Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘Black & White’
April 5-May 12
Artists Reception April 7
Arts Barn
Artwork is all black or all white or black and white.

‘Emerging Artists’
Through April 22
Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Featuring up-and-coming local artists.

‘The Kentlands Flower Show’
Through April 28
Kentlands Mansion
See fine art photography of flowers and arrangements by floral designers.

Basic Investing
April 3, 7-8 p.m.
Quince Orchard Library
Learn about investing and avoiding fraud from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Free.

Museum After Hours: What Do Pirates Have to Do with the Metric System?
April 5, 7 p.m.
Gaithersburg Community Museum
It was 1794. The United States was on the cusp of going metric when pirates intervened. Keith Martin, librarian at NIST, shares what he discovered when researching this story. Dragon Distillery brings a tasting. Tickets are $10.

Main Street Farmers & Artists Market
April 6 & 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Main Street Pavilion
Discover local meats and produce, prepared foods, cut flowers and potted plants, baked goods, arts and crafts and more.

Family Workshop: Printmaking
April 6, 1:30 p.m.
Arts Barn
Create black & white prints as a family. Parent attends free with child. $15 per child.

Workshop: Old Hollywood Style Portraits
April 7, 1 p.m.
Arts Barn
Learn about the history of glamorous studio photography and the modern techniques used to achieve these types of photos. $10.

‘The Ballet Tales of Peter Rabbit & Friends’
April 7, 10:30 a.m.
Presented in partnership with Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble
Arts Barn
Enjoy a quirky and fun dance interpretation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for ages 6 & under.

Peter Rabbit’s Garden Party
April 7, 11:15 a.m.
Presented by Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg
Kentlands Mansion
Enjoy a craft and make a snack to-go. Tickets are $8.

Barbara Nesbitt
April 7, 6:30 p.m.
O’HAIR, 424 Main St.
Domenic Cicala opens.

Environmental Film Night – ‘Potomac: The River Runs Through Us’
April 7, 7:15 p.m.
Arts Barn
This documentary follows the flow of the Potomac water from its origin, into our homes and businesses and back into the river. Free. Register by calling 301.258.6370.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
April 12-14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
This three-day festival features local and national artists, craftspeople and performers. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 online; free for youth under 12.

Drawing with Graphite and Charcoal with Bill Mapes
April 12, 7 p.m.
Arts Barn
Bill Mapes demonstrates drawing basics with the aid of a live model. $50 for city residents, $55 for non-residents.

Movie Night – ‘Trolls’
April 12, 7 p.m.
Casey Community Center
Enjoy an indoor screening. Tickets are $2.

Comedy & Magic: David Meneses
April 12, 8 p.m.
Arts Barn
DC-area magician David Meneses offers an unparalleled combination of ability and showmanship. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for youth.

Road Map to Success – Financial Family Event
April 13, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gaithersburg High School
This free financial empowerment event features family-friendly entertainment, job fair, youth activities and prizes. Register online at

Spring Planting
April 13, 2-4 p.m.
Quince Orchard Library
Learn to grow flowers and vegetables from seed. Take home a six-cell seed starter tray of the planted seeds. For ages 8 to adult. Free, but register online at

Guitar Poetry with Hiroya Tsukamoto
April 13, 8 p.m.
Arts Barn
Hiroya Tsukamoto’s music has been described as cinematic guitar poetry, drawing on the rich history of stories, poetry and Japanese folk. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth.

Workshop: Spring Flower Expedition
April 14, 1:30 p.m.
Arts Barn
Composite Fine Art Photographers will lead a field trip focused on photographing flowers. $30 for city residents, $36 for non-residents.