Arts & Entertainment

‘An American Daughter’

Through May 28, 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Arts Barn, presented by Montgomery Playhouse

As a respected health crusader and devoted wife and mother, Dr. Lyssa Hughes seems perfect for the role of U.S. surgeon general, until a chance remark at a fashionable brunch sets off a media feeding frenzy. Tickets are $20.

‘Modern Surrealists’

Through July 4, Arts Barn

Three very talented artists, Marco Cuba-Ricsi, John Duke and Thomas Germer, share their unique visions.

31st Annual Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Juried Exhibition

Through July 7, Kentlands Mansion

This juried mixed-media exhibit features artwork by members of the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association. Free.

Bike to Work Day

May 19, 7-9 a.m., MD 119 (Great Seneca Hwy) & Orchard Ridge Dr./Kentlands Blvd.

Visit the local pit stop for raffle prizes, refreshments and DJ music.

‘Funny Love’ Spring Chorus Concert

May 19, 7:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church

The Gaithersburg Chorus presents “Funny Love,” a spring concert featuring a variety of love songs, from expressive odes of adoration to light-hearted melodies of affection. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Main Street Farmers Market

May 20 & 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion

Products for sale include a variety of fruits and vegetables, herbs, jams and jellies, baked goods, crab cakes, meat, eggs, honey, cut flowers, potted plants and dog treats.

Gaithersburg Book Festival

May 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gaithersburg City Hall grounds

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books. The festival will feature best-selling and award-winning authors, as well as local authors, a Children’s Village, announcement of the high school short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares and on-site sales of new and used books. Visitors of all ages can participate in a variety of interactive, hands-on writing workshops.

Kentlands Campout

Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn, May 20, 3 p.m.-May 21, 9 a.m.

Don’t miss the first-ever Kentlands Campout! Pitch a tent or two, grill some food, and gather around the firepits for s’mores and ghost stories. $10 per campsite.

‘1000 Times Good Night’

Presented by the Kentlands Film Society

May 21, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.), Gaithersburg Arts Barn

This Irish-Norwegian film is about Rebecca, a photo-journalist who goes into dangerous situations to document wars and other catastrophes. Her husband can’t understand why she puts her life on the line when she has two children at home. Tickets are $9. They can be purchased the night of the movie, starting at 6:15 p.m., or reserved by calling 301.529.9951 or by emailing

Kentlands Acoustic Jam

May 23, 6 p.m., Kentlands Carriage House

Bring your voice and instrument and join in, or just come to listen. Free. Kentlandsacousticjam.

Yoga in the Park

May 23 & 30, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. Free.

Cirque Italia’s The Water Circus

May 25-29; 7:30 p.m. Thursday & Friday; 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday; 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Monday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds

This water circus features acts from all over the world, including acts from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Italy, Russia, even the U.S.A.! You’ll find tight rope walking, clowns, a contortionist and more. Tickets are $10-$50.

Zumba in the Park

May 26 & June 2, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

All ages are welcome for this family-friendly event. Free.

Flags for Our Heroes

May 27, 11 a.m., Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm

Hundreds of American flags, sponsored by residents and businesses to recognize community heroes, will be on display May 27 through 29.

Memorial Day Observance

May 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Christman Park, 304 W. Deer Park Rd.

The public is invited to join the mayor and City Council, city staff and honored guests in a tribute to Gaithersburg’s sons and daughters who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Thursday Morning Kids Concert—Flow Circus

June 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

The air will be filled with delightful sounds and important life lessons this summer as nine different entertainers sing, dance and otherwise captivate young audiences during Thursday Morning Kids Concerts, June 1 through July 27 at 10:30 a.m. Free.

Bryan Elijah Smith

June 1, 6 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

This concert kicks off the Thursday Evening in Olde Towne concert series that runs June, July and September. Bryan Elijah Smith creates a unique amalgam of Americana peppered with mainstream sensibilities crossing a wide array of genres. Free.

Water Safety Day

June 2, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Water Park at Bohrer Park

Informational booths, lifeguard demonstrations and free swim lesson screenings will be conducted to promote water safety prior to the summer season. Free.

Reginald Cyntie Group

June 3, 8 p.m., Arts Barn

With cultural heritage at the forefront and social justice as the message, the Reginald Cyntje Group blends jazz, Caribbean rhythms and Afro-beat. The band features Reginald Cyntje (trombone), Brian Settles (tenor sax), Allyn Johnson (piano), Herman Burney (bass), and Amin Gumbs (drums). Admission is $25, $15 for youth 18 and under.