Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Neil Simon’s ‘Plaza Suite’ In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group
Through Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. • Arts Barn
Three couples occupy room 719 at the Plaza Hotel on different days, resulting in three one-act tales of marital unhappiness. Ages 15 & up. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students.

Image | Pat Choquette “Radiant Spirit” by Pat Choquette is one of the featured works in “Colors and Imagination” at the Kentlands Mansion.

Image | Pat Choquette
“Radiant Spirit” by Pat Choquette is one of the featured works in “Colors and Imagination” at the Kentlands
Mansion.

‘Colors and Imagination’
Through Feb. 24, 2019 • Kentlands Mansion; Mon.-Fri. by appointment, call 301.258.6425
This 6th Annual Art League of Germantown multi-media exhibit is juried by Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro. Free.

‘Our Moments in Time’
Through March 10, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. • Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Four Montgomery County freelance sports photojournalists—Phil Fabrizio, George Smith, Jacqui South and David Wolfe—present their reflections on the stories behind their sporting news images.

‘Musicalia’
Through March 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. through Fri., 1:30-5 p.m. Sat.; Artists Reception Feb. 16, 1-3 p.m. • Arts Barn
“Musicalia,” in celebration of the intersection of music and art, features works that represent a broad range of music genres and artists.

Art Night Out: Acting Up!
Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m. • Arts Barn
Try your hand at acting. $35 for City of Gaithersburg residents, $40 for non-residents.

Kentlands Main Street Market
Feb. 16 & 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Main Street Pavilion
Local produce and meats, bakery items and prepared foods, plants, arts and crafts and more.

‘Of Color, Space, and Texture: How We Use Visual Language to Talk about Music’
Feb 16, 1-2 p.m. • Arts Barn
Musicologist and Professor Andrew H. Weaver, Ph.D. discusses how music and the visual arts are influenced by one another, and how those influences can heighten our appreciation of them. Artists reception for the “Musicalia” exhibition follows the lecture. $10 for tickets.

‘Brio Con Trio, Sharing the Love for Classical Music’ Presented by The Village at Kentlands & Lakelands
Feb. 17, 2-3 p.m. • Kentlands Manor
Brio Con Trio performs Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11., Meditation from Thais by Massenet, and more. Register in advance by contacting Jean Mocarski at jeanmocarski@gmail.com.

‘Ourchestra’ In Partnership with Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble
Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m. • Arts Barn
The instruments of the orchestra come to life through classical ballet, jazz and modern dance. $12 in advance, $15 day of event, and $10 ages 6 & under.

‘When Worlds Collide: The Importance of Japanese Woodblock Prints on late 19th Century Art’
Feb. 21, 7 p.m. lecture • Arts Barn
Learn how an inexpensive, insignificant art form from Japan revolutionized Western art in the latter part of the 19th century with art historian and City of Gaithersburg Arts Administrator Shellie Williams. A wine and cheese reception follows the lecture. Students are invited to reconvene on Feb. 23 for a museum tour. Cost is $75, $65 for City of Gaithersburg residents for lecture, reception and museum tour. Cost is $25, $20 for City of Gaithersburg residents for lecture and reception only.

Community Information Forum and Coffee House Hosted by Tree of Hope Association and Wells/Robertson House
Feb. 22, 6-10 p.m. • Casey Community Center
A community information forum on substance use disorders and peer support is followed by dancing, karaoke and more. Free.

Tasty Books: ‘If You Give a Moose a Muffin’
Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Casey Community Center
The story comes to life with make-your-own snacks, creative movement and crafting. All supplies included. $5 per person.

DIY Workshop – Calligraphy 101
Feb. 24, 1-3 p.m. • Kentlands Mansion
Spend an afternoon learning basic calligraphy techniques. $35 residents/$40 non-residents.

Jewelry Intensive: Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Feb. 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. • Arts Barn
Professional artisan Dareya Cohen guides teens and adults through the process of creating a beaded wrap bracelet. $36 for City of Gaithersburg residents; $40 for non-residents. $12 supply fee due to the instructor at the workshop.

StoryTime Station
Feb. 26, 11 a.m. • Gaithersburg Community Museum
The February theme for this read-aloud book program is the letter “M.” Recommended for children ages 3 to 6. Adult supervision required. $3 per child. Reservations encouraged.

‘My Martin Luther King Story: Inspired to Be an Inspiration with Freddie A. Brown, Sr.’
Feb. 26, 12:45 p.m. • Benjamin Gaither Center
Freddie A. Brown, Sr. will discuss his experiences as a driver for Martin Luther King, Jr., as a scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and as a mentor to local youth. While at NIH, Brown became a key figure in the NIH Minority Student Faculty Partnership Program. Free.

Acoustic Jam
Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m. • Carriage House, 321 Kent Square Road
Bring your instrument and join in, or just come to listen. Free.

African Folktales
March 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. • Quince Orchard Library
Bright Star Touring Theatre presents stories from folktale traditions across Africa. Free.

Photo | Submitted The Tim Whalen Quintet features Whalen (piano), Xavier Perez (saxophone), Paul Pieper (guitar), Tom Baldwin (bass), and Shareef Taher (drums).

Photo | Submitted
The Tim Whalen Quintet features Whalen (piano), Xavier Perez (saxophone), Paul Pieper (guitar), Tom Baldwin (bass), and Shareef Taher (drums).

Tim Whalen Quintet
March 2, 8 p.m. • Arts Barn
A night of musical conversation in the true language of jazz with pianist Tim Whalen. $25 for adults, $15 for youth (18 and under).

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