blackrock center for the arts

August 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do in Upcounty for $10 or Less

Sugarloaf Mountain Winery Tour Tour the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery in Dickerson for $5 per person. Tours are offered on weekends through the end of August and are open to the first 2o people who reserve spots or walk-ins when spots are available. Call 301-605-0130 before going to make sure there is space.         […]

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June 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for June 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, June 18, in Montgomery County: 1.  Rockville Welcomes New Police Chief:  Victor Brito will be sworn in as chief of the Rockville City Police Department during a special ceremony before the Mayor and Council meeting. The swearing-in ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and will take place at 111 […]

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June 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Ike Leggett to Host 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

County Executive Ike Leggett will host the county’s 22nd annual Juneteenth celebration Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Juneteenth commemorates the day that Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops freed the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. The Montgomery County Office […]

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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Forest Knolls Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

A Kindergarten and First Grade teacher from Forest Knolls Elementary School in Silver Spring, has been named the 2017-2018 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Kristen Kane, who has taught at the school for more than 11 years, was awarded teacher of the year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Wednesday […]

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February 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

BlackRock’s Kay Gallery Features Turned Wood Exhibit

There’s just a few weeks left to witness the work of 53 contemporary artists and fine craft artisans who are featured in BlackRock Center for the Arts newest exhibit titled “HANDCRAFTED: Fiber Art & Turned Wood.” The exhibit, located in the center’s Kay Gallery, is the first regional juried exhibition that features turned wood, according […]

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December 7, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Dec. 8-10: Guide to Arts and Entertainment Around Montgomery County

The holiday season includes many arts and entertainment traditions in the area. This weekend we found four for you to consider. Do you have a dog or cat? Santa is stopping by the Humane Society in Rockville Saturday, December 9 for a ‘Pet Photo With Santa‘ event from noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to […]

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November 29, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, December 1-3

We are fortunate to have three holiday light displays in our community. Take a look at one in the video to the right. Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is a walk-through holiday light display featuring more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. The Festival […]

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November 15, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, November 17-19

With Thanksgiving next week, the Holiday season is in full swing. Check out our Holiday Celebrations around Montgomery County for lots of suggestions for arts and entertainment this holiday season. Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment around the county this weekend. Friday, Nov. 17 Fool in Love: The Frankie Lymon Story Written and […]

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November 9, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, November 10-12

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment in our community this weekend. Friday White Christmas Rockville Musical Theatre presents Irving Berlin’s musical based on the book written by David Ives and Paul Blake. The production is directed and choreographed by Duane Monahan with musical direction by Marci Shegogue. Oct. 27-Nov. 12 at […]

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November 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, November 3-5

Montgomery Parks has numerous events planned this weekend to celebrate the day Maryland abolished slavery with a new constitution, Maryland Emancipation Day. Numerous historical sites are open, including Josiah Henson Park, Woodlawan Manor Cultural Park, Woodlawn Museum, Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park, and the Harper Cabin at Brookside Nature Center. Take a hike […]

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