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Arts Calendar

July 25, 2002

<lst>To have arts and entertainment events in Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington listed free, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or fax to 703-917-0991 or e-mail maweber@connectionnewspapers.com

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2> The Little Theatre of Alexandria performs "Victor/Victoria," an award-winning musical, July 26 through August 17. Shows are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. A sign-interpreted/audio-described show will be held Thursday, August 15 if reservations are made by Tuesday, July 30. Tickets are $14-17. The show will be performed at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria. For tickets call 703-683-0496. For more information visit www.thelittletheatre.com.

Toby Keith Tickets on Sale. Country singer Toby Keith with special guests Rascal Flatts and Paul Thorn will be performing Saturday, September 14 at 7:20 p.m. at Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at Nissan Pavilion Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and online at ticketmaster.com. Reserved tickets cost $31.50 and lawn seats are $21.50.

<cal2>Experience a new view of Mount Vernon aboard the Potomac Spirit cruise ship. The 30-minute narrated excursions along the Potomac River depart daily through Oct. 13 at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call 703-780-2000 for information and fees.

<cal2>Spend a relaxing afternoon at Green Spring Gardens. An English tea served in the historic Manor House follows the guided tour. Through October. Reservations required, $20. For reservations, call the Manor House at 703-941-7987.

<cal2>Sept. 11 exhibit, "Research Matters: 9/11, The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Responds," at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, located at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. and Elder Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. The exhibit contains never-before-seen photos taken by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) to identify the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Somerset County, Pa. The exhibit will run indefinitely.

<cal2>Garden Stroll and Tea. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Green Spring Gardens. Explore one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in the Washington, D.C., area. A scrumptious English tea held most Thursdays through October. Reservations required, $20 Call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Green Spring Gardens presents at the Manor House the vibrant colors of artist Betty Ganley and the mixed media exhibit of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Located at the Horticulture Center open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sundays, noon-4:30 p.m., to Aug. 30. Free. For more information, call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

“The Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, 1873-1921,” featuring the works of John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Edmund Tarbell and Childe Hassam, will be on display at the Corcoran Galley of Art through Aug. 27. Located at New York Avenue and 17th Street Northwest. Admission is $5/adults, $8/families, $3/seniors and members, and $1/students. Call 202-639-1700 for more information.

Reston Concerts on the Town. Reston Town Center, Reston. 7:30-10 p.m. every Saturday. Free. Rain or shine. Call (703) 912-4062 for information.

Herndon Free Concert Series. Every Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Town Green, 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA there will be free concerts. No pets allowed. Call (703)-481-6133 for more information.

Seaport Summer Sounds Outdoor Concert Series. Every Friday night from 6p.m.-8p.m. through Aug. 30, free concerts will be held at different locations in Old Town Alexandria. For locations and other information call (703) 838-5005.

Smithsonian's IMAX & Jazz Cafe. Every Friday night beginning at six Washington's top jazz musicians will perform live at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History's IMAX Theater. There is no cover charge or minimum at the Cafe and food will be served. For more information, including the jazz performers schedule, visit www.mnh.si.edu/imax or call (202) 357-2700

Master Singers Hold Auditions.

The Master Singers of Virginia (formerly the Loudoun County Master Singers) will hold auditions in August for tenors and basses. The Master Singers are looking for singers with good backgrounds in choral singing, the ability to read music, and flexibility of tone and style. For more information visit www.msva.org. To schedule an audition call Kathy Farmer at (703) 858-2391.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/JULY 24

<cal2>The Wolf Trap Opera Company will present George Fridric Handel's “Xerxes” at 8 p.m at the Barns of Wolf Trap. The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles. The opera is part comic and part serious as it follows the Persian king Xerxes.

THURSDAY/ JULY 25

Sound Tribe Sector 9 Tickets Go On Sale.

On Thursday, September 12 at 9p.m. at the State Theatre the group Sound Tribe Sector 9 with special guest DJ Saxton will perform. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 25 at noon at all Ticketmaster locations and online at ticketmaster.com and CC.com. Tickets are $15 general admission.

“Reggae Fest 2002” Brings the Sound of Jamaica to Wolf Trap. Starting at 7 p.m., Wolf Trap will host a night of reggae with Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Third World, and Junior Marvin. Tickets are $30/in-house and $22/lawn and can be purchased at The Filene Center Box Office, by calling 703-218-6500, or online at www.wolftrap.org.

FRIDAY/ JULY 26

Alexandria Theater Puts on "Victor/Victoria."

