PIANO -- 7:30 p.m. today. Juilliard graduate Edmund Battersby performs on a Broadwood piano. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $15-$26. 301-581-5100 or

JAZZ -- 1:15-3:15 p.m. tomorrow. The John Brown Band with Dolly Bennof. Music for seniors. Holiday Park Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $4. 301-468-4448.

WASHINGTON BACH CONSORT -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. A group of vocalists and instrumentalists devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $21-$55. 301-581-5100.

ROCKVILLE CONCERT BAND -- 3 p.m. Sunday. A performance by Rockville's 75-member band, featuring classical music, American favorites and show tunes. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8690.

ROCK, POP, JAZZ -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jazz ensemble the Max Koteen Project, featuring Max Koteen on upright bass and Oren Polak on acoustic guitar, performs pop, rock and jazz. Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Free. 240-773-9410.

JAZZ -- Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Music by Sookey Jump. Rockville Farmers Market, Rockville Town Center, East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. Free. 240-314-5000.


SWING DANCE -- 8:15-11:30 p.m. today, with the band Blue Sky 5. Lesson, 8:15-9 p.m. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12. 301-634-2231 or

CONTRA DANCE -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. tomorrow. Contra, square and waltz dancing. Lesson, 7:30-8:15 p.m. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2228 or

SWING DANCE -- 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Swing music from the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. Lesson, 8-9 p.m. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $13; $7 ages 13 and younger. 301-634-2228 or

TEA DANCE -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $12 including lunch. 301-622-5494 or

DANCE POTPOURRI -- 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Waltz, tango, schottische, swing and other dances to live music. Waltz lesson, 3 p.m. Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-7099 or

CONTRA AND SQUARE DANCE -- 7-10:30 p.m. Sunday. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents contra and square dancing, country mixers and waltzes to live music. Lesson, 7-7:30 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10 nonmembers; $8 society members. 301-926-9142 or

DANCE LESSONS -- 7 p.m. Monday. Dance lessons for teenagers. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $5. 301-622-5494 or

Theater and Film

"CAMILLE" -- 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 9. A play about the ill-fated Marguerite Gautier, a courtesan in Paris. Round House Theatre Bethesda, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. $25-$50, depending on date and time. 240-644-1100 or

"CAROUSEL" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 2. Damascus Theatre Company presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical about Billy Bigelow, a carnival barker who dies and is granted a chance to return to Earth. 9815 Main St., Damascus. $12 adults; $10 students and seniors; $8 children 10 and younger. 301-253-6210 or

"TAMING OF THE SHREW" -- 7:30 p.m. today. Olney Theatre Center's National Players perform a modern version of Shakespeare's battle-of-the-sexes tale. Tickets go on sale one hour before the performances. Admission cost is "pay what you can"; all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400 or

"THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sept. 30. Rockville Little Theatre presents comedy by George Kaufman and Moss Hart about a clash of cultures. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $14; $12 children and seniors. 240-314-8690 or

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," 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 city residents; $12 nonresidents. 301-258-6394.


"THE LITTLE WITCH FROM WICHITA" -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Oct. 30. Adventure Theatre presents a play about Katrina, the Little Witch of Wichita, who wants to be taken seriously. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-5331 or

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


FREDERICK FAIR -- 2 p.m. today, 9 a.m. tomorrow, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday. The 143rd Great Frederick Fair offers carnival rides, a dairy cattle show, an antique-car parade, pony and harness racing, music, tractor pulls, scarecrow making and a kids' day. 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Admission price varies by day and event. 301-663-5895 or


OKTOBERFEST -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 1. Germantown Oktoberfest, featuring live music, children's games, a beer garden and vendors. Ridge Road Recreation Park, near the intersection of Frederick Road and Ridge Road/Father Hurley Boulevard. Free. 240-777-8003 or

ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1. A celebration of the autumn harvest. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. $10 parking fee. 301-924-4141.

TASTE OF BETHESDA -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1. The 16th annual event showcases the diverse restaurants of downtown Bethesda. Woodmont Triangle Bethesda at Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Cordell and Del Ray avenues. Four food tickets for $5. Samples cost from one to three tickets. 301-215-6660 or

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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