Lizz Wright, Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves will be at Strathmore on Tuesday. (Danny Kapilian)
THU 17

Blues dance The weekly dance series by Capital Blues continues with a beginner workshop from 8:15 to 9 p.m., followed by a dance from 9 to 11:30 p.m. No partner necessary. Glen Echo Park, Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. $8.

Campfire and lunch at the cabin Bring your own marshmallows or other food items to cook over a campfire for all ages. Hot cider and a warm dessert provided. 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1480. $3, registration required.

“I Am Passing Through a Phase: I’m Changing to a Word” Three recent graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art display their abstract works. Heather Day adds layers of fabrics to her architecture-inspired paintings; Joseph C. Parra deconstructs portraits combining printing, drawing, painting and sanding; and Theo Willis plays with the construction of a painting by cutting and layering canvas. Through Jan. 27. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. Free.

Group exhibition A group show of abstract art in different media by Patricia Affens, Ceci Cole McInturff, Alice Kresse, Maya Ormsby and Susan Tibolla Gray kicks off the gallery’s year of exhibitions. Through Feb. 2. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. Free.

FRI 18

“Toyland” Near-life-size marionettes bring Victor Herbert’s music to life. Opens Friday with shows at 10 and 11:30 a.m., continues Saturday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Through Feb. 10. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. $10.

Meet the critters The nature center’s resident snakes, hissing cockroaches, millipedes and bess beetles will be brought out to meet visitors. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. 301-765-8660. $5, registration required.

“Winnie the Pooh” Pooh and his friends go on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood in this Adventure Theatre production. Opens Friday at 7 p.m., continues Saturday-Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Through Feb. 24. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. $19.

“A Commedia Romeo and Juliet” Faction of Fools Theatre Company takes on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy. Continues Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Through Jan. 26. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. $22, Gaithersburg residents $20, students $9.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Led by Marin Alsop and joined by pianist Garrick Ohlsson, the orchestra presents Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. 8:15 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $39-$72.

SAT 19

Brian Ganz The local pianist continues his 10-year project of performing all the piano music Chopin ever wrote. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $28-$74.

ObamaRama II The D.C. Blues Society hosts an unofficial, informal bash with live music from jump blues act Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes, the D.C. Blues Society Band and special guests. 8 p.m.-midnight. American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. 301-322-4808. $12.

The “I Don’t Have a Super-Pac to Buy Me a Ticket to the Inaugural Ball” Ball American Swing rings in inaugural weekend with swing band Eight to the Bar. Dress in your finest for the all-ages ball, and come early to pick up a few moves from an hour-long dance lesson at 8 p.m., followed by a dance 9 p.m.-midnight. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 703-359-9882. 301-634-2222. $18, ages 11-17 $12, 10 and younger $10.

SUN 20

“Led Zeppelin Played Here” Filmmaker Jeff Krulik introduces his unrated documentary about the time Led Zeppelin may have played to a tiny crowd in the Wheaton Youth Center in 1969, although no physical evidence seems to exist. Forty years later, Krulik invited those with memories of the alleged show to reunite in the very same place. Some attendees said it happened; others remained skeptical. 9 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. $5.

“Fragility” Installations by glass artist Nancy Weisser and photographer Woody Woodroof make use of glass, fabric and cyanotype photograms (camera-less photography). Weisser lives in Kensington; Woodruff is a founder of the Red Wiggler Community Farm in Germantown, which provides therapy and training for developmentally disabled adults. Through Jan. 28. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. Free.

MON 21

Photography and watercolor exhibit The city of Gaithersburg presents photographs by Howard Clark, Phil Fabrizio and Richard Paul Weiblinger, and watercolors by Vian Shamounki Borchert and her students. Closes Monday. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. Free.

TUE 22

Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright Grammy-winning singers Kidjo and Reeves team up with gospel singer Wright in a tribute to great female singers of jazz, R&B, gospel and the blues. The trio has performed this concert, Sing the Truth, internationally, singing songs by Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, Odetta and others plus original material. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $38-$78.

“A Rainbow of Personalities and Thoughts” Jessica Hopkins’s paintings focus on identity. Through Jan. 31. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

WED 23

Rockville Town Square’s Ice Rink Montgomery County’s largest ice rink offers skate rentals, lessons and season passes. Thursday noon-10 p.m., Friday noon-11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday noon-10 p.m. Through March 13. Rockville Town Square, between Rockville Pike, East Middle Lane, North Washington Street and Beall Avenue, Rockville. $8, age 12 and younger $7, skate rentals $3.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports