On Saturday, in Prince George’s County, Broderick Rice, the “King of Gospel Comedy,” will bring his brand of “sanctified humor” to the Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Landover. The son of a Baptist preacher playfully pokes fun at church folk, without pushing the envelope. The opening act will be Maryland’s own mother-of-four-turned-comedienne Nikkie Johnson. For more information, visit www.arts.pgparks.com.
Further funny business can be found in Fairfax County, Va., when the Austin Lounge Lizards, a band blending humor with country and bluegrass, shares some of its “Home and Deranged” satire with audiences at the Barns at Wolf Trap on Saturday. Tickets are $24-$27. For more information, visit www.wolftrap.org.
In Montgomery County, Jerome Kern’s “Show Boat” sets sail for the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Presented by Young Artists of America — founded by operatic tenor Rolando Sanz and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras director Kristofer Sanz — the production culls a cast of 41 high-school-aged singers from throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, to join an orchestra 40 members strong for show tune such as “Ol’ Man River” and “You Are Love.” The performance will be preceded by a gala cocktail hour and raffle at 5 p.m., followed by a seated three-course dinner at 6 p.m. Doors open for show-only guests at 7 p.m. Tickets for the gala are $125. Show-only tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club is located at 7719 Wisconsin Avenue. For more information, visit www.youngartistsamerica.org.
Also on Sunday, the mother and son team of longtime Sandy Spring residents Susan Avis Murphy and Paul Colombini will offer a gallery talk and live demonstration of watercolor painting from 2-5 p.m. at the Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. Admission to “Painting the Face in Watercolor: A Demonstration by Susan Avis Murphy,” is $20 for nonmembers and $17 for members. Visit www.sandyspringmuseum.org.
For kids of all ages, the Damascus Theatre Company’s “Seussical,” based on the whimsical works of Dr. Seuss, opens tonight with shows to Nov. 23 at the Olney Theatre Center Historic Stage. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, students and children. For more information, visit www.mycommunityevents.com.
Coming up Tuesday, Jump Start with the Arts will present DinoRock Productions’ “Amelia and Her Big Red Plane” at Silver Spring Day School, 33 University Blvd., East Silver Spring. The Jump Start performance series for ages 2-6 continues through April 2014. Tickets are $7. For more information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com.