Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, Sept. 13-19
By Carrie Donovan,
“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” Round House Theatre opens its season with the local premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s dark comedy (a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist) in which an Iraqi gardener, two Marines and a tiger walk the streets of Baghdad and consider life after war. Recommended for age 17 and older. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Sept. 30. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $10-$61.
“Blurring the Lines” This group show of experimental prints incorporating additional artistic processes or hand-drawn elements asks seven printmakers the question, “What is a print?” Through Sept. 30. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Free.
“Kiss the Name of the Nine Muses Goodbye” An exhibit of splashy neo-expressionist drawings and paintings by Tom Block and Micheline Klagsbrun continues through Sept. 30. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. www.adahrosegallery.weebly.com. Free.
Trawick Prize 2012 finalist exhibition The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the Bethesda Urban Partnership present the work of finalists for the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. The eight finalists are Lillian Bayley Hoover, David D’Orio, Skye Gilkerson, Dean Kessmann, Nate Larson, Joshua Wade Smith, Diane Szczepaniak and Hannah Walsh. The annual juried competition awards $14,000 in prizes to artists from Maryland, the District and Virginia. Reception Friday 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Exhibition continues through Sept. 29. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. www.bethesda.org. Free.
“Stroke of Genius” Meet artists from 6-9 p.m. at a reception for this exhibit of mobiles, sculptures and photographs by member artist David Yano and new artists. A collection of his mobiles and other works remains on view through Oct. 6. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. www.waverlystreetgallery.com. Free.
Sons of Pirates Part of Friday Night Live, the group plays acoustic rock. 6:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square, between Rockville Pike, East Middle Lane, North Washington Street and Beall Avenue, Rockville. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.
“They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain” Director Robert H. Lieberman will attend screenings of his documentary shot over two years in Burma, including an interview with recently released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who will receive a Congressional Gold Medal this month. In English and Burmese with English subtitles. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 7:20 p.m., Sunday at 1:20 and 7:20 p.m. Screenings without the director continue daily through Sept. 20. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. www.afi.com/silver. www.theycallitmyanmar.com. $11.50, seniors $9, children $7.
Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance The show, “Rock the Ballet,” incorporates contemporary, jazz, musical theater, ballet and more. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5301. www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac. $30; seniors, students and children $28.
Brookside Gardens annual Children’s Day Children’s activities include potting a vegetable, crafts, face painting, games, live entertainment, story time and more. Take a nonperishable food item to donate to the food bank. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brookside
Small Press Expo Hundreds of writers, artists and publishers of independent comics sell their works and congregate for talks, workshops and more. Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., Bethesda. 301-822-9200. www.spxpo.com. One day $10, weekend $15.
Pyramid Atlantic Music Festival Communications, Jonny Grave and the Tombstones, and Wall of Sleep are among the rock bands performing at this festival that includes outdoor screen-printing demonstrations. 2:30-10:45 p.m. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-608-9101. www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org. $8.
“Flux: Water and Sound” A reception for Katherine Kavanaugh’s installation, which uses flowing water, includes a performance by composer David Smooke and other musicians. Reception 7-9 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. Exhibition continues through Oct. 10. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
“Skin” This exhibit of paintings, drawings and photos explores the art of tattoos and body modification. Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 3. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. Free.
Baron, Sapperstein and Nelson Painters Donna Baron and Marlene Sapperstein display their acrylics depicting waterways and landscapes. Valerie Nelson makes jewelry from jaspers and agates. Closes Sunday. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/
“Alter/Altar: Meditations on the Past” Mixed-media drawings and sculptures by Ann Le, Hong-An Truong, Jerry Truong, Lien Truong and Viet Le. Opens Monday. Through Oct. 19. Montgomery College, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. 240-567-1368. www.montgomerycollege.edu . Free.
“Creative Images” Photographs by Diane Tuckman and Alan Kolnik. Through Sept. 23 by appointment. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/kentlandsmansion. Free.
Eric Scott This singer and bassist has written music for and performed with the likes of B.B. King, Ray Charles and Jimmy Buffett. He’ll perform his own pop, funk, rock and neo-soul at this performance. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $15.
Tyga MTV Jams presents the Closer to My Dreams Tour starring Tyga, the California rapper known for such hits as “Far Away” and “Faded.” 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.
“Glamour, Glitter, Glitz” An exhibit of apparel, art objects and home furnishings by members of Complex Weavers, an organization of handweavers, continues through Oct. 14. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports