SILVER SPRING CONCERT SERIES -- 7-9 p.m. today. Piedmont blues performers Cephas & Wiggins perform as part of the city's summer series. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864 or

MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE -- 11 a.m. tomorrow. The Levine School of Music presents "MusicaliTEA." 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. Reservations required. 202-686-8000 or

DAVID LAFLEUR -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. David LaFleur, a roots artist and dobro, guitar, dulcimer and mandolin player, performs at 20A Grand Corner Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 304-702-0554.

GAITHERSBURG CONCERT SERIES -- 7 p.m. Saturday. The Gaithersburg Community Chorus hosts a show-tune singalong. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or

PERRY CONTICCHIO QUARTET -- 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Thyme Square presents an evening of jazz. 4735 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-656-3712.

MUSIC STUDIO CONCERT -- 6 p.m. Wednesday. Harmonia Mundi (World Harmony) presents a concert of solo and chamber music pieces, including classical, jazz and contemporary music. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-869-5399.

TRIPLICITY -- 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rick Whitehead, John Previti and Timm Biery present a country, R&B and rock music extravaganza. Outta the Way Cafe, 17503 Redland Rd., Derwood. $2. 301-963-6895.


BETHESDA PAINTING AWARD EXHIBITION -- 6-9 p.m. Tomorrow. The Bethesda Art Walk presents a guided tour of participating Art Walk galleries exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry and mixed media. Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

ARTIST RECEPTION -- 6-9 p.m. Friday. Leela Cherian presents her work at "The Magic of Fabric," an exhibition of textile art. Exhibit runs through July 2. 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441 or

PAINTING AWARDS -- 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through July 6. The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District presents its inaugural painting exhibition awards. Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

CREATIVE CRAFTS -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 9. The Creative Crafts Council presents its 25th biennial exhibition, with 160 displays of ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles. The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call for prices. 301-581-5200 or

BEALL-DAWSON HOUSE -- Noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. The Montgomery County Historical Society presents "Among My Souvenirs," an exhibition of souvenirs as decorative art, through July 31. "Braddock's March, 1755," an exhibition through July 3 by James Sorensen of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, explores the march of British Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock through Montgomery County to Fort Duquesne in Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War. 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. $3; $2, seniors and students. 301-762-1492.

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Immersion exhibition illustrates 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 or

LOST MONTGOMERY SLIDE SHOW -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Michael Dwyer, senior historian for the Montgomery County Park and Planning Commission, presents a selection of images he took between 1973 and 1976 documenting Montgomery County's historic structures and streetscapes. Waters House, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. $3 donation suggested. Reservations required. 301-340-2825 or 301-515-2887.


"ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY" -- 8 p.m. Friday. Adventure Theatre presents a preview performance based on the children's book by Judith Viorst. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free, but reservations required. 301-320-5331.

PUPPET CO. PLAYHOUSE -- 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through July 17. The Puppet Company Playhouse presents "Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs." 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668 or

GAITHERSBURG LIVE ON THE LAWN -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. 2005 Summer Concert Series presents Yosi, who will lead a children's singalong. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or

Theater and Dance

"ALL MY SONS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Friday through July 10th (Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. July 9). Quotidian Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller's first Broadway play, "All My Sons." Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $18; $15, students and seniors. 301-816-1023.

"GYPSY" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, Friday through June 26. The Montgomery Playhouse presents "Gypsy," based on the book by Arthur Laurents. Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center, 409 Russell Ave., Building 409, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg. $15; $12, students and seniors.

DANCIN 2005 -- 7 p.m. Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Sunday. The 22nd annual dance performance of the Suto Dance Studio, featuring "The Four Seasons" and "A Tribute to Motown." Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Auditorium, 13330 Arctic Ave., Rockville. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 301-871-1000.

CONTRA DANCING -- 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Tom Hinds, a contra dance instructor from Charlottesville, will offer instruction to the music of Andrea Hoag, a local fiddler. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $5. 301-589-7539.


ROCKVILLE SKATE PARK -- Noon-8 p.m. daily. A 10,300-square-foot area for in-line skaters, skateboarders and freestyle bikers. Welsh Park, Martins Lane and Mannakee Street, Rockville. Call for prices. 240-314-8625 or

YARD SALE/FLEA MARKET -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Concord-St. Andrew's Methodist Church hosts its annual yard sale/flea market. 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda. $30 to rent a space. 301-229-3383.

KENTLANDS HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Eight residences and gardens will be open to visitors. 485 Tschiffely Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $12 in advance; $15 day of tour. 301-869-2091 or

CELEBRATION OF EDUCATION -- 1-5 p.m. Sunday. BlackRock Center for the Arts hosts its second annual Open House to raise awareness of the center's educational programs with performances by dance students, student art exhibitions and the Germantown debut of "Shake, Ripple and Roll," by students in BlackRock's musical theater program. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 240-912-1057 or

CLIMBING EVENTS -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants can scale a 20-foot wall by various routes. Instructors are available. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $10 per climber. 240-314-8643 or

OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAYS -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 28. Fresh food, a farmers market and live music will be presented at Rockville Town Center. East Montgomery Avenue, in front of Regal Cinemas. Free. 240-314-8115.

Plan Ahead

BOUND4BROADWAY -- 7:30 p.m. June 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 18, 2 p.m. June 19. Bound4Broadway, a local nonprofit youth theater company, presents "The Scarlet Pimpernel," based on the Baroness Orczy's story of the French Revolution. Academy of the Holy Cross, 4920 Strathmore Ave., Kensington. $14; $11, students and seniors. For tickets, call 301-942-2100. For information, go to

"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" -- June 17-July 2. Montgomery College students present the classic Broadway musical "Annie Get Your Gun." Montgomery College, Theater Arts Building, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $32.95; $25.50, children. Call 301-251-7676 or visit for showtimes.

SILVER SPRING FARMERS MARKET -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, June 19-Oct. 29. The market will feature fruit, vegetables, organic meats, artisan cheeses, breads, pastries, eggs, plants, flowers, herbs, fish and more from nearly a dozen vendors. Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7300.

WALTZ DANCE -- 3-6 p.m. June 19. Waverly Station provides music for a mix of folk waltzes as well as swing, tango and polka; half-hour waltz workshop from 3 to 3:30. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 703-978-0375 or

"PERSONALS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, June 24-July 2. The city of Gaithersburg and the Maryland Theatre Ensemble present the musical comedy "Personals," written by the creators of the television show "Friends." Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $12, city residents; $15, nonresidents. 301-258-6394 or

GLEN ECHO PARK HISTORY -- Noon-6 p.m. June 25. Visitors are invited to the park for its "Then and Wow!" festival to share memories, stories and artifacts relating to its 114-year history. Children's rides, arcade games and a carousel will be available. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-634-2222 or

SWINGIN' BLUES WINE FESTIVAL -- Noon. June 25-26. The annual Swingin' Blues Wine Festival presents the Kelly Bell Band and the Nighthawks, along with wine tastings, guided tours of the winery, food, a petting zoo and a playground. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. $10. 301-831-5889.

IMAGINATION STAGE -- June 25-Aug. 14. Imagination Stage presents David Wood's adaptation of "James and the Giant Peach," from the book by Roald Dahl. 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda. $10-$15. Call for showtimes. 301-280-1660 or

-- Compiled by KATHRYN LYNCH

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