Children's Storytime. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda Listen to employees read children’s stories. Free. Visit www.store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4824850-21.
Adult Single Night. Saturdays, 9 p.m. at at Benny’s Bar & Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac. Find a DJ, open dance floor, and other singles. No cover charge. Visit www.bennysbargrill.com.
Creative Crafts Council 30th Biennial Exhibit. Through July 26, during gallery hours at The Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. The Creative Crafts Council presents an exhibit of useful art. Free. Visit www.creativecraftscouncil.org.
The Bethesda Big Train. Through August. Shirley Povich Field in Cabin John Regional Park, 10600 Westlake Drive. The collegiate league baseball team The Big Train plays in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, a wooden-bat collegiate league that has sent athletes to Major League Baseball. Visit www.bigtrain.org for more.
Bugs Bunny Programs. Aug. 1-16, Saturday and Sunday, at 11:30 a.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road. Bugs Bunny programs presented by AFI. Tickets are $5. To view show schedule, visit www.afi.com/silver/.
D.B. Stovall: Photographs of the American Vernacular Exhibit. Through Aug. 16, during gallery hours at Gibbs Street Gallery. 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Take in the photography of D.B. Stovall and Kim Llerena. Their work focuses on of the American landscape and environment from specific conceptual and physical vantage points. Free. Contact the VisArts at Rockville at 301-315-8200 or www.visartsatrockville.org for more.
Bobby Coleman Art Exhibit. Through Aug. 16, during gallery hours at Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. View Bobby Colemans art exhibit, which will feature paintings of deconstructed objects, colors and symbols found within an urban landscape. Free. Contact VisArts at Rockville at 301-315-8200.
“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.
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.
Through Aug. 14
“The Parent Trap.” Various times at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Twins raised separately by divorced parents meet at summer camp and trade places. Tickets are $10. Visit www.imaginationstage.org for more.
“Off the Wall.” Gallery hours at Washington ArtWorks, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. Purchase art work for less than $500 from an open call sponsored by the Washington School of Photography. Free to attend. Visit www.washingtonartworks.com.
Through Aug. 1
“Benthos.” Tuesday-Saturday 12-6 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Artist Nikki O’Neill uses glass, raw mineral compounds, metals, salts, and oxides to explore her visual interpretations of the origin of life. Free. Visit www.waverlystreetgalery.com for more.
“Abstraction II.” Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m. at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Painter and printmaker Michael Gross works in Abstract Expressionism. Free. Visit www.bethesda.org.
Backyard Theater for Children. Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Outdoor Backyard Theater Stage at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Entertaining and educational concerts occur twice a day. Tickets are $8. Visit www.strathmore.org.
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Rockville Musical Stages the The Larry King and Carol Hall musical comedy. Tickets are $20-22. Visit www.r-m-t.org for more.
July 15-Aug. 16
“Rust Sun Bible Corn.” Gallery hours at Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Photographer Kim Llerena has documented rural towns for this exhibit. Free. Visit www.visartsrockville.org for more.
Bethesda Outdoor Movies. 9 p.m. at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues. Each night one of the following movies will play: “Sixteen Candles,” “Chef,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Imitation Game.” Free. Visit www.bethesda.org.
Jowell y Randy. 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Puerto Rican reggaeton duo perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $48. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros Concert/Dance Night. 8 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Find a live performance by the celebrated Cuban artist Gerardo Contino and his band. Tickets are $25 ($35 day of the show). Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com/.
Better Off Dead. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Ages 21 and over are welcome to enjoy the dark sound of this classic rock band. Doors open at 6 p.m. $10 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
July 24-Aug. 16
Adventure Theatre MTC Presents: “Oliver.” Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy, Bethesda. Based on the classic Charles Dickens’ story, “Oliver” chronicles the life of a young orphan in 19th century London. Tickets are $35 for students and $45 for adults. Visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or call the box office at 301-634-2270.
Sidewalk Tasting Menu. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. During this year’s Bethesda Row Sidewalk Sale, taste select dishes and drinks. $25. Visit www.jaleo.com/bethesda.
Sculpting in Clay: The Brain. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at National Museum of Health and Medicine,2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring. Sculpt a clay brain. Free. Call 301-319-3303 for reservations.
