Basil Twists Symphonie Fantasique, part of Twist Festival DC, comes to… (Gary Payne/ )
QuestFest The international deaf and hearing theater festival continues this week with a children’s play, “Balloonacy,” a crash course in the comedy of Charlie Chaplin called “Funny Bones,” physical comedy in “What the Fool” and a vaudeville act called “Exit Stage Left.” Visit the Web site or call for a complete schedule of shows and prices. Through April 8. Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819. www.joesmovement.org. www.questfest.org.
Basil Twist The puppeteer uses a 1,000-gallon water tank, mirrors, lures, bubbles, projections and other materials to create an abstract stage show set to Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” as part of Twist Festival DC. With piano accompaniment by Christopher O’Riley. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. claricesmithcenter.umd.edu. $45, seniors $40, youth $9.
Ron Kearns and Paul Wingo Quartet The saxophonist returns to Montpelier with a quartet featuring guitarist Paul Wingo as part of the Spring Jazz Series. Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800. arts.pgparks.com. $20.
Historical myths talk In the spirit of April Fools’ Day, staff member Elizabeth Nosek addresses commonly held beliefs about the past. 7:30 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990. www.stmaryscity.org. Free.
“Art” Friends argue about the value of modern art in Yasmina Reza’s comedy, performed by Bowie Community Theater. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 410-757-5700. 301-858-7245. www.bctheatre.com. $17, seniors and students $12.
“Pippin” Greenbelt Arts Center presents Stephen Schwartz’s musical about a prince in search of happiness. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Closes Saturday. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770. www.greenbeltartscenter.org. $20, seniors and students $17.
“The Female Odd Couple” The Twin Beach Players present a female take on Neil Simon’s comedy about mismatched roommates. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Through April 15. Holland Point Civic Center, 919 Walnut Ave., North Beach. www.twinbeachplayers.com. $15; seniors, military and students $12.
Chesapeake Fiber Arts Retreat Two days of classes and presentations include knitting, crocheting, quilting, applique, spinning, beading, needle-punch, embroidery, weaving, felting and basket weaving. There will also be raffles, quilt appraisals and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab. Registration due Friday; retreat April 20 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and April 21 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Two-day registration includes hotel room and five meals. Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education, 45353 St. George’s Ave., Piney Point. 301-994-0010. www.thebaylab.org. Two days $175, one day $75.
Craft show The St. Mary’s County Relay for Life Committee hosts a craft and vendor show with a silent auction of quilts, jewelry, crafts, Longaberger baskets and more. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the American Cancer Society. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 28297 Old Village Ave., Mechanicsville. 301-373-2526. Free.
Chesapeake Beach Easter Festival The Town of Chesapeake Beach hosts a visit from the Easter Bunny with a moon bounce, pony rides, train rides, games and treats. Noon-1:30 p.m. Lynwood T. Kellam Memorial Park, behind the Chesapeake Beach Water Park, 4079 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2230. www.chesapeake-beach.md.us. Free.
Easter Production: The Bride Gospel singers Marvin Sapp, Wess Morgan and Beverly Crawford lend their voices to this Broadway-style holiday show with animals, special effects and a cast of more than 200. Saturday at noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Repeats April 7. Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. 301-249-9400. www.evangeleasterproduction.com. $60-$75.
Musician Protection Program The Southern Maryland band plays classic rock with guests Tommy Lepson on keyboards and vocals, and Gary Crockett on drums. 7:30 p.m. Westlawn Inn, 9200 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. 410-257-0001. www.westlawninn.com. Free.
Prince George’s Philharmonic An evening of Brahms and Prokofiev, led by Charles Ellis with cellist Anthony Elliott. 8 p.m. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-805-9566. www.bowiecenter.org. $20, seniors $18, age 18 and younger free (ticket required).