Winter Solstice Celebration The Foggy Bottom Morris Men dance during a performance that includes the Abbotts Bromley Horn Dance and a traditional mummers’ play. 6-7 p.m. Old Takoma Gazebo, 7035 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. 301-891-6789. www.mainstreettakoma.org. Free.
Jazz for the Holidays The Baltimore/
Washington Jazzfest presents Saisa and Company. 7 p.m. Holiday Inn, 7900 Washington Blvd, Jessup. 301-490-6070. www.africanartmuseum.org. $20 in advance, $25 day of concert.
Holiday Swing with Daryl Davis and Gotta Swing Gotta Swing provides dance lessons; Daryl Davis provides the boogie woogie. 7:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $20.
Joyce Lyons The Gaithersburg native sings cabaret. 7:30 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $15.
Holiday Tango Gala Concert with the Roberto Pomili Orchestra Tango double bass player Pomili conducts his orchestra, joined by guest bandoneon player and Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena. 8:30 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $35.
“Up Close and Personal: A Modern Perspective Through the Eyes of a Photographer and a Painter” An exhibition of photos by Richard Weiblinger and paintings by Glen Kessler closes Friday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Holly TrolleyFest Families can visit Santa, ride the trolleys and check out the Christmas garden and toy train displays. Saturday-Sunday noon-5 p.m. Through Dec. 29. National Capital Trolley Museum, Northwest Branch Park, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville. 301-384-6088. www.dctrolley.org. $7, seniors and ages 2-17 $5.
Maryland Encore Chorale holiday concert A program of seasonal favorites features guest performers the Ron Hicks Project with vocalist Margo Hope. 3 p.m. Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-261-5747. cms.montgomerycollege.edu. Free.
The Irish Tenors Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan began singing together in 1999 for a PBS special. For this concert, they’ll sing their hits and some holiday classics. 4 and 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org . $36-$78.
“Inspired by Nature” The exhibit features Montgomery County artists Phil Brown (turned wood bowls), Rebecca Ravenal (ceramics), Jack Rosenberg (photographs), Madeline Wikler (watercolors) and Patricia Zannie (collages). Closes Saturday. Congregation Har Shalom, Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd., Potomac. 301-299-7087. 301-299-7087. www.harshalom.org. Free.
“Cinderella” The British Players perform a traditional pantomime of the classic fairy tale. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 and 7 p.m., closes Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 240-447-9863. www.britishplayers.org. $20, children $12.
Holiday Open House and Concert Capital Accord Chorus, Sweet Adelines and Philomena perform during this self-guided tour of the festive mansion. Visit the Rockville Art League’s exhibit on the second floor. 1:15 p.m. Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8660. www.rockvillemd.gov/arts. Free.
“The Lyons” A matriarch struggles with her family’s problems and decorating her living room in Nicky Silver’s play, starring, from left, Naomi Jacobson, John Lescault, Marcus Kyd and Kimberly Gilbert. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $35-$50, seniors and age 30 and younger $25-$40.
Washington Symphonic Brass Piotr Gajewski conducts the ensemble in holiday tunes. 4 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $28-$50, children free.
Rockville Concert Band The 70-member band performs a “Holiday Traditions” concert under the direction of John Saint Amour. 3 p.m. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690. www.rocknet.org/leisure/band. $5 suggested donation.
The Garden of Lights One of the area’s largest holiday light displays includes nearly a million lights shaped into all manner of flora and fauna, rainbows and snowflakes. After a chilly walk through the lights, check out the indoor poinsettia and train display in the conservatory. Music by Steven Gellman on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Display continues through Jan. 5. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org. Monday-Thursday $20 per car, Friday-Sunday $25 .
Holiday Classics Series The series concludes with “The Muppet Christmas Carol” at noon, “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 1:50 and 7:10 p.m., “The Lion in Winter” at 4:25 p.m., and “Die Hard” at 9:45 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $9-$12, 65 and older $10, 12 and younger $7.
Silver Spring Ice Skating The rink is open daily through March 25. Visit the Web site for schedule and details. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. 301-588-1221. www.silverspringiceskating.com. $8, seniors and children $7.
— Compiled by
from staff reports