Compiled by Kira Sansone
‘Into the Woods, JR’
Oct. 20-29, 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Fridays, 11 a.m-12 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Arts Barn
Young performers adapt the fantasy musical featuring characters from classic fairytales crossing paths and getting into trouble. Recommended for ages 7 and up. $15 for adults; $12 for youth 14 and under. www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1454444
Main Street Farmers Market
Oct. 21 & 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion
Weekly market offering fresh produce, plants, baked treats and more. Craft vendors selling jewelry, health and beauty products, clothing and a variety of other goods.
Kentlands/Lakelands Halloween Event
Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kentlands Lawn, 485 Tschiffely Square Road
This annual event will have a Halloween parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin and face painting, games and more activities for the whole family. Free.
Outdoor Movie Night
Oct. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Kentlands Lawn
Watch the cult classic “Hocus Pocus” and get in the Halloween spirit. Free.
Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m. Kentlands Clubhouse, 485 Tschiffely Square Road
Kids come sew scarves for the homeless and give back to the community. Free.
Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., Carriage House, 321 Kent Square Road
Bring an acoustic instrument, dish, drink or dessert to share and jam with fellow music lovers. Free.
Oct. 24, 11-11:45 a.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum, 9 S. Summit Ave.
A monthly book reading recommended for children ages 3 to 6. $3 per child, adults and infants get in for free. The theme for this reading is “character counts.” For more information, call 301.258.6160.
Oct. 24 & Nov. 2, 12:30-6 p.m., Fulks Corner
Farmers market with produce, jams and jellies, herbs, plants, baked goods and more.
Civil War Ghost Tales
Oct. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. & 8-9:30 p.m., Arts Barn
Actor and storyteller David Dossey tells spooky tales from the Civil War just in time for Halloween. Recommended for ages 12 and up. $20 for general admission, $12 for youth 14 and under. www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1493902 and www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1493905.
Museum After Hours Movie Screening and Pizza
Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum
Watch the 1941 movie “Ghost Train” while enjoying pizza and beer for purchase. $15 for residents of Gaithersburg, $20 for non-residents.
Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theater: ‘Murder by the Book’
Oct. 27 & 28, 8-10 p.m., and Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m., Kentlands Mansion
Enjoy the latest installment of the Murder at the Mansion series by Dean Fiala while sampling a dessert buffet. The play features actors from A Taste for Murder Productions, a professional interactive mystery performance group. $35 per person and $60 per couple includes the dessert buffet and non-alcoholic beverages, but a candy and cash bar will be available. Suitable for ages 18 and up. Call the Kentlands Mansion for ticket reservations.
Oct. 28, 8-10 p.m., Arts Barn
Pianist, composer and singer Levon Mikaelian performs new original music and jazz arrangements of Armenian folk songs. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for youth 18 and under. www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1537992
Boo! at the Barn
Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Arts Barn
Free event featuring Halloween-themed activities like games, a costume parade, a canine costume contest, trick-or-treating and more. Zoës Kitchen will provide complimentary snacks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Main St. & Market Square Trick or Treating
Oct. 29, 3-5 p.m.
Local restaurants Vasili’s Kitchen, Wine Harvest, Thai Tanium, Peppers, Ming’s Asian Bistro, Crepes-A-Go-Go, Colombian Breeze, Euphroria Kitchen and SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier have special Halloween discounts and other merchants will have candy to give out for trick-or-treating. Look for a flyer in the window to see who is participating!