Weekend Planner, April 28 – April 30 (VIDEO)

spotHere are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend:


“Pebble Beach” by Mike McConnell
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  • Strathmore Mansion currently has two exhibits on display through May 21, the 31st Biennial of the Creative Crafts Council and The Space Between.
  • Glenview Mansion’s current exhibit features the work of four artists, including Jennifer Kahn Barlow, Sara Leibman, Coriolana Simon, and Barbara Bell. Works are on display through May 12.
  • Gallery B’s April exhibition features a juried exhibition of works by Maryland Federation of Art members closes Saturday.
  • Two exhibits open April 29 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts with a free reception scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • The Betty Mae Kramer Gallery’s Broken System exhibit is on display through May 13 and features work by emerging artist Benjamin Dale who was the 2016 Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Awardee. The gallery is located in the Silver Spring Civic Building.
  • The Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association presents a collection of multimedia works at Kentlands Mansion through July 7. The public is invited to meet the artists at a free reception and awards ceremony April 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • A juried multimedia exhibit celebrating spring titled “Arte di Primavera” is on display at the Arts Barn Gallery through May 1.
  • Waverly Street Gallery’s new exhibit, Archetypes of Femininity, features sculptures by Cris Ianculescu and is on display through May 6.
  • The Glen Echo Park Partnership operates three galleries with ongoing art exhibits. Find more information about their schedule by visiting the website, here. During the months of May through September, Glen Echo hosts Art Walk on the first Friday of the month with open studios and demonstrations throughout the park. Each month the event features different activities.



  • The Puppet Co. Playhouse production of The Three Billy Goats Gruff at Glen Echo Park closes Sunday, April 30. Next up is Cinderella.
  • Adventure Theatre’s production of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp runs through May 21 at Glen Echo Park.
  • It’s Carousel Day at Glen Echo Park April 29. The event celebrates the opening of the historic Dentzel carousel for the season with free activities throughout the park. Plan your visit with the schedule for this event formerlly known as Family Day.
  • The next Saturday Song Circle at Imagination Stage, recommended for children ages 1-3 and their families, is scheduled for April 29.
  • Imagination Stage’s Sunday Fun-day includes dramatic play activities, movement, music and visual art for 3-5 year-olds and takes place April 30.
  • Imagination Stage’s production of The Jungle Book continues in Bethesda.
  • Brookside Garden’s live butterfly exhibit, Wings of Fancy, runs now through Sept. 17.
  • The next Saturday family jazz session at Strathmore scheduled for May 6 explores the music of Baltimore-born singer Ethel Waters led by Rochelle Rice.


Theater & Film:

  • Olney Theatre’s production of The Magic Play has been extended through May 14.
  • Roundhouse Theatre presents the comedy OR, with shows through May 7.
  • Montgomery College’s performing arts students present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wednesday through Friday at the Cultural Arts Center in Takoma Park / Silver Spring.
  • Kensington Arts Theatre-Second Stage’s musical comedy Guys and Dolls Jr. continues this week at Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn. Recommended for ages seven and older.
  • Rockville Little Theatre presents Landford Wilson’s Book of Days at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville from May 5 through May 14.


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