BLUE. Imagination Stage’s Early Childhood
program is remounting its 2015 production
of Annie Cusick Wood’s play. It’s all about
a blue world inhabited by a pair named
Pale Blue and Inky Blue, and what happens
when a red flower blooms. Recommended
for ages 1-5. See website for details.
Imagination Stage, Bethesda. 301-280-
Through Sept. 16
WINGS OF FANCY LIVE BUTTERFLY &
CATERPILLAR EXHIBIT. Brookside Gardens’
exhibit features hundreds of live butterflies
and caterpillars from around the world.
The insects fly freely among plants and
flowers inside the South Conservatory.
See website for times. $8 for ages 13 and
older; $5 for ages 3-12; free for ages 2
and younger. Brookside Gardens, Wheaton.
KENSINGTON LABOR DAY PARADE AND
FESTIVAL. Local marching bands, dance
groups, floats and others make their way
down Connecticut Avenue from St. Paul
Park toward town hall in the 51st annual
parade. Then, stay for the art show,
children’s activities, food booths and other
vendors at the festival. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The
parade begins at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Park,
Kensington. The festival is along Armory
and Howard avenues. Free. 301-949-
WHEATON ARTS PARADE & FESTIVAL.
Artists, neighbors and community groups
join in a March for Art, with an arts-themed parade (floats, but no cars) on
one side of Wheaton Triangle; and a
festival—with music, activities for kids
and a food court—in and around Wheaton
Veterans Urban Park. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Free. Wheaton Triangle area, Wheaton.
Sept. 28 and Sept. 30
MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. Help
select the top films and actors for the 21st
annual Manhattan Short Film Festival,
whose winners will be eligible for an Oscar
nomination. More than 100,000 film lovers
across six continents will be evaluating the
films, which are in all genres and all under
20 minutes. Recommended for ages 15
and older. 7: 30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Noyes Children’s Library Foundation and
the Kensington Historical Society. 11 a.m.-
5 p.m. $7; $2 children; $15 maximum per
family. Kensington Town Hall, Kensington.
Sept. 15, 22 and Oct. 6, 20
SATURDAY FAMILY STORY SESSIONS. Area
storytellers present programs aimed at
children ages 3-8. Spellbound Theatre’s
Under the Tree: 10: 15 and 11: 30 a.m.
Sept. 15. Marian Licha’s A Magical Journey
Into Latin America: 11: 30 a.m. Sept. 22.
InterAct Story Theatre’s Story Can Theatre:
10: 15 and 11: 30 a.m. Oct. 6. Baba Jamal
Koram’s African and African-American
cultures program: 11: 30 a.m. Oct. 20. The
10: 15 a.m. performances are sensory-friendly for children with autism or other
disabilities with sensory sensitivities. $10-
$12. The Mansion at Strathmore, North
Bethesda. 301-581-5100, strathmore.org.
BLUEGRASS ON THE FARM. The concert
is sponsored by Friends of the Agricultural
History Farm Park. Noon- 6 p.m. $15,
free for ages 13 and younger. Agricultural
History Farm Park, Derwood. 301-670-
CAVALCADE OF STREET CARS. The trolley
museum usually offers rides on one or two
cars. But this time visitors can ride several
European trams and North American
street cars. Admission includes multiple
trips, plus a tour of the building and silent
film comedies. Noon- 5 p.m. $7; $5 for
children and seniors. National Capital
Trolley Museum, Colesville. 301-384-6088,
Sept. 21-Oct. 21
BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL. Adventure
Theatre’s world premiere musical is
based on the 1949 award-winning book
by Robert McCloskey, author of Make
Way for Ducklings. Recommended for all
ages. Check website for dates and times.
$19.50. Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen
Oct. 4-Nov. 16
HANSEL AND GRETEL. The story is
told in 45 minutes with marionettes.
Recommended for ages 4 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.
$12. The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg. 301-
Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-8, 13-14, 20-21,
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Butler’s Orchard’s
festival includes hayrides, mazes, games
for kids, pony rides, other activities and
food. Check the website for details, fees
and weather cancellations. Cash only at
the entrance gate. 10 a.m- 5 p.m. Butler’s
Orchard, Germantown. 301-428-0444,
THEN AND WOW! 2018. Celebrate Glen
Echo’s past and present during the annual
festival, which includes vintage cars,
magic shows, arcade games and other
activities. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free; tickets for
rides and games must be purchased. Glen
Echo Park, Glen Echo. 301-634-2222,
HARVEST FESTIVAL. Tour a farm,
participate in an archaeological dig, go
on a hayride or try making a scarecrow
or candles during an annual celebration
of fall life on the farm. 10 a.m.- 4
p.m. $15 per car. Agricultural History
Farm Park, Derwood. 301-670-4661,
ROCKTOBIERFEST. The City of Rockville
hosts a celebration of beer and music,
with two stages of entertainers (including
German and rock music), German food,
artisans, kids activities and beverages
for sale by local breweries. 11 a.m- 5 p.m.
Free. Rockville Town Center, Rockville.
TASTE OF BETHESDA. The annual food
festival features dishes from more than
50 restaurants. A panel of judges will
award the title of Bethesda’s Best Bite
to four restaurants. The outdoor event
also features live music and cultural
performances on five stages. 11 a.m.-
4 p.m. Entry is free; four tickets to
purchase food cost $5 (each sample is
one to four tickets). Woodmont Triangle,
BETHESDA ROW FINE ARTS FESTIVAL.
During this annual event, four blocks of
downtown Bethesda transform into an
outdoor art gallery, featuring fine arts
and crafts for sale by 190 exhibitors