- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 2, 2003

Harlem's voices
Some of the choristers may hail from some of the most notorious neighborhoods in Harlem, but through discipline and dedication, the Boys Choir of Harlem has built a reputation as a top youth choir. Their concerts combine classical music, jazz, pop and gospel to make an entertaining musical melody. See what the fuss is about at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Tickets are $20 to $65. 202/467-4600.

Out of the cold
If you've never seen the plains of Kenya, you might wish to stop by Gallery 10 Ltd., 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW, to experience the beauty of Africa through Emily Light Rose's new exhibit, "An Eye on Africa." Miss Rose's oil paintings depict both human and physical African landscapes, including the pink deserts of Namibia, tea workers in Kenya and acacia trees. The exhibit opens tomorrow and the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 202/232-3326.

Musical bridges
Politics may be tricky, but art at times can span cultural divisions. On Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, two Israeli musical stars of different heritages cellist Inbal Megiddo and pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar unite. Miss Megiddo is an Israeli from Tel Aviv, and Mr. Ashkar is an Israeli-Arab from Nazareth. If only everything else were this simple. The Corcoran is at 500 17th St. NW. 202/639-1770.

Second time around
The midlife crisis receives a new twist in the 2002 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nominee "Son of the Bride." If you missed this Argentinian film, here's your chance to see it on the big screen at 10 a.m. Sunday at Landmark Bethesda Row Theatre. Mildly successful Rafael, 42, must come to grips with his mother's Alzheimer's, his struggling relationships with his girlfriend and daughter from a former marriage, and a mild heart attack. A discussion with Stan Levin, film and theater critic, will follow the film. The Landmark is at 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Tickets are $12. 301/365-3679.

All the world's a waltz
Waltz into the new year with your favorite Viennese music at this year's "Salute to Vienna" concert. The Strauss Symphony of America will play several selections by Johann Strauss, including the "Blue Danube." Tenor Jerry Hadley and soprano Milena Rudiferia will tickle your ears as the Hungarian National Ballet performs the traditional Viennese waltz. The performance will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Tickets are $22 to $83. 202/467-4600.

Play on…
Although written more than 400 years ago, Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is full of laughs, cross-dressing and, of course, a love triangle. Director Aaron Posner adds live music to the mix in Folger Theatre's updated, contemporary version of the Bard's comedy. You can see Mr. Posner's interpretation tomorrow through Feb. 9 at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Tickets are $29 to $46. Call for showtimes. 202/544-7077.

We three kings
Gian Carlo Menotti's famed American opera receives an infusion of local flavor as the Maryland Boy Choir presents "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at the Greenbelt Community Center. A touching story of a boy and his mother whose lives change as a result of a visit from three kings, this Christmas story was an NBC staple for many years. See what it's all about at 7 p.m. Saturday or at 3 p.m. Sunday at 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt. Tickets are $8 to $10. 301/441-8770.

The lights have it
It's the last weekend for Brookside Garden's "Winter Garden Walk." This half-mile stroll at the gardens includes more than 600,000 twinkling flower-lights, including illuminated roses and wisteria, and is one of the largest light shows in the mid-Atlantic. Walk through a kaleidoscopic caterpillar and view the forest animals display at 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. The show is from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $15 per car or van. 301/962-1400.

Story time
You don't have to get on an airplane or find Doc Emmett L. Brown to learn about the histories of other countries. Indeed, history and beliefs often are revealed through culture. So join Flora Bryant, docent at the National Museum of African Art, for "A Journey through Time: Folktales from Ethiopia" at 2 p.m. Saturday. Ms. Bryant will share tales about Ethiopia's peoples and history at the lecture hall, level 2, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202/357-2700.

Stephanie K. Taylor

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