NOON TUNES -- Noon today. Folk and pop with Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy. Next Thursday, bluegrass with Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

"SILVER SPRING SWINGS" -- 7 p.m. today. Blues with Miguel Butofuogo and Bruce Ewan. Next Thursday, big band with the Radio King Orchestra. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. Free. 301-565-5864.

SUMMER SERIES -- 6-8 p.m. today. Vocals with Cartoon Johnny. Next Thursday, soul, Motown and R&B with the Rise Band, 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. A cappella with Almost Recess as part of the Lunchtime Concert Series. Next Friday, acoustic blues and world music with Second Story Duo. Bethesda Place, Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

"FRIDAY STREET STUFF" -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. Roots, rock and pop with the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours. Metro Plaza, Second Avenue, Silver Spring. Next Friday, the Lilo Gonzalez Band. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864.

STARLIGHT CONCERT -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Caribbean music with Ellis, Doyle & Woodward. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. Roots, rock and pop with the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

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

FAMILY ARTS NIGHT -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Music from the 1940s to the present with Retrospect. 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. A performance by Cephas & Wiggins that celebrates the Howard University Blues Festival, 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. through Sunday. Exhibition featuring wedding, mother-of-the-bride, prom and other formal dresses. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-762-1492.

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.


IMAGINATION STAGE -- 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. "Merlin and the Cave of Dreams" is about a young boy named Arthur who embarks on a journey of self-discovery to the other world after learning that the people he thought were his birth parents and brother are not. Arthur, accompanied by the wizard Merlin, gets glimpses of the future and his greatness to come. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Balcony seating, $7.50; groups of 10 or more, $9; general admission, $12. 301-280-1660 or

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, 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 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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