Ongoing - Class Registration
The BlackRock Center for the Arts is accepting registration for a variety of expanded winter classes including dance, music, theater and visual arts. Classes are for youths and adults.
December 2 - January 4
Three Dimensional Art
Gordon Lyon is December's featured artist at the Montgomery Art Association Gallery in Wheaton Plaza. A sculptor who explores abstraction in three dimensions, Lyon offers a full range of representations.
December 5-21 - One for the Family
Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose is a holiday mystery for the entire family performed at the Arts on the Green. Detective Holmes and his sidekick Doctor Watson are once again on the trail of a crime involving "fowl" play.
December 7 - January 2
Variety is the Spice
The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery hosts the Rockville Art League's juried members' exhibit featuring oil, watercolor, sculpture and more. There is a free reception when the exhibit opens on December with musical performances by the Rockville Singers, Victoria Lyric Opera Company and Capital Accord Chorus.
December 10 - January 11 - Manipular
Painter and college professor Steven Pearson will bring his large-scale paintings to the Gibbs Street Gallery. Pearson's Manipular exhibit is an exciting mix of pattern and color. The opening reception and artist talk is December 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Rockville.
December 20-21, 23 and 26-28
A holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is in its 25th season of magical dolls, dancing snowflakes and enchanting music and thrilling choreography.
Performances are at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Montgomery College Rockville campus.
December 21 - Music and Merriment
The Glenview Mansion in Rockville will host performances by the Richard Montgomery High School Madrigals, The Encore Singers and the Harmony Express.
Through January 12
Holiday Art Show and Sale
The Popcorn Gallery and Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park will be full of items for your holiday shopping list and beyond - jewelry, art glass, photographs, paintings and more. Check for extended and winter hours.
January 12 - Deadline Time
The Bethesda Film Fest celebrates the work of area documentary filmmakers with screenings beginning in March of 2015, but entry deadline is January 12.
January 13 - Topical Tuesday
The Gaithersburg Community Museum features "Differing Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and the District of Columbia" by speaker James H. Johnston, historian and author on slavery. The cost is $5 per session.
January 31 - Sign Up
Glen Echo Park begins registration for its popular spring and summer classes and camps. There is always something for everyone.
February 10 - Topical Tuesday
The Gaithersburg Community Museum features "Maryland's Wild Acres" by speaker Kerrry Wixted of the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service. The cost is $5 per session.