Montgomery County Going Out Guide for Aug. 22-28

THU 22

Stephen Heller The Baltimore pop singer-songwriter performs on the plaza. Part of the Fair Hill summer concert series. 6 p.m. Fair Hill, 18169 Town Center Dr., Olney. 240-453-3000. www.fairhillshops.com. Free.

Wine Down Music and Wine Series The live music, food and $5 wine tasting series concludes with the rock cover group the Jeff Carmella Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. 301-998-8178. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.

Washington Revels Gallery Voices The vocal ensemble sings Medieval, Renaissance and early American music as part of the Glen Echo Park weekly summer concerts. The historic Dentzel carousel will operate during the concert, 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.

One Act Festival Silver Spring Stage closes its festival with David Clow’s comedy “But Soft,” Kate Belden’s drama “Green,” Frank Tangredi ’s comedy “Useless Information,” Michael W. Moon’s drama “Momma Would Dance” and John Byrne’s comedy “St. Brendan’s Last Voyage.” Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org. $20, seniors and students $18.

FRI 23

Invitation The Rio concert series continues with the Top 40, Motown and pop cover band. 6 p.m. Washingtonian Center, on the patio by the paddle boats, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. www.washingtoniancenter.com. Free.

Donegal X-Press The Irish rock band performs. 6:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.

“Black’s Game” The Icelandic crime thriller about drug traffic in Reykjavik during the ’90s follows two childhood friends working for a ruthless and demanding boss. Directed by Oskar Thor Axelsson, from the novel “Black Curse,” by Stefan Mani. In Icelandic with English subtitles. Friday at 7:45 p.m., Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $12, seniors $10.

SAT 24

“The Mother Goose Caboose” Bob Brown Puppets perform nursery rhymes as part of the Tiny Tots at 10 series. 10 a.m. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. www.thepuppetco.org. $5.

Tomato Tasting Washington Gardener Magazine hosts its sixth annual event with a wide selection of locally grown tomatoes, growing tips, recipes, activities and a drawing. Vote for your favorite variety by 11:45 a.m. for a chance to win a free basket of gardening goodies at the noon drawing. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Silver Spring FreshFarm Market, Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. 301-590-2830. washingtongardener.blogspot.com. Free.

Uncorked Wine Festival Six bands and two cooking demonstrations are offered on two stages for free. Maryland wine tastings (for age 21 and older) cost extra but include a commemorative glass for the first 3,000 paid guests. Noon-6 p.m. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. Tasting sales booths will be on Gibbs Street behind the stage and on Maryland Avenue.
240-314-5022. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free, wine tasting $15.

Alex Tolstoy An exhibition of paintings by the Yellow Barn member artist opens Saturday with a reception 5-6:30 p.m. Closes Sunday. Glen Echo Park, Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-371-5593. www.yellowbarnstudio.com. Free.

Hot Summer, Cold Oysters This three-hour feast features cooked oysters, a whole-roasted pig, Flying Dog beer (including an oyster stout, of course), sides of corn and slaw, and all-you-can-eat raw oysters. Noon- 3 p.m. Black’s Bar & Kitchen, 7750 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-5525. www.blacksbarandkitchen.com. $55, not including tax and gratuity.

Rock & Roll Relics The oldies cover band performs as part of Rio’s Sizzlin’ Hot summer concert series. 6 p.m. Washingtonian Center, on the patio by the paddle boats, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. www.washingtoniancenter.com. Free.

“Breaking Traditions: An Exhibit of Innovative Art” A group show of works by Devona Jefferson, Natalya Borisovna Parris and John P. Wise closes Saturday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

SUN 25

“Medieval Story Land” Red Knight Productions presents a stage show parodying the fantasy genre about an elf boy on a mission to save the land by battling dark magic. Continues 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/artsbarn. $16, Gaithersburg residents $14, children through high school $9.

“Glass, Glorious Glass” Nineteen glass artists are featured in this exhibit, which opens with a reception 4-6 p.m. Exhibit continues through Sept. 15. Glen Echo Park, Popcorn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2273. www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org. Free.

Argentine tango Tango Brillante DC offers a beginner lesson at 6:30 p.m. and an intermediate lesson at 7:30 p.m., followed by a dance at 8:30-11 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. Lesson and dance $15, dance only $10.

Julie Gross An exhibition of urban landscape paintings by the D.C. artist closes Sunday. Montgomery Art Association MAA Gallery, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. 301-842-7046. www.montgomeryart.org. Free.

National Small Works Exhibition and Cianna Valley Pinkline Project founder and D.C. Commissioner for the Arts Philippa Hughes juried this 16th annual exhibition, featuring 50 prints by artists from across the nation. The 2012 winner, California’s Cianna Valley, will exhibit her works in a side gallery. Through Sunday. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-273-3660. www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Free.

MON 26

“Cuisine Art” An exhibit juried by Millie Shott is held in conjunction with the Taste of Friendship Heights. Expect paintings, photographs and sculptures of food or food preparation. Opens Monday. Through Sept. 28. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free.

TUE 27

“Plants for a Tropical Summer” Flowers and foliage are displayed to resemble a tropical garden. Continues daily 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Through Sept. 29. Brookside Gardens Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org. Free.

WED 28

Jenny Freestone A solo exhibition showcases the artist’s new prints of natural forms against an austere background. Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 29. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-273-3660. www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Free.

“United Variations” This group exhibition features fiber art, mixed media and paintings by Susan Feller, Dominie Nash, Carien Quiroga and Hillary Steel. Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 28. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports

 
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