- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 13, 2007

‘Dangerous Liaisons’

Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project, Princess Mhoon Cooper, famous for “This Woman’s Work,” explores romantic love and entanglements in “Dangerous Liaisons,” a new dance work based on the film. Currently a lecturer of dance at Howard University, her performances have been seen throughout the U.S., Canada, Cuba, the Netherlands and Osaka, Japan. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 6 p.m. Saturday. 202/467-4600. Free.

‘La Boheme’

The Washington National Opera presents “La Boheme,” directed by Mariusz Trelinski, at the Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 2, 7 and 7:30 p.m. . Saturday to Sept. 30. $50 to $600. 202/467-4600.

Shaker Forest Festival

There will be more than 150 artisans at the Seneca Creek State Park demonstrating their craftsmanship in the Shaker Forest Festival. This fine arts and craft festival offers handcrafts in traditional, contemporary and folk styles. Lots of family entertainment, food and children’s activities will be provided. Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. 877/339-4469.

Magical jungle

Neil Goldberg and Cirque Productions bring “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” to the Warner Theatre. Graceful aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, vine-swing characters and more will bring the jungle to life. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. Various times. Tonight through Sunday. $37, $44.50, $52. 202/783-5000.

NSO opener

The National Symphony Orchestra is having its opening ball concert at the Kennedy Center in the Concert Hall. The NSO program features Renee Fleming and young Chinese piano prodigy Peng Peng. Outdoors under the stars, this event will be concluded with dinner and dancing at the South Plaza. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 7 p.m. Sunday. 800/444-1324.

Iconic photography

When Americans call up visions of the Western landscape — Half Dome at Yosemite, the Grand Tetons, a pueblo at Taos — chances are they’re remembering photographs shot in the 1920s and ‘30s by that poet of the camera, Ansel Adams, who died in 1984 after 60 years of photographic innovation. Now, beginning Saturday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art gives Washingtonians a chance to draw even closer to 125 of the master’s images, among them not just his landscapes but portraits and documentary shots. 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Through Jan. 27. $10 to $14. 202/639-1700.

Projections of quotes

Beginning at dusk, American artist Jenny Holzer will project quotes by Presidents John F. Kennedy and Theodore Roosevelt across the Potomac River and onto Roosevelt Island. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. today through Sunday. Viewing from the Kennedy Center’s River Terrace, 2700 F St. NW.. 202/467-4600.

Queshonda Moore

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