“Evidence of Civilization” An exhibition featuring work by Bethesda photographer Michael Borek, D.C. ceramicist Cynthia Deitch, Silver Spring painter Chris Luckman, Bethesda painter Ann Schaefer and Arlington ceramicist Marsha Slater continues through Feb. 24. Congregation Har Shalom, Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd., Potomac. 301-299-7087. www.harshalom.org. Free.
Natalie Falk The exhibit features colored pencil drawings by the artist, who has worked as a graphic designer. Through Feb. 2. Montgomery Art Association MAA Gallery, Westfield Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. www.montgomeryart.org. Free.
Clara Graves, Anne Rocha, Carolina Thorington, Dana Mark Lyons An exhibit of silk art by Graves, acrylic paintings by Rocha, lithographs by Thorington and ink paintings by Lyons. Through Jan. 26. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/
“2014: New Works on Paper” An exhibition featuring work by local artists Cathy Kwart, Catherine Levinson, Bonny Lundy and Virginia Mahoney continues through Feb. 1. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. www.bethesda.org. Free.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” Shakespeare’s sonnets and 37 plays are crammed into this two-hour show by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 1. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org. $20, seniors and students $18.
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Perry Shafran calls with the Glen Echo Open Band. Free lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing 8:30-11:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. www.glenechopark.org. www.fridaynightdance.
org. $10, age 17 and younger $5.
The Ben Allison Band The New York bass player leads his jazz band. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $30.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: “Off the Cuff” The orchestra plays Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.” 8:15 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. www.bsomusic.org. $44-$78.
B2R Battle of the Bands XIII Students enrolled in Back to Rock’s Jam Band program face off. High school students perform Saturday at 9 a.m., middle school students Sunday at 1 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.b2rmusic.com. $5.
“South African Voices: A New Generation of Printmakers” This invitational exhibition features hand-pulled prints by more than 30 South African artists, many of whom have never shown their work outside of South Africa. Reception Saturday 1-4 p.m. Exhibition continues through Jan. 26. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-273-3660. www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Free.
Naturally Lovely Make your own customized plant-based perfume, lip balm, glycerin soap and facial scrubs. For age 8 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at www.parkpass.org (course No. 254549). 3 p.m. Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1480. www.brooksidenature.org. $15.
Halley’s Hot Gumbo Swingtet A 60-minute swing dance lesson is followed by dancing until midnight with music by the local band led by multi-instrumentalist Halley Schoenberg. 8 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. $16.
“The King and I” Olney Theatre Center’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical about a British schoolteacher and the King of Siam has been extended. Paolo Montalban and Eileen Ward star as the king and Anna. Thursday-Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $32.50-$65.
“Rabid Habits” Mural-size installation paintings by Lauren Boilini cover the walls of the Gibbs Street Gallery. Closes Sunday. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
Michael Sellmeyer The Montgomery College art instructor exhibits his abstract paintings, drawings and prints. Closes Sunday. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
“Cultural Exchanges” An exhibit featuring mixed media installation, paintings and prints by Montgomery County artists continues through Feb. 7. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, Kramer Gallery, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. www.creativemoco.com/culturalexchanges. Free.
Silver Spring ice skating The rink is open daily through March 25. Visit the Web site for schedule and details. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. 301-588-1221. www.silverspringiceskating.com. $8, age 55 and older and age 12 and younger $7.
Christie Dashiell The D.C. singer, a member of the a cappella group Afro-Blue, performs jazz standards and original songs from an upcoming album as her residency begins Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 29. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $17.
“Meena’s Dream” In Forum Theatre’s world premiere of Anu Yadav’s show, a young girl struggles with her mother’s sickness by escaping into her dreams, where the Hindu god Krishna needs help fighting against the Worry Machine. Continues Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Jan. 18. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-644-1100. www.forum-theatre.com. $20 in advance, pay-what-you-want at the door.
“Residue: The Work of Sharon Butler, Michael Callaghan, Steven Charles, J.D. Hastings and Toni Tiller” The artists in this exhibition all use tape as a tool. Through Feb. 9. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. www.adahrosegallery.com. Free.
— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports