Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, July 11-17

Joel Ryan/Associated Press - British musician Terry Hall, center, of the Specials performs with the band in Hyde Park last summer. They’ll be at the Fillmore on Friday, just one more thing Silver Spring and London have in common.

THU 11

Milkshake This Baltimore-based children’s band released its fifth album this year. It’s called “Got a Minute?” and features 33 songs (in about 33 minutes). 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Strathmore Backyard Theater, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $8, age 2 and younger free.

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Mister G Ben Gundersheimer, a bilingual kid-friendly rocker, performs as part of the Thursday morning summer kids’ programs. 10:30 a.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/onstage. Free.

Josh Burgess The Virginia singer-songwriter has performed internationally on USO tours. He performs outdoors as part of the Fair Hill summer concerts. 6 p.m. Fair Hill, formerly called Olney Town Center, 18169 Town Center Dr., Olney. 240-453-3000. www.fairhillshops.com. Free.

19th Street Band The D.C. band plays rock, country, Celtic and bluegrass as part of the downtown Bethesda summer concert series. 6 p.m. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. www.bethesda.org. Free.

Wine Down wine and music series Live music, food and a $5 wine tasting. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., through Aug. 22. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. 301-998-8178. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.

Hot Society Orchestra of Washington The local jazz band plays dance music from the 1920s-40s as part of the Glen Echo Park weekly summer concerts. The historic Dentzel carousel will operate during the concerts, and food will be available for purchase in the cafe. 7:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. Concert free, carousel ride $1.25.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra The orchestra performs a program called “Masters of Baroque,” including Handel, Vivaldi and Bach. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. www.bsomusic.org. $25-$45.

FRI 12

Art Walk in the Park The monthly program continues with artist demonstrations, open studios and galleries, a silent auction, and refreshments. 6-8 p.m. second Fridays, through October. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. Free.

Ozploitation: Australian Genre Classics A new series of Australian films begins with the documentary “Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!” (Friday at 9 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m.) and Mel Gibson as a motorcycle cop out for revenge in 1979’s post-apocalyptic “Mad Max” (Friday at 11:15 p.m., Saturday at 10:45 p.m., Monday at 9:15 p.m.). Series continues through Sept. 9. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $12, children $7.

Mambo Combo The Baltimore-based Latin band performs. 6:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.

“The Birds” Quotidian Theater Company’s latest production — the D.C. premiere of Conor McPherson’s play about people’s reactions to impending doom — is based on the same Daphne du Maurier story that inspired Hitchock’s film of the same name but focuses more on ethics and morality when society breaks down. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 11. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-816-1023. www.quotidiantheatre.org. $30, seniors and students $25.

One-Act Festival The 12th annual festival is a Montgomery Playhouse production featuring six short plays by national and local playwrights, shown in two groups. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through July 21. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. $16, Gaithersburg residents $14.

The Specials The British ska band made it big with its 1981 hit “Too Much Too Young.” With Little Hurricane. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $35.

“Bar Crawl: Art Crawl by Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow” Two D.C. artists exhibit their bar-inspired paintings. Through July 29. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. www.adahrosegallery.com. Free.

SAT 13

Olney Classy Crafts and Antiques Market Crafts, antiques, collectibles, musicians and food. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Oct. 26. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. www.sandyspringmuseum.org. Free.

“Bunny Business” Bob Brown Puppets performs a spring-themed show as part of the Tiny Tots at 10 series. Saturday at 10 a.m. Repeats Aug. 11. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. www.thepuppetco.org. $5.

U.S. Navy Country Current The Navy’s country ensemble performs on the lawn. 7 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

SUN 14

“Angel Street” The term “gaslighting” comes from Patrick Hamilton’s thriller in which a man attempts to convince his wife she has gone insane. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $31-$63.50.

MON 15

“No Strings Attached” This exhibition about the art of puppetmaking, held in conjunction with the “Puppets Take Strathmore” festival, includes a warrior figure from the award-winning film “Yamasong.” Continues through Aug. 17. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. Free.

TUE 16

Billy Finch The singer, comedian and impersonator will bring to life legends such as Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Austin Powers and others accompanied by his partner, Minerva, in an outdoor performance. Part of the City of Rockville’s Free for All in the Parks summer concert series. 7 p.m. Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682. www.rockvillemd.gov. Free.

WED 17

Alma Tropicalia Strathmore’s outdoor concerts continue with this psychedelic Brazilian pop band. With roving performer Elena Day. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Barbecue fare will be available for purchase. Instrument donations will be collected for Hungry for Music. 7 p.m. Strathmore, Gudelsky Outdoor Concert Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. Free.

“Men in Black 3” Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin star in a time-traveling sci-fi comedy with aliens. Part of Rockville’s Movies on the Square outdoor film series. Wednesdays at 8:45 p.m. Through Aug. 21. Rockville Town Center, Maryland Avenue and E. Middle Lane, Rockville. 240-314-8620. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports

 
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