Potomac Weekend Fun: Aug. 28-Sept. 6

Potomac Weekend Fun: Aug. 28-Sept. 6

Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Photo by Andrew Dodson/The Almanac


Children's Storytime. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda Listen to employees read children’s stories. Free. Visit www.store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4824850-21.

Adult Single Night. Saturdays, 9 p.m. at at Benny’s Bar & Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac. Find a DJ, open dance floor, and other singles. No cover charge. Visit www.bennysbargrill.com.

The Bethesda Big Train. Through August. Shirley Povich Field in Cabin John Regional Park, 10600 Westlake Drive. The collegiate league baseball team The Big Train plays in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, a wooden-bat collegiate league that has sent athletes to Major League Baseball. Visit www.bigtrain.org for more.

Art Exhibition. Through Aug. 30, Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., Sundays, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. at Photoworks Gallery & Photography School, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. View diverse artwork. Free. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Reels and Redwood. Tuesdays through Sept. 8, dusk at Redwood Restaurant and Bar, 7121 Bethesda Lane., Bethesda. Find drinks, dinner, and classic movies outdoors. Free. Visit www.redwoodbethesda.com for more.

Friday Night Live. Fridays through Sept. 4, 6:30-9 p.m. at Rockville Town Square. Find diverse music each week. Local restaurants will be selling food outdoors. Free. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com for a full schedule.

Nando’s Spicy Saturday Nights. 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 26 at Fountain Square Plaza. Local bands perform. Free. Visit www.downtownsilverspring.com.

Yoga on the Plaza. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 30 at Fountain Square Plaza. Take a mixed-level vinyasa flow yoga class from Grace Yoga instructors. Free. Visit www.downtownsilverspring.com.

Cooking Demonstration and Tasting. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, 6 p.m. at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Local chefs provide demonstrations and tastings. Free, but registration required. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Butterfly Exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily from through Oct. 25 at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton. Free. Visitwww.montgomeryparks.org for more.

Art Walk in the Park. First Fridays through October. 6-8 p.m. Glen Echo Park. Enjoy pottery, calligraphy, glass work, and much more. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Paint Night. 5:30-8 p.m. on first and second Mondays of the month through December at Sweet Frog, 100 Lexington Drive, Silver Spring. Spiritual Unicorn art sponsors a night of painting. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults. Visit www.spiritualunicornart.com.

VisArts Cocktails and Canvas Class. at VisArts in the Painting & Drawing Studio, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Price $40. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org/cocktails-and-canvas for more.

Thang Ta. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. at Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Related Arts, 1525 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Learn the ancient art of the sword and spear. $25. Visit www.dancesidra.org.

Weekly Blues Dance. Thursdays 8:15-11:30 p.m. in the Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Capital Blues presents rotating DJs and instructors with beginner workshop 8:15-9 p.m., no partner necessary. $8 for all. Visit capitalblues.org for more.

Weekly Swing Dance. Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight. The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Beginner swing dance lesson at 8 p.m., followed by dancing until midnight. Admission $16-$18, age 17 and under $12. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Argentine Tango with Lessons. Most Sundays, 6:30-11 p.m. in the Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Beginner lesson 6:30-7:30 p.m. and intermediate lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga. For just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance with DJ runs 8:30-11 p.m. No partner required. Visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222 for more.

Contra and Square Dance. Fridays and Sundays 7-10:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contra and Square dances are taught, no partner necessary. Lessons at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music at 7:30. $13 for nonmembers, $10 for FSGW members, $5 ages 17 and under. Visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222 for more.

Late Night Comedy. Fridays (open mic night) and Saturdays (established comedians) at Benny’s Bar & Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac. Benny’s is open 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit www.BennysBarGrill.com.

Drop in Art Activities. Every Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Candy Corner Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., parents and children can explore a new art form or theme. $10/child, parent combo. Drop-in only. Visit www.pgip.org for more.

Mommy & Me (& Daddy, Too). Third Tuesday each month. 10 a.m. at Rockville Town Square. Meet for a morning out with active learning and creative play with lunch specials, story time, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, prizes and more. Visit rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me.

Live Music & Dancing. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. in Margery’s Lounge, Normandie Farm Restaurant 10710 Falls Road. Dance to the music of Barry Gurley. Call 301-983-8838 or visit www.popovers.com for more.

Chocolate Factory Tours. Fridays and Saturdays, 2-5:45 p.m. at SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier, 360 Main St., Gaithersburg. Take a short tour of The Truffle Factory facilities. Free. Visit www.spagnvola.com.

