A&E Briefs

Baltimore Watercolor Society
Nov. 15-Jan. 13; Artists Reception Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Kentlands Mansion
A juried exhibition from one of America’s oldest watercolor organizations.

‘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
Through Jan. 21, Bohrer Park
This juried show features work from all of the photography clubs in Maryland.

Main Street Farmers & Artists Market
Nov. 16, 23 & 30, 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.

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. 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. $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.

Let’s Cook@Casey: Make-Ahead Finger Foods
Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center
Chef Sheila Crye helps you get ready for party season with elegant recipes perfect for an impromptu gathering or potluck dinner. Fee is $55.

Workshop on I-270 Congestion Relief
Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30, Activity Center at Bohrer Park
This MDOT SHA workshop will discuss transportation needs of the I-270 corridor and identify potential solutions and existing environmental considerations.

‘Life in Color’
Nov. 22-Jan. 27; Artists Reception Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Arts Barn
Works by the Metro Washington Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Nov. 22-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.; Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Browse the work of more than 350 artists and enjoy food and entertainment. Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the door; free for kids (12 and under).

Run Under the Lights
Nov. 23, 6 p.m., Seneca Creek State Park
Run or walk through more than 380 illuminated vignettes and 65 animated displays. Registration is $35 for ages 15 and under; $40 for adults.

Leashes & Lights
Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m., Seneca Creek State Park
Treat your pooch to a one-mile stroll or three-mile walk. Then browse dog-related vendors, enjoy hot drinks and take a pet selfie with Santa (bring your own camera) inside a heated tent. $10 per person; free for dogs and children ages 3 and under.

Winter Lights Festival
Nov. 29-Dec. 3; 6-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; closed Dec. 25, Seneca Creek State Park
Take a 3.5-mile drive through more than 450 illuminated displays. Admission is $12-$20.

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’
In partnership with Kensington Arts Theatre
Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Arts Barn
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. $20 for adults; $18 for students (ages 15-21); $12 for youth.

Turkey Burn Off
Nov. 30, 9-10:30 a.m, Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Burn off Thanksgiving calories while having free with this free Zumba and dance fitness class.

Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Arts Barn
Shop for unique, artisan-made gifts. Free. 

Jan Brett Drawing Demonstration & Signing
Dec. 1, 5 p.m., Johns Hopkins University, Gilchrist Hall
Brett will do a drawing demonstration of a tiger followed by a signing of her latest book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.” Free.

Winter Chorus Concert: ‘Make a Joyful Noise’
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Rosborough Cultural Arts & Wellness Center | Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church
Join Music Director Daniel Hopkins and Accompanist Refiye Tappan as the Gaithersburg Chorus performs holiday music. While admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. All ages are welcome.

Let’s Cook@Casey: Parisian Holiday Sweets
Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center
Chef Carolyn Crow teaches you how to make Parisian holiday sweets. Fee is $55.

Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting
Dec. 4, 4-8 p.m.; tree lighting 6 p.m., Kentlands Market Square
Enjoy holiday performances from the Gaithersburg Chorus and Quince Orchard Chorus, ornament making, hot cocoa, giveaways and more. Free.