“Garfield, The Musical With Cattitude.” Various times and days through Aug. 23 at Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Garfield the Cat sings and dances in a child-friendly production. Tickets are $19.50 for children 1 and up. Visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org.
Art Exhibition. Through Aug. 30, Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., Sundays, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. at Photoworks Gallery & Photography School, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. View diverse artwork. Free. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.
Reels and Redwood. Tuesdays through Sept. 8, dusk at Redwood Restaurant and Bar, 7121 Bethesda Lane., Bethesda. Find drinks, dinner, and classic movies outdoors. Free. Visit www.redwoodbethesda.com for more.
Friday Night Live. Fridays through Sept. 4, 6:30-9 p.m. at Rockville Town Square. Find diverse music each week. Local restaurants will be selling food outdoors. Free. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com for a full schedule.
Nando’s Spicy Saturday Nights. 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 26 at Fountain Square Plaza. Local bands perform. Free. Visit www.downtownsilverspring.com.
Yoga on the Plaza. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 30 at Fountain Square Plaza. Take a mixed-level vinyasa flow yoga class from Grace Yoga instructors. Free. Visit www.downtownsilverspring.com.
Cooking Demonstration and Tasting. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, 6 p.m. at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Local chefs provide demonstrations and tastings. Free, but registration required. Visit www.strathmore.org.
Butterfly Exhibit.10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily from through Oct. 25 at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton. Free. Visitwww.montgomeryparks.org for more.
Art Walk in the Park. First Fridays through October. 6-8 p.m. Glen Echo Park. Enjoy pottery, calligraphy, glass work, and much more. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.
Paint Night. 5:30-8 p.m. on first and second Mondays of the month through December at Sweet Frog, 100 Lexington Drive, Silver Spring. Spiritual Unicorn art sponsors a night of painting. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults. Visit www.spiritualunicornart.com.
VisArts Cocktails and Canvas Class. at VisArts in the Painting & Drawing Studio, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Price $40. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org/cocktails-and-canvas for more.
Thang Ta. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. at Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Related Arts, 1525 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Learn the ancient art of the sword and spear. The cost is $25. Visit www.dancesidra.org.
Weekly Blues Dance. Thursdays 8:15-11:30 p.m. in the Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Capital Blues presents rotating DJs and instructors with beginner workshop 8:15-9 p.m., no partner necessary. $8 for all. Visit capitalblues.org for more.
Weekly Swing Dance. Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight. The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Beginner swing dance lesson at 8 p.m., followed by dancing until midnight. Admission $16-$18, age 17 and under $12. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.
Argentine Tango with Lessons. Most Sundays, 6:30-11 p.m. in the Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Beginner lesson 6:30-7:30 p.m. and intermediate lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga. For just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance with DJ runs 8:30-11 p.m. No partner required. Visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222 for more.
Contra and Square Dance. Fridays and Sundays, 7-10:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contra and Square dances are taught, no partner necessary. Lessons at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music at 7:30. $13 for nonmembers, $10 for FSGW members, $5 ages 17 and under. Visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222 for more.
Late Night Comedy. Fridays (open mic night) and Saturdays (established comedians) at Benny’s Bar & Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac. Benny’s is open 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit www.BennysBarGrill.com.
Drop in Art Activities. Every Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Candy Corner Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., parents and children can explore a new art form or theme. $10/child, parent combo. Drop-in only. Visit www.pgip.org for more.
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.
Live Music & Dancing. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. in Margery’s Lounge, Normandie Farm Restaurant 10710 Falls Road. Dance to the music of Barry Gurley. Call 301-983-8838 or visit www.popovers.com for more.
Chocolate Factory Tours. Fridays and Saturdays, 2-5:45 p.m. at SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier, 360 Main St., Gaithersburg. Take a short tour of The Truffle Factory facilities. Free. Visit www.spagnvola.com.
Through Sept. 30
Seasonal Walk. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Safeway, Downtown Silver Spring, 909 Thayer Ave. Walk the sidewalk trails through residential and retail areas of Silver Spring and into Takoma Park. Follow either the 5 km or the 10 km routes. Trails suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Free. Register at www.sugarloafers.org.
