The weather may be dreary and overcast outdoors, but at Imagination Stage, things are shining as “Rumpelstiltskin” spins winter doldrums into gold. The production moves into its first weekend at the Bethesda theater on Saturday, featuring a witty and exquisite adaptation of the fairy tale by writer Mike Kenny. Aimed at young viewers, ages 5-10, the show is directed by Janet Stanford and features live accompaniment by fiddler Anthony Hyatt. Tickets begin at $10. For more information, visit imaginationstage.org.
In Prince George’s County, the “Blacks in Classical Music” symposium, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, will highlight the influence of black people on classical music, as well as the concept of adapting various genres — jazz, R&B, hip hop, gospel and more — into classical music. Sponsored by the nonprofit Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) and the Prince George’s Community College music department, the event will be moderated by Patrick D. McCoy, performing arts columnist for Washington Life Magazine. Admission is free. For more information, visit 4caapa.org.
In Fairfax County, “Mood Swings,” a group exhibit featuring studio 15 artists and their personal interpretation of the exhibit’s title, will continue at the Workhouse Arts Center Studio 5 Gallery in Lorton, Va. An opening reception is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, coinciding with the 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse center. The exhibit runs to March 2. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information, visit workhousearts.org.