Concerts

FREDERICK CARILLON RECITALS -- Noon Sundays. Live music. Joseph Dill Baker Carillon, Baker Park, Second Street and Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Free. 301-846-4781.

POPS CONCERTS -- 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Community Concert Series of Potomac United Methodist Church presents the Washington Vocal Artists and Orchestra in a pops concert, featuring instrumental and vocal pieces from baroque to Broadway. Potomac United Methodist Church, 10300 Falls Rd., Potomac. Free; donations accepted. 301-299-9383.

CHAMBER MUSIC -- 8 p.m. Monday. The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Inc. presents its Chamber Music Series, featuring Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone, and Russell Ryan, piano. Landon School, Mondzac Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-496-7976.

TOSHI REAGON -- 8 p.m. Monday. Retro funk, urban blues and folk with singer Toshi Reagon. 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 www.nps.gov/glec.

COUNTRY WESTERN -- 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540 or www.strathmore.org.

BRUSH PAINTING -- 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy. Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6394.

RED CROSS PHOTOGRAPHS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Interpretive programs and a photographic exhibit commemorating the American Red Cross relief work conducted in the black communities of the Sea Islands in South Carolina after a hurricane in 1893. The exhibit will be shown before each tour through February. Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Rd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-492-6245.

GLENVIEW MANSION -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. North Bethesda Camera Club presents the photography exhibition "Eggs," and Theresa Martin with mixed media assemblages, including "The Medieval Reliquary." 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.

KENTLANDS MANSION -- By appointment. Watercolors by local artists Bonnie Lundy, Debra Halprin and Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6425.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Art Gallery at Montgomery College presents "Art by African Americans in the Nation's Capital Since 1970," abstract paintings, photography, prints, sculptures and books by some of Washington's black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Lois Mailou Jones, Alma Thomas, David Driskell, Margo Humphrey, Renee Stout, Lou Stovall, Percy Martin. Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free. 301-279-5115.

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 the exhibition "Photography," by father and son John and Bill Crandall. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

For Children THE PUPPET CO. -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The classic tale "Pinocchio." For children in prekindergarten to fourth grade. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. $6; group rates available. 301-320-6668.

ADVENTURE THEATRE -- 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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.

KALEIDOSCOPE -- 4 p.m. Saturday. Class Acts Arts presents "Tubom! Tubom! Story & Song & Drum in the African Griot Tradition" with Anasegromma of Ghana and Baba Jamal Koram. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Auditorium, 1301 East West Hwy., Silver Spring. $6 in advance; $8 at the door. 301-588-4475.

Lectures and Literature BOOK DISCUSSIONS -- 7-9 p.m. tomorrow. Lectures and book signings by local black authors, sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Author C.R. Gibbs discusses "Black, Copper & Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment," the first book ever written about the First Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops. Boyds Negro School, 19510 White Ground Rd., Boyds. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 28, author Joyce Hammock discusses her novel "Recompense," about a corrupt police officer in Baltimore trying to find the truth. Quince Orchard School, 11900 Darnestown Rd. (Route 28), Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-4044.

Theater "DOWN SOUTH" -- 8 p.m. Saturday. "Bless Her Heart: A White Girl Grows Up Down South." The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $12; discount for Washington Storytellers Theatre members. 301-891-1129.

Miscellaneous TEA ROOM -- 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mary Jo Assuncao, piano; Dominique Agnew, violin; Becky Ross, violin. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Carol Rose Duane, piano. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $17; reservations required. 301-530-0540.

Plan Ahead TRADITIONAL JAZZ -- 7-10 p.m. Feb. 28. A traditional jazz performance by the Buck Creek Jazz Band. Rosensteel Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. $20. 301-340-7399 or www.prjc.org.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW -- 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 1-31. Savory Cafe in Takoma Park and Takoma Artists Guild host "Northwest Passage," a photography show by Rob Rudick, featuring pictures from a journey from San Francisco to Seattle. 5-7 p.m. March 1, opening reception. Savory Cafe, 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-270-2233.

-- 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 jonesms@washpost.com or fax them to 301-279-5665. Deadline is 14 days before publication.