JJ Johnson and Deidra LaWan Starnes of Adventure Theatre in one of the "Play in a Day" 10-minute plays. (Bethesda Urban Partnership)
THU 18

“Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical” Olney Theatre Center and the Tectonic Theater Project present the world premiere of Moisés Kaufman and Eduardo Machado’s adaptation of Bizet’s opera about star-crossed lovers, re-imagined as a jazz musical set in 1958 Cuba. Continues Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through March 6. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. ­

“An Evening With Sutton Foster” Jack Everly leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Tony Award winner and TV actress Sutton Foster sings and dances to songs from “Anything Goes,” “Peter Pan,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Gypsy,” John Denver, Duke Ellington and more. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. ­410-783-8000. www.strathmore.org. ­

Eli Young Band The country music band behind such tracks as “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” performs. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $20.

FRI 19

Never Shout Never The indie rock band from Joplin, Mo., performs. With Metro Station, Jule Vera, Waterparks and the Great Heights Band. 6:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $18.

John Hammond The bluesman — whose latest album, “Timeless,” won the 2015 Blues Music awards for Best Acoustic Artist and Best Acoustic Album — performs and tells stories from his career. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.ampbystrathmore.com. $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

“Necessarily Invisible” Baltimore-based artist Rachel Hamel showcases her small sculptural paintings. Fridays-Wednesdays, through March 20. VisArts at Rockville, Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartsatrockville.org . Free.

SAT 20

“Brahms and Bunch” Baltimore Symphony Orchestra violist Karin Brown performs a program of romantic works by Brahms and experimental contemporary pieces by Kenji Bunch, with discussion by pianist Alex Peh. 7:30 p.m. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. wapo.st/sfz. $25, 18 and younger $12.

Chrisette Michele The R&B singer’s newest album, “Milestone,” is expected to be released in April. 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $37.50.

NIH Philharmonia Led by Nancia D’Alimonte, the ensemble presents a program featuring Brahms’s “A German Requiem.” 7:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 240-888-6781. www.nihphil.org. Free.

“Play in a Day” Bethesda Urban Partnership’s 12th annual show features six 10-minute plays written over the course of 24 hours by local theater companies. 8 p.m. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-215-6660. wapo.st/playinaday. $15.

“The Music Man” The Har Shalom Players, featuring 55 children and teens from 15 area schools, perform the musical about a con man who organizes a children’s band in a small town. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd., Potomac. 301-299-7087. www.harshalom.org/play. $20, age 12 and younger $15.

Xuefei Yang The Chinese guitarist, named one of the 100 top classical musicians of our time by the U.K.-based magazine Classic FM, performs music from China, Spain, Germany and Brazil as part of the Marlow Guitar Series. Free pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., followed by a reception. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda. ­301-654-6403. www.marlowguitar.org. $33.50, students $16.75, age 17 and younger free with ticket.

SUN 21

“Lights. Camera. I Do!” Exclusively Entertainment hosts this staged wedding and bridal expo with 50 vendors. Attendees may attend as a “wedding guest,” with access to the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and expo, or simply attend the expo (3-6 p.m. only) as a “wedding crasher.” Noon-6 p.m. Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd., Bethesda. 888-881-3936. www.lightscameraido.com . In advance wedding guests $40, couples $60, crashers $15; at the door guests $50, couples $80, crashers $25.

“Almost Blue” Montgomery College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department stages Keith Reddin’s noir play. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 240-567-5775. montgomerycollege.edu/cac. $10.

Thomas Pandolfi The local pianist performs “The Piano, Spanish Romance and the Movies,” a program of works by Richard Addinsell, Manuel Ponce, Enrique Granados, Ernesto Lecuona, Frederic Chopin and Manuel de Falla and Pandolfi’s own medley of Marvin Hamlisch melodies. A piano workshop for ticket holders begins at noon (RSVP suggested), concert at 4 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. www.blackrockcenter.org. $28, seniors $26, younger than 25 $18.

“Brushes With Nature” This group show featuring mixed media and photos on canvas by 11 artists closes Sunday. Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center/Education Building, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org. Free.

“Creative Crafts Council: On Tour” This exhibition features artists whose work received awards at last summer’s Creative Crafts Council 30th Biennial Exhibition. Closes Sunday. Glen Echo Park, Popcorn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. Free.

MON 22

“Handmade: Explorations in Fiber Art” This juried exhibition showcases woven and stitched fiber art by 39 local artists. Through Feb. 27. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Kay Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

TUE 23

“James and the Giant Peach” Adventure Theatre and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma present the musical version of Roald Dahl’s story about a boy’s adventure aboard a giant peach. Continues Friday at 10:30 a.m.; Saturday at 2 and 4:30 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Through April 5. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. $19.50.

WED 24

Bumper Jacksons The Wammie-winning bluegrass duo of Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley play as Artists in Residence. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $17.

Red Eyed Sinatra The funk rock New York trio of Bob Lanzetti, Steve Jenkins and Devin Collins performs. With Beast From the East. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $20.

Washington Jewish Film Festival The festival features 150 screenings of 69 independent and international films, plus talk-backs and panel discussions with more than 50 filmmakers. This year’s themes include gender, migration, the supernatural, Arab citizens of Israel, artists’ lives and LGBT issues. Events will be held at eight theaters in the District and Montgomery County. Opens Wednesday. Through March 6. 202-777-3250. www.wjff.org. $13 per film in advance, $15 day of show, passes $150-$250.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports