ROCK -- noon-2 p.m. today. DC4 plays classic and modern rock. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.
ROCK -- 6-8 p.m. today. Cartoon Johnny plays "rock-a-pella." Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.
CAJUN AND ZYDECO -- 7-9 p.m. today. Karen Collins and Squeeze Bayou. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864.
CARIBBEAN -- 7 p.m. today. Ellis, Doyle & Jones plays pop and Caribbean favorites. Sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg. Lakelands Park, 1368 Main St., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.
CLASSICAL GUITAR -- 7 p.m. today. Michael Bard Classical Guitar Duo. Bring a blanket or low beach chair. The Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or strathmore.org.
POP AND CARIBBEAN -- 7 p.m. today. Ellis, Doyle and Jones. Green Park, 151 Bickerstaff Way, Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 8 p.m. today. Jeffrey Kahane conducts the orchestra and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Strathmore Hall Music Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.
SMOOTH JAZZ -- noon-2 p.m. Friday. Indigo performs. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.
CLASSIC ROCK -- 7 p.m. Friday. John Harbison & Friends. Sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.
BIG BAND JAZZ -- 7 p.m. Saturday. The U.S. Navy Band's Commodores ensemble. Blackrock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260 or www.blackrockcenter.org .
ORCHESTRA -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Rockville Concert Band performs classical favorites and Broadway tunes. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre rear patio, Baltimore Road and
Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Free. 240-314-8690.
BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Greencards. Strathmore, on the mansion lawn, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.
PAINTINGS BY JOEL BITMAN -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 11. Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6394.
MULTIMEDIA WORKS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 16. Rockville Arts Place members exhibit their photography, pottery, painting, jewelry and other works. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-869-8623 or www.rockvilleartsplace.org.
PAINTINGS BY RON AMES -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Monday through Aug. 31. The artist's reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12. Gallery Frame Avenue, 4919 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-654-7700 or www.frameavenue.com.
"LIGHT MOVES" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 5. An exhibit of kiln-formed art glass vessels, art glass jewelry and sculpture by Art Glass Consortium faculty members. Glen Echo Park, Popcorn Gallery in the Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-320-6668.
"THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD" -- 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. today. For 3 and older. A musical and theatrical adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling story about a child's quest for knowledge, set to the original music of Bob Novak and David Griffith. Bring a blanket. Strathmore Backyard Theater for Children, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $6. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.
"JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH" -- 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3:30 p.m. Saturdays; 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Aug. 14. A live production for ages 4 and older. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10; $12; $15; reservations recommended. 301-280-1660.
PUPPETRY -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, continues Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 4. Adventure Theater performs "Hyronomous A. Frog, A Frog Prince," about a prince who must break a bad witch's spell. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-5331 or 301-320-6668.
DENTZEL CAROUSEL -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 31. A park ranger leads a free tour of the carousel at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Cost to ride the carousel, 75 cents. 301-320-6668.
PUPPET THEATER -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 3-31. Recommended for pre-kindergarteners through grade 4. Dinorock Productions' "The Dinosaur Book of World Records." Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668.
Theater and Dance
MUSICAL THEATER -- 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 7. The Thurmont Thespians perform a two-act musical version of Barbara Robinson's "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." Profits benefit a local charity. Thurmont American Legion Auditorium, 8 Park Pl., Thurmont. $5. 301-416-0864.
SENIORS DANCE -- 1:15-3:15 p.m. Friday. Music by vocalist and keyboardist Mark Hanak. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.
AMERICAN DANCING -- 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday. Traditional American dances including contra dances, square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-320-6668.
SWING DANCING -- 9 p.m.-midnight Friday. Hot jazz, ragtime and swing by the Boilermaker Jazz Band. Beginner's swing lesson with Donna Barker and Mike Marcotte at 8 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $13. 301-320-6668.
OLD-FASHIONED COOKOUT -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Buy a hamburger or a hot dog, play volleyball, fly a kite and taste wine. Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., New Market. Free admission. 301-831-5889.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY -- 7 p.m. Saturday. A performance by the Frederick Circus Club followed by staff of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources introducing a variety of reptiles and birds to prove that scary or weird looks are sometimes necessary in nature. Baker Park, Second Street and Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Free; bring a non-perishable food item for the Frederick City Community Action Agency Food Bank. 301-694-2489 or www.celebratefrederick.com.
SWING DANCING -- 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Music by the Tom Cunningham Orchestra and guest vocalists. Beginner's swing lesson at 8 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $13; 13 and younger, $7. 301-320-6668.
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.
WALTZING -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. Waltzes, tangos, swing dancing, Hambo, Schottische and polka to the music of Waltzing Stars. Beginner waltz lesson at 3 p.m. Partners not required. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222 or 703-978-0375.
CONTRA AND SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday. Live music. Beginner lesson at 7 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. 301-320-6668 or 301-926-9142.
CUBAN DANCING LESSONS -- 8 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 15. Choreographer and dancer Olu Yemisi and his dance company teach the salsa and rueda dance forms and discuss their history. All experience levels welcome. 631 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring. $15 per class. 301-559-4281.
