Entertainment Calendar: Potomac
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Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

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Ongoing

Summer Read and Learn Begins. This year’s theme for The Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) 2019 Summer Read and Learn Program is “A Universe of Stories,” encouraging children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own stories. Space is featured in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Children from newborn to 12 years old and teens, 13-17 years of age, are invited to sign up online or at any branch through Aug. 31. Participants who read and/or take part in fun learning activities can earn prizes (while supplies last); vouchers to a Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) bookstore; or raffle entries. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

Wings of Fancy live butterfly & caterpillar exhibit at Brookside Gardens South Conservatory, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Visitors will be surrounded by hundreds of live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia. Learn about their metamorphosis, the role butterflies play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these insects thrive. Exhibit hours through Aug. 31 are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Sept. 1-22. Call 301-962-1400 or visit www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens.

Tuesday/July 2

Brookside Gardens Twilight Concert. 6:30 p.m. on the visitor center lawn, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Concert features Crawdaddies playing Cajun, zydeco, and roots rock. Food truck Holy Crepes will be onsite. Free admission, no registration required. Chairs, blankets, and picnics allowed for concerts.

Thursday/July 4

19th Annual Autism Speaks 5K. 8-10 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Start the Fourth of July holiday at the 19th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run - 1 Mile Walk. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. Learn more and register at www.AutismSpeaks5k.org.

Rockville's Independence Day Celebration. 7 p.m. at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, Rockville. Rockville's Independence Day Celebration is celebrating its fifth year at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. The evening kicks off with live music by The Nighthawks, followed by remarks from the Mayor and Council, the National Anthem with the fireworks beginning at 9:15. Bring a blanket or chairs for great viewing from the park. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/663/Independence-Day for more.

Germantown Glory. 7 p.m. at South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Germantown (Boyds). Germantown Glory will kick off at 7 p.m. with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues and rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The fireworks displays will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. There will be food vendors. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Follow the directional signs for free on-site parking. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/ or call 240-777-0311 for more.

Mid-County Sparkles. 7:30 p.m. at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Road, Kensington. Mid-County Sparkles begins with a concert by Bobby & the Believers, a Motown and rock and roll cover band. The fireworks displays will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. There will be food vendors. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. The only parking available on-site will be for individuals with disabilities. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Westfield Wheaton. Shuttle service will begin at 6:15 p.m. Follow the directional signs for event parking and shuttles. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/ or call 240-777-0311 for more.

Friday/July 5

Opening Reception: Summer Takeover. 6-9 p.m. at Artists & Makers Studios 1, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville and Artists & Makers Studios 2, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will host two metro-area organizations in five galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC are back in three galleries at Parklawn, and the National League of American Pen Women – Chevy Chase Branch, are taking over two galleries at Wilkins. These exhibits will open for First Friday festivities and will showcase artists open studios for browsing, along with additional studio group exhibits. Visit artistsandmakersstudios.com for more.

Casual Concerts at Glen Echo. 7:30 p.m. at Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda. Haskell Small, piano, with a family program featuring original compositions including “Haunted Child.” Each concert date will correspond with an Art Walk in the Park, an evening of open studios and artist talks organized by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Admission is free, and donations are welcome at the door. Visit washingtonconservatory.org or call 301-634-2250.

July 5-24

Art Exhibits: Summer Takeover. Gallery hours at Artists & Makers Studios 1, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville and Artists & Makers Studios 2, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will host two metro-area organizations in five galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC are back in three galleries at Parklawn, and the National League of American Pen Women – Chevy Chase Branch, are taking over two galleries at Wilkins. Visit artistsandmakersstudios.com for more.

Sunday/July 7

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Introductory Waltz Workshop from 2:45-3:30 p.m. Featuring the ensemble Tainted Romaine, who will provide a mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. Admission is $13, $5 for full-time students with student ID. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Monday/July 8

Flower Buds Preschool Classes. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Gardening activities, stories, crafts and garden walks for children 3-5 years. Younger siblings are welcome, but the crafts are designed for older kids. Adults must accompany children. $7 per child. Registration required, visit www.activemontgomery.org.

