Arts & Entertainment

‘Textures & Textiles’

Through May 14, Arts Barn

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

‘Altar Boyz’

Through April 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.

Harmonious Art Group

April 20–July 1, Activity Center at Bohrer Park

Featuring traditional and contemporary Chinese art work. Free.

Main Street Farmers Market

April 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.

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, including clothes, household wares, children’s items, collectibles and more. Free admission.

Spring Planting

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

Learn to grow flowers and vegetables from seed. For ages 8 to adult. Register online at

Photo | City of Gaithersburg Paws in the Park on April 22 raises funds to help homeless and abandoned animals throughout Montgomery County.

Photo | City of Gaithersburg
Paws in the Park on April 22 raises funds to help homeless and abandoned animals throughout Montgomery County.

Paws in the Park

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

The fun-filled afternoon includes a one-mile walk for dogs and people, pet games, prizes, demos, rescue groups, a “flealess” market with pet-friendly vendors, food, music and more. $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. Free. Contact the City of Gaithersburg Environmental Services to register.

Kentlands Acoustic Acoustic Jam

April 24, 6-9 p.m., Carriage House, 321 Kent Square Road

Music lovers and musicians gather for potluck-style food, drink and, of course, to jam.

Yoga in the Park

May 1, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

Yoga in the Park begins! Look for it on Tuesday evenings through Aug. 28. Free.

CHARACTER COUNTS! Awards Ceremony & Reception

May 2, 6-7:30 p.m., Rachel Carson Elementary School

To celebrate CHARACTER COUNTS! in Gaithersburg, 575 students created written and graphic works celebrating the Six Pillars of Character. Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized.

Tai Chi in the Park

May 3, 7-8 p.m., Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm

Tai Chi in the Park begins! Look for it Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. through July 26. Free.

Star Wars Film Screening – ‘The Last Jedi’

Film & Brew Party with comedian Danny Rouhier of 106.7 The Fan, May 4, doors open at 6 p.m., Arts Barn

Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and enjoy an evening of trivia, giveaways, a costume contest, and a pre-movie discussion by Star Wars saga experts and serious fans. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Zumba in the Park

May 4, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

Zumba in the Park returns on Friday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 31 (no class May 18). Free.

Star Wars in Concert

Featuring the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia, May 5, 4 p.m., Arts Barn

Experience the iconic music of the Star Wars saga with a live symphony orchestra. Led by Maestro Jeffrey Dokken, the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia brings the instantly recognizable music of John Williams to life. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $12 for youth 14 & under.

La Milla de Mayo

May 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Olde Towne, Gaithersburg

Participate in a fun one-mile run/walk and then celebrate the completion of the race with music, food, Salsa dancing, and Cinco de Mayo festivities. Fees are $27 and less to participate. Free Kids Fun Runs kick off the race.

Family Star Wars Day

May 6, 12:30-4 p.m., Arts Barn

Enjoy family-friendly activities, including art and STEM workshops and a screening of “LEGO Star Wars – The Freemaker Adventures.” Please note that each workshop registrant receives a promo code for one free admission to the LEGO Star Wars screening. Workshops include Projects in Clay, Create Your Own Jawa, and Technology of Intergalactic Combat. Fees vary; visit for more information.