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Potomac Entertainment Calendar March 6

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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. The Library, First Floor: March 19, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. On the Square: April 16, 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. Alice in Wonderland, through March 10, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Jack and the Beanstalk, March. 14-Apr. 21, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Cinderella, Apr. 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.

Theater Performance. Through March 10, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, showcases “Anime Momotaro,” a Japanese folktale that teaches about inner strength and the ability to stand up against bullying. Tickets range $12-$25 and available online at www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Through March 18

Art Exhibit. Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents “Signs of Life” by Elizabeth Steuart. See natural and man-made elements woven together in compositions reminiscent of a stage set. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

Through Saturday/April 13

Art Exhibit. See “Pulse: Art and Medicine” at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Multimedia exhibit investigates medicine as an inspiration for art. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Through March 31

Exhibit. “Crossing the Distance’ brings together emerging contemporary artists in a cultural exchange. Presents a wide-range of media. Located at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Exhibit. See B.G. Muhn’s “Accidental Reality” at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Browse his paintings, which float between abstraction and representation, presence and absence. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Through April 22

Exhibit. 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.

Wednesday/March 6

Introduction to the Wheel. 7-9 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Learn all about the potter’s wheel. $260. Register at www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

March 6 through April 14

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 11:45a.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Appropriate for children 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.

Thursday/March 7

Advanced Ceramics. 7-9 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. For those with prior ceramics experience. $260. Register at www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Wine + Art: Color Me Picasso. 7-10 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Guests explore the power of color in Picasso’s work and then create their own abstract portrait. No experience necessary. Includes guided tour of an exhibit. $60. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Cirque Ziva. 8 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Watch gravity-defying acrobatics and more. $25-$45. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Friday/March 8

Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. “Crossing the Distance” brings together emerging contemporary artists in a cultural exchange. Presents a wide-range of media. Located at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. see B.G. Muhn’s “Accidental Reality” at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Browse his paintings, which float between abstraction and representation, presence and absence. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Pencils and Pasties. 7-10 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Try your hand at sketching. Soda and chips are free, beer and wine will be sold. $15. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200 to register.

Reservation Deadline. RSVP to the Bette Aschkenasy Lunch & Learn on March 20 at Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville. The theme is “Aging Backward-Moving Forward.” $36/member; $40/non-member. E-mail epsteinsgma@yahoo.com to RSVP.

Heavy Breathing. 8 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Hear electric rock in the form of traditional instruments with electronic influences. $10/online; $12/door. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

March 8-24

Theater Performance. Potomac Theatre Company presents “Blithe Spirit” at Blair Family Center for the ARts, Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $20/adults; $18/students, seniors. 301-299-8571 for reservations.

Saturday/March 9

Dance Bethesda Concert. 8 p.m. at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Seven performers and choreographers have been selected to perform including the Washington School of Ballet. $20/adult; $10/child 12 and under. Visit www.bethesda.org.

Seminars. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hopkins & Porter, 12944-C Travilah Road, #204. Workshops will discuss additions, ways to open up a floor plan and more. Free. Space is limited to 15 participants. Call 301-840-9121 to register.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Potomac Library. Most hardback and large paperback books $1. Regular size paperback books $.50. 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac.

Sunday/March 10

Strathmore Show: Dan Tepfer and Ben Wendel. 7:30 p.m. This jazz duo of piano and saxophone offers a unique sound, and this pair of critically acclaimed artists takes the sonic adventure even further. Join them for the release of their new CD. The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Performance. 4 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Young Artists of America and the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra presents “Madama Butterfly” and “Miss Saigon.” Tickets range between $20-$40. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

Soup ‘N’ Bowls Fundraiser. Noon-4 p.m. at Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Help raise money for camper scholarships for children and teens with chronic health conditions. Enjoy a silent and live auction, food and more. $25/online or $30/door. Visit www.brainycamps.com or 202-476-5142.

Capitol Steps Performance. 7 p.m. at Walt Whitman High School auditorium, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda. Proceeds benefit the school’s post prom event. $30/person; $25/Montgomery County Public School students and teachers.

Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. above the post office in the Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo. Donna Hunt calls the music of New Hip Trio. $5/person. No experience necessary. Visit www.fsgw.org or 301-315-9461.

Through March 10

Theater Performance. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, showcases “Anime Momotaro,” a Japanese folktale that teaches about inner strength and the ability to stand up against bullying. Tickets range $12-$25 and available online at www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Monday/March 11

Wheel Away the Day. 1-3 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $230. Register at www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Wednesday/March 13

Jazz Vocalist. 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Inegriti Reeves performs jazz standards with original flare and modern harmonies. $15. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Friday/March 15

Strathmore Show: Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Exploring the borders of contemporary classical music, indie rock, and other diverse musical forms, this ensemble combines flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass and piano. The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike, Visit www.strathmore.org.

