BLUES -- 8 p.m. Saturday. Melanie Mason Band. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 301-528-2260, or

ROCKABILLY -- 10 p.m. Wednesday. Firehouse Cue hosts rockabilly and honky-tonk performer J.P. McDermott and Western Bop. 317 E. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-977-7665.

CLASSICAL -- 11 a.m. today. Friday Morning Music Club and Foundation perform Schumann and Brahms. Strathmore Hall Mansion, 1071 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 202-333-2075.

JAZZ -- 7:30 p.m. Monday. Sherwood High School Jazz Ensemble and the Olney Theatre present an evening of jazz at Montgomery General Hospital to benefit the hospital's new cancer center. Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $35; $25, Sherwood High School families; $15, all students. 301-924-3400.

Theater and Film

"THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER" -- 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 20. Quotidian Theatre Company performs playwright Horton Foote's dramatic tale of a shattered marriage in 1955 Texas. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $20; $15, seniors and students. 301-816-1023.

"COMPANY" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Kensington Arts Theatre presents a musical about a single man learning about relationships from five married couples. 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington. $13-$17. 301-547-7101 or

"HONK" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow; 2 p.m. Saturday. Rockville Musical Theatre's musical was inspired by the tale of the ugly duckling. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $15; $8, children and seniors. 240-314-8690.

"THE CHAIRS" -- Various times through Sunday. Absurdist play about a couple who host an imaginary reception for invisible dignitaries. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $30-$40. 240-644-1099 or


BURMESE CULTURAL NIGHT -- 6:45 p.m. tomorrow. Artist Kyi May Kaung talks about Burma and her exhibit of abstracts and painted exhibits. Kefa Cafe, 963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring. Free. 301-589-9337.

CRAFT SHOW -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Bannockburn Craft and Art Show features jewelry, African baskets, silk scarves, fused glass and more. Bannockburn Clubhouse, 6314 Bannockburn Dr., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-4045.

RAILROAD SHOW -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The 28th Annual Gaithersburg Railroad & Transportation Artifacts Show & Sale has items dating to the 1800s. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. $7; free, children 11 and under. 703-536-2954.

THE MAESTRO -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Silent performer Mark Jaster performs in the spirit of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $10. 301-528-2260 or

HORSE RIDE -- 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. The third annual Maryland State Quarter Horse Association Trail Ride to raise money for the Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding organization. Departing from Pleasant View Farm, 22500 West Harris Rd., Barnesville. $60, including riding and meals; $30 without riding. 301-916-2040.

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD -- 9:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. Peerless Rockville, the Menare Foundation and the city of Rockville sponsor a tour of Underground Railroad sites in Rockville. Tour leaves from Courthouse Square at Maryland and East Montgomery avenues. $15. Reservations required. 301-762-0096.


CONTRA DANCE -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. tomorrow. Dance to the live music. Free lesson, 7:30-8:15 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222 or

BLUES DANCE -- 7-10:30 p.m. Sunday. Lesson, 7-8:30 p.m. Stone Tower, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $6; $14 with lesson. 301-634-2222.

WALTZ DANCE -- 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Dance the waltz, swing, tango and polka, featuring the ensemble Contratopia. Free lesson, 3-3:30 p.m. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222.

SWING DANCE -- 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Featuring the Brooks Teglers Big Band. Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12. 301-634-2222.

TEA DANCE -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Hollywood Ballroom, 2126 Industrial Pkwy., Silver Spring. $12, including lunch. 301-622-5494 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. Free lesson, 7-7:30 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8, society members; $10, nonmembers. 301-926-9142 or


"CINDERELLA" -- Various times, through Sunday. 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 THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF" -- 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 18. 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.


DRAWING/PAINTING -- 7:30 p.m. Friday. Reception and exhibit for Mary Freedman. Washington Studio School, 4505 Stanford St., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-718-7210 or

SCULPTURE/MIXED MEDIA -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Reception and exhibit for Judy Sutton Moore, Laura Thorne and Nancy Salome Sanford. Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

PAINTING -- 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Reception for local artists Diane Szczepaniak and Jodi Walsh. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. Free. 301-528-2260.

COLLECTOR'S WEEKEND -- Pyramid Atlantic Art Center will hold a "Collector's Weekend" featuring drinks, speakers and new exhibits. 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $50; free, children 14 and younger. 301-608-9101 or

SENIOR ARTISTS ALLIANCE -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Reception and exhibit for group of artists 60 and older. Landon Family Gallery, Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 301-896-1518.


JAZZ -- 8 p.m. Nov. 12. David Leonhardt Jazz Group will perform George Gershwin. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 301-528-2260 or

ACTS OF KINDNESS -- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-13. Imagination Stage's WINGS company performs along the theme of "Acts of Kindness," in an unscripted, improvisational storytelling and musical performance. 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10. 301-280-1660 or

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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