Jerry Douglas brings his Dobro (a resonator guitar) to the Gordon Center for one night only. Douglas, who has won five Grammys and is nominated for Country Music's Best Entertainer, will perform a diverse program of jazz, bluegrass, country and pop. He also won this year's Instrumentalist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association. Firmly established as a musician's musician, Douglas has been a member of several bands and has been featured on more than 1,000 albums, including those of Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Reba McEntire, Ray Charles, Phish and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" sound track. 7:30 p.m. today. Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. $24. 410-356-7469, or


Remember your old childhood pals Wile E. Coyote, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck? You can see them and other animated characters created by Chuck Jones at a retrospective exhibit spanning his two-decade career. Jones worked for Warner Bros. from the 1930s to the '60s, when the studio shut down its animation unit. He then went on to direct and produce classics such as "The Dot and the Line" and "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas." The comprehensive exhibit at Margaret Smith Gallery features rare and unique original production art from animated films as well as limited edition cell art and "Wile E. Van Gogh," gicle{acute}e on canvas. Jones's daughter, Linda Jones Clough, will be the guest of honor at a reception and open house noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the gallery's Ellicott City location at 8090 Main St. The exhibit moves to the gallery's Bethesda location at 7247 Woodmont Ave. on Sunday, where there will be an open house 1-4 p.m. The exhibit will remain in Bethesda through Nov. 30. Free. 410-461-0870.


Brian Friel's drama "Faith Healer" explores the human need for faith healing, the instability of language and history and the self-destructive impulses of the artist in four extended monologues by a spiritual showman, his mistress and their manager as they travel the back roads of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Presented by Rep Stage. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 24, plus 2:30 p.m. matinees Nov. 16 and 23. A post-show discussion with director, cast and dramaturge is offered Nov. 8 and 15. Theatre Outback, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Fridays, $20; Saturday matinees, $13; Saturday evenings, $22; Sunday matinees, $17; Sunday evenings, $15; students, $10; seniors, $2 discount. 410-772-4900 or

A retrospective exhibit on the career of animator Chuck Jones comes to the Margaret Smith Gallery.