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As spring, finally, reawakens this weekend, so too does “Sleeping Beauty,” which returns to the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick courtesy of the Maryland Regional Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classical Ballet. Guest artists from Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet will join in the fairy tale performance, which features a full-length ballet score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and artistic direction by Frederick School of Classical Ballet founder Joyce Morrison. Show times are 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $10 for rear balcony seats. For more information, visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

In keeping with the sunshiny atmosphere, the Prince George’s Little Theatre will present one of Cole Porter’s lesser known, but none the less romantic, comedies “You Never Know.” A riotous bout of mistaken identity and slamming doors, the musical, set at a 1929 Parisian hotel, opens tonight and runs to May 18 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Drive, Bowie. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, visit www.pglt.org.

A series of concerts and piano offerings set the tone for the weekend in Montgomery County.

The Washington Conservatory of Music will present pianist Haskell Small in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Small will perform works by Mozart and Holst, among others, as well as the premiere of his own composition, “A Glimpse of Silence.” Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.washingtonconservatory.org.

Musical Arts International, Inc., will present its 2013 season finale, featuring concert pianist Jeffrey Chappell, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. The program will include Chappell’s original composition, “Jazz Sonata,” as well as works by Chopin, Ravel, Bartok and more. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit www.musicalartsinternational.org.

On Sunday, the Maryland Encore Chorale will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. at the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda. Conducted by Jeanne Kelly, a total of 125 adults, age 55 and older, composing chorales from the Schweinhaut Senior Center, Asbury Methodist Village and Washington Conservatory of Music will perform a salute to American composers like Aaron Copeland and Stephen Foster, as well as a medley of songs by Ira and George Gershwin. The Thayer Brass Quintet will also perform. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://encorecreativity.org.