"INTIMATE BAROQUE" -- 8 p.m. Saturday. The Bach Sinfonia presents "The Intimate Baroque," rare music from the 17th and 18th centuries, including Michel Corrette, Arcangelo Corelli, C.P.E. Bach and Marin Marais. Washington Conservatory of Music, 5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. $20; seniors, $16; ages 15 to college students, $12; 14 and younger, free. 301-362-6525.

CHAMBER PLAYERS -- 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rock Creek Chamber Players presents classical music, including Chopin's Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 3; Gordon Jacob's Suite for Bassoon and Strings; and Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio, K. 563. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (Building 10), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Free. 202-337-8710.

FOLK MUSIC -- 8 p.m. Monday. The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a folk music performance by singer-songwriter David Roth with singer, writer and instrumentalist Lui Collins. Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. 301-754-3611.

FLANAGAN'S -- 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Acoustic and folk music in a pub setting. 7637 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. No cover charge. 301-986-1007.

Dance SPANISH BALLROOM -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fridays, an hour of lessons followed by contradancing with live callers; 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, an hour of lessons followed by a live swing band (zydeco on the second Saturday of every month); 3-6 p.m. Sundays, a half-hour lesson followed by waltzing (only on the first and third Sundays); 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sundays, contra, square and folk dancing for more experienced dancers by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Fridays, $6; Saturdays, $8-$10; Sunday afternoons, $5; Sunday nights, $10. 301-492-6282 or

DANCE POTPOURRI -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. Dance Potpourri, featuring waltz routines with live music by Joe DeZarn, Liz Donalson and Ralph Gordon. Lessons are at 3 p.m. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $5. 301-320-7099.

COUNTRY WESTERN -- 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays. An evening of country western line dancing. 7:45 p.m., dance instructions. Casey Community Center, 810 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. $5. 301-258-6350.

Exhibits "ART AFTER HOURS" -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays. All galleries in Strathmore will be open. Free. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540 or

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 more. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. $3; seniors and students, $2; children 6 and younger, free. 301-762-1492 or

"POWER AND PASSION" -- Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. A photography exhibition about flamenco dancers by photographer Tony Brown. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441.

GLENVIEW MANSION -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Artwork including assemblages and paintings by Katie Dell Kaufman and Beverly Ryan. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.

STRATHMORE HALL -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Strathmore Hall Arts Center presents its 12th annual members juried exhibition, "Celebrating a Centennial," which features artwork inspired by the lifestyle, music and arts of a century ago. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

ATTIC TOYS -- 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. The Montgomery County Historical Society presents "Toys From the Attic," a collection of toys. Waters House at Pleasant Fields, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. Free admission, but some events have fees. 301-515-2887 or

MARIN-PRICE -- 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Landscape paintings of people by March Avery. Also, paintings by Donny Finley, featuring scenes of Paris. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-718-0622 or

NEW YORK RETROSPECTIVE -- 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. "Retrospective With New York" features portraits, etchings, drawings and sketches by artist Patricia Underwood. Landow Family Art Gallery, Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-320-3200.

STUDENT EXHIBITION -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Various media by Maryland College of Art and Design students. Gudelsky Gallery and Auxiliary Space, 10500 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-649-4454.

CITY HALL GALLERY -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Feb. 18. Watercolors, monotypes and etchings of nature and landscapes by artist Betty Ruhe Wright from her travels around the world. City Hall Gallery, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6130.

For Children THE PUPPET CO. -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A production of "Dragon Tales," featuring California puppeteer and ventriloquist Randel McGee. For children in prekindergarten to fourth grade. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. $6; group rates available. 301-320-6668.

CHILDREN'S TALK -- 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Strathmore Hall presents a special children's talk and tour of exhibitions at Strathmore lead by Strathmore's visual arts director. Also, hands-on activities. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free; call to reserve space. 301-530-0540.

ADVENTURE THEATRE -- 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Feb. 23. A production of "Brave Irene," about a girl who battles major obstacles to help her mother. Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. $6; group rates available. 301-320-5331.

BAPA -- 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Feb. 9. A production of "Pinocchio Commedia," blending sign language with spoken voice, music and dance. Ages 5 and older.White Flint Mall, Imagination Stage, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $7.50. 301-881-5106.

Lectures and Literature BOOK DISCUSSION -- 7:30 p.m. Monday. Milton Viorist, an author and former Middle East staff correspondent for the New Yorker, will discuss his book, "What Shall I Do With This People?: Jews and the Fractious Politics of Judaism." Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

Theater "MADAME BUTTERFLY" -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. The London City Opera presents the classic opera, a story about the clash of cultures, and the pain of love in 19th-century Japan. Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $32, regular; $30, seniors, students and children. 301-279-5301.

"THE WIZARD OF OZ" -- 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. today-Saturday. The Musical Theater Center presents "The Wizard of Oz." Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $13.50; $11.50, children, students and seniors. 301-251-5766.

"THE RAINMAKER" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Rockville Little Theatre presents "The Rainmaker," about a young girl who falls in love with a mysterious stranger who claims to have unusual powers. Rockville Little Theatre, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Call for prices. 301-340-1417.

"LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS" -- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "Little Shop of Horrors," presented by Bound4Broadway, a youth theater troupe of middle and high school students from Montgomery and Frederick counties. Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Rd., Germantown. $13; $10, children. 301-330-8749 or

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- Call for times, through Feb. 8. Silver Spring Stage presents "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," about five bridesmaids who are hiding from a wedding reception. Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $12-$14. 301-593-6036.

Miscellaneous TEA ROOM -- 1 p.m. Tuesday, Charles Durfor, acoustic guitar. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jo Morrison, Celtic harp. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $17; reservations required. 301-530-0540.

CLARA BARTON HOUSE -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Guided tours of the building are given on the hour. The building was the first permanent headquarters of the American Red Cross, as well as the last home of its founder, Clara Barton. Groups of 10 or more should make reservations. Clara Barton National Historic Site, MacArthur Boulevard and Goldsboro Road, Glen Echo. Free. 301-492-6245.

Plan Ahead PIANO TRIO -- 8 p.m. Jan. 31. A performance by the George Washington University piano trio, featuring Mary Findley, violin; Lori Barnet, cello; and Marilyn Mangold Garst, piano. Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. $12. 301-493-8300 or

WINTER BLUES -- 2 p.m. Feb. 1. "Winter Blues Concert," featuring the Westcott Brothers Band. The Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $5, city residents; $7, nonresidents. 301-258-6394.

PIANO DUET -- 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1. The Arts Institute of Montgomery College Master Class Series in Piano presents classical music by pianists Bradford and Maribeth Gowan. Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free. 301-251-7554.

IRISH GUITARIST AND ORCHESTRA -- 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8. Irish guitarist John Feeley and the National Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Piotr Gajewski perform two guitar concertos by Italian composers Guiliani and Castelnuovo-Tedesco and works by Mendelssohn. 7 p.m., a preconcert lecture. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $17-$37; free for children 6-17. 240-314-8690.

-- Mark Jones

The Montgomery Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Mark Jones, Montgomery Extra, The Washington Post, 51 Monroe St., Suite 500, Rockville, Md. 20850. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 301-279-5665. Deadline is 14 days before publication.