correction: An earlier version of this listing had the incorrect location for the Wheaton Arts Parade and Fesitval. The event is at Wheaton’s Veterans Park, not Wheaton Regional Park. The listing has been updated.
Rhodes Tavern Troubadours The D.C. rock band performs as part of the Evenings in Olde Towne series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 6 p.m. Gaithersburg Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Latino Art League League members and the top 10 student artists from a competition in Peru are showcased in this multimedia exhibit. Reception Thursday 7-8:30 p.m. Through Nov. 12. Bohrer Park Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
John Waite The pop rock, blues and country singer and guitarist is best known for his hits "Missing You" and "When I See You Smile." He performs with guitarist Jason Sinay on Waite's 40th Anniversary Tour. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. ampbystrathmore.com. $30-$40.
Middle Eastern Festival Food, live entertainment, a moon bounce, face painting, spin art and vendors. Opens Friday 4-9 p.m. Through Sunday. Sts. Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 10620 River Rd., Potomac. 301-765-3400. peterpaulpotomac.org. Free.
Apple Festival and Campfire The Meadowside Nature Center hosts apple cider pressing, stories, live music and s'mores around a campfire. For those age 3 and older. 6 p.m. Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. 301-258-4030. montgomeryparks.org. $8, registration required.
Rio Summer Concerts The outdoor series continues Friday at 6 p.m. with Route 66 (pop, rock and Motown) and Saturday at 6 p.m. with Back Pages (oldies). Through Sept. 30. Rio Washingtonian Center, 209 Boardwalk Pl., Gaithersburg. 301-921-4686. riowashingtonian.com. Free.
"How I Became A Pirate" Adventure Theatre stages a children's play based on the book by Melinda Long. Opens Friday at 7 p.m. Through Oct. 22. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. adventuretheatre-mtc.org. $19.50.
"The Canterville Ghost" An American family moves to a haunted mansion in rural England in Marisha Chamberlain's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novella, suggested for age 7 and older. 8 p.m. Through Oct. 1. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. gaithersburgmd.gov. $12-$22.
Mutemath, Colony House and Romes The electro-experimental rock band performs tracks from its fifth studio album, "Play Dead." 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. $22.50.
"The Simon & Garfunkel Story" The theatrical tribute show about the musical duo's journey and early beginnings includes their hits "Mrs. Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "The Sound of Silence." 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org. $38-$58.
Play Day Let's Play America hosts its ninth annual event, featuring live music, congressman-led Simon Says, children's entertainers and classes: Zumbini (music and movement) for those ages 0-4, Zumba Kids (high-energy dance) for those age 4 and older, and Baby Mombo (dance) for parents wearing babies. This year's Play Day is part of a larger week-long celebration. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. 301-928-9962. letsplayamerica.org. Free.
Community Art Day Members of the Countryside Artisans of Maryland give demonstrations, lead art activities and host interactive tours of their exhibition "Farm to Gallery: The Countryside Artisans," on view in the Kay Gallery. Supplies for activities are first-come, first-served. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. blackrockcenter.org. Free, reservations suggested.
Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival The new parade features artists, giant puppets, marching bands and dance companies. It steps off at 10 a.m. from the Best Buy parking lot at 10901 Georgia Ave., continues down Georgia Avenue, turns right onto Price Avenue then right onto Fern Street and ends at Wheaton Veterans Park, where a festival offers three stages of entertainment, plus art from more than 40 local artists, a filmmakers' tent and food, from noon-6 p.m. Wheaton VeteransPark, 11200 Amherst Ave., Wheaton,. 301-949-3727. wheatonartsparade.com. Free.
"Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb" Filmmaker Walter J. Gottlieb introduces his 15-year-old documentary about the city's history, featuring commentary by past and present residents Goldie Hawn, Ben Stein, Nora Roberts, Dominique Dawes, George Pelecanos, Daniel Zwerdling and more. 11 a.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6700. afi.com/silver. Free.
Train Day Highlights include model train displays, activities, and up-close encounters with a caboose, rail car and steam locomotive. 1-4 p.m. Gaithersburg Community Museum, 9 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6160. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Big Band & Books Andrew Gifford signs copies of his memoir "We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford's Ice Cream Empire" at 2 p.m. and the Rockville Swing Band performs from 5-7 p.m. The Daily Dish, 8301 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-6300. thedailydishrestaurant.com. Free.
Andrea Uravitch: "Land, Sea, and Air" Sculptures by the Virginia artist focus on environmental preservation. Through Oct. 28. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Nigerian author speaks as part of One Maryland One Book, which has chosen her novel, "Purple Hibiscus," as this year's selection. The talk is sponsored by Montgomery College, the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Montgomery County Public Libraries and Montgomery County Public Schools. 7 p.m. Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg. 240-567-7853. libguides.montgomerycollege.edu/OMOB. Free, reservations suggested.
CoCo Montoya The blues musician has released eight solo albums and toured with Albert Collins and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. bethesdabluesjazz.com. $20.
"ManneqART: Inner Light" ManneqART, an international arts and educational nonprofit, challenged competitors to include an "inner light" component in their wearable designs, 12 life-size wearable sculptures. Through Nov. 18. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. sandyspringmuseum.org. $3-$5.