Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Montgomery Hot Tickets: Pencil me in

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Courtesy of Strathmore
‘‘Reclining Figure” by John Smolko is among the pieces on display in the Colored Pencil Society of America’s 15th annual exhibition, on view in the Mansion at Strathmore.
The Colored Pencil Society of America’s 15th annual international exhibition is on view in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Ross Merill, artist and National Gallery of Arts’ Conservation Division curator, juried the 120-piece exhibit of works in 100 percent colored pencil. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 301-581-5200 or visit

Starry nights

The Bethesda Urban Partnership presents the third annual Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue, five evenings of films, from Tuesday through Saturday, Aug. 4, at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues in the Woodmont Triangle. Admission is free and shows all begin at 9 p.m.

The schedule: Tuesday, ‘‘Funny Face” (1957); Wednesday, Aug. 1, ‘‘Good Night, and Good Luck” (2005); Thursday, Aug. 2, ‘‘Charlotte’s Web” (2006); Friday, Aug. 3, ‘‘To Catch A Thief” (1955); and Saturday, Aug. 4 ‘‘Jaws” (1975). Bringing lawn chairs is recommended. Call 301-215-6660 or visit

Bluegrass and jam

Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic dinner for a free Summer Concert Series performance by the Eastman String Band at 7 p.m. Saturday on BlackRock Center for the Arts’ outdoor stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. The ‘‘bluegrass with a touch of Celtic” band from Stevensville, Md., lends its unique acoustic sound to a mix of heartfelt originals and high-energy instrumentals. Call 301-528-2260 or visit

Today’s your birthday!

Pooh, Piglet and friends are planning top-secret missions and birthday surprises for Eeyore in ‘‘Winnie-the-Pooh,” based on A.A. Milne’s children’s classics, through Sept. 3 at Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Shows begin at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day, Sept. 3. A sign language-interpreted performance is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. All tickets are $8. Call 301-320-5331 or visit

Family pick: Late breaking news

Eight more shows were inadequate for all to enjoy ‘‘Godspell,” the musical based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew, at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. Thus, its run has been extended to Aug. 5, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 1:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $25 to $46. Call 301-924-3400 or visit


Sculptures by Paul Pincus, watercolors by Fae Penland, Gaithersburg Arts Barn, opens Thursday, 301-258-6394,

DinoRock’s ‘‘Dinosaur Rock!” opens today, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, $8, 301-320-6668,

Last Chance

‘‘Spectral Journey,” Diane Lachman’s paintings, Orchard Gallery, Bethesda, closes Monday, 240-497-1911,

‘‘In-volved,” St. Luke’s Studio In-Sight artists, Ratner Museum, Bethesda, closes Monday, 301-897-1518,