QuickHits: Weekend picks for Montgomery, Prince George’s and Fairfax counties -- Gazette.Net


Lumina Studio Theatre will present a pair of celebrated plays by Caryl Churchill this weekend at the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. Directed by David Minton, “Fen” and “Top Girls” explore the idea of empowering women from every walk of life, with show times set for 7 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon on Sunday. For more information, visit luminastudio.org.

The Creative Force Players of Damascus, in collaboration with the Damascus United Methodist Church Music Department, will present Nancy Lacy’s musical comedy, “The Grand Gallery Interactive Mystery,” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Great Hall Stage, 9700 New Church St., Damascus. When a traveling art auction accidentally crashes a musical concert, hilarity ensues. An actual auction also is scheduled as part of the event, with a vintage upright piano among the items up for bid. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Community concerts and performances are offered on the fourth Sundays of each month, from September to May. For more information, visit damascusumc.org.

In Prince George’s County, the Country Memories band will perform in concert from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday as part of a country-western dinner-dance at the College Park Moose Lodge No. 453, 3700 Metzerott Road, College Park. A barbecue chicken dinner precedes the concert, from 6-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, call 301-935-5525.

In Arlington, Va., Signature Theatre presents the Washington, D.C. area premiere of Philip Ridley’s battle-of-the-sexes drama “Tender Napalm.” Directed by Matthew Gardiner and co-starring Laura C. Harris and Elan Zafir, the production follows a young couple who create a raw and violent fantasy world via a complicated exchange of dialogue, at the core of which rests an unspeakable tragedy linking the two. Discussions are scheduled following the March 26, April 8 and April 16 presentations. The show, which opened Tuesday, continues to May 11. For more information, visit signature-theatre.org.