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.
Creative Crafts Council 30th Biennial Exhibit. Through July 26, during gallery hours at The Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. The Creative Crafts Council presents an exhibit of useful art. Free. Visit www.creativecraftscouncil.org.
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.
“Garfield, The Musical With Cattitude.” Various times and days through Aug. 23 at Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Garfield the Cat sings and dances in a child-friendly production. Tickets are $19.50 for children 1 and up. Visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org.
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.
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.
Great Wines You’ve Probably Never Heard Of. 4-6 p.m. at Washington ArtWorks, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. Learn about “undiscovered” wines from various locations, price points, and pairings. Tickets are $75. Visit www.washingtonartworks.com.
“The Art of Jazz” Concert: Secret Society with Robert T. and Anissa Hargrove Concert. 8 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Some of the area’s top jazz musicians perform. Tickets are $30. Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com/.
Summer Firefly Hike. 8-9 p.m. at the Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Hike and learn about the biology and environment of fireflies. Tickets are $3 per person. Visit www.LocustGroveNature.org.
Dukes of Dartford. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Ages 21 and over are welcome to enjoy the music of this rock ‘n’ roll group. Doors open at 6 p.m. $8 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
URBNmarket Bethesda. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Bethesda Metro Plaza, 7450 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Shoppers can find local vendors selling one-of-a-kind items, including pet accessories, jewelry, toys, clothes, and more. Free. Visit www.urbnmarket.com for more.
“Benthos” Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Celebrate artist and bio-scientist Nikki O’Neill’s use of glass, raw mineral compounds, metals, salts, and oxides to explore her visual interpretations of the origin of life. Free. Visit www.waverlystreetgalery.com for more.
Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest. 7-11 p.m. beginning and ending on N. Washington St. Run and raise funds for the City of Rockville Recreation Fund. Celebrate finishing the race with a party and live entertainment. Free. Visit www.rockvilletownsquare.com.
“Into the Woods.” 7:30 p.m. at Concord-St. Andrews Church. 5910 Goldsboro Road, Bethesda. Sondheim’s musical is performed as part of the Bel Cantanti Summer Opera Festival. Student tickets start at $15, seniors are $22, and adults are $25. Visit www.belcantanti.com for more.
Chopteeth. 8 p.m. at the AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Chopteeth perform funky West African beats mixed with popular American music. Doors open 90 minutes prior to show. Tickets $20-30. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows.
Zed Drepplin. 9 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Led Zepplin classics performed by a tribute band. Doors open at 6 p.m. $7-$8. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
Joe Clair and Friends Presents: Hotter Than July Comedy Event. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Comedians Larry Lancaster, Vanessa Fraction and Freddie Ricks perform. Tickets are $20. Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com/.
Lauren Acampora and Emily Mitchell Reading. 2 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Lauren Acampora reads from “The Wonder Garden” and Emily Mitchell reads from “Viral.” Free. Visit www.writer.org for more.
Celebration of Music and Culture of Colombia. 7:30 p.m. at the AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Colombian native Varela leads a celebration of his native land. Doors open 90 minutes prior to show. Tickets $10-25. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows.
And here's what's coming up this week...
Monday/ July 20
Blinddog Smokin’ Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Enjoy a live performance by Blinddog Smokin’ with special guest star Bobby Rush. Tickets range from $25-$30.
Havenly Cardio Party. 7:30-9 p.m. at SoulCycle Bethesda, 4931 Elm St., Bethesda. Complimentary SoulCycle class courtesy of Havenly, an online interior designer. Free. Contact email@example.com.
Show Cooking Event. 5-10 p.m. at The Urban Winery, 949 Bonifant St., Silver Spring. Chefs, restaurateurs, Italian food lovers, gourmets, foodies and wellness practitioners may participate in 10 hours of theory and practice followed by a dinner with local, traditional cuisine paired with truffles dishes. Tickets are $199 per person. Register at www.eventbrite.com/event/16657515076/.
Cooking Class. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Learn how to make paella. Taste select tapas and drink wine or sangria. $75 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-913-0003.
Bethesda Outdoor Movies. 9 p.m. at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues. Each night one of the following movies will play: “Sixteen Candles,” “Chef,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Imitation Game.” Free. Visit www.bethesda.org.
Behind the BARn. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Founding Farmers, 12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac. “Behind the BARn” is an exclusive symposium to learn more about bar offerings at Founding Farmers. Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo, will be leading a discussion. Tickets $45. Visit www.tikitails.bpt.me.
NRBQ Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Listen to jazz, blues and rock music performed by NRBQ. Tickets are $20. Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com/.
Karen Briggs. 8 p.m. at the AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Gospel meets fiddle with this live performance by Karen Briggs. Doors open 90 minutes prior to show. Tickets $25-35. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows.
Open Mic Night hosted by Brian Weber. 8-11 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Sign up to perform at this rock ‘n’ roll music hall or sit back and enjoy listening to undiscovered talent. Free admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.
Rob Bell. 8:30 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Christian artist Rob Bell makes a stop on his “Everything is Spiritual” tour. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
D-Erania and Friends Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Watch a live performance by saxophonist D-Erania, with support from her band. Tickets range from $10 - $20.Visit http://bethesdabluesjazz.com/.
Hackensaw Boys. 8 p.m. at the AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. A live bluegrass performance by a Charlottesville-based band. Doors open 90 minutes prior to show. Tickets $25-35. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows.
Waka Flocka Flame. 8 p.m. at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Rap artist Waka Flocka Flame performs live. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com.
HuSBAND. 8 p.m. at Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. Listen to the Americana sound of indie-rocker Michael Paolino. Doors open at 6 p.m. $5 admission. Visit www.villainandsaint.com/shows/.