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The Blue Moon Cowgirls will perform country tunes during Second Fridays at Carroll Cafe, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW in Takoma Park. Harley String Band opens at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15. Call 301-562-4147 or visit

The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival returns to Woodmont Triangle in downtown Bethesda from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival’s ninth year will feature 140 contemporary artists representing 25 states and Canada. The event, located along Norfolk, Auburn, Del Ray and Cordell Avenues, also will feature live entertainment, children’s activities and food vendors. Call 301-215-6660 or visit

Arizona-based rock band The Maine comes to Silver Spring at 7 p.m. Saturday with opening act Lydia at the Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Tickets are $20. Call 301-960-9999 or visit,

Washington Musica Viva presents “Two World Premieres” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. Works include "Takoma Park is the Place to Be” (2012) by Charley Gerard and the Violin Sonata (1965) by William Sleator. Admission is $15, free for ages 11 and younger with adult. Call 301-891-6844 or visit

Hear pop rock of the 1960s when Binghamton, N.Y. band Driftwood plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Cafe Nola, 4 East Patrick Street, Frederick. Admission is $3. Call 301-694-6652 or visit The atmospheric rock/metal trio known as InAeona are playing Cafe 611 in Frederick Friday at 7 p.m. Located at 611 North Market Street, Frederick, the show also features Trifecta, Fat Chick Meat Haul, and Clamfight. Admission is $7 for ages 21 and over, $10 for under 21. Call 301-631-1460 or visit

Prince George’s Little Theatre presents the Ira Levin play “Deathtrap” through Saturday at Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie. Admission is $19 for adults, $14 for seniors and students. Call 301-937-7458 or visit

Tribute artist Jed Duvall will perform "The Elvis Story," a musical biography of the king of rock ‘n’ roll at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main Street, Laurel. Admission is $15. Half of the show’s proceeds go to the Playhouse. Call 301-617-9906 or visit

The Chesapeake Chorale presents Johannes Brahms “Ein deutsches Requiem” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie. Featured soloists are Jennifer Royall Anderson( soprano) and Michael Nansel (baritone.) Admission is $15 regular, $12 seniors, students, and military. Call 301-805-6880 or visit

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