Backyard Theater for Kids: The Amazing Max Magician Max Darwin performs illusions and comedy in this high-energy interactive show. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Strathmore Backyard Outdoor Theater, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org. $10; $8 in advance; ages 2 and younger free.
Thursday Morning Kids Concerts: Barynya The Russian folk music ensemble performs Russian dance and songs. Weekly outdoor performances at 10:30 a.m. Through July 27. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburg.gov. Free.
Chuggalug The D.C.-area trio will play pop covers, party music and rock favorites. Blankets and low-back chairs permitted. Part of the outdoor summer concert series from Bethesda Urban Partnership. Through July 20. 6-8 p.m. Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk and Woodmont avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.
The Sidleys The husband and wife singing-songwriting duo perform soul-influenced indie rock. Part of the “Evenings in Olde Towne” outdoor summer concerts. Blankets and low-back chairs permitted for lawn seating. Through Sept. 28. 6-7:30 p.m. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
The Modern Victory Garden Learn about World War II victory gardens, see an on-site victory garden demo and learn how to grow the type of garden that helped supplement rations during World War II. 7-9 p.m. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 301-563-7523. apm.activecommunities.com. $5; registration requested (course No. 34467).
Second Wind 1980s hits. Plus, raffles, face painting and games for the kids. Low chairs and blankets permitted. Part of the Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts. 7-9 p.m. Through Aug. 3. Silver Spring Civic Building on Veterans Plaza, at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. 240-777- 0311. silverspringdowntown.com. Free.
Sweet Saludos The local trio performs popular and traditional South American, Central American and Cuban songs in the covered Bumper Car Pavilion. Part of Glen Echo’s summer concert series. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. glenechopark.org. Free.
Drop-in Lego play For elementary-age students accompanied by an adult. Open play 3:30-5 p.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free.
“Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook” Adventure Theatre MTC’s production, directed by Rick Hammerly, about what happens when a sassy kindergartner, with her two bestest friends, loses her new furry mittens to some “stealers.” Based on the popular children’s series by Barbara Park. Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Through Aug. 14. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. email@example.com. adventuretheatre-mtc.org. $19.50.
“Saffron and Tea” exhibit opening reception Mixed-media paintings by Saya Behnam. The artist uses saffron, hibiscus, borage tea, henna, coffee and other natural dry materials to create colors. Reception Friday from 6-8 p.m. Through Aug. 5. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. bethesda.org. Free.
Zumba in the Park Friday evenings from 7-8 p.m. Through Aug. 25. All ages can shake it to the Latin rhythms of Zumba and maximize fat-burning. Learn the tango, salsa, cumbia and reggaeton. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Moonlight Movies at the Mansion A screening of director Rob Reiner’s family adventure film “The Princess Bride,” starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Robin Wright. Picnics, blankets and lawn chairs permitted. Suitable for age 8 and older. Light snacks, beer and wine will be available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6425. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free. The next screening will be “Shrek” on July 21.
“Dial M for Murder” Frederick Knott’s story that inspired the infamous Alfred Hitchock suspense film is performed by Sandy Spring Theatre Group. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. weekends through July 23. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. gaithersburgmd.gov. $20; age 14 and younger $12. Recommended for age 12 and older.
2017 Mid Atlantic Regional Watercolor exhibition closing Paintings by 95 artists in a signature event for the Baltimore Watercolor Society, juried by Frank Eber. Closes Saturday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Colesville Community Market Artisan food, craft vendors, music and more. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Oct. 14. Colesville United Methodist Church, 52 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring. 301-384-1941. email@example.com.
Rockville Farmers Market Produce, plants, flowers, herbs, baked goods, local beer and wine, knife sharpening, meat, and coffee. The market participates in the Maryland Market Money Program. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. E. Jefferson and Monroe streets, in the jury parking lot at Rockville Town Center. 240-314-8620. firstname.lastname@example.org. rockvillemd.gov.
Kensington Summer Concert Blue Book Value performs R&B and swing. Part of the Kensington Historic Society’s outdoor concert series. Through Sept. 30. 10-11 a.m. Howard Avenue Park, next to the train station, 3716 Howard Ave., Kensington. info@Kensingtonhistory.org. kensingtonhistory.org. Free.
Hotter-Than-July Fish Fry & Show The D.C. Blues Society’s 13th annual event features the DC Envoys, DC Mudd, the Mojo Priests, Three Song Sadie and Twelve Bars on Monday. 4-11 p.m. American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. 202-413-3609. dcblues.org. $15.
Mariachi Flor de la Toloache A Grammy-nominated all-female Mariachi band. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are permitted. Part of BlackRock’s outdoor summer concerts through July. 7 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. email@example.com. blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Laugh Riot Live stand-up from three D.C.-area comedians. 8-9:30 p.m. Positano Italian Restaurant 4948 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda. firstname.lastname@example.org. standupcomedytogo.com. $10 cash cover charge.
Kensington Concerts: “Listen Local” Sinae Kim’s “5 Variations on Korean Hymn Tune” for flute, clarinet and piano; Lawrence Ink’s “Le Reve” for flute and “Sonata” for flute and clarinet; Rich O’Meara’s “Island Spinning” for vibraphone and marimba; and Scott Pender’s “In the Time Before” for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone and piano. A reception will follow. 3 p.m. Kensington Baptist Church, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. 301-320-0832. $15 donation suggested.
