Award-winning cellist Pei Lu and pianist Rhoda Jeng will perform in concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sandy Spring Museum.
A native of China, Lu was the recipient of a top prize in the National Cello Competition in China and the Gregor Piatigorsky Award from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. The critically acclaimed Jeng has performed at the Kennedy Center and the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. The concert will be preceded by an informal interview with the musicians, led by Jeffrey Chappell, concert pianist and artistic director of the museum’s Master of Music series.
Tickets are $20 for members, $23 for non-members and $8 for students. For more information, visit www.sandyspringmuseum.org.
Also in Montgomery County, Cool Cow Comedy will present Ben Kronberg at 8 p.m. tonight at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Kronberg has performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Last Call With Carson Daly” and the third season of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” on Comedy Central. He is currently starring in the popular web series “Ted & Gracie,” about a woman who is unaware that she is engaged to a serial killer. Tickets are $20 at the door for the event, hosted by comedian and Cool Cow founder Rahmein Mostafavi. For more information, visit www.coolcowcomedy.com.
Lesole’s Dance Project returns to Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier this weekend to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with two performances featuring South African dance and music, as well as American Modern dance. The dance company will also stage a new, interactive work, “3 Dimensions,” showcasing Khoba, a traditional dance from Botswana, and the high-energy percussive dance Gumboot. Show times are 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. A canned food drive is scheduled for both performances, with all donations benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless Family Shelters. For more information, visit www.joesmovement.org.
Charles Ross’ “One Man Lord of the Rings” comes to the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Adapted from the esteemed works of J.R.R. Tolkien and hot on the heels of this year’s box-office hit “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Ross’ manic take on Middle Earth is sure to please orcs and elves of all ages. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit www.birchmere.com.