Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Photos from last weekend's art fest.
More than 175 artists converged at Rockville Town Square last weekend for the inaugural A-RTS @ Rockville Town Square. The free outdoor art festival highlighted local, regional and national artists hand-picked by a jury of fine art experts. There were also live musical acts. The event was organized by the Bethesda Row Arts Festival team, which submitted these photos to Patch.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Closing exhibits will not be replaced to save on security costs.
Exhibits scheduled to close at the Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art and Smithsonian will not be replaced due to sequestration, according to a Smithsonian spokeswoman. Linda St. Thomas told the DCist website that “in terms of the security of our visitors, bigger crowds require more security,” but she added, “Every museum is still open every day.” The actual number of exhibits accessible to visitors at open museums are yet another casualty of sequestration. On April 16, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough warned Congress of the potential effects of sequestration on the area’s museums - gallery closings, reduced educational program offerings and building maintenance issues. The Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art and …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Sequels, reboots and aliens to dominate theaters.
Big, loud blockbusters tend to draw the summer crowds, it's been said, and 2013 may have the biggest and loudest yet. But will the summer be even bigger and louder? Patch has put together this guide to help you plan your summer movie watching schedule. Check out Moviefone to find the theaters and times in your area. May Movies While summer may not technically begin until Friday, June 21, 2013, Hollywood is getting a jump on things, with some big openings in May. Iron Man 3 - Friday, May 3 (PG-13) The third installment of the franchise that has already brought in more than a billion dollars finds Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) battling an enemy out to eliminate Stark’s friends and family. Star Trek: Into Darkness - Friday, May 17 (PG-13) …
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going around Montgomery County.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Burtonsville Farmers Market 3rd Annual Silver Spring Fine Arts Festival 3rd Annual Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival Big Nate the musical The Tempest presented by Rockville Little Theatre Six Flags Celebrates Cinco de Mayo Free Open House Silver Spring Historical B&O RR station Silver Spring Nursery School’s 10th Annual Truck Touch Cinderella Check back…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall in Olde Towne Gaithersburg.
The schedule of featured speakers for the Gaithersburg Book Festival was announced Wednesday afternoon. The Saturday, May 18, event will feature pairings of authors, panel discussions on hot topics in the book world and one-on-one conversations between authors and critics and industry insiders. “In the past, we’ve done a handful of author pairings – often at the authors’ requests to be on panels with their friends – and we found those were some of our most lively presentations,” Jud Ashman, festival founder and City Council Member, said in an announcement. “This year, we thought we could enhance the experience for our attendees, as well as our featured authors, by offering more of these dynamic pairings, in addition to the single author …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Gaithersburg rapper Logic inks record deal with industry titan, according to reports.
A Gaithersburg rapper has inked a record deal with a longtime industry titan, according to a report by Complex Music. Logic—also known by his real name: Sir Robert Bryson Hall II—was signed by Def Jam Recordings, according to the report. The 23-year-old rapper's debut album will be produced by No ID, who has worked with Common and Nas on past projects, according to the report. "I'm excited to take this next step in my career. It's incredible for Def Jam [Records] and Visionary Music Group to work together and the opportunity to collaborate with a living legend like No I.D. is priceless. I'm very humbled to be apart of the most iconic hip hop label of all time," Logic said in a statement, according to the report. Def Jam currently …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
City Manager: Oktoberfest will remain in Kentlands, Celebrate Gaithersburg will have a new date and theme.
Gaithersburg's Oktoberfest festival will remain in Kentlands and expand, while Celebrate Gaithersburg will have a new date and theme, City Manager Tony Tomasello told the Mayor and City Council during a fiscal 2014 budget presentation Monday. Oktoberfest, held for the past 21 years in Kentlands, will expand toward Market Square and Main Street, The Gazette reported. The festival also will add another stage of music while the beer garden and Bavarian dancers will return, with some additional activities for families, city Arts and Events Division Chief Denise Kayser told The Gazette. The city considered major changes to both Oktoberfest and Celebrate Gaithersburg. In January, Kayser suggested scrapping Kentlands Oktoberfest for a summer …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Catch up on arts news in the city of Gaithersburg.
The arts scene in Gaithersburg is booming: Two local artists are slated to be featured in solo exhibits, a new piece of public art debuted at Gaithersburg's Hidden Creek Residences, and a juried arts exhibition is slated to return to the Kentlands Mansion. “Expressions Of The Mind” Vian Shamounki Borchert Recent Artwork Exhibit At The Yellow Barn Gallery April 27-28 Gaithersburg artist Vian Shamounki Borchert will be featured in a solo exhibit at Glen Echo's Yellow Barn Gallery. More than 40 pieces of Borchert's work will be featured. The exhibition is free and open to the public. More information is available on Gaithersburg Patch. Gordana Gerskovic Photography presents "City Skin" Gaithersburg photographer Gordana Gerskovic exhibit, "…
Blanco will read his work at Rockville Memorial Library in May
Inauguration Day poet Richard Blanco will read his work at a Rockville event next month, county officials announced Thursday. The Friends of the Library, Montgomery County and the Latino Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender History Project are hosting Blanco at Rockville Memorial Library on May 17. Blanco performed “One Day” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in January. He is the youngest and first openly gay Latino to read a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration. Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) is the event’s honorary chairwoman of the event. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Z. Slavin is the event chairman. A civil engineer by trade, Blanco has written three books. A fourth book—a bilingual …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Gaithersburg's Vian Shamounki Borchert is to be featured in an upcoming solo exhibit.