NOON TUNES -- Noon today. 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. Caribbean with Jambulay. Next Thursday, contemporary jazz with Marcus Johnson. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. Free. 301-565-5864.
"FRIDAY STREET STUFF" -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. A cappella with Almost Recess. Metro Plaza, Second Avenue, Silver Spring. On Aug. 13, alternative grunge with Bittersweet Manics. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. Free. 301-565-5864.
"OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS" -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. Rock with Riptide. Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.
STARLIGHT CONCERTS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Rock, pop and folk with Naked Blue as part of the summer concert series in Gaithersburg. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 27 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.
MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. A performance by go-go band Rare Essence, 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.
"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. 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.
"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.
"1944" -- 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, 10-4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. An exhibition that showcases how Montgomery County residents lived in 1944. The History Resource Center at the Waters House, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. Free. 301-515-2887 or www.montgomeryhistory.org.
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 www.creativepartnersart.com.
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. "Works by 17 Artists," a fiber exhibition juried by Sue Pierce; "Ribbons of Wood," sculpture by Len Harris; and "Journeys," polymer clay by Carol S. Zilliacus. 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 www.imaginationstage.org.
"THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE" -- 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday. A tale about a lazy apprentice who loves to use his master's magic. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Balcony seating, $7.50; groups of 10 or more, $9; general admission, $12. 301-280-1660 or www.imaginationstage.org.
KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. "Musical Fun With Mr. Hyson," a singalong and dance concert. 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, music from the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s with Retrospect. 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 www.olneytheatre.org.
THE PUPPET 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.
"CAMP LIFE OF UNION SOLDIERS" -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A living history presentation of camp life by members of the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50, adults; $6, seniors; $4.50, ages 10-16; free, 9 and younger. 301-695-1864.
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.
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 www.mcagfair.com.
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 www.filmfestnih.org.
"THE WIZ" -- 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 14, 2 p.m. Aug. 15. The Musical Theatre Center presents "The Wiz" based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. The production features a mix of rock, gospel and soul. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $16.50; $14.50, children, students and seniors. 240-314-5004 or 240-314-8690.
-- Compiled by MARK JONES
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