Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland will display their annual Gardens of Lights, November 16-January 1, 2019.The event will feature a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Visitors can stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, sparkling fountains, and whimsical winter scenes. In addition, the Conservatory will display G-Scale model trains winding through a seasonal landscape. After the tour, visitors can warm up inside the Visitors Center, sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.
Image above: A view of the Garden in 2017 Image below: Visitors enjoying the Model Trains in 2017
Glen Echo Art Show & Sale will take place in the Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery, November 17-December 30. Fine artworks will be available for purchase, including glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, holiday ornaments, crafts and more.
The exhibition features works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists.
Image below: A view of a previous Glen Echo Art Show & Sale
The Puppet Co. is presenting Humperdink's children's opera Hansel and Gretel at Glen Echo Park, thru November 16.The puppets, lights, music and effects are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs the live vocal characterizations. The show is recommended for ages 4 years old - Adult
The Puppet Co. will present The Nutcracker November 24-December 30 in Glen Echo Park.It’s the classic story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugerplum Fairy. The unique production features music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, marionettes and costumed characters. The show is recommended for ages 5 years old – Adult.
The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park will present The Velveteen Rabbit by Maragery Williams, January 18-February 10.The story of two toys who become real is told by solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert with hand puppets, storytelling and song.The show is recommended for ages PreK-Grade 4.
Adventure Theatre, led by Michael J. Bobbitt, will present Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas, directed by Stevie Zimmerman, at Glen Echo Park, November 16-January 6, 2019.The show is based on the book by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, and has music by Randy Klein and lyrics by Matthew Hardy. It’s a story about Nancy, who sold some of her old gowns and accessories, and has enough money to buy a brand-new sparkly tree topper. “She can't wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?”
Imagination Stage in Bethesda is presenting Cinderella, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, thru January 6, 2019.The “wacky retelling of the beloved fairy tale takes Cinderella on a royal adventure complete with a wisecracking rat, evil stepsisters, and a smitten prince. When Cinderella’s stepmother forbids her from attending the ball, her fairy godmother convinces here that if the shoe fits - wear it!”The show is considered best for Ages 4+