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Urbana, Get Your U! Seasonal Walk @ Giant Food, Villages at Urbana
Aug 1 – Dec 29 all-day

There are 5km, 6km, 10km, and 11km trails. The 5km trail (rated 2A) goes to the old part of Urbana, Urbana District Park and through some of the Villages of Urbana (celebrating their 20-year anniversary in 2019). The 10km trail (rated 2B) includes more of the Villages of Urbana and some woods walking on paved and natural surfaces and a muddy section (really hard for strollers; wear hiking boots or old tennis shoes), The 6km (rated 2A) and 11km (rated 2B) trails take you to the “site” of the old Peter Pan Restaurant, an indelible memory to all of us who lived in the general area during the 1960s and 70s.

2019/2020 Homecoming Season @ Round House Theatre
Sep 18 2019 – Jul 3 2020 all-day

Round House Theatre’s meteoric rise continues in 2019 as we get ready to reopen our dramatically transformed theatre with a full six-play lineup that’s brimming with heart, soul, and a whole lot of humor.

Our “homecoming” launches with the Off-Broadway hit comedy, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh. Next, we’ll spark joy during the holidays with a run of Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 2020 kicks off with another Tony-winning sensation—the powerful and poignant musical Spring Awakening—followed by last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Cost of Living by Martyna Majok, whose award-winning Ironbound made its world premiere at Round House in 2015. We’ll close the season with THE LOVE/HATE REP, a bespoke juxtaposition of two electrifying comedies in rotating repertory—Big Love, Charles Mee’s contemporary take on a rollicking classic, alongside Hatef*ck, a fiery, new romantic comedy that just premiered Off-Broadway!

Kensington Fall Colors and Holiday Lights Seasonal Walk @ Safeway
Oct 20 – Dec 30 all-day

The trails are two 10km loops and two 5km loops, rated 2A, that take walkers through Historic Kensington, Howard Avenue Antique Row and up to the Mormon Temple Visitor’s Center to view annual holiday light decorations and displays in December. The trails also include a walk through Garrett Park and along Rock Creek Park’s hiker/biker trail to enjoy the fall foliage as well. Trails are on sidewalks, paved roadway shoulders and asphalt hiker/biker trail. It is suitable for strollers but wheelchairs may encounter difficulty.

We recommend walking with a group during evening hours, carrying a flashlight and wearing reflective clothing. Restrooms are available in the Safeway, Mormon Temple Visitor’s Center and Garrett Park Town Hall. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times during the walk; you must clean up after them. Pets are not allowed in shops, buildings or in the Temple’s Visitor’s Center.

Touchstone Gallery November Show @ Touchstone Gallery
Nov 2 – Dec 1 all-day

Touchstone Gallery Member Show
“Glimpses” New Watercolors by Patricia Williams
“Glimpses” provides a tantalizing look inside the artist’s life. The vibrant watercolors take full advantage of the medium’s unique properties to breathe color and light into personal objects and rooms. The works are intimate, yet the viewer is kept at a distance by transparent washes and drips of color that partially obscure the images. The abstract quality of the drawing and application of paint raises the question of what is real, what is imagined and what is remembered.
“On the Bright Side by Pamela Reynolds” by Pamela Reynolds
Color —vivid, fluorescent color, unfettered and free, is the subject of Pamela Reynolds’ most recent series of abstract paintings. Contrasting bold linear pattern with freely-wrought drips, splatters and pours, these paintings were inspired by urban signage, graffiti, psychedelia, tropical textiles, and the inner workings of the artist’s own mind.

The Allure of Color: Recent work by Grace E. Peterson @ Waverly Street Gallery
Nov 3 – Dec 7 all-day
The Allure of Color: Recent work by Grace E. Peterson @ Waverly Street Gallery

The Allure of Color: Recent work by Grace E. Peterson
Opening Reception: Friday, November 8th, 6-9 PM
Artist’s Talk: Sunday, November 17th, 2-4 PM

ICE! featuring Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Gaylord National Resort @ The Gaylord National Resort
Nov 15 – Dec 30 all-day
ICE! featuring Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Gaylord National Resort @ The Gaylord National Resort

The must-see holiday attraction is back! ICE! featuring the 1957 Dr. Seuss classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Watch how the Grinch tries to steal Christmas from the Whos of Who-ville through interactive ice sculptures and displays. Experience favorite scenes from this Christmas special such as the Grinch lurking through the chimneys of the Who-ville homes, the Grinch’s heart growing three sizes after realizing Christmas means a little bit more and sitting down at the Whos’ feast where the Grinch carves the roast beast. Everything is hand-carved from 2 million pounds of ice! Learn more about the making of ICE!, confirm daily event times or catch a sneak peak of the event by visiting

Captured Light: Current Photographic Processes @ Black Rock Center for the Arts
Nov 16 – Dec 21 all-day
Captured Light: Current Photographic Processes @ Black Rock Center for the Arts |  |  |

Captured Light: Current Photographic Processes is a regional juried photography exhibit featuring a wide range of genres, capture types, formats, and processes. The 86 works on display were selected by juror Nate Larson who is a contemporary artist and the Chair of the Photography Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. The goal of the Captured Light exhibit is to highlight the broad spectrum of work being done by photographers from across the Mid-Atlantic region.

44th Annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival @ Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day
44th Annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival @ Montgomery County Fairgrounds

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival returns to Gaithersburg, November 22-24, and features more than 400 of the nation’s most accomplished fine artists and craft designers offering their one-of-a-kind work in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography, and fine art. The Festival also includes delicious gourmet foods for sampling and purchase, live demonstrations by talented artists and interactive children’s theater. It’s simply the best place to shop for those special things that you can’t find online!

Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Adults: $10 at the door / $8 online
Kids 12 & under: Free

For more information, visit or call 800-210-9900.

Gallery: A Dance Performance in the AU Museum @ American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery: A Dance Performance in the AU Museum @ American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

The American University Dance Program presents “Gallery” | Senior Dance Capstone 2019. See the AU Museum through the lens of movement. Galleries will be filled with new works by graduating dance students including TED-style talks, new choreography, and dynamic performances.

Artistic Direction by Britta Joy Peterson.

Doors open at 5:30pm and show begins promptly at 6pm. Discussion and reception to follow.

Fall Bazaar – Preview Night @ Washington Waldorf School
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fall Bazaar - Preview Night @ Washington Waldorf School

The Washington Waldorf School offers one of the highest quality bazaars in the DC area. The 50th Anniversary Fall Bazaar will have unique crafts from 30 local artisans. Join us for a special preview the night before the Bazaar. Enjoy a leisurely evening with wine & cheese and shopping without the crowds. Tickets are $15 each.

Vendors will be open for business, but the Waldorf store will not.
Photos by Melissa Walker Horn and Jacob Campbell on Unsplash

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