Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘Heathers (The Musical)’ In partnership with Rockville Musical Theatre
Through March 24, Arts Barn
Veronica Sawyer grows tired of the shallow lifestyle among the ruthlessly powerful clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers.
She falls in love with rebellious stranger, J.D., who helps her seek revenge. Ages 15 and up. Tickets are $18 for students, $22
for adults.

Through March 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. through Fri., 1:30-5 p.m. Sat., Arts Barn
Artwork represents a broad range of music genres and artists. Free.

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

Irish Arts Celebration ‘Ceili & Ceol!’
March 15, Kentlands Mansion
Enjoy a performance of Irish music, dance and poetry. Afterwards, learn a traditional Ceili dance. Ages 6+. Tickets are $12.

Venetian Mask Making
March 15, Arts Barn
Lynne Oakes helps you create masks using mixed media. $50 for City of Gaithersburg residents, $55 for non-residents.

Movie Night
March 15, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center
Recommended for ages 3 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $2. Cash only concessions.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 16, 10 a.m., Rio Washingtonian Center
Fireman Garry Walker is grand marshal and radio hosts Albie Dee (94.7) and JP Flaim (106.7) are emcees at this 19th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Lloyd Dobler Effect performs after the parade on the Lakefront Plaza. Free.

Story Swap
March 16, 2-3:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
Everyone is invited to tell a story, folktale, poem or even a song. Listeners are welcome, too. This is not a contest, but rather an opportunity to share stories. No registration is required. Free.

Penny Theater
March 21, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
Favorite folk and nursery tales performed by volunteers with a miniature puppet theater. Children ages 3 to 6 and their parents also practice theater etiquette. Registration is required. Call 240.777.0200 or visit the Quince Orchard Library Information Desk.

Gallery Series: Spring Flower Gardening
March 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Arts Barn
Learn how to prepare your garden for beautiful spring flowers that passersby will admire and will fill your vases with flowers all season long. A tour of the Kentlands Flower Show exhibit and a wine & cheese reception is included. $20 for residents, $25
for non-residents.

Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theatre: ‘I Remember Murder’
March 22-24; 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun., Kentlands Mansion
What could be more fun than an interactive whodunit, a buffet of sweet treats and a cash bar? In “I Remember Murder” produced in partnership with A Taste for Murder Productions, Detective Virginia Tibbs responds to sounds of a gunshot from
the nearby estate, only to find the family patriarch dead and the family at a loss for what to do next. Tickets are $35 single or
$60 a pair.

Acoustic Jam
March 26, 6-9 p.m., Carriage House, 321 Kent Square Road
Bring your instrument and join in, or just come to listen. Free.

Book Sale
March 28-30; 9 a.m.-8 pm. Thurs. & Fri.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Asbury Methodist Village, Rosborough Center
Proceeds from this huge book sale go toward scholarships for women and girls. Sponsored by the Gaithersburg Branch of the American Association of University Women.

Wild West Film & Brew Party: ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’
March 29, 6 p.m. Wild West Pub, 7 p.m., Cowgirls of Color lasso demonstration, 7:30 p.m. screening, Arts Barn
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this 1969 classic Western. Outlaw Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the quick-drawing Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) rob banks and trains throughout the Wild West, eluding police and escaping to South
America. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 day of event.

‘A Concert for EVAN’
March 30, 1:30 p.m., Kentlands Clubhouse
Local musicians Bob Blundell, Dave Hill, Joe Morra and John Terry perform music from the 1970s to the present, and all proceeds will be donated to the EVAN Foundation. EVAN is dedicated to finding new therapies for neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric cancer, and to support children battling this disease. Admission is a minimum $40 donation, paid in advance at Contact for information.

Singer Songwriter Concert Series: Dead Rock West
March 30, 3 p.m. songwriter workshop & 7:30 p.m. concert, Arts Barn
Cindy Wasserman and Frank Drennen are the roots rock duo Dead Rock West. Their original music connects the dots between
70s country and 60s soul. Tickets are $45 for concert & workshop; $25 for concert only.

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). Topics will include types of investment products and their risks, impact of fees, questions to ask before investing, common red flags of fraud, and smart use of credit. Presented by the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy. Partner: Securities & Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education & Advocacy. Call 240.777.0200 for more information. 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 a young nation, but its founders were very interested in promoting standards to help
our economy. We were 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.