Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

Entertainment Calendar: Potomac

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”The New Wave.” At The Framer’s Choice Gallery, 402 Main Street, Gaithersburg. Featuring works by Vian Borchert. The exhibit consists of 20 paintings of his latest modern work ranging in all sizes. This new collection is derived from his love of nature. Visit the website: www.vianborchert.com.

Thursday/Nov. 7

Bilingual Storytime. 10:30 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. This bilingual storytime is just right for toddlers and preschoolers. Stories in Chinese and English, songs and rhymes, too. These 25-30 minute programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with diverse stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination. These programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning and introduce them to the culture of reading.

Playdate at the Library. 11 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. This is a drop-in social playtime for toddlers/preschoolers/Kindergarten and their caregivers. Come meet new friends and enjoy blocks and educational toys. No registration required.

Saturday/Nov. 9

7th Annual Bazaar. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Ingleside King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville. Sponsored by the Residents of Ingleside at King Farm. The sale will include: Baked Goods, Jewelry, Crafts, Art, Knitted/Sewed/Needlework Items, Holiday Decorations, Attic and Boutique Treasures, and more. There will also be raffles and cash prizes. Accepting cash, check and credit cards. All proceeds go to the Ingleside at King Farm Resident Supporting Fund. Call Joan Harrison, Bazaar Coordinator, at 301-330-1297.

Book Sale. 10 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Join in this monthly Potomac Friends of the Library Book Sale. Books, DVDs, and more available for children, teens, and adults. All are welcome.

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. No registration. Join any time! For more information call 240-777-0690.

Pressenda Chamber Players. 8 p.m. At Westmoreland Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. The Pressenda Chamber Players will present J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 as part of the Conservatory Concerts series. Vivaldi's Cello Concerto in C major, J.S. Bach's famous Air, and works of Handel and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre complete the evening's Baroque celebration. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $20 to support the programs of the Washington Conservatory of Music. Guests are invited to attend Wine & Words after the concert for complimentary beverages and an informal Q & A with the performers. For more information: 301-320-2770 or washingtonconservatory.org

Nov. 9-10

Double Bill: ”Cox & Box” and “Brides & Mothers.” 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. At Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. The Forgotten Opera Company presents Victorian-era composer Arthur Sullivan's comedic “Cox & Box” and the world premiere of “Brides and Mothers” by composer Sean Pflueger and librettist Laura Wehrmeyer-Fuentes. Tickets are $24 per person. Visit https://foc.ticketspice.com/cox-box-brides-mothers

Tuesday/Nov. 12

Census 2020 Jobs Information Session. 11:30 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking qualified workers for 2020 Census operations in Montgomery County. Join an information session to learn more about available Census 2020 jobs – which offer competitive wages and flexible hours. There are opportunities for everyone – whether you’re seeking full-time work or just looking to earn extra money on the side. Census Bureau Recruiting Assistants will be on hand to assist with filling out Census 2020 online job applications. Registration is recommended, but not required.

Teen Writers’ Club. 6:30 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Teens ages 13-18 with a passion for writing are invited to join the Teen Writers' Club. You'll learn new writing techniques, get practice in different writing exercises, share your work, and learn how to critique the work of others. Author Neal Gillen leads the club, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. This program is made possible through the collaboration and support of the Maryland Writers' Association. Call 240-777-0690.

Genticorum Band. 7:30 p.m. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Tickets $20/advance; $25/door. Presented by the Institute of Musical Traditions. Visit www.imtfolk.org.

Wednesday/Nov. 13

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. 7:30 p.m. At The Music Center at Strathmore. Presenting the Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour for one night accompanied by a live band in a cutting edge holographic performance. For tickets, call 301-581-5100 or visit www.Strathmore.org. Presented by Metropolitan Entertainment and The Birchmere


Thursday/Nov. 14

Meet a Live Kangaroo or Wallaby. 11 a.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. For elementary school age, preschool and Kindergarten. Learn all about what they eat and where and how they live with Roos2U. Tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter.

Nov. 15-23

”Legally Blonde The Musical.” At Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac. Show times are Nov. 15, 16, 22, and 23, at 7 p.m.; Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Winston Churchill High School presents the fabulously fun, award-winning comedy, “Legally Blonde The Musical,” based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde, starring Reese Witherspoon. Winston Churchill musical productions are known for being consistently entertaining, full of non-stop momentum, and this show promises to be exceedingly enjoyable and full of sass from start to finish. This performance is appropriate for middle school-aged children and up. Visit the website: wchsarts.com.

Saturday/Nov. 16

Potomac Conversation Club. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Practice English conversation in a friendly and relaxed setting. New members are always welcome. No registration. Join any time. Call 240-777-0690.

Author Visit: Julie Langsdorf. 1 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Local author Julie Langsdorf will visit the branch to discuss her new hit novel White Elephant. Her satirical debut novel is about a behemoth of a new house in a DC suburb just like Montgomery County. This program is being brought to you by the Friends of the Library-Potomac Chapter.

