Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘Textures & Textiles’

Through May 14, Arts Barn

View art made of cloth, glass and found materials. Free.

Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) Exhibit

Through July 6; artists reception May 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Kentlands Mansion

Annual juried exhibit of diverse mediums


Through June 25; artists reception May 24, 7 p.m., Arts Barn

Complex compositions are made of intricate mark systems.

Harmonious Art Group

Through July 1, Activity Center at Bohrer Park

Featuring traditional and contemporary Chinese art work. Free.

Star Wars Film Screening—‘The Last Jedi’

Film & Brew Party with comedian Danny Rouhier of 106.7 The Fan and Stephen Kent of Beltway Banthas, May 4, doors open at 6 p.m., Arts Barn

Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and enjoy an evening of trivia, giveaways, a costume contest, and a pre-movie discussion by Star Wars saga experts and serious fans. $20 (with beer tasting), $10 (general), and $25 (at door)

Zumba in the Park

May 4 & 11, 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 (no class May 18). Free.

Main Street Farmers Market

May 5, 12 & 19, 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.

Train Day

May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum

View N-Gauge model train displays presented by BANTRAK members, explore a caboose and RDC rail car, visit the 1918 steam locomotive on display in the adjacent History Park, and participate in train-related activities. Free.

UTSAV: A Celebration of India

May 5, 1 & 2 p.m., Quince Orchard Library

Enjoy an afternoon of Indian music, colorful dances and crafts, and a Penny Theatre puppet show. Register online, Call 240.777.0200 for more information. Free.

Star Wars in Concert

Featuring the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia, May 5, 4 p.m., Arts Barn

Experience the iconic music of the Star Wars saga with a live symphony orchestra. Led by Maestro Jeffrey Dokken, the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia brings the instantly-recognizable music of John Williams to life. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $12 for youth 14 & under.

La Milla de Mayo

May 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Olde Towne, Gaithersburg

Participate in a fun one-mile run/walk and then celebrate the completion of the race with music, food, Salsa dancing and Cinco de Mayo festivities. Fees are $27 and less to participate. Free Kids Fun Runs kick off the race.

Family Star Wars Day

May 6, 12:30-4 p.m., Arts Barn

Enjoy family-friendly activities, including art and STEM workshops and a screening of “LEGO Star Wars – The Freemaker Adventures.” Fees vary; visit for more information.

Interfaith Nature Walk

May 6, 3 p.m., Malcolm King Park, northeast entrance at West Side Drive

Walk leaders explore what’s happening to the local Muddy Branch watershed, what impacts local actions have on both the local watershed and the Chesapeake Bay, and what individuals and faith-based organizations can do. Free but register in advance. Visit for more information.

Active Aging Expo

May 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Activity Center at Bohrer Park

Enjoy educational talks, interactive demonstrations, facials, massages, manicures, and preventive screenings. Fun activities include caricature drawings, tattoos and a photo booth. Free.

Yoga in the Park

May 8 & 15, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion

Yoga in the Park is offered Tuesday evenings through Aug. 28. Free.

Gaithersburg Chorus Spring Concert

May 8, 7:30 p.m., Rosborough Theatre at Asbury Methodist Village

The Gaithersburg Chorus Spring Concert features styles that range from Baroque to contemporary. Free.

Tai Chi in the Park

May 10 & 17, 7 p.m., Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm

Offered Thursday evenings through July 26.

Catch Me: A Magic Duel

May 11, 8 p.m., Arts Barn

Mark Phillips and Brian Curry return with skillful sleight of hand and new twists on classic magic. Ages 12+. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and $12 for youth (14 and under).

Move More Montgomery Festival

May 12, 12-4 p.m., Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm

This field day type festival features a community walk, sport and fitness demos, active performances and mini-classes, interactive health and wellness booths and the Fido Fitness Arena (for our four-legged family members). Free.

David Olney Workshop & Concert

Singer Songwriter Concert Series Presented by O’Hair Salon + Spa, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Arts Barn

David Olney’s music, featured on the ABC hit TV series, “Nashville,” has been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien and Steve Young. $25 for concert; $45 for concert and workshop.

Encore Chorales Concert

May 12, 7 p.m., Asbury Methodist Village

The Encore Chorales will perform a variety of pieces, including “Swingin’ with the Saints,” “West Side Story,” “Viva La Musica!” and more. No tickets or reservations required.

DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading & Open Mic

May 13, 2-4 p.m., Gaithersburg Library

Enjoy an afternoon of poetry reading with Laura Shovan, Paulette Beete and Jay Hall Carpenter, followed by an Open Mic. Free.


Kentlands Film Society presentation, May 13, 7 p.m., Arts Barn

At the end of World War II, Nelly, a Jewish cabaret singer who survived Auschwitz, tries to rebuild her life in Germany with the help of her friend, Lene. Tickets are $9. Reserve them by calling 301.529.9951 or contacting

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. Free.