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Find carnival games and rides, a truck and tractor pull, monster trucks, animals and more. Admission to the fair is $10 with additional fees for certain events. Visit www.mcagfair.com for more.
Cocktail Dinner Party. 6:30 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ruth’s Chris Steak House with a five-course meal paired with vintage cocktails. Tickets are $90. Visit www.ruthschris.com.
Ben Mason Band Performance. 8 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Open to all ages. Tickets are $8-10. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/.
Katydid What? 8-9 p.m. at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Children aged 3 and older are invited to learn how to identify and appreciate the summer sounds of crickets, cicadas, frogs and katydids. Cost is $3 per child. To register, call 301-765-8660 or visit www.parkpass.org.
Fives. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Acoustic rock band performs. $10 admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
Sookey Jump Concert. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Sookey Jump is a blues band. Tickets are $5. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/.
Summer Block Party. 1- 4 p.m. at Pike & Rose, 11580 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda. Local restaurants will compete in a Slider Smackdown. Area retailers will host sidewalks sales. Find a back-to-school fashion show at Yogaso, live music from AMP by Strathmore, and more. Admission to the block party is free, but tickets are required for the Slider Smackdown. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Visit www.pikeandrose.com/blockparty.
Jazz Jam Session. 3-6 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. Bring an instrument and play along or sit back and listen. Admission is $10 for listeners and free for musicians. Visit www.prjc.org for more.
Earl Sweatshirt. 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Earl Sweatshirt and hip hop artist Remy Banks perform. $36.50 admission. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Social Distortion. 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Social Distortion, Nikki Lane and Drag the River perform. $43 admission. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Potomac Chamber of Commerce Networking Event. 4-6 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. In partnership with Normandie Farm Restaurant, the Potomac Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking event for business people in Potomac. H’ors d’ouerves will be provided and a bar will be available. Cost is $10 for Potomac Chamber Members and $15 for non-members. To reserve a place or for more information call 301-299- 2170 or visit www.potomac chamber.org. R.S.V.P by Aug. 24.
Melissa Etheridge Concert. 8 p.m. at The Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Academy Award and Grammy winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, takes the stage to perform songs from her new album, “This is M.E.,” as well as some of her greatest hits. Tickets are $48-88. Visit strathmore.org for tickets.
Fundraiser. 6-8:30 p.m. at Redwood Restaurant, 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda. Support the Montgomery County Humane Society (MCHS) by dining at Redwood with your dog and Redwood will donate 20 percent of your check to MCHS. Visit www.mchumane.org.
Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Calendar Release Party. 7 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $15-$40 admission. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Live Music. 7:30 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, Outdoor Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. The United States Air Force Band-Air Force Strings performs. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil for more.
Jelly Roll Mortals Performance. 8 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. The Jelly Roll Mortals are a rock and acoustic band. Tickets are $7-8. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/.
South African Fashion Show And After-Party. Fashion show at 6 p.m., after party at 10 p.m. at Princess Mhoon Dance Studio, 926 Philadelphia Ave., Silver Spring. Attend a “Together as One” fashion show featuring eight designers from Southern Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Attend the after-party DJ’d by South African artists and mingle with the designers. For the fashion show, tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for the after-party. Visit www.southafricancommunity.org for more.
Box Era. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7147 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Pop funk band performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. $7 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
AFI Theatre Presents “Heavy Metal Picnic.” 7:30 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road. This film celebrates mid-’80s Maryland rock and roll and heavy metal, focusing on the 1985 Full Moon Jamboree, a wild field party. General Admission $12, Senior $10, Child $7. Visit www.silver.afi.com.
“Potpourri” Opening Reception. 5-7 p.m. at The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Artist Kelly Posey celebrates the launch of her “Potpourri” exhibit. Admission is free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.
Beggars Tomb. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Listen to Grateful Dead hits by this tribute band. Doors open at 6 p.m. $12 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
Kelly Posey: “Potpourri.” 12-5 p.m. at The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Abstractionist painter Posey titled the exhibit “Potpourri” because her early work informs her new work. Admission is free. Visit www.yellowbarngallery.com for more.