NOON TUNES -- Noon, today, folk with Steven Gellman and Rick Kanton; next Thursday, Caribbean and pop music with Ellis, Doyle and Jones. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES -- 6-8 p.m. today, blues, rhythm and blues, and roots rock with Janine Wilson; next Thursday, blues and rock with Melanie Mason. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

"SILVER SPRING SWINGS" -- 7 p.m. today, modern traditional jazz with Project Natale; next Thursday, Latin and flamenco guitar with Alex Fox. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive. Free. 301-565-5864.

BETHESDA PLACE CONCERTS -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow, smooth jazz with Indigo; July 16, contemporary jazz with the James Bazen Project. Bethesda Place, Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

"FRIDAY STREET STUFF" -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow, a performance featuring the Grandsons; July 16, jazz with the Charles Woods Quartet. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive. Free. 301-565-5864.

STARLIGHT CONCERTS -- 7 p.m. tomorrow, rock and pop tunes with Cravin' Dogs; July 16, a mix of music from the '70s, '80s and '90s with the Distractions. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave. Free. 301-258-6350.

BLACKROCKCONCERTS -- 8 p.m. Saturday. A hybrid of swing, rockabilly, Hawaiian, blues, and traditional honky-tonk with the Hula Monsters. BlackRockCenter for the Arts, 12901 Towns Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260.

ROCK CREEK CHAMBER PLAYERS -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Classical music featuring J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 6" and Mozart's Quartet for Oboe and Strings. Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 202-337-8710.

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. A children's music program with Audrey Engdahl. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

"OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS" -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Urban Folk with Marge Calhoun; July 21, rock with Rockfish. East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.

FAMILY ARTS -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A cappella with Almost Recess. Courthouse Square Park, Rockville Town Center. Free. 240-314-8681. Rain site: Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Pkwy., Rockville.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. A performance with the Chuck Brown Band as part of the Strathmore Hall and Washington Area Music Association concert series. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 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 is required. 301-656-2797.

"THE PERFECT DRESS" -- noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. This exhibition features wedding, mother-of-the-bride, prom and other formal dresses. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-762-1492.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, through July 19. A quilt exhibition featuring the work of more than 20 artists. 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. Artist reception, tomorrow. "Glass Sculpture" features nine-foot glass and mirror sculptures by Karl Metsch. 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.

GLENVIEW MANSION -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. "Second Time Around," metal/found objects by Jane Asher; "The Inventive Arrangement of Details" by Elyse Harrison; and "Breaking the Surface" by Terry Whye. Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8660.

FRASER GALLERY -- 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. "Summer Group Exhibition" features artwork from 25 artists from around the world. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. 301-718-9651.

ARTIST MARKET -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Local and regional artists display and sell their work. Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-215-6660.

STUDENT ART SHOW -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. More than 150 works in all media, including drawing, paintings and sculpture in the annual student art show. Pavilion of Fine Arts, Montgomery College, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park. Free. 301-650-1368.

SANDY SPRING MUSEUM -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. An exhibition featuring hooked rugs created by the members of the Potomac Thrummers and the birdhouses of artist John Chirtea. 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. Free. 301-774-0022.

STRATHMORE GALLERIES -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. "Common Bond IX" exhibition in Strathmore's first-floor galleries and "Beasts and Bugs" exhibition in the Invitational Gallery. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

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. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; seniors, $6; ages 10-16, $4.50; age 9 and younger, free. 301-695-1864.


TROLLEY MUSEUM -- Noon tomorrow. A showing of the film "The Story of John Henry," which is narrated by Denzel Washington. 1313 Bonifant Rd., Silver Spring. Trolley rides: children, $2; adults, $3. 301-384-6088 or

"THE NEARSIGHTED KNIGHT AND THE FARSIGHTED DRAGON" -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-5331 or

THE PUPPET CO. -- 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. "The Wizard of Oz." Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $6. 301-320-6668.

Theater and Dance

DOUBLE DANCE -- 3 and 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Denise Lairs calls to the music of Dan Blum, Joe DeZarn and Marc Glickman. Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-589-7539 or $5; family maximum, $18. 301-589-7539.

"BEDROOM FARCE" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday. A play about couples dealing with the repercussions of public exposure of their private matters at a party. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Call for prices. 301-593-6036.


WINGS OF FANCY -- Butterflies fly freely in a garden of nectar plants. Observe exotic Central and South American butterflies in addition to native Maryland species. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1453 or

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

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

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FARM TOUR AND HARVEST SALE -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24 and 25. Thirteen farms are featured on the tour. Events include hayrides, pony rides, music, petting farms and demonstrations on farm life. Fruits and vegetables will be sold. Free admission. 301-590-2823. Brochures of the farms are available online at

MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR -- 3 p.m.-midnight Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-midnight Aug. 14-21. Maryland's largest county fair offers entertainment, carnival rides, livestock shows and exhibits. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. 301-926-3100,

COMCAST OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL -- Call for times. Aug. 13-22. A 10-night consecutive event, benefiting NIH's children's charities. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-816-6958 or

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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