Count Gore De Vol, a.k.a. Dick Dyszel, hosts a Saturday night screening of “Them!” (Courtesy of Dick Dyszel)
“Carte Blanche: Seth, Hannah and Schuyler” The interns of Adah Rose Gallery curated this exhibit in wildly varied media: figurative photography, steel sculpture, stippled miniatures, text-based art, illustrations, neon constructions and toilet paper. Opens Thursday with a reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through Aug. 17. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. www.adahrosegallery.com. Free.
Thirst ’n’ Howl The children’s entertainment duo presents “Chocolate Chip Cookie Musical Jamboree,” an interactive musical for young audiences as part of the City of Gaithersburg’s Thursday Morning Kids outdoor concerts. 10:30 a.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, concert pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Stacy Brooks Band The Evenings in Olde Towne outdoor series continues with a blues concert. 6 p.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, concert pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Lindsay Smith The Washington writer will read from her debut novel, “Sekret,” about a young woman in Soviet Russia forced to work as a psychic spy against the American space program. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-986-1761. store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/
Ocho de Bastos The Latin rock band performs outdoors as part of the Silver Spring Summer Concert Series. 7-9 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. 240-777-6875. www.silverspringdowntown.com. Free.
“Dani Girl” Unexpected Stage Company presents Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond’s musical about a girl with cancer. Opens with previews Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.; regular run commences Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Through Aug. 10. Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring. 301-337-8290. www.unexpectedstage.org. Previews $10; other shows $16-$25, seniors and military $14-$21.
Rockville Swing Band Dancers are welcome during the show, part of Glen Echo’s summer concert series. The historic 1921 Dentzel carousel will be open. 7:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. Free; carousel rides $1.25.
“Avenue Q” The irreverent, adult-themed puppet musical is advised for audiences 16 and older. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $53.50-$63.50, seniors $48.50-$63.50, military and children $48.50-$58.50, student rush $15.
“The Tempest” The National Players stage an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s magical romantic drama. Continues with free previews Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m. Regular run begins Saturday at 8 p.m., continues Sunday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Aug. 3. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $20, student rush $15, children free.
Historic Cooking Demonstration: A Taste of Maryland Food historian and reenactor Joyce White discusses the origins of iconic Maryland foods such as Maryland beaten biscuits, crab cakes, coddies, McCormick Spices and Old Bay, black licorice, white potato pie, peach fluff and Native American fare. A cooking demonstration will be followed by a tasting. 6:30-8 p.m. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. www.sandyspringmuseum.org. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
“Ruth Lozner: Fiction Non Fiction” The artist creates surrealist- and dadaist-inspired sculptures and collages made of found objects. Artist reception Friday 7-9 p.m. Through Aug. 17. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
“The Music Man” Rockville Musical Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s musical about a con man posing as a marching band leader. Continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through July 27. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690. www.r-m-t.org. $22, seniors and students $20.
The Soul Crackers With Tommy Lepson The local soul band features Wammie Award-winning lead singer Tommy Lepson and guest singer Mary Ann Redmond. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $15.
“The Veil” Quotidian Theatre Company stages the U.S. premiere of Conor McPherson’s play about a haunted Irish mansion. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 17. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-654-8664. www.quotidiantheatre.org. $30, seniors and students $25.
Chopteeth The 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra performs. 7 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
“Them!” Local TV personality Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) presents the 60-year-old science fiction thriller about giant mutant ants, with interactive intermissions. Presented by AFI and the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival. 7:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $12, seniors $10, children $7.
Rx Bandits The California alt-rock band will release a new album this week, “Gemini, Her Majesty.” 8 p.m. With the Dear Hunter. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $20.
“Gidion’s Knot” Forum Theatre mounts the local premiere of Johnna Adams’s play centering on a heated parent-teacher conference about the circumstances that led to a fifth-grader’s suspension from school. Opens Saturday at 8 p.m., continues Sunday at 8 p.m. Through Aug. 3. Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-644-1390. www.forum-theatre.org. Pay-what-you-want at the door, Saturday-Sunday previews $10 in advance, other days $20-$25 in advance.
“The Wizard of Oz” Multiple kinds of puppets are used in this production. Thursday-Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Closes Sunday. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. www.thepuppetco.org. $10.
“Good People” Silver Spring Stage presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy about a struggling, single South Boston mother and an old flame who has become successful. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org. $20, seniors and students $18.
Family Jazz Day Blues Alley and the Glen Echo Park Partnership host performances by youth jazz ensembles and the U.S. Army Blues. Picnics are welcome. 3-7 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. Free.
19th Street Band The Irish acoustic, folk and pop band performs as part of the Montgomery Village Foundation’s outdoor summer concerts. 6 p.m. Dr. Gordon W. Bowie Music Pavilion, South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Rd., Montgomery Village. 301-948-0110. www.montgomeryvillage.com. Free.
John Hiatt and the Combo, the Robert Cray Band Grammy-nominated rock singer-songwriter Hiatt shares top billing with five-time Grammy-winning bluesman Cray. Party on the patio 6:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $32-$68.
Turnpike Troubadours The Oklahoma country-rock band performs. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $15.50.
“Looking Back” Vincent Ferrari’s photos of Cuba and its people are shown with Patricia Smith’s silver gelatin prints of aesthetically pleasing decay. Closes Monday. Glen Echo Park, Photoworks Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2274. www.glenechophotoworks.org. Free.
Jimmy Haslip with the Mars 4-Tet The adult jazz camp and festival Maryland Summer Jazz kicks off its 10th year with a concert by the bassist of the Grammy Award-winning Yellowjackets joined by saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk, guitarist Donato Soviero and drummer Frank Russo. 7:30 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $22.
Conjunto Chappottin This traditional Cuban band, founded in the ’40s, will play an outdoor concert. Musical instrument donations will be accepted on behalf of Hungry for Music. 7 p.m. Strathmore, Gudelsky Outdoor Concert Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. Free.
— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
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