Concerts

NOON TUNES -- Noon-2 p.m. today. The Tom Blood Band performs classic pop and rock. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

SILVER SPRING SWINGS -- 7-9 p.m. today. Bruce Ewan and the Solid Senders perform Chicago blues. Silver Plaza, Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-5864.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT -- Noon-2 p.m. tomorrow. Vocalist and keyboard artist Armand Ntep performs Afro-jazz. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

STARLIGHT CONCERT -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. The Distractions perform classic and modern rock songs. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

AFRO-CUBAN MUSIC -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Percussionist Luis Garay performs. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260 or www.blackrockcenter.org.

FOLK MUSIC -- Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday. Acoustic guitarist and songwriter Cletus Kennelly performs. Bethesda Farmers Market, Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

OUT TO LUNCH WEDNESDAY -- Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rock 'n' Roll Review performs. Rockville Farmers Market, Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue. Free. 240-314-5000 or www.rockvillemd.gov/events/otl.htm.

Dancing

CONTRA DANCING -- 8:30-11:30 p.m. tomorrow. Live music by the Glen Echo Open Band. Contra lesson, 7:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

ZYDECO DANCING -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Live music by L'il Malcolm and the House Rockers. Zydeco lesson, 7:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $13. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

SWING DANCING -- 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Live music by Stompy Jones. Beginner lesson, 8 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $15. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

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.

BALLROOM TEA DANCE -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. Pop music from the '20s and '30s by the LaSalle Dance Orchestra. Beginner lesson, 3 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

CONTRA AND SQUARE DANCING -- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday. Beginner lesson, 7 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

MILONGA/ARGENTINE TANGO -- 8-11 p.m. Sunday. Beginner lesson, 7 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

TEEN DANCE LESSONS -- 7 p.m. Monday. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $5. 301-622-5494.

CUBAN DANCING -- 8 p.m. Monday. 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. 301-559-4281.

Exhibits

"AMERICAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPES: PRINTS AND DRAWINGS" -- 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, through Aug. 31. The works of Martha E. Jacobson. Barnes and Noble, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Free. 301-770-4356.

WATERCOLORS AND ETCHINGS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 27. Works by artist Lindsay Harper Makepeace. The Music Center at Strathmore, First Floor Galleries, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

MARYLAND PRINTMAKERS ARTISTS' TALK -- 7:30 p.m. today. A guided tour of an exhibit of prints by more than 40 artists will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682 or www.rockvillemd.gov.

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sundays by appointment, through Aug. 30. Works by Rie Tabata. Reception tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. Orchard Gallery, 7917 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. Free. 240-497-1912

ART SHOW -- 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Paintings on canvas in the style of realism by Andre Greene, Virginia Rice-Greene and Kea Greene. Leland Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. Free. 301-899-3614. Children

"JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH" -- 10:30 a.m. today and tomorrow, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A live production directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10-$15; reservations recommended. 301-280-1660 or www.imaginationstage.org.

CHILDREN'S STORY -- 11:30 a.m. today. "The Trolley That Could!" for ages 3-6. National Capital Trolley Museum, Northwest Branch Park, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Silver Spring. Exhibits, free; trolley rides, $4; seniors and ages 2-17, $2. 301-384-6088.

THE PUPPET CO. -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 4. Dinorock Productions presents "A Dinosaur Book of World Records." For pre-kindergarten students through fourth-graders. Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668.

CHILDREN'S TRAIN VIDEO -- Noon tomorrow. "The Story of John Henry" for ages 3 to 6. National Capital Trolley Museum, Northwest Branch Park, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Silver Spring. Exhibits, free; trolley rides, $4; seniors and ages 2-17, $2. 301-384-6088.

BUG WALK -- 11 a.m. Saturday. Potomac Conservancy naturalist Deborah Landau discusses the insects that live in our back yards and along the Potomac River. River Center at Lockhouse 8, off Clara Barton Pkwy, Cabin John. Free. 301-608-1188.

"THE LITTLE MERMAID AND THE PRINCE" -- 3 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday. Adventure Theatre performs an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story. Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Rd., Gaithersburg. $10; Gaithersburg residents, $8. 301-258-6394.

