‘Water’ Gallery Exhibition
Through July 14 • Arts Barn
See paintings, mixed media, photography and glass.
Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition
Through July 17 • Kentlands Mansion
See the work of Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association members in this annual juried exhibition.
‘Oceans of Creativity’
Through Sept. 1, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 3 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Artists’ Reception July 14, 2-5 p.m. • Artists on Market, 201 Market St. West
See fine art, photography, pottery, prints, jewelry, cards and fiber from 38 member artists.
‘Big, Bold & Beautiful’
Through Sept. 2; Artists’ Reception July 11, 7-8:30 p.m. • Bohrer Park Activity Center
This exhibit features large format abstract and stylized pieces.
‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ by Christopher Durang
In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group
July 5-20: 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (No evening performance on July 13) • Arts Barn
In this Chekhovian mashup, Vanya and Sonia’s quiet, bucolic life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. Winner of the 2013 Tony award for best play, this rollicking and touching comedy pays loving homage to Chekhov’s classic themes of loss and longing. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Tickets are $20.
Main Street Farmers & Artists Market
July 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.
Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinic
July 6 & 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Quince Orchard Library
Have a gardening question you’d like to ask a Master Gardener? Bring in your plant/soil samples or photos for identification and diagnosis. Get advice on weeds, pruning, vegetable gardening, insects, lawns, trees, etc.
Scratch Coding for Girls
July 8-12, 4:30-6 p.m. • Quince Orchard Library
In this week-long camp, girls aged 8 to 13 years old will learn “Scratch,” a block-based computer language that teaches the fundamentals of programming. The program is limited to 10 participants, and those attending must bring their own laptop computer. Registration is required. To register, please call 240.777.0200 or stop by the Information Desk at the Quince Orchard Library.
Zumba in the Park
July 5, 12 & 19, 7-8 p.m. • City Hall Concert Pavilion
Shake it to the Latin rhythms of Zumba, which feature interval dance sessions that combine fast and slow rhythms to maximize fat burning. Free.
Yoga in the Park
July 9 & 16, 7 p.m. • City Hall Concert Pavilion
Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. Free.
Inquiring Minds – Bugs
July 10, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gaithersburg Community Museum
Meet some bugs courtesy of Echoes of Nature and then make fun bug crafts. Free.
Fluid Painting Workshop
July 10, 1 p.m. • Arts Barn
What is acrylic paint pouring? It’s a form of abstract painting using fluid acrylic paints. Instead of using paint brushes, we teach you the tips and techniques to pour the paint onto the canvas. Workshop meets for three weeks, all supplies provided. $115 Resident/$133 Nonresident
Thursday Morning Kids Concert – Chrystylez Bacon
July 11, 10:30 a.m. • City Hall Concert Pavilion
Enjoy human beat box. Free.
Evenings in Olde Towne – Orquesta Nfuzion
July 11, 6 p.m. • City Hall Concert Pavilion
Enjoy Latin music. Free.
Movie Night – ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’
July 12, 7-9 p.m. • Casey Community Center
Escape the summer heat and enjoy a popular family favorite film indoors. $2 admission.
Introduction to Watercolor Painting
July 13, 1:30 p.m. • Arts Barn
Have you always wanted to try your hand at watercolor painting? Join professional artist Brian Mason as he introduces you to the basic techniques and tips for this beautiful medium. Workshop meets for three weeks, all supplies provided. $135
Singer Songwriter Showcase
July 13, 8 p.m. • Arts Barn
Select winners of the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest perform their winning songs and other originals and arrangements. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth (18 and younger).
July 14, 1-4 p.m. • Gaithersburg Community Museum
The Montgomery County Recycling Center and the City of Gaithersburg Stormwater Management Team host an afternoon of experiments, make-and-take activities, displays and demonstrations. There will be tours of Olde Towne Plaza and its unique stormwater management features at 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Family Workshop: At the Beach
July 14, 2:30 pm • Arts Barn
Create a beach-inspired painting and crafts using watercolor, sand, shells, and all kinds of materials. $15 per child. Parents
Jewelry Intensive: Sea Glass Pendant
July 14, 2:30 p.m. • Arts Barn
Spend an afternoon learning to make a lovely pendant using basic wire work to create a “cage” containing authentic sea glass. No experience is necessary. This is a great class for beginners. All materials will be provided. $10 supply fee due to instructor at workshop. $36 resident/$40 nonresident.
Inquiring Minds – Moon
July 17, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gaithersburg Community Museum
Fifty years ago, man took his first steps on the moon. During this Inquiring Minds, have fun with lunar activities and enjoy a moon-related story time at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
‘The Blair Witch Project’
Presented by Arts on the Green and the Gaithersburg Community Museum
July 17, 6 p.m. pub, 7 p.m. pre-show question and answer session, 7:30 p.m. film • Arts Barn
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the seminal “Point-of-View” horror classic. The film was shot in the local area, featuring local talent. With this special showing will be a Question and Answer session led by critic Arch Campbell, featuring the
film’s creator Eduardo Sánchez. Rated R – no one under 17 admitted without parent or guardian. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Thursday Morning Kids Concert – Peter Wood
July 18, 10:30 a.m. • City Hall Concert Pavilion
Magician Peter Wood will delight young and old. Free.
Evenings in Olde Towne – Lloyd Dobler Effect
July 18, 6 p.m. • City Hall Concert Pavilion
Enjoy pop/rock music. Free.
Moonlight Movies at the Mansion – ‘The Incredibles’
July 19, 7:30 p.m. • Kentlands Mansion Lawn
Enjoy a free movie under the stars on the front lawn. Screenings take place just after sunset. Admission and popcorn are free. Light concessions available for cash purchase.
50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing
July 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Observatory Park
Join us in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Hands-on activities, telescope viewing and more will be part of the evening festivities.
Art Night Out: Wine & Simon
July 20, 7 p.m. • Arts Barn
What could be better than being part of an evening of Neil Simon monologues and scene work, led by theatre professional Stephanie Phelan? No experience needed, just enjoy an evening of fun. Drinks and snacks available for purchase. $25 per