Weekend to Weekend 7/7/17: Spamalot!, Carey Creed, Tall Ships and the For Profit Presidency

Friday Night Live Featuring King Teddy
Friday, July 7, 2017
Rockville Town Square
6-7PM Patriotic Stilt Walker
7-9PM King Teddy
Enjoy tasty small plates/beer & wine from Dawson’s Market, and Shaved Ice offered by Berry Cup.

Black Artists of DC: “The Identity of Water” Opening Reception
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the two main galleries with work by Daniel T. Brooking, James Brown, Jr., T.H. Gomillion, Gloria C. Kirk, Glenda Richardson, Janathel Shaw, Russell D. Simmons, Nanno Smith, and Eugene Vango. Black Artists of DC was formed in 1999 when three artists: Viola Burley Leak, Planta (Jacqueline Reeder), and Claudia Aziza Gibson-Hunter decided to address the lack of communication and support between local Black artists. It is composed of artists, arts administrators, educators, dealers, collectors, museum directors, curators, gallery owners and arts enthusiasts. “The Identity of Water” with Cheryl Edwards will fill the Gallery Hall. Edwards returned from a trip to Havana, Cuba in 2014 and immediately started researching elements of water as it related to memory and identity. Resident artists’ open studios will round out the evening for visitors at Parklawn.

Opening Reception for Three Exhibits
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6 – 9 PM
Artists & Makers Studios 2, 12276 Wilkins Avenue (9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location).
“The Unapproved Thought” curated by Liz Georges, “Time and Place: A Retrospective” with Julie Smith, and “The Essence of the DMV” a group exhibit with the Montgomery County Camera Club will fill the galleries – as well as additional exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and resident artists’ open studios to round out the evening.

Rockville Musical Theatre presents Monty Python’s Spamalot
July 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 PM
July 16 and 23 at 2 PM
Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr
“From the classic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a retelling of the legend of King Arthur featuring a bevy of beautiful showgirls, and more”
TiCKETS $22; $20 Students/Seniors

Saturday, July 8, 2017 , 3:00 PM
Rockville Memorial Library
Set sail on a thrilling, action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. They must find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost… at sea! Appropriate for Elementary School Age

Art Opening Reception and Sunday Afternoon Concert
Sunday, July 9, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Concert by Billy & Carol Finch: 2-3 PM
Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr
Discover the other-worldly ceramic creatures of Brad Blair’s imagination, the street photography of Marleen Van den Neste, the beautiful Tunisian doors of Magdalena Bajll and Jack Martinelli’s abstract new works. At 2 PM, Laugh and be amazed as Billy Finch brings to life the legends: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Rodney Dangerfield and more! Accompanied by the lovely and talented ‘Minerva,’ this may be the funniest musical review you’ve seen in a long time! All are welcome. Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

Carey Creed Concert to Support Syrian Refugee Project
Sunday, July 9, 2017, 3 PM
Rockville United Church, 355 Linthicum St
Award-winning singer-songwriter Carey Creed, abetted musically by top regional artists Mark Sylvester (guitar), Ron Warren (Native American flute), and Jody Marshall (hammered dulcimer), will perform a fundraiser concert for the Syrian Refugee Project. The Project is a joint effort between RUC and New Vision United Church of Canada with the goal of bringing two Syrian refugee families (8 people) to the safety of Ontario, to be reunited with their family already settled there.
No tickets or reservations – donations baskets will be provided.

Monday Night Film Series: LORD OF THE FLIES
Monday, July 10, 2017, 7 PM
Montgomery College Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St
Peter Brook. United Kingdom, 1963, 90 Minutes, B&W
All films are free and open to the public.

The For-Profit Presidency: Ethical Issues in the Trump Administration and What You Can Do About Them
Monday, July 10, 2017, 7 – 9 PM
Johns Hopkins University, Gilchrist Hall Auditorium, 9601 Medical Center Dr
Free parking; doors open at 6:30 PM
“Rockville Resistance is hosting a free educational forum to address questions posed by our daily headlines: What do the U.S. Constitution, laws, and established norms provide about conflicts of interests and ethics in the executive branch? How do President Trump, his family, and his administration measure up? How important is this? Are we harmed? Distinguished speakers include Jamie Raskin, U.S. Congressman from Maryland’s 8th District and Constitutional law professor at American University; Michael Kazin, Professor of History at Georgetown University and Editor of Dissent magazine; Virginia Canter, Executive Branch Ethics Counsel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW); and Stephen Spaulding, Chief of Strategy and External Affairs, Common Cause.”

Making it Possible: Moving Through LGBTQ+ Community Connections
July 12, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Twinbrook Community Center, 12920 Twinbrook Pkwy
Dance Exchange artists will engage participants in intergenerational story sharing centered around the challenges, resilience and action of the local LGBTQ+ communities and allies.

Looking ahead …

Peace Day Party will Celebrate Teen Activist’s Legacy
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3-6 PM
King Farm Village Green, 800 Pleasant Dr
Celebrate the life, legacy and birthday of late teen poet and peace activist Mattie J.T. Stepanek, with events held both indoors and outdoors. The free outdoor party will feature cake, conversation and peace activities. At Botanero Restaurant, guest bartenders will make Sunrise Sangrias and Sunset Cervesas (for adults) and Tie-Dye Peace Punch (for kids). Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation. Entertainment will include a moonbounce, face painting, music from the Black and Tan Band and a demonstration by Kick’s Karate Demo Team.

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