegrass musician Michael Winch and the New Time Orchestra will be performing. Free to the public. Visit www.visartsrockville.org.
Concert. 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear music by Natalie Cole. $35-$95. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Puppet Slam. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. $15. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Concert. 8 p.m. at Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Higher Hands will be performing. Doors open at 6 p.m. tickets are $10. Visit www.rockvillerooftoplive.com or call 240-450-2405.
Puppet Show. 10 a.m.-noon at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Children ages 8-12 can create their own puppet show, complete with handmade rod puppets and scripted skit. $25. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Panel Discussion. 3-4:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Artists and educators will discuss new transformations of theater through puppetry. Free, but tickets required. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Tribute to Wayne Shorter. 8 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Trumpeter-composer David Weiss and his band, Endangered Species, plus Wallace Roney Orchestra pay tribute. $25-$35. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Riley’s Rumble Half-Marathon. Visit www.mcrrc.org to register and more.
Puppet Performance. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at City Dance Studio 405 Theater at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Blair Thomas & Company will perform “Hard Headed Heart.” $15. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Waltz Dance Workshop. 2:45 and 3:30 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Md. Waverly Station will be playing the music. Entrance fee is $10, no partner required. Visit www.waltztimedances.org or call 301-634-2222.
Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Rodrigo Y Gabriela perform featuring Alex Wilson. $58-$68. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Susan Coll, the author of novels ‘Beach Week’ and ‘Acceptance’, will be speaking. She has written for the Washington Post, NPR.org, and many more. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries.
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Visit www.mcagfair.com for times, location and more.
Family Days. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lockhouse 25. Families can participate in hands-on programs to learn about the C&O canal. Free. Designed for children in grades K-6.
Animation Class. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Children and teens ages 11 and older can take a weeklong class and learn how to make artwork come alive. $275 for the week includes supplies. To register visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2226.
Waltz Dance Workshop. 2:45 and 3:30 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Md. Band: Quartetto con Brio will be playing the music. Entrance fee is $10, no partner required. Visit www.waltztimedances.org or call 301-634-2222.
Ice Cream Social. Park Potomac development, off Seven Locks, between Montrose Road and Wootton Parkway. 6:30-8 p.m. To benefit Interfaith Works. $10/person and donation of new backpack or school supplies to help needy Montgomery County students.
Basie’s Birthday Bash. Swing Lessons at 8 p.m. followed by hot-sock dancing from 9 p.m.- midnight. Performance by the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. At the Spanish Ballroom Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo. $15 for adults over 12, $8 for children over 4. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Art Exhibit. Noon-5 p.m. at the Glen Echo Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Artist Alex Tolstoy presents “Landscapes Plus,” a collection of impressionistic watercolors featuring primarily landscapes. Reception scheduled for Aug. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the gallery. Call 301-371-5593 or visit yellowbarnstudio.com.
Run for Recovering Heroes 5K & 10K benefit. 3:30 p.m. Registration ends after Sept. 14. To register visit www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/heroes. Race takes place at the Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway, Carderock. $40. Packet pick-up opens at 2:30 p.m day of the race. Sponsorships are still available as well, to sponsor Run For Recovering Heroes, contact race organizer Elizabeth McClure 202-617-5708, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5K Oktoberfest Run. 9 a.m. at the German School Washington D.C., 8617 Chateau Drive, Potomac. Starts with a 5K followed by a 1K fun run for children, capped off with a traditional Oktoberfest celebration. Visit www.dswashington.org/run or email Susanne Rosenbaum at email@example.com.