An item in the entertainment calendar in the Dec. 5 Montgomery Extra did not give the time and date for crime novelist George Pelecanos's discussion of his book "Hell to Pay" at the Silver Spring Community Library. It will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday. (Published 12/7/02)


BROADWAY'S BEST -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Gaithersburg Arts Barn presents "The Best of Broadway." Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $10, city residents; $12, nonresidents. 301-258-6394.

EDELWEISS BAND -- 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Live music by the Edelweiss Band. Women's Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd., Bethesda. $20. 301-649-3212.

FREE STATE PERFORMANCE -- 3 p.m. Sunday. The Free State Organ Society presents a theater organ recital by Mark Hurley, a solo sax performance by Michael Gosnell, an instrumental ensemble from Kenwood Senior High School and a performance by the St. Matthew Lutheran Church choir. Rice Auditorium, Spring Grove Hospital Center, Wade Avenue, Catonsville. Free. 410-592-9322.

CHAMBER PLAYERS -- 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Theater Chamber Players features Leon Fleisher on solo piano, performing "Messages," by composer Dina Koston, and the Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. $25; $20, seniors and students over 18 with ID. 202-363-6700.

MUSICAL TRADITIONS -- 8 p.m. Monday. Institute of Musical Traditions presents an evening of Beatles songs, titled "Strawberry Fields Forever: Songs of the Beatles." Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. 301-754-3611.

CLARINET QUARTET -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Classical music by the U.S. Army Field Band Clarinet Quartet. Gaithersburg Library, 18830 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.


"BLACK AND WHITE" -- Noon-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. "Art in Living Black & White," a photographic exhibition about the Philippines by photographer and painter Douglas Goodhill. The Frederick Artists Gallery, 4 E. Church St., Frederick. Free. 301-766-7165.

PASTELS -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. A pastel exhibition by the Maryland Pastel Society. The Friendship Gallery, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

GLENVIEW MANSION ART -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 1-4 p.m. Sundays. A winter art exhibition by juried members of the Rockville Art League. Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8660.

1930S LIFE -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. The Montgomery County Historical Society presents "Montgomery County Modern: Everyday Life in the 1930s," featuring period clothing, jewelry, toys, magazines and much more. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. $3; $2, seniors, students; free, ages 6 and younger. 301-762-1492 or

BLACKROCK ARTS -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. The BlackRock Center for the Arts presents "Watercolor: Capturing Light," part of the center's grand opening, featuring works about the effects of light on daily life by Margaret Kranking. The BlackRock Center for the Arts Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260.

FRASER GALLERY -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. "American Ruins: Ghosts on the Landscape," photographics works by Maxwell MacKenzie of abandoned ruins of schoolhouses, barns and farmsteads. Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-718-9651 or

MEMBERS SHOW -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The Rockville Art League presents a juried members show. Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.

ART GALLERY -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Rockville Campus Art Gallery presents the 36th annual faculty exhibition. Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free. 301-279-5115.

ARTS BARN -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Works by artist Mamani Mamani, including paintings and sculptures about his native Bolivia. Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

ARTS PLACE -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Sculptures by Herb Witenstein. Rockville Arts Place, 100 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. Free. 301-309-6900 or

CREATIVE PARTNERS -- Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Abstract paintings on paper and canvas about nature, human emotions and behavior. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441.

STRATHMORE ART -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Strathmore Hall Arts Center presents the 69th annual International Fine Arts Miniatures Exhibition, featuring more than 800 works of watercolors, calligraphy, paintings, drawings, sculptures and more, by members of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

For Children

ADVENTURE THEATRE -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. "A Little House Christmas," about family that braves the American frontier and learns the true meaning of the holiday season. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $6, ages 5 and older; group rates available. 301-320-5331.

IMAGINATION STAGE -- 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. BAPA's Imagination Stage presents "Amelia Bedelia," about the queen of housekeeping's misadventures. BAPA's Imagination Stage, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Call for prices. 301-881-5106.

Lectures and Literature

"ART AFTER HOURS" -- 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. This week, Cafe{acute} Muse poetry reading, featuring Caribbean Voices. Free. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540 or

ART TALK -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Critic David Tannous discusses Strathmore's current exhibitions. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

CRIME NOVEL -- Crime novelist George Pelecanos discusses his latest book, "Hell to Pay," and his experiences as a Hollywood screenwriter. His 1997 novel, "King Suckerman," will be released as a film. Copies of both books will be available for signing. Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-588-6573.

Theater ROUND HOUSE -- 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "The Cherry Orchard." Round House Theatre, 7501 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call for ticket prices. 240-644-1100 or

OLNEY THEATRE -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. "The Secret Garden." Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $15-$35. 301-924-3400 or

QUOTIDIAN -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m Sundays. The Quotidian Theatre Company presents Ibsen's "A Doll's House." The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $15; $12, seniors and students. 301-816-1023.

Miscellaneous TEA ROOM -- 1 p.m. Monday. Phyllis Daen, piano; Jo Lombard, cello. Tuesday, Becky Dukes, piano. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Celtic music by Jo Morrison. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $17; reservations required. 301-530-0540.

HOLIDAY GIFT BOXES -- Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Create holiday gift boxes using Chinese takeout boxes. Waters House at Pleasant Fields, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. $2; free, Montgomery Historical Society members. 301-762-1492 or 301-515-2887 or

HOLIDAY CARDS -- 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Beall-Dawson House presents a "Making Holiday Cards" workshop. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. $3, museum admission; $2, seniors and students; free, Montgomery County Historical Society members. 301-762-1492 or

-- Mark Jones

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