“NOMA at Bohrer Park” Works by 12 members of the Frederick-based artists collective NOMA. Artists reception Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Through Aug. 27. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
STEM professionals needed Assist K-12 science teachers as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s STEM Volunteer Program, a partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools to bring the real world of STEM into the classroom. Recruiting now for placement during the 2017-2018 school year beginning in September. For more information, please contact Robert Thomas at 301-570-2811 or email@example.com.
Cooking talk and demo: Tomato Burst Adrienne Cook, a garden and cooking writer, and Danielle Cook, a holistic nutritionist and cooking instructor, believe there’s no such thing as too many summer tomatoes. Plus, three new tomato recipes. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. apm.activecommunities.com. $35; registration required (course No. 30743).
Hope Connections: “Emotional Freedom Techniques” Bev Neurenberg will discuss EFT tapping, a self-administered healing technique based on psychology and acupuncture (no needles) that brings relief from stress-related negative emotions and physical pains. 6:30-8 p.m. Sponsored by Hope Connections for Cancer Support, Beaumont House at FASEB, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. 301-634-7500. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free; registration required.
Open Auditions: “Almost, Maine” Rockville Little Theatre’s auditions include cold readings from the script, individually and in groups. The story is about a fictional place where a whole town falls in and out of love in a single evening. Produced by Dean Fiala and directed by Kathyrn Hegwood. Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Glenview Mansion Cottage, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-242-9735. email@example.com.
Glenview Mansion mixed-media exhibit The group exhibition features ceramic sculptural monstrosities by Brad Blair, travel and street photography, colorful abstracts and more. Through Aug. 18. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682. rockvillemd.gov. Free.
Outdoor film: “The Wizard of Oz” A free screening of the classic film, starring Judy Garland, is the first of five blockbusters in the Bethesda Outdoor Movies series sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership. Take lawn chairs or a blanket. 9 p.m. Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.
Animal Day Part of the Inquiring Minds exploration programs for age 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Meet the police K-9 unit and shelter animals from the Humane Society. Weekly at 10:30 a.m. Through Aug. 16. Gaithersburg Community Museum, 9 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6160. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Shady Grove Farmers Market Produce, meats, flowers, cheeses, Maryland wines, pottery, jewelry, food trucks and more. Weekly from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Oct. 25. Johns Hopkins Rockville Campus (parking lot facing Key West Avenue), 9601 Broschart Rd., Rockville. 301-792-9448.
Strathmore Outdoor Summer Concerts Look Homeward performs bluegrass and folk music mixed with Southern charm. Low-rise chairs and small coolers permitted. Food available for purchase. 7 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, Gudelsky Concert Gazebo, 10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org. Free.
All-Star Irish Traditional Music and Dance Faculty from the 12th annual MAD Week Irish Traditional Music and Dance Camp perform the second of two concerts. Highlights include flute master Laurence Nugent, concertina player Gearoid O hAllmhurain, All-Ireland guitar and fiddle champions Josh Dukes and Dylan Foley, and All-Ireland champion fiddler Brian Conway. 7:30 p.m. Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. ccemadweek.org. $20-$25.
Outdoor film: “Field of Dreams” A screening of director Phil Alden Robinson’s 1989 family drama starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones. Part of the Bethesda Outdoor Movies series sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership. Take lawn chairs or a blanket. 9 p.m. Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.
Backyard Theater for Kids: “Falu’s Bazaar” Singer-songwriter Falu blends ancient classical Indian melodies with contemporary Western sounds, accompanied by Western and traditional Indian instruments. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Strathmore Backyard Outdoor Theater, 10701 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org. $10; $8 in advance; ages 2 and younger free.
Thursday Morning Kids Concerts Mark Jaster makes music with non-instruments, makes people laugh with no words and performs challenging acrobatics. Weekly outdoor performances at 10:30 a.m. Through July 27. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburg.gov. Free.
Joker’s Wild Swing. Blankets and low-back chairs permitted. Last of the outdoor summer concert series performances from Bethesda Urban Partnership. 6-8 p.m. Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk and Woodmont avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.
The Fringe Benefits The five-piece cover band plays Motown, classic rock, current hits and more. Part of the Evenings in Olde Towne outdoor summer concerts. Blankets and low-back chairs permitted for lawn seating. Through Sept. 28. 6-7:30 p.m. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Gary and the Groove 1960s covers. Raffles, face painting and games for children. Low chairs and blankets permitted. Part of the Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts. 7-9 p.m. Through Aug. 3. Silver Spring Civic Building on Veterans Plaza, at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. 240-777- 0311. silverspringdowntown.com. Free.
Outdoor film: “Dead Poets Society” A free screening of director Peter Weir’s 1989 dramedy starring Robin Williams set in a 1959 boarding school in Vermont, about an English teacher who inspires his students through poetry. Part of the Bethesda Outdoor Movies series sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership. Take lawn chairs or a blanket. 9 p.m. Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.
— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton
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