“I Am the Master of My Sea” is part of “The Color of BOOM,” Terry Sitz’s exhibit of paintings inspired by Christmas lights and fireworks, opening Friday at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville. (Terry Sitz)

Flow Circus The Thursday Morning Kids Concerts series begins with juggling, plate spinning and flower-stick twirling. 10:30 a.m. Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

Gary and the Groove The Bethesda Summer Concert Series continues with a classic rock performance. 6 p.m. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.

Easton Corbin with Brandon Ray and Scott Kurt & Memphis 59 The country star, known for “Are You With Me” and other hits, performs. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. $29.50.


New at Artists & Makers Terry Sitz’s “The Color of BOOM,” featuring heavily layered paintings inspired by Christmas lights and fireworks, is joined by Cristian Ianculescu’s women-focused “In the Flow” exhibit and John J. Bruns’s “Unfinished — Small Work Paintings.” Opens Friday with a reception 6-9 p.m. Through June 29. Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. 240-437-9573. artistsandmakersstudios.com. Free.

New at Artists & Makers 2 “The Obsessions of F. Lennox Campello,” the first regional solo show in eight years by the Cuban-born artist, includes autobiographical drawings and renderings of Frida Kahlo in a variety of media. In “Shakes Expressions,” Florida artist Ken Radon uses his shaking hands to artistic benefit. Opens Friday with a reception 6-9 p.m. Through June 29. Artists & Makers Studios 2, 12276 and 12280 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. 240-437-9573. artistsandmakersstudios.com. Free.

Rio Summer Concerts The outdoor series continues with Latin music from Vol Azul on Friday and classic rock from 49 Cent Dress on Saturday, both at 6 p.m. On the patio near the paddle boats. Rio Washingtonian Center, 209 Boardwalk Pl., Gaithersburg. 301-921-4686. riowashingtonian.com. Free.

Spanish Cinema Now The three-day, seven-film festival, presented by AFI Silver Theatre and SPAIN Arts & Culture, opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a screening of “Maria (and Everybody Else),” about a woman reevaluating her life after spending years caring for her father and brothers. The movie is followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nely Reguera. Through June 4. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. ­301-495-6700. afi.com/silver. ­$8-$13.

The Patty Reese Band and Revelator Hill The Washington-area band is inspired by Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. ampbystrathmore.com. $20-$30.


Imagination Bethesda Bethesda Urban Partnership’s 23rd annual children’s street festival offers musical performances, professional children’s entertainers, arts-and-crafts activities, face painters, balloonists, a stilt walker, giveaways and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Elm Street and Woodmont Avenue, downtown Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.

Jubilation Day The 11th annual extravaganza features gospel and Christian music by local and regional choirs, choruses, quartets and soloists, including featured group the Chosen Vessels, from Damascus, Md. Food, crafts, T-shirts and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. 4-8 p.m. Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

Reginald Cyntje Group The jazz band, led by composer and trombonist Cyntje, incorporates elements of Caribbean and Afrobeat. 8 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. ­301-258-6394. gaithersburgmd.gov. $15-$25.


Silver Spring Sean-nos Dance Competition and Exhibition The fourth annual Irish freestyle dance competition showcases solo dancers and duos of all ages from throughout the region. There will also be exhibitions of old-style step dancing and sean-nos singing, plus social dancing with live music for all attendees.
2-7 p.m. McGinty’s Public House, 911 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring. 301-587-1270. shannondunnedance.com. $10-$35.

An Evening With the Brothers Four The World Folk Music Association presents the Seattle folk band, which formed in 1957. 7 p.m. Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. 301-493-8300. wfma.net . $35-$40.

“MisCast” Cabaret Har Shalom presents an evening of Broadway songs performed by local actors who typically wouldn’t get the part because of their gender, race or age. Coffee and dessert will be served. 7-10 p.m. Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd., Potomac. 301-299-7087. harshalom.org . $18.


Joan Nathan The cookbook author discusses “King Solomon’s Table,” a collection of more than 170 recipes from different countries. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free, registration requested.


Summer Twilight Concert Series The series begins with Latin rock by Ocho de Bastos. Chairs and blankets allowed during concerts. Food trucks will be available. 6:30 p.m. Through June 27. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. friendsofbrooksidegardens.org . Free.

Air The French electronic duo of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel performs tracks from the past 20 years. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org. $48-$88.


“How I Learned What I Learned” Round House Theatre stages August Wilson’s autobiographical play. Pay-what-you-can Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through July 2. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. roundhousetheatre.org. $10-$51.

Bethesda Painting Awards exhibit Paintings by eight finalists selected from a pool of more than 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and the District are on view. Opens Wednesday. Through July 1. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. ­301-215-7990. bethesda.org. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports