June 8-June 24
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY.
Arts on the Green and the Damascus
Theatre Company team up on the romantic
musical about a brief love affair between
a National Geographic photographer and
an Italian-American housewife in 1965
Iowa. Recommended for ages 14 and
older. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2
p.m. Sundays. $22; $12 for ages 14 and
younger. The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg. 301-
June 20-July 22
ON THE TOWN. The epic Broadway
musical features beloved area singers
and dancers, including Evan Casey, Sam
Ludwig, Donna Migliaccio, Tracy Lynn
Olivera, Bobby Smith and Rachel Zampelli.
See website for details. $37-$69. Olney
Theatre Center, Olney. 301-924-3400,
Through June 15
VARIED MEDIA. A juried members’ show
by the Rockville Art League. Gallery
hours are 9 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m.-
9 p.m. Thursday. Free. Glenview Mansion
Art Gallery, Rockville. 240-314-8660,
Through July 15
BOOM: THE 1950S IN MONTGOMERY
COUNTY. The interactive exhibit—with
more than 200 objects, photos and
documents—explores the cultural, social
and economic factors in the ’50s that
changed life in the county and led to a
massive in;ux of families. Noon- 4 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday. $7; $5 seniors, students
and active military; free for children
younger than 6 and Montgomery County
Historical Society members. Beall-Dawson
Museum, Rockville. 301-340-2825,
Through June 30, 2019
ON THE HOMEFRONT: GAITHERSBURG IN
WORLD WAR I. The exhibit explores what
Gaithersburg was like when the war started
on April 6, 1917, and how its citizens
stepped up to help the country. 10 a.m.- 3
p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. Gaithersburg
Community Museum, Gaithersburg. 301-
May 6-June 2
SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT.
Forty artists, including present and past
Waverly Street Gallery members, are
displaying works. Gallery hours are noon-
6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Special
celebration reception 6-9 p.m. May 11.
Free. Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda.
June 7-July 1
BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS. The annual
event invites painters from the area to
compete for $14,000 in prize money, with
the top prize of $10,000 for best in show.
The eight ;nalists’ works are on display.
Gallery hours are noon- 6 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday. Opening reception 6-8
p.m. June 9. Free. Gallery B, Bethesda.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Through May 12
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD & THE 3 LITTLE
PIGS. A 40-minute version of the classics,
told with lots of audience participation
and a B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe who raps.
Recommended for ages 3 and older. 11
a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11: 30 a.m.
and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $12.
The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo.
Through May 20
ROBIN HOOD. With his band of Merry Men
and the lovely Maid Marian, Robin robs
the rich to help the poor—with sword
;ghting, bows and arrows, and miraculous
escapes. Recommended for ages 4
and older. 1: 30 and 4 p.m. Saturdays
and Sundays. $12-$30. Imagination
Stage, Bethesda. 301-280-1660,
Through June 3
JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD,
MAD TREASURE HUNT. Based on the book
Bring the kids to the free
Train Day at Gaithersburg
on May 5.
series by Megan McDonald, this production
was commissioned by seven theaters. Judy
Moody’s in a mood over third grade, and
her brother, Stink, is in her way. But when
the family visits “Artichoke” Island, the two
might want to team up to ;nd the treasure.
Recommended for ages 4 and older. See
website for times. $19.50. Adventure
Theatre MTC, Glen Echo. 301-634-2270,
TRAIN DAY. Experience Gaithersburg’s
history with the railroad by seeing model
train displays, exploring a caboose and
railcar, or taking pictures with a 1918
steam locomotive. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free;
donations appreciated. Gaithersburg
Community Museum, Gaithersburg. 301-
GROUP ASTRONOMY DAY. Explore
the historic Gaithersburg Latitude
Observatory, learn about telescopes,
observe the sun through solar telescopes,
make a model of the Earth-sun-moon orbit
and train like an astronaut. 2-5 p.m. For
ages 6-10. One adult chaperone required
for every six children; reservations
must be made as a group. $3 per child
in the group; no cost for chaperones.
Gaithersburg Community Museum,
Gaithersburg. Registration required. 301-
ROYAL TEA PARTY. Princesses ages 2 and
older and their royal families are invited
to celebrate Mother’s Day at this annual
event, with games and activities. Dress
in your fanciest princess attire. An adult
family member or friend must accompany
children. 2-4 p.m. $14 for City of Rockville
residents; $16 for nonresidents. Thomas COUR