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“Hairspray” continues its Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre run with shows Friday through Sunday, and again July 27-29 at the Rockville campus’ theatre arts building, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Based on the film by John Waters, the musical sensation surrounds sixties teen and social pariah Tracy Turnblad, whose opportunity to dance on “The Corny Collins Show” changes her world, and the world of those around her. Tickets are $46.50 for adults and $34.50 for children. For more information, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt/

From the decade of the moon landing to the era of the Moonwalk - New York’s Uptown Dance Company will bring its tribute to Michael Jackson to the Publick Playhouse, with a final performance at 11 a.m. Saturday. Complete with historical narration by a Jackson look-alike, the show combines hip-hop, acrobatics, jazz and more with the music and lyrics of the pop icon. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit http://arts.pgparks.com.

The Difficult Run Jazz Band will bring its Big Band style to Celebrate Frederick’s Summer Concert Series this Sunday. The Washington, D.C.-based band features five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, a full rhythm section and vocalists. Show time is 7 p.m. Performances are free to the public, but patrons are encouraged to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. All items collected benefit the Frederick Food Bank. For more information, visit www.celebratefrederick.com.

The summer Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, with more than 25 participating restaurants offering two and three course lunches from $13 to $16 and three-course dinners for $33. For a complete listing of participating restaurants, visit www.bethesda.org.