Glen Echo Park Films. Saturdays and Sundays. Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Films about the Park’s history are shown on rotation in the lobby. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson. Free. Visit www.silverworksglenechopark.com.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo. All day Wednesdays; Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Ongoing exhibitions feature work of Resident Artists Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Sherry Selevan, Bev and Zayde Sleph and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art and jewelry are for sale. Classes are taught year-round for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Visit www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org for more.

Glen Echo Pottery. Through December, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Glen Echo Pottery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. The Gallery shows the work of 29 individual potters and instructors at Glen Echo Pottery. Wheel-throwing demonstrations are offered most Saturdays and Sundays, noon-2 p.m. Children are welcome. Visit www.glenechopottery.com/gallery for more.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery presents free exhibitions of emerging artists' work. Each weekend features the work of a different artist. Most artwork is also for sale. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

Acoustic Open Mic. Wednesdays, 7-11 p.m. at Benny’s Bar & Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Lane. Everyone welcome to perform. Wine bottles are 50 percent off. Visit www.bennysbargrill.com.

Through Sept. 30

Seasonal Walk. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Safeway, Downtown Silver Spring, 909 Thayer Ave. Walk the sidewalk trails through residential and retail areas of Silver Spring and into Takoma Park. Follow either the 5 km or the 10 km routes. Trails suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Free. Register at www.sugarloafers.org.

Friday/Aug. 28

South African Fashion Show And After-Party. Fashion show at 6 p.m., after party at 10 p.m. at Princess Mhoon Dance Studio, 926 Philadelphia Ave., Silver Spring. Attend a “Together as One” fashion show featuring eight designers from Southern Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Attend the after-party DJ’d by South African artists and mingle with the designers. For the fashion show, tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for the after-party. Visit www.southafricancommunity.org for more.

Box Era. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7147 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Pop funk band performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. $7 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.

AFI Theatre Presents “Heavy Metal Picnic.” 7:30 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road. This film celebrates mid-’80s Maryland rock and roll and heavy metal, focusing on the 1985 Full Moon Jamboree, a wild field party. General Admission $12, Senior $10, Child $7. Visit www.silver.afi.com.

Saturday/Aug. 29

“Potpourri” Opening Reception. 5-7 p.m. at The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Artist Kelly Posey celebrates the launch of her “Potpourri” exhibit. Admission is free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

Beggars Tomb. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Listen to Grateful Dead hits by this tribute band. Doors open at 6 p.m. $12 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.

Saturday-Sunday/Aug. 29-30

Kelly Posey: “Potpourri.” 12-5 p.m. at The Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Abstractionist painter Posey titled the exhibit “Potpourri” because her early work informs her new work. Admission is free. Visit www.yellowbarngallery.com for more.

Thursday/Sept. 3

Justin Trawick and The Common Good Performance. 8 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Justin Trawick and The Common Good are a four-person Americana band. Tickets are $10. Visit villainandsaint.com/

Friday-Monday/Sept. 4-7

5th Annual Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery Drawing Exhibition. 12-5 p.m. at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. In cooperation with the Friends of the Yellow Barn, an exhibition open to all members of the Yellow Barn. A closing reception will be held on Monday, Sept. 7, 5-6:30 p.m. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com for more.

Friday/Sept. 4

The Walking Guys Concert. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. The Walking Guys are a four-person band consisting of songwriters and singers. Tickets are $12-15. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/.

Saturday/Sept. 5

Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run/Kids’ Fun Run. 8 a.m. on Main Street near the Kentlands/Lakelands Market Square Plaza. Registration for the Kids Fun Run is $12, $30 for the 5K Run/Walk if registered online, and $35 on Sept. 3 and 4. Visit www.kentlands.org/5K/.

Glen Echo Park Open House. 12-4 p.m. at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts an Open House to introduce visitors to arts, dance, theater, and classes at the park. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org/open-house-classes-2015.

The Flashback Band Performance. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Members of the band include, Greg Gaines,“CJ” Lucas, Dave Spiegelthal, Willie “Mack” McElroy, and Gene Shuman. Tickets are $10. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/.

Saturday and Monday/Sept. 5 and 7

Irish Music and Dance Showcase. 1-5 p.m. at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Attend two days of Irish music and dance present by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Sunday/Sept. 6

Waltz Dance. 2:45-3:30 p.m. for Introductory Waltz Workshop, 3:30-6 p.m. for Dance at the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Dance to the lively mix of ensemble Latter Day Lizards’ folk waltzes and other couple dances after taking a 45-minute dance lesson and workshop followed by social dancing until 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Call Joan Koury at 202-238-0230 or visit www.WaltzTimeDances.org or e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org.

Monday/Sept. 7

Labor Day Parade. 1 p.m. in the streets of Olde Towne Gaithersburg. Celebrate Labor Day with performances, antique cars, marching bands, and more. Free. Visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure.