“A Rainbow of Personalities and Thoughts” Jessica Hopkins’s exhibit of paintings that focus on identity closes Thursday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
“Next to Normal” Kensington Arts Theatre stages a rock musical about a bipolar mother. Opens Friday at 8:15 p.m., continues Saturday at 8:15 p.m.Through Feb. 23. Kensington Town Hall, Kensington Arts Theatre at Kensington Town Center, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 206-888-6642. www.katonline.org. $20, seniors $17, Kensington residents $13, students $15.
Apollo Chamber Orchestra The program includes works by Bernstein, Copland, Brahms and Gershwin. 7:30 p.m. St. Jane Francis de Chantal Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. www.apolloorchestra.com. 301-530-1550. Free, donations accepted.
Count Gore De Vol 40th Anniversary Celebration Dick Dyszel, the TV host also known as Count Gore De Vol, makes a personal appearance at a screening of the 1944 film “House of Frankenstein” to mark the 40th anniversary of the old Channel 20 horror series “Creature Feature.” The event promises an interactive intermission or two. Co-presented with the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival. 7:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. www.spookyfest.com. $11.50, seniors $9, children $7.
China National Symphony China’s premier orchestra, led by Li Xincao, performs works by Beethoven, Xi Guan, and Chenzong Yin and Zhuang Liu, spotlighting solo pianist Peng-Peng Gong. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $22.50-$58.50.
Strange Design The Phish cover band celebrates the 20th anniversary of Phish’s fourth studio album, “Rift,” by playing the entire album plus an additional set. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $8.
Bellflur’s Ghosts of the Handsome Skin Strathmore’s Friday Night Eclectic Dates, an event series evoking an indie clubhouse feel, kicks off with bands Bellflur, ExitClov, Typefighter, BearShark, HundredHundred, the Echo Wall and the Ten Thousand; plus performances by the Beth Elliot Dance Group and Grain of Sand Theatre, and presentations by artists Ben Tolman, Beth Farnstrom, Alabaster Slade and Steve Gentile, video director Richard Bernett and author Goodloe Byron. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Dominie Nash The D.C. fiber artist displays her collage-like art quilts. Closes Friday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
“Polymorphic Conveyances” An exhibit of polymorphous sculptures and furniture created by John R.G. Roth closes Friday. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
“Anime Momotaro” Honolulu Theatre for Youth premieres its stage version of a Japanese folk tale about a boy born from a peach who must defend his adopted family and their town from giant ogres. Suggested for ages 5-10. Continues Saturday-Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Through March 10. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. www.imaginationstage.org. $10-$25.
“Expecting Isabel” In Lisa Loomer’s comedy, mounted by Silver Spring Stage, two New Yorkers chronicle their efforts to become parents. 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.
Jodi Melnick and David Neumann The two dancer-choreographers present their works “Fanfare,” “Tough the Tough” and “July.” Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 301-984-3003. www.americandance.org. $30, seniors $20, students $15, champagne reception (Saturday) $45.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra The orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier, performs Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” with pianist Orion Weiss, plus Hindemith’s “Concert Music for Strings and Brass” and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. www.bsomusic.org. $41-$101.
“Small Gems Show Featuring the Work of Werner Drewes” An exhibit of small works by nine artists highlights the Bauhaus artist who studied under Kandinsky and became known as the father of American Modernism. Opens Saturday. Through Feb. 22. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.
“A Better Life” Chris Weitz’s 2011 film portrays an illegal immigrant in east L.A. working to make a better life for his son, who is at risk for getting involved with gangs. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Film history professor Stan Levin leads a post-show discussion. 10 a.m. Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-365-3679. www.cinemaartbethesda.org. $15 at the door includes breakfast.
Bach Sinfonia The ensemble performs Matthew Locke’s “For Several Friends” and works by Archangelo Corelli and Nicola Matteis. 3 p.m. Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-362-6525. www.bachsinfonia.org. $30, seniors $27, students $15, age 14 and younger free.
“Warm Your HeART: Unique Valentine Inspired Artworks” A show of works by invited guests, resident artists and Glen Echo park faculty closes Sunday. Glen Echo Park, Popcorn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.glenechopark.org. Free.
“Deconstructed Dance”An exhibit of black and white prints by Madeline Smith, a sophomore at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, closes Monday. Glen Echo Park, Photoworks Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2274. www.glenechophotoworks.org. Free.
Flogging Molly The Irish punk band from L.A. pays extended homage to St. Patrick’s Day on its ninth annual Green 17 tour. With Skinny Lister and Dave Hause. 6:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $33.
John Denver Tribute Members of Denver’s original touring band and a string section accompany projected vintage concert footage of the late Grammy-winning singer-songwriter singing hits such as “Rocky Mountain High,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Annie’s Song,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and more. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $28-$48.
Joan Samworth An exhibition of oils by the local painter opens Tuesday. Through March 29. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
“Glengarry Glen Ross” Round House Theatre Bethesda presents David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a group of desperate Chicago real estate salesmen. Opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., with a discussion with the scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers at 6:45 p.m. Through March 3. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $26-$53, younger than 30 $10-$15.
Photographers A group exhibition featuring works by Howard Clark, Martin Evans, Stephen Hoff and Dave Montgomery opens Wednesday. Through March 2. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. www.bethesda.org. Free.
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