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Mommy & Me (& Daddy, Too). Third Tuesday each month. 10 a.m. at Rockville Town Square. Meet for a morning out with active learning and creative play with lunch specials, story time, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, prizes and more. Visit rockvilletownsquare.com/events/mommy-and-me. The Library, First Floor: Feb. 19, March 19, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. On the Square: April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.

The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park has announced its 2012-2013 season. There are favorite fairytale princesses, and a special guest artist with a bilingual twist. 301-634-5380 or www.thepuppetco.org. Alice in Wonderland, Feb. 14-March 10, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Jack and the Beanstalk, March. 14-Apr. 21, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Cinderella, Apr. 25-June 9, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Art Exhibition. The Art Glass Center Gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Sherry Selevan, Bev and Zayde Sleph and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays noon-4 p.m. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2273 or visit www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org.

Glassworks. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Glassworks is the D.C. area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2280 or visit www.innervisionglassworks.com.

Photoworks. Photoworks is a resource for both student and professional photographers to develop their talents through classes, workshops, and exhibitions. Open Saturdays 1-4 p.m., Sundays 1-8 p.m., and during all scheduled classes and workshops. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2274 or visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery presents free exhibitions of emerging artists' work. Each weekend features the work of a different artist. Most artwork is for sale. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.

Science & Nature. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Weekend Nature Programs at Living Classrooms Children’s Museum Living Classrooms Children’s Museum at Glen Echo Park presents engaging science and nature activities for the family. Encounter live animals, take an interpretive hike, explore the indoor anthill and tree slide and more. Free for members/children under 2; $5 for non-members. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 202-488-0627, ext. 242 or visit livingclassroomsdc.org/Site-BasedPrograms.html.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition and sales of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson. At Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2228 or visit www.silverworksglenechopark.org.

Theater Performance. Through March 10, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, showcases “Anime Momotaro,” a Japanese folktale that teaches about inner strength and the ability to stand up against bullying. Tickets range $12-$25 and available online at www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Feb. 6 through March 2

Art Exhibit. Gallery B presents its February exhibition, featuring photographers Howard Clark, Martin Evans, Stephen Hoff and Dave Montgomery. The exhibit will be on display at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, noon-6 p.m.

Thursday/Feb. 7

Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Capital Blues presents a beginner workshop at 8:15 p.m. with dancing starting at 9 p.m to blues music from every corner of the genre. $8. E-mail info@capitalblues.org for more.

Movement Towards Modern Art. This four-week class meets from 7-10 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Learn to paint in the style of Renoir, Monet, Manet and others during that time period. $120/course. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

A Spoken Word & Music Series. 7-9 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Chloe Yelena Miller will recite poetry and The Eclectiks, from Montgomery County, will play celtic fusion music. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Friday/Feb. 8

Drama Performance. Winston Churchill High School presents “Bus Stop” at 7 p.m. at the school. $8 online at www.wchsarts.com or at the door.

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Gallery B presents its February exhibition, featuring photographers Howard Clark, Martin Evans, Stephen Hoff and Dave Montgomery. The exhibit will be on display at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda.

Contra Dance. Lessons start at 7:30 p.m. with dancing from 8:30-11:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Music provided by Glen Echo Open Band. Beginners welcome. $10/adults; 17 and under free. E-mail info@fridaynightdance.org for more.

Friday Night Eclectic. 9 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. $10/online; $12/door. Stone Kawala & the Trees present a celebration of the vocal arts. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

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“Gamblers” from Landon are, from left: Will King (Benny Southstreet), Chris Duplessie (Angie the Ox) , Trey Armstrong (Nicely Nicely Johnson), Cecil Walks (Big Jule), Mark Little (Mission Man), August Matthews (Waiter), Michael Berkowitz (Sky Masterson) will appear in a joint production of “Guys and Dolls” with Holton Arms Middle School.

Production. See a middle school age-appropriate version of “Guys and Dolls” at 7 p.m. at Landon School’s Performing Arts Center, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Free. Features 50 local middle school students.

Feb. 8 through March 18

Art Exhibit. Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., presents “Signs of Life” by Elizabeth Steuart. See natural and man-made elements woven together in compositions reminiscent of a stage set. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.org for more.

Saturday/Feb. 9

Drama Performance. Winston Churchill High School presents “Bus Stop” at 7 p.m. at the school. $8 online at www.wchsarts.com or at the door.

Opening Reception. 4-7 p.m. Six local printmakers will share their creative journeys using traditional and other techniques with mixed media. In the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2222.

