NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Teenage pianist Pallavi Mahidhara performs Mozart, Brahms and Stravinsky. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $11, $18, $25. 240-314-8690.

SINGALONG -- 1:15-2:15 p.m. Monday. Steve Gellman performs popular songs for seniors. Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Free. 301-468-4448.

SOUL AND POP MUSIC -- Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Soul and pop musician Eric Scott performs at the Rockville Farmers Market, Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.

MUSICALITEA -- 11 a.m. Wednesday. Performance by Levine School of Music students and faculty on piano. Reservations required. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. 202-686-8000, Ext. 1068.


DANCE CLUB FRIDAY -- 1:15-3:15 p.m. tomorrow. Holiday Park Center hosts a dance club Friday for seniors. 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $4. 301-468-4448.

BIG BAND DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday. The Big Band Society hosts an end-of-summer swing dance. Rockville Elks Club, 5 Taft Ct., Rockville. $16 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Reservations required. 202-244-2263.

BALLROOM DANCING -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. La Salle Dance Orchestra plays swing, waltz, tango, foxtrot and Latin music. 3 p.m., free dance lesson. Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-299-8728.

Theater and Film

ONE-ACT FESTIVAL -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The city of Gaithersburg and Montgomery Playhouse present "Once More With Feeling," a one-act festival, featuring "A Betrothal" by Lanford Wilson, "The Way To Miami" by Donald Steele, and "Patient A" by Lee Blessing. Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $10 for city residents, $12 for nonresidents. 301-258-6394.

"TAMING OF THE SHREW" -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and next Thursday. Olney Theatre Center's National Players perform a 20th-century version of William Shakespeare's battle-of-the-sexes tale. Tickets go on sale one hour before the performances. The cost is "pay what you can." 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.

"THE MIRACLE WORKER" -- 8 p.m. through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Drama about the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan. Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $34-$39. 301-924-3400.

SHORT-FILM SERIES -- 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. Works by three local black filmmakers, including "Gratuity's Included," written and directed by Imhotep Coleman; "Snapshot," directed by Kevin Coleman; and "U Street Blue," written and directed by Raafi Rivero. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW. $8.50. 202-213-0739.


"ANNIE WARBUCKS" AUDITIONS -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. tomorrow; 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. The Musical Theater Center is looking for 60 performers in grades 3-8 to perform in a production of "Annie Warbucks," a sequel to the Broadway musical "Annie," to be performed four times in January at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. Callbacks are from 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Participation fee of $5oo or $600 for those cast. Wintergreen Plaza, 837-D Rockville Pk., Rockville. 301-251-5766.

BABY BAZAAR -- 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. New and gently used merchandise for babies and children. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

THINGS THAT ROLL -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Preschool kids can bring bikes, big wheels, scooters or anything else with wheels. Gaithersburg Skate Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. $3 for residents, $5 for nonresidents. 301-258-6350.

IMAGINATION STAGE OPEN HOUSE -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Twenty-fifth anniversary celebration with preview of fall semester drama, dance, music and storytelling workshops. Hands-on art activities include puppet-making and magic-wand making. Semester begins Sept. 18. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-961-6060.

WEDNESDAY WIZARDRY -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Magicians perform at the Gaithersburg Arts Bar, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. $15 residents, $18 for nonresidents. 301-258-6394.

DENTZEL CAROUSEL -- 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 25. Tour of carousel by park ranger. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-492-6229. Free. 301-634-2222.


DOGGIE DIP DAY -- Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Dogs are allowed to swim at the Rockville Swim Center. 355 Martins Ln., Rockville. $5 per dog. 240-314-8750.

EVOLUTION OF VIRGINIA FOODS -- 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Food and travel writer CiCi Williamson, author of "The Best of Virginia Farms," will speak on "From Sea Biscuits to Sally Lunn: The Evolution of Virginia's Famous Foods." Room A, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-8200.

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS -- 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington will hold auditions for new members. There are openings in all orchestra sections. 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3750.


SCULPTURE ON THE GROUNDS -- Sunrise to sunset through Oct. 16. Outdoor sculpture exhibit. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8687.

GLENVIEW MANSION EXHIBIT -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Artists' reception. Exhibits include "Freedom of Speech" by Anne Cook, "Compromised: Studies of Human Rights & Values" by Richard Pumphrey, and "Thinking in Silence," by Sohayla Vafai. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.

VINTAGE-POSTER SHOW -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 19. Vintage posters used as advertisements for food, liquor and travel. Renaissance Fine Arts and Framing, Wildwood Shopping Center, 10307 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-564-4447.

PHOTOGRAPHY -- 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. Artist's reception exhibiting the work of photographer Marsha Liebl. Frame Avenue Art, 4919 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-7700.

BETHESDA ART WALK -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Hosted by Bethesda's Art and Entertainment District. Begins at the Bethesda Metro Center at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue. 301-215-6660.

BETHESDA ARTIST MARKET -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Regional artists and artwork, along with live entertainment. Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

TELLING THEIR STORIES -- 6 p.m. tomorrow. Gateway Georgia Avenue Revitalization Corp. will sponsor an exhibition of book art, featuring the artists discussing their influences. Food and music available. 8001 Kennett St., Suite 3, Silver Spring. Free. 301-562-1400.

SILVER SPRING PROGRESSIVE ARTWALK -- 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Works by painters, book artists and architects in five galleries. Begins at Gateway Georgia Avenue Revitalization Corp.'s Heliport Gallery, 8001 Kennett St., Suite 3, Silver Spring. Free. 301-562-1400.

Look Ahead

"THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER" -- 8 p.m. Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30. Rockville Little Theatre presents a comedy about a clash of cultures. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $14 for adults, $12 for children and seniors. 240-314-8690.

MONARCH FIESTA DAY -- 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17. Butterfly hunts, exhibits, walks, storytimes, movies, creative drama and a visit from the "Magnificent Monarch Man." Fees between $3 and $5 for Monarch Man performance, pontoon ride and watercolor workshop. Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. 301-916-0220.

CHILD GARDENERS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17. Staff of Washington Gardener magazine host a children's day and butterfly show. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-588-6894.

CELEBRATE GAITHERSBURG -- 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 18. Street festival includes entertainment, international food, arts and crafts, children's activities and interactive displays. At the corner of Summit and Diamond Avenues, Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $12, lunch included. 301-622-5494.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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