The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club will welcome guitarist, singer and WAMMY Award-winner Tom Principato and his band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Washington, D.C.-based performer led the 1970s East Coast phenomenon Powerhouse, and in 1984 was considered by the National Academy of Recorded Arts and Sciences for a Grammy nomination for his live album “Blazing Telecasters,” a collaboration with late Washington guitar guru Danny Gatton. The Bethesda Blues and Jazz performance will feature a three-piece horn section. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit bethesdabluesjazz.com.
The Shakespeare Teen Theatre at the Laurel Mill Playhouse will play matchmaker to Petruchio and Katherine when they bring one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies to life this weekend. Directed by Michael Hartsfield and produced by Maureen Rogers, “The Taming of the Shrew” opens today and runs to June 14, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. matinees on June 1 and June 8. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students 12 and younger, active duty military and seniors 65 and older. For more information, visit laurelmillplayhouse.org.
In Fairfax County, a full lineup of weekend revelry, Jammin Java-style, kicks off with a “Main Stage” Comedy Showcase at 10:30 p.m. tonight at the Vienna venue. Saturday will play host to an Ellis Paul concert and CD release for his latest effort, “Chasing Beauty,” at 7 p.m., while hip hop artists Beer N Black take the stage at 10:30 p.m. Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday will be Against the Current at 2 p.m., accompanied by the signature song stylings of King The Kid, Once Upon a Time and Just Another Scene, while Bobby Long and Amy Regan close things out at 7:30 p.m. For a complete concert listing and ticket prices, visit jamminjava.com.