Category: Arts & Entertainment

Dig Dinosaurs at Dinosaur Park

Photo | Pam Schipper More than 300 people helped paleontologists and Dinosaur Park’s trained volunteers look for fossils at the park’s Aug. 3. open house.

Looking for a unique end-of-summer day trip? Look no further than Dinosaur Park, a site in Laurel under the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission. They don’t have a T-rex, but one just as cool—Acrocanthosaurus, a close relative of…

Musica Viva Free Outdoor Concert No. 3

Photo | Pam Schipper Maestro Simeone Tartaglione conducts the Musica Viva Kentlands Orchestra, a live 15-piece professional string orchestra, at the Musica Viva free outdoor concert no. 2 on Sunday, June 23 at the Kentlands Mansion.

This article was originally published by Culture Spot MC, www.culturespotmc.com.   Musica Viva will present its third free-admission classical music concert—its second of 2019—at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. The approximately 650 people who attended the June 23 performance can attest…

Arts & Entertainment Briefs

‘Oceans of Creativity’ Through Aug. 31, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 3 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Artists on Market, 201 Market St. West See fine art, photography, pottery, prints, jewelry, cards and fiber from 38…

The Soul of PEAS

Photo | Marylou Bono PEAS Director Nannette Horan leads a summer workshop.

I knew that PEAS was a happy place when I strode up the walk and was welcomed by its beaming director, Nannette Horan, surrounded by drying artwork, still life displays, ceramic pots and rows and rows of art materials. I…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘Oceans of Creativity’ Through Sept. 1, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 3 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Artists on Market, 201 Market St. West See fine art, photography, pottery, prints, jewelry, cards and fiber from 38…

Activists Gather at Arts Barn for ‘Ground War’ Premiere

The Kentlands Community Foundation Go GREEN group and the City of Gaithersburg hosted the Maryland premiere of “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” a pesticide documentary, at the Arts Barn on June 30. Elected officials, local and national activists and filmmaker Andrew Nisker attended. Photo | Pam Schipper

Elected officials, local and national activists and filmmaker Andrew Nisker attended the sold-out Maryland premiere of “Ground War: When Playing Fields Become Battlefields,” a pesticide documentary, at the Arts Barn on June 30. The film chronicles Nisker’s search for the…

Pritchards Lobby Congress for Music Education in Public Schools

Joe Pritchard and his daughter, Olivia, recently joined with fellow members of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation to lobby Congress for funding music education in public schools. Photo | Submitted

“Nobody doesn’t love music,” said Joe Pritchard, who firmly believes in the value of instilling that love in children as part of a well-rounded education. He acknowledged that such thinking is also intrinsic to the future of his business, Kentlands’…

Arts and Entertainment Briefs

‘Water’ Gallery Exhibition Through July 14 • Arts Barn See paintings, mixed media, photography and glass. Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition Through July 17 • Kentlands Mansion See the work of Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association members in…