Red Dress Ball. 8 p.m.-midnight at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Dance to the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra featuring big band arrangements of Count Basie, Billy May and more. $15. E-mail dance@flyingfeet.org for more.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 10101 Glenolden Drive. All books are contributed by the local community and proceeds will benefit the library. Most books are $.50-$1.

Theater Show. 8 p.m. at Har Shalom. See “Hello, Dolly!” performed by local adults, children and teens. $20/adult; $15/child. Patron tickets available for $75/adult; $36/child includes reserved seating. Visit www.harshalom.org or 301-299-7087.

Opening Reception. 4-8 p.m. at Exhibit9, 10116 Lloyd Road. Meet the artists of the “Journey of Love from Madrid to Venice to Washington, D.C.” E-mail exhibit9gallery@gmail.com or 202-276-9419.

Through Feb. 9

Art Exhibit. See the Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition featuring local artists at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Feb. 9 through March 3

Art Exhibit. Six local printmakers will share their creative journeys using traditional and other techniques with mixed media. In the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Open Saturdays and Sundays noon-6 p.m. Visit www.glenechopark.org or 301-634-2222.

Sunday/Feb.10

Canal Stewards at the River Center. 10 a.m.-noon at River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. All ages can help clean up the lockhouse area and nearby towpath. Free. Contact Lien Vu at vu@potomac.org or 301-608-1188 x215 with questions.

Birding for Beginners. 1-2:30 p.m. at River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John. All ages can go on a walk and learn basic birding techniques from National Park Service Ranger Kelly Fox. Contact Lien Vu at vu@potomac.org or 301-608-1188 x215 with questions.

Drama Performance. Winston Churchill High School presents “Bus Stop” at 2 p.m. at the school. $8 online at www.wchsarts.com or at the door.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Ballroom Tea Dance. 3-6 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The Hot Society Orchestra of Washington will play music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. $14 includes the lesson at 3 p.m. E-mail dave@hotsociety.net for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Dancers can enjoy hour-long beginner lessons at 6:30 p.m. or intermediate lessons at 7:30 p.m. DJ Rene Davila will provide a mix of traditional and mueovo tango music. $15 includes the lesson; $10 dance only. E-mail ciardo8130@yahoo.com for more.

Contra and Square Dance. Lessons at 7 p.m. with dancing at 7:30 p.m. to the music of Sugar Beat, a folk fusion band at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12/nonmember; $9/FSGW member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Family Dance. 3-5 p.m. above the Post Office in the Glen Echo Town Hall at 6106 Harvard Avenue. Valerie Helbert will call to the music of Sugar Beat. Admission is $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary — the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun. For more information visit www.fsgw.org and click on "Family."

Theater. 4:30 p.m. at Har Shalom. See “Hello, Dolly!” performed by local adults, children and teens. $20/adult; $15/child. Patron tickets available for $75/adult; $36/child includes reserved seating. Visit www.harshalom.org or 301-299-7087.

Tuesday/Feb. 12

Mardi Gras Zydeco Dance. Dance lesson starts at 8 p.m. with dancing at 8:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Dance to music by Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. $18. E-mail dancingbythebayou@verizon.net for more.

Tuesdays through Feb. 12

Dare to Draw. Children in grades kindergarten through grade 2 can draw with charcoal, pastels, ink, markers and pencils while learning age-appropriate drawing techniques. 5-6 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $75/child. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200 to register.

Wednesday/Feb. 13

Music Performance. Artist in Residence Wytold will perform on the electric cello at 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. $15/person. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Thursday/Feb. 14

Performance. 8 p.m. at Strathmore. See “La Pasion Flamenca.” There will be a pre-concert dinner from 6-7:15 p.m. for $69. Reservations required. For tickets to the performance visit www.strathmore.org or 301-51-5100.

Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Capital Blues presents a beginner workshop at 8:15 p.m. with dancing starting at 9 p.m to blues music from every corner of the genre. $8. E-mail info@capitalblues.org for more.

Friday/Feb. 15

Contra Dance. Lessons start at 7:30 p.m. with dancing from 8:30-11:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Music provided by Live Culture. Beginners welcome. $10/adults. E-mail info@fridaynightdance.org for more.

Balboa Dance. Lesson at 8:30 p.m. with dancing from 9-11:30 p.m. in the Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. E-mail debra@gottaswing.com for more.

Music Performance. Doors open at 8 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Hear Ra Ra Rasputin with Miyazaki. Standing room only. $10/online or $12/dor. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Friday-Monday/Feb. 15-18

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Discover The Jazz in You at a full weekend of jazz events for the whole family. Concerts, high school band competitions, a "petting zoo" of instruments for children, and art and craft vendors highlight this annual festival at Hilton Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Visit www.midatlanticjazzfestival.org for a complete lineup of events and ticket information or call 1-888-909-6330.

