Maggie Gourlay’s "Ave de Marrakesh 1," an architectural drawing made using thread, is among artwork that explores her childhood homes at Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington. (Adah Rose Gallery)
THU 04

“Fool for Love” Round House Theatre mounts Sam Shepard’s play about a pair of lovers with secrets on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Continues Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Sept. 27. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. $30-$45; seniors, veterans, military and age 30 and younger $20-$35.

Diamond Alley The D.C. rock-and-roll band plays classic and contemporary hits as well as some original material as part of the outdoor Evenings in Olde Towne concert series. Picnics welcome. 6 p.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, concert pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave. 301-258-6350. Free.

“To Be Takei” AFI hosts the second of two Washington-area-exclusive screenings of the documentary examining George Takei’s life, from World War II internment camp to his role on “Star Trek” to his marriage and 5-million-fan Facebook presence. 7:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. $12, seniors $10, children $7.

FRI 05

The Sidleys Singer-songwriters Annie and Steve Sidley play indie rock with their band. 6-9 p.m. Rio’s Patio at Washingtonian Center, 209 Boardwalk Pl., Gaithersburg. 301-203-4187. Free.

Ruthie & the Wranglers The Wammie-winning country band performs. 6:30-9 p.m. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane. 301-998-8178. Free.

The Sweater Set Singers and multi-instrumentalists Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin won Wammies in 2011 and 2012 for best contemporary folk duo. Picnics welcome. 6:30 p.m. Diamond Farms Park, 857 Quince Orchard Blvd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. Free.

“The Charlatan” The Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents a semi-staged concert of John Philip Sousa’s comic opera about a prince who loses his fortune to a trickster bride, with a live orchestra. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Sousa scholar Patrick Warfield delivers a free pre-concert lecture Saturday at 7 p.m. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr. 240-314-8690. $24, seniors $20, students $16.

“Fire From the Forge” A showcase of sculpture and jewelry by 42 artists who studied with Komelia Okim continues with an opening reception 7-9 p.m. Through Oct. 5. VisArts at Rockville, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St. 301-315-8200. Free.

Jana Kramer WMZQ presents the country singer and actress from “One Tree Hill.” With Love & Theft and Natalie Stovall. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $25.

Jodi Melnick The New York choreographer premieres her new piece for three women, “Moment Marigold.” Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 301-984-3003.

“It’s Abstract!” Abstract works by Fran Abrams, Laurie Breen, Sabine Carlson, Laurence Chandler, Felisa Federman, Gordana Gerskovic, Kristin Herzog, Ronald Komara, Hester Ohbi, Lynette Reed, Lynn Rybicki and Bridget Z. Sullivan displayed through Friday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

SAT 06

Greek Festival The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, D.C., hosts its 53rd annual festival at temporary digs while a new church is being built. Offerings include Greek food, drinks, live music by the Golden Flam, dancing by the Greek Youth Dance Troupe, children’s crafts and a Greek marketplace of olives and olive oils. Saturday-Sunday noon-9 p.m. St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-9192. Free.

Silver Spring Jazz Festival The Preservation Hall Jazz Band headlines the 11th annual event. With Marcus Johnson, Elliot Levine, the David Bach Consort and performers from the Jazz Academy of Music. 3-10 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl. 240-777-6821. Free.

A Brazilian Journey From Rio to Recife Nation Beat and Alma Tropicália perform at a Brazilian Independence Day bash. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Brazilian dance lesson 7-8 p.m., concert at 8:30 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 240-330-4500. $20.

Hannah Aldridge The country and blues singer-songwriter leads a music workshop at 3 p.m., followed by a concert at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Gaithersburg Arts on the Green singer-songwriter concert series. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. Concert $25, concert and workshop $45.

“Colossal” Michael Patrick Thornton of ABC’s “Private Practice” stars in Andrew Hinderaker’s new play about a paralyzed football player. Continues Saturday at 7:45 p.m., Sunday and Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. and Thursday and Friday at 7:45 p.m. Through Sept. 28. Hinderaker stops by for cocktails and conversation moderated by artistic director Jason Loewith on Saturday at 5 p.m. ($10, cash bar). Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. 301-924-3400. $43.50-$63.50; seniors, military and children $38.50-$58.50.

I & I Riddim Reggae The reggae band performs outdoors. 6-9 p.m. Rio’s Patio at Washingtonian Center, 209 Boardwalk Pl., Gaithersburg. 301-203-4187. Free.

“So I Will Let It (the Ugly Wallpaper) Alone and Talk About the House” Maggie Gourlay explores the memory and architecture of her childhood homes with drawings made with thread, installations made from embroidery floss, and screen prints. Opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. with live music by White Chihuahua. Through Sept. 28. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. Free.

Drew the Dramatic Fool Montgomery College starts its season with a clown show inspired by royal jesters, vaudeville, silent film and cartoons. Saturday at 7 p.m. Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 240-567-5775. $10, students $5.

“Grace Hartigan: A Survey 1966-2007” Strathmore celebrates the career of the mid-century modern abstract artist, a member of the New York School. Exhibit opens Saturday. Through Nov. 9. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. Free.

SUN 07

Takoma Park Folk Festival The 37th annual festival showcases local bands on seven stages and offers dance lessons, drum workshops, children’s entertainment and activities, a craft show and food vendors. Some performances will be sign-interpreted. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. 605-347-1483. Free.

MON 08

Jonny Grave The Takoma Park blues singer and guitarist performs. 9 p.m. Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park. 301-270-3000. Free.

TUE 09

“Inner Light” Baltimore artist John Davis Held paints skies and landscapes in pastels and oils. Opens Tuesday. Through Oct. 4. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. Free.

U.S. Air Force Band Chamber Players Series The U.S. Air Force Band Brass Quintet performs. 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3779. Free.

WED 10

David Carlson: “Works on Paper” An exhibition of the artist’s spontaneous works on paper opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 3. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

“Pop: Everlasting” Local artist Cory Oberndorfer displays his series of drippy popsicle paintings as a sweet ode to summer. Opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 3. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Main Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports