- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 19, 2001


Extinct type
For years typewriters have been sitting in attics and tucked away in closets, losing desk space to word processors, computers and fax machines. The School of Visual Arts in New York City decided to change that by turning these relics into modern art with "The Next Best … Ding." See the collection of old typewriters transformed by art students from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. It's free. 202/289-8300.

Children of the corn

Summer is in full swing, the sun is out and the corn is finally high enough to hide in. Two labyrinths, created out of massive fields of corn, are giving puzzle hounds reason to celebrate. In Maryland, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday visit Horizon Organic Dairy, 100 Dairy Lane, Gambrills. Cost is $4 to $7. 410/923-7600. In Virginia, check out a Wild West-themed maze from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Belvedere Plantation, off Route 17, Fredericksburg. Cost is $5 to $7. 800/641-1212.

Bargain dance

It's not often that two skilled choreographers show off their work for free, so be sure to see Ed Tyler and Nilimma Devi at the Kennedy Center this weekend. Mr. Tyler explores the meaning of self in his modern dance works, while Miss Devi merges classical Indian dance with a fresh, contemporary style. See Mr. Tyler at 6 p.m. Saturday and Miss Devi at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. It's free. 202/467-4600.

Ghosts of battle

The Civil War might have ended long ago, but its effects are still being felt today. Join the National Park Service as it commemorates the 140th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas (also known as Bull Run), one of the more famous clashes in the War Between the States. Learn more about it from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the park's visitor center, 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas. Admission is $2. 703/361-1339.

War stories

After seeing where the battles of Manassas took place, learn about the men who reported on them from the front. Author James Perry talks about his book "A Bohemian Brigade: The Civil War Correspondents," which describes a gruff group not always known for its commitment to accuracy, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Newseum, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. It's free. 703/284-3544.

Hip hip hooray

Baltimore can be forgiven for being a bit giddy this year after all, the Ravens' stunning Super Bowl victory is something to feel good about. Which is why, six months later, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is still singing the team's praises with a concert celebrating heroes. Hear the team's fight song, the theme to "Superman" and other empowering anthems at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oregon Ridge Park, 13403 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Md. Tickets are $7 to $14. 410/783-8000.

The sounds of surfing

Putting Paul Simon and Brian Wilson on a double bill is a musical debate waiting to happen. While Mr. Simon is the more prolific of the two, Mr. Wilson had a greater influence on musicians who followed him. Both could play all night, though, and still not get through the hits they've done with their groups (Simon and Garfunkel and the Beach Boys respectively). Hear them both at 7 p.m. Saturday at Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Road, off Interstate 66 and Route 29, Bristow, Va. (near Manassas). Tickets are $21.50 to $61.50. 202/432-SEAT.

Worth a thousand words

Photographer Arthur Tress has been taking pictures for nearly 50 years, and looking back on his art is like flipping through a photo album. Weaving episodes from his own life into his surreal fascination with love and protest, "Fantastic Voyage," chronicles the journey from his documentary days to his current focus on manipulated images. See it from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. Admission costs $1 to $5. 202/639-1700.

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