The Little Theater of Alexandria will be performing the play "Victor/Victoria" starting July 26 and running through Aug. 17. Tickets are $14-$17, and group rates for 15 or more get $2 off Saturday performances and $3 off all others. Tickets can be ordered by calling LTA at 703-683-0496, and more information can be found by visiting www.thelittletheatre.com.

Cowboy Mouth, Fighting Gravity, and The Clarks will be performing their guitar-driven rock ’n’ roll together at Wolf Trap at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30/in-house and $20/lawn and can be purchased at The Filene Center Box Office, by calling 703-218-6500, or online at www.wolftrap.org.

<call>SATURDAY/JULY 27

<cal2>Beatrix Potter's Birthday. Learn about Beatrix Potter, world-renowned author and illustrator. Look for Peter Rabbit in the vegetable garden, and join in a special birthday tea in the Manor House at Green Spring. 1-3 p.m. Family Tea Programs are by reservation only and require a $20, non refundable prepayment to FCPA. Ages 5-12. No strollers. For reservations, call 703-941-7987.

<cal2>The Wolf Trap Opera Company will present George Fridric Handel's “Xerxes” at 8 p.m. at The Barnes of Wolf Trap. The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles. The opera is part comic and part serious as it follows the Persian king Xerxes.

Rock Legends Celebrate Beatles’ Hit Songs at Wolf Trap. Alan Parsons will be joined by Cream’s Jack Bruce, Christopher Cross, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Eric Carmen to celebrate the hits of The Beatles in the Second Annual “Walk Down Abbey Road” at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $32 in-house/ $22 lawn and can be purchased at The Filene Center Box Office, by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org.

Bluemont Presents Evening of Caribbean Music.

Bluemont will be presenting Pan Masters Caribbean for an evening of music, dance and attire from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The concert will be held at Hillside Park in the Broadlands Community, 42935 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $3 per person, $1 for children under 12. For further information call (703) 777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JULY 28

<cal2>Faeries in the Garden. Accompany your child on a hunt for flower faeries in the enchanted gardens of Green Spring. Tea follows in the Manor House. 1-3 p.m. Family Tea Programs are by reservation only and require a $20, non refundable prepayment to FCPA. Ages 5-12. No strollers. For reservations, call 703-941-7987.

The Carters. Quality bluegrass from a family band. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

“Rhythm of Love” Summer Tour Comes to Wolf Trap. Night of R&B music featuring vocalists Will Downing and Patti Austin along with saxophonist Gerald Albright beginning at 7 p.m. at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $32 in-house/$18 lawn, and can be purchased at The Filene Center Box Office, by calling

MONDAY/ JULY 29

Bruce Hornsby Performs at Wolf Trap. Bruce Hornsby will be performing songs from his new album “Big Swing Face” at Wolf Trap at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 in-house/$18 lawn, and can be purchased at The Filene Center Box Office, by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org.

TUESDAY/ JULY 30

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Joins the Youth Orchestra of the Americas for its Washington-area debut at Wolf Trap at 8:15 p.m. Ticket prices vary by seating and can be purchased at The Filene Center Box Office, by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>SATURDAY/AUGUST 3

<cal2>Nature Printing for Quilters and Crafters. Create unique fabric and paper using leaves, flowers and ferns. Explore sun printing with paint, blueprinting on fabric and stamping. Kit fee includes fabric and everything you will need to continue this exciting craft at home. Wear old clothes as paints are permanent. Held at the Green Spring Horticulture Center, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Class fee $25, kit fee $25. Call the Green Spring Horticulture Center, 703-642-5173, for more information or to register.

Old Town Irish Festival.

Old Town Alexandria hosts it’s annual Irish Festival benefiting the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Located at Waterfront Park on the Strand between King and Prince Streets, Alexandria, Va. from 12p.m.-7p.m. Free admission and features Irish musicians, dance groups, arts and crafts and food. For information call (703) 237-2199.

Two Day Fairfax County 4-H Fair.

Beginning on Aug. 3 and ending Aug. 4 from 9a.m. to 5p.m. both days, Frying Pan Park will host the 54th annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA. Features livestock exhibits, horse shows, hayrides, dog and pet shows, petting zoo, crafts and more. Free admission and parking. Call (703) 324-5369.