Feb. 16 through Saturday/April 13

Art Exhibit. See “Pulse: Art and Medicine” at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Multimedia exhibit investigates medicine as an inspiration for art. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Saturday/Feb. 16

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Swing Dance. Beginner lesson at 8 p.m. with dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Hear music from Craig Gildner’s Big Band. $16. E-mail info@dclx.com for more.

Through Feb. 16

Art Exhibit. See the works of Kenneth Martin at the Kaplan Gallery at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

Sunday/Feb. 17

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

English Country Dance. 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Enjoy instruction and dancing to recorded music. $10. E-mail Michael@michaelbarraclough.com for more.

Waltz Dance. 2:45-6 p.m. at the Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Enjoy dancing to music by Devine Comedy. $10. E-mail info@waltztimedances.org for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Dancers can enjoy hour-long beginner lessons at 6:30 p.m. or intermediate lessons at 7:30 p.m. DJ Rene Davila will provide a mix of traditional and mueovo tango music. $15 includes the lesson; $10 dance only. E-mail ciardo8130@yahoo.com for more.

Contra and Square Dance. Lessons at 7 p.m. with dancing at 7:30 p.m. to the music of Taylor Among the Devils at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12/nonmember; $9/FSGW member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Monday/Feb. 18

Discover Strathmore. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Music Center and Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Tuesday/Feb. 19

Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. see “Pulse: Art and Medicine” at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Multimedia exhibit investigates medicine as an inspiration for art. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Wednesday/Feb. 20

Apps, Apps and More Apps. Join Joan Green, the founder of Innovative Speech and author of "The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education," as she explores the world of apps. Call 301-468-9343.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Thursday/Feb. 21

Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Capital Blues presents a beginner workshop at 8:15 p.m. with dancing starting at 9 p.m to blues music from every corner of the genre. $8. E-mail info@capitalblues.org for more.

Friday/Feb. 22

Bingo Night. 7-9 p.m. at Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. $5/bingo card. Prizes can be chosen from an adult or children’s table, with all children receiving a prize at the end of the night. Refreshments will be available for purchase with proceeds benefitting the center. Visit www.friendsofclarabartoncommunitycenter.org or 240-777-4910.

Contra and Square Dance. Lessons at 7:30 p.m. with dancing at 8:30 p.m. to the music of Nor’easter at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12/nonmember; $9/FSGW member. Visit www.fsgw.org for more.

Saturday/Feb. 23

Children’s Talk and Tour. 10:15 at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Children ages 5 and up with adult can take part in this free event. Tickets required. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Art Talk for Adults. 1 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Swing Dance. Beginner lesson at 8 p.m. with dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Hear music from Tom Cunningham Orchestra. $15. E-mail info@dclx.com for more.

Art Showcase. Noon-5 p.m. at Glen Echo Park’s Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Christophe Imbrie displays his voice through colorful abstract art. Free. Visit www.christopherimbrie.com for more.

Sunday/Feb. 24

Performance. 7 p.m. at Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. See pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform Bach and more. Tickets $28-85. Visit www.wpas.org or 202-785-9727.

Tiny Tots. 10 a.m. at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Children up to age 4 can enjoy a short 30-min show. Lights stay on, doors open and everyone has a good time. $5/person including babies-in-arms. Pre-purchase or no-obligation reservations recommended. Visit www.thepuppetco.org or 301-634-5380.

Ballroom Tea Dance. 3-6 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The Hot Society Orchestra of Washington will play music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. $14 includes the lesson at 3 p.m. E-mail dave@hotsociety.net for more.

Argentine Tango. 6:30-11 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Dancers can enjoy hour-long beginner lessons at 6:30 p.m. or intermediate lessons at 7:30 p.m. DJ Rene Davila will provide a mix of traditional and mueovo tango music. $15 includes the lesson; $10 dance only. E-mail ciardo8130@yahoo.com for more.

Contra and Square Dance. Lessons at 7 p.m. with dancing at 7:30 p.m. at Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $12/nonmember; $9/FSGW member. Visit www.fsgw.org for band information.

Reception. 5-7 p.m. at Glen Echo Park’s Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Christophe Imbrie displays his voice through colorful abstract art. Free. Visit www.christopherimbrie.com for more.

Through Feb. 24

Theater Performance. See “Winnie the Pooh” at Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Performances: Saturdays, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tickets $19. More information: 301-634-2270 or adventuretheatre-mtc.org.

Through Feb. 25

Art Exhibit. See local artists’ work in the exhibit “Taking it Outside” at Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road. Features paintings, photography and ceramics. Free. 703-299-7087.

