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Potomac Entertainment Calendar May 8

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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.

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.

Art Exhibit. Through Saturday, May 25, 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.

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.

Musical. Through Sunday, June 2, see “Big Nate” at Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $19. Visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or 301-634-2270 for showtimes.

Art Exhibit. Through Monday, June 10, 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.

Creative Crafts Council. Through Thursday, June 13, browse a crafty collection featuring works by local artists. Free. At Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Preschool Story TIme. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Stories, songs and rhymes for 3-6 year olds. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/libraries or 240-777-0690.

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.

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. see “Color Chronicles” by J. Jordan Bruns in the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. Visit www.jjbruns.com for more.

Art Walk in the Park. 6-8 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Resident artists will open their studios, enjoy demonstrations, silent auction and more. Visit www.glenechopark.org/art-walk-park or 301-634-2222.

Contra Dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Music by Glen Echo Open Band. $10. Visit www.fridaynightdance.org for more.

Salsa Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $12. Visit www.oohsalsa.com for more.

May 10 through June 9

Art Exhibit. See “Color Chronicles” by J. Jordan Bruns in the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Free. Visit www.jjbruns.com 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.

Free Bird Walk. 8-10 a.m., meet at Lockhouse 22 at Pennyfield Lock. All levels welcome. Free, but RSVP to curtis@canaltrust.org.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Most hardbacks are $1 and most paperbacks are $.50. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/libraries or 240-777-0690.

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.

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.

Zydeco Dance. 3-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Dance with Preston Frank and Big Daddy Zydeco. $18. Visit www.dancingbythebayou.com for more.

Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. All ages welcome. $5, age 4 and older. 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.fridaynightdance.org for more.

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.

Book Club. 1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Discuss “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/libraries or 240-777-0690.

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.

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.

Potomac Toddlers. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Children ages 12-36 months can enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/libraries or 240-777-0690.

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.

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

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.

Jazz Vocal Intensive. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Students can explore and develop skills in this intensive. Some jazz singing experience recommended. $65. Visit www.strathmore.org to register.

An Evening with Kathleen Battle. 8 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will perform with the Heritage Signature Chorale. Enjoy a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Free with concert ticket. $55-$95. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

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.

Waltz Dance. 2:45-6 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Dance to live music by Swallowtail. $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.

Lecture. By Alison Luchs (curator of the National Gallery of Art) on David Apollo statue by Michelangelo at 3 p.m. at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 202-364-2526.

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.

Preschool Story TIme. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Stories, songs and rhymes for 3-6 year olds. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/libraries or 240-777-0690.

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.

Design and Remodeling Seminar. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hopkins & Porter, 12944-C Travilah Road, #204. Discuss ideas with professional designers. Reservations required, dana@hopinksandporter.com or 301-840-9121 #17.

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.

June 1-29

Art Exhibit. Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards. Their works will be on display at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. Gallery hours are from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Saturday/June 1

Family Days. 1-3p.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.

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.

Saturday/June 8

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. Watch “Goodhurt,” an investigation of the role that hurt plays in the private lives of performers. $30/adult, seniors $20, and university students $15. Visit www.americandance.org or 301-984-3003.

Taste of Potomac. 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Julia A. Bindeman Suburban Center, 11810 Falls Road. Tickets $125/person; $150/door. Visit www.adoptionstogether.org/tasteofpotomac.aspx for more.

Sunday/June 9

Dance Performance. 2 p.m. at American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. Watch “Goodhurt,” an investigation of the role that hurt plays in the private lives of performers. $30/adult, seniors $20, and university students $15. Visit www.americandance.org or 301-984-3003.

Friday/June 14

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards. Their works will be on display at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free.

Tuesday/June 18

What’s the Matter? 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Children age 5 and up can learn about science through demonstrations and experiments. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/libraries or 240-777-0690.

Thursday/June 20

Books are a Blast. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Families can enjoy a magic show about reading. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/libraries or 240-777-0690.

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.

Saturday/July 13

Family Days. 1-3 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.

Saturday/Aug. 10

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.