Grammy Award-winner Sergio Mendes will perform in concert along side jazz pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias at 8 p.m. tonight at the Music Center at Strathmore. The performance is part of the venue’s acclaimed Jazz Samba Project, which continues this weekend with a Jazz Samba Legacy Symposium at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by “Sounds of Brazil” from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Mendes remains one of the original ambassadors of the bossa nova movement in America, while Elias’ acclaimed 2008 recording, “Bossa Nova Stories,” celebrated the genre’s 50th anniversary. A pre-concert lecture, “Intro to Bossa Nova,” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Education Room 402 at Strathmore, and explores the growth of Brazilian music from the 1960s. For more information, visit strathmore.org.
The Church of the Little Flower Parish will play host to The Juilliard Reunion concert — featuring the talents of lyric tenor John Aler, bassist Barbara Fitzgerald, Hawaiian pianist Virginia Lum, mezzo-sopranos Lorna Myers and Britta Loftus, sopranos Jacqueline Myers and Colette Young and principal bassoonist Eddie Sanders III — at 4 p.m. Sunday at venue, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Admission is free. Free will donations will be accepted. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
In Prince George’s County, the musical sensation “Hello, Dolly!” continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays to June 29 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Featuring a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Jane Wingard directs the 2nd Star Productions’ presentation of the matchmaking tale. Tickets are $22 for general admission and $19 for full time students and seniors 60 and older. For more information, visit 2ndstarproductions.com.
Finally, Disney’s enchanted tale “Beauty and the Beast” arrives at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap, with performances Friday through Sunday at the Vienna, Va. theater. The Tony-nominated production, featuring a Golden Globe, Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning score, hopes audiences of all ages will be their guest for this timeless tale of true love transcending adversity. Tickets are $22 to $80. For more information, visit wolftrap.org.