Since we know Takoma Park residents occasionally leave the Peoples' Republic, each week Patch will publish a roundup of events throughout Montgomery County. To get more news, sign up for our newsletter. Here’s a roundup of performances in and around Montgomery County, through May 23:
DanceFest at BlackRock
GERMANTOWN — ClancyWorks opens BlackRock Center for the Arts’ inaugural DanceFest weekend with a site-specific piece set in the theater’s lobby. 8 p.m. Friday, May 18. $25, BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive. Performances by regional dance companies continue through Sunday, May 20; ticket prices vary. For details, go to BlackRockCenter.org or call 240-912-1058.
National Philharmonic Honors Debussy
NORTH BETHESDA — National Philharmonic presents Debussy’s Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, marking the 150th anniversary of the French composer’s birth. Features conductor Stan Engebreston, sopranos Audrey Elizabeth Luna and Rosa Lamoreaux; mezzo-soprano Linda Maguire; and narrator Eliot Pfanstiehl. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19. $32-$79. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. For tickets, visit Strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.
Collective Soul Plays Fillmore
SILVER SPRING — An Evening with Collective Soul. These Georgia boys will bring their brand of radio-friendly ’90s rock to The Fillmore — the set list includes their entire 1999 album “Dosage,” bassist Will Turpin tells The Gazette. 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. $25. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road. For tickets and audio clips, visit FillmoreSilverSpring.com.
The Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company
WASHINGTON — The Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company specializes in kyogen, a Japanese style of spoke drama and comedy often compared to commedia dell'arte. Show concludes Saturday, May 19, at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. $40. For tickets and show times, call 202-467-4600 or visit Kennedy-Center.org.
Now Showing: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
BETHESDA — This weekend, Bethesda Row Cinema will screen “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” a comedy about a group of British retirees whose decision to “outsource” retirement to newly restored Marigold Hotel India is met with a less-luxurious reality — the hotel is a shell of its former self. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. Visit LandmarkTheatres.com for more information.