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Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, March 20-26, 2014.

Megan Graves and Bradley Foster Smith in Imagination Stage’s world premiere of “Inside Out.” (Photo courtesy of Imagination Stage/Photo courtesy of Imagination Stage)
THU 20

“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 children 1-5. Continues Thursday at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m., Friday at 11:45 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 10 and 11:15 a.m., Tuesday at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m., Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. Through April 6. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. $10, lap seats for infants under 12 months $5.

“I And You” A sick girl and a mysterious boy bond over Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” in Lauren Gunderson’s play. Thursday-Friday at 7:45 p.m., Saturday at 1:45 and 7:45 p.m., Sunday at 1:45 p.m. Through March 30. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. $48.50-$53.50.

“Morning, Miranda” Doorway Arts Ensemble stages the world premiere of Stephen Spotswood’s comedy about a young woman on a cross-country road trip with her mother’s ghost. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through April 12. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-654-8664. $20; seniors, military, students and Fringe button holders $15.

“Before Sunset” The Screen Valentines series concludes with a 10th-anniversary screening of Richard Linklater’s romance about two backpackers reuinted in Paris nine years after an unforgettable all-night hike in Vienna, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. 9:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. $12, seniors $10, children $7.

FRI 21

Friday Night Eclectic The series continues with singer-songwriters Stone Kawala, Juneau Sky and Paul Pfau. There will also be a pop-up art show by Strathmore fine artist in residence Ali Halperin. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Series continues through April 11. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $12.

“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” An indie film traces the legacy of Wonder Woman and cultural anxiety over gender roles. 7:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. $8.

Bethesda Film Fest Five documentary shorts made by local filmmakers are showcased at this event produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Each will be shown both days of the festival, followed by discussion. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. $10 per day.

Children of Bodom The Finnish death metal band performs. With Death Angel and Tyr. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $20.

SAT 22

Montgomery Village Home Show This expo showcases professionals in interior design, plumbing, carpeting and flooring, kitchen and bath remodeling and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 E. Village Ave., Montgomery Village. 301-948-8082. Free.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto Led by John Storgårds in his BSO debut and featuring violinist Baiba Skride, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of works by Mendelssohn, Vaughn Williams and Sibelius. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 410-783-8000. $29-$84.

Suzy Bogguss The country and folk singer who sold out her last show at BlackRock returns to play a tribute to Merle Haggard and original songs. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. $42.

Aer and RDGLDGRN Boston rap pop duo Aer and Reston indie go-go act RDGLDGRN are touring together on the Word of Mouth Tour. With New Beat Fund. 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $15.

SUN 23

“Sleeping Beauty” Puppets are used to tell the tale of a bewitched princess who can be saved only by a kiss from her prince. Thursday-Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Closes Sunday. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. $10.

Spring Bridal Show Caterers, photographers, DJs, musicians, jewelry designers, event planners, makeup artists and hotel representatives will be on hand. Door prizes will be given away. Noon-4 p.m. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6425. $5.

Steven Levingston Book World’s nonfiction editor discusses and signs copies of his book, “Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris,” about an 1889 murder trial of a con man and his mistress. 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-881-0237. Free.

“’Night, Mother” Rockville Little Theatre presents Marsha Norman’s play about a suicidal divorced woman who lives with her widowed mother. Continues Friday-Saturday, closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring. 240-242-9735. $20.

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra The “Dancing Through Life” concert will feature MCYO’s Young Artists, Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras and dancers from Duffy Irish Dance School and the CityDance Ensemble, with the music of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Holst and more. 3 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $20-$22.

“The Deepest Feeling Always Shows Itself in Silence” Artists Pat Goslee and Jessica van Brakle showcase their graphic drawings and paintings. Closes Sunday. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. Free.

MON 24

“Community Cornerstones: African American Communities in Montgomery County, Maryland” Heritage Montgomery presents the premiere of its 60-minute documentary about five historic black churches in the county. Reception at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7:30 p.m. The Universities at Shady Grove, Auditorium, Building I, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. Free, reservations required. RSVP to

Aspen Hill Film Festival The series continues with a screening of John Madden’s British dramedy “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” starring Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson, about a group of British retirees who move into a retirement hotel in India. 7:30 p.m. Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. 301-871-1113. Free.

TUE 25

Silver Spring ice skating The rink’s season ends Tuesday. Visit the Web site for schedule and details. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. 301-588-1221. $8, age 12 and younger $7, age 55 and older $7. Skate rentals $3.

23rd annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition Seventy artists, including renowned painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, multimedia artists and artisans, were selected from a pool of more than 200. Continues through April 6. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. Free.

WED 26

“Garden of My Mind” Rockville artist Xiaosheng Bi was raised in China, and his ceramic works combine traditional Chinese and contemporary aesthetics. Opens Wednesday. Through April 20. VisArts at Rockville, Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

Brad Kolodner The Baltimore old-time banjo player presents works from his new album, “Skipping Rocks,” as part of his residency at Strathmore. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $17.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports


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