NOON TUNES -- Noon today. Caribbean and pop with Ellis, Doyle & Jones. Next Thursday, folk and pop with Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

"SILVER SPRING SWINGS" -- 7 p.m. today. Latin and flamenco guitar with Alex Fox. Next Thursday, blues with Miguel Butofuogo and Bruce Ewan. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. Free. 301-565-5864.

SUMMER SERIES -- 6-8 p.m. today. Blues and rock with Melanie Mason. Next Thursday, vocals with Cartoon Johnny, part of the Summer Concert Series, Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

BETHESDA PLACE CONCERTS -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. Contemporary jazz with the James Bazen Project as part of the Lunchtime Concert Series. On July 23, a cappella with Almost Recess. Bethesda Place, Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

"FRIDAY STREET STUFF" -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. Jazz with the Charles Woods Quartet. On July 23, the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864.

STARLIGHT CONCERT -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Music from the 1970s, '80s and '90s with the Distractions. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave. Free. 301-258-6350.

BLACKROCK CONCERTS -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Country with Katy Benko. Blackrock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260.

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. Music, storytelling and dance with Tracey Eldridge. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

"OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS" -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. Rock with Rockfish. On July 28, pop with the Kevin Kline Band. Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue. Free. 240-314-5000.

FAMILY ARTS NIGHT -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Great Expectations Band, a 10-piece band that plays country and western, swing, rock, pop, Motown and Top 40. Rockville Town Center, Courthouse Square Park. Free. 240-314-8681. Rain site: Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Pkwy., Rockville.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Patty Reese performs the music of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 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 required. 301-656-2797.

"THE PERFECT DRESS" -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through July 25. Exhibition featuring wedding, mother-of-the-bride, prom and other formal dresses. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-762-1492.

BLACKROCK CENTER ART -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Monday. 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. "New Visions of You" features glass and mirror sculptures by Karl Metsch. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441 or

SANDY SPRING MUSEUM -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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.

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, "Breaking the Surface" by Terry Whye. Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8660.

FINE ARTS -- 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.

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. "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; $6, seniors; $4.50, ages 10-16; free, 9 and younger. 301-695-1864.


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

NIGHT DANCING -- Dance under the stars to live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays during this month and next at the Bethesda Metro Center. Tomorrow, swing and jump blues with Swing Shift. On July 23, rock, Motown and soul with Cityscape. Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda. Free. 301-652-4988.

"COPENHAGEN" -- A play based on German physicist Werner Heisenberg's trip to Copenhagen in 1941 to see Danish counterpart Niels Bohr. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he wanted to discuss with his friend are two questions the production tries to answer. The two physicists, who had collaborated on the development of quantum theory, were on opposite sides during World War II. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Call for prices. 301-924-3400 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 2004 Montgomery County Farm Tour. Events include hayrides, pony rides, music, petting farms and demonstrations on farm life. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be sold. Free admission. 301-590-2823. Brochures of the farms are available online at

MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR -- Call for times. Aug. 13-21. Maryland's largest county fair offers entertainment, carnival rides, livestock shows and exhibits. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. 301-926-3100 or

COMCAST OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL -- Call for times. Aug. 13-22. A 10-night 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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