Performance of “The Sword in the Stone.” 1-2 p.m. at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. The Rainbow Company Interactive Theater will be performing. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Library, Davis Chapter. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/davis.html or contact email@example.com.
Nasser Ovissi Book Signing. 4-7:30 p.m. at Exhibit9 Gallery, 10116 Lloyd Road. Meet with Iranian American artist Nasser Ovissi. Free. RSVP by email is preferred at Exhibit9Gallery@gmail.com.
Visit www.exhibit9gallery.com for more information.
The Nighthawks Concert/Dance Night. 8 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Live performance from The Nighthawks blues band. Tickets are $20. Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com.
The Thangs. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Synthetic tracks by ‘80s-influenced band. Door open at 7 p.m. $10 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
Federal Poets Reading. 2-4 p.m. at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. Jacqueline Jules, Judith McCombs, Don Illich, Michael H. Levin, among other members of the Federal Poets read their work. Reception and signing will follow. Free. Visit www.writer.org.
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The Vamps. 7 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. British pop band hop the pond and perform live. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $33. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Dan Montgomery. 8 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Americana folk music of singer/songwriter Dan Montgomery. Doors open at 6 p.m. $5 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
“Women at War.” 6-7 p.m. at at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring. Learn about the challenges of addressing women’s health in battlezones. Free. Visit www.medicalmuseum.mil.
The Purple Xperience Concert. 8 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. The Purple Xperience is a Prince tribute band led by Doctor Fink. Tickets are $30. Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com/.
AFI Theatre Presents “Cheatin’.” 7 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road. Animated film by Bill Plymptom about love, adultery, and revenge. General Admission $12, Senior $10, Child $7. Visit http://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/m-0100000003 to purchase tickets.
VMA’s Faculty and Alumni Band Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Enjoy a night of jazz with the Virginia Music Adventure’s faculty/alumni band and their special guest, The Doc Dikeman Band. Tickets are $15. Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com/.
Rise Against. 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Melodic hardcore band from Chicago perform live. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $38. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Open Mic Night hosted by Brian Weber. 8-11 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Sign up to perform at this rock ‘n’ roll music hall or sit back and enjoy listening to undiscovered talent. Free admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
Jason Masi Band. 8 p.m. at Villain & Saint. 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Ages 21 and over are welcome to the folk-rock sound of singer/songwriter Jason Masi. Doors open at 6 p.m. $12 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
The Songs of Johnny Mercer. 8 p.m. at the AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Linda Purl from “The Office” and award-winning recording artist Lee Lessack sing their way through the music of Johnny Mercer. Doors open 90 minutes prior to show. Tickets $35-45. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows.
The Skip Castro Band Concert. 8 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Enjoy a night of swing, blues and rock n’ roll with celebrated blues artists The Skip Castro Band. Tickets are $15. Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com/.
Deftones. 9 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Doors open at 8 p.m. Sacramento-based alternative metal band perform live. Tickets start at $47.50. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Johnny and the Head Hunters. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Ages 21 and over are welcome to spend the evening listening to bluesy rock ‘n’ roll. Doors open at 6 p.m. $7 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
Pottery Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Clearance sale from Kiln Club of Washington. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. Free. Visit www.kilnclubwdc.com.
Storytelling by Janice Curtis Greene. 1-2 p.m. at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Janice Curtis Greene is an accomplished storyteller who tells African, African American and Multicultural stories. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Library, Davis Chapter. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/davis.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“Little Patuxent Review” Launch. 7-9 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Editors and writers published in Little Patuxent Review celebrate the release of the new issue. Readings will be followed by a reception. Free. Visit www.writer.org.
Aug. 1-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.
Geared Up Benefit Concert & Fashion Show. 1 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $13 admission. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Waltz Dance. 2:45-3:30 p.m. (workshop), 3:30-6 p.m. (dance) at Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. Music performed by Mountain Air. No partner required. Admission is $10. Visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org or contact Joan Koury at 301-634-2222.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Listen to ‘90s hip-hop music. $38 admission. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
Performance of “Closer Than Ever.” 8-9:30 p.m. at Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd., Bethesda. Produced by Ophiuchus Rising, a pre-professional theater company comprised of students from Walt Whitman. Tickets for adults are $15 and tickets for students are $10. Visit www.whitmandrama.com or email email@example.com.