CLASSICAL -- 8 p.m. today. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with conductor Juanjo Mena and flutist Emily Skala. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $21-$78. 877-276-1444 or

AMERICAN CLASSICS -- 1:15-2:15 p.m. today. Dale Jarrett plays piano and sings American classics for seniors. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. $1. 301-468-4448.

ROBERTA FLACK -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Grammy-winning singer performs a benefit concert to raise money for a Montgomery County public safety memorial and for hurricane victims. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethsda. $30-$65. 301-581-5100 or

CLASSICAL -- 11 a.m. Saturday. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with conductor Alan Buribayev and pianist Kirill Gerstein. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $25. 877-276-1444 or

CLASSICAL -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Contemporary chamber music focusing on area composers. BannerArts Studio, 4233-C Howard Ave., Kensington. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 301-493-5729.

CLASSICAL -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn performs Schumann and Beethoven. Landon School, Mondzac Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. $22, adults; $10, children. 301-496-7976.

LOS LOBOS -- 8 p.m. Tuesday. Grammy winners play folk, country, blues and traditional Mexican music. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $25-$45. 301-581-5100 or

BRITISH AND CELTIC MUSIC -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Focus Inn presents Celtic music from Tinsmith and British music from Hilary Spencer and Grant Baynham. O'Brien's Pit Barbecue, 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. $15; $12, members. 703-887-3756.

GOSPEL JAZZ AND THEATER -- 6-9 p.m. Saturday. "The ME Nobody Knows," featuring gospel jazz artist Wydell Croom. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $20. 301-528-9930 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. 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. Damascus Performing Arts Center, 9815 Main St., Damascus. $12; $10 students and seniors; $8 children 10 and younger. 301-253-6210 or

"THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Rockville Little Theatre presents a comedy by George Kaufman and Moss Hart about a clash of cultures. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $14; $12 students and seniors; $7 children 7 and younger. 240-314-8690 or

"THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 23. Antic comedy about an unfulfilled middle-aged housewife who reconnects with a vivacious childhood friend. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $11-$15. 301-593-6036 or

"SEDUCING DR. LEWIS" -- 10 a.m. Sunday. Cinema Art Bethesda presents a film about a French Canadian village's comedic efforts to woo a doctor. Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $14. 301-365-3679.

"MORNING'S AT SEVEN" -- Tuesday-Oct. 30. A play about four senior sisters who live within a few blocks of each other. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. "Pay what you can" for Tuesday's show; $15-$39 other shows. 301-924-3400 or

"SHOWTUNE" -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. A musical celebrating Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist for Broadway hits such as "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage Aux Folles." Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students. 301-279-5301.

"AND THE BAND PLAYED ON" -- 6 p.m. next Thursday. Film version of Randy Shilts's book about the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s. Featuring special guest Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. National Institutes of Health, Lister Hill Center Auditorium, Building 38A, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Free admission and parking. 301-594-5983.


ANTIQUES FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Gaithersburg Antique and Collectible Extravaganza, with 250 indoor and outdoor booths. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. $5. 301-649-1915.

BURTONSVILLE DAY -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Moon bounce, crafts, music. Fairland Community Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Free. 301-384-2345 or

RESCUE DAY -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad will hold an open house. 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-652-0077.

SOUTH ASIAN LITERARY AND THEATRE ARTS FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Film screenings, literary panel discussions, author readings and books signings by South Asian artists. National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 410-262-7916 or

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES -- Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Music, performances and more than 100 activity booths. Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street, Silver Spring. Free. 301-565-3805.

JAPANESE AUTUMN FESTIVAL -- 3-6 p.m. Sunday. The 12th annual aki-matsuri, or Japanese-style autumn festival, featuring karate, creative dance, balloon sculpture, Japanese food and games. Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Free for children 6 and younger. 202-463-3947.

ROCKVILLE 5K/10K -- 8:30 a.m. Sunday. King Farm Village Center, Pleasant Drive and King Farm Boulevard, Rockville. $25 in advance, $30 at the event. 240-314-8620.

OUTDOOR-PAINTING LECTURE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Art League of Germantown presents a lecture about outdoor painting, plein-air equipment and studio finishing. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-963-4675 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

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

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

WALTZ DANCE -- 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday. Waltz and social dancing, featuring the Footloose Band. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222.


SCULPTURE -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception for Joseph Sheppard, Nina Akamu, James Earl Reid, Adolf Sehring and Joan Bontempo. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-718-0622.

PAINTINGS, PRINTS, WALL SCULPTURE -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Opening reception for artist Claudia Vess. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-320-1079.

DRAWINGS, SCULPTURE, MIXED MEDIA -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Opening reception for Hsin-Hsi Chen's "Building Castles" drawings exhibit, Jeanne Drevas's "Conversations With Nature" sculpture exhibit and Janet Wheeler's "Totems" mixed-media exhibit. Rockville Civic Center Park, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.


PUPPET THEATER -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 9. "Jack and the Beanstalk," featuring hand and rod puppets and special effects. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668 or

THINGS THAT ROLL -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Preschool program where kids ride bikes, big wheels, scooters or anything that rolls. $3 residents; $5 nonresidents. Gaithersburg Skate Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350 or

"CINDERELLA" -- Through Nov. 6. Imagination Stage presents "Cinderella," by British playwright Charles Way. The play takes place in Mannheim, Germany and is set to the music of Mozart. 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10-$15. 301-280-1660 or

"THE LITTLE WITCH OF WICHITA" -- 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 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

CARTOON DAY FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Featuring dancers from the CityDance Ensemble, Upper County Steppers, and Soul and Motion as well as Cartoon Network characters Dee Dee, Cow and Chicken, Powerpuff Girls, Dora the Explorer and Arnold. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free, but advance tickets required. 301-581-5100 or

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

Plan Ahead

FOLK AND ROCK -- 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Grammy-winner John McEuen. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $26 in advance; $31 at the door. 301-528-2260 or

MONTGOMERY FALL FESTIVAL -- 4-7 p.m. Oct. 8. Celebrate the Agricultural Reserve's 25th anniversary. Butler's Orchard, 22200 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown. Free. 301-652-8799 or

KENTLANDS OKTOBERFEST -- Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 9. Fourteenth annual Oktoberfest at the Kentlands. Hayrides, music performances, dancing. Kentlands Village Green, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-258-6350.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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