- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Up-and-coming rockers

Hear some of tomorrow’s rock stars when Paul Green’s School of Rock All-Stars plays the State Theatre on Wednesday. The school, led by Paul Green, offers teenage musicians and singers the chance to perform in real rock venues, beside real rock stars like Jon Anderson of Yes, who is touring with the school. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703/237-0300.

Dance to classics

Dancing phenom Savion Glover is not going the traditional tap dance route with his new solo show, “Classical Savion,” which plays the Warner Theatre tomorrow and Saturday. The dancing superstar is bringing along an eight-member classic ensemble and putting some fancy dance moves to traditional works like Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and Bach’s Brandenburg concertos. Showtimes are 8 p.m. tomorrow and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets range from $32 to $62. 202/397-SEAT.

Dancing scissorhands

Choreographer extraordinaire Matthew Bourne brings his re-imagined “Edward Scissorhands” from the big screen to the Kennedy Center Opera House. Mr. Bourne has been recognized for his whimsical and visually stunning interpretations of “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker,” and this production, backed by the Opera House Orchestra, promises the same. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 16, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18. Tickets range from $29 to $84. 13th and E Streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

All about Pissarro

The Baltimore Museum of Art opens the first exhibit focused solely on Camille Pissarro and his transformation from a landscape painter to an impressionist pioneer on Sunday. “Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape” features 45 of his works, gathered from private collections and museums around the world. The exhibit runs through May 13. Admission ranges from $6 to $15; it’s free to children under 5. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 10 Art Museum Drive, at North Charles and 31st streets, Baltimore. 800/919-6272.

Mickey’s history

Disney on Ice returns to the Verizon Center on Wednesday to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary. The “100 Years of Magic” performance brings together many of the characters that made Disney a household name, from Mickey and Minnie to Buzz Lightyear and Princess Jasmine. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Other showtimes vary through Feb. 19. Tickets range from $15 to $75. 601 F St. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

Mainstage rock

Experimental rockers Deerhoof bring their genre-defying sounds to the Black Cat on Sunday. Over the past 10 years, the San Francisco-based trio has quietly released eight albums, staying under the mainstream music radar, but with their new release, “Friend Opportunity,” they may find it hard to stay out of the limelight for long. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $13. 1811 14th St. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

Flamenco lessons

The seventh annual Flamenco Festival at the Lisner Auditorium begins tonight not with a performance, but with a flamenco dancing lesson open to everyone. Local instructor Sara Jerez-Marlow will teach the basics to novices and those looking to improve their steps. Class times are 7 and 9 p.m. Admission is $20 and includes a wine and cheese reception. The festival continues through Feb. 17 with performances from guitarist Paco de Lucia, flamenco ballet dancer Sara Baras and the Compania Rafaela Carrasco. For a complete schedule, including showtimes and tickets, see www.lisner.org or call 301/808-6900.

Thomas Walter

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