CONCERTS -- 6-8 p.m. today. Soul and Motown music with Crossfire. Next Thursday, original and alternative rock with the Michael Sheppard Group, part of the Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues. Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

FRIDAY CONCERTS -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. Jazz violin music with the Dave Kine Band, part of the Lunchtime Concert Series. June 4, oldies and rock music with the Rockin' Reasons. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

GUZHENG -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. A GuZheng music performance featuring Bing Xia, a professional teacher and performer who leads the Chinese Folk Orchestra of Greater Washington and Washington GuZheng Society. The Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-597-0144.

SOUTHERN HONORS CHORUS -- 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. A performance by the South County Elementary Honors Chorus, featuring about 225 fifth-grade students with Mary F. Whalen conducting. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free.

NORTHERN HONORS CHORUS -- 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. A performance by the North County Elementary Honors Chorus, featuring about 225 fifth-grade students with Cheryl Rious conducting. Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Pkwy., Rockville.

BIG BAND -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Swing Time Big Band performs big band music from the 1930s, '40s and '50s as part of the Nights of Notes music series. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. Ages 5 and older. 301-840-2515.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The music of Roberta Flack is performed by the Nicki Gonzalez Band 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. Artwork by watercolorists from 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

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. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. today. 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 Potomac Valley Watercolorists 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.

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 -- 12-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. "The Box Show," an exhibition that features small boxes by guest artists. Also on display, "Then and Now," autobiographical painting exhibition by Regina Kaiktsian. The Artists' Gallery, 4 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-696-8187 or


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

CLASS ACTS ARTS -- 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Backpack Puppets presents "The Rainbow Show." Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $6; $5 for groups of 15 or more. For reservations, call 301-588-4475 or visit

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.

NECESSARY TARGETS -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. About two American women -- a sheltered, middle-aged Park Avenue therapist and a young, self-described trauma counselor -- who travel to Bosnia to counsel a group of female Bosnian refugees but are unprepared for the changes they experience in their lives. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Call for prices. 301-924-3400 or

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.

CONFEDERATE HISTORY TALK -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Colonial Williams Norris Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a presentation with historian Ann Graham on Gen. Robert E. Lee's childhood home in Alexandria. Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-977-0087.

TEAROOM -- Weekly afternoon tea at Strathmore, with classical music. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dominique Agnew, piano, Mary Jo Assuncao, violin, and Becky Ross, violin. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Specialty Tea, wardrobe planning with Mary Ellen Steglitz and music by Blanche Shaffer, 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

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June. 5. The 10th annual Imagination Bethesda features a children's street festival celebrating children and the arts. Woodmont Avenue between Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street. Free. 301-215-6660 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

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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