THU 04

“Fair Focus” Contemporary artwork by Maya Freelon Asante, Nathaniel Donnett, Victor Ekpuk, William Mackinnon, Julia Fernandez-Pol and Vonn Sumner, curated by Morton Fine Art. Through April 27. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. www.bethesda.org. Free.

“Mirror to the World 2013” The fifth annual documentary photography exhibit features portraits and scenes of female impersonators, a demolition derby and the streets of Venice, shot by 14 local photographers. Through April 28. Glen Echo Park, Photoworks Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2274. www.glenechopark.org. Free.

“From Here to There” Tell Tale Hearts, a British theater company, presents a show about bridges as part of the My First Imagination Stage theater series. Tuesday-Friday at 11:45 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. Through April 14. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. www.imagination
stage.org
. $10.

Kristin Lee The violinist, with pianist Gloria Chien, performs Gershwin, Bolcom, Antheil, Carter, Ives and Cage. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $25.

“Neville’s Island” A team-building exercise in the wild for four middle-aged businessmen goes wrong when the sun goes down. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Wednesday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Through April 28. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $31-$63.50.

FRI 05

“Frost/Nixon” The story behind talk show host David Frost’s tense interview with President Richard Nixon is staged. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through April 27. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage. org. $20, seniors and age 18 and younger $18.

Loretta Young centennial Three films starring Loretta Young will be shown this week. “Born to Be Bad” (Friday at 5:15 p.m. and Saturday at
6 p.m.), “The Call of the Wild” (Sunday at 1:40 p.m.) and “Midnight Mary” (Sunday at 5:45 p.m. and Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.). The film series continues through April 18. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $11.50, seniors $9, age 12 and younger $7.

Second String Band Strathmore’s nighttime showcase features folk, bluegrass and old-time music by Washington’s Second String Band. With Naseem Khuri. 9 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $10 in advance, $12 cash at the door.

“Nunsense A-Men” Men don nun outfits for a twist on the musical “Nunsense.” Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through April 21. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/theater. $18, Gaithersburg residents $16.

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs The groups team up to perform Bruckner’s “Te Deum.” The philharmonic will also perform Mahler’s First Symphony. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $20.

Quentin Tarantino retrospective This series includes films from throughout Tarantino’s career. This week’s offering, “Grindhouse,” will be screened Friday at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9:45 p.m. The series continues through April 13. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $11.50, seniors $9, age 12 and younger $7.

SAT 06

Howard Hawks retrospective Three of the award-winning director’s films will be shown this week: “Sergeant York” (Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.) and a double feature (with live musical accompaniment) of “The Cradle Snatchers” and “Trent’s Last Case” (Saturday at 1 p.m.). AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $11.50, seniors $9, age 12 and younger $7.

Afro Blue Howard University’s vocal jazz ensemble performs with the instrumental jazz combo, Jazztet. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $23-$25.

National Philharmonic The orchestra, led by conductor Piotr Gajewski, performs Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Nos. 1 and 5 and Cantata No. 140. The National Philharmonic Chorale is joined by soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, tenor Matthew Smith and bass Kevin Deas.
8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. www.nationalphilharmonic.org. $37-$84.

The Ultra Kings Steve Zoot on double bass, Carl Von Ehst on drums and Rick Kay on guitar and lead vocals make up this rockabilly/rock-and-roll group from Pennsylvania. 9:30 p.m. Quarry House Tavern, 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free. www.ultrakings.com.

SUN 07

“JCC of Greater Washington, 100 Years in the Making” As part of JCCGW’s centennial celebration, the Goldman Art Gallery will display photos and videos of the JCCGW over the years. Through April 28. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3770. www.jccgw.org. Free.

The Bach Sinfonia The ensemble — with flutist Kathie Stuart, harpsichordist Dongsok Shin and violinists Risa Browder and June Huang — performs Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G and Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins. 3 p.m. Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-362-6525. www.bachsinfonia.org. $30, seniors $27, students $15, age 14 and younger free.

Andras Schiff The pianist performs Bach’s French Suites as part of the Washington Performing Arts Society’s Celebrity Series.
7 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202-785-9727. www.strathmore.org. www.wpas.org. $23-$95.

MON 08

The Harmonious Art Group The artists exhibit their work in traditional and contemporary Chinese styles at Gaithersburg’s 18th Annual Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting. Through May 19. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

TUE 09

Japanese tea The Washington Toho Koto Society performs traditional music on the koto while Japanese tea is served. Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5108. www.strathmore.org. $28.

WED 10

“How to Write a New Book for the Bible” A mother and son rewrite their relationship when the son becomes the caregiver. Opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through May 5. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $26-$63.

Mixed-media exhibit Artists Lori Ann Boocks, Oletha DeVane and Nina Chung Dwyer exhibit their work in mixed media. Opens Wednesday. Reception April 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Through April 27. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

— Compiled by Jean Mack from staff reports