Chuggalug Bethesda Urban Partnership’s summer concert series begins with the Top 40 rock band. 6-8 p.m. Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. www.bethesda.org. Free.
Jeff Krulik: The Thirty Year Overnight Sensation Filmmaker Jeff Krulik screens and discusses clips from his works, including “Heavy Metal Parking Lot,” “Ernest Borgnine on the Bus” and “Led Zeppelin Played Here.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. 301-789-2797. www.docsinprogress.org. Free.
Nightwish The Finnish symphonic metal band performs. With Delain and Sabaton. 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $37.50-$62.50.
The Duhks The modern folk band from Winnipeg tours in support of its new album, “Beyond the Blue.” 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.ampbystrathmore.com. $25-$30.
Kidsinger Jim The Cabin John Kids Free Music Series continues. 10:30 a.m. Cabin John Mall and Shopping Center, 11325 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac. 301-299-0015. www.shopcabinjohn.com. Free.
Elijah Jamal Balbed The D.C. saxophonist, composer and former Strathmore artist-in-residence returns with his EJB Quartet to play a tribute to Cedar Walton. 11 a.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $17.
8 Ohms Band The Friday Night Live concert series continues with a funk and soul performance. 6:30-9 p.m. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. www.rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra The BSO presents a concert of rain-forest sounds called “In The Treetops” for babies at 10 and 11:30 a.m. ($15) and works by Schubert, Strauss, Debussy and Haydn with pianist Oliver Schnyder at 8 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture by Joel Friedman at 7 p.m. ($32-$95). Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 877-276-1444. www.bsomusic.org.
Gaithersburg Book Festival The sixth annual celebration of books will feature nearly 100 authors.Kids can participate in a variety of free activities, performances, discussions and workshops. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org. Free.
Montgomery County Strawberry Festival More than 3,500 visitors are expected at the fifth annual festival organized by Milk Lady Markets. In addition to strawberries and other foods, there will be crafts, carnival and pony rides, face-painting, and music by Unity Reggae Band, Jayme & Mark, DJ Wah-Heed and Rachel Heney. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-792-9448. www.mocostrawberryfest.org . Free admission, rides and activities $3-$10, unlimited carnival rides $39 in advance, $49 at the door.
Potomac United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival This 25th annual festival serves up strawberry desserts with a silent auction, vendors and children’s games. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 S. Glen Rd., Potomac. 301-299-9383. www.facebook.com/pumcstrawberryfestival. Free.
“The River’s Journey: From Sandy Spring to the Patuxent and Anacostia” Photographer Bruce McNeil’s exhibit follows the movement of water from Sandy Spring to the Anacostia River. Opens Saturday with a reception at 3 p.m. and remarks by the artist at 4 p.m. Through July 26. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. www.sandyspringmuseum.org. Reception free. Museum admission applies other days: $5, seniors $4, ages 3 to 17 $3.
The Boxcar Lilies The female Americana trio from Massachusetts performs. With Beggar’s Ride. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 240-912-1058. www.blackrockcenter.org. $26, seniors $24, youth $15.
14th annual British & European Classic Motorcycle Day One of the largest vintage motorcycle shows in the Mid-Atlantic for 1983 and older British and European motorcycles highlights Ducati this year. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. High Point Farm, 23730 Frederick Rd., Clarksburg. www.classicmotorcycleday.org. $10.
Bluebirds Forever Festival Members of the Maryland Bluebird Society join park naturalists and volunteers for demonstrations, activities and displays about bluebirds. Note: West Old Baltimore Road is closed from Route 121 to the park entrance; approach from Route 355. 1-4 p.m. Black Hill Regional Park, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. 301-528-3492. www.blackhillnature.org. Free.
“Lettice and Lovage” In Quotidian Theatre Company’s play, a tour guide attempts to impress an inspector from the Preservation Trust by embellishing the history of an English home. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. 301-816-1023. www.quotidiantheatre.org. $30, seniors $25, students $15.
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox The band, anchored by pianist Bradlee, takes such pop songs as “All About That Bass” and “Creep” and gives them a retro treatment. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $29.50.
“Precarious Balance: Sabine Carlson, Nancy Frankel, and Bobbi Shulman” Abstract paintings by Carlson and Shulman are exhibited with sculptures of steel and cast stone by Frankel. Through May 30. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Falling in Reverse The Las Vegas rock band stops by on its tour “Ronnie Radke’s Three Ring Circus,” consisting of a set of its own material and a set of music from singer Ronnie Radke’s first band, Escape the Fate. With Ghost Town. 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $23.
Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras The orchestras celebrate their 10th anniversary with a concert featuring two premieres by Osvaldo Mendoza. 7 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. www.mcyo.org. $15-$25.
Alice Gerrard “A Tribute to Hazel & Alice” shines the spotlight on the bluegrass of Alice Gerrard and Hazel Dickens with performances by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Dudley Connell & Sally Love and Gerrard with a backing band (Gerrard, Marshall Wilborn and David McLaughlin). Wednesday at 8 p.m. Program repeats May 21. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.ampbystrathmore.com. $30-$40.
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