Aviv Quartet The Israeli ensemble performs Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Schubert. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $30.
“9 Circles” Forum Theatre mounts the area premiere of Bill Cain’s play in which a soldier returns from Iraq and finds himself on trial for war crimes. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Monday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through March 2. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $25, seniors $20, students $15.
“The Real Thing” A wife and wannabe actress’s support of a political prisoner complicates her marriage in Tom Stoppard’s comedy. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m. Through March 16. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org. $20, seniors and youth $18.
Victorian Lyric Opera Company Alan Paul directs “Iolanthe,” a satire of Britain’s aristocracy and one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through March 3. Sunday’s performance is a special community outreach matinee, with pre-show backstage tours and activities starting at 12:45 p.m. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690. www.vloc.org. $24, seniors $20, students $16.
Drop Electric Strathmore’s Friday Night Eclectic series continues with the D.C.-N.Y.C. experimental band. 9 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $10 online, $12 at the door.
“Small Gems Show Featuring the Work of Werner Drewes” An exhibit of small works by nine artists highlighting the Bauhaus artist closes Friday. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.
Rocknoceros The local children’s band performs. 11 a.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $5.
The Dirty Jacks The progressive rock band from the District performs. With Chris Reynolds and His Fantastic Steam Powered Orchestra, Harmonic Blue, Rich Mahogany, the Relics and Watermelon. 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $10.
NIH Philharmonia The program “Homages and Images” includes Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” 7:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 240-888-6781. www.nihphil.org. Free.
“Luma” A dark stage and actors dressed in black provide the backdrop for a show of moving illuminated props set to classical music. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $18-$36.
“Next to Normal” Kensington Arts Theatre stages a rock musical about a bipolar mother. Friday-Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Closes Saturday. Kensington Town Hall, Kensington Arts Theater at Kensington Town Center, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 206-888-6642. www.katonline.org. $20, seniors $17, students $15, Kensington residents $13.
Salute to the Andrews Sisters The Tom Cunningham Orchestra and the YazooZazz Vocal Trio perform swing and boogie-woogie. A beginners’ swing dance lesson begins at 8 p.m. followed by dancing until midnight. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. $15, ages 5 to 13 $8, age 4 and younger free.
Maple Sugar Festival Explore the entire process of maple sugaring, from sap tapping to boiling down into syrup. The festival includes crafts, food, games, music and displays.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1480. www.montgomeryparks.org. $5.
“Annie Jr.” The musical follows the adventures of an orphan taken in by a wealthy man. Saturday-Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Closes Sunday. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. $18, Gaithersburg residents $16, students through 12th grade $9.
Simone Dinnerstein The pianist performs Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” part of the Washington Performing Arts Society’s Celebrity Series. 7 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202-785-9727. www.strathmore.org. www.wpas.org. $28-$85.
“Third Annual Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition” A juried exhibition featuring works by MFA and BFA candidates from across the United States closes Sunday. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-273-3660. www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Free.
“Taking It Outside” Melissa Miller, Barbara French Pace, Marc Weinberg and Shelley Stevens use multiple media to depict the outdoors. Closes Monday. Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd., Potomac. 301-299-7087. www.harshalom.org. Free.
“Glengarry Glen Ross” Round House Theatre Bethesda presents David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a group of desperate Chicago real estate salesmen. Continues Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., through March 3. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $26-$53, 29 and younger $10-$15.
Mary Gauthier The songwriter sings bluesy Southern tales. 7:30 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. $30.
Wytold In this solo performance, the Strathmore Artist in Residence plays original compositions on a six-string electric cello.
7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $15.
Lupe Fiasco The “Kick, Push” rapper offered one of inauguration weekend’s most colorful moments when he performed a song criticizing the president at a private party and was cut short by organizers. For those who agree with the rapper’s politics, or just want to hear how that song ends, he’s back for a ticketed, all-ages show. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $35.
— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports