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A few local shows close this weekend, so what better way to spend your weekend than by seeing a play before the final curtain?

And if that doesn’t do it for you, may I offer “Hootie” instead?

First, let’s chat about the 13th annual One-Act Play Festival going on at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg. This will be the final weekend for the festival, which ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Eight total one acts will be performed, but only four each day.

Tickets for each night are $16 for nonresidents, $14 for those who live in the city of Gaithersburg. As with some plays, these shows may contain adult language, adult situations, adult themes ... I think you get the point. It’s probably best to leave the younger folks with a sitter for the evening if you want to come out to see the shows.

For more information, visit gaithersburgmd.gov or call 301-258-6394.

Over at the Greenbelt Arts Center, The Seventh Street Playhouse will have the final three shows of “Eugenio,” today and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The play, written by Anthony Gallo, follows the story of the real life Chief Rabbi Israel Zolli, who loses his faith during World War II and the Holocaust. After receiving asylum at the Vatican, Zolli finds his faith again and converts to Roman Catholicism, which is seen as quite the betrayal by his people.

Tickets for the show are $17, $14 for students, seniors and those in the military. For more information, visit greenbeltartscenter.org or call 301-441-8770.

Even though he has found success as a country music star, Darius Rucker will always be known as the frontman from the pop rock band Hootie & the Blowfish.

A University of South Carolina Gamecock (I’m from South Carolina ... of course I’m going to mention it), Rucker will be performing with Joel Crouse at 7:30 p.m. at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna.

Rucker has several hit country songs under his belt, including “Alright,” “Wagon Wheel,” and “Radio.”

For more information, visit wolftrap.org or call 703-255-1800.

Now go out there and have yourself a weekend!

wfranklin@gazette.net