Brookside Gardens is presenting the annual Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit thru September 16. As visitors enter the South Conservatory, they are “surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia soaring among colorful flowers and going about their business of drinking nectar and looking for others of their kind. Visitors learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens.”
The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park is presenting Peter and the Wolf, staged with half life-size marionettes, thru September 30.The show is based on Prokofiev’s popular tale of good versus evil and is performed by Puppet Master Christopher Piper. "An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra precedes this story of Peter and his animal friends and their attempts to capture wily “Old Lupus.” The show is recommended for Ages 4 - Adult.
Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park is presenting a world premiere play titled Tinker Bell, directed by Nick Olcott, thru August 20.The story is based on the works of Sir J. M. Barrie, as adapted for the stage by Patrick Flynn.The tale of Peter Pan is told from Tinker Bell's point of view."A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook. The show is recommended for all ages.
Adventure Theatre MTC & New York City’s Children’s Theatre will present a musical titled Blueberries for Sal, based on the book by Robert McCloskey & directed by Jess Jung, at Glen Echo Park, September 21-October 21.Written by Sandra Eskin and Michael J. Bobbitt, the show has Book, Music and Lyrics by William Yanesh. The musical is about the adventure of a bear and a little girl on Blueberry Hill.It’s recommended for all ages.
The Maryland Renaissance Festival will take place in Crownsville, MD on select days, August 25-October 21.The unique outdoor entertainment experience draws patrons from all over the world. The festival is a crafts show as well as an entertainment venue. The pretend setting is Revel Grove in Oxfordshire, England in the year 1527, when King Henry VIII, his wife, Queen Katherine, and his future wife Anne Boelyn come to visit.Patrons can “see the Royal visitors,” stroll wooded paths; shop for unique, handcrafted gifts; let the kids play in the free children’s area, and enjoy many other entertainments and dining options.
Takoma Park Folk Festival will take place on September 16 at Takoma Park Middle School in Takoma Park, MD. The Festival is an event by and for the community of Takoma Park, as well as the greater Washington, DC area.