CLASSICAL -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with the CityDance Ensemble. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda. $21-$78. 877-276-1444 or

BENEFIT ROCK CONCERT -- 8 p.m. tomorrow. Musicians gather to raise money for the Casey Cares Foundation, which funds birthdays, festivities and vacations for critically ill children and their families. Bethesda North Marriott, 1750 Rockville Pk., Rockville. Free. 410-245-2175 or

Theater and Film

"AND THE BAND PLAYED ON" -- 6 p.m. today. Film version of Randy Shilts's book about the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s. Featuring 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.

"CAMILLE" -- 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A play about the ill-fated Marguerite Gautier, a Paris courtesan. Round House Theatre, Bethesda, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. $25-$50. 240-644-1100 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

"MORNING'S AT SEVEN" -- 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, various times Saturdays and Sundays, through 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. $15-$39. 301-924-3400 or

"SHOWTUNE" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. 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; seniors and students, $8. 301-279-5301.

"THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES" -- 6 p.m. Tuesday. Suburban Hospital celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a screening of the Spanish-language movie about Che Guevara. English subtitles. 8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-896-3939.


POLISH JUBILEE DINNER -- 1:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Dinner and polka dancing in honor of the Polish National Alliance. Knights of Columbus Hall, 9707 Rosensteel Dr., Silver Spring. $35; children, $17.50. Reservations required by tomorrow. 301-262-2441.

KENTLANDS MARKET SQUARE -- 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday. Fall festival to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Kentlands Boulevard and Market Street, Gaithersburg. Free. 703-903-8631, Ext. 14.


LA SALLE DANCE ORCHESTRA -- 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday. Performing swing, waltz, tango, fox trot and Latin music. Free lesson at 3 p.m. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-299-8728.

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 Bumper Car Pavilion, 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


ART STUDIO TOUR -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. Self-guided tour of 11 rural artisan cottages near Sugarloaf Mountain in Upper Montgomery County. Tour starts at various addresses. Free. 301-972-8089 or

CLASSICAL IMAGES -- 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Opening reception and exhibit with painter Justin Pyles. The Orchard Gallery, 7917 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. Free. 240-497-1911 or

PHOTOGRAPHY -- 2 p.m. tomorrow. Max Amichai Heppner will speak about his Holocaust experiences during the "Portraits of Life" exhibit, which pays tribute to survivors. Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville. Free. 301-251-7970.

"WOVEN JOURNEY" -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Reception for fiber artist Margaret Hluch and her work. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-977-5282 or

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. An exhibition of art by survivors of domestic violence. Westfield Montgomery Shopping Center, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-4210.

"BLOTCHES FROM BURMA" -- 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. ArtWalk and opening for Kyi May Kaung's exhibit of abstracts and painted ceramics. Kefa Cafe, 963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring. Free. 301-589-9337.

DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Exhibition of Ethel Coder's work. Washington Studio School, 4505 Stanford St., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-718-7210 or


PUPPET THEATER -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "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

"CINDERELLA" -- Through Nov. 6. Imagination Stage presents "Cinderella," by British playwright Charles Way. The play is set in Mannheim, Germany, and uses 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

"YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN" -- 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; 1 and 4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 8-23. Break-A-Leg Theater Company presents a musical based on Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip. Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring. $16; $13, children. 301-527-1645, Ext. 14, or

"THE 3 BILLY GOATS GRUFF" -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Puppet Co. Playhouse presents a story about three brothers and a troll. North Arcade Building, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668.


BETHESDA ARTWALK -- 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14. Tour up to 14 galleries in Bethesda. Guided tour starts at Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue, at the Bethesda Metro Center. Free. 301-215-6660 or

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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