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.
Cooking Demonstration and Tasting. Wednesdays through 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.
“Off The Wall.” Through Oct., canvas selection on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Purchase a ticket and take home a 16-inch by 20-inch painting done by one of VisArts instructors. Tickets are $25. Everyone who purchases a ticket will receive a canvas. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org.
“When She Had Wings.” Through Nov. 1 at various times at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda. A 9-year-old girl fantasizes about flying in a makeshift cockpit she built in a tree. Tickets start at $10. Visit www.imaginationstag.org.
“Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen.” Through Nov. 8, during gallery hours at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Twenty-one visual artists create portraits of 22 female chefs, who will also give cooking demos. Admission to the exhibit is free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
“MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans” Traveling Exhibit. Through Nov. 9, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Rockville Public Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. The exhibit is making its way around Maryland through next June to celebrate the military service of Marylanders during the Vietnam War. The exhibit features both current-day and wartime images of 10 or more men and women along with their recollections of incidents from the war, and opportunities for display visitors to craft messages to veterans. Free. Visit www.mpt.org/vietnam.
Lobsterfest. Through Nov. 10. Order live Maine lobsters at $15 each to benefit the Potomac Kiwanis Club. Pick up lobsters on Nov. 14 at Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Road. To order, email Jackie Cronin at PotomacKiwanis@gmail.com or call 301-527-1235.
Heather Harvey Art Exhibit. Through Nov. 15, gallery hours at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Heather Harvey presents a site-specific work and a paper-based series. Free. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org.
Oasis Art Gallery Exhibit. Through Nov. 30 at The Oasis Art Gallery inside Macy’s Home Store at Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Artists Lieta Gerson and Lindan Silvers will display their work. Free. Visit www.oasisnet.org/washington.
“Originale.” Through Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m. on Sunday at Persiano Gallery and Design Center, 188 Market St., Potomac. Artist Yolanda Prinsloo presents artwork in graphite and paint. Free. Visit www.persianogallery.com for more.
Compañia Flamenca José Porcel: Flamenco Fire. 8 p.m. at The Strathmore Music Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Flamenco dancers are accompanied by a live orchestra. Tickets are $28-68. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Oct. 23-Nov. 29
“Photo Slam: The Exhibition.” Gallery hours at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. The award-winning images from the Photo Slam 2014 by Prescott Moore Lassman, Pablo de Loy, Valerie Makepeace and Tanguy de Carbonnieres will be on display. Free. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.
Potomac Day. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Arts and entertainment for all ages, ranging from rides for children to an antique show and business fair. The highlight is the Potomac Day Parade at 10:30 a.m., featuring hundreds of entrants, including bands, horses, antique cars, school groups, scouting organizations, and candidates for elected office. Free. Call the Potomac Chamber of Commerce at 301-299-2170 or visit www.potomacchamber.org.
Truck Touch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 7210 Hidden Creek Road, Bethesda. Suburban Nursery School is hosting an event that invites children explore fire trucks, police cars, construction trucks, and other service vehicles. Tickets are $5, admission for children 2 and younger is free. Visit www.suburbannurseryschool.org/truck-touch.
The Artist's Guide to Professional Practices. 10 a.m. at The Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. This workshop focuses on gallery expectations of professionalism, how to build compelling proposals, and how to sustain professional relationships. Free for Strathmore Artists; registration required. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Artist Talk. 2 p.m. at The Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Artist J. Thomas Wells discusses contemporary archaeology. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Montgomery County Humane Society: A Party for Paws. 7:30-11 p.m. at The Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville. a photo booth for souvenir event photos, a doggie dress-up parade, and more. Tickets are $80. Visit www.mchumane.org.
Marco Socias. 8 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Marco Socias is a classical guitarist from Spain. Tickets are $16.75 for age 18-22, and $33.50 for adults, free for children. Call 301-654-6403.
Zombie Dance Party. 8 p.m. at Sligo and Georgia avenues. Walk in a parade and then attend a viewing of “Day of the Dead” at AFI Silver Theatre. Participation in the parade is free, tickets for the screening are $7-12. Visit www.silverspringzombiewalk.com for more.
Open Door Reading. 2-4 p.m. at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Poet Baron Wormser, whose most recent book is “Unidentified Sighing Objects,” is joined by Susan Muaddi Darraj, who reads from her collection of short fiction, “A Curious Land: Stories from Home.” Followed by a reception and book signing. Free. Visit www.writer.org for more.
Waltz Dance. 2:45-3:30 p.m. workshop, 3:30-6 p.m. dancing at The Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Band Tangerine will perform a mix of folk waltzes and other couple dance including the Polka and Hambo. Admission is $10. Visit www.waltztimedances.org for more.