Theater

"CHILDREN OF EDEN" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Stephen Schwarz's musical about conflicts between parents and their children, based on the book of Genesis. Rockville Civic Center Park, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Musical Theater Center, Baltimore Road and Edmonston Drive, Rockville. $16.50; 60 and older and 12 and younger, $14.50. 240-314-8690.

Film

"INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM" -- 9 p.m. today. Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw in an action film shown on an outdoor screen. Bring a lawn chair. Corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. Free to view; free parking in the Auburn/Del Ray Avenue garage. 301-215-6660.

"SHREK 2" -- 8:30 p.m. Friday. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz lend their voices to the animated feature. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

"HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN" -- 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

"WEST SIDE STORY" -- 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer in the film adaptation of the Broadway hit. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

"MILLION DOLLAR BABY" -- 8:30 p.m. Monday. Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winner, also starring Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

"GREASE" -- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. John Travolta stars in an adaptation of the Broadway musical. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

"THE BIRDS" -- 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor and Jessica Tandy star in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

Miscellaneous

KAYAK SWAP -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Join the Potomac Conservancy and recycle your used kayaks and gear or get answers to your beginner questions from professionals from Potomac Paddlesports. Rockwood Manor, 11001 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Seller registration fee, $20; suggested donation for attendees, $10. 301-608-1188.

Look Ahead

"RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" -- 8:30 p.m. next Thursday. Harrison Ford and Karen Allen star in the adventure classic. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

SWING DANCING -- 9-11:30 p.m. next Thursday. Live music by Blue Sky 5. Beginner lesson, 8:15 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

BIG BAND DANCING FOR SENIORS -- 1:15-3:15 p.m. Aug. 19. Music by Seymour Greene's Band; refreshments served. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $3. 301-468-4448.

RECITAL -- 3 p.m. Aug. 19. Students from the Levine School of Music Clarinet Camp perform. The Music Center at Strathmore, Concert Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

TEEN SKATE NIGHT -- 8-10 p.m. Aug. 19. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission hosts a 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.

ELVIS TRIBUTE -- 8-11:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Mario performs with John Fix and Anna Nicholson. Buffet dinner and a beverage included. Holiday Inn, Grand Ballroom, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. $40-$50. 301-318-8326.

"RAY" -- 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington star in this acclaimed biopic. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

BLUES CONCERT -- 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Guitarist James Mabry performs. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260 or www.blackrockcenter.org.

JAZZ CONCERT -- 8 p.m. Aug. 20. The Classic Jazz Stompers play Dixieland-style jazz. Elks Lodge of Rockville, 5 Taft Ct., Rockville. $25; 22 and younger, $10. 301-340-7399 or www.prjc.org.

WHEATON SIZZLES IN THE SUMMER -- 8 p.m. Aug. 20. The Deanna Bogart Band performs blues and boogie-woogie. Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, Wheaton. Free. 240-777-8115.

"SPIDER-MAN 2" -- 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Stars Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

ART RECEPTION -- 3-5 p.m. Aug. 21. An exhibit of figurative, portrait, landscape and other styles of paintings by Mark Lovett. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-869-8623.

WALTZING -- 3:30-6 p.m. Aug. 21. Live music by Notorious. Dance the waltz, hambo, polka. Lesson, 3 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222 or www.glenechopark.org.

TEA DANCE -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 21. 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.

JAZZ CONCERT -- 6:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and 28. The Perry Conticchio Quartet performs. Thyme Out, 6921 Reed St., Bethesda. 301-656-3712.

"SHARK TALE" -- 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Will Smith, Robert De Niro and Rene Zellweger lend their voices to this animated children's film. Bring a lawn chair. The Music Center at Strathmore lawn, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or www.strathmore.org.

TEEN DANCE LESSONS -- 7 p.m. Aug. 22. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $5. 301-622-5494.

NOON TUNES -- Noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Jack Worthington performs. Rockville Farmers Market, Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue. Free. 240-314-5000 or www.rockvillemd.gov/events/otl.htm.

POP MUSIC -- 8 p.m. Aug. 24. Guitarist David LaMotte performs. O'Brien's Pit Barbecue, 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. $15. 301-275-7459 or www.focusmusic.org.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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