“The Newly Dead Game”—Friday night—AMP by Strathmore, North Bethesda
Part improv show, part scripted comedy, “The Newly Dead Game” follows a game show for couples that turns deadly. The show was written and performed by standup comedians and involves audience participation.
Tickets are $20 to $30 for the 8 p.m. show.
Tom Petty tribute concert—Friday night—Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Tom Petty, the late, great rocker who died in October, will be commemorated Friday in a tribute show at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz. “Into the Great Wide Open” will feature performances by a number of Washington-based musicians playing songs from Petty’s extensive catalogue.
Tickets are $20 for the 8 p.m. show.
The Underpants—Friday, Saturday and Sunday—F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville
The new season at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre kicks off with two weekends of The Underpants, a play that follows a couple whose conservative lifestyle is shaken by a flash of someone else’s underwear.
Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play continues through next weekend. Tickets are $20 to $22.
National Philharmonic’s “Cosmic Designs”—Saturday and Sunday—Strathmore, North Bethesda
To demonstrate the connections between science and music, NASA has partnered with the National Philharmonic and provided visuals for an orchestra performance for the first time. “Cosmic Designs” will feature music by the orchestra as a multimedia demonstration displays images of the solar system and Earth’s seas.
Tickets are $60 to $82 for an 8 p.m. Saturday show and $42 to $82 for a 3 p.m. Sunday show. Kids under 17 get in free.
“All About Beavers”—Saturday—Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg
Seneca Creek State Park staff will show off beaver photos, logs and a beaver skull at this event celebrating the industrious rodent. There will also be a hike to a beaver habitat.
The free event runs from 1 to 3 p.m.
MoComCon—Saturday—Silver Spring Library
Montgomery County Public Libraries is hosting its second annual comic convention at the Silver Spring Library. MoComCon features panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits and cosplay.
The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Great Zucchini magic show—Sunday—Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg
The Great Zucchini headlines a day of magic performances at Kentlands Mansion. The event also includes a “magical tea party” and a family arts and crafts workshop. The show is recommended for ages 3 to 7.
The $12 event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Invent the Future Day—Sunday—KID Museum, Bethesda
Bethesda’s KID Museum will offer an array of activities for young inventors on Sunday. There will be a workshop for computer coding and 3D design, as well as other design challenges and skill-building games.
Tickets are $12. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recommended for kindergarteners to ninth graders.