NOON TUNES -- Noon today. Bluegrass with Bluegrass Coalition. Next Thursday, rock 'n' roll with Bad Dog. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

"SILVER SPRING SWINGS" -- 7 p.m. today. Big band with the Radio King Orchestra. Next Thursday, Caribbean with Jambulay. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. Free. 301-565-5864.

"FRIDAY STREET STUFF" -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. The Lilo Gonzalez Band. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. Next Friday, a cappella with Almost Recess. Metro Plaza, Second Avenue, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864.

BLACKROCK CONCERTS -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Songs from the '50s and '60s with American Song as part of BlackRock's summer concert series. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260.

"OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS" -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. Stage hits with performers from the Musical Theater Center. Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Local musicians celebrate the music of Emmylou Harris, 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.

"BEEN THERE! DONE THAT!" -- 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. An exhibition featuring more than 80 ink and watercolor drawings by Halcy Bohen. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda. Free. 202-364-0962.

"VITREOUS ENAMEL" -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Work by members of the National Enamelist Guild. Opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-869-8623.

SPECTRUM CENTER -- 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. "New Limited Edition Prints" by Sara Steele. Spectrum Center for Natural Medicine, 8830 Cameron St., Suite 501, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-2700.

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

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

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. Rock and lullabies with Milkshake. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

Theater and Dance

NIGHT DANCING -- Dance under the stars to live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays this month at the Bethesda Metro Center. Tomorrow, swing with the Richard Bay Orchestra. 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 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

THE PUPPECT CO. -- 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday. "Dreamosaurus" is a musical that begins in the bedroom of Nelson, a little boy who is afraid to go to sleep. The Dream Weavers troupe and baby dinosaurs sing songs that help Nelson conquer his fears and sleep well. Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668.


CONFEDERATE HISTORY -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A discussion by historian David Bridges on the life of Maj. James Breathed of Hagerstown and his service in the Confederate army under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. Damascus Public Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. 301-253-5100.


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

ANTIQUES -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8. The Greater Washington, D.C., Antique and Collectible Market features an assortment of antiques, including porcelains, silver, toys, books, linens, dolls and decorative accessories. Maryland Soccerplex/Discovery Sports Center, 18031 Central Park Cir., Boyds. $6, which is good for both days. 301-216-0876.

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 on the grounds of Strathmore Hall Arts Center. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-816-6958 or

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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