Saturday, May 18, 2013
Corcoran, Phillips and others to offer free admission or special deals.
A number of local art museums will offer free admission in honor of Art Museum Day (Saturday, May 18), according to The Washington Post. In the District, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Phillips Collection will offer free admission this Saturday, while the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens will honor the day on Saturday, June 8, when “Living Artfully” opens. In Maryland, the Baltimore Museum of Art will allow visitors free admission to view its 90,000 works of art on Saturday. Art Museum Day was developed by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in 2009 to dovetail with the International Museum Day, created by the International Council of Museums…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Governor Martin O'Malley touted job creation, tax credits related to film industry.
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD) was on the set of House of Cards in Joppa Tuesday publicizing the benefits of a recently passed film tax credit, the results of which included job creation. House of Cards, the political thriller that was the first series produced by Netflix, filmed its opening season in Harford County last year. It provided 2,200 jobs for Marylanders and brought in more than $140 million for the state, O'Malley said in a prepared statement. Recent legislation provided a key role in the return of the series to Harford County in 2013, O'Malley said. "The passage of legislation to enhance and extend the Film Production Activity Tax Credit in the recently completed session of the General Assembly secured the second season of House …
Monday, May 13, 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. 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 the Kensington 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) The reboot of the Star Trek movie …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Take a splash in the Montgomery County Patch Flickr pool—the water's fine!
Picture a mustachioed general, decked out in Patch Green, pointing a long, accusatory finger at you. Yes, you! We want you to join the newly created Montgomery County Patch Flickr pool. For the uninitiated, a pool is just a group of like-minded folks congregating on Flickr, a photo storage website. Signing up is free and joining the pool is even cheaper—click here, or search "Show Us Your Patch of Montgomery County" on Flickr.com. The perks of membership are innumerable. Besides a landing page and cohort of photographers throughout the county—both iPhone and professional—your most awesome photos might even end up on your local Patch website. (With proper credit to you, of course.) There's a bit of fine print, which we'll make extra big…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald had deep ties in Maryland, some of which you can see for yourself.
Don't expect a glittering movie opening of the The Great Gatsby, and its mega stars Leonardio DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, anywhere near The Free State. However, F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the novel that provided the inspiration for the 3D film, was deeply entrenched in the region during his lifetime, with landmarks to his family and his literary works sprinkled from Rockville to Towson. Even if you're not lining up for the premiere Friday, find a little of Gatbsy's Roaring '20s vibe nearby: 1. The Fitzgerald family, F. Scott, his wife Zelda and their daughter Scottie, spent more time in Baltimore than any other place, according to University of Maryland professor emeritus Jackson Bryer. The family lived in Towson and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Renovations are expected to last through January and will include stabilization of banks, dredging the ponds, and repairing dams to improve water quality.
Closing exhibits will not be replaced to save on security costs.
Headed to DC to take in a few Smithsonian exhibits? Be prepared for fewer choices. Exhibits that are 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…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall in Olde Towne Gaithersburg.
Friday, May 3, 2013
This live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit is a major Wheaton attraction each spring.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around Silver Spring and the rest of 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 Art 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 …