Arts & Entertainment

‘Textures & Textiles’

Thru May 14; Reception April 12, Arts Barn

Art made of cloth, glass and found materials. Free.

5th Annual Art League of Germantown (ALOG) Exhibit

Through April 20, Kentlands Mansion

ALOG members present a selection of works created in pastel, watercolor, oil, photography, acrylic, gouache, ink, polymer clay, mixed media, collage, graphite, intaglio and lithograph. Free.

Main Street Farmers Market

April 7 & 14, 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.

Science in Current Events: Astronomy and the Mysteries of the Universe

April 7, 2-3 p.m., Quince Orchard Library

Dr. Boualem Hammouda, NIST scientist, discusses astronomy and the mysteries of the universe. Free.

Chris Barrick Quartet

April 7, 8 p.m., Arts Barn

Percussionist, vibraphonist, drummer and educator Chris Barrick is an active member of the D.C. jazz scene. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth.

DiVerse Poetry Reading & Open Mic

April 8, 2-4 p.m., Gaithersburg Library

This month’s DiVerse Poetry Reading & Open Mic will feature poets Marlena Chertock, Kateema Lee and Joseph Ross. Special guest Mayor Jud Ashman will give a preview of what’s planned for this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival. Free.

‘Altar Boyz’

April 13-29; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Arts Barn

This musical comedy presented by Rockville Musical Theatre is about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national tour. Tickets are $22 for adults, $12 for youth.

Author Event: Dr. Nadia Hashimi

April 14, 11 a.m., Gaithersburg Public Library

Local author Dr. Nadia Hashimi is an Afghan-American internationally bestselling author, public speaker, advocate for women’s rights and pediatrician. She has written three novels for adults and two for children inspired by the history of Afghanistan and the ongoing struggles of families. Hashimi is the author of three international bestselling novels: “The Pearl that Broke Its Shell,” “When the Moon Is Low,” and
“A House Without Windows.”

DiverseCity Showcase

April 14, 12-4:30 p.m., Lakeforest Mall

In partnership with Lakeforest Mall, the City of Gaithersburg and its Multicultural Affairs Committee presents this community celebration of music, dance and fashion, representing some of the many world cultures that enrich our lives in Gaithersburg. Demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy and Indian henna tattoos will be featured. Free.

Sugarloaf Craft Festival

April 20-22; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Browse the work of more than 250 independent artisans, see artist demonstrations and enjoy great food and entertainment. $8 online; $10 at the door; children under 12 are free.

Spring Flea Market

April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Casey Community Center

Discover gently used and new items. Free admission.

New Plays/New Voices

April 21, 1 p.m., Lakeforest Mall Center Court

Best Medicine Rep presents four plays written by Montgomery County students. Professional actors perform plays written in local classrooms through grants from the Maryland State Arts Council. Free.

Spring Planting

April 21, 2-4 p.m., Quince Orchard Library

Learn to grow flowers and vegetables from seed. Take home a six-cell seed starter tray of the planted seeds and watch them grow. For ages 8 to adult. Register online at

Paws in the Park

April 22, 12-4 p.m., Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm

The fun-filled afternoon includes a 1-mile walk for dogs and people, pet games, prizes, demos, rescue groups, a “flealess” market with pet-friendly vendors, food, music and more. This event raises funds to help homeless and abandoned animals throughout Montgomery County. $15 for adults in advance; $25 for adults at the gate; children (12 and under) are free.

Environmental Film Night: ‘A Plastic Ocean’

April 22, 7 p.m., Arts Barn

This film documents how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissue and are eventually consumed by us. Free. but seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Please contact the City of Gaithersburg Environmental Services to register.