The annual Taste of Bethesda - presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership - will take place on October 5 in the Woodmont Trianglearea. The food and music festival will bring 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to the area. More than 40,000 attend the popular event each year and sample foods from esteemed restaurants, enjoy live entertainment and visit the kids' corner for face painting and arts & crafts.
The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park will present Len Piper's Pinocchio, October 11-November 22. The show is a life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale. The production was created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper. The show has been completely refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Co. stage. It's recommended for ages 5 – Adult.
The Puppet Co. will present The Nutcracker at Glen Echo Park, November 29-December 29.The show tells the classic story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugerplum Fairy. The music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet "blends with marionettes and costumed characters to create this unique production."
Adventure Theatre MTC will present the musical MTC Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play, based on the books by Mo Willems & directed by Cara Gabriel, September 20-October 20."Gerald and Piggie are "bestus" friends, with Gerald taking care of all the worrying and Piggie living her best life. Piggie’s even happier and more excited than usual. They’re going to a party hosted by the Squirrelles! And so begins a day when anything is possible."
Imagination Stage in Bethesda will present A Special Presentation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, September 28-October 27.The show, created by Jonathan Rockefeller, is based on Eric Carle’s Books and is directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. The production will use more than seventy larger-than-life puppets and original music as it makes favorite characters from Carle’s beautiful illustrations come to life through theatre magic. There’s a lumbering brown bear, a curious caterpillar, a fleet of rubber ducks, and countless other critters. The show is best for Ages 3+.
Imagination Stage in Bethesda will present The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, directed by Janet Stanford, November 23-January 5.The show is a dance-based adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s novel from the Chronicles of Narnia - with choreography by David Palmer. The story is about “four siblings who journey from war-torn England to a magical land frozen in eternal winter, where the powerful lion Aslan leads them on a journey to discover their destiny. Music, modern dance, and breathtaking puppetry tell a story of love, sacrifice, and redemption.” The show is considered Best for ages 5+
The Annual Heritage Harvest Festival will take place at locations throughout the Montgomery County Heritage Area on October 5 & 6.Participants can explore farms and farm markets, wineries and vineyards, a living history farm, a lavender farm, an artisan brewery, artists’ studios, historic farm buildings, and much more. Family activities include farm tours, markets, live music, crafts, farm animals, wine tastings, and food for sale.Participants can enjoy a drive through the countryside and pick up local fall produce.
Heritage Montgomery, located in Germantown, Maryland, is one of 13 heritage areas in the State of Maryland. The organization promotes and supports heritage tourism to county historical, cultural, and natural areas, helps to tell their stories and attracts visitors to their sites.
Rockville Musical Theatre will present Seussical, directed by Lee Michele Rosenthal, at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, October 25 & 26, November 1, 2,3, 8, 9 & 10.Based on the children's stories of Dr. Seuss, much of the plot is from Horton Hears a Who! - plus many other stories. Seussical is a show for the whole family.