The Moscow Virtuosi, led by world-renown violinist and conductor Maestro Vladimir Spivakov, will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The program is slated to feature works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Mozart and Piazzolla. Founded in 1978 by Spivakov and a group of peers, The Moscow Virtuosi was officially recognized by the Soviet government in 1983. Twenty years later, they made their home at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center — also referred to as “The House of Music” — where they operate to this day. The orchestra performs more than 100 concerts annually, and have appeared throughout Europe, Japan and North and South America. Their discography is available through the BMG/RCA Victor Red Seal label. For ticketing information, visit www.strathmore.org. Visit www.maestroartist.com.
Also on Saturday, the Kalshraya Dance Festival — celebrating leading soloists in Indian classical dance from throughout the U.S. and India — will take place at 3 p.m. at the Kreeger Auditorium of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Tickets are $20 for adult, $15 for students with ID and $10 for children 10 years and younger. Seating will begin at 2:30 p.m. For tickets, visit http://kalashrayafestival.brownpapertickets.com.
In Laurel, “Light of Night,” Cecilia Copeland’s modern, Latina re-imagining of Persephone — Greek goddess of the underworld — will enjoy its opening weekend at The Venus Theatre Play Shack. Directed by Deborah Randall, the show continues to June 1 at the theater. Tickets are $20 and the play is recommended for mature audiences. For more information, visit www.venustheatre.org.
Finally, “Boeing, Boeing” continues at The Little Theatre of Alexandria this weekend. Marc Camoletti’s French farce finds architect Bernard juggling relationships with three fiancees successfully thanks to their predictable schedules as flight attendants. But with the advent of a faster, new Boeing jet - timetables are thrown out the window, and hilarity ensues. For more information, visit www.thelittletheatre.com.