CONCERTS -- 6-8 p.m. today. Swing music with the Joker's Wild. Next Thursday, the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours present a "Post Pop and Roots Spectacular," part of the Summer Concert Series. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

FRIDAY CONCERTS -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. Caribbean music with Oasis, part of the lunchtime concert series. Next Thursday, jazz music with the Larry Brown Trio. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

MUSIC IN THE MANSION -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. The Isosceles Duo, featuring cellist Rachel Young and pianist James Giles. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $25; $22, 60 and older; $12, 18 and younger. 301-530-0540 or

NICOTERA, HOLMES AND McGRUDER -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Carol Nicotera, Brock Holmes and Greg McGruder perform a variety of pop, rock, folk, spiritual, country and Latin tunes. Fireside Room, River Road Unitarian Church, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. $10; $8, 10 and younger. 301-229-0400 or

WIND QUINTET -- 3 p.m. Sunday. The Appalachian Wind Quintet presents chamber music, including works by Lecuona, Danzi, Ewazen, Prokofiev, Andriessen and Gershwin. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Rd., Frederick. $10 suggested donation. 301-473-7680 or

ROCKVILLE CHORUS -- 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rockville Chorus presents "Musicals and Madrigals," featuring songs from "Porgy and Bess," "West Side Story" and "South Pacific" and songs by Purcell, Morley and Josquin des Prez. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The music of the Billy Stewert is performed by Mark Greene as part of the Strathmore Hall and Washington Area Music Association concert series. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. For reservations, call 301-530-0540.


FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE -- Call for viewing hours. An exhibition featuring watercolorists of Chevy Chase. Friendship Gallery, Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free, but registration required. 301-656-2797.

KENTLANDS MANSION -- Call for viewing hours. The 18th annual Juried Art Exhibition. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6425.

ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. "A Matter of Scale," an exhibition exploring how scale affects design. Rockville Arts Place, 100 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. Free. 301-309-6900.

BLACKROCK CENTER ART -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Oils that include casual scenes, object studies and American landscapes, buildings and infrastructure by Caroline Jasper and Sue Ousterhout. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260 or

FRASER GALLERY -- 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. "Contemporary Realism," which includes works by artists Chawky Frenn, Heather Neill, Rick Pas, Andrew Wodzianski and John Winslow. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300, Bethesda. Free. 301-718-9651 or

CREATIVE PARTNERS GALLERY -- Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. "Down East" features photographic works of landscapes from Maine's coastal waters, harbors and working boats. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441 or

BETHESDA FINE ARTS FESIVAL -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. A two-day event highlighting more than 150 national artists, who will sell their original fine art and crafts. Woodmont Triangle, Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

CITY HALL GALLERY -- Call for viewing hours. Oil paintings with an Asian influence by Christopher Nelson. City Hall Gallery, second floor, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6310.

STRATHMORE GALLERIES -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Baltimore Watercolor Society 2004 Mid-Atlantic Show and "Two for Two," a collection of ceramics and paintings on the theme of tea in the Invitational Gallery. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

BANNING + LOW -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. "Free Art!" exhibition about recent signs and word sculpture by Richard Tipping. Banning + Low, 3730 Howard Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-933-0700.

CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Immersion exhibition illustrating the medical story of the Civil War. Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; $6, seniors; $4.50, ages 10-16; free, 9 and younger. 301-695-1864.

THE ARTISTS' GALLERY -- Noon-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. "The Box Show," an exhibition that features small boxes by guest artists. Also on display, "Then and Now," autobiographic painting exhibition by Regina Kaiktsian. The Artists' Gallery, 4 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-696-8187 or


And Literature

PEACE TALK -- 10 a.m. Saturday. Colman McCarthy, a former Washington Post columnist, presents "How to Be a Peacemaker," a discussion at the Montgomery County Peace Action spring breakfast. McCarthy is director of the Center for Teaching Peace. Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. For reservations, call 301-774-2091 or 301-570-3370.

"FINDING FAMILIES" -- 7 p.m. Monday. Kalimah Bunn of Project "If Not Us" will speak on the tradition of informal adoption of children in black families and the need to expand that tradition to include formal adoption with particular emphasis on older African American children. Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 240-777-0910.

NATIVE GARDEN PLANTS -- 8 p.m. Monday. The Silver Spring Garden Club presents "Gardening With Native Plants in the Real World -- Growing Wildflowers in Suburbia," a lecture by Mary-Stuart Sierra of Lower Marlboro Nursery. Brookside Gardens Education Building, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-58-9098 or e-mail

TUSKEGEE AIRMAN -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. William Hymes, a Tuskegee Airman who flew in World War II, discusses his experiences. White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-2492.

BOOK DISCUSSION -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Chinese book discussion of "Lao Tsan Yu Chi" by author Liu E. Rockville Library Boardroom, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0140 or 301-977-7515.

AFRICAN AMERICAN VETERANS -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Author Yvonne Latty discusses her book "We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, From World War II to the War in Iraq," about African American veterans who served the nation during wartime while living with discrimination at home. Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. 240-777-0678.

MILLICENT FENWICK'S WAY -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Amy Schapiro discusses "Millicent Fenwick: Her Way," her biography of the pipe-smoking patrician woman who was the model for the Lacey Davenport character in "Doonesbury." Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-588-6573.


THE PUPPET CO. -- 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday-Friday. "Cinderella." Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $6. 301-320-6668 or

IMAGINATION STAGE -- 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Imagination Stage presents "Liang and the Magic Paintbrush," based on the Chinese folk tale about a peasant boy whose paintings come to life. The production is part of "Asia in Washington," which features an array of exhibits and performances throughout the Washington area celebrating Asian culture. Ages 4 and older. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $7.50, balcony seating; $9, groups of 10 or more; $12, general admission. 301-280-1660 or

ADVENTURE THEATRE -- "The Ugly Duckling." 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-5331 or

Theater, Dance

And Films

SILVER SPRING STAGE -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. "Master Harold and the Boys," a production about South African apartheid and the complexities of race and age between a white boy and two black men. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-593-6036.

