Celebrate the silver screen this weekend in Montgomery County.
The AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring recreates its 1938 inaugural program this weekend with John Garfield’s big-screen debut, “Four Daughters,” which will be screened Sunday at the venue - accompanied by period newsreels and cartoons.
The screening is just one activity planned for the AFI Silver Theatre’s 75th anniversary celebration, which will span six days and feature a spectacular selection of films from the movie house’s historic birthday year, such as Alfred Hitchock’s “The Lady Vanishes,” Errol Flynn in “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn in “Bringing Up Baby.”
The party starts tonight, with screenings continuing until Wednesday.
Admission to “Four Daughters” is free. For additional ticketing information and show times, visit www.afi.com/silver.
In Prince George’s County, the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company will present the world premiere of “Times Bones” tonight and Saturday at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Prelude is at 7:40 p.m., with performance at 8 p.m. The production, inspired by the myth of Osiris and part of the dance company’s 40th anniversary, was co-commissioned by the center and created in conjunction with company dancers, composer Paul Dresher, visual designer Alexander V. Nichols and poet Michael Palmer. For more information, visit claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
Lillian Hellman’s drama “The Children’s Hour” debuts tonight at the Port City Playhouse in Alexandria, Va. Directed by Mark McCarver and produced by Carol Strachan, the drama follows two headmistresses at a girls boarding school facing allegations of a lesbian relationship - a subject considered taboo by many audiences in 1934 when the stage play was written. But almost eight decades later, contemporary parallels to social media and sensational journalism can still be drawn. “The Children’s Hour” continues to Sept. 28 at the theater. For more information, visit www.portcityplayhouse.org.
Finally, Friday the 13th is calling ... Kick off the spooky season a bit early with the horror sequel “Insidious: Chapter 2,” opening nationwide today. For more information, visit www.insidiousch2.com.