- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Joint venture

If your pocketbook is recovering from a summertime vacation, stop by the Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW, as the Cathedral Choral Society and the National Symphony Orchestra give a free joint concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Emil de Cou and J. Reilly Lewis conduct. Selections include Bach’s “Aeolus Appeased,” the world concert premiere of Maestro de Cou’s reconstruction of Debussy’s “Suite Symphonique-Printemps,” and Jongen’s “Symphonie concertante.” No tickets are required, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 202/537-5527.

Flavor of the week

Summer usually boasts a number of good shows, as musicians hit the road to promote their latest work. But this week in particular brings a number of top national acts, from a variety of genres. Live on Penn, from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd and 6th streets, NW, includes Big Head Todd and the Monsters as the headline act. ($3. www.liveonpenn.com). Later that night, Nelly and the St. Lunatics heat up DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D Streets NW at 8 p.m. Saturday. ($45. 202/432-SEAT). Eighties rock fans can head to Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Road, off Interstate 66 and Route 29, Bristow, Va., at 7 p.m. Sunday to catch Bon Jovi. ($39.50-$82, 202/432-SEAT). Two days later, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sammy Hagar take the stage at Nissan Pavilion. ($20-$45, 202/432-SEAT). And believe it or not, at press time there were still tickets available for the legendary Beach Boys’ performance at the Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, after a week of top acts there. ($25-$30, 703/218-6500).

Silly Seinfeld

For the lucky ones who purchased their tickets quite some time ago, funnyman Jerry Seinfeld promises to bring a few laughs to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. But for the rest of us, there will be no tears of joy, just tears as we regret our procrastination. 202/467-4600.

No more fashion faux pax

Dreary Washington gets a little color as fashion legend Andre Leon Talley speaks at 7 p.m. Monday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Mr. Talley has been with Vogue since 1983, where he currently serves as editor at large. Hear his story at he speaks on “Over the Top, As He Wants to Be.” Copies of “a.l.t.: a memoir” will be available for signing. Tickets are $12 to $16. 202/639-1770.

Free date

Sunset at Gateway Park, North Lynn Street and Lee Highway, Arlington, promises to be quite entertaining this weekend, with a variety of free film screenings. Tonight, independent film hit “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” provides the Greek answer to the Bridget Jones gal’s “fairytale ending.” Adults and children alike can see the beginning of the cultural phenomenon, as “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” is screened tomorrow. And Hitchcock fans won’t want to miss the screening of the original 1958 “Vertigo” on Saturday. 703/228-6966. www.arlingtonarts.org.

In remembrance

A star-studded line-up pays homage to Korean War veterans at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the MCI Center, Seventh and F streets NW. TV personality Ed McMahon will serve as master of ceremonies; actor James McEachin will narrate a special script about the war, and country star Randy Travis will perform. The event is free, but tickets are required. 866/751-4403.

From Russia with love

The oil paintings of Russian artist Michael Kachman, currently of Washington, bring both the absurd and the everyday to vibrant life. From domestic scenes to those depicting Washington and its monuments, Mr. Kachman paints a life that is both funny and slightly upsetting. His work is currently part of a group exhibit at the Alla Rogers Gallery, 1054 31st St. NW, through September. 202/333-8595.


If you’ve ever wished to be a flapper, Saturday presents an opportunity to bring those dresses and boas out from hiding as the Historical Society of Frederick County hosts “Roaring 20s Jazz in the Garden.” Live music will fill the Heritage Garden, 24 East Church St., Frederick, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There is a prize for the best costume. Tickets are $25. 301/663-1188.

Stephanie K. Taylor

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