Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Montgomery Arts Calendar

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Dances

Dance Concert — Full Circle (interactive dance) 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24; Garry Henson’s Take Note (popular dance classics, swing) 6-9 p.m. Aug. 31, 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: Aug. 24, 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.

Contra & Square Dance — Folklore Society of Greater Washington: Aug. 25 & Sept. 2, 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.

Swing Dance — Tom Cunningham Orchestra: Aug. 25, 8 p.m. beginning lesson; 8:30 p.m.-midnight dancing, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $15, www.tomcunningham.com.

Contra Dance — Friday Night Dancers: Aug. 31, 7:30-8:15 p.m. lesson, 8:30-11:30 p.m. dancing to live music, Glen Echo Park’s Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $9, info@fridaynightdance.org.

Swing Dance — Jam Cellar: Sept. 1, 8-9 p.m. beginner lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight dancing to Solomon Douglas Big Band, Glen Echo Park’s Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $13, 301-299-8728, huh@thejamcellar.com,www.thejamcellar.com.

Waltz Dance — Waltz Time: Sept. 2, 3-3:30 p.m. beginning lesson; 3:30-6 p.m. dancing to Some Assembly, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $8, 202-238-0230, info@waltztimedances.org.

Music

Concert in the Square — Rob Thorworth, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23; Seamus Kennedy, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 30, Rockville Town Center’s Plaza Stage, Maryland Avenue & Gibbs Street), free, 240-314-8605.

Summer Sounds Concerts — Ray Owens, 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Whalen Park, Fyffe Road & Fisher Avenue, Poolesville; L’Tanya Mari’s Quintet, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield 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.

Out to Lunch Wednesdays — Concerts: Dixie Power Trio (New Orleans jazz, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 22; Rita Clarke & the Naturals (Bayou rhythms), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 29, Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, free, 240-314-8604.

Dixieland Jazz Concert⁄Dance — Buck Creek Jazz Band’s 30th anniversary, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 26, Knights of Columbus Rosensteel Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring, $20, 301-340-7399.

On Stage

‘‘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., Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $8, 301-320-6668.

‘‘The Frog Prince” — The Beale Street Puppets: Frank DeCostanzo’s puppet version of classic tale, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 11 a.m. Aug. 25, Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, $12, $10 Gaithersburg residents, 301-258-6394.

‘‘A New Pinocchio” — Damascus Theatre Company: Updated version of classic story, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Aug. 22; 2 p.m. Aug. 25 & 26, Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, $12, $10 Gaithersburg residents, 301-258-6394.

2007 One-Act Festival — New works by local playwrights, to Sept. 2, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Silver Spring Stage, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $13-$18, 301-593-6036.

‘‘Songs For a New World” — Open Circle Theatre’s adaptation of Jason Robert Brown musical, to Aug. 26, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sun. (except Aug. 12), Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15-$30, discounts for seniors, students & groups, 2-for-1 military ID, 240-683-0305.

‘‘Tiny Tot Tuesday” — 30-minute puppet show for ages 0-4, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Aug. 28 (Bob Brown Puppets: ‘‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic”), Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301-320-6668.

‘‘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.

Art Glass Center — Resident artists’ work on view & for sale, weekends to Aug. 26, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.,BBVischi@comcast.net.

Brookside Gardens — ‘‘Flowers & Landscapes in the Oriental Brush Manner,” Oriental brush paintings by Sumi-e Society of America, National Capital Area Chapter, to Sept. 14, Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, 301-962-1400.

Community Art Gallery — Robert Keating’s photos, to Sept. 30, Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, 301-754-7920.

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 — The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Sept. 4-28, reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 301-215-6660.

Discovery Too — ‘‘Lest We Forget: Three Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina,” photojournalist Carol Guzy, painters Scotlund Haisley & Bill Manley, to Aug. 29, meet the artists martini reception 7-11 p.m. Aug. 25, benefits Washington Animal Rescue League’s animal rescue mission to New Orleans, 7247 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-913-9101.

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

Friendship Heights Village Center — Helene Sze McCarthy & students’ Chinese brush painting, to Aug. 30; Tuesday Quilters, Sept. 1-29, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-656-2797.

Gaithersburg Arts Barn — Sculptures by Paul Pincus & watercolors by Fae Penland, to Sept. 16, 311 Kent Square Road, 301-258-6394.

Gaithersburg City Hall Gallery — ‘‘Dual Views: Shapes & Forms in Urban Development,” photographs by Shannon Heaton & Gwen Lewis, to Oct. 7, 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.

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 — Chuck Bress, ‘‘A Grate Life” B&W gelatin photographs; Sherrill Anne Gross, ‘‘Beauty Rituals⁄Herbert the Pangolin,” paper collage; Josh Yavelburg, ‘‘Figurative Painting,” to Aug. 28, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, 240-314-8660.

Goldman Art Gallery — ‘‘Treasures from My Attic,” art sale of donated items, Sept. 2-Oct. 21, Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, free, 301-348-3770.

Kentlands Mansion — Multimedia exhibit by Art League of Germantown, to Sept. 23, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, 301-258-6394.

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 — As the Mill Wheel Turns,” history of county’s water-powered mills, to Sept. 19, Waters House, 1253 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown, 301-515-2887; ‘‘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 — Recent Works from Japan: Ink & mineral pigment on rice paper by Rie Tabata, to Aug. 31, 7917 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, 240-497-1912.

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.

Popcorn Gallery — Student Art Show, Sat.-Sun. to Sept. 3, noon-6 p.m., Glen Echo Park’s Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., 301-634-2222.

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

Space 7:10 — Paintings by Matewos Legesse, to Sept. 1, 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; 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.

Washington Printmakers Gallery — ‘‘Earth Matters,” exploring environmental issues, monotypes by Marian Osher of Kensington, Aug. 28-Sept. 30, First Friday opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, artist’s gallery talks 2 p.m. Sept. 16 & noon Sept. 19; artist’s reception 2-4 p.m. Sept. 9, 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW DC, 202-332-7757.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery — Emerging artist work & arts sale: work from Bahamas Workshop, Aug. 24-26; Santorini Workshop, Sept. 1-3, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., 301-371-5593, www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Et cetera

Dr. Kaung’s Salon — Author reading: Meena A. Nayak, ‘‘Endless Rain,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 24; Kyi May Kaung, ‘‘With or Without Womb,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe, 963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring, free, 301-589-9337.

Barnes & Noble-Gaithersburg — Author & performance management consultant Dan Coughlin: four practical ideas to accelerate an individual’s career, 11 a.m. Aug. 25, 21 Grand Corner Ave., 301-721-0860.

Open House — International School of Music’s 4th anniversary party: food, prizes, entertainment & children’s activities, scholarship awards, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26, 5110 Ridgefield Road, Bethesda, free, 301-657-0763.

Comedy & Mystery Society — Magicians Bob Sheets, Alain Nu & Mark Phillips, 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, $21, $18 Gaithersburg residents, 301-258-6394.

Barnes & Noble-Rockville — Author reading & discussion: Terry Brooks, ‘‘The Elves of Cintra,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 12089 Rockville Pike, free, 301-881-0237.

Brookside Gardens — Brookside Gardens Orchid Club’s first Orchid Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 3, Visitors Center Atrium; 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., to Aug. 26: 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., to Sept. 30, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $1, 301-634-2222.

Discovery Creek Children’s Museum — Weekend Nature Programs: water theme, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. & Sun. to Aug. 26, 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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