Concerts

"OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS" -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. Traditional Irish music with Lisa Moscatiello and Rosie Shipley. Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.

WILLOW GARDEN THEATER -- Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday. Jazz with George Spicka and Jane Lamar. Bethesda Gateway Building, 7201 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-352-5387.

MUSIC TIMELINE -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A performance by Debi Smith and Bill Kemp that celebrates the music of folk singer and guitarist Tom Paxton, part of the Strathmore Hall and Washington Area Music Association concert series. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. For reservations, call 301-530-0540 or www.strathmore.org.

BETHESDA PLACE PLAZA -- Noon-2 p.m. Friday. Jazz with the Larry Brown Trio. Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or www.bethesda.org.

Exhibitions

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

"1944" -- 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 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.

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.

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. Paintings and silk-screen prints by A. Brockie Stevenson and Lou Stovall in Strathmore's first-floor galleries and an exhibition by the Washington Water Color Association in the Invitation Gallery. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-530-0540.

"PAST AND PRESENT" -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Paintings by Linda Kervan and Carol Vorosmarti. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-656-2797.

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.

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.

INTEGRATION REVISITED -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. "Brown v. Board of Education: Integration in Montgomery County," an exhibition that explores the Montgomery County public schools on the eve of integration and what followed. Beall-Dawson House, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. Free. 301-762-1492 or www.montgomeryhistory.org.

Theater and Dance

"VENUS" -- A play by Suzan-Lori Parks that focuses on a 19th-century South African woman who becomes a circus freak in England. Through Sept. 26 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Call for times and prices. 301-924-3400 or www.olneytheatre.org.

SALSA SHOWCASE -- 9 p.m. Saturday. A dance show with a live band. Dance lessons start at 8 p.m. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $13. 703-599-3300.

Miscellaneous

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.

CHEVY CHASE ANTIQUES -- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The 44th annual Chevy Chase Antiques Show features American and English furniture; Chinese, English, French and American ceramics; and silver, glass, jewelry, rugs, paintings and sculpture. $10; $9 with ad carried in local papers. 301-652-8480.

Plan Ahead

SPIRIT OF ROCKVILLE/TASTE OF ROCKVILLE -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18. Celebrate Rockville with music, dancers, children's activities and a farmers market. Sample food from various restaurants. Rockville Town Center, Middle Lane and Maryland Avenue. 240-314-5022.

OLDE TOWNE GAITHERSBURG DAY -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19. Entertainment on six stages, children's activities, food and select offerings from artists, craftspeople and local merchants. East Diamond and Summit avenues. 301-258-6350, www.gaithersburgmd.gov or parksrec@ci.gaithersburg.md.us.

-- Compiled by MARK JONES

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