Arts & Entertainment

‘Marksmanship’

Through June 25; artists reception May 24, Arts Barn

Complex compositions are made of intricate mark systems.

Image | Virginia Chandler Virginia Chandler's work is on display through July 6 at the Kentlands Mansion.

Image | Virginia Chandler
Virginia Chandler’s work is on display through July 6 at the Kentlands Mansion.

Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) Exhibit

Through July 6, Kentlands Mansion

GFAA presents an annual juried exhibit of diverse mediums.

Harmonious Art Group

Through July 1, Activity Center at Bohrer Park

Featuring traditional and contemporary Chinese art work. Free.

Bike to Work Day—Kentlands

May 18, 7-9 a.m., Great Seneca Highway & Orchard Ridge Drive/Kentlands Boulevard

This pit stop will have a DJ, raffle prizes, and refreshments.

Bike to Work Day—Olde Towne

May 18, 4-6 p.m., S. Summit and E. Diamond avenues

Drop by on your route home.

Gaithersburg Chorus Spring Concert

May 18, 7:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church

The Gaithersburg Chorus Spring Concert features styles that range from Baroque to contemporary. Selections include traditional favorites such as the American hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing” and Henry Purcell’s “If Music Be the Food of Love,” as well as modern masterpieces such as Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” for violin, chorus and piano and a jazz piece, “Alright, OK, You Win.” Free.

Photo | City of Gaithersburg Look for lots of great activities for kids in the Children’s Village at the Gaithersburg Book Festival.

Photo | City of Gaithersburg
Look for lots of great activities for kids in the Children’s Village at the Gaithersburg Book Festival.

Gaithersburg Book Festival

May 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., City Hall Grounds

This annual celebration of writing, books and all things literary features author presentations and book signings, writing workshops, music, kids’ activities, food and more. Free. www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org

Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinic

May 19 & 26, 10 a.m., Quince Orchard Library

Have a gardening question you’d like to ask a Master Gardener? Bring in your plant/soil samples or photos for identification and diagnosis. Get advice on weeds, pruning, vegetable gardening and insects. Free.

Science in Current Events: Geology and Continental Drift

May 19, 2 p.m., Quince Orchard Library

Dr. Boualem Hammouda, NIST scientist, will discuss geology and continental drift.

Main Street Farmers Market

May 19 & 26, June 2, 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 Acoustic Jam

May 22, 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 22 & 29, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. Beginners are welcome. Free.

Zumba in the Park

May 25 & June 1, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

Zumba in the Park is offered Friday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 31. Free.

Tai Chi in the Park

May 24 & 31, 7 p.m., Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm

Tai Chi exercises the body, calms the mind and uplifts the spirit. Offered Thursday evenings through July 26.

Flags for Our Heroes

May 26, 11 a.m., Bohrer Park

Memorial Day weekend will bring a huge display of American flags, honoring past and present military personnel. Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Montgomery Village and Gaithersburg, Flags for Our Heroes opens Saturday, May 26 with military personnel, Boy Scouts, political leaders and others. The display continues through May 28.

Memorial Day Observance

May 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Christman Park, 304 W. Deer Park Road

Join the Mayor and City Council, city staff and honored guests in a tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

OMSI Kentlands/Lakelands Town Hall

May 30, 7 p.m., Kentlands Mansion

One Main Street Initiative hosts this town hall meeting offering proposed retail strategy and recommended initiatives for Main Street and Downtown Kentlands. A Q&A follows the presentation. Free.

Water Safety Day

June 1, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Water Park at Bohrer Park

Informational booths, lifeguard demonstrations and free swim lesson screenings will be conducted to promote water safety prior to the summer season.

Afternoon Tea Party

June 2, 2-4:30 p.m., Kentlands Market Square

Enjoy live music from Naked Blue, a performance from Two Left Feet Dance Studio, hot and cold tea with biscotti, and the Captain Cookie mobile bakery and dairy bar. Kids’ crafts and activities will be offered as well. Free admission.

Jubilation Day Gospel Concert

June 2, 4-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

Gospel music, the uniquely American art form that gave rise to jazz, blues, R&B, and rock and roll, will be celebrated in all of its glory at the 12th Annual Jubilation Day Gospel Extravaganza. Free.

Photo | Submitted Drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu leads Hebret Musica, performing at the Arts Barn on June 2.

Photo | Submitted
Drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu leads Hebret Musica, performing at the Arts Barn on June 2.

Herbret Musica

June 2, 8-10 p.m., Arts Barn

Led by drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu, Hebret Musica (Community Music) combines Ethiopian sounds with soulful, modern jazz. $25 for adults, $15 for youth (18 and under).

Film & Brew Party: Hichcock’s ‘Rear Window’

June 3, 6-8:30 p.m., Arts Barn

In what is considered by many as one of Hitchcock’s best, a wheel-chair bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window. As he continues to observe them, he becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. $5 in advance, $8 day of show.

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