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Jorge Salinas's woodwork will be part of the Artist Market in downtown Bethesda on Saturday, the first of four dates planned for 2008.
Jorge Salinas's woodwork will be part of the Artist Market in downtown Bethesda on Saturday, the first of four dates planned for 2008. (Courtesy Of Jorge Salinas)
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Music to Kids' Ears At Gaithersburg Pavilion

Family Services and the City of Gaithersburg host the fourth annual Musiganza Saturday, a free children's festival featuring music, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon making, food vendors and more. NBC4 weekend anchor Eun Yang will emcee performances by children's rock band Milkshake, Latin band Cantaré and children's musician Miss Lori. The Gaithersburg Library will also kick off its summer reading program at the event, inviting kids to read for prizes. The festival, geared to children ages 3 to 10 with an adult, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave. Public parking is available across from the pavilion at 112 Olde Town Ave. For information, call 301-258-6350 or visit http://www.familyservicesagency.org.

Artworks Galore At Bethesda Market

Bethesda Urban Partnership's Artist Market will return to downtown Bethesda Saturday with fine arts and crafts for sale by local artists, including paintings, photography, ceramics, paper art, jewelry, wood, glass, fiber and mixed-media works. Woodwind ensemble Ocio Jazz, indie musician Verlette Simon and rock/indie band PS24 will perform. Bethesda will also host the market on July 12, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. The free market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bethesda Place Plaza, Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. For information, call 301-215-6660 or visit http://www.bethesda.org.

This Little Piggy Loves the Theater

Adventure Theatre's final show of the season is "Babe, the Sheep Pig," a children's production based on the book by Dick King-Smith. Similar to the 1995 movie "Babe," this play tells the story of a pig who, after being bought by a sheep farmer for Christmas dinner, escapes his fate by learning to herd sheep with the help of his farmyard friends. Babe quickly learns the herding instinct and wins over the most stubborn of sheep to the delight of Farmer Hogget and his new "mother," a dog named Fly. The show runs at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 3 at the theater in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo. Special performances and dates are also available. $12. For a full schedule, call 301-634-2270 or visit http://www.adventuretheatre.org.

-- Compiled by SARAH MARSTON


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