Jazz Jam Session. 3-6 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. Bring your instrument and sit in with the Conservatory Classic Jazz Band during the first set. Or just listen to classic jazz, Dixieland, and swing. Admission is free for musicians, $10 for everybody else. Call 301-762-3323 or visit www.prjc.org for more.
Verge Ensemble Performance. 4 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Members of the Verge Ensemble will celebrate an appointment as New Music Ensemble-in-Residence at The Washington Conservatory of Music. Free. Visit www.washingtonconservatory.org for more.
Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia. 4 p.m. at The Strathmore Music Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Serbian dancers perform with traditional costumes and music. Tickets are $32-72. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
The Clara Barton Community Center Haunted House. 4-6 p.m. at 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. All ages are welcome to a haunted house with an area for adults and a separate area for children. Free. Call 240-777-4910 for more.
Photoworks Gallery Open House. 4-6 p.m. at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Attend an informal open house. Free. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.
Oct. 28-Dec. 13
“Project 837, Part 2.” Gallery hours at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. “Project 837, Part 2” is an exhibition series intended to start a conversation about the definition of home and homelessness. The exhibition included a diverse group of contemporary artists, the public, activists and organizers for workshops, gallery exhibition and symposium. The exhibition encourages interaction and participation from the community. Free. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org.
Halloween on the Row. 5-7 p.m. at Bethesda Row, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Children are invited to trick-or-treat, enjoy live music and more. Free. Visit www.bethesdarow.com for more.
AuduBOO! 6-9 p.m. at Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. Audubon Naturalist Society is hosting a nature-themed Halloween event featuring animal encounters and treat stations. Inside the mansion, families will find refreshments and craft stations for making animal masks or painting pumpkins. This event is rain or shine. Tickets are $5-15. Visit www.anshome.org/AuduBOO.
Montgomery Modern Book Launch Party. 7-9 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. The publication of “Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979” and the launch party event are part of the Historic Preservation Office’s Montgomery Modern initiative to educate the public about the architectural heritage of Montgomery County. This book, written by MNCPPC senior architectural historian Clare Lise Kelly, provides the historic context for modern architecture in Montgomery County, from the 1930s through the 1970s. Free. Visit www.montgomeryplanning.org.
“Project 837, Part 2” Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Celebrate “Project 837, Part 2,” an exhibition series intended to start a conversation about the definition of home and homelessness. Free. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org.
Friday-Sunday/Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Israeli Art Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Potomac. Attend an art show featuring works from the Safrai Gallery in Jerusalem. Free. Visit www.harshalom.org for more.
Croydon Creek Nature Center Walk. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Rock Creek Village Shopping Center, 5550 Norbeck Road, Rockville. There are three trails: 11km (rated 2C), 7km (rated 2A), and 5km (rated 2A). The 11km trail has both paved and natural surface sections. The walk is free unless Volksmarchers want to register for IVV credit for $3. Visit www.sugarloafers.org for more.
"In Search of Ghosts: Montgomery County.” 1 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Attend a storytelling lecture by authors Karen Yaffe Lottes and Dorothy Pugh explores haunted place of Montgomery County and surrounding areas. Free. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/.
Fall Frolic. 1-4 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Attend a day of pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade around the park. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.
National Philharmonic Performs Bach. 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. This concert will feature Bach’s more memorable music. Tickets are $29 for adults and free for children. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org for more.
Monster Bash Costume Party. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Doubletree by Hilton Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Compete in the costume contest, partake in the sweets, sugars, spice dessert station, watch Halloween movies, and more. General admission tickets are $15, VIP tickets are $50. Must be 21+. Visit www.bethesdamonsterbash2015.eventbrite.com.
Crab Feast Fundraiser. 1-5 p.m. at 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda. The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Alumni Association will hold a crab feast fundraiser. All-you-can-eat steamed crabs, fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, applesauce, and rolls, along with beer and soda. Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door. Visit www.bccrs.org for more.
The Generation After Fall Tea. 2 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Fall Road, Potomac. The Generation After, the Washington-area organization of children of Holocaust survivors, is holding its annual Fall Tea featuring Susan Eisenhower in conversation with Martin Kalb, discussing the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the concentration camps. Eisenhower is the CEO and Chairman of The Eisenhower Group, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting company. Kalb is a reporter for CBS News and NBC News. There is a fee of $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations are required and can be made at www.genafterdc.com.
Open Door Reading. 2-4 p.m. at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Raoul Wientzen, winner of the 2014 McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize, reads from “The Assembler of Parts.” A reception and book signing follows. Free. Visit www.writer.org.
Vladimir Feltsman. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Pianist Feltsman will perform. Tickets are $30-40. Visit www.jccgw.org for more.