Wynton Marsalis presents a retooled version of his “Blues Symphony” Wednesday at Strathmore. (Courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center)
THU 29

Alice McDermott The National Book Award winner discusses her novel “Someone,” about an Irish American family in New York. 6 p.m. Eileen Fisher, 5330 Western Ave., Suite C-102, Chevy Chase. 301-365-8451. www.eileenfisher.com. Free.

“Rapture, Blister, Burn” Round House mounts the area premiere of Gina Gionfriddo’s comedy about two women — a successful academic and a homemaker — who are jealous of each other’s lives. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 22. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $10-$50.

Vadim Neselovskyi The composer and jazz pianist performs. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $25.

FRI 30

David London’s Festival of Magic Arts on the Green presents the magician in two original shows plus a workshop. “Magic Outside the Box” is a full-length mysterious magic show for age 16 and older (Friday 8-10 p.m.). “Adventure to the Imagi Nation,” for age 5 to 11, is an interactive play with magic about a trip in a hot-air balloon (Saturday 11 a.m.-noon). The workshop, for 12 and older, will offer the basics of illusion and three tricks (Saturday 1-3 p.m.). Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Friday show $18; Saturday show $10, or four tickets for $35; workshop $25.

“Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood” Petite Rouge the duck meets the Big Bad Gator in this musical set in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Opens Friday at 7 p.m., continues Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Through March 8. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. $19.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo The South African choral group became world-famous after being featured on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album and has since won four Grammy awards. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $28-$69.

“Artwork of Cohen, Glander and Arts Barn Faculty Members” An exhibition featuring paintings by Howard Cohen, glasswork by Anthony Glander and a selection of artwork by Arts Barn faculty members. Opens Friday. Through March 8. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

42nd annual faculty exhibition New works by Cory Oberndorfer, J.J. McCracken, Jeremy Flick, Ellington Robinson and arts faculty and staff members are displayed in an all-media group exhibition closing Friday. Montgomery College, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. 240-567-5821. cms.montgomerycollege.edu. Free.

SAT 31

“Miss Nelson Is Missing” Two Beans Productions stages the children’s musical about a badly behaved class whose nice teacher is replaced by a nasty substitute. 11 a.m. Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5301. www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac. $7, seniors $6, students and children $4.

Dream Discs The local tribute band performs a triple-header of three 1971 classic rock albums in their entirety: the Who’s “Who’s Next,” Rod Stewart’s “Every Picture Tells a Story” and the debut album of the D.C. band Grin!, for which it will be joined by original members Bob Berberich, Ronnie Newmyer and Tom, Mike and Mark Lofgren. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $25.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Led by Marin Alsop, the BSO performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women’s Chorus and Peabody’s Children’s Chorus. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.bsomusic.org. $39-$99.

“Orson’s Shadow” Silver Spring Stage presents Austin Pendleton’s comedy about Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier working together to stage Eugene Ionesco’s play “Rhinoceros.” Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org. $20, seniors and students $18.

Rick Whitehead Trio The jazz trio, which won a Wammie in 2007 for Best Jazz Group, performs. 8 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. $25, age 18 and younger $12.

The Seldom Scene The Grammy-nominated D.C.-area bluegrass band recently released a new album, “Long Time . . . Seldom Scene.” 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. www.blackrockcenter.org. $36, seniors $34, age 25 and younger $15.

Stephen Boocks The artist’s “Recent Works” exhibition features abstract acrylic paintings and works on paper that resemble sheet music and draw influence from minimalist composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Through Saturday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Terrace Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

“Color and Chaos” The first solo show of 91-year-old Bethesda artist Gladys Lipton closes Saturday. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free.

“Coloring All the Angles” Paintings by Montgomery County artists Fran Abrams, Bob Elliott and Eric Garner are on display through Saturday. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. www.bethesda.org. Free.

“White” Paintings, photography and mixed-media works are featured in this exhibition juried by artist Gavin Glakas, closing Saturday. Washington ArtWorks, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. 301-654-1998. www.washingtonartworks.com. Free.

SUN 01

“Inside Out” Imagination Stage, in collaboration with Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Touring Theatre Company, presents an interactive production about two children playing dress-up before bedtime. Suggested for ages 1 to 5. Thursday-Friday at 11:45 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Closes Sunday. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. www.imaginationstage.org. $12, lap seats for infants younger than 12 months $5.

Sue Eisenfeld Author Eisenfeld reads from her book, “Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal,” and Saundra Rose Maley reads from her poetry book “Disappearing Act,” followed by a reception and book signing. 2-4 p.m. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-654-8664. www.writer.org. Free.

Terry Pellmar Works by the digital and mixed-media artist remain on display through Sunday. Montgomery Art Association MAA Gallery, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. 240-604-5377. www.montgomeryart.org. Free.

MON 02

Skating at the Square At 7,200 square feet, Rockville’s outdoor ice rink is the largest between Baltimore and the District. Visit Web site for hourly schedule. Through March 31. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. 301-545-1999. www.rockvilleiceskating.com. $9 for up to two hours, $8, children and seniors. Skate rental $3.

Gallery exhibit This group exhibition showcases Marin-Price Galleries’ latest artists, including Raka Bose Saha, Garrin Riggin, Joseph Barrett and Patrice. Opens Monday. Through Feb. 28. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.

TUE 03

Daniel Getz The Boston Symphony Orchestra violist and former student at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington School of Music performs works by Schumann, Mozart, Zoltan Kodaly and Arnold Bax, with pianist Ellen Hwangbo and violinist John Hughes. A dessert reception follows. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3779. www.jccgw.org. $18.

WED 04

“Godspell” The musical based on the Gospel according to Matthew opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through March 1. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $38-$75, seniors and children $33-$70, military $18-$55.

“Blues Symphony” with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet Wynton Marsalis premieres his newly revised, seven-movement “Blues Symphony.” Presented by Washington Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202-785-9727. www.washingtonperformingarts.org. $35-$75.

“Coaxing the Elements” Glass artist Nina Falk, woodworker Lynda Smith-Bugge and jeweler Katja Toporski display their work. Opens Wednesday. Through Feb. 28. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. www.bethesda.org. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports