Weekend to Weekend 5/5/17: Artists, Animals, Greenfest, Biscuit and More

First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6 – 9 PM

Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
“Navigation/Immigration” with Alonzo Davis, whose artworks are a take on early Micronesian navigation tools, and an exploration of the many modes of transport immigrants use while seeking sanctuary from war and oppression. “Waterborne” with Cindy Packard Richmond examines water in its infinite variations – placid or fierce – the artist is struck by how water affects what it touches, what lives beneath or floats above. “This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Textiles” with Melanye Coleman juxtaposes portraits of women who defy traditional gender stereotypes to show their boundary-defying beauty on fabric – a material that, like them, is strong yet soft, and as varied as the women portrayed.

Artists & Makers Studios 2 at 12276 Wilkins Avenue
“anti-land” with Gregory Logan Dunn in the Main Gallery and Merge Gallery, and the Montgomery County Camera Club presents “Tulipmania” a solo exhibit with Patty Hankins. Gorgeous exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and resident artists’ open studios round out the evening.

MC Chamber Singers
Friday, May 5, 7:30 PM
Montgomery College Rockville, Music Building Recital Hall (Room 126)
Performing Arts Department Ensemble. Molly Donnelly, conductor.

Book of Days Presented by Rockville Little Theatre
May 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 8 PM | May 7 & 14 @ 2 PM
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre,
By Lanford Wilson. Directed by Jeff Mikoni. When murder rocks a small Missouri town, Ruth Hoch begins her own quest to find truth & honesty amid jealousy, religion, greed & lies.
TICKETS: $22 [$20 Senior (62+)/Student]. Group Pricing Available – Call the Box Office for more information

Tour de Cookie
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7 AM
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Dr
“Join the Tree House CAC for a 12-, 27- or 43-mile bike ride to collect cookies and enjoy the scenery, while raising awareness of child abuse prevention. Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Rockville Bike Hub will be supporting this ride with marshals and mechanics.

A-RTS at Rockville Town Square
May 6, 2017 11 AM – 6 PM & May 7, 2017 11 AM – 5 PM
Rockville Town Square
“Walk the streets of downtown Rockville as it is transformed into a brilliant spring outdoor art gallery highlighting the industry’s best local, regional and national artists. See the industry’s best in glass, ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, woodwork and more.”
Saturday, May 6: Noon – 2 PM Justin Trawick and 3-5 PM Colonel Josh
Sunday, May 7: Noon – 2 PM 19th Street Band and 2:30 – 5:30 PM Wytold

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11 AM
Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College Rockville
“Don’t miss Artspower’s newest lovable addition, Biscuit. He’s a sweet little puppy that loves exploring, making new friends, and playing. Based on the books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, this new musical will have everyone falling in love with the adorable Biscuit.” For ages 4 & up. Tickets are $7 Regular, $6 Seniors, and $4 Students w/ID

3rd Annual Montgomery County GreenFest
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11 AM – 4 PM
Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg
A family-friendly environmental festival with activities for all ages, including more than 100 exhibitors and vendors, workshops and panel discussions, local musicians, arts and crafts, a book reading, an electric vehicle show, a kids’ pavilion and a food truck.

Move More Montgomery Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017, Noon to 4 PM
Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Dr
A field-day type festival, will feature a community walk, sport and fitness demonstrations, active performances and mini-classes, interactive wellness booths and the Fido Fitness Arena. The Move More Montgomery Festival is also the culminating event for the Move More Montgomery 100 Mile Challenge. Residents who completed the challenge by walking or running 100 miles in 100 days will be recognized at the event.
Free and open to the public and dogs. The event will be held rain or shine.

All Creatures Great and Small Fair
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1 – 4 PM
Christ Episcopal Church, 107 South Washington St
Showcase of local, non-profit, animal welfare organizations and their amazing work with animals. All humans are welcome. (Your own pets must remain at home). Many of our participants will be bringing animals that are looking for their forever homes. Meet them. There will be animal demonstrations (sheep shearing, clicker training with dogs, scent training for search and rescue or other detection). Food, face painting, games, and more for the kids and other fun activities. Free.

Documentary film Unbroken Glass
Saturday May 6, 2017, 2 – 3 PM and from 4.15 – 5.15 PM
UMD Shady Grove BLDG 3, 111-3241, 3rd Floor, Crockett Theater, 9360 Gudelsky Drive.
Hindu American Seva Communities is screening the film by Indian American filmmaker Dinesh Sabu. Both sessions will be followed by a 30-minute open discussion on issues surrounding mental illness and how to cope with them. “Unbroken Glass is a documentary about filmmaker Dinesh Das Sabu’s journey to understand his parents, who died 20 years ago when he was just six years old.”
“Traveling to India and across the United States, Dinesh pieces together the story of his mother’s schizophrenia and suicide, and how his family dealt with it in an age and culture where mental illness was often misunderstood, scorned and taboo.”

The Digits!
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:30 PM – Midnight
Outta the Way Cafe, 17503 Redland Rd
Rockville’s favorite Classic Rock Band has been practicing hard during the long cold winter and will now have a chance to show off! Come dance or song along or just sit and enjoy.

Bike Month Kickoff Ride
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10 AM
City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
“Join Rockville officials and neighbors to celebrate National Bike Month. Pedal a casual 6-mile loop along multi-use trails and quiet residential streets to explore some of the city’s extensive and diverse bicycling infrastructure. The route includes a few paths, bridges and tunnels.”

Invasive Species Pull
May 7, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Rd
Earn SSL hours while helping to rid the forest of invasive plants around Croydon Creek Nature Center. No advanced registration is required. Participants under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Gloves and bags provided.

Looking ahead …

Rockville Farmer’s Market
OPENS Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9 AM – 1 PM
Jury parking lot at E. Jefferson (MD 28) and Monroe street
“This year’s market will include vendors offering farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers, herbs, baked goods, local beer and wine, knife sharpening, meat and coffee. All from regional grower/producers. The market participates in the Maryland Market Money Program. The program helps provide greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables for customers using the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, the Fruit and Vegetable Check Program and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Participants’ benefits are matched up to $5 each week while funds are available. Organizations or individuals can contribute.

Carmina Burana
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 PM
6:45 PM: Associate Conductor Victoria Gau presents a free lecture.
Strathmore’s concert hall, 5301 Tuckerman La
The National Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra and Strathmore Children’s Chorus, led by Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski, perform Carl Orff’s rousing Carmina Burana. The evening, co-presented with Strathmore, also includes Tchaikovsky’s politically charged 1812 Overture and Andreas Makris’ joyful Alleluia.
TICKETS start at $28 and are free for young people age 7-17 through the All Kids, All Free, All the Time program.

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