“Winter on an Empty Stomache” by Baltimore artist Bobby Coleman is part of the exhibition “Figs That Grew Out of Sawdust,” closing Saturday at BlackRock. (Bobby Coleman/Courtesy of BlackRock Center for the Arts)
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“Fred Sandback: Light, Space, Facts” The exhibit includes works from various points in the artist’s career and displays drawings, wooden reliefs and sculptures. Through Dec. 1. Glenstone, 12002 Glen Rd., Potomac. www.glenstone.org. Free.

Cathy Ponton King Bethesda Urban Partnership’s weekly summer outdoor concert series continues with a jazzy blues concert. 6-8 p.m. Through July. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. www.bethesda.org. Free.

BSO presents “Hairspray: In Concert” The musical features Baltimore’s John Waters as narrator, a full orchestra and a Broadway cast, including Laura Marie Rondinella as Tracy Turnblad, Paul Vogt as Edna Turnblad and George Wendt as Wilbur Turnblad. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 877-276-1444. www.strathmore.org. $50-$110.

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“Best of the Art Leagues” and “Summer Burners” A reception for two new exhibits: “Summer Burners” presents the work of 36 graffiti and street artists and “Best of the Art Leagues” includes mixed-media art from 25 Art League of Germantown members. ­Reception 6-9 p.m. Exhibits run through June 23. Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr., Rockville. 240-437-9573. www.artistsandmakersstudios.com. Free.

“The Way Back” The exhibit features the work of U.S. military veterans who transformed their service uniforms into paper, on which they created art and poetry. Reception 6-9 p.m. Through June 30. Washington ArtWorks, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. 301-654-1998. www.washingtonartworks.com. Free.

Art and Soul charity auction Highlights of the National Center for Children and Families fundraiser include an appearance by Redskins tight end Vernon Davis, a youth video project, a silent auction and food catered by Heart & Soul Catering. 6:30-­9:30 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. 301-365-4480, Ext. 135. www.nccf-cares.org. $75, registration required.

The Nighthawks The outdoor Friday Night Live series continues with the D.C. blues band. 6:30-9 p.m. Through September. Rockville Town Square, 30 Maryland Ave., Rockville. 301-998-8178. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.

Henry Butler The New Orleans blues artist describes his style as a blend of Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.ampbystrathmore.com. $30-$40.

Contra dance Some waltzes, occasional squares and other dances. Lesson at 7:30 p.m. is included in admission. Live music. No partner necessary. Social dancing 8:30-11:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. www.fridaynightdance.org. $10, 17 and younger $5.

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“Figs That Grew Out of Sawdust” Baltimore artist Bobby Coleman’s exhibition of abstract paintings on wood panels using latex and spray paint echoes the chaos and noise he encounters in daily life. Closes Saturday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Kay Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

Imagination Bethesda The 22nd annual street festival celebrating children and the arts features performances from C-Unit Studio, Rocknoceros and others. Activities include a drum circle, games and crafts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Bethesda along Elm Street and Woodmont Avenue. 301-215-6660. www.bethesda.org. Free.

Strawberry Festival Find fresh strawberries and themed treats at the annual celebration. Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band headlines, plus other performances, kids’ activities and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. www.sandyspringmuseum.org. $3, families $10, unlimited-play wristbands $15.

African American fine art show and sale Paintings, prints, art quilts, civil rights pieces and more. Printmaking workshop at 3 p.m., followed by a talk on collecting art on a budget. Noon-7 p.m. Colesville United Methodist Church, 52 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring. 301-714-2278. www.justlookin.com. Free; $20 fee for workshop materials.

“Prakriti: The Faces of Goddess Earth” Prakriti Dance uses Bharata Natyam, a classical Indian style, to explore the five elements and pay homage to Prakriti, the goddess of nature. 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Kreeger Auditorium, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 949-307-4481. prakriti.brownpapertickets.com. $20, in advance $15.

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MAA June art show The Montgomery Art Association’s June exhibit features Roxanne Ando’s traditional Asian brush paintings. Reception 1-5 p.m. Through June 26. Montgomery Art Association MAA Gallery, upper level, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. 301-842-7046. www.montgomeryart.org. Free.

Glorystar Children’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Concert Celebrate 20 years of multicultural music with five choirs — Prima, Dolce, Cantabile, Concert and Chamber — performing Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Fauré and the local premiere of “Kuaile de juhui” (“Happy Reunion”) by Taiwanese composer Chuang-Sheng Lu. Singalong sheets and Pinyin phonetics will be provided. 7 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 240-277-7629. www.strathmore.org. $32.

MON 06

“Jewels of the Earth” This exhibit includes acrylic paintings by Donna Baron, large-scale archival fine-art photography by Mark Reeder and exhibition jewelry by Jack Donnelly. Through June 25. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. wapo.st/artsbarn. Free.

TUE 07

“Five” Five new Waverly Street Gallery members — Jill Tanenbaum, Ronnie Spiewak, Kate Radi, Wanjin Kim and Cristian Ianculescu — highlight their work in collage, fused glass, photography, metal sculpture and clay sculpture. Opens Tuesday. Through July 2. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. www.waverlystreetgallery.com. Free.

“Wings of Fancy” The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia. Through Sept. 25. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org. $8, ages 3-12 $5, age 2 and younger free.

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“Strathmore Children’s Chorus Meets the Beatles” Strathmore Children’s Chorus performs hits with the Rocky Hill Middle School Choirs and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. 7:30 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $20-$25.

“Future Unknown” Brad Blair’s detailed sculptures explore issues of genetic engineering and biotechnology. Opens Wednesday. Through July 10. VisArts at Rockville, Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartsatrockville.org. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

from staff reports