Theater"THE CONSTANT WIFE" -- 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays (except this Wednesday), 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays (2 p.m. only on closing day), through March 11. Additional 7:30 p.m. show March 6. Julie-Ann Elliott stars as the wife of a wealthy London doctor in W. Somerset Maugham's comedy set in the 1920s about gender equality. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $25-$46. 301-924-3400 or http://www.olneytheatre.org. "BODY AND SOUL" -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Silver Spring Library's African American Film Circle will celebrate Black History Month with a screening of the 1925 classic directed by Oscar Micheaux and featuring Paul Robeson. 8901 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 240-773-9420 or http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

"CINDERELLA" -- 8 p.m. Wednesday through March 3, and 2 p.m. March 4. The classic tale set to music. Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St, Rockville. $10; $8, seniors and students. 301-279-5301 or http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.

MusicPETRONEL MALAN-- 3 p.m. Sunday. South African pianist performs. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $22 in advance; $27 at the door. 301-528-2260 or http://www.blackrockcenter.org.

BLUES-- 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday. The Little Bit a Blues Band will perform Piedmont-style blues as part of the Arts Alive series. Montgomery College Black Box Theater, at Philadelphia and Chicago avenues on the college's Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. $15; $10, seniors and children; $5, Montgomery College students. 301-588-4475 or http://www.classactsarts.org.

CLASSICAL-- 8 p.m. today. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs as part of its Explorer Series, incorporating photohs from National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $21-$80. 301-581-5100 or http://www.strathmore.org.

FOLK -- 8 p.m. Wednesday. Garnet Rogers, Ken Avid and Lynn Veronneau perform. O'Brien's Pit Barbecue, 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. $12-$15. 301-275-7459 or http://www.focusmusic.org.

DanceCULKIN SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL IRISH DANCE -- 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday. Leaps, fast feet and fiddle music characterize the school's performances. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $10. 301-528-2260 or http://www.blackrockcenter.org. CONTRA-- 8:30-11:30 p.m. tomorrow. 7:30 p.m. lesson. Traditional American dancing including contra and square dances and waltzes. Featuring Off'n Ensemble. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-634-2222 or http://www.fridaynightdance.org.

SWING-- 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday. 8 p.m. lesson. Featuring the Tom Cunningham Orchestra. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $13; $7, children 13 and younger. 301-634-2222 or http://www.tomcunningham.com.

CONTRA AND SQUARE-- 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday. 7 p.m. lesson. New England-style contra dances as well as square dances, country mixers, waltzes and other couples dances. No partner necessary. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. 202-518-1299, 301-634-2222 or http://www.fsgw.org.

Children "JUNEBUG & THE REVEREND"-- 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 7 p.m. Saturdays, through March 25. Based on the novel by Alice Mead. In this drama for age 6 and older, 10-year-old Junebug finds unlikely friendships that help him triumph over obstacles. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10-$20. 301-280-1660.

"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" -- 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 18. The Puppet Co. presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's work. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-320-6668.

Exhibits PAINTINGS-- Noon-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Painter Tom Mannle presents a collection of recent paintings. Artist's reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-371-5593 or 301-634-2222. "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Opens Saturday and runs through March 31. Annual Strathmore membership juried exhibition features selected works on the theme of food. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-581-5100 or http://www.strathmore.org.

MiscellaneousBLACK HISTORY TALK-- 1 p.m. Sunday. City of Gaithersburg Historical Association presents "Josiah Henson's Montgomery County Life Before Uncle Tom," a talk by historian Judith Christensen about Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Gaithersburg City Hall, Second Floor Gallery, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. $5. 301-258-6160 or http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov.

QUILTING LECTURE -- 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Montgomery County fiber artist Sue Pierce talks about quilting. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. $10, members; $12, nonmembers. 301-774-0022 or http://www.sandyspringmuseum.org.

KNITTING -- 4-5:50 p.m. weekly, starting next Thursday. Gaithersburg Library will host knitting classes for young people and teenagers age 10 and older. Students should bring their own needles, yarn and ideas. Advance registration required. 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 240-773-9490.

Ahead DANCE BETHESDA -- 8 p.m. March 3. The third annual event showcases six area dance companies and includes a formal dance concert. Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. $20; $10, children 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door; cash or check only. On March 2, downtown Bethesda dance studios will offer free lessons. 301-215-6660or http://www.bethesda.org.

PIANO RECITAL-- 3 p.m. March 4. The Piano Society of Greater Washington presents Scarlatti, Beethoven and Schumann at Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-309-2470 or http://www.pianosocietyofgreaterwashington.org.

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