Sensory-Friendly Storytime. 2:30 p.m. At Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Sensory-friendly storytime is designed for children of all ages who prefer smaller groups due to sensory processing disorders, including those on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, and other special needs. Storytime is followed by social playtime with educational toys and an opportunity for parents to socialize. Participants are encouraged to bring their own noise reduction earmuffs and weighted items. Siblings are welcome. To register for the program, contact Potomac Library, 240-777-0690.

Kassia Music. 7 p.m. At Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive at MacArthur, Bethesda. Classical and neo-classical music. Pre-concert reception at 6 p.m. The Kassia Kids Spot will start at 6:45 p.m., featuring performers from the artists’ studios.

Sunday/Nov. 17

Waltz Dance. 3:30-6 p.m. At Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Featuring Green Light Karma band. This versatile band will provide a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couple dances, including Hambo, Schottische, Swing, Tango, and Polka. The 45-minute dance lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour introductory Waltz workshop and a more advanced move presented the last 15 minutes. Social dancing follows until 6 pm. Admission is $13, $5 full-time students with ID. No partner required.

Monteverdi: The Other Vespers (1641). 5 p.m. At Bradley Hills Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Featuring The Thirteen, D.C.’s all-star professional choir. Monteverdi’s 1610 collection, The Monteverdi Vespers, containing a mass, a Vespers service, and motets, has dwarfed his later works. He gathered many of his late compositions in one massive volume: Selva morale e spirituale – “the moral and spiritual wood.” It is from this 1641 publication that The Thirteen has assembled a Vespers of 1641, with the well-loved motet Beatus vir at its core and many fine period instrumentalists in accompaniment. Cost is $30/$25/$15. For tickets, visit https://www.thethirteenchoir.org.

CD Sampler Release Concert. 6:30 p.m. At El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., Silver Spring. Featuring: Ruthie and the Wranglers, Patty Reese, Little Red and the Renegades, Seth Kibel and Flo Anito, Craig Cummings, Annette Wasilik, Jesse Palidofsky, Bill Starks, plus Karen Collins & the Backroads Band. Tickets are $15 at the door entitles you to a copy of New Roots: Azalea City Recordings Sampler 7. Call 301-608-2121 or -2122 to reserve a table.

Monday/Nov. 18

British Gardens Talk. 3 p.m. At Brookside Gardens Visitors Center/Education Building, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. The Silver Spring Garden Club presents a talk on What Can We Learn from British Gardens? Americans have been entranced by British gardens for as long as they’ve been creating their own – but what is it exactly that makes the British garden so revered? Using 10 key concepts gleaned from a lifetime of extensive travel and study in the UK, speaker Marianne Willburn illustrates the reasons why we might want to keep paying attention to our cousins overseas.

Nov. 20-21

Sophia Loren in Person. 7:30 p.m. At the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Ms. Loren will reminisce about her life and career, with a live interview on stage, hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Bill Harris. Amazing film clips will be shown, and your questions will be answered by Ms. Loren herself. Tickets $100. Call the Box Office: 240-567-5301 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac.

Thursday/Nov. 21

Fighting Hunger with Empty Bowls. 6-8 p.m. At VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300, Rockville. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The premise is simple: potters, craftspeople, educators, and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. VisArts is donating the clay, kiln time, and glazes, and our ceramics instructors and students are donating their time to creating bowls. Attendees are invited to a simple meal of soup, bread, and dessert. In exchange for the ticket cost, guests keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Early Bird ticket $35; Online ticket $25; At the Door Ticket $30. Visit www.visartscenter.org.

Saturday/Nov. 23

Al Petteway & Amy White. 7:30 p.m. At Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Grammy-Award winning guitarist, Indie-award winning duo with a Celtic and Appalachian acoustic groove celebrating 25 years together. Tickets $20/advance; $25/door. Children and students $15/advance; $20/door. Call 301-960-3655 or visit www.imtfolk.org.

Baikal to Brazil. 8 p.m. At F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville. The Washington Balalaika Society, a Russian folk orchestra of 60 musicians performing on balalaikas and domras, will present a musical program spanning an amazing geographical area! Concert repertoire will include 'A Tale of Lake Baikal' capturing the mysterious sounds of the frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal to the rousing, bustling and rumba sound of 'Brasileira' from Milhaud's Scaramouche Suite. Tickets: Adults $25; Seniors $20; Students $15; Children under 12 free. Visit www.balalaika.org.

Sunday/Nov 24

Meghan Cary at Focus Rockville. 7:30 p.m. At Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville. With masterful storytelling and award-winning songs, Meghan Cary engages audiences on a powerfully personal level, inviting them into and leading them through an experience that has been called healing, inspiring and outrageously joyful. Tickets are $18 in advance at https://www.focusmusic.org/event-3485192 and for members, $20 at the door.

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.


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.