“Shades of Winter.” Through Feb. 20, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Artist Ken Bachman displays oil paintings. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222.
Creative Crafts Council Exhibit. Through Feb. 21, Saturday-Sunday 12-6 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. This exhibition features artists whose work had received awards at the Creative Crafts Council 30th Biennial Exhibition, which originally took place at Strathmore Mansion in June-July 2015. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222.
Phil Brown and Westen Muntain: “Alignment.” Through Feb. 21, Saturday-Sunday 12-6 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Phil Brown is a fine artist working in wood and wood turning. Westen Muntain is an accomplished intaglio printmaker and often combines painting with printmaking in her work. Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-634-2222.
“Pinocchio.” Through Feb. 21, various times at the Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. A life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale, created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper. Tickets are $12. Visit www.thepuppetco.org for more.
“The Sound of Color.” Through Feb. 28, gallery hours at Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Sharon Dar prefers large canvases which allow her to apply paint in many layers. Free. Visit www.jccgw.org/exhibit/the-sound-of-color/.
“Jack and Phil, Giant Slayers.” Through March 13, 1:30-6 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. In this contemporary adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Jack is a sporty, popular kid whose mother is facing foreclosure on their house. Jack enlists Phil, his smart yet nerdy neighbor, to accompany him to a pawnbroker to trade in his grandfather’s gold watch for quick cash. Tickets start at $10. Visit www.imaginationstage.org for more.
Photo Exhibit: “The Shadow Knows.” Through March 14, Saturday 1-4 p.m., Sunday 1-8 p.m. at Glen Echo Photoworks, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Find silver gelatin master prints from Photoworks' Advanced Master Darkroom Class. Free. Visit ww.glenechphotoworks.org for more.
Feb. 19-March 13
Student Art Show. Gallery hours at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St. Students 14 and older may submit work to be considered for participation in a student art show. $5 application fee. Apply by Thursday, Feb. 4. Visit visarts.submittable.com.
Feb. 19-March 20
Rachel Hamel: “Necessarily Invisible.” Gallery hours at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St. Rachel Hamel’s small sculptural paintings encourage visual and tactile encounters with distance, home, place, displacement, and landscape. Free. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org for more.
Spring Gardening Conference. 8:30 a.m. at University of Maryland Extension Montgomery County Office, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood. The daylong event offers multiple workshops, networking with other gardeners, answers to gardening questions, handouts, and reference materials. Participants can attend three of nine concurrent workshops, and two lunch-time talks, all taught by Master Gardeners. Advance registration is $55. Visit www.mcmgconference.eventbrite.com.
Lunar New Year Celebration. 11 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. performances by the Madison Chinese Dance Academy. Free. Call 240-221-1370 for more.
Play in a Day. 8 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Six professional Washington, D.C., area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in 24 hours. Tickets are $15. Visit www.bethesda.org for more.
“The Music Man.” 8 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. A con man comes to small-town Iowa and organizes a children’s band. A cast/crew of 55 — including children from 15 area schools bring “The Music Man” to the Har Shalom Players’ stage. Tickets are $20, $15 for children under 13. Call 301-299-7087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Cellist Zuill Bailey. 8 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Cellist Zuill Bailey joins the National Philharmonic, led by Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski, in a performance of two concertos by the Baroque maestro Antonio Vivaldi. Tickets start at $29, free for children 7-17. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org for more.
Waltz Dance. 2:45-3:30 p.m. workshop, 3:30-6 p.m. dance at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. The New Caledonia ensemble will provide music for folk waltzes including the Hambo, Schottische and more. Tickets are $10. Visit www.waltztimedances.org for more.
Artists in Residence: Bumper Jacksons. 7:30 p.m. at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley are the Bumper Jacksons, an American roots project that combines country and traditional jazz. Tickets are $17. Visit www.strathmore.org.
Feb. 25-March 6
Victorian Lyric Opera: “Robin Hood.” Various times at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre–Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Watch a performance following the folkloric outlaw as he robs the rich and gives to the poor. Tickets are $28, $24 for seniors, and $20 for students. Visit www.vloc.org for more.
Art Exhibit Reception: “Cranes in Motion.” 7-9 p.m. at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. As an artist and filmmaker, Cathy Cook is inspired by nature. “Cranes in Motion” aims to promote public interest, awareness, and appreciation of crane culture through a multifaceted portrayal of the natural history of this species. Artist Cathy Cook will be on hand for questions and commentary. Free. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org for more.
Feb. 26-April 10
Art Exhibit: You and Me, You and I.” Gallery hours at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Artist Calla Thompson examines culture through visual art. Free. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org for more.
Feb. 26-April 24
Art Exhibit: “Cranes in Motion.” Gallery hours at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. As an artist and filmmaker, Cathy Cook is inspired by nature. “Cranes in Motion” aims to promote public interest, awareness, and appreciation of crane culture through a multifaceted portrayal of the natural history of this species. Free. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org for more.
Feb. 27-March 27
Art Exhibit: “Fields of Inquiry.” 12-6 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. “Fields of Inquiry” brings together the work of three artists working the space of imagination: Mei Mei Chang, Pat Goslee, and Kathryn McDonnell. Free. Call 301-634-2222.
Victorian Lyric Opera: “Robin Hood” Special Event. 7 p.m. at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre–Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Learn about the history of the creation of Robin Hood from Felicity Ann Brown, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Librarian at the University of Maryland's Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. Free. Visit www.vloc.org for more.
Vision Board Workshop. 2-4 p.m. at Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. This two-hour workshop include laughter exercise, journaling, and make a vision board. $40 fee and poster board not included. Email LaughingRx@gmail.com.
Dixieland Jazz Jam Session. 3-6 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. Bring your instrument and sit in with the Conservatory Classic Jazz Band during the first set. Or just drop in to listen to classic jazz, Dixieland, and swing. $10 admission, free for jammers and students. Call 301-762-3323 or visit www.prjc.org.