“Doorway Into the Past” by Freda Lee-McCann is part of the group exhibition “Transformations of Brush and Paper” closing at BlackRock. (Photo courtesy of the artist/Photo courtesy of the artist)
THU 26

Joe Nichols The country singer is known for hits such as “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.” With Sam Grow and Scott Kurt & Memphis 59. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $20.

“Haddon Hall” The Victorian Lyric Opera Company performs Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sydney Grundy’s light opera about an elopement. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through March 8. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690. www.vloc.org. Thursday preview $12. Other shows $24, seniors $20, students $16.

Vintage wedding gown display Kentlands celebrates its 20th year as a wedding venue with gowns from the 1940s through ’60s . Closes Thursday. Kentlands Mansion, Helz Music Room, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6425. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.

FRI 27

“My Little Town” Washington and its environs are the subject of this juried group exhibition that opens Friday with a reception and gallery talk 6-8 p.m. Through April 13. Glen Echo Park, Photoworks Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2274. www.glenechophotoworks.org. Free.

Folger Consort The Gabrieli Consort and soprano Emily Noël join the consort in “The Merchant of Venice,” a program featuring works by John Dowland, Salamone Rossi and Claudio Monteverdi, as well as passages of Shakespeare’s play read by Derek Jacobi and Richard Clifford. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $35-$80.

SAT 28

“Sanathana: Beginningless and Endless” A two-month Indian heritage celebration ends with “The Science of Art and the Art of Science: Where Mathematics, Philosophy and Art Converge in India” 5-7 p.m., followed by “An Evening of Bharatanatyam Dance with Natybhoomi” 7-8:30 p.m. The centerpiece exhibition of kolam paintings, drawings and other works by Shanthi Chandrasekar and Aishwariya Chandrasekar also closes Saturday. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. www.sandyspringmuseum.org. Panel discussion $25, dance performance $20, both $40, exhibition free with museum admission ($5, seniors and students $3, children free).

Tom Principato Band The D.C. blues and rock band is led by singer and guitarist Principato. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. $25.

“Transformations of Brush and Paper” An exhibition of Asian-inspired sculpture, calligraphy and brush paintings by Kit-Keung Kan, Freda Lee-McCann and In-soon Shin closes Saturday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.

SUN 01

“Boeing, Boeing” Montgomery Playhouse stages this comedy about a man engaged to three stewardesses, whose charade is endangered by a new airline schedule. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Closes Sunday. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. $20.

“Rent”New York bohemians deal with the tragedy of AIDS in this rock musical. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Closes Sunday. Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5301. www.montgomery
college.edu/pac
. $10, seniors $8, students $5.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins the orchestra for Ravel’s G Major piano concerto in the orchestra’s first appearance at Strathmore. 3 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $10-$30.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Kensington Arts Theatre performs the musical about six students desperately trying to out-spell each other. Friday-Saturday at 8:15 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Closes Sunday. Kensington Town Center, Kensington Arts Theater, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. 301-949-2424. www.katonline.org. $25, seniors and students $20, Kensington residents $17.

Azalea City Records CD release party The local record label cooperative presents Jesse Palidofsky, Karen Collins, Ruthie Logsdon, Joe Uehlein and others. 7 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. 301-891-7266. www.takomaparkmd.gov/arts. $10 suggested donation.

MON 02

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse The death metal bands headline. With Aeon and Tribulation. 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $27.50.

TUE 03

Bush The British rock band performs. With Theory of a Deadman. 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $41.50.

“OUT/break” A group show of art exploring the concept of normality in LGBTQA culture opens Tuesday with a reception 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Through April 3. Montgomery College, Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5115. www.montgomerycollege.edu/artrockville. Free.

WED 04

The U.S. Air Force Band Chamber Players The ensemble performs works for viola and piano. 7:30 p.m. Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 202-767-5658. usafband.af.mil. Free.

Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains The Grammy-winning Irish folk band performs. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $35-$78.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports