More than 35 sites offer special activities celebrating history, culture and nature during Heritage Days this weekend. ( Heritage Montgomery)
THU 25

“Snow White & the 7 Dwarves” The comedic puppet show opens Thursday with shows at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and continues Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Through Aug. 9. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. $10.

Gaithersburg concerts Gaithersburg’s Thursday Morning Kids Concerts continue with a performance by magician Jay Mattioli at 10:30 a.m. The Evenings in Olde Towne series also continues with the pop cover band 49¢ Dress performing at 6 p.m. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. Free.

Urban Funk Bethesda Urban Partnership’s summer concert series continues with a funk and R&B concert. 6-8 p.m. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. Free.

Fair Hills concerts The Family Concert Series continues with a performance by Matty Knuckles Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; the Children’s Series continues with a performance by Oh Susannah! Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Both concerts will be held at the fountain. Fair Hill Plaza, 18100 Town Center Dr., Olney. 240-453-3000. Free.

Chatham County Line The bluegrass band hails from Raleigh, N.C. With Dear Creek. 7:30 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $20-$30.

David Sager’s Pie in the Sky Jazz Band The band performs as part of the weekly summer concert series in the covered, open-air Bumper Car Pavilion. The Dentzel carousel will operate during the concerts. 7:30 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222. Free, carousel rides $1.25.

FRI 26

Serenade! Choral Festival The fifth annual multi-venue festival showcasing 11 choirs from around the world continues. Offerings in Montgomery County include performances by Oslo Chamber Choir, Australian Children’s Choir and Phoenix Girls Chorus on Friday at 7 p.m. (Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St., Damascus) and a “Best of Serenade” showcase and massed choir finale including choirs from Australia, Cuba, the United States, Canada and Slovakia on Sunday at 4 p.m. (Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda). See Web site for shows at other venues and program details. Through Monday. 703-683-6040. Free tickets required for most concerts, “Best of Serenade” at Strathmore $5-$10.

“The Third Man” An Orson Welles centennial series concludes with a one-week engagement of the restored version of this 1949 high-noir classic about an American pulp writer’s investigation of his friend’s death. Opens Friday. Through July 2. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6700. $12, seniors $10, children $7.

George Colligan The jazz pianist gives an in-the-round concert. 8 p.m. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. $20.

Jodeci This year, the R&B quartet released its first album in 20 years, “The Past, the Present, the Future.” 8 p.m. Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $45.

SAT 27

Heritage Days More than 35 Montgomery County venues will participate in this weekend event highlighting history, culture and nature with music, crafts, performances, exhibitions, guided hikes and special events. See Web site for a complete list of venues and events. Saturday-Sunday noon-4 p.m. 301-515-0753. Free.

Red Baraat BlackRock’s free summer concert series begins with the Brooklyn brass and percussion party band whose sound includes funk, hip-hop, go-go and jazz. 7 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

Robin and Linda Williams The folk singer-songwriters perform. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $35-$45.

Bethesda Painting Awards Paintings by eight finalists from the 10th annual juried competition — which drew submissions from hundreds of Maryland, Virginia and Washington artists — are displayed through Saturday. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. 301-215-7990. Free.

SUN 28

“The Wedding Singer” Damascus Theatre Company stages the comedy musical about a 1985 wedding singer who must sing his heart out to woo a waitress engaged to another man. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. $22, age 14 and younger $12.

MON 29

Dinner with the Deputy Ambassador of Austria Sigurd Pacher will discuss his homeland during a Viennese dinner. The event is hosted by People to People International. 6:30-9 p.m. Covenant Life Church, 7501 Muncaster Mill Rd., Gaithersburg. 410-756-0879. $25.

TUE 30

“Impossible! A Happenstance Circus” Images from 1930s and ’40s circuses provided the inspiration for the show. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Through July 12. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. $20, students $10.


Ten Strings and a Goatskin This Canadian folk trio sings in English and French. 7 p.m. Strathmore, Gudelsky Outdoor Concert Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Free.

Exhibit closings at BlackRock The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s annual juried Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition and a sculpture exhibition, “Interpretations: Steel Sculpture by David Gerlach,” remain on view through Wednesday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports