Lloyd Dobler Effect The Silver Spring rock band spices its sound with Latin and gogo rhythms. 6 p.m. Fair Hill, formerly called Olney Town Center, 18169 Town Center Dr., Olney. 240-453-3000. www.fairhillshops.com . Free.
“Abstraction” An exhibit of modernist abstract art by Werner Drewes, William Woodward, Rose Nygaard, Leon Berkowitz, Joseph Holston, James Hilleary and Lila Snow closes Thursday. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.
Sons of Pirates The local band plays Jimmy Buffett songs and other beach music. 6:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.
Blue October The Texas alt-rockers’ seventh album, “Sway,” debuted at No. 13 last month on the Billboard 200 chart. With Courrier. 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $26.
Chinese Culture Land Chinese students perform Chinese folk dances and songs, martial arts and acrobatics. 7:30 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $20.
“Hamlet” Bedlam Theatre presents the story of the prince of Denmark as he tries avenge his father’s death. Continues Friday-Saturday at 7:45 p.m., Sunday at 1:45 p.m., Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. Through Oct. 20. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $31-$63.50.
Mary Ann Redmond The singer and her trio put a jazz twist on the Great American Songbook and play some of Redmond’s original compositions. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $20.
AFI’s 75th anniversary AFI Silver celebrates its milestone with a six-day throwback to 1938 featuring several films: Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in “Carefree,” Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes,” John Garfield’s screen debut in “Four Daughters,” Errol Flynn, in “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” and Cary Grant in “Bringing Up Baby.” The main event is Sunday at 2 p.m., with a pre-screening reception and remarks from those involved in re-opening the theater’s doors in 2003, followed by showings of “Four Daughters,” a period newsreel, and a cartoon strip, “Cracked Ice.” Screenings Friday-Wednesday. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $5.
Bluegrass on the Farm Danny Paisley and Southern Grass, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, and Clear Spring perform at the eighth annual concert. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and maybe a cooler. Proceeds will benefit the Traditional Music Foundation. Noon-6 p.m. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 240-793-0975. www.bluegrassonthefarm.com. $15, advance $12, children free.
Washington Ukrainian Festival The 11th annual event features Ukrainian food, drinks, music, dancing, children’s entertainment, pony rides, exhibits, vendors and a beer garden. Saturday-Sunday noon-6 p.m. A dance with light dinner ($15) takes place Saturday at 8:30 p.m. St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-9192. www.standrewuoc.org . Free.
Lingling H. Peng The mezzo-soprano headlines a program of French, Italian and Chinese songs, “Let Music Carry Our Love,” to benefit education in rural China. With pianist Kai-Ching Chang, tenor Tim Augustin and the Glorystar Children’s Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 301-838-4423. www.esscare.org. $25-$50.
Leonard, Coleman & Blunt The singers are former members of the Platters, the Temptations and the Drifters. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $35.
“Today’s Realism” This group show features painters John Aquilino, Jacob Cooley, Jenness Cortez and others. Saturdays-Wednesdays, through Oct. 3. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.
Ethiopian Festival The third annual cultural celebration features traditional food, live music, fashion, art, crafts, a coffee ceremony, 5K run and more. Noon-9 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. www.silverspringdowntown.com. Free.
“Forever Plaid” A boy band gets a second chance at fame in this play presented by Olney Theatre Institute. Continues Thursday-Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 and 7 p.m., closes Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $35, seniors and children $25.
“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” A mother, afraid of losing control over her adult daughter, attempts to sabotage what might be the daughter’s chance at love and escape. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $35-$50.
“Glass, Glorious Glass” An exhibit of kiln-formed glass artwork by 19 artists closes Sunday. Glen Echo Park, Art Glass Center, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2273. www.glenechopark.org/glass-glorious-glass. Free.
Café Muse A brief classical guitar performance by Michael Davis is followed by poetry readings by Jeanne Larsen and Fred Marchant. Attending poets may participate in an open reading at the end of the program. 7 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. www.friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free.
Air Force Band Chamber Music Concert Series The string quartet with bass trombone performs. 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3779. www.jccgw.org. Free, reservations suggested.
Cafe Tacuba The Mexican band plays Latin alternative rock. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $39.50.
Yellowcard The rock band is back on tour with an acoustic version of its “Ocean Avenue” album. With Geoff Rickly. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $23.
“This Is Labor” and “View From a Minor Heaven” Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group, the juried exhibition “This Is Labor” features 16 artists and is curated by Anne Reeve, a curatorial associate at the Glenstone Foundation in Potomac, and Claire D’Alba, assistant curator of art in embassies for the State Department. In “View From a Minor Heaven,” Judy Stone uses a mixture of sculpture, drawing, video and installation to depict the interdependency of things, events, people and places. Both open Wednesday. Through Oct. 20. Reception Sept. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
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