- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Third time’s a charm

Train’s third album, “For Me, It’s You,” isn’t the chart-topper that its first two multiplatinum releases were, but it has many critics remarking that the five-piece pop-rock outfit is finally coming into its own after two lineup changes and several years on the road. See if you agree when they headline a show tonight at DAR Constitution Hall. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $34. 18th and D streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

Cute name big time band

The Little Willies started out in 2003 as Norah Jones and four friends playing alt-country/folk cover tunes at a New York City club. They meshed musically and developed a healthy following — and last month debuted their first album. The group has only scheduled five shows this year, but two of them are in the Washington area: Monday at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis and Tuesday at the Birchmere. Tickets for both shows are $20. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Monday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 202/397-SEAT.

Musical history

Wynton Marsalis brings his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra to the Kennedy Center on Tuesday for a night of New Orleans musical history. Performing his original composition, “Congo Square,” the orchestra also will be joined by Yacub Addy and Odadaa!, a percussion ensemble from Ghana. Showtime is 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $40 to $85. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

Laughing till the end

As another season of music approaches a close at the Barns of Wolf Trap, the schedulers have planned a night of laughter with the 19th Annual Evening of Comedy this Saturday. This year’s comedians include Greg Vaccarello, Dez Reed and Mike Larsen. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for each show. 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/218-6500

Solo star

Grammy award winner Yolanda Adams showcases her powerful vocals tomorrow night at the Music Center at Strathmore. The gospel music star has been featured at such events as the Kennedy Center Honors and “A Capital Fourth,” but tomorrow’s performance will give us Miss Adams in a solo performance of her gospel and pop standards. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 to $55. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

Down by the water

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be alive with activity this weekend for the annual Baltimore Waterfront Festival. The sound of live music, the aroma of fresh food and the visual spectacle of the International Volvo Ocean Race sailboats are just some of the festivities. The fun runs from noon to 9 p.m. today through Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Most events are free. See www.bop.org or call 410/752-8632.

No knocking required

Peek inside some of Georgetown’s most historic and beautiful homes on Saturday with the 2006 Georgetown House Tour. All eight homes are within walking distance of each other and visitors may enjoy an afternoon tea at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which also serves as the starting point. Doors are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $45. 3240 O St. NW. 202/338-2287.

Thomas Walter

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