<cal1>SUNDAY/AUGUST 4

<cal2>Hill Billy IDOL. Rollicking, up-tempo band, playing everything from Louisiana zydeco music to bluegrass. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

Keeping Cool: The Story of Ice Cream and Ices. Sample frozen desserts, ice creams, sorbets, sherbets and granitas, as they relate to their histories, origins and recipes. 1-4 p.m. at the Green Spring Gardens' Manor House. Cost $20. For reservations call the Manor House at 703-941-7987. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

TUESDAY/ AUG.6

Dance Theatre of Harlem Performs at Wolf Trap.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform at Wolf Trap at 8:30 p.m. Washington D.C. natives Preston Dugger III, Eric Underwood, and Kellye Saunders will be performing with the group. Tickets range from $10-$36 and can be purchased at the Wolf Trap Box Office; by calling Tickets.com at (703) 218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information call (703) 255-1860.

WEDNESDAY/AUG.7

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Perform at Wolf Trap.

Musical pioneers Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will be performing at Wolf Trap at 7 p.m. following opening act Keller Williams. Tickets are $28 in-house/$20 lawn and can be purchased at the Wolf Trap Box Office; by calling Tickets.com at (703) 218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information call (703) 255-1860.

THURSDAY/AUG.8

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Hosts Mixer.

Historic Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, located at 134 North Royal St., Alexandria, VA, will be hosting a mixer for young professionals from six to eight p.m. There will be food, music, cash bar and a free raffle. No advanced reservation necessary, call (703) 548-1288 to receive email updates.

Natalie Cole and George Benson Perform at Wolf Trap.

Soul vocalist Natalie Cole and jazz pioneer George Benson will share the stage at Wolf Trap beginning at 7p.m. Tickets are $34 in-house/$20 lawn and can be purchased at the Wolf Trap Box Office; by calling Tickets.com at (703) 218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information call (703) 255-1860.

FRIDAY/AUG. 9

NVCC Presents West Side Story. Beginning August 9 and running through August 11, the NVCC Alexandria Campus will perform the musical "West Side Story." The shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets prices are $7 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens/NVCC students and faculty. For more information call (703) 845-6158.

Wolf Trap Presents Peter, Paul & Mary For Two Nights.

For two nights beginning at 8p.m. on Aug. 9 folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary will be performing at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $28 in-house/$18 lawn and can be purchased at the Wolf Trap Box Office; by calling Tickets.com at (703) 218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information call (703) 255-1860.

<cal1>SATURDAY/AUG. 10

<cal2>“The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m., at George Mason University’s Harris Theater in Fairfax. No reservations or tickets are required. Call 202-433-4011 for information or 703-993-1000 for directions.

Tomato and Pepper Tasting. Tantalizing tomatoes and zesty peppers make summer gardens sizzle! Let Cindy Brown, staff horticulturist, add to your secrets on how to grow the tastiest tomatoes and peppers. Growing conditions, structures and heirloom varieties will be discussed. Pick your favorite tomato or pepper during the taste test. Lecture $7. Held at the Green Spring Horticulture Center at 10-11:30 a.m. Call the Green Spring Horticulture Center for more information or to register, 703-642-5173.

<cal1>SUNDAY/AUGUST 11

<cal2>Pan Masters Caribbean. Steel-band music and dance from the islands. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY/ AUG. 17,18

27th Annual Virginia Wine Festival.

From 11a.m.-6p.m. the 27th Annual Virginia Wine Festival will be held at Great Meadow, The Plains, VA. Price is $16 in advance, $20 at the gate and photo ID is required when entering. Featuring wine from Mid-Atlantic wineries, food, entertainment, vintage cars, crafts and more. Rain or shine, no pets. For information call (800)520-9670/ Tickets call (800)551-SEAT.

<cal1>SATURDAY/AUGUST 24

<cal2>Demystifying the Orchid. Do not be intimidated by these showy exotic beauties. Ken Meier, former president of the Hollin Hills Orchid Society, will treat you to an array of major varieties and enlighten listeners on how to successfully pot and otherwise care for the elegant orchid. Held at 10-11:30 a.m. at the Manor House. Cost $10. For reservations call the Manor House at 703-941-7987. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

<cal1>SUNDAY/AUGUST 25

20th Annual Reston Century.

The Reston Century will start and finish at Reston Town Center, Reston, VA. Self-paced ride will begin no later than 9a.m. and finish by 5p.m. $20 in advance before Aug.10, $20 on race day. Riders can select from three routes of approximately 30, 63 and 100 miles through rolling countryside. Features post-tour festival from 12p.m.-5p.m. with food and music at Reston Town Center, $10 for guests.

<cal2>Orquesta La Romana. “The Washington metro area's best salsa band.” 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

18th-Century Textiles. How were textiles used in the home in the 18th century? What fibers were used? How were they dyed and sewn, and what were the differences in the textiles used by the upper and lower classes? Held 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens' Manor House. Cost $20. For reservations call the Manor House at 703-941-7987.