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Beginning Friday, sculptural artworks by Virginia artists Travis Childers and Gian Pierotti will be on view to Oct. 7 at the Hood College Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Titled “De-Natured,” the exhibit showcases the works of Pierotti, who uses clay to make functional items like blankets and grappling hooks, and Childers, who transforms everyday objects like staplers, bricks and pencil sharpeners into something new. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the gallery. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, contact curator Ryan Browning at browning@hood.edu.Visit www.hood.edu.

On Saturday, Elvis Presley tribute artist Kevin Booth will perform a benefit concert for the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company. The concert will be held at the company’s new facility, 1500 Volunteer Drive, Brunswick. Tickets are $15 at the door and doors open at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.bvfd5.org.

Spy Cinema, featuring a celebration of James Bond’s 50th anniversary, continues at the AFI Silver to Sept. 19. This weekend, Sean Connery returns as 007 in “Diamonds Are Forever,” with showings at 3:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the theater, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. For more information, visit www.afi.com/silver.

The Laurel Mill Playhouse 2012 One Act Festival returns this weekend, with new works directed by Franklin Akers, Mark T. Allen, Ed Higgins, R. Anne Hull, Ken Krintz, and Grant Myers, among others, and produced by Maureen Rogers. Show times are 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 508 Main St., Laurel. Tickets are $15 for general admission. For more information, visit www.laurelmillplayhouse.org.