Gilberto Santa Rosa Known as “The Gentleman of Salsa,” the Puerto Rican singer and bandleader performs Latin music. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $39.50.
The Next Best Thing Presents: The Music of John Denver Featuring singer-songwriter and John Denver tribute artist Ted Vigil, with guitarist Steve Weisberg. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $20.
“Abstraction: Finding the Thread” The group exhibition features the abstract work of painters Timothy App, Dan Dudrow, Dennis Farber, Carol Miller Frost, Bill Schmidt, Jo Smail and Michael Weiss. Opening reception Friday at 7 p.m. Through April 20. VisArts at Rockville, Kaplan Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
Ground Zero Blues Club graffiti series Artist Craig A. Kraft exhibits work inspired by years of unrelated, overlapping graffiti on the walls of the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Miss. Opening reception Friday at 7 p.m. Through April 20. VisArts at Rockville, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
Open Studio Night Downtown Bethesda dance studios host demonstrations, free lessons and parties. Visit the Web site for participating studios and schedule. Part of the 10th annual Dance Bethesda weekend sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership. 7-10:30 p.m. www.bethesda.org. Free.
Chinese Year of the Horse Celebration The social dance starts with a Taiwanese tango lesson 8-9 p.m., followed by open dance with music from DJ Robert Kuzyk until 12:30 a.m. Light refreshments included. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. 301-326-1181. www.hollywoodballroomdc.com. $16.
“Millennium Broadway: A Musical Revue” Music from popular new Broadway shows and revivals. Presented by Bethesda Little Theatre. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-589-0720. www.writer.org. $18, seniors $15, students and children 12 and younger $12.
23rd Annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition Works by 29 painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, multimedia artists and artisans. Opens Saturday, through April 6. Opening reception Sunday at 2 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. Free.
“24 + 24”An exhibit featuring work by 24 member artists and 24 guest artists. Through Saturday. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. www.waverlystreetgallery.com.
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” In this musical comedy, a boy learns everyone has a terrible day, sometimes. Based on the popular children’s tale by Judith Vorst. 11 a.m. Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5301. www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac. $7; seniors, students and children $6.
“Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids” Winnie the Pooh and his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl plan to rescue their friend Christopher Robin, who has been captured by the mysterious Backson. Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., through March 23. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. $18; Gaithersburg residents $16, students through 12th grade $9.
“Shadows of Liberty” A screening of director/producer Jean-Philippe Tremblay’s 2013 documentary examining who chooses the news the public sees. 1 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $12.
“Kathy Byrnes” The artist who mainly works in pastels and oils displays her work. Reception Saturday at 5 p.m. Through Sunday. Glen Echo Park, Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-371-5593. www.yellowbarnstudio.com. Free.
“Tribute to Fiber Art” A showcase of works by area fiber artists. Meet-the-artists reception Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Exhibit through March 28. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Main Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Carrie Newcomer, Gary Walters Singer-songwriter Newcomer, accompanied by pianist Walters, plays a soothing blend of spiritual, folksy world music. 7:30 p.m. St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville. 301-530-8142. imtfolk.org. $29, in advance $25; students $25, in advance $21.
Dance Bethesda concert Performances by Agency 9 (hip-hop), Bethany Disque (contemporary), Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (contemporary), Company Danzante (contemporary), Company E (contemporary), Nomad Dancers (inspired by traditions of India, Persia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Turkey) and Word Dance Theater (modern dance). 8 p.m. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.bethesda.org. $20, children 12 and younger $10.
Dervish High-energy Irish music. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $25.
Jamel Johnson and Gabe Zucker The weekly standup comedy show features local comics. 8 p.m. Laugh Riot at the Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-946-1102. www.standupcomedytogo.com. $10, cash only.
National Capital Angling Show Guest speakers include fly fisherman Kelley Galloup and TV personality and former Redskins player John Riggins. Kids’ spin and fly-casting and fly-tying demos, vendors, raffles, silent auction and more. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. www.ncc-tu.org. 202-904-3547. $15, age 16 and younger free.
“Zaytoun” A screening of director Eran Riklis’s 2012 adventure drama set in 1982 Beirut about a Palestinian boy who helps an Israeli pilot escape PLO captivity. In English, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., starts at 10 a.m. Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-365-3679. www.cinemaartbethesda.org. $15, includes post-screening discussion, coffee and bagels.
Amit Peled and Alon Goldstein Israeli-born cellist Peled and pianist Goldstein perform works by Brahms, Beethoven and Popper. A reception will follow. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Kreeger Auditorium, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3779. 301-881-0100. www.jccgw.org. $30-$40.
Maggie Rose The young vocalist who blends country and blues rock plays a two-night stand. Saturday at 8 p.m. with the Morrison Brothers Band and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with the Walking Sticks. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. Saturday: $30, day of show $40. Sunday: $30, students $15.
Washington Jewish Film Festival The festival, which screens Israeli feature-length and short films and documentaries at venues across the Washington area, closes with “Cupcakes,” in which a group of friends accidentally enter a Eurovision-style pop music contest. A closing-night reception follows the screening. 7:30 p.m. Visit Web site for festival schedule. 301-881-0100. www.jccgw.org. $25.
March Madness of Comedy Each week, comedians compete for a chance to advance to the competition’s finals on March 22. Monday at 7:30 p.m., through March 17. Fire Station 1 Restaurant and Brewing Co., 8131 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-585-1370. on.fb.me/1fN7Khe. Free.
The Moody Blues Two performances by the English classic-rock legends. Monday-Tuesday at 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $85-150.
Metropolitan Orchestra and Camerata Pablo Saelzer conducts a program of works for bassoon, horn and viola. 7:30 p.m. Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5209. metropolitanorchestramc.org. Free.
Free Art Wednesdays Workshops for children in kindergarten through fifth grade include sessions on comic book creation. Wednesday 4-5:30 p.m., through April 16. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring.
Social Ballroom An East Coast swing lesson at 8:15 p.m. followed by dancing. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. 301-326-1181. www.hollywoodballroomdc.com. $16.
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3Singer-songwriter Newcomer, accompanied by pianist Walters, plays a soothing blend of spiritual, folksy world music. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville. 301-530-8142. imtfolk.org. $29, in advance $25; students $25, in advance $21.