Tuesday/July 9

Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing. 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. With the sweet young yearnings of Hero and Claudio, the clever word-sparing of Beatrice and Benedick, and the comedy slapstick of Dogberry and Verges - not to mention sword fights, mistaken identity, and a masquerade ball - there's something for everyone. Free, no registration required. Chairs, blankets, and picnics allowed for this event. El Pollo Submarine food truck will be onsite serving El Salvadoran cuisine.

Thursday/July 11

Rhythmaya - Dance Group. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. This program will bring a smile to every face with the magnificent costumes and different styles of Indian dance. Then the audience will join in. For elementary aged children and their families. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Care & Handling of Butterflies: From Wings of Fancy to Your Garden. 2-4 p.m. at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn how to raise butterflies at home by closely examining all the life stages using specimens from Brookside Gardens' butterfly exhibit and the gardens. Butterfly and plant relationships in the garden will also be observed and discussed so that students will better understand how butterflies behave in every season and survive from year to year in this area. $25, $22 for Friends of Brookside Gardens. Register at www.activemontgomery.org.

Climbing Wall Night. 6-8 p.m. at Caroline Freeland Park, 7200 Arlington Road, Bethesda. A 26’ wall will be assembled for all to ascend. Event features live music, food and drinks. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

Thursday Night Concerts: Route 66 Band (Classic Rock, Country). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Saturday/July 13

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Wytold. 6 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Sunday/July 14

Starvation Army Jazz. 2-5 p.m. at Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. The Potomac River Jazz Club Bastille Day Bash takes place at the Rosensteel Knights of Columbus in Silver Spring. There is a dance floor and light lunch food is available. Students are free, PRJC members pay $20 and others $25. Email labeaver1@verizon.net for more.

Tuesday/July 16

Energy Express. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. The Department of Environmental Protection will be exploring how energy is part of A Universe Of Stories. These hands-on, interactive presentations will allow children (and parents) to learn more about the stories that connect them and their energy usage. Program geared 6-12 years of age (and their parents). Limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Email cindy.gil@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-0690.

Wednesday/July 17

Galaxy Slime. 2:30 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Participants should get ready to get messy as they join in to make Galaxy Slime, which will look like pictures of the star-filled galaxy. Open to all ages; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies will be provided. Registration required to ensure adequate supplies. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday/July 18

Escape from Earth. 10:30 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet. Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday Night Concerts: Marc Berger Band (American Roots). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Saturday/July 20

Artist Talk: Black Artists of DC. 1-3 p.m. at Artists & Makers Studios 1, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville. Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will host two metro-area organizations in five galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC are back in three galleries at Parklawn. Visit artistsandmakersstudios.com for more.

Sunday/July 21

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Introductory Waltz Workshop from 2:45-3:30 p.m. Featuring the ensemble Waltz Weavers, who will provide a mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polk. Admission is $13, $5 for full-time students with student ID. No partner required. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222, or visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org.

Tuesday/July 23

Family Movie: Bridge to Terabithia. Noon at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Based on Katherine Paterson's book published in 1977. Two children have adventures in a fantasy kingdom they create in their minds. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Thursday/July 25

Thursday Night Concerts: MoCo’s Got Talent (Variety). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Thursday/Aug. 1

Thursday Night Concerts: The HitTime Revue Featuring Jimi Smooth (R&B, Soul). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Friday/Aug. 2

Casual Concerts at Glen Echo. 7:30 p.m. at Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda. Jazz trio: Marty Nau, saxophone; Robert Redd, piano; and Steve Novosel, bass; with music from the Great American Songbook. Each concert date will correspond with an Art Walk in the Park, an evening of open studios and artist talks organized by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Admission is free, and donations are welcome at the door. Visit washingtonconservatory.org or call 301-634-2250.

Thursday/Aug. 8

Thursday Night Concerts: The Soul Crackers (Motown Soul). 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. The concert series returns with a full line-up, featuring touring artists and local favorites. From Motown to rock to Oldies, the popular summer concert series has music for everyone. Free. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/summer-concert-series or call 240-777-0311.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Strathmore’s Bloom Concert Series: Josanne Francis. 6 p.m. at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring. The concerts are part of a collaboration and partnership with Montgomery County Recreation and Strathmore. The concerts are free and family-friendly. Reserve tickets at www.strathmore.org. Visit MoCoRec.com for more about Good Hope.

Through Sunday/Aug. 11

A Trace Left by the Future is a solo exhibition by Washington, D.C-based artist and VisArts Studio Fellow Jonathan Monaghan, featuring new sculpture, video, print and installation work which uncovers fears and anxieties about an increasingly technological future. Through Aug. 11 at the Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Premiering is Out of the Abyss, a 19-minute seamlessly looping video installation. Also presented are new print and wallpaper works. These cryptic works draw attention to the increasingly blurry lines between the natural and artificial.

Wherever I go I take my clutter with me, an exhibit at Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, second floor. Natasa Galecic presents mixed media drawings and a site-specific installation that reflect frantically growing landfills and fragile hybrid landscapes where wild, natural, and human-made environments collide.

Monday/Aug. 12

Flower Buds Preschool Classes. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Gardening activities, stories, crafts and garden walks for children 3-5 years. Younger siblings are welcome, but the crafts are designed for older kids. Adults must accompany children. $7 per child. Registration required, visit www.activemontgomery.org.

Thursday/Aug. 15

Appetizers and Art. 5:30-8 p.m. Meet at Astro Brewing, 8216 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Learn about Silver Spring’s public art with free artwork tours. Montgomery Planning will provide appetizers for attendees. Drinks and main entrees are available for individual purchase. The art walk is free; however, registration is limited. Visit www.silverspringdowntown.com/art-walk-tour to sign up.

Friday/Sept. 6

Casual Concerts at Glen Echo. 7:30 p.m. at Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda. Mike Kligerman – The Many Moods of the Mighty Ukulele. Each concert date will correspond with an Art Walk in the Park, an evening of open studios and artist talks organized by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. Admission is free, and donations are welcome at the door. Visit washingtonconservatory.org or call 301-634-2250.

Camps, Classes & Workshops

Art Explorers Open Studio. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Candy Corner Studio, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Art activities for parents and children. Activities change weekly and there is no pre-registration; $10 per child. Visit www.glenechopark.org/saturday-art-explorers for more.

Ceramic Classes. Various dates and times. VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. An opportunity to try the new ceramic workshops. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org/ceramics for a list of class dates, times.

Dancing

Weekly International Folkdancing. Thursdays, 7:30-11 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda. Circle and line dances from Eastern Europe. Lesson at 7:30, followed by requests. Glen Echo Folkdancers welcome beginners of all ages; no partner needed. Wear comfortable shoes. $7. Call 301-466-3018 or visit www.dancingplanetproductions.com.

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. $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. capitalblues.org

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. Admission $16-$18, age 17 and under $12. Visit www.glenechopark.org.

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. www.glenechopark.org, 301-634-2222.

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. www.glenechopark.org, 301-634-2222.

Live Music & Dancing. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. in Margery’s Lounge, Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. Dance to the music of Barry Gurley. Call 301-983-8838 or visit www.popovers.com.

More Ongoing

Pups on the Patio. 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 26 at Silver, 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Pups on the Patio provides happy hours with menu specials, bar specials including craft cocktails, “pup” associated drinks and pet-friendly giveaways and surprises. Guests can enjoy drinks, appetizers and dinner with their pets outside on Silver’s patio. Visit www.eatatsilver.com for more.

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.

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.

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. www.pgip.org.

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. rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me.

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. www.spagnvola.com.

Glen Echo Park Films. Saturdays and Sundays. Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Films about the Park’s history are shown on rotation in the lobby. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson. Free. Visit www.silverworksglenechopark.com.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. All day Wednesdays; Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Ongoing exhibitions feature work of resident artists. Sculpture, vessels, functional art and jewelry for sale. Classes are taught year-round for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Visit www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org for more.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 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 also for sale. www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Potomac Games Group. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. The world is in the midst of a Golden Age of new board and card games for players of all ages. Free. Contact event host Randy Hoffman at 412-983-5411 or wrandyhoffman@gmail.com.