“Organic Elements.” Through Jan. 17, during gallery hours at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. A group exhibition featuring the abstract work of local artists Lisa Bohrer, Susan Carey, Maruka Carvajal, Lesley Clarke, Katie Joselow, and Kay Walsh. Free. Visit www.writer.org/programs/art-on-view.
“Wake Up, Brother Bear.” Through Jan. 31, various times at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Brother and Sister Bear explore all four seasons in this interactive children’s play. Tickets start at $10. Visit www.imaginationstage.org for more.
Latino Art League Exhibit. Through Jan. 31 at Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Artists originally from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the U.S. display small format work. Free. Visit www.thelatinoartleague.org for more.
“Wind From the East.” Through Feb. 6, 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Painter Michiyo Mizuuchi will display her Japanese Zen-inspired acrylic work alongside the wood-fired and soda/gas-fired ceramics of Yang-ja Lee. Free. Visit www.waverlystreetgallery.com for more.
“NEST: Every Human Deserves a Home.” through Feb. 14, gallery hours at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. “NEST” is a multi‐disciplinary work by Sandra Atkinson using contemporary dance, visual art, music, and film to investigate the concepts of a NEST (home) for those without one. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.
Mary Ann Redmond. 8 p.m. at Bethesda Blues and Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Jazz singer Redmond is joined by bassist Paul Langosch and pianist Jay Cooley. Tickets are $20. Visit www.bethesdabluesjazz.com or call 240-330-4500.
Potomac After Hours. 9:15-11 p.m. at Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Middle schoolers (6-8th graders) are invited to attend “inflatable night.” Find balloon games, jousting, and more.Admission is $5. Visit www.activemontgomery.org and use code #11951 to register.
“Self & Subject.” Gallery hours at Glen Echo Photoworks Gallery, 3700 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Artists Desmond Beach, Corinne Diop, Deborah Lash, Catherine Mueller, Tara Ott, Gayle Rothschild, Jennifer Tremblay, and Jason Edward Tucker display photographs exploring the possibilities of a newer interpretation of the photo portrait. Admission to the exhibit is free. See www.glenechopark.org for more.
Winter Wonderland Canal Walk. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Third Parking Area, Carderock Recreation Area–C&O Canal Towpath, Cabin John. 10km trail, with a 5km option, rated 1B. Free. Visit www.sugarloafers.org for more.
“If Pigs Could Fly.” 1 p.m. at Davis Branch Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. The interactive program invites children in the audience to accompany three young pigs on their airplane voyage to other countries and cultures. The program is recommended for children 3-11. Free. Call 240-777-0922.
Holiday Wonderland. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. Family-oriented community event to welcome winter and the New Year. Find light refreshments, arts and craft activities, goodie bags, and a holiday-based puppet show by Blue Sky Puppet Theater. Free. Call 240-777-6855 for more.
Joe Clair & Friends. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Bethesda Blues and Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Joe Clair featuring comedians Ronnie Jordan, Eddie Bryant and Chris Thomas present “Let Laughter Ring Comedy Bash.” Tickets are $25. Visit www.bethesdabluesjazz.com or call 240-330-4500.
Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2. 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. The National Philharmonic, led by Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski, will feature concertmaster Colin Sorgi in a performance of Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major. Tickets are $29-89 and free from 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 Taylor Among Devils ensemble will provide music for folk waltzes including the Hambo, Schottische and more. Tickets are $10. Visit www.waltztimedances.org for more.
Speed Dating. 7 p.m. at Vino Volo, 7243 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Singles ages 35-49 are invited to a speed dating event. Tickets are $20. Visit www.lightningspeeddating.com for more.
Lamb of God. 7 p.m. at the Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Rock group Lamb of God shares stage with Anthrax, Deafhaven, and Power Trip. Tickets are $38. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com for more.
Christian Scott Concert. 8 p.m. at AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Scott’s jazz has received a Grammy nomination and multiple Edison Awards. Tickets are $30-40. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.com.
Winter Craft Day. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Children ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy ice-skating, hot chocolate, and winter-themed craft projects. This session is $100. Visit www.visartsatrockville.org for more.
MLK Tribute. 3:30 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Approximately 2,000 people including Montgomery County officials and local press participate in the Strathmore’s commemoration of the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tickets are free. Limit four tickets per household. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.
Film Screening: “Free Men.” 12 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. This film depicts a previous period in French history when there was a sizable Algerian presence in Paris. Free. Visit www.harshalom.org for more.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Pixar in Concert. 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Pixar presents a compilation of the music and imagery from Pixar’s 13 feature films, performed by the BSO SuperPops. Tickets are $17.50-99. Visit www.bsomusic.org for more.
Eliades Ochoa y Barbarito Torres. 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Cuban guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa and musician Barbarito Torres perform. Tickets are $45. Visit www.fillmoresilverspring.com for more.
Big Pants & Hot Flashes. 8 p.m. at AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. Comedians Julia Scotti and Kevin Meaney will perform, then give a candid Q&A. Tickets are $20-30. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.org.
MoCo Restaurant Week. At various restaurants in Montgomery County. Diners will be able to partake prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at 44 area restaurants. Visit www.bethesdamagazine.com for more.
Chopteeth. 8 p.m. at AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. This 12-piece orchestra performs jazz, funk, and Afrobeat. Tickets are $20-30. Visit www.ampbystrathmore.org.
Dixieland Jazz Jam Session. 3-6 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac. Bring an instrument and sit in with the Conservatory Classic Jazz Band during the first set. Or listen to the classic jazz, Dixieland, and swing. Tickets are $10, free for musicians and students. Call 301-762-3323 for more.