Compiled by Hannah Schipper
Mid-Atlantic Invitational Silverpoint Exhibition
Through Jan. 8, Arts Barn
Silverpoint was one of the first mediums used for fine drawing during Medieval and Renaissance times. It predates the discovery of graphite.
Outsider Art: Uncommon Characters
Through Jan. 28, Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Curated by Dylan Evans, this exhibit showcases a diverse group of local muralists, street artists and illustrators, including Kelly Towles, Stephen Blickenstaff, Electra Bolotas (“Dosa Poderosa”) and John Detrich.
The Artists Gallery (TAG)
Through Feb. 2, Kentlands Mansion; Artists Reception Jan. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
Collective art group, TAG, from Frederick, Maryland, shows for the first time.
The Reluctant Dragon
Jan. 5-21: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Arts Barn
A tale of friendship, poetry, dragons and adventure presented in partnership with the Montgomery Playhouse. $15 for tickets, $12 for youth 14 and under.
Main Street Farmers Market
Jan. 6, 13, 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion
Weekly market offering fresh produce, plants, baked treats and more.
Jan. 6, 1-3 p.m., Kentlands Carriage House
Attend the monthly photography association meeting. Free.
Children’s Poetry Club
Quince Orchard Library, Jan. 9, 4 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to listen to poetry, share their favorite poems, create their own poetry, and play word games with other poetry lovers. No registration required.
Chinese Book Discussion Group
Quince Orchard Library, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
Participants discuss books written in Chinese.
‘Egret, Heron and Bald Eagle’ Photography Exhibit
TECRO Culture Center, 901 Wind River Lane, Gaithersburg, Jan. 13-Feb. 24; Artists Reception Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m.
Eight member photographers of the Taiwanese American Photo Club (TAPC) present 33 images of birds with a special focus on great blue herons, great egrets and bald eagles. Free.
DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Jan. 14, 2-4 p.m. (will be held monthly on the second Sunday of each month), Gaithersburg Library
Listen to and discuss poetry, and maybe read a poem of your own! Free.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Jan. 15, 9-11 a.m., Seneca Creek Community Church
A morning of service projects to benefit the community. Pre-registration is required.
Teen Poetry Writing Group
Quince Orchard Library, Jan. 16, 4 p.m.
Teens will have the opportunity to listen to poetry as well as create and share their poems. No registration is required.
Kentlands Film Society Screening of ‘Coming Home’
Jan. 21, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.), Gaithersburg Arts Barn
“Coming Home” (PG-13) explores the effects of China’s cultural revolution on ordinary people, following one family as they struggle to survive. Tickets are $9 and reservations are encouraged. Call 301.529.9951 or contact email@example.com.