Friday, April 26, 2013
City recently announced plans to expand the fall festival.
After announcing plans to expand the Kentlands Oktoberfest in 2013, the city of Gaithersburg is seeking public input on the event before the planning process moves ahead full steam. The Arts and Events Division of the City of Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture will hold an open meeting to discuss plans for the event on May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kentlands Mansion. The city had originally considered the possibility of replacing the fall festival with a summer arts and wine festival in the neighborhood. Related Content:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
City Manager: Oktoberfest will remain in Kentlands, Celebrate Gaithersburg will have a new date and theme.
Gaithersburg's Oktoberfest festival will remain in Kentlands and expand, while Celebrate Gaithersburg will have a new date and theme, City Manager Tony Tomasello told the Mayor and City Council during a fiscal 2014 budget presentation Monday. Oktoberfest, held for the past 21 years in Kentlands, will expand toward Market Square and Main Street, The Gazette reported. The festival also will add another stage of music while the beer garden and Bavarian dancers will return, with some additional activities for families, city Arts and Events Division Chief Denise Kayser told The Gazette. The city considered major changes to both Oktoberfest and Celebrate Gaithersburg. In January, Kayser suggested scrapping Kentlands Oktoberfest for a summer …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Catch up on arts news in the city of Gaithersburg.
The arts scene in Gaithersburg is booming: Two local artists are slated to be featured in solo exhibits, a new piece of public art debuted at Gaithersburg's Hidden Creek Residences, and a juried arts exhibition is slated to return to the Kentlands Mansion. “Expressions Of The Mind” Vian Shamounki Borchert Recent Artwork Exhibit At The Yellow Barn Gallery April 27-28 Gaithersburg artist Vian Shamounki Borchert will be featured in a solo exhibit at Glen Echo's Yellow Barn Gallery. More than 40 pieces of Borchert's work will be featured. The exhibition is free and open to the public. More information is available on Gaithersburg Patch. Gordana Gerskovic Photography presents "City Skin" Gaithersburg photographer Gordana Gerskovic exhibit, "…
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is featuring free writing workshops for adults on Saturday, May 18. The workshops will be offered by The Writer's Center.
Gaithersburg writers, are you looking for a chance to hone your writing skills? "Aspiring writers have a chance to hone their skills and learn more about the craft in a series of free workshops presented by The Writer’s Center during the 2013 Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2013," a festival statement announced. The workshops will be open on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to 20 participants. Register for the workshops in The Writer's Center's tent at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 18 on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall. (Admission is free.) "The Writer’s Center [at 4808 Walsh St., on the Bethesda-Chevy Chase border] is thrilled to be partnering with the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
City officials discussed potential changes to the festivals during a work session Monday evening.
Could Gaithersburg's Oktoberfest and Olde Towne festivals be coming to an end? At Monday evening's mayor and City Council work session, city Arts & Events Division Chief Denise Kayser proposed the city replace its extensive support of the Kentlands Oktoberfest with a summer arts, music and wine festival. Kayser also recommended a proposal to shift the traditional Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne festival to a "fall-themed" festival, encompassing the best parts of previous Olde Towne and Oktoberfest events. Much of Kayser's proposal mirrored changes she outlined in a January presentation to the mayor and City Council. But Kayser's proposal doesn't completely do away with the city's annual Oktoberfest. "The idea is not necessarily to …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Trojans finish in second, behind Einstein High School, in Division III POMs championship.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Big changes proposed for 42-year-old local landmark.
The Kennedy Center has announced plans for a $100 million expansion to its now 42-year-old complex that stands as a landmark along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, according a Washington Post story. The current facility hosts 2,000 events annually, drawing crowds from the city, its suburbs and far beyond, and it is "pressed for space," according to the article. The new architectural plan seeks to connect the current complex with the waterfront with public green spaces, a video projection wall, classrooms, rehearsal facilities, multipurpose rooms for educational programs and most notably, a floating stage on the Potomac. Half of the funding will come from Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, marking the largest single gift in …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around the county.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area the next 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. Ladysmith Black Mambazo 7th Annual Montgomery County History Conference Used Book Sale—Twinbrook Public Library Roslyn Logsdon: People and Places After the Work Week Jazz Music Farm Fresh Markets A Commedia Romeo and Juliet The Tempest on stage Fairgrounds Flea Market Music and Motion Class for Children: Rock 'N Roll Cat Adoption Open House Toyland Wake Up, Brother …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Arts & Events Division Chief Denise Kayser recommended scrapping Kentlands Oktoberfest for a summer arts festival and changing Olde Towne Street Festival to a fall festival.
Two of Gaithersburg's annual, staple events may undergo drastic changes, according to a presentation made by city Arts & Events Division Chief Denise Kayser to the Gaithersburg mayor and City Council Tuesday night. Kayser said the city should consider scrapping the Kentlands Oktoberfest in favor of a summer arts festival in the neighborhood and change the Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne festival to a fall-themed festival in October. Oktoberfest has outgrown its venue and outpaced the city's partner's resources, according to the presentation. "The two most common comments we've received from Oktoberfest attendees is that it's too crowded and there's not that much to do," Kayser said, while later adding that "an arts festival would …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Nation's Capital features prominently in three Best Picture nominees.
Three Academy Award nominees for Best Picture prominently feature Washington, DC: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and, of course, Lincoln. While serving as a location for major films is nothing new to Washington, DC, I can't think of another year in which so many DC-centric movies have been nominated. The Washington Post described each movie as "an engrossing, superbly crafted story that plunges viewers into otherwise opaque and unknowable worlds made distant by time, secrecy or both" and believe film attendees will be pleased that the films "enthusiastically celebrate institutions more often mired in dysfunction and public malodor." Argo, the Ben Affleck-directed tale of a CIA mission to rescue Americans caught up in the 1979 Iranian hostage …