CLARA BARTON IMPERSONATOR -- 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Eleanor Stearns portrays Clara Barton and explores Barton's feelings and thoughts on her life, career and resignation from the American Red Cross. Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Rd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-492-6245.

SINGLES DANCE -- 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday. The Catholic Alumni Club of Washington presents its "May Singles Dance." Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 8400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Ages 21 and older. $15. 301-498-3269.

FILM AND DISCUSSION -- 2 p.m. Saturday. "The Quest for Love" and discussion led by Harold Klemp at Bethesda Eckankar Center, 4949 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 200. Free. 301-656-2220 or

MARYLAND YOUTH BALLET -- 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. A production of Slavonic dances, BlitzGrieg, Les Sylphides and classical moves. Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St. $22, or $20 in advance; $15, seniors and students. 301-652-2232 or

SUNDAY TEA DANCE -- 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Hollywood Ballroom presents "Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance" featuring DJ Jack Scates. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $12. 301-622-5494.

COMMUNITY DANCE -- 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Beth Molaro calls to the music of Bob Garber on clarinet, Mike McGeary on banjo/guitar and Jeff Steinberg on fiddle. Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo. $5 per adult and children 4 and older, $18 maximum per family. 301-589-7539 or e-mail

CINEMA -- 10 a.m. Sunday. "Mondays in the Sun," about former Spanish shipyard workers who share complaints as they deal with humiliation and constant lack of work. Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $13 at the door. 301-365-3679.

"SEPARATE BUT EQUAL" -- 1 p.m. Sunday. This 1991 film about the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision features actor Sidney Poitier as Thurgood Marshall, Burt Lancaster as opponent John W. Davis and Richard Kiley as Chief Justice Earl Warren. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-495-6700.

OH COWARD! -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. A two-play show that highlights the work of British writer, actor and producer Noel Coward, who has written about 50 plays, 400 songs, and a variety of short stories and revue sketches. The first act focuses on his years at the English Music Hall. The second act focuses on the Cafe Society parties, the setting for many of Coward's plays, with songs such as "I Went to a Marvelous Party" and "If Love Were All." Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Call for prices. 301-924-3400 or

ALFRED HITCHCOCK -- Call for daily showtimes. "Rear Window" (1954), about a photographer (Jimmy Stewart) with a broken leg who starts checking up on his neighbors across the courtyard with a telephoto lens. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-495-6700.

"CITY LIGHTS" -- Call for daily showtimes. This 1931 black-and-white love story was directed, produced and written by Charlie Chaplin. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-495-670o.

ROUND HOUSE SILVER SPRING -- Call for times. "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train," a redemption story dealing with issues such as faith, religion, free will, justice, capital punishment and moral responsibility. Round House Theatre Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Rd. Call for prices. 240-644-1100 or


JAZZ AND BUFFET -- 2-5 p.m. Saturday. The District 14 Democratic Club presents its third annual Marie Ferington Awards Presentation, spring fundraiser and jazz reception. Sandy Spring Museum, Route 108 at Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. $35. 301-384-9828.

OLNEY TROOP PARADE -- 2 p.m. Sunday. The town of Olney honors the U.S. armed forces with a parade, which begins at King William Drive and ends at Spartan Road. Free. 301-774-6774.

CLIMBING EVENTS -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants can scale a 20-foot-high wall, trying various routes to test their abilities. Instructors are available. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $10 per climber. 240-314-8643.

TEAROOM -- Weekly afternoon tea at Strathmore, with classical music. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Blanche Shaffer, piano. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Fran Hrastar, piano. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $22. 301-530-0540.

ROCKVILLE SKATE PARK -- Noon-8 p.m. daily. A 10,300-square-foot area for inline skaters, skateboarders and freestyle bikers. Welsh Park, Martins Lane and Mannakee Street, Rockville. Call for prices. 240-314-8625.

Plan Ahead

"GODZILLA" -- 7 p.m. May 21. The complete uncut and undubbed Japanese version of "Godzilla" (1954) features more than 40 minutes of original footage. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-495-670o.

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH ORCHESTRAS -- 2:30 p.m. May 23. The group's Philharmonic, Symphony and Young Artists orchestras will present their final concert of the season, performing works of Beethoven, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Bizet, Mascagni, Rimsky-Korsakov and Vaughn Williams. Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac. $8; $5, students. 301-654-2018.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS -- 1 p.m.-11 p.m. May 29-30. Concerts, carnival rides, food, arts and crafts, children's activities, fireworks and more. Rockville Town Center, Rockville. 240-314-5022 or

RIDE FOR ROCKVILLE -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 30. Take a six- or 20-mile bike ride through the neighborhoods and parks of Rockville and support bicycle and pedestrian safety programs. Fee required. 240-314-5022.

ROCKVILLE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 31. The parade begins after the Memorial Day ceremony and features drill teams, marching bands, majorettes, community floats and more. North Washington Street, Rockville. 240-314-5022 or

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5. The 23rd annual Strawberry Festival includes games, historic demonstrations, crafters, music, food and luscious strawberries. Sandy Spring Museum, Route 108 at Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022 or

SILVER SPRING SWINGS -- 7-9 p.m. Thursdays from June 10 to Aug. 12. A weekly summer concert series showcasing a variety of music. Also, face painting. Silver Plaza, on Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7300.

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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