Bobby McFerrin—Friday night—The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda
Jazz vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin is coming to Strathmore. He’s perhaps best known for his No. 1 hit song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” though he’s also acclaimed for his vocal styling and he has collaborated with orchestras and classical acts over his long career.
Tickets are $45 to $85 for the 8 p.m. show.
DMV Springfest—Friday night—The Fillmore, Silver Spring
The Fillmore is presenting a slew of upcoming rappers for its DMV Springfest. Headlining will be Atlanta’s Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Rico Nasty from New York City, as well as D.C. rappers Lightshow and Fat Trel. Chelly The MC, 3ohblack and DJ SaySay will open the show.
Tickets are $30 to $60. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Bethesda Film Fest—Friday and Saturday—Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Via Bethesda Urban Partnership
Five short documentaries by local filmmakers will be screened during the sixth Bethesda Film Fest. There will be a discussion with the filmmakers after each screening.
Tickets are $10. Screenings are held at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gas and Steam Show—Saturday and Sunday—Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood
The annual Gas and Steam Show showcases vintage farm equipment dating back to the early 1900s. The event features demonstrations, activities, food, music and crafts. There will also be farm animals, an open house and historians in costumes.
The free event runs from noon to 5 p.m.
Wines & Equines—Saturday night—The Bolger Center, Potomac
Via 501 Auctions
The 11th annual Horse Rescue Gala is this Saturday, featuring a wine-pairing dinner and an auction event. Auction items are donated and proceeds benefit rescue horses and raising awareness about horse abuse.
Tickets are $100 to $250 for the 5 to 9 p.m. event.
Swing for Spring Brunch—Sunday—Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Svetlana & The Delancey Five will bring their swing music to Bethesda Blues & Jazz. The New York-based jazz vocalist and swing band play shows across the U.S. and around the world.
Tickets are $20 for the 1 p.m. show.