THU 12

James Bazen Big Band Sharon Clark is the featured vocalist in the concert, “Merry Christmas Take One,” led by jazz saxophonist Bazen. 7:30 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. $20.

Steve Winwood The Grammy-winning English rock-and-roll singer and multi-instrumentalist ranked 33rd on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. With Cris Jacobs. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $55.

The State Capella of Russia The chorus performs Christmas songs. 8 p.m. Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5301. $30, seniors and students $28.

FRI 13

Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Studio Tour The 14 stops on this self-guided tour include artists’ studios, two sheep farms selling wool and yarn, and one winery. The locations are generally in the foothills of Sugarloaf Mountain in upper Montgomery County and Frederick County. Visit the website for details and a map. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. “White Christmas” The Danny Kaye Centennial film series concludes with Kaye sharing the spotlight with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. Friday at 12:45 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. $12, age 65 and older $10, age 12 and younger $7.

Michael Sellmeyer The Montgomery College art instructor exhibits his nonobjective paintings, drawings and prints. Reception Friday at 7 p.m. Through Jan. 12. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

“Rabid Habits” Mural-size installation paintings by Lauren Boilini cover the walls of the Gibbs Street Gallery. Reception Friday at 7 p.m. Through Jan. 12. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

SAT 14

“Kabuki Coriolanus” Lumina Studio Theatre presents a Japanese-style Shakespeare play. Saturday-Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Closes Sunday. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-565-2282. $15, seniors and students $8.

“The Nutcracker” The Rockville Civic Ballet, led by director Claudia Mangan, performs the traditional holiday ballet. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Closes Sunday. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690. $12.50-$17.

A Wake for Jacob Marley Actors from Unexpected Stage Company stage an interactive wake for Ebenezer Scrooge’s late colleague with caroling, holiday food and drink, and readings. Cocktail attire is encouraged. 7 p.m. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-337-8290. $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Advance tickets are partially tax-deductible.

Bel Cantanti Opera The group presents “Die Fledermaus,” Strauss’s operetta in German with projected supertitles and orchestra. Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Closes Sunday. Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring. 240-230-7372. $40, seniors $35, students $15.

C Street Brass Program highlights include George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” Billy Joel’s “Lullabye” and holiday favorites “Deck the Halls,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Joy to the World.” 7:30 p.m. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. 301-365-2850. $20, seniors and students $15.

Bach Sinfonia The early-music group is joined by soprano Nola Richardson and trumpeter Stanley Curtis for a baroque and late Renaissance holiday concert of works by Bach, Vivaldi and others, including some singalong carols. A free pre-concert talk starts at 7:20 p.m. Concert at 8 p.m. Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-362-6525. $30, seniors $27, age 15-college $15, 14 and younger free.

National Philharmonic Stan Engebretson conducts the orchestra in a performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” accompanied by the National Philharmonic Chorale, soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór, tenor Robert Petillo and bass Kevin Deas. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $28-$84.

SUN 15

Glenview Mansion holiday open house children’s day The event includes photo ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus and performances by the Heavenly Handbells of Trinity Lutheran Church and blues singer Joy Bodycombs. 1 p.m. Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free.

Georgetown Chorale The program, “A French Christmas,” includes excerpts from Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Oratorio de Noël,” Hector Berlioz’s “L’enfance du Christ,” seasonal music and carols by Pierre Villette, Arthur Honegger and others. The chorale will be accompanied by organist Andrew Jonathan Welch and a string ensemble from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. 3 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

“Holiday in the Mansion” The chamber choir Carmina performs. Complimentary desserts served at intermission. 3 p.m. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. $25, Gaithersburg residents $23.

Washington Piano Society The 10th anniversary program will include works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Ginastera and Villa-Lobos. A reception will follow. 3 p.m. Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 240-567-5775. Free.

“An A Cappella Holiday With the Capital Hearings” This holiday concert offers Renaissance motets to present-day hits. 4 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. $22.

“Christmas With the Celts” The Celts combine traditional Scottish and Irish music with their original pop songs. 7 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. $40.

Hermitage Piano Trio Pianist Ilya Kazantsev, violinist Misha Keylin and cellist Sergey Antonov return to the area as part of the Polinger Artists of Excellence series after a standing-room-only concert last year in Washington. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-881-0100. $40, seniors and students $35.

MON 16

The Great Zucchini The popular children’s entertainer performs a comedy-magic show for age 3 and older. 11 a.m. Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 240-777-0200. Free.

The Flute Dragons The group plays Native American flutes in the visitors center for Garden of Lights attendees. 6:30 p.m. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. 301-962-1400. $20 includes concert and light show.

Moscow Ballet The company of 40 dancers performs the “Great Russian Nutcracker.” Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $48-$88.

TUE 17

Clara Graves, Dana Mark Lyons, Anne Rocha, Caroline Thorington An exhibit of silk art by Graves, acrylic paintings by Rocha, lithographs by Thorington and ink paintings by Lyons continues with a reception 7-8:30 p.m. Through Jan. 25. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. Free.

Photography exhibit opening reception Works by Robert Ausura, Mary Kay Kinnish, Jacqueline LaRocca and Jean Phillips are on display. Reception 7-8:30 p.m. Viewing by appointment only through Jan. 31. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. Free.

WED 18

Coral Cantigas The local chorus performs Latin American, Spanish and Caribbean holiday selections. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $25.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports