Comedian Chip Franklin begins a new Friday series at the BlackRock Center for the Arts that will feature comedians, films and dance parties. Performances are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $20 in advance, $22 at the door. 240-912-1057.
Hollywood Ballroom celebrates National Ballroom Dance Week with movies featuring famous dance routines at 8 p.m. on selected nights this week. Dance lessons will be provided. Tomorrow, "Havana Nights." Saturday, "The Great Waltz." Sunday, "Shall We Dance," with rumba lessons at 7 p.m. Wednesday, "The Mask," with swing lessons at 7:15 p.m. 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-622-5494.
"Cinderella, or a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ball" is a musical comedy by local playwright Marilyn Schockey that retells the fairy tale about Cinderella, stepsisters Poodilla and Growleena, the Stepmother, the Prince, the Royal Buffoon and the King. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $7; group rates available. Recommended for ages 4 and older. 301-320-5331.