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Weekend Planner, June 2 – June 4 (VIDEO)

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


“Pebble Beach” by Mike McConnell
PHOTO | BlackRock

  • Strathmore Mansion’s current exhibition, Drawing for Art, is on display from now through June 6. This exhibit has a twist, buy a ticket for a drawing on June 6 and go home with an original piece of artwork.
  • The Rockville Art League Juried Members’ Show is on exhibit at Glenview Mansion from now through June 28.
  • Gallery B‘s June exhibit features work by the Bethesda Painting Awards finalists. The exhibit is on display from June 7 through July 1. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts hosts two exhibits this month with one closing this weekend. In the Kay Gallery works by Mike McConnell are on display through June 10. Alexandra Chiou’s mixed-media paintings are on display in the Terrace Gallery through June 3.
  • The Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association presents a collection of multimedia works at Kentlands Mansion through July 7. This is a juried exhibition.
  • The “Modern Surrealists” exhibit is on display at the Arts Barn Gallery now through July 4 and features the works of Marco Cuba-Ricsi, John Duke and Thomas Germer.
  • Waverly Street Gallery’s current exhibit, Textures in Glass, is on display through June 3.
  • 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 next Art Walk is scheduled Friday, June 2. Enjoy a concert by the Washington Conservatory of Music at 7:30 p.m.


  • Imagination Bethesda returns to downtown Bethesda Saturday, June 3. This annual children’s street festival celebrates the arts with activities, food vendors, a stage with entertainment by Mr. Knick Knack, Rainbow Rock Band and more. The festival takes place on Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Train Day returns to the Gaithersburg Community Museum Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m. Perfect time to discover the magic of trains with the model train displays, rail cars to explore and train-related activities.
  • Zumba in the Park features an hour of high energy fun at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg at 7 p.m. Friday evenings now through August 25. All ages are welcome.
  • The Strawberry Festival returns to the Sandy Spring Museum for the 36th year Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features live music and entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden, and activities for children.
  • The Puppet Co. Playhouse production of Cinderella continues through June 11 at Glen Echo Park.
  • Brookside Gardens’ live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit, Wings of Fancy, runs now through Sept. 17. The exhibit will be closed during extreme heat, as the greenhouse is usually ten degrees warmer than outside temperatures.
  • Montgomery Parks hosts numerous family friendly events and festivals during the summer months. For more information, visit their website, here.
  • There are only two more family jazz sessions for 3 to 8-year-olds at Strathmore scheduled this season.  The June 3rd session focuses on the blues, while the June 17th session is all about legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald.
  • Coming up: Imagination Stage’s production of Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure opens June 21 and runs through August 13 in Bethesda.
  • Coming up: Imagination Stage’s Summer Sunday Fun-days begin July 9. The workshops are designed for 1 to 5 year-olds and include dramatic play, movement, music and visual art based on a popular children’s book.
  • Coming up: Adventure Theatre’s production of Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook runs from June 23 to August 14.

Theater & Film:

Dawn Ursula stars as Catherine in Proof by David Auburn.
PHOTO | Stan Barouh

  • Olney Theatre’s production of Proof runs now through June 18.
  • Coming up: The Ankh Repertory Theatre presents the musical Dreamgirls at Gaithersburg Arts Barn from June 9 through June 25.
  • Coming up: The Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville from June 9 through June 18.
  • Coming up: Montgomery College’s Monday Night Film Series returns June 5 with The Bad Sleep Well. All the films in this series explore the 1960’s and are free and open to the public. Films are shown at the Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Rockville Campus.
  • Coming up: The British Players presents the murder mystery musical, Something’s Afoot at the Kensington Town Hall June 9 – 24.
  • Coming up: RoundHouse Theatre presents August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned from June 7 through July 2.

Check the MyMCMedia calendar for more events this weekend.

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