The Hard Bargain Players invited audiences to get outdoors, and get under their spell when “HooDoo Love” by Katori Hall opens Friday at the theater in the woods, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek. The blues inspired play, directed by Terry Spann, runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays to Aug. 11. For more information, visit www.hbplayers.org.
Tasty Monster Productions brings “Personals,” a love story for the rest of us, back to Montgomery County, courtesy of special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Written by “Friends” creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the musical tours the crazy world of internet dating and personals ads. “Personals” runs 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays to Aug. 4 at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. Tickets are $20 or $18 for Gaithersburg residents. For tickets, call 301-258-6394 or go to www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn.
Also in Montgomery County this weekend, Takoma Park will host “Re-Cycle Your Art Out” in conjunction with a Trashy Art Contest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Old Takoma Gazebo on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park. The event will feature live music by Cooking with Gas and hands-on art with local recycling artists. Additionally, patrons are encouraged to submit an original two- or three-dimensional work of “trashy art” made of trash or re-purposed materials. Creations can be dropped off at the gazebo between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday, where a panel of judges will bestow awards to be announced at 12:30 p.m. Also present will be Mayor Bruce Williams, recycling artist in residence Renee Lachman and Director of Public Works Daryl Braithwaite. For more information, visit www.mainstreettakoma.org
The Quiet Fire Soul Show will bring its blend of soul and R&B to the Frederick’s Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Baker Park Bandshell, 2nd and Bentz streets, Frederick. The Washington, D.C.-based music makers will perform an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, soul, and R&B favorites. Frederick Summer Concert Series 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.