Concerts

DANCE MUSIC ENSEMBLE -- 11:30 a.m. today. The Chris Norman Ensemble performs traditional dance music of Maritime Canada, Scotland and Ireland. The Music Center at Strathmore, Gudelsky Concert Pavilion lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $6. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

ACOUSTIC FOLK AND ROCK MUSIC -- noon-2 p.m. today. Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy perform. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- 8 p.m. today. Mark Wigglesworth leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and cellist Ilya Finkelshteyn in a performance of works by Dvorak, Shostakovich and Wagner. The Music Center at Strathmore, Concert Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

OLDIES MUSIC -- 7 p.m. today. The Oracle Band performs. Diamond Farms Park, 857 Quince Orchard Blvd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

STARLIGHT CONCERTS -- 7 p.m. Friday. Dave's True Story performs jazz and pop music as part of the Gaithersburg summer concert series; bring a blanket or lawn chair. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

CLASSICAL RECITAL -- 7:30 p.m. Monday. Washington Musica Viva performs works by John Stephens, Beth Joselow, Jay Vosk and Brahms. Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. $18; in advance, $15. 301-493-5729.

CALYPSO AND REGGAE MUSIC -- 10:30 a.m. Monday. Goombay performs sounds from the Caribbean. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

FOLK MUSIC -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Patty Larkin and folk singer Donal Leace perform. The Music Center at Strathmore, Gudelsky Concert Pavilion lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

Exhibitions

BOHRER PARK ART RECEPTION -- 7-8:30 p.m. today. Artists Douglas Blair, Nancy Koran and Linda Thompson discuss and display their oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings and prints. Exhibition continues 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, through Aug. 28. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

Children

TEEN SKATE NIGHT -- 8-10 p.m. tomorrow. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission hosts teen skate night at Wheaton Ice Arena in Wheaton Regional Park, 11717 Orebaugh Ave., Wheaton. $6 for admission and skate rental with identification or report card. 301-649-3640.

HANDS-ON NATURE -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Children and their adult companion explore the Children's Garden, where children can play in an oversize sandpit, hike with a museum educator and participate in a nature-themed craft workshop. Discovery Creek Children's Museum's Stable at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $5. 202-337-5111 or www.discoverycreek.org.

DISCOVERY BENCHES -- 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays through August. For ages 2-7. Self-guided exploration, hands-on activities and educational games. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400.

Theater

And Dance

"THE MUSIC MAN" AND DINNER -- buffet, 6:30 p.m., show, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 31; buffet, 12:30 p.m. July 24 and 31, show, 2:15 p.m. Montgomery College students perform Meredith Willson's story about a traveling salesman who falls in love with a librarian in a small Iowa town. Montgomery College, Theatre Arts Building, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $33.95; age 12 and younger, $24.50. 301-251-7676 or www.montgomerycollege.edu/summerdinnertheatre.

DANCE WORKSHOP -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. An introductory waltz workshop from 3-3:30 p.m. followed by tango, polka, swing and folk-waltz social dancing with the ensemble Addison Bleufonte. Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 703-978-0375 or www.dancedc.com.

TEA DANCE -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Dancing on 7,200 square feet of floating maple flooring. Lunch will be served. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $12. 301-622-5494.

Miscellaneous

LINGANORE WINECELLARS -- noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The annual Reggae Wine Festival will feature the D.K.G.B and the Image Band, wine tasting, guided tours, Caribbean and American food and refreshments, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and playground. 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., near New Market. $10. 301-831-5889.

'50s NIGHT -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. A look back at the '50s with music, hula-hoops and more in a nonsmoking and alcohol-free environment; '50s attire is optional. Ice cream sodas, root beer floats and pizza. Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 10620 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $10; reservations required by Friday. 410-526-7918 or chemistry1st@yahoo.com.

TWILIGHT 8K and 1K RUNFEST AND STREET PARTY -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Music, food and mounds of foam for romping. The 8K wheelchair division race begins at 8:40 p.m. in Rockville Town Center, North Washington Street and East Middle Lane. The main 8K run begins at 8:45 p.m.; the 1K fun run, 8:50 p.m. 8K race fee, $25, until 4 p.m. Saturday; $30 after 4 p.m. Saturday. 1K race fee, $10. Rockville Town Center, North Washington Street and East Middle Lane, Rockville. Spectators, free. 240-314-5028.

AFTERNOON TEA -- 1 p.m. Wednesday. Guitarist Robert Wysong performs. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $17; reservations required. 301-581-5108.

Look Ahead

AFRO-CARIBBEAN MUSIC FOR KIDS -- 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. July 21. Jambulay, a seven-piece band, plays rhythm and blues, calypso, reggae and more; bring a blanket or lawn chair. Strathmore Backyard Theater for Children, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $6. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

CAJUN AND ZYDECO MUSIC -- noon-2 p.m. July 21. Squeeze Bayou performs. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

OLDIES MUSIC -- 7 p.m. July 21. Terence McArdle and Big Trouble -- Blues with Horns. Green Park, 151 Bickerstaff Way, Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

BRASS EXPRESS -- 7 p.m. July 21. A program of works by Handel, Mozart, J.S. Bach and Shostakovich; bring a blanket or lawn chair. The Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 8 p.m. July 21. Hugh Wolff conducts the orchestra and pianist Yundi Li in works by Walton, Liszt and Schumann. Strathmore Hall Music Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

STARLIGHT BLUEGRASS CONCERT -- 7 p.m. July 22. Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, bring a blanket or lawn chair. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

"LIGHT MOVES" ART GLASS EXHIBITION -- 5-7 p.m. July 23. Faculty of the Art Glass Consortium show their film-formed art glass vessels and sculptures from July 22-Aug. 5. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

SONGS AND ARIAS -- 7:30 p.m. July 23. Bel Cantanti performs excerpts from popular operas and musicals. Asbury Methodist Village, Rosborough Center, 409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. $20. 301-438-8682.

WHEATON SIZZLES IN THE SUMMER -- 8 p.m. July 23. Baltimore's Omni 1 Band performs music with a Mediterranean flavor. Marchone's Italian Delicatessen serves samples of its wares and gives away T-shirts. Concert at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, Wheaton. Free. 240-777-8115 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/wheaton.

"PIGS, PEARLS AND PIRACY" -- 5-7 p.m. July 24. Eco-historian Hayden Mathews discusses the relationship of the people to the Potomac River since 1500 using stories about history, culture and ecology. River Center at Lockhouse 8, Lock 8 off Clara Barton Pkwy., C&O Canal National Historical Park, Cabin John. Free. 301-608-1188, Ext. 211.

ROCK-AND-ROLL CONCERT -- 10:30 a.m. July 25. Rhodes Tavern Troubadours performs a blend of Americana, roots rock and pop. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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