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Murder and Music, Music, Music, This Month at the Civic Center

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Murder at the Mansion presents “Murder on the Oriental Rug.” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

Anything can happen when half of the cast of “Murder on the Oriental Rug” bails out and the remaining performers are stuck playing all the roles — and not everyone sticks to the script. This interactive murder-mystery spoofs old-fashioned whodunits and live theater. Includes dessert, a cash bar and an optional Mission BBQ dinner. Tickets are $35 for individuals; $30 each in groups of two. Tickets and Mission BBQ are $55 or $50 each in groups of two.

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Rockville Musical Theatre presents “Legally Blonde.” 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 6 and 13. Tickets: $26; $23, students and seniors.

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of new friends, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

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Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra presents “A Celebration of 125 Years of Brahms.” 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Tickets: $15; $10, students and seniors.

Artistic director/concertmaster Mei Mei Wei is joined by players from the National Philharmonic, U.S. Army Band, the Washington Opera and Washington Ballet. The concert program is Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102, and Brahms Symphony No. 2 Op. 73.

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Washington Balalaika Society presents “A Musical Journey Around the World.” 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Tickets: $30; $25, seniors and military; $15, students; $5, children 12 and younger.

Joined by the Kalinka Dance Ensemble of Baltimore, a highly acclaimed regional dance company whose mission is to preserve and disseminate Eastern European folk-dance traditions as a form of traditional art, the concert program will include a potpourri of musical selections from Ukraine, Russia, Austria, Armenia, Brazil, Italy, Poland, America and more. Conductor Peter Omelchenko will perform on the prima domra as a soloist.

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Rockville Concert Band presents “A Johan de Meij Tribute.” 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. No tickets required; $5 suggested donation.

A varied program of spirited music by a world-renowned composer of original works, directed by Juan Gallastegui.

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The Rockville Civic Ballet presents “The Nutcracker.” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10; 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11. Tickets: $17; $13, 60 and older and children 12 and younger. Assigned-seat tickets are available for purchase online, by phone or in person.

Join Clara on her magical journey. Directed by Eleanor Simpson and Erin Kwong.

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Buy tickets online and learn more about performances and events at Rockville Civic Center Park at; call 240-314-8690; or visit the box office, 2-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more info, email

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