Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘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 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, Bohrer Park Activity Center
This exhibit features large format abstract and stylized pieces.

‘New Perspectives’
Through Sept. 9; Artists Reception Aug. 1, 7 p.m., Kentlands Mansion
See work by members of the Maryland Pastel Society, juried by studio and plein air painter David Lawton.

‘Sonia and Vanya and Masha and Spike’ by Christopher Durang
In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group
Through July 20: 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 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.

Zumba in the Park
July 19 & 26, 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.

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
Celebrate 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 person.

Main Street Farmers & Artists Market
July 20 & 27, 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 20 & 27, 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.

Teen Summer Movie: ‘Thor Ragnarok’
July 23, 2-4 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
Teens are invited to bring a friend and enjoy popcorn and snacks. Registration is required. Call 240.777.0200 for more information.

Yoga in the Park
July 23 & 30, 7 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion
Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. Free.

Inquiring Minds – Money
July 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum
The U.S. Mint, the Montgomery Coin Club and the Gaithersburg Financial Wellness Coalition bring information and money-related crafts and activities. Free.

Introduction to Data Science
July 24 & 31, Aug. 14, 21 & 28, 7-8 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
Attend this course and see if data science could be a career choice for you. Course conducted by Sanjay Rajvanshi, an innovative technologist and thought leader who most recently worked at IBM where he provided technology, architecture, systems engineering, and consulting leadership for complex IT systems. This course is for high school students and interested adults. No prior knowledge of programming required. Register online and bring a laptop to each session. Call 240.777.0200 for more information.

Thursday Morning Kids Concert – InterAct Story Theatre
July 25, 10:30 a.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion
Enjoy African storytelling. Free.

Evenings in Olde Towne – East of Monroe
July 25, 6 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion
Enjoy bluegrass and Americana. Free.

Murder at the Mansion: Calamity in Camelot
In partnership with A Taste for Murder Productions
July 26-28, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Kentlands Mansion side garden
It’s the merry month of May in Camelot and murder is in the air. Old King Pellinore has been found dead beside the lake. Several legendary characters are suspects, including King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, Mordred, Morgan le Fay, and even The Lady of Lake. Was Pelly drowned, poisoned or stabbed, and by whom? Dress in Medieval attire for a chance to win a prize. $35 for individuals; $60 for couple

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’
In partnership with Wildwood Summer Theatre
July 26-Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; additional performances July
27 & Aug. 3 at 2 p.m., Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.
A touching and irreverent coming-of-age comedy with a high-spirited, improvised spelling bee, this Tony Award-winning musical is a laugh-out-loud winner. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for students (ages 15-21) and $12 for youth.

Rhythmaya – Dance Group
July 27, 3-4 p.m.,Quince Orchard Library
Elementary school aged children and their families are invited to see magnificent costumes, watch the different styles of Indian dance, and then join in.

Energy Express
July 30, 2-3 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
The Department of Environmental Protection will be exploring how energy is part of A UNIVERSE OF STORIES. We use energy in so many ways and these hands-on, interactive presentations will allow kids (and parents) to learn more about the stories that connect them and their energy usage.

Inquiring Minds – Music
July 31, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum
Explore musical instruments and make some of your own. Musicians from Victor Litz bring hands-on musical activities. Free.

Kentlands Party on the Lawn
Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m., Kentlands Clubhouse lawn
Moxie Blues performs live. Free.

Thursday Morning Kids Concert – Blue Sky Puppets
Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion
Kids will love this interactive puppet show. Free.

Movie Night at the Mansion: ‘Spaceballs’
Aug. 2, 7:30-11 p.m., Kentlands Mansion
Enjoy outdoor movies on the front lawn of historic Kentlands Mansion (bring a blanket or chair).

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