Festival. Recommended for ages 5 and
older. 10 and 11: 30 a.m. Thursdays and
Fridays; 11: 30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays
and Sundays. $12. The Puppet Co., Glen
Echo Park, Glen Echo. 301-634-5380,
SHREK THE MUSICAL JR. Based on the
Oscar-winning ;lm and hit Broadway
musical. Tag along with Shrek and
friends on their mission to rescue a
princess and ;nd true acceptance.
7: 30 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays. $15. The Arts
Barn, Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394,
SATURDAY FAMILY JAM SESSIONS. Join
woodwind specialist Seth Kibel and learn
about the origins of blues in this session,
titled “Ain’t Got Nothin’ but the Blues.”
Young music lovers will then create their
own original blues tune. Recommended
for children ages 3-8. 10: 15 a.m. $10 in
advance; $12 at the door; free for children
ages 2 and younger. The Mansion at
Strathmore, North Bethesda. 301-581-
ROPE RUGS FOR FAMILIES. Children
can work on their ;ne-motor skills—and
learn the over-under weaving technique—
while creating a functional art piece.
Recommended for families with children
ages 4-7. Each ticket includes one child
and accompanying adult. 11 a.m.-noon.
$12. The Mansion at Strathmore, North
Bethesda. 301-581-5100, strathmore.org.
LIGHT SWITCH DANCE THEATRE: POP-UP
DANCE WORKS. The ;rst of a series of
new, experimental dance/performance art
works by local and national artists. 7 p.m.
Free; $10 donation suggested. VisArts
at Rockville, Rockville. 301-315-8200,
SEASONAL AND FESTIVALS
LANDON AZALEA FESTIVAL. Azalea-;lled gardens, carnival rides, games and
boutiques—selling everything from vintage
goods to men’s and women’s apparel,
household items, jewelry, art and more—
take over the school’s campus for the 65th
annual event. The festival also includes
plant and ;ower sales, food and live
entertainment. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. Landon
School, Bethesda. landon.net.
THE ROCKVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL. The
streets of Rockville Town Square will be
closed to traf;c and turned into an outdoor
art gallery, with more than 100 artisans
from around the country selling their work.
The seventh annual event, managed by
VisArts at Rockville, will also highlight
local entertainment. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Free. Rockville Town Square, Rockville.
Register for Summer Day Camp at
YMCA Bethesda Chevy-Chase/Ayrlawn
Call 301.530.8500 or 301.530.3725
The YMCA of
and physical development
of individuals, families and
communities according to the
ideals of inclusiveness, equality
and mutual respect for all. Olney Theatre.org
JUNE 21 -
“The most satisfying and subversive musical ever
to come out of Britain.”– The New York Times