Quick Hits: Weekend picks for Montgomery, Prince George’s and Fairfax Counties -- Gazette.Net


This weekend, the Montgomery Art Association and The Town of Kensington will present the 19th annual Kensington Labor Day Weekend “Paint the Town” art exhibition and plein air event, showcasing works from local artists and coinciding with the Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival on Monday. Art will span all media — watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media and sculpture — in addition to the works created by plein air artists around the town from dawn until 3 p.m. Saturday. A reception, awards ceremony and meet and greet with the artists is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. The exhibit will be housed at the Kensington Armory/Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, For more information, visit www.MontgomeryArt.org.

Prince George’s County theatergoers have a couple of options this weekend. The Laurel Mill Playhouse One-Act Festival 2013 debuts Friday, with shows running to Sept. 22. Opening weekend will feature five works by playwright Mark Scharf, including the world premiere of “Our Place.” Visit www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.

At the Bowie Playhouse, courtesy of the Prince George’s Little Theatre, it’s all aboard for Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s “Twentieth Century,” a madcap mix of screwball comedy, movie stars and star-crossed lovers, set aboard a passenger train in 1932. Visit www.pglt.org.

In Fairfax, Jammin Java gets the jump on Labor Day with a bevy of rockers, regional and otherwise, including Virginia natives Wings of Apollo and hard-rocking headliner Super bob. Also on board are bands Call For Fire, Shokkher and Tip For the Brave. The Washington, D.C.-based Super bob has headlined shows at the 9:30 club, played the DC Chili Cook-off scene and has recently been seen touring 365 days of the year throughout the Mid-Atlantic and along the East Coast. The lobby bar opens at 5 p.m., doors at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit www.jamminjava.com.