“Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live,” an interactive puppet show that introduces kids to prehistoric Australia, will be at the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday. (Christian Waits)
THU 16

Eviyan The avant-garde world-roots and jazz trio of vocalist-violinist Iva Bittova, guitarist Gyan Riley and clarinetist Evan Ziporyn performs. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org. $30.

Patrick Garrity with Corey Marshall The comedian talks about the military, his family and why Irish people don’t trash talk. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. ­301-581-5100. ampbystrathmore.com. $14.

“What Every Girl Should Know” and “Dry Land” Forum Theatre presents the D.C. premieres of two plays involving teenage sexuality and pregnancy, in repertory. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m. Through April 15. Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-8279. forum-theatre.org. $18-$38 in advance, pay-what-you-can at the door.

FRI 17

“Beach Week” Round House Theatre stages an original coming-of-age play by Diana Metzger about four high school girls taking part in a tradition known as Beach Week. Opens Friday at 8 p.m. Through Sunday. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. roundhousetheatre.org. $26.

Bethesda Film Fest Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District’s fifth annual event showcases five short documentaries by local filmmakers: Ben Powell and Taylor Powell’s “Charlie & Sam,” Vanina Harel and Aditi Desai’s “The Culture of Collards,” Joe Dzikiewicz and Jaclyn O’Laughlin’s “Encaustic,” Tyler Trumbo’s “Frogman” and Lauren Knapp’s “The Sandman.” Discussions with filmmakers follow each screening. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org.
$10.

“Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” The realistic, interactive puppet show introduces kids to prehistoric Australia. 7:30 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org. $16-$58.

Lunasa The world-famous Irish folk group performs. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. blackrockcenter.org. $10-$22.

O’Malley’s March Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley leads the Irish rock band. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. bethesdabluesjazz.com. $25.

PnB Rock with Lightshow The Philadelphia rapper performs. 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. $29.75.

SAT 18

Companhia Urbana de Dança Hip-hop-inspired works by a troupe of Brazilian street performers. 2 and 7:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. blackrockcenter.org. $18-$32.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”/“Macbeth” The Rockville Civic Ballet performs under the direction of Eleanor Simpson. Opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Through March 19. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690. fscottfitzgerald.showare.com. $13-$17.

“Tevye & Friends” Allen Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson-Rickman and Shane Baker perform a three-person show, based on stories by playwright Sholem Aleichem. In Yiddish and English with English subtitles. 8 p.m. Bender JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-881-0100. benderjccgw.org. $22.

SUN 19

“Ella Enchanted” Adventure Theatre stages a musical based on the book by Gail Carson Levine about a girl cursed with the inability to disobey orders. Closes Sunday with shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-320-1400. ad­ven­turetheatre-mtc.org. $19.50.

“Skin & Bone” Best Medicine Rep, a new theater company in Gaithersburg, presents a staged reading of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s comedy, in which a visitor asks a pair of elderly sisters about a former guest at their B&B. 3 p.m. Community Room, Lakeforest Mall, 701 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-670-0599. bestmedicinerep.org. Free.

National String Symphonia The program “Compos(h)ers” features works by female composers spanning two centuries. 5 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. blackrockcenter.org. $25.

New African Film Festival The showcase of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent closes Sunday with screenings of “Cannes South Africa Factory” (a collection of shorts) at 7 p.m. and “Woven” at 8:45 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6700. afi.com/silver. $8-$13.

MON 20

“The Impermanence of Knowledge: Gregory Davis” The fourth and final exhibit in the series “Time, Entropy and Change” features black-and-white photos and sculptures of imaginary new machines to replace our current information storage devices. Opens Monday. Through May 5. Montgomery College, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Open Gallery, 930 King St., Silver Spring. 240-567-5821. montgomerycollege.edu. Free.

TUE 21

“Somerset Artists Exhibition” Paintings, photos, sculptures and mixed-media works by eight artists living in the town of Somerset, Md. Through April 8. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. waverlystreetgallery.com. Free.

WED 22

Bender JCC’s Multifaith Film Fest The five-day, five-film event, highlighting common social and spiritual values among different faiths, opens with a screening of “Let the Church Say Amen” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Through March 26. Bender JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-881-0100. benderjccgw.org. $10.

Valerie Simpson The Motown singer, known for penning “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with her late husband, Nick Ashford, performs. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. bethesdabluesjazz.com. $40.

— Compiled by
Carrie Donovan
from staff reports