Arts & Entertainment

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.

Courtesy of Montgomery Playhouse

Courtesy of Montgomery Playhouse


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.

Photography Association

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 kentlandsfilmsociety@gmail.com.

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