In his solo exhibition titled “State of the Union,” Michael Fischerkeller addresses social issues like this “Rising Seas: Climate Change III,” using acrylic spray paint on canvas. Through Feb. 4. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Terrace Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free. (Michael Fischerkeller /Courtesy of BlackRock Center for the Arts )
Thursday, Jan. 26

Play Date at the Library For preschool-age children accompanied by an adult. STEM/STEAM activities, fun with Duplos, blocks, and matching and sorting games. 10:30 a.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free.

Historical Home Tour For adults. A guide explains the history, architecture and personal stories of the mansion. Thursdays at 11 a.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda.

Widowed Persons support group For anyone who has lost a spouse in the past two years. A meeting of the Widowed Persons Service. Thursdays from 2-3:30 p.m., Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. 301-949-7398. Free; registration required.

All For Aleppo: Comedy Benefit Improbable Comedy’s 90-minute stand-up show features comedians Rahmein Mostafavi, Baltimore native Jason Weems, Shahryar Rivzi and Franqi French. Proceeds will benefit Handicap International’s work in Syria and with Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit the website for details. 8 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring. 301-351-2096. $20. Advance purchase suggested.

“Our State of the Union” exhibit In his solo exhibition, Michael Fischerkeller creates scenes using acrylic spray paint on canvas to emphasize climate change, gun violence and criminal-justice reform. Through Feb. 4. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Terrace Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

“Two For the Road” Color photos by Kate Stillwell and black-and-white photos by Wil Scott offer artistic interpretations of people, places and events. Through Feb. 4, Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. Free.

Glenview Mansion exhibit The multimedia exhibit features landscape prints, colored-pencil abstracts, paintings and more from Eric Westbrook, Dustine Hayes, Leela Payne, David Brosch and Heidi Sheppard. Through Feb. 10. Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682. Free.

“Love & Harmony” The mixed-media exhibition features bright and vivid work that captures interpretations of love and harmony in nature, relationships, spirituality, hope and transformation. Through Feb. 20. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Meets weekly from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Call Linda for details. Rockville Church of Christ, 1450 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-641-9508. Free.

Participants Sought for St. Patrick’s Day Parade Community groups and other organizations interested in participating in the 17th annual parade March 11 at the RIO Washingtonian Center can visit the website for agreement and registration forms. The deadline to apply is Feb. 18. Past participants have included marching bands, Scout troops, Celtic dancers, school groups, clowns, fire companies, equestrian units and service organizations. Grand marshals this year will be parade founders John Barry and Ed Duffy. Washingtonian Center, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350.

Friday, Jan. 27

Chinese New Year celebration A performance by the “Lion Dance Group,” music, art, exercise and food samples while they last. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd., Potomac. 240-777-6960. Free.

Expanded Painting and Drawing (Stretch, Pull, Cut): 2016 Bresler Residents Work by artists Mei Mei Chang, Amy Hughes Braden and Jay Hendrick. The 2016 Bresler Residency at VisArts called for artists whose primary studio practice focused on painting or drawing. Reception/talk Friday from 7-9 p.m. Through Feb. 19. VisArts at Rockville, Kaplan Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

“Resonating Objects” opening reception and artist talk Margaret Noble’s exhibition about the echoes of time includes objects, installations and performances. Reception/talk Friday from 7-9 p.m. Through Feb. 17. VisArts at Rockville, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

“VisAbility” opening reception and artist talk Selections from the VisAbility Art Lab by artists James Billian, Mara Clawson, Max DeMulder, Carlin Jones and Lindsey Schaufelberger. Reception/talk Friday from 7-9 p.m. Through Feb. 12. VisArts at Rockville, Concourse Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

Non-Fiction: A Tribute to The Black Crowes Performing with special guests AcoustiFusion. 9 p.m. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-800-4700. $12; $10 in advance.

Saturday, Jan. 28

“Rainbow Fish” ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presents a musical based on Marcus Pfister’s children’s book about how the most beautiful fish in the ocean learns to share. Suggested for pre-K through third grade. Saturday at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. $15.

Chinese New Year Celebration Staff and students of the Gaithersburg Chinese School celebrate the Year of the Rooster with traditional folk dancing, performances and arts and crafts. Performances at 10:30 a.m. followed by activities. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 240-777-0200. Free.

Library Lovers Month Kickoff Event Groovy Nate leads an interactive music and movement demo to showcase how music promotes learning and understanding. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville. 240-777-0240. Free.

Lunar New Year Celebration Li-Ming Chinese Academy presents a Year of the Rooster program with music, lion dance, shadow puppetry, Chinese yo-yo demonstration and more activities. 2 p.m. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. 240-773-9490. Free.

“Baba Joon” film and discussion A screening of writer/director Yuval Delshad’s 2015 Israeli film about the conflict between a father and his son at an Israeli turkey farm. Molly Tobin, cultural affairs officer at the Embassy of Israel, will moderate the post-film discussion. Light refreshments. 7:45 p.m. Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Rd., Rockville. 301-762-7338. $15; $5 for students with ID.

Black & White Ball charity swing dance Live music by Craig Gildner Quartet, free dance lesson at 8 p.m. with Gottaswing and dance performance by the Eight Week Wonders. Proceeds will benefit two local charities. Cash bar, coat check and free parking. Black-and-white formal or vintage attire requested. 8-11:30 p.m. Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-675-6264. $30; $20 in advance.

Peruvian-born classical guitarist Jorge Caballero Performing pieces by Albéniz, Bach and Mussorgsky. Part of the John E. Marlow Guitar Series. 8 p.m. Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 240-567-5775. $28; students 18-22, $14; one free ticket for ages 7-17 with paid adult.

Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet The jazz saxophonist and composer leads the quartet. 8 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. $25, age 18 and younger $15.

Sunday, Jan. 29

“Artful Attire” The exhibition features wearable art and sculptural jewelry. Saturdays and Sundays from noon-6 p.m. Through Feb. 5. Glen Echo Park, Popcorn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. Free.

Amelia Toelke The artist uses jewelry, architectural ornament and signage in her sculpture and installation exhibition. Through Feb. 12. VisArts at Rockville, Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

Rockville Town Square ice skating At 7,200 square feet, it is the county’s largest ice rink. Open daily through mid-March, including holidays. Call ahead or visit the website to confirm hours or inquire about lessons. Hours: noon-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Extended hours on holidays. Rockville Town Square, 131 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-545-1999. $9; age 12 and younger $8. Skate rental $4.

Apollo Orchestra The orchestra will perform the third movement of Rheinberger’s Concerto No. 2 for organ and orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”), and scenes from Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress” and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” with the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists. 4 p.m. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. 202-363-2202. Free.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Lukas Graham The Danish pop/soul/funk band performs its pop hit “7 Years” and more. Opening act Hein Cooper. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $29.95.

Open Mic Night Calling all musicians 18 and older. Come out and perform on the Villain & Saint music stage. Drink specials for performers. 7 p.m. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-800-4700. Free admission.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Silver Spring ice skating Public ice skating is open daily through mid-March, including holidays. Call ahead or visit the website to confirm hours or inquire about lessons. Hours: noon-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Silver Spring Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, 8523 Fenton St., Silver Spring. 301-588-1221. $9; seniors and age 12 and younger $8. Skate rental $4.

Overeaters Anonymous meetings Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Room 1, 205 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-300-9325. 301-938-3109. Free.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton


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