Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Montgomery Arts Calendar

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Dances

Dance Concert — Cityscape (rock, Motown, soul), 6-9 p.m. July 27, Outdoors on the Plaza, 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Old Georgetown Road, Wisconsin Avenue & East-West Highway, free, 301-652-4988.

Contra Dance — Friday Night Dancers: July 27, 7:30-8:15 p.m. lesson, 8:30-11:30 p.m. dancing to live music, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $9, info@fridaynightdance.org.

Mostly Swing Dance — July 27, 8 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance to The Scott Taylor Band, River Road Unitarian Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, $13, 301-656-1469.

Swing Dance — Tom Cunningham Orchestra: July 28, 8-9 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dancing, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $15, $8 13 & younger, tom@tomcunningham.com.

Contra & Square Dance — Folklore Society of Greater Washington: July 29, 7 p.m. newcomers’ welcome lesson, 7:30-10:30 p.m. called dances, Glen Echo Park’s Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $12, $9 members, 202-518-1299, www.fsgw.org.

Sunday Blues — Glen Echo Park Partnership: July 29, 7-8:30 p.m. lesson with Mike Marcotte & Donna Barker, 8:30-11:30 p.m. dancing to live music, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $17, $12 dance only, dbarker@glenechopark.org.

Music

Outdoor Summer Concert Series — Junkyard Saints, 7 p.m. July 25; Little Bit A Blues, 7 p.m. Aug. 1, Gudelsky Outdoor Concert Gazebo at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, free, 301-581-5100.

Focus Inn Presents Vic’s Music Corner — Joe Jencks & Rachel Cross, 8 p.m. July 25, O’Brien’s Barbecue, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, $15, $12 members, 301-275-7459.

Strathmore Backyard Theater for Children — Goombay: The Caribbean Experience, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. July 26, Backyard Theater Stage (outdoors), 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, $6, free 3 & younger, 301-581-5100.

Concert in the Square — Rick Whitehead Trio (jazz), 6-8 p.m. July 26, Rockville Town Center’s Plaza Stage, Maryland Avenue & Gibbs Street), free, 240-314-8605.

BUP Thursday Evening Concerts — Elikeh (African fusion), 6-8 p.m. July 26, Veterans Park, Norfolk & Woodmont avenues, Bethesda, free, 301-215-6660.

Silver Spring Swings — Saxophone & clarinet player Halley Shoenberg (jazz, swing, Dixieland), 7 p.m. July 26, 6:30 p.m. Balloon Clown & Magical Face Painter, Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue & Fenton Street, free, cancelled for rain, 301-565-7300.

BSO at Strathmore SummerFest — Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, 8 p.m. July 26, Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, $30, 877-BSO-1444.

Weekend Family Concert Series — Olney Big Band (jazz), 7 p.m. July 28, City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, free, 301-258-6350.

Benefit Piano Recital — Piano Society of Greater Washington: Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, 3 p.m. July 29, benefits breast cancer fund, Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, $20 suggested donation, 301-309-2470.

Monday Morning Children’s Series — Australia’s Seona McDowell (music & dance), 10:30 a.m. July 30, City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, free, 301-258-6350.

BlackRock Summer Concert Series — Eastman String Band (bluegrass), 7 p.m. July 28, BlackRock Center for the Arts’ outdoor stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, free, 301-528-2260.

Summer Sounds Concerts — Ron Gartner, 7 p.m. July 25, Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Road; Bobbe Shore & First Call, 7 p.m. July 29, Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Road, free, 240-777-6820.

Jazz Jam Session — Perry Conticchio’s Quartet, 7-10 p.m. Sun. to Sept. 2, Roy’s Place, 2 East Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, $10 minimum, 240-477-2286.

Montgomery Village Lawn Theater — Electric Coalition Band (Latin swing), 7:30-8:30 p.m. July 29, South Valley Park, 18850 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, free, 301-948-0110, ext. 334.

Afternoon Tea — Music by pianist Meg Baker, 1 p.m. July 31, Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, $18 (plus tax) prepaid reservations required, 301-581-5108.

Kids, Parks & Performing Arts — Nada Brahma, 7:30 p.m. July 31, Montrose Park, 451 Congressional Lane, Rockville, free, 240-314-8600.

Out to Lunch Wednesdays — Concerts: Project Natale (classical & Latin jazz), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 1, Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, free, 240-314-8604.

