Arts & Entertainment

Main Street Farmers Market

Oct. 3 & 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion

Products available for purchase include a vast assortment of fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, various herbs, cut flowers, and potted plants, baked goods, dog treats, meat, eggs, and honey. Seasonal arts and craft vendors sell jewelry, photographs, health and beauty products, knitted items, quilts, purses, woodworking items, clothing, children’s accessories, yard art, and more! www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Multimedia Exhibit by Arts Barn Faculty

Through Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sat., Arts Barn

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents a multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Arts Barn faculty members, Vian Borchert, Howard Cohen, Jaree Donnelly, Tony Glander, Sue Kay, Natalya Parris, and Firouzeh Sadegh. This once-a-year exhibit of personal works features an exciting mix of mediums and styles that reflects the broad talent of the educational staff. Free. www.gaithersburgmd.gov

The Hot Sardines: Opening Night

Oct. 3, 8 p.m., BlackRock Center for the Arts

Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a “one-of-the-boys” front-woman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines. Tickets are $36-$50. www.blackrockcenter.org

Kellylee Evans

Oct. 4, 5 p.m., BlackRock Center for the Arts

The unstoppable singer/songwriter Kellylee Evans is a chameleon-like performer whose thriving career in Canada and France over the last decade has recently brought her into the spotlight in the U.S. Her arresting combination of soul, pop, hip-hop, and improvisational jazz vocal style come together to create a simultaneously fresh and retro sound. Tickets are $18-$30. www.blackrockcenter.org

Hispanic Heritage Month Reception

Oct. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Activity Center at Bohrer Park

An evening of Latin dancing and artwork celebrates the vibrant history and cultures of Latin America. Juntos, a Latin dance group at Quince Orchard High School, will perform different styles of Latin dancing, present historical background and provide a beginner dance lesson. Members of The Latino Art League will be on hand to answer questions and give insight into their exhibition of multimedia artwork, on display at the Activity Center through Oct. 25. Light refreshments will be served. www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Kentlands Acoustic Jam

Oct. 6, 6 p.m., Kentlands Clubhouse; Oct. 11, 12 p.m., Acorn Stage, 353 Main St.

Bring your acoustic instrument and voice to join in the jam session, or just listen. Free. www.reverbnation.com/kentlandsacousticjam

‘An Evening with Frederick Forsyth’

Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave.

Frederick Forsyth is the author of 15 internationally best-selling novels and two short story collections. A former pilot and print and television reporter for Reuters and the BBC, in 2012 he won the Diamond Dagger award from the Crime Writers’ Association for a career of sustained excellence. Five of his books, starting with “The Day of the Jackal,” have already been made into successful films, and a major motion picture based on “The Kill List” is currently in the works.

But what most people don’t know is that some of Forsyth’s greatest stories of intrigue have been in his own life.  During this event, Forsyth will talk about his new memoir, “The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue,” in which he reveals that his adventures and personal experiences have been as gripping as any twisting plot line found in his collection of blockbuster novels. Free. www.gaithersburgmd.gov

‘Shades of Geometry’

Oct. 9-Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sat., Arts Barn; Opening reception Oct. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Arts Barn

This group exhibit presents the work of Shelley Sims, Lauren Kingsland and Fran Abrams, along with that of the artists of Vertical Glass—Steve Mockrin, Jane Charters, Karen Henderson, Hilde Leone and Tony Glander. Free. www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Singer Songwriter Concert Series – Birds of Chicago

Oct. 10, 3 p.m. singer songwriter workshop, Arts Barn; Oct. 11, noon-2 p.m. concert, Oktoberfest Main Street Stage

Birds of Chicago is a collective built around husband and wife duo JT Nero and Allison Russell. Their brand of rock and roll poetry centers around Nero’s fractured country soul croon wrapped in Russell’s silver-and-gold tones for a harmony blend that is like nothing else in music today. Fired by the band, it’s a full tilt revival – streamlined poems, deep grooves, sharp hooks and joyful singing straight from the gut. Concert is free. Tickets for songwriting workshop are $20. www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet

Oct. 10, 8 p.m., BlackRock Center for the Arts

Since forming in 1975, Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet takes the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more into a satisfying musical recipe. Tickets are $22-$36. www.blackrockcenter.org

‘Disney’s Aladdin Jr.’

Oct. 16-25, 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, Arts Barn

In partnership with Kensington Arts Theatre-2nd Stage, Arts on the Green presents “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” A resourceful young hero and a wise-cracking genie come to life in this special one-hour adaptation of one of the most popular animated movies of all time. KAT-2nd Stage features youth and adult performers. Recommended for ages 7 & up. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for children 14 and under. www.gaithersburgmd.gov

‘How to Brew Beer at Home’

Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Road

Brewing beer is easy and fun!  This program will show you what equipment and ingredients are needed and review the process for brewing your own delicious beer at home.  Please register online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.  Click “Branches” and select “Quince Orchard Library.”  Call 240.777.0200 for more information.  Registration is limited to ages 21 and up.  No samples will be provided, but light refreshments will be available.  This free program is sponsored by Friends of the Library, Quince Orchard Chapter.

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