Wednesday/Feb. 27

Music Performance. Artist in Residence Wytold will perform on the electric cello at 7:30 p.m. at Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. $15/person. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Thursday/Feb. 28

Blues Dance. 8:15-11:30 p.m. at Ballroom Annex at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Capital Blues presents a beginner workshop at 8:15 p.m. with dancing starting at 9 p.m to blues music from every corner of the genre. $8. E-mail info@capitalblues.org for more.

Sunday/March 3

Strathmore Show: Pianist Alain LeFèvre. 4 p.m. The Canadian pianist will perform the Washington premiere of Francois Dompierre’s “24 Preludes,” written for and dedicated to the pianist by the composer. The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Fused Glass Seder Plate Workshop. 2-6 p.m. at at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Anyone age 12 and up can learn the basics of working with colorful sheet glass, including selecting, cutting and combining to build a complete piece. $175. To register, visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301-315-8200.

March 6 through April 14

Children’s Theater. Imagination Stage and Natasha Holmes, director and cofounder of Tell Tale Hearts Children’s Touring Theatre Company presents “From Here to There,” Tuesdays through Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45a.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Appropriate for children ages 2-5. Tickets are $10-$12 with a lap seat for children under 12 months for $5. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Sunday/March 10

Strathmore Show: Dan Tepfer and Ben Wendel. 7:30 p.m. This jazz duo of piano and saxophone offers a unique sound, and this pair of critically acclaimed artists takes the sonic adventure even further. Join them for the release of their new CD. The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Performance. 4 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Young Artists of America and the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra presents “Madama Butterfly” and “Miss Saigon.” Tickets range between $20-$40. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

Through March 10

Theater Performance. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, showcases “Anime Momotaro,” a Japanese folktale that teaches about inner strength and the ability to stand up against bullying. Tickets range $12-$25 and available online at www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Friday/March 15

Strathmore Show: Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Exploring the borders of contemporary classical music, indie rock, and other diverse musical forms, this ensemble combines flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass and piano. The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike, Visit www.strathmore.org.

Monday/March 18

The Strengths of Autism. Learn about the latest research findings in non-social strengths (e.g., a detail-focused cognitive style) and difficulties (e.g., inflexibility/desire for sameness) in autism spectrum disorders. Call 301-468-9343.

Monday/March 25 through Friday/March 29

Kids Create Spring Camp. Children ages 5-12 can learn art techniques from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. $395/child. Extended hours offered. $150/child additional hours. Visit www.visartscenter.org or 301-315-8200 to register.

Saturday/March 30

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at the Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Hear “The Magical Symphony Tour,” music of the Beatles performed with an orchestra. Visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

April 3 through May 26

Theater Performance. See “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Magic Finger” at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Best for children ages 4-10. Tickets range between $12-$25. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or 301-280-1660.

Saturday/Apr. 20

2013 Spring Gala at Strathmore: Michael Feinstein. 9 p.m. The two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award nominee has collected a “S’Wonderful” evening of music celebrating the legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. It promises to be a night that will leave audiences humming immortal Gershwin scores all the way home. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Thursday-Friday/Apr. 25-26

Gladys Knight. 8 p.m. Eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight has packed many lifetimes into a career that has embraced gold records, sold-out concerts, film performances, and most recently a spin on “Dancing with the Stars.” Order tickets now for the concert, featuring a soul-stirring mix of Gladys Knight’s greatest and newest hits. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org for more.

Saturday/April 27

Music and Dance. The Tom Cunningham Orchestra presents “The Swingin’ Side of Genius (Duke Ellington, 1920s-1940s)” starting with lessons at 8 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m.-midnight. $15/adult; $8/child. Visit www.glenechopark.org or tomcunningham.com for more.

Wednesday/May 8

Siblings — A Unique Perspective. Parenting a child with special needs can be challenging. The impact on the family, specifically the siblings, can be profound. Ms. White will share her knowledge and provide resources to help you support your children. Call 301-468-9343.

Friday/May 10

Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts Trio. 8 p.m. Fleck brings a brilliant collaboration with one of today’s most lauded jazz ensembles, with Marcus Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums and Rodney Jordan on bass. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.

Wednesday/May 22

Social Behavior Mapping. At this workshop a variety of social mapping formats will be presented to use with children Pre-K through high school who exhibit social cognitive challenges. Call 301-468-9343.

Saturday/June 29

Reinventing Radio — An Evening with Ira Glass. 8 p.m. Go behind the scenes of the parallel universe that is public radio’s This American Life. In the style that has won millions of radio fans, Ira Glass talks about how it all comes together each week, mixing stories from the show, live onstage, with taped selections of stories, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Visit www.strathmore.org.