“Star Dancers,” a lithograph by Caroline Thorington, is on exhibit at BlackRock. (from the artist)
THU 23

Silver Spring ice skating The rink is open daily through March 25. Visit the Web site for schedule and details. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. 301-588-1221. www.silverspringiceskating.com. $8, age 55 and older and age 12 and younger $7.

“Miss Nelson Is Missing” Based on the book by Harry Allard, this stage production shows what happens when a bad class loses its nice teacher and the strict substitute, Viola Swamp, takes charge. Continues Thursday-Friday at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Through March 9. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. $19.

Irish Set Dance Classes The Greater Washington Ceili Club sponsors this class for adults. Beginner lesson at 7 p.m., advanced at 8 p.m. Through May 15. Argyle Local Park, 1030 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-649-6410. www.gwcc-online.org. $30.

Bonnie Whitmore The singer-songwriter performs. 7:30 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. $25, Gaithersburg residents $23.

BlackRock art Missouri artist Tamryn McDermott’s installation “Forma Reliquas” fashions a 1st-century Roman peristyle garden out of silk, wax and handmade paper in the Main Gallery through Feb. 1. Bethesda artist Caroline Thorington exhibits her lithographs spanning a 10-year period in the Terrace Gallery through Feb. 28. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Terrace Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

Robert Ausura, Mary Kay Kinnish, Jacqueline LaRocca, Jean Phillips The photography exhibit continues through Jan. 31. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/kentlandsmansion. Free.

FRI 24

“Blame It on Beckett” Montgomery Playhouse stages John Morogiello’s comedy about an innocent publishing intern who attempts to improve bad script submissions in an office full of cynics. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. $16, Gaithersburg residents $14.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” Shakespeare’s sonnets and 37 plays are crammed into this two-hour show by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 1. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org . $20, seniors and students $18.

SAT 25

Denis Matsuev The Russian pianist, winner of the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, returns with a program of works by Haydn, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. 7 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $47-$75.

Natascia Diaz The Broadway singer gives two concerts accompanied by pianist Darius Smith. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $35.

“Hunting Elephants” Reshef Levi’s crime comedy about an Israeli teenager who seeks to avenge his father’s death with help from his bank robber grandfather and eccentric English uncle is screened as part of the annual Israeli Film Festival. 7:45 p.m. Tikvat Israel Synagogue, 2200 Baltimore Rd., Rockville. 301-762-7338. www.tikvatisrael.org. $15, students $5.

Chatham Baroque The early-music trio performs works by Bach and others. 8 p.m. Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 240-567-5775. www.bachsinfonia.org. $30, seniors $27, students $15.

Hot Club of San Francisco The gypsy jazz band presents Cinema Vivant, a screening of vintage silent films accompanied by live music inspired by Django Rheinhardt. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $25.

Inaugural Resident Artists’ Exhibition An exhibition featuring 37 painters, sculptors, photographers and other artists working in Capitol Arts Network studios closes Saturday. Capitol Arts Network, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. 301-661-7590. www.capitolartsnetwork.com. Free.

SUN 26

“Aquarium” Imagination Stage’s show for young children about a man on a deserted island concludes its run, Thursday-Friday at 11:45 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 10 and 11:15 a.m. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-280-1660. www.imaginationstage.org. $10-$12.

Clara Graves, Anne Rocha, Caroline Thorington, Dana Mark Lyons An exhibit of silk art by Graves, acrylic paintings by Rocha, lithographs by Thorington and ink paintings by Lyons closes Sunday. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. Free.

Rob Patterson The clarinetist is joined by violist Maria Lambros and pianist Audrey Andrist in a performance of David Ludwig’s “Flowers in the Desert.” 3 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $25.

“The Land That I Love” Israeli fiber artist Jehudith Lean depicts the flora and fauna of Israel in her collection of art quilts through Sunday. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3770. www.jccgw.org/gallery. Free.

“South African Voices: A New Generation of Printmakers” Hand-pulled prints by more than 30 South African artists are displayed through Sunday. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-273-3660. www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Free.

MON 27

January gallery show The exhibit features colored pencil drawings of sports and oil paintings of landscapes by Natalie Falk. Continues through Feb. 2. Montgomery Art Association MAA Gallery, Westfield Wheaton, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. www.montgomeryart.org. Free.

TUE 28

March Avery An exhibition of paintings by the artist, whose style is influenced by her father, Milton Avery, closes Tuesday. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.

“What’s Up: New Technologies in Art” This technology-focused exhibit includes programmer Scott Draves’s mathematically evolving “Electric Sheep,” Floating Point consortium’s interactive virtual “LanScapes,” precise machinist sculptures by Chris Bathgate, glasswork by Joseph Corcoran, R. Luke DuBois’s abstract vector images of movie kisses, Gretchen Schermerhorn’s visual art based on spoken words, a laser and video installation by George Terry honoring his mentor Rockne Krebs, and packing tape sculptures of human limbs by Bryan Sullivan. Through March 2. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. www.strathmore.org. Free.

WED 29

Christie Dashiell The jazz singer performs as part of her residency at Strathmore. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $17.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports