Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, June 26-July 2, 2014


The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices perform at Heritage Days this year. (Courtesy of Washington Revels/Courtesy of Washington Revels)
June 25
THU 26

“Gold Rush” Finnish artist Marita Liulia dips her hands in gold acrylic paint to create her paintings, and D.C. artist Thomas Xenakis adds gold leaf to other natural media to create Byzantine-style iconic art. More than 60 works, including some photographic self-portraits of Liulia. Opening reception Thursday 7-9 p.m. Through July 27. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. Free.

Recess Monkey The Seattle-based children’s rock trio, which focuses on machines and gadgets on its 11th album, “Wired,” holds two outdoor concerts to kick off the Backyard Theater for Children series. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $8, age 2 and younger free.

Eric Energy The interactive science show caters to young audiences as part of Gaithersburg’s Thursday Morning Kids outdoor series through July 31. 10:30 a.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, concert pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

Natty Beaux The Wammie-winning jump blues and swing band performs as part of the free summer concert series sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership. 6-8 p.m. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. www.bethesda.org. Free.

The HepCats The Pennsylvania band plays rockabilly and upbeat country as part of the Evenings in Olde Towne outdoor summer concerts. Bring a blanket for lawn seating. 6 p.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, concert pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner Part of the Glen Echo free summer concert series. Food will be available for purchase, plus park activities, and a rare chance for an evening ride on the historic 1921 Dentzel carousel. 7:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. Free. Carousel $1.25 per ride.

“Avenue Q” The irreverent puppet musical for adults continues Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Wednesday at 2 and 8 p.m. Through July 6. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $43.50-$63.50, children $38.50-$58.50.

Movies on the Square Rockville’s outdoor movie festival continues with “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” 8:30 p.m. Series continues through Aug. 21. Rockville Town Center, Maryland Avenue and E. Middle Lane, Rockville. 301-998-8178. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.

FRI 27

Rave Parade The funk and R&B group performs as part of the Downtown Live! outdoor summer concerts. 6:30 p.m. Fountain Plaza Stage at Downtown Silver Spring, 916 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring. 301-203-4184. www.downtownsilverspring.com. Free.

“Led Zeppelin Played Here” Filmmaker Jeff Krulik will be present at the first two screenings during this limited engagement of his documentary about a local legend that Led Zeppelin played at the Wheaton Youth Center in 1969. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Monday at 9:20 p.m., Wednesday at 9:45 p.m., through July 3. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $12, seniors $10, children $7.

SAT 28

“Mouse on the Move” Imagination Stage presents its commissioned interactive show for young children about two mice that go to the moon. Opens Saturday with shows at 10 and 11:15 a.m., continues Sunday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Through Aug. 10. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. www.imaginationstage.org. $10-$12, lap seats for children under 12 months $5.

Heritage Days Forty venues will participate in Heritage Montgomery’s 17th annual countywide festival exploring local traditions with a special focus on African American and Quaker history. Highlights include old-fashioned games at Boyds Negro School; gospel singers and church tours at Historic St. Paul Community Church in Poolesville (Saturday only); tours of the North Bethesda farm where Josiah Henson — whose memoir inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” — was enslaved at Josiah Henson Park (Sunday only); songs by the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, above, and storytelling at Oakley Cabin in Olney; storytelling at Sandy Spring Slave Museum; a folklife festival at Sandy Spring Museum (Saturday only); a two-hour simulated Underground Railroad hike in Sandy Spring (9 a.m. Saturday); and tours of Brookville — a historic Quaker town that was the U.S. capital for a day (Sunday only). Saturday-Sunday noon-4 p.m. 301-515-0753. www.heritagemontgomery.org. Free.

The Crawdaddies The band plays a mashup of Cajun, blues, zydeco, roots rock, ska and more on the lawn. 7 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game The summer collegiate baseball team plays games against the Baltimore Redbirds (Saturday at 7:30 p.m.), Rockville Express (Sunday at 7:30 p.m.) and FCA Herndon Braves (Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.). Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park, 10600 Westlake Dr., Bethesda. 240-477-1222. www.bigtrain.org. $9; seniors, military and students $7; children 6-12 $5, children 5 and younger free.

Bethesda Painting Awards Downtown Bethesda’s annual juried art competition showcases painters from Maryland, Virginia and the District. Closes Saturday. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. www.bethesda.org. Free.

SUN 29

“The Producers” The Tony-winning musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks’s 1968 film contains mature themes. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/arts/theater-at-the-arts-barn. $18, Gaithersburg residents $16.

Waltz program No partner is required for this introductory waltz workshop at 2:45 p.m., followed by a dance with live music by the Addison Bleufonte band 3:30-6 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.waltztimedances.org. $10.

“Ordinary Days” Round House Theatre stages Adam Gwon’s comic musical about a graduate student’s quest to find her missing notes and the lives she touches along the way. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $35-$50, seniors and age 30 and younger $25-$40.

“A Wonder-Filled Life” Neena Birch showcases 60 prints, drawings and paintings. Closes Sunday. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-273-3660. www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Free.

MON 30

Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting Exhibit The Harmonious Art Group features traditional and contemporary Chinese styles by 16 members and five guest artists. Through July 13. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

TUE 01

“Black President and Other Paintings” Wayson R. Jones exhibits his recent paintings that use a limited palette of black, white and gray to evoke portraiture. Through July 3. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

WED 02

“Spirited Away” A series of Japanese animated films by Studio Ghibli concludes with a film about a living girl in a ghost world. 2:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $9, children $7.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports

Heritage Days

3Forty venues will participate in Heritage Montgomery’s 17th annual countywide festival exploring local traditions with a special focus on African American and Quaker history. Highlights include old-fashioned games at Boyds Negro School; gospel singers and church tours at Historic St. Paul Community Church in Poolesville (Saturday only); tours of the North Bethesda farm where Josiah Henson — whose memoir inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” — was enslaved at Josiah Henson Park (Sunday only); songs by the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, above, and storytelling at Oakley Cabin in Olney; storytelling at Sandy Spring Slave Museum; a folklife festival at Sandy Spring Museum (Saturday only); a two-hour simulated Underground Railroad hike in Sandy Spring (9 a.m. Saturday); and tours of Brookville — a historic Quaker town that was the U.S. capital for a day (Sunday only). Saturday-Sunday noon-4 p.m. 301-515-0753. www.heritagemontgomery.org. Free.

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