Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Olney Art Association Exhibition
Through Nov. 12, Kentlands Mansion
This group is returning for their third year at the Kentlands Mansion with a juried exhibit.

‘Figuratively Speaking’
Through Nov. 18, Arts Barn
This exhibit celebrates the human figure with works by Trish Stockman, Johan Lowie, Myron Barnstone and Maduka Francis Uduh.

Maryland Photography Alliance Exhibition
Nov. 1 to Jan. 21; Artist Reception Nov. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., Bohrer Park
This juried show features work from all of the photography clubs in Maryland.

Main Street Farmers & Artists Market
Nov. 2, 9 & 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion
Farmers bring produce, meats and dairy products, plants and cut flowers. Artisans bring creations. Look for baked goods and prepared foods, too.

Gaithersburg Shreds
Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Activity Center at Bohrer Park
(Parking lot next to the Skate Park)
Bring paper and select electronics for secure shredding and disposal. Free but please bring a food donation for the Gaithersburg HELP pantry.

‘Little Red’s Most Unusual Day’
Nov. 2 & 3, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sat., 1 & 3 p.m. Sun., Arts Barn
On a beautiful day, a caped girl sets off through the woods to visit her ailing grandmother—but she’s not the only one out for a stroll. See Lambert Hall’s operatic take on the classic folk tale. Recommended ages 4+. $15/$12 youth (14 and under).

Nov. 2, 1:30 p.m. activities, 2 p.m. screening, Casey Community Center
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a showing of this family-friendly animated adventure. Come early for activities revolving around this magical holiday. Tickets are $2.

American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month Social Powwow
Nov. 2, 2-9 p.m., Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Activities include traditional songs and dances, games and food. There will also be a hand drum singing competition with a “winner-take-all” cash prize. American Indian & Alaska Native artisans will be on site selling crafts, jewelry, and other handmade items. Free admission.

Dia de los Muertos: Understanding a Beloved Mexican Tradition Through Music
Presented by New Orchestra of Washington (NOW), Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Arts Barn
Come celebrate life and remember those who have passed before us with this beautiful program including songs by Manuel Ponce and excerpts from Brahms’ Requiem, featuring Laura Choi Stuart, soprano and Grace Cho, piano. $30/$18 youth (18 and under).

Let’s Cook@Casey: Spiced Sweets
Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center
Chef Carolyn Crow guides you in an exploration of make-ahead recipes for cookies and confections made with spices from Shafa Blends. Fee is $55.

Matinee Saturday: ‘The Vampire Bat’
Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Arts Barn
Revisit Hollywood’s Golden Era with this 1933 horror film about vampiric human bats starring Melvyn Douglas, Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill. $5 for tickets.

Discovery Days: GIS & Maps
Nov. 10, 1-4 p.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum
Have fun learning about maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with hands-on activities that explore geography in all of its forms. A map gallery illustrates the many ways that the city uses GIS on a daily basis. Free.

Diverse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Nov. 10, 2-4 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
Featured poets are Miles David Moore, Tanya Olson, Katherine Gekker, with special guest Lydia Wei. The reading will be followed by an open mic. Free.

Veterans Day Observance
Nov. 11, 11 a.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion
City officials and members of local veterans groups honor those who have served in all branches of the military. Officials, veterans and community organizations will also participate in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony, followed by a reception inside City Hall. Joining the observance will be special guest speaker Colonel (Ret.) David Rhodes.

Museum After Hours: ‘What is the Future of GPS?’
Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum
David Doyle, retired geodesist, explores how changes in technology are changing GPS. $10 admission.

Let’s Cook@Casey: A Traditional Northern Thai Meal
Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center
Chef Sheila Crye teaches you about northern Thai cuisine, including sticky rice, Burmese-style pork curry with fresh ginger, country-style chicken curry with lemongrass and more. Fee is $55.

Poetry Evenings
Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
At this poetry evening for adults, you can read, write and share poetry with other poetry lovers. No registration is required.

Kourosh Taie – ‘Labor of Love’
Nov. 15, 8-10 p.m., Arts Barn
Kourosh Taie will take you on a magical journey where comedy, magic and mentalism collide to create a tour de force of elegant deceptions and spellbinding entertainment. Tickets are $20, $18 for students (ages 15-21).

Art Night Out: Wine & Improv
Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m., Arts Barn
Dive into the world of improv led by theatre professional Stephanie Phelan. No experience needed. $25 fee. For ages 16 and up.

Chronic Stress and Disease
Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Gaithersburg Library
A Gaithersburg resident and member of the Montgomery County Commission for Women, Dr. Maclay will discuss the effects of stress and share ways individuals can take control of their own health. All are welcome to this meeting of the Gaithersburg American Association of University Women.