On Stage

‘‘The Araboolies of Liberty Street” — World premier musical with acrobatics, book & lyrics by Sam Swope, music by Kim D. Sherman, based on Swope’s book, to Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m. Tues.-Fri., 12:30, 3:30 & 7 p.m. Sat., 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, $10-$20, 301-280-1660.

‘‘Brooklyn Boy” — Donald Margulies comedy with serious overtones, to Aug. 12, 7:45 p.m. Sun., Wed.-Sat.; 1:45 p.m. Wed., Sat. & Sun.; Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, $25-$46, 301-924-3400.

‘‘Democracy” — Area premiere of Michael Frayn’s most recent work, to Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Sun. (except Aug. 12) & Tues. Aug. 7; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2 p.m. Wed., Sat. & Sun.; audio-described 8 p.m. Aug. 8; sign-interpreted 8 p.m. Aug. 9; post-show discussion 8 p.m. Aug. 1, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, $25-$46, 301-924-3400.

‘‘Dinosaur Rock” — DinoRock’s annual visit: to Sept. 2, 10 & 11:30 a.m. Wed.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Sat. & Sun., ASL-interpreted 1 p.m. Aug. 19, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $8, 301-320-6668.

‘‘Godspell” — Broadway musical based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew, to July 29, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 6:30 p.m. Sun., 1:30 p.m. Sat., Sun., July 25, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, $25-$46, 301-924-3400.

‘‘Oklahoma” — Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, to July 29, 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Rockville Musical Theatre, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, $20, $18 seniors, $16 18 & younger, 240-314-8690.

‘‘Pygmalion” — George Bernard Shaw comedy that inspired ‘‘My Fair Lady,” to Aug. 5, 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. & Sat., Aug. 4, Quotidian Theatre, Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, $20, $15 seniors & students, 301-816-1023.

‘‘Summer Sampler of One Act Plays” — Program 1: Four plays, July 28-Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Cedar Lane Stage, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, $5, 301-949-3685.

‘‘Winnie the Pooh” — Based on A.A. Milne’s books, to Sept. 3, 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Sat., Sun. & Labor Day Sept. 3, Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $8, 301-320-5331.

Visual Art

Activity Center at Bohrer Park — ‘‘Three Paths to Painting,” oil paintings by Nan Fuhrman, Stephen Salwierz & Alexey Zoob, to Aug. 26, 506 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-258-6394.

American Painting — ‘‘Images of Washington, D.C.,” Washington Society of Landscape Painters members Barbara Piegari & Genevieve Roberts of Ashton; Andrei Kushnir of Bethesda; Yolanda Frederikse of Kensington; Albert Kuentz of Potomac; Bill Schmidt of Rockville, to July 28, 5118 MacArthur Blvd. NW DC, 202-244-3244.

BlackRock Center for the Arts — Senior Artists Alliance, to Aug. 13, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, 301-528-2260.

Brookside Gardens — ‘‘Garden Colors,” photographs by Mimi Whitcomb & ‘‘Botanica 2007: The Art & Science of Plants,” Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration, to Aug. 3, Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, 301-962-1400.

Community Museum — ‘‘Oh the Stories We Could Tell...,” heirloom & contemporary quilts designed by county residents, to Oct. 14, 9 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, 301-258-6160.

Creative Partners — ‘‘Stories of the Body,” charcoal drawings by Martin Slater, to Aug. 4, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 301-951-9441.

Fraser Gallery — Summer Group Exhibition, to Sept. 8, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 8, Bethesda, 301-718-9651.

Friendship Heights Village Center — ‘‘Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue: A Celebration of the Fourth of July,” multimedia juried exhibit, to July 28, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-656-2797.

Gaithersburg Arts Barn — Sculptures by Paul Pincus & watercolors by Fae Penland, July 26-Sept. 16, reception 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 311 Kent Square Road, 301-258-6394.

Gaithersburg City Hall Gallery — ‘‘Quilts,” textile works of Diti Lean & Floris Flam, to Aug. 5, 31 South Summit Ave., 301-258-6394.

Gallery Frame Avenue — Paintings on silk by Nebiur Arellano, to Sept. 29, reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, 4919 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 301-654-7700.

Gallery Neptune — ‘‘Soul Tracers,” Elyse Harrison’s paintings & Mark ‘‘WIREMAN” Coburn’s sculptures, to Aug. 18, 4901 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 301-718-0809.

Gateway’s Heliport Gallery — ‘‘3 Roads Traveled,” Nancy McNamara, Marie Defeche & Maureen Feely-Kohl of Montgomery College, to Aug. 24, 8001 Kennett St. Suite 3, Silver Spring, 301-562-1400.

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery — Michael Farrell, mixed media; Michael Ian Goulding, silver gelatin prints; Lisa Bowes, fiber quilt ‘‘abstract color,” to July 31, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, 240-314-8660.

Heineman Myers — ‘‘Yummy,” appetizing works by Claire Johnson, Jeanette May, Jane Richlovsky, Joan Sarah Wexler, to Aug. 5, 4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, 301-951-7900.

Light Street Gallery — ‘‘Life Around Us, Then & Now,” artwork of Selma Hurwitz of Potomac, to Aug. 11, 1448 Light St., Baltimore, 410-234-0047.

Montgomery College-Takoma Park⁄Silver Spring — Annual Student Show, through August, Gallery of the Pavilion of Fine Arts, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park, 301-650-1368.

Montgomery County Historical Society — ‘‘Mining in Montgomery,” history of mining & quarrying, to Sept. 23, Beall-Dawson House, 103 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, 301-762-1492.

National Library of Medicine — ‘‘Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body,” to April 16, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, 301-496-9204.

Orchard Gallery — ‘‘Spectral Journey,” New paintings by Diane Lachman, to July 30, 917 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, 240-497-1911.

Photoworks — Advanced Master Printing Class Exhibit, 1-8 p.m. Wed. & Sun., to Aug. 31, Glen Echo Park’s Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., 301-229-7930, 301- 229-4313.

Ratner Museum — ‘‘In-volved,” artists of St. Luke’s Studio In-Sight, to July 30, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 301-897-1518.

Sandy Spring Museum — ‘‘Celebrating the Work of Ed Longley,” paintings & photos, to Sept. 13, 17901 Bentley Road, 301-774-0022.

Space 7:10 — ‘‘Images of Italy,” photographs by Nancy Coviello, to Aug. 11, Kefa Café, 963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, 301-589-9337.

Spectrum Center for Natural Medicine — ‘‘Color as Language,” acrylic on canvas by Hilary Martinson, to Sept. 6, 8830 Cameron St., Silver Spring, 301-565-2700.

Strathmore — Strathmore Celebrates Women in the Arts Exhibit, to Aug. 30; Colored Pencil Society of America 15th annual international exhibition, to Aug. 25, Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 301-581-5200.

Visions Exhibition Space — ‘‘People: A Painter’s Eye View,” paintings by Josh Holland, to Oct. 11, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, 301-565-3805.

Wheaton Library — ‘‘Real Life: Drawings & Digital Prints” by Vicky Surles, through July, 11701 Georgia Ave., 240-777-0678.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery — Emerging artist work & arts sale: Betsy Cooley, July 27-29, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., 301-371-5593, www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Et cetera

Barnes & Noble-Gaithersburg — Author reading⁄signing: Ken Harvey, ‘‘Brothers of the Storm: A Tale of Boys Born to Fight,” 1 p.m. July 28, 21 Grand Corner Ave., free, 301-721-0860.

Summer Film Fest — Films set in exotic locations: 6:30 p.m. Mon. to Aug. 13, ‘‘A Mongolian Tale” (‘‘Hei jun ma”), Mongolia, July 30; ‘‘An American Rhapsody,” Hungary, Aug. 13, Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville, free, 240-773-9410.

Brookside Gardens — Wings of Fancy-World of Flight! live butterfly exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to Sept. 16, $5, $4 ages 3-12, South Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, 301-962-1400,www.brooksidegardens.org.

National Park Service Programs — Sat.-Sun.: Carousel tours noon; park tours 2 p.m.; one-hour documentary on park history 4 p.m., Glen Echo Park’s Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., free, 301-320-1400.

Laugh Riot at the Hyatt — Live standup comedy show, five local comedians, ‘‘Everybody’s A Comedian” segment for audience members, 8-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel, Cabinet Room, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., $10 cash cover, 301-657-1234.

Dentzel Carousel — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $1, 301-634-2222.

Discovery Creek Children’s Museum — Weekend Nature Programs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. & Sun. to July 29, Forest Tales exhibit, science & nature activities, live animals, interpretive hike, crafts, Stable at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, free members & ages 2 & younger, 202-337-5111.

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