Best Bets: Piano competition, The Black Keys, The Addams Family and Charlie Brown

Best Bets: Piano competition, The Black Keys, The Addams Family and Charlie Brown
Dan Auerbach, the lead singer of The Black Keys, is shown performing in Culver City, Calif. The alt-rockers are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Verizon Center in Washington. (AP FILE PHOTO, Carroll County Times)

In the county

Barnes-Ferencz Memorial Piano concert

Synopsis: After a daylong piano competition Saturday, an award presentation and memorial recital is planned for Sunday. The event is dedicated to the memory of Doris Owings Barnes, a ragtime and jazz pianist and Judith Ferencz, a pianist and educator.

When: Memorial concert is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Memorial concert is 3 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Levine Recital Hall, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster

Admission: Free


In the region

The Black Keys in concert

Synopsis: The alt-rockers won three Grammy Awards last year. Their single, "Tighten Up," was named one of the 15 best whistling songs ever by Rolling Stone.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Verizon Center, 601 F St., Washington, D.C.

Admission: $55

Information: 202-628-3200 or

"The Addams Family" on stage

Synopsis: The musical finds the Addams family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner.

When: Shows run 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays

Where: Hippodrome Theatre, France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore


Information: 410-547-7328 or

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Synopsis: The Peanuts characters Charles Schulz made popular in his comic strip come to life in this musical where Charlie Brown struggles through with the help of his friends.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Shows run through March 25.

Where: Olney Theatre Center,2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

Admission: $44-$49

Information: 301-924-3400 or