THU 28

FarAway The D.C. folk and pop duo consists of Brian Franke and Sara Davenport. 6 p.m. Fair Hill, 18100 Town Center Dr., Olney. Free.

U.S. Navy Band’s Cruisers The Glen Echo free summer concert series, featuring evening rides on the historic 1921 Dentzel carousel, continues with the Navy Band’s rhythm and blues, pop, rock and adult contemporary ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. Free, carousel rides $1.25.

The Thrillbillys The local rock-and-roll band features lead vocals by Dave Kitchen, a multiple Wammie Award winner for best pop male vocalist. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. $10.

Kings of Hollywood A hard rock/glam metal tribute show featuring Appetite for Destruction (Guns N’ Roses); Red, White & Crue (Motley Crue); and Poisn’d (Poison). 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $12.

“So I Will Let It (the Ugly Wallpaper) Alone and Talk About the House” Maggie Gourlay explores the memory and architecture of her childhood homes with works made from thread, installations made from embroidery floss and screen prints. Opens Thursday. Through Sept. 28. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. Free.

FRI 29

Nighthawks Singer Mark Wenner’s roots rock and blues band has been playing the Washington area since the ’70s. This concert is part of Wheaton Urban District’s TGIF free summer outdoor concerts. 7 p.m. Wheaton Triangle, Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, Wheaton. 240-777-8106. Free.

“Grease!” sing-along An interactive edition of the musical, with animated subtitles, lets the audience sing along with good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and bad boy Danny (John Travolta) as they rekindle their summer love once the school year starts. 7:15 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $12; seniors, military and students $10; children 12 and younger $7.

SAT 30

Irish Music and Dance Showcase The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo present Irish music and dancing by area performers. Saturday-Monday 1-5 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. Free.

Brookeville War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Capital of the United States for a day, Brookeville will close streets to traffic for a weekend of historical reenactments and partying to commemorate the day (Aug. 26, 1814) when President James Madison and other Washingtonians sought refuge there from the British. Highlights include period food, games and music, tours, demonstrations, Madison’s arrival with mounted guard on Sunday and an archaeological pit. A traditional Quaker supper is served Saturday 5-7 p.m. (Longwood Recreation Center, 19300 Georgia Ave. $22, 11 and younger $11, 2 and younger free), and a barbecue Sunday 4-6 p.m. (Longwood Recreation Center, $10) will recognize descendants of the military, townspeople and refugees from 1814. Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. Downtown Brookeville. Shuttles available from Camp Bennett (20501 Georgia Ave., Brookeville), MedStar Montgomery Medical Center’s construction lot (across from 18101 Prince Phillip Dr., Olney), and Glenmont Metro Station (12501 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring). 240-205-2387. Free.

Kensington “Paint the Town” Labor Day Weekend Art Show Montgomery Art Association and the town of Kensington host a plein-air painting event Saturday from dawn to 3 p.m., during which local artists will paint outdoor scenes of Kensington, followed by an artist reception at 6 p.m. Additional art in all media will be on display Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Town Center, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 301-907-6890, Free.

Glen Echo Labor Day art show The 44th annual show features more than 200 artists from the Washington area and more than 450 works of art. Many of the artists have a connection to Glen Echo Park as instructors, students or resident artists. Artworks include photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass and textiles. All work is for sale. Saturday-Monday noon-6 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. Free.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band The Grammy-winning country-rock band performs. With Chatham County Line. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5199. $38-$58.

John Aquilino The artist paints cityscapes from the tops of neighboring buildings. Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 18. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. Free.

SUN 31

“Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs” The Big Bad Wolf gets a chance to defend himself in this puppet show. Continues Thursday-Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Closes Sunday. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. $10.

“As You Like It” The National Players stage Shakespeare’s romance. Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., closes Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. $13.50.

MON 01

Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade The 76th annual event features high school marching bands, costumed characters, equestrian units, fire engines, clowns and community groups. 1 p.m. Parade begins at East Diamond Avenue and Girard Street, ends at Russell and Odenhal avenues. Free parking will be available in the Olde Towne garage (Olde Towne and Summit avenues); handicap parking behind the Victor Litz store on Diamond Avenue and behind the Shell station on Summit Avenue. A shuttle bus will run from the Lakeforest Shopping Center transit station to Gaithersburg Elementary School beginning at noon. 301-258-6350, Ext. 136. Free.

TUE 02

“To Be Takei” AFI hosts a Washington area exclusive screening of the documentary examining George Takei’s life from a World War II internment camp to his role on “Star Trek” to his marriage and 5-million-fan Facebook presence. Tuesday and Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. $12, seniors $10, children $7.

WED 03

“Colossal” Michael Patrick Thornton, of ABC’s “Private Practice,” stars in Andrew Hinderaker’s new play about a paralyzed football player. Opens Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Through Sept. 28. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. $43.50-$63.50; seniors, military and children $38.50-$58.50.

“Fool for Love” Round House Theatre mounts Sam Shepard’s play about a pair of lovers with secrets on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Sept. 27. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. $30-$45; seniors, veterans, military and age 30 and younger $20-$35.

“Fire From the Forge” A showcase of sculpture and jewelry by 42 artists who studied with Komelia Okim opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 5. VisArts at Rockville, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St. 301-315-8200. Free.

“Intimate Waterscapes” For eight years, Julie Kassovic has been photographing the waters of a small, polluted urban creek. This exhibit presents the series in full. Opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 5. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St. 301-315-8200. Free.

“Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards Exhibit” The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the Bethesda Urban Partnership showcase the work of nine D.C. and Maryland artists competing for the annual prize of $10,000 for best in show. Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 27. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports