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Potomac Entertainment Calendar May 1

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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. 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, through 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.

Flower Stakes. Choose from multiple dates and learn how to use fused glass to create flowers or garden sticks. Through May 8, at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $40. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

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.

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.

The Fresh Market is now a national partner of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign beginning this spring. The Fresh Market will raise funds and awareness for No Kid Hungry starting this May. Beginning May 1, customers will be able to purchase two limited-edition reusable shopping bags, with 50 percent of the retail price going to No Kid Hungry. From May 1 through May 19, customers can make a donation to No Kid Hungry by purchasing paper cupcakes at The Fresh Market’s checkout counters to show support for this important cause.

ARTS8 is a group of eight talented 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 May and June. Open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The eight artists are Carolina Correa, Eliot Feldman, Mariana Kastrinakis, Sarna Marcus, Joan Mazer, Jan Rowland, Felipe Sierra and Jill Spearman. The art runs the gamut from purely abstract to representational. Visit www.glenechopark.org/ARTS8 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.

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.

Contra Sonic. 7:30 p.m. lessons start; 8:30 -11 p.m. dancing at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8/nonmember; $6/FSGW member or 17 and under. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Chelsey Green returns to perform a new work by composer Robert Miller. $20. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Friday/May 3

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. Squirrel Hunters provide music. $10/adult; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Argentine Tango. 8 p.m.-midnight at Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra will provide music. $15/person. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

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.

May 3 through June 10

Art Exhibit. See “Accidental Architecture: Depictions of Demolition,” a photography exhibit by Julie Miller at Photoworks Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m., Sundays from 1-8 p.m., and whenever a class is in session. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

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.

Family Day. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Celebrate the opening of Dentzel Carousel, enjoy performances, face painting, stories and more. Free, but carousel rides are $1.25. 301-634-2222.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Live music from Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society. $16. All ages welcome. Visit www.thejamcellar.com for more.

Professional Development for Musicians. 9:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Enjoy seminars for musicians. $18/class. Visit www.strathmore.org for a list of classes and to register.

May 4 through May 25

Art Exhibit. See a painting collection by Sayeh Behnam, at 10116 Lloyd Road. It is an exhibition of color, harmony and rhythm. Free. 202-276-9419 for hours.

May 4 through June 13

Creative Crafts Council. Browse a crafty collection featuring works by local artists. Free. At Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.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.

DJ Dance Party. 8-10 p.m. at McGinty’s Public House, 911 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more.

Argentine Tango. 8 p.m.-midnight at Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. DJ Rene Davila will mix the music. $15/person or $10/dance only. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Contra Dance. 7 p.m. lessons start; 7:30-10:30 p.m. dancing at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Squirrel Hunters provide music. $13/nonmember; $10/FSGW member; $5/17 and under. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Dance Out for Jane. Irish dancers are holding events and fundraisers for 7-year-old Irish dancer Jane Richard of Dorchester, Mass., who was injured during the Boston Marathon bombing. Dancers will dance for tips, and a portion of the sales will go to the fund. Visit McGinty’s Public House, 911 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring from 2:30-5:30 p.m. or P. Brennan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2910 Columbia Pike from 4-7 p.m. Visit culkinschool.com/do4jdc for more.

Horse Center Open House. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 14211 Quince Orchard Road, North Potomac. Enjoy a horse show, horse and pony rides, tours, food and more. Free. Visit www.potomachorse.com or 301-208-0200.

Opening Reception. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. see “Working Small,” which includes works by Potomac resident Paulette Baron, at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Free. 301-299-7087.

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.

Jazz Singing 201. 7:30-9 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Build on basic skills. $330 for six sessions. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Sixteen-year-old Daisy Castro will perform Gypsy jazz. $15. Visit www.strathmore.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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Mak Grgic will perform. $30. Visit www.strathmore.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.

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.

Opening Reception. 6:30-8:30 p.m. see “Accidental Architecture: Depictions of Demolition,” a photography exhibit by Julie Miller at Photoworks Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

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.

Opening Reception. 3-7 p.m. see a painting collection by Sayeh Behnam, at 10116 Lloyd Road. It is an exhibition of color, harmony and rhythm. Free. RSVP to 202-276-9419.

Solar & Green Home Expo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bethesda Green, 4825 Cordell Ave. Free event with presentations, displays and more. Visit www.bethesdagreen.org for more.

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.

Wednesday/May 15

Great Strides Event. 7 p.m. at Bethesda Row through the Capital Crescent Trail. Enjoy a fun 2-mile walk to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Register at www.cff.org/great_strides. Check-in starts at 6 p.m.

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.

Friday/May 17

Cultural Dance and Cuisine. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road. Enjoy dance performances by local groups while tasting appetizers from a variety of cultures. 240-777-6870 to request special accommodations.

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.

Art Show. See “Radiate” by graduating high school artists Isabella Gatti and Grace DeWitt at Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. from noon-7 p.m. Free. A reception will be 5-7 p.m. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-371-5593.

“Strut Your Mutt” Dog Parade and Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Bethesda. Browse over 40 exhibitors and sponsors. Proceeds benefit the Montgomery County Humane Society. Visit www.strutyourmuttbethesda.org or 301-523-7794.

Cupcake Decorating Event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fresh Market. Donate $3 to purchase a cupcake and decorate it. Proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry.

Sunday/May 19

Art Show. See “Radiate” by graduating high school artists Isabella Gatti and Grace DeWitt at Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. from noon-5 p.m. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-371-5593.

Spring House Tour. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at four houses in Potomac, Chevy Chase, Bethesda and North Bethesda. Sponsored by Congregation Har Shalom. $25/advance; $30/day of tour. Tickets can be purchased at www.potomachousetour.org or 301-299-7087.

Monday/May 20

Spring House Tour. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at four houses in Potomac, Chevy Chase, Bethesda and North Bethesda. Sponsored by Congregation Har Shalom. $25/advance; $30/day of tour. Tickets can be purchased at www.potomachousetour.org or 301-299-7087.

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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Sixteen-year-old Daisy Castro will perform Gypsy jazz. $15. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

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.

Saturday/May 25

Art Exhibit. See “People, Places and Things,” an exhibition of watercolors and oils by Michael F. Shibley from noon-6 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. A reception will be held from 3-6 p.m. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-371-5593.

Sunday/May 26

Art Exhibit. See “People, Places and Things,” an exhibition of watercolors and oils by Michael F. Shibley from noon-6 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. A reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-371-5593.

Monday/May 27

Art Exhibit. See “People, Places and Things,” an exhibition of watercolors and oils by Michael F. Shibley from noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-371-5593.

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.

Wednesday/June 5

Musical Mosaic. 8 p.m. at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase. Zemer Chai will perform. $40/preferred seating; $20/general advance; $25/door. Visit www.zemerchai.org or 301-963-3462.

Through June 24

Art Exhibit. See “Working Small,” which includes works by Potomac resident Paulette Baron, at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Free. Call for hours, 301-299-7087.

June 26 through Aug. 11

Theater Performance. 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.

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.