Weekend Planner, July 28 – July 30 (VIDEO)

Here are some picks for arts and entertainment this weekend:


“Levee” by Lori Anne Boocks
PHOTO | BlackRock Center for the Arts

  • Strathmore Mansion’s two exhibits, Colored Pencil Society of America and Blush, are on display from now through August 6.
  • Bethesda’s Gallery B’s July exhibit, Saffron and Tea, features mixed media paintings by Saya Behman. The exhibit continues through August 5.
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts two exhibits, The Shape of Memories by Lori Anne Boocks in the Terrace Gallery and New and Recent Sculptures by Evan Reed in the Kay Gallery, opened last weekend and continue through August 26.
  • The “Point of View” exhibit at the Arts Barn Gallery is on display now through August 7.  The exhibit features photography by Karen Cohen, Shanelle Jacobs, Michael Kuchinsky, Thomas Marchessault, Marleen Van den Neste, and Marc Weinberg.
  • Kentlands Mansion’s current exhibit, Countryside Artisans Create, includes artwork by members of the Countryside Artisans of Maryland. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1. The opening reception takes place July 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • The current exhibit at Gaithersburg’s Arts Barn, NOMA at Bohrer Park, features mixed media artwork from the NOrth MArket (NOMA) Gallery located in Frederick.
  • The Maryland Federation of Art presents Off the Wall at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda on display through August 5. This annual exhibit of 3-D sculpture features work by artists from the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.
  • The current exhibit at Rockville’s Glenview Mansion features ceramics by Brad Blair, photography by Marlene Van den Neste and Magdalena Bajll, and new art work by Jack Martinelli. The exhibit is on display through August 18.
  • An exhibit featuring drawing and sculpture based works by artists Susan Hostetler, Dalya Luttwak, and Beverly Ress titled “A Bird’s-Eye View” is on display at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery in the Silver Spring Civic Building now through August 18.


  • The bluegrass band East of Monroe performs at the Concert Hall Pavilion in Gaithersburg July 27 at 6 p.m.
  • The Silver Spring summer concert series continue with Rock & Roll Relics July 27 at 7 p.m. at Veterans Plaza at the Civic Building.
  • The U.S. Marine Band Free Country performs in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Blues legend John Hammond performs at AMP by Strathmore July 27 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Rio Summer Concert Series continue Friday 6 to 9 p.m. with Sons of Pirates and Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. with classic rock from Joint Chiefs.
  • AMP by Strathmore presents a live tribute to Chuck Berry July 28 at 8 p.m. Musicians Kenny Pirog, Anthony Pirog, Mark G. Meadows, Elijah Hamal Balbed, John Previti and Larry Ferguson perform.
  • Grits & Biscuits performs at The Fillmore July 28 and 29. The Saturday show is sold out.
  • It’s dance night at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club with Suttle Thoughts. July 28 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • The Secret Society perform at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Friday Night Live summer concert series at Rockville Town Square continue with pop and rock from Nelly’s Echo.
  • Bethesda’s Fridays on the Plaza free summer concerts continue with Late as Usual performing from 6 to 9 p.m. The concerts take place at the crossroads of Old Georgetown Road, Wisconsin Avenue and East-West Highway, just outside Bethesda Metro station.
  • BlackRock outdoor summer concerts wrap up this weekend with U.S. Navy Band Cruisers, July 29 at 7 p.m. This is a free concert, but BlackRock requests a RSVP, which may be done online, here.


  • Olney Theatre’s one-man play Thurgood, based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, continues with performances through August 20.
  • Olney Theatre’s production of My Fair Lady has been extended through August 6.
  • Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre program presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Rockville Campus now through July 30.
  • Silver Spring Stage’s production of the farce One Man, Two Guvnors continues through July 29. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on July 23 and 29.
  • The Quotidian Theatre Company presents Night Seasons at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through August 13.
  • The Puppet Co. presents Circus! now through August 27 at the their theater in Glen Echo Park.
  • Imagination Stage’s production of Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure runs through August 13 in Bethesda.
  • Adventure Theatre’s production of Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook runs through August 14 at their theater in Glen Echo Park.

Check the MyMCMedia calendar for more events this weekend.

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