VisArts in Rockville will present the solo exhibition, “Pipe Dreams in Black and White,” mixed media abstractions by Bobbi Shulman, in the Common Ground Gallery, beginning today to July 3. An opening reception is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. June 20. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Utilizing a limited palette of black, white and gray, accented with red and black, and layering materials of varying transparency from newsprint to paper marked with crayon, she creates visually stimulating spaces that are at once purposeful and improvised. Shulman enrolled in a painting course in 2003 and has been painting ever since. For more information, visit visartscenter.org.
In Prince George’s County, Helene Hanff’s “84, Charing Cross Road” opens today at the Greenbelt Arts Center. Adapted for the stage by James Roose Evans, the guest production from Off The Quill theatre group follows Hanff, a struggling New York writer, who seeks out rare editions at a small London bookshop, where a decades-spanning series of correspondence soon transpires. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays to June 28 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Tickets are $17 for general admission, $14 for students, seniors and military, and $12 for children 12 and younger with an adult. For more information, visit greenbeltartscenter.org.
Prepare for intrigue as Arlington’s Signature Theatre launches “Cloak and Dagger” this weekend, with showings June 12 to July 6 at the venue at 4200 Campbell Ave. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Helen Hayes Award-winner Ed Dixon, the world premiere musical is a screwball spoof of 1950s film noir. The show stars fellow Helen Hayes Award winner and Fairfax County native Erin Driscoll, who recently starred in the title role of Ford Theatre’s “Violet” and in Signature’s “Miss Saigon” and “The Threepenny Opera.” For show times and tickets, visit signature-theatre.org.