Kensington Arts Theater will present Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s rock musical “Next to Normal,” a story of denial, depression and family, tonight at the Kensington Town Center (formerly The Armory), 3710 Mitchell Street. Directed by Craig Pettinati, produced by Malca Giblin and featuring musical direction by Stuart Weich, the show runs weekends to Feb. 23. Tickets are $20, general admission, $17 for seniors, $15 for students and $13 for Kensington residents with ID. For more information, visit www.katonline.org.
Things will get even cooler in Frederick this weekend, when Fire in Ice - February’s First Saturday - returns to the historic downtown area. More than 40 ice sculptures are slated to be displayed in front of participating merchants and businesses, while live ice carving demonstrations will be held from 5-9 p.m. at Brewer’s Alley (124 North Market Street) and Everedy Square/Shab Row (20 North East Street). Performances courtesy of dance troupe Soolah Hoops, an Ice Playground, and two S’mores Stations round out the arctic excitement. For more information, visit www.downtownfrederick.org.
Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington will welcome the Campbell Brothers for “Sacred Steel,” a concert of African American gospel music and electric steel guitar, at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Campbell Brothers — pedal steel guitarist Chuck, lap steel guitarist Darick, electric guitarist Phil Campbell and Phil’s son Carlton on drums — have been playing together for more than two decades, accompanied by the energetic gospel vocals of Katie Jackson. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for students and seniors. For more information, visit http://arts.pgparks.com.