"NATIONAL NIGHT OUT" IN ROCKVILLE -- 6-10 p.m. Tuesday. Block parties throughout the city to bring attention to crime- and drug-prevention programs. Sponsored by the City of Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.
CLASSIC-CAR PARADE -- 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 31. A deejay spins oldies as owners of classic cars show their vehicles and discuss them with admirers. Silver Diner parking lot, 701 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-632-2900.
LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC FOR SENIORS -- 11 a.m. next Thursday. Vocalist Carmen Garcia sings songs from the Dominican Republic -- her homeland -- and from other Latin American countries. Long Branch Senior Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-431-5708.
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE PROGRAM -- 11:30 a.m. and noon next Thursday. A reading of a "Thomas" story and craft session. The Trolley Museum, Northwest Branch Park, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Silver Spring. Exhibits, free; trolley rides, $4; seniors and ages 2 to 17, $2. 301-384-6088.
SENIORS VOCAL RECITAL -- 1:15-2:15 p.m. next Thursday. Vocalist and pianist Deena Javor. Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.
QUILT EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Aug. 4 to Oct. 2. A collection of contemporary and heirloom quilts showing how their designs contain a family's history, messages or a quilter's story. On display at the Community Museum, 9 S. Summit Ave., and at the City Hall Gallery, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6160 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov/museum.
CHILDREN'S WALL CLIMBING -- 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. next Thursday and Friday. For ages 4 to 9. Sponsored by Discovery Creek. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $5. 202-337-5111.
CONTRA AND SQUARE DANCING -- 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Live music by the Reel Dealers. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. 301-320-6668 or 301-926-9142.
SALSA DANCING -- 9 p.m.-midnight Aug. 5. Live music. Beginner lesson at 8 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-320-6668.
ART RECEPTION -- 5-9 p.m. Aug. 6. "Train Station Electric," an exhibit of acrylic and pastel paintings by Nancy McLoughlin and "Ancestors Revisited," a mixed-media collage/installation by Deborah Winram. Gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Show continues through Aug. 28. The Artists' Gallery, 4 E. Church St., Frederick. Free. 301-696-8187.
LATIN DANCING -- 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Live music by Jose Brown's JB Latin Flavor Band, demonstrations of the salsa, cha-cha and other Latin dances by the dancers of JB Productions and audience dancing on the lawn. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
CAJUN MUSIC -- 7 p.m. Aug. 6. The Crawdaddies. Blackrock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260 or www.blackrockcenter.org.
"CINDERELLA" MUSICAL -- 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 and 2 p.m. Aug. 7. A Rockville Civic Ballet performance. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Baltimore Road and Edmonston Drive, Rockville. $12; 60 and older and 12 and younger, $8. 240-314-8690.
SWING DANCING -- 9 p.m.-midnight Aug. 6 and 7. BG and the Mojo Hands perform jump blues, Texas blues and swing dancing tunes. Beginner lesson at 8 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12. 301-320-6668.
REGGAE CONCERT -- 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Unity Reggae Band. Rockville Civic Center Park, Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.
WALTZING -- 3:30-6 p.m. Aug. 7. An introductory waltz workshop from 3 to 3:30 p.m. followed by folk waltzing, the tango, polka, swing, Hambo and Schottische, to music by the Summer Blossoms. Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222.
STAGED PLAY READING -- 6 p.m. Aug. 7. Members of the New Play House, Inc., a nonprofit theater production company, read Gregory Fletcher's comedy "Bliss," a tale of three generations of women seeking happiness. Paul Mitchell Partner School, Goddess Room, 22-24 W. Church St., Frederick. $5 suggested donation. 301-668-8019.
DIXIELAND JAZZ CONCERT -- 7-10 p.m. Aug. 7. Buck Creek Jazz Band performs the perfect music for swing dancers. Knights of Columbus Rosensteel Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. $20. 301-340-7399.
HISTORY REENACTOR -- 1:15-2:15 p.m. Aug. 10. Actor and historian Mary Ann Jung portrays Margaret Brent, an educated Southern Maryland landowner who sought the right to vote in 1649. Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.
"THE BAND" TRIBUTE -- 7 p.m. Aug. 10. The Roslyn Mountain Boys, Bob Berberich, Martha Hull, the Dixie Power Trio and other soloists and musical groups perform "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and other hits. Bring a blanket or low beach chair. Strathmore, on the mansion lawn, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.
"CASABLANCA" -- 9 p.m. Aug. 10. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Berman and Claude Rains in the 1942 film classic, shown on an outdoor screen. Bring a lawn chair. At the corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. Free; free parking in the Auburn/Del Ray Avenue garage. 301-215-6660.
"INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM" -- 9 p.m. Aug. 11. Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw in action film shown on an outdoor screen. Bring a lawn chair. At the corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. Free; free parking in the Auburn/Del Ray Avenue garage. 301-215-6660.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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