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

GALLERY A
Touchstone Gallery Member Show
GALLERY B
“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.
GALLERY C
“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.

Nov
3
Sun
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

Nov
16
Sat
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.

Nov
22
Fri
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 https://sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/fall-tour/november-gaithersburg or call 800-210-9900.

Nov
23
Sat
Holiday Art Show & Sale @ Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park
Nov 23 2019 – Jan 5 2020 all-day
Holiday Art Show & Sale @ Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery Glen Echo Park

With so many unique gifts, the Holiday Art Show & Sale at Glen Echo Park is a great place to shop for everyone on your holiday list! The show features the Park’s resident artists and instructors, as well as other invited guests with works in: glass, ceramics, photography, painting, jewelry, holiday ornaments and more! The Park’s major resident visual arts organizations are represented, including the Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Glassworks, Glen Echo Pottery, SilverWorks, Photoworks, the Stone Tower Studio, the Sculpture Studio and the Yellow Barn Studio.

Join us for these special dates:
Saturday, November 30 – Shop Arts Saturday
Saturday, December 14 – Winter’s Eve; extended hours, 11 am to 8 pm

Dates:
November 23, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Time:
Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 2pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Location:
Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Presented by:
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Price:
Admission to the gallery is free.

website:
https://glenechopark.org/holidayartshow

Nov
29
Fri
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Arts Barn
Nov 29 – Dec 15 all-day
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Arts Barn

Performances are Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2 PM.
There will be no evening performance December 14.
$20 / $18 Student (ages 15 – 21) / $12 Youth (ages 14 & under)
In partnership with Kensington Arts Theatre
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple.

Recommended for ages 8 & up.

Dec
7
Sat
The Nutcracker Suite by Metropolitan Ballet Theatre @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 12:00 am
The Nutcracker Suite by Metropolitan Ballet Theatre @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT’s performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery.

MBT has added our popular short-length version of this classic holiday tale to our 31st annual season at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center! The Nutcracker Suite will be performed December 7-8 & 14-15, 2019. Tickets will go on sale October 1st. (online sales will close 1 hour prior to each performance time or as tickets sell out).

The Nutcracker Suite performance on December 8th is a sensory-friendly performance; tickets are available for that performance at a separate link. Please see www.mbtdance.org for details.

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker Suite is a perfect, shorter-length introduction to the theater and ballet, geared to young audiences!

Only four performance times are available for The Nutcracker Suite, which is geared to younger audiences. These will sell out quickly!

Each performance of The Nutcracker Suite will last under 45 minutes with no intermission.

(MBT’s full-length performances of The Nutcracker are held on December 7-8, & 14 at 1pm and 5pm each day, and December 15 at 1pm. Tickets are sold separately.)

Theater Information:

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

-All tickets are general admission.
-The lobby opens one hour prior to performance time.
-The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time.
-No food or drink is permitted into the theater, but refreshments are permitted in the lobby.
-Every person (including infants) must have a ticket, per fire marshal regulations.
-Refreshments and small gifts are available for purchase in the lobby.
-Flowers for your favorite cast member are available for purchase in the lobby.
-There is plenty of room in the lobby if your child needs a little break from the performance.
-Seating for patrons with disabilities is available, please speak with an usher.
-Our production of The Nutcracker lasts approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission.

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s 31st Annual Production of The Nutcracker @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center - Montgomery College
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's 31st Annual Production of The Nutcracker @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center - Montgomery College

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT’s performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season!

*Friday, Dec 6th, 5:30 pm: Special Working Dress Rehearsal Performance (Ticketed at a separate link. See website for details.)

*Saturday, Dec 7, 1pm & 5pm
*Sunday, Dec 8, 1pm & 5pm
*Saturday, Dec 14, 1pm & 5pm
*Sunday, Dec 15, 1pm only

(MBT’s shorter-length The Nutcracker Suite will be performed Dec 7-8 & 14-15 each day at 10am. Tickets are sold separately. Senosory-friendly performance Dec 8, 10am.)

Attention Girl Scouts! Earn your Nutcracker Patch by attending one of our special “Chats” for Girl Scouts and other students after the 1pm performance on December 8 and after the 5pm performance on December 14. Stay in your seats after the performance for our “Patch Chat”! MBT Commemorative Nutcracker patches (3.5″ round patches) are available for $3 at the gift table in the lobby or in advance by calling 301-762-1757.

Theater Information:

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

-All tickets are general admission.
-The lobby opens one hour prior to performance time.
-The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time.
-No food or drink is permitted into the theater, but refreshments are permitted in the lobby.
-Every person (including infants) must have a ticket, per fire marshal regulations.
-Refreshments and small gifts are available for purchase in the lobby.
-Flowers for your favorite cast member are available for purchase in the lobby.
-There is plenty of room in the lobby if your child needs a little break from the performance.
-Seating for patrons with disabilities is available, please speak with an usher.
-Our production of The Nutcracker lasts approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission.

Dec
8
Sun
MBT’s The Nutcracker Suite , Sensory-friendly performance @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center - Montgomery College
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
MBT's The Nutcracker Suite , Sensory-friendly performance @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center - Montgomery College

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT’s performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery.

MBT has added our popular short-length version of this classic holiday tale to our 31st annual season at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center! Geared to younger audiences, the Nutcracker Suite will be performed December 7-8 & 14-15, 2019. Tickets will go on sale October 1st. (online sales will close 1 hour prior to each performance time or as tickets sell out).

The Nutcracker Suite performance on December 8th is a sensory-friendly performance; purchase tickets for that performance here. Tickets are available for other performance dates at a separate link. Please see www.mbtdance.org for details.

Each performance of The Nutcracker Suite will last under 45 minutes with no intermission.

(MBT’s full-length performances of The Nutcracker are held on December 7-8, & 14 at 1pm and 5pm each day, and December 15 at 1pm. Tickets are sold separately.)

**Sensory-friendly performance: December 8 at 10:00am**
MBT is proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker Suite for children, families, and adults with sensory sensitivities, autism spectrum disorder, other special needs, or anyone who may benefit from being in a more relaxed environment. Appropriate changes will be made to this performance to create a welcoming and safe space for all in attendance. If you have any questions or suggestions for our production team to make this performance as welcoming as possible, please let us know.

-Reduced sound levels throughout the performance
-House lighting will remain on, at half level
-House rules will be relaxed you may get up and move around, leave the house if needed, talk freely
-Devices may be used for therapeutic/communication uses (no photos of performance, please)
-Performance will be sold to only half-capacity, allowing patrons to choose their seats and have space to move around
-Extra volunteers will be in the theater to assist with any additional seating needs or to help you find an exit if needed during the performance
-Although this performance is adapted specifically to accommodate individuals with sensory sensitivities, the general public is welcome

Theater Information:

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

-All tickets are general admission.
-The lobby opens one hour prior to performance time.
-The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time.
-No food or drink is permitted into the theater, but refreshments are permitted in the lobby.
-Every person (including infants) must have a ticket, per fire marshal regulations.
-Refreshments and small gifts are available for purchase in the lobby.
-Flowers for your favorite cast member are available for purchase in the lobby.
-There is plenty of room in the lobby if your child needs a little break from the performance.
-Seating for patrons with disabilities is available, please speak with an usher.
-Our production of The Nutcracker lasts approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission.

Clara Barton Holiday Craft Show @ Clara Barton Community Center
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Local artists and artisans display and sell their work. A much anticipated annual opportunity to buy unique holiday gifts.

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