NOON TUNES -- Noon today. Hot Soup, a contemporary folk rock group, performs as part of the Gaithersburg summer concert series. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or

SILVER SPRING SWINGS -- 7-9 p.m. today. The Radio King Orchestra performs as part of the city's summer concert series. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864 or

OPERA -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. "Aleko," a one-act opera by Rachmaninoff, followed by a Russian musical performance. $20. Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-438-8682.

POTOMAC RIVER JAZZ CLUB -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday. A night of traditional jazz featuring Jeff Barnhart's East Coast All-Star Sextet. Rockville Elks Lodge, 7 Taft Ct., Rockville. $25; $20 in advance; $10, ages 23 and younger. 703-684-3522.

PERRY CONTICCHIO QUARTET -- 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Thyme Square presents an evening of jazz. 4735 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-656-3712.

"ISRAEL IN EGYPT" -- 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Friday Morning Music Club Chorale performs Handel's "Israel in Egypt" with full orchestra and soloists. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 301-589-3502.

WASHINGTON MUSICA VIVA -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Classical music concert featuring a divertimento in five short movements. Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $18; $15 in advance. 301-493-5729 or

BRUCE HORNSBY -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Music Center at Strathmore presents Bruce Hornsby's benefit concert in support of the rights of children and adults with disabilities. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $35-$100. 301-581-5100 or

VIC'S MUSIC CORNER -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Focus presents Freebo and Jim Photoglo, who have worked with Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill and Dan Fogelberg. O'Brien's Pit Barbecue, 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. $15; $12 members. 301-762-3395 or


GALLERY NEPTUNE -- Noon-6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through June 25. "Definition of a Line" exhibit featuring Elizabeth Zeisler, collage painter, and Mark Coburn, wire sculptor. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-718-0809.

KING FARM ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Craft show featuring work from more than 40 of the area's top artists, who will sell jewelry, ceramics, clothing, glass, photography, sculpture, mixed media and watercolors. King Farm Village Center, Pleasant Drive and Redland Boulevard, Rockville. Free. 301-869-8623.

PAINTING AWARDS -- 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through July 6. The eight finalists from the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District Painting Awards exhibit their work at the Fraser Gallery. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

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. Creative Crafts Council presents 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

FINDING YOUR WAY -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through July 16. Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. The Rockville Arts Place presents six artists exhibiting photography, sculpture and other work. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-869-8623.

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.

TEXTILE ART -- Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. "The Magic of Fabric," an exhibition of Indian tapestries by Leela Cherian, through July 2. Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. Free. 301-951-9441 or www.

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


KALEIDOSCOPE CONCERT -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. Milkshake, a children's musical group, performs as part of the Gaithersburg summer concert series. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or

DANCE LESSONS -- 6 p.m. Monday. Hollywood Ballroom hosts dance lessons for teens ages 13 and older. 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $5. 301-622-5494.

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 Co. Playhouse presents "Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs." 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668 or

Theater and Dance

"ALL MY SONS" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 10. (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, through June 26. The Montgomery Playhouse presents "Gypsy," based on the book by Arthur Laurents. The Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center, 409 Russell Ave., Building 409, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg. $15; $12, students and seniors.

BOUND4BROADWAY -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. 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. 301-942-2100 or

"LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN" -- Wednesday-July 17. A 90-minute opera adapted from Bizet's "Carmen." Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $29-$39. Call for showtimes. 301-924-3400.

CLARA BARTON -- 2 p.m. Saturday. Mary Ann Jung presents a solo interactive performance of Clara Barton, a Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross. Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Rd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-492-6245.

WALTZ DANCE -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. Waverly Station provides 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


NATIONAL CAPITAL TROLLEY MUSEUM -- Thursdays and Fridays, through Aug. 12. "I Love Trolleys" children's program featuring the reading of a trolley story and crafts project. 1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville. Free. Call for times. 301-384-6352 or

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

SILVER SPRING FARMERS MARKET -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29. The market will feature fruit, vegetables, organic meats, artisanal cheeses, breads, pastries, eggs, plants, flowers, herbs, fish and more. Ellsworth Drive between Fenton and Cedar streets, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-7300.

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

Plan Ahead

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

"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's "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 FESTIVAL -- Noon, June 25 and 26. The annual Swingin' Blues Wine Festival presents the Kelly Bell Band and the Nighthawks along with wine tasting, 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

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER -- 8 p.m. June 29-July 3. The Olney Theatre Center presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $29-$39. Call for times. 301-924-3400 or

-- Compiled by KATHRYN LYNCH

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