CONCERTS -- 6-8 p.m. today. Rhodes Tavern Troubadours present "Post Pop and Roots Spectacular." Next Thursday, soul and Motown music with Crossfire, part of the Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk avenues. Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

FRIDAY CONCERTS -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. Jazz music with the Larry Brown Trio, part of the Lunchtime Concert Series. Next Thursday, jazz violin music with the Dave Kine Band. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

MUSIC IN THE MANSION -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Sonos performs works by Copland, Poulenc, Liszt and Milhaud. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $25; $22, 60 and older; $12, 18 and younger. 301-530-0540 or

BIG BAND -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The music of Swing Time Big Band will be presented as part of the Nights of Notes music series. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-840-2515.

SPRING SONG AND DANCE -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Bound4Broadway presents a spring jubilee dance and vocal performance featuring students of all ages. Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Rd., Germantown. $10; $5, students. 301-765-0464 or

CEDAR LANE -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. The Concerts at Cedar Lane program presents Carmina with the ensemble Gaudior. Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. $12; $5, 15 and younger; $25 maximum per family. 301-493-8300 or

CHAMBER PLAYERS -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Rock Creek Chamber Players perform Sarasate's "Navarra" for Two Violins and Piano, Dutilleux's Sonata for Oboe and Piano and Brahms's String Quintet in G. Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 202-337-8710.

WASHINGTON CONSERVATORY -- Pianist Haskell Small performs Mozart's Sonata in B-flat, K. 570, selections from George Antheil's "La Femme 100 Tetes" and Brahms's Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5. The Washington Conservatory of Music, Briggs Church Building, 5144 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free, but donations accepted. 301-320-2770.

INTERNATIONAL PIANO TRIO -- 2 p.m. Sunday. A classical music performance featuring the International Piano Trio. St. Jane de Chantal Church, 9701 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-530-1550.

ORGAN GRINDERS -- 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. The ninth annual street organ grinders performance. There also will be demonstrations of a variety of antique mechanical musical instruments. C&O Canal National Historical Park, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. $5 per car entrance fee. 703-430-9566.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The music of Ola Belle Reed is performed by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, 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 artwork 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.

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

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.

FINE ARTS -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and by appointment. More than 150 works in all media, including drawing, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and photography in the annual student art show. Today from 6-8 p.m., an opening reception. Pavilion of Fine Arts, Montgomery College, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-650-1368.

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 art signs and word sculpture by Richard Tipping. Banning + Low, 3730 Howard Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-933-0700.

CIVAL 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 -- 12-5 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

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.

"THINGS FALL APART" -- 6-8 p.m. today. The Rockville African American Book Group will discuss "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, a novel about the destruction of a proud man and his culture. Rockville Library, second floor, 99 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Free. 240-777-0078.

CONFEDERATE SURGEON -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Jason Grabill portrays a Confederate surgeon in a living history presentation. The National 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 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

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.

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. 301-495-6700.

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


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, Victor Dyni, piano. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Vera Kochanowsky, harpsichord. 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.

ENCHANTED FOREST -- 1 p.m. Saturday. A guided walking tour of National Park Seminary Historic District at Walter Reed-Forest Glen Annex. Meet in parking lot on Linden Lane near Woostock Avenue, Silver Spring. $5 donation. 301-495-9079.

Plan Ahead

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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