Mar 8 - May 31
Migrating Lives/Vidas Migratorias Exhibition
Sandy Spring Museum presents a new exhibit created through a collaboration with the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at Sherwood High School and Community Artist in Residence Beatriz del Olmo Fiddleman. Many of the participants are Central American youth migrants who have fled dangerous situations in their home countries. 
Opening reception and exhibition on March 8 will be hosted in collaboration with the Embassy of El Salvador. From 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Reception will be followed by screening of the film, Maria en Tierra de Nadie.

Mar 19 - May 3
Jack and the Beanstalk

The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park presents the classic children's tale about the young Jack. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists. Recommended for children K-Grade 6. 

May 1 - Sep 4
Free Outdoor Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concerts are offered in Rockville's Town Square, Rio Washingtonian, Bethesda Veterans Park, Silver Spring Veteran's Plaza, and Strathmore. See website for more information.

May 2 - May 31
Exhibitions at Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture offers the following exhibits:
Art For the Table - Pottery exhibit in the Popcorn Gallery
Elizabeth Laurel Korson - Woodblock prints inspired by Maine and other artwork in the Stone Tower Gallery
More Than Dessert - Close-up details in oil paintings at the Park View Gallery
Mirror to the World 2015 - Documentary photographs from all over the world in the Photoworks Gallery

May 2
Family Day at Glen Echo Park

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture celebrates the opening of the historic Dentzel Carousel for its 95th season with a Family Day program. Enjoy free magic shows, art activities, face painting, performances, balloon animals, storytelling, Park tours, and carousel rides ($)! Also offered - three new performers; Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Noa Baum, and Sankofa Dance Theatre. Other performances include Midsummer Night's Dream by Ballet Petite, Irish Dance performances by Culkin's School of Traditional Irish Dance, and Magic Shows with Barry Wood & Abracadabra Alex. From 11am to 4pm. Click here for flyer.

May 2 - Jun 14
Natureworks: Environmental Sculpture in LIttle Bennett park

The Hyattstown Mill Arts Project presents an Environmental Sculpture Exhibition in the Mill Gallery. Special opening day programs on May 2nd. include a Seminar and Artist Talk from 4-5pm, a Panel Discussion from 5-7pm and a Reception from 4-7pm. Gallery open on weekends.

May 2 - May 3
A-RTS Festival at Rockville Town Square

A free weekend event featuring artists, musicians, and artisanal food vendors will transform the Rockville Town Square into and outdoor art gallery with over 160 local, regional, and national artists and their original pieces and live entertainment. The Arts Festival will be held from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

May 6
Greater Sandy Spring Green Space

Sandy Spring Museum's Salon Luncheon features Bobby Berg, President of Greater Sandy Spring Green Space. He will discuss how we can preserve open space amidst all the ne developement going on around us. Bring your bagged lunch. Tea and coffee provided by the Museum. From 12noon to 1pm.

May 12
Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.

Gaithersburg Community Museum features renowned speaker John Muller of the Washingtoniana Division, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to discuss the life of Mark Twain and what effect visiting the nation's capital had on him. At the museum from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. ($)

May 15
Woven Traditions

Sandy Spring Museum presents Woven Traditions: Maryland Basket-Making Communities and Cultures, Past and Present during the History Happy Hour event. Guest Kathleen Beauchesne will speak about American Indian basketry on the Eastern Shore, the making of eel pots and other fishing baskets, as well as other styles of baskets particular to, or adapted in Delmarva. From 6:30-8:00 pm. Admission includes Happy Hour food and beverages. ($)

May 16
Garden Tour

Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club offers a tour of five gardens on the North New Hampshire Avenue Corridor. View garden 'rooms' on the last house on the tour. Tour starts at 10 am. After the tour, visit the sixth garden for wine and hors d'oeuvres from 4-6pm. ($) Plein Air artists and landscape painters will be at the various sites and their work will be available for a 'wet paint' show and sale.

May 16 - Jul 26
The River's Journey: From Sandy Spring to the Patuxent and Anacostia

Sandy Spring Museum presents Bruce McNeil's exhibit that uses photographs to show environmental connections as well as a social and moral connectedness that links us together. The celebrated DC-based photographer, Bruce McNeil, combines painterly style with environmenatl activism and documents the flow of water from the eponymous Sandy Spring to the tributaries that lead to the Anacostia. Opening reception on May 16 from 3-5 and artist remarks at 4pm.

May 16
Gaithersburg Book Festival

City of Gaithersburg celebrates its 6th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival with more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors, local authors, a Children's Village, exhibition with literary wares, and on-site sales of new and used books. Winners of High School short story contest will be announced, authors will participate in panel discussions and book signings will be available. There will be a variety of interactive, hands-on writing workshops for visitors of all ages. From 10am to 6pm  at Gaithersburg City Hall.

May 16
Modern Living

Peerless Rockville's "Modern Living" series focuses on Rockshire: Environmental Planning in Suburbia presented by architect, preservationist, and planner Robin Ziek. Learn how the innovative neighborhood was planned to meet environmental challenges. Program held at the Rockshire Community Room in Rockville. Starts at 10am and will be followed by a walking tour of Rockshire.

May 23 - May 25
Hometown Holidays Music Fest

The City of Rockville celebrates Memorial Day weekend with Hometown Holidays in the Town Square. The music festival includes a mix of musical genres offering 30 performances on four stages. Special children's activities include live entertainment, reptiles show, and a Hometown Holidays Beach with real sand. Watch "Carbon Nation" in the library and visit Community Groups.

May 28
A Very Berry Evening

Sandy Spring Museum offers fine dining and sensational singing at the Dine with a Diva event at the museum. Rising opera star, Mezzo Soprano Bri Cooper, will treat diners with a repertoire of classic arias and popular show tunes. Dinner will be prepared by five outstanding chefs who will create berry-inspired dishes and handcrafted signature drinks. ($) From 6:30 - 8:00 pm.