Stand-Up Comedy. 8-9:30 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Headline is Mike Lawrence and features Kat Timpf. $15. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Balboa DJ Dance. 8:30 p.m., lessons start; 9-11:30 p.m., dancing at Ballroom Backroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $10/person. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more.

Saturday/March 16

Open House. 9 a.m.-noon at Montgomery County Extension, Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood. Hosted by the Montgomery County Master Gardeners. Sessions include starting a vegetable garden, caring for tools and more. Seed will be available for purchase and trading. Free. Visit http://growit.umd.edu/ClassesAndEvents/Montgomery%20County%20Classes.cfm for more.

Free Special Event. 2-4:30 p.m. at Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo. Enjoy a free performance of “Clara Barton: Red Cross Angel,” then explore the historic home and hear stories about Clara Barton. Free. Reservations required for the performance. 301-320-1410.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals and more for sale; plus exhibits, raffle, workshops and more. Visit www.glmsmc.com/show. $6/person 12 and older; free for children and scouts in uniform.

Sunday/March 17

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals and more for sale; plus exhibits, raffle, workshops and more. Visit www.glmsmc.com/show. $6/person 12 and older; free for children and scouts in uniform.

Monday/March 18

The Strengths of Autism. Learn about the latest research findings in non-social strengths (e.g., a detail-focused cognitive style) and difficulties (e.g., inflexibility/desire for sameness) in autism spectrum disorders. Call 301-468-9343.

Thursday/March 21

Seminars. 6-8 p.m. at Hopkins & Porter, 12944-C Travilah Road, #204. Workshops will discuss additions, ways to open up a floor plan and more. Free. Space is limited to 15 participants. Call 301-840-9121 to register.

Friday/March 22

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. see “Mirror to the World 2013” at Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-634-2274.

March 22 through April 28

Photography Exhibit. See “Mirror to the World 2013” at Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. 301-634-2274.

Saturday/March 23

“Beautiful Moments.” Juliya Invanilova and Olga Bolgar will present their artworks inspired by beautiful places, people and objects around the world at Glen Echo Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from noon-5 p.m. Free. 301-371-5593.

Theater Performance. 3 p.m. Natya Bharati presents Rahul Varma’s “Bhopal” (a full-length play in English) performed by Epic Actor’s Workshop at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. The play reveals the human stories within the complex political and economic web in the explosion at Union Carbide’s chemical plant in Bhopal, India. Tickets are $16-30. Visit www.natyabharati.org.

Bethesda Film Fest. 8 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Features short documentaries by local filmmakers. $10 online at www.bethesda.org. 301-215-6660.

Sunday/March 24

“Beautiful Moments.” Juliya Invanilova and Olga Bolgar will present their artworks inspired by beautiful places, people and objects around the world at Glen Echo Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., from noon-5 p.m. Free. 301-371-5593.

Through March 24

Exhibit. See Nancy Donnelly’s “Transmission” exhibit at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Features kiln-shaped glass sculptures, steel and more. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200.

Monday/March 25 through Friday/March 29

Kids Create Spring Camp. Children ages 5-12 can learn art techniques from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $395/child. Extended hours offered. $150/child additional hours. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200 to register.

Wednesday/March 27

Jazz Vocalist. 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Inegriti Reeves performs jazz standards with original flare and modern harmonies. $15. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Saturday/March 30

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at the Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear “The Magical Symphony Tour,” music of the Beatles performed with an orchestra. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

Sunday/March 31

Waltz. 2:45 p.m. lesson; 3:30 p.m. dance to the music of Honeysuckle Rose in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. No partner required. Visit www.waltztimedances.org or 301-634-2222.

April 3 through May 26

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

Friday/April 5

Gymnastic Exhibition. 7 p.m. at the University of Maryland Comcast Center. See the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe perform a variety of acts including on the trampoline, using everyday objects like chairs and more. $7/student, faculty and staff at University of Maryland; $8/child 12 and under; $9/adult. Visit gymkana.umd.edu for more.

Saturday/April 6

Gymnastic Exhibition. 7 p.m. at the University of Maryland Comcast Center. See the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe perform a variety of acts including on the trampoline, using everyday objects like chairs and more. $7/student, faculty and staff at University of Maryland; $8/child 12 and under; $9/adult. Visit gymkana.umd.edu for more.

Friday/April 12

Music Performance. Cameron Carpenter will perform at 8 p.m. at Strathmore. He will play the organ. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100 for tickets.

Sunday/April 14

Tiger Trot 5k Run/Walk. Holy Child, 9029 Bradley Blvd., is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the fitness and wellness programs at the school as well as the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department. There will be a moon bounce and face painting, medals and more. Visit www.holychild.org/tigertrot to register.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.