- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 6, 2003

We go together
It's high-school love 1950s-style as "Grease" rocks its way to the Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. Starting Tuesday , you can relive the pains of adolescence and that first love. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, through March 16. Tickets are $26.50 to $64. 202/432-SEAT.

Picture perfect
Photographer Raghubir Singh captures the essence of his native India from an ironic point of view that of an outsider. Mr. Singh's latest exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW, "AutoFocus: Raghubir Singh's Way into India," is a series of 48 photographs all taken of, or from the frame of, the diplomatic limousine. Explore the country of India starting Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily until Aug. 10. 202/357-4880.

Metalheads have something to thrash about as the Jagermeister tour returns to Washington at 4 p.m. Saturday at Nation. Saliva heads up the tour, after the band's 2002 release "Back Into Your System." The group is joined by Planet Earth, Breaking Benjamin, Systematic and Stereomud. This is one show that promises hard-driving melodies, intense lyrics and plenty of attitude. Half and K streets SE. Tickets are $18. 202/554-1500.

Fire's no joke
Have a few laughs for charity at the International Association of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation fund-raiser at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DC Improv. Local funnymen Todd Rexx, Joe Recca and Erik Myers yuk it up in honor of a staff member who died of injuries received in a fire on Jan. 15. Tickets are $15, and all proceeds go to IAFF. Check it out at 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/296-7008.

Kiss me
Admirers of things Irish can revel in an evening of laughs and nostalgia as Bistro Award-winner Gina Caruso brings her one-woman show, "In my Irish Grandmother's Parlour: Cabaret!" to the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Miss Caruso recalls the Irish side of her Philadelphia upbringing with songs from Irving Berlin's "Abie Sings an Irish Song" to Lennon and McCartney's "In My Life." Tickets are $15 to $20. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. 202/639-1770.

A different District
Local filmmaker Bruce Brown premieres "Divided City" at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Lincoln Theatre. Mr. Brown's film, a sequel to his 1997 movie "Streetwise," examines the ruthless underground drug world in the nation's capital and the lives of the individuals struggling to survive. Experience a different aspect of life inside the Beltway at 1215 U St. NW. Tickets are $25. 202/328-6000.

With profound lyrics and haunting melodies, the Chieftains may be the best known traditional Irish band today. Its latest album, "Down the Old Plank Road," explores both American folk and their Irish roots. Join the six-time Grammy winners at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Tickets are $25 to $75. 202/467-4600.

Garden gala
Escape frostbite at the Washington Home and Garden Show this weekend. More than 700 exhibits will be on display, and more than two dozen full-sized landscaped gardens from an English country garden to a wilderness garden showcase the work of leading local landscapers. Bloom into spring at the Washington Convention Center, 900 9th St. NW. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $4 to $9. 703/823-7960.

Blithe Bill
Family comedian Bill Cosby brings his brand of laughs to Baltimore's Lyric Opera House on Saturday for three whirlwind performances. Join the Jello-man at 3, 7 or 9:20 p.m. at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Tickets are $43.50 to $53.50. 202/432-SEAT